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Download as PDF 69136 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Rules and Regulations appropriate circuit by January 9, 2012. Filing a petition for reconsideration by the Administrator of this final rule does not affect the finality of this action for the purposes of judicial review nor does it extend the time within which a petition for judicial review may be filed, and shall not postpone the effectiveness of such rule or action. This action may not be challenged later in proceedings to enforce its requirements (see section 307(b)(2)). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: October 3, 2011. Keith Takata, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. Part 52, Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 52—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for Part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart F—California 2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraphs (c)(379)(i)(C)(6) to read as follows: ■ § 52.220 Identification of plan. * * * * * (c) * * * (379) * * * (i) * * * (C) * * * (6) Rule 4601, ‘‘Architectural Coatings’’, amended on December 17, 2009. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2011–28788 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 372 [EPA–HQ–TRI–2009–0844; FRL–9488–5] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 2025–AA27 Hydrogen Sulfide; Community Rightto-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Lifting of Administrative Stay for Hydrogen Sulfide; Correction. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 The Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register of October 17, 2011, a document lifting the Administrative Stay of the reporting requirements for hydrogen sulfide. The Office of the Federal Register mistakenly lifted the stay of the reporting requirements for methyl mercaptan, and the document also inadvertently left out language in the preamble and contained incorrect language in the amendatory instruction section, which section is required by 1 CFR 21.1. This document affirms that the stay on the reporting requirements for methyl mercaptan was not lifted and sets out the language in the preamble and the amendatory instruction section as it should have printed. DATES: Effective on October 17, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel R. Bushman, Environmental Analysis Division, Office of Information Analysis and Access (2842T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–0743; fax number: (202) 566–0677; email: bushman.daniel@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Environmental Protection Agency published a document on August 22, 1994 (59 FR 43048) imposing stays on the reporting requirements for hydrogen sulfide and methyl mercaptan found at 40 CFR 372.65. The document published in the Federal Register of October 17, 2011 (76 FR 64022) should have lifted the Administrative Stay of the reporting requirements for only hydrogen sulfide. The Office of the Federal Register mistakenly lifted the stay of the reporting requirements for methyl mercaptan as well. The document also inadvertently left out language in the preamble and contained incorrect language in the amendatory instruction section, which section is required by 1 CFR 21.1, regarding the lifted stay of hydrogen sulfide reporting requirements. In FR Doc. 2011–23534 published on October 17, 2011 (76 FR 64022), make the following corrections. 1. On page 64025, in the second column, add a new paragraph before the beginning of section IV as follows: ‘‘In order to lift the stay, as a procedural matter, EPA must include an instruction to the Office of the Federal Register, as required by 1 CFR 21.1. This instruction does not alter or change the content or text of any regulatory provision.’’ 2. On page 64037, in the third column following the signature, correctly revise the amendatory language to read as follows: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ‘‘Therefore, 40 CFR part 372 is affected as follows: PART 372—[RESTATED] 1. The authority citation for part 372 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11023 and 11048. § 372.65 [Affected] 2. Section 372.65 is affected by lifting the reporting stay on the hydrogen sulfide entry and all related dates under paragraph (a), and by lifting the stay on the entry for CAS No. 7783–06–4 and all related dates under paragraph (b).’’ ■ Dated: November 2, 2011. Malcolm D. Jackson, Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–28888 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 110321211–1289–02] RIN 0648–BA94 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Grouper Closure Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; interim measures extended. AGENCY: NMFS issues this temporary rule to extend the effective date of interim measures to reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) implemented by a temporary rule published by NMFS on June 2, 2011. This temporary rule extends the interim measures implemented to reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf by reducing the commercial quota for gag and, thus, the combined commercial quota for shallow-water grouper species (SWG), establishing a 2-month recreational season for gag, and suspending red grouper multi-use allocation in the Gulf grouper and tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) program, as recommended by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The intended effect of this rule is to reduce overfishing of the gag resource in the Gulf. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Rules and Regulations The effective date for the temporary rule published at 76 FR 31874, June 2, 2011, is extended from November 30, 2011, to June 2, 2012, unless NMFS publishes a superseding document in the Federal Register or until suspended by another final rule. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final regulatory flexibility analysis (FRFA), a regulatory impact review, and an environmental assessment (EA) may be obtained from the Southeast Regional Office Web site at: http:// sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/ GrouperSnapperandReefFish.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, telephone: (727) 824–5305, or email: Peter.Hood@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reef fish fishery of the Gulf of Mexico is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Council and is implemented through regulations at 50 CFR part 622 under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). On June 2, 2011, NMFS published the final temporary rule (76 FR 31874) to implement measures to reduce the commercial quota for gag from 1.49 million lb (0.68 million kg) to 430,000 lb (195,045 kg), reduce the commercial SWG quota from 6.22 million lb (2.82 million kg) to 5.16 million lb (2.34 million kg), suspend red grouper multiuse allocation in the Gulf grouper and tilefish IFQ program, and implement a recreational fishing season for gag from September 16 through November 15, with a 2-fish daily bag limit. This temporary rule extends these measures for an additional 186 days, unless this rule is superseded by subsequent rulemaking. The purpose of the interim measures and this extension of the rule is to reduce the overfishing of the gag resource in the Gulf while long-term management measures are developed and implemented through Amendment 32 to the FMP, approved by the Council at its August 2011 meeting. Amendment 32 will include management measures to end overfishing of gag, allow the gag stock to rebuild, and co-manage gag and red grouper by implementing concurrent management measures. The proposed rule for Amendment 32 published on November 2, 2011 (76 FR 67656) and requested public comment. Section 305(c)(2) of the MagnusonStevens Act provides the Council the authority to request interim measures, if necessary, to reduce overfishing. The Council, at its October 2011 meeting tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 69137 concurred with extending the interim measures currently in place. Section 305(c)(3)(B) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act allows for interim measures to be extended for one additional period of 186 days provided that the public has had an opportunity to comment on the interim measures and that the Council is actively preparing a plan amendment to address the overfishing on a permanent basis. A proposed temporary rule, published on April 21, 2011 (76 FR 22345), requested public comments on these same interim measures. NMFS responded to these comments in the final temporary rule published on June 2, 2011 (76 FR 31874), and they are not repeated here. The conditions prompting the initial temporary rule still remain, and more permanent measures to be completed through Amendment 32 have not yet been finalized. Failure to extend these interim measures, while NOAA finalizes the more permanent measures in Amendment 32, would result in additional overfishing of the Gulf gag stock, which is contrary to the public interest and in violation of National Standard 1 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness of this rule. Classification The Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, (RA) has determined that the interim measures this temporary rule extends are necessary for the conservation and management of the Gulf gag stock, until more permanent measures are implemented, and is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act and other applicable laws. The Council has developed and submitted Amendment 32 to establish long-term measures to end the overfishing of Gulf gag and rebuild the stock. Amendment 32 and its associated regulations are still being implemented and are not expected to become effective until sometime in early 2012. This temporary rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. This temporary rule is exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because the rule is issued without opportunity for prior notice and comment. An EA was prepared for the interim measures contained in the June 2, 2011, temporary rule (76 FR 31874). Because the conditions that existed at the time the June 2, 2011, temporary rule was implemented have not changed, the impacts of continuing the interim measures through this extension have already been considered. Copies of the EA are available from NMFS (see ADDRESSES). The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553 (b)(B) to waive prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this temporary rule extension. Providing prior notice and opportunity for public comment would be contrary to the public interest. This rule would continue interim measures implemented by the June 2, 2011, temporary rule, for not more than an additional 186 days beyond the current expiration date of November 29, 2011. Dated: November 3, 2011. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. [FR Doc. 2011–28917 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 RIN 0648–XA802 [Docket No. 110210132–1275–02] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer and General category retention limit adjustment. AGENCY: NMFS has determined that an Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota transfer is appropriate, and transfers 50 metric tons (mt) from the Reserve category to the General category for the remainder of the 2011 fishing year. NMFS also has determined that the General category daily BFT retention limit should be adjusted from three to two large medium or giant BFT for the remainder of the 2011 fishing year (i.e., through December 31, 2011) based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. This action applies to Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels (when fishing commercially for BFT). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 8, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69136-69137]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28917]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 110321211-1289-02]
RIN 0648-BA94


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Grouper Closure Measures

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Temporary rule; interim measures extended.

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SUMMARY: NMFS issues this temporary rule to extend the effective date 
of interim measures to reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf of Mexico 
(Gulf) implemented by a temporary rule published by NMFS on June 2, 
2011. This temporary rule extends the interim measures implemented to 
reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf by reducing the commercial quota 
for gag and, thus, the combined commercial quota for shallow-water 
grouper species (SWG), establishing a 2-month recreational season for 
gag, and suspending red grouper multi-use allocation in the Gulf 
grouper and tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) program, as 
recommended by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). 
The intended effect of this rule is to reduce overfishing of the gag 
resource in the Gulf.

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DATES: The effective date for the temporary rule published at 76 FR 
31874, June 2, 2011, is extended from November 30, 2011, to June 2, 
2012, unless NMFS publishes a superseding document in the Federal 
Register or until suspended by another final rule.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the final regulatory flexibility analysis (FRFA), 
a regulatory impact review, and an environmental assessment (EA) may be 
obtained from the Southeast Regional Office Web site at: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/GrouperSnapperandReefFish.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood, Southeast Regional Office, 
NMFS, telephone: (727) 824-5305, or email: Peter.Hood@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reef fish fishery of the Gulf of Mexico 
is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish 
Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the 
Council and is implemented through regulations at 50 CFR part 622 under 
the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
    On June 2, 2011, NMFS published the final temporary rule (76 FR 
31874) to implement measures to reduce the commercial quota for gag 
from 1.49 million lb (0.68 million kg) to 430,000 lb (195,045 kg), 
reduce the commercial SWG quota from 6.22 million lb (2.82 million kg) 
to 5.16 million lb (2.34 million kg), suspend red grouper multi-use 
allocation in the Gulf grouper and tilefish IFQ program, and implement 
a recreational fishing season for gag from September 16 through 
November 15, with a 2-fish daily bag limit. This temporary rule extends 
these measures for an additional 186 days, unless this rule is 
superseded by subsequent rulemaking. The purpose of the interim 
measures and this extension of the rule is to reduce the overfishing of 
the gag resource in the Gulf while long-term management measures are 
developed and implemented through Amendment 32 to the FMP, approved by 
the Council at its August 2011 meeting. Amendment 32 will include 
management measures to end overfishing of gag, allow the gag stock to 
rebuild, and co-manage gag and red grouper by implementing concurrent 
management measures. The proposed rule for Amendment 32 published on 
November 2, 2011 (76 FR 67656) and requested public comment. Section 
305(c)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act provides the Council the 
authority to request interim measures, if necessary, to reduce 
overfishing. The Council, at its October 2011 meeting concurred with 
extending the interim measures currently in place. Section 305(c)(3)(B) 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Act allows for interim measures to be extended 
for one additional period of 186 days provided that the public has had 
an opportunity to comment on the interim measures and that the Council 
is actively preparing a plan amendment to address the overfishing on a 
permanent basis. A proposed temporary rule, published on April 21, 2011 
(76 FR 22345), requested public comments on these same interim 
measures. NMFS responded to these comments in the final temporary rule 
published on June 2, 2011 (76 FR 31874), and they are not repeated 
here.

Classification

    The Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, (RA) has determined that 
the interim measures this temporary rule extends are necessary for the 
conservation and management of the Gulf gag stock, until more permanent 
measures are implemented, and is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act and other applicable laws. The Council has developed and submitted 
Amendment 32 to establish long-term measures to end the overfishing of 
Gulf gag and rebuild the stock. Amendment 32 and its associated 
regulations are still being implemented and are not expected to become 
effective until sometime in early 2012.
    This temporary rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of E.O. 12866.
    This temporary rule is exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act because the rule is issued without opportunity for 
prior notice and comment.
    An EA was prepared for the interim measures contained in the June 
2, 2011, temporary rule (76 FR 31874). Because the conditions that 
existed at the time the June 2, 2011, temporary rule was implemented 
have not changed, the impacts of continuing the interim measures 
through this extension have already been considered. Copies of the EA 
are available from NMFS (see ADDRESSES).
    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good 
cause under 5 U.S.C. 553 (b)(B) to waive prior notice and opportunity 
for public comment on this temporary rule extension. Providing prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment would be contrary to the 
public interest. This rule would continue interim measures implemented 
by the June 2, 2011, temporary rule, for not more than an additional 
186 days beyond the current expiration date of November 29, 2011. The 
conditions prompting the initial temporary rule still remain, and more 
permanent measures to be completed through Amendment 32 have not yet 
been finalized. Failure to extend these interim measures, while NOAA 
finalizes the more permanent measures in Amendment 32, would result in 
additional overfishing of the Gulf gag stock, which is contrary to the 
public interest and in violation of National Standard 1 of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause under 
5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness of this 
rule.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-28917 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]
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