Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Electronic Dealer Reporting System Workshop, 72382-72383 [2011-30268]

Download as PDF 72382 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Proposed Rules proposing to determine that based on the most recent three years of complete quality-assured ozone monitoring data, the Greater Connecticut area is currently attaining the NAAQS. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS IV. Proposed Determinations For the reasons set forth in this notice, EPA is proposing to determine that the Greater Connecticut one-hour ozone nonattainment area did not meet its applicable one-hour ozone attainment date of November 15, 2007, based on 2005–2007 quality-assured ozone monitoring data.5 Separate from and independent of this proposed determination, EPA is also proposing to determine that the Greater Connecticut one-hour ozone nonattainment area is currently attaining the one-hour ozone standard, based on the most recent three years (2008–2010) of complete, qualityassured ozone monitoring data at all monitoring sites in the area. 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[FR Doc. 2011–30254 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 5 For the reasons set forth above, a final determination that the Greater Connecticut onehour ozone nonattainment area did not meet its applicable one-hour ozone attainment deadline will not result in reclassification of the area for the onehour standard, nor in any additional air quality obligations for the area. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 RIN 0648–XA823 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Electronic Dealer Reporting System Workshop National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: On June 28, 2011, NMFS published a proposed rule that considered requiring, among other things, Federal Atlantic swordfish, shark, and tunas dealers (except for dealers reporting Atlantic bluefin tuna) to report commercially-harvested Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack (BAYS) tunas to NMFS through one centralized electronic reporting system. This electronic reporting system would allow dealers to submit Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and BAYS tuna data on a more real-time basis and more efficiently, which will reduce duplicative data submissions from different regions. NMFS proposed to delay the effective date of the electronic reporting requirements until 2012 in order to give sufficient time for dealers to adjust to implementation of the new system and the additional requirements. In this notice, NMFS announces the date and location for an upcoming workshop in the Caribbean area in order to introduce the new reporting system to HMS dealers. NMFS will announce additional workshops in a future notice. DATES: The initial Workshop will be held on December 14, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. ADDRESSES: The initial workshop will be held in St. Thomas, USVI, Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, 5 Estate Bakkreore, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 00801. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delisse Ortiz or Karyl Brewster-Geisz, at (301) 427–8503 (phone) or (301) 713– 1917 (fax) or https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ sfa/hms/index.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic HMS are managed under the dual authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NOP1.SGM 23NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (ATCA), 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. Under the MSA, NMFS must ensure consistency with the National Standards and manage fisheries to maintain optimum yield, rebuild overfished fisheries, and prevent overfishing. Under the ATCA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to promulgate regulations, as may be necessary and appropriate, to implement the recommendations adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The authority to issue regulations under MSA and ATCA has been delegated from the Secretary to the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA. The implementing regulations for Atlantic HMS are at 50 CFR part 635. ADDRESSES). Background The current regulations and infrastructure of the Atlantic HMS quota-monitoring systems result in a delay of several weeks to almost a month before NMFS receives dealer data. This can affect management and monitoring of small Atlantic HMS quotas and short fishing seasons. As such, on June 28, 2011 (76 FR 37750), NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that considered requiring, among other things, Federal Atlantic swordfish, shark, and tunas dealers (except for dealer reporting Atlantic bluefin tuna) to report commercially-harvested Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and BAYS tunas to NMFS through one centralized electronic reporting system. Under this new system, dealers would submit HMS data electronically instead of in a paper format and include additional information that is necessary for management of HMS (e.g., vessel and logbook information). The electronic submission of data will eliminate the delay associated with mailing in reports to NMFS. In this manner, HMS landings data will be submitted on a more realtime basis, allowing for timely and efficient data collection for management of Atlantic HMS. In order to give sufficient time for dealers to adjust to implementation of the new system and the additional requirements, NMFS proposed delaying implementation of the new HMS electronic reporting system for all federally-permitted HMS dealers until 2012. Additionally, NMFS decided to conduct outreach to HMD dealers to train them how to use the new system and help ease the transition from the current paper format to the new HMS electronic reporting system. NMFS will conduct an initial workshop for HMS dealers in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. on December 14, 2011 (see DATES and Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 NMSF will announce additional workshops in other regions in a future Federal Register notice. Dated: November 18, 2011. Steven Thur, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30268 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 RIN 0648–BA17 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of workshops; extension of comment period. AGENCY: NMFS previously published, on September 16, 2011, a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and fishery management plan (FMP) amendment that would consider catch shares for the Atlantic shark fisheries. The comment period in the NOI ends on March 1, 2012. In this notice, NMFS announces the dates and locations for five upcoming scoping workshops to provide the opportunity for public comment on various design elements for potential catch shares programs in the Atlantic shark fisheries. Additionally, NMFS is extending the comment period to March 31, 2012, to provide additional opportunities for the five Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, and other interested parties to comment on the consideration of catch shares. DATES: Workshops for Amendment 6 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) will be held from December 2011 through March 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting dates, times, and locations. The deadline for comments on the NOI has been extended from March 1, 2012, as published in the NOI on September 16, 2011 (76 FR 57709), to 5 p.m. on March 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: Workshops will be held in Madeira Beach, FL; Cocoa Beach, FL; Barnegat, NJ; Belle Chasse, LA; and Manteo, NC. See SUPPLEMENTARY SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 72383 for dates, times, and locations. As published on September 16, 2011 (76 FR 57709), written comments on this action may be submitted, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2010–0188, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, first click the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ icon, then enter in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and click on the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ icon on the right of that line. • Fax: (301) 713–1917, Attn: Margo Schulze-Haugen. • Mail: NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: All comments received are part of the public record and generally will be posted to portal https:// www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Related documents—including the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP and its amendments, and the 2010 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report—are available upon request at the mailing address noted above or on the HMS Management Division’s Web page at: https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/ hms/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, LeAnn Southward ´ Hogan, or Guy DuBeck at (301) 427– 8503 or fax at (301) 713–1917. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 635 and was amended in 2008 and 2010 to address management needs in the Atlantic shark fisheries. On September 16, 2011 (76 FR 57709), NMFS published a NOI that announces NMFS intent to prepare an EIS and FMP Amendment that would consider catch shares for the Atlantic shark fisheries. The NOI also established a control date for eligibility to participate in an INFORMATION E:\FR\FM\23NOP1.SGM 23NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 72382-72383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30268]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 635

RIN 0648-XA823


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Electronic Dealer Reporting 
System Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice of public workshop.

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SUMMARY: On June 28, 2011, NMFS published a proposed rule that 
considered requiring, among other things, Federal Atlantic swordfish, 
shark, and tunas dealers (except for dealers reporting Atlantic bluefin 
tuna) to report commercially-harvested Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and 
bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack (BAYS) tunas to NMFS through 
one centralized electronic reporting system. This electronic reporting 
system would allow dealers to submit Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and 
BAYS tuna data on a more real-time basis and more efficiently, which 
will reduce duplicative data submissions from different regions. NMFS 
proposed to delay the effective date of the electronic reporting 
requirements until 2012 in order to give sufficient time for dealers to 
adjust to implementation of the new system and the additional 
requirements. In this notice, NMFS announces the date and location for 
an upcoming workshop in the Caribbean area in order to introduce the 
new reporting system to HMS dealers. NMFS will announce additional 
workshops in a future notice.

DATES: The initial Workshop will be held on December 14, 2011, from 6 
to 8 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The initial workshop will be held in St. Thomas, USVI, 
Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, 5 Estate 
Bakkreore, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 00801. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for additional details.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delisse Ortiz or Karyl Brewster-Geisz, 
at (301) 427-8503 (phone) or (301) 713-1917 (fax) or https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/index.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic HMS are managed under the dual 
authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (MSA), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., and the Atlantic Tunas Convention 
Act

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(ATCA), 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. Under the MSA, NMFS must ensure 
consistency with the National Standards and manage fisheries to 
maintain optimum yield, rebuild overfished fisheries, and prevent 
overfishing. Under the ATCA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to 
promulgate regulations, as may be necessary and appropriate, to 
implement the recommendations adopted by the International Commission 
for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The authority to issue 
regulations under MSA and ATCA has been delegated from the Secretary to 
the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA. The implementing 
regulations for Atlantic HMS are at 50 CFR part 635.

Background

    The current regulations and infrastructure of the Atlantic HMS 
quota-monitoring systems result in a delay of several weeks to almost a 
month before NMFS receives dealer data. This can affect management and 
monitoring of small Atlantic HMS quotas and short fishing seasons. As 
such, on June 28, 2011 (76 FR 37750), NMFS published a proposed rule in 
the Federal Register that considered requiring, among other things, 
Federal Atlantic swordfish, shark, and tunas dealers (except for dealer 
reporting Atlantic bluefin tuna) to report commercially-harvested 
Atlantic sharks, swordfish, and BAYS tunas to NMFS through one 
centralized electronic reporting system. Under this new system, dealers 
would submit HMS data electronically instead of in a paper format and 
include additional information that is necessary for management of HMS 
(e.g., vessel and logbook information). The electronic submission of 
data will eliminate the delay associated with mailing in reports to 
NMFS. In this manner, HMS landings data will be submitted on a more 
real-time basis, allowing for timely and efficient data collection for 
management of Atlantic HMS.
    In order to give sufficient time for dealers to adjust to 
implementation of the new system and the additional requirements, NMFS 
proposed delaying implementation of the new HMS electronic reporting 
system for all federally-permitted HMS dealers until 2012. 
Additionally, NMFS decided to conduct outreach to HMD dealers to train 
them how to use the new system and help ease the transition from the 
current paper format to the new HMS electronic reporting system. NMFS 
will conduct an initial workshop for HMS dealers in St. Thomas, 
U.S.V.I. on December 14, 2011 (see DATES and ADDRESSES). NMSF will 
announce additional workshops in other regions in a future Federal 
Register notice.

    Dated: November 18, 2011.
Steven Thur,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-30268 Filed 11-22-11; 8:45 am]
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