Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the 2012 Trimester 2 Directed Longfin Squid Fishery, 40527-40528 [2012-16917]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) as follows: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) 50 CFR Part 648 * * RIN 0648–XC098 The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®), to expand Express Mail® product options to include a new Padded Flat Rate Envelope. DATES: Effective date: July 10, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Bobb-Semple (202) 268–3391 or Garry Rodriguez (202) 268–7281. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule describes a new price category under Express Mail, Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope, established by the Governors of the United States Postal Service®. The new price category is available under Docket Number CP2012–39 on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s Web site at http:// www.prc.gov, and is also located on the Postal Explorer® Web site at http:// pe.usps.com. The new Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope measures 12.5 inches x 9.5 inches and is available to retail, commercial base, and commercial plus customers at the same price currently offered for the Flat Rate Envelope and Legal Flat Rate Envelope. In addition, all other standards that apply to Express Mail apply to the Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope. The USPS®produced Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope is not available at retail Post OfficeTM locations but may be ordered online at www.usps.com/shop. The Postal Service adopts the following changes to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 111.1. 100 Retail Mail * * 110 Express Mail 113 Prices and Eligibility 1.0 Express Mail Prices and Fees * * 1.4 Flat Rate Packaging * * List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111 Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. ■ POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 New Express Mail Price Category— Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows: wreier-aviles on DSK6TPTVN1PROD with RULES 40527 * * * * * * * * * * * 1.4.2 Flat Rate Envelopes—Price Eligibility [Revise the first sentence of 1.4.2 as follows:] There are three types of USPSproduced Express Mail Flat Rate Envelopes: A regular-size envelope, a padded envelope, and a legal-size envelope.* * * * * * * * 115 Mail Preparation 1.0 Express Mail Supplies 1.1 Packaging Provided by USPS [Revise the text of 1.1 as follows:] Express Mail packaging provided by the USPS must be used only for Express Mail. The USPS-produced Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope and Legal Flat Rate Envelope are not available at retail Post Office locations but may be ordered online at www.usps.com/shop. * * * * * We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 111 to reflect these changes. [FR Doc. 2012–16488 Filed 7–9–12; 8:45 am] PART 111—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 18 U.S.C. 1692–1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201– 3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:44 Jul 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. 110707371–2136–02] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the 2012 Trimester 2 Directed Longfin Squid Fishery * BILLING CODE 7710–12–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS announces that 90 percent of the Trimester 2 longfin squid (longfin) quota is projected to be harvested by 0001 hours, July 10, 2012. Therefore, the directed longfin fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will be closed as of 0001 hours, July 10, 2012, and vessels issued a Federal permit are prohibited from possessing or landing more than 2,500 lb (1.13 mt) of longfin for the remainder of Trimester 2 (through August 31, 2012). The directed longfin fishery will re-open for Trimester 3 on September 1, 2012. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Trimester 2 allocation of 12,490,290 lb (5,666 mt), and to allow for effective management of this stock. DATES: Effective 0001 hours, July 10, 2012, through 2400 hours, August 31, 2012. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Feldman, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–675–2179, Fax 978–281– 9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the longfin fisheries are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require specifications for maximum sustainable yield, initial optimum yield, allowable biological catch (ABC), domestic annual harvest (DAH), domestic annual processing, joint venture processing, and total allowable levels of foreign fishing for the species managed under the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The procedures for setting the annual initial specifications are described in § 648.22. The longfin DAH for the 2012 fishing year (FY) is 22,220 mt, and is allocated into three trimesters: Trimester 1 (January 1–April 30) is allocated 43 percent of the quota (9,555 mt); E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM 10JYR1 40528 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2012 / Rules and Regulations wreier-aviles on DSK6TPTVN1PROD with RULES Trimester 2 (May 1–August 31) is allocated 17 percent of the quota (3,777 mt); and Trimester 3 (September 1– December 31) is allocated 40 percent of the quota (8,888 mt) (77 FR 16472, March 21, 2012). Due to an underharvest of quota in Trimester 1, NMFS adjusted the Trimester 2 quota from the initial quota of 3,777 mt (8,326,860 lb) to a new quota of 5,666 mt (12,490,290 lb). Section 648.24 requires NMFS to close the directed longfin fishery in the EEZ when 90 percent of the Trimester 2 quota is projected to be harvested. NMFS is required to notify the Executive Directors of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; mail notification of the closure to all longfin permit holders at least 72 hr before the effective date of the closure; provide adequate notice of the closure to recreational participants in the fishery; and publish notification of the closure in the Federal Register. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:44 Jul 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS, based on dealer reports and other available information, has determined that 90 percent of the Trimester 2 longfin quota for the 2012 fishing year will be harvested on July 10, 2012. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, July 10, 2012, the Trimester 2 directed longfin fishery is closed and vessels issued Federal permits for longfin are prohibited from possessing or landing more than 2,500 lb (1.13 mt) of longfin through August 31, 2012. The Trimester 3 longfin fishery will open at 0001 hours, September 1, 2012. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648, and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because it would be contrary to the public interest. This PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 action closes the directed longfin fishery until August 31, 2012, under current regulations. The regulations at § 648.24 require such action to ensure that longfin vessels do not exceed the 2012 Trimester 2 quota. Data indicating the longfin fleet will have landed at least 90 percent of the 2012 Trimester 2 quota have only recently become available. If implementation of this closure is delayed to solicit prior public comment, the quota for Trimester 2 will be exceeded, thereby undermining the conservation objectives of the FMP. The AA further finds, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause to waive the 30-day delayed effectiveness period for the reasons stated above. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 6, 2012. Lindsay Fullenkamp, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–16917 Filed 7–6–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM 10JYR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 10, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40527-40528]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16917]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 110707371-2136-02]
RIN 0648-XC098


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, 
Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the 2012 Trimester 2 
Directed Longfin Squid Fishery

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: NMFS announces that 90 percent of the Trimester 2 longfin 
squid (longfin) quota is projected to be harvested by 0001 hours, July 
10, 2012. Therefore, the directed longfin fishery in the Exclusive 
Economic Zone (EEZ) will be closed as of 0001 hours, July 10, 2012, and 
vessels issued a Federal permit are prohibited from possessing or 
landing more than 2,500 lb (1.13 mt) of longfin for the remainder of 
Trimester 2 (through August 31, 2012). The directed longfin fishery 
will re-open for Trimester 3 on September 1, 2012. This action is 
necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Trimester 2 
allocation of 12,490,290 lb (5,666 mt), and to allow for effective 
management of this stock.

DATES: Effective 0001 hours, July 10, 2012, through 2400 hours, August 
31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Feldman, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-675-2179, Fax 978-281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the longfin fisheries 
are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require specifications 
for maximum sustainable yield, initial optimum yield, allowable 
biological catch (ABC), domestic annual harvest (DAH), domestic annual 
processing, joint venture processing, and total allowable levels of 
foreign fishing for the species managed under the Atlantic Mackerel, 
Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The procedures for 
setting the annual initial specifications are described in Sec.  
648.22.
    The longfin DAH for the 2012 fishing year (FY) is 22,220 mt, and is 
allocated into three trimesters: Trimester 1 (January 1-April 30) is 
allocated 43 percent of the quota (9,555 mt);

[[Page 40528]]

Trimester 2 (May 1-August 31) is allocated 17 percent of the quota 
(3,777 mt); and Trimester 3 (September 1-December 31) is allocated 40 
percent of the quota (8,888 mt) (77 FR 16472, March 21, 2012).
    Due to an underharvest of quota in Trimester 1, NMFS adjusted the 
Trimester 2 quota from the initial quota of 3,777 mt (8,326,860 lb) to 
a new quota of 5,666 mt (12,490,290 lb). Section 648.24 requires NMFS 
to close the directed longfin fishery in the EEZ when 90 percent of the 
Trimester 2 quota is projected to be harvested. NMFS is required to 
notify the Executive Directors of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; mail notification of the 
closure to all longfin permit holders at least 72 hr before the 
effective date of the closure; provide adequate notice of the closure 
to recreational participants in the fishery; and publish notification 
of the closure in the Federal Register.
    The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS, based on dealer reports 
and other available information, has determined that 90 percent of the 
Trimester 2 longfin quota for the 2012 fishing year will be harvested 
on July 10, 2012. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, July 10, 2012, the 
Trimester 2 directed longfin fishery is closed and vessels issued 
Federal permits for longfin are prohibited from possessing or landing 
more than 2,500 lb (1.13 mt) of longfin through August 31, 2012. The 
Trimester 3 longfin fishery will open at 0001 hours, September 1, 2012.

Classification

    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648, and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.
    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good 
cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the 
opportunity for public comment because it would be contrary to the 
public interest. This action closes the directed longfin fishery until 
August 31, 2012, under current regulations. The regulations at Sec.  
648.24 require such action to ensure that longfin vessels do not exceed 
the 2012 Trimester 2 quota. Data indicating the longfin fleet will have 
landed at least 90 percent of the 2012 Trimester 2 quota have only 
recently become available. If implementation of this closure is delayed 
to solicit prior public comment, the quota for Trimester 2 will be 
exceeded, thereby undermining the conservation objectives of the FMP. 
The AA further finds, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause to 
waive the 30-day delayed effectiveness period for the reasons stated 
above.

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

    Dated: July 6, 2012.
Lindsay Fullenkamp,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-16917 Filed 7-6-12; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P