Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Black Sea Bass Fishery; Recreational Quota Harvested, 65136 [2012-26238]

Download as PDF 65136 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2012 / Rules and Regulations National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (15 U.S.C. 272 note) do not apply. This action does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.). The EPA’s compliance with these statutes and Executive Orders for the underlying rule is discussed in the October 29, 2009, Federal Register document. B. Submission to Congress and the Comptroller General The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801, et seq., as added by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, generally provides that before a rule may take effect the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report, which includes a copy of the rule, to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. The EPA will submit a report containing this notice and other required information to the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. The stay of the provisions in 40 CFR part 63, subpart VVVVVV is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 63 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Air pollution control, Monitoring, Reporting and recordkeeping. Dated: October 19, 2012. Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator. For the reasons stated in the preamble, title 40, chapter I, part 63 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 63—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 63 continues to read as follows: ■ erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:15 Oct 24, 2012 Jkt 229001 Subpart VVVVVV—[AMENDED] 2. Subpart VVVVVV is stayed from October 25, 2012 until December 24, 2012. ■ [FR Doc. 2012–26285 Filed 10–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 111220786–1781–01] RIN 0648–XC303 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Black Sea Bass Fishery; Recreational Quota Harvested National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the 2012 black sea bass recreational harvest limit has been exceeded. No one may fish for or possess black sea bass in Federal waters for the remainder of calendar year 2012, unless issued a Federal moratorium permit and fishing commercially. Regulations governing the black sea bass fishery require publication of this notification to advise that the recreational quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders that no Federal recreational quota is available for fishing black sea bass. DATES: Effective at 0001 hr local time, November 1, 2012, through 2400 hr local time December 31, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moira Kelly, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281–9218, or Moira.Kelly@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the black sea bass PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a recreational harvest limit (RHL) for the Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, through Maine. The process to set the annual RHL is described in § 648.142. The initial total RHL for black sea bass for the 2012 fishing year is 1.86 million lb (844 mt) (76 FR 82189, December 30, 2011). The 2012 RHL was reduced to 1.32 million lb (599 mt) after deduction of research set-aside and discards. The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), monitors the recreational harvest limit and determines when the recreational harvest limit has been met or exceeded. NMFS is required to publish notification in the Federal Register advising and notifying recreational vessels that, effective upon a specific date, the recreational harvest limit has been harvested. The Regional Administrator has determined based upon data from the Marine Recreational Fishing Statistical Survey and the Marine Recreational Information Program that the 2012 recreational black sea bass quota has been exceeded. Effective 0001 hours, November 1, 2012, no one may fish for or possess black sea bass in Federal waters for the remainder of the 2012 calendar year, unless issued a commercial moratorium permit and fishing commercially. This closure also applies to vessels issued a Federal party/charter permit fishing in state waters. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 19, 2012. Emily H. Menashes, Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26238 Filed 10–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 111220786-1781-01]
RIN 0648-XC303


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Black Sea Bass 
Fishery; Recreational Quota Harvested

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the 2012 black sea bass recreational 
harvest limit has been exceeded. No one may fish for or possess black 
sea bass in Federal waters for the remainder of calendar year 2012, 
unless issued a Federal moratorium permit and fishing commercially. 
Regulations governing the black sea bass fishery require publication of 
this notification to advise that the recreational quota has been 
harvested and to advise vessel permit holders that no Federal 
recreational quota is available for fishing black sea bass.

DATES: Effective at 0001 hr local time, November 1, 2012, through 2400 
hr local time December 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moira Kelly, Fishery Policy Analyst, 
(978) 281-9218, or Moira.Kelly@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the black sea bass 
fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual 
specification of a recreational harvest limit (RHL) for the Atlantic 
coast from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, through Maine. The process to 
set the annual RHL is described in Sec.  648.142.
    The initial total RHL for black sea bass for the 2012 fishing year 
is 1.86 million lb (844 mt) (76 FR 82189, December 30, 2011). The 2012 
RHL was reduced to 1.32 million lb (599 mt) after deduction of research 
set-aside and discards.
    The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), 
monitors the recreational harvest limit and determines when the 
recreational harvest limit has been met or exceeded. NMFS is required 
to publish notification in the Federal Register advising and notifying 
recreational vessels that, effective upon a specific date, the 
recreational harvest limit has been harvested. The Regional 
Administrator has determined based upon data from the Marine 
Recreational Fishing Statistical Survey and the Marine Recreational 
Information Program that the 2012 recreational black sea bass quota has 
been exceeded.
    Effective 0001 hours, November 1, 2012, no one may fish for or 
possess black sea bass in Federal waters for the remainder of the 2012 
calendar year, unless issued a commercial moratorium permit and fishing 
commercially. This closure also applies to vessels issued a Federal 
party/charter permit fishing in state waters.

Classification

    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: October 19, 2012.
Emily H. Menashes,
Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-26238 Filed 10-24-12; 8:45 am]
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