Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fisheries Management Plan; Reallocation of 2013 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Days-at-Sea, 65971-65972 [2013-26322]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices enforcement.trade.gov/publiccomments.html. Any questions concerning file formatting, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Laura Merchant, Enforcement and Compliance Webmaster, at (202) 482–0367, email address: mailto:webmaster_support@trade.gov. All comments and submissions in response to this Request for Comment should be received by the Department no later than 5 p.m. on the abovereferenced deadline date. Dated: October 29, 2013. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–26368 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection The survey will be conducted using two modes: in-person interviews and/or mail. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Fishing Expenditure Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Sabrina Lovell, 301–427– 8153 or sabrina.lovell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a new collection of information. The objective of the survey is to collect information on both trip VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 expenditures and annual durable good expenditures made by marine recreational anglers. The survey will be conducted in two parts. The first part of the survey, planned for 2014, will ask anglers about their purchases of durable goods such as fishing gear, boats, vehicles, and second homes. The second part, planned for 2016, will ask anglers about the expenses incurred on their most recent marine recreational fishing trip. As specified in the MagnusonStevenson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1996 (and reauthorized in 2007), NMFS is required to enumerate the economic impacts of the policies it implements on fishing participants and coastal communities. The expenditure data collected in this survey will be used to estimate the economic contributions and impacts of marine recreational fishing to each coastal state and nationwide. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 114,527: 14,781 for durable goods and 99.746 for trip expenditure surveys. Estimated Time per Response: Durable goods survey, 15 minutes; trip expenditures survey, 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65971 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 29, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26273 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 041229366–5088–02] RIN 0648–XC884 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fisheries Management Plan; Reallocation of 2013 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Days-at-Sea National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; reallocation of monkfish research set-aside days-at-sea. AGENCY: This notice announces the reallocation of 2013 Monkfish Research Set-Aside days-at-sea. These days are being reallocated because they were not awarded through the 2013 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program grant process. The reallocated days-at-sea are available to conduct monkfish research activities during fishing year 2013 (May 1, 2013–April 30, 2014). DATES: Effective November 4, 2013, through April 30, 2014. Days-at-sea reallocated through this Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program must be used by April 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Applications for an exempted fishing permit can be sent to the Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Berthiaume, (978) 281–9177. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (70 FR 21927, April 28, 2005) established the Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, which annually sets-aside 500 of the total monkfish DAS as RSA DAS to be used to conduct monkfish research. Amendment 2 also established the Monkfish Exemption Program, which requires NMFS to make any unallocated RSA DAS available as exempted DAS. These exempted DAS SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 65972 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices may be used to conduct monkfish research activities during the current fishing year. In September 2012, NMFS published a notice announcing the 2013 Monkfish RSA Program, and solicited proposals for monkfish research activities to be conducted under the RSA program. Four proposals were received, and two were granted awards totaling 426 RSA DAS. As a result, there are 74 DAS that were not awarded and are now available as exempted DAS. Therefore, pursuant to the regulations governing the monkfish fishery at 50 CFR 648.92(c)(1)(v), NMFS is reallocating the unused 2013 RSA DAS as exempted DAS that may be used to conduct monkfish research during the remainder of fishing year 2013 (through April 30, 2014). Requests for exempted DAS must be submitted to NMFS along with a complete application for an exempted fishing permit. The exempted DAS differ from RSA DAS in that research must occur in conjunction with the exempted DAS. The exempted DAS cannot be used solely to generate funds. A summary of the requirements for submitting an exempted fishing permit are available online at: www.nero.noaa.gov/permits/forms/ EFPLOAEEAAPossessionLOA Guidance.pdf. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C.553(b)(B), there is good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this action, as notice and comment would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest because the action is administrative in nature, and because it provides the public (i.e., researchers) the opportunity to reduce costs associated with conducting monkfish related research activities. Additionally, there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to waive the 30–day delay in effective date because the action is administrative in nature. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 30, 2013. James P. Burgess, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26322 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC950 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Scoping Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a scoping meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a scoping meeting to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the local agencies representatives on the development of compatible regulations for three seasonally closed areas off Puerto Rico. The Council is considering modifying the seasonal closures of Abrir La Sierra, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank. The goal of modifying the closures is to protect the red hind spawning aggregations and large individuals of snappers and groupers from directed fishing pressure to achieve a more natural sex ratio, age, and size structure, while minimizing adverse social and economic effects. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The scoping meeting will be held on November 25, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting will be ¨ held at the Holiday Inn Mayaguez, 2701 ¨ Highway #2, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Options Paper entitled ‘‘Developing Compatible Regulations for Three Seasonally Closed Areas off Puerto Rico: Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank,’’ considers the following alternative actions: Action 1: Modify the length of the closed season for Abrir La Sierra. Option 1: No Action—do not modify the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra. Option 2: Modify the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra to a 6 month closure from October 1–March 31. Option 3: Modify the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra to a 6 month closure from December 1–May 31. Option 4: Modify the closure of Abrir La Sierra to 12 months. Action 2: Modify the length of the closed season for Tourmaline Bank. Option 1: No Action—do not modify the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Option 2: Modify the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank to a 6 month closure from October 1–March 31. Option 3: Modify the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank to a 6 month closure from December 1–May 31. Option 4: Modify the closure of Tourmaline Bank to 12 months. Action 3: Modify the length of the closed season for Bajo de Sico. Option 1: No Action—do not modify the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico. Option 2: Modify the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico to a 3 month closure from December 1–End of February. Option 3: Modify the seasonal closure of Bajo de Sico to a 6 month closure from December 1–May 31. Option 4: Modify the closure of Bajo de Sico to 12 months. Action 4: Prohibit Fishing Activities in Abrir La Sierra. Option 1: No Action—Do not modify the species prohibited during the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra. Option 2: During the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra specified in Action 1, prohibit fishing for council-managed reef fish. Option 3: During the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra specified in Action 1, prohibit fishing for and possession of council-managed reef fish species. Option 4: During the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra specified in Action 1, prohibit fishing for spiny lobster. Option 5: During the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra specified in Action 1, prohibit fishing for and possession of spiny lobster. Option 6: During the seasonal closure of Abrir La Sierra specified in Action 1, prohibit fishing for and possession of all species. Action 5: Prohibit Fishing Activities in Tourmaline Bank. Option 1: No Action—Do not modify the species prohibited during the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank. Option 2: During the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank specified in Action 2, prohibit fishing for council-managed reef fish. Option 3: During the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank specified in Action 2, prohibit fishing for and possession of council-managed reef fish species. Option 4: During the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank specified in Action 2, prohibit fishing for spiny lobster. Option 5: During the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank specified in Action 2, prohibit fishing for and possession of spiny lobster. Option 6: During the seasonal closure of Tourmaline Bank specified in Action 2, prohibit fishing for and possession of all species. Action 6: Prohibit Fishing Activities in Bajo de Sico. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket No. 041229366-5088-02]
RIN 0648-XC884


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fisheries 
Management Plan; Reallocation of 2013 Monkfish Research Set-Aside Days-
at-Sea

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

ACTION: Notice; reallocation of monkfish research set-aside days-at-
sea.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the reallocation of 2013 Monkfish 
Research Set-Aside days-at-sea. These days are being reallocated 
because they were not awarded through the 2013 Monkfish Research Set-
Aside Program grant process. The reallocated days-at-sea are available 
to conduct monkfish research activities during fishing year 2013 (May 
1, 2013-April 30, 2014).

DATES: Effective November 4, 2013, through April 30, 2014. Days-at-sea 
reallocated through this Monkfish Research Set-Aside Program must be 
used by April 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Applications for an exempted fishing permit can be sent to 
the Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 55 Great 
Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Berthiaume, (978) 281-9177.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) (70 FR 21927, April 28, 2005) established the 
Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, which annually sets-aside 
500 of the total monkfish DAS as RSA DAS to be used to conduct monkfish 
research. Amendment 2 also established the Monkfish Exemption Program, 
which requires NMFS to make any unallocated RSA DAS available as 
exempted DAS. These exempted DAS

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may be used to conduct monkfish research activities during the current 
fishing year. In September 2012, NMFS published a notice announcing the 
2013 Monkfish RSA Program, and solicited proposals for monkfish 
research activities to be conducted under the RSA program. Four 
proposals were received, and two were granted awards totaling 426 RSA 
DAS. As a result, there are 74 DAS that were not awarded and are now 
available as exempted DAS. Therefore, pursuant to the regulations 
governing the monkfish fishery at 50 CFR 648.92(c)(1)(v), NMFS is 
reallocating the unused 2013 RSA DAS as exempted DAS that may be used 
to conduct monkfish research during the remainder of fishing year 2013 
(through April 30, 2014). Requests for exempted DAS must be submitted 
to NMFS along with a complete application for an exempted fishing 
permit. The exempted DAS differ from RSA DAS in that research must 
occur in conjunction with the exempted DAS. The exempted DAS cannot be 
used solely to generate funds. A summary of the requirements for 
submitting an exempted fishing permit are available online at: 
www.nero.noaa.gov/permits/forms/EFPLOAEEAAPossessionLOAGuidance.pdf.

Classification

    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C.553(b)(B), 
there is good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity for public 
comment on this action, as notice and comment would be unnecessary and 
contrary to the public interest because the action is administrative in 
nature, and because it provides the public (i.e., researchers) the 
opportunity to reduce costs associated with conducting monkfish related 
research activities. Additionally, there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3) to waive the 30-day delay in effective date because the 
action is administrative in nature.

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

    Dated: October 30, 2013.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26322 Filed 11-1-13; 8:45 am]
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