Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trimester Closure for the Common Pool Fishery, 49462-49463 [2014-19830]

Download as PDF 49462 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Rules and Regulations i. Removing the row with existing state citation ‘‘Source specific NOX RACT order for Plymouth Cogeneration Ltd Partnership, Plymouth, NH,’’ and ■ ii. Adding new state citations for Gorham Paper and Tissue, Concord Litho Group, Sturm, Ruger & Company, ■ Subpart EE—New Hampshire 2. Section 52.1520 is amended by: a. In Table (c) adding a new state citation for Env-A 1300, NOX RACT in numerical order; and ■ b. In Table (d), by: ■ ■ and Textile Tapes Corporation at the end of the table; The amendments read as follows: § 52.1520 * Identification of plan. * * * * (c) EPA approved regulations. EPA-APPROVED NEW HAMPSHIRE REGULATIONS State citation Title/ subject * Env-A 1300 .................... * * NOX RACT ................... * * State effective date 10/31/2010 * EPA approval date 1 Explanations * * 08/21/2014 [Insert Federal Register citation]. * * All of Section Env-A 1300 is approved, with the exception of the phrase ‘‘or any opacity standard specified in Env-A 2000’’ in subparagraph Env-A 1311.03(a)(5) which NH withdrew from its SIP submittal. State renumbered NOX RACT from Env-A 1211 to Env-A 1300, and made several minor revisions to NOX RACT requirements. * * * * 1 In order to determine the EPA effective date for a specific provision listed in this table, consult the Federal Register notice cited in this column for the particular provision. (d) EPA-approved State Source specific requirements. EPA-APPROVED NEW HAMPSHIRE SOURCE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS State effective date Name of source Permit No. * * Gorham Paper and Tissue ........... * Order No. ARD–97–003 .............. Concord Litho Group .................... Order No. ARD–07–003A ........... 12/31/2013 Sturm, Ruger & Company ............ Order No. ARD–03–001 .............. 3/21/2012 Textile Tapes Corporation ............ Order No. ARD–96–001 .............. 11/16/2012 * 10/19/2012 EPA approval date 2 * 08/21/2014 [Insert ister citation]. 08/21/2014 [Insert ister citation]. 08/21/2014 [Insert ister citation]. 08/21/2014 [Insert ister citation]. Explanations * Federal Reg- * NOX RACT order. Federal Reg- VOC RACT order. Federal Reg- VOC RACT order. Federal Reg- VOC RACT order. 2 In order to determine the EPA effective date for a specific provision listed in this table, consult the Federal Register notice cited in this column for the particular provision. * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2014–19516 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 140106011–4338–02] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 0648–XD441 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Trimester Closure for the Common Pool Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; area closure. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:53 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action closes the Georges Bank cod Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 31, 2014. Based on our projection, the common pool fishery has caught over 90 percent of its Georges Bank cod Trimester 1 total allowable catch triggering the regulatory requirement to close the area for the remainder of the trimester. This action is intended to prevent an overage of the common pool’s annual quota of Georges Bank cod. DATES: This action is effective August 18, 2014, through August 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brett Alger, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–675–2153. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal regulations at § 648.82(n)(2)(ii) require SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUR1.SGM 21AUR1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Rules and Regulations the Regional Administrator to close a common pool Trimester Total Allowable Catch (TAC) Area for a stock when 90 percent of the Trimester TAC is projected to be caught. In such cases, the Trimester TAC Area for a stock closes to all common pool vessels fishing with gear capable of catching that stock for the remainder of the trimester. The fishing year 2014 (May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015) common pool sub-annual catch limit (sub-ACL) for Georges Bank (GB) cod is 31.0 mt and the Trimester 1 (May 1, 2014, through August 31, 2014) TAC is 8.3 mt. Based on the most recent data and information, which include vessel trip reports, dealer-reported landings, and vessel monitoring system information, we have determined that 118 percent of the Trimester 1 TAC was caught as of August 14, 2014. Because of the low trimester catch limit and the rate at which common pool vessel can harvest GB cod, it was not possible to initiate this action closer to the point at this 90 percent of the catch limit was harvested. Therefore, effective August 18, 2014, the GB cod Trimester TAC Area is closed for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 31, 2014, to all common pool vessels fishing with trawl gear, sink gillnet gear, and longline/hook gear. Effective August 21, 2014, it is unlawful for common pool vessels to fish for, harvest, possess, or land regulated species or ocean pout in or from the GB cod Trimester TAC Area. The GB cod Trimester TAC Area includes statistical areas 521, 522, 525, and 561. The GB cod Trimester TAC Area will reopen to common pool vessels fishing with trawl, sink gillnet, and longline/hook gear at the beginning of Trimester 2, on September 1, 2014. Any overages of a trimester TAC will be deducted from Trimester 3, and any overages of the common pool’s sub-ACL at the end of the fishing year will be deducted from the common pool’s subACL the following fishing year. Any uncaught portion of the Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 TAC will be carried over into the next trimester. Any uncaught portion of the common pool’s sub-ACL may not be carried over into the following fishing year. Weekly quota monitoring reports for the common pool fishery can be found on our Web site at: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/ro/fso/ MultiMonReports.htm. We will continue to monitor common pool catch through vessel trip reports, dealer-reported landings, vessel monitoring system catch reports, and other available information and, if necessary, we will make additional adjustments to common pool management measures. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:53 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 Classification Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 15, 2014. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–19830 Filed 8–18–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 131021878–4158–02] RIN 0648–XD447 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; reallocation. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear, and catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. DATES: Effective August 19, 2014, through 2400 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for vessels using jig gear in the BSAI is 1,474 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2014 and 2015 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (79 FR 12108, March 4, 2014) and one inseason adjustment (79 FR 6837, February 5, 2014). The Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, (Regional Administrator) has determined that jig vessels will not be able to harvest 1,373 mt of the remaining 2014 Pacific cod TAC allocated to those vessels under § 679.20(a)(7)(ii)(A)(1). Therefore, in accordance with § 679.20(a)(7)(ii)(A), NMFS apportions 1,373 mt of Pacific cod to the annual amount specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear. The 2014 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI is 452 mt as established by the final 2014 and 2015 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (79 FR 12108, March 4, 2014). The Regional Administrator has determined that catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear will not be able to harvest 427 mt of the remaining 2014 Pacific cod TAC allocated to those vessels under § 679.20(a)(7)(ii)(A)(3). Therefore, in accordance with § 679.20(a)(7)(iii)(A), SUMMARY: This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to waive prior notice and the opportunity for public comment and the 30-day delayed effectiveness period because it would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The Trimester TAC Area closure is required by regulation in order to reduce the probability of the common pool fishery exceeding its sub-ACL of GB cod. Any overages of the common pool’s sub-ACLs would undermine conservation objectives and trigger the implementation of accountability measures that would have negative economic impacts on common pool vessels. The data and information showing that GB cod had exceeded 90 percent of the Trimester 1 TAC for the stock only became available recently. The time necessary to provide for prior notice and comment, and a 30-day delay in effectiveness, would prevent NMFS from implementing the necessary Trimester TAC Area closure for GB cod in a timely manner, which could undermine management objectives of the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, and cause negative economic impacts to the common pool fishery. Sfmt 4700 49463 E:\FR\FM\21AUR1.SGM 21AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 49462-49463]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19830]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 140106011-4338-02]
RIN 0648-XD441


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast 
Multispecies Fishery; Trimester Closure for the Common Pool Fishery

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; area closure.

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SUMMARY: This action closes the Georges Bank cod Trimester Total 
Allowable Catch Area for the remainder of Trimester 1, through August 
31, 2014. Based on our projection, the common pool fishery has caught 
over 90 percent of its Georges Bank cod Trimester 1 total allowable 
catch triggering the regulatory requirement to close the area for the 
remainder of the trimester. This action is intended to prevent an 
overage of the common pool's annual quota of Georges Bank cod.

DATES: This action is effective August 18, 2014, through August 31, 
2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brett Alger, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-675-2153.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal regulations at Sec.  
648.82(n)(2)(ii) require

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the Regional Administrator to close a common pool Trimester Total 
Allowable Catch (TAC) Area for a stock when 90 percent of the Trimester 
TAC is projected to be caught. In such cases, the Trimester TAC Area 
for a stock closes to all common pool vessels fishing with gear capable 
of catching that stock for the remainder of the trimester. The fishing 
year 2014 (May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015) common pool sub-annual 
catch limit (sub-ACL) for Georges Bank (GB) cod is 31.0 mt and the 
Trimester 1 (May 1, 2014, through August 31, 2014) TAC is 8.3 mt. Based 
on the most recent data and information, which include vessel trip 
reports, dealer-reported landings, and vessel monitoring system 
information, we have determined that 118 percent of the Trimester 1 TAC 
was caught as of August 14, 2014. Because of the low trimester catch 
limit and the rate at which common pool vessel can harvest GB cod, it 
was not possible to initiate this action closer to the point at this 90 
percent of the catch limit was harvested. Therefore, effective August 
18, 2014, the GB cod Trimester TAC Area is closed for the remainder of 
Trimester 1, through August 31, 2014, to all common pool vessels 
fishing with trawl gear, sink gillnet gear, and longline/hook gear. 
Effective August 21, 2014, it is unlawful for common pool vessels to 
fish for, harvest, possess, or land regulated species or ocean pout in 
or from the GB cod Trimester TAC Area. The GB cod Trimester TAC Area 
includes statistical areas 521, 522, 525, and 561. The GB cod Trimester 
TAC Area will reopen to common pool vessels fishing with trawl, sink 
gillnet, and longline/hook gear at the beginning of Trimester 2, on 
September 1, 2014.
    Any overages of a trimester TAC will be deducted from Trimester 3, 
and any overages of the common pool's sub-ACL at the end of the fishing 
year will be deducted from the common pool's sub-ACL the following 
fishing year. Any uncaught portion of the Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 
TAC will be carried over into the next trimester. Any uncaught portion 
of the common pool's sub-ACL may not be carried over into the following 
fishing year. Weekly quota monitoring reports for the common pool 
fishery can be found on our Web site at: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/ro/fso/MultiMonReports.htm. We will continue to monitor common pool catch 
through vessel trip reports, dealer-reported landings, vessel 
monitoring system catch reports, and other available information and, 
if necessary, we will make additional adjustments to common pool 
management measures.

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, finds good cause 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to waive prior 
notice and the opportunity for public comment and the 30-day delayed 
effectiveness period because it would be impracticable and contrary to 
the public interest.
    The Trimester TAC Area closure is required by regulation in order 
to reduce the probability of the common pool fishery exceeding its sub-
ACL of GB cod. Any overages of the common pool's sub-ACLs would 
undermine conservation objectives and trigger the implementation of 
accountability measures that would have negative economic impacts on 
common pool vessels. The data and information showing that GB cod had 
exceeded 90 percent of the Trimester 1 TAC for the stock only became 
available recently. The time necessary to provide for prior notice and 
comment, and a 30-day delay in effectiveness, would prevent NMFS from 
implementing the necessary Trimester TAC Area closure for GB cod in a 
timely manner, which could undermine management objectives of the 
Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, and cause negative 
economic impacts to the common pool fishery.

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

    Dated: August 15, 2014.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-19830 Filed 8-18-14; 11:15 am]
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