Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2014 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish Hook-and-Line Component, 51113-51114 [2014-20366]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (202) 418–2672. Direct press inquiries to Janice Wise at (202) 418–8165. V. Ordering Clauses 28. Accordingly, it is ordered that pursuant to the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act of 2010, Public Law 111–311, 124 Stat. 3294, and Sections 1, 2(a), 4(i), and 303(r) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 152(a), 154(i), and 303(r), and 621, this Second Report and Order is adopted. 29. It is further ordered that the Commission’s rules are hereby amended, effective June 4, 2015. 30. It is further ordered that, pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), the Commission will send a copy of this Second Report and Order in a report to Congress and the General Accounting Office. 31. It is further ordered that the Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Reference Information Center, will send a copy of this Second Report and Order, including the Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. List of Subjects in 47 CFR Parts 73 and 76 Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 153, 154, 301, 302, 302a, 303, 303a, 307, 308, 309, 312, 315, 317, 325, 339, 340, 341, 503, 521, 522, 531, 532, 534, 535, 536, 537, 543, 544, 544a, 545, 548, 549, 552, 554, 556, 558, 560, 561, 571, 572, 573. § 76.602 [Amended] 4. Section 76.602 is amended in paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘ATSC A/ 85:2011’’ and adding in its place ‘‘ATSC A/85:2013’’, and removing the date ‘‘July 25, 2011’’ and adding in its place ‘‘March 12, 2013’’. ■ [FR Doc. 2014–20251 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 120404257–3325–02] RIN 0648–XD352 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2014 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish Hook-and-Line Component Cable television, Digital television, Incorporation by reference, and Satellite television. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. SUMMARY: Final Rules For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends 47 CFR parts 73 and 76 as follows: PART 73– RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336, and 339. § 73.8000 [Amended] 2. Section 73.8000 is amended in paragraph (b)(5) by removing ‘‘ATSC A/ 85:2011’’ and adding in its place ’’ATSC A/85:2013’’, and removing the date ‘‘July 25, 2011’’ and adding in its place ‘‘March 12, 2013’’. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ PART 76—MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE. AGENCY: NMFS implements accountability measures for the commercial hook-and-line component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial hook-and-line landings for golden tilefish, as estimated by the Science and Research Director (SRD), are projected to reach the hookand-line component’s commercial annual catch limit (ACL) on August 29, 2014. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial hook-and-line component for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ on August 29, 2014, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing season, January 1, 2015. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, August 29, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Hayslip, telephone: 727–824– 5305, email: Catherine.Hayslip@ noaa.gov. The snapper-grouper fishery of the South Atlantic includes golden tilefish and is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 3. The authority citation for part 76 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51113 managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the SnapperGrouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. On April 23, 2013, NMFS published a final rule for Amendment 18B to the FMP (78 FR 23858). Amendment 18B to the FMP established a longline endorsement program for the commercial golden tilefish component of the snapper-grouper fishery and allocated the commercial golden tilefish ACL among two gear groups, the longline and hook-and-line components. The commercial ACL (commercial quota) for the hook-and-line component for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic is 135,324 lb (61,382 kg), gutted weight, for the current fishing year, January 1 through December 31, 2014, as specified in 50 CFR 622.190(a)(2)(ii). Under 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1)(i), NMFS is required to close the commercial hook-and-line component for golden tilefish when the hook-and-line component’s commercial ACL (commercial quota) has been reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification to that effect with the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has determined that the commercial ACL (commercial quota) for the hook-andline component for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic will have been reached by August 29, 2014. Accordingly, the commercial hook-and-line component for South Atlantic golden tilefish is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, August 29, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015. The commercial longline component for South Atlantic golden tilefish closed on March 5, 2014, for the remainder of the fishing season, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015 (79 FR 12411, March 5, 2014). Furthermore, recreational harvest for golden tilefish closed on June 7, 2014, for the remainder of the fishing season, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015 (79 FR 32498, June 5, 2014). Therefore, because the commercial longline component and the recreational sector are already closed, and NMFS is closing the hook-and-line component through this temporary rule, all fishing for South Atlantic golden tilefish is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, August 29, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015. The operator of a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper having golden E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1 51114 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES tilefish onboard must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such golden tilefish prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, August 29, 2014. During the closure, the sale or purchase of golden tilefish taken from the EEZ is prohibited. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not apply to the sale or purchase of golden tilefish that were harvested by hookand-line, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, August 29, 2014, and were held in cold storage by a dealer or processor. For a person on board a vessel for which a Federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permit for the South Atlantic snappergrouper fishery has been issued, the sale and purchase provisions of the commercial closure for golden tilefish would apply regardless of whether the fish are harvested in state or Federal waters, as specified in 50 CFR 622.190(c)(1)(ii). Classification The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of South Atlantic golden tilefish and is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws. This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because the temporary rule is issued without opportunity for prior notice and comment. This action responds to the best available scientific information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, (AA), finds that the need to immediately implement this action to close the commercial hook-and-line component for golden tilefish constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures would be unnecessary because the rule itself has been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the closure. Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment is contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement this action to protect golden tilefish since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the commercial ACL (commercial quota) for the hook-and-line component. Prior VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established commercial ACL (commercial quota) for the hookand-line component. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 22, 2014. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20366 Filed 8–22–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration established by the final 2014 and 2015 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (79 FR 12108, March 4, 2014). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 2014 Kamchatka flounder ITAC in the BSAI will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 500 mt, and is setting aside the remaining 5,535 mt as incidental catch. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Kamchatka flounder in the BSAI. After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. 50 CFR Part 679 Classification [Docket No. 131021878–4158–02] This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the closure of Kamchatka flounder to directed fishing in the BSAI. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of August 21, 2014. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. RIN 0648–XD463 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Kamchatka Flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Kamchatka flounder in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2014 Kamchatka flounder initial total allowable catch (ITAC) in the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 23, 2014, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Whitney, 907–586–7269. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 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 Kamchatka flounder ITAC in the BSAI is 6,035 metric tons (mt) as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 22, 2014 Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20369 Filed 8–22–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 120404257-3325-02]
RIN 0648-XD352


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
2014 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic 
Golden Tilefish Hook-and-Line Component

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS implements accountability measures for the commercial 
hook-and-line component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic 
zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial hook-and-line landings for 
golden tilefish, as estimated by the Science and Research Director 
(SRD), are projected to reach the hook-and-line component's commercial 
annual catch limit (ACL) on August 29, 2014. Therefore, NMFS closes the 
commercial hook-and-line component for golden tilefish in the South 
Atlantic EEZ on August 29, 2014, and it will remain closed until the 
start of the next fishing season, January 1, 2015. This closure is 
necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource.

DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, August 29, 2014, 
until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Hayslip, telephone: 727-824-
5305, email: Catherine.Hayslip@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The snapper-grouper fishery of the South 
Atlantic includes golden tilefish and is managed under the Fishery 
Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic 
Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council and is implemented under the authority of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act by regulations 
at 50 CFR part 622.
    On April 23, 2013, NMFS published a final rule for Amendment 18B to 
the FMP (78 FR 23858). Amendment 18B to the FMP established a longline 
endorsement program for the commercial golden tilefish component of the 
snapper-grouper fishery and allocated the commercial golden tilefish 
ACL among two gear groups, the longline and hook-and-line components.
    The commercial ACL (commercial quota) for the hook-and-line 
component for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic is 135,324 lb 
(61,382 kg), gutted weight, for the current fishing year, January 1 
through December 31, 2014, as specified in 50 CFR 622.190(a)(2)(ii).
    Under 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1)(i), NMFS is required to close the 
commercial hook-and-line component for golden tilefish when the hook-
and-line component's commercial ACL (commercial quota) has been 
reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification to 
that effect with the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has 
determined that the commercial ACL (commercial quota) for the hook-and-
line component for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic will have been 
reached by August 29, 2014. Accordingly, the commercial hook-and-line 
component for South Atlantic golden tilefish is closed effective 12:01 
a.m., local time, August 29, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, 
January 1, 2015.
    The commercial longline component for South Atlantic golden 
tilefish closed on March 5, 2014, for the remainder of the fishing 
season, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015 (79 FR 12411, 
March 5, 2014). Furthermore, recreational harvest for golden tilefish 
closed on June 7, 2014, for the remainder of the fishing season, until 
12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015 (79 FR 32498, June 5, 2014). 
Therefore, because the commercial longline component and the 
recreational sector are already closed, and NMFS is closing the hook-
and-line component through this temporary rule, all fishing for South 
Atlantic golden tilefish is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, 
August 29, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2015.
    The operator of a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for 
South Atlantic snapper-grouper having golden

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tilefish onboard must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such 
golden tilefish prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, August 29, 2014. 
During the closure, the sale or purchase of golden tilefish taken from 
the EEZ is prohibited. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not 
apply to the sale or purchase of golden tilefish that were harvested by 
hook-and-line, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, 
August 29, 2014, and were held in cold storage by a dealer or 
processor. For a person on board a vessel for which a Federal 
commercial or charter vessel/headboat permit for the South Atlantic 
snapper-grouper fishery has been issued, the sale and purchase 
provisions of the commercial closure for golden tilefish would apply 
regardless of whether the fish are harvested in state or Federal 
waters, as specified in 50 CFR 622.190(c)(1)(ii).

Classification

    The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined 
this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of 
South Atlantic golden tilefish and is consistent with the Magnuson-
Stevens Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.
    These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act because the temporary rule is issued without 
opportunity for prior notice and comment.
    This action responds to the best available scientific information 
recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA, (AA), finds that the need to immediately implement 
this action to close the commercial hook-and-line component for golden 
tilefish constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide 
prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the 
authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such procedures would be 
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures would 
be unnecessary because the rule itself has been subject to notice and 
comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the closure.
    Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment is 
contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately 
implement this action to protect golden tilefish since the capacity of 
the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the commercial ACL 
(commercial quota) for the hook-and-line component. Prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment would require time and would potentially 
result in a harvest well in excess of the established commercial ACL 
(commercial quota) for the hook-and-line component.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 
U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

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

    Dated: August 22, 2014.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
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