Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; 2015 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs; and Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit, 58700 [2014-23267]

Download as PDF 58700 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Rules and Regulations PART 229—TAXES 2. Amend section 229.402–70 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ 229.402–70 Additional clauses. (a) Use the basic or the alternate of the clause at 252.229–7001, Tax Relief, in solicitations and contracts when a contract will be awarded to a foreign concern for performance in a foreign country. (1) Use the basic clause in solicitations and contracts when the contract will be performed in a foreign country other than Germany. (2) Use the alternate I clause in solicitations and contracts when the contract will be performed in Germany. * * * * * (d) Tax relief will be claimed in Germany pursuant to the provisions of the Agreement Between the United States of America and Germany Concerning Tax Relief to be Accorded by Germany to United States Expenditures in the Interest of Common Defense. The Contractor shall use Abwicklungsschein fuer abgabenbeguenstigte Lieferungen/Leistungen nach dem Offshore Steuerabkommen (Performance Certificate for Tax-Free Deliveries/Performance according to the Offshore Tax Relief Agreement) or other documentary evidence acceptable to the German tax authorities. All purchases made and paid for on a tax-free basis during a 30-day period may be accumulated, totaled, and reported as tax-free. (End of clause) [FR Doc. 2014–22860 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 3. Amend section 252.229–7001 by— a. Revising the introductory text, clause title and date; and ■ b. Revising Alternate I. The revisions read as follows: 50 CFR Part 648 ■ ■ 252.229–7001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 900124–0127] RIN 0648–XD515 Tax Relief. As prescribed in 229.402–70(a), use one of the following clauses: Basic. As prescribed at 229.402– 70(a)(1), use the following clause. TAX RELIEF—BASIC (SEP 2014) Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; 2015 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs; and Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit * AGENCY: * * * * tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Alternate I. As prescribed at 229.402– 70(a)(2), use the following clause, which adds a paragraph (d) not included in the basic clause. TAX RELIEF—ALTERNATE I (SEP 2014) (a) Prices set forth in this contract are exclusive of all taxes and duties from which the United States Government is exempt by virtue of tax agreements between the United States Government and the Contractor’s government. The following taxes or duties have been excluded from the contract price: NAME OF TAX: [Offeror insert] RATE (PERCENTAGE): [Offeror insert] (b) The Contractor’s invoice shall list separately the gross price, amount of tax deducted, and net price charged. (c) When items manufactured to United States Government specifications are being acquired, the Contractor shall identify the materials or components intended to be imported in order to ensure that relief from import duties is obtained. If the Contractor intends to use imported products from inventories on hand, the price of which includes a factor for import duties, the Contractor shall ensure the United States Government’s exemption from these taxes. The Contractor may obtain a refund of the import duties from its government or request the duty-free import of an amount of supplies or components corresponding to that used from inventory for this contract. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary reule. NMFS suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2015 fishing year. NMFS also announces that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2015 will remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public in the Federal Register of the allowable harvest levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone if the previous year’s quota specifications remain unchanged. DATES: Effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Potts, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978–281–9341. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations implementing the fishery management plan (FMP) for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries at 50 CFR 648.75(b)(3), authorize the Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 NMFS (Regional Administrator), to suspend annually, by publication of a notification in the Federal Register, the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams. This action may be taken unless discard, catch, and biological sampling data indicate that 30 percent or more of the Atlantic surfclam resource have a shell length less than 4.75 inches (120 mm), and the overall reduced size is not attributable to harvest from beds where growth of the individual clams has been reduced because of density-dependent factors. At its June 2014 meeting, the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council voted to recommend that the Regional Administrator suspend the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2015 fishing year. Commercial surfclam data for 2014 were analyzed to determine the percentage of surfclams that were smaller than the minimum size requirement. The analysis indicated that 5.9 percent of the overall commercial landings were composed of surfclams that were less than 4.75 in (120 mm). Based on these data, the Regional Administrator concurs with the Council’s recommendation, and suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams from January 1 through December 31, 2015. The FMP for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries requires that NMFS issue notification in the Federal Register of the upcoming year’s quota, even in cases where the quota remains unchanged from the previous year. At its June 2014 meeting, the Council also voted that no action be taken to change the quota specifications for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs for the 2015 fishing year, and recommended maintaining the 2014 quota levels of 3.4 million bu (181 million L) for Atlantic surfclams, 5.3 million bu (284 million L) for ocean quahogs, and 100,000 Maine bu (3.524 million L) for Maine ocean quahogs, as announced in the Federal Register on December 20, 2013 (78 FR 77005). Classification This action is authorized by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 24, 2014. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–23267 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 189 (Tuesday, September 30, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 900124-0127]
RIN 0648-XD515


Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; 2015 Fishing Quotas 
for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs; and Suspension of Minimum 
Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit

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

ACTION: Temporary reule.

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SUMMARY: NMFS suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams 
for the 2015 fishing year. NMFS also announces that the quotas for the 
Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2015 will remain 
status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to 
notify the public in the Federal Register of the allowable harvest 
levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive 
Economic Zone if the previous year's quota specifications remain 
unchanged.

DATES: Effective January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Potts, Fishery Policy Analyst, 
978-281-9341.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations implementing the fishery 
management plan (FMP) for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog 
fisheries at 50 CFR 648.75(b)(3), authorize the Administrator, Greater 
Atlantic Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), to suspend annually, by 
publication of a notification in the Federal Register, the minimum size 
limit for Atlantic surfclams. This action may be taken unless discard, 
catch, and biological sampling data indicate that 30 percent or more of 
the Atlantic surfclam resource have a shell length less than 4.75 
inches (120 mm), and the overall reduced size is not attributable to 
harvest from beds where growth of the individual clams has been reduced 
because of density-dependent factors.
    At its June 2014 meeting, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council voted to recommend that the Regional Administrator suspend the 
minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2015 fishing year. 
Commercial surfclam data for 2014 were analyzed to determine the 
percentage of surfclams that were smaller than the minimum size 
requirement. The analysis indicated that 5.9 percent of the overall 
commercial landings were composed of surfclams that were less than 4.75 
in (120 mm). Based on these data, the Regional Administrator concurs 
with the Council's recommendation, and suspends the minimum size limit 
for Atlantic surfclams from January 1 through December 31, 2015.
    The FMP for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries 
requires that NMFS issue notification in the Federal Register of the 
upcoming year's quota, even in cases where the quota remains unchanged 
from the previous year. At its June 2014 meeting, the Council also 
voted that no action be taken to change the quota specifications for 
Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs for the 2015 fishing year, and 
recommended maintaining the 2014 quota levels of 3.4 million bu (181 
million L) for Atlantic surfclams, 5.3 million bu (284 million L) for 
ocean quahogs, and 100,000 Maine bu (3.524 million L) for Maine ocean 
quahogs, as announced in the Federal Register on December 20, 2013 (78 
FR 77005).

Classification

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

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

    Dated: September 24, 2014.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-23267 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]
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