Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries, 7547-7548 [2015-02809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 28 / Wednesday, February 11, 2015 / Rules and Regulations FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). 47 CFR Parts 1, 43 and 63 Synopsis [IB Docket No. 04–112; FCC 13–6] Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission’s Second Report and Order, IB Docket No. 04–112, FCC 13– 6. This document is consistent with the Second Report and Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of the requirements. DATES: 47 CFR 1.767(l)(2), 43.61, 43.62, 43.82, 63.10(c)(2) and (4), 63.21(d) and 63.22(e), published at 78 FR 15615, March 12, 2013 are effective on February 11, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact Cathy Williams, Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov, (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on February 5, 2015, OMB approved the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s Second Report and Order, FCC 13–6, published at 78 FR 15615, March 12, 2013. The OMB Control Number is 3060–1156. The Commission publishes this document as an announcement of the effective date of the requirements. If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1– C823, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060–1165, in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via email at PRA@fcc.gov. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@ fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Feb 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on February 5, 2015, for the new information collection requirements contained in FCC 13–6. Under 5 CFR part 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current, valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number is 3060–1156. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507. The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents are as follows: OMB Control Number: 3060–1156. OMB Approval Date: February 5, 2015. OMB Expiration Date: February 28, 2018. Title: 47 CFR 43.62 Annual Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Services and Circuits. Form Number: N/A. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,328 respondents; 2,328 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2–151 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this information collection is contained under Sections 1, 4(i)–4(j), 11, 201–205, 211, 214, 219, 220, 303(r), 309 and 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i)–154(j), 161, 201–205, 211, 214, 219–220, 303(r), 309, 403. Total Annual Burden: 14,606 hours. Total Annual Cost: $2,400. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general, there is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. The Commission, however, will allow filing entities to seek confidential treatment of their data. Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 7547 (Commission) received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a revision of OMB Control No. 3060–1156. The purpose of the revision was to obtain OMB approval of the annual reporting requirements stipulated under 47 CFR 43.62 which requires that entities providing international services file annual circuit capacity reports and annual traffic and revenue reports, in a format set out in a Filing Manual. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2015–02853 Filed 2–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 [Docket No. 120328229–4949–02] RIN 0648–XD672 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; annual adjustment of Atlantic bluefin tuna Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas. AGENCY: NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas for 2015, based on regulations implementing Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan. DATES: Effective February 10, 2015 through December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah McLaughlin or Brad McHale, 978–281–9260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations implemented under the authority of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA; 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) governing the harvest of BFT by persons and vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction are found at 50 CFR part 635. Section 635.27 divides the U.S. BFT quota recommended by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11FER1.SGM 11FER1 7548 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 28 / Wednesday, February 11, 2015 / Rules and Regulations wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) among the various domestic fishing categories, per the allocations established in the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP) (71 FR 58058, October 2, 2006), as amended by the recently published Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (Amendment 7) (79 FR 71510, December 2, 2014) and in accordance with implementing regulations. Among other things, Amendment 7 revised the allocations to all quota categories, effective January 1, 2015. As a result, based on the currently codified U.S. quota of 923.7 mt, the baseline Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas are codified as 159.1 mt and 21.4 mt, respectively. See § 635.27(a). Pursuant to § 635.27(a)(4), NMFS has determined the amount of quota available to individual Atlantic Tunas Purse Seine category participants in 2015, based on their BFT catch (landings and dead discards) last year. Specifically, NMFS is making available to each participant 100 percent, 75 percent, 50 percent, or 25 percent of the individual baseline quota allocations, as described in § 635.27(a)(4)(ii) and is reallocating the remainder to the Reserve category for 2015. Based on the procedures VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:13 Feb 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 described above and by adding the individual available allocations, NMFS has determined the 2015 Purse Seine category quota available to Purse Seine fishery participants is 71.7 mt. Thus, the amount of Purse Seine category quota to be reallocated to the Reserve category is 87.4 mt, for a revised 2015 Reserve category quota of 108.8 mt (21.4 + 87.4 mt). Consistent with the quota regulations, NMFS may allocate any portion of the Reserve category quota for inseason or annual adjustments to any fishing category quota pursuant to regulatory determination criteria described at 50 CFR 635.27(a)(8), in addition to using the Reserve category quota for scientific research collection of bluefin tuna. NMFS has calculated the amounts of quota available to individual Purse Seine fishery participants based on their individual catch levels in 2014 and the codified process adopted in Amendment 7. Total Purse Seine category BFT catches were 41.7 mt (37.5 mt of landings and 4.2 mt of dead discards) in 2014. Consistent with § 635.27(a)(4)(v)(C), NMFS will notify Atlantic Tunas Purse Seine fishery participants of the amount of quota available for their use this year through the Individual Bluefin Quota electronic system established under § 635.15 and in writing. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 NMFS anticipates that it will announce additional bluefin tuna quota adjustments during 2015. For example, when complete 2014 bluefin tuna catch information is available and finalized, NMFS may augment the Reserve further by carrying forward underharvest, if any, from 2014, consistent with ICCAT limits. Also, the 2014 ICCAT recommendation regarding western Atlantic bluefin tuna management increases the baseline U.S. bluefin tuna quota and subquotas; NMFS will undertake domestic implementation of that recommendation in a separate rulemaking, with quotas finalized likely in mid-2015. Subsequent notices will be published in the Federal Register. In addition, fishermen may call the Atlantic Tunas Information Line at (888) 872–8862 or (978) 281–9260, or access hmspermits.noaa.gov, for updates. This action is being taken under 50 CFR 635.27(a)(4) and (a)(7), and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq. Dated: February 5, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–02809 Filed 2–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\11FER1.SGM 11FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 28 (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 7547-7548]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-02809]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 635

[Docket No. 120328229-4949-02]
RIN 0648-XD672


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna 
Fisheries

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; annual adjustment of Atlantic bluefin tuna 
Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) Purse Seine 
and Reserve category quotas for 2015, based on regulations implementing 
Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery 
Management Plan.

DATES: Effective February 10, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah McLaughlin or Brad McHale, 978-
281-9260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations implemented under the authority 
of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA; 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) and 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) governing the harvest of BFT by 
persons and vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction are found at 50 CFR 
part 635. Section 635.27 divides the U.S. BFT quota recommended by the

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International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
among the various domestic fishing categories, per the allocations 
established in the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery 
Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP) (71 FR 58058, October 2, 
2006), as amended by the recently published Amendment 7 to the 2006 
Consolidated HMS FMP (Amendment 7) (79 FR 71510, December 2, 2014) and 
in accordance with implementing regulations.
    Among other things, Amendment 7 revised the allocations to all 
quota categories, effective January 1, 2015. As a result, based on the 
currently codified U.S. quota of 923.7 mt, the baseline Purse Seine and 
Reserve category quotas are codified as 159.1 mt and 21.4 mt, 
respectively. See Sec.  635.27(a). Pursuant to Sec.  635.27(a)(4), NMFS 
has determined the amount of quota available to individual Atlantic 
Tunas Purse Seine category participants in 2015, based on their BFT 
catch (landings and dead discards) last year. Specifically, NMFS is 
making available to each participant 100 percent, 75 percent, 50 
percent, or 25 percent of the individual baseline quota allocations, as 
described in Sec.  635.27(a)(4)(ii) and is reallocating the remainder 
to the Reserve category for 2015. Based on the procedures described 
above and by adding the individual available allocations, NMFS has 
determined the 2015 Purse Seine category quota available to Purse Seine 
fishery participants is 71.7 mt. Thus, the amount of Purse Seine 
category quota to be reallocated to the Reserve category is 87.4 mt, 
for a revised 2015 Reserve category quota of 108.8 mt (21.4 + 87.4 mt). 
Consistent with the quota regulations, NMFS may allocate any portion of 
the Reserve category quota for inseason or annual adjustments to any 
fishing category quota pursuant to regulatory determination criteria 
described at 50 CFR 635.27(a)(8), in addition to using the Reserve 
category quota for scientific research collection of bluefin tuna.
    NMFS has calculated the amounts of quota available to individual 
Purse Seine fishery participants based on their individual catch levels 
in 2014 and the codified process adopted in Amendment 7. Total Purse 
Seine category BFT catches were 41.7 mt (37.5 mt of landings and 4.2 mt 
of dead discards) in 2014. Consistent with Sec.  635.27(a)(4)(v)(C), 
NMFS will notify Atlantic Tunas Purse Seine fishery participants of the 
amount of quota available for their use this year through the 
Individual Bluefin Quota electronic system established under Sec.  
635.15 and in writing.
    NMFS anticipates that it will announce additional bluefin tuna 
quota adjustments during 2015. For example, when complete 2014 bluefin 
tuna catch information is available and finalized, NMFS may augment the 
Reserve further by carrying forward underharvest, if any, from 2014, 
consistent with ICCAT limits. Also, the 2014 ICCAT recommendation 
regarding western Atlantic bluefin tuna management increases the 
baseline U.S. bluefin tuna quota and subquotas; NMFS will undertake 
domestic implementation of that recommendation in a separate 
rulemaking, with quotas finalized likely in mid-2015. Subsequent 
notices will be published in the Federal Register. In addition, 
fishermen may call the Atlantic Tunas Information Line at (888) 872-
8862 or (978) 281-9260, or access hmspermits.noaa.gov, for updates.
    This action is being taken under 50 CFR 635.27(a)(4) and (a)(7), 
and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq.

    Dated: February 5, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-02809 Filed 2-10-15; 8:45 am]
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