Policy for Evaluating Sea Service Aboard Liftboats, 22118-22119 [2015-09052]

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 46 CFR Part 11 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0168] [FR Doc. 2015–09257 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] Policy for Evaluating Sea Service Aboard Liftboats tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 9110–12–P Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces the availability of Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) Policy Letter SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14–03, Evaluating Sea Service Aboard Liftboats. This policy letter will provide guidance to mariners concerning endorsements to Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) for service on liftboats. DATES: This policy letter is effective on April 6, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of availability, call or email Luke B. Harden, Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division (CG–CVC–4), U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–2357, or MMCPolicy@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing material in the E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Rules and Regulations docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Viewing Documents The policy letter discussed below is available and can be viewed by going to http://www.uscg.mil/nmc and clicking on ‘‘Regulations & Policy,’’ then click on ‘‘Policy Letters.’’ Discussion Liftboats spend significant periods elevated at work sites and are not underway at those times. The time a liftboat spends underway is generally limited to travelling to and from a job site, and may be a relatively small portion of the total time the liftboat is in operation. Because of these specialized operations, the Coast Guard considers liftboats to be unique vessels and has evaluated sea service on liftboats to determine its equivalency to traditional service. This policy letter describes policy for the Coast Guards’ evaluation of service obtained on liftboats used to qualify for national officer endorsements to an MMC. Authority This notice of availability is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: April 2, 2015. J.C. Burton, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director, Inspection & Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–09052 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 648 [Docket No. 141125999–5362–02] RIN 0648–BE68 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery and Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Framework Adjustment 26; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Sea Turtle Conservation National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. NMFS approves and implements through regulations the measures included in Framework Adjustment 26 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, which the New England Fishery Management Council adopted and submitted to NMFS for approval. The purpose of Framework 26 is to prevent overfishing, improve yield-per-recruit, and improve the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. Framework 26 sets fishing specifications for 2015, including catch limits, days-atsea allocations, individual fishing quotas, and sea scallop access area trip allocations. In addition, Framework 26 closes a portion of the Elephant Trunk Access Area and extends the boundaries of the Nantucket Lightship Access Area to protect small scallops, adjusts the State Waters Exemption Program, allows for Vessel Monitoring System declaration changes for vessels to steam home with product on board, implements a proactive accountability measure to protect windowpane flounder and yellowtail flounder, aligns two gear measures designed to protect sea turtles, and implements other measures to improve the management of the scallop fishery. Aligning the gear measures designed to protect sea turtles involves modifying existing regulations implemented under the Endangered Species Act; therefore, this action is implemented under joint authority of the Endangered Species Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. DATES: Effective May 1, 2015, except for the amendment to § 648.51(b)(4)(iv), which will be effective May 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: The Council developed an environmental assessment (EA) for this action that describes the action and other considered alternatives and provides a thorough analysis of the impacts of these measures. Copies of the Framework, the EA, and the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), are available upon request from Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. The EA/IRFA is also accessible via the Internet at http://www.nefmc. SUMMARY: 22119 org/scallops/index.html or http://www. greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/regs/ 2015/March/15scalfw26turtlepr.html. Copies of the small entity compliance guide are available from John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298, or available on the Internet at http://www. greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/ sustainable/species/scallop/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Ford, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978–281–9233 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Council adopted Framework 26 on November 20, 2014, and submitted it to NMFS on February 17, 2015, for review and approval. Framework 26 specifies measures for fishing year 2015, but includes fishing year 2016 measures that will go into place as a default, should the next specifications-setting framework be delayed beyond the start of fishing year 2016. Fishing year 2015 default allocations have been in place since March 1, 2015, and allow for only 17 DAS and zero access area trips. The default measures are replaced by the higher Framework 26 allocations described below. Details concerning the development of these measures were contained in the preamble of the proposed rule and are not repeated here. Specification of Scallop Overfishing Limit (OFL), Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), Annual Catch Limits (ACLs), Annual Catch Targets (ACTs), and Set-Asides for the 2015 Fishing Year and Default Specifications for Fishing Year 2016 The allocations incorporate new biomass reference points that resulted from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s most recent scallop stock benchmark assessment that was completed in July 2014. The assessment reviewed and updated the data and models used to assess the scallop stock and ultimately updated the reference points for status determinations. A comparison of the old and new reference points is outlined in Table 1. TABLE 1—SUMMARY OF OLD AND NEW SCALLOP REFERENCE POINTS FROM THE LAST TWO BENCHMARK SCALLOP STOCK ASSESSMENTS IN 2010 AND 2014 2010 Assessment Fishing Mortality at Maximum Sustainable Yield (Fmsy) .......................... Biomass at Maximum Sustainable Yield (Bmsy) ...................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 76 (Tuesday, April 21, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22118-22119]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09052]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

46 CFR Part 11

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0168]


Policy for Evaluating Sea Service Aboard Liftboats

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of Office of 
Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) Policy Letter 14-03, Evaluating Sea 
Service Aboard Liftboats. This policy letter will provide guidance to 
mariners concerning endorsements to Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) 
for service on liftboats.

DATES: This policy letter is effective on April 6, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice of availability, call or email Luke B. Harden, Mariner 
Credentialing Program Policy Division (CG-CVC-4), U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone 202-372-2357, or MMCPolicy@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing material in the

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docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Viewing Documents

    The policy letter discussed below is available and can be viewed by 
going to http://www.uscg.mil/nmc and clicking on ``Regulations & 
Policy,'' then click on ``Policy Letters.''

Discussion

    Liftboats spend significant periods elevated at work sites and are 
not underway at those times. The time a liftboat spends underway is 
generally limited to travelling to and from a job site, and may be a 
relatively small portion of the total time the liftboat is in 
operation. Because of these specialized operations, the Coast Guard 
considers liftboats to be unique vessels and has evaluated sea service 
on liftboats to determine its equivalency to traditional service.
    This policy letter describes policy for the Coast Guards' 
evaluation of service obtained on liftboats used to qualify for 
national officer endorsements to an MMC.

Authority

    This notice of availability is issued under the authority of 5 
U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: April 2, 2015.
J.C. Burton,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director, Inspection & Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-09052 Filed 4-20-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P