Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer, 57103-57104 [2015-24014]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 183 / Tuesday, September 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations the Government (e.g., how much agencies spend; what type of commodity is shipped; most used lanes, etc.); and (2) Analyze and recommend changes to Governmentwide policies, standards, practices, and procedures to improve Government transportation management. (b) Agencies that choose to report may identify opportunities within their organization to improve transportation management program performance as a result of the data analytics. § 102–117.356 report? What information should I You should report your agency’s prior fiscal year transaction level transportation data for freight and cargo, including HHG, and transportation management information. Transportation data that currently is otherwise provided to GSA in compliance with 31 U.S.C. 3726 is not requested. Transaction level transportation data submitted by agencies will remain confidential. 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Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES GSA is amending the Federal Management Regulations (FMR) reporting requirements to state that large VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:50 Sep 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action, and therefore, will not be subject to review under Section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This final rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act AGENCY: SUMMARY: agencies must submit to GSA their prior fiscal year mail reports in the Simplified Mail Accountability Reporting Tool annually by December 1. DATES: Effective: September 22, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Patterson, Office of Government-wide Policy, at 703–589– 2641 or by email at cynthia.patterson@ gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Please cite FMR Case 2015–102–1. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revision involves the change of reporting date for the annual report in 41 CFR part 102–192, subpart B, Reporting Requirements. This final rule amends the annual mail management reporting date, in response to several agency requests and feedback in an Office of Government-wide Policy survey. The new report due date allows agencies to have additional time to reconcile data and increase accuracy. The new date of December 1 is about a month later than the current due date of October 31. Annual reports will encompass information from the previous fiscal year of October 1 through September 30. Submission details will be provided in a bulletin posted at www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletin. These revisions are not substantive; therefore, this final rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq. The final rule is also exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act per 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2), because it applies to agency management or personnel. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 57103 C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the final changes to the FMR do not impose recordkeeping or information collection requirements, or the collection of information from offerors, contractors, or members of the public that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. D. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This final rule is also exempt from Congressional review prescribed under 5 U.S.C. 801 since it relates to agency management or personnel. List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 102–192 Government property management, Security measures. Dated: September 9, 2015. Denise Turner Roth, Administrator of General Services. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA is amending 41 CFR part 102–192 as set forth below: PART 102–192—MAIL MANAGEMENT 1. The authority citation continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 44 U.S.C. 2901–2904. 2. Revise § 102–192.105 to read as follows: ■ § 102–192.105 When must we submit our annual mail management report to GSA? Beginning with FY 2015, the agency’s annual mail management report is due on December 1, following the end of the fiscal year. [FR Doc. 2015–23995 Filed 9–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–14–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 140117052–4402–02] RIN 0648–XE113 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; quota transfer. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the State of Maine is transferring a portion SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1 57104 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 183 / Tuesday, September 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations of its 2015 commercial Atlantic bluefish quota to the State of Rhode Island. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quota for each state involved. DATES: Effective September 21, 2015, through December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reid Lichwell, Fishery Management Specialist, (978)–281–9112. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the bluefish fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from Florida through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.162. The final rule implementing Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2000 (65 FR 45844), and provided a mechanism for transferring bluefish quota from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can transfer or combine bluefish commercial quota under § 648.162(e). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria in § 648.162(e)(1) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. Maine has agreed to transfer 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) of its 2015 commercial quota to Rhode Island. This transfer was prompted by state officials in Rhode Island to ensure the state’s commercial bluefish quota is not exceeded. The Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in § 648.162(e)(1) are met. The revised bluefish quotas for calendar year 2015 are: Maine, 5,037 lb (2,284 kg); and Rhode Island, 536,826 lb (243,500 kg), based on the final 2015 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications (80 FR 46848; August 6, 2015). Classification This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 17, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24014 Filed 9–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:50 Sep 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 900124–0127] RIN 0648–XE164 Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fisheries; 2016 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs; and Suspension of Minimum Atlantic Surfclam Size Limit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule. AGENCY: NMFS suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2016 fishing year. NMFS also announces that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2016 will remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public 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, 2016, through December 31, 2016. 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 2015 meeting, the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council voted to recommend that the Regional Administrator suspend the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2016 fishing year. Commercial surfclam data for 2015 were analyzed to determine the percentage of surfclams that were smaller than the minimum SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 size requirement. The analysis indicated that 19.2 percent of the overall commercial landings were composed of surfclams that were less than the 4.75in (120-mm) default minimum size. While still below the 30-percent trigger, this is a higher percentage of small clams than we have seen in previous years. A new stock assessment is planned for 2016, and may provide additional information about the health of this stock and whether densitydependent factors may have contributed to the increased prevalence of small clams. Based on the information available, the Regional Administrator concurs with the Council’s recommendation, and is suspending the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams in the upcoming fishing year (January 1 through December 31, 2016). The FMP for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries requires that NMFS issue a notice 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 2015 meeting, the Council voted that no action be taken to change the quota specifications for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs for the 2016 fishing year. As a result, we are announcing that the 2015 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), remain effective for the 2016 fishing year. 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 17, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24013 Filed 9–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 183 (Tuesday, September 22, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 140117052-4402-02]
RIN 0648-XE113


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish 
Fishery; Quota Transfer

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; quota transfer.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the State of Maine is transferring a 
portion

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of its 2015 commercial Atlantic bluefish quota to the State of Rhode 
Island. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the 
Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This 
announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quota for 
each state involved.

DATES: Effective September 21, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reid Lichwell, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978)-281-9112.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the bluefish fishery 
are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual 
specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the 
coastal states from Florida through Maine. The process to set the 
annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are 
described in Sec.  648.162.
    The final rule implementing Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery 
Management Plan published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2000 (65 
FR 45844), and provided a mechanism for transferring bluefish quota 
from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement 
and with the concurrence of the Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region, 
NMFS (Regional Administrator), can transfer or combine bluefish 
commercial quota under Sec.  648.162(e). The Regional Administrator is 
required to consider the criteria in Sec.  648.162(e)(1) in the 
evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations.
    Maine has agreed to transfer 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) of its 2015 
commercial quota to Rhode Island. This transfer was prompted by state 
officials in Rhode Island to ensure the state's commercial bluefish 
quota is not exceeded. The Regional Administrator has determined that 
the criteria set forth in Sec.  648.162(e)(1) are met. The revised 
bluefish quotas for calendar year 2015 are: Maine, 5,037 lb (2,284 kg); 
and Rhode Island, 536,826 lb (243,500 kg), based on the final 2015 
Atlantic Bluefish Specifications (80 FR 46848; August 6, 2015).

Classification

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

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

    Dated: September 17, 2015.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-24014 Filed 9-21-15; 8:45 am]
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