Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishery Management Council Freedom of Information Act Requests Regulations; Technical Amendments to Regulations, 57737-57738 [2015-24364]

Download as PDF 57737 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Community No. State and Location Herberg, Township of, Traill County ............. 380621 Kelso, Township of, Traill County ................. 380644 Mandan, City of, Morton County .................. 380072 Mercer County, Unincorporated Areas ......... 380294 Morton County, Unincorporated Areas ......... 380148 Stavanger, Township of, Traill County ......... 380642 Three Affiliated Tribes, Dunn, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer and Mountrail Counties.. Traill County, Unincorporated Areas ............ 380721 380130 Zap, City of, Mercer County ......................... 380068 Region IX Arizona: Cottonwood, City County. 040096 of, Yavapai Date certain federal assistance no longer available in SFHAs Effective date authorization/cancellation of sale of flood insurance in community Current effective map date September 25, 1978, Emerg; August 5, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. April 11, 1980, Emerg; August 5, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. April 4, 1974, Emerg; September 30, 1987, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. October 20, 1993, Emerg; May 4, 1998, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. September 13, 1973, Emerg; September 30, 1987, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. February 29, 1980, Emerg; August 5, 1986, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. August 23, 2000, Emerg; August 19, 2010, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. June 30, 1997, Emerg; May 4, 1998, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. April 7, 1975, Emerg; July 16, 1979, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. ......do ............... Do. May 5, 1975, Emerg; September 16, 1981, Reg; October 16, 2015, Susp. ......do ............... Do. ......* do = Ditto. Code for reading third column: Emerg. —Emergency; Reg. —Regular; Susp. —Suspension. Dated: September 8, 2015. Roy E. Wright Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. of this action is to update existing Council regulations to reflect the current procedure for processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests received by Councils. These changes will make our rules more internally consistent and easier to use. DATES: This final rule is effective October 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3, Room #10843, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Goodman at 301–427–8732, steven.goodman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2015–24433 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 600 [Docket No. 141212999–5843–01] RIN 0648–BE73 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishery Management Council Freedom of Information Act Requests Regulations; Technical Amendments to Regulations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is hereby making technical amendments without altering the substance of the regulations governing the operation of Regional Fishery Management Councils (Councils) under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The intent VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Background Recently, the Department of Commerce (DOC) published a proposed rule and a final rule in the Federal Register (79 FR 11025, February 27, 2014; 79 FR 62553, October 20, 2014) implementing revisions to DOC FOIA regulations. The DOC FOIA regulations were revised to clarify, update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, including using FOIAonline, a web-based tracking and processing tool for FOIA requests. NOAA now uses FOIAonline to receive, securely manage and respond to FOIA requests submitted by the public. NMFS has existing regulations for handling FOIA requests received by the Councils entitled ‘‘Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.’’ 50 CFR 600.155. These regulations provide that the NOAA FOIA Officer will prepare a Form CD–244, ‘‘FOIA Request PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and Action Record,’’ for FOIA requests received by a Council. Corrections NMFS is revising regulations at § 600.155(a) and (b) to reflect the use of FOIAonline. This action specifically amends the regulations to remove the requirement to prepare a Form CD–244 and to clarify that, after FOIA requests received by a Council are coordinated with the appropriate NMFS Regional Office (Region), the Region then forwards the request to the NOAA FOIA officer who enters the FOIA request into FOIAonline. No other changes are being considered or implemented. Classification The NMFS Assistant Administrator has determined that this rule is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and other applicable laws. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. This rule pertains solely to agency procedure and corrects existing regulations to reflect the current practice for processing FOIA requests received by a Council. It makes no changes to the substantive legal rights, obligations, or interests of affected parties. This rule therefore is a ‘‘rule of agency organization, procedure or practice’’ and is therefore exempt from the notice-and-comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). E:\FR\FM\25SER1.SGM 25SER1 57738 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 600 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business information, Fisheries, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: September 21, 2015. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [Docket No. 150316270–5270–01] 50 CFR Part 660 RIN 0648–XE187 Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #30 Through #36 For the reasons set out in the preamble, NMFS amends 50 CFR part 600 as follows: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Modification of fishing seasons; request for comments. AGENCY: PART 600—MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT PROVISIONS 1. The authority citation for part 600 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C 561 and 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 2. Section 600.155 is revised to read as follows: ■ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 600.155 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. (a) FOIA requests received by a Council should be coordinated promptly with the appropriate NMFS Regional Office. The Region will forward the request to the NOAA FOIA Officer to secure a FOIA number and log the request into FOIAonline. The Region will also obtain clearance from the NOAA General Counsel’s Office concerning initial determination for denial of requested information. (b) FOIA request processing will be controlled and documented in the Region. The requests should be forwarded to the NOAA FOIA Officer who will enter the request into FOIAonline. The request will be assigned an official FOIA number and due date. In the event the Region determines that the requested information is exempt from disclosure, in full or in part, under the FOIA, the denial letter prepared for the Assistant Administrator’s signature, along with the ‘‘Foreseeable Harm’’ Memo and list of documents to be withheld, must be cleared through the NMFS FOIA Liaison. Upon completion, a copy of the signed letter transmitting the information to the requester should be posted to FOIAonline by NMFS. [FR Doc. 2015–24364 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 SUMMARY: NMFS announces seven inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial and recreational salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to Cape Falcon, OR. DATES: The effective dates for the inseason actions are set out in this document under the heading Inseason Actions. Comments will be accepted through October 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2015–0001, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= NOAA-NMFS-2015-0001, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: William W. Stelle, Jr., Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle WA 98115–6349. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Mundy at 206–526–4323. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In the 2015 annual management measures for ocean salmon fisheries (80 FR 25611, May 5, 2015), NMFS announced the commercial and recreational fisheries in the area from the U.S./Canada border to the U.S./ Mexico border, beginning May 1, 2015, and 2016 salmon fisheries opening earlier than May 1, 2016. NMFS is authorized to implement inseason management actions to modify fishing seasons and quotas as necessary to provide fishing opportunity while meeting management objectives for the affected species (50 CFR 660.409). Inseason actions in the salmon fishery may be taken directly by NMFS (50 CFR 660.409(a)—Fixed inseason management provisions) or upon consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and the appropriate State Directors (50 CFR 660.409(b)—Flexible inseason management provisions). The state management agencies that participated in the consultations described in this document were: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Management of the salmon fisheries is generally divided into two geographic areas: north of Cape Falcon (U.S./ Canada border to Cape Falcon, OR) and south of Cape Falcon (Cape Falcon, OR, to the U.S./Mexico border). The inseason actions reported in this document affect fisheries north of Cape Falcon. The north of Cape Falcon area is further subdivided into four management subareas: Neah Bay Subarea (U.S./Canada border to Cape Alava, WA), La Push Subarea (Cape Alava, WA, to Queets River, WA), Westport Subarea (Queets River, WA, to Leadbetter Point, WA), and Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Point, WA, to Cape Falcon, OR). All times mentioned refer to Pacific daylight time. Inseason Actions Inseason Action #30 Description of action: Inseason action #30 reduced the landing and possession limit for Chinook salmon in the commercial salmon fishery north of Cape Falcon from 40 to 35 Chinook salmon per vessel per open period. This action superseded inseason action #29 (80 FR 53015, September 2, 2015). Effective dates: Inseason action #30 took effect on August 28, 2015, and remained in effect until superseded by inseason action #34 on September 4, 2015. E:\FR\FM\25SER1.SGM 25SER1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 57737-57738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24364]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 600

[Docket No. 141212999-5843-01]
RIN 0648-BE73


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fishery Management Council 
Freedom of Information Act Requests Regulations; Technical Amendments 
to Regulations

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

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: NMFS is hereby making technical amendments without altering 
the substance of the regulations governing the operation of Regional 
Fishery Management Councils (Councils) under the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 
intent of this action is to update existing Council regulations to 
reflect the current procedure for processing Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA) requests received by Councils. These changes will make our rules 
more internally consistent and easier to use.

DATES: This final rule is effective October 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3, Room #10843, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Goodman at 301-427-8732, 
steven.goodman@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Recently, the Department of Commerce (DOC) published a proposed 
rule and a final rule in the Federal Register (79 FR 11025, February 
27, 2014; 79 FR 62553, October 20, 2014) implementing revisions to DOC 
FOIA regulations. The DOC FOIA regulations were revised to clarify, 
update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, 
including using FOIAonline, a web-based tracking and processing tool 
for FOIA requests. NOAA now uses FOIAonline to receive, securely manage 
and respond to FOIA requests submitted by the public.
    NMFS has existing regulations for handling FOIA requests received 
by the Councils entitled ``Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 
requests.'' 50 CFR 600.155. These regulations provide that the NOAA 
FOIA Officer will prepare a Form CD-244, ``FOIA Request and Action 
Record,'' for FOIA requests received by a Council.

Corrections

    NMFS is revising regulations at Sec.  600.155(a) and (b) to reflect 
the use of FOIAonline. This action specifically amends the regulations 
to remove the requirement to prepare a Form CD-244 and to clarify that, 
after FOIA requests received by a Council are coordinated with the 
appropriate NMFS Regional Office (Region), the Region then forwards the 
request to the NOAA FOIA officer who enters the FOIA request into 
FOIAonline. No other changes are being considered or implemented.

Classification

    The NMFS Assistant Administrator has determined that this rule is 
consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act and other applicable laws.
    This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of 
Executive Order 12866.
    This rule pertains solely to agency procedure and corrects existing 
regulations to reflect the current practice for processing FOIA 
requests received by a Council. It makes no changes to the substantive 
legal rights, obligations, or interests of affected parties. This rule 
therefore is a ``rule of agency organization, procedure or practice'' 
and is therefore exempt from the notice-and-comment requirements of the 
Administrative Procedure Act at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A).

[[Page 57738]]

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 600

    Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business 
information, Fisheries, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: September 21, 2015.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, NMFS amends 50 CFR part 
600 as follows:

PART 600--MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT PROVISIONS

0
1. The authority citation for part 600 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C 561 and 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.


0
2. Section 600.155 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  600.155  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

    (a) FOIA requests received by a Council should be coordinated 
promptly with the appropriate NMFS Regional Office. The Region will 
forward the request to the NOAA FOIA Officer to secure a FOIA number 
and log the request into FOIAonline. The Region will also obtain 
clearance from the NOAA General Counsel's Office concerning initial 
determination for denial of requested information.
    (b) FOIA request processing will be controlled and documented in 
the Region. The requests should be forwarded to the NOAA FOIA Officer 
who will enter the request into FOIAonline. The request will be 
assigned an official FOIA number and due date. In the event the Region 
determines that the requested information is exempt from disclosure, in 
full or in part, under the FOIA, the denial letter prepared for the 
Assistant Administrator's signature, along with the ``Foreseeable 
Harm'' Memo and list of documents to be withheld, must be cleared 
through the NMFS FOIA Liaison. Upon completion, a copy of the signed 
letter transmitting the information to the requester should be posted 
to FOIAonline by NMFS.

[FR Doc. 2015-24364 Filed 9-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P