Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reapportionment of the 2015 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Halibut Prohibited Species Catch Limits for the Trawl Deep-Water and Shallow-Water Fishery Categories; Correction, 62502-62503 [2015-26372]

Download as PDF 62502 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 141021887–5172–02] RIN 0648–XE223 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; correction. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is correcting a temporary rule that exchanged unused Community Development Quota (CDQ) for CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves that published on October 5, 2015. The CDQ group that initiated this transfer was incorrect. DATES: Effective October 16, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Need for Correction NMFS published the exchange of unused CDQ for CDQ ABC reserves on October 5, 2015. The document contained errors by incorrectly stating which CDQ group initiated the transfer. This correction will not affect the fishing operations. These corrections are necessary to provide the correct information on which CDQ group initiated the transfer in order to avoid confusion by fishery participants. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Correction 1. In the Federal Register of October 5, 2015, (80 FR 60073) in FR Doc. 2015– 25291, on page 60073, column 3, paragraph 2, sentence 1 is corrected to state: ‘‘The Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation has requested that NMFS exchange 568 mt of flathead sole and 210 mt of rock sole CDQ reserves for 778 mt of yellowfin sole CDQ ABC reserves under § 679.31(d).’’ 2. In the Federal Register of October 5, 2015, (80 FR 60073) in FR Doc. 2015– 25291, on page 60074, columns 1–2, paragraph 1, sentence 3 is corrected to state: ‘‘This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the flatfish exchange by the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation in the BSAI.’’ Classification The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This correction amendment corrects an error identifying the CDQ group that initiated the transfer and does not change operating practices in the fisheries. Corrections should be made as soon as possible to avoid confusion for participants in the fisheries. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 13, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–26367 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 140918791–4999–02] RIN 0648–XE180 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reapportionment of the 2015 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Halibut Prohibited Species Catch Limits for the Trawl Deep-Water and Shallow-Water Fishery Categories; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; correction. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is correcting a temporary rule that reapportioned halibut prohibited species catch limits in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) that published on September 11, 2015. The table in the document contained errors. DATES: Effective October 16, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Need for Correction NMFS published the reapportionment of the 2015 Gulf of Alaska Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the trawl deep-water and shallowwater fishery categories on September 11, 2015. The table in the document contained errors in the July 1– September 1 row and the Subtotal January 20–October 1 row. This correction will not affect the fishing operations. These corrections are necessary to provide the correct 2015 halibut PSC apportionments and eliminate potential confusion for participants in the fisheries. Correction In the Federal Register of September 11, 2015, (80 FR 54737) in FR Doc. 2015–22934, on page 54738, Table 16 is corrected and reprinted in its entirety to read as follows: TABLE 16—FINAL 2015 APPORTIONMENT OF PACIFIC HALIBUT PSC TRAWL LIMITS BETWEEN THE TRAWL GEAR DEEPWATER SPECIES FISHERY AND THE SHALLOW-WATER SPECIES FISHERY CATEGORIES [Values are in metric tons] Season January 20–April 1 .................................................................................................................... April 1–July 1 ............................................................................................................................ Subtotal of combined first and second season limit (January 20–July 1) ............................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Deep-water 1 Shallow-water Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 135 291 426 35 ..................... 375 ................... 410 ................... 16OCR1 Total 170 666 836 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 62503 TABLE 16—FINAL 2015 APPORTIONMENT OF PACIFIC HALIBUT PSC TRAWL LIMITS BETWEEN THE TRAWL GEAR DEEPWATER SPECIES FISHERY AND THE SHALLOW-WATER SPECIES FISHERY CATEGORIES—Continued [Values are in metric tons] Season Shallow-water Deep-water 1 July 1–September 1 .................................................................................................................. September 1–October 1 ........................................................................................................... Subtotal January 20–October 1 ................................................................................................ October 1–December 31 2 ........................................................................................................ 176 132 734 ........................ 352 ................... Any remainder .. 762 ................... ........................... 528 132 1,496 264 Total ................................................................................................................................... ........................ ........................... 1,760 Total 1 Vessels participating in cooperatives in the Central GOA Rockfish Program will receive 191 mt of the third season (July 1 through September 1) deep-water species fishery halibut PSC apportionment. 2 There is no apportionment between trawl shallow-water and deep-water species fishery categories during the fifth season (October 1 through December 31). asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Classification The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This correction amendment corrects the unintentional transposition of the 3rd VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 season halibut apportionments between deep-water and shallow water fishery categories in Table 16 and does not change operating practices in the fisheries. Corrections should be made as soon as possible to avoid confusion for participants in the fisheries. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 13, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–26372 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 140918791-4999-02]
RIN 0648-XE180


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; 
Reapportionment of the 2015 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Halibut Prohibited 
Species Catch Limits for the Trawl Deep-Water and Shallow-Water Fishery 
Categories; Correction

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is correcting a 
temporary rule that reapportioned halibut prohibited species catch 
limits in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) that published on September 11, 
2015. The table in the document contained errors.

DATES: Effective October 16, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Need for Correction

    NMFS published the reapportionment of the 2015 Gulf of Alaska 
Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limits for the trawl deep-
water and shallow-water fishery categories on September 11, 2015. The 
table in the document contained errors in the July 1-September 1 row 
and the Subtotal January 20-October 1 row. This correction will not 
affect the fishing operations. These corrections are necessary to 
provide the correct 2015 halibut PSC apportionments and eliminate 
potential confusion for participants in the fisheries.

Correction

    In the Federal Register of September 11, 2015, (80 FR 54737) in FR 
Doc. 2015-22934, on page 54738, Table 16 is corrected and reprinted in 
its entirety to read as follows:

Table 16--Final 2015 Apportionment of Pacific Halibut PSC Trawl Limits Between the Trawl Gear Deep-Water Species
                            Fishery and the Shallow-Water Species Fishery Categories
                                           [Values are in metric tons]
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                   Season                     Shallow-water             Deep-water \1\                 Total
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January 20-April 1.........................             135  35.................................             170
April 1-July 1.............................             291  375................................             666
Subtotal of combined first and second                   426  410................................             836
 season limit (January 20-July 1).

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July 1-September 1.........................             176  352................................             528
September 1-October 1......................             132  Any remainder......................             132
Subtotal January 20-October 1..............             734  762................................           1,496
October 1-December 31 \2\..................  ..............  ...................................             264
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    Total..................................  ..............  ...................................           1,760
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\1\ Vessels participating in cooperatives in the Central GOA Rockfish Program will receive 191 mt of the third
  season (July 1 through September 1) deep-water species fishery halibut PSC apportionment.
\2\ There is no apportionment between trawl shallow-water and deep-water species fishery categories during the
  fifth season (October 1 through December 31).

Classification

    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good 
cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity 
for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the 
public interest. This correction amendment corrects the unintentional 
transposition of the 3rd season halibut apportionments between deep-
water and shallow water fishery categories in Table 16 and does not 
change operating practices in the fisheries. Corrections should be made 
as soon as possible to avoid confusion for participants in the 
fisheries.
    The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is 
based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment.

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

    Dated: October 13, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-26372 Filed 10-15-15; 8:45 am]
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