Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer, 79485-79486 [2015-32109]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 245 / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 63,080 respondents; 3,569,028 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 43 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement. Obligation to Respond: Obligatory for all entities required to participate in EAS. Total Annual Burden: 82,008 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Filings will be given the presumption of confidentiality. The Commission will allow test data and reports containing individual test data to be shared on a confidential basis with other Federal agencies and state governmental emergency management agencies that have confidentiality protection at least equal to that provided by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). See 5 U.S.C. 552 (2006), amended by OPEN Government Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110– 175, 121 Stat. 2524 (stating the FOIA confidentiality standard, along with relevant exemptions). Privacy Act: No impact. Needs and Uses: Part 11 contains rules and regulations addressing the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS provides the President with the capability to provide immediate communications and information to the general public at the national, state and local area level during periods of national emergency. The EAS also provides state and local governments and the National Weather Service with the capability to provide immediate communications and information to the general public concerning emergency situations posing a threat to life and property. EAS Participants must utilize the ETRS to file identifying and test result data as part of their participation in the second nationwide EAS test. Although the ETRS adopted in this Sixth Report and Order in EB Docket No. 04–296, FCC 15–60, largely resembles the version used during the first nationwide EAS test, it also contains certain improvements, such as support for prepopulation of form data, and integration of form data into an EAS ‘‘Mapbook.’’ ETRS will continue to collect such identifying information as station call letters, license identification number, geographic coordinates, EAS designation, EAS monitoring assignment, and emergency contact information. EAS Participants will submit this identifying data prior to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Dec 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 test date. On the day of the test, EAS Participants will input test results into ETRS (e.g., whether the test message was received and processed successfully). They will input the remaining data called for by our reporting rules (e.g., more detailed test results) within 45 day of the test. The Commission believes that structuring ETRS in this fashion will allow EAS Participants to timely provide the Commission with test data in a minimally burdensome fashion. Our analysis indicates that this revised collection will cause no change in the burden estimates or reporting and recordkeeping requirements that the Commission submitted (and which OMB subsequently approved) for the 2011 system. The revised information collection requirements contained in this collection are as follows: Section 11.21(a) requires EAS Participants to provide the identifying information required by the ETRS no later than sixty days after the publication in the Federal Register of a notice announcing the approval by the Office of Management and Budget of the modified information collection requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and an effective date of the rule amendment, or within sixty days of the launch of the ETRS, whichever is later, and shall renew this identifying information on a yearly basis or as required by any revision of the EAS Participant’s State EAS Plan filed pursuant to section 11.21 of this part, and consistent with the requirements of paragraph 11.61(a)(3)(iv) of this part. Section 11.61(a)(3)(iv) requires test results to be logged by all EAS Participants into the ETRS as determined by the Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, subject to the following requirements. EAS Participants shall provide the identifying information required by the ETRS initially no later than sixty days after the publication in the Federal Register of a notice announcing the approval by the Office of Management and Budget of the modified information collection requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and an effective date of the rule amendment, or within sixty days of the launch of the ETRS, whichever is later, and shall renew this identifying information on a yearly basis or as required by any revision of the EAS Participant’s State EAS Plan filed pursuant to section 11.21 of this part. EAS Participants must also file ‘‘day of test’’ data in the ETRS within 24 hours of any nationwide test or as otherwise required by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 79485 Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32034 Filed 12–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 140117052–4402–02] RIN 0648–XE347 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 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 States of North Carolina and Maine and the Commonwealth of Virginia are transferring portions of their 2015 commercial summer flounder quotas to the State of Connecticut. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quota for each state involved. DATES: Effective December 21, 2015, through December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Scheimer, Fishery Management Specialist, (978)-281–9236. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery are in 50 CFR 648.100 through 50 CFR 648.110. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from Maine through North Carolina. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.102. The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan, as published in the Federal Register on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for transferring summer flounder commercial quota from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the NMFS Greater SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DER1.SGM 22DER1 79486 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 245 / Tuesday, December 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES Atlantic Regional Administrator, can transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under § 648.102(c)(2). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria in § 648.102(c)(2)(i) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. Connecticut is receiving the following 2015 summer flounder commercial quota transfers: 10,000 lb (4,534 kg) from North Carolina, 10,000 lb (4,534 kg) from Virginia, and 5,200 lb (2,359 kg) from Maine. These transfers were prompted by state officials in VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Dec 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 Connecticut to ensure their commercial summer flounder quota is not exceeded. The Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in § 648.102(c)(2)(i) are met. The revised summer flounder quotas for calendar year 2015 are: North Carolina, 2,966,243 lb (1,345,465 kg); Maine, 65 lb (29 kg); Virginia, 2,391,568 lb (1,084,796 kg); and Connecticut, 275,045 lb (124,758 kg), based on the final 2015 Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Specifications and Commercial Summer Flounder Quota Adjustments, as PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2014 (79 FR 78311). 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: December 17, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32109 Filed 12–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\22DER1.SGM 22DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 140117052-4402-02]
RIN 0648-XE347


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
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 States of North Carolina and Maine and 
the Commonwealth of Virginia are transferring portions of their 2015 
commercial summer flounder quotas to the State of Connecticut. These 
quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, 
Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer 
provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised 
commercial quota for each state involved.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Scheimer, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978)-281-9236.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder 
fishery are in 50 CFR 648.100 through 50 CFR 648.110. The regulations 
require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned 
among the coastal states from Maine through North Carolina. The process 
to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each 
state are described in Sec.  648.102.
    The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder 
Fishery Management Plan, as published in the Federal Register on 
December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for transferring 
summer flounder commercial quota from one state to another. Two or more 
states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the NMFS 
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Atlantic Regional Administrator, can transfer or combine summer 
flounder commercial quota under Sec.  648.102(c)(2). The Regional 
Administrator is required to consider the criteria in Sec.  
648.102(c)(2)(i) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or 
combinations.
    Connecticut is receiving the following 2015 summer flounder 
commercial quota transfers: 10,000 lb (4,534 kg) from North Carolina, 
10,000 lb (4,534 kg) from Virginia, and 5,200 lb (2,359 kg) from Maine. 
These transfers were prompted by state officials in Connecticut to 
ensure their commercial summer flounder quota is not exceeded. The 
Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in 
Sec.  648.102(c)(2)(i) are met. The revised summer flounder quotas for 
calendar year 2015 are: North Carolina, 2,966,243 lb (1,345,465 kg); 
Maine, 65 lb (29 kg); Virginia, 2,391,568 lb (1,084,796 kg); and 
Connecticut, 275,045 lb (124,758 kg), based on the final 2015 Summer 
Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Specifications and Commercial Summer 
Flounder Quota Adjustments, as published in the Federal Register on 
December 30, 2014 (79 FR 78311).

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: December 17, 2015.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-32109 Filed 12-21-15; 8:45 am]
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