Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2016 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack, 45068-45069 [2016-16401]

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Section 4.7 is amended by revising paragraphs (d) and (e)(2) to read as follows: § 4.7 Definition of metrics used to determine the general outage-reporting threshold criteria. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES * * * * * (d) Optical Carrier 3 (OC3) minutes are defined as the mathematical result of multiplying the duration of an outage, expressed in minutes, by the number of previously operating OC3 circuits or their equivalents that were affected by the outage. (e) * * * (2) The mathematical result of multiplying the duration of an outage, expressed in minutes, by the number of end users potentially affected by the outage, for all other forms of communications. For interconnected VoIP service providers to mobile users, the number of potentially affected users should be determined by multiplying the simultaneous call capacity of the affected equipment by a concentration ratio of 8. * * * * * ■ 4. Section 4.9 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(2), the second sentence in paragraph (a)(4), revising the second and sixth sentence in paragraph (b), revising paragraph (e), (f)(2) and the second sentence in paragraph (f)(4) to read as follows: § 4.9 Outage reporting requirements— threshold criteria. (a) * * * (2) Affects at least 667 OC3 minutes; * * * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Jul 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 (4) * * * (OC3 minutes and user minutes are defined in paragraphs (d) and (e) of § 4.7.) * * * * * * * * (b) * * * Providers must report IXC and LEC tandem outages of at least 30 minutes duration in which at least 90,000 calls are blocked or at least 667 OC3-minutes are lost.* * * (OC3 minutes are defined in paragraph (d) of § 4.7.) * * * * * * * * (e)(1) All wireless service providers shall submit electronically a Notification to the Commission within 120 minutes of discovering that they have experienced on any facilities that they own, operate, lease, or otherwise utilize, an outage of at least 30 minutes duration: (i) Of a Mobile Switching Center (MSC); (ii) That potentially affects at least 900,000 user minutes of either telephony and associated data (2nd generation or lower) service or paging service; (iii) That affects at least 667 OC3 minutes (as defined in § 4.7); (iv) That potentially affects any special offices and facilities (in accordance with paragraphs (a) through (d) of § 4.5) other than airports through direct service facility agreements; or (v) That potentially affects a 911 special facility (as defined in paragraph (e) of § 4.5), in which case they also shall notify, as soon as possible by telephone or other electronic means, any official who has been designated by the management of the affected 911 facility as the provider’s contact person for communications outages at that facility, and they shall convey to that person all available information that may be useful to the management of the affected facility in mitigating the effects of the outage on callers to that facility. (2) In determining the number of users potentially affected by a failure of a switch, a wireless provider must multiply the number of macro cell sites disabled in the outage by the average number of users served per site, which is calculated as the total number of users for the provider divided by the total number of the provider’s macro cell sites. (3) For providers of paging service only, a notification must be submitted if the failure of a switch for at least 30 minutes duration potentially affects at least 900,000 user-minutes. (4) Not later than 72 hours after discovering the outage, the provider shall submit electronically an Initial Communications Outage Report to the Commission. Not later than 30 days PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 after discovering the outage, the provider shall submit electronically a Final Communications Outage Report to the Commission. (5) The Notification and Initial and Final reports shall comply with the requirements of § 4.11. (f) * * * (2) Affects at least 667 OC3 minutes; * * * * * (4) * * * (OC3 minutes and user minutes are defined in paragraphs (d) and (e) of § 4.7.) * * * * * * * * § 4.13 [Removed and Reserved] 5. Section 4.13 is removed and reserved. ■ [FR Doc. 2016–16274 Filed 7–8–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 1206013412–2517–02] RIN 0648–XE716 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2016 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for the 2016 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS projects commercial landings for greater amberjack, will reach the commercial annual catch target (ACT) by July 17, 2016. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial sector for greater amberjack in the Gulf on July 17, 2016, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing season on January 1, 2017. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf greater amberjack resource. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 17, 2016, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824–5305, or email: rich.malinowski@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the reef fish fishery of the Gulf, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JYR1.SGM 12JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2016 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES which includes greater amberjack, under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf (FMP). The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) prepared the FMP and NMFS implements the FMP under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. All greater amberjack weights discussed in this temporary rule are in round weight. The commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for Gulf greater amberjack is 464,400 lb (210,648 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1)(iii). The commercial ACT (equivalent to the commercial quota) is 394,740 lb (179,051 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.39(a)(1)(v). Under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1)(i), NMFS is required to close the commercial sector for greater amberjack when the commercial quota is reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification to that effect with the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has determined the commercial quota will be reached by July 17, 2016. Accordingly, the commercial sector for Gulf greater amberjack is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 17, 2016, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2017. The operator of a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for Gulf reef fish with greater amberjack on board must have landed, bartered, traded, or sold such greater amberjack prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 17, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Jul 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 During the commercial closure, the bag and possession limits specified in 50 CFR 622.38(b)(1) apply to all harvest or possession of greater amberjack in or from the Gulf exclusive economic zone (EEZ). However, from June 1 through July 31 each year, the recreational sector for greater amberjack is also closed, as specified in 50 CFR 622.34(c), and during this recreational closure, the bag and possession limits for greater amberjack in or from the Gulf EEZ are zero. During the commercial closure, the sale or purchase of greater amberjack taken from the EEZ is prohibited. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not apply to the sale or purchase of greater amberjack that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 17, 2016, and were held in cold storage by a dealer or processor. The commercial sector for greater amberjack will reopen on January 1, 2017, the beginning of the 2017 commercial fishing season. Classification The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of Gulf greater amberjack and is consistent with the MagnusonStevens Act and other applicable laws. This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because the temporary rule is issued without opportunity for prior notice and comment. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 45069 This action responds to the best scientific information available. The Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries (AA), finds that the need to immediately implement this action to close the commercial sector for greater amberjack constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the rule establishing the closure provisions was subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the closure. Such procedures are contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement this action to protect greater amberjack. The capacity of the commercial sector allows for rapid harvest of the commercial quota, and prior notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and would potentially result in harvest exceeding the commercial ACL. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 6, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–16401 Filed 7–7–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\12JYR1.SGM 12JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 133 (Tuesday, July 12, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 45068-45069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-16401]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 1206013412-2517-02]
RIN 0648-XE716


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
2016 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for Gulf of Mexico 
Greater Amberjack

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for commercial 
greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish fishery for 
the 2016 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS projects 
commercial landings for greater amberjack, will reach the commercial 
annual catch target (ACT) by July 17, 2016. Therefore, NMFS closes the 
commercial sector for greater amberjack in the Gulf on July 17, 2016, 
and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing season on 
January 1, 2017. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf greater 
amberjack resource.

DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 17, 2016, 
until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich Malinowski, NMFS Southeast 
Regional Office, telephone: 727-824-5305, or email: 
rich.malinowski@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the reef fish fishery of the 
Gulf,

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which includes greater amberjack, under the Fishery Management Plan for 
the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf (FMP). The Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council (Council) prepared the FMP and NMFS implements the 
FMP under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 
622. All greater amberjack weights discussed in this temporary rule are 
in round weight.
    The commercial annual catch limit (ACL) for Gulf greater amberjack 
is 464,400 lb (210,648 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1)(iii). 
The commercial ACT (equivalent to the commercial quota) is 394,740 lb 
(179,051 kg), as specified in 50 CFR 622.39(a)(1)(v).
    Under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1)(i), NMFS is required to close the 
commercial sector for greater amberjack when the commercial quota is 
reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification to 
that effect with the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has 
determined the commercial quota will be reached by July 17, 2016. 
Accordingly, the commercial sector for Gulf greater amberjack is closed 
effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 17, 2016, until 12:01 a.m., 
local time, January 1, 2017.
    The operator of a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for 
Gulf reef fish with greater amberjack on board must have landed, 
bartered, traded, or sold such greater amberjack prior to 12:01 a.m., 
local time, July 17, 2016. During the commercial closure, the bag and 
possession limits specified in 50 CFR 622.38(b)(1) apply to all harvest 
or possession of greater amberjack in or from the Gulf exclusive 
economic zone (EEZ). However, from June 1 through July 31 each year, 
the recreational sector for greater amberjack is also closed, as 
specified in 50 CFR 622.34(c), and during this recreational closure, 
the bag and possession limits for greater amberjack in or from the Gulf 
EEZ are zero. During the commercial closure, the sale or purchase of 
greater amberjack taken from the EEZ is prohibited. The prohibition on 
sale or purchase does not apply to the sale or purchase of greater 
amberjack that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 
a.m., local time, July 17, 2016, and were held in cold storage by a 
dealer or processor. The commercial sector for greater amberjack will 
reopen on January 1, 2017, the beginning of the 2017 commercial fishing 
season.

Classification

    The Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, has determined 
this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of 
Gulf greater amberjack and is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act 
and other applicable laws.
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.41(a)(1) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.
    These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, because the temporary rule is issued without 
opportunity for prior notice and comment.
    This action responds to the best scientific information available. 
The Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries (AA), finds that the 
need to immediately implement this action to close the commercial 
sector for greater amberjack constitutes good cause to waive the 
requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment 
pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such 
procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. 
Such procedures are unnecessary because the rule establishing the 
closure provisions was subject to notice and comment, and all that 
remains is to notify the public of the closure. Such procedures are 
contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately 
implement this action to protect greater amberjack. The capacity of the 
commercial sector allows for rapid harvest of the commercial quota, and 
prior notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and 
would potentially result in harvest exceeding the commercial ACL.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 
U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

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

    Dated: July 6, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-16401 Filed 7-7-16; 4:15 pm]
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