Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications; Correction, 47154 [2016-17130]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS 47154 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 139 / Wednesday, July 20, 2016 / Proposed Rules implement specifications closer to the start of the scallop fishing year. To address these timing issues while still supporting the current timeline for integrating the best available science in to the management process, Amendment 19 proposes to: • Establish a specifications process so that allocations would not be tied only to actions that tend to have longer timelines (e.g., frameworks or amendments); and • Adjust the scallop fishing year to April 1 through March 31. Adding the ability to adjust allocations through a specifications setting process would produce some time-savings because the Council would not be required to discuss measures over the course of two Council meetings, as is required under the framework adjustment process. However, it would not guarantee allocations would be in place by March 1 of each year. As a result, the Council is recommending that the fishing year be changed to April 1 through March 31. Pushing the fishing year back one month would increase the likelihood that NMFS would be able to implement simple specifications actions at the start of the scallop fishing year on a more consistent basis, avoiding the need to implement default measures. Amendment 19 would also adjust the scallop permit year so that it continues to match the official fishing year (i.e., scallop permits would need to be renewed by April 1 of each year). In addition, NMFS and Council staff discussed other, non-regulatory streamlining initiatives that will result in time-savings in implementing final allocations. These include preparing a decision draft of an EA immediately following the Council’s final action on a framework and publishing a proposed rule prior to NMFS’ formal review of the EA. These measures will assist in implementing simple, non-controversial specifications actions on a quicker timeline than typical frameworks. We are soliciting public comments on Amendment 19 and its incorporated documents through the end of the comment period stated in this notice of availability. A proposed rule that would implement Amendment 19 will be published in the Federal Register for additional public comment. NMFS will evaluate the proposed rule under the procedures of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Public comments on the proposed rule must be received by the end of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 comment period provided in this notice of availability to be considered in the approval/disapproval decision on Amendment 19. All comments received by close of business on September 19, 2016, whether specifically directed to Amendment 19 or the proposed rule, will be considered in the approval/ disapproval decision on the amendment. Comments received after that date will not be considered in the decision to approve or disapprove Amendment 19, including those postmarked or otherwise transmitted, but not received by NMFS, by the last day of the comment period. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 15, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–17158 Filed 7–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 160617540–6540–01] RIN 0648–XE695 Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: This document corrects a typographical error in the ADDRESSES section to a proposed rule published on June 23, 2016. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted on or before July 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document identified by NOAA– NMFS–2016–0048, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2016SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 0048, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to William W. Stelle, Jr., Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115–0070; Attn: Joshua Lindsay. Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and considered by NMFS. 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. 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.) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Copies of the report ‘‘Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus) Stock Assessment for USA Management in the 2015–2016 Fishing Year’’ may be obtained from the West Coast Region (see ADDRESSES). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Lindsay, West Coast Region, NMFS, (562) 980–4034, Joshua.Lindsay@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Need for Correction In the ADDRESSES section of a proposed rule (81 FR 40844, June 23, 2016) on page 40845, in the first column, NMFS used an incorrect year, ‘‘2015’’ rather than ‘‘2016’’, in the document identifier and Federal eRulemaking Portal hyperlink. The ADDRESSES section has been corrected in this document. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 14, 2016. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–17130 Filed 7–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\20JYP1.SGM 20JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 47154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17130]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 160617540-6540-01]
RIN 0648-XE695


Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species 
Fisheries; Annual Specifications; Correction

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects a typographical error in the ADDRESSES 
section to a proposed rule published on June 23, 2016.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted on or before 
July 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document identified by NOAA-
NMFS-2016-0048, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2016-0048, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to William W. Stelle, Jr., 
Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way 
NE., Seattle, WA 98115-0070; Attn: Joshua Lindsay.
    Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above 
methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and 
considered by NMFS. 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. 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.) submitted voluntarily by the 
sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will 
accept anonymous comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you 
wish to remain anonymous). Copies of the report ``Pacific Mackerel 
(Scomber japonicus) Stock Assessment for USA Management in the 2015-
2016 Fishing Year'' may be obtained from the West Coast Region (see 
ADDRESSES).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Lindsay, West Coast Region, 
NMFS, (562) 980-4034, Joshua.Lindsay@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Need for Correction

    In the ADDRESSES section of a proposed rule (81 FR 40844, June 23, 
2016) on page 40845, in the first column, NMFS used an incorrect year, 
``2015'' rather than ``2016'', in the document identifier and Federal 
e-Rulemaking Portal hyperlink. The ADDRESSES section has been corrected 
in this document.

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

    Dated: July 14, 2016.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-17130 Filed 7-19-16; 8:45 am]
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