International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Closure of Purse Seine Fishery in the ELAPS in 2016, 58410-58411 [2016-20420]

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[FR Doc. 2016–20409 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 300 [Docket No. 160322276–6276–01] RIN 0648–XE741 International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Closure of Purse Seine Fishery in the ELAPS in 2016 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; fishery closure. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the purse seine fishery in the Effort Limit Area for Purse Seine, or ELAPS, will close as a result of reaching the 2016 limit on purse seine fishing effort in the ELAPS. This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions of a conservation and management measure adopted by the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or Commission) and to satisfy the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a Contracting Party. DATES: Effective 00:00 on September 2, 2016 universal time coordinated (UTC), until 24:00 on December 31, 2016 UTC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Graham, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office, 808–725–5032. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. purse seine fishing in the area of application of the Convention, or Convention Area, is managed, in part, under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.). Regulations implementing the Act are at 50 CFR part 300, subpart O. On behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, NMFS promulgates regulations under the Act as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the United States under the Convention, including implementation of the decisions of the Commission. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Pursuant to WCPFC Conservation and Management Measure 2015–01, NMFS issued regulations that established a limit of 1,828 fishing days that may be used by U.S. purse seine fishing vessels in the ELAPS in calendar year 2016 (see interim rule at 81 FR 33147, published May 25, 2016, codified at 50 CFR 300.223). The ELAPS consists of the areas of the U.S. exclusive economic zone and the high seas that are in the Convention Area between the latitudes of 20° N. and 20° S. (see definition at 50 CFR 300.211). A fishing day means any day in which a fishing vessel of the United States equipped with purse seine gear searches for fish, deploys a fish aggregating device (FAD), services a FAD, or sets a purse seine, with the exception of setting a purse seine solely for the purpose of testing or cleaning the gear and resulting in no catch (see definition at 50 CFR 300.211). Based on data submitted in logbooks and other available information, NMFS expects that the limit of 1,828 fishing days in the ELAPS will be reached, and in accordance with the procedures established at 50 CFR 300.223(a), announces that the purse seine fishery in the ELAPS will be closed starting at 00:00 on September 2, 2016 UTC, and will remain closed until 24:00 on December 31, 2016 UTC. Accordingly, it shall be prohibited for any fishing vessel of the United States equipped with purse seine gear to be used for fishing in the ELAPS from 00:00 on September 2, 2016 UTC until 24:00 December 31, 2016 UTC, except that such vessels will not prohibited from bunkering in the ELAPS during that period (50 CFR 300.223(a)). Classification There is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this action. Compliance with the notice and comment requirement would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest, since NMFS would be unable to ensure that the 2016 limit on purse seine fishing effort in the ELAPS is not exceeded. This action is based on the best available information on U.S. purse seine fishing effort in the ELAPS. The action is necessary for the United States to comply with its obligations under the Convention and is important for the conservation and management of bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, and skipjack tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean. For the same reasons, there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to establish an effective date less than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations This action is required by 50 CFR 300.223(a) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. Dated: August 22, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20420 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 120403249–2492–02] RIN 0648–XE829 Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; 2016 Recreational Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the golden tilefish recreational sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic for the 2016 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS estimates recreational landings of golden tilefish in 2016 have exceeded the recreational annual catch limit (ACL). Therefore, NMFS closes the golden tilefish recreational sector in the South Atlantic EEZ on August 27, 2016. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, August 27, 2016, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Vara, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824–5305, email: mary.vara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The snapper-grouper fishery of the South Atlantic includes golden tilefish and is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the SnapperGrouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and is implemented by NMFS under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:55 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 The recreational ACL for golden tilefish is 3,019 fish. In accordance with regulations at 50 CFR 622.193(a)(2)(i), if recreational landings of golden tilefish reach the recreational ACL, the Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries (AA) will file a notification with the Office of the Federal Register to close the recreational sector for the remainder of the fishing year. Landings data from the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center in 2016 indicate that the golden tilefish recreational ACL has been exceeded. Therefore, this temporary rule implements an AM to close the golden tilefish recreational sector of the snapper-grouper fishery for the remainder of the 2016 fishing year. As a result, the recreational sector for golden tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ will be closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time August 27, 2016. During the closure, the bag and possession limits for golden tilefish in or from the South Atlantic EEZ are zero. The recreational sector for golden tilefish will reopen on January 1, 2017, the beginning of the 2017 recreational fishing season. Classification The Regional Administrator for the NMFS Southeast Region has determined this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of South Atlantic golden tilefish and is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act and other applicable laws. This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.193(a)(2)(i) 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 AA finds that the need to immediately implement this action to close the recreational sector for golden tilefish constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this temporary rule pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), because such procedures are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the AMs established by Regulatory Amendment 12 to the FMP (77 FR 61295, October 9, 2012) have already been subject to notice and comment. All that remains is to notify the public of the recreational closure for golden tilefish for the remainder of the 2016 fishing year. Prior notice and opportunity for comment are contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58411 this action to protect the golden tilefish resource. Time required for notice and public comment would allow for continued recreational harvest and further exceedance of the recreational 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: August 22, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20412 Filed 8–22–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 130312235–3658–02] RIN 0648–XE824 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Resources of the South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; trip limit reduction. AGENCY: NMFS reduces the commercial trip limit for vermilion snapper in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic to 500 lb (227 kg), gutted weight, 555 lb (252 kg), round weight. This trip limit reduction is necessary to protect the South Atlantic vermilion snapper resource. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, August 28, 2016, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Vara, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824–5305, email: mary.vara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The snapper-grouper fishery in the South Atlantic includes vermilion snapper and is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the SnapperGrouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP). The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council prepared the FMP. The FMP is implemented by NMFS under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 300

[Docket No. 160322276-6276-01]
RIN 0648-XE741


International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries 
for Highly Migratory Species; Closure of Purse Seine Fishery in the 
ELAPS in 2016

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; fishery closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the purse seine fishery in the Effort 
Limit Area for Purse Seine, or ELAPS, will close as a result of 
reaching the 2016 limit on purse seine fishing effort in the ELAPS. 
This action is necessary for the United States to implement provisions 
of a conservation and management measure adopted by the Commission for 
the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the 
Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or Commission) and to satisfy 
the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the 
Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the 
Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), to which it is a 
Contracting Party.

DATES: Effective 00:00 on September 2, 2016 universal time coordinated 
(UTC), until 24:00 on December 31, 2016 UTC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Graham, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Regional Office, 808-725-5032.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. purse seine fishing in the area of 
application of the Convention, or Convention Area, is managed, in part, 
under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention 
Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.). Regulations implementing 
the Act are at 50 CFR part 300, subpart O. On behalf of the Secretary 
of Commerce, NMFS promulgates regulations under the Act as may be 
necessary to carry out the obligations of the United States under the 
Convention, including implementation of the decisions of the 
Commission.
    Pursuant to WCPFC Conservation and Management Measure 2015-01, NMFS 
issued regulations that established a limit of 1,828 fishing days that 
may be used by U.S. purse seine fishing vessels in the ELAPS in 
calendar year 2016 (see interim rule at 81 FR 33147, published May 25, 
2016, codified at 50 CFR 300.223). The ELAPS consists of the areas of 
the U.S. exclusive economic zone and the high seas that are in the 
Convention Area between the latitudes of 20[deg] N. and 20[deg] S. (see 
definition at 50 CFR 300.211). A fishing day means any day in which a 
fishing vessel of the United States equipped with purse seine gear 
searches for fish, deploys a fish aggregating device (FAD), services a 
FAD, or sets a purse seine, with the exception of setting a purse seine 
solely for the purpose of testing or cleaning the gear and resulting in 
no catch (see definition at 50 CFR 300.211).
    Based on data submitted in logbooks and other available 
information, NMFS expects that the limit of 1,828 fishing days in the 
ELAPS will be reached, and in accordance with the procedures 
established at 50 CFR 300.223(a), announces that the purse seine 
fishery in the ELAPS will be closed starting at 00:00 on September 2, 
2016 UTC, and will remain closed until 24:00 on December 31, 2016 UTC. 
Accordingly, it shall be prohibited for any fishing vessel of the 
United States equipped with purse seine gear to be used for fishing in 
the ELAPS from 00:00 on September 2, 2016 UTC until 24:00 December 31, 
2016 UTC, except that such vessels will not prohibited from bunkering 
in the ELAPS during that period (50 CFR 300.223(a)).

Classification

    There is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice 
and opportunity for public comment on this action. Compliance with the 
notice and comment requirement would be impracticable and contrary to 
the public interest, since NMFS would be unable to ensure that the 2016 
limit on purse seine fishing effort in the ELAPS is not exceeded. This 
action is based on the best available information on U.S. purse seine 
fishing effort in the ELAPS. The action is necessary for the United 
States to comply with its obligations under the Convention and is 
important for the conservation and management of bigeye tuna, yellowfin 
tuna, and skipjack tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean. For 
the same reasons, there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to 
establish an effective date less than 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.

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    This action is required by 50 CFR 300.223(a) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.

    Dated: August 22, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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