Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2016 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 64356 [2016-22619]

Download as PDF 64356 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 16 U.S.C. 470dd; 25 U.S.C. 9, 3001 et seq. Copies of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (Pelagic FEP) are available from the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, tel. 808–522–8220, fax 808– 522–8226, or www.wpcouncil.org. § 10.12 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Secretary of the Interior PART 10—NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION REGULATIONS 43 CFR Part 10 ■ DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 1. The authority citation for part 10 continues to read as follows: [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20860; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] RIN 1024–AE28 Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Correcting amendment. AGENCY: The Office of the Secretary of the Interior published a document in the Federal Register on June 28, 2016, adjusting the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act with an initial ‘‘catch-up’’ adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. This document corrects the final regulations by fixing a mistake in the amount of one of the adjusted civil penalties. DATES: This correction is effective on September 20, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Calhoun, Regulations Program Specialist, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is the second correction to the interim final rule published on June 28, 2016 (81 FR 41858). The first set of corrections was published on August 8, 2016 (81 FR 52352). These corrections were administrative and procedural relating to process for submitting comments. This second correction fixes a mistake in the amount of the civil penalty for continued failure to comply with requirements of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The rule stated the adjusted penalty was $1,268. The correct amount of the adjusted penalty is $1,286. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: List of Subjects in 43 CFR Part 10 Administrative practice and procedure, Hawaiian Natives, Historic preservation, Indians-claims, Indianslands, Museums, Penalties, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, 43 CFR part 10 is corrected by making the following correcting amendment: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Sep 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 [Corrected] ■ 2. In § 10.12(g)(3), remove ‘‘$1,268’’ and add in its place ‘‘$1,286’’. Jarad Makaiau, NMFS PIRO Sustainable Fisheries, 808–725–5176. Dated: September 13, 2016. Michael Bean, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–22565 Filed 9–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EJ–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 665 RIN 0648–XE284 Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2016 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of a valid specified fishing agreement. AGENCY: NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,000 metric tons of the 2016 bigeye tuna limit for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to identified U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in the CNMI. DATES: September 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Copies of a 2015 environmental assessment (EA), a 2016 supplemental EA (2016 SEA), and a finding of no significant impact, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2015–0140, are available from www.regulations.gov, or from Michael D. Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 In a final rule published on September 14, 2016, NMFS specified a 2016 limit of 2,000 metric tons (mt) of longline-caught bigeye tuna for the U.S. Pacific Island territories of American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI (81 FR 63145). Of the 2,000 mt limit, NMFS allows each territory to allocate up to 1,000 mt to U.S. longline fishing vessels identified in a valid specified fishing agreement. On September 9, 2016, NMFS received from the Council, a specified fishing agreement between the CNMI and Quota Management, Inc. (QMI). In the transmittal memorandum, the Council’s Executive Director advised that the specified fishing agreement was consistent with the criteria set forth in 50 CFR 665.819(c)(1). NMFS reviewed the agreement and determined that it is consistent with the Pelagic FEP, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, implementing regulations, and other applicable laws. In accordance with 50 CFR 300.224(d) and 50 CFR 665.819(c)(9), vessels identified in the agreement may retain and land bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean under the CNMI limit. NMFS began attributing bigeye tuna caught by vessels identified in the agreement to the CNMI starting on September 9, 2016. If NMFS determines the fishery will reach the 1,000 mt attribution limit, we would restrict the retention of bigeye tuna caught by vessels identified in the agreement. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 15, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22619 Filed 9–16–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 20SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 182 (Tuesday, September 20, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-22619]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 665

RIN 0648-XE284


Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; 2016 U.S. Territorial Longline 
Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands

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

ACTION: Announcement of a valid specified fishing agreement.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a valid specified fishing agreement that 
allocates up to 1,000 metric tons of the 2016 bigeye tuna limit for the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to identified U.S. 
longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term 
sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and 
fisheries development in the CNMI.

DATES: September 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Copies of a 2015 environmental assessment (EA), a 2016 
supplemental EA (2016 SEA), and a finding of no significant impact, 
identified by NOAA-NMFS-2015-0140, are available from 
www.regulations.gov, or from Michael D. Tosatto, Regional 
Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1845 Wasp Blvd., 
Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818.
    Copies of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the 
Western Pacific Region (Pelagic FEP) are available from the Western 
Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), 1164 Bishop St., Suite 
1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, tel. 808-522-8220, fax 808-522-8226, or 
www.wpcouncil.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jarad Makaiau, NMFS PIRO Sustainable 
Fisheries, 808-725-5176.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a final rule published on September 14, 
2016, NMFS specified a 2016 limit of 2,000 metric tons (mt) of 
longline-caught bigeye tuna for the U.S. Pacific Island territories of 
American Samoa, Guam and the CNMI (81 FR 63145). Of the 2,000 mt limit, 
NMFS allows each territory to allocate up to 1,000 mt to U.S. longline 
fishing vessels identified in a valid specified fishing agreement.
    On September 9, 2016, NMFS received from the Council, a specified 
fishing agreement between the CNMI and Quota Management, Inc. (QMI). In 
the transmittal memorandum, the Council's Executive Director advised 
that the specified fishing agreement was consistent with the criteria 
set forth in 50 CFR 665.819(c)(1). NMFS reviewed the agreement and 
determined that it is consistent with the Pelagic FEP, the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, implementing 
regulations, and other applicable laws.
    In accordance with 50 CFR 300.224(d) and 50 CFR 665.819(c)(9), 
vessels identified in the agreement may retain and land bigeye tuna in 
the western and central Pacific Ocean under the CNMI limit.
    NMFS began attributing bigeye tuna caught by vessels identified in 
the agreement to the CNMI starting on September 9, 2016. If NMFS 
determines the fishery will reach the 1,000 mt attribution limit, we 
would restrict the retention of bigeye tuna caught by vessels 
identified in the agreement.

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

    Dated: September 15, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-22619 Filed 9-16-16; 11:15 am]
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