Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, 64782-64784 [2016-22694]

Download as PDF 64782 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations of their regulatory actions on State, local, and tribal governments and on the private sector. This rule does not impose any Federal mandates on any State, local, or tribal governments, or on the private sector, within the meaning of the UMRA. List of Subjects in 24 CFR Part 5 Administrative practice and procedure, Aged, Claims, Drug abuse, Drug traffic control, Grant programs— housing and community development, Grant programs—Indians, Individuals with disabilities, Loan programs— housing and community development, Low and moderate income housing, Mortgage insurance, Pets, Public housing, Rent subsidies, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the preamble, and in accordance with HUD’s authority in 42 U.S.C. 3535(d), HUD amends 24 CFR part 5 as follows. PART 5—GENERAL HUD PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS; WAIVERS 1. The authority citation for part 5 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1437a, 1437c, 1437d, 1437f, 1437n, 3535(d), Sec. 327, Pub. L. 109– 115, 119 Stat. 2936, and Sec. 607, Pub. L. 109–162, 119 Stat. 3051. 2. In § 5.100, revise the definitions for ‘‘Gender identity’’ and ‘‘Sexual orientation’’ to read as follows: ■ § 5.100 Definitions. * * * * Gender identity means the gender with which a person identifies, regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth and regardless of the person’s perceived gender identity. Perceived gender identity means the gender with which a person is perceived to identify based on that person’s appearance, behavior, expression, other gender related characteristics, or sex assigned to the individual at birth or identified in documents. * * * * * Sexual orientation means one’s emotional or physical attraction to the same and/or opposite sex (e.g., homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality). * * * * * Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES * § 5.105 [Amended] 3. In § 5.105, remove paragraph (a)(2)(ii) and the paragraph (a)(2)(i) heading and redesignate paragraph (a)(2)(i) as (a)(2). ■ ■ 4. Add § 5.106 to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:23 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 § 5.106 Equal access in accordance with the individual’s gender identity in community planning and development programs. (a) Applicability. This section applies to assistance provided under Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs, including assistance under the following CPD programs: HOME Investment Partnerships program (24 CFR part 92), Housing Trust Fund program (24 CFR part 93), Community Development Block Grant program (24 CFR part 570), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS program (24 CFR part 574), Emergency Solutions Grants program (24 CFR part 576), Continuum of Care program (24 CFR part 578), or Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (24 CFR part 579). The requirements of this section apply to recipients and subrecipients, as well as to owners, operators, and managers of shelters and other buildings and facilities and providers of services funded in whole or in part by any CPD program. (b) Equal access in accordance with gender identity. The admissions, occupancy, and operating policies and procedures of recipients, subrecipients, owners, operators, managers, and providers identified in paragraph (a) of this section, including policies and procedures to protect privacy, health, safety, and security, shall be established or amended, as necessary, and administered in a nondiscriminatory manner to ensure that: (1) Equal access to CPD programs, shelters, other buildings and facilities, benefits, services, and accommodations is provided to an individual in accordance with the individual’s gender identity, and in a manner that affords equal access to the individual’s family; (2) An individual is placed, served, and accommodated in accordance with the gender identity of the individual; (3) An individual is not subjected to intrusive questioning or asked to provide anatomical information or documentary, physical, or medical evidence of the individual’s gender identity; and (4) Eligibility determinations are made and assisted housing is made available in CPD programs as required by § 5.105(a)(2). (c) Placement and accommodation in temporary, emergency shelters and other buildings and facilities with shared sleeping quarters or shared bathing facilities—(1) Placement and accommodation. Placement and accommodation of an individual in temporary, emergency shelters and other buildings and facilities with physical limitations or configurations PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 that require and are permitted to have shared sleeping quarters or shared bathing facilities shall be made in accordance with the individual’s gender identity. (2) Post-admission accommodations. A recipient, subrecipient, owner, operator, manager, or provider must take nondiscriminatory steps that may be necessary and appropriate to address privacy concerns raised by residents or occupants and, as needed, update its admissions, occupancy, and operating policies and procedures in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Documentation and record retention. Providers shall document and maintain records of compliance with the requirements in paragraph (b) of this section for a period of 5 years. Dated: September 14, 2016. ´ Julian Castro, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–22589 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 150916863–6211–02] RIN 0648–XE880 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; reallocation. AGENCY: NMFS is exchanging unused flathead sole and rock sole Community Development Quota (CDQ) for yellowfin sole CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch of yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested. DATES: Effective September 21, 2016 through December 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Whitney, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2016 flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole CDQ reserves specified in the BSAI are 1,832 metric tons (mt), 5,460 mt, and 16,473 mt as established by the final 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (81 FR 14773, March 18, 2016) and following revision (81 FR 63716, September 16, 2016). The 2016 flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole CDQ ABC reserves are 5,257 mt, 11,778 mt, and 6,179 mt as established by the final 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (81 FR 14773, March 18, 2016) and following revision (81 FR 63716, September 16, 2016). The Coastal Villages Regional Fund has requested that NMFS exchange 215 mt of flathead sole and 245 mt of rock sole CDQ reserves for 460 mt of yellowfin sole CDQ ABC reserves under 64783 § 679.31(d). Therefore, in accordance with § 679.31(d), NMFS exchanges 215 mt of flathead sole, 245 mt of rock sole CDQ reserves for 460 mt of yellowfin sole CDQ ABC reserves in the BSAI. This action also decreases and increases the TACs and CDQ ABC reserves by the corresponding amounts. Tables 11 and 13 of the final 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (81 FR 14773, March 18, 2016), and following revision (81 FR 63716, September 16, 2016), are revised as follows: TABLE 11—FINAL 2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT QUOTA (CDQ) RESERVES, INCIDENTAL CATCH AMOUNTS (ICAS), AND AMENDMENT 80 ALLOCATIONS OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS PACIFIC OCEAN PERCH, AND BSAI FLATHEAD SOLE, ROCK SOLE, AND YELLOWFIN SOLE TACS [Amounts are in metric tons] Pacific ocean perch Sector Eastern aleutian district TAC .......................................................... CDQ ......................................................... ICA ........................................................... BSAI trawl limited access ........................ Amendment 80 ......................................... Alaska Groundfish Cooperative ............... Alaska Seafood Cooperative ................... Central aleutian district 7,900 845 200 685 6,169 3,271 2,898 Flathead sole Western aleutian district 7,000 749 75 618 5,558 2,947 2,611 9,000 963 10 161 7,866 4,171 3,695 Rock sole Yellowfin sole BSAI BSAI BSAI 16,470 1,617 5,000 0 9,853 1,411 8,442 55,180 5,215 6,000 0 43,965 11,129 32,836 150,450 16,933 3,500 14,979 115,038 43,748 71,290 Note: Sector apportionments may not total precisely due to rounding. TABLE 13—FINAL 2016 AND 2017 ABC SURPLUS, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT QUOTA (CDQ) ABC RESERVES, AND AMENDMENT 80 ABC RESERVES IN THE BSAI FOR FLATHEAD SOLE, ROCK SOLE, AND YELLOWFIN SOLE [Amounts are in metric tons] 2016 Flathead sole Sector ABC .......................................................... TAC .......................................................... ABC surplus ............................................. ABC reserve ............................................. CDQ ABC reserve ................................... Amendment 80 ABC reserve ................... Alaska Groundfish Cooperative for 2016 1 ................................................... Alaska Seafood Cooperative for 2016 1 .. 2016 Rock sole 2016 Yellowfin sole 2017 Flathead sole 2017 Rock sole 2017 Yellowfin sole 66,250 16,470 49,780 49,780 5,472 44,308 161,100 55,180 105,920 105,920 12,023 93,897 211,700 150,450 61,250 61,250 5,719 55,531 64,580 21,000 43,580 43,580 4,663 38,917 145,000 57,100 87,900 87,900 9,405 78,495 203,500 144,000 59,500 59,500 6,367 53,134 4,145 40,163 22,974 70,923 24,019 31,512 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 The 2017 allocations for Amendment 80 species between Amendment 80 cooperatives and the Amendment 80 limited access sector will not be known until eligible participants apply for participation in the program by November 1, 2016. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:23 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the flatfish exchange by the Coastal Villages Regional Fund in the BSAI. Since these fisheries are currently open, it is important to immediately inform the industry as to the revised allocations. Immediate notification is necessary to allow for the orderly conduct and efficient operation of this fishery, to allow the industry to plan for the fishing season, and to avoid potential disruption to the fishing fleet as well as processors. NMFS was unable PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of September 8, 2016. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1 64784 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 16, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22694 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 150818742–6210–02] RIN 0648–XE894 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Shortraker Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2016 total allowable catch of shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA will be reached. DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 19, 2016, Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:23 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2016 total allowable catch (TAC) of shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA is 38 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (81 FR 14740, March 18, 2016). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(2), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 2016 TAC of shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA will be reached. Therefore, NMFS is requiring that shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA be treated as prohibited species in accordance with § 679.21(b). Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay prohibiting the retention of shortraker rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of September 15, 2016. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and § 679.21 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 16, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22724 Filed 9–16–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64782-64784]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22694]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 150916863-6211-02]
RIN 0648-XE880


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of 
Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; reallocation.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is exchanging unused flathead sole and rock sole 
Community Development Quota (CDQ) for yellowfin sole CDQ acceptable 
biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands 
management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total 
allowable catch of yellowfin sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian 
Islands management area to be harvested.

DATES: Effective September 21, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Whitney, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) according to the 
Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and

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Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific 
Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing 
by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 
CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679.
    The 2016 flathead sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole CDQ reserves 
specified in the BSAI are 1,832 metric tons (mt), 5,460 mt, and 16,473 
mt as established by the final 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications for 
groundfish in the BSAI (81 FR 14773, March 18, 2016) and following 
revision (81 FR 63716, September 16, 2016). The 2016 flathead sole, 
rock sole, and yellowfin sole CDQ ABC reserves are 5,257 mt, 11,778 mt, 
and 6,179 mt as established by the final 2016 and 2017 harvest 
specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (81 FR 14773, March 18, 2016) 
and following revision (81 FR 63716, September 16, 2016).
    The Coastal Villages Regional Fund has requested that NMFS exchange 
215 mt of flathead sole and 245 mt of rock sole CDQ reserves for 460 mt 
of yellowfin sole CDQ ABC reserves under Sec.  679.31(d). Therefore, in 
accordance with Sec.  679.31(d), NMFS exchanges 215 mt of flathead 
sole, 245 mt of rock sole CDQ reserves for 460 mt of yellowfin sole CDQ 
ABC reserves in the BSAI. This action also decreases and increases the 
TACs and CDQ ABC reserves by the corresponding amounts. Tables 11 and 
13 of the final 2016 and 2017 harvest specifications for groundfish in 
the BSAI (81 FR 14773, March 18, 2016), and following revision (81 FR 
63716, September 16, 2016), are revised as follows:

 Table 11--Final 2016 Community Development Quota (CDQ) Reserves, Incidental Catch Amounts (ICAS), and Amendment 80 Allocations of the Aleutian Islands
                                     Pacific Ocean Perch, and BSAI Flathead Sole, Rock Sole, and Yellowfin Sole Tacs
                                                              [Amounts are in metric tons]
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                                                                        Pacific ocean perch                Flathead sole     Rock sole    Yellowfin sole
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                         Sector                               Eastern         Central         Western
                                                             aleutian        aleutian        aleutian          BSAI            BSAI            BSAI
                                                             district        district        district
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TAC.....................................................           7,900           7,000           9,000          16,470          55,180         150,450
CDQ.....................................................             845             749             963           1,617           5,215          16,933
ICA.....................................................             200              75              10           5,000           6,000           3,500
BSAI trawl limited access...............................             685             618             161               0               0          14,979
Amendment 80............................................           6,169           5,558           7,866           9,853          43,965         115,038
Alaska Groundfish Cooperative...........................           3,271           2,947           4,171           1,411          11,129          43,748
Alaska Seafood Cooperative..............................           2,898           2,611           3,695           8,442          32,836          71,290
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Note: Sector apportionments may not total precisely due to rounding.


 Table 13--Final 2016 and 2017 ABC Surplus, Community Development Quota (CDQ) ABC Reserves, and Amendment 80 ABC Reserves in the BSAI for Flathead Sole,
                                                              Rock Sole, and Yellowfin Sole
                                                              [Amounts are in metric tons]
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                                                           2016 Flathead                  2016 Yellowfin   2017 Flathead                  2017 Yellowfin
                         Sector                                sole       2016 Rock sole       sole            sole       2017 Rock sole       sole
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ABC.....................................................          66,250         161,100         211,700          64,580         145,000         203,500
TAC.....................................................          16,470          55,180         150,450          21,000          57,100         144,000
ABC surplus.............................................          49,780         105,920          61,250          43,580          87,900          59,500
ABC reserve.............................................          49,780         105,920          61,250          43,580          87,900          59,500
CDQ ABC reserve.........................................           5,472          12,023           5,719           4,663           9,405           6,367
Amendment 80 ABC reserve................................          44,308          93,897          55,531          38,917          78,495          53,134
Alaska Groundfish Cooperative for 2016 \1\..............           4,145          22,974          24,019             n/a             n/a             n/a
Alaska Seafood Cooperative for 2016 \1\.................          40,163          70,923          31,512             n/a             n/a             n/a
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\1\ The 2017 allocations for Amendment 80 species between Amendment 80 cooperatives and the Amendment 80 limited access sector will not be known until
  eligible participants apply for participation in the program by November 1, 2016.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set 
forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from 
responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and 
would delay the flatfish exchange by the Coastal Villages Regional Fund 
in the BSAI. Since these fisheries are currently open, it is important 
to immediately inform the industry as to the revised allocations. 
Immediate notification is necessary to allow for the orderly conduct 
and efficient operation of this fishery, to allow the industry to plan 
for the fishing season, and to avoid potential disruption to the 
fishing fleet as well as processors. NMFS was unable to publish a 
notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, 
relevant data only became available as of September 8, 2016.
    The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is 
based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment.
    This action is required by Sec.  679.20 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.


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

    Dated: September 16, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-22694 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]
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