Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery; Atlantic Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery; and South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery; Control Date, 66244-66245 [2016-23226]

Download as PDF 66244 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules For information about the public meeting: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, by telephone at 202–366– 2551, or by email at Shannon.Watson@ dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services at 202– 366–9826. Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Background: On August 31, 2016, FMCSA published a notice of intent concerning the lease and interchange of passengercarrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) (81 FR 59951). The purpose of the notice of intent was to inform the public about the Agency’s decision concerning the 37 petitions for reconsideration which have been filed in the public docket referenced above. Upon review of these petitions, FMCSA concluded that some have merit. FMCSA, therefore, extended the compliance date of the final rule from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2018 (82 FR 13998; March 16, 2016), to allow the Agency time to complete any rulemaking action to amend the rule where necessary. FMCSA Decision FMCSA plans to issue a rulemaking notice to address the four areas of concern in the August 31, 2016, notice of intent: (1) Exclusion of ‘‘chartering’’ (i.e., subcontracting) from the leasing requirements; (2) Amending the CMV requirements for the location of temporary markings for leased/interchanged vehicles; (3) Changing the requirement that carriers notify customers within 24 hours when they subcontract service to other carriers; and (4) Expanding the 48-hour delay in preparing a lease to include emergencies when passengers are not actually on board a bus. The Agency believes that less burdensome regulatory alternatives that would not adversely impact safety could be adopted before the January 1, 2018, compliance date. Public Roundtable FMCSA will hold a public roundtable on Monday, October 31, 2016, to discuss these four issue areas. The public will have an opportunity to speak about these issues and provide the Agency with information on how to address them. All public comments will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 placed in the docket of this rulemaking. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on the FMCSA Web site www.fmcsa.dot.gov in the near future. be managed. NMFS invites comments on the establishment of this control date. Written comments must be received by October 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2016– [FR Doc. 2016–23253 Filed 9–26–16; 8:45 am] 0121’’ by either of the following methods: BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2016National Oceanic and Atmospheric 0121, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, Administration complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. 50 CFR Part 622 • Mail: Submit written comments to [Docket No. 160815741–6741–01] Mary Janine Vara, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue RIN 0648–BG30 South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Instructions: Comments sent by any Mexico, and South Atlantic; Atlantic other method, to any other address or Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery; individual, or received after the end of Atlantic Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery; the comment period, may not be and South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper considered by NMFS. All comments Fishery; Control Date received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries viewing on www.regulations.gov Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and without change. All personal identifying Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), information (e.g., name, address, etc.), Commerce. confidential business information, or ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed otherwise sensitive information rulemaking; consideration of a control submitted voluntarily by the sender will date. be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ SUMMARY: This proposed rule announces A’’ in the required fields if you wish to the establishment of a control date of remain anonymous). June 15, 2016. The South Atlantic FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fishery Management Council (Council) Mary Janine Vara, NMFS Southeast may use this control date if it decides Regional Office, telephone: 727–824– to create restrictions limiting participation in the exclusive economic 5305, or email: mary.vara@noaa.gov. zone for the Federal charter vessel/ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The headboat (for-hire) component of the coastal migratory pelagics fishery in the recreational sectors of the coastal Atlantic is managed under the Fishery migratory pelagics fishery in the Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Atlantic, dolphin and wahoo fishery in Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico the Atlantic, and snapper-grouper and Atlantic Region (CMP FMP). The fishery in the South Atlantic. Anyone dolphin and wahoo fishery in the obtaining a Federal for-hire permit for Atlantic is managed under the FMP for these recreational sectors after the the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the control date will not be assured of Atlantic States (Dolphin and Wahoo future access should a management FMP). The snapper-grouper fishery in regime that limits participation in the the South Atlantic is managed under the sector be prepared and implemented. FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of This announcement is intended, in part, the South Atlantic Region (Snapperto promote awareness of the potential Grouper FMP). The CMP FMP was eligibility criteria for future access so as prepared jointly by the Gulf of Mexico to discourage speculative entry into the and South Atlantic Fishery Management Federal for-hire component of the Councils. The Dolphin and Wahoo and recreational sectors of the Atlantic Snapper-Grouper FMPs were prepared coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic by the Council. The FMPs are dolphin and wahoo, or the South implemented by NMFS under the Atlantic snapper-grouper fisheries, authority of the Magnuson-Stevens while the Council and NMFS consider Fishery Conservation and Management whether and how access to these Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) through recreational sector components should regulations at 50 CFR part 622. DATES: Issued on: September 15, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\27SEP1.SGM 27SEP1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 27, 2016 / Proposed Rules The Council voted at the June 2016 meeting to establish a control date of June 15, 2016, for the Federal for-hire component of the recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, and South Atlantic snapper-grouper fisheries. The Federal charter vessel/headboat permit for these recreational for-hire components is currently open access, available to anyone with a valid vessel registration. The control date enables the Council to inform current and potential participants that it is considering whether to create restrictions that limit fishery participation in the Federal for-hire component of the recreational sectors for Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, and South Atlantic snapper-grouper. This proposed rule informs current and potential fishery participants in the Federal for-hire component of the recreational sectors for Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, and South Atlantic snappergrouper that begin participating after June 15, 2016, they may not be ensured participation under future management of these fisheries. If the Council decides to amend the FMPs to restrict participation in the Federal for-hire component of the recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper fisheries in relation to this control date, an analysis of the specific administrative, biological, economic, and social effects will be prepared at that time. Publication of the control date in the Federal Register informs participants of the Council’s considerations, and gives notice to anyone obtaining a Federal forhire permit for the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snappergrouper recreational sectors after the control date that they would not be assured of future access to the recreational sector components should management changes be implemented that would restrict participation. Implementation of any such management changes by the Council would require preparation of amendments to the respective FMPs and publication of a notice of availability and proposed rule in the Federal Register with public comment periods, and if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, issuance of a final rule. Fishermen are not guaranteed future participation in a fishery, sector, or component within a sector regardless of when they obtained their permits or their level of participation in the fishery, sector, or component within a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Sep 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 sector before or after the control date under consideration. The Council subsequently may choose a different control date or they may choose different management approaches without using a control date. The Council also may choose to take no further action to control entry or access to the Federal for-hire component of the recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper fisheries, in which case the control date may be rescinded. This notification also gives the public notice that interested participants should locate and preserve records that substantiate and verify their participation in the Federal for-hire component of the recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper fisheries. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 20, 2016. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23226 Filed 9–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 160706587–6814–01] RIN 0648–BG21 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Amendment 16 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement measures in Amendment 16 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed Amendment 16 to protect deep-sea corals from the impacts of commercial fishing gear in the MidAtlantic. Amendment 16 management measures include: A deep-sea coral protection area; a prohibition on the use of bottom-tending commercial fishing gear within the deep-sea coral protection area; an exemption for American lobster and deep-sea red crab SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 66245 pots and traps from the gear prohibition; a vessel monitoring system requirement for limited access Illex squid moratorium permit holders; provisions for vessels transiting through the deepsea coral area; and expanded framework adjustment provisions for future modifications to the deep-sea coral protection measures. These proposed management measures are intended to protect deep-sea coral and deep-sea coral habitat while promoting the sustainable utilization and conservation of several different marine resources managed under the authority of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. DATES: Public comments must be received by November 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Copies of supporting documents used by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, including the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Regulatory Impact Review (RIR)/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), are available from: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901, telephone (302) 674–2331. The EA/RIR/ IRFA is also accessible online at http:// www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov. You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2016–0086, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20160086, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on MSB Amendment 16 Proposed Rule.’’ Instructions: 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 by NMFS. 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.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Christopher, Supervisory Fishery E:\FR\FM\27SEP1.SGM 27SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 66244-66245]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23226]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 160815741-6741-01]
RIN 0648-BG30


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery; Atlantic Dolphin and Wahoo 
Fishery; and South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery; Control Date

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

ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking; consideration of a 
control date.

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SUMMARY: This proposed rule announces the establishment of a control 
date of June 15, 2016. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council 
(Council) may use this control date if it decides to create 
restrictions limiting participation in the exclusive economic zone for 
the Federal charter vessel/headboat (for-hire) component of the 
recreational sectors of the coastal migratory pelagics fishery in the 
Atlantic, dolphin and wahoo fishery in the Atlantic, and snapper-
grouper fishery in the South Atlantic. Anyone obtaining a Federal for-
hire permit for these recreational sectors after the control date will 
not be assured of future access should a management regime that limits 
participation in the sector be prepared and implemented. This 
announcement is intended, in part, to promote awareness of the 
potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage 
speculative entry into the Federal for-hire component of the 
recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, 
Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or the South Atlantic snapper-grouper 
fisheries, while the Council and NMFS consider whether and how access 
to these recreational sector components should be managed. NMFS invites 
comments on the establishment of this control date.

DATES: Written comments must be received by October 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by ``NOAA-NMFS-2016-
0121'' by either of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2016-0121, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Mary Janine Vara, NMFS 
Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701.
    Instructions: 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 by NMFS. 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.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Janine Vara, NMFS Southeast 
Regional Office, telephone: 727-824-5305, or email: mary.vara@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The coastal migratory pelagics fishery in 
the Atlantic is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal 
Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region 
(CMP FMP). The dolphin and wahoo fishery in the Atlantic is managed 
under the FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States 
(Dolphin and Wahoo FMP). The snapper-grouper fishery in the South 
Atlantic is managed under the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of 
the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP). The CMP FMP was 
prepared jointly by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Councils. The Dolphin and Wahoo and Snapper-Grouper FMPs 
were prepared by the Council. The FMPs are implemented by NMFS under 
the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) through regulations at 50 CFR 
part 622.

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    The Council voted at the June 2016 meeting to establish a control 
date of June 15, 2016, for the Federal for-hire component of the 
recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, 
Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, and South Atlantic snapper-grouper 
fisheries. The Federal charter vessel/headboat permit for these 
recreational for-hire components is currently open access, available to 
anyone with a valid vessel registration. The control date enables the 
Council to inform current and potential participants that it is 
considering whether to create restrictions that limit fishery 
participation in the Federal for-hire component of the recreational 
sectors for Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and 
wahoo, and South Atlantic snapper-grouper.
    This proposed rule informs current and potential fishery 
participants in the Federal for-hire component of the recreational 
sectors for Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and 
wahoo, and South Atlantic snapper-grouper that begin participating 
after June 15, 2016, they may not be ensured participation under future 
management of these fisheries. If the Council decides to amend the FMPs 
to restrict participation in the Federal for-hire component of the 
recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, 
Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper fisheries 
in relation to this control date, an analysis of the specific 
administrative, biological, economic, and social effects will be 
prepared at that time.
    Publication of the control date in the Federal Register informs 
participants of the Council's considerations, and gives notice to 
anyone obtaining a Federal for-hire permit for the Atlantic coastal 
migratory pelagics, Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic 
snapper-grouper recreational sectors after the control date that they 
would not be assured of future access to the recreational sector 
components should management changes be implemented that would restrict 
participation. Implementation of any such management changes by the 
Council would require preparation of amendments to the respective FMPs 
and publication of a notice of availability and proposed rule in the 
Federal Register with public comment periods, and if approved by the 
Secretary of Commerce, issuance of a final rule.
    Fishermen are not guaranteed future participation in a fishery, 
sector, or component within a sector regardless of when they obtained 
their permits or their level of participation in the fishery, sector, 
or component within a sector before or after the control date under 
consideration. The Council subsequently may choose a different control 
date or they may choose different management approaches without using a 
control date. The Council also may choose to take no further action to 
control entry or access to the Federal for-hire component of the 
recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, 
Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper 
fisheries, in which case the control date may be rescinded.
    This notification also gives the public notice that interested 
participants should locate and preserve records that substantiate and 
verify their participation in the Federal for-hire component of the 
recreational sectors of the Atlantic coastal migratory pelagics, 
Atlantic dolphin and wahoo, or South Atlantic snapper-grouper 
fisheries.

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

    Dated: September 20, 2016.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-23226 Filed 9-26-16; 8:45 am]
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