Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer, 89010 [2016-29574-2]

Download as PDF 89010 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Provisions and Quasi-Regulatory Measures in the Oklahoma SIP’’ is amended by adding the following entries at the end: Subpart LL—Oklahoma 2. In § 52.1920(e) the first table titled ‘‘EPA-Approved Nonregulatory ■ § 52.1920 * Identification of plan * * (e) * * * * * EPA APPROVED NONREGULATORY PROVISIONS AND QUASI-REGULATORY MEASURES IN THE OKLAHOMA SIP Applicable geographic or nonattainment area Name of SIP provision * Infrastructure for the NAAQS. Infrastructure for the NO2 NAAQS. Infrastructure for the Ozone NAAQS. Infrastructure for the SO2 NAAQS. * * Explanation Statewide .......... 10/5/2012 * * * 12/9/2016, [Insert Federal Register citation]. 2010 Statewide .......... 2/28/2014 12/9/2016, [Insert Federal Register citation]. 2008 Statewide .......... 1/28/2015 12/9/2016, [Insert Federal Register citation] 2010 Statewide .......... 1/28/2015 12/9/2016, [Insert Federal Register citation] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 150903814–5999–02] RIN 0648–XF061 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; quota transfer. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the State of New Jersey is transferring a portion of its 2016 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES EPA approval date 2008 Pb [FR Doc. 2016–29585 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 State submittal date 16:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 the public of the revised commercial quotas for New Jersey and Virginia. DATES: Effective December 8, 2016, through December 31, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management Specialist, (978)–281–9180. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery are found in 50 CFR 648.100 through 648.110. These regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from Maine through North Carolina. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.102, and the initial 2016 allocations were published on December 28, 2015 (80 FR 80689). The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan, as published in the Federal Register on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for transferring summer flounder commercial quota from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator, can transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under § 648.102(c)(2). PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 * Does not address 110(a)(2)(D) (i)(I). Does not address 110(a)(2)(D) (i)(I) or 110(a)(2)(D) (i)(II) (visibility portion). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria in § 648.102(c)(2)(i)(A) through (C) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. New Jersey is transferring 226 lb (103 kg) of summer flounder commercial quota to Virginia. This transfer was requested by New Jersey to repay landings by a New Jersey-permitted vessel that landed in Virginia under a safe harbor agreement. The revised summer flounder quotas for calendar year 2016 are now: New Jersey, 1,381,653 lb (626,707 kg); and Virginia, 1,759,787 lb (798,226 kg); based on the initial quotas published in the 2016–2018 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications. Classification This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 6, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–29574 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\09DER1.SGM 09DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 237 (Friday, December 9, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 150903814-5999-02]
RIN 0648-XF061


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
Fishery; Quota Transfer

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; quota transfer.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the State of New Jersey is transferring a 
portion of its 2016 commercial summer flounder quota to the 
Commonwealth of Virginia. These quota adjustments are necessary to 
comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Fishery 
Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the 
public of the revised commercial quotas for New Jersey and Virginia.

DATES: Effective December 8, 2016, through December 31, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Hanson, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978)-281-9180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder 
fishery are found in 50 CFR 648.100 through 648.110. These regulations 
require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned 
among the coastal states from Maine through North Carolina. The process 
to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each 
state are described in Sec.  648.102, and the initial 2016 allocations 
were published on December 28, 2015 (80 FR 80689).
    The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder 
Fishery Management Plan, as published in the Federal Register on 
December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for transferring 
summer flounder commercial quota from one state to another. Two or more 
states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the NMFS 
Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator, can transfer or combine summer 
flounder commercial quota under Sec.  648.102(c)(2). The Regional 
Administrator is required to consider the criteria in Sec.  
648.102(c)(2)(i)(A) through (C) in the evaluation of requests for quota 
transfers or combinations.
    New Jersey is transferring 226 lb (103 kg) of summer flounder 
commercial quota to Virginia. This transfer was requested by New Jersey 
to repay landings by a New Jersey-permitted vessel that landed in 
Virginia under a safe harbor agreement.
    The revised summer flounder quotas for calendar year 2016 are now: 
New Jersey, 1,381,653 lb (626,707 kg); and Virginia, 1,759,787 lb 
(798,226 kg); based on the initial quotas published in the 2016-2018 
Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications.

Classification

    This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: December 6, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-29574 Filed 12-8-16; 8:45 am]
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