Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery Off the Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 1, 8820 [2017-02057]

Download as PDF 8820 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 81 FR 96388 (see DATES above) until March 21, 2017. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 Commercial, Dolphin, Fisheries, Fishing, Trip limits. 50 CFR Part 622 Dated: January 26, 2017. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [Docket No. 160302174–6999–02] RIN 0648–BF81 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery Off the Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 1 For the reasons stated in the preamble, 50 CFR part 622 is amended as follows: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Stay of final rule. AGENCY: In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), this action stays the final rule NMFS published on December 30, 2016 in order to delay its effective date. DATES: Effective January 31, 2017, the final rule amending 50 CFR part 622, that published on December 30, 2016, at 81 FR 96388, is stayed until March 21, 2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 30, 2016, NMFS published this final rule to implement Regulatory Amendment 1 for the Fishery Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States, as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. This final rule establishes a commercial trip limit for Atlantic dolphin for vessels with a Federal commercial permit for Atlantic dolphin and wahoo. The purpose of this final rule is to reduce the chance of an in-season closure of the dolphin commercial sector as a result of the annual catch limit being reached during the fishing year, and to reduce the severity of economic or social impacts caused by these closures. On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memo instructing Federal agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date for 60 days after January 20, 2017, of any regulations or guidance documents that have published in the Federal Register but not yet taken effect, for the purpose of ‘‘reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise.’’ Because its effective date has already passed, we are enacting this stay of the rule published on December 30, 2016, at PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC 1. The authority citation for part 622 continues to read as follows: ■ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Jan 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. § 622.278 [Amended] 2. In § 622.278, paragraph (a) is stayed until March 21, 2017. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–02057 Filed 1–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 131113952–6999–02] Regulatory Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule revises the current seasonal prohibition on the use of black sea bass pot gear in the South Atlantic and adds an additional gear marking requirement for black sea bass pot gear. The purpose of this final rule is to reduce the adverse socioeconomic impacts from the current seasonal black sea bass pot gear prohibition while continuing to protect Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed North Atlantic right whales (NARW) in the South Atlantic. This final rule also helps to better identify black sea bass pot gear in the South Atlantic. On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memo instructing Federal agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date for 60 days after January 20, 2017, of any regulations or guidance documents that have published in the Federal Register but not yet taken effect, for the purpose of ‘‘reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise.’’ Because its effective date has already passed, we are enacting this stay of the rule published on December 29, 2016, at 81 FR 95893 (see DATES above) until March 2017, except for the amendment to § 622.183(b)(6) that became effective on December 29, 2016. RIN 0648–BD78 List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 16 Annual catch limits, Black Sea Bass, Fisheries, Fishing, South Atlantic. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Stay of final rule. AGENCY: In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), this action stays the final rule NMFS published on December 29, 2016, in order to delay its effective date. DATES: Effective January 31, 2017, the final rule amending 50 CFR 622.189(g) that published on December 29, 2016, at 81 FR 95893, is stayed until March 21, 2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS issues regulations to implement SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Dated: January 26, 2017. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 50 CFR part 622 is amended as follows: PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC 1. The authority citation for part 622 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. § 622.189 [Amended] 2. In § 622.189, paragraph (g) is stayed until March 21, 2017. ■ [FR Doc. 2017–02042 Filed 1–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\31JAR1.SGM 31JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 160302174-6999-02]
RIN 0648-BF81


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery Off the Atlantic States; Regulatory Amendment 
1

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

ACTION: Stay of final rule.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from 
the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled 
``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register 
on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), this action stays the final rule 
NMFS published on December 30, 2016 in order to delay its effective 
date.

DATES: Effective January 31, 2017, the final rule amending 50 CFR part 
622, that published on December 30, 2016, at 81 FR 96388, is stayed 
until March 21, 2017.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 30, 2016, NMFS published this 
final rule to implement Regulatory Amendment 1 for the Fishery 
Management Plan for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic 
States, as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council. This final rule establishes a commercial trip limit 
for Atlantic dolphin for vessels with a Federal commercial permit for 
Atlantic dolphin and wahoo. The purpose of this final rule is to reduce 
the chance of an in-season closure of the dolphin commercial sector as 
a result of the annual catch limit being reached during the fishing 
year, and to reduce the severity of economic or social impacts caused 
by these closures.
    On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memo instructing 
Federal agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date for 60 days 
after January 20, 2017, of any regulations or guidance documents that 
have published in the Federal Register but not yet taken effect, for 
the purpose of ``reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they 
raise.'' Because its effective date has already passed, we are enacting 
this stay of the rule published on December 30, 2016, at 81 FR 96388 
(see DATES above) until March 21, 2017.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 622

    Commercial, Dolphin, Fisheries, Fishing, Trip limits.

    Dated: January 26, 2017.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, 50 CFR part 622 is amended 
as follows:

PART 622--FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH 
ATLANTIC

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1. The authority citation for part 622 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  622.278  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  622.278, paragraph (a) is stayed until March 21, 2017.

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