Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; California Drift Gillnet Fishery; Protected Species Hard Caps for the California/Oregon Large-Mesh Drift Gillnet Fishery, 26902 [2017-12070]

Download as PDF 26902 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Proposed Rules PART 384—STATE COMPLIANCE WITH COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE PROGRAM Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. 5. The authority citation for part 384 is revised to read as follows: SUMMARY: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 31136, 31301 et seq., and 31502; secs. 103 and 215 of Pub. L. 106– 59, 113 Stat. 1753, 1767; sec. 32934 of Pub. L. 112–141, 126 Stat. 405, 830; sec. 5401 and 5524 of Pub. L. 114–94, 129 Stat. 1312, 1546, 1560; and 49 CFR 1.87. 6. Add paragraph (l) to § 384.301 to read as follows: ■ § 384.301 Substantial compliance general requirements. * * * * * (l) A State must come into substantial compliance with the requirements of subpart B of this part and part 383 of this chapter in effect as of [EFFECTIVE DATE OF FINAL RULE] as soon as practicable, but, unless otherwise specifically provided in this part, not later than [DATE 3 YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE FINAL RULE]. Issued under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87 on: June 6, 2017. Daphne Y. Jefferson, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–12079 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 160728670–6904–01] RIN 0648–BG23 Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; California Drift Gillnet Fishery; Protected Species Hard Caps for the California/Oregon Large-Mesh Drift Gillnet Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) withdraws a proposed rule proposing to establish strict limits, termed ‘‘hard caps,’’ for the California/Oregon large-mesh drift gillnet (DGN) fishery on interactions with certain protected species under Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act authority. NMFS published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016. After careful consideration, NMFS has decided that the proposed changes discussed in the proposed rule are not warranted at this time. DATES: The proposed rule published on October 13, 2016 (81 FR 70660), is withdrawn as of June 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lyle Enriquez, West Coast Region, NMFS, (562) 980–4025, lyle.enriquez@ noaa.gov. In September 2015, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) recommended NMFS implement regulations for the DGN fishery that included two-year rolling hard caps on observed mortality and injury to certain protected species during the May 1 to January 31 fishing season each year. The Council transmitted its proposed regulations for implementing hard caps to NMFS on September 23, 2016. Under the proposed regulations, caps would have been established for five marine mammal species and four sea turtle species. When any of the caps were reached, the fishery would have been closed for the rest of the fishing season and possibly through the following season. The length of any closure would have depended on when during the twoyear period a cap was reached. NMFS published a proposed rule to implement the Council’s recommendation to establish protected SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 species hard caps in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016, (81 FR 70660). Supporting documents included a draft Environmental Assessment (EA), an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, and draft Regulatory Impact Review (RIR). During the proposed rule’s comment period, NMFS received a request to extend the comment period. On November 23, 2016, NMFS published a notice in the Federal Register extending the end-date of the comment period for the proposed rule from November 28, 2016 to December 28, 2016 (81 FR 84546). Following public comment, NMFS completed a final EA, Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, and RIR (posted at https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2016-0123). As a result of its analysis of the effects of the proposed rule, NMFS has decided that the changes covered in the proposed rule from 2016 are not warranted at this time. Therefore, NMFS is withdrawing the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016 (81 FR 70660). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 7, 2017. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12070 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\12JNP1.SGM 12JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 111 (Monday, June 12, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-12070]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 160728670-6904-01]
RIN 0648-BG23


Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; 
California Drift Gillnet Fishery; Protected Species Hard Caps for the 
California/Oregon Large-Mesh Drift Gillnet Fishery

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) withdraws a 
proposed rule proposing to establish strict limits, termed ``hard 
caps,'' for the California/Oregon large-mesh drift gillnet (DGN) 
fishery on interactions with certain protected species under Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act authority. NMFS 
published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on October 13, 
2016. After careful consideration, NMFS has decided that the proposed 
changes discussed in the proposed rule are not warranted at this time.

DATES: The proposed rule published on October 13, 2016 (81 FR 70660), 
is withdrawn as of June 12, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lyle Enriquez, West Coast Region, 
NMFS, (562) 980-4025, lyle.enriquez@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In September 2015, the Pacific Fishery 
Management Council (Council) recommended NMFS implement regulations for 
the DGN fishery that included two-year rolling hard caps on observed 
mortality and injury to certain protected species during the May 1 to 
January 31 fishing season each year. The Council transmitted its 
proposed regulations for implementing hard caps to NMFS on September 
23, 2016. Under the proposed regulations, caps would have been 
established for five marine mammal species and four sea turtle species. 
When any of the caps were reached, the fishery would have been closed 
for the rest of the fishing season and possibly through the following 
season. The length of any closure would have depended on when during 
the two-year period a cap was reached.
    NMFS published a proposed rule to implement the Council's 
recommendation to establish protected species hard caps in the Federal 
Register on October 13, 2016, (81 FR 70660). Supporting documents 
included a draft Environmental Assessment (EA), an Initial Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis, and draft Regulatory Impact Review (RIR). During 
the proposed rule's comment period, NMFS received a request to extend 
the comment period. On November 23, 2016, NMFS published a notice in 
the Federal Register extending the end-date of the comment period for 
the proposed rule from November 28, 2016 to December 28, 2016 (81 FR 
84546).
    Following public comment, NMFS completed a final EA, Final 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, and RIR (posted at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2016-0123). As a result of its 
analysis of the effects of the proposed rule, NMFS has decided that the 
changes covered in the proposed rule from 2016 are not warranted at 
this time. Therefore, NMFS is withdrawing the proposed rule published 
in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016 (81 FR 70660).

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

    Dated: June 7, 2017.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-12070 Filed 6-9-17; 8:45 am]
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