Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan, 27223 [2017-12307]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / Proposed Rules as a number of other policy changes we may consider proposing to complement implementation of RCS–I. We have received an inquiry from professional associations and national industry organizations regarding the 60day comment period for the ANPRM. These organizations stated that by providing all stakeholders additional time to review and comment upon the ANPRM, they will be able to conduct a more comprehensive review of the refinements we are considering to the SNF PPS payment methodology and provide more meaningful comments. In order to maximize the opportunity for the public to provide meaningful input to CMS, we believe that it is important to allow additional time for the public to prepare comments on the ANPRM. In addition, we believe that granting an extension to the public comment period in this instance would further our overall objective to obtain public input on the potential refinements to the SNF PPS we are considering. Therefore, we are extending the comment period for the ANPRM for an additional 60 days. This document announces the extension of the public comment period for the ANPRM until August 25, 2017. Dated: June 7, 2017. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2017–12324 Filed 6–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 RIN 0648–BF86 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has submitted Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan for review and approval by the Secretary mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Jun 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 of Commerce. We are requesting comments from the public on the amendment. Amendment 6 would establish management measures for the blueline tilefish fishery north of the Virginia/North Carolina border, including: Permitting, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements; trip limits for both the commercial and recreational sectors of the fishery; and the process for setting specifications and annual catch limits. In addition, this action would set 2017 harvest limits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2016–0025, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= NOAA-NMFS-2016-0025, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope: ‘‘Comments on Blueline Tilefish Amendment.’’ 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 part of the public record and will generally be posted to www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted via Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Copies of Amendment 6, and of the draft Environmental Assessment and preliminary Regulatory Impact Review (EA/RIR), are available from the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. The EA/RIR is also accessible via the Internet at: www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 27223 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Potts, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978–281–9341. We are soliciting public comments on Amendment 6 and its incorporated documents through the end of the comment period stated in this notice of availability. We will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would implement the amendment’s management measures for additional public comment, following NMFS’s evaluation of the proposed rule under the procedures of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Public comments on the proposed rule must be received by the end of the comment period provided in this notice of availability to be considered in the approval/disapproval decision on the amendment. All comments received by August 14, 2017, whether specifically directed to the amendment or the proposed rule will be considered in the approval/disapproval decision on the amendment. To be considered, comments must be received by close of business on the last day of the comment period. Comments received after that date will not be considered in the decision to approve or disapprove Amendment 6, including those postmarked or otherwise transmitted by the last day of the comment period. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed this amendment to establish management measures for the blueline tilefish fishery north of the Virginia/North Carolina border. This proposed action would establish the management framework for this fishery including: Permitting, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements; trip limits for both the commercial and recreational sectors of the fishery; and the process for setting specifications and annual catch limits. In addition, this action would set harvest quotas and commercial and recreational management measures for the 2017 fishing year. Additional details of the proposed measures are available in the amendment document and the proposed rule. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 9, 2017. Margo B. Schulze-Haugen, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12307 Filed 6–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\14JNP1.SGM 14JNP1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

RIN 0648-BF86


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Amendment 6 to the 
Tilefish Fishery Management Plan

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council has submitted Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management 
Plan for review and approval by the Secretary of Commerce. We are 
requesting comments from the public on the amendment. Amendment 6 would 
establish management measures for the blueline tilefish fishery north 
of the Virginia/North Carolina border, including: Permitting, 
recordkeeping, and reporting requirements; trip limits for both the 
commercial and recreational sectors of the fishery; and the process for 
setting specifications and annual catch limits. In addition, this 
action would set 2017 harvest limits.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2016-0025, 
by either of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2016-0025, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, 
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, 
Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope: ``Comments on 
Blueline Tilefish Amendment.''
    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 part of the 
public record and will generally be posted to www.regulations.gov 
without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, 
address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    NMFS will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic 
comments will be accepted via Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, 
WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.
    Copies of Amendment 6, and of the draft Environmental Assessment 
and preliminary Regulatory Impact Review (EA/RIR), are available from 
the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, 
Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. The EA/RIR is also accessible via the 
Internet at: www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Potts, Fishery Policy Analyst, 
978-281-9341.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments on 
Amendment 6 and its incorporated documents through the end of the 
comment period stated in this notice of availability. We will publish a 
proposed rule in the Federal Register that would implement the 
amendment's management measures for additional public comment, 
following NMFS's evaluation of the proposed rule under the procedures 
of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Public 
comments on the proposed rule must be received by the end of the 
comment period provided in this notice of availability to be considered 
in the approval/disapproval decision on the amendment. All comments 
received by August 14, 2017, whether specifically directed to the 
amendment or the proposed rule will be considered in the approval/
disapproval decision on the amendment. To be considered, comments must 
be received by close of business on the last day of the comment period. 
Comments received after that date will not be considered in the 
decision to approve or disapprove Amendment 6, including those 
postmarked or otherwise transmitted by the last day of the comment 
period.
    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council developed this 
amendment to establish management measures for the blueline tilefish 
fishery north of the Virginia/North Carolina border. This proposed 
action would establish the management framework for this fishery 
including: Permitting, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements; trip 
limits for both the commercial and recreational sectors of the fishery; 
and the process for setting specifications and annual catch limits. In 
addition, this action would set harvest quotas and commercial and 
recreational management measures for the 2017 fishing year. Additional 
details of the proposed measures are available in the amendment 
document and the proposed rule.

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

    Dated: June 9, 2017.
Margo B. Schulze-Haugen,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-12307 Filed 6-13-17; 8:45 am]
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