Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Retroactive Quota Transfer, 2463-2464 [2019-01515]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2019 / Rules and Regulations would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of the information collection requirements. DATES: The rule amendments contained in 47 CFR 25.136, published at 83 FR 37, January 2, 2018 and 83 FR 34478, July 20, 2018, are effective on February 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, contact Cathy Williams, Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov, (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on January 28, 2019, OMB approved the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s Second R&O and Third R&O, FCC 17–152 and FCC 18–73, published at 83 FR 37 and 83 FR 34478, January 2, 2018 and July 20, 2018. The OMB Control Number is 3060–1215. The Commission publishes this document as an announcement of the effective date of the information collection requirements. Synopsis As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on November 6, 2018, for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s rules. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number is 3060–1215. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507. The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents are as follows: OMB Control Number: 3060–1215. OMB Approval Date: January 28, 2019. OMB Expiration Date: January 31, 2022. Title: Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio Services. Form Number: Not applicable. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, state, local, or tribal government and not for profit institutions. Number of Respondents and Responses: 280 respondents; 280 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5–10 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting requirement; third party VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Feb 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 disclosure requirement; upon commencement of service, or within 3 years of effective date of rules; and at end of license term, or 2024 for incumbent licensees. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. The statutory authority for this collection are contained in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 201, 225, 227, 301, 302, 302a, 303, 304, 307, 309, 310, 316, 319, 332, and 336 of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 160, 201, 225, 227, 301, 302, 302a, 303, 304, 307, 309, 310, 316, 319, 332, 336, Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 1302. Total Annual Burden: 615 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $450,000. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality with this collection of information. The information to be collected will be made available for public inspection. Applicants may request materials or information submitted to the Commission be given confidential treatment under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) adopted Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio Services in a Second Report and Order (‘‘Second R&O’’), GN Docket No. 14–177, IB Docket No. 15– 256, WT Docket No. 10–112 and IB Docket No. 97–95, FCC 17–152, on November 16, 2017, published in 83 FR 37 on January 2, 2018. The Commission also adopted Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio Services in the Third R&O, GN Docket No. 14– 177, WT Docket No. 10–112, on June 7, 2018, FCC 18–73, published in 83 FR 34478 on July 20, 2018. In the Second and Third R&Os, the Commission amended § 25.136 by revising the section heading and paragraphs (a) introductory text, (a)(4), (b), (c), and (d) and adding paragraphs (e), (f) and (g). The Commission added the 24 GHz band (24.75–25.25 GHz) and 47 GHz band (47.2–48.2 GHz) to the bands that are subject to the framework for sharing between the Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (UMFUS) and the FixedSatellite Service (FSS) established in that rule. Therefore, the Commission expanded the scope of the rules to include additional bands. In turn, since the rules now apply in additional bands, the number of respondents, the annual number of responses, annual burden hours and annual costs will increase for this collection. In addition, the PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2463 Commission modified the sharing criteria between UMFUS and FSS to facilitate deployment of FSS earth stations in smaller markets and decrease the possibility of conflicts between UMFUS and FSS. The other rule sections previously approved under OMB Control Number 3060–1215 have not changed. Federal Communications Commission. Katura Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–01480 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 170828822–70999–04] RIN 0648–XG739 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Retroactive Quota Transfer National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; quota transfer. AGENCY: NMFS announces a retroactive commercial summer flounder quota transfer for the 2018 fishing year. The State of North Carolina is transferring quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised 2018 commercial quotas for North Carolina and Virginia. DATES: Effective February 6, 2019, through December 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Ferrio, 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 is described in § 648.102, and the initial 2018 allocations were published on December 22, 2017 (82 FR 60682), SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07FER1.SGM 07FER1 2464 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 26 / Thursday, February 7, 2019 / Rules and Regulations and corrected January 30, 2018 (83 FR 4165). 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). 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Feb 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 North Carolina is transferring 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) of 2018 summer flounder commercial quota to Virginia through mutual agreement of the states. This transfer was requested to repay landings made by a North Carolina-permitted vessel in Virginia under a safe harbor agreement. Based on the initial quotas published in the 2018 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications and subsequent adjustments and transfers, the revised summer flounder quotas for calendar year 2018 are now: North Carolina, 1,747,145 lb (792,492 kg); and Virginia, 1,356,972 lb (615,512 kg). The 2018 fishing year ended December 31, 2018. The revised 2018 quotas will be used by NMFS in the ongoing quota accounting that is PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 finalized in late 2019. These transfers were requested as a result of unforeseeable late-season events. Specifically, a landing event where a vessel were granted safe harbor too late in the year to publish notice in 2018. 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: February 4, 2019. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01515 Filed 2–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\07FER1.SGM 07FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 26 (Thursday, February 7, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2463-2464]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 170828822-70999-04]
RIN 0648-XG739


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
Fishery; Retroactive 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 a retroactive commercial summer flounder quota 
transfer for the 2018 fishing year. The State of North Carolina is 
transferring quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This quota 
adjustment is necessary to comply with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and 
Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This 
announcement informs the public of the revised 2018 commercial quotas 
for North Carolina and Virginia.

DATES: Effective February 6, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Ferrio, 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 is described in Sec.  648.102, and the initial 2018 allocations 
were published on December 22, 2017 (82 FR 60682),

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and corrected January 30, 2018 (83 FR 4165).
    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.
    North Carolina is transferring 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) of 2018 summer 
flounder commercial quota to Virginia through mutual agreement of the 
states. This transfer was requested to repay landings made by a North 
Carolina-permitted vessel in Virginia under a safe harbor agreement. 
Based on the initial quotas published in the 2018 Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications and subsequent adjustments and 
transfers, the revised summer flounder quotas for calendar year 2018 
are now: North Carolina, 1,747,145 lb (792,492 kg); and Virginia, 
1,356,972 lb (615,512 kg).
    The 2018 fishing year ended December 31, 2018. The revised 2018 
quotas will be used by NMFS in the ongoing quota accounting that is 
finalized in late 2019. These transfers were requested as a result of 
unforeseeable late-season events. Specifically, a landing event where a 
vessel were granted safe harbor too late in the year to publish notice 
in 2018.

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: February 4, 2019.
Karen H. Abrams,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-01515 Filed 2-6-19; 8:45 am]
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