Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Hook-and-Line Catcher/Processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska, 10437-10438 [2019-05391]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2019 / Rules and Regulations * * * * Dated: March 15, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. * [FR Doc. 2019–05263 Filed 3–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [FR Doc. 2019–05382 Filed 3–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 49 CFR Part 380 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. FMCSA–2017–0371] [Docket No. 180831813–9170–02] RIN 2126–AC05 RIN 0648–XG716 Commercial Driver’s License Upgrade From Class B to Class A; Correction Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Hookand-Line Catcher/Processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: FMCSA corrects the entrylevel driver training (ELDT) final rule published on March 6, 2019, titled ‘‘Commercial Driver’s License Upgrade from Class B to Class A.’’ The March 6, 2019 final rule contained an error in the amendatory instruction that is being corrected in order to ensure the regulatory text matches the discussion of the change being made in the preamble to the document. DATES: Effective May 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Clemente, Driver and Carrier Operations (MC–PSD) Division, FMCSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, by telephone at 202–366–4325, or by email at MCPSD@dot.gov. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2019–04044 appearing on page 8029 in the Federal Register of Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the following correction is made: SUMMARY: § 380.707 [Corrected] 1. On page 8040, in the third column, in part 380, in amendment 2 for § 380.707, the instruction ‘‘amend paragraph (a) by adding the words ‘‘or Class A theory instruction upgrade curriculum applicants’’ to the end of the final sentence’’ is corrected to read ‘‘amend paragraph (a) by adding the words ‘‘or Class A theory instruction upgrade curriculum applicants’’ after the words ‘‘all accepted BTW applicants’’ in the final sentence.’’ amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES ■ Issued under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.87. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Mar 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to hookand-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 18, 2019, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., June 10, 2019. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. Regulations governing sideboard protections for GOA groundfish fisheries appear at subpart B of 50 CFR part 680. The A season allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) apportioned to hook-and-line catcher/ processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA is 568 metric tons (mt), as established by the final 2019 and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 10437 2020 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (84 FR 9416, March 14, 2019). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) has determined that the A season allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod TAC apportioned to hook-and-line catcher/ processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 550 mt and is setting aside the remaining 18 mt as bycatch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hookand-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. While this closure is effective the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the directed fishing closure of Pacific cod by hook-and-line catcher/ processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of March 15, 2019. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. E:\FR\FM\21MRR1.SGM 21MRR1 10438 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 55 / Thursday, March 21, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Dated: March 18, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–05391 Filed 3–18–19; 4:15 pm] amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Mar 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\21MRR1.SGM 21MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 55 (Thursday, March 21, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 10437-10438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05391]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 180831813-9170-02]
RIN 0648-XG716


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod 
by Hook-and-Line Catcher/Processors in the Western Regulatory Area of 
the Gulf of Alaska

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by hook-
and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf 
of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A 
season allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable catch 
apportioned to hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Western 
Regulatory Area of the GOA.

DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 18, 
2019, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., June 10, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan 
for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North 
Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing 
fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H 
of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. Regulations governing sideboard 
protections for GOA groundfish fisheries appear at subpart B of 50 CFR 
part 680.
    The A season allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod total allowable 
catch (TAC) apportioned to hook-and-line catcher/processors in the 
Western Regulatory Area of the GOA is 568 metric tons (mt), as 
established by the final 2019 and 2020 harvest specifications for 
groundfish of the GOA (84 FR 9416, March 14, 2019).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(i), the Administrator, Alaska 
Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) has determined that the A season 
allowance of the 2019 Pacific cod TAC apportioned to hook-and-line 
catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA will soon 
be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a 
directed fishing allowance of 550 mt and is setting aside the remaining 
18 mt as bycatch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In 
accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator 
finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. 
Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by 
hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the 
GOA. While this closure is effective the maximum retainable amounts at 
Sec.  679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set 
forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from 
responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and 
would delay the directed fishing closure of Pacific cod by hook-and-
line catcher/processors in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. NMFS 
was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment 
because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of 
March 15, 2019.
    The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is 
based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment.
    This action is required by Sec.  679.20 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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


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    Dated: March 18, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-05391 Filed 3-18-19; 4:15 pm]
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