Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Essential Fish Habitat Amendments; Correction, 11254 [2019-05599]

Download as PDF 11254 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2019 / Rules and Regulations § 192.723(b)(2), and these activities provide operators an opportunity to verify their functionality and identify any existing abnormal operating conditions. As part of DOT’s regulatory review process, PHMSA is considering AGA’s request to revise §§ 192.740 and 192.1003 to give operators the choice of managing the risk to farm taps under either of these regulatory sections. AGA contends that this action would provide industry with cost savings, while simultaneously improving pipeline safety by allowing operators to mitigate any future risk associated with farm taps through their DIMP plans. PHMSA believes that the two regulatory sections provide equivalent levels of safety. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with RULES II. Announcement of Exercise of Enforcement Discretion 15:55 Mar 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2019–05677 Filed 3–25–19; 8:45 am] rockfish section, and renumbers subsequent species sections sequentially. No regulations were promulgated as part of the July 2018 notification, therefore no regulatory changes are needed to effect this correction. BILLING CODE 4919–60–P Classification DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 RIN 0648–XF559 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Essential Fish Habitat Amendments; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Fishery management plan amendments; notification of correction. AGENCY: PHMSA is exercising enforcement discretion while it considers AGA’s request to revise §§ 192.740 and 192.1003 to give operators the choice of managing the risk to farm taps under either of these regulatory sections. PHMSA will not take any enforcement action relating to violations of § 192.740 with respect to operators that choose to include farm taps in their DIMP plans, and will instead require that such operators comply with the existing DIMP regulations of 49 CFR part 192, subpart P. This exercise of enforcement discretion provides operators with the flexibility to choose to either address the safety of farm taps under the current regulatory framework of §§ 192.740 and 192.1003(b), or under the regulatory framework that was in place prior to March 24, 2017, by including farm taps in their DIMP. Operators who choose the second option should continuously monitor their farm taps for heightened levels of risk under their DIMP. All operators of farm taps, moreover, should comply with other regulatorily required programs (e.g., §§ 192.603(c)(4) Abnormal Operations; 192.613(a) Continuing Surveillance; and, 192.617 Investigation of Failures). PHMSA is issuing this document while it continues to evaluate and analyze the technical aspects of this matter. This exercise of enforcement discretion will remain in effect until further notice. Nothing in this document prohibits PHMSA from rescinding this document and pursuing an enforcement action if it determines that a significant safety issue warrants doing so. Furthermore, this document does not relieve operators from compliance with any other applicable provisions of the pipeline safety regulations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Issued in Washington DC on March 20, 2019, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations. SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing the correction of Amendment 115 to the fishery management plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI Groundfish FMP). NMFS is correcting the numbering of the sections in Amendment 115 describing speciesspecific essential fish habitat (EFH). DATES: The correction to Amendment 115 is effective March 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: The corrected FMP may be obtained at https://www.npfmc.org/wpcontent/PDFdocuments/fmp/BSAI/ BSAIfmp.pdf. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds there is good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this correction, as notice and comment would be unnecessary and contrary to public interest. This notification announces the correction of the unintentional omission of a number for the dusky rockfish EFH section, as described above, and does not change operating practices in the fisheries. Therefore, in order to avoid any negative consequences that could result from this error, the AA finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment. 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 correction notification makes only minor change to the numbers of the species-specific EFH sections and does not change the operating practices in the fisheries. For these reasons, the AA finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action. Description of Correction SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the BSAI Groundfish FMP Amendment 115, described in the July 2018 notification (see ADDRESSES for availability), the section for dusky rockfish on page 10 is numbered as follows: Need for Correction 4.2.2.2.20 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Mackey, 907–586–7228. On July 5, 2018, NMFS announced the final approval of EFH amendments to five of its six FMPs, including the BSAI Groundfish FMP (83 FR 31340), in effect as of May 31, 2018 (July 2018 notification) and published availability information for the amendments. These amendments updated the description and identification of EFH based on the best scientific information available to comply with the regulatory requirement to review and update EFH every five years. Species-specific EFH sections are numbered in Section 4.2.2 of the BSAI Groundfish FMP; however, a number for the dusky rockfish section was inadvertently left out. This correction provides a number for the dusky PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Dusky Rockfish Species-specific EFH sections following dusky rockfish are corrected to be numbered sequentially up to the last species section numbered 4.2.2.2.30 for yellow Irish lord, which was numbered 4.2.2.2.29 in the text described in the July 2018 notification. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 19, 2019. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–05599 Filed 3–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\26MRR1.SGM 26MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

RIN 0648-XF559


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Essential 
Fish Habitat Amendments; Correction

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

ACTION: Fishery management plan amendments; notification of correction.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing the 
correction of Amendment 115 to the fishery management plan (FMP) for 
Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI 
Groundfish FMP). NMFS is correcting the numbering of the sections in 
Amendment 115 describing species-specific essential fish habitat (EFH).

DATES: The correction to Amendment 115 is effective March 26, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The corrected FMP may be obtained at https://www.npfmc.org/wp-content/PDFdocuments/fmp/BSAI/BSAIfmp.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Mackey, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Need for Correction

    On July 5, 2018, NMFS announced the final approval of EFH 
amendments to five of its six FMPs, including the BSAI Groundfish FMP 
(83 FR 31340), in effect as of May 31, 2018 (July 2018 notification) 
and published availability information for the amendments. These 
amendments updated the description and identification of EFH based on 
the best scientific information available to comply with the regulatory 
requirement to review and update EFH every five years. Species-specific 
EFH sections are numbered in Section 4.2.2 of the BSAI Groundfish FMP; 
however, a number for the dusky rockfish section was inadvertently left 
out. This correction provides a number for the dusky rockfish section, 
and renumbers subsequent species sections sequentially. No regulations 
were promulgated as part of the July 2018 notification, therefore no 
regulatory changes are needed to effect this correction.

Classification

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds there is good cause to waive prior notice 
and opportunity for public comment on this correction, as notice and 
comment would be unnecessary and contrary to public interest. This 
notification announces the correction of the unintentional omission of 
a number for the dusky rockfish EFH section, as described above, and 
does not change operating practices in the fisheries. Therefore, in 
order to avoid any negative consequences that could result from this 
error, the AA finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide 
prior notice and opportunity for public comment.
    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 correction 
notification makes only minor change to the numbers of the species-
specific EFH sections and does not change the operating practices in 
the fisheries. For these reasons, the AA finds good cause to waive the 
30-day delay in the effective date of this action.

Description of Correction

    In the BSAI Groundfish FMP Amendment 115, described in the July 
2018 notification (see ADDRESSES for availability), the section for 
dusky rockfish on page 10 is numbered as follows:
4.2.2.2.20 Dusky Rockfish
    Species-specific EFH sections following dusky rockfish are 
corrected to be numbered sequentially up to the last species section 
numbered 4.2.2.2.30 for yellow Irish lord, which was numbered 
4.2.2.2.29 in the text described in the July 2018 notification.

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

    Dated: March 19, 2019.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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