Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, 15593-15594 [2019-07576]

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Notice is hereby given that NMFS is extending the public comment period for the request for comments on proposed policies and procedures for the administration of the National Inventory of Marine Mammals (NIMM). DATES: Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on or before July 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2019–0012, by any of the following methods: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 On February 15, 2019, NMFS published notice (84 FR 4443) requesting public comment on proposed policies and procedures for the administration and maintenance of the online inventory database, NIMM, including maintenance of historical information, reporting births and stillbirths, reporting cause of death, and other administrative procedures for NIMM. NMFS has decided to allow additional time for submission of public comments on this action and has extended the comment period through July 31, 2019. The original Federal Register notice and additional information is available at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/ proposed-policies-and-proceduresnational-inventory-marine-mammals. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 • Electronic Submission: Submit electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, enter NOAA–NMFS–2019–0012 in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and click on the ‘‘Comment Now’’ icon on the right of that line. • Mail: Comments on the application should be addressed to: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; ATTN: Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division. • Fax: (301) 713–0376; ATTN: Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources. 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[FR Doc. 2019–07574 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG970 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application from Rutgers University contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow four charter/party vessels to collect black sea bass. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@NOAA.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘BSB Size at Maturity EFP.’’ • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on BSB Size at Maturity EFP.’’ SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rutgers University submitted a complete application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on March 21, 2019, to collect information on the effect of latitude and bottom temperature on black sea bass spawning body condition and size at maturity. The sampling is E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 15594 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices designed around spawning activities and spatial/temporal energetic variability of black sea bass. The EFP would authorize four charter/party vessels to collect and retain up to 240 black sea bass for lab analysis. This EFP would exempt the participating vessels from the following Federal regulations: 1. Recreational black sea bass possession limits specified at 50 CFR 648.145; and 2. Commercial and party/charter minimum size limits for black sea bass specified at § 648.147(a) and (b). Black sea bass would be captured using rod and reel gear. Sampling trips would occur every two weeks, 40–60 miles off the coast of Virginia. Black sea bass of both sexes, in the 190mm400mm size range, would be sampled during each trip. Some of the collected fish will be under the recreational minimum size limit (12.5 in; 317.5 mm) for black sea bass. A blood sample would be collected from the sampled black sea bass, the fish would be euthanized, and transported to the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences to be dissected. During dissection, tissue samples would be taken and preserved for later analysis at a Rutgers University lab. The researcher will be on board for all sampling trips and the exemptions would only apply to fish being collected for the Rutgers University study. If approved, Rutgers University may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the study period. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 11, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07576 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG969 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application from the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This permit would facilitate research on the impact of increasing water temperature on female lobster size at maturity and growth. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on CFRF Lobster Size at Maturity EFP.’’ • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on CFRF Lobster Size at Maturity Study.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9225, Laura.Hansen@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) submitted a complete application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on March 8, 2019, to conduct fishing activities that the regulations would otherwise restrict. The EFP would authorize seven vessels to collect up to 480 female lobsters of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 different size classes including eggbearing and v-notched lobsters. The participating vessels are currently authorized to use up to three ventless traps per trawl under a separate EFP. The modifications to a conventional lobster trap include a closed escape vent, single parlor, and smaller mesh size and entrance head, all to allow for the capture of undersized lobster. Funding for this study has been awarded through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. For this research, CFRF is requesting exemptions from the following Federal lobster regulations: 1. Possession restrictions in §§ 697.20(a), 697.20(d), and 697.20(g) to allow for retention of undersized, vnotched, and egg-bearing lobsters. 2. Dealer requirements in § 697.7(c)(1)(xviii), to allow the sale of lobsters to a research organization that is not a Federally permitted dealer. If the EFP is approved, this research would take place from May to August, 2019. The participating vessels would be authorized to collect 240 female lobsters from both statistical areas 537 and 562. Twenty female lobsters would be collected from 12 distinct size bins, ranging from 53–113mm. Five vessels would sample in statistical area 537 and two would sample in statistical area 562. No more than 40 of the retained lobsters would be v-notched. Lobsters collected for the study would be identified with a different color band than the retained portion of their catch and transported by CFRF staff to the Massachusetts Division on Marine Fisheries laboratory for holding prior to dissection. Vessels would be compensated by CFRF for the female lobsters. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the study period. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 11, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07575 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG970


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic 
Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable 
Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary 
determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application from Rutgers 
University contains all of the required information and warrants 
further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow four 
charter/party vessels to collect black sea bass. Regulations under the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require 
publication of this notice to provide interested parties the 
opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing 
Permits.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include in the subject line 
``BSB Size at Maturity EFP.''
     Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, 
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, 
Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ``Comments on 
BSB Size at Maturity EFP.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-281-9225.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rutgers University submitted a complete 
application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on March 21, 2019, to 
collect information on the effect of latitude and bottom temperature on 
black sea bass spawning body condition and size at maturity. The 
sampling is

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designed around spawning activities and spatial/temporal energetic 
variability of black sea bass. The EFP would authorize four charter/
party vessels to collect and retain up to 240 black sea bass for lab 
analysis. This EFP would exempt the participating vessels from the 
following Federal regulations:
    1. Recreational black sea bass possession limits specified at 50 
CFR 648.145; and
    2. Commercial and party/charter minimum size limits for black sea 
bass specified at Sec.  648.147(a) and (b).
    Black sea bass would be captured using rod and reel gear. Sampling 
trips would occur every two weeks, 40-60 miles off the coast of 
Virginia. Black sea bass of both sexes, in the 190mm-400mm size range, 
would be sampled during each trip. Some of the collected fish will be 
under the recreational minimum size limit (12.5 in; 317.5 mm) for black 
sea bass. A blood sample would be collected from the sampled black sea 
bass, the fish would be euthanized, and transported to the Virginia 
Institute of Marine Sciences to be dissected. During dissection, tissue 
samples would be taken and preserved for later analysis at a Rutgers 
University lab. The researcher will be on board for all sampling trips 
and the exemptions would only apply to fish being collected for the 
Rutgers University study.
    If approved, Rutgers University may request minor modifications and 
extensions to the EFP throughout the study period. EFP modifications 
and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed 
essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have 
minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially 
approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope 
of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited.

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

    Dated: April 11, 2019.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-07576 Filed 4-15-19; 8:45 am]
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