Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to MA, 27741-27742 [2019-12523]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / Rules and Regulations relation to the complaining station’s 45 dBu contour; (3) A statement that the complaining station is operating within its licensed parameters; (4) A statement that the complaining station licensee has used commercially reasonable efforts to inform the relevant translator licensee of the claimed interference and attempted private resolution; and (5) U/D data demonstrating that at TABLE 1 TO § 74.1203(a)(3) each listener location the undesired to desired signal strength exceeds ¥20 dB Minimum for co-channel situations, ¥6 dB for listener Population within protected complaints first-adjacent channel situations or 40 contour required for dB for second- or third-adjacent channel interference situations, calculated using the claim Commission’s standard contour 1–199,999 ............................. 6 prediction methodology set out in 200,000–299,999 .................. 7 § 73.313. 300,000–399,999 .................. 8 * * * * 400,000–499,999 .................. 9 * interference and attempted private resolution; and (v) U/D data demonstrating that at each listener location the undesired to desired signal strength exceeds ¥20 dB for co-channel situations, ¥6 dB for first-adjacent channel situations or 40 dB for second- or third-adjacent channel situations, calculated using the Commission’s standard contour prediction methodology set out in § 73.313. 500,000–999,999 .................. 1,000,000–1,499,999 ............ 1,500,000–1,999,999 ............ 2,000,000 or more ................ LPFM stations with fewer than 5,000 ......................... 10 15 20 25 3 (b) If interference cannot be properly eliminated by the application of suitable techniques, operation of the offending FM translator or booster station shall be suspended and shall not be resumed until the interference has been eliminated. Short test transmissions may be made during the period of suspended operation to check the efficacy of remedial measures. * * * * * ■ 4. Amend § 74.1204 by revising paragraph (f) to read as follows: § 74.1204 Protection of FM broadcast, FM Translator and LP100 stations. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES * * * * * (f) An application for an FM translator station will not be accepted for filing even though the proposed operation would not involve overlap of field strength contours with any other station, as set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, if grant of the authorization will result in interference to the reception of a regularly used, off-the-air signal of any authorized co-channel, first, second or third adjacent channel broadcast station, including previously authorized secondary service stations within the 45 dBu field strength contour of the desired station. Interference is demonstrated by: (1) The required minimum number of valid listener complaints as determined using Table 1 to § 74.1203(a)(3) and defined in § 74.1201(k) of the part; (2) A map plotting the specific location of the alleged interference in VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 5. Amend § 74.1233 by revising paragraph (a)(1) to read as follows: ■ § 74.1233 Processing FM translator and booster station applications. (a) * * * (1)(i) In the first group are applications for new stations or for major changes in the facilities of authorized stations. For FM translator stations, a major change is: (A) Any change in frequency (output channel) except— (1) Changes to first, second or third adjacent channels, or intermediate frequency channels; or (2) Upon a showing of interference to or from any other broadcast station, remedial changes to any same-band frequency; or (B) Any change in antenna location where the station would not continue to provide 1 mV/m service to some portion of its previously authorized 1 mV/m service area. In addition, any change in frequency relocating an unbuilt station from the non-reserved band to the reserved band, or from the reserved band to the non-reserved band, will be considered major. All other changes will be considered minor. (ii) All major changes are subject to the provisions of §§ 73.3580 and 1.1104 of this chapter pertaining to major changes. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–12127 Filed 6–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 27741 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 190312234–9412–01] RIN 0648–GAR–A005 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to MA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; quota transfer. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2019 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 commercial quotas for North Carolina and Massachusetts. SUMMARY: Effective June 13, 2019, through December 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9225. 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 revised 2019 allocations were published on May 17, 2019 (84 FR 22392). 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. DATES: E:\FR\FM\14JNR1.SGM 14JNR1 27742 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / Rules and Regulations jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES North Carolina is transferring 3,875 lb (1,758 kg) of summer flounder commercial quota to Massachusetts through mutual agreement of the states. This transfer was requested to repay landings made by a North Carolinapermitted vessel in Massachusetts under a safe harbor agreement. Based on the revised Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 revised summer flounder quotas for fishing year 2019 are now: North Carolina, 2,970,242 lb (1,347,279 kg); and Massachusetts, 745,407 lb (338,110 kg). Classification Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Dated: June 10, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12523 Filed 6–13–19; 8:45 am] This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. PO 00000 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\14JNR1.SGM 14JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 115 (Friday, June 14, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12523]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 190312234-9412-01]
RIN 0648-GAR-A005


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to MA

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 that the State of North Carolina is 
transferring a portion of its 2019 commercial summer flounder quota to 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 commercial quotas for North Carolina and 
Massachusetts.

DATES: Effective June 13, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

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

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 revised 2019 allocations were 
published on May 17, 2019 (84 FR 22392).
    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.

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    North Carolina is transferring 3,875 lb (1,758 kg) of summer 
flounder commercial quota to Massachusetts through mutual agreement of 
the states. This transfer was requested to repay landings made by a 
North Carolina-permitted vessel in Massachusetts under a safe harbor 
agreement. Based on the revised Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea 
Bass Specifications, the revised summer flounder quotas for fishing 
year 2019 are now: North Carolina, 2,970,242 lb (1,347,279 kg); and 
Massachusetts, 745,407 lb (338,110 kg).

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: June 10, 2019.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-12523 Filed 6-13-19; 8:45 am]
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