Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2019 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Blueline Tilefish, 36478-36479 [2019-16030]

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[FR Doc. 2019–15858 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 140501394–5279–02] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES RIN 0648–XS005 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2019 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic Blueline Tilefish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Jul 26, 2019 NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for commercial blueline tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial landings of blueline tilefish are projected to reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) by July 30, 2019. Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for blueline tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 30, 2019, and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing year on January 1, 2020. This closure is necessary to protect the blueline tilefish resource. SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Jkt 247001 This temporary rule is effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 30, 2019, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2020. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Vara, NMFS Southeast Regional PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Office, telephone: 727–824–5305, email: mary.vara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The snapper-grouper fishery of the South Atlantic includes blueline tilefish and is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the SnapperGrouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP). The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and NMFS prepared the FMP, and the FMP is implemented by NMFS under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. As specified at 50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i), the commercial ACL for blueline tilefish is 87,521 lb (39,699 kg), round weight. The commercial AM for blueline tilefish requires NMFS to close the commercial sector when the commercial ACL is reached, or projected to be reached, by filing a notification to that effect with the Office E:\FR\FM\29JYR1.SGM 29JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Rules and Regulations khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES of the Federal Register (50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i)). NMFS has projected that for the 2019 fishing year, the commercial ACL for South Atlantic blueline tilefish will be reached by July 30, 2019. Accordingly, the commercial sector for South Atlantic blueline tilefish is closed effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 30, 2019, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2020. The operator of a vessel with a valid Federal commercial vessel permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper having blueline tilefish on board must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such blueline tilefish prior to July 30, 2019. During the commercial closure, all sale or purchase of blueline tilefish is prohibited. The harvest or possession of blueline tilefish in or from the South Atlantic EEZ is limited to the bag and possession limits specified in 50 CFR 622.187(b)(2) and 622.187(c)(1), respectively, while the recreational sector for blueline tilefish is open. These bag and possession limits apply in the South Atlantic on board a vessel with a valid Federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 apply to the harvest of blueline tilefish in both state and Federal waters. Classification The Regional Administrator for the NMFS Southeast Region has determined this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and management of blueline tilefish and the South Atlantic snapper-grouper fishery and is consistent with the FMP, the MagnusonStevens Act, and other applicable laws. This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because the temporary rule is issued without opportunity for prior notice and comment. This action responds to the best scientific information available. The Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries (AA) finds that the need to immediately implement this action to close the commercial sector for blueline tilefish constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such prior notice PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 36479 and opportunity for public comment are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the regulations at 50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i) have already been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the closure. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment are contrary to the public interest because there is a need to immediately implement this action to protect blueline tilefish, since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the commercial ACL. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established commercial ACL. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 24, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16030 Filed 7–24–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\29JYR1.SGM 29JYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 140501394-5279-02]
RIN 0648-XS005


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
2019 Commercial Accountability Measure and Closure for South Atlantic 
Blueline Tilefish

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for commercial 
blueline tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South 
Atlantic. Commercial landings of blueline tilefish are projected to 
reach the commercial annual catch limit (ACL) by July 30, 2019. 
Therefore, NMFS is closing the commercial sector for blueline tilefish 
in the South Atlantic EEZ at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 30, 2019, 
and it will remain closed until the start of the next fishing year on 
January 1, 2020. This closure is necessary to protect the blueline 
tilefish resource.

DATES: This temporary rule is effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, on 
July 30, 2019, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Vara, NMFS Southeast Regional 
Office, telephone: 727-824-5305, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The snapper-grouper fishery of the South 
Atlantic includes blueline tilefish and is managed under the Fishery 
Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic 
Region (FMP). The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and NMFS 
prepared the FMP, and the FMP is implemented by NMFS under the 
authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622.
    As specified at 50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i), the commercial ACL for 
blueline tilefish is 87,521 lb (39,699 kg), round weight. The 
commercial AM for blueline tilefish requires NMFS to close the 
commercial sector when the commercial ACL is reached, or projected to 
be reached, by filing a notification to that effect with the Office

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of the Federal Register (50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i)). NMFS has projected 
that for the 2019 fishing year, the commercial ACL for South Atlantic 
blueline tilefish will be reached by July 30, 2019. Accordingly, the 
commercial sector for South Atlantic blueline tilefish is closed 
effective at 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 30, 2019, until 12:01 
a.m., local time, on January 1, 2020.
    The operator of a vessel with a valid Federal commercial vessel 
permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper having blueline tilefish on 
board must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such blueline 
tilefish prior to July 30, 2019. During the commercial closure, all 
sale or purchase of blueline tilefish is prohibited. The harvest or 
possession of blueline tilefish in or from the South Atlantic EEZ is 
limited to the bag and possession limits specified in 50 CFR 
622.187(b)(2) and 622.187(c)(1), respectively, while the recreational 
sector for blueline tilefish is open. These bag and possession limits 
apply in the South Atlantic on board a vessel with a valid Federal 
commercial or charter vessel/headboat permit for South Atlantic 
snapper-grouper, and apply to the harvest of blueline tilefish in both 
state and Federal waters.

Classification

    The Regional Administrator for the NMFS Southeast Region has 
determined this temporary rule is necessary for the conservation and 
management of blueline tilefish and the South Atlantic snapper-grouper 
fishery and is consistent with the FMP, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and 
other applicable laws.
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i) and is exempt 
from review under Executive Order 12866.
    These measures are exempt from the procedures of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act because the temporary rule is issued without 
opportunity for prior notice and comment.
    This action responds to the best scientific information available. 
The Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries (AA) finds that the need 
to immediately implement this action to close the commercial sector for 
blueline tilefish constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to 
provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the 
authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment are unnecessary and contrary to the 
public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the 
regulations at 50 CFR 622.193(z)(1)(i) have already been subject to 
notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the 
closure. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment are contrary 
to the public interest because there is a need to immediately implement 
this action to protect blueline tilefish, since the capacity of the 
fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the commercial ACL. Prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and would 
potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established 
commercial ACL.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 
U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

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

    Dated: July 24, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-16030 Filed 7-24-19; 4:15 pm]
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