Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Three-Year Review of Individual Bluefin Quota Program, 52872 [2019-21562]

Download as PDF 52872 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2019 / Notices additional information; please contact Ms. Shaw. Ms. Shaw’s email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov and her phone number is 301–975–2667. For participants attending in person, please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Ms. Shaw at 301–975–2667 or visit: http://nist.gov/ public_affairs/visitor/. For participants attending via webinar, please contact Ms. Shaw at 301–975–2667 or stephanie.shaw@nist.gov for detailed instructions on how to join the webinar by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, October 28, 2019. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2019–21470 Filed 10–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration XRIN 0648–XT019 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Three-Year Review of Individual Bluefin Quota Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA). AGENCY: NMFS announces the availability of the final version of ThreeYear Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program. A Draft ThreeYear Review of the IBQ Program was released on May 10, 2019. This ThreeYear Review of the IBQ Program was conducted pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requirement that formal and detailed reviews of certain Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs) be conducted. ADDRESSES: The Three-Year Review is available by sending your request to Tom Warren at the mailing address specified below, or by calling the phone numbers listed below. Mail: Tom SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Oct 02, 2019 Jkt 250001 Warren, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. The Three-Year Review may also be downloaded from the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) website at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ atlantic-highly-migratory-species. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Warren at 978–281–9260, or George Silva at 301–427–8503, or online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ atlantic-highly-migratory-species. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS announces the availability of the final Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program. This document is consistent with the MSA requirement that calls for regional Fishery Management Councils and the Secretary to periodically conduct ‘‘formal and detailed’’ reviews of all LAPPs established after January 12, 2007 (MSA Section 303(c)(1)(G)). This MSA requirement includes those LAPPs established under Secretarial authority, such as the IBQ Program, which is a catch share program for bluefin tuna bycatch in the Atlantic HMS pelagic longline fishery. The guidelines state that the first review should be conducted no later than five years after the establishment of the catch share program. The IBQ Program was established in 2015. Therefore, pursuant to the MSA requirement, NOAA Fisheries conducted a review, which is now completed and being made available to the public. This review is intended to evaluate the progress made in meeting the goals and objectives of the IBQ Program, implemented under Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP). The IBQ Program was designed to provide individual vessel accountability for bluefin catch (landings and dead discards) and incentivize the pelagic longline fishery to minimize interactions with bluefin. A draft program review was conducted according to guidelines developed by NMFS Procedural Instruction 01–121– 01, and released on May 10, 2019 (‘‘Draft Three-Year Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota Program’’; Draft Three-Year Review). NMFS presented a summary of the Draft Three Year Review, including key data elements, to the HMS Advisory Panel on May 22, 2019. The final version of the Three-Year Review incorporates the HMS Advisory Panel suggestions as well as updated information (2018 data) for several important parameters. The PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conclusions and the recommendations of the final Three-Year Review are the same as those in the Draft Three-Year Review. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–21562 Filed 10–2–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

XRIN 0648-XT019


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Atlantic 
Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Three-Year Review of 
Individual Bluefin Quota Program

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

ACTION: Notice of availability (NOA).

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the availability of the final version of Three-
Year Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program. A Draft 
Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program was released on May 10, 2019. This 
Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program was conducted pursuant to the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) 
requirement that formal and detailed reviews of certain Limited Access 
Privilege Programs (LAPPs) be conducted.

ADDRESSES: The Three-Year Review is available by sending your request 
to Tom Warren at the mailing address specified below, or by calling the 
phone numbers listed below. Mail: Tom Warren, Highly Migratory Species 
Management Division, NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 
55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. The Three-Year Review 
may also be downloaded from the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) 
website at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/atlantic-highly-migratory-species.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Warren at 978-281-9260, or George 
Silva at 301-427-8503, or online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/atlantic-highly-migratory-species.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS announces the availability of the final 
Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program. This document is consistent with 
the MSA requirement that calls for regional Fishery Management Councils 
and the Secretary to periodically conduct ``formal and detailed'' 
reviews of all LAPPs established after January 12, 2007 (MSA Section 
303(c)(1)(G)). This MSA requirement includes those LAPPs established 
under Secretarial authority, such as the IBQ Program, which is a catch 
share program for bluefin tuna bycatch in the Atlantic HMS pelagic 
longline fishery. The guidelines state that the first review should be 
conducted no later than five years after the establishment of the catch 
share program.
    The IBQ Program was established in 2015. Therefore, pursuant to the 
MSA requirement, NOAA Fisheries conducted a review, which is now 
completed and being made available to the public. This review is 
intended to evaluate the progress made in meeting the goals and 
objectives of the IBQ Program, implemented under Amendment 7 to the 
2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management 
Plan (2006 Consolidated HMS FMP). The IBQ Program was designed to 
provide individual vessel accountability for bluefin catch (landings 
and dead discards) and incentivize the pelagic longline fishery to 
minimize interactions with bluefin. A draft program review was 
conducted according to guidelines developed by NMFS Procedural 
Instruction 01-121-01, and released on May 10, 2019 (``Draft Three-Year 
Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota Program''; Draft Three-Year 
Review). NMFS presented a summary of the Draft Three Year Review, 
including key data elements, to the HMS Advisory Panel on May 22, 2019. 
The final version of the Three-Year Review incorporates the HMS 
Advisory Panel suggestions as well as updated information (2018 data) 
for several important parameters. The conclusions and the 
recommendations of the final Three-Year Review are the same as those in 
the Draft Three-Year Review.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 30, 2019.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-21562 Filed 10-2-19; 8:45 am]
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