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Download as PDF 66630 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2019 / Rules and Regulations jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 13771, entitled ‘‘Reducing Regulations and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017). This action does not contain any information collections subject to OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), nor does it require any special considerations under Executive Order 12898, entitled ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations’’ (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). Since tolerances and exemptions that are established on the basis of a petition under FFDCA section 408(d), such as the tolerances in this final rule, do not require the issuance of a proposed rule, the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), do not apply. 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List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: November 21, 2019. Daniel Rosenblatt, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial bluefish quotas for North Carolina and Rhode Island. Effective December 4, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9180. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery are found in 50 CFR 648.160 through 648.167. These PART 180—[AMENDED] regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is ■ 1. The authority citation for part 180 apportioned among the coastal states continues to read as follows: from Maine through Florida. The Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. process to set the annual commercial ■ 2. In the table in paragraph (a) of quota and the percent allocated to each § 180.593, add alphabetically the state is described in § 648.162 and the commodities ‘‘Beet, sugar, leaves’’ and initial 2019 allocations were published ‘‘Beet, sugar, roots’’ to read as follows: on March 12, 2019 (84 FR 8826). § 180.593 Etoxazole; tolerances for The final rule implementing residues. Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery (a) * * * Management Plan published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2000 (65 FR Parts per 45844), and provided a mechanism for Commodity million transferring bluefish quota from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the * * * * * Beet, sugar, leaves ..................... 1 concurrence of the NMFS Greater Beet, sugar, roots ....................... 0.02 Atlantic Regional Administrator, can request approval to transfer or combine * * * * * bluefish commercial quota under § 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). The * * * * * Regional Administrator must first [FR Doc. 2019–26158 Filed 12–4–19; 8:45 am] approve any such transfer based on the BILLING CODE 6560–50–P criteria in § 648.162(e). North Carolina is transferring 150,000 lb (63 mt) of bluefish commercial quota DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE to Rhode Island through mutual National Oceanic and Atmospheric agreement of the states. This transfer Administration was requested to ensure that Rhode Island would not exceed its allocated 50 CFR Part 648 2019 state quota. The revised bluefish quotas for 2019 are: North Carolina, [Docket No. 181010932–9124–02; RTID 0648–XX028] 2,321,746 lb (1,053 mt); and Rhode Island, 674,874 lb (306 mt). Fisheries of the Northeastern United Classification States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to RI This action is taken under 50 CFR AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries part 648 and is exempt from review Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and under Executive Order 12866. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Commerce. Dated: December 2, 2019. ACTION: Notification of quota transfer. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2019 commercial bluefish quota to the State of Rhode Island. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 181010932-9124-02; RTID 0648-XX028]


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish 
Fishery; Quota Transfer From NC to RI

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

ACTION: Notification of quota transfer.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is 
transferring a portion of its 2019 commercial bluefish quota to the 
State of Rhode Island. This quota adjustment is necessary to comply 
with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer 
provisions. This announcement informs the public of the revised 
commercial bluefish quotas for North Carolina and Rhode Island.

DATES: Effective December 4, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish 
fishery are found in 50 CFR 648.160 through 648.167. These regulations 
require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned 
among the coastal states from Maine through Florida. The process to set 
the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state is 
described in Sec.  648.162 and the initial 2019 allocations were 
published on March 12, 2019 (84 FR 8826).
    The final rule implementing Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery 
Management Plan published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2000 (65 
FR 45844), and provided a mechanism for transferring bluefish 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 request approval to transfer or combine bluefish 
commercial quota under Sec.  648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). The 
Regional Administrator must first approve any such transfer based on 
the criteria in Sec.  648.162(e).
    North Carolina is transferring 150,000 lb (63 mt) of bluefish 
commercial quota to Rhode Island through mutual agreement of the 
states. This transfer was requested to ensure that Rhode Island would 
not exceed its allocated 2019 state quota. The revised bluefish quotas 
for 2019 are: North Carolina, 2,321,746 lb (1,053 mt); and Rhode 
Island, 674,874 lb (306 mt).

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: December 2, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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