Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfers From NC to MA and VA to RI, 48476 [2020-17524]

Download as PDF 48476 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / Rules and Regulations § 251.56 Final rule; correction. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 10, 2020. The final rule amends existing special use regulations to implement section 512 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as added by section 211 of division O, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (hereinafter ‘‘section 512’’). Section 512 governs the development and approval of operating plans and agreements for maintenance and vegetation management of electric transmission and distribution line facilities (powerline facilities) on National Forest System (NFS) lands inside the linear boundary of special use authorizations for powerline facilities and on abutting NFS lands to remove or prune hazard trees. DATES: Effective August 10, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reggie Woodruff, Energy Program Manager, Lands and Realty Management, 202–205–1196 or reginal.woodruff@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR doc. 2020–13999 appearing on pages 41387– 41394 in the Federal Register of Friday, July 10, 2020, the following corrections are made: SUMMARY: § 251.51 [Corrected] 15:51 Aug 10, 2020 James E. Hubbard, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment. [FR Doc. 2020–17462 Filed 8–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 RTID 0648–XA339 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfers From NC to MA and VA to RI National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of quota transfer. AGENCY: 1. On page 41392, in the first column, in § 251.51, in amendment 2, the instruction is corrected to read as follows: ■ 2. Amend § 251.51 by: ■ a. Adding in alphabetical order the definition of ‘‘Hazard tree’’; ■ b. Revising the definition of ‘‘Linear right-of-way’’; and ■ c. Adding in alphabetical order the definitions of ‘‘Maintenance,’’ ‘‘Maximum operating sag,’’ ‘‘Minimum vegetation clearance distance,’’ ‘‘Operating plan or agreement for a powerline facility,’’ ‘‘Owner or operator,’’ ‘‘Powerline facility,’’ and ‘‘Vegetation Management’’. The additions and revision read as follows: ■ 2. On page 41392, in the second column, in § 251.51, the definition for ‘‘Linear right-of-way’’ is corrected to read as follows: Linear right-of-way—an authorized right-of-way for a linear facility, such as a road, trail, pipeline, powerline facility, fence, water transmission facility, or fiber optic cable, whose linear boundary is delineated by its legal description. ■ 3. On page 41394, in the first column, in § 251.56, paragraph (h)(5)(viii)(B) is corrected to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 [Corrected] (h) * * * (5) * * * (viii) * * * (B) Emergency vegetation management. Emergency vegetation management does not require prior written approval from the authorized officer. The owner or operator shall notify the authorized officer in writing of the location and quantity of the emergency vegetation management within 24 hours of initiating the response; Jkt 250001 NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2020 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Virginia is also transferring a portion of its 2020 summer flounder quota to the State of Rhode Island. These quota adjustments are 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, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Rhode Island. DATES: Effective August 10, 2020, through December 31, 2020. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 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 final 2020 allocations were published on October 9, 2019 (84 FR 54041). The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan (FMP), 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 three criteria in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations: The transfer or combinations would preclude the overall annual quota from being fully harvested, the transfer addresses an unforeseen variation or contingency in the fishery, and the transfer is consistent with the objectives of the FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. North Carolina is transferring 6,965 pounds (lb) (3,519 kilograms (kg)) to Massachusetts. Virginia is transferring 6,417 lb (2,911 kg) to Rhode Island. These transfers are occurring through mutual agreement of the states. These transfers were requested to repay landings made by out-of-state permitted vessels under safe harbor agreements. The revised summer flounder quotas for fishing year 2020 are now: North Carolina, 3,134,764 lb (1,421,905 kg); Massachusetts 793,364 lb (359,864 kg); Rhode Island, 1,814,665 lb (823,118 kg); and Virginia, 2,474,181 lb (1,122,269 kg). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 6, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17524 Filed 8–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\11AUR1.SGM 11AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 155 (Tuesday, August 11, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-17524]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

RTID 0648-XA339


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
Fishery; Quota Transfers From NC to MA and VA 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 2020 commercial summer flounder quota to 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Virginia is also 
transferring a portion of its 2020 summer flounder quota to the State 
of Rhode Island. These quota adjustments are 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, Massachusetts, Virginia, 
and Rhode Island.

DATES: Effective August 10, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

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 final 2020 allocations were 
published on October 9, 2019 (84 FR 54041).
    The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP), 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 three criteria in the evaluation 
of requests for quota transfers or combinations: The transfer or 
combinations would preclude the overall annual quota from being fully 
harvested, the transfer addresses an unforeseen variation or 
contingency in the fishery, and the transfer is consistent with the 
objectives of the FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    North Carolina is transferring 6,965 pounds (lb) (3,519 kilograms 
(kg)) to Massachusetts. Virginia is transferring 6,417 lb (2,911 kg) to 
Rhode Island. These transfers are occurring through mutual agreement of 
the states. These transfers were requested to repay landings made by 
out-of-state permitted vessels under safe harbor agreements. The 
revised summer flounder quotas for fishing year 2020 are now: North 
Carolina, 3,134,764 lb (1,421,905 kg); Massachusetts 793,364 lb 
(359,864 kg); Rhode Island, 1,814,665 lb (823,118 kg); and Virginia, 
2,474,181 lb (1,122,269 kg).

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

    Dated: August 6, 2020.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-17524 Filed 8-10-20; 8:45 am]
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