Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska, 62613-62614 [2020-21977]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 193 / Monday, October 5, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 552.238–74 Introduction of New Supplies/Services (INSS). GSA intended to change these clause numbers with the publication of GSAR Case 2013–G502; Federal Supply Schedule Contracting (Administrative Changes). However, GSAR Case 2013–G502 added several GSAR clauses and rearranged many others. As a result, there are some instances in the GSAR where clauses have correct titles, but their numbers have not been updated as intended. This technical amendment will update those clause numbers as originally intended. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 515, 538, and 552 Government procurement. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration. Therefore, GSA amends 48 CFR parts 515, 538, and 552 as set forth below: 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 515, 538, and 552 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c). PART 515—CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION 515.408 [Amended] 2. Amend section 515.408 by removing from paragraph (e)(1) ‘‘552.238–81’’ and adding ‘‘552.238–82’’ in its place. ■ PART 538—FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACTING 538.272 [Amended] 3. Amend section 538.272 by removing from paragraph (c) ‘‘552.238– 75’’ and adding ‘‘552.238–81’’ in its place. ■ PART 552—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 552.238–74 [Amended] 4. Amend section 552.238–74 by— ■ a. Removing from paragraph (b) ‘‘identify’’ and adding ‘‘identifying’’ in its place; and ■ b. Removing from paragraph (d) ’’552.238–81’’ and adding ‘‘552.238–82’’ in its place. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES ■ [FR Doc. 2020–19265 Filed 10–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 200623–0167; RTID 0648– XA513] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers From ME to RI and NJ to NC National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification; quota transfers. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the states of Maine and New Jersey are transferring a portion of their 2020 commercial bluefish quota to the states of Rhode Island and North Carolina, respectively. These quota adjustments are 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 Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and North Carolina. DATES: Effective October 2, 2020, through December 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9225. 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 § 648.162, and the final 2020 allocations were published on June 29, 2020 (85 FR 38794). The final rule implementing Amendment 1 to the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) 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 § 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). The Regional Administrator must approve any such transfer based on the criteria in § 648.162(e). In evaluating requests to transfer a quota or combine SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 62613 quotas, the Regional Administrator shall consider whether: 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. Maine is transferring 15,000 lb (6,804 kg) of bluefish commercial quota to Rhode Island and New Jersey is transferring 50,000 lb (22,680 kg) to North Carolina through mutual agreement of the states. These transfers were requested to ensure that Rhode Island and North Carolina would not exceed their 2020 state quotas. The revised bluefish quotas for 2020 are: Maine, 3,496 lb (1,586 kg); Rhode Island, 298,366 lb (135,337 kg); New Jersey, 264,934 lb (120,172 kg); and, North Carolina, 937,058 lb (425,042 kg). Classification NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR 648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii), which was issued pursuant to section 304(b), and is exempted from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21988 Filed 10–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 200221–0062; RTID 0648– XA344] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2020 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/processors SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1 62614 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 193 / Monday, October 5, 2020 / Rules and Regulations jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached. DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 1, 2020, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/ processors using trawl gear in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Oct 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 158 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(2), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 2020 TAC of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached. Therefore, NMFS is requiring that Pacific cod caught by catcher/ processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA be treated as prohibited species in accordance with § 679.21(a)(2). Classification NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR part 679, which was issued pursuant to section 304(b), and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), there is good cause to waive prior notice and an opportunity for public comment on this action, as notice and comment would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest, as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay prohibiting the retention of Pacific cod by catcher/ processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of September 29, 2020. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21977 Filed 9–30–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 200221-0062; RTID 0648-XA344]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod 
in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by catcher/
processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf 
of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the 2020 total 
allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/processors

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using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been 
reached.

DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 1, 
2020, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan 
for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North 
Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing 
fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H 
of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679.
    The 2020 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod allocated to 
catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of 
the GOA is 158 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2020 and 
2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, 
March 10, 2020).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(2), the Administrator, Alaska 
Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 2020 TAC 
of Pacific cod allocated to catcher/processors using trawl gear in the 
Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached. Therefore, NMFS is 
requiring that Pacific cod caught by catcher/processors using trawl 
gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA be treated as prohibited 
species in accordance with Sec.  679.21(a)(2).

Classification

    NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR part 679, which was 
issued pursuant to section 304(b), and is exempt from review under 
Executive Order 12866.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), there is good cause to waive prior 
notice and an opportunity for public comment on this action, as notice 
and comment would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest, 
as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries 
data in a timely fashion and would delay prohibiting the retention of 
Pacific cod by catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central 
Regulatory Area of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice 
providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant 
data only became available as of September 29, 2020.

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

    Dated: September 30, 2020.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-21977 Filed 9-30-20; 4:15 pm]
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