Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska, 77406-77407 [2020-26573]

Download as PDF 77406 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 232 / Wednesday, December 2, 2020 / Rules and Regulations submission of quality measures remains an accurate estimate at $310.40 per year.’’ is corrected to read, ‘‘We revise our estimate for the submission of quality measures to an estimated $328.00 per year.’’ (5) Line 28, ‘‘$1,432.67’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$1,517.00’’, and ‘‘$38.80’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$41.00’’. c. Second column— (1) First full paragraph— (a) Line 6, the figure ‘‘$1,093.26’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$1,106.94’’. (b) Line 8, the figure ‘‘$183.14’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$193.52’’. (c) Line 16, the figure ‘‘$95.90’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$97.10’’. (d) Line 28, the parenthetical expression (‘‘$1,093.26 = ($95.20 * 11.4))’’ is corrected to read ‘‘($1,106.94 = ($95.20 * 11.4))’’. (e) Line 31, the figure ‘‘$183.14’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$193.52’’. (2) Last footnoted paragraph (footnote 181), line 2, the figure ‘‘$47.95’’ is corrected to read ‘‘$48.55’’. 20. On page 61361, third column, last paragraph, line 4, the phrase ‘‘Tables E3 and E4’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Tables 22 and 23’’. 21. On page 61362, top of the page— a. The table title, ‘‘TABLE 3: ACCOUNTING STATEMENT ESTIMATED IMPACTS FOR THE RADIATION ONCOLOGY MODEL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘TABLE 22: ACCOUNTING STATEMENT ESTIMATED IMPACTS FOR THE RADIATION ONCOLOGY MODEL’’. b. The table title, ‘‘TABLE 4: ACCOUNTING STATEMENT ESTIMATED IMPACTS FOR END STAGE RENAL DISEASE (ESRD) TREATMENT CHOICES MODEL’’ is corrected to read ‘‘TABLE 23: ACCOUNTING STATEMENT ESTIMATED IMPACTS FOR END STAGE RENAL DISEASE (ESRD) TREATMENT CHOICES MODEL’’ Wilma M. Robinson, Deputy Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human Services. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 665 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 200221–0062] [RTID 0648–XA683] RTID 0648–XA647 Pacific Island Fisheries; 2020 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Announcement of a valid specified fishing agreement; correction. ACTION: NMFS published a document in the Federal Register of November 23, 2020, announcing a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,000 metric tons (t) of the 2020 bigeye tuna limit for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to U.S. longline fishing vessels. The document incorrectly referred to American Samoa. SUMMARY: DATES: December 2, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn Rassel, NMFS PIRO Sustainable Fisheries, 808–725–5184. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction In the Federal Register of November 23, 2020, in FR Doc. 2020–25806, on page 74615, in the first column, correct the second sentence of the DATES caption to read: The start date for attributing 2020 bigeye tuna catch to the CNMI was November 15, 2020. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 24, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26363 Filed 12–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2020–26512 Filed 11–30–20; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Dec 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of 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; reallocation. AGENCY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) from catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear, catcher vessels less than 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, and vessels using pot gear to catcher vessels using trawl gear and catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2020 TAC of Pacific cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested. SUMMARY: Effective December 2, 2020 through 2,400 hours, Alaska local time (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 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher/processors using hook-andline gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 192 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher vessels less than 50 feet using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 550 mt as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for DATES: E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 232 / Wednesday, December 2, 2020 / Rules and Regulations groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 253 mt as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 1,048 mt as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 158 mt as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). The 2020 Pacific cod TAC apportioned to catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 1,567 mt, as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020). The Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, (Regional Administrator) has determined that catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear will not be able to use 180 mt, catcher vessels less VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Dec 01, 2020 Jkt 253001 than 50 feet using hook-and-line gear will not be able to use 460 mt, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line gear will not be able to use 100 mt, and vessels using pot gear will not be able to harvest 1,040 mt of the 2020 Pacific cod TAC allocated to those vessels under § 679.20(a)(12)(i)(B)(1) to (3) and (6). In accordance with § 679.20(a)(12)(ii)(B), the Regional Administrator has also determined that catcher vessels using trawl gear and catcher/processors using trawl gear currently have the capacity to harvest this excess allocation. Therefore, NMFS apportions 1,780 mt of Pacific cod from the catcher/processors using hook-andline gear, catcher vessels less than 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, and vessels using pot gear apportionments to catcher vessels using trawl gear and catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. The harvest specifications for Pacific cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA included in the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020) are revised as follows: 12 mt to catcher/processors using hookand-line gear, 90 mt to catcher vessels less than 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, 153 mt to catcher vessels greater PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 77407 than or equal to 50 feet using hook-andline gear, 8 mt to vessels using pot gear, 2,521 mt to catcher vessels using trawl gear, and 838 mt to catcher/processors using trawl gear. 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 the reallocation of Pacific cod 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 November 25, 2020. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 27, 2020. Kelly Denit, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26573 Filed 12–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 232 (Wednesday, December 2, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 77406-77407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26573]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 200221-0062]
RTID 0648-XA647


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation 
of 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; reallocation.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific 
cod total allowable catch (TAC) from catcher/processors using hook-and-
line gear, catcher vessels less than 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, 
catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line 
gear, and vessels using pot gear to catcher vessels using trawl gear 
and catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area 
of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2020 
TAC of Pacific cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA to be 
harvested.

DATES: Effective December 2, 2020 through 2,400 hours, Alaska local 
time (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 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher/processors using 
hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 192 
metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest 
specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020).
    The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher vessels less than 50 
feet using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA 
is 550 mt as established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest 
specifications for

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groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020).
    The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher vessels greater than 
or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory 
Area of the GOA is 253 mt as established by the final 2020 and 2021 
harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 
10, 2020).
    The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for vessels using pot gear in 
the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 1,048 mt as established by 
the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for groundfish of the 
GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020).
    The 2020 Pacific cod TAC specified for catcher/processors using 
trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 158 mt as 
established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for 
groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020).
    The 2020 Pacific cod TAC apportioned to catcher vessels using trawl 
gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 1,567 mt, as 
established by the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications for 
groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020).
    The Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, (Regional Administrator) 
has determined that catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear will 
not be able to use 180 mt, catcher vessels less than 50 feet using 
hook-and-line gear will not be able to use 460 mt, catcher vessels 
greater than or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line gear will not be 
able to use 100 mt, and vessels using pot gear will not be able to 
harvest 1,040 mt of the 2020 Pacific cod TAC allocated to those vessels 
under Sec.  679.20(a)(12)(i)(B)(1) to (3) and (6).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(12)(ii)(B), the Regional 
Administrator has also determined that catcher vessels using trawl gear 
and catcher/processors using trawl gear currently have the capacity to 
harvest this excess allocation. Therefore, NMFS apportions 1,780 mt of 
Pacific cod from the catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear, 
catcher vessels less than 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, catcher 
vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet using hook-and-line gear, and 
vessels using pot gear apportionments to catcher vessels using trawl 
gear and catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory 
Area of the GOA.
    The harvest specifications for Pacific cod in the Central 
Regulatory Area of the GOA included in the final 2020 and 2021 harvest 
specifications for groundfish of the GOA (85 FR 13802, March 10, 2020) 
are revised as follows: 12 mt to catcher/processors using hook-and-line 
gear, 90 mt to catcher vessels less than 50 feet using hook-and-line 
gear, 153 mt to catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet using 
hook-and-line gear, 8 mt to vessels using pot gear, 2,521 mt to catcher 
vessels using trawl gear, and 838 mt to catcher/processors using trawl 
gear.

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 the reallocation of Pacific 
cod 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 November 25, 2020.

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

    Dated: November 27, 2020.
Kelly Denit,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
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