Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska, 20035-20036 [2021-07876]

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This delay preserves the currently effective requirements while ONRR’s review of comments is ongoing and final decisions are being made consistent with (1) the withdrawal of the Executive orders on which the 2020 Rule was, in part, based and (2) the issuance of new Executive orders, including, but not limited to, Executive Order 13990, ‘‘Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,’’ Executive Order 13992, ‘‘Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation,’’ and Executive Order 14008, ‘‘Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.’’ See 86 FR 7037 (Jan. 25, 2021), 86 FR 7049 (Jan. 25, 2021), and 86 FR 7619 (Feb. 1, 2021), respectively. The Administrative Procedure Act’s (APA) legislative history indicates that the purpose of the notice requirement at 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) is to ‘‘afford persons affected a reasonable time to prepare for the effective date of a rule or rules or to take any other action which the issuance of rules may prompt.’’ S. Rep. No. 752, 79th Cong., 1st Sess. 201 (1946) and H.R. Rep. No. 1980, 79th Cong., 2nd Sess. 259 (1946). Delaying the effective date provides certainty for the regulated industry during the delay period while ONRR continues to review the 2020 Rule, and eliminates circumstances which would otherwise require regulated entities to update their reporting processes in anticipation of compliance with a rule that may be subject to further revision or withdrawal. ONRR is committed to ensuring transparency and providing certainty in the adequacy and finality of the 2020 Rule. Thus, it would be contrary to the public interest for the 2020 Rule to go into effect, with its accompanying changes in reporting and payment requirements, while the 2020 Rule remains under review. To do otherwise would lead to uncertainty and confusion regarding reporting and payment requirements, duplication of effort, a potential and unnecessary increase in administrative costs, and a strain on lessees and recipient States while the interpretation and application of valuation and payment rules change. In the First Delay Rule, ONRR anticipated that a second delay might be necessary. See 86 FR 9288. For the reasons stated above, and specifically those related to the identified potential shortcomings in the 2020 Rule as well as undue burdens on regulated entities, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Apr 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 ONRR believes this second delay, until November 1, is appropriate. Thus, ONRR finds that there is good cause for this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) for this rule to become effective immediately upon publication. This action is taken pursuant to delegated authority. List of Subjects 30 CFR Part 1206 Coal, Continental shelf, Geothermal energy, Government contracts, Indianslands, Mineral royalties, Oil and gas exploration, Public lands-mineral resources, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 30 CFR Part 1241 Administrative practice and procedure, Coal, Geothermal energy, Indians-lands, Mineral royalties, Natural gas, Oil and gas exploration, Penalties, Public lands-mineral resources. Rachael S. Taylor, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy, Management and Budget. [FR Doc. 2021–07886 Filed 4–14–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4335–30–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2021–0149] Special Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on May 7, 8, and 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day to provide for the safety of life on certain navigable waters during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. During the enforcement period, all non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with instructions from the Coast Guard or designated representative. DATES: The regulation in 33 CFR 100.702, Table to § 100.702, Line 3, will be enforced on May 7, 8, and 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. 20035 If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email Mr. Omar Beceiro, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard: Telephone: 305–535–4317, Email: Omar.Beceiro@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show published in 33 CFR 100.702, Table to § 100.702, Line 3, on May 7, 8, and 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. each day. This action is being taken to provide for the safety and security of certain navigable waters during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District, § 100.702 specifies the location of the special local regulation for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show, which is located on the Atlantic Ocean east of Fort Lauderdale Beach. Only event sponsor designated participants and official patrol vessels will be allowed to enter the regulated area. Spectators may contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators must pass directly through the regulated area at a safe speed without loitering. In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will inform the public through Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts at least 24 hours in advance of the enforcement of the special local regulation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: April 12, 2021. J.F. Burdian, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami. [FR Doc. 2021–07814 Filed 4–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 210210–0018; RTID 0648– XA774] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16APR1.SGM 16APR1 20036 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 72 / Friday, April 16, 2021 / Rules and Regulations NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2021 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 14, 2021, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., May 31, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krista Milani, 907–581–2062. 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 A season allowance of the 2021 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA is 6,297 metric tons (mt) as jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Apr 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 established by the final 2021 and 2022 harvest specifications for groundfish in the GOA (86 FR 10184, February 19, 2021). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), the Regional Administrator has determined that the A season allowance of the 2021 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 6,097 mt and is setting aside the remaining 200 mt as bycatch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. While this closure is effective the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. Classification Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 13, 2021. Kelly Denit, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07876 Filed 4–13–21; 4:15 pm] NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens PO 00000 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 closure of pollock in Statistical Area 630 in 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 April 12, 2021. Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\16APR1.SGM 16APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 72 (Friday, April 16, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20035-20036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07876]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 210210-0018; RTID 0648-XA774]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 in 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 directed fishing for pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is 
necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2021 total 
allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.

DATES: Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 14, 
2021, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., May 31, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krista Milani, 907-581-2062.

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 A season allowance of the 2021 TAC of pollock in Statistical 
Area 630 of the GOA is 6,297 metric tons (mt) as established by the 
final 2021 and 2022 harvest specifications for groundfish in the GOA 
(86 FR 10184, February 19, 2021).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(i), the Regional 
Administrator has determined that the A season allowance of the 2021 
TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA will soon be reached. 
Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed 
fishing allowance of 6,097 mt and is setting aside the remaining 200 mt 
as bycatch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In 
accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator 
finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. 
Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
    While this closure is effective the maximum retainable amounts at 
Sec.  679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

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 closure of pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 in 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 April 12, 2021.

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

    Dated: April 13, 2021.
Kelly Denit,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-07876 Filed 4-13-21; 4:15 pm]
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