Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; 2021-2022 Commercial Quota Reduction for King Mackerel in the Run-Around Gillnet Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico, 54871-54872 [2021-21719]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Rules and Regulations detailed in the Auction 111 Procedures Public Notice. 181. Steps Taken to Minimize the Significant Economic Impact on Small Entities, and Significant Alternatives Considered. The RFA requires an agency to describe any significant, specifically small business, alternatives that it has considered in reaching its proposed approach, which may include the following four alternatives (among others): (1) The establishment of differing compliance or reporting requirements or timetables that take into account the resources available to small entities; (2) the clarification, consolidation, or simplification of compliance and reporting requirements under the rule for such small entities; (3) the use of performance rather than design standards; and (4) an exemption from coverage of the rule, or any part thereof, for such small entities. 182. OEA and MB intend that the procedures adopted in the Auction 111 Procedures Public Notice to facilitate participation in Auction 111 will result in both operational and administrative cost savings for small entities and other auction participants. In light of the numerous resources that will be available from the Commission to small entities and other auction participants at no cost, the processes and procedures announced in the Auction 111 Procedures Public Notice should minimize any economic impact of the auction processes and procedures on small entities and should result in both operational and administrative cost savings for small entities and other auction participants. For example, prior to the beginning of bidding in this auction, the Commission will hold a mock auction to allow qualified bidders the opportunity to familiarize themselves with both the processes and systems that will be used in Auction 111. During the auction, participants will be able to access and participate in bidding via the internet using a webbased system, or telephonically, providing two cost-effective methods of participation and avoiding the cost of travel for in-person participation. Further, small entities as well as other auction participants will be able to avail themselves of a telephone hotline for assistance with auction processes and procedures as well as a technical support telephone hotline to assist with issues such as access to or navigation within the electronic FCC Form 175 and use of the FCC’s auction bidding system. In addition, all auction participants, including small business entities, will have access to various other sources of information and databases through the Commission that will aid in both their VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 understanding and participation in the process. These mechanisms are made available to facilitate participation by all qualified bidders and may result in significant cost savings for small business entities that utilize these mechanisms. These resources, coupled with the description and communication of the bidding procedures before bidding begins in Auction 111, should ensure that the auction will be administered predictably, efficiently and fairly, thus providing certainty for small entities as well as other auction participants. 183. Notice to SBA. The Commission will send a copy of the Auctions 111 Procedures Public Notice, including the Supplemental FRFA, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the SBA. Federal Communications Commission. William Huber, Associate Chief, Auctions Division, Office of Economics and Analytics. [FR Doc. 2021–21559 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Telecommunications, Telecommunications relay services. Federal Communications Commission. Gregory Haledjian, Legal Advisor, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Final Rules For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission corrects 47 CFR part 64 by making the following correcting amendment: PART 64—MISCELLANEOUS RULES RELATING TO COMMON CARRIERS 1. The authority citation for part 64 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154, 201, 202, 217, 218, 220, 222, 225, 226, 227, 227b, 228, 251(a), 251(e), 254(k), 262, 276, 403(b)(2)(B), (c), 616, 620, 1401–1473, unless otherwise noted; Pub. L. 115–141, Div. P, sec. 503, 132 Stat. 348, 1091. 2. Amend § 64.621 by: a. Removing and reserving paragraph (c)(2)(i); and ■ b. Adding paragraph (c)(2)(ii). The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ § 64.621 47 CFR Part 64 54871 Interoperability and portability. * [CG Docket Nos. 03–123 and 10–51; DA 20– 219; FR ID 50873] Structure and Practices of the Video Relay Services Program; Correction Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Correcting amendments. AGENCY: An amendment to the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2021. The document inadvertently removed the incorporation by reference for the Request for Comments (RFC) 6351, xCard; vCard XML Representation and inadvertently retained the incorpation by reference for the Interoperabilty Profile for Relay User Equipment. This document corrects the regulation. DATES: Effective on October 5, 2021 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Scott, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418–1264, or email Michael.Scott@ fcc.gov. * * * * (c) * * * (2) * * * (ii) Request for Comments (RFC) 6351, xCard: vCard XML Representation (August 2011) https://tools.ietf.org/ html/rfc6351. [FR Doc. 2021–21572 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P SUMMARY: This document corrects 49 CFR 64.621. The final rules document published at 86 FR 35632, July 7, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 64 Incorporation by reference, Individuals with disabilities, PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 160426363–7275–02; RTID 0648–XB395] Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region; 2021–2022 Commercial Quota Reduction for King Mackerel in the Run-Around Gillnet Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; commercial quota reduction. AGENCY: NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) through this temporary rule for commercial SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 54872 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Rules and Regulations harvest of king mackerel in the southern zone of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ) using run-around gillnet gear. NMFS has determined that landings of king mackerel harvested by run-around gillnet gear in the southern zone of the Gulf EEZ exceeded the commercial annual catch limit (ACL), equivalent to the commercial quota, in the 2020–2021 fishing year. Therefore, NMFS reduces the southern zone commercial ACL for king mackerel fishing using run-around gillnet gear in the Gulf EEZ during the 2021–2022 fishing year. This commercial ACL reduction is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource. DATES: The temporary rule is effective from 6 a.m. local time on January 18, 2022, through June 30, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelli O’Donnell, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824– 5305, email: kelli.odonnell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic fish in the Gulf includes king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and cobia, and is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, and is implemented by NMFS under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. All weights for the Gulf migratory group of king mackerel (Gulf king mackerel) described in this temporary rule apply as either round or gutted weight. The commercial ACL (equivalent to the commercial quota) for Gulf king mackerel is divided into separate ACLs for hook-and-line and run-around gillnet gear. The use of run-around gillnets for king mackerel is restricted to the Gulf southern zone. The Gulf southern zone includes the EEZ off Collier and Monroe Counties in south Florida. The Gulf southern zone encompasses an area of the EEZ south of a line extending due west from the boundary of Lee and Collier Counties on the Florida west coast, and south of a line extending due east from the boundary of Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties on the Florida east coast (50 CFR 622.369(a)(1)(iii)). For the 2020–2021 fishing season, the commercial gillnet quota for Gulf king mackerel was 575,400 lb (260,997 kg). Regulations at 50 CFR 622.8(b) and 622.388(a)(1) require NMFS to close any VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 component of the king mackerel commercial sector when its respective quota has been reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification with the Office of the Federal Register. On January 28, 2021, NMFS determined that the 2020–2021 commercial gillnet quota had been reached, and closed the commercial gillnet component for the remainder of the 2020–2021 fishing year (86 FR 7815, February 2, 2021). NMFS’ most recent landings data for the 2020–2021 fishing year indicate that the commercial gillnet component exceeded the 575,400-lb (260,997-kg) quota by 11,920 lb (5,407 kg). The AM specified in 50 CFR 622.388(a)(1)(iii) states if commercial landings of king mackerel caught by run-around gillnet gear exceed the commercial gillnet ACL, then NMFS will reduce the commercial gillnet ACL in the following fishing year by the amount of the ACL overage. Prior to the application of the ACL reduction, the 2021–2022 commercial gillnet ACL for Gulf king mackerel in the southern zone is 575,400 lb (260,997 kg) (50 CFR 622.384(b)(1)(iii)(B)). The fishing season for run-around gillnet gear is currently closed from July 1, 2021, through January 17, 2022, and will open at 6 a.m. on January 18, 2022. The 2021–2022 fishing year runs through June 30, 2022. Consistent with the AM, NMFS reduces the 2021–2022 commercial gillnet quota by the amount of the 2020– 2021 commercial gillnet ACL overage resulting in a run-around gillnet ACL of 563,480 lb (255,590 kg). If king mackerel commercial gillnet landings do not exceed the adjusted ACL in the 2021– 2022 fishing year, then in the 2022– 2023 fishing year, the component’s commercial quota will again be 575,400 lb (260,997 kg) as specified in 50 CFR 622.384(b)(1)(iii)(B). Classification NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR 622.8(b) and 622.388(a)(1)(iii), which were 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, because prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this temporary rule is unnecessary. Such procedure is unnecessary because the rule that implemented the commercial ACL and the associated AM for the commercial ACL reduction has already been subject to public notice and comment, and all that remains is to PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 notify the public of the commercial ACL reduction. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21719 Filed 9–30–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 140818679–5356–02; RTID 0648–XB465] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Reopening of the Red Snapper Recreational For-Hire Fishing Season in the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; reopening. AGENCY: NMFS is temporarily reopening the recreational fishing season for the Federal charter vessel/ headboat (for-hire) component for red snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) through this temporary rule. The most recent landings data for the red snapper for-hire component in the Gulf indicates the component annual catch target (ACT) for the 2021 fishing year has not yet been reached. The red snapper recreational for-hire component in the Gulf EEZ will reopen for 22 days to allow harvest of the remaining for-hire component ACT. NMFS intends this action to increase benefits to for-hire fisherman while protecting the Gulf red snapper resource by continuing to constrain harvest to the component quota. DATES: This temporary rule is effective from 12:01 a.m., local time, on October 15, 2021, through 12:01 a.m., local time, on November 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Luers, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–551–5719, email: daniel.luers@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf reef fish fishery, which includes red snapper, is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 5, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 160426363-7275-02; RTID 0648-XB395]


Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and 
Atlantic Region; 2021-2022 Commercial Quota Reduction for King Mackerel 
in the Run-Around Gillnet Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; commercial quota reduction.

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SUMMARY: NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) through this 
temporary rule for commercial

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harvest of king mackerel in the southern zone of the Gulf of Mexico 
(Gulf) exclusive economic zone (EEZ) using run-around gillnet gear. 
NMFS has determined that landings of king mackerel harvested by run-
around gillnet gear in the southern zone of the Gulf EEZ exceeded the 
commercial annual catch limit (ACL), equivalent to the commercial 
quota, in the 2020-2021 fishing year. Therefore, NMFS reduces the 
southern zone commercial ACL for king mackerel fishing using run-around 
gillnet gear in the Gulf EEZ during the 2021-2022 fishing year. This 
commercial ACL reduction is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel 
resource.

DATES: The temporary rule is effective from 6 a.m. local time on 
January 18, 2022, through June 30, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelli O'Donnell, NMFS Southeast 
Regional Office, telephone: 727-824-5305, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic 
fish in the Gulf includes king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and cobia, 
and is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal 
Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region 
(FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic 
Fishery Management Councils, and is implemented by NMFS under the 
authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. All 
weights for the Gulf migratory group of king mackerel (Gulf king 
mackerel) described in this temporary rule apply as either round or 
gutted weight.
    The commercial ACL (equivalent to the commercial quota) for Gulf 
king mackerel is divided into separate ACLs for hook-and-line and run-
around gillnet gear. The use of run-around gillnets for king mackerel 
is restricted to the Gulf southern zone. The Gulf southern zone 
includes the EEZ off Collier and Monroe Counties in south Florida. The 
Gulf southern zone encompasses an area of the EEZ south of a line 
extending due west from the boundary of Lee and Collier Counties on the 
Florida west coast, and south of a line extending due east from the 
boundary of Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties on the Florida east coast 
(50 CFR 622.369(a)(1)(iii)).
    For the 2020-2021 fishing season, the commercial gillnet quota for 
Gulf king mackerel was 575,400 lb (260,997 kg). Regulations at 50 CFR 
622.8(b) and 622.388(a)(1) require NMFS to close any component of the 
king mackerel commercial sector when its respective quota has been 
reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification with 
the Office of the Federal Register. On January 28, 2021, NMFS 
determined that the 2020-2021 commercial gillnet quota had been 
reached, and closed the commercial gillnet component for the remainder 
of the 2020-2021 fishing year (86 FR 7815, February 2, 2021).
    NMFS' most recent landings data for the 2020-2021 fishing year 
indicate that the commercial gillnet component exceeded the 575,400-lb 
(260,997-kg) quota by 11,920 lb (5,407 kg). The AM specified in 50 CFR 
622.388(a)(1)(iii) states if commercial landings of king mackerel 
caught by run-around gillnet gear exceed the commercial gillnet ACL, 
then NMFS will reduce the commercial gillnet ACL in the following 
fishing year by the amount of the ACL overage.
    Prior to the application of the ACL reduction, the 2021-2022 
commercial gillnet ACL for Gulf king mackerel in the southern zone is 
575,400 lb (260,997 kg) (50 CFR 622.384(b)(1)(iii)(B)). The fishing 
season for run-around gillnet gear is currently closed from July 1, 
2021, through January 17, 2022, and will open at 6 a.m. on January 18, 
2022. The 2021-2022 fishing year runs through June 30, 2022.
    Consistent with the AM, NMFS reduces the 2021-2022 commercial 
gillnet quota by the amount of the 2020-2021 commercial gillnet ACL 
overage resulting in a run-around gillnet ACL of 563,480 lb (255,590 
kg). If king mackerel commercial gillnet landings do not exceed the 
adjusted ACL in the 2021-2022 fishing year, then in the 2022-2023 
fishing year, the component's commercial quota will again be 575,400 lb 
(260,997 kg) as specified in 50 CFR 622.384(b)(1)(iii)(B).

Classification

    NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR 622.8(b) and 
622.388(a)(1)(iii), which were 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, because 
prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this temporary rule 
is unnecessary. Such procedure is unnecessary because the rule that 
implemented the commercial ACL and the associated AM for the commercial 
ACL reduction has already been subject to public notice and comment, 
and all that remains is to notify the public of the commercial ACL 
reduction.

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

    Dated: September 30, 2021.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-21719 Filed 9-30-21; 4:15 pm]
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