Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfers From VA to CT and NC to RI, 67360-67361 [2021-25839]

Download as PDF 67360 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 225 / Friday, November 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Scientific name Common name Where listed Status * Physaria pallida ................................ Physaria thamnophila ....................... * * White bladderpod ............................. Zapata bladderpod ........................... * * Wherever found ................................ Wherever found ................................ E E * Sclerocactus mariposensis ............... * * Lloyd’s mariposa cactus ................... * * Wherever found ................................ T * Styrax platanifolius ssp. texanus ...... * * Texas snowbells ............................... * * Wherever found ................................ E * § 17.95 * * [Amended] Critical habitat—plants. (a) * * * Family Asteraceae: Packera franciscana (San Francisco Peaks ragwort) * * * * * jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 Note: The reference to ‘‘groundsel’’ on the map is equivalent to ‘‘ragwort.’’ Map follows: * * * * * Martha Williams, Principal Deputy Director, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2021–25549 Filed 11–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 4. Amend § 17.95 by: a. In paragraph (a), removing the heading ‘‘Mount Graham Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis)’’ and adding ‘‘Mount Graham red squirrel (Tamiasciurus fremonti grahamensis)’’ in its place; and ■ b. In paragraph (g), removing the heading ‘‘Government Canyon Bat Cave Spider (Neoleptoneta microps)’’ and adding ‘‘Government Canyon Bat Cave Spider (Tayshaneta microps)’’ in its place. ■ 5. Amend § 17.96, paragraph (a), by: ■ a. Removing the heading ‘‘Family Asteraceae: Senecio franciscanus (San Francisco Peaks groundsel)’’ and adding in its place the heading ‘‘Family Asteraceae: Packera franciscana (San Francisco Peaks ragwort)’’; ■ b. In the entry ‘‘Family Asteraceae: Packera franciscana (San Francisco Peaks ragwort)’’, revising the note; ■ c. Removing the heading ‘‘Family Brassicaceae: Lesquerella thamnophila (Zapata bladderpod)’’ and adding in its place the heading ‘‘Family Brassicaceae: Physaria thamnophila (Zapata bladderpod)’’; and ■ d. Removing the heading ‘‘Family Cactaceae: Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae (Fickeisen plains cactus)’’ and adding in its place the heading ‘‘Family Cactaceae: Pediocactus peeblesianus ssp. fickeiseniae (Fickeisen plains cactus)’’. The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ § 17.96 * 16:31 Nov 24, 2021 Jkt 256001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [RTID 0648–XB608] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfers From VA to CT and NC to RI National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of quota transfer. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial summer flounder quota to the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, respectively. This adjustment to the 2021 fishing year quota is 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 2021 commercial quotas for Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. SUMMARY: Effective November 22, 2021 through December 31, 2021. 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 § 648.102 and final 2021 allocations were published on December 21, 2020 (85 FR 82946). DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Listing citations and applicable rules * * 52 FR 7424, 3/11/1987. 64 FR 63745, 11/22/1999; 50 CFR 17.96(a).CH * * 44 FR 64247, 11/6/1979. * * 49 FR 40035, 10/12/1984. * * 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 not 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The Regional Administrator has determined these three criteria have been met for the transfers approved in this notification. Virginia is transferring 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) of summer flounder to Connecticut through mutual agreement of the states. This transfer was requested so that Connecticut would not exceed its 2021 commercial quota. North Carolina is transferring 22,158 lb (10,051 kg) to Rhode Island to repay landings made by a North Carolinapermitted vessel under a safe harbor agreement. The revised summer flounder quotas for 2021 are: Virginia, 2,359,776 lb (1,070,376 kg); Connecticut, 629,376 lb (285,480 kg); North Carolina, 2,952,765 lb (1,339,352 kg); and Rhode Island, 1,883,708 lb (854,436 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 E:\FR\FM\26NOR1.SGM 26NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 225 / Friday, November 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations exempted from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 22, 2021. Ngagne Jafnar Gueye, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries,National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–25839 Filed 11–22–21; 4:15 pm] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Nov 24, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\26NOR1.SGM 26NOR1 67361

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 225 (Friday, November 26, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67360-67361]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25839]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[RTID 0648-XB608]


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
Fishery; Quota Transfers From VA to CT and NC 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 Commonwealth of Virginia and the State 
of North Carolina are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial 
summer flounder quota to the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, 
respectively. This adjustment to the 2021 fishing year quota is 
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 2021 commercial quotas for Virginia, 
North Carolina, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

DATES: Effective November 22, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

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 2021 allocations were 
published on December 21, 2020 (85 FR 82946).
    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 not 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 Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act. The Regional Administrator has determined these three 
criteria have been met for the transfers approved in this notification.
    Virginia is transferring 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) of summer flounder 
to Connecticut through mutual agreement of the states. This transfer 
was requested so that Connecticut would not exceed its 2021 commercial 
quota. North Carolina is transferring 22,158 lb (10,051 kg) to Rhode 
Island to repay landings made by a North Carolina-permitted vessel 
under a safe harbor agreement. The revised summer flounder quotas for 
2021 are: Virginia, 2,359,776 lb (1,070,376 kg); Connecticut, 629,376 
lb (285,480 kg); North Carolina, 2,952,765 lb (1,339,352 kg); and Rhode 
Island, 1,883,708 lb (854,436 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

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exempted from review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: November 22, 2021.
Ngagne Jafnar Gueye,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries,National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-25839 Filed 11-22-21; 4:15 pm]
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