Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers From NJ to NY, DE to NC, and NH to RI, 68569-68570 [2021-26308]

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In § 52.720, the table in paragraph (e) is amended under the heading ‘‘Moderate Area & Above Ozone Requirements’’ by adding entries for ‘‘2008 8-hour Ozone Negative Declarations’’, ‘‘2008 8-hour Ozone Section 182(b)(2) VOC RACT Rules Certification’’, and ‘‘2008 8-hour Ozone Non-CTG RACT Demonstration’’ immediately following the entry for ‘‘Negative declaration—Shipbuilding and ship repair industry’’ to read as follows: ■ § 52.720 * PART 52—APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS 68569 Identification of plan. * * (e) * * * * * 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ EPA-APPROVED ILLINOIS NONREGULATORY AND QUASI-REGULATORY PROVISIONS Applicable geographical or non-attainment area Name of SIP provision * * State submittal date * EPA approval date * Comments * * * Moderate Area & Above Ozone Requirements * * * 2008 8-hour Ozone Negative Declara- Chicago area .................. tions. 2008 8-hour Ozone Section 182(b)(2) VOC RACT Rules Certification. 2008 8-hour Ozone Non-CTG RACT Demonstration—. * * * * 1/10/2019 * 8/13/2021, 86 FR 44616 Chicago area .................. 1/10/2019 8/13/2021, 86 FR 44616. Chicago area .................. 1/10/2019 8/13/2021, 86 FR 44616 * * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ACTION: Notification; quota transfers. NMFS announces that the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and New Hampshire are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial bluefish quota to the states of New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island, 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 New Jersey, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 [Docket No. 201209–0332; RTID 0648– XB614] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfers From NJ to NY, DE to NC, and NH to RI National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Dec 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 Effective November 30, 2021, through December 31, 2021. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Industrial Wastewater Category. * Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. [FR Doc. 2021–26138 Filed 12–2–21; 8:45 am] * * Includes: Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities, High-Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene Resins, Natural Gas/ Gasoline Processing Plants, Oil and Natural Gas Industry, Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Industry, and Vegetable Oil Processing. Sfmt 4700 * * 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 2021 allocations were published on December 16, 2020 (85 FR 81421). 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 E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1 68570 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 230 / Friday, December 3, 2021 / Rules and Regulations jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Dec 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 the fishery; and the transfer is consistent with the objectives of the FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. New Jersey is transferring 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) to New York; Delaware is transferring 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) to North Carolina; and New Hampshire is transferring 11,000 lb (4,990 kg) to Rhode Island through mutual agreement of the states. These transfers were requested to ensure that New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island would not exceed their 2021 state quota. The revised bluefish quotas for 2021 are: New Jersey, 260,082 lb (117,971 kg); New York, 387,438 lb (175,739 kg); Delaware, 21,958 lb (79,713 kg); North Carolina, 987,377 lb (3,616 kg); New PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Hampshire, 473 lb (215 kg); and Rhode Island, 264,434 lb (119,945 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: November 30, 2021. Ngagne Jafnar Gueye, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–26308 Filed 11–30–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 230 (Friday, December 3, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 201209-0332; RTID 0648-XB614]


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish 
Fishery; Quota Transfers From NJ to NY, DE to NC, and NH to RI

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

ACTION: Notification; quota transfers.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the states of New Jersey, Delaware, and 
New Hampshire are transferring a portion of their 2021 commercial 
bluefish quota to the states of New York, North Carolina, and Rhode 
Island, 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 New Jersey, New York, Delaware, North 
Carolina, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

DATES: Effective November 30, 2021, through December 31, 2021.

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 Sec.  648.162 and the final 2021 allocations were 
published on December 16, 2020 (85 FR 81421).
    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

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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 Sec.  
648.162(e)(1)(i) through (iii). The Regional Administrator must approve 
any such transfer based on the criteria in Sec.  648.162(e). In 
evaluating requests to transfer a quota or combine 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.
    New Jersey is transferring 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) to New York; 
Delaware is transferring 30,000 lb (13,608 kg) to North Carolina; and 
New Hampshire is transferring 11,000 lb (4,990 kg) to Rhode Island 
through mutual agreement of the states. These transfers were requested 
to ensure that New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island would not 
exceed their 2021 state quota. The revised bluefish quotas for 2021 
are: New Jersey, 260,082 lb (117,971 kg); New York, 387,438 lb (175,739 
kg); Delaware, 21,958 lb (79,713 kg); North Carolina, 987,377 lb (3,616 
kg); New Hampshire, 473 lb (215 kg); and Rhode Island, 264,434 lb 
(119,945 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: November 30, 2021.
Ngagne Jafnar Gueye,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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