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[FR Doc. 2022–05293 Filed 3–14–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 120404257–3325–02; RTID 0648–XB878] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 2022 Commercial Longline Closure for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS implements an accountability measure for the commercial longline component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial longline landings for golden tilefish are projected to reach the longline component’s commercial quota by March 16, 2022. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial longline component of golden tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ on March 16, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. local time. This closure is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14419 necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource. DATES: This temporary rule is effective from 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, 2022, until 12:01 a.m. local time on January 1, 2023. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Vara, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, telephone: 727–824–5305, email: mary.vara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The snapper-grouper fishery of the South Atlantic includes golden tilefish and is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the SnapperGrouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) 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. The commercial golden tilefish sector has two components, each with its own quota: The longline and hook-and-line components (50 CFR 622.190(a)(2)). The commercial golden tilefish annual catch limit (ACL) is allocated 75 percent to the longline component and 25 percent to the hook-and-line component. The total commercial ACL (equivalent to the commercial quota) is 331,740 lb (150,475 kg) gutted weight, and the longline component quota is 248,805 lb (112,856 kg) gutted weight. Under 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1)(ii), NMFS is required to close the commercial longline component for golden tilefish when the longline component’s commercial quota has been reached or is projected to be reached by filing a notification to that effect with the Office of the Federal Register. After this closure, golden tilefish may not be commercially fished or possessed by a vessel with a golden tilefish longline endorsement. NMFS has determined that the commercial quota for the golden tilefish longline component in the South Atlantic will be reached by March 16, 2022. Accordingly, the commercial longline component of South Atlantic golden tilefish is closed effective at 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, 2022, and will remain closed until the start of the next fishing year on January 1, 2023. During the commercial longline closure, golden tilefish may still be commercially harvested using hookand-line gear on a vessel with a commercial South Atlantic Unlimited Snapper-Grouper permit without a longline endorsement until the hookand-line quota specified in 50 CFR 622.190(a)(2)(ii) is reached. A vessel with a golden tilefish longline E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 14420 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 50 / Tuesday, March 15, 2022 / Rules and Regulations khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES endorsement is not eligible to fish for or possess golden tilefish using hook-andline gear under the hook-and-line commercial trip limit, as specified in 50 CFR 622.191(a)(2)(ii). During the commercial longline closure, the recreational bag and possession limits specified in 50 CFR 622.187(b)(2)(iii) and (c)(1), respectively, apply to all harvest or possession of golden tilefish in or from the South Atlantic EEZ by a vessel with a golden tilefish longline endorsement. The sale or purchase of longlinecaught golden tilefish taken from the South Atlantic EEZ is prohibited during the commercial longline closure. The operator of a vessel with a valid Federal commercial vessel permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper and a valid commercial longline endorsement for golden tilefish with golden tilefish on board must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such golden tilefish prior to 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, 2022. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not apply to the sale or purchase of longline-caught golden tilefish that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, 2022, and were VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:49 Mar 14, 2022 Jkt 256001 held in cold storage by a dealer or processor. Additionally, the recreational bag and possession limits and the sale and purchase prohibitions under the commercial closure apply to a person on board a vessel with a golden tilefish longline endorsement, regardless of whether the golden tilefish are harvested in state or Federal waters, as specified in 50 CFR 622.190(c)(1). Classification NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1)(ii), 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 is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the regulations associated with the commercial closure of the golden tilefish longline component have already been subject to notice and public comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the commercial component closure. Prior PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 notice and opportunity for public comment on this action is contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement the commercial component closure to protect the South Atlantic golden tilefish resource. The capacity of the longline fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the commercial longline component quota, and any delay in the commercial closure could result in the commercial longline component quota being exceeded. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and would potentially result in a harvest that exceeds the commercial quota. For the aforementioned reasons, the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries also finds good cause to waive the 30day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 11, 2022. Ngagne Jafnar Gueye, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05552 Filed 3–11–22; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1

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[FR Doc No: 2022-05552]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 120404257-3325-02; RTID 0648-XB878]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
2022 Commercial Longline Closure for South Atlantic Golden Tilefish

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS implements an accountability measure for the commercial 
longline component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone 
(EEZ) of the South Atlantic. Commercial longline landings for golden 
tilefish are projected to reach the longline component's commercial 
quota by March 16, 2022. Therefore, NMFS closes the commercial longline 
component of golden tilefish in the South Atlantic EEZ on March 16, 
2022, at 12:01 a.m. local time. This closure is necessary to protect 
the golden tilefish resource.

DATES: This temporary rule is effective from 12:01 a.m. local time on 
March 16, 2022, until 12:01 a.m. local time on January 1, 2023.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Vara, NMFS Southeast Regional 
Office, telephone: 727-824-5305, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The snapper-grouper fishery of the South 
Atlantic includes golden tilefish and is managed under the Fishery 
Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic 
Region (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council (Council) 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.
    The commercial golden tilefish sector has two components, each with 
its own quota: The longline and hook-and-line components (50 CFR 
622.190(a)(2)). The commercial golden tilefish annual catch limit (ACL) 
is allocated 75 percent to the longline component and 25 percent to the 
hook-and-line component. The total commercial ACL (equivalent to the 
commercial quota) is 331,740 lb (150,475 kg) gutted weight, and the 
longline component quota is 248,805 lb (112,856 kg) gutted weight.
    Under 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1)(ii), NMFS is required to close the 
commercial longline component for golden tilefish when the longline 
component's commercial quota has been reached or is projected to be 
reached by filing a notification to that effect with the Office of the 
Federal Register. After this closure, golden tilefish may not be 
commercially fished or possessed by a vessel with a golden tilefish 
longline endorsement. NMFS has determined that the commercial quota for 
the golden tilefish longline component in the South Atlantic will be 
reached by March 16, 2022. Accordingly, the commercial longline 
component of South Atlantic golden tilefish is closed effective at 
12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, 2022, and will remain closed until 
the start of the next fishing year on January 1, 2023.
    During the commercial longline closure, golden tilefish may still 
be commercially harvested using hook-and-line gear on a vessel with a 
commercial South Atlantic Unlimited Snapper-Grouper permit without a 
longline endorsement until the hook-and-line quota specified in 50 CFR 
622.190(a)(2)(ii) is reached. A vessel with a golden tilefish longline

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endorsement is not eligible to fish for or possess golden tilefish 
using hook-and-line gear under the hook-and-line commercial trip limit, 
as specified in 50 CFR 622.191(a)(2)(ii). During the commercial 
longline closure, the recreational bag and possession limits specified 
in 50 CFR 622.187(b)(2)(iii) and (c)(1), respectively, apply to all 
harvest or possession of golden tilefish in or from the South Atlantic 
EEZ by a vessel with a golden tilefish longline endorsement.
    The sale or purchase of longline-caught golden tilefish taken from 
the South Atlantic EEZ is prohibited during the commercial longline 
closure. The operator of a vessel with a valid Federal commercial 
vessel permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper and a valid commercial 
longline endorsement for golden tilefish with golden tilefish on board 
must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such golden tilefish 
prior to 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, 2022. The prohibition on 
sale or purchase does not apply to the sale or purchase of longline-
caught golden tilefish that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold 
prior to 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, 2022, and were held in cold 
storage by a dealer or processor. Additionally, the recreational bag 
and possession limits and the sale and purchase prohibitions under the 
commercial closure apply to a person on board a vessel with a golden 
tilefish longline endorsement, regardless of whether the golden 
tilefish are harvested in state or Federal waters, as specified in 50 
CFR 622.190(c)(1).

Classification

    NMFS issues this action pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act. This action is required by 50 CFR 622.193(a)(1)(ii), 
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 is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such 
procedures are unnecessary because the regulations associated with the 
commercial closure of the golden tilefish longline component have 
already been subject to notice and public comment, and all that remains 
is to notify the public of the commercial component closure. Prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment on this action is contrary to 
the public interest because of the need to immediately implement the 
commercial component closure to protect the South Atlantic golden 
tilefish resource. The capacity of the longline fishing fleet allows 
for rapid harvest of the commercial longline component quota, and any 
delay in the commercial closure could result in the commercial longline 
component quota being exceeded. Prior notice and opportunity for public 
comment would require time and would potentially result in a harvest 
that exceeds the commercial quota.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

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

    Dated: March 11, 2022.
Ngagne Jafnar Gueye,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-05552 Filed 3-11-22; 4:15 pm]
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