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Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, October Through November 2010
Document Number: 2010-26547
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), a part of the University of California, to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP), October through November, 2010.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-26505
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 Pacific total allowable catch (TAC) apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Correction to Cod Landing Limit for Handgear A Vessels in the Common Pool Fishery
Document Number: 2010-26504
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action addresses an oversight in a previous inseason action and decreases the landing limit for cod to 50 lb (22.7 kg) per trip for NE multispecies limited access Handgear A (HA) permitted vessels fishing in the common pool fishery for the remainder of the 2010 fishing year (FY) (through April 30, 2011). This action is authorized under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and is required by the regulations implementing Amendment 13, Amendment 16, and Framework Adjustment 44 (FW 44) to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2010-26478
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership in the HMS AP.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-26422
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 72 hours. This action is necessary to fully use the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-26421
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 Pacific total allowable catch (TAC) apportioned to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component of the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2010-26419
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to fully use the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in these areas specified for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery.
Notice of Availability of Draft Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions for Public Review and Comment
Document Number: 2010-26417
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announces the availability of a draft Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions (Penalty Policy) for public review and comment.
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26191
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products (CLPP) from India. For the period September 1, 2008, through August 31, 2009, we have preliminarily determined that Navneet Publications (India) Limited (Navneet) did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) (i.e., sales were made at de minimis dumping margins). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. For the same period, we have preliminarily determined that U.S. sales have been made below NV by Super Impex. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the export price (EP) and NV. See ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26460
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
First Administrative Review of Sodium Hexametaphosphate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26458
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 15, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on sodium hexametaphosphate (``sodium hex'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculation for the final results. We find that the sole participating respondent in this review, Hubei Xingfa Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (``Xingfa''), sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''), September 14, 2007-February 28, 2009.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26424
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 13, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand. The review was requested by Allied Tube and Conduit Corporation (Allied Tube), by Wheatland Tube Company (Wheatland) (collectively, domestic interested parties or petitioners), and by Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company Ltd. (Saha Thai) (respondent). This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Saha Thai. The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009. Based on the results of verification and our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the preliminary results, which are discussed in the ``Changes Since the Preliminary Results'' section below. For the final dumping margins, see the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone-Greenup and Boyd Counties, Kentucky; Application and Public Hearing
Document Number: 2010-26420
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 75 under Alternative Site Framework; Phoenix, AZ
Document Number: 2010-26414
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Reorganization and Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 5 Under Alternative Site Framework; Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-26409
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26408
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 3 Under Alternative Site Framework; San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2010-26407
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26403
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products (HRS) from Brazil for the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. For information on the net subsidy for the company reviewed, see the ``Preliminary Results of Administrative Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this administrative review. See the ``Disclosure and Public Comment'' section of this notice, below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-26402
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26382
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on spectrum management policy matters.
Green Technology Pilot Program
Document Number: 2010-26376
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the revision of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop II
Document Number: 2010-26303
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop II to be held on November 4 and 5, 2010. This workshop will provide information on a Cloud Computing Roadmap Strategy as well as provide an updated status on NIST efforts to help develop open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. The goals of this workshop are: Public announcement of the Cloud Computing Roadmap Strategy; engagement with interested parties on development of a neutral cloud computing reference architecture and taxonomy; defining target United States Government Cloud Computing Business Use Cases; and public announcement of access to the Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart the Adoption of Cloud Computing portal. Additional workshops will be announced in the Federal Register.
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26295
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Marine Mammals; File No. 15543
Document Number: 2010-26288
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Randall S. Wells, PhD (Principal Investigator), Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, c/o Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Navy Training Conducted at the Silver Strand Training Complex, San Diego Bay
Document Number: 2010-26286
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting training exercises at the Silver Strand Training Complex (SSTC) in the vicinity of San Diego Bay, California. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to the Navy to incidentally harass, by Level B Harassment only, four species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Commercial Sector for Greater Amberjack
Document Number: 2010-26284
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial sector for greater amberjack in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). NMFS has determined that the commercial greater amberjack quota will have been reached by October 28, 2010. This closure is necessary to prevent overfishing of Gulf greater amberjack.
New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26283
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of Hebei Starbright Tire Co., Ltd. (Starbright) under the countervailing duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the- road tires (OTR Tires) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period December 17, 2007, through December 31, 2008. We preliminarily determine that subsidies are being provided to Starbright for the production and export of certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from the PRC. See ``Preliminary Results of Administrative Review'' section, below. If the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties at the rate indicated below. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this administrative review. See ``Disclosure and Public Comments'' section below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-26277
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
Reorganization/Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 196 Under Alternative Site Framework Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2010-26275
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-26274
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 72 hours. This action is necessary to fully use the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 610 of the GOA.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Listing Determinations for Three Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic Sturgeon in the Northeast Region
Document Number: 2010-26272
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In November 2010, we (NMFS) will hold a total of four public hearingsone in each of the following locations: Portland, ME; Stony Brook, NY; Wilmington, DE; and Newport News, VA. These hearings are to receive comments and answer questions on the proposal to list the Gulf of Maine (GOM) Atlantic sturgeon distinct population segment (DPS) as threatened and the New York Bight (NYB) and Chesapeake Bay (CB) DPSs as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended.
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Notice of Final Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26271
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 11, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review of certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Turkey. This review covers four producers/exporters. The period of review (``POR'') is May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. The final results, consequently, differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted- average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products From Brazil; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26270
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 14, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled, flat-rolled carbon quality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from Brazil. See Certain Hot- Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results, 75 FR 19369 (April 14, 2010) (Preliminary Results). This review covers sales of subject merchandise made by Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (USIMINAS) and Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA) (collectively, USIMINAS) for the period March 1, 2008, to February 28, 2009. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculation; therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firms is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the 2008-2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26267
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 15, 2010, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the ninth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea and invited interested parties to comment. The review covers shipments of subject merchandise to the United States by Huvis Corporation. Based on our analysis of the comments received from interested parties, we have made no changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-26252
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-26248
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-26193
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period February 20, 2008, through August 31, 2009. The administrative review (``AR'') covers six exporters. We have preliminarily determined that certain exporters who participated fully and are entitled to a separate rate sold subject merchandise to the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Military Training Activities Conducted Within the Gulf of Alaska (GoA) Temporary Maritime Activities Area (TMAA)
Document Number: 2010-25230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted in the Gulf of Alaska (GoA) Temporary Maritime Activities Area (TMAA) for the period December 2010 through December 2015. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS proposes regulations to govern that take and requests information, suggestions, and comments on these proposed regulations. Specifically, we encourage the public to recommend effective, regionally specific methods for augmenting existing marine mammal density, distribution, and abundance information in the GoA TMAA and to prioritize the specific density and distribution data needs in the area (species, time of year, etc.). This information will ensure the design of the most effective Monitoring Plan with the resources available.
The U.S. Travel & Tourism Advisory Board: Information-Gathering Session of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-26207
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (``Board'') will convene a public information-gathering session in Las Vegas, where the members will hear presentations made by various government officials on issues related to the travel & tourism sector. The agenda for the event includes updates regarding implementation of the Travel Promotion Act, the Administration's travel and tourism initiatives, implementation of the National Export Initiative, and the programs and activities of the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Transportation impacting the travel and tourism sector. During this information-gathering session, the Board will also receive an update on the work of the Board's subcommittees on Marketing, Outreach & Coordination; Travel Facilitation; Research; and Advocacy. The Board will not deliberate on any advice or recommendations during this session. This event is strictly an information-gathering session. The Board was re-chartered in September 2009 to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industries. Date: October 26, 2010. Time: 9 a.m. (PT).
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-26198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed temporary rule that would implement interim measures to reduce overfishing of gag in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). This proposed rule would reduce the commercial quota for gag and, thus, the combined commercial quota for shallow-water grouper species (SWG), prohibit recreational harvest of gag, and suspend red grouper multi-use allocation in the Gulf grouper and tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) program, as requested by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). The intended effect of this proposed rule is to reduce overfishing of the gag resource in the Gulf.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Red Grouper Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-26197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this proposed rule that would implement actions identified in a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This proposed rule would reduce the commercial quota for red grouper and, thus, the combined commercial quota for shallow water grouper (SWG) species, and require vessels with valid commercial Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) reef fish permits to mark their buoy gear with the official vessel number. This rule also proposes minor revisions to codified text, including a revised definition of buoy gear, re-codification of the commercial and recreational quotas for greater amberjack, revision of the recreational accountability measure for greater amberjack, and removal of outdated language for the red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) program. The intended effect of this proposed rule is to help prevent overfishing of red grouper while achieving optimum yield (OY) by reducing red grouper harvest consistent with the findings of the recent stock assessment for this species, and to implement technical corrections to the regulations.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Framework Adjustment 21; Correction
Document Number: 2010-26196
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On June 28, 2010, NMFS published in the Federal Register the final rule to implement Framework Adjustment 21 (Framework 21) to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (Scallop FMP), which established management measures for the 2010 scallop fishing year (FY). Following publication, NMFS identified errors, omissions, and possible need for clarification of some provisions. In addition to certain technical and wording clarifications, the Framework 21 final rule inadvertently did not incorporate a proposed regulatory provision pertaining to how scallop access area trip overages incurred during the interim period between the March 1, 2010, start of the fishing year (FY) and the implementation of Framework 21 FY 2010 management measures would be applied to FY 2011. This provision was described in the proposed rule and NMFS subsequently responded to specific comments on this provision and provided greater detail of this measure in the preamble of the final rule. However, the regulatory text was inadvertently excluded. In addition, the Framework 21 final rule inadvertently deleted regulations pertaining to limited access general category (LAGC) possession and landing limits promulgated in the final rule implementing Amendment 11 to the Scallop FMP that published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008. This correcting amendment corrects these errors.