[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 18876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07468]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 130405338-4201-01]
RIN 0648-BC84


Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 
Management Plan; Trawl Rationalization Program; Chafing Gear 
Modifications; Correction

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments; correction.

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SUMMARY: On March 19, 2014, NMFS published a proposed rule in the 
Federal Register to modify chafing gear restrictions for midwater trawl 
in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. The identification number for 
submitting comments listed in the ADDRESSES heading section of the rule 
is being corrected.

DATES: This correction is effective April 4, 2014. Comments on this 
proposed rule must be received no later than 5 p.m., local time on 
April 18, 2014. During the comment period, NMFS is specifically seeking 
comments on the proposed method of attachment for chafing gear, 
including the benefits and effects relative to current minimum mesh 
size restrictions and prohibition on double walled codends.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2014-0028, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2014-0028, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Fax: 206-526-6736; Attn: Becky Renko.
     Mail: William W. Stelle, Jr., Regional Administrator, West 
Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115-0070; 
Attn: Becky Renko.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in 
Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky Renko, 206-526-6110; (fax) 206-
526-6736; Becky.Renko@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Need for Correction

    In the Federal Register of March 19, 2014, in FR Doc. 2014-06058, 
on page 15296, please make the following corrections: Under the 
ADDRESSES heading, in the first sentence and in the text following the 
first bullet point, please remove ``NOAA-NMFS-2012-0218'' and replace 
it with ``NOAA-NMFS-2014-0028.''

    Dated: March 28, 2014.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-07468 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]
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