Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543, 3310-3311 [05-1238]

Download as PDF 3310 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Rules and Regulations hazmat.dot.gov/exemptions_index.htm or by writing to the Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, Attention: Records Center. * * * * * Notification of fishery assignments. ACTION: Code * Provisions * 52 .............. * * * Stow ‘‘separated from’’ acids.1 PART 174—CARRIAGE BY RAIL * 9. The authority citation for part 174 continues to read as follows: 1 For waste cyanides or waste cyanide mixtures or solutions, refer to § 173.12(e) of this subchapter. I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101–5127; 49 CFR 1.53. 10. In § 174.81, paragraphs (c) and (d) are revised to read as follows: I § 174.81 Segregation of hazardous materials. * * * * * (c) Except as provided in § 173.12(e) of this subchapter, cyanides, cyanide mixtures or solutions may not be stored, loaded and transported with acids, and Division 4.2 materials may not be stored, loaded and transported with Class 8 liquids. (d) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, hazardous materials must be stored, loaded or transported in accordance with the following table and other provisions of this section: * * * * * PART 176—CARRIAGE BY VESSEL 11. The authority citation for part 176 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101–5127; 49 CFR 1.53. 12. In § 176.83, new paragraph (a)(11) is added to read as follows: I § 176.83 Segregation. * * * * PART 177—CARRIAGE BY PUBLIC HIGHWAY 14. The authority citation for part 177 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101–5127; 49 CFR 1.53. 15. In § 177.848, paragraphs (c) and (d) are revised to read as follows: I § 177.848 Segregation of hazardous materials. * * * * * (c) Except as provided in § 173.12(e) of this subchapter, cyanides, cyanide mixtures or solutions may not be stored, loaded and transported with acids, and Division 4.2 materials may not be stored, loaded and transported with Class 8 liquids. (d) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, hazardous materials must be stored, loaded or transported in accordance with the following table and other provisions of this section: * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2005, under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1. Elaine E. Joost, Acting Deputy Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration. [FR Doc. 05–1113 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P (a) * * * (11) Certain exceptions from segregation for waste cyanides or waste cyanide mixtures or solutions transported with acids and waste Division 4.2 materials transported with Class 8 liquids are set forth in § 173.12(e) of this subchapter. * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 041202338–4338–01; I.D. 011305B] 13. In § 176.84, in the paragraph (b) Table, following Code ‘‘52’’, a footnote is Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic added to read as follows: Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543 § 176.84 Other requirements for stowage I and segregation for cargo vessels and passenger vessels. * * * (b) * * * VerDate jul<14>2003 * * 15:24 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the A season Atka mackerel fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the A season HLA limits established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the interim 2005 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 21, 2005, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 15, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Smoker, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A), owners and operators of vessels using trawl gear for directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the HLA are required to register with NMFS. Six vessels have registered with NMFS to fish in the A season HLA fisheries in areas 542 and/or 543. In order to reduce the amount of daily catch in the HLA by about half and to disperse the fishery over time and in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(B), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has randomly assigned each vessel to the HLA directed fishery for Atka mackerel for which they have registered and is now notifying each vessel of its assignment. Vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 and/or in the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: Federal Fishery Permit number (FFP) 4093 Alaska Victory, FFP 2443 Alaska Juris, and FFP 3400 Alaska Ranger. Vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and/or the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP DATES: E:\FR\FM\24JAR1.SGM 24JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 14 / Monday, January 24, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 3819 Alaska Spirit, FFP 3835 Seafisher, and FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior. Classification The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such requirement is unnecessary. This notice merely advises the owners of these vessels of the results of a random assignment required by regulation. The notice needs to occur immediately to notify the owner of each vessel of its assignment to allow these vessel owners to plan for participation in the A season HLA fisheries in area 542 and area 543. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § § 679.20 and 679.22 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 14, 2005. John H. Dunnigan Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–1238 Filed 1–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 041202338–4338–01; I.D. 011305A] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Closures and openings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel with gears other than jig in the Eastern Aleutian District (area 541) and the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the interim 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) of Atka mackerel in these areas. NMFS is also announcing the opening VerDate jul<14>2003 15:24 Jan 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 and closure dates of the first and second directed fisheries within the harvest limit area (HLA) in Statistical Areas 542 and 543. These actions are necessary to prevent exceeding the HLA limits established for the Central (area 542) and Western (area 543) Aleutian Districts pursuant to the interim 2005 Atka mackerel TAC. DATES: The prohibition of directed fishing for Atka mackerel with gears other than jig in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea is effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 20, 2005, until superseded by the notice of final 2005 and 2006 harvest Specifications for Groundfish, which will be published in the Federal Register. The first directed fisheries in the HLA in area 542 open effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 22, 2005, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 5, 2005. The first directed fisheries in the HLA in area 543 open effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 22, 2005, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 29, 2005. The second directed fishery in the HLA in area 542 open effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 7, 2005, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 21, 2005. The second directed fishery in the HLA in area 543 open effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 7, 2005, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 14, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Smoker, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The interim Atka mackerel TAC for other gear in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea is 4,729 metric tons (mt) as established by the interim 2005 harvest specifications for groundfish (69 FR 76870, December 23, 2004). See §§ 679.20(c)(2)(ii) and 679.20(a)(8)(ii). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the interim Atka mackerel TAC for other gear in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea will be necessary as incidental catch to support other PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 3311 anticipated groundfish fisheries. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of zero. Therefore, in accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel with gears other than jig in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(C), the Regional Administrator is opening the first directed fisheries for Atka mackerel within the HLA in areas 542 and 543 48 hours after the closure of the area 541 Atka mackerel directed fishery. The Regional Administrator has established the opening date for the second HLA directed fisheries as 48 hours after the last closure of the first HLA fisheries in either area 542 or area 543. Consequently, NMFS is opening and closing directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the HLA of areas 542 and 543 in accordance with the periods listed under the DATES section of this notice. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii), vessels using trawl gear for directed fishing for Atka mackerel have previously registered with NMFS to fish in the HLA fisheries in areas 542 and/ or 543. NMFS has randomly assigned each vessel to the directed fishery or fisheries for which they have registered. NMFS has notified each vessel owner as to which fishery each vessel has been assigned by NMFS, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(ii)(C)(1), the HLA limits of the interim TACs in areas 542 and 543 are 7,931 mt and 5,268 mt, respectively. Based on those limits and the proportion of the number of vessels in each fishery compared to the total number of vessels participating in the HLA directed fishery for area 542 or 543, the harvest limit for each HLA directed fishery in areas 542 and 543 are as follows: for the first directed fishery in area 542, 3,966 mt; for the first directed fishery in area 543, 2,634 mt; for the second directed fishery in area 542, 3,965 mt; and for the second directed fishery in area 543, 2,634 mt. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(E), the Regional Administrator has establish the closure dates of the Atka mackerel directed fisheries in the HLA for areas 542 and 543 based on the amount of the harvest limit and the estimated fishing capacity of the vessels assigned to the respective fisheries. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the HLA of areas 542 and 543 in accordance with the dates and times listed under the DATES section of this notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 14 (Monday, January 24, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 3310-3311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1238]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 041202338-4338-01; I.D. 011305B]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka 
Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543

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

ACTION: Notification of fishery assignments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered 
vessels of their assignments for the A season Atka mackerel fishery in 
harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea 
of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This 
action is necessary to allow the harvest of the A season HLA limits 
established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the interim 2005 
harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 21, 
2005, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 15, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Smoker, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan 
for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands 
Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management 
Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in 
accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 
CFR part 679.
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A), owners and operators 
of vessels using trawl gear for directed fishing for Atka mackerel in 
the HLA are required to register with NMFS. Six vessels have registered 
with NMFS to fish in the A season HLA fisheries in areas 542 and/or 
543. In order to reduce the amount of daily catch in the HLA by about 
half and to disperse the fishery over time and in accordance with Sec.  
679.20(a)(8)(iii)(B), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has 
randomly assigned each vessel to the HLA directed fishery for Atka 
mackerel for which they have registered and is now notifying each 
vessel of its assignment.
    Vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery 
in area 542 and/or in the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 in 
accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: Federal Fishery 
Permit number (FFP) 4093 Alaska Victory, FFP 2443 Alaska Juris, and FFP 
3400 Alaska Ranger.
    Vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery 
in area 543 and/or the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in 
accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP

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3819 Alaska Spirit, FFP 3835 Seafisher, and FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior.

Classification

    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds good 
cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity 
for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B) as such requirement is unnecessary. This notice merely 
advises the owners of these vessels of the results of a random 
assignment required by regulation. The notice needs to occur 
immediately to notify the owner of each vessel of its assignment to 
allow these vessel owners to plan for participation in the A season HLA 
fisheries in area 542 and area 543.
    The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is 
based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment.
    This action is required by Sec.  Sec.  679.20 and 679.22 and is 
exempt from review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: January 14, 2005.
John H. Dunnigan
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-1238 Filed 1-21-05; 8:45 am]
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