Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish by Vessels Using Non-Pelagic Trawl Gear in the Red King Crab Savings Subarea, 11884-11885 [05-4742]

Download as PDF 11884 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 46 / Thursday, March 10, 2005 / Rules and Regulations (120) The following plan was submitted on September 13, 2004, by the Governor’s designee. (i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. (1) 40 CFR 81.303, Attainment Status Designations—Arizona, Request for Technical Correction of Phoenix Planning Area (Maricopa County) PM– 10 Serious Nonattainment Area Boundaries, dated September 13, 2004. PART 52—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart D—Arizona 2. Section 52.120 is amended by adding paragraph (c)(120) to read as follows: I § 52.120 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * Subpart C—[AMENDED] 2. In § 81.303, the table entitled ‘‘Arizona—PM–10’’ is amended by removing the entry for ‘‘Maricopa and Pinal Counties’’ and adding an entry for ‘‘Maricopa County’’ and an entry for ‘‘Pinal County’’ to read as follows: I § 81.303 * PART 81—[AMENDED] * Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. * Arizona. * * * 1. The authority citation for part 81 continues to read as follows: I ARIZONA—PM–10 Designation Classification Designated area Date Type * * * * Maricopa County: Phoenix planning area .............. 11/15/90 ............................. T6N, R1–3W, R1–7E; T5N, R1–3W, R1– 7E; T4N, R1–3W, R1–7E; T3N, R1– 3W, R1–7E; T2N, R1–3W, R1–7E; T1N, R1–3W, R1– 7E; T1S, R1–3W, R1–7E; T2S, R1– 3W, R1–7E. Pinal County: Phoenix planning area. T1N, R8E .................... 11/15/90 ............................. * * * * * * BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Nonattainment 6/10/96 Serious. * * * Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is closing directed fishing for groundfish with non-pelagic Jkt 205001 Serious. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish by Vessels Using Non-Pelagic Trawl Gear in the Red King Crab Savings Subarea NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4700 * 6/10/96 Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 8, 2005, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2005. [Docket No. 041126332–5039–02; I.D. 030405A] Type Nonattainment DATES: 50 CFR Part 679 19:55 Mar 09, 2005 * trawl gear in the red king crab savings subarea (RKCSS) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 red king crab prohibited species catch (PSC) limit that is specified for the RKCSS of the BSAI. * [FR Doc. 05–4710 Filed 3–9–05; 8:45 am] VerDate jul<14>2003 * * Date Sfmt 4700 * appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2005 red king crab PSC limit specified for the RKCSS is 42,495 animals as established by the 2005 and 2006 final harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (70 FR 8979, February 24, 2005). In accordance with § 679.21(e)(7)(ii)(B), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that the amount of the 2005 red king crab PSC limit specified for the RKCSS has been caught. Consequently, NMFS is closing the RKCSS to directed fishing for groundfish with non-pelagic trawl gear. After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA E:\FR\FM\10MRR1.SGM 10MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 46 / Thursday, March 10, 2005 / Rules and Regulations (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 impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would VerDate jul<14>2003 18:17 Mar 09, 2005 Jkt 205001 delay the closure of the RKCSS to directed fishing for groundfish with non-pelagic trawl gear. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 11885 This action is required by § 679.21 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 4, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–4742 Filed 3–7–05; 2:32 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\10MRR1.SGM 10MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 46 (Thursday, March 10, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 11884-11885]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4742]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 041126332-5039-02; I.D. 030405A]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Groundfish 
by Vessels Using Non-Pelagic Trawl Gear in the Red King Crab Savings 
Subarea

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

ACTION: Closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is closing directed fishing for groundfish with non-
pelagic trawl gear in the red king crab savings subarea (RKCSS) of the 
Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is 
necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 red king crab prohibited 
species catch (PSC) limit that is specified for the RKCSS of the BSAI.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 8, 2005, 
through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
BSAI according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish 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 2005 red king crab PSC limit specified for the RKCSS is 42,495 
animals as established by the 2005 and 2006 final harvest 
specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (70 FR 8979, February 24, 
2005).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.21(e)(7)(ii)(B), the Administrator, 
Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that the amount of the 2005 red 
king crab PSC limit specified for the RKCSS has been caught. 
Consequently, NMFS is closing the RKCSS to directed fishing for 
groundfish with non-pelagic trawl gear.
    After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable 
amounts at Sec.  679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA

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(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 impracticable and contrary 
to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary 
to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the 
most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay the 
closure of the RKCSS to directed fishing for groundfish with non-
pelagic trawl gear.
    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.  679.21 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: March 4, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-4742 Filed 3-7-05; 2:32 pm]
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