Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Correction, 13118-13119 [05-5350]

Download as PDF 13118 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Based on the Councils’ recommended total allowable catch and the allocation ratios in the FMP, on August 2, 2000, (65 FR 41015, July 3, 2000) NMFS implemented a commercial quota of 3.87 million lb (1.76 million kg) for the Atlantic migratory group of Spanish mackerel. For the southern zone, NMFS specified an adjusted quota of 3.62 million lb (1.64 million kg) calculated to allow continued harvest at a set rate for the remainder of the fishing year in accordance with 50 CFR 622.44(b)(2). In accordance with 50 CFR 622.44(b)(1)(ii)(D), after 100 percent of the adjusted quota of Atlantic group Spanish mackerel is taken, Spanish mackerel in or from the EEZ in the southern zone may be possessed on board or landed from a permitted vessel in amounts not exceeding 500 lb (227 kg) per day. The southern zone for Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel extends from 30°42′45.6″ N. lat., which is a line directly east from the Georgia/Florida boundary, to 25°20.4′ N. lat., which is a line directly east from the Miami-Dade/Monroe County, FL boundary. NMFS has determined that 100 percent of the adjusted quota for Atlantic group Spanish mackerel has been taken. Accordingly, the 500–lb (227–kg) per day commercial trip limit applies to Spanish mackerel in or from the EEZ in the southern zone effective 6:00 a.m., local time, March 16, 2005, through March 31, 2005. 30–day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. 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 prior notice and opportunity for public comment is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures would be unnecessary because the rule itself already has been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the trip limit reduction. Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment is contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement this action in order to protect the fishery since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the quota. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment will require time and would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established quota. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, December 23, 2004. These regulations implemented the 2005–2006 fishery specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:00 Mar 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 14, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–5347 Filed 3–14–05; 4:33 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 040830250–5062–03; I.D. 081304C] RIN 0648–AS27 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Correcting amendment AGENCY: DATES: Effective on March 18, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yvonne deReynier (Northwest Region, NMFS), phone: 206–526–6129; fax: 206– 526–6736 and; e-mail: yvonne.dereynier@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access This correcting notice also is accessible via the Internet at the Office of the Federal Register’s website at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ index.html. Background information and documents are available at the NMFS Northwest Region website http://www.nwr.noaa.govlsustfsh/ gdfsh01.htm and at the Council’s website at http://www.pcouncil.org. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Background The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections revised portions of 50 CFR 660.302 through 660.373 and added §§ 660.380 through 660.394. These regulations affect persons operating fisheries for groundfish species off the U.S. West Coast. Need for Correction As published, the final regulations contain errors that may prove to be misleading to the public and which need to be corrected. This action provides six corrections to the final regulations, all of which are either corrections of spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, or to mis-numbered paragraphs. Classification The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this action pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), because providing prior notice and opportunity for comment would be unnecessary and because all of the changes are nonsubstantive. Two of the corrections provided in this document correctly renumber misdesignated paragraphs within the Code of Federal Regulations. Re-numbering these misdesignated paragraphs has no effect on the public except to eliminate any confusion that may have resulted from the misdesignated paragraphs. One correction is to remove the word ‘‘and’’ from within a long list of latitude/longitude coordinates and to then place that word ‘‘and’’ after the penultimate coordinate in that same list. This correction has no effect on the public except to eliminate any confusion that may have occurred over the mis-placement of that word. Two corrections are to correct misspellings of the words ‘‘Hexagrammos,’’ ‘‘management,’’ and ‘‘fishery’’ in Federal regulations, which also has no effect on the public except to eliminate any confusion that may have resulted from the incorrect spellings of these words. Therefore, it is unnecessary to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment on these corrections. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), this nonsubstantive rule is not subject to a 30 day delay in effectiveness. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 Administrative practice and procedure, American Samoa, Fisheries, Fishing, Guam, Hawaiian Natives, Indians, Northern Mariana Islands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. E:\FR\FM\18MRR1.SGM 18MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Dated: March 14, 2005. Rebecca Lent, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. 13119 6. In § 660.394, revise paragraph A.l.t., March 10, 2005. This adjustment (m)(149) through (164) to read as follows: is necessary to allow the fishing industry opportunity to harvest pollock § 660.394 Latitude/longitude coordinates without exceeding the B season defining the 180–fm (329–m) through 250– allowance of the 2005 total allowable fm (457–m) depth contours. catch (TAC) of pollock specified for I Accordingly, 50 CFR part 660 is * * * * * Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. corrected by making the following (m) * * * correcting amendments: DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., March (149) 38°46.81′ N. lat., 123°51.49′ W. 10, 2005, until 2400 hrs, A.l.t., March long.; PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST 10, 2005. Comments must be received at (150) 38°45.28′ N. lat., 123°51.55′ W. COAST STATES AND IN THE the following address no later than 4:30 long.; WESTERN PACIFIC p.m., A.l.t., March 29, 2005. (151) 38°42.76′ N. lat., 123°49.73′ W. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Sue long.; I 1. The authority citation for part 660 Salveson, Assistant Regional (152) 38°41.53′ N. lat., 123°47.80′ W. continues to read as follows: Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries long.; Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. (153) 38°41.41′ N. lat., 123°46.74′ W. Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: I 2. In § 660.302, in the definition for long.; Lori Durall. Comments may be ‘‘North-South management area,’’ the (154) 38°38.01′ N. lat., 123°45.74′ W. submitted by: second paragraph (1)(i) and paragraphs • Mail to: P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK long.; (1)(ii) through (iv) are correctly (155) 38°37.19′ N. lat., 123°43.98′ W. 99802; redesignated as paragraphs (1)(ii) • Hand delivery to the Federal long.; through (v) and republished to read as (156) 38°35.26′ N. lat., 123°41.99′ W. Building, 709 West 9th Street, Room follows: long.; 420A, Juneau, Alaska; (157) 38°33.38′ N. lat., 123°41.76′ W. • FAX to 907–586–7557; § 660.302 Definitions. • E-mail to G63plk2s12@noaa.gov and long.; * * * * * include in the subject line of the e-mail (158) 38°19.95′ N. lat., 123°32.90′ W. North-South management area * * * comment the document identifier: long.; (1) * * * (159) 38°14.38′ N. lat., 123°25.51′ W. g63plk2s12 (E-mail comments, with or (ii) Columbia. (A) The northern limit long.; without attachments, are limited to 5 is 47°30′ N. lat. (160) 38°09.39′ N. lat., 123°24.39′ W. megabytes); or (B) The southern limit is 43°00′ N. lat. long.; • Webform at the Federal eRulemaking (iii) Eureka. (A) The northern limit is (161) 38°10.09′ N. lat., 123°27.21′ W. Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the 43°00′ N. lat. instructions at that site for submitting (B) The southern limit is 40°30′ N. lat. long.; (162) 38°03.76′ N. lat., 123°31.90′ W. comments. (iv) Monterey. (A) The northern limit long.; is 40°30′ N. lat. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh (163) 38°02.06′ N. lat., 123°31.26′ W. (B) The southern limit is 36°00′ N. lat. Keaton, 907–586–7228. (v) Conception. (A) The northern limit long.; and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS (164) 38°00.00′ N. lat., 123°29.56′ W. is 36°00′ N. lat. manages the groundfish fishery in the long. (B) The southern limit is the U.S.GOA exclusive economic zone Mexico International Boundary, which * * * * * according to the Fishery Management is a line connecting the following [FR Doc. 05–5350 Filed 3–17–05; 8:45 am] Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of coordinates in the order listed: BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council Point N. Lat. W. Long. under authority of the MagnusonDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Stevens Fishery Conservation and 1 32°35.37′ 117°27.82′ 2 32°37.62′ 117°49.52′ Management Act. Regulations governing National Oceanic and Atmospheric 3 31°07.97′ 118°36.30′ fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance Administration 4 30°32.52′ 121°51.97′ with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. 50 CFR Part 679 * * * * * The B season allowance of the 2005 [Docket No. 041126333–5040–02; I.D. TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 § 660.373 [Corrected] 030805C] of the GOA is 2,021 metric tons (mt) as I 3. In § 660.373, amend paragraph (b)(4) established by the 2005 and 2006 so that the words ‘‘managmenet’’ and Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic harvest specifications for groundfish of ‘‘fishey’’ are correctly spelled as Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical the GOA (70 FR 8958, February 24, ‘‘management and ‘‘fishery,’’ Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska 2005). In accordance with respectively. § 679.20(a)(5)(iii)(B) the Administrator, AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional § 660.384 [Corrected] Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Administrator), hereby decreases the B Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), I 4. In § 660.384, amend paragraph (c)(3) season pollock TAC by 283 mt, the so that the references to ‘‘Hexogrammos’’ Commerce. or ‘‘Hexogrammas’’ in the introductory ACTION: Inseason adjustment; request for amount the A season allowance of the pollock TAC in Statistical Area 630 was text and in (c)(3)(i)(B) are correctly comments. exceeded. The revised B season spelled as ‘‘Hexagrammos.’’ SUMMARY: NMFS issues an inseason allowance of the pollock TAC in § 660.393 [Corrected] adjustment opening directed fishing for Statistical Area 630 is therefore 1,738 mt I 5. In § 660.393, redesignate paragraphs pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the (2,021 mt minus 283 mt). (i) and (j) as (j) and (k), respectively, and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 12 hours In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), redesignate the second occurrence of effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time the Regional Administrator, has paragraph (h) as paragragh (i). (A.l.t.), March 10, 2005, until 2400 hrs, determined that the B season allowance VerDate jul<14>2003 16:00 Mar 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 I PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18MRR1.SGM 18MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 52 (Friday, March 18, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13118-13119]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5350]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 040830250-5062-03; I.D. 081304C]
RIN 0648-AS27


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States 
and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial 
Specifications and Management Measures; Correction

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

ACTION:  Correcting amendment

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SUMMARY:  This document contains corrections to the final regulations 
that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, December 23, 
2004. These regulations implemented the 2005-2006 fishery 
specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. 
exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and 
California.

DATES:  Effective on March 18, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Yvonne deReynier (Northwest Region, 
NMFS), phone: 206-526-6129; fax: 206-526-6736 and; e-mail: 
yvonne.dereynier@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Access

    This correcting notice also is accessible via the Internet at the 
Office of the Federal Register's website at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/
fr/index.html. Background information and documents are available at 
the NMFS Northwest Region website http://www.nwr.noaa.govlsustfsh/
gdfsh01.htm and at the Council's website at http://www.pcouncil.org.

Background

    The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections 
revised portions of 50 CFR 660.302 through 660.373 and added Sec. Sec.  
660.380 through 660.394. These regulations affect persons operating 
fisheries for groundfish species off the U.S. West Coast.

Need for Correction

    As published, the final regulations contain errors that may prove 
to be misleading to the public and which need to be corrected. This 
action provides six corrections to the final regulations, all of which 
are either corrections of spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, or to 
mis-numbered paragraphs.

Classification

    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, finds good cause 
to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for 
public comment on this action pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), 
because providing prior notice and opportunity for comment would be 
unnecessary and because all of the changes are non-substantive. Two of 
the corrections provided in this document correctly re-number 
misdesignated paragraphs within the Code of Federal Regulations. Re-
numbering these misdesignated paragraphs has no effect on the public 
except to eliminate any confusion that may have resulted from the mis-
designated paragraphs. One correction is to remove the word ``and'' 
from within a long list of latitude/longitude coordinates and to then 
place that word ``and'' after the penultimate coordinate in that same 
list. This correction has no effect on the public except to eliminate 
any confusion that may have occurred over the mis-placement of that 
word. Two corrections are to correct mis-spellings of the words 
``Hexagrammos,'' ``management,'' and ``fishery'' in Federal 
regulations, which also has no effect on the public except to eliminate 
any confusion that may have resulted from the incorrect spellings of 
these words. Therefore, it is unnecessary to provide prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment on these corrections.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), this non-substantive rule is not 
subject to a 30 day delay in effectiveness.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660

    Administrative practice and procedure, American Samoa, Fisheries, 
Fishing, Guam, Hawaiian Natives, Indians, Northern Mariana Islands, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


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    Dated: March 14, 2005.
Rebecca Lent,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.

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Accordingly, 50 CFR part 660 is corrected by making the following 
correcting amendments:

PART 660--FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES AND IN THE WESTERN 
PACIFIC

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1. The authority citation for part 660 continues to read as follows:

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


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2. In Sec.  660.302, in the definition for ``North-South management 
area,'' the second paragraph (1)(i) and paragraphs (1)(ii) through (iv) 
are correctly redesignated as paragraphs (1)(ii) through (v) and 
republished to read as follows:


Sec.  660.302  Definitions.

* * * * *
    North-South management area * * *
    (1) * * *
    (ii) Columbia. (A) The northern limit is 47[deg]30' N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is 43[deg]00' N. lat.
     (iii) Eureka. (A) The northern limit is 43[deg]00' N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is 40[deg]30' N. lat.
    (iv) Monterey. (A) The northern limit is 40[deg]30' N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is 36[deg]00' N. lat.
    (v) Conception. (A) The northern limit is 36[deg]00' N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is the U.S.-Mexico International Boundary, 
which is a line connecting the following coordinates in the order 
listed:

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                     Point                        N. Lat.      W. Long.
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                  1                             32[deg]35.3  117[deg]27.
                                                         7'          82'
                  2                             32[deg]37.6  117[deg]49.
                                                         2'          52'
                  3                             31[deg]07.9  118[deg]36.
                                                         7'          30'
                  4                             30[deg]32.5  121[deg]51.
                                                         2'          97'
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Sec.  660.373  [Corrected]

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3. In Sec.  660.373, amend paragraph (b)(4) so that the words 
``managmenet'' and ``fishey'' are correctly spelled as ``management and 
``fishery,'' respectively.


Sec.  660.384  [Corrected]

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4. In Sec.  660.384, amend paragraph (c)(3) so that the references to 
``Hexogrammos'' or ``Hexogrammas'' in the introductory text and in 
(c)(3)(i)(B) are correctly spelled as ``Hexagrammos.''


Sec.  660.393  [Corrected]

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5. In Sec.  660.393, redesignate paragraphs (i) and (j) as (j) and (k), 
respectively, and redesignate the second occurrence of paragraph (h) as 
paragragh (i).

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6. In Sec.  660.394, revise paragraph (m)(149) through (164) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  660.394  Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 180-fm (329-
m) through 250-fm (457-m) depth contours.

    (m) * * *
    (149) 38[deg]46.81' N. lat., 123[deg]51.49' W. long.;
    (150) 38[deg]45.28' N. lat., 123[deg]51.55' W. long.;
    (151) 38[deg]42.76' N. lat., 123[deg]49.73' W. long.;
    (152) 38[deg]41.53' N. lat., 123[deg]47.80' W. long.;
    (153) 38[deg]41.41' N. lat., 123[deg]46.74' W. long.;
    (154) 38[deg]38.01' N. lat., 123[deg]45.74' W. long.;
    (155) 38[deg]37.19' N. lat., 123[deg]43.98' W. long.;
    (156) 38[deg]35.26' N. lat., 123[deg]41.99' W. long.;
    (157) 38[deg]33.38' N. lat., 123[deg]41.76' W. long.;
    (158) 38[deg]19.95' N. lat., 123[deg]32.90' W. long.;
    (159) 38[deg]14.38' N. lat., 123[deg]25.51' W. long.;
    (160) 38[deg]09.39' N. lat., 123[deg]24.39' W. long.;
    (161) 38[deg]10.09' N. lat., 123[deg]27.21' W. long.;
    (162) 38[deg]03.76' N. lat., 123[deg]31.90' W. long.;
    (163) 38[deg]02.06' N. lat., 123[deg]31.26' W. long.; and
    (164) 38[deg]00.00' N. lat., 123[deg]29.56' W. long.
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