Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer, 35557-35558 [05-12204]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.’’ * * * * * S5.6.1.7 The instructions shall include the following statement, inserting an address and telephone number: ‘‘Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing date to (insert address) or call (insert telephone number). For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.’’ * * * * * S5.6.2.2 The instructions for each built-in child restraint system other than a factory-installed restraint, shall include the following statement, inserting an address and telephone number: ‘‘Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. 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Section 582.5 is amended by revising the second paragraph after ‘‘Please Note:’’ to read as follows: I § 582.5 Information form. * * * * * Test data relating to vehicle crashworthiness and rollover ratings are available from NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). NCAP test results demonstrate relative frontal and side crash protection in new vehicles, and relative rollover resistance. Information on vehicles that NHTSA has tested in the NCAP program can be obtained from http://www.safercar.gov or by calling NHTSA’s toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153). * * * * * Issued: June 14, 2005. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 05–12114 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P 5. The authority citation continues to read as follows: I 15:18 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration I PART 577—DEFECT AND NONCOMPLIANCE NOTIFICATION VerDate jul<14>2003 35557 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 041110317–4364–02; I.D. 061505C] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that it has approved the request of the State of Rhode Island to transfer 50,186 lb (22,764 kg) of commercial summer flounder quota to the States of Maine, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, and Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in accordance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Addendum XV to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP). In addition, NMFS is revising commercial summer flounder quota numbers for the States of North Carolina and Maryland from those published in a previous Addendum XV transfer. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved. DATES: Effective June 16, 2005 through December 31, 2005, unless NMFS publishes a superseding document in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Ruccio, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9104, FAX (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from North Carolina through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.100. The ASMFC adopted Addendum XV to the FMP in November 2004. The Addendum is being implemented under the adaptive management and framework procedures that are part of the FMP. Addendum XV establishes a program, for 2005 and 2006, that allocates the increase in commercial summer flounder quota (from the 2004 amount) differently than the existing E:\FR\FM\21JNR1.SGM 21JNR1 35558 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Rules and Regulations allocation scheme, in order to reduce the amount of fish that must be discarded as bycatch in the commercial fishery in states with relatively low summer flounder quotas. The transfer of quota from donor states will allow recipient states to marginally increase trip limits, thereby decreasing the amount of summer flounder discarded at sea. The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the FMP that was published on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for summer flounder quota to be transferred from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the approval of the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under § 648.100(d). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria set forth in § 648.100(d)(3) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. The Regional Administrator has reviewed those criteria and approved the quota transfer requests submitted by the State of Rhode Island. Consistent with Addendum XV, Rhode Island, a designated ‘‘donor state,’’ has voluntarily employed the quota transfer provisions of the FMP to transfer a total of 50,186 lb (22,764 kg) to be allocated as follows: Maine 937 lb (425 kg); Connecticut 13,095 lb (5,940 kg); New York 9,763 lb (4,428 kg); Delaware 2,887 lb (1,310); Maryland 13,230 lb (6,001 kg); and Massachusetts 10,274 lb (4,660 kg) (see Table 1). In addition, this action corrects a previous quota transfer involving North Carolina and Maryland published on June 7, 2005 (70 FR 33042). This previous quota transfer notice effected an Addendum XV transfer from North Carolina to Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland. In agreeing to this previous transfer, Maryland accepted only half of the quota offered by North Carolina, but the transfer published on June 7, 2005, inadvertently transferred to Maryland the full amount offered by North Carolina (23,153 lb (10,502 kg)). Therefore, this action deducts half of this amount (11,577 lb (5,251 kg)) from Maryland and restores the same amount to North Carolina. The corrected quotas involved in that transfer are listed in Table 1. TABLE 1. SUMMER FLOUNDER COMMERCIAL QUOTA TRANSFERS 2005 Quota1 Amount Transferred State lb -50,186 937 10,274 13,095 9,763 2,887 13,230 0 Rhode Island Maine Massachusetts Connecticut New York Delaware2 Maryland3 North Carolina 1 2 3 kg lb -22,764 425 4,660 5,940 4,428 1,310 6,001 0 kg 2,818,232 11,459 1,209,499 446,313 1,404,519 -47,415 388,534 4,597,745 1,278,350 5,198 548,629 202,448 637,090 -21,507 176,239 2,085,537 2005 Revised Quota lb 2,768,046 12,396 1,219,773 459,408 1,414,282 -44,528 390,187 4,609,322 kg 1,255,586 5,623 553,289 208,387 641,518 -20,198 176,989 2,090,788 Reflects quotas as published on June 7, 2005 (70 FR 33042), inclusive of previous Addendum XV and ‘‘safe harbor’’ transfers. Landings of summer flounder in Delaware by vessels holding commercial Federal fisheries permits are prohibited for the 2005 calendar year. Maryland net change between transfer (13,230 lb (6,001 kg)) and revision (-11,577 lb (5,251 kg)) is 1,673 lb (759 kg). Classification DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 15, 2005. Anne M. Lange, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–12204 Filed 6–16–05; 12:58 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S [Docket No. 041126332–5039–02; I.D. 061405B] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock from the Aleutian Islands Subarea to the Bering Sea Subarea National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Temporary rule; reallocation. SUMMARY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Community Development Quota (CDQ), incidental catch allowance (ICA) and non-CDQ pollock from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. These actions are necessary to allow the 2005 total allowable catch VerDate jul<14>2003 15:18 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (TAC) of pollock in the Aleutian Islands subarea to be harvested. DATES: Effective June 21, 2005, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (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. In the Aleutian Islands subarea, the 2005 A season allowance of non-CDQ pollock is 9,800 metric tons (mt), the ICA of pollock is 1,200 mt, and the CDQ pollock is 760 mt, as established by the 2005 and 2006 final harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (70 FR 8979, February 24, 2005), E:\FR\FM\21JNR1.SGM 21JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 21, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35557-35558]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 041110317-4364-02; I.D. 061505C]


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
Fishery; Quota Transfer

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that it has approved the request of the State 
of Rhode Island to transfer 50,186 lb (22,764 kg) of commercial summer 
flounder quota to the States of Maine, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, 
and Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in accordance with 
the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Addendum XV to 
the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP). In addition, NMFS is revising commercial summer flounder quota 
numbers for the States of North Carolina and Maryland from those 
published in a previous Addendum XV transfer. By this action, NMFS 
adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each 
state involved.

DATES: Effective June 16, 2005 through December 31, 2005, unless NMFS 
publishes a superseding document in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Ruccio, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9104, FAX (978) 281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder 
fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual 
specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the 
coastal states from North Carolina through Maine. The process to set 
the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are 
described in Sec.  648.100.
    The ASMFC adopted Addendum XV to the FMP in November 2004. The 
Addendum is being implemented under the adaptive management and 
framework procedures that are part of the FMP. Addendum XV establishes 
a program, for 2005 and 2006, that allocates the increase in commercial 
summer flounder quota (from the 2004 amount) differently than the 
existing

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allocation scheme, in order to reduce the amount of fish that must be 
discarded as bycatch in the commercial fishery in states with 
relatively low summer flounder quotas. The transfer of quota from donor 
states will allow recipient states to marginally increase trip limits, 
thereby decreasing the amount of summer flounder discarded at sea.
    The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the FMP that was 
published on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for 
summer flounder quota to be transferred from one state to another. Two 
or more states, under mutual agreement and with the approval of the 
Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can 
transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under Sec.  
648.100(d). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the 
criteria set forth in Sec.  648.100(d)(3) in the evaluation of requests 
for quota transfers or combinations. The Regional Administrator has 
reviewed those criteria and approved the quota transfer requests 
submitted by the State of Rhode Island.
    Consistent with Addendum XV, Rhode Island, a designated ``donor 
state,'' has voluntarily employed the quota transfer provisions of the 
FMP to transfer a total of 50,186 lb (22,764 kg) to be allocated as 
follows: Maine 937 lb (425 kg); Connecticut 13,095 lb (5,940 kg); New 
York 9,763 lb (4,428 kg); Delaware 2,887 lb (1,310); Maryland 13,230 lb 
(6,001 kg); and Massachusetts 10,274 lb (4,660 kg) (see Table 1).
    In addition, this action corrects a previous quota transfer 
involving North Carolina and Maryland published on June 7, 2005 (70 FR 
33042). This previous quota transfer notice effected an Addendum XV 
transfer from North Carolina to Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New 
York, and Maryland. In agreeing to this previous transfer, Maryland 
accepted only half of the quota offered by North Carolina, but the 
transfer published on June 7, 2005, inadvertently transferred to 
Maryland the full amount offered by North Carolina (23,153 lb (10,502 
kg)). Therefore, this action deducts half of this amount (11,577 lb 
(5,251 kg)) from Maryland and restores the same amount to North 
Carolina. The corrected quotas involved in that transfer are listed in 
Table 1.

                               Table 1. Summer Flounder Commercial Quota Transfers
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                                       Amount Transferred           2005 Quota\1\          2005 Revised Quota
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               State                     lb           kg           lb           kg           lb           kg
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                  Rhode Island          -50,186      -22,764    2,818,232    1,278,350    2,768,046    1,255,586
                  Maine                     937          425       11,459        5,198       12,396        5,623
                  Massachusetts          10,274        4,660    1,209,499      548,629    1,219,773      553,289
                  Connecticut            13,095        5,940      446,313      202,448      459,408      208,387
                  New York                9,763        4,428    1,404,519      637,090    1,414,282      641,518
                  Delaware\2\             2,887        1,310      -47,415      -21,507      -44,528      -20,198
                  Maryland\3\            13,230        6,001      388,534      176,239      390,187      176,989
                  North Carolina              0            0    4,597,745    2,085,537    4,609,322    2,090,788
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\1\ Reflects quotas as published on June 7, 2005 (70 FR 33042), inclusive of previous Addendum XV and ``safe
  harbor'' transfers.
\2\ Landings of summer flounder in Delaware by vessels holding commercial Federal fisheries permits are
  prohibited for the 2005 calendar year.
\3\ Maryland net change between transfer (13,230 lb (6,001 kg)) and revision (-11,577 lb (5,251 kg)) is 1,673 lb
  (759 kg).

Classification

    This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: June 15, 2005.
Anne M. Lange,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-12204 Filed 6-16-05; 12:58 pm]
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