Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing; Correction, 41159-41161 [05-14093]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 41159 FEGLI PROGRAM CLAUSE MATRIX—Continued Use status Clause No. Text reference Title FAR 52.252–6 ......... FAR 52.107(f) .................................. Authorized Deviations in Clauses .............................................................. [FR Doc. 05–14005 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 300 [Docket No. 050627169–5169–01; I.D. 051804C] RIN 0648–AT44 Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register amending the Subsistence Halibut Program. This correcting amendment corrects the description, geographic coordinates, and associated figures for the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area and the Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) for the halibut fishery in Sitka Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. DATES: Effective on July 18, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bubba Cook, 907–586–7425 or bubba.cook@noaa.gov. The final rule that is the subject of these corrections was published on April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16742), and implemented amendments to the Subsistence Halibut Program. Some of these amendments were intended to address localized depletion in areas of high population density by increasing gear and harvest restrictions in the Sitka Sound LAMP and in the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai nonsubsistence marine waters area. In a recent review of this rule, NMFS discovered typographical errors in the geographic coordinates and description of the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai nonsubsistence marine waters area. NMFS also discovered that the associated revised figures for the Anchorage/ Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:29 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 waters area and the Sitka Sound LAMP were inadvertently omitted. Need for Correction The regulations at § 300.65(g)(1)(i)(D) provide an accurate description of the Sitka Sound LAMP setline closure area. However, a parenthetical clause directing the public to a graphical representation of the setline closure area would provide additional assistance in understanding the regulation. Additionally, as published, Figure 1 to Subpart E describing the Sitka Sound LAMP does not correctly identify the setline gear closure area near Low Island established by § 300.65(g)(1)(i)(D). This action amends § 300.65(g)(1)(i)(D) and Figure 1 to Subpart E by adding a parenthetical clause at the end directing the public to Figure 1 to Subpart E and amends Figure 1 to Subpart E to correctly depict the setline closure area. The definition at § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A) unintentionally excludes the westernmost point of Hesketh Island as a visual reference. Additionally, Figure 4 to Subpart E does not accurately represent the geographic boundary line extending from the westernmost point of Hesketh Island across Cook Inlet at 59′30.40′ N. lat. consistent with the definition at § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A). This action amends § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A) to more precisely describe the nonsubsistence area boundaries by adding the visible geographic landmark of Hesketh Island to the description and amends Figure 4 to Subpart E to accurately depict the regulatory description of the Anchorage/Matsu/ Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area north of 59′30.40′ N. lat. consistent with the definition at § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A). As published, § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) correctly identifies Cape Douglas as the western shore southern boundary of the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai nonsubsistence marine waters area, but incorrectly states that Cape Douglas is located at 58′10′ N. lat., a geographic position that is actually 41 minutes (41 nautical miles) south of the true location of Cape Douglas. The definition at § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) also incorrectly identifies the description and the geographical coordinates for the easternmost point of Jakolof Bay at 151′31.09′ W. long. This action amends § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) and its associated PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 M Figure 4 to Subpart E by correctly describing the geographic coordinates of the Cape Douglas western shore southern boundary of the Anchorage/ Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area as 58′51.10′ N. lat. Additionally, this action amends § 300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) to correctly identify the easternmost point at Jakolof Bay as 151′31.90′ W. long., consistent with the westernmost point of Hesketh Island to the north. Classification This final rule has been determined to be not significant for the purposes of Executive Order 12866. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds that the need to immediately correct the published coordinates and associated figures for this regulation will eliminate a potential source of confusion and constitutes good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment, as such procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Notice and comment is unnecessary because this action makes only minor, non-substantive changes to 50 CFR 300.65. These changes include: (1) correcting typographical errors in the geographic coordinates and description of the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai nonsubsistence marine waters area; and (2) providing revised figures for the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai nonsubsistence marine waters area and the Sitka Sound LAMP that were inadvertently omitted. The rule does not make any substantive change in the rights and obligations of subsistence fishermen managed under the subsistence halibut regulations. No aspect of this action is controversial and no change in operating practices in the fishery is required. Because this action makes only minor, non-substantive changes to 50 CFR 300.65 and therefore does not constitute a substantive rule, it is not subject to the 30-day delay in effective date requirement of 5 U.S.C. 553(d). List of Subjects 50 CFR Part 300 Fisheries, Fishing, Indians, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Treaties. E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Dated: July 13, 2005. Rebecca Lent Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. § 300.65 Catch sharing plan and domestic management measures in waters in and off of Alaska. * * * * (g) * * * (1) * * * (i) * * * I For reasons set out in the preamble, 50 (D) In Area 2C within the Sitka LAMP CFR part 300 is corrected by making the from June 1 to August 31, setline gear following correcting amendments: may not be used in a 4 nautical mile radius extending south from Low Island PART 300—INTERNATIONAL at 57′00′42″ N. lat., and 135′36′34″ W. FISHERIES REGULATIONS long. (see Figure 1 to Subpart E). Subpart E—Pacific Halibut Fisheries * * * * * (3) * * * I 1. The authority citation for 50 CFR (iii) * * * (A) All waters of Cook Inlet north of part 300, subpart E, continues to read as a line extending from the westernmost follows: point of Hesketh Island at 59′30.40″ N. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 773–773k. lat., except those waters within mean I 2. In § 300.65, paragraphs (g)(1)(i)(D), lower low tide from a point one mile (g)(3)(iii)(A), and (g)(3)(iii)(B) are revised south of the southern edge of the Chuitna River (61′05.00″ N. lat., to read as follows: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:29 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 * PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4725 151′01.00″ W. long.) south to the easternmost tip of Granite Point (61′01.00″ N. lat., 151′23.00″ W. long.) (Tyonek subdistrict); and (B) All waters of Alaska south of 59′30.40″ N. lat. on the western shore of Cook Inlet to Cape Douglas (58′51.10″ N. lat.) and in the east to Cape Fairfield (148′50.25″ W. long.), except those waters of Alaska west of a line from the easternmost point of Jakolof Bay (151′31.90″ W. long.), and following the shore to a line extending south from the easternmost point of Rocky Bay (151′18.41″ W. long.); and * * * * * I 3. In the Appendix to Subpart E, revise Figure 1 to Subpart E—Sitka Local Area Management Plan and Figure 4 to Subpart E—Anchorage-Matsu-Kenai Non-rural Area to read as follows: BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1 ER18JY05.000</GPH> 41160 Final rule. [FR Doc. 05–14093 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] ACTION: BILLING CODE 3510–22–C SUMMARY: NMFS issues this final rule to implement Amendment 24 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (Amendment 24) prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). This final rule establishes a limited access system for the commercial reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico by capping participation at the current level. The intended effect of this final rule is to provide economic and social stability in the fishery by preventing speculative entry into the fishery. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 050408096–5182–02; I.D. 033105A] RIN 0648–AS69 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gulf Reef Fish Limited Access System National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:29 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 This final rule is effective August 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analyses (FRFA) are available from Peter Hood, NMFS, Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 41161 Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; telephone 727–824–5305; fax 727–824– 5308; e-mail peter.hood@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood, telephone: 727–824–5305; fax: 727–824–5308; e-mail: peter.hood@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reef fish fishery in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico is managed under the FMP. The FMP was prepared by the Council and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. On April 6, 2005, NMFS published a notice of availability of Amendment 24 and requested public comment on that amendment (70 FR 17401). On April 25, 2005, NMFS published the proposed rule to implement Amendment 24 and requested public comment (70 FR E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1 ER18JY05.001</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 300

[Docket No. 050627169-5169-01; I.D. 051804C]
RIN 0648-AT44


Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing; Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects a final rule published in the Federal 
Register amending the Subsistence Halibut Program. This correcting 
amendment corrects the description, geographic coordinates, and 
associated figures for the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine 
waters area and the Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) for the halibut 
fishery in Sitka Sound in the Gulf of Alaska.

DATES: Effective on July 18, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bubba Cook, 907-586-7425 or 
bubba.cook@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule that is the subject of these 
corrections was published on April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16742), and 
implemented amendments to the Subsistence Halibut Program. Some of 
these amendments were intended to address localized depletion in areas 
of high population density by increasing gear and harvest restrictions 
in the Sitka Sound LAMP and in the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai non-
subsistence marine waters area. In a recent review of this rule, NMFS 
discovered typographical errors in the geographic coordinates and 
description of the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine waters 
area. NMFS also discovered that the associated revised figures for the 
Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area and the Sitka 
Sound LAMP were inadvertently omitted.

Need for Correction

    The regulations at Sec.  300.65(g)(1)(i)(D) provide an accurate 
description of the Sitka Sound LAMP setline closure area. However, a 
parenthetical clause directing the public to a graphical representation 
of the setline closure area would provide additional assistance in 
understanding the regulation. Additionally, as published, Figure 1 to 
Subpart E describing the Sitka Sound LAMP does not correctly identify 
the setline gear closure area near Low Island established by Sec.  
300.65(g)(1)(i)(D). This action amends Sec.  300.65(g)(1)(i)(D) and 
Figure 1 to Subpart E by adding a parenthetical clause at the end 
directing the public to Figure 1 to Subpart E and amends Figure 1 to 
Subpart E to correctly depict the setline closure area.
    The definition at Sec.  300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A) unintentionally 
excludes the westernmost point of Hesketh Island as a visual reference. 
Additionally, Figure 4 to Subpart E does not accurately represent the 
geographic boundary line extending from the westernmost point of 
Hesketh Island across Cook Inlet at 59'30.40' N. lat. consistent with 
the definition at Sec.  300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A). This action amends Sec.  
300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A) to more precisely describe the non-subsistence 
area boundaries by adding the visible geographic landmark of Hesketh 
Island to the description and amends Figure 4 to Subpart E to 
accurately depict the regulatory description of the Anchorage/Matsu/
Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area north of 59'30.40' N. lat. 
consistent with the definition at Sec.  300.65(g)(3)(iii)(A).
    As published, Sec.  300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) correctly identifies Cape 
Douglas as the western shore southern boundary of the Anchorage/Matsu/
Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area, but incorrectly states that 
Cape Douglas is located at 58'10' N. lat., a geographic position that 
is actually 41 minutes (41 nautical miles) south of the true location 
of Cape Douglas. The definition at Sec.  300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) also 
incorrectly identifies the description and the geographical coordinates 
for the easternmost point of Jakolof Bay at 151'31.09' W. long. This 
action amends Sec.  300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) and its associated Figure 4 to 
Subpart E by correctly describing the geographic coordinates of the 
Cape Douglas western shore southern boundary of the Anchorage/Matsu/
Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area as 58'51.10' N. lat. 
Additionally, this action amends Sec.  300.65(g)(3)(iii)(B) to 
correctly identify the easternmost point at Jakolof Bay as 151'31.90' 
W. long., consistent with the westernmost point of Hesketh Island to 
the north.

Classification

    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for the 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds that the need to immediately correct the 
published coordinates and associated figures for this regulation will 
eliminate a potential source of confusion and constitutes good cause to 
waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for 
public comment, as such procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to 
the public interest. Notice and comment is unnecessary because this 
action makes only minor, non-substantive changes to 50 CFR 300.65. 
These changes include: (1) correcting typographical errors in the 
geographic coordinates and description of the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai 
non-subsistence marine waters area; and (2) providing revised figures 
for the Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai non-subsistence marine waters area and 
the Sitka Sound LAMP that were inadvertently omitted. The rule does not 
make any substantive change in the rights and obligations of 
subsistence fishermen managed under the subsistence halibut 
regulations. No aspect of this action is controversial and no change in 
operating practices in the fishery is required.
    Because this action makes only minor, non-substantive changes to 50 
CFR 300.65 and therefore does not constitute a substantive rule, it is 
not subject to the 30-day delay in effective date requirement of 5 
U.S.C. 553(d).

List of Subjects 50 CFR Part 300

    Fisheries, Fishing, Indians, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Treaties.


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    Dated: July 13, 2005.
Rebecca Lent
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.

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For reasons set out in the preamble, 50 CFR part 300 is corrected by 
making the following correcting amendments:

PART 300--INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS

Subpart E--Pacific Halibut Fisheries

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1. The authority citation for 50 CFR part 300, subpart E, continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 773-773k.

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2. In Sec.  300.65, paragraphs (g)(1)(i)(D), (g)(3)(iii)(A), and 
(g)(3)(iii)(B) are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  300.65  Catch sharing plan and domestic management measures in 
waters in and off of Alaska.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (D) In Area 2C within the Sitka LAMP from June 1 to August 31, 
setline gear may not be used in a 4 nautical mile radius extending 
south from Low Island at 57'00'42'' N. lat., and 135'36'34'' W. long. 
(see Figure 1 to Subpart E).
* * * * *
    (3) * * *
    (iii) * * *
    (A) All waters of Cook Inlet north of a line extending from the 
westernmost point of Hesketh Island at 59'30.40'' N. lat., except those 
waters within mean lower low tide from a point one mile south of the 
southern edge of the Chuitna River (61'05.00'' N. lat., 151'01.00'' W. 
long.) south to the easternmost tip of Granite Point (61'01.00'' N. 
lat., 151'23.00'' W. long.) (Tyonek subdistrict); and
    (B) All waters of Alaska south of 59'30.40'' N. lat. on the western 
shore of Cook Inlet to Cape Douglas (58'51.10'' N. lat.) and in the 
east to Cape Fairfield (148'50.25'' W. long.), except those waters of 
Alaska west of a line from the easternmost point of Jakolof Bay 
(151'31.90'' W. long.), and following the shore to a line extending 
south from the easternmost point of Rocky Bay (151'18.41'' W. long.); 
and
* * * * *

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3. In the Appendix to Subpart E, revise Figure 1 to Subpart E--Sitka 
Local Area Management Plan and Figure 4 to Subpart E--Anchorage-Matsu-
Kenai Non-rural Area to read as follows:
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