Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; “Other Rockfish” in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska, 44523-44524 [05-15341]

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To read the comments on the Internet, take the following steps: (1) Go to the Docket Management System (DMS) Web page of the Department of Transportation (http:// dms.dot.gov/). of the restraint), child restraints manufactured on or after August 1, 2005, and before August 1, 2008, that are recommended by its manufacturer in accordance with S5.5 for use either by children in a specified mass range that includes any children having a mass greater than 18 kg, or by children in a specified height range that includes any children whose height is greater than 1100 mm may be tested to the requirements of S5 while using the test dummy specified in S7.1.1(d). Child restraints manufactured on or after August 1, 2008, must be tested using the test dummies specified in S7.1.2. * * * * * List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 571 Will the Agency Consider Late Comments? How Can I Read the Comments Submitted by Other People? 44523 2. Section 571.213 is amended by revising S7.1.2 introductory text and S7.1.3 to read as follows: I § 571.213 systems. Standard No. 213, Child restraint * * * * * S7.1.2 Child restraints that are manufactured on or after August 1, 2005, are subject to the following provisions and S7.1.3. * * * * * S7.1.3 Voluntary use of alternative dummies. At the manufacturer’s option (with said option irrevocably selected prior to, or at the time of, certification of the restraint), child restraint systems manufactured before August 1, 2005 may be tested to the requirements of S5 while using the test dummies specified in S7.1.2 according to the criteria for selecting test dummies specified in that paragraph. At the manufacturer’s option (with said option irrevocably selected prior to, or at the time of, certification PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; prohibition of retention. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of ‘‘other rockfish’’ in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring that catch of ‘‘other rockfish’’ in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the ‘‘other rockfish’’ 2005 total allowable catch (TAC) in this area has been reached. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 29, 2005, until 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 GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North E:\FR\FM\03AUR1.SGM 03AUR1 44524 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 3, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonStevens 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 CFR part 679. The 2005 TAC of ‘‘other rockfish’’ in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 300 metric tons as established by the 2005 and 2006 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (70 FR 8958, February 24, 2005). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(2), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that the ‘‘other rockfish’’ TAC in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached. Therefore, NMFS is requiring that further catches of ‘‘other rockfish’’ in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA be treated VerDate jul<14>2003 15:20 Aug 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 as prohibited species in accordance with § 679.21(b). ‘‘Other rockfish’’ consists of all slope and demersal shelf rockfish. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 delay the prohibition of retention of ‘‘other rockfish’’ in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. 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 is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 29, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–15341 Filed 7–29–05; 2:29 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\03AUR1.SGM 03AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 3, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 44523-44524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15341]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 041126333-5040-02; I.D. 072905A]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; ``Other 
Rockfish'' in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; prohibition of retention.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of ``other rockfish'' in the 
Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). NMFS is requiring 
that catch of ``other rockfish'' in this area be treated in the same 
manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of 
injury. This action is necessary because the ``other rockfish'' 2005 
total allowable catch (TAC) in this area has been reached.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 29, 2005, 
until 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 
GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan 
for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North

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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 CFR part 679.
    The 2005 TAC of ``other rockfish'' in the Central Regulatory Area 
of the GOA is 300 metric tons as established by the 2005 and 2006 
harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (70 FR 8958, February 
24, 2005).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(2), the Administrator, Alaska 
Region, NMFS, has determined that the ``other rockfish'' TAC in the 
Central Regulatory Area of the GOA has been reached. Therefore, NMFS is 
requiring that further catches of ``other rockfish'' in the Central 
Regulatory Area of the GOA be treated as prohibited species in 
accordance with Sec.  679.21(b).
    ``Other rockfish'' consists of all slope and demersal shelf 
rockfish.

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 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 prohibition of retention of ``other rockfish'' in the 
Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
    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.  679.20 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: July 29, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-15341 Filed 7-29-05; 2:29 pm]
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