Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #7 - Closure of the Commercial Salmon Fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon, 55302-55303 [05-18853]

Download as PDF 55302 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 21, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 2. Section 53.203(a) is revised to read as follows: I § 53.203 Structural and transactional requirements. (a) Operational independence. A section 272 affiliate and the BOC of which it is an affiliate shall not jointly own transmission and switching facilities or the land and buildings where those facilities are located. * * * * * [FR Doc. 05–18590 Filed 9–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 64 [CG Docket No. 02–386; FCC 05–29] Rules and Regulations Implementing Minimum Customer Account Record Exchange Obligations on All Local and Interexchange Carriers Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved for three years the information collection requirements contained in the Rules and Regulations Implementing Minimum Customer Account Record Exchange Obligations on All Local and Interexchange Carriers, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The information collections contained in the Report and Order and the proposed information collections contained in the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking were approved by OMB on August 30, 2005. It is stated in the Report and Order that the Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of these rules. The rules published at 70 FR 32258, June 2, 2005, are effective September 21, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Boehley, Policy Division, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418–2512. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that OMB has approved for three years the information collection requirements contained in Rules and Regulations Implementing Minimum Customer Account Record Exchange Obligations on All Local and Interexchange Carriers, Report and DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:27 Sep 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 05–29 published at 70 FR 32258, June 2, 2005. The information collections were approved by OMB on August 30, 2005. OMB Control Number 3060–1084. The Commission publishes this notice of the effective date of the rules. If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how we can improve the collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, please write to Leslie F. Smith, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1– A804, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number 3060–1084, in your correspondence. We will also accept your comments regarding the Paperwork Reduction Act aspects of the collections via the Internet, if you send them to Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov or you may call (202) 418–0217. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–18592 Filed 9–20–05; 8:45 am] Synopsis As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received approval from OMB on August 30, 2005, for the collections of information contained in the Commission’s Rules and Regulations Implementing Minimum Customer Account Record Exchange Obligations on All Local and Interexchange Carriers, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The total annual reporting burden associated with these collections of information, including the time for gathering and maintaining the collections of information, is estimated to be: 1,778 respondents, a total annual hourly burden of 44,576 hours, and $1,114,400 in total annual costs. Under 5 CFR 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, October 1, 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR, was modified to close at midnight on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. On August 23, 2005, NMFS determined that available catch and effort data indicated that the modified quota of 15,700 Chinook salmon would be reached by midnight. This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals. DATES: Closure effective 2359 hours local time (l.t.), August 23, 2005, after which the fishery will remain closed until opened through an additional inseason action for the west coast salmon fisheries, which will be published in the Federal Register, or until the effective date of the next scheduled open period announced in the 2005 annual management measures. Comments will be accepted through October 6, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments on this action must be mailed to D. Robert Lohn, Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115– 0070; or faxed to 206–526–6376; or Rod McInnis, Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, NOAA, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4132; or faxed to 562– 980–4018. Comments can also be submitted via e-mail at the 2005salmonIA7.nwr@noaa.gov address, or through the internet at the Federal List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 64 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, telecommunications, telephone. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 050426117–5117–01; I.D. 091405G] Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #7 - Closure of the Commercial Salmon Fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure; request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 21, 2005 / Rules and Regulations eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments, and include [050426117–5117–01 and/ or I.D. 091405G] in the subject line of the message. Information relevant to this document is available for public review during business hours at the Office of the Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Wright, 206–526–6140. The NMFS Regional Administrator closed the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR, effective at midnight on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. On August 23, 2005, the Regional Administrator determined that available catch and effort data indicated that the modified quota of 15,700 Chinook salmon would be reached by midnight. This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals, and the intended effect is to allow the fishery to operate within the seasons and quotas specified in the 2005 annual management measures. Automatic season closures based on quotas are authorized by regulations at 50 CFR 660.409(a)(1). In the 2005 annual management measures for ocean salmon fisheries (70 FR 23054, May 4, 2005), NMFS announced the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR, would open July 7 through the earlier of September 15 or a 14,250 preseason Chinook guideline or a 23,200–marked coho quota. Approximately 1,450 Chinook were left on the May-June quota, and these were added to the 14,250 guideline in the summer fishery for a total of 15,700 Chinook. On August 23, 2005, the Regional Administrator consulted with representatives of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Information related to catch to date, the Chinook catch rate, and effort data indicated that it was likely that the Chinook quota would be reached by midnight. As a result, the states recommended, and the Regional Administrator concurred, that the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR, would close effective at midnight on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. All other restrictions that apply to this fishery remained in effect as announced in the 2005 annual management measures. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:27 Sep 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 55303 The Regional Administrator determined that the best available information indicated that the catch and effort data, and projections, supported the above inseason action recommended by the states. The states manage the fisheries in state waters adjacent to the areas of the U.S. exclusive economic zone in accordance with this Federal action. As provided by the inseason notice procedures of 50 CFR 660.411, actual notice to fishers of the above described action was given prior to the time the action was effective by telephone hotline number 206–526– 6667 and 800–662–9825, and by U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariners broadcasts on Channel 16 VHF-FM and 2182 kHz. This action does not apply to other fisheries that may be operating in other areas. Dated: September 15, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–18853 Filed 9–20–05; 8:45 am] Classification AGENCY: The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds that good cause exists for this notification to be issued without affording prior notice and opportunity for public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) because such notification would be impracticable. As previously noted, actual notice of this action was provided to fishers through telephone hotline and radio notification. This action complies with the requirements of the annual management measures for ocean salmon fisheries (70 FR 23054, May 4, 2005), the West Coast Salmon Plan, and regulations implementing the West Coast Salmon Plan 50 CFR 660.409 and 660.411. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment was impracticable because NMFS and the state agency have insufficient time to provide for prior notice and the opportunity for public comment between the time the fishery catch and effort data are collected to determine the extent of the fisheries, and the time the fishery closure must be implemented to avoid exceeding the quota. Because of the rate of harvest in this fishery, failure to close the fishery upon attainment of the quota would allow the quota to be exceeded, resulting in fewer spawning fish and possibly reduced yield of the stocks in the future. For the same reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30– day delay in effectiveness required under U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This action is authorized by 50 CFR 660.409 and 660.411 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 050426117–5117–01; I.D. 091405H] Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action #8 - Adjustment of the Recreational Fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Alava, Washington National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of fishing seasons; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS announces a regulatory modification in the recreational fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Alava, WA (Neah Bay Subarea). Effective Tuesday, August 30, 2005, the Neah Bay Subarea was modified to be open seven days per week. All other restrictions remain in effect as announced for 2005 ocean salmon fisheries, and by previous inseason actions. This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals, and the intended effect is to allow the fishery to operate within the seasons and quotas specified in the 2005 annual management measures. DATES: Effective 0001 hours local time (l.t.), Tuesday, August 30, 2005, until the Chinook quota or coho quota are taken, or 2359 hours l.t., September 18, 2005, whichever is earlier; after which the fishery will remain closed until opened through an additional inseason action for the west coast salmon fisheries, which will be published in the Federal Register, or until the effective date of the next scheduled open period announced in the 2005 annual management measures. Comments will be accepted through October 6, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments on this action must be mailed to D. Robert Lohn, Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115– 0070; or faxed to 206–526–6376; or Rod McInnis, Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, NOAA, 501 E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1

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[FR Doc No: 05-18853]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 050426117-5117-01; I.D. 091405G]


Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; West 
Coast Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Action 7 - Closure of the 
Commercial Salmon Fishery from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, 
Oregon

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the commercial salmon fishery in the area 
from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR, was modified to close 
at midnight on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. On August 23, 2005, NMFS 
determined that available catch and effort data indicated that the 
modified quota of 15,700 Chinook salmon would be reached by midnight. 
This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals.

DATES: Closure effective 2359 hours local time (l.t.), August 23, 2005, 
after which the fishery will remain closed until opened through an 
additional inseason action for the west coast salmon fisheries, which 
will be published in the Federal Register, or until the effective date 
of the next scheduled open period announced in the 2005 annual 
management measures. Comments will be accepted through October 6, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this action must be mailed to D. Robert Lohn, 
Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point 
Way N.E., Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115-0070; or faxed to 206-526-6376; or 
Rod McInnis, Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, NOAA, 501 
W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4132; or faxed to 562-
980-4018. Comments can also be submitted via e-mail at the 
2005salmonIA7.nwr@noaa.gov address, or through the internet at the 
Federal

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eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments, and include [050426117-5117-01 and/or I.D. 
091405G] in the subject line of the message. Information relevant to 
this document is available for public review during business hours at 
the Office of the Regional Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Wright, 206-526-6140.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NMFS Regional Administrator closed the 
commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to 
Cape Falcon, OR, effective at midnight on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. On 
August 23, 2005, the Regional Administrator determined that available 
catch and effort data indicated that the modified quota of 15,700 
Chinook salmon would be reached by midnight.
    This action was necessary to conform to the 2005 management goals, 
and the intended effect is to allow the fishery to operate within the 
seasons and quotas specified in the 2005 annual management measures. 
Automatic season closures based on quotas are authorized by regulations 
at 50 CFR 660.409(a)(1).
    In the 2005 annual management measures for ocean salmon fisheries 
(70 FR 23054, May 4, 2005), NMFS announced the commercial salmon 
fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR, 
would open July 7 through the earlier of September 15 or a 14,250 
preseason Chinook guideline or a 23,200-marked coho quota. 
Approximately 1,450 Chinook were left on the May-June quota, and these 
were added to the 14,250 guideline in the summer fishery for a total of 
15,700 Chinook.
    On August 23, 2005, the Regional Administrator consulted with 
representatives of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, Washington 
Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Oregon Department of Fish and 
Wildlife. Information related to catch to date, the Chinook catch rate, 
and effort data indicated that it was likely that the Chinook quota 
would be reached by midnight. As a result, the states recommended, and 
the Regional Administrator concurred, that the commercial salmon 
fishery in the area from the U.S.-Canada Border to Cape Falcon, OR, 
would close effective at midnight on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. All 
other restrictions that apply to this fishery remained in effect as 
announced in the 2005 annual management measures.
    The Regional Administrator determined that the best available 
information indicated that the catch and effort data, and projections, 
supported the above inseason action recommended by the states. The 
states manage the fisheries in state waters adjacent to the areas of 
the U.S. exclusive economic zone in accordance with this Federal 
action. As provided by the inseason notice procedures of 50 CFR 
660.411, actual notice to fishers of the above described action was 
given prior to the time the action was effective by telephone hotline 
number 206-526-6667 and 800-662-9825, and by U.S. Coast Guard Notice to 
Mariners broadcasts on Channel 16 VHF-FM and 2182 kHz.
    This action does not apply to other fisheries that may be operating 
in other areas.

Classification

    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds that 
good cause exists for this notification to be issued without affording 
prior notice and opportunity for public comment under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B) because such notification would be impracticable. As 
previously noted, actual notice of this action was provided to fishers 
through telephone hotline and radio notification. This action complies 
with the requirements of the annual management measures for ocean 
salmon fisheries (70 FR 23054, May 4, 2005), the West Coast Salmon 
Plan, and regulations implementing the West Coast Salmon Plan 50 CFR 
660.409 and 660.411. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment 
was impracticable because NMFS and the state agency have insufficient 
time to provide for prior notice and the opportunity for public comment 
between the time the fishery catch and effort data are collected to 
determine the extent of the fisheries, and the time the fishery closure 
must be implemented to avoid exceeding the quota. Because of the rate 
of harvest in this fishery, failure to close the fishery upon 
attainment of the quota would allow the quota to be exceeded, resulting 
in fewer spawning fish and possibly reduced yield of the stocks in the 
future. For the same reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 
30-day delay in effectiveness required under U.S.C. 553(d)(3).
    This action is authorized by 50 CFR 660.409 and 660.411 and is 
exempt from review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: September 15, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-18853 Filed 9-20-05; 8:45 am]
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