Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Correction, 4886-4889 [06-843]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS 4886 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 19 / Monday, January 30, 2006 / Proposed Rules (100) 45°20.25′ N. lat., 124°18.54′ W. long.; (101) 45°18.14′ N. lat., 124°17.59′ W. long.; (102) 45°11.08′ N. lat., 124°16.97′ W. long.; (103) 45°04.38′ N. lat., 124°18.36′ W. long.; (104) 45°03.83′ N. lat., 124°18.60′ W. long.; (105) 44°58.05′ N. lat., 124°21.58′ W. long.; (106) 44°47.67′ N. lat., 124°31.41′ W. long.; (107) 44°44.55′ N. lat., 124°33.58′ W. long.; (108) 44°39.88′ N. lat., 124°35.01′ W. long.; (109) 44°32.90′ N. lat., 124°36.81′ W. long.; (110) 44°30.33′ N. lat., 124°38.56′ W. long.; (111) 44°30.04′ N. lat., 124°42.31′ W. long.; (112) 44°26.84′ N. lat., 124°44.91′ W. long.; (113) 44°17.99′ N. lat., 124°51.03′ W. long.; (114) 44°13.68′ N. lat., 124°56.38′ W. long.; (115) 44°08.30′ N. lat., 124°55.99′ W. long.; (116) 43°56.67′ N. lat., 124°55.45′ W. long.; (117) 43°56.47′ N. lat., 124°34.61′ W. long.; (118) 43°42.73′ N. lat., 124°32.41′ W. long.; (119) 43°30.93′ N. lat., 124°34.43′ W. long.; (120) 43°20.83′ N. lat., 124°39.39′ W. long.; (121) 43°17.45′ N. lat., 124°41.16′ W. long.; (122) 43°07.04′ N. lat., 124°41.25′ W. long.; (123) 43°03.45′ N. lat., 124°44.36′ W. long.; (124) 43°03.90′ N. lat., 124°50.81′ W. long.; (125) 42°55.70′ N. lat., 124°52.79′ W. long.; (126) 42°54.12′ N. lat., 124°47.36′ W. long.; (127) 42°50.00′ N. lat., 124°45.33′ W. long.; (128) 42°44.00′ N. lat., 124°42.38′ W. long.; (129) 42°40.50′ N. lat., 124°41.71′ W. long.; (130) 42°38.23′ N. lat., 124°41.25′ W. long.; (131) 42°33.03′ N. lat., 124°42.38′ W. long.; (132) 42°31.89′ N. lat., 124°42.04′ W. long.; (133) 42°30.09′ N. lat., 124°42.67′ W. long.; (134) 42°28.28′ N. lat., 124°47.08′ W. long.; VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Jan 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 (135) 42°25.22′ N. lat., 124°43.51′ W. long.; (136) 42°19.23′ N. lat., 124°37.92′ W. long.; (137) 42°16.29′ N. lat., 124°36.11′ W. long.; (138) 42°13.67′ N. lat., 124°35.81′ W. long.; (139) 42°05.66′ N. lat., 124°34.92′ W. long.; (140) 42°00.00′ N. lat., 124°35.27′ W. long.; (141) 41°47.04′ N. lat., 124°27.64′ W. long.; (142) 41°32.92′ N. lat., 124°28.79′ W. long.; (143) 41°24.17′ N. lat., 124°28.46′ W. long.; (144) 41°10.12′ N. lat., 124°20.50′ W. long.; (145) 40°51.41′ N. lat., 124°24.38′ W. long.; (146) 40°43.71′ N. lat., 124°29.89′ W. long.; (147) 40°40.14′ N. lat., 124°30.90′ W. long.; (148) 40°37.35′ N. lat., 124°29.05′ W. long.; (149) 40°34.76′ N. lat., 124°29.82′ W. long.; (150) 40°36.78′ N. lat., 124°37.06′ W. long.; (151) 40°32.44′ N. lat., 124°39.58′ W. long.; (152) 40°30.00′ N. lat., 124°38.13′ W. long.; (153) 40°24.82′ N. lat., 124°35.12′ W. long.; (154) 40°23.30′ N. lat., 124°31.60′ W. long.; (155) 40°23.52′ N. lat., 124°28.78′ W. long.; (156) 40°22.43′ N. lat., 124°25.00′ W. long.; (157) 40°21.72′ N. lat., 124°24.94′ W. long.; (158) 40°21.87′ N. lat., 124°27.96′ W. long.; (159) 40°21.40′ N. lat., 124°28.74′ W. long.; (160) 40°19.68′ N. lat., 124°28.49′ W. long.; (161) 40°17.73′ N. lat., 124°25.43′ W. long.; (162) 40°18.37′ N. lat., 124°23.35′ W. long.; (163) 40°15.75′ N. lat., 124°26.05′ W. long.; (164) 40°16.75′ N. lat., 124°33.71′ W. long.; (165) 40°16.29′ N. lat., 124°34.36′ W. long.; and (166) 40°10.00′ N. lat., 124°21.12′ W. long. [FR Doc. E6–1113 Filed 1–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 051213334–5334–01; I.D. 112905C] RIN 0648–AT98 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On January 12, 2006, a proposed rule to implement Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was published in the Federal Register. The proposed rule was published with an incorrect RIN. Also, this proposed rule contained a number of errors in the Prohibition section and the different lists of coordinates. This document corrects those errors. DATES: Effective January 30, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Copps (Northwest Region, NMFS) 206–526–6150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 12, 2006, (71 FR 1998) a proposed rule was published that would implement Amendment 19 to the FMP. The proposed rule was published with an incorrect RIN. Also, there is an incorrect section number in two places in the Prohibition section and in a number of places in the proposed rule, some of the coordinates and the numbering of these coordinates were published incorrectly. Correction In the proposed rule FR DOC, in the issue of Thursday, January 12, 2006 (71 FR 1998) make the following corrections: 1. On page 1998, in column 2, the RIN is corrected to read 0648–AT98. 2. On page 2005, in column 1, § 660.306 should be corrected to read as follows: § 660.36 Prohibitions. * * * * * (a) * * * (13) Fish with dredge gear (defined in § 660.302) anywhere within the EEZ. (14) Fish with beam trawl gear (defined in § 660.302) anywhere within the EEZ. * * * * * E:\FR\FM\30JAP1.SGM 30JAP1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 19 / Monday, January 30, 2006 / Proposed Rules (h) * * * (4) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in § 660.302) anywhere within the EEZ seaward of a line approximating the 700 fathom (1280 m) depth contour, as defined in § 660.395. (5) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in § 660.302) with a footrope diameter greater than 19 inches (48 cm) (including rollers, bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length of the footrope) anywhere within the EEZ. (6) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in § 660.302) with a footrope diameter greater than 8 inches (20 cm) (including rollers, bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length of the footrope) anywhere within the EEZ shoreward of a line approximating the 100-fm (183-m) depth contour (defined in § 660.393). (7) Fish with bottom trawl gear (as defined in § 660.302), within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in § 660.395: Olympic 2, Biogenic 1, Biogenic 2, Grays Canyon, Biogenic 3, Nahelem Bank/Shale Pile, Astoria Canyon, Siletz Deepwater, Daisy Bank/ Nelson Island, Newport Rockpile/ Stonewall Bank, Heceta Bank, Deepwater off Coos Bay, Bandon High Spot, Rogue Canyon. (8) Fish with bottom trawl gear (as defined in § 660.302), other than Danish or demersal seine, within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in § 660.395.): Eel River Canyon, Blunts Reef, Mendocino Ridge, Delgada Canyon, Tolo Bank, Point Arena North, Outer Cordell Bank, Pt. Arena South Biogenic Area, Farallon Islands/Fanny Shoal, Half Moon Bay, Monterey Bay/Canyon, Point Sur Deep, Big Sur Coast/Port San Luis, East Santa Lucia Bank, Point Conception, Potato Bank (with Cowcod Conservation Area West), Cherry Bank (within Cowcod Conservation Area West) Hidden Reef/Kidney Bank (within Cowcod Conservation Area West), Catalina Island and Cowcod Conservation Area East. (9) Fish with botton contact gear (as defined in § 660.302) within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in § 660.395): Anacapa Island SMR, Anacapa Island SMCA, Carrington Point, Footprint, Gull Island, Harris Point, Judith Rock, Painted Cave, Richardson Rock, Santa Barbara, Scorpion, Skunk Point, and South Point, Thompson Seamount, President Jackson Seamount, (50 fm (91 m) isobath). (10) Fish with bottom contact gear (as defined in § 660.302), or any other gear that is deployed deeper than 500 fm (914 m), within the Davidson Seamount area (defined in § 660.395). * * * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:05 Jan 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 3. Beginning on page 2005, in column 2, in § 660.395, the introductory text, and paragraphs (a), (c), (k), (w), (y), (z), (aa), (jj), (kk), and (nn) are corrected to read as follows: § 660.395 Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) conservation areas. Essential fish habitat (EFH) is defined as those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding or growth to maturity (16 U.S.C. 1802 (10)). The areas in this subsection are designated to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects to EFH caused by fishing (16 U.S.C. 1853 section 303(a)(7)). Straight lines connecting a series of latitude/longitude coordinates demarcate the boundaries for areas desingated as Groundfish EFH Conservation Areas. Coordinates outlining the boundaries of Groundfish EFH Conservation Areas are provided in § 660.395. Fishing activity that is prohibited or permitted within the EEZ in a particular area designated as a groundfish EFH Conservation Area is detailed at § 660.306 and § 660.385. (a) Seaward of the 700-fm (1280-m) contour. This area includes all waters within the West Coast EEZ west of a line approximating the 700-fm (1280-m) depth contour and is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 48°06.97′ N. lat., 126°02.96′ W. long.; (2) 48°00.44′ N. lat., 125°54.96′ W. long.; (3) 47°55.96′ N. lat., 125°46.51′ W. long.; (4) 47°47.21′ N. lat., 125°43.73′ W. long.; (5) 47°42.89′ N. lat., 125°49.58′ W. long.; (6) 47°38.18′ N. lat., 125°37.26′ W. long.; (7) 47°32.36′ N. lat., 125°32.87′ W. long.; (8) 47°29.77′ N. lat., 125°26.27′ W. long.; (9) 47°28.54′ N. lat., 125°18.82′ W. long.; (10) 47°19.25′ N. lat., 125°17.18′ W. long.; (11) 47°08.82′ N. lat., 125°10.01′ W. long.; (12) 47°04.69′ N. lat., 125°03.77′ W. long.; (13) 46°48.38′ N. lat., 125°18.43′ W. long.; (14) 46°41.92′ N. lat., 125°17.29′ W. long.; (15) 46°27.49′ N. lat., 124°54.36′ W. long.; (16) 46°14.13′ N. lat., 125°02.72′ W. long.; (17) 46°09.53′ N. lat., 125°04.75′ W. long.; PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 4887 (18) 45°46.64′ N. lat., 124°54.44′ W. long.; (19) 45°40.86′ N. lat., 124°55.62′ W. long.; (20) 45°36.50′ N. lat., 124°51.91′ W. long.; (21) 44°55.69′ N. lat., 125°08.35′ W. long.; (22) 44°49.93′ N. lat., 125°01.51′ W. long.; (23) 44°46.93′ N. lat., 125°02.83′ W. long.; (24) 44°41.96′ N. lat., 125°10.64′ W. long.; (25) 44°28.31′ N. lat., 125°11.42′ W. long.; (26) 43°58.37′ N. lat., 125°02.93′ W. long.; (27) 43°52.74′ N. lat., 125°05.58′ W. long.; (28) 43°44.18′ N. lat., 124°57.17′ W. long.; (29) 43°37.58′ N. lat., 125°07.70′ W. long.; (30) 43°15.95′ N. lat., 125°07.84′ W. long.; (31) 42°47.50′ N. lat., 124°59.96′ W. long.; (32) 42°39.02′ N. lat., 125°01.07′ W. long.; (33) 42°34.80′ N. lat., 125°02.89′ W. long.; (34) 42°34.11′ N. lat., 124°55.62′ W. long.; (35) 42°23.81′ N. lat., 124°52.85′ W. long.; (36) 42°16.80′ N. lat., 125°00.20′ W. long.; (37) 42°06.60′ N. lat., 124°59.14′ W. long.; (38) 41°59.28′ N. lat., 125°06.23′ W. long.; (39) 41°31.10′ N. lat., 125°01.30′ W. long.; (40) 41°14.52′ N. lat., 124°52.67′ W. long.; (41) 40°40.65′ N. lat., 124°45.69′ W. long.; (42) 40°35.05′ N. lat., 124°45.65′ W. long.; (43) 40°23.81′ N. lat., 124°41.16′ W. long.; (44) 40°20.54′ N. lat., 124°36.36′ W. long.; (45) 40°20.84′ N. lat., 124°57.23′ W. long.; (46) 40°18.54′ N. lat., 125°09.47′ W. long.; (47) 40°14.54′ N. lat., 125°09.83′ W. long.; (48) 40°11.79′ N. lat., 125°07.39′ W. long.; (49) 40°06.72′ N. lat., 125°04.28′ W. long.; (50) 39°50.77′ N. lat., 124°37.54′ W. long.; (51) 39°56.67′ N. lat., 124°26.58′ W. long.; (52) 39°44.25′ N. lat., 124°12.60′ W. long.; E:\FR\FM\30JAP1.SGM 30JAP1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS 4888 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 19 / Monday, January 30, 2006 / Proposed Rules (53) 39°35.82′ N. lat., 124°12.02′ W. long.; (54) 39°24.54′ N. lat., 124°16.01′ W. long.; (55) 39°01.97′ N. lat., 124°11.20′ W. long.; (56) 38°33.48′ N. lat., 123°48.21′ W. long.; (57) 38°14.49′ N. lat., 123°38.89′ W. long.; (58) 37°56.97′ N. lat., 123°31.65′ W. long.; (59) 37°49.09′ N. lat., 123°27.98′ W. long.; (60) 37°40.29′ N. lat., 123°12.83′ W. long.; (61) 37°22.54′ N. lat., 123°14.65′ W. long.; (62) 37°05.98′ N. lat., 123°05.31′ W. long.; (63) 36°59.02′ N. lat., 122°50.92′ W. long.; (64) 36°50.32′ N. lat., 122°17.44′ W. long.; (65) 36°44.54′ N. lat., 122°19.42′ W. long.; (66) 36°40.76′ N. lat., 122°17.28′ W. long.; (67) 36°39.88′ N. lat., 122°09.69′ W. long.; (68) 36°44.52′ N. lat., 122°07.13′ W. long.; (69) 36°42.26′ N. lat., 122°03.54′ W. long.; (70) 36°30.02′ N. lat., 122°09.85′ W. long.; (71) 36°22.33′ N. lat., 122°22.99′ W. long.; (72) 36°14.36′ N. lat., 122°21.19′ W. long.; (73) 36°09.50′ N. lat., 122°14.25′ W. long.; (74) 35°51.50′ N. lat., 121°55.92′ W. long.; (75) 35°49.53′ N. lat., 122°13.00′ W. long.; (76) 34°58.30′ N. lat., 121°36.76′ W. long.; (77) 34°53.13′ N. lat., 121°37.49′ W. long.; (78) 34°46.54′ N. lat., 121°46.25′ W. long.; (79) 34°37.81′ N. lat., 121°35.72′ W. long.; (80) 34°37.72′ N. lat., 121°27.35′ W. long.; (81) 34°26.77′ N. lat., 121°07.58′ W. long.; (82) 34°18.54′ N. lat., 121°05.01′ W. long.; (83) 34°02.68′ N. lat., 120°54.30′ W. long.; (84) 33°48.11′ N. lat., 120°25.46′ W. long.; (85) 33°42.54′ N. lat., 120°38.24′ W. long.; (86) 33°46.26′ N. lat., 120°43.64′ W. long.; (87) 33°40.71′ N. lat., 120°51.29′ W. long.; VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:05 Jan 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 (88) 33°33.14′ N. lat., 120°40.25′ W. long.; (89) 32°51.57′ N. lat., 120°23.35′ W. long.; (90) 34°38.54′ N. lat., 120°09.54′ W. long.; (91) 32°35.76′ N. lat., 119°53.43′ W. long.; (92) 32°29.54′ N. lat., 119°46.00′ W. long.; (93) 32°25.99′ N. lat., 119°41.16′ W. long.; (94) 32°30.46′ N. lat., 119°33.15′ W. long.; (95) 32°23.47′ N. lat., 119°25.71′ W. long.; (96) 32°19.19′ N. lat., 119°13.96′ W. long.; (97) 32°13.18′ N. lat., 119°04.44′ W. long.; (98) 32°13.40′ N. lat., 118°51.87′ W. long.; (99) 32°19.62′ N. lat., 118°47.80′ W. long.; (100) 32°27.26′ N. lat., 118°50.29′ W. long.; (101) 32°28.42′ N. lat., 118°53.15′ W. long.; (102) 32°31.30′ N. lat., 118°55.09′ W. long.; (103) 32°33.04′ N. lat., 118°53.57′ W. long.; (104) 32°19.07′ N. lat., 118°27.54′ W. long.; (105) 32°18.57′ N. lat., 118°18.97′ W. long.; (106) 32°09.01′ N. lat., 118°13.96′ W. long.; (107) 32°06.57′ N. lat., 118°18.78′ W. long.; (108) 32°01.32′ N. lat., 118°18.21′ W. long.; and (109) 31°57.82′ N. lat., 118°10.34′ W. long.; * * * * * (c) Daisy Bank/Nelson Island. Daisy Bank/Nelson Island is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 44°39.73′ N. lat., 124°41.43′ W. long.; (2) 44°39.60′ N. lat., 124°41.29′ W. long.; (3) 44°37.17′ N. lat., 124°38.60′ W. long.; (4) 44°35.55′ N. lat., 124°39.27′ W. long.; (5) 44°37.57′ N. lat., 124°41.70′ W. long.; (6) 44°36.90′ N. lat., 124°42.91′ W. long.; (7) 44°38.25′ N. lat., 124°46.28′ W. long.; (8) 44°38.52′ N. lat., 124°49.11′ W. long.; (9) 44°40.27′ N. lat., 124°49.11′ W. long.; PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (10) 44°41.35′ N lat., 124°48.03′ W. long.; and connecting back to 44°39.73′ N. lat., 124°41.43′ W. long. * * * * * (k) Grays Canyon. Grays Canyon is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 46°51.55′ N. lat., 125°00.00′ W. long.; (2) 46°56.79′ N. lat., 125°00.00′ W. long.; (3) 46°58.01′ N. lat., 124°55.09′ W. long.; (4) 46°55.07′ N. lat., 124°54.14′ W. long.; (5) 46°59.60′ N. lat., 124°49.79′ W. long.; (6) 46°58.72′ N. lat., 124°48.78′ W. long.; (7) 46°54.45′ N. lat., 124°48.36′ W. long.; (8) 46°53.99′ N. lat., 124°49.95′ W. long.; (9) 46°54.38′ N. lat., 124°52.73′ W. long.; (10) 46°52.38′ N. lat., 124°52.02′ W. long.; (11) 46°48.93′ N. lat., 124°49.17′ W. long.; and connecting back to 46°51.55′ N. lat., 125°00.00′ W. long. * * * * * (w) Heceta Bank. Heceta Bank is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 43°57.68′ N. lat., 124°55.48′ W. long.; (2) 44°00.14′ N. lat., 124°55.25′ W. long.; (3) 44°02.88′ N. lat., 124°53.96′ W. long.; (4) 44°13.47′ N. lat., 124°54.08′ W. long.; (5) 44°20.30′ N. lat., 124°38.72′ W. long.; (6) 44°13.52′ N. lat., 124°40.45′ W. long.; (7) 44°09.00′ N. lat., 124°45.30′ W. long.; (8) 44°03.46′ N. lat., 124°45.71′ W. long.; (9) 44°03.26′ N. lat., 124°49.42′ W. long.; (10) 43°58.61′ N. lat., 124°49.87′ W. long.; and connecting back to 43°57.68′ N. lat., 124°55.48′ W. long. * * * * * (y) Deepwater off Coos Bay. Deepwater off Coos Bay is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 43°29.32′ N. lat., 125°20.11′ W. long.; (2) 43°38.96′ N. lat., 125°18.75′ W. long.; (3) 43°37.88′ N. lat., 125°08.26′ W. long.; E:\FR\FM\30JAP1.SGM 30JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 19 / Monday, January 30, 2006 / Proposed Rules cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS (4) 43°36.58′ N. lat., 125°06.56′ W. long.; (5) 43°33.04′ N. lat., 125°08.41′ W. long.; (6) 43°27.74′ N. lat., 125°07.25′ W. long.; (7) 43°15.95′ N. lat., 125°07.84′ W. long.; (8) 43°15.38′ N. lat., 125°10.47′ W. long.; (9) 43°25.73′ N. lat., 125°19.36′ W. long.; and connecting back to 43°29.32′ N. lat., 125°20.11′ W. long. (z) Siletz Deepwater. Siletz Deepwater is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 44°42.72′ N. lat., 125°18.49′ W. long.; (2) 44°56.26′ N. lat., 125°12.61′ W. long.; (3) 44°56.34′ N. lat., 125°09.13′ W. long.; (4) 44°49.93′ N. lat., 125°01.51′ W. long.; (5) 44°46.93′ N. lat., 125°02.83′ W. long.; (6) 44°41.96′ N. lat., 125°10.64′ W. long.; (7) 44°33.36′ N. lat., 125°08.82′ W. long.; (8) 44°33.38′ N. lat., 125°17.08′ W. long.; and connecting back to 44°42.72′ N. lat., 125°18.49′ W. long. (aa) Essential fish habitat (EFH) is defined as those waters and substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding or growth to maturity. The areas in this subsection are designated to minimize adverse effects to EFH caused by fishing to the extent practicable. Straight lines connecting a series of latitude/longitude coordinates demarcate the boundaries for areas designated as Goundfish EFH Conservation Areas. Coordinates outlining the boundaries of Groundfish EFH Conservation Areas are provided in § 660.395. Fishing activity that is prohibited or permitted within the EEZ in a particular area designated as a Groundfish EFH Conservation Area is detailed at § 660.306 and § 660.385. * * * * * (jj) Catalina Island. Catalina Island is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 33°34.71′ N. lat., 118°11.40′ W. long.; VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:05 Jan 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 (2) 33°25.88′ N. lat., 118°03.76′ W. long.; (3) 33°11.69′ N. lat., 118°09.21′ W. long.; (4) 33°19.73′ N. lat., 118°35.41′ W. long.; (5) 33°23.90′ N. lat., 118°35.11′ W. long.; (6) 33°25.68′ N. lat., 118°41.66′ W. long.; (7) 33°30.25′ N. lat., 118°42.25′ W. long.; (8) 33°32.73′ N. lat., 118°38.38′ W. long.; (9) 33°27.07′ N. lat., 118°20.33′ W. long.;and connecting back to 33°34.71′ N. lat., 118°11.40′ W. long. (kk) Monterey Bay/Canyon. Monterey Bay/Canyon is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 36°38.21′ N. lat., 121°55.96′ W. long.; (2) 36°25.31′ N. lat., 121°54.86′ W. long.; (3) 36°25.25′ N. lat., 121°58.34′ W. long.; (4) 36°30.86′ N. lat., 122°00.45′ W. long.; (5) 36°30.02′ N. lat., 122°09.85′ W. long.; (6) 36°30.23′ N. lat., 122°36.82′ W. long.; (7) 36°55.08′ N. lat., 122°36.46′ W. long.; (8) 36°51.41′ N. lat., 122°14.14′ W. long.; (9) 36°49.37′ N. lat., 122°15.20′ W. long.; (10) 36°48.31′ N. lat., 122°18.59′ W. long.; (11) 36°45.55′ N. lat., 122°18.91′ W. long.; (12) 36°40.76′ N. lat., 122°17.28′ W. long.; (13) 36°39.88′ N. lat., 122°09.69′ W. long.; (14) 36°44.94′ N. lat., 122°08.46′ W. long.; (15) 36°47.37′ N. lat., 122°03.16′ W. long.; (16) 36°49.60′ N. lat., 122°00.85′ W. long.; (17) 36°51.53′ N. lat., 122°58.25′ W. long.; (18) 36°50.78′ N. lat., 121°56.89′ W. long.; (19) 36°47.39′ N. lat., 121°58.16′ W. long.; (20) 36°48.34′ N. lat., 121°50.95′ W. long.; PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 4889 (21) 36°47.23′ N. lat., 121°52.25′ W. long.; (22) 36°45.60′ N. lat., 121°54.17′ W. long.; (23) 36°44.76′ N. lat., 121°56.04′ W. long.; (24) 36°41.68′ N. lat., 121°56.33′ W. long.; and connecting back to 36°38.21′ N. lat., 121°55.96′ W. long. * * * * * (nn) Mendocino Ridge. Mendocino Ridge is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated: (1) 40°25.23′ N. lat., 124°24.06′ W. long.; (2) 40°12.50′ N. lat., 124°22.59′ W. long.; (3) 40°14.40′ N. lat., 124°35.82′ W. long.; (4) 40°16.16′ N. lat., 124°39.01′ W. long.; (5) 40°17.47′ N. lat., 124°40.77′ W. long.; (6) 40°19.26′ N. lat., 124°47.97′ W. long.; (7) 40°19.98′ N. lat., 124°52.73′ W. long.; (8) 40°20.06′ N. lat., 125°02.18′ W. long.; (9) 40°11.79′ N. lat., 125°07.39′ W. long.; (10) 40°12.55′ N. lat., 125°11.56′ W. long.; (11) 40°12.81′ N. lat., 125°12.98′ W. long.; (12) 40°20.72′ N. lat., 125°57.31′ W. long.; (13) 40°23.96′ N. lat., 125°56.83′ W. long.; (14) 40°24.04′ N. lat., 125°56.82′ W. long.; (15) 40°25.68′ N. lat., 125°09.77′ W. long.; (16) 40°21.03′ N. lat., 124°33.96′ W. long.; (17) 40°25.72′ N. lat., 124°34.15′ W. long.; and connecting back to40°25.23′ N. lat., 124°24.06′ W. long.; * * * * * Dated: January 20, 2006. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 19 (Monday, January 30, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4886-4889]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-843]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 051213334-5334-01; I.D. 112905C]
RIN 0648-AT98


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

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: On January 12, 2006, a proposed rule to implement Amendment 19 
to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was 
published in the Federal Register. The proposed rule was published with 
an incorrect RIN. Also, this proposed rule contained a number of errors 
in the Prohibition section and the different lists of coordinates. This 
document corrects those errors.

DATES: Effective January 30, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Copps (Northwest Region, NMFS) 
206-526-6150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 12, 2006, (71 FR 1998) a proposed 
rule was published that would implement Amendment 19 to the FMP. The 
proposed rule was published with an incorrect RIN. Also, there is an 
incorrect section number in two places in the Prohibition section and 
in a number of places in the proposed rule, some of the coordinates and 
the numbering of these coordinates were published incorrectly.

Correction

    In the proposed rule FR DOC, in the issue of Thursday, January 12, 
2006 (71 FR 1998) make the following corrections:
    1. On page 1998, in column 2, the RIN is corrected to read 0648-
AT98.
    2. On page 2005, in column 1, Sec.  660.306 should be corrected to 
read as follows:


Sec.  660.36  Prohibitions.

* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    (13) Fish with dredge gear (defined in Sec.  660.302) anywhere 
within the EEZ.
    (14) Fish with beam trawl gear (defined in Sec.  660.302) anywhere 
within the EEZ.
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    (h) * * *
    (4) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in Sec.  660.302) anywhere 
within the EEZ seaward of a line approximating the 700 fathom (1280 m) 
depth contour, as defined in Sec.  660.395.
    (5) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in Sec.  660.302) with a 
footrope diameter greater than 19 inches (48 cm) (including rollers, 
bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length of the 
footrope) anywhere within the EEZ.
    (6) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in Sec.  660.302) with a 
footrope diameter greater than 8 inches (20 cm) (including rollers, 
bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length of the 
footrope) anywhere within the EEZ shoreward of a line approximating the 
100-fm (183-m) depth contour (defined in Sec.  660.393).
    (7) Fish with bottom trawl gear (as defined in Sec.  660.302), 
within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in Sec.  660.395: 
Olympic 2, Biogenic 1, Biogenic 2, Grays Canyon, Biogenic 3, Nahelem 
Bank/Shale Pile, Astoria Canyon, Siletz Deepwater, Daisy Bank/Nelson 
Island, Newport Rockpile/Stonewall Bank, Heceta Bank, Deepwater off 
Coos Bay, Bandon High Spot, Rogue Canyon.
    (8) Fish with bottom trawl gear (as defined in Sec.  660.302), 
other than Danish or demersal seine, within the EEZ in the following 
areas (defined in Sec.  660.395.): Eel River Canyon, Blunts Reef, 
Mendocino Ridge, Delgada Canyon, Tolo Bank, Point Arena North, Outer 
Cordell Bank, Pt. Arena South Biogenic Area, Farallon Islands/Fanny 
Shoal, Half Moon Bay, Monterey Bay/Canyon, Point Sur Deep, Big Sur 
Coast/Port San Luis, East Santa Lucia Bank, Point Conception, Potato 
Bank (with Cowcod Conservation Area West), Cherry Bank (within Cowcod 
Conservation Area West) Hidden Reef/Kidney Bank (within Cowcod 
Conservation Area West), Catalina Island and Cowcod Conservation Area 
East.
    (9) Fish with botton contact gear (as defined in Sec.  660.302) 
within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in Sec.  660.395): 
Anacapa Island SMR, Anacapa Island SMCA, Carrington Point, Footprint, 
Gull Island, Harris Point, Judith Rock, Painted Cave, Richardson Rock, 
Santa Barbara, Scorpion, Skunk Point, and South Point, Thompson 
Seamount, President Jackson Seamount, (50 fm (91 m) isobath).
    (10) Fish with bottom contact gear (as defined in Sec.  660.302), 
or any other gear that is deployed deeper than 500 fm (914 m), within 
the Davidson Seamount area (defined in Sec.  660.395).
* * * * *
    3. Beginning on page 2005, in column 2, in Sec.  660.395, the 
introductory text, and paragraphs (a), (c), (k), (w), (y), (z), (aa), 
(jj), (kk), and (nn) are corrected to read as follows:


Sec.  660.395  Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) conservation 
areas.

    Essential fish habitat (EFH) is defined as those waters and 
substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding or growth 
to maturity (16 U.S.C. 1802 (10)). The areas in this subsection are 
designated to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects to EFH 
caused by fishing (16 U.S.C. 1853 section 303(a)(7)). Straight lines 
connecting a series of latitude/longitude coordinates demarcate the 
boundaries for areas desingated as Groundfish EFH Conservation Areas. 
Coordinates outlining the boundaries of Groundfish EFH Conservation 
Areas are provided in Sec.  660.395. Fishing activity that is 
prohibited or permitted within the EEZ in a particular area designated 
as a groundfish EFH Conservation Area is detailed at Sec.  660.306 and 
Sec.  660.385.
    (a) Seaward of the 700-fm (1280-m) contour. This area includes all 
waters within the West Coast EEZ west of a line approximating the 700-
fm (1280-m) depth contour and is defined by straight lines connecting 
all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]06.97' N. lat., 126[deg]02.96' W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]00.44' N. lat., 125[deg]54.96' W. long.;
    (3) 47[deg]55.96' N. lat., 125[deg]46.51' W. long.;
    (4) 47[deg]47.21' N. lat., 125[deg]43.73' W. long.;
    (5) 47[deg]42.89' N. lat., 125[deg]49.58' W. long.;
    (6) 47[deg]38.18' N. lat., 125[deg]37.26' W. long.;
    (7) 47[deg]32.36' N. lat., 125[deg]32.87' W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]29.77' N. lat., 125[deg]26.27' W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]28.54' N. lat., 125[deg]18.82' W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]19.25' N. lat., 125[deg]17.18' W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]08.82' N. lat., 125[deg]10.01' W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]04.69' N. lat., 125[deg]03.77' W. long.;
    (13) 46[deg]48.38' N. lat., 125[deg]18.43' W. long.;
    (14) 46[deg]41.92' N. lat., 125[deg]17.29' W. long.;
    (15) 46[deg]27.49' N. lat., 124[deg]54.36' W. long.;
    (16) 46[deg]14.13' N. lat., 125[deg]02.72' W. long.;
    (17) 46[deg]09.53' N. lat., 125[deg]04.75' W. long.;
    (18) 45[deg]46.64' N. lat., 124[deg]54.44' W. long.;
    (19) 45[deg]40.86' N. lat., 124[deg]55.62' W. long.;
    (20) 45[deg]36.50' N. lat., 124[deg]51.91' W. long.;
    (21) 44[deg]55.69' N. lat., 125[deg]08.35' W. long.;
    (22) 44[deg]49.93' N. lat., 125[deg]01.51' W. long.;
    (23) 44[deg]46.93' N. lat., 125[deg]02.83' W. long.;
    (24) 44[deg]41.96' N. lat., 125[deg]10.64' W. long.;
    (25) 44[deg]28.31' N. lat., 125[deg]11.42' W. long.;
    (26) 43[deg]58.37' N. lat., 125[deg]02.93' W. long.;
    (27) 43[deg]52.74' N. lat., 125[deg]05.58' W. long.;
    (28) 43[deg]44.18' N. lat., 124[deg]57.17' W. long.;
    (29) 43[deg]37.58' N. lat., 125[deg]07.70' W. long.;
    (30) 43[deg]15.95' N. lat., 125[deg]07.84' W. long.;
    (31) 42[deg]47.50' N. lat., 124[deg]59.96' W. long.;
    (32) 42[deg]39.02' N. lat., 125[deg]01.07' W. long.;
    (33) 42[deg]34.80' N. lat., 125[deg]02.89' W. long.;
    (34) 42[deg]34.11' N. lat., 124[deg]55.62' W. long.;
    (35) 42[deg]23.81' N. lat., 124[deg]52.85' W. long.;
    (36) 42[deg]16.80' N. lat., 125[deg]00.20' W. long.;
    (37) 42[deg]06.60' N. lat., 124[deg]59.14' W. long.;
    (38) 41[deg]59.28' N. lat., 125[deg]06.23' W. long.;
    (39) 41[deg]31.10' N. lat., 125[deg]01.30' W. long.;
    (40) 41[deg]14.52' N. lat., 124[deg]52.67' W. long.;
    (41) 40[deg]40.65' N. lat., 124[deg]45.69' W. long.;
    (42) 40[deg]35.05' N. lat., 124[deg]45.65' W. long.;
    (43) 40[deg]23.81' N. lat., 124[deg]41.16' W. long.;
    (44) 40[deg]20.54' N. lat., 124[deg]36.36' W. long.;
    (45) 40[deg]20.84' N. lat., 124[deg]57.23' W. long.;
    (46) 40[deg]18.54' N. lat., 125[deg]09.47' W. long.;
    (47) 40[deg]14.54' N. lat., 125[deg]09.83' W. long.;
    (48) 40[deg]11.79' N. lat., 125[deg]07.39' W. long.;
    (49) 40[deg]06.72' N. lat., 125[deg]04.28' W. long.;
    (50) 39[deg]50.77' N. lat., 124[deg]37.54' W. long.;
    (51) 39[deg]56.67' N. lat., 124[deg]26.58' W. long.;
    (52) 39[deg]44.25' N. lat., 124[deg]12.60' W. long.;

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    (53) 39[deg]35.82' N. lat., 124[deg]12.02' W. long.;
    (54) 39[deg]24.54' N. lat., 124[deg]16.01' W. long.;
    (55) 39[deg]01.97' N. lat., 124[deg]11.20' W. long.;
    (56) 38[deg]33.48' N. lat., 123[deg]48.21' W. long.;
    (57) 38[deg]14.49' N. lat., 123[deg]38.89' W. long.;
    (58) 37[deg]56.97' N. lat., 123[deg]31.65' W. long.;
    (59) 37[deg]49.09' N. lat., 123[deg]27.98' W. long.;
    (60) 37[deg]40.29' N. lat., 123[deg]12.83' W. long.;
    (61) 37[deg]22.54' N. lat., 123[deg]14.65' W. long.;
    (62) 37[deg]05.98' N. lat., 123[deg]05.31' W. long.;
    (63) 36[deg]59.02' N. lat., 122[deg]50.92' W. long.;
    (64) 36[deg]50.32' N. lat., 122[deg]17.44' W. long.;
    (65) 36[deg]44.54' N. lat., 122[deg]19.42' W. long.;
    (66) 36[deg]40.76' N. lat., 122[deg]17.28' W. long.;
    (67) 36[deg]39.88' N. lat., 122[deg]09.69' W. long.;
    (68) 36[deg]44.52' N. lat., 122[deg]07.13' W. long.;
    (69) 36[deg]42.26' N. lat., 122[deg]03.54' W. long.;
    (70) 36[deg]30.02' N. lat., 122[deg]09.85' W. long.;
    (71) 36[deg]22.33' N. lat., 122[deg]22.99' W. long.;
    (72) 36[deg]14.36' N. lat., 122[deg]21.19' W. long.;
    (73) 36[deg]09.50' N. lat., 122[deg]14.25' W. long.;
    (74) 35[deg]51.50' N. lat., 121[deg]55.92' W. long.;
    (75) 35[deg]49.53' N. lat., 122[deg]13.00' W. long.;
    (76) 34[deg]58.30' N. lat., 121[deg]36.76' W. long.;
    (77) 34[deg]53.13' N. lat., 121[deg]37.49' W. long.;
    (78) 34[deg]46.54' N. lat., 121[deg]46.25' W. long.;
    (79) 34[deg]37.81' N. lat., 121[deg]35.72' W. long.;
    (80) 34[deg]37.72' N. lat., 121[deg]27.35' W. long.;
    (81) 34[deg]26.77' N. lat., 121[deg]07.58' W. long.;
    (82) 34[deg]18.54' N. lat., 121[deg]05.01' W. long.;
    (83) 34[deg]02.68' N. lat., 120[deg]54.30' W. long.;
    (84) 33[deg]48.11' N. lat., 120[deg]25.46' W. long.;
    (85) 33[deg]42.54' N. lat., 120[deg]38.24' W. long.;
    (86) 33[deg]46.26' N. lat., 120[deg]43.64' W. long.;
    (87) 33[deg]40.71' N. lat., 120[deg]51.29' W. long.;
    (88) 33[deg]33.14' N. lat., 120[deg]40.25' W. long.;
    (89) 32[deg]51.57' N. lat., 120[deg]23.35' W. long.;
    (90) 34[deg]38.54' N. lat., 120[deg]09.54' W. long.;
    (91) 32[deg]35.76' N. lat., 119[deg]53.43' W. long.;
    (92) 32[deg]29.54' N. lat., 119[deg]46.00' W. long.;
    (93) 32[deg]25.99' N. lat., 119[deg]41.16' W. long.;
    (94) 32[deg]30.46' N. lat., 119[deg]33.15' W. long.;
    (95) 32[deg]23.47' N. lat., 119[deg]25.71' W. long.;
    (96) 32[deg]19.19' N. lat., 119[deg]13.96' W. long.;
    (97) 32[deg]13.18' N. lat., 119[deg]04.44' W. long.;
    (98) 32[deg]13.40' N. lat., 118[deg]51.87' W. long.;
    (99) 32[deg]19.62' N. lat., 118[deg]47.80' W. long.;
    (100) 32[deg]27.26' N. lat., 118[deg]50.29' W. long.;
    (101) 32[deg]28.42' N. lat., 118[deg]53.15' W. long.;
    (102) 32[deg]31.30' N. lat., 118[deg]55.09' W. long.;
    (103) 32[deg]33.04' N. lat., 118[deg]53.57' W. long.;
    (104) 32[deg]19.07' N. lat., 118[deg]27.54' W. long.;
    (105) 32[deg]18.57' N. lat., 118[deg]18.97' W. long.;
    (106) 32[deg]09.01' N. lat., 118[deg]13.96' W. long.;
    (107) 32[deg]06.57' N. lat., 118[deg]18.78' W. long.;
    (108) 32[deg]01.32' N. lat., 118[deg]18.21' W. long.; and
    (109) 31[deg]57.82' N. lat., 118[deg]10.34' W. long.;
* * * * *
    (c) Daisy Bank/Nelson Island. Daisy Bank/Nelson Island is defined 
by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order 
stated:
    (1) 44[deg]39.73' N. lat., 124[deg]41.43' W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]39.60' N. lat., 124[deg]41.29' W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]37.17' N. lat., 124[deg]38.60' W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]35.55' N. lat., 124[deg]39.27' W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]37.57' N. lat., 124[deg]41.70' W. long.;
    (6) 44[deg]36.90' N. lat., 124[deg]42.91' W. long.;
    (7) 44[deg]38.25' N. lat., 124[deg]46.28' W. long.;
    (8) 44[deg]38.52' N. lat., 124[deg]49.11' W. long.;
    (9) 44[deg]40.27' N. lat., 124[deg]49.11' W. long.;
    (10) 44[deg]41.35' N lat., 124[deg]48.03' W. long.; and connecting 
back to 44[deg]39.73' N. lat., 124[deg]41.43' W. long.
* * * * *
    (k) Grays Canyon. Grays Canyon is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]51.55' N. lat., 125[deg]00.00' W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]56.79' N. lat., 125[deg]00.00' W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]58.01' N. lat., 124[deg]55.09' W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]55.07' N. lat., 124[deg]54.14' W. long.;
    (5) 46[deg]59.60' N. lat., 124[deg]49.79' W. long.;
    (6) 46[deg]58.72' N. lat., 124[deg]48.78' W. long.;
    (7) 46[deg]54.45' N. lat., 124[deg]48.36' W. long.;
    (8) 46[deg]53.99' N. lat., 124[deg]49.95' W. long.;
    (9) 46[deg]54.38' N. lat., 124[deg]52.73' W. long.;
    (10) 46[deg]52.38' N. lat., 124[deg]52.02' W. long.;
    (11) 46[deg]48.93' N. lat., 124[deg]49.17' W. long.; and connecting 
back to 46[deg]51.55' N. lat., 125[deg]00.00' W. long.
* * * * *
    (w) Heceta Bank. Heceta Bank is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 43[deg]57.68' N. lat., 124[deg]55.48' W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]00.14' N. lat., 124[deg]55.25' W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]02.88' N. lat., 124[deg]53.96' W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]13.47' N. lat., 124[deg]54.08' W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]20.30' N. lat., 124[deg]38.72' W. long.;
    (6) 44[deg]13.52' N. lat., 124[deg]40.45' W. long.;
    (7) 44[deg]09.00' N. lat., 124[deg]45.30' W. long.;
    (8) 44[deg]03.46' N. lat., 124[deg]45.71' W. long.;
    (9) 44[deg]03.26' N. lat., 124[deg]49.42' W. long.;
    (10) 43[deg]58.61' N. lat., 124[deg]49.87' W. long.; and connecting 
back to 43[deg]57.68' N. lat., 124[deg]55.48' W. long.
* * * * *
    (y) Deepwater off Coos Bay. Deepwater off Coos Bay is defined by 
straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order 
stated:
    (1) 43[deg]29.32' N. lat., 125[deg]20.11' W. long.;
    (2) 43[deg]38.96' N. lat., 125[deg]18.75' W. long.;
    (3) 43[deg]37.88' N. lat., 125[deg]08.26' W. long.;

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    (4) 43[deg]36.58' N. lat., 125[deg]06.56' W. long.;
    (5) 43[deg]33.04' N. lat., 125[deg]08.41' W. long.;
    (6) 43[deg]27.74' N. lat., 125[deg]07.25' W. long.;
    (7) 43[deg]15.95' N. lat., 125[deg]07.84' W. long.;
    (8) 43[deg]15.38' N. lat., 125[deg]10.47' W. long.;
    (9) 43[deg]25.73' N. lat., 125[deg]19.36' W. long.; and connecting 
back to 43[deg]29.32' N. lat., 125[deg]20.11' W. long.
    (z) Siletz Deepwater. Siletz Deepwater is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 44[deg]42.72' N. lat., 125[deg]18.49' W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]56.26' N. lat., 125[deg]12.61' W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]56.34' N. lat., 125[deg]09.13' W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]49.93' N. lat., 125[deg]01.51' W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]46.93' N. lat., 125[deg]02.83' W. long.;
    (6) 44[deg]41.96' N. lat., 125[deg]10.64' W. long.;
    (7) 44[deg]33.36' N. lat., 125[deg]08.82' W. long.;
    (8) 44[deg]33.38' N. lat., 125[deg]17.08' W. long.; and connecting 
back to 44[deg]42.72' N. lat., 125[deg]18.49' W. long.
    (aa) Essential fish habitat (EFH) is defined as those waters and 
substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding or growth 
to maturity. The areas in this subsection are designated to minimize 
adverse effects to EFH caused by fishing to the extent practicable. 
Straight lines connecting a series of latitude/longitude coordinates 
demarcate the boundaries for areas designated as Goundfish EFH 
Conservation Areas. Coordinates outlining the boundaries of Groundfish 
EFH Conservation Areas are provided in Sec.  660.395. Fishing activity 
that is prohibited or permitted within the EEZ in a particular area 
designated as a Groundfish EFH Conservation Area is detailed at Sec.  
660.306 and Sec.  660.385.
* * * * *
    (jj) Catalina Island. Catalina Island is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]34.71' N. lat., 118[deg]11.40' W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]25.88' N. lat., 118[deg]03.76' W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]11.69' N. lat., 118[deg]09.21' W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]19.73' N. lat., 118[deg]35.41' W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]23.90' N. lat., 118[deg]35.11' W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]25.68' N. lat., 118[deg]41.66' W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]30.25' N. lat., 118[deg]42.25' W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]32.73' N. lat., 118[deg]38.38' W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]27.07' N. lat., 118[deg]20.33' W. long.;and connecting 
back to 33[deg]34.71' N. lat., 118[deg]11.40' W. long.
    (kk) Monterey Bay/Canyon. Monterey Bay/Canyon is defined by 
straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order 
stated:
    (1) 36[deg]38.21' N. lat., 121[deg]55.96' W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]25.31' N. lat., 121[deg]54.86' W. long.;
    (3) 36[deg]25.25' N. lat., 121[deg]58.34' W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]30.86' N. lat., 122[deg]00.45' W. long.;
    (5) 36[deg]30.02' N. lat., 122[deg]09.85' W. long.;
    (6) 36[deg]30.23' N. lat., 122[deg]36.82' W. long.;
    (7) 36[deg]55.08' N. lat., 122[deg]36.46' W. long.;
    (8) 36[deg]51.41' N. lat., 122[deg]14.14' W. long.;
    (9) 36[deg]49.37' N. lat., 122[deg]15.20' W. long.;
    (10) 36[deg]48.31' N. lat., 122[deg]18.59' W. long.;
    (11) 36[deg]45.55' N. lat., 122[deg]18.91' W. long.;
    (12) 36[deg]40.76' N. lat., 122[deg]17.28' W. long.;
    (13) 36[deg]39.88' N. lat., 122[deg]09.69' W. long.;
    (14) 36[deg]44.94' N. lat., 122[deg]08.46' W. long.;
    (15) 36[deg]47.37' N. lat., 122[deg]03.16' W. long.;
    (16) 36[deg]49.60' N. lat., 122[deg]00.85' W. long.;
    (17) 36[deg]51.53' N. lat., 122[deg]58.25' W. long.;
    (18) 36[deg]50.78' N. lat., 121[deg]56.89' W. long.;
    (19) 36[deg]47.39' N. lat., 121[deg]58.16' W. long.;
    (20) 36[deg]48.34' N. lat., 121[deg]50.95' W. long.;
    (21) 36[deg]47.23' N. lat., 121[deg]52.25' W. long.;
    (22) 36[deg]45.60' N. lat., 121[deg]54.17' W. long.;
    (23) 36[deg]44.76' N. lat., 121[deg]56.04' W. long.;
    (24) 36[deg]41.68' N. lat., 121[deg]56.33' W. long.; and connecting 
back to 36[deg]38.21' N. lat., 121[deg]55.96' W. long.
* * * * *
     (nn) Mendocino Ridge. Mendocino Ridge is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 40[deg]25.23' N. lat., 124[deg]24.06' W. long.;
    (2) 40[deg]12.50' N. lat., 124[deg]22.59' W. long.;
    (3) 40[deg]14.40' N. lat., 124[deg]35.82' W. long.;
    (4) 40[deg]16.16' N. lat., 124[deg]39.01' W. long.;
    (5) 40[deg]17.47' N. lat., 124[deg]40.77' W. long.;
    (6) 40[deg]19.26' N. lat., 124[deg]47.97' W. long.;
    (7) 40[deg]19.98' N. lat., 124[deg]52.73' W. long.;
    (8) 40[deg]20.06' N. lat., 125[deg]02.18' W. long.;
    (9) 40[deg]11.79' N. lat., 125[deg]07.39' W. long.;
    (10) 40[deg]12.55' N. lat., 125[deg]11.56' W. long.;
    (11) 40[deg]12.81' N. lat., 125[deg]12.98' W. long.;
    (12) 40[deg]20.72' N. lat., 125[deg]57.31' W. long.;
    (13) 40[deg]23.96' N. lat., 125[deg]56.83' W. long.;
    (14) 40[deg]24.04' N. lat., 125[deg]56.82' W. long.;
    (15) 40[deg]25.68' N. lat., 125[deg]09.77' W. long.;
    (16) 40[deg]21.03' N. lat., 124[deg]33.96' W. long.;
    (17) 40[deg]25.72' N. lat., 124[deg]34.15' W. long.; and connecting 
back to40[deg]25.23' N. lat., 124[deg]24.06' W. long.;
* * * * *

    Dated: January 20, 2006.
John Oliver,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-843 Filed 1-27-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-M