Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Increase, 5013-5014 [06-886]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 20 / Tuesday, January 31, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 5013 LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 2006 POVERTY GUIDELINES*—Continued 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia Size of household 2 ................................................................................................................................................... 3 ................................................................................................................................................... 4 ................................................................................................................................................... 5 ................................................................................................................................................... 6 ................................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 8 ................................................................................................................................................... For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add ........................................... 16,500 20,750 25,000 29,250 33,500 37,750 42,000 4,250 Alaska 20,625 25,938 31,250 36,563 41,875 47,188 52,500 5,313 Hawaii 18,975 23,863 28,750 33,638 38,525 43,413 48,300 4,888 * The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by household size as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services. REFERENCE CHART—200% OF DHHS FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES 48 Contiguous states and the District of Columbia Size of household 1 ................................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................................... 3 ................................................................................................................................................... 4 ................................................................................................................................................... 5 ................................................................................................................................................... 6 ................................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 8 ................................................................................................................................................... For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add ........................................... Victor M. Fortuno, Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–880 Filed 1–30–06; 8:45 am] necessary to maximize the socioeconomic benefits of the quota. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, February 1, 2006, through March 31, 2006, unless changed by further notification in the Federal Register. BILLING CODE 7050–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Steve Branstetter, telephone: 727–824– 5305, fax: 727–824–5308, e-mail: Steve.Branstetter@noaa.gov. 50 CFR Part 622 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. 001005281–0369–02; I.D. 012406A] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Increase National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason trip limit increase. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS increases the trip limit in the commercial hook-and-line fishery for king mackerel in the Florida east coast subzone to 75 fish per day in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This trip limit increase is VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Jan 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic fish (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cero, cobia, little tunny, and, in the Gulf of Mexico only, dolphin and bluefish) is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) 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. Based on the Councils’ recommended total allowable catch and the allocation ratios in the FMP, on April 30, 2001 (66 FR 17368, March 30, 2001) NMFS implemented a commercial quota of 2.25 million lb (1.02 million kg) for the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $19,600 26,400 33,200 40,000 46,800 53,600 60,400 67,200 6,800 Alaska $24,500 33,000 41,500 50,000 58,500 67,000 75,500 84,000 8,500 Hawaii $22,540 30,360 38,180 46,000 53,820 61,640 69,460 77,280 7,820 eastern zone (Florida) of the Gulf migratory group of king mackerel. That quota is further divided into separate quotas for the Florida east coast subzone and the northern and southern Florida west coast subzones. The quota implemented for the Florida east coast subzone is 1,040,625 lb (472,020 kg) (50 CFR 622.42(c)(1)(i)(A)(1)). In accordance with 50 CFR 622.44(a)(2)(i), beginning on February 1, if less than 75 percent of the Florida east coast subzone quota has been harvested by that date, king mackerel in or from that subzone may be possessed on board or landed from a permitted vessel in amounts not exceeding 75 fish per day. The 75–fish daily trip limit will continue until a closure of the subzone’s fishery has been effected or the fishing year ends on March 31, 2006. NMFS has determined that 75 percent of the quota for Gulf group king mackerel for vessels using hook-andline gear in the Florida east coast subzone will not be reached before February 1, 2006. Accordingly, a 75–fish trip limit applies to vessels in the commercial hook-and-line fishery for king mackerel in or from the EEZ in the Florida east coast subzone effective 12:01 a.m., local time, February 1, 2006. The 75–fish trip limit will remain in effect until the fishery closes or until the end of the current fishing season (March E:\FR\FM\31JAR1.SGM 31JAR1 5014 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 20 / Tuesday, January 31, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 31, 2006) for this subzone. From November 1 through March 31, the Florida east coast subzone of the Gulf group king mackerel is that part of the eastern zone north of 25°20.4′ N. lat. (a line directly east from the Miami-Dade County, FL, boundary). 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 in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such prior notice and opportunity for public comment is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures are unnecessary because the rule itself already has been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the trip limit increase. Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment for this trip limit increase is contrary to the public interest because it requires time, thus delaying fishermen’s ability to catch more king mackerel than the present trip limit allows and preventing fishermen from reaping the socioeconomic benefits derived from this increase in daily catch. As this action allows fishermen to increase their harvest of king mackerel from 50 fish to 75 fish per day in or from the EEZ of the Florida east coast subzone, the AA finds it relieves a restriction and may go into effect on its effective date pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1). This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 25, 2006. Margo Schulze-Haugen Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–886 Filed 1–26–06; 1:25 pm] hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with RULES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Jan 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 041126333–5040–02; I.D. 012506A] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of a closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 24 hours. This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 26, 2006, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 27, 2006. 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 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 50 CFR part 679. NMFS closed the directed fishery for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA under § 679.20(d)(1)(iii) on January 22, 2006. NMFS has determined that, approximately 1,900 mt of pollock remain in the directed fishing allowance. Therefore, in accordance with § 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C) and (a)(2)(iii)(D), and to fully utilize the A PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 season allowance of the 2006 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 610, NMFS is terminating the previous closure and is reopening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance will be reached after 24 hours. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 27, 2006. 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 opening of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of January 23, 2006. 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 § 679.25 and § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 25, 2006. Margo Schulze-Haugen Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–887 Filed 1–26–06; 1:25 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\31JAR1.SGM 31JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 31, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 5013-5014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-886]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 001005281-0369-02; I.D. 012406A]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic; Trip Limit Increase

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason trip limit increase.

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SUMMARY: NMFS increases the trip limit in the commercial hook-and-line 
fishery for king mackerel in the Florida east coast subzone to 75 fish 
per day in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This trip limit 
increase is necessary to maximize the socioeconomic benefits of the 
quota.

DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, February 1, 2006, 
through March 31, 2006, unless changed by further notification in the 
Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Branstetter, telephone: 727-824-
5305, fax: 727-824-5308, e-mail: Steve.Branstetter@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic 
fish (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cero, cobia, little tunny, and, 
in the Gulf of Mexico only, dolphin and bluefish) is managed under the 
Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of 
the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). The FMP was prepared by 
the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils 
(Councils) 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.
    Based on the Councils' recommended total allowable catch and the 
allocation ratios in the FMP, on April 30, 2001 (66 FR 17368, March 30, 
2001) NMFS implemented a commercial quota of 2.25 million lb (1.02 
million kg) for the eastern zone (Florida) of the Gulf migratory group 
of king mackerel. That quota is further divided into separate quotas 
for the Florida east coast subzone and the northern and southern 
Florida west coast subzones. The quota implemented for the Florida east 
coast subzone is 1,040,625 lb (472,020 kg) (50 CFR 
622.42(c)(1)(i)(A)(1)).
    In accordance with 50 CFR 622.44(a)(2)(i), beginning on February 1, 
if less than 75 percent of the Florida east coast subzone quota has 
been harvested by that date, king mackerel in or from that subzone may 
be possessed on board or landed from a permitted vessel in amounts not 
exceeding 75 fish per day. The 75-fish daily trip limit will continue 
until a closure of the subzone's fishery has been effected or the 
fishing year ends on March 31, 2006.
    NMFS has determined that 75 percent of the quota for Gulf group 
king mackerel for vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Florida east 
coast subzone will not be reached before February 1, 2006. Accordingly, 
a 75-fish trip limit applies to vessels in the commercial hook-and-line 
fishery for king mackerel in or from the EEZ in the Florida east coast 
subzone effective 12:01 a.m., local time, February 1, 2006. The 75-fish 
trip limit will remain in effect until the fishery closes or until the 
end of the current fishing season (March

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31, 2006) for this subzone. From November 1 through March 31, the 
Florida east coast subzone of the Gulf group king mackerel is that part 
of the eastern zone north of 25[deg]20.4' N. lat. (a line directly east 
from the Miami-Dade County, FL, boundary).

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 in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such prior notice and opportunity for 
public comment is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such 
procedures are unnecessary because the rule itself already has been 
subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the 
public of the trip limit increase. Allowing prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment for this trip limit increase is contrary 
to the public interest because it requires time, thus delaying 
fishermen's ability to catch more king mackerel than the present trip 
limit allows and preventing fishermen from reaping the socioeconomic 
benefits derived from this increase in daily catch.
    As this action allows fishermen to increase their harvest of king 
mackerel from 50 fish to 75 fish per day in or from the EEZ of the 
Florida east coast subzone, the AA finds it relieves a restriction and 
may go into effect on its effective date pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(1). This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt 
from review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: January 25, 2006.
Margo Schulze-Haugen
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-886 Filed 1-26-06; 1:25 pm]
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