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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / Rules and Regulations previously subject to this part, an operator has until the date stated in the second column to comply with the applicable requirement for the line listed in the first column, unless the Administrator finds a later deadline is justified in a particular case: Requirement Control corrosion according to Subpart I requirements for transmission lines. Carry out a damage prevention program under § 192.614. Establish MAOP under § 192.619. Install and maintain line markers under § 192.707. Establish a public education program under § 192.616. Other provisions of this part as required by paragraph (c) of this section for Type A lines. Compliance deadline that is readied for service after the date in the second column, unless: (1) The pipeline has been designed, installed, constructed, initially inspected, and initially tested in accordance with this part; or (2) The pipeline qualifies for use under this part according to the requirements in § 192.14. April 15, 2009. Pipeline Date Offshore gathering line. Regulated onshore gathering line to which this part did not apply until April 14, 2006. All other pipelines ...... October 15, 2007. October 15, 2007. April 15, 2008. July 31, 1977. March 15 2007. March 12, 1971. (b) No person may operate a segment of pipeline listed in the first column that is replaced, relocated, or otherwise changed after the date in the second column, unless the replacement, relocation or change has been made according to the requirements in this part. April 15, 2008. April 15, 2009. (3) If, after April 14, 2006, a change in class location or increase in dwelling density causes an onshore gathering line to be a regulated onshore gathering line, the operator has 1 year for Type B lines and 2 years for Type A lines after the line becomes a regulated onshore gathering line to comply with this section. I 6. In § 192.13, I a. Revise the section heading, and I b. Revise paragraphs (a) and (b), to read as follows: § 192.13 What general requirements apply to pipelines regulated under this part? (a) No person may operate a segment of pipeline listed in the first column Pipeline Date Offshore gathering line. Regulated onshore gathering line to which this part did not apply until April 14, 2006. All other pipelines ...... July 31, 1977. March 15, 2007. November 12, 1970. * * * * * 7. In § 192.452, a. Revise the section heading, b. Designate the existing text as paragraph (a), I c. Add ‘‘Converted pipelines.’’ as the heading of newly designated paragraph (a), and I I I 13303 d. Add a new paragraph (b), to read as follows: I § 192.452 How does this subpart apply to converted pipelines and regulated onshore gathering lines? (a) Converted pipelines. * * * (b) Regulated onshore gathering lines. For any regulated onshore gathering line under § 192.9 existing on April 14, 2006, that was not previously subject to this part, and for any onshore gathering line that becomes a regulated onshore gathering line under § 192.9 after April 14, 2006, because of a change in class location or increase in dwelling density: (1) The requirements of this subpart specifically applicable to pipelines installed before August 1, 1971, apply to the gathering line regardless of the date the pipeline was actually installed; and (2) The requirements of this subpart specifically applicable to pipelines installed after July 31, 1971, apply only if the pipeline substantially meets those requirements. I 8. In § 192.619, revise the section heading and paragraphs (a)(3) and (c) to read as follows: § 192.619 What is the maximum allowable operating pressure for steel or plastic pipelines? (a) * * * (3) The highest actual operating pressure to which the segment was subjected during the 5 years preceding the applicable date in the second column. This pressure restriction applies unless the segment was tested according to the requirements in paragraph (a)(2) of this section after the applicable date in the third column or the segment was uprated according to the requirements in subpart K of this part: Pressure date Test date —Onshore gathering line that first became subject to this part (other than § 192.612) after April 13, 2006. —Onshore transmission line that was a gathering line not subject to this part before March 15, 2006. Offshore gathering lines ..................................... All other pipelines .............................................. March 15, 2006, or date line becomes subject to this part, whichever is later. 5 years preceding applicable date in second column. July 1, 1976 ...................................................... July 1, 1970 ...................................................... July 1, 1971. July 1, 1965. * cchase on PROD1PC60 with RULES Pipeline segment segment was subjected during the 5 years preceding the applicable date in the second column of the table in paragraph (a)(3) of this section. An operator must still comply with § 192.611. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2006. Brigham A. McCown, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 06–2562 Filed 3–14–06; 8:45 am] * * * * (c) The requirements on pressure restrictions in this section do not apply in the following instance. An operator may operate a segment of pipeline found to be in satisfactory condition, considering its operating and maintenance history, at the highest actual operating pressure to which the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:10 Mar 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–60–P E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 13304 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 15, 2006 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 001005281–0369–02; I.D. 030906E] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Closure National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS closes the commercial hook-and-line fishery for king mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the southern Florida west coast subzone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource. DATES: The closure is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, March 12, 2006, until the start of the 2006–2007 fishing year at 12:01 a.m., July 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Branstetter, telephone: 727–824– 5305, fax: 727–824–5308, e-mail: Steve.Branstetter@noaa.gov. 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 and west coast subzones. The Florida west coast subzone is that part of the eastern zone south and west of 25°20.4′ N. lat. (a line directly east from the MiamiDade County, FL, boundary) along the west coast of Florida to 87°31.1′ W. cchase on PROD1PC60 with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:10 Mar 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 long. (a line directly south from the Alabama/Florida boundary). The Florida west coast subzone is further divided into a northern and southern subzone. The southern subzone is that part of the Florida west coast subzone, which from November 1 through March 31 extends south and west from 25°20.4′ N. lat. to 26°19.8′ N. lat.(a line directly west from the Lee/Collier County, FL, boundary), i.e., the area off Collier and Monroe Counties. From April 1 through October 31, the southern subzone is that part of the Florida west coast subzone which is between 26°19.8′ N. lat. and 25°48′ N. lat.(a line directly west from the Monroe/Collier County, FL, boundary), i.e., the area off Collier County. The quota implemented for the southern Florida west coast subzone is 1,040,625 lb (472,020 kg). That quota is further divided into two equal quotas of 520,312 lb (236,010 kg) for vessels in each of two groups fishing with runaround gillnets and hook-and-line gear (50 CFR 622.42(c)(1)(i)(A)(2)(i)). Under 50 CFR 622.43(a)(3), NMFS is required to close any segment of the king mackerel commercial fishery when its quota has been reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification at the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has determined that the commercial quota of 520,312 lb (236,010 kg) for Gulf group king mackerel for vessels using hook-and-line gear in the southern Florida west coast subzone has been met. Accordingly, the commercial fishery for king mackerel for such vessels in the southern Florida west coast subzone is closed at 12:01 a.m., local time, March 12, 2006, through 12:01 a.m., July 1, 2006, the beginning of the next fishing season. 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 prior notice and opportunity for public comment is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures would be unnecessary because the rule itself already has been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the closure. Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment is contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement this action in order to protect the fishery since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the quota. Prior notice PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and opportunity for public comment will require time and would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established quota. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30 day delay in effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). 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: March 9, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–2504 Filed 3–10–06; 3:02 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 060216045–6045–01; I.D. 030906G] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Processor Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher processor vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2006 first seasonal allowance of the Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for catcher processor vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 12, 2006, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 001005281-0369-02; I.D. 030906E]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic; Closure

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS closes the commercial hook-and-line fishery for king 
mackerel in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the southern Florida 
west coast subzone. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king 
mackerel resource.

DATES: The closure is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, March 12, 2006, 
until the start of the 2006-2007 fishing year at 12:01 a.m., July 1, 
2006.

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 and west coast subzones. The Florida west 
coast subzone is that part of the eastern zone south and west of 
25[deg]20.4' N. lat. (a line directly east from the Miami-Dade County, 
FL, boundary) along the west coast of Florida to 87[deg]31.1' W. long. 
(a line directly south from the Alabama/Florida boundary). The Florida 
west coast subzone is further divided into a northern and southern 
subzone. The southern subzone is that part of the Florida west coast 
subzone, which from November 1 through March 31 extends south and west 
from 25[deg]20.4' N. lat. to 26[deg]19.8' N. lat.(a line directly west 
from the Lee/Collier County, FL, boundary), i.e., the area off Collier 
and Monroe Counties. From April 1 through October 31, the southern 
subzone is that part of the Florida west coast subzone which is between 
26[deg]19.8' N. lat. and 25[deg]48' N. lat.(a line directly west from 
the Monroe/Collier County, FL, boundary), i.e., the area off Collier 
County. The quota implemented for the southern Florida west coast 
subzone is 1,040,625 lb (472,020 kg). That quota is further divided 
into two equal quotas of 520,312 lb (236,010 kg) for vessels in each of 
two groups fishing with run-around gillnets and hook-and-line gear (50 
CFR 622.42(c)(1)(i)(A)(2)(i)).
    Under 50 CFR 622.43(a)(3), NMFS is required to close any segment of 
the king mackerel commercial fishery when its quota has been reached, 
or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification at the Office 
of the Federal Register. NMFS has determined that the commercial quota 
of 520,312 lb (236,010 kg) for Gulf group king mackerel for vessels 
using hook-and-line gear in the southern Florida west coast subzone has 
been met. Accordingly, the commercial fishery for king mackerel for 
such vessels in the southern Florida west coast subzone is closed at 
12:01 a.m., local time, March 12, 2006, through 12:01 a.m., July 1, 
2006, the beginning of the next fishing season.

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 prior notice and opportunity for 
public comment is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such 
procedures would be unnecessary because the rule itself already has 
been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify 
the public of the closure. Allowing prior notice and opportunity for 
public comment is contrary to the public interest because of the need 
to immediately implement this action in order to protect the fishery 
since the capacity of the fishing fleet allows for rapid harvest of the 
quota. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment will require 
time and would potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the 
established quota.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the 30 day delay in effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3).
    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: March 9, 2006.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-2504 Filed 3-10-06; 3:02 pm]
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