Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fisheries; 2006 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications; Quota Adjustment; 2006 Research Set-aside Project, 13776-13777 [06-2617]

Download as PDF 13776 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Rules and Regulations made, this final rule may take effect within less than 30 days. National Environmental Policy Act. This rule is categorically excluded from the requirements of 44 CFR Part 10, Environmental Considerations. No environmental impact assessment has been prepared. Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Administrator has determined that this rule is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act because the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4022, prohibits flood insurance coverage unless an appropriate public body adopts adequate floodplain management measures with effective enforcement measures. The communities listed no longer comply with the statutory requirements, and after the effective date, flood insurance will no longer be available in the communities unless remedial action takes place. Regulatory Classification. This final rule is not a significant regulatory action under the criteria of section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58 FR 51735. Paperwork Reduction Act. This rule does not involve any collection of information for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Community No. State and location Region V Ohio: Washington County, Unincorporated Areas. Effective date authorization/cancellation of sale of flood insurance in community List of Subjects in 44 CFR Part 64 Flood insurance, Floodplains. Accordingly, 44 CFR part 64 is amended as follows: I PART 64—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 64 is revised to read as follows: I Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp.; p. 329; E.O. 12127, 44 FR 19367, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp.; p. 376. § 64.6 [Amended] The tables published under the authority of § 64.6 are amended as follows: I Current effective map date Date certain Federal assistance no longer available in SFHAs 390566 December 24, 1975, Emerg; February 18, 1981, Reg; February 16, 2006, Susp. 02/16/2006 ..................................... 03/02/2006 050280 December 22, 1982, Emerg; October 15, 1985, Reg; February 16, 2006, Susp. ......do ............................................. Do. Region VII Missouri: Annapolis, City of, Iron County 290763 ......do ............................................. Do. Browning, City of, Linn County 290619 July 27, 1976, Emerg; August 1, 1986, Reg; February 16, 2006, Susp. July 25, 1975, Emerg; September 18, 1985, Reg; January 19, 2006, Susp. 01/19/2006 ..................................... Do. Region VI Arkansas: Quitman, Town of, Cleburne County. Code for reading third column: Emerg.—Emergency; Reg.—Regular; Susp.—Suspension. Michael K. Buckley, Deputy Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 06–2593 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 051128313–6029–02; I.D.111705C] RIN 0648 AT20 DATES: Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fisheries; 2006 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications; Quota Adjustment; 2006 Research Setaside Project National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correction. erjones on PROD1PC68 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Register of February 24, 2006. The document issued final specifications for the 2006 Atlantic bluefish fisheries. Inadvertently, Table 1 of the final rule contained incorrect individual state commercial quota allocations (after adjusting for the research set-aside quota). This document corrects that error. Sfmt 4700 Effective March 27, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Van Pelt, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281–9244, fax (978) 281– 9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule, including final quota specifications for the Atlantic bluefish fisheries, was published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2006 (71 FR 9471). The final rule presented a new alternative (different than the alternative published in the proposed rule) to ensure that recreational harvest limits would not be E:\FR\FM\17MRR1.SGM 17MRR1 13777 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Rules and Regulations exceeded. Table 1 listed incorrect individual state commercial quota allocations in the columns entitled ‘‘2006 Commercial Quota (lb) with Research Set-Aside’’ and ‘‘2006 Commercial Quota (kg) with Research Set-Aside.’’ The amounts that appear in the row entitled ‘‘Total’’ remain the same. The following corrections are made: 1. On page 9473, Table 1. Commercial State-by-State Allocations for 2006 as Adjusted by the Research Set-Aside (RSA) is corrected to read as follows: TABLE 1. CORRECTED COMMERCIAL STATE-BY-STATE ALLOCATIONS FOR 2006 AS ADJUSTED BY THE RSA States Quota 2006 Commercial Quota Percent Share erjones on PROD1PC68 with RULES 1 Metric (kg) 0.6685 0.4145 6.7167 6.8081 1.2663 10.3851 14.8162 1.8782 3.0018 11.8795 32.0608 0.0352 0.0095 10.0597 100.0001 ME NH MA RI CT NY NJ DE MD VA NC SC GA FL Total (lb) 54,022 33,496 542,783 550,169 102,331 839,230 1,197,311 151,779 242,578 959,994 2,590,864 2,845 768 812,934 8,081,096 2006 Commercial Quota (lb) 2006 Commercial Quota (kg) With Research SetAside With Research SetAside 24,504 15,194 246,205 249,555 46,417 380,672 543,097 68,847 110,033 435,450 1,175,208 1,290 348 368,744 3,665,561 53,230 33,005 534,823 542,101 100,830 826,923 1,179,753 149,553 239,021 945,915 2,552,869 2,803 756 801,012 7,962,586 24,145 14,971 242,592 245,893 45,736 375,086 535,127 67,836 108,418 429,060 1,157,962 1,271 343 363,333 3,611,769 tons and kilograms are as converted from pounds and may not necessarily add due to rounding. The Assistant Administrator for fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because it would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This rule corrects a calculation error in the state allocations for bluefish in the final rule published on February 24, 2006 (71 FR 9471). When the final state allocations where calculated to reflect the new transfer amount, NMFS inadvertently made an error in calculation; i.e., the table that revised the individual state quota allocations carried over a conversion factor that did not correctly account for the RSA quota based on the new proportion (recreational/commercial split). Providing for a public comment period for this rule would prevent the correction of the aforementioned final rule before it becomes effective. Publication of incorrect state quota allocations could cause some unnecessary confusion among those states whose allocation is different from the levels previously calculated. The correction provides a slightly higher allocation to each of the states. The AA further finds pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) good cause to waive the thirty (30) delayed effectiveness period for the reasons stated above. This rule corrects a calculation error in the state allocations for bluefish in the final rule published on February 24, 2006 (71 FR 9471). When the final state allocations were calculated to reflect the new VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 transfer amount, NMFS inadvertently made an error in calculation; i.e., the table that revised the individual state quota allocations carried over a conversion factor that did not correctly account for the RSA quota based on the new proportion (recreational/ commercial split). Providing for a 30– day delay in effectiveness for this rule would prevent the correction of the aforementioned final rule before it becomes effective. Publication of incorrect state quota allocations could cause some unnecessary confusion among those states whose allocation is different from the levels previously calculated. This rule has been determined to be not significant under Executive Order 12866. Dated: March 13, 2006. James W. Balsiger, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–2617 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 060216045–6045–01; I.D. 031406B] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Adjustment of Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is adjusting the Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) amount in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the Pacific cod acceptable biological catch (ABC) in the BSAI and is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the BSAI (FMP). DATES: Effective March 14, 2006, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI according to the FMP prepared by E:\FR\FM\17MRR1.SGM 17MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 52 (Friday, March 17, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13776-13777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2617]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 051128313-6029-02; I.D.111705C]
RIN 0648 AT20


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish 
Fisheries; 2006 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications; Quota Adjustment; 
2006 Research Set-aside Project

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

ACTION:  Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY:  NMFS is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal 
Register of February 24, 2006. The document issued final specifications 
for the 2006 Atlantic bluefish fisheries. Inadvertently, Table 1 of the 
final rule contained incorrect individual state commercial quota 
allocations (after adjusting for the research set-aside quota). This 
document corrects that error.

DATES:  Effective March 27, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Bonnie Van Pelt, Fishery Policy 
Analyst, (978) 281-9244, fax (978) 281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule, including final quota 
specifications for the Atlantic bluefish fisheries, was published in 
the Federal Register on February 24, 2006 (71 FR 9471). The final rule 
presented a new alternative (different than the alternative published 
in the proposed rule) to ensure that recreational harvest limits would 
not be

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exceeded. Table 1 listed incorrect individual state commercial quota 
allocations in the columns entitled ``2006 Commercial Quota (lb) with 
Research Set-Aside'' and ``2006 Commercial Quota (kg) with Research 
Set-Aside.'' The amounts that appear in the row entitled ``Total'' 
remain the same. The following corrections are made:
    1. On page 9473, Table 1. Commercial State-by-State Allocations for 
2006 as Adjusted by the Research Set-Aside (RSA) is corrected to read 
as follows:

                                Table 1. Corrected Commercial State-by-State Allocations for 2006 as Adjusted by the RSA
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                              States                                 Quota         2006 Commercial Quota         2006 Commercial       2006 Commercial
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                                                                    Percent        (lb)            (kg)        With Research Set-    With Research Set-
                                                                     Share                                            Aside                 Aside
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                  ME                                                  0.6685          54,022          24,504                53,230                24,145
                  NH                                                  0.4145          33,496          15,194                33,005                14,971
                  MA                                                  6.7167         542,783         246,205               534,823               242,592
                  RI                                                  6.8081         550,169         249,555               542,101               245,893
                  CT                                                  1.2663         102,331          46,417               100,830                45,736
                  NY                                                 10.3851         839,230         380,672               826,923               375,086
                  NJ                                                 14.8162       1,197,311         543,097             1,179,753               535,127
                  DE                                                  1.8782         151,779          68,847               149,553                67,836
                  MD                                                  3.0018         242,578         110,033               239,021               108,418
                  VA                                                 11.8795         959,994         435,450               945,915               429,060
                  NC                                                 32.0608       2,590,864       1,175,208             2,552,869             1,157,962
                  SC                                                  0.0352           2,845           1,290                 2,803                 1,271
                  GA                                                  0.0095             768             348                   756                   343
                  FL                                                 10.0597         812,934         368,744               801,012               363,333
                  Total                                             100.0001       8,081,096       3,665,561             7,962,586             3,611,769
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\1\ Metric tons and kilograms are as converted from pounds and may not necessarily add due to rounding.

    The Assistant Administrator for fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good 
cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the 
opportunity for public comment because it would be impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest. This rule corrects a calculation error 
in the state allocations for bluefish in the final rule published on 
February 24, 2006 (71 FR 9471). When the final state allocations where 
calculated to reflect the new transfer amount, NMFS inadvertently made 
an error in calculation; i.e., the table that revised the individual 
state quota allocations carried over a conversion factor that did not 
correctly account for the RSA quota based on the new proportion 
(recreational/commercial split). Providing for a public comment period 
for this rule would prevent the correction of the aforementioned final 
rule before it becomes effective. Publication of incorrect state quota 
allocations could cause some unnecessary confusion among those states 
whose allocation is different from the levels previously calculated. 
The correction provides a slightly higher allocation to each of the 
states.
    The AA further finds pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) good cause to 
waive the thirty (30) delayed effectiveness period for the reasons 
stated above. This rule corrects a calculation error in the state 
allocations for bluefish in the final rule published on February 24, 
2006 (71 FR 9471). When the final state allocations were calculated to 
reflect the new transfer amount, NMFS inadvertently made an error in 
calculation; i.e., the table that revised the individual state quota 
allocations carried over a conversion factor that did not correctly 
account for the RSA quota based on the new proportion (recreational/
commercial split). Providing for a 30-day delay in effectiveness for 
this rule would prevent the correction of the aforementioned final rule 
before it becomes effective. Publication of incorrect state quota 
allocations could cause some unnecessary confusion among those states 
whose allocation is different from the levels previously calculated.
    This rule has been determined to be not significant under Executive 
Order 12866.

    Dated: March 13, 2006.
James W. Balsiger,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-2617 Filed 3-16-06; 8:45 am]
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