NOAA Information Collection Requirements Under the Paperwork Reduction Act: OMB Control Numbers; Fisheries off West Coast States; Fisheries in the Western Pacific, 17985-17989 [06-3325]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 68 / Monday, April 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 17985 Actions Compliance Procedures Modify the propeller bearing and upper pulley wheel by installing a new securing plate, part number (P/N) 103SL–6400.12, and tightening the grooved nut, P/N 103SL–W–6400. Use the new torque values as specified in the GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin MSB869–18/3, dated May 24, 2002. Within 25 engine operating hours after May 9, 2006 (the effective date of this AD). Follow GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18, dated March 7, 1996 (including the reissued page 6 from GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18/2, dated July 8, 1996, issued as a complement and a correction to GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18, dated March 7, 1996) and GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin MSB869–18/3, dated May 24, 2002. Use the new torque values as specified in the GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin MSB869–18/3, dated May 24, 2002. Alternative Method of Compliance (f) The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, ATTN: Gregory A. Davison, Aerospace Engineer, ACE–112, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4130; facsimile: (816) 329–4149, has the authority to approve alternative methods of compliance (AMOCs) for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Related Information (g) LBA Airworthiness Directive 1996–206/ 3, dated August 22, 2002; GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18, dated March 7, 1996; GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18/2, dated July 8, 1996; and GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin MSB869–18/3, dated May 24, 2002, also address the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference? (h) You must do the actions required by this AD following the instructions in GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18, dated March 7, 1996; GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18/2, dated July 8, 1996; and GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin MSB869–18/3, dated May 24, 2002. (1) On January 5, 1998 (62 FR 62945, November 26, 1997), the Director of the Federal Register previously approved the incorporation by reference of GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18, dated March 7, 1996, and GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin No. 869–18/2, dated July 8, 1996. (2) As of May 9, 2006, the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt Service Bulletin MSB869–18/3, dated May 24, 2002, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (3) To get a copy of this service information, contact GROB Luft-und, Raumfahrt, Lettenbachstrasse 9, D86874 tussenhausen Mattsies, Federal Republic of Germany; telephone: +49 8268 998139; facsimile: +49 8268 998200. To review copies of this service information, go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_ federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html or call VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Apr 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 (202) 741–6030. To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–0001 or on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA200520768; Directorate Identifier 2005CE16AD. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 3, 2006. John R. Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–3351 Filed 4–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 CFR Part 902 50 CFR Parts 660 and 665 [Docket No. 060327086–6086–01; I.D. 032306A] RIN 0648–AU21 NOAA Information Collection Requirements Under the Paperwork Reduction Act: OMB Control Numbers; Fisheries off West Coast States; Fisheries in the Western Pacific National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS reorganizes existing fishery regulations by creating a new part for western Pacific regulations. This rule organizes the regulations into a logical and cohesive order; it does not make substantive changes to existing fishery regulations. This rule also amends references to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) information collection requirements to reflect the reorganization. The purpose of this rule PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 is to make the regulations better organized and easier for the public to use. DATES: Effective April 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Harman, NMFS Pacific Islands Region, 808–944–2271. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access This Federal Register document is accessible via the Internet at http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/ publications. Background In 1996, NMFS published a final rule (61 FR 34570, July 2, 1996) that consolidated six parts of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) into one new CFR part (50 CFR part 660). Among the actions in that rule was consolidation of regulations that implemented fishery conservation and management measures for fisheries operating in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the west coast and in the western Pacific. The 1996 action reorganized the rules into a more logical and cohesive order, removed duplicative and outdated provisions, and made editorial changes for readability, clarity and uniformity in the regulatory language. The current action makes the regulations even better organized, and easier for the public to use. Since the 1996 reorganization, there have been significant changes in the fisheries managed under 50 CFR part 660 and in the associated fishery regulations. New subparts have been added that cover west coast highly migratory species fisheries and western Pacific coral reef fisheries. Subparts that apply specifically to fisheries in the western Pacific are currently intermingled with subparts that apply to fisheries off the west coast, and several subparts have been changed substantially. In 2004, NMFS established a new Pacific Islands Region and Pacific E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 17986 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 68 / Monday, April 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Islands Regional Office with responsibility for administering NMFS conservation and management programs in the western Pacific. Those responsibilities are no longer in the purview of the NMFS Southwest Region. Thus, the realignment of regulations for fisheries in the western Pacific is consistent with the new regional office that is responsible for their administration. In addition to the above reasons for regulatory reorganization, the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council is in the process of creating fishery ecosystem plans that will apply ecosystem management principles to fisheries, consistent with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Those plans will shift management from a fishery or species basis (e.g., pelagic species, crustaceans, etc.) to one based on geographical areas (e.g., American Samoa, Hawaii, etc.). The move to ecosystems management will require reorganization of the regulations for western Pacific fisheries into geographic areas; such a reorganization will be facilitated by the current action. Reorganization of Regulations for the Western Pacific This action redesignates those regulations in 50 CFR part 660 that cover fisheries in the western Pacific as regulations in a new 50 CFR part 665. Fisheries for pelagic species, crustaceans, bottomfish and seamount groundfish, precious corals and coral reef ecosystems in the western Pacific are managed by these regulations. After the reorganization, the regulations remaining in 50 CFR part 660 will include those fisheries that are managed by NMFS off the west coast. The restructuring allows interested fishermen, managers and the general public to readily access the regulations. No substantive changes are being made to the regulations, but several administrative titles and telephone numbers are updated. In 50 CFR part 660, subpart A (general provisions) is not redesignated, but is edited to apply solely to west coast fisheries, and a new 50 CFR part 665, subpart A, is created for western Pacific fisheries. The following table lists the redesignation of the subparts and sections: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Old section New section Subpart B—Western Pacific Fisheries—General § 660.11 Purpose and scope ................................................................. § 660.12 Definitions ................................................................................ § 660.13 Permits and fees ..................................................................... § 660.14 Reporting and recordkeeping .................................................. § 660.15 Prohibitions .............................................................................. § 660.16 Vessel identification ................................................................. § 660.17 Experimental fishing ................................................................ § 660.18 Area restrictions ...................................................................... Subpart C—Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries § 660.21 Permits .................................................................................... § 660.22 Prohibitions .............................................................................. § 660.23 Notifications ............................................................................. § 660.24 Gear identification ................................................................... § 660.25 Vessel monitoring system ....................................................... § 660.26 Longline fishing prohibited area management ........................ § 660.27 Exemptions for longline fishing prohibited areas; procedures § 660.28 Conditions for at-sea observer coverage ................................ § 660.29 Port privileges and transiting for unpermitted U.S. longline vessels. § 660.30 Prohibition of drift gillnetting .................................................... § 660.31 Framework adjustments to management measures ............... § 660.32 Sea turtle take mitigation measures ....................................... § 660.33 Western Pacific longline fishing restrictions ............................ § 660.34 Protected species workshop ................................................... § 660.35 Pelagic longline seabird mitigation measures ......................... § 660.36 American Samoa longline limited entry program .................... § 660.37 American Samoa pelagic fishery area management .............. § 660.38 Exemptions for American Samoa large vessel prohibited areas. Subpart D—Western Pacific Crustacean Fisheries § 660.41 Permits .................................................................................... § 660.42 Prohibitions .............................................................................. § 660.43 Notifications ............................................................................. § 660.44 Lobster size and condition restrictions—Permit Area 2 .......... § 660.45 Closed seasons ....................................................................... § 660.46 Closed areas ........................................................................... § 660.47 Gear identification ................................................................... § 660.48 Gear restrictions ...................................................................... § 660.49 At-sea observer coverage ....................................................... § 660.50 Harvest limitation program ...................................................... § 660.51 Monk seal protective measures .............................................. § 660.52 Monk seal emergency protective measures ........................... § 660.53 Framework procedures ........................................................... § 660.54 Five-year review ...................................................................... Subpart E—Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries Subpart A—General § 665.1 Purpose and scope. § 665.2 Relation to other laws. § 665.3 Reporting and recordkeeping. Subpart B—Western Pacific Fisheries—General § 665.11 Purpose and scope. § 665.12 Definitions. § 665.13 Permits and fees. § 665.14 Reporting and recordkeeping. § 665.15 Prohibitions. § 665.16 Vessel identification. § 665.17 Experimental fishing. § 665.18 Area restrictions. Subpart C—Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries § 665.21 Permits. § 665.22 Prohibitions. § 665.23 Notifications. § 665.24 Gear identification. § 665.25 Vessel monitoring system. § 665.26 Longline fishing prohibited area management. § 665.27 Exemptions for longline fishing prohibited areas; procedures. § 665.28 Conditions for at-sea observer coverage. § 665.29 Port privileges and transiting for unpermitted U.S. longline vessels. § 665.30 Prohibition of drift gillnetting. § 665.31 Framework adjustments to management measures. § 665.32 Sea turtle take mitigation measures. § 665.33 Western Pacific longline fishing restrictions. § 665.34 Protected species workshop. § 665.35 Pelagic longline seabird mitigation measures. § 665.36 American Samoa longline limited entry program. § 665.37 American Samoa pelagic fishery area management. § 665.38 Exemptions for American Samoa large vessel prohibited areas. Subpart D—Western Pacific Crustacean Fisheries § 665.41 Permits. § 665.42 Prohibitions. § 665.43 Notifications. § 665.44 Lobster size and condition restrictions—Permit Area 2. § 665.45 Closed seasons. § 665.46 Closed areas. § 665.47 Gear identification. § 665.48 Gear restrictions. § 665.49 At-sea observer coverage. § 665.50 Harvest limitation program. § 665.51 Monk seal protective measures. § 665.52 Monk seal emergency protective measures. § 665.53 Framework procedures. § 665.54 Five-year review. Subpart E—Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Apr 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 17987 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 68 / Monday, April 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Old section New section § 660.61 Permits .................................................................................... § 660.62 Prohibitions .............................................................................. § 660.63 Notification ............................................................................... § 660.64 Gear restrictions ...................................................................... § 660.65 At-sea observer coverage ....................................................... § 660.66 Protected species conservation .............................................. § 660.67 Framework for regulatory adjustments ................................... § 660.68 Fishing moratorium on Hancock Seamount ............................ § 660.69 Management subareas ............................................................ Subpart F—Precious Corals Fisheries § 660.81 Permits .................................................................................... § 660.82 Prohibitions .............................................................................. § 660.83 Seasons ................................................................................... § 660.84 Quotas ..................................................................................... § 660.85 Closures .................................................................................. § 660.86 Size restrictions ....................................................................... § 660.87 Area restrictions ...................................................................... § 660.88 Gear restrictions ...................................................................... § 660.89 Framework procedures ........................................................... Subpart J—Western Pacific Coral Reef Ecosystem Fisheries § 660.601 Relation to other laws ........................................................... § 660.602 Permits and fees ................................................................... § 660.603 Prohibitions ............................................................................ § 660.604 Notifications ........................................................................... § 660.605 Allowable gear and gear restrictions ..................................... § 660.606 Gear identification ................................................................. § 660.607 Framework for regulatory adjustments ................................. § 660.608 Regulatory area ..................................................................... § 660.609 Annual reports ....................................................................... Revisions to Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) References Section 3507 of the PRA requires that agencies inventory and display a current control number assigned by the Director, Office of Management and § 665.61 Permits. § 665.62 Prohibitions. § 665.63 Notification. § 665.64 Gear restrictions. § 665.65 At-sea observer coverage. § 665.66 Protected species conservation. § 665.67 Framework for regulatory adjustments. § 665.68 Fishing moratorium on Hancock Seamount. § 665.69 Management subareas. Subpart F—Precious Corals Fisheries § 665.81 Permits. § 665.82 Prohibitions. § 665.83 Seasons. § 665.84 Quotas. § 665.85 Closures. § 665.86 Size restrictions. § 665.87 Area restrictions. § 665.88 Gear restrictions. § 665.89 Framework procedures. Subpart G—Western Pacific Coral Reef Ecosystem Fisheries § 665.601 Relation to other laws. § 665.602 Permits and fees. § 665.603 Prohibitions. § 665.604 Notifications. § 665.605 Allowable gear and gear restrictions. § 665.606 Gear identification. § 665.607 Framework for regulatory adjustments. § 665.608 Regulatory area. § 665.609 Annual reports. Budget (OMB), for each agency information collection, and 15 CFR 902.1(b) identifies the location of NOAA regulations for which OMB approvals have been issued. Because this final rule codifies many recordkeeping and reporting requirements, 15 CFR 902.1(b) Old section § 660.13 § 660.14 § 660.16 § 660.17 New section Permits and Fees ................................................... Reporting and recordkeeping ................................. Vessel identification ................................................ Experimental fishing ............................................... rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES § 660.21(k) Permits, Hawaii longline limited access permit .. § 660.23 Notifications ............................................................ § 660.24 Gear identification ................................................... § 660.25 Vessel monitoring system ...................................... § 660.27 Exemptions for longline fishing prohibited areas; procedures. § 660.28 Conditions for at-sea observer coverage ............... § 660.35 Pelagic longline seabird mitigation measures ........ § 660.41 Permits .................................................................... § 660.43 Notifications ............................................................ § 660.48 Gear restrictions ..................................................... § 660.61 Permits .................................................................... § 660.63 Notification .............................................................. § 660.65 At-sea observer coverage ...................................... § 660.81 Permits .................................................................... § 660.602 Permits and fees .................................................. § 660.604 Notifications .......................................................... § 660.606 Gear identification ................................................. Classification This action has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Apr 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 is revised to reference correctly the new sections resulting from the reorganization. The following table lists the redesignation of the NOAA PRA approvals for regulatory requirements. § 665.13 § 665.14 § 665.16 § 665.17 Permits and Fees ................................................... Reporting and recordkeeping ................................. Vessel identification ............................................... Experimental fishing ............................................... § 665.21(k) Permits, Hawaii longline limited access permit § 665.23 Notifications ............................................................ § 665.24 Gear identification ................................................. § 665.25 Vessel monitoring system ...................................... § 665.27 Exemptions for longline fishing prohibited areas; procedures. § 665.28 Conditions for at-sea observer coverage ............... § 665.35 Pelagic longline seabird mitigation measures ....... § 665.41 Permits ................................................................... § 665.43 Notifications ............................................................ § 665.48 Gear restrictions ..................................................... § 665.61 Permits ................................................................... § 665.61 Notification .............................................................. § 665.65 At-sea observer coverage ...................................... § 665.81 Permits ................................................................... § 665.602 Permits and fees .................................................. § 665.604 Notifications .......................................................... § 665.606 Gear identification ................................................ Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the PO 00000 Frm 00021 OMB control No. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 0648–0490 0648–0214 0648–0360 0648–0214 and 0648–490 0648–0490 0648–0214 0648–0360 0648–0441 0648–0490 0648–0214 0648–0456 0648–0490 0648–0214 0648–0360 0648–0490 0648–0214 0648–0214 0648–0490 0648–0463 0648–0462 0648–0360 requirements of the PRA unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. The following collection of information requirements have already E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES 17988 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 68 / Monday, April 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations been approved by OMB for U.S. fishing activities: 1. Approved under 0648–0214. (1) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) logbook family of forms estimated at 5 minutes (min) per reporting action; and (2) pretrip and post-landing notifications estimated at 5 min per reporting action; (3) experimental fishing reports estimated at 4 hours (hr) per reporting action; (4) sales and transshipment reports estimated at 5 min per reporting action; (5) report on gear left at sea estimated at 5 min per reporting action; (6) claims for reimbursement for lost fishing time estimated at 4 hr per claim; (7) request for pelagics area closure exemption estimated at 1 hr per request; and (8) observer placement meetings estimated at 1 hr per reporting action (§§ 665.14, 665.17, 665.23, 665.28, 665.43, 665.63, and 665.65). 2. Approved under 0648–0360. PIR gear identification estimated at 0.5 hr per reporting action (§§ 665.16, 665.24, 665.48, and 665.606). 3. Approved under 0648–0441. PIR vessel monitoring system, (1) installation, estimated at 4 hr per reporting action; (2) repair and maintenance, estimated at 2 hr per reporting action; and (3) hourly automated position reports, estimated at 24 sec per day (§ 665.25). 4. Approved under 0648–0456. PIR seabird interaction reporting, (1) at-sea notification, estimated at 1 hr per reporting action; (2) reporting on recovery data form, estimated at 1 hr per reporting action; and (3) specimen tagging, estimated at 0.5 hr per reporting action (§ 665.35). 5. Approved under 0648–0462. PIR coral reef logbook reporting, (1) at-sea notification, estimated at 3 min per reporting action; (2) logbook reporting, estimated at 0.5 hr per reporting action; and (3) transshipment reports, estimated at 15 min per reporting action (§ 665.604). 6. Approved under 0648–0463. PIR coral reef special permit, (1) application, estimated at 2 hr per application; and (2) special permit appeals, estimated at 3 hr per appeal (§ 665.602). 7. Approved under 0648–0490. (1) PIR permit family of forms estimated at 0.5 hr per permit action; (2) experimental fishing permits, estimated at 2 hr per application (§§ 665.13, 665.17, and 665.21(k)); and (3) appeals from permit actions estimated at 2 hr per permit appeal (§§ 665.13, 665.21(k), 665.27, 665.41, 665.61, and 665.81). Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, (AA) finds good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity for public comment, as such notice and comment VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 Apr 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 would be unnecessary. These procedures are unnecessary because no substantive changes are being made pursuant to this final rule. The only action currently being taken is to reorganize the western Pacific regulations into a new part, and to change the cross references to the previous part so as to reflect the reorganization. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). List of Subjects 15 CFR Part 902 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 50 CFR Part 660 Administrative practice and procedure, Fisheries, Fishing, Indians, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 50 CFR Part 665 Administrative practice and procedure, American Samoa, Fisheries, Fishing, Guam, Hawaii, Hawaiian natives, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Remote Island Areas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: March 31, 2006. James W. Balsiger, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 15 CFR chapter IX and 50 CFR chapter VI are amended as follows: I PART 902—NOAA INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT: OMB CONTROL NUMBERS 1. The authority citation for part 902 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 2A. The table in ‘‘902.1(b) is amended by removing the entries and corresponding OMB numbers under 50 CFR for §§ 660.13, 660.14, 660.16, 660.17, 660.21(k), 660.23, 660.24, 660.25, 660.27, 660.28, 660.43, and 660.48. I B. The table in § 902.1(b) is amended by adding new entries and corresponding OMB numbers under 50 CFR to read as follows: I § 902.1 OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. * * (b) Display. * * * PO 00000 Frm 00022 * * * * Fmt 4700 * 50 CFR * Current OMB control number (all numbers begin with 0648–) * * * * * § 665.13 .......................... § 665.14 .......................... § 665.16 .......................... § 665.17 .......................... § 665.21(k) ...................... § 665.23 .......................... § 665.24 .......................... § 665.25 .......................... § 665.27 .......................... § 665.28 .......................... § 665.35 .......................... § 665.41 .......................... § 665.43 .......................... § 665.48 .......................... § 665.61 .......................... § 665.63 .......................... § 665.65 .......................... § 665.81 .......................... § 665.602 ........................ § 665.604 ........................ § 665.606 ........................ * * * * * * * –0490 –0214 –0360 –0214 and –0490 –0490 –0214 –0360 –0441 –0490 –0214 –0456 –0490 –0214 –0360 –0490 –0214 –0214 –0490 –0463 –0462 –0360 * 50 CFR CHAPTER VI I 3. Add part 665 to read as follows: PART 665—FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC Subpart A—General Sec. 665.1 Purpose and scope. 665.2 Relation to other laws. 665.3 Reporting and recordkeeping. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 15 CFR CHAPTER IX * CFR part or section where the information collection requirement is located Sfmt 4700 Subpart A—General § 665.1 Purpose and scope. (a) The regulations in this part govern fishing for Western Pacific fishery management unit species by vessels of the United States that operate or are based inside the outer boundary of the EEZ off Western Pacific States. (b) General regulations governing fishing by all vessels of the United States and by fishing vessels other than vessels of the United States are contained in part 600 of this chapter. (c) Regulations governing the harvest, possession, landing, purchase, and sale of shark fins are found at part 600, subpart N of this chapter. § 665.2 Relation to other laws. NMFS recognizes that any state law pertaining to vessels registered under the laws of that state while operating in the fisheries regulated under this part, and that is consistent with this part and E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 68 / Monday, April 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations the FMPs implemented by this part, shall continue in effect with respect to fishing activities regulated under this part. § 665.3 Reporting and recordkeeping. Except for fisheries subject to subparts D and F of this part, any person who is required to do so by applicable state law or regulation must make and/or file all reports of management unit species landings containing all data and in the exact manner required by applicable state law or regulation. PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES 4. The authority citation for 50 CFR part 660 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801, et seq. 5. Revise the part heading for part 660 to read as set out above. I 6. Redesignate subpart B, §§ 660.11 through 660.18 as subpart B, §§ 665.11 through 665.18, and redesignate subpart C, §§ 660.21 through 660.38, as subpart C, §§ 665.21 through 665.38, and redesignate subpart D, §§ 660.41 through 660.54, as subpart D, §§ 665.41 through 665.54, and redesignate subpart E, §§ 660.61 through 660.69, as subpart E, §§ 665.61 through 665.69, and redesignate subpart F, §§ 660.81 through 660.89, as subpart F, §§ 665.81 through 665.89, and redesignate subpart J, §§ 660.601 through 660.609, as subpart G, §§ 665.601 through 665.609, as follows: I rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Old subpart and section Subpart B § 660.11 ..................... § 660.12 ..................... § 660.13 ..................... § 660.14 ..................... § 660.15 ..................... § 660.16 ..................... § 660.17 ..................... § 660.18 ..................... Subpart C § 660.21 ..................... § 660.22 ..................... § 660.23 ..................... § 660.24 ..................... § 660.25 ..................... § 660.26 ..................... § 660.27 ..................... § 660.28 ..................... § 660.29 ..................... § 660.30 ..................... § 660.31 ..................... § 660.32 ..................... § 660.33 ..................... § 660.34 ..................... § 660.35 ..................... § 660.36 ..................... § 660.37 ..................... § 660.38 ..................... Subpart D VerDate Aug<31>2005 New subpart and section Subpart B § 665.11 § 665.12 § 665.13 § 665.14 § 665.15 § 665.16 § 665.17 § 665.18 Subpart C § 665.21 § 665.22 § 665.23 § 665.24 § 665.25 § 665.26 § 665.27 § 665.28 § 665.29 § 665.30 § 665.31 § 665.32 § 665.33 § 665.34 § 665.35 § 665.36 § 665.37 § 665.38 Subpart D 17:15 Apr 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 Old subpart and section § 660.41 ..................... § 660.42 ..................... § 660.43 ..................... § 660.44 ..................... § 660.45 ..................... § 660.46 ..................... § 660.47 ..................... § 660.48 ..................... § 660.49 ..................... § 660.50 ..................... § 660.51 ..................... § 660.52 ..................... § 660.53 ..................... § 660.54 ..................... Subpart E § 660.61 ..................... § 660.62 ..................... § 660.63 ..................... § 660.64 ..................... § 660.65 ..................... § 660.66 ..................... § 660.67 ..................... § 660.68 ..................... § 660.69 ..................... Subpart F § 660.81 ..................... § 660.82 ..................... § 660.83 ..................... § 660.84 ..................... § 660.85 ..................... § 660.86 ..................... § 660.87 ..................... § 660.88 ..................... § 660.89 ..................... Subpart J § 660.601 ................... § 660.602 ................... § 660.603 ................... § 660.604 ................... § 660.605 ................... § 660.606 ................... § 660.607 ................... § 660.608 ................... § 660.609 ................... New subpart and section § 665.41 § 665.42 § 665.43 § 665.44 § 665.45 § 665.46 § 665.47 § 665.48 § 665.49 § 665.50 § 665.51 § 665.52 § 665.53 § 665.54 Subpart E § 665.61 § 665.62 § 665.63 § 665.64 § 665.65 § 665.66 § 665.67 § 665.68 § 665.69 Subpart F § 665.81 § 665.82 § 665.83 § 665.84 § 665.85 § 665.86 § 665.87 § 665.88 § 665.89 Subpart G § 665.601 § 665.602 § 665.603 § 665.604 § 665.605 § 665.606 § 665.607 § 665.608 § 665.609 7. Revise § 660.1(a) and 660.3 to read as follows: * * * * * I § 660.1 Purpose and scope. (a) The regulations in this part govern fishing for West Coast fishery management unit species by vessels of the United States that operate or are based inside the outer boundary of the EEZ off West Coast States. * * * * * § 660.3 Reporting and recordkeeping. Any person who is required to do so by applicable state law or regulation must make and/or file all reports of management unit species landings containing all data and in the exact manner required by applicable state law or regulation. * * * * * I 8. Redesignate Table 1 to part 660 as Table 1 to part 665, and revise the title to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 17989 Table 1 to Part 665—Quotas for Precious Corals Permit Areas 9. Redesignate Table 3 to part 660 as Table 2 to part 665, and revise the title to read as follows: I Table 2 to Part 665—Currently Harvested Coral Reef Taxa 10. Redesignate Table 4 to part 660 as Table 3 to part 665, and revise the title to read as follows: I Table 3 to Part 665—Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa 11. Redesignate Figure 1 to part 660 as Figure 1 to part 665, and revise the title to read as follows: I Figure 1 to Part 665—Carapace Length of Lobsters 12. Redesignate Figure 2 to part 660 as Figure 2 to part 665, and revise the title to read as follows: I Figure 2 to Part 665—Length of Fishing Vessel PART 665—[AMENDED] I 13. In newly redesignated § 665.11 through 665.89, and in newly redesignated § 665.601 through 665.609, remove ‘‘part 660.’’ and add ‘‘part 665.’’ wherever it appears. I 14. In newly redesignated § 665.11, paragraphs (b) and (c), in § 665.13, paragraphs (a), (c), and (g), and in § 665.14, paragraphs (f) and (g), remove ‘‘J’’ and add ‘‘G.’’ I 15. In newly redesignated § 665.12, remove ‘‘subparts B through F and subpart J’’ and add ‘‘subparts B through G.’’ I 16. In newly redesignated § 665.13, paragraphs (f) and (i), remove ‘‘PIAO’’ and add ‘‘PIRO.’’ I 17. In newly redesignated § 665.41, paragraphs (c) and (e)(2), remove ‘‘Pacific Area Office’’ and add ‘‘Pacific Islands Regional Office.’’ I 18. In newly redesignated § 665.41, paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2)(i), and (g)(2)(ii), remove ‘‘Regional Director’’ and add ‘‘Regional Administrator.’’ I 19. In newly redesignated § 665.12, in the definition of ‘‘Pacific Islands Regional Office,’’ remove ‘‘(808) 973– 2937’’ and add ‘‘(808) 944–2200.’’ I 20. In newly redesignated § 665.28, paragraph (i)(2)(ii), remove ‘‘Southwest Region’’ and add ‘‘Pacific Islands Region.’’ [FR Doc. 06–3325 Filed 4–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 68 (Monday, April 10, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17985-17989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-3325]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

15 CFR Part 902

50 CFR Parts 660 and 665

[Docket No. 060327086-6086-01; I.D. 032306A]
RIN 0648-AU21


NOAA Information Collection Requirements Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act: OMB Control Numbers; Fisheries off West Coast States; 
Fisheries in the Western Pacific

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: NMFS reorganizes existing fishery regulations by creating a 
new part for western Pacific regulations. This rule organizes the 
regulations into a logical and cohesive order; it does not make 
substantive changes to existing fishery regulations. This rule also 
amends references to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) information 
collection requirements to reflect the reorganization. The purpose of 
this rule is to make the regulations better organized and easier for 
the public to use.

DATES: Effective April 10, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Harman, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Region, 808-944-2271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Access

    This Federal Register document is accessible via the Internet at 
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/publications.

Background

    In 1996, NMFS published a final rule (61 FR 34570, July 2, 1996) 
that consolidated six parts of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
into one new CFR part (50 CFR part 660). Among the actions in that rule 
was consolidation of regulations that implemented fishery conservation 
and management measures for fisheries operating in the exclusive 
economic zone (EEZ) off the west coast and in the western Pacific. The 
1996 action reorganized the rules into a more logical and cohesive 
order, removed duplicative and outdated provisions, and made editorial 
changes for readability, clarity and uniformity in the regulatory 
language. The current action makes the regulations even better 
organized, and easier for the public to use.
    Since the 1996 reorganization, there have been significant changes 
in the fisheries managed under 50 CFR part 660 and in the associated 
fishery regulations. New subparts have been added that cover west coast 
highly migratory species fisheries and western Pacific coral reef 
fisheries. Subparts that apply specifically to fisheries in the western 
Pacific are currently intermingled with subparts that apply to 
fisheries off the west coast, and several subparts have been changed 
substantially.
    In 2004, NMFS established a new Pacific Islands Region and Pacific

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Islands Regional Office with responsibility for administering NMFS 
conservation and management programs in the western Pacific. Those 
responsibilities are no longer in the purview of the NMFS Southwest 
Region. Thus, the realignment of regulations for fisheries in the 
western Pacific is consistent with the new regional office that is 
responsible for their administration.
    In addition to the above reasons for regulatory reorganization, the 
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council is in the process of 
creating fishery ecosystem plans that will apply ecosystem management 
principles to fisheries, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act. Those plans will shift management from 
a fishery or species basis (e.g., pelagic species, crustaceans, etc.) 
to one based on geographical areas (e.g., American Samoa, Hawaii, 
etc.). The move to ecosystems management will require reorganization of 
the regulations for western Pacific fisheries into geographic areas; 
such a reorganization will be facilitated by the current action.

Reorganization of Regulations for the Western Pacific

    This action redesignates those regulations in 50 CFR part 660 that 
cover fisheries in the western Pacific as regulations in a new 50 CFR 
part 665. Fisheries for pelagic species, crustaceans, bottomfish and 
seamount groundfish, precious corals and coral reef ecosystems in the 
western Pacific are managed by these regulations. After the 
reorganization, the regulations remaining in 50 CFR part 660 will 
include those fisheries that are managed by NMFS off the west coast. 
The restructuring allows interested fishermen, managers and the general 
public to readily access the regulations.
    No substantive changes are being made to the regulations, but 
several administrative titles and telephone numbers are updated. In 50 
CFR part 660, subpart A (general provisions) is not redesignated, but 
is edited to apply solely to west coast fisheries, and a new 50 CFR 
part 665, subpart A, is created for western Pacific fisheries.
    The following table lists the redesignation of the subparts and 
sections:

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              Old section                          New section
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         Subpart A--General
                                         Sec.   665.1 Purpose and scope.
                                         Sec.   665.2 Relation to other
                                          laws.
                                         Sec.   665.3 Reporting and
                                          recordkeeping.
Subpart B--Western Pacific Fisheries--   Subpart B--Western Pacific
 General                                  Fisheries--General
Sec.   660.11 Purpose and scope........  Sec.   665.11 Purpose and
                                          scope.
Sec.   660.12 Definitions..............  Sec.   665.12 Definitions.
Sec.   660.13 Permits and fees.........  Sec.   665.13 Permits and fees.
Sec.   660.14 Reporting and              Sec.   665.14 Reporting and
 recordkeeping.                           recordkeeping.
Sec.   660.15 Prohibitions.............  Sec.   665.15 Prohibitions.
Sec.   660.16 Vessel identification....  Sec.   665.16 Vessel
                                          identification.
Sec.   660.17 Experimental fishing.....  Sec.   665.17 Experimental
                                          fishing.
Sec.   660.18 Area restrictions........  Sec.   665.18 Area
                                          restrictions.
Subpart C--Western Pacific Pelagic       Subpart C--Western Pacific
 Fisheries                                Pelagic Fisheries
Sec.   660.21 Permits..................  Sec.   665.21 Permits.
Sec.   660.22 Prohibitions.............  Sec.   665.22 Prohibitions.
Sec.   660.23 Notifications............  Sec.   665.23 Notifications.
Sec.   660.24 Gear identification......  Sec.   665.24 Gear
                                          identification.
Sec.   660.25 Vessel monitoring system.  Sec.   665.25 Vessel monitoring
                                          system.
Sec.   660.26 Longline fishing           Sec.   665.26 Longline fishing
 prohibited area management.              prohibited area management.
Sec.   660.27 Exemptions for longline    Sec.   665.27 Exemptions for
 fishing prohibited areas; procedures.    longline fishing prohibited
                                          areas; procedures.
Sec.   660.28 Conditions for at-sea      Sec.   665.28 Conditions for at-
 observer coverage.                       sea observer coverage.
Sec.   660.29 Port privileges and        Sec.   665.29 Port privileges
 transiting for unpermitted U.S.          and transiting for unpermitted
 longline vessels.                        U.S. longline vessels.
Sec.   660.30 Prohibition of drift       Sec.   665.30 Prohibition of
 gillnetting.                             drift gillnetting.
Sec.   660.31 Framework adjustments to   Sec.   665.31 Framework
 management measures.                     adjustments to management
                                          measures.
Sec.   660.32 Sea turtle take            Sec.   665.32 Sea turtle take
 mitigation measures.                     mitigation measures.
Sec.   660.33 Western Pacific longline   Sec.   665.33 Western Pacific
 fishing restrictions.                    longline fishing restrictions.
Sec.   660.34 Protected species          Sec.   665.34 Protected species
 workshop.                                workshop.
Sec.   660.35 Pelagic longline seabird   Sec.   665.35 Pelagic longline
 mitigation measures.                     seabird mitigation measures.
Sec.   660.36 American Samoa longline    Sec.   665.36 American Samoa
 limited entry program.                   longline limited entry
                                          program.
Sec.   660.37 American Samoa pelagic     Sec.   665.37 American Samoa
 fishery area management.                 pelagic fishery area
                                          management.
Sec.   660.38 Exemptions for American    Sec.   665.38 Exemptions for
 Samoa large vessel prohibited areas.     American Samoa large vessel
                                          prohibited areas.
Subpart D--Western Pacific Crustacean    Subpart D--Western Pacific
 Fisheries                                Crustacean Fisheries
Sec.   660.41 Permits..................  Sec.   665.41 Permits.
Sec.   660.42 Prohibitions.............  Sec.   665.42 Prohibitions.
Sec.   660.43 Notifications............  Sec.   665.43 Notifications.
Sec.   660.44 Lobster size and           Sec.   665.44 Lobster size and
 condition restrictions--Permit Area 2.   condition restrictions--Permit
                                          Area 2.
Sec.   660.45 Closed seasons...........  Sec.   665.45 Closed seasons.
Sec.   660.46 Closed areas.............  Sec.   665.46 Closed areas.
Sec.   660.47 Gear identification......  Sec.   665.47 Gear
                                          identification.
Sec.   660.48 Gear restrictions........  Sec.   665.48 Gear
                                          restrictions.
Sec.   660.49 At-sea observer coverage.  Sec.   665.49 At-sea observer
                                          coverage.
Sec.   660.50 Harvest limitation         Sec.   665.50 Harvest
 program.                                 limitation program.
Sec.   660.51 Monk seal protective       Sec.   665.51 Monk seal
 measures.                                protective measures.
Sec.   660.52 Monk seal emergency        Sec.   665.52 Monk seal
 protective measures.                     emergency protective measures.
Sec.   660.53 Framework procedures.....  Sec.   665.53 Framework
                                          procedures.
Sec.   660.54 Five-year review.........  Sec.   665.54 Five-year review.
Subpart E--Bottomfish and Seamount       Subpart E--Bottomfish and
 Groundfish Fisheries                     Seamount Groundfish Fisheries

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Sec.   660.61 Permits..................  Sec.   665.61 Permits.
Sec.   660.62 Prohibitions.............  Sec.   665.62 Prohibitions.
Sec.   660.63 Notification.............  Sec.   665.63 Notification.
Sec.   660.64 Gear restrictions........  Sec.   665.64 Gear
                                          restrictions.
Sec.   660.65 At-sea observer coverage.  Sec.   665.65 At-sea observer
                                          coverage.
Sec.   660.66 Protected species          Sec.   665.66 Protected species
 conservation.                            conservation.
Sec.   660.67 Framework for regulatory   Sec.   665.67 Framework for
 adjustments.                             regulatory adjustments.
Sec.   660.68 Fishing moratorium on      Sec.   665.68 Fishing
 Hancock Seamount.                        moratorium on Hancock
                                          Seamount.
Sec.   660.69 Management subareas......  Sec.   665.69 Management
                                          subareas.
Subpart F--Precious Corals Fisheries     Subpart F--Precious Corals
                                          Fisheries
Sec.   660.81 Permits..................  Sec.   665.81 Permits.
Sec.   660.82 Prohibitions.............  Sec.   665.82 Prohibitions.
Sec.   660.83 Seasons..................  Sec.   665.83 Seasons.
Sec.   660.84 Quotas...................  Sec.   665.84 Quotas.
Sec.   660.85 Closures.................  Sec.   665.85 Closures.
Sec.   660.86 Size restrictions........  Sec.   665.86 Size
                                          restrictions.
Sec.   660.87 Area restrictions........  Sec.   665.87 Area
                                          restrictions.
Sec.   660.88 Gear restrictions........  Sec.   665.88 Gear
                                          restrictions.
Sec.   660.89 Framework procedures.....  Sec.   665.89 Framework
                                          procedures.
Subpart J--Western Pacific Coral Reef    Subpart G--Western Pacific
 Ecosystem Fisheries                      Coral Reef Ecosystem Fisheries
Sec.   660.601 Relation to other laws..  Sec.   665.601 Relation to
                                          other laws.
Sec.   660.602 Permits and fees........  Sec.   665.602 Permits and
                                          fees.
Sec.   660.603 Prohibitions............  Sec.   665.603 Prohibitions.
Sec.   660.604 Notifications...........  Sec.   665.604 Notifications.
Sec.   660.605 Allowable gear and gear   Sec.   665.605 Allowable gear
 restrictions.                            and gear restrictions.
Sec.   660.606 Gear identification.....  Sec.   665.606 Gear
                                          identification.
Sec.   660.607 Framework for regulatory  Sec.   665.607 Framework for
 adjustments.                             regulatory adjustments.
Sec.   660.608 Regulatory area.........  Sec.   665.608 Regulatory area.
Sec.   660.609 Annual reports..........  Sec.   665.609 Annual reports.
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Revisions to Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) References

    Section 3507 of the PRA requires that agencies inventory and 
display a current control number assigned by the Director, Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), for each agency information collection, 
and 15 CFR 902.1(b) identifies the location of NOAA regulations for 
which OMB approvals have been issued. Because this final rule codifies 
many recordkeeping and reporting requirements, 15 CFR 902.1(b) is 
revised to reference correctly the new sections resulting from the 
reorganization.
    The following table lists the redesignation of the NOAA PRA 
approvals for regulatory requirements.

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          Old section                New section        OMB control No.
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Sec.   660.13 Permits and Fees  Sec.   665.13 Permits          0648-0490
                                 and Fees.
Sec.   660.14 Reporting and     Sec.   665.14                  0648-0214
 recordkeeping.                  Reporting and
                                 recordkeeping.
Sec.   660.16 Vessel            Sec.   665.16 Vessel           0648-0360
 identification.                 identification.
Sec.   660.17 Experimental      Sec.   665.17              0648-0214 and
 fishing.                        Experimental fishing.          0648-490
Sec.   660.21(k) Permits,       Sec.   665.21(k)               0648-0490
 Hawaii longline limited         Permits, Hawaii
 access permit.                  longline limited
                                 access permit.
Sec.   660.23 Notifications...  Sec.   665.23                  0648-0214
                                 Notifications.
Sec.   660.24 Gear              Sec.   665.24 Gear             0648-0360
 identification.                 identification.
Sec.   660.25 Vessel            Sec.   665.25 Vessel           0648-0441
 monitoring system.              monitoring system.
Sec.   660.27 Exemptions for    Sec.   665.27                  0648-0490
 longline fishing prohibited     Exemptions for
 areas; procedures.              longline fishing
                                 prohibited areas;
                                 procedures.
Sec.   660.28 Conditions for    Sec.   665.28                  0648-0214
 at-sea observer coverage.       Conditions for at-
                                 sea observer
                                 coverage.
Sec.   660.35 Pelagic longline  Sec.   665.35 Pelagic          0648-0456
 seabird mitigation measures.    longline seabird
                                 mitigation measures.
Sec.   660.41 Permits.........  Sec.   665.41 Permits          0648-0490
Sec.   660.43 Notifications...  Sec.   665.43                  0648-0214
                                 Notifications.
Sec.   660.48 Gear              Sec.   665.48 Gear             0648-0360
 restrictions.                   restrictions.
Sec.   660.61 Permits.........  Sec.   665.61 Permits          0648-0490
Sec.   660.63 Notification....  Sec.   665.61                  0648-0214
                                 Notification.
Sec.   660.65 At-sea observer   Sec.   665.65 At-sea           0648-0214
 coverage.                       observer coverage.
Sec.   660.81 Permits.........  Sec.   665.81 Permits          0648-0490
Sec.   660.602 Permits and      Sec.   665.602                 0648-0463
 fees.                           Permits and fees.
Sec.   660.604 Notifications..  Sec.   665.604                 0648-0462
                                 Notifications.
Sec.   660.606 Gear             Sec.   665.606 Gear            0648-0360
 identification.                 identification.
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Classification

    This action has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of Executive Order 12866.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements 
of the PRA unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB 
control number.
    The following collection of information requirements have already

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been approved by OMB for U.S. fishing activities:
    1. Approved under 0648-0214. (1) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) 
logbook family of forms estimated at 5 minutes (min) per reporting 
action; and (2) pre-trip and post-landing notifications estimated at 5 
min per reporting action; (3) experimental fishing reports estimated at 
4 hours (hr) per reporting action; (4) sales and transshipment reports 
estimated at 5 min per reporting action; (5) report on gear left at sea 
estimated at 5 min per reporting action; (6) claims for reimbursement 
for lost fishing time estimated at 4 hr per claim; (7) request for 
pelagics area closure exemption estimated at 1 hr per request; and (8) 
observer placement meetings estimated at 1 hr per reporting action 
(Sec. Sec.  665.14, 665.17, 665.23, 665.28, 665.43, 665.63, and 
665.65).
    2. Approved under 0648-0360. PIR gear identification estimated at 
0.5 hr per reporting action (Sec. Sec.  665.16, 665.24, 665.48, and 
665.606).
    3. Approved under 0648-0441. PIR vessel monitoring system, (1) 
installation, estimated at 4 hr per reporting action; (2) repair and 
maintenance, estimated at 2 hr per reporting action; and (3) hourly 
automated position reports, estimated at 24 sec per day (Sec.  665.25).
    4. Approved under 0648-0456. PIR seabird interaction reporting, (1) 
at-sea notification, estimated at 1 hr per reporting action; (2) 
reporting on recovery data form, estimated at 1 hr per reporting 
action; and (3) specimen tagging, estimated at 0.5 hr per reporting 
action (Sec.  665.35).
    5. Approved under 0648-0462. PIR coral reef logbook reporting, (1) 
at-sea notification, estimated at 3 min per reporting action; (2) 
logbook reporting, estimated at 0.5 hr per reporting action; and (3) 
transshipment reports, estimated at 15 min per reporting action (Sec.  
665.604).
    6. Approved under 0648-0463. PIR coral reef special permit, (1) 
application, estimated at 2 hr per application; and (2) special permit 
appeals, estimated at 3 hr per appeal (Sec.  665.602).
    7. Approved under 0648-0490. (1) PIR permit family of forms 
estimated at 0.5 hr per permit action; (2) experimental fishing 
permits, estimated at 2 hr per application (Sec. Sec.  665.13, 665.17, 
and 665.21(k)); and (3) appeals from permit actions estimated at 2 hr 
per permit appeal (Sec. Sec.  665.13, 665.21(k), 665.27, 665.41, 
665.61, and 665.81).
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA, (AA) finds good cause to waive prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment, as such notice and comment would be 
unnecessary. These procedures are unnecessary because no substantive 
changes are being made pursuant to this final rule. The only action 
currently being taken is to reorganize the western Pacific regulations 
into a new part, and to change the cross references to the previous 
part so as to reflect the reorganization. For the aforementioned 
reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 902

    Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

50 CFR Part 660

    Administrative practice and procedure, Fisheries, Fishing, Indians, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

50 CFR Part 665

    Administrative practice and procedure, American Samoa, Fisheries, 
Fishing, Guam, Hawaii, Hawaiian natives, Northern Mariana Islands, 
Pacific Remote Island Areas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: March 31, 2006.
James W. Balsiger,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.

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For the reasons set out in the preamble, 15 CFR chapter IX and 50 CFR 
chapter VI are amended as follows:

15 CFR CHAPTER IX

PART 902--NOAA INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE 
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT: OMB CONTROL NUMBERS

0
1. The authority citation for part 902 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.


0
2A. The table in ``902.1(b) is amended by removing the entries and 
corresponding OMB numbers under 50 CFR for Sec. Sec.  660.13, 660.14, 
660.16, 660.17, 660.21(k), 660.23, 660.24, 660.25, 660.27, 660.28, 
660.43, and 660.48.
0
B. The table in Sec.  902.1(b) is amended by adding new entries and 
corresponding OMB numbers under 50 CFR to read as follows:


Sec.  902.1  OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act.

* * * * *
    (b) Display.
* * * * *

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                                                          Current OMB
 CFR part or section where the information collection    control number
                requirement is located                    (all numbers
                                                       begin with 0648-)
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                                * * * * *
50 CFR
 
                                * * * * *
Sec.   665.13........................................              -0490
Sec.   665.14........................................              -0214
Sec.   665.16........................................              -0360
Sec.   665.17........................................    -0214 and -0490
Sec.   665.21(k).....................................              -0490
Sec.   665.23........................................              -0214
Sec.   665.24........................................              -0360
Sec.   665.25........................................              -0441
Sec.   665.27........................................              -0490
Sec.   665.28........................................              -0214
Sec.   665.35........................................              -0456
Sec.   665.41........................................              -0490
Sec.   665.43........................................              -0214
Sec.   665.48........................................              -0360
Sec.   665.61........................................              -0490
Sec.   665.63........................................              -0214
Sec.   665.65........................................              -0214
Sec.   665.81........................................              -0490
Sec.   665.602.......................................              -0463
Sec.   665.604.......................................              -0462
Sec.   665.606.......................................              -0360
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* * * * *

50 CFR CHAPTER VI

0
3. Add part 665 to read as follows:

PART 665--FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC

Subpart A--General
Sec.
665.1 Purpose and scope.
665.2 Relation to other laws.
665.3 Reporting and recordkeeping.

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

Subpart A--General


Sec.  665.1  Purpose and scope.

    (a) The regulations in this part govern fishing for Western Pacific 
fishery management unit species by vessels of the United States that 
operate or are based inside the outer boundary of the EEZ off Western 
Pacific States.
    (b) General regulations governing fishing by all vessels of the 
United States and by fishing vessels other than vessels of the United 
States are contained in part 600 of this chapter.
    (c) Regulations governing the harvest, possession, landing, 
purchase, and sale of shark fins are found at part 600, subpart N of 
this chapter.


Sec.  665.2  Relation to other laws.

    NMFS recognizes that any state law pertaining to vessels registered 
under the laws of that state while operating in the fisheries regulated 
under this part, and that is consistent with this part and

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the FMPs implemented by this part, shall continue in effect with 
respect to fishing activities regulated under this part.


Sec.  665.3  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    Except for fisheries subject to subparts D and F of this part, any 
person who is required to do so by applicable state law or regulation 
must make and/or file all reports of management unit species landings 
containing all data and in the exact manner required by applicable 
state law or regulation.

PART 660--FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES

0
4. The authority citation for 50 CFR part 660 continues to read as 
follows:

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

0
5. Revise the part heading for part 660 to read as set out above.

0
6. Redesignate subpart B, Sec. Sec.  660.11 through 660.18 as subpart 
B, Sec. Sec.  665.11 through 665.18, and redesignate subpart C, 
Sec. Sec.  660.21 through 660.38, as subpart C, Sec. Sec.  665.21 
through 665.38, and redesignate subpart D, Sec. Sec.  660.41 through 
660.54, as subpart D, Sec. Sec.  665.41 through 665.54, and redesignate 
subpart E, Sec. Sec.  660.61 through 660.69, as subpart E, Sec. Sec.  
665.61 through 665.69, and redesignate subpart F, Sec. Sec.  660.81 
through 660.89, as subpart F, Sec. Sec.  665.81 through 665.89, and 
redesignate subpart J, Sec. Sec.  660.601 through 660.609, as subpart 
G, Sec. Sec.  665.601 through 665.609, as follows:

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         Old subpart and  section             New subpart and  section
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Subpart B                                   Subpart B
Sec.   660.11.............................  Sec.   665.11
Sec.   660.12.............................  Sec.   665.12
Sec.   660.13.............................  Sec.   665.13
Sec.   660.14.............................  Sec.   665.14
Sec.   660.15.............................  Sec.   665.15
Sec.   660.16.............................  Sec.   665.16
Sec.   660.17.............................  Sec.   665.17
Sec.   660.18.............................  Sec.   665.18
Subpart C                                   Subpart C
Sec.   660.21.............................  Sec.   665.21
Sec.   660.22.............................  Sec.   665.22
Sec.   660.23.............................  Sec.   665.23
Sec.   660.24.............................  Sec.   665.24
Sec.   660.25.............................  Sec.   665.25
Sec.   660.26.............................  Sec.   665.26
Sec.   660.27.............................  Sec.   665.27
Sec.   660.28.............................  Sec.   665.28
Sec.   660.29.............................  Sec.   665.29
Sec.   660.30.............................  Sec.   665.30
Sec.   660.31.............................  Sec.   665.31
Sec.   660.32.............................  Sec.   665.32
Sec.   660.33.............................  Sec.   665.33
Sec.   660.34.............................  Sec.   665.34
Sec.   660.35.............................  Sec.   665.35
Sec.   660.36.............................  Sec.   665.36
Sec.   660.37.............................  Sec.   665.37
Sec.   660.38.............................  Sec.   665.38
Subpart D                                   Subpart D
Sec.   660.41.............................  Sec.   665.41
Sec.   660.42.............................  Sec.   665.42
Sec.   660.43.............................  Sec.   665.43
Sec.   660.44.............................  Sec.   665.44
Sec.   660.45.............................  Sec.   665.45
Sec.   660.46.............................  Sec.   665.46
Sec.   660.47.............................  Sec.   665.47
Sec.   660.48.............................  Sec.   665.48
Sec.   660.49.............................  Sec.   665.49
Sec.   660.50.............................  Sec.   665.50
Sec.   660.51.............................  Sec.   665.51
Sec.   660.52.............................  Sec.   665.52
Sec.   660.53.............................  Sec.   665.53
Sec.   660.54.............................  Sec.   665.54
Subpart E                                   Subpart E
Sec.   660.61.............................  Sec.   665.61
Sec.   660.62.............................  Sec.   665.62
Sec.   660.63.............................  Sec.   665.63
Sec.   660.64.............................  Sec.   665.64
Sec.   660.65.............................  Sec.   665.65
Sec.   660.66.............................  Sec.   665.66
Sec.   660.67.............................  Sec.   665.67
Sec.   660.68.............................  Sec.   665.68
Sec.   660.69.............................  Sec.   665.69
Subpart F                                   Subpart F
Sec.   660.81.............................  Sec.   665.81
Sec.   660.82.............................  Sec.   665.82
Sec.   660.83.............................  Sec.   665.83
Sec.   660.84.............................  Sec.   665.84
Sec.   660.85.............................  Sec.   665.85
Sec.   660.86.............................  Sec.   665.86
Sec.   660.87.............................  Sec.   665.87
Sec.   660.88.............................  Sec.   665.88
Sec.   660.89.............................  Sec.   665.89
Subpart J                                   Subpart G
Sec.   660.601............................  Sec.   665.601
Sec.   660.602............................  Sec.   665.602
Sec.   660.603............................  Sec.   665.603
Sec.   660.604............................  Sec.   665.604
Sec.   660.605............................  Sec.   665.605
Sec.   660.606............................  Sec.   665.606
Sec.   660.607............................  Sec.   665.607
Sec.   660.608............................  Sec.   665.608
Sec.   660.609............................  Sec.   665.609
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7. Revise Sec.  660.1(a) and 660.3 to read as follows:
* * * * *


Sec.  660.1  Purpose and scope.

    (a) The regulations in this part govern fishing for West Coast 
fishery management unit species by vessels of the United States that 
operate or are based inside the outer boundary of the EEZ off West 
Coast States.
* * * * *


Sec.  660.3  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    Any person who is required to do so by applicable state law or 
regulation must make and/or file all reports of management unit species 
landings containing all data and in the exact manner required by 
applicable state law or regulation.
* * * * *

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8. Redesignate Table 1 to part 660 as Table 1 to part 665, and revise 
the title to read as follows:

Table 1 to Part 665--Quotas for Precious Corals Permit Areas

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9. Redesignate Table 3 to part 660 as Table 2 to part 665, and revise 
the title to read as follows:

Table 2 to Part 665--Currently Harvested Coral Reef Taxa

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10. Redesignate Table 4 to part 660 as Table 3 to part 665, and revise 
the title to read as follows:

Table 3 to Part 665--Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa

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11. Redesignate Figure 1 to part 660 as Figure 1 to part 665, and 
revise the title to read as follows:

Figure 1 to Part 665--Carapace Length of Lobsters

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12. Redesignate Figure 2 to part 660 as Figure 2 to part 665, and 
revise the title to read as follows:

Figure 2 to Part 665--Length of Fishing Vessel

PART 665--[AMENDED]

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13. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.11 through 665.89, and in newly 
redesignated Sec.  665.601 through 665.609, remove ``part 660.'' and 
add ``part 665.'' wherever it appears.

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14. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.11, paragraphs (b) and (c), in 
Sec.  665.13, paragraphs (a), (c), and (g), and in Sec.  665.14, 
paragraphs (f) and (g), remove ``J'' and add ``G.''

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15. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.12, remove ``subparts B through F 
and subpart J'' and add ``subparts B through G.''

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16. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.13, paragraphs (f) and (i), remove 
``PIAO'' and add ``PIRO.''

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17. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.41, paragraphs (c) and (e)(2), 
remove ``Pacific Area Office'' and add ``Pacific Islands Regional 
Office.''

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18. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.41, paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2)(i), 
and (g)(2)(ii), remove ``Regional Director'' and add ``Regional 
Administrator.''

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19. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.12, in the definition of ``Pacific 
Islands Regional Office,'' remove ``(808) 973-2937'' and add ``(808) 
944-2200.''

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20. In newly redesignated Sec.  665.28, paragraph (i)(2)(ii), remove 
``Southwest Region'' and add ``Pacific Islands Region.''

[FR Doc. 06-3325 Filed 4-7-06; 8:45 am]
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