Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Texas Closure, 38797 [06-6098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 131 / Monday, July 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations contribute based only on such entity’s projected collected interstate end-user telecommunications revenues, net of projected contributions. For purposes of this paragraph, an ‘‘entity’’ shall refer to the entity that is subject to the universal service reporting requirements in § 54.711 and shall include all of that entity’s affiliated providers of interstate and international telecommunications and telecommunications services. * * * * * I 6. Amend § 54.708 by adding a new sentence after the first sentence to read as follows: annual closure of the shrimp fishery in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off Texas. The closure is normally from May 15 to July 15 each year. For 2006, the closure began on May 15, and will end at 30 minutes after sunset on July 10. The Texas closure is intended to prohibit the harvest of brown shrimp during their major emigration from Texas estuaries to the Gulf of Mexico so the shrimp may reach a larger, more valuable size and to prevent the waste of brown shrimp that would be discarded in fishing operations because of their small size. § 54.708 DATES: De minimis exemption. * * * The foregoing notwithstanding, all interconnected VoIP providers, including those whose contributions would be de minimis, must file the Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet. * * * I 7. Amend § 54.712 by revising the section heading and paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 54.712 Contributor recovery of universal service costs from end users. (a) Federal universal service contribution costs may be recovered through interstate telecommunicationsrelated charges to end users. If a contributor chooses to recover its federal universal service contribution costs through a line item on a customer’s bill the amount of the federal universal service line-item charge may not exceed the interstate telecommunications portion of that customer’s bill times the relevant contribution factor. * * * * * [FR Doc. 06–6059 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [I.D. 070306A] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Texas Closure National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Adjustment of the ending date of the Texas closure. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces an adjustment to the ending date of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Jul 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 38797 Classification This action is authorized by 50 CFR 622.34(h)(2) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 3, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–6098 Filed 7–5–06; 2:20 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The EEZ off Texas is open to trawl fishing from 30 minutes after sunset on July 10, 2006. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dr. Steve Branstetter, 727–824–5305; fax: 727–824–5308; e-mail: Steve.Branstetter@noaa.gov. 50 CFR Part 679 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 622 under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The EEZ off Texas is normally closed to all trawling each year from 30 minutes after sunset on May 15 to 30 minutes after sunset on July 15. The regulations at 50 CFR 622.34(h) describe the area of the Texas closure and provide for adjustments to the beginning and ending dates by the Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, under procedures and restrictions specified in the FMP. The beginning and ending dates of the Texas closure are based on biological sampling by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The closure date is established based on projected times that brown shrimp in Texas bays and estuaries will reach a mean size of 90 mm, and begin strong emigrations out of the bays and estuaries during maximum duration ebb tides. The waters off Texas are re-opened to shrimping when projections indicate that brown shrimp will reach a mean size of 112 mm, in concurrence with maximum duration ebb tides. Biological data collected by TPDW indicate that the criteria to end the Texas closure will be met on July 10, 2006. Accordingly, the time and date for ending the Texas closure is changed from 30 minutes after sunset on July 15, 2006, to 30 minutes after sunset on July 10, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. 060216045–6045–01; I.D. 070506A] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Eastern Aleutian District of 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 ocean perch in the Eastern Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2006 Pacific ocean perch total allowable catch (TAC) in the Eastern Aleutian District of the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 5, 2006, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI 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. Regulations governing fishing by U.S. vessels in accordance with the FMP appear at subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 and 50 CFR part 679. The 2006 Pacific ocean perch TAC in the Eastern Aleutian District of the BSAI is 2,849 metric tons (mt) as established by the 2006 and 2007 final harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (71 FR 10894, March 3, 2006). E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM 10JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 131 (Monday, July 10, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 38797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-6098]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[I.D. 070306A]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Texas Closure

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

ACTION: Adjustment of the ending date of the Texas closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces an adjustment to the ending date of the annual 
closure of the shrimp fishery in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off 
Texas. The closure is normally from May 15 to July 15 each year. For 
2006, the closure began on May 15, and will end at 30 minutes after 
sunset on July 10. The Texas closure is intended to prohibit the 
harvest of brown shrimp during their major emigration from Texas 
estuaries to the Gulf of Mexico so the shrimp may reach a larger, more 
valuable size and to prevent the waste of brown shrimp that would be 
discarded in fishing operations because of their small size.

DATES: The EEZ off Texas is open to trawl fishing from 30 minutes after 
sunset on July 10, 2006.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery is managed 
under the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of 
Mexico (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council and is implemented by regulations at 50 CFR part 622 
under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act. The EEZ off Texas is normally closed to all trawling 
each year from 30 minutes after sunset on May 15 to 30 minutes after 
sunset on July 15. The regulations at 50 CFR 622.34(h) describe the 
area of the Texas closure and provide for adjustments to the beginning 
and ending dates by the Regional Administrator, Southeast Region, NMFS, 
under procedures and restrictions specified in the FMP.
    The beginning and ending dates of the Texas closure are based on 
biological sampling by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The 
closure date is established based on projected times that brown shrimp 
in Texas bays and estuaries will reach a mean size of 90 mm, and begin 
strong emigrations out of the bays and estuaries during maximum 
duration ebb tides. The waters off Texas are re-opened to shrimping 
when projections indicate that brown shrimp will reach a mean size of 
112 mm, in concurrence with maximum duration ebb tides. Biological data 
collected by TPDW indicate that the criteria to end the Texas closure 
will be met on July 10, 2006. Accordingly, the time and date for ending 
the Texas closure is changed from 30 minutes after sunset on July 15, 
2006, to 30 minutes after sunset on July 10, 2006.

Classification

    This action is authorized by 50 CFR 622.34(h)(2) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: July 3, 2006.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-6098 Filed 7-5-06; 2:20 pm]
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