Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2006 Tilefish Commercial Fishery, 41177-41178 [06-6374]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Rules and Regulations (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 83.100, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: June 21, 2006. Michael K. Buckley, Deputy Director, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E6–11510 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] must be included when including clauses and provisions in contracts and solicitations. BILLING CODE 9110–12–P List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 652 Government procurement. I Accordingly, 48 CFR part 652 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: DEPARTMENT OF STATE PART 652—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 48 CFR Part 652 I 1. The authority citation for part 652 continues to read as follows: [Public Notice 5469] Authority: 40 U.S.C. 486(c); 22 U.S.C. 2658. RIN 1400–AB90 652.228–70 Department of State Acquisition Regulation; Correction SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final regulation published in the Federal Register of Friday, June 16, 2006 (71 FR 34836). The regulations related to changes to the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR). DATES: Effective on July 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gladys Gines, 703–516–1691 (not a tollfree call); e-mail: ginesgg@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections concerned the application of the Small Business Act to contracts awarded by domestic contracting activities where contract performance takes place overseas; and revised the coverage regarding the Defense Base Act. A new solicitation provision was added at 48 CFR 652.228–70, Defense Base Act—Covered Contractor Employees, and the contract clause and solicitation provision at 652.228–71, Workers’ Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act)—Services, and 652.228–74, Defense Base Act Insurance Rates—Limitation, were revised accordingly. wwhite on PROD1PC76 with RULES Need for Correction As published, the final regulations did not include the dates of the clause and provisions at §§ 652.228–70, 652.228–71, and 652.228–74. Since contract clauses and solicitation provisions are subject to revision from time to time, all clauses and provisions are dated. To avoid confusion concerning which version of any provision or clause is operative in any given solicitation or contract, the date 18:09 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 2. Amend the date in the heading of the provision at § 652.228–70, Defense Base Act—Covered Contractor Employees, by removing ‘‘(MO/YR)’’ and inserting ‘‘(JUN 2006)’’ in its place. I Department of State. ACTION: Correcting amendments. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 [Amended] 652.228–71 [Amended] 3. Amend the date in the heading of the clause at § 652.228–71, Workers’ Compensation Insurance (Defense Base Act)—Services, by removing ‘‘(MO/YR)’’ and inserting ‘‘(JUN 2006)’’ in its place. I 652.228–74 [Amended] 4. Amend the date of the heading of the provision at § 652.228–74, Defense Base Act Insurance Rates—Limitation, by removing the reference ‘‘(MO/YR)’’ and inserting ‘‘(JUN 2006)’’ in its place. I Dated: July 13, 2006. Kimberly Triplett, Procurement Analyst, Bureau of Administration, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–11558 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [I.D. 071706B] Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2006 Tilefish Commercial Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS closes the commercial fishery for tilefish in the exclusive PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 41177 economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. NMFS has determined that the tilefish quota for the commercial fishery will have been reached by July 21, 2006. This closure is necessary to protect the tilefish resource. DATES: Closure is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 22, 2006, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Rueter, telephone 727–824–5350, fax 727–824–5308, e-mail Jason.Rueter@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reef fish fishery of the Gulf of Mexico is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. Those regulations set the commercial quota for tilefish in the Gulf of Mexico at 440,000 lb (199,581 kg) for the current fishing year, January 1 through December 31, 2006. Under 50 CFR 622.43(a), NMFS is required to close the commercial fishery for a species or species group when the quota for that species or species group is reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification to that effect in the Federal Register. Based on current statistics, NMFS has determined that the available commercial quota of 440,000 lb (199,581 kg) for tilefish will be reached on or before July 21, 2006. Accordingly, NMFS is closing the commercial tilefish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico EEZ from 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 22, 2006, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2007. The operator of a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for Gulf reef fish having tilefish aboard must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such tilefish prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 22, 2006. During the closure, the bag and possession limits specified in 50 CFR 622.39(b) apply to all harvest or possession of tilefish in or from the Gulf of Mexico EEZ, and the sale or purchase of tilefish taken from the EEZ is prohibited. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not apply to sale or purchase of tilefish that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 22, 2006, and were held in cold storage by a dealer or processor. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained E:\FR\FM\20JYR1.SGM 20JYR1 41178 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Rules and Regulations from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, finds that the need to immediately implement this action to close the fishery constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Similarly, there is a need to implement these measures in a timely fashion to prevent an overrun of the commercial quota of Gulf of Mexico tilefish, given the capacity of the fishing fleet to harvest the quota quickly. Any delay in implementing this action would be impractical and contrary to the Magnuson-Steven Act, the FMP, and the public interest. For these same reasons, NMFS finds good cause that the implementation of this action cannot be delayed for 30 days. Accordingly, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d), a delay in the effective date is waived. This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 17, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–6374 Filed 7–17–06; 2:17 pm] wwhite on PROD1PC76 with RULES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 060216045–6045–01; I.D. 071706A] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Squid in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; prohibition of retention. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of squid in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). NMFS is requiring that catch of squid in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury. This action is necessary because the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of squid in the BSAI has been reached. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 17, 2006, until 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hogan, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 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 squid TAC in the BSAI is 1,084 metric tons as established by the PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2006 and 2007 final harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (71 FR 10894, March 3, 2006). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(2), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that the 2006 squid TAC in the BSAI has been reached. Therefore, NMFS is requiring that further catches of squid in the BSAI be treated as a prohibited species in accordance with § 679.21(b). Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, (AA), finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such a requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This requirement is impracticable and contrary to the public interest as it would prevent NMFS from responding to the most recent fisheries data in a timely fashion and would delay prohibiting retention of squid in the BSAI. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of July 14, 2006. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This finding is based upon the reasons provided above for waiver of prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 17, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–6375 Filed 7–17–06; 2:17 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\20JYR1.SGM 20JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 139 (Thursday, July 20, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[I.D. 071706B]


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2006 Tilefish 
Commercial Fishery

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS closes the commercial fishery for tilefish in the 
exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. NMFS has 
determined that the tilefish quota for the commercial fishery will have 
been reached by July 21, 2006. This closure is necessary to protect the 
tilefish resource.

DATES: Closure is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, July 22, 2006, 
until 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Rueter, telephone 727-824-5350, 
fax 727-824-5308, e-mail Jason.Rueter@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reef fish fishery of the Gulf of Mexico 
is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish 
Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf 
of Mexico Fishery Management Council and is implemented under the 
authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. Those 
regulations set the commercial quota for tilefish in the Gulf of Mexico 
at 440,000 lb (199,581 kg) for the current fishing year, January 1 
through December 31, 2006.
    Under 50 CFR 622.43(a), NMFS is required to close the commercial 
fishery for a species or species group when the quota for that species 
or species group is reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a 
notification to that effect in the Federal Register. Based on current 
statistics, NMFS has determined that the available commercial quota of 
440,000 lb (199,581 kg) for tilefish will be reached on or before July 
21, 2006. Accordingly, NMFS is closing the commercial tilefish fishery 
in the Gulf of Mexico EEZ from 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 22, 
2006, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on January 1, 2007. The operator of 
a vessel with a valid commercial vessel permit for Gulf reef fish 
having tilefish aboard must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold 
such tilefish prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 22, 2006.
    During the closure, the bag and possession limits specified in 50 
CFR 622.39(b) apply to all harvest or possession of tilefish in or from 
the Gulf of Mexico EEZ, and the sale or purchase of tilefish taken from 
the EEZ is prohibited. The prohibition on sale or purchase does not 
apply to sale or purchase of tilefish that were harvested, landed 
ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, July 22, 2006, and 
were held in cold storage by a dealer or processor.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained

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from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, 
finds that the need to immediately implement this action to close the 
fishery constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide 
prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the 
authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such procedures would be 
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Similarly, there is a 
need to implement these measures in a timely fashion to prevent an 
overrun of the commercial quota of Gulf of Mexico tilefish, given the 
capacity of the fishing fleet to harvest the quota quickly. Any delay 
in implementing this action would be impractical and contrary to the 
Magnuson-Steven Act, the FMP, and the public interest. For these same 
reasons, NMFS finds good cause that the implementation of this action 
cannot be delayed for 30 days. Accordingly, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d), a 
delay in the effective date is waived.
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: July 17, 2006.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-6374 Filed 7-17-06; 2:17 pm]
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