Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, 43446-43447 [E6-12271]

Download as PDF 43446 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 147 / Tuesday, August 1, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Cash Deposits Requirements Bonding will no longer be permitted to fulfill security requirements for shipments from Toscelik of subject merchandise from Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption in the United States on or after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 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E6–12372 Filed 7–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072606J] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for an exemption from the days-at-sea (DAS) requirements of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP), for the purpose of testing the ability of specific fish traps to catch haddock, contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the FMP. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to issue an EFP that would allow vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is DA6l210@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: ‘‘Comments on UNH Haddock Trap (DA6–210).’’ Written comments should be sent to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on UNH Haddock Trap (DA6–210).’’ Comments may also be sent via facsimile (fax) to (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moira Kelly, Fishery Management Specialist, phone: (978) 281–9218, fax: (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A complete application for an EFP was submitted by Dr. Ken La Valley of the University of New Hampshire, on July 7, 2006. The EFP would exempt one federally permitted commercial fishing vessel from the following requirement of the FMP: NE multispecies DAS requirements, specified at 50 CFR 648.82(a). This project is funded by the Northeast Consortium. UNH has requested an exemption from the DAS requirements in order to test the effectiveness of two demersal fish trap designs, i.e., Pacific and Norwegian cod pots, modified for catching Atlantic haddock of a larger size and condition for use in the live fish market. A DAS exemption is requested in order to allow the exempted fishing vessel to economically assist in this research, because no fish will be retained or landed. The Norwegian two-chamber fish pot has two fairly wide entrance funnels leading into the lower chamber, with a narrow entrance leading to an upper chamber. Typically, a bait bag is fixed with squid for cod on a string or longline at varying depths. This fish trap would be modified to use vertical mounted triggers to allow easy entrance while providing an increased internal volume available for fish compared to the Norwegian design. The Pacific cod pot is a 6 ft x 6 ft x 3 ft (1.83 m x 1.83 m x .91 m) design that has triggers on three sides of the pot to allow increased opportunities to enter the trap, with shallow leads leading to the tunnel eye. The Pacific trap would be modified to a collapsible version that would also E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 147 / Tuesday, August 1, 2006 / Notices incorporate vertical mounted triggers instead of horizontal triggers typically used for cod. Haddock specific baits would also be tested during the project. In addition, an underwater video camera would be used to document haddock behavior in and around each trap design. The camera would be deployed with an onboard auxiliary group from a significant distance from test site, so as not to influence behavior with the lights. A total of 12 traps would be deployed, and 10–14 hauls would be made, with an average soak time of 24 hrs, over 10 days. The gear testing would take place in the Gulf of Maine (GOM), northeast of the Western GOM Closure Area. The researchers intend to target haddock, but anticipate some incidental catch of Atlantic cod, pollock, redfish, and spiny dogfish. Once caught, fish would be sorted by species, measured, weighed, and returned to the water. No fish, shellfish, or other animals would be retained. The researchers estimate that less than 1,000 lb (453.59 kg) of haddock and less than 500 lb (226.80 kg) of all incidental species would be collected and returned to the water. The intent is for this project to take place between August and November 2006. The applicant may place requests for minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and result in only a minimal change in the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. In accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216– 6, a Categorical Exclusion or other appropriate NEPA document would be completed prior to the issuance of the EFP. Further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. After publication of this document in the Federal Register, the EFP, if approved, may become effective following a 15-day public comment period. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 26, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12271 Filed 7–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:04 Jul 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 050906238–5238–01; I.D. 090705E] RIN 0648–ZB68 2006 Monkfish Research Set-aside Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; reallocation of set-aside days-at-sea. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS notifies the public of the reallocation of monkfish research days-at-sea (DAS) as exempted DAS. These are DAS that were set aside under the 2006 Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, but were not distributed through the NOAA grant process. These exempted DAS may be used for the conduct of monkfish related research activities during fishing year (FY) 2006 (May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007). Requests for a monkfish DAS exemption must be submitted with a complete application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP). DATES: Projects involving the use of exempted DAS under this program must be completed prior to the end of FY 2006, on April 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Applications for an EFP must be sent to the Regional Administrator (RA), NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Ferreira, Fishery Policy Analyst, by phone 978–281–9103, by fax 978– 281–9135, or by e-mail at allison.ferreira@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Amendment 2 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (70 FR 21927, April 28, 2005), established the Monkfish RSA Program, which annually sets aside 500 monkfish DAS from the total number of monkfish DAS allocated to limited access monkfish vessels to be used for cooperative monkfish research programs. Amendment 2 also established a Monkfish Exemption Program, which requires the RA to reallocate as exempted DAS any monkfish research DAS not allocated through the Monkfish RSA Program. These exempted DAS may be then used by vessels for the conduct of monkfish research activities during the current fishing year (e.g., FY 2006). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43447 On September 13, 2005, NMFS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the 2006 Monkfish RSA Program (70 FR 54028), and solicited proposals for monkfish research activities to be conducted under this RSA program. Three proposals were received as part of this solicitation, and two were granted awards totaling 137.5 monkfish research DAS. As a result, there are 362.5 DAS available to be reallocated as exempted DAS during FY 2006. Therefore, the RA, pursuant to the regulations governing the monkfish fishery at 50 CFR 648.92(c)(1)(v), reallocates these unused research DAS from the FY 2006 Monkfish RSA Program, as exempted DAS, that may be used for the conduct of monkfish research projects during FY 2006. All requests for monkfish DAS exemptions under the Monkfish DAS Exemption Program must be submitted to the RA along with a complete application for an EFP. The requirements for submitting a complete EFP application are provided in the regulations implementing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act at § 600.745(b). Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. This document contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The information requested in an EFP application has been approved under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control number 0648–0309. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any 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 of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 26, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12365 Filed 7–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 072606J]


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic 
Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable 
Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) 
has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing 
Permit (EFP) application from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for 
an exemption from the days-at-sea (DAS) requirements of the Northeast 
(NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP), for the purpose of 
testing the ability of specific fish traps to catch haddock, contains 
all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The 
Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary 
determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be 
consistent with the goals and objectives of the FMP. However, further 
review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination 
is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant 
Regional Administrator proposes to issue an EFP that would allow 
vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by 
the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United 
States.
    Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act require publication of this notification to provide 
interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for 
proposed EFPs.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted by e-mail. The 
mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is DA6_210@noaa.gov. 
Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following 
document identifier: ``Comments on UNH Haddock Trap (DA6-210).'' 
Written comments should be sent to Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional 
Administrator, NMFS, Northeast Regional Office, 1 Blackburn Drive, 
Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ``Comments on 
UNH Haddock Trap (DA6-210).'' Comments may also be sent via facsimile 
(fax) to (978) 281-9135.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moira Kelly, Fishery Management 
Specialist, phone: (978) 281-9218, fax: (978) 281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A complete application for an EFP was 
submitted by Dr. Ken La Valley of the University of New Hampshire, on 
July 7, 2006. The EFP would exempt one federally permitted commercial 
fishing vessel from the following requirement of the FMP: NE 
multispecies DAS requirements, specified at 50 CFR 648.82(a). This 
project is funded by the Northeast Consortium.
    UNH has requested an exemption from the DAS requirements in order 
to test the effectiveness of two demersal fish trap designs, i.e., 
Pacific and Norwegian cod pots, modified for catching Atlantic haddock 
of a larger size and condition for use in the live fish market. A DAS 
exemption is requested in order to allow the exempted fishing vessel to 
economically assist in this research, because no fish will be retained 
or landed.
    The Norwegian two-chamber fish pot has two fairly wide entrance 
funnels leading into the lower chamber, with a narrow entrance leading 
to an upper chamber. Typically, a bait bag is fixed with squid for cod 
on a string or longline at varying depths. This fish trap would be 
modified to use vertical mounted triggers to allow easy entrance while 
providing an increased internal volume available for fish compared to 
the Norwegian design. The Pacific cod pot is a 6 ft x 6 ft x 3 ft (1.83 
m x 1.83 m x .91 m) design that has triggers on three sides of the pot 
to allow increased opportunities to enter the trap, with shallow leads 
leading to the tunnel eye. The Pacific trap would be modified to a 
collapsible version that would also

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incorporate vertical mounted triggers instead of horizontal triggers 
typically used for cod.
    Haddock specific baits would also be tested during the project. In 
addition, an underwater video camera would be used to document haddock 
behavior in and around each trap design. The camera would be deployed 
with an onboard auxiliary group from a significant distance from test 
site, so as not to influence behavior with the lights.
    A total of 12 traps would be deployed, and 10-14 hauls would be 
made, with an average soak time of 24 hrs, over 10 days. The gear 
testing would take place in the Gulf of Maine (GOM), northeast of the 
Western GOM Closure Area.
    The researchers intend to target haddock, but anticipate some 
incidental catch of Atlantic cod, pollock, redfish, and spiny dogfish. 
Once caught, fish would be sorted by species, measured, weighed, and 
returned to the water. No fish, shellfish, or other animals would be 
retained. The researchers estimate that less than 1,000 lb (453.59 kg) 
of haddock and less than 500 lb (226.80 kg) of all incidental species 
would be collected and returned to the water. The intent is for this 
project to take place between August and November 2006.
    The applicant may place requests for minor modifications and 
extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and 
extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed 
essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and result 
in only a minimal change in the scope or impact of the initially 
approved EFP request. In accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-
6, a Categorical Exclusion or other appropriate NEPA document would be 
completed prior to the issuance of the EFP. Further review and 
consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to 
issue the EFP. After publication of this document in the Federal 
Register, the EFP, if approved, may become effective following a 15-day 
public comment period.

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

    Dated: July 26, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-12271 Filed 7-31-06; 8:45 am]
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