Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543, 46409-46410 [06-6895]

Download as PDF 46409 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Rules and Regulations State citation Title/subject * EPA approval date and citation 1 State effective date * * * * * Explanations * 1 In order to determine the EPA effective date for a specific provision that is listed in this table, consult the Federal Register cited in this column for that particular provision. * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. E6–13166 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE [Docket No. 060216045–6045–01; I.D. 080806G] Defense Acquisition Regulations System Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543 48 CFR Parts 212, 225, and 252 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule, notification of fishery assignments. AGENCY: RIN 0750-AF25 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contractor Personnel Authorized To Accompany U.S. Armed Forces (DFARS Case 2005–D013) Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: Interim rule; extension of comment period. ACTION: SUMMARY: DoD is extending the comment period for the interim rule published at 71 FR 34826 on June 16, 2006. The interim rule implements DoD policy regarding contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States. The comment period is extended to accommodate significant interest expressed with regard to the interim rule. The ending date for submission of comments is extended to September 18, 2006. DATES: Ms. Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3062. Telephone (703) 602–0328; facsimile (703) 602–0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2005–D013. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. E6–13280 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Aug 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the 2006 B season Atka mackerel fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the 2006 B season HLA limits established for areas 542 and 543 pursuant to the 2006 and 2007 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 9, 2006, until 1200 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. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A), owners and operators of vessels using trawl gear for directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the HLA are required to register with NMFS. Eleven vessels have registered with NMFS to fish in the B season HLA fisheries in areas 542 and/or 543. In order to reduce the amount of daily PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 catch in the HLA by about half and to disperse the fishery over time and in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(B), the Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has randomly assigned each vessel to the HLA directed fishery for Atka mackerel for which they have registered and is now notifying each vessel of its assignment. Vessels assigned to the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: Federal Fishery Permit number (FFP) 3400 Alaska Ranger, FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit, FFP 4093 Alaska Victory, FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior, FFP 4092 Constellation, and FFP 2800 U.S. Intrepid. Vessels assigned to the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 2443 Alaska Juris, FFP 1879 American No. 1, FFP 2134 Ocean Peace, FFP 3835 Seafisher, and FFP 2733 Seafreeze Alaska. Vessels assigned to the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 in accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 2443 Alaska Juris, FFP 2134 Ocean Peace, FFP 3835 Seafisher, and FFP 2733 Seafreeze Alaska. Vessels assigned to the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 in accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 3400 Alaska Ranger, FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit, FFP 4093 Alaska Victory, FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior, and FFP 4092 Constellation. Classification 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 requirement is unnecessary. This notice merely advises the owners of these vessels of the results of a random assignment required by regulation. The notice needs to occur immediately to notify the owner of each vessel of its assignment to allow these vessel owners to plan for participation in the B season HLA fisheries in areas 542 and/or 543. 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 E:\FR\FM\14AUR1.SGM 14AUR1 46410 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Rules and Regulations prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by §§ 679.20 and 679.22 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 9, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 156 (Monday, August 14, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46409-46410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-6895]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 060216045-6045-01; I.D. 080806G]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka 
Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543

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

ACTION: Temporary rule, notification of fishery assignments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered 
vessels of their assignments for the 2006 B season Atka mackerel 
fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian 
Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area 
(BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the 2006 B 
season HLA limits established for areas 542 and 543 pursuant to the 
2006 and 2007 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 9, 2006, 
until 1200 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.
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A), owners and operators 
of vessels using trawl gear for directed fishing for Atka mackerel in 
the HLA are required to register with NMFS. Eleven vessels have 
registered with NMFS to fish in the B season HLA fisheries in areas 542 
and/or 543. In order to reduce the amount of daily catch in the HLA by 
about half and to disperse the fishery over time and in accordance with 
Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii)(B), the Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, 
NMFS, has randomly assigned each vessel to the HLA directed fishery for 
Atka mackerel for which they have registered and is now notifying each 
vessel of its assignment.
    Vessels assigned to the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 in 
accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: Federal 
Fishery Permit number (FFP) 3400 Alaska Ranger, FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit, 
FFP 4093 Alaska Victory, FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior, FFP 4092 
Constellation, and FFP 2800 U.S. Intrepid.
    Vessels assigned to the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in 
accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 2443 
Alaska Juris, FFP 1879 American No. 1, FFP 2134 Ocean Peace, FFP 3835 
Seafisher, and FFP 2733 Seafreeze Alaska.
    Vessels assigned to the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 in 
accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 2443 
Alaska Juris, FFP 2134 Ocean Peace, FFP 3835 Seafisher, and FFP 2733 
Seafreeze Alaska.
    Vessels assigned to the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 in 
accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 3400 
Alaska Ranger, FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit, FFP 4093 Alaska Victory, FFP 
3423 Alaska Warrior, and FFP 4092 Constellation.

Classification

    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 requirement is unnecessary. This notice merely 
advises the owners of these vessels of the results of a random 
assignment required by regulation. The notice needs to occur 
immediately to notify the owner of each vessel of its assignment to 
allow these vessel owners to plan for participation in the B season HLA 
fisheries in areas 542 and/or 543.
    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

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prior notice and opportunity for public comment.
    This action is required by Sec. Sec.  679.20 and 679.22 and is 
exempt from review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: August 9, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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