Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the Quarter III Fishery for Loligo Squid, 52499-52500 [06-7427]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 6, 2006 / Rules and Regulations The Regulatory Secretariat, Room 4035, GSA Building, 1800 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20405, (202)501–4755, for information pertaining to status or publication schedules. For clarification of content, contact Mr. Stanley C. Langfeld, Director, Regulations Management Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, at (202) 501– 1737, or by e-mail at Stanley.langfeld@gsa.gov. Please cite FMR Case 2005–102–8, Amendment 2005–03, Technical Amendment.1 with ABAAS is required if the construction or alteration commenced after May 8, 2006. If the construction or alteration of a Federally-owned facility commenced on or before May 8, 2006, compliance with the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) is required. (2) For Federal lease-construction actions subject to the Architectural Barriers Act, where the Government expressly requires new construction to meet its needs, compliance with ABAAS is required for all such leases awarded on or after June 30, 2006. UFAS compliance is required for all such leases awarded before June 30, 2006. (3) For all other lease actions subject to the Architectural Barriers Act (other than those described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section), compliance with ABAAS is required for all such leases awarded pursuant to solicitations issued after February 6, 2007. UFAS compliance is required for all such leases awarded pursuant to solicitations issued on or before February 6, 2007. * * * * * List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 102–76 [FR Doc. E6–14727 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] unchanged with respect to Federal construction or alteration projects. The August 7, 2006, implementation date remains unchanged with respect to lease projects where new construction is required by the Government to meet its needs. Except as expressly modified by this final rule, all other terms and conditions of the Architectural Barriers Act standards remain in full force and effect. DATES: Effective Date: September 6, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal buildings and facilities. Dated: August 21, 2006. Lurita Doan, Administrator of General Services For the reasons set forth in the preamble, GSA amends 41 CFR chapter 102 as set forth below: Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the Quarter III Fishery for Loligo Squid 2. Amend section 102–76.65 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES § 102–76.65 What standards must facilities subject to the Architectural Barrier Act meet? (a) GSA adopts Appendices C and D to 36 CFR part 1191 (ABA Chapters 1 and 2, and Chapters 3 through 10) as the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABAAS). Facilities subject to the Architectural Barriers Act (other than facilities in 102–76.65(b) and (c)) must comply with ABAAS as set forth below: (1) For construction or alteration of Federally-owned facilities, compliance VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Sep 05, 2006 Jkt 205001 Percent Metric Tons1 Research Set-aside 1Quarterly allocations after 127.5 mt research set-aside deduction. 1. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 102–76 continues to read as follows: I Quarter 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 051209329–6046–02; I.D. 082806A] Authority: Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c); (in furtherance of the Administrator’s authorities under 40 U.S.C. 3301–3315 and elsewhere as included under 40 U.S.C. 581 and 583; E.O. 12411, 48 FR 13391, 3 CFR, 1983 Comp., p. 155; E.O. 12512, 50 FR 18453, 3 CFR, 1985 Comp., p. 340). TABLE. 1 Loligo SQUID QUARTERLY ALLOCATIONS. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 6820–RH–S PART 102–76—DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION I Don Frei, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9221, Fax 978–281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Loligo squid fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require specifications for maximum sustainable yield, initial optimum yield, allowable biological catch, domestic annual harvest (DAH), domestic annual processing, joint venture processing, and total allowable levels of foreign fishing for the species managed under the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The procedures for setting the annual initial specifications are described in § 648.21. The 2006 specification of DAH for Loligo squid was set at 16,872.4 mt (71 FR 10621, March 2, 2006). This amount is allocated by quarter, as shown below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I (Jan– Mar) II (Apr– Jun) III (Jul– Sep) IV (Oct– Dec) Total DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE I 52499 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the directed fishery for Loligo squid in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will be closed effective 0001 hours, September 2, 2006. Vessels issued a Federal permit to harvest Loligo squid may not retain or land more than 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) of Loligo squid per trip for the remainder of the quarter (through September 30, 2006). This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Quarter III quota and to allow for effective management of this stock. DATES: Effective 0001 hours, September 02, 2006, through 2400 hours, September 30, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33.23 5,606.70 N/A 17.61 2,971.30 N/A 17.3 2,918.90 N/A 31.86 100 5,375.60 16,872.50 N/A 127.5 Section 648.22 requires NMFS to close the directed Loligo squid fishery in the EEZ when 80 percent of the quarterly allocation is harvested in Quarters I, II, and III, and when 95 percent of the total annual DAH has been harvested. NMFS is further required to notify, in advance of the closure, the Executive Directors of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; mail notification of the closure to all holders of Loligo squid permits at least 72 hours before the effective date of the closure; provide adequate notice of the closure to recreational participants in the fishery; and publish notification of the closure in the Federal Register. The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS, based on dealer reports and other available information, has determined that 80 percent of the DAH for Loligo squid in Quarter III will be harvested. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, September 2, 2006, the directed fishery for Loligo squid is closed and vessels issued Federal permits for Loligo squid may not retain or land more than 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) of Loligo during a E:\FR\FM\06SER1.SGM 06SER1 52500 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 6, 2006 / Rules and Regulations calendar day. The directed fishery will reopen effective 0001 hours, October 1, 2006, when the Quarter IV quota becomes available. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 29, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–7427 Filed 8–30–06; 3:25 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 Classification [Docket No. 060216044–6044–01; I.D. 082906D] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of a closure. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 72 hours. This action is necessary to fully use the C season allowance of the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 31, 2006, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., September 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hogan, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonStevens 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. NMFS closed the directed fishery for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA under § 679.20(d)(1)(iii) on August VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Sep 05, 2006 Jkt 205001 28, 2006 (71 FR 51532, August 30, 2006). NMFS has determined that approximately 6,500 mt of pollock remain in the directed fishing allowance. Therefore, in accordance with § 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C) and (a)(2)(iii)(D), and to fully utilize the C season allowance of the 2006 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 610, NMFS is terminating the previous closure and is reopening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance will be reached after 72 hours. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., September 3, 2006. After the effective date of this closure, the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. 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 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 the opening of pollock in Statistical Area 610 of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of August 28, 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 § 679.25 and § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 30, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–7425 Filed 8–30–06; 3:25 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 060216044–6044–01; I.D. 082906C] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of a closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 72 hours. This action is necessary to fully use the C season allowance of the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock specified for Statistical Area 620 of the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 31, 2006, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., September 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonStevens 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. NMFS closed the directed fishery for pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the GOA under § 679.20(d)(1)(iii) on August 28, 2006, it will publish August 31, 2006. NMFS has determined that approximately 2,900 mt of pollock remain in the directed fishing allowance. Therefore, in accordance with § 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C) and (a)(2)(iii)(D), and to fully utilize the C season allowance of the 2006 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 620, NMFS is terminating the previous closure and is reopening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the GOA. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance will be reached after 72 hours. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 of the E:\FR\FM\06SER1.SGM 06SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 6, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52499-52500]
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 648

[Docket No. 051209329-6046-02; I.D. 082806A]


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, 
Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the Quarter III Fishery for 
Loligo Squid

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

ACTION: Closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the directed fishery for Loligo squid in 
the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will be closed effective 0001 hours, 
September 2, 2006. Vessels issued a Federal permit to harvest Loligo 
squid may not retain or land more than 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) of Loligo 
squid per trip for the remainder of the quarter (through September 30, 
2006). This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding 
its Quarter III quota and to allow for effective management of this 
stock.

DATES: Effective 0001 hours, September 02, 2006, through 2400 hours, 
September 30, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-281-9221, Fax 978-281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Loligo squid 
fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require 
specifications for maximum sustainable yield, initial optimum yield, 
allowable biological catch, domestic annual harvest (DAH), domestic 
annual processing, joint venture processing, and total allowable levels 
of foreign fishing for the species managed under the Atlantic Mackerel, 
Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The procedures for 
setting the annual initial specifications are described in Sec.  
648.21.
    The 2006 specification of DAH for Loligo squid was set at 16,872.4 
mt (71 FR 10621, March 2, 2006). This amount is allocated by quarter, 
as shown below.

              Table. 1 Loligo Squid Quarterly Allocations.
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                                                      Metric    Research
                Quarter                   Percent    Tons\1\   Set-aside
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                  I (Jan-Mar)                33.23   5,606.70        N/A
                  II (Apr-Jun)               17.61   2,971.30        N/A
                  III (Jul-Sep)               17.3   2,918.90        N/A
                  IV (Oct-Dec)               31.86   5,375.60        N/A
                  Total                        100  16,872.50      127.5
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\1\Quarterly allocations after 127.5 mt research set-aside deduction.

    Section 648.22 requires NMFS to close the directed Loligo squid 
fishery in the EEZ when 80 percent of the quarterly allocation is 
harvested in Quarters I, II, and III, and when 95 percent of the total 
annual DAH has been harvested. NMFS is further required to notify, in 
advance of the closure, the Executive Directors of the Mid-Atlantic, 
New England, and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; mail 
notification of the closure to all holders of Loligo squid permits at 
least 72 hours before the effective date of the closure; provide 
adequate notice of the closure to recreational participants in the 
fishery; and publish notification of the closure in the Federal 
Register. The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS, based on dealer 
reports and other available information, has determined that 80 percent 
of the DAH for Loligo squid in Quarter III will be harvested. 
Therefore, effective 0001 hours, September 2, 2006, the directed 
fishery for Loligo squid is closed and vessels issued Federal permits 
for Loligo squid may not retain or land more than 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) 
of Loligo during a

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calendar day. The directed fishery will reopen effective 0001 hours, 
October 1, 2006, when the Quarter IV quota becomes available.

Classification

    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: August 29, 2006.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7427 Filed 8-30-06; 3:25 pm]
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