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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 174 / Friday, September 8, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees. 237.171–3 Policy. (a) Each DoD contract in which contractor personnel, in the course of their duties, interact with detainees shall include a requirement that such contractor personnel— (1) Receive Government-provided training regarding the international obligations and laws of the United States applicable to the detention of personnel, including the Geneva Conventions; and (2) Provide a copy of the training receipt document to the contractor. (b) The combatant commander responsible for the area where the detention or interrogation facility is located will arrange for the training and a training receipt document to be provided to contractor personnel. For information on combatant commander geographic areas of responsibility and point of contact information for each command, see PGI 237.171–3(b). PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 252.212–7001 [Amended] personnel who have completed the training. (2)(i) The Contractor shall arrange for its personnel interacting with detainees to— (A) Receive the training specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause— (1) Prior to interacting with detainees, or as soon as possible if, for compelling reasons, the Contracting Officer authorizes interaction with detainees prior to receipt of such training; and (2) Annually thereafter; and (B) Provide a copy of the training receipt document specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this clause to the Contractor for retention. (ii) To make these arrangements, the following points of contact apply: [Contracting Officer to insert applicable point of contact information cited in PGI 237.171–3(b).] (3) The Contractor shall retain a copy of the training receipt document(s) provided in accordance with paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this clause until the contract is closed, or 3 years after all work required by the contract has been completed and accepted by the Government, whichever is sooner. (c) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts that may require subcontractor personnel to interact with detainees in the course of their duties. * * * * * 3. Section 252.212–7001 is amended as follows: I a. By revising the clause date to read ‘‘(SEP 2006)’’; and I b. In paragraphs (b)(18) and (c)(2) by removing ‘‘(SEP 2005)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘(SEP 2006)’’. I 4. Section 252.237–7019 is amended by revising the clause date and paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as follows: [FR Doc. E6–14897 Filed 9–7–06; 8:45 am] 252.237–7019 Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration As prescribed in 237.171–4, use the following clause: 50 CFR Part 648 Training For Contractor Personnel Interacting With Detainees (SEP 2006) [Docket No. 060314069–6069–01; I.D. 083106A] * Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Closed Area II Scallop Access Area to Scallop Vessels rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES I * * * * (b) Training requirement. This clause implements Section 1092 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108–375). (1) The Combatant Commander responsible for the area where a detention or interrogation facility is located will arrange for training to be provided to contractor personnel interacting with detainees. The training will address the international obligations and laws of the United States applicable to the detention of personnel, including the Geneva Conventions. The Combatant Commander will arrange for a training receipt document to be provided to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Sep 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the closure of the Closed Area II Scallop Access Area (CAII) to scallop vessels until February 28, 2007. This closure, effective 0001 hours on September 6, PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53049 2006, is based on a determination by the Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (RA), that scallop vessels are projected to catch the yellowtail flounder (YT) bycatch total allowable catch (TAC) for CAII by September 6, 2006. Upon closure, scallop vessels are prohibited from being in CAII until February 28, 2007. This action is being taken to prevent the scallop fleet from exceeding the YT TAC allocated to CAII during the 2006 fishing year in accordance with the regulations implemented under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP), Northeast (NE) Multispecies FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. DATES: The closure of CAII to all scallop vessels is effective 0001 hr local time, September 6, 2006, until February 28, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Silva, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9326, fax (978) 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Commercial scallop vessels fishing in scallop access areas are allocated 9.8 percent of the annual YT TACs established in the Northeast (NE) Multispecies FMP. Given current fishing effort by scallop vessels in CAII, the RA has made a determination that the CAII YT TAC is projected to be taken by September 6, 2006. Pursuant to 50 CFR 648.60(a)(5)(ii)(C) and 648.85(c)(3)(ii), this Federal Register notice notifies scallop vessel owners that, effective 0001 hours on September 6, 2006, scallop vessels are prohibited from being in CAII until February 28, 2007. If a vessel with a limited access scallop permit has an unused trip(s) into CAII closed by the YT TAC, it will be allocated 5.4 additional open areas DAS for each unused trip. If a vessel has an unused compensation trip(s), it will be allocated additional open area DAS based on estimated catch rates for CAII. The conversion rate from access area DAS to open area DAS for CAII is 0.45 per open area DAS. An access area DAS is equal to 682 kg (1,500 lb). A separate letter will be sent to notify vessel owners of their allocations for unused complete and/or compensation trips in CAII. Classification This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. This action closes CAII to scallop vessels until February 28, 2007. The regulations at 50 CFR 648.60(a)(5)(ii)(C) and 648.85(c)(3)(ii) require such action to ensure that scallop vessels do not E:\FR\FM\08SER1.SGM 08SER1 53050 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 174 / Friday, September 8, 2006 / Rules and Regulations rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES take more YT than set aside for the scallop fishery. CAII opened for the 2006 fishing year on June 15, 2006. Data indicating the scallop fleet has taken, or is projected to take, all of CAII YT TAC has only recently become available. To allow scallop vessels to continue to take trips in CAII during the period necessary to publish and receive comments on a proposed rule would result in vessels taking much more YT than allocated to the scallop fleet. Excessive YT harvest from CAII would VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Sep 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 result in excessive fishing effort on the Georges Bank YT stock, where tight effort controls are critical for the rebuilding program. Should excessive fishing effort occur, future management measures may need to be more restrictive. Based on the above, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), proposed rule making is waived because it would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest to allow a period for public comment. Furthermore, for the same reasons, there is good cause under 5 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 U.S.C 553(d)(3) to waive the 30-day delayed effectiveness period for this action. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 1, 2006. Alan D. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 174 (Friday, September 8, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 53049-53050]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-7513]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 060314069-6069-01; I.D. 083106A]


Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea 
Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Closed Area II Scallop Access Area to 
Scallop Vessels

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the closure of the Closed Area II Scallop 
Access Area (CAII) to scallop vessels until February 28, 2007. This 
closure, effective 0001 hours on September 6, 2006, is based on a 
determination by the Regional Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS 
(RA), that scallop vessels are projected to catch the yellowtail 
flounder (YT) bycatch total allowable catch (TAC) for CAII by September 
6, 2006. Upon closure, scallop vessels are prohibited from being in 
CAII until February 28, 2007. This action is being taken to prevent the 
scallop fleet from exceeding the YT TAC allocated to CAII during the 
2006 fishing year in accordance with the regulations implemented under 
the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP), Northeast (NE) 
Multispecies FMP and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act.

DATES: The closure of CAII to all scallop vessels is effective 0001 hr 
local time, September 6, 2006, until February 28, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Silva, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9326, fax (978) 281-9135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Commercial scallop vessels fishing in 
scallop access areas are allocated 9.8 percent of the annual YT TACs 
established in the Northeast (NE) Multispecies FMP. Given current 
fishing effort by scallop vessels in CAII, the RA has made a 
determination that the CAII YT TAC is projected to be taken by 
September 6, 2006. Pursuant to 50 CFR 648.60(a)(5)(ii)(C) and 
648.85(c)(3)(ii), this Federal Register notice notifies scallop vessel 
owners that, effective 0001 hours on September 6, 2006, scallop vessels 
are prohibited from being in CAII until February 28, 2007.
    If a vessel with a limited access scallop permit has an unused 
trip(s) into CAII closed by the YT TAC, it will be allocated 5.4 
additional open areas DAS for each unused trip. If a vessel has an 
unused compensation trip(s), it will be allocated additional open area 
DAS based on estimated catch rates for CAII. The conversion rate from 
access area DAS to open area DAS for CAII is 0.45 per open area DAS. An 
access area DAS is equal to 682 kg (1,500 lb). A separate letter will 
be sent to notify vessel owners of their allocations for unused 
complete and/or compensation trips in CAII.

Classification

    This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.
    This action closes CAII to scallop vessels until February 28, 2007. 
The regulations at 50 CFR 648.60(a)(5)(ii)(C) and 648.85(c)(3)(ii) 
require such action to ensure that scallop vessels do not

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take more YT than set aside for the scallop fishery. CAII opened for 
the 2006 fishing year on June 15, 2006. Data indicating the scallop 
fleet has taken, or is projected to take, all of CAII YT TAC has only 
recently become available. To allow scallop vessels to continue to take 
trips in CAII during the period necessary to publish and receive 
comments on a proposed rule would result in vessels taking much more YT 
than allocated to the scallop fleet. Excessive YT harvest from CAII 
would result in excessive fishing effort on the Georges Bank YT stock, 
where tight effort controls are critical for the rebuilding program. 
Should excessive fishing effort occur, future management measures may 
need to be more restrictive. Based on the above, under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3), proposed rule making is waived because it would be 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest to allow a period for 
public comment. Furthermore, for the same reasons, there is good cause 
under 5 U.S.C 553(d)(3) to waive the 30-day delayed effectiveness 
period for this action.

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

    Dated: September 1, 2006.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7513 Filed 9-5-06; 3:39 pm]
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