Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; End of the Pacific Whiting Primary Season for the Mothership Sector, 59405-59406 [E6-16676]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 59405 FINAL REPORT OF THEFT RATES FOR MODEL YEAR 2004 PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN IN CALENDAR YEAR 2004—Continued Manufacturer 217. 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. 225. 226. 227. 228. 229. 230. Make/model (line) FERRARI ................................................ FORD MOTOR CO. ................................ GENERAL MOTORS .............................. GENERAL MOTORS .............................. HONDA ................................................... JAGUAR ................................................. LAMBORGHINI ....................................... LOTUS .................................................... MASERATI .............................................. QUANTUM TECH. .................................. BENTLEY ................................................ BENTLEY ................................................ ROLLS ROYCE ...................................... SAAB ...................................................... Issued on: September 29, 2006. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E6–16687 Filed 10–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 051014263–6028–03; I.D. 100206A] Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; End of the Pacific Whiting Primary Season for the Mothership Sector National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Fishing restrictions; request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the end of the 2006 Pacific Whiting (whiting) Primary Season for the mothership sector at 9 p.m. local time (l.t.) September 29, 2006, because the allocation for the mothership sector is projected to be reached by that time. This action is intended to keep the harvest of whiting within the 2006 allocation levels. DATES: Effective from 9 p.m. l.t. September 29, 2006, until the start of the 2007 primary season for the mothership sector, unless modified, superseded or rescinded. Comments will be accepted through October 25, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 Oct 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 CHALLENGE .................................................. MERCURY MARAUDER ............................... CADILLAC FUNERAL COACH/HEARSE ...... CADILLAC LIMOUSINE ................................. INSIGHT ......................................................... XK8 ................................................................. MURCIELAGO ............................................... ESPRIT .......................................................... COUPE/SPYDER ........................................... CHEVROLET CAVALIER .............................. ARNAGE ........................................................ CONTINENTAL .............................................. PHANTOM ..................................................... 9–7X ............................................................... You may submit comments, identified by 051014263–6028–03, by any of the following methods: • E-mail: WhitingMPclosure06.nwr@noaa.gov Include 051014263–6028–03 in the subject line of the message. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 206–526–6736, Attn: Becky Renko. • Mail: D. Robert Lohn, Administrator, Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115–0070, Attn: Becky Renko. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky Renko at 206–526–6110. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is authorized by regulations implementing the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), which governs the groundfish fishery off Washington, Oregon, and California. The regulations at 50 CFR 660.323(a) establish separate allocations for the catcher/processor, mothership, and shore-based sectors of the whiting fishery. For 2006, the 232,069–mt commercial harvest guideline for whiting is divided with the catcher/ processor sector receiving 78,903 mt (34 percent); the mothership sector receiving 55,696 mt (24 percent); and the shore-based sector receiving 97,469 mt (42 percent). Regulations at 50 CFR 660.373(b) describe the primary season for each sector. For mothership processors, the primary season is the period when atsea processing is allowed and the fishery is open for catcher vessels that harvest whiting for the mothership sector. When each sector’s allocation is ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Production (Mfr’s) 2004 Thefts 2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 328 3,177 973 778 543 981 121 39 793 391 165 737 489 1,998 2004 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced) 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 reached, the primary season for that sector is ended. NMFS Action This action announces achievement of the allocation for the mothership sector only. The best available information on September 29, 2006, indicated that the mothership allocation would be reached by 9 p.m. l.t. September 29, 2006, at which time the primary season for the mothership sector ends. For the reasons stated here and in accordance with the regulations at 50 CFR 660.323(b), NMFS herein announces that, effective 9 p.m. l.t. September 29, 2006, further receiving or at-sea processing of whiting by a mothership is prohibited. No additional unprocessed whiting may be brought on board after at-sea processing is prohibited, but a mothership may continue to process whiting that was on board before at-sea processing was prohibited, and whiting may not be taken and retained, possessed, or landed by a catcher vessel participating in the mothership sector. Classification This action is authorized by the regulations implementing the FMP. The determination to take this action is based on the most recent data available. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for comment on this action pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 (3)(b)(B), because providing prior notice and comment opportunity would be impracticable. It would be impracticable because if this closure were delayed in order to provide notice and comment, the fishery would be expected to greatly exceed the mothership sector allocation. E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1 59406 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 10, 2006 / Rules and Regulations A delay to provide a cooling off period also would be expected to cause the fishery to exceed its allocation. Therefore, good cause also exists to waive the 30–day delay in effectiveness requirement of 5 U.S.C. 553 (d)(3). The aggregate data upon which the determination is based are available for public inspection at the Office of the Regional Administrator (see ADDRESSES) during business hours. This action is taken under the authority of 50 CFR 660.323 (b) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 3, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office Of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–16676 Filed 10–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Classification National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 060216045–6045–01; I.D. 100406B] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; prohibition of retention. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting retention of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI). NMFS is requiring that catch of Pacific ocean perch 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 Pacific ocean perch in this area has been reached. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 4, 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 GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 Oct 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 CFR part 679. The 2006 TAC of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI is 4,703 metric tons as established by the 2006 and 2007 harvest specifications for groundfish of the BSAI (71 FR 10870, March 3, 2006). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(2), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that the 2006 TAC of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI has been reached. Therefore, NMFS is requiring that further catches of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI be treated as prohibited species in accordance with § 679.21(b). 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 prohibition of retention of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of 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 October 3, 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: October 4, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–8570 Filed 10–4–06; 2:22 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 060216045–6045–01; I.D. 100306E] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; reallocation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using trawl and jig gear to catcher processor vessels using hookand-line gear and vessels using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). These actions are necessary to allow the 2006 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested. DATES: Effective October 6, 2006, until 2400 hours, 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 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 Pacific cod TAC in the BSAI is 189,768 metric tons (mt) as established by the 2006 and 2007 final harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (71 FR 10894, March 3, 2006) and adjustments (71 FR 13777, March 17, 2006 and 71 FR 55347, September 22, 2006). Pursuant to § 679,29(a)(7)(i), the allocations of the Pacific cod TAC are 267 mt to catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear, 71,218 mt to catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear, 2,938 mt to catcher processor vessels using pot gear, 13,354 mt to catcher vessels using pot gear, 41,251 mt to catcher processors using trawl gear, and 41,251 mt to catcher vessels using trawl gear. The allocation to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear is 3,232 E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 10, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59405-59406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-16676]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 051014263-6028-03; I.D. 100206A]


Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Pacific 
Coast Groundfish Fishery; End of the Pacific Whiting Primary Season for 
the Mothership Sector

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

ACTION: Fishing restrictions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the end of the 2006 Pacific Whiting (whiting) 
Primary Season for the mothership sector at 9 p.m. local time (l.t.) 
September 29, 2006, because the allocation for the mothership sector is 
projected to be reached by that time. This action is intended to keep 
the harvest of whiting within the 2006 allocation levels.

DATES: Effective from 9 p.m. l.t. September 29, 2006, until the start 
of the 2007 primary season for the mothership sector, unless modified, 
superseded or rescinded. Comments will be accepted through October 25, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 051014263-6028-03, by 
any of the following methods:
     E-mail: WhitingMPclosure06.nwr@noaa.gov Include 051014263-
6028-03 in the subject line of the message.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 206-526-6736, Attn: Becky Renko.
     Mail: D. Robert Lohn, Administrator, Northwest Region, 
NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-0070, Attn: Becky 
Renko.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky Renko at 206-526-6110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is authorized by regulations 
implementing the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP), which governs the groundfish fishery off Washington, Oregon, and 
California.
    The regulations at 50 CFR 660.323(a) establish separate allocations 
for the catcher/processor, mothership, and shore-based sectors of the 
whiting fishery. For 2006, the 232,069-mt commercial harvest guideline 
for whiting is divided with the catcher/processor sector receiving 
78,903 mt (34 percent); the mothership sector receiving 55,696 mt (24 
percent); and the shore-based sector receiving 97,469 mt (42 percent).
    Regulations at 50 CFR 660.373(b) describe the primary season for 
each sector. For mothership processors, the primary season is the 
period when at-sea processing is allowed and the fishery is open for 
catcher vessels that harvest whiting for the mothership sector. When 
each sector's allocation is reached, the primary season for that sector 
is ended.

NMFS Action

    This action announces achievement of the allocation for the 
mothership sector only. The best available information on September 29, 
2006, indicated that the mothership allocation would be reached by 9 
p.m. l.t. September 29, 2006, at which time the primary season for the 
mothership sector ends.
    For the reasons stated here and in accordance with the regulations 
at 50 CFR 660.323(b), NMFS herein announces that, effective 9 p.m. l.t. 
September 29, 2006, further receiving or at-sea processing of whiting 
by a mothership is prohibited. No additional unprocessed whiting may be 
brought on board after at-sea processing is prohibited, but a 
mothership may continue to process whiting that was on board before at-
sea processing was prohibited, and whiting may not be taken and 
retained, possessed, or landed by a catcher vessel participating in the 
mothership sector.

Classification

    This action is authorized by the regulations implementing the FMP. 
The determination to take this action is based on the most recent data 
available. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, finds good 
cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity 
for comment on this action pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 (3)(b)(B), because 
providing prior notice and comment opportunity would be impracticable. 
It would be impracticable because if this closure were delayed in order 
to provide notice and comment, the fishery would be expected to greatly 
exceed the mothership sector allocation.

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A delay to provide a cooling off period also would be expected to cause 
the fishery to exceed its allocation. Therefore, good cause also exists 
to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness requirement of 5 U.S.C. 553 
(d)(3). The aggregate data upon which the determination is based are 
available for public inspection at the Office of the Regional 
Administrator (see ADDRESSES) during business hours. This action is 
taken under the authority of 50 CFR 660.323 (b) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: October 3, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office Of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-16676 Filed 10-6-06; 8:45 am]
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