Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for New York, 74471 [06-9624]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 12, 2006 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 216 and 252 Government procurement. Michele P. Peterson, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CFR parts 216 and 252 are amended as follows: I 1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 216 and 252 continues to read as follows: Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1. 2. Section 216.601 is added to read as follows: I Time-and-materials contracts. (e) Solicitation provisions. Use the provision at FAR 52.216–29, Time-andMaterials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements—Non-Commercial Item Acquisition with Adequate Price Competition, with 252.216–7002, Alternate A, in solicitations contemplating the use of a time-andmaterials or labor-hour contract type for non-commercial items if the price is expected to be based on adequate competition. PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 3. 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BILLING CODE 5001–08–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Dec 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 [Docket No. 051128313–6029–02; I.D. 120406C ] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for New York National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Closure of commercial fishery. AGENCY: PART 216—TYPES OF CONTRACTS [FR Doc. 06–9602 Filed 12–6–06; 9:16 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 I 216.601 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the Atlantic bluefish commercial quota available to New York has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the Atlantic bluefish fishery may not land bluefish in New York for the remainder of calendar year 2006, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer. Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery require publication of this notification to advise New York that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no commercial quota is available for landing bluefish in New York. DATES: Effective 0001 hours, December 12, 2006, through 2400 hours, December 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Potts, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9341. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned on a percentage basis among the coastal states from Florida through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state is described in § 648.160. The initial coast wide commercial quota for Atlantic bluefish for the 2006 calendar year was set equal to 4,215,802 lb (1,912 mt) (71 FR 9472, February 24, 2006). The initial commercial quota was adjusted by transferring 3,865,294 lb (1,753 mt) from the recreational allocation, resulting in a total commercial quota of 8,081,096 lb (3,666 mt). The percent allocated to vessels landing bluefish in New York is 10.3851 percent, resulting in an initial PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 74471 commercial quota of 839,230 lb (380,672 kg). The 2006 allocation was reduced to 775,526 lb (351,773 kg) (71 FR 27977, May 15, 2006) due to research set-aside and a quota overage in 2005. New York received transfers of commercial bluefish quota from Virginia (71 FR 42315, July 26, 2006) and Florida (71 FR 51531, August 30, 2006), which resulted in a 2006 allocation of 1,025,526 lb (465,171 kg). Section 648.161(b) requires the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) to monitor state commercial quotas and to determine when a state’s commercial quota has been harvested. NMFS then publishes a notification in the Federal Register to advise the state and to notify Federal vessel and dealer permit holders that, effective upon a specific date, the state’s commercial quota has been harvested and no commercial quota is available for landing bluefish in that state. The Regional Administrator has determined, based upon dealer reports and other available information, that New York has harvested its quota for 2006. The regulations at § 648.4(b) provide that Federal permit holders agree, as a condition of the permit, not to land bluefish in any state that the Regional Administrator has determined no longer has commercial quota available. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, December 12, 2006, further landings of bluefish in New York by vessels holding Atlantic bluefish commercial Federal fisheries permits are prohibited for the remainder of the 2006 calendar year, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer and is announced in the Federal Register. Effective 0001 hours, December 12, 2006, federally permitted dealers are also notified that they may not purchase bluefish from federally permitted vessels that land in New York for the remainder of the calendar year, or until additional quota becomes available through a transfer. 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: December 5, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 06–9624 Filed 12–6–06; 3:08 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\12DER1.SGM 12DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 12, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 051128313-6029-02; I.D. 120406C ]


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish 
Fishery; Commercial Quota Harvested for New York

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

ACTION:  Closure of commercial fishery.

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SUMMARY:  NMFS announces that the Atlantic bluefish commercial quota 
available to New York has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial 
Federal fisheries permit for the Atlantic bluefish fishery may not land 
bluefish in New York for the remainder of calendar year 2006, unless 
additional quota becomes available through a transfer. Regulations 
governing the Atlantic bluefish fishery require publication of this 
notification to advise New York that the quota has been harvested and 
to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no 
commercial quota is available for landing bluefish in New York.

DATES:  Effective 0001 hours, December 12, 2006, through 2400 hours, 
December 31, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Douglas Potts, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9341.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the Atlantic bluefish 
fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual 
specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned on a percentage 
basis among the coastal states from Florida through Maine. The process 
to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each 
state is described in Sec.  648.160.
    The initial coast wide commercial quota for Atlantic bluefish for 
the 2006 calendar year was set equal to 4,215,802 lb (1,912 mt) (71 FR 
9472, February 24, 2006). The initial commercial quota was adjusted by 
transferring 3,865,294 lb (1,753 mt) from the recreational allocation, 
resulting in a total commercial quota of 8,081,096 lb (3,666 mt). The 
percent allocated to vessels landing bluefish in New York is 10.3851 
percent, resulting in an initial commercial quota of 839,230 lb 
(380,672 kg). The 2006 allocation was reduced to 775,526 lb (351,773 
kg) (71 FR 27977, May 15, 2006) due to research set-aside and a quota 
overage in 2005. New York received transfers of commercial bluefish 
quota from Virginia (71 FR 42315, July 26, 2006) and Florida (71 FR 
51531, August 30, 2006), which resulted in a 2006 allocation of 
1,025,526 lb (465,171 kg).
    Section 648.161(b) requires the Administrator, Northeast Region, 
NMFS (Regional Administrator) to monitor state commercial quotas and to 
determine when a state's commercial quota has been harvested. NMFS then 
publishes a notification in the Federal Register to advise the state 
and to notify Federal vessel and dealer permit holders that, effective 
upon a specific date, the state's commercial quota has been harvested 
and no commercial quota is available for landing bluefish in that 
state. The Regional Administrator has determined, based upon dealer 
reports and other available information, that New York has harvested 
its quota for 2006.
    The regulations at Sec.  648.4(b) provide that Federal permit 
holders agree, as a condition of the permit, not to land bluefish in 
any state that the Regional Administrator has determined no longer has 
commercial quota available. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, December 
12, 2006, further landings of bluefish in New York by vessels holding 
Atlantic bluefish commercial Federal fisheries permits are prohibited 
for the remainder of the 2006 calendar year, unless additional quota 
becomes available through a transfer and is announced in the Federal 
Register. Effective 0001 hours, December 12, 2006, federally permitted 
dealers are also notified that they may not purchase bluefish from 
federally permitted vessels that land in New York for the remainder of 
the calendar year, or until additional quota becomes available through 
a transfer.

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: December 5, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 06-9624 Filed 12-6-06; 3:08 pm]
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