Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 2 Quota Harvested, 64951-64952 [07-5731]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * [FR Doc. E7–22446 Filed 11–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 721 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2006–0898; FRL–8340–8] RIN 2070–AB27 Certain Chemical Substances; Withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Withdrawal of final rules. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is withdrawing two significant new use rules (SNURs) promulgated under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs), i.e., dodecandioic acid, 1, 12-dihydrazide (CAS No. 4080–98–2; PMNs P–01–759 and P–05–555) and thiophene, 2,5– dibromo-3-hexyl- (CAS No. 116971–11– 0; PMN P–07–283). EPA published the SNURs using direct final rulemaking procedures. EPA received notices of intent to submit adverse comments on these rules. Therefore, the Agency is withdrawing these SNURs, as required under the expedited SNUR rulemaking process. EPA also intends to publish in the Federal Register, under separate notice and comment rulemaking procedures, proposed SNURs for these two substances. DATES: This final rule is effective November 19, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Colby Lintner, Regulatory Coordinator, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 554–1404; e-mail address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov. For technical information contact: Karen Chu, Chemical Control Division (7405M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) 564–8773; e-mail address:chu.karen@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Does this Action Apply to Me? A list of potentially affected entities is provided in the Federal Register of September 19, 2007 (72 FR 53470) VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 (FRL–8135–8). If you have questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. II. What Rule is being Withdrawn? In the Federal Register of September 19, 2007 (72 FR 53470), EPA issued several direct final Significant New Use Rules (SNURs), including SNURs for the two chemical substances that are the subject of this withdrawal. These direct final rules were issued pursuant to the procedures in 40 CFR part 721, subpart D. In accordance with 40 CFR 721.170(d)(4)(i)(B), EPA is withdrawing the rules issued for dodecandioic acid, 1, 12-dihydrazide (CAS No. 4080–98–2; PMNs P–01–759 and P–05–555) and thiophene, 2, 5-dibromo-3-hexyl- (CAS No. 116971–11–0; PMN P–07–283) (see § 721.10057 and § 721.10088, respectively) because the Agency received a notice to submit adverse comments. EPA intends to propose SNURs for these two substances via notice and comment rulemaking in a future Federal Register document. For further information regarding EPA’s expedited process for issuing SNURs, interested parties are directed to 40 CFR part 721, subpart D and theFederal Register of July 27, 1989 (54 FR 31314). The record for the direct final SNUR for these substances which is being withdrawn was established at EPA–HQ–OPPT–2006–0898. That record includes information considered by the Agency in developing this rule and one of the notices of intent to submit adverse comments. The other notice of intent to submit adverse comments was claimed as Confidential Business Information by the commenter and therefore is not in the public docket. III. How Do I Access the Docket? To access the electronic docket, please go tohttps://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions to access Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2006–0898. Additional information about the docket facility is provided underADDRESSES in the Federal Register document of September 19, 2007 (72 FR 53470). If you have questions, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. or otherwise. The statutory and executive order review requirements applicable to the direct final rule were discussed in the Federal Register document of September 19, 2007 (72 FR 53470). Those review requirements do not apply to this action because it is a withdrawal and does not contain any new or amended requirements. V. Congressional Review Act The Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. generally provides that before a rule may take effect, the agency promulgating the rule must submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and the Comptroller General of the United States. EPA will submit a report containing this rule and other required information to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Comptroller General of the United States prior to publication of the rule in the Federal Register. This rule is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 721 Environmental protection, Chemicals, Hazardous substances, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: November 14, 2007. Oscar Hernandez, Acting Director, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. Therefore, 40 CFR part 721 is amended as follows: I PART 721—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 721 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2604, 2607, and 2625(c). § 721.10057 I 2. By removing § 721.10057. § 721.10088 I [Removed] [Removed] 3. By removing § 721.10088. [FR Doc. E7–22614 Filed 11–16–07 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S IV. What Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Apply to this Action? This final rule revokes or eliminates an existing regulatory requirement and does not contain any new or amended requirements. As such, the Agency has determined that this withdrawal will not have any adverse impacts, economic PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64951 E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM 19NOR1 64952 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 222 / Monday, November 19, 2007 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 060418103–6181–02] RIN 0648–XD92 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish Fishery; Commercial Period 2 Quota Harvested National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Closure of spiny dogfish fishery. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the spiny dogfish commercial quota available to the coastal states from Maine through Florida for the semiannual quota period, November 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008, has been harvested. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, November 16, 2007, federally permitted commercial vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, or land spiny dogfish until May 1, 2008, when the 2008 Period 1 quota becomes available. Federally permitted dealers are also advised that they may not purchase spiny dogfish from federally permitted spiny dogfish vessels through April 30, 2007. Regulations governing the spiny dogfish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the coastal states from Maine through Florida that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing spiny dogfish in these states. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Period 2 quota and to allow for effective management of this stock. DATES: Effective at 0001 hr local time, November 16, 2007, through 2400 hr local time April 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fisheries Management Specialist, at (978) 281–9221, or Don.Frei@Noaa.gov. yshivers on PROD1PC62 with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the spiny dogfish fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota, which is allocated into two quota periods based upon percentages specified in the fishery management plan. The commercial quota is distributed to the coastal states from Maine through Florida, as described in § 648.230. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Nov 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 The initial total commercial quota for spiny dogfish for the 2007 fishing year is 4 million lb (1.81 million kg) (71 FR 40436, July 17, 2006 ). The commercial quota is allocated into two periods (May 1 through October 31, and November 1 through April 30). Vessel possession limits are intended to preclude directed fishing, and they are set at 600 lb (272 kg) for both quota Periods 1 and 2. Quota Period 1 is allocated 2.3 million lb (1.05 million kg), and quota Period 2 is allocated 1.7 million lb (763,849 kg) of the commercial quota. The total quota cannot be exceeded, so landings in excess of the amount allocated to quota Period 1 have the effect of reducing the quota available to the fishery during quota Period 2. The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) monitors the commercial spiny dogfish quota for each quota period and, based upon dealer reports, state data, and other available information, determines when the total commercial quota will be harvested. NMFS is required to publish a notification in the Federal Register advising and notifying commercial vessels and dealer permit holders that, effective upon a specific date, the Federal spiny dogfish commercial quota has been harvested and no Federal commercial quota is available for landing spiny dogfish for the remainder of that quota period. Section 648.4(b) provides that Federal spiny dogfish permit holders agree, as a condition of the permit, not to land spiny dogfish in any state after NMFS has published notification in the Federal Register that the commercial quota has been harvested and that no commercial quota for the spiny dogfish fishery is available. Therefore, effective 0001 hr local time, November 16, 2007, landings of spiny dogfish in coastal states from Maine through Florida by vessels holding commercial Federal fisheries permits are prohibited through April 30, 2008, 2400 hr local time. The 2008 Period 1 quota will be available for commercial spiny dogfish harvest on May 1, 2008. Effective November 16, 2007, federally permitted dealers are also advised that they may not purchase spiny dogfish from vessels issued Federal spiny dogfish permits that land in coastal states from Maine through Florida. Dated: November 13, 2007. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 07–5731 Filed 11–14–07; 1:17 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 RIN 0648–AV57 [Docket No. 070510101–7101–01] Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Emergency Rule Extension National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; emergency action extended. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is extending the temporary rule to prohibit vessels without sector-specific participation history in the directed Pacific whiting (whiting) fishery off the West Coast from participating in the whiting fishery. This emergency rule extension is necessary to prevent serious conservation and management problems that could be caused by new entrants and to maintain status quo participation while the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) completes its efforts to develop a vessel license limitation program through an amendment to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP.) DATES: Effective from November 14, 2007, through May 13, 2008. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and its supporting Environmental Assessment (EA) for the emergency rule are available from Frank D. Lockhart, Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northwest Region, NMFS 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115–0070. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Lockhart (Northwest Region, NMFS,) phone: 206–526–6142; fax: 206– 526–6736; and email: frank.lockhart@noaa.gov. Classification SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Electronic Access Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The temporary rule also is accessible via the Internet at the Office of the Federal Register’s website at https:// E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM 19NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 060418103-6181-02]
RIN 0648-XD92


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Spiny Dogfish 
Fishery; Commercial Period 2 Quota Harvested

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

ACTION: Closure of spiny dogfish fishery.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the spiny dogfish commercial quota 
available to the coastal states from Maine through Florida for the 
semi-annual quota period, November 1, 2007 - April 30, 2008, has been 
harvested. Therefore, effective 0001 hours, November 16, 2007, 
federally permitted commercial vessels may not fish for, possess, 
transfer, or land spiny dogfish until May 1, 2008, when the 2008 Period 
1 quota becomes available. Federally permitted dealers are also advised 
that they may not purchase spiny dogfish from federally permitted spiny 
dogfish vessels through April 30, 2007. Regulations governing the spiny 
dogfish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the 
coastal states from Maine through Florida that the quota has been 
harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders 
that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing spiny dogfish 
in these states. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from 
exceeding its Period 2 quota and to allow for effective management of 
this stock.

DATES: Effective at 0001 hr local time, November 16, 2007, through 2400 
hr local time April 30, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Frei, Fisheries Management 
Specialist, at (978) 281-9221, or Don.Frei@Noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the spiny dogfish 
fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual 
specification of a commercial quota, which is allocated into two quota 
periods based upon percentages specified in the fishery management 
plan. The commercial quota is distributed to the coastal states from 
Maine through Florida, as described in Sec.  648.230.
    The initial total commercial quota for spiny dogfish for the 2007 
fishing year is 4 million lb (1.81 million kg) (71 FR 40436, July 17, 
2006 ). The commercial quota is allocated into two periods (May 1 
through October 31, and November 1 through April 30). Vessel possession 
limits are intended to preclude directed fishing, and they are set at 
600 lb (272 kg) for both quota Periods 1 and 2. Quota Period 1 is 
allocated 2.3 million lb (1.05 million kg), and quota Period 2 is 
allocated 1.7 million lb (763,849 kg) of the commercial quota. The 
total quota cannot be exceeded, so landings in excess of the amount 
allocated to quota Period 1 have the effect of reducing the quota 
available to the fishery during quota Period 2.
    The Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) 
monitors the commercial spiny dogfish quota for each quota period and, 
based upon dealer reports, state data, and other available information, 
determines when the total commercial quota will be harvested. NMFS is 
required to publish a notification in the Federal Register advising and 
notifying commercial vessels and dealer permit holders that, effective 
upon a specific date, the Federal spiny dogfish commercial quota has 
been harvested and no Federal commercial quota is available for landing 
spiny dogfish for the remainder of that quota period.
    Section 648.4(b) provides that Federal spiny dogfish permit holders 
agree, as a condition of the permit, not to land spiny dogfish in any 
state after NMFS has published notification in the Federal Register 
that the commercial quota has been harvested and that no commercial 
quota for the spiny dogfish fishery is available. Therefore, effective 
0001 hr local time, November 16, 2007, landings of spiny dogfish in 
coastal states from Maine through Florida by vessels holding commercial 
Federal fisheries permits are prohibited through April 30, 2008, 2400 
hr local time. The 2008 Period 1 quota will be available for commercial 
spiny dogfish harvest on May 1, 2008. Effective November 16, 2007, 
federally permitted dealers are also advised that they may not purchase 
spiny dogfish from vessels issued Federal spiny dogfish permits that 
land in coastal states from Maine through Florida.

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: November 13, 2007.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 07-5731 Filed 11-14-07; 1:17 pm]
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