Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer, 48306 [E8-19190]

Download as PDF 48306 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order. On July 29, 2008, the National EBS Association (NEBSA), Texas State Technical College—Sweetwater (TSTC), the ITFS/2.5 GHz Mobile Engineering & Development Alliance, Inc. (IMWED), and the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) timely filed oppositions to WCA’s petition for reconsideration. 3. On August 6, 2008, WCA filed a motion for extension of time to extend the deadline for filing replies to the oppositions to WCA’s petition for reconsideration of the Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order from August 13, 2008 to September 5, 2008. WCA’s petition sought, in part, a reconsideration of the Commission’s decision to limit leases entered into before January 10, 2005 to 15 years from the date of execution. In their respective oppositions, HITN and NEBSA have proposed new clarifications to the Commission’s leasing policies. No party has opposed the extension request. 4. It is the policy of the Commission that extensions of time are not routinely granted. Such extensions may be warranted when, among other reasons, the additional time will serve the public interest. We find that providing a limited extension will serve the public interest by allowing parties to discuss the complex issues at stake and develop consensus approaches where possible. We therefore grant WCA’s motion for extension of time by extending the deadline to file replies to the oppositions on or before September 5, 2008. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with RULES Ordering Clauses 5. It is ordered that, pursuant to section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), and § 1.46 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.46, that the Motion for Extension VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Aug 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 of Time filed by the Wireless Communications Association International, Inc. on August 6, 2008 is granted, and the time for filing replies to opposition in this proceeding is extended to September 5, 2008. 6. This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to §§ 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 0.131, 0.331. Federal Communications Commission. James D. Schlichting, Acting Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. [FR Doc. E8–19181 Filed 8–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 061109296–7009–02] RIN 0648–XJ49 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; Quota Transfer National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York from its 2008 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved. DATES: Effective August 18, 2008, through December 31, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bryant, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9244, fax (978) 281–9135. 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 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. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can transfer or combine bluefish commercial quota under § 648.160(f). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria set forth in § 648.160(f)(1) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. North Carolina has agreed to transfer 100,000 lb (45,359 kg) of its 2008 commercial quota to New York. The Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in § 648.160(f)(1) have been met. The revised bluefish quotas for calendar year 2008 are: New York, 847,057 lb (384,218 kg); and North Carolina, 2,365,973 lb (1,073,187 kg). Classification This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 13, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19190 Filed 8–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 19, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 48306]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 061109296-7009-02]
RIN 0648-XJ49


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish 
Fishery; Quota Transfer

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is 
transferring commercial bluefish quota to the State of New York from 
its 2008 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces 
the revised commercial quota for each state involved.

DATES: Effective August 18, 2008, through December 31, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Bryant, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9244, fax (978) 281-9135.

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 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.
    Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence 
of the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), 
can transfer or combine bluefish commercial quota under Sec.  
648.160(f). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the 
criteria set forth in Sec.  648.160(f)(1) in the evaluation of requests 
for quota transfers or combinations.
    North Carolina has agreed to transfer 100,000 lb (45,359 kg) of its 
2008 commercial quota to New York. The Regional Administrator has 
determined that the criteria set forth in Sec.  648.160(f)(1) have been 
met. The revised bluefish quotas for calendar year 2008 are: New York, 
847,057 lb (384,218 kg); and North Carolina, 2,365,973 lb (1,073,187 
kg).

Classification

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

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

    Dated: August 13, 2008.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-19190 Filed 8-18-08; 8:45 am]
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