Fisheries of the Northeast Region; Fisheries of the Southeast Region; Highly Migratory Species, 49994-49995 [E8-19666]

Download as PDF 49994 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 165 / Monday, August 25, 2008 / Notices Dated: August 18, 2008. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–19663 Filed 8–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal Consistency Appeal by Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (Commerce). ACTION: Notice of stay—closure of administrative appeals decision record. AGENCY: This announcement provides notice that the Secretary of Commerce has stayed, for a period of 60 days, closure of the decision record in an administrative appeal filed by Foothill/ Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and its Board of Directors (TCA). DATES: The decision record for the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency Consistency Appeal will now close on October 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Office of the General Counsel for Ocean Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Street or Gladys Miles, Attorney-Advisors, Office of the General Counsel, via e-mail at gcos.inquiries@noaa.gov, or at (301) 713–2967. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 15, 2008, TCA filed notice of an appeal with the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., and implementing regulations found at 15 C.F.R. Part 930, Subpart H. TCA appealed an objection to its construction of an extension to California State Route 241 in northern San Diego and southern Orange Counties, California. Under the CZMA, the Secretary must close the decision record in an appeal 160 days after the notice of appeal is published in the Federal Register. 16 U.S.C. 1465. However, the CZMA authorizes the Secretary to stay closing the decision record for up to 60 days when the Secretary determines it necessary to receive, on an expedited basis, any supplemental information specifically requested by the Secretary ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Aug 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 to complete a consistency review or any clarifying information submitted by a party to the proceeding related to information in the consolidated record compiled by the lead Federal permitting agency. 16 U.S.C. 1465(b)(3). The decision record is currently scheduled to close on August 25, 2008. After reviewing the decision record developed to date, the Secretary has decided to solicit supplemental and clarifying information. In order to allow receipt of this information, the Secretary hereby stays closure of the decision record until October 24, 2008. Additional information about the TCA Consistency Appeal and the CZMA appeals process is available from the Department of Commerce CZMA appeals Web site https:// www.ogc.doc.gov/czma.htm. Dated: August 20, 2008. Joel La Bissonniere, Assistant General Counsel for Ocean Services. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog No. 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Assistance.) [FR Doc. E8–19667 Filed 8–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XJ31 Fisheries of the Northeast Region; Fisheries of the Southeast Region; Highly Migratory Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of determination of overfished and overfishing conditions. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that northeast smooth skate, South Atlantic red snapper, and Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish are overfished and that northeast thorny skate is subject to overfishing. NMFS notified the respective regional fishery management councils (Councils) responsible for these fisheries of its determination. The Councils are required to take action within 1 year following notification by NMFS that overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing remedial action taken to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in adequate progress. In PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 addition, the Secretary has determined that the highly migratory species blacknose shark is overfished and overfishing is occurring. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seanbob Kelly, telephone: (301) 713– 2341. Pursuant to sections 304(e)(2) and (e)(7) of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson–Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1854(e)(2) and (e)(7), and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(2), NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, notifies fishery management councils when overfishing is occurring, a stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is approaching an overfished condition, or existing action taken to end previously identified overfishing or rebuilding a previously identified overfished stock or stock complex has not resulted in adequate progress. On June 20, 2008, the NMFS approved Amendment 30A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and implemented it with a final rule published in the Federal Register (73 FR 38139; July 3, 2008). Amendment 30A established management targets and thresholds for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish that were previously undefined. Based on these new status determination criteria the NMFS found that the Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish is overfished using an earlier stock assessment (SEDAR 9, 2006). Amendment 30A includes a rebuilding plan for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish. On July 8, 2008, the NMFS Southeast Regional Administrator sent a letter notifying the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South Atlantic Council) that South Atlantic red snapper is overfished. The South Atlantic Council must submit a rebuilding plan for red snapper within one year of that notification. On July 21, 2008, the NMFS Northeast Regional Administrator sent a letter notifying the New England Fishery Management Council (New England Council) that smooth skate is overfished and that thorny skate is undergoing overfishing. Thorny skate is currently under a rebuilding plan. The New England Council must therefore ensure that overfishing is ended and that the stock rebuilds on schedule. Copies of the notification letters sent to the fishery management councils for the aforementioned determinations are available at https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ sfa/statusoffisheries/SOSmain.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 165 / Monday, August 25, 2008 / Notices ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES NMFS previously published the Secretary’s determination that blacknose shark is overfished and subject to overfishing (73 FR 25665; May 7, 2008). It is included in this notice to provide complete documentation of the overfished and overfishing determinations made between April 1, 2008 and June 30, 2008. Within 1 year of a notification under Magnuson–Stevens Act sections 304(e)(2) or (e)(7), the respective Council must take remedial action in response to the notification, to end overfishing if overfishing is occurring; rebuild an overfished stock or stock complex to the abundance that can produce maximum sustainable yield within an appropriate time frame; prevent overfishing from occurring if a stock is approaching overfishing; and/or prevent a stock from becoming overfished if it is approaching an overfished condition (see implementing VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Aug 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(3)). Such action must be submitted to NMFS within 1 year of notification and may be in the form of a new fishery management plan (FMP), an FMP amendment, or proposed regulations. Dated: August 19, 2008. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 165 (Monday, August 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49994-49995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19666]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XJ31


Fisheries of the Northeast Region; Fisheries of the Southeast 
Region; Highly Migratory Species

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

ACTION: Notification of determination of overfished and overfishing 
conditions.

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SUMMARY: This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the 
Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that northeast smooth 
skate, South Atlantic red snapper, and Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish 
are overfished and that northeast thorny skate is subject to 
overfishing. NMFS notified the respective regional fishery management 
councils (Councils) responsible for these fisheries of its 
determination. The Councils are required to take action within 1 year 
following notification by NMFS that overfishing is occurring, a stock 
is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is 
approaching an overfished condition, or existing remedial action taken 
to end overfishing or rebuild an overfished stock has not resulted in 
adequate progress. In addition, the Secretary has determined that the 
highly migratory species blacknose shark is overfished and overfishing 
is occurring.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seanbob Kelly, telephone: (301) 713-
2341.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to sections 304(e)(2) and (e)(7) of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1854(e)(2) and (e)(7), and implementing 
regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(2), NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary, 
notifies fishery management councils when overfishing is occurring, a 
stock is approaching overfishing, a stock is overfished, a stock is 
approaching an overfished condition, or existing action taken to end 
previously identified overfishing or rebuilding a previously identified 
overfished stock or stock complex has not resulted in adequate 
progress.
    On June 20, 2008, the NMFS approved Amendment 30A to the Fishery 
Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and 
implemented it with a final rule published in the Federal Register (73 
FR 38139; July 3, 2008). Amendment 30A established management targets 
and thresholds for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish that were previously 
undefined. Based on these new status determination criteria the NMFS 
found that the Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish is overfished using an 
earlier stock assessment (SEDAR 9, 2006). Amendment 30A includes a 
rebuilding plan for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish.
    On July 8, 2008, the NMFS Southeast Regional Administrator sent a 
letter notifying the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (South 
Atlantic Council) that South Atlantic red snapper is overfished. The 
South Atlantic Council must submit a rebuilding plan for red snapper 
within one year of that notification.
    On July 21, 2008, the NMFS Northeast Regional Administrator sent a 
letter notifying the New England Fishery Management Council (New 
England Council) that smooth skate is overfished and that thorny skate 
is undergoing overfishing. Thorny skate is currently under a rebuilding 
plan. The New England Council must therefore ensure that overfishing is 
ended and that the stock rebuilds on schedule. Copies of the 
notification letters sent to the fishery management councils for the 
aforementioned determinations are available at https://
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/statusoffisheries/SOSmain.htm.

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    NMFS previously published the Secretary's determination that 
blacknose shark is overfished and subject to overfishing (73 FR 25665; 
May 7, 2008). It is included in this notice to provide complete 
documentation of the overfished and overfishing determinations made 
between April 1, 2008 and June 30, 2008.
    Within 1 year of a notification under Magnuson-Stevens Act sections 
304(e)(2) or (e)(7), the respective Council must take remedial action 
in response to the notification, to end overfishing if overfishing is 
occurring; rebuild an overfished stock or stock complex to the 
abundance that can produce maximum sustainable yield within an 
appropriate time frame; prevent overfishing from occurring if a stock 
is approaching overfishing; and/or prevent a stock from becoming 
overfished if it is approaching an overfished condition (see 
implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.310(e)(3)). Such action must be 
submitted to NMFS within 1 year of notification and may be in the form 
of a new fishery management plan (FMP), an FMP amendment, or proposed 
regulations.

    Dated: August 19, 2008.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E8-19666 Filed 8-22-08; 8:45 am]
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