Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Trawl Limited Access Fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, 56511-56512 [E8-22804]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 189 / Monday, September 29, 2008 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘Commandant (G–MWP–2)’’ and adding, in its place, the office designator ‘‘Commandant (CG–54122)’’. ■ 56. Amend § 401.200 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 401.200 Application for registration. (a) An application for registration as a U.S. Registered Pilot shall be made on Form CG–4509, which shall be submitted with two full-face photographs, 11⁄2 inches by 2 inches, signed on the face. These forms may be obtained from the Director. * * * * * ■ 57. Amend § 401.211 by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: § 401.211 Requirements for training of Applicant Pilots. * * * * * (d) Persons desiring to be considered as an Applicant Pilot shall file with the Director a completed Application Form, CG–4509, with two full-face photographs, 11⁄2 inches by 2 inches, signed on the face. * * * * * ■ 58. Amend § 401.450 by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: § 401.450 Pilot Change Points. * * * * * (d) Port Colborne; * * * * * § 401.720 [Amended] 59. In § 401.720 paragraph (b) remove the citation ‘‘46 U.S.C. 216b(e)’’ and add, in its place the citation ‘‘46 U.S.C. 9304’’. ■ PART 402—GREAT LAKES PILOTAGE RULES AND ORDERS associations of U.S. Registered Pilots authorized to establish pilotage pools agree to submit Working Rules for approval of the Director and that they will coordinate their pool operations with Canada on a reciprocal basis. The following approved Working Rules are on file in the office of the Director and are available for public inspection by any person properly and directly concerned: (1) The Working Rules and Dispatching Procedures for the designated waters of District No. 1 adopted by the St. Lawrence Seaway Pilots’ Association, Inc., Cape Vincent, N.Y., dated May 1, 1980, amended to March 24, 1999. (2) The Working Rules and Dispatch Procedures for the undesignated waters of District No. 1 adopted by the St. Lawrence Seaway Pilots’ Association, Inc., Cape Vincent, N.Y., dated July 27, 1982. (3) The Working Rules, Dispatching Procedures, and General Rules of District No. 2 adopted by the Lakes Pilots Association, Inc., Port Huron, MI., dated March 30, 1999. (4) The Working Rules for District No. 3, adopted by the Western Great Lakes Pilots Association, LLP, Superior, WI., dated February 24, 2001 amended to February 28, 2007. (b) [Reserved] Dated: September 15, 2008. Stefan G. Venckus, Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, United States Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E8–21884 Filed 9–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P 60. The authority citation for part 402 is revised to read as follows: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2104(a), 8105, 9303, 9304. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ■ § 402.220 [Amended] 61. In § 402.220 paragraph (b)(8) remove the reference ‘‘Memorandum of Arrangements, Great Lakes Pilotage, between the Secretary of Commerce of the United States and the Minister of Transport, Canada on May 1, 1961’’ and add, in its place, the reference ‘‘Memorandum of Arrangements Great Lakes Pilotage Between the Minister of Transport of Canada and the Secretary of Transportation of the United States of America, January 18, 1977.’’ ■ 62. Revise § 402.320 to read as follows: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES ■ § 402.320 Working rules. (a) Sections 401.320(d)(2) and (6) of this chapter require that voluntary VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Sep 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 070213033–7033–01] RIN 0648–XK77 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Trawl Limited Access Fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56511 SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch for vessels participating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific ocean perch total allowable catch (TAC) specified for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 24, 2008, through December 31, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hogan, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone 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 2008 Pacific ocean perch TAC allocated as a directed fishing allowance to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI is 136 metric tons (mt) as established by the 2007 and 2008 final harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (72 FR 9451, March 2, 2007) and revision (72 FR 71802, December 19, 2007). See § 679.20(a)(10)(i), § 679.20(a)(10)(iii), and § 679.91(c)(1) and (2). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 2008 Pacific ocean perch TAC allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI will soon be reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI. After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, E:\FR\FM\29SER1.SGM 29SER1 56512 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 189 / Monday, September 29, 2008 / Rules and Regulations jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES (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 closure of Pacific ocean perch by vessels participating in the BSAI VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Sep 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 trawl limited access fishery 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 September 23, 2008. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and § 679.91 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 24, 2008. Emily H. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 070213033-7033-01]
RIN 0648-XK77


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific 
Ocean Perch for Vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Trawl 
Limited Access Fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering 
Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch 
for vessels participating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) 
trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the 
BSAI. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific 
ocean perch total allowable catch (TAC) specified for vessels 
participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western 
Aleutian District of the BSAI.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 24, 
2008, through December 31, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hogan, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
BSAI exclusive economic zone 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 2008 Pacific ocean perch TAC allocated as a directed fishing 
allowance to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access 
fishery in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI is 136 metric tons 
(mt) as established by the 2007 and 2008 final harvest specifications 
for groundfish in the BSAI (72 FR 9451, March 2, 2007) and revision (72 
FR 71802, December 19, 2007). See Sec.  679.20(a)(10)(i), Sec.  
679.20(a)(10)(iii), and Sec.  679.91(c)(1) and (2).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Administrator, 
Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 
2008 Pacific ocean perch TAC allocated to vessels participating in the 
BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District of 
the BSAI will soon be reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting 
directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch by vessels participating in 
the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Western Aleutian District 
of the BSAI.
    After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable 
amounts at Sec.  679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA,

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(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 
closure of Pacific ocean perch by vessels participating in the BSAI 
trawl limited access fishery 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 September 23, 2008.
    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 Sec.  679.20 and Sec.  679.91 and is 
exempt from review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: September 24, 2008.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-22804 Filed 9-24-08; 4:15 pm]
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