Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Hook-and-Line Gear in the Gulf of Alaska, 62212-62213 [E8-24905]

Download as PDF 62212 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Selected Reserve, in solicitations that include an evaluation factor considering whether an offeror intends to perform the contract using employees or individual subcontractors who are members of the Selected Reserve. (b) Use the clause at 252.215–7006, Use of Employees or Individual Subcontractors Who are Members of the Selected Reserve, in solicitations that include the provision at 252.215–7005. Include the clause in the resultant contract only if the contractor stated in its proposal that it intends to perform the contract using employees or individual subcontractors who are members of the Selected Reserve, and that statement was used as an evaluation factor in the award decision. PART 252—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES 3. Sections 252.215–7005 and 252.215–7006 are added to read as follows: ■ Use of Employees or Individual Subcontractors Who Are Members of the Selected Reserve (Oct 2008) (a) Definition. Selected Reserve, as used in this clause, has the meaning given that term in 10 U.S.C. 10143. Selected Reserve members normally attend regular drills throughout the year and are the group of Reserves most readily available to the President. (b) If the Contractor stated in its offer that it intends to use members of the Selected Reserve in the performance of this contract— (1) The Contractor shall use employees, or individual subcontractors, who are members of the Selected Reserve in the performance of the contract to the fullest extent consistent with efficient contract performance; and (2) The Government has the right to terminate the contract for default if the Contractor willfully or intentionally fails to use members of the Selected Reserve, as employees or individual subcontractors, in the performance of the contract. (End of clause) [FR Doc. E8–24480 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE As prescribed in 215.370–3(a), use the following provision: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation Factor for Employing or Subcontracting With Members of the Selected Reserve (Oct 2008) dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES 252.215–7005 Evaluation Factor for Employing or Subcontracting With Members of the Selected Reserve. 50 CFR Part 679 (a) Definition. Selected Reserve, as used in this provision, has the meaning given that term in 10 U.S.C. 10143. Selected Reserve members normally attend regular drills throughout the year and are the group of Reserves most readily available to the President. (b) This solicitation includes an evaluation factor that considers the offeror’s intended use of employees, or individual subcontractors, who are members of the Selected Reserve. (c) If the offeror, in the performance of any contract resulting from this solicitation, intends to use employees or individual subcontractors who are members of the Selected Reserve, the offeror’s proposal shall include documentation to support this intent. Such documentation may include, but is not limited to— (1) Existing company documentation, such as payroll or personnel records, indicating the names of the Selected Reserve members who are currently employed by the company; or (2) A statement that one or more positions will be set aside to be filled by new hires of Selected Reserve members, along with verifying documentation. (End of provision) RIN 0648–XL33 [Docket No. 071106671–8010–02] 252.215–7006 Use of Employees or Individual Subcontractors Who Are Members of the Selected Reserve. As prescribed in 215.370–3(b), use the following clause: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Oct 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Hook–and–Line Gear in the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using hook–and–line gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for vessels using hook–and–line gear targeting groundfish other than demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 16, 2008, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (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 halibut PSC limit allocated to vessels using hook–and– line gear targeting groundfish other than demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA was established as 290 metric tons by the 2008 and 2009 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (73 FR 10562, February 27, 2008). In accordance with § 679.21(d)(7)(ii), the Regional Administrator has determined that the 2008 Pacific halibut PSC limit allocated to vessels using hook–and–line gear targeting groundfish other than demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA will soon be reached. Therefore, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using hook–and–line gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA. After the effective date of this closure, the maximum retainable amounts at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip for vessels fishing for demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, (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 a 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 closing directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using hook–and– line gear in the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of October 14, 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 E:\FR\FM\20OCR1.SGM 20OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Rules and Regulations prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.21 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 15, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–24905 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Oct 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 62213 E:\FR\FM\20OCR1.SGM 20OCR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 203 (Monday, October 20, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 62212-62213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24905]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 071106671-8010-02]
RIN 0648-XL33


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Hook-and-
Line Gear in the Gulf of Alaska

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels 
using hook-and-line gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for 
demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish 
in the GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 
Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for 
vessels using hook-and-line gear targeting groundfish other than 
demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish 
in the GOA.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 16, 
2008, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
GOA exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan 
for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (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 halibut PSC limit allocated to vessels using hook-
and-line gear targeting groundfish other than demersal shelf rockfish 
in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA was 
established as 290 metric tons by the 2008 and 2009 harvest 
specifications for groundfish of the GOA (73 FR 10562, February 27, 
2008).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.21(d)(7)(ii), the Regional 
Administrator has determined that the 2008 Pacific halibut PSC limit 
allocated to vessels using hook-and-line gear targeting groundfish 
other than demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or 
sablefish in the GOA will soon be reached. Therefore, NMFS is 
prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using hook-and-
line gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), except for demersal shelf 
rockfish in the Southeast Outside District or sablefish in the GOA.
    After the effective date of this closure, the maximum retainable 
amounts at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip for 
vessels fishing for demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside 
District or sablefish in the GOA.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA, (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 a 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 closing directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using 
hook-and-line gear in the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice 
providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant 
data only became available as of October 14, 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

[[Page 62213]]

prior notice and opportunity for public comment.
    This action is required by Sec.  679.21 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: October 15, 2008.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-24905 Filed 10-15-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-S