Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Swordfish Quotas, 75382-75383 [E8-29377]

Download as PDF 75382 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 239 / Thursday, December 11, 2008 / Proposed Rules (TTY). This document does not contain proposed information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed information collection burden ‘‘for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,’’ pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107–198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4). Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 do not apply to this proceeding. Members of the public should note that from the time a Notice of Proposed Rule Making is issued until the matter is no longer subject to Commission consideration or court review, all ex parte contacts are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1204(b) for rules governing permissible ex parte contacts. 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E8–29372 Filed 12–10–08; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Dec 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 RIN 0648–AW61 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Swordfish Quotas AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Extension of comment period and change of public hearing date and time. SUMMARY: In order to provide additional time and opportunities for highly migratory species (HMS) constituents, and other interested parties to comment on the proposed rule published on November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68398), to adjust the 2008 North and South Atlantic swordfish commercial quotas and modify the vessel chartering regulations, NMFS is extending the proposed rule comment period for this action from December 18, 2008, to January 16, 2009. NMFS is also changing the date and time of the December 16, 2008, public hearing scheduled for Gloucester, MA, to January 15, 2009. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2009. The new Gloucester, MA, public hearing date and time is January 15, 2009, from 3:00 — 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by [0648–AW61], by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov • Fax: 301–713–1917, Attn: LeAnn Southward Hogan • Mail: NMFS SF1, 1315 East–West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Copies of the supporting documents including the 2007 Environmental Assessment (EA), Regulatory Impact Review (RIR), Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA), and the Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP) are available from the HMS website at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ or by contacting LeAnn Southward Hogan (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The public hearing location is: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LeAnn Southward Hogan or Karyl Brewster–Geisz by phone: 301–713– 2347 or by fax: 301–713–1917. The U.S. Atlantic swordfish fishery is managed under the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. Implementing regulations at 50 CFR part 635 are issued under the authority of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson–Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. Regulations issued under the authority of ATCA carry out the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). On November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68398), NMFS published a proposed rule, requested comments on the adjustment of the 2008 swordfish quotas and modifications to the vessel chartering regulations, and scheduled two public hearings in December 2008 to receive comments from fishery participants and other members of the public regarding the proposed rule. The original comment period was scheduled to conclude on December 18, 2008, and the Gloucester, MA public hearing was scheduled for December 16, 2008. Due to requests from HMS fishery constituents, in order to provide additional time and opportunities for public comment by HMS constituents, NMFS is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule to 5 p.m., January 16, 2009, and changing the date of the Gloucester, MA public hearing to January 15, 2009 from 3:00 — 5:00 p.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 239 / Thursday, December 11, 2008 / Proposed Rules Dated: December 5, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 239 (Thursday, December 11, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 75382-75383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29377]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 635

RIN 0648-AW61


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Swordfish Quotas

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

ACTION: Extension of comment period and change of public hearing date 
and time.

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SUMMARY: In order to provide additional time and opportunities for 
highly migratory species (HMS) constituents, and other interested 
parties to comment on the proposed rule published on November 18, 2008 
(73 FR 68398), to adjust the 2008 North and South Atlantic swordfish 
commercial quotas and modify the vessel chartering regulations, NMFS is 
extending the proposed rule comment period for this action from 
December 18, 2008, to January 16, 2009. NMFS is also changing the date 
and time of the December 16, 2008, public hearing scheduled for 
Gloucester, MA, to January 15, 2009.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be received no later than 
5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2009.
    The new Gloucester, MA, public hearing date and time is January 15, 
2009, from 3:00 -- 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by [0648-AW61], by any 
one of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov
     Fax: 301-713-1917, Attn: LeAnn Southward Hogan
     Mail: NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910
    Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record 
and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without 
change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, 
address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required 
fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to 
electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF 
file formats only.
    Copies of the supporting documents including the 2007 Environmental 
Assessment (EA), Regulatory Impact Review (RIR), Final Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis (FRFA), and the Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) are available from the HMS website at http://
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ or by contacting LeAnn Southward Hogan (see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    The public hearing location is: National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Regional 
Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LeAnn Southward Hogan or Karyl 
Brewster-Geisz by phone: 301-713-2347 or by fax: 301-713-1917.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Atlantic swordfish fishery is 
managed under the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. Implementing regulations 
at 50 CFR part 635 are issued under the authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), 
16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. Regulations issued under the authority of ATCA 
carry out the recommendations of the International Commission for the 
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
    On November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68398), NMFS published a proposed rule, 
requested comments on the adjustment of the 2008 swordfish quotas and 
modifications to the vessel chartering regulations, and scheduled two 
public hearings in December 2008 to receive comments from fishery 
participants and other members of the public regarding the proposed 
rule. The original comment period was scheduled to conclude on December 
18, 2008, and the Gloucester, MA public hearing was scheduled for 
December 16, 2008. Due to requests from HMS fishery constituents, in 
order to provide additional time and opportunities for public comment 
by HMS constituents, NMFS is extending the public comment period on the 
proposed rule to 5 p.m., January 16, 2009, and changing the date of the 
Gloucester, MA public hearing to January 15, 2009 from 3:00 -- 5:00 
p.m.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.


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    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-29377 Filed 12-10-08; 8:45 am]
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