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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 2 / Monday, January 5, 2009 / Rules and Regulations revised commercial quota for each state involved. (c) Area 8 (Undesignated Waters): Service Lake Superior Six-Hour Period .................... Docking or Undocking .......... § 401.420 $536 509 [Amended] 5. In § 401.420— a. In paragraph (a), remove the number ‘‘$93’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$102’’; and remove the number ‘‘$1,459’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$1,604’’. ■ b. In paragraph (b), remove the number ‘‘$93’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$102’’; and remove the number ‘‘$1,459’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$1,604’’. ■ c. In paragraph (c)(1), remove the number ‘‘$552’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$606’’. ■ d. In paragraph (c)(3), remove the number ‘‘$93’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$102’’; and remove the number ‘‘$1,459’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$1,604’’. ■ ■ § 401.428 [Amended] 6. In § 401.428, remove the number ‘‘$562’’ and add, in its place, the number ‘‘$618’’. ■ Dated: December 23, 2008. Brian M. Salerno, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship. [FR Doc. E8–31341 Filed 1–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 071030625–7696–02] RIN 0648–XM32 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason quota transfer. NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia from its 2008 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:23 Jan 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 233 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATES: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 50 CFR Part 679 Emily Bryant, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9244, FAX (978) 281–9135. [Docket No. 071106671–8010–02] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2009 Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts Effective December 30, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Regulations governing the summer flounder 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 North Carolina through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.100. The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which was published on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for summer flounder quota to be transferred from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under § 648.100(d). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria set forth in§ 648.100(d)(3) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. North Carolina has agreed to transfer 4,777 lb (2,167 kg) of its 2008 commercial quota to Virginia to cover the summer flounder landings of two North Carolina vessels granted safe harbor in Virginia due to mechanical issues that occurred on the vessels between December 15 and December 16, 2008. The Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in§ 648.100(d)(3) have been met. The revised quotas for calendar year 2008 are: North Carolina, 2,525,702 lb (1,145,639 kg); and Virginia, 2,019,988 lb (916,251 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: December 30, 2008. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–31317 Filed 12–30–08; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RIN 0648–XM48 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS is adjusting the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) amounts for the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) pollock and Pacific cod fisheries. This action is necessary because NMFS has determined these TACs are incorrectly specified. This action will ensure the GOA pollock and Pacific cod TACs do not exceed the appropriate amounts based on the best available scientific information for pollock and Pacific cod in the GOA. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area (FMP). DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 5, 2009, until the effective date of the final 2009 and 2010 harvest specifications for GOA groundfish, unless otherwise modified or superseded through publication of a notification in the Federal Register. Comments must be received at the following address no later than 4:30 p.m., A.l.t., January 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Sue Salveson, Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, identified by 0648–XM48, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at http://www.regulations.gov. • Mail: P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. • Fax: (907) 586–7557. • Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov E:\FR\FM\05JAR1.SGM 05JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 2 (Monday, January 5, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 071030625-7696-02]
RIN 0648-XM32


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
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 summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of 
Virginia from its 2008 quota. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas 
and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.

DATES: Effective December 30, 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 summer flounder 
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 North Carolina through Maine. The process to set 
the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are 
described in Sec.  648.100.
    The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which was published 
on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for summer 
flounder quota to be transferred from one state to another. Two or more 
states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the 
Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can 
transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under Sec.  
648.100(d). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the 
criteria set forth inSec.  648.100(d)(3) in the evaluation of requests 
for quota transfers or combinations.
    North Carolina has agreed to transfer 4,777 lb (2,167 kg) of its 
2008 commercial quota to Virginia to cover the summer flounder landings 
of two North Carolina vessels granted safe harbor in Virginia due to 
mechanical issues that occurred on the vessels between December 15 and 
December 16, 2008. The Regional Administrator has determined that the 
criteria set forth inSec.  648.100(d)(3) have been met. The revised 
quotas for calendar year 2008 are: North Carolina, 2,525,702 lb 
(1,145,639 kg); and Virginia, 2,019,988 lb (916,251 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: December 30, 2008.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E8-31317 Filed 12-30-08; 4:15 pm]
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