Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting, 8883-8884 [E9-4281]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 38 / Friday, February 27, 2009 / Rules and Regulations For the Amendment 80 cooperative, the vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 are as follows: FFP 3835 Seafisher. For the Amendment 80 limited access sector, vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 and in the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 are as follows: FFP 2443 Alaska Juris and FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit. For the Amendment 80 limited access sector, the vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 are as follows: FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior and FFP 4093 Alaska Victory. For the BSAI trawl limited access sector, the vessel authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 is as follows: FFP 11770 Alaska Knight. This action removes six vessels that registered with NMFS to fish in the A season HLA fisheries in areas 542 and/ or 543 and does not otherwise change the requirements in the January 14, 2009 (74 FR 1946) temporary rule. Classification 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 requirement is unnecessary. This notice merely advises the owners of these vessels of the results of a random assignment required by regulation. The notice needs to occur immediately to notify the owner of each vessel of its assignment to allow these vessel owners to plan for participation in the A season HLA fisheries in area 542 and area 543. 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 § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with RULES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 23, 2009. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–4264 Filed 2–24–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:27 Feb 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Location Remove from CFR because (F) was applicable only through December 31, 2002, and (D) and (E) were previously removed and reserved. 679.20(a)(5)(iv)(C) Remove from CFR because this paragraph was applicable only through December 31, 2002. 679.20(c)(2) Remove from CFR and reserve because this paragraph was applicable only until April 1, 2005. 679.20(c)(5) and (c)(6) Remove the phrase ‘‘(Effective April 1, 2005)’’ because related regulations are now effective. [Docket No. 0812011537–9145–01] RIN 0648–AX45 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Recordkeeping and Reporting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Final rule. SUMMARY: NMFS issues a final rule to update regulations in 50 CFR part 679. The action would remove regulations that have lapsed and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. DATES: Effective February 27, 2009. Copies of the Categorical Exclusion (CE) and Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) prepared for this action may be obtained from the NMFS Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802, or by calling the Alaska Region, NMFS, at 907–586–7228, or from the NMFS Alaska Region website at http:// alaskafisheries.noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586–7008. The groundfish fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off Alaska are managed under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (FMPs). The North Pacific Fishery Management Council prepared the FMPs under the authority of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson–Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Regulations implementing the FMPs appear at 50 CFR part 679. General regulations governing U.S. fisheries also appear at 50 CFR part 600. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Need for Action In 50 CFR part 679, text is amended to remove lapsed regulatory provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This final rule amends regulations by removing text as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Amendment 679.20(a)(5)(i)(D), (E), and (F) 50 CFR Part 679 ACTION: 8883 Sfmt 4700 Classification Pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson–Stevens Act, NMFS has determined that this final rule is consistent with the FMPs and other provisions of the Magnuson–Stevens Act. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. This action will not increase recordkeeping and reporting costs. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator of Fisheries (AA) finds good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity for public comment. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment are unnecessary because these changes remove regulatory provisions that have lapsed. For the same reason, the AA finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). Because prior notice and opportunity for public comment are not required for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. are inapplicable. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 679 Alaska, Fisheries, Recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Dated: February 23, 2009. Samuel D. Rauch III Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs,National Marine Fisheries Service. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 50 CFR part 679 is amended as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1 8884 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 38 / Friday, February 27, 2009 / Rules and Regulations PART 679—FISHERIES OF THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFF ALASKA Authority: 16 U.S.C. 773 et seq., 1801 et seq., 3631 et seq.; Pub. L. 108–447. 1. The authority citation for part 679 continues to read as follows: ■ B. Remove and reserve paragraph (c)(2). ■ C. Remove the parenthetical phrase ‘‘(Effective April 1, 2005)’’ from paragraphs (c)(5) and (c)(6). ■ [FR Doc. E9–4281 Filed 2–26–09; 8:45 am] dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with RULES ■ VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:27 Feb 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 § 679.20 [Amended] 2. In § 679.20: A. Remove paragraphs (a)(5)(i)(D), (E), and (F), and paragraph (a)(5)(iv)(C). PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ■ BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 38 (Friday, February 27, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8883-8884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 0812011537-9145-01]
RIN 0648-AX45


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; 
Recordkeeping and Reporting

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: NMFS issues a final rule to update regulations in 50 CFR part 
679. The action would remove regulations that have lapsed and is 
intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

DATES: Effective February 27, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Categorical Exclusion (CE) and Regulatory 
Impact Review (RIR) prepared for this action may be obtained from the 
NMFS Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802, or by calling the 
Alaska Region, NMFS, at 907-586-7228, or from the NMFS Alaska Region 
website at http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patsy A. Bearden, 907-586-7008.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The groundfish fisheries in the exclusive 
economic zone (EEZ) off Alaska are managed under the Fishery Management 
Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management 
Area and the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of 
Alaska (FMPs). The North Pacific Fishery Management Council prepared 
the FMPs under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 
et seq. Regulations implementing the FMPs appear at 50 CFR part 679. 
General regulations governing U.S. fisheries also appear at 50 CFR part 
600.

Need for Action

    In 50 CFR part 679, text is amended to remove lapsed regulatory 
provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This final rule 
amends regulations by removing text as follows:

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                  Location                            Amendment
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679.20(a)(5)(i)(D), (E), and (F)             Remove from CFR because (F)
                                              was applicable only
                                              through December 31, 2002,
                                              and (D) and (E) were
                                              previously removed and
                                              reserved.
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679.20(a)(5)(iv)(C)                          Remove from CFR because
                                              this paragraph was
                                              applicable only through
                                              December 31, 2002.
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679.20(c)(2)                                 Remove from CFR and reserve
                                              because this paragraph was
                                              applicable only until
                                              April 1, 2005.
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679.20(c)(5) and (c)(6)                      Remove the phrase
                                              ``(Effective April 1,
                                              2005)'' because related
                                              regulations are now
                                              effective.
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Classification

    Pursuant to section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, NMFS has 
determined that this final rule is consistent with the FMPs and other 
provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of 
Executive Order 12866.
    This action will not increase recordkeeping and reporting costs.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Assistant Administrator of 
Fisheries (AA) finds good cause to waive prior notice and opportunity 
for public comment. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment are 
unnecessary because these changes remove regulatory provisions that 
have lapsed. For the same reason, the AA finds good cause to waive the 
30-day delay in the effective date under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3).
    Because prior notice and opportunity for public comment are not 
required for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other law, the 
analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 
et seq. are inapplicable.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 679

    Alaska, Fisheries, Recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

    Dated: February 23, 2009.
Samuel D. Rauch III
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs,National Marine 
Fisheries Service.

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For the reasons set out in the preamble, 50 CFR part 679 is amended as 
follows:

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PART 679--FISHERIES OF THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFF ALASKA

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1. The authority citation for part 679 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 773 et seq., 1801 et seq., 3631 et seq.; 
Pub. L. 108-447.


Sec.  679.20  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  679.20:
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A. Remove paragraphs (a)(5)(i)(D), (E), and (F), and paragraph 
(a)(5)(iv)(C).
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B. Remove and reserve paragraph (c)(2).
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C. Remove the parenthetical phrase ``(Effective April 1, 2005)'' from 
paragraphs (c)(5) and (c)(6).
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