Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska, 11040-11041 [E9-5632]

Download as PDF 11040 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 49 / Monday, March 16, 2009 / Rules and Regulations beginning of the table for ‘‘Department of Health, Public Health Regulations, chapter 43, Air Pollution Control Regulations,’’ sections 22 and 23 to read as follows: Subpart M—Hawaii 2. In § 52.620, the table in paragraph (c) is amended by revising the table heading and adding the entries to the ■ § 52.620 * Identification of plan. * * (c) * * * * * EPA APPROVED STATE OF HAWAII REGULATIONS Effective date State citation Title/subject Department of Health, Public Health Regulations, chapter 43, Air Pollution Control Regulations: Section 22 ......................................................................... Section 23 ......................................................................... Hearings and Appeals ............ Application .............................. * * * * * * * 3. Section 52.622 is amended as follows: ■ a. By revising paragraph (a). ■ b. By revising paragraph (b)(1). ■ c. By adding paragraph (c)(4)(i) and adding and reserving paragraph (c)(4)(ii). ■ d. By adding paragraph (c)(5)(i), and adding and reserving paragraph (c)(5)(ii). ■ e. By adding paragraph (c)(15)(i) and adding and reserving paragraph (c)(15)(ii). The amendments are as follows: ■ [FR Doc. E9–4802 Filed 3–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 Original identification of plan. (a) This section identified the original ‘‘State of Hawaii Air Pollution Control Implementation Plan’’ and all revisions submitted by the State of Hawaii that were federally approved prior to June 1, 2005. (b) * * * (1) Previously approved on May 31, 1972 in paragraph (b) of this section and now deleted from the SIP without replacement Air Pollution Control Law, Hawaii Revised Statutes, chapter 322, part V, section 322–68 and Public Health Regulations, chapter 43, section 20. (c) * * * (4) * * * (i) Previously approved on November 8, 1973 in paragraph (c)(4) of this section and now deleted from the SIP without replacement S.B. No. 1382–72, Act 100, section 7. (ii) [Reserved] (5) * * * (i) Previously approved on May 14, 1973 in paragraph (c)(5) of this section and now deleted from the SIP without replacement chapter 43, section 20. (ii) [Reserved] * * * * * (15) * * * (i) Previously approved on August 18, 1983 in paragraph (c)(15) of this section VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:57 Mar 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 [Docket No. 09100091344–9056–02] RIN 0648–XN84 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 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 pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 11, 2009, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., August 25, 2009. 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– PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Explanation 12/26/1972 03/28/1972 05/14/1973 05/31/1972 38 FR 12711 37 FR 10842 * and now deleted from the SIP without replacement Hawaii Statute on Environmental Quality, Hawaii Revised Statutes, chapter 342, section 342–7. (ii) [Reserved] * * * * * * § 52.622 * EPA approval date Sfmt 4700 * * 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 B season allowance of the 2009 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA is 1,455 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2009 and 2010 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (74 FR 7333, February 17, 2009). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), the Regional Administrator has determined that the B season allowance of the 2009 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 1,400 mt, and is setting aside the remaining 55 mt as bycatch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. 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 (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 pollock in E:\FR\FM\16MRR1.SGM 16MRR1 11041 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 49 / Monday, March 16, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Statistical Area 630 of 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 March 10, 2009. 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. Dated: March 10, 2009. Alan D. Risenhoover Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–5632 Filed 3–11–09; 4:15 pm] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S [Docket No. 0910091344–9056–02] RIN 0648–XL23 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; 2009 and 2010 Final Harvest Specifications for Groundfish Correction In rule document E9–3295 beginning on page 7333 in the issue of Tuesday, February 17, 2009 make the following corrections: 1. On page 7344, Table 11 should read as set forth below: Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. TABLE 11—FINAL 2009 AND 2010 PACIFIC HALIBUT PSC LIMITS, ALLOWANCES, AND APPORTIONMENTS [Values are in metric tons] Hook-and-line gear 1 Trawl gear Other than DSR Season DSR Amount Season January 20–April 1 .......... April 1–July 1 .................. July 1–September 1 ........ 550 (27.5%) 400 (20%) 600 (30%) September 1–October 1 .. October 1–December 31 Total ......................... Amount Season Amount 250 (86%) 5 (2%) 35 (12%) January 1–December 31 ......................................... ......................................... 10 (100%) .............................. .............................. 150 (7.5%) 300 (15%) January 1–June 10 ......... June 10–September 1 .... September 1–December 31. n/a ................................... n/a ................................... n/a n/a ......................................... ......................................... .............................. .............................. 2,000 (100%) n/a ................................... 290 (100%) ......................................... 10 (100%) 1 The Pacific halibut PSC limit for hook-and-line gear is allocated to the demersal shelf rockfish (DSR) fishery and fisheries other than DSR. The hook-and-line sablefish fishery is exempt from halibut PSC limits. 2. On page 7347, in Table 14, in the second column, in the sixth entry, ‘‘Atka mackere’’ should read ‘‘Atka mackerel’’. 3. On the same page, in the same table, in the third column, in the sixth entry, ‘‘l60’’ should read ‘‘60’’. 4. On page 7350, Table 17 should read as set forth below: TABLE 17—FINAL 2009 AND 2010 NON-EXEMPT AMERICAN FISHERIES ACT CATCHER VESSEL HALIBUT PROHIBITED SPECIES CATCH (PSC) LIMITS FOR VESSELS USING TRAWL GEAR IN THE GOA [Values are in metric tons] Ratio of 1995–1997 non-exempt AFA CV retained catch to total retained catch Seasonal allowance Season Target fishery 1 ................. January 20–April 1 ................. 2 ................. April 1–July 1 .......................... 3 ................. July 1–September 1 ............... 4 ................. September 1–October 1 ......... 5 ................. October 1–December 31 ........ shallow-water .......................... deep-water .............................. shallow-water .......................... deep-water .............................. shallow-water .......................... deep-water .............................. shallow-water .......................... deep-water 1 ........................... all targets ................................ 2009 and 2010 PSC limit 0.340 0.070 0.340 0.070 0.340 0.070 0.340 0.070 0.205 450 100 100 300 200 400 150 0 300 1 There 2009 and 2010 non-exempt AFA CV PSC limit 153 7 34 21 68 28 51 0 61 is no apportionment of halibut PSC to the deep-water targets in September. However any unused apportionment to the deep-water targets from earlier in the fishing year may be used to support the deep-water targets in September. VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:57 Mar 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\16MRR1.SGM 16MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 49 (Monday, March 16, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 11040-11041]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5632]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 09100091344-9056-02]
RIN 0648-XN84


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska

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 pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is 
necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2009 total 
allowable catch (TAC) of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 11, 2009, 
through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., August 25, 2009.

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 B season allowance of the 2009 TAC of pollock in Statistical 
Area 630 of the GOA is 1,455 metric tons (mt) as established by the 
final 2009 and 2010 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA 
(74 FR 7333, February 17, 2009).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(i), the Regional 
Administrator has determined that the B season allowance of the 2009 
TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA will soon be reached. 
Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed 
fishing allowance of 1,400 mt, and is setting aside the remaining 55 mt 
as bycatch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In 
accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator 
finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. 
Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.
    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 (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 pollock in

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Statistical Area 630 of 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 March 10, 2009.
    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 is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: March 10, 2009.
Alan D. Risenhoover
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-5632 Filed 3-11-09; 4:15 pm]
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