Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543, 40523-40524 [E9-19331]

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The authority citation for 49 CFR part 89, subpart B is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: Public Law 89–508; Public Law 89–365, secs. 3, 10, 11, 13(b), 31 U.S.C. 3701– 3720A; Public Law 98–167; Public Law 98– 369; Public Law 99–578; Public Law 101– 552, 31 U.S.C. 3711(a)(2); 31 CFR 3711, 3716–3720E. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 0810141351–9087–02] RIN 0648–XQ93 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of fishery assignments. SUMMARY: NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the 2009 B season Atka mackerel fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the 2009 B season HLA limits established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the final 2009 and E:\FR\FM\12AUR1.SGM 12AUR1 40524 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 12, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 2010 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 7, 2009, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., November 1, 2009. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (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. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A), owners and operators of vessels using trawl gear for directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the HLA are required to register with NMFS. Eight vessels have registered with NMFS to fish in the B season HLA fisheries in areas 542 and/or 543. In accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(B), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has randomly assigned each vessel to the HLA directed fishery for Atka mackerel for which they have jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:35 Aug 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 registered and is now notifying each vessel of its assignment. For the Amendment 80 cooperative, the vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 and the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: Federal Fishery Permit number (FFP) 2134 Ocean Peace and FFP 3835 Seafisher. The vessel authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii) is as follows: FFP 2733 Seafreeze Alaska. 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 in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 4093 Alaska Victory and FFP 2443 Alaska Juris. Vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and in the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit and FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior. For the BSAI trawl limited access sector, the vessel authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with § 679.20(a)(8)(iii) is as follows: FFP 11770 Alaska Knight. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 B 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 7, 2009. Kristen C. Koch, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–19331 Filed 8–7–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\12AUR1.SGM 12AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 0810141351-9087-02]
RIN 0648-XQ93


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka 
Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543

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

ACTION: Notification of fishery assignments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered 
vessels of their assignments for the 2009 B season Atka mackerel 
fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian 
Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area 
(BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the 2009 B 
season HLA limits established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the 
final 2009 and

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2010 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 7, 2009, 
until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., November 1, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan 
for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area 
(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.
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A), owners and operators 
of vessels using trawl gear for directed fishing for Atka mackerel in 
the HLA are required to register with NMFS. Eight vessels have 
registered with NMFS to fish in the B season HLA fisheries in areas 542 
and/or 543. In accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii)(B), the 
Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has randomly assigned each vessel 
to the HLA directed fishery for Atka mackerel for which they have 
registered and is now notifying each vessel of its assignment.
    For the Amendment 80 cooperative, the vessels authorized to 
participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 and the 
second HLA directed fishery in area 543 in accordance with Sec.  
679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: Federal Fishery Permit number (FFP) 
2134 Ocean Peace and FFP 3835 Seafisher. The vessel authorized to 
participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and the 
second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with Sec.  
679.20(a)(8)(iii) is as follows: FFP 2733 Seafreeze Alaska.
    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 in accordance with Sec.  
679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 4093 Alaska Victory and FFP 2443 
Alaska Juris. Vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA 
directed fishery in area 543 and in the second HLA directed fishery in 
area 542 in accordance with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii) are as follows: FFP 
3819 Alaska Spirit and FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior.
    For the BSAI trawl limited access sector, the vessel authorized to 
participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance 
with Sec.  679.20(a)(8)(iii) is as follows: FFP 11770 Alaska Knight.

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 B 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 Sec.  679.20 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: August 7, 2009.
Kristen C. Koch,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-19331 Filed 8-7-09; 4:15 pm]
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