2008-2009 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations-Modifications; Corrections, 50736-50737 [E9-23482]

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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Television, Television broadcasting. ■ For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 73 as follows: PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336. § 73.622 [Amended] 2. Section 73.622(i), the PostTransition Table of DTV Allotments under Louisiana, is amended by adding channel 29 and removing channel 8 at New Orleans. ■ Clay C. Pendarvis, Associate Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission. [FR Doc. E9–23709 Filed 9–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 32 [Docket No. FWS–R9–NSR–2008–0042; 93270–1265–0000–4A] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES RIN 1018–AV80 2008–2009 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations— Modifications; Corrections AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments. SUMMARY: On September 3, 2009, we published a final rule in the Federal VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Sep 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Register implementing pertinent refugespecific regulations and amending other existing refuge-specific regulations that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2008–2009 season. The rule contained errors in the amendatory language and the regulatory text. This document corrects those errors. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 32 Fishing, Hunting, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife, Wildlife refuges. ■ Accordingly, we amend 50 CFR part 32 as follows: DATES: This correction is effective October 1, 2009. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 16 U.S.C. 460k, 664, 668dd–668ee, and 715i. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ■ ■ Leslie Marler (703) 358–2397. On September 3, 2009, we published a final rule (74 FR 45674) that implemented pertinent refuge-specific regulations and amended other existing refuge-specific regulations pertaining to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2008–2009 season. This rule became effective on the day of publication, September 3, 2009. In the rule, several of our amendatory instructions for adding or revising paragraphs in the regulatory text section were not clear. This document corrects error that arose from those unclear instructions. In addition, this document contains the following corrections to the regulatory text: In the State of Alabama, the correction for Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge reflects that conditions B.2., B.3., and B.7. apply rather than B.8. which does not exist. The correction for Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge reflects that conditions A.1. through A.4. apply rather than A.5. which does not exist. In the State of Georgia, the correction for Savannah National Wildlife Refuge reflects the addition of a sentence to C.10. that was inadvertently omitted. In the State of Maryland, the correction for Patuxent Research Refuge reflects removal of extraneous characters at the end of condition D.18.vi. inadvertently applied during XML coding of the document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Administrative Procedure Act We find good cause to waive notice and comment on this correction, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), and the 30-day delay in effective date under 5 U.S.C. 553(d). Notice and comment are unnecessary because these corrections are minor, editorial changes. The substance of the regulations remains unchanged. Therefore, this correction is being published as a final regulation and is effective upon publication. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 PART 32—HUNTING AND FISHING 1. The authority citation for part 32 continues to read: ■ 2. Amend § 32.20 by: a. Revising paragraph C.6. of Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge and paragraphs B.1., and C.1.of Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge; and ■ b. Adding paragraph C.5.of Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge. The addition and revisions read as follows: § 32.20 * * Alabama. * * * Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge * * * * * C. Big Game Hunting. * * * 6. Conditions B2, B3, and B7 apply. * * * * * Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge * * * * * B. * * * 1. Conditions A1 through A4 apply. * * * * * C. * * * 1. Conditions A1 through A4 apply. * * * * * 5. We require tree stand users to use a safety belt or harness. * * * * * ■ 3. Amend § 32.29 by revising paragraphs C.10. and C.11. of Savannah National Wildlife Refuge to read as follows: § 32.29 * * Georgia. * * * Savannah National Wildlife Refuge * * * * * C. * * * 10. We allow turkey hunting during a special 16-day turkey hunt in April. We only allow shotguns with #2 shot or smaller and bows for turkey hunting in accordance with State regulations. We prohibit possession or use of slugs or buckshot during turkey hunts. We prohibit crossbows (see § 27.43 of this chapter). 11. You must remove hunt stands daily (see § 27.93 of this chapter). * * * * * ■ 4. Amend § 32.31 by adding paragraphs A.4. and A.5. of Kootenai E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 189 / Thursday, October 1, 2009 / Rules and Regulations National Wildlife Refuge to read as follows: § 32.31 * * DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Idaho. * * * 50 CFR Part 679 Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge [Docket No. 0910091344–9056–02] A. * * * 4. On waterfowl hunt days, we allow public entry onto the refuge from 3:00 a.m. until 1 hour after legal sunset. 5. We prohibit overnight vehicle parking on the refuge. * * * * * 5. Amend § 32.39 by revising paragraph D.18.vi. of Patuxent Research Refuge to read as set forth below: ■ § 32.39 * * Maryland. * * * * * * * * D. Sport Fishing. * * * * * * * * 18. * * * vi. We prohibit the use of any type of watercraft. * * * * * [Amended] 6. Amend § 32.47 by removing Stillwater Management Area. ■ 7. Amend § 32.66 by adding paragraphs C.10. and C.11. of Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to read as follows: ■ § 32.66 * * Virginia. * * * Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge * * * * C. * * * 10. We prohibit baiting or hunting over bait (see § 32.2(h)). 11. We prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages (see § 32.2(j)). * * * * * mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES * Dated: September 24, 2009. Leslie A. Marler, National Wildlife Refuge System Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. E9–23482 Filed 9–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Sep 30, 2009 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod allocated to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 1, 2009, until 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 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 MagnusonStevens 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 2009 TAC of Pacific cod allocated to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA is 21,277 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 Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 2009 TAC of Pacific cod allocated to vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA will soon be reached. SUMMARY: Patuxent Research Refuge § 32.47 RIN 0648–XR92 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50737 Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 20,277 mt, and is setting aside the remaining 1,000 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 Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area 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 Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component of the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. Delaying the closure of Pacific cod after the Regional Administrator has determined that the directed fishing allowance has been reached is a conservation concern. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of September 24, 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 25, 2009. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–23694 Filed 9–28–09; 4:15pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 32

[Docket No. FWS-R9-NSR-2008-0042; 93270-1265-0000-4A]
RIN 1018-AV80


2008-2009 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations--
Modifications; Corrections

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: On September 3, 2009, we published a final rule in the Federal 
Register implementing pertinent refuge-specific regulations and 
amending other existing refuge-specific regulations that pertain to 
migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and 
sport fishing for the 2008-2009 season. The rule contained errors in 
the amendatory language and the regulatory text. This document corrects 
those errors.

DATES: This correction is effective October 1, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Marler (703) 358-2397.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 3, 2009, we published a final 
rule (74 FR 45674) that implemented pertinent refuge-specific 
regulations and amended other existing refuge-specific regulations 
pertaining to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big 
game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2008-2009 season. This rule 
became effective on the day of publication, September 3, 2009. In the 
rule, several of our amendatory instructions for adding or revising 
paragraphs in the regulatory text section were not clear. This document 
corrects error that arose from those unclear instructions. In addition, 
this document contains the following corrections to the regulatory 
text:
    In the State of Alabama, the correction for Cahaba National 
Wildlife Refuge reflects that conditions B.2., B.3., and B.7. apply 
rather than B.8. which does not exist. The correction for Mountain 
Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge reflects that conditions A.1. through 
A.4. apply rather than A.5. which does not exist.
    In the State of Georgia, the correction for Savannah National 
Wildlife Refuge reflects the addition of a sentence to C.10. that was 
inadvertently omitted.
    In the State of Maryland, the correction for Patuxent Research 
Refuge reflects removal of extraneous characters at the end of 
condition D.18.vi. inadvertently applied during XML coding of the 
document.

Administrative Procedure Act

    We find good cause to waive notice and comment on this correction, 
under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), and the 30-day delay in effective date under 
5 U.S.C. 553(d). Notice and comment are unnecessary because these 
corrections are minor, editorial changes. The substance of the 
regulations remains unchanged. Therefore, this correction is being 
published as a final regulation and is effective upon publication.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 32

    Fishing, Hunting, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Wildlife, Wildlife refuges.

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Accordingly, we amend 50 CFR part 32 as follows:

PART 32--HUNTING AND FISHING

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1. The authority citation for part 32 continues to read:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 16 U.S.C. 460k, 664, 668dd-668ee, and 
715i.

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2. Amend Sec.  32.20 by:
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a. Revising paragraph C.6. of Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge and 
paragraphs B.1., and C.1.of Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge; 
and
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b. Adding paragraph C.5.of Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge.
    The addition and revisions read as follows:


Sec.  32.20  Alabama.

* * * * *

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

* * * * *
    C. Big Game Hunting. * * *
    6. Conditions B2, B3, and B7 apply.
* * * * *

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

* * * * *
    B. * * *
    1. Conditions A1 through A4 apply.
* * * * *
    C. * * *
    1. Conditions A1 through A4 apply.
* * * * *
    5. We require tree stand users to use a safety belt or harness.
* * * * *

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3. Amend Sec.  32.29 by revising paragraphs C.10. and C.11. of Savannah 
National Wildlife Refuge to read as follows:


Sec.  32.29  Georgia.

* * * * *

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

* * * * *
    C. * * *
    10. We allow turkey hunting during a special 16-day turkey hunt in 
April. We only allow shotguns with 2 shot or smaller and bows 
for turkey hunting in accordance with State regulations. We prohibit 
possession or use of slugs or buckshot during turkey hunts. We prohibit 
crossbows (see Sec.  27.43 of this chapter).
    11. You must remove hunt stands daily (see Sec.  27.93 of this 
chapter).
* * * * *

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4. Amend Sec.  32.31 by adding paragraphs A.4. and A.5. of Kootenai

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National Wildlife Refuge to read as follows:


Sec.  32.31  Idaho.

* * * * *

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

    A. * * *
    4. On waterfowl hunt days, we allow public entry onto the refuge 
from 3:00 a.m. until 1 hour after legal sunset.
    5. We prohibit overnight vehicle parking on the refuge.
* * * * *

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5. Amend Sec.  32.39 by revising paragraph D.18.vi. of Patuxent 
Research Refuge to read as set forth below:


Sec.  32.39  Maryland.

* * * * *

Patuxent Research Refuge

* * * * *
    D. Sport Fishing. * * *
* * * * *
    18. * * *
    vi. We prohibit the use of any type of watercraft.
* * * * *


Sec.  32.47  [Amended]

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6. Amend Sec.  32.47 by removing Stillwater Management Area.

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7. Amend Sec.  32.66 by adding paragraphs C.10. and C.11. of Great 
Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to read as follows:


Sec.  32.66  Virginia.

* * * * *

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

* * * * *
    C. * * *
    10. We prohibit baiting or hunting over bait (see Sec.  32.2(h)).
    11. We prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages (see Sec.  
32.2(j)).
* * * * *

    Dated: September 24, 2009.
Leslie A. Marler,
National Wildlife Refuge System Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. E9-23482 Filed 9-30-09; 8:45 am]
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