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, 50737 [E9-23694]

Download as PDF 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 COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 0910091344-9056-02]
RIN 0648-XR92


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.

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SUMMARY: 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 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 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 Sec.  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. 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 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 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 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 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 Sec.  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]
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