Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chiniak Gully Research Area for Vessels Using Trawl Gear, 1723 [2010-495]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Dated: December 11, 2009. Laura Yoshii, Acting Regional Administrator, Region IX. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule. Part 52, Chapter I, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: ■ PART 52—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 52 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Subpart F—California 2. Section 52.220 is amended by adding paragraph (c)(303)(i)(C)(4) to read as follows: ■ § 52.220 Identification of plan. * * * * * (c) * * * (303) * * * (i) * * * (C) * * * (4) Rule 3170, ‘‘Federally Mandated Ozone Nonattainment Fee,’’ adopted on May 16, 2002. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2010–353 Filed 1–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No.0910091344–9056–02] RIN 0648–XT71 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chiniak Gully Research Area for Vessels Using Trawl Gear erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:41 Jan 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: NMFS is rescinding the trawl closure in the Chiniak Gully Research Area. This action is necessary to allow vessels using trawl gear to participate in directed fishing for groundfish in the Chiniak Gully Research Area. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 1, 2010, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., September 20, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the Gulf of Alaska (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 Chiniak Gully Research Area is closed to vessels using trawl gear from August 1 to a date no later than September 20 under regulations at § 679.22(b)(6)(ii)(A). This closure is in support of a research project to evaluate the effects of commercial fishing on pollock distribution and abundance, as part of a comprehensive investigation of Stellar sea lion and commercial fishery interactions. The regulations at § 679.22(b)(6)(ii)(B) provide that the Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, (Regional Administrator) shall rescind the trawl closure if relevant research activities will not be conducted. The Regional Administrator has determined that research activities will not be conducted PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 1723 in 2010 in the Chiniak Gully Research Area. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is rescinding the trawl closure of the Chiniak Gully Research Area. All other closures remain in full force and effect. Classification Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 (b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good cause to waive prior notice and an opportunity for public comment on this action, as notice and comment is unnecessary. Notice and comment is unnecessary because the rescission of the trawl closure is non-discretionary; pursuant to § 679.22(b)(6)(ii)(B), the Regional Administrator has no choice but to rescind the trawl closure once it is determined that research activities will not be conducted in the area. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1), this rule is not subject to the 30–day delay in effective date requirement of 5 U.S.C. 553(d) since the rule relieves a restriction. This action has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 7, 2010. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–495 Filed 1–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\13JAR1.SGM 13JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No.0910091344-9056-02]
RIN 0648-XT71


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chiniak 
Gully Research Area for Vessels Using Trawl Gear

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

ACTION: Temporary rule.

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SUMMARY:  NMFS is rescinding the trawl closure in the Chiniak Gully 
Research Area. This action is necessary to allow vessels using trawl 
gear to participate in directed fishing for groundfish in the Chiniak 
Gully Research Area.

DATES:  Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), August 1, 2010, 
through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., September 20, 2010.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
Gulf of Alaska (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 Chiniak Gully Research Area is closed to vessels using trawl 
gear from August 1 to a date no later than September 20 under 
regulations at Sec.  679.22(b)(6)(ii)(A). This closure is in support of 
a research project to evaluate the effects of commercial fishing on 
pollock distribution and abundance, as part of a comprehensive 
investigation of Stellar sea lion and commercial fishery interactions.
    The regulations at Sec.  679.22(b)(6)(ii)(B) provide that the 
Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, (Regional Administrator) 
shall rescind the trawl closure if relevant research activities will 
not be conducted. The Regional Administrator has determined that 
research activities will not be conducted in 2010 in the Chiniak Gully 
Research Area. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is rescinding the 
trawl closure of the Chiniak Gully Research Area. All other closures 
remain in full force and effect.

Classification

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 (b)(B), the Assistant Administrator for 
Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good cause to waive prior notice and an 
opportunity for public comment on this action, as notice and comment is 
unnecessary. Notice and comment is unnecessary because the rescission 
of the trawl closure is non-discretionary; pursuant to Sec.  
679.22(b)(6)(ii)(B), the Regional Administrator has no choice but to 
rescind the trawl closure once it is determined that research 
activities will not be conducted in the area.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1), this rule is not subject to the 30-
day delay in effective date requirement of 5 U.S.C. 553(d) since the 
rule relieves a restriction.
    This action has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: January 7, 2010.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-495 Filed 1-12-10; 8:45 am]
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