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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations a significant portion of its range. Therefore, listing Susan’s purse-making caddisfly as threatened or endangered under the Act is not warranted at this time. We request that you submit any new information concerning the status of, or threats to, Susan’s purse-making caddisfly to our Western Colorado Field Office (see ADDRESSES) whenever it becomes available. New information will help us monitor the caddisfly and encourage its conservation. If an emergency situation develops for the caddisfly, or any other species, we will act to provide immediate protection. References Cited A complete list of references cited is available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov and upon request from the Western Colorado Field Office (see ADDRESSES). Authors The primary authors of this notice are the staff members of the Western Colorado Field Office. Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: April 12, 2010 Daniel M. Ashe, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–9458 Filed 4–26– 10; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4310–55–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:05 Apr 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0908191244–91427–02] RIN 0648–XV91 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; quota transfer. SUMMARY: NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2010 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved. DATES: Effective April 22, 2010 through December 31, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Heil, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9257. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the coastal states from North Carolina through Maine. The process to set the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are described in § 648.100. The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 22025 Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which was published on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for summer flounder quota to be transferred from one state to another. Two or more states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under § 648.100(d). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the criteria set forth in § 648.100(d)(3) in the evaluation of requests for quota transfers or combinations. North Carolina has agreed to transfer 84,150 lb (38,170 kg) of its 2010 commercial quota to Virginia. This transfer was prompted by summer flounder landings of 12 North Carolina vessels that were granted safe harbor in Virginia due to mechanical problems and severe weather conditions between January 20, 2010, and February 27, 2010. The Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in § 648.100(d)(3) have been met. The revised quotas for calendar year 2010 are: North Carolina, 3,382,502 lb (1,534,277 kg); and Virginia, 2,897,955 lb (1,314,490 kg). Classification This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 21, 2010. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–9725 Filed 4–22–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\27APR1.SGM 27APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 0908191244-91427-02]
RIN 0648-XV91


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder 
Fishery; Quota Transfer

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

ACTION:  Temporary rule; quota transfer.

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SUMMARY:  NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is 
transferring a portion of its 2010 commercial summer flounder quota to 
the Commonwealth of Virginia. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas 
and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.

DATES:  Effective April 22, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Sarah Heil, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-281-9257.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the summer flounder 
fishery are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require annual 
specification of a commercial quota that is apportioned among the 
coastal states from North Carolina through Maine. The process to set 
the annual commercial quota and the percent allocated to each state are 
described in Sec.  648.100.
    The final rule implementing Amendment 5 to the Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which was published 
on December 17, 1993 (58 FR 65936), provided a mechanism for summer 
flounder quota to be transferred from one state to another. Two or more 
states, under mutual agreement and with the concurrence of the 
Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), can 
transfer or combine summer flounder commercial quota under Sec.  
648.100(d). The Regional Administrator is required to consider the 
criteria set forth in Sec.  648.100(d)(3) in the evaluation of requests 
for quota transfers or combinations.
    North Carolina has agreed to transfer 84,150 lb (38,170 kg) of its 
2010 commercial quota to Virginia. This transfer was prompted by summer 
flounder landings of 12 North Carolina vessels that were granted safe 
harbor in Virginia due to mechanical problems and severe weather 
conditions between January 20, 2010, and February 27, 2010. The 
Regional Administrator has determined that the criteria set forth in 
Sec.  648.100(d)(3) have been met. The revised quotas for calendar year 
2010 are: North Carolina, 3,382,502 lb (1,534,277 kg); and Virginia, 
2,897,955 lb (1,314,490 kg).

Classification

    This action is taken under 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: April 21, 2010.
 James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-9725 Filed 4-22-10; 4:15 pm]
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