Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2010 Winter II Quota, 54290 [2010-22202]

Download as PDF 54290 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 7, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 27.0 Combining Multiple Editions or Publications * * * * Temporary rule; inseason adjustment. ACTION: * 27.5 Documentation * * * The following additional standards apply: * * * * * [Revise 27.5 by adding a new item c as follows:] c. Unless excepted by Business Mailer Support (BMS), mailers combining Periodicals publications under 27.1a or 27.1c must transmit postage statements and mailing documentation to the USPS using a BMS-approved electronic method. [Renumber current 27.6 through 27.8 as new 27.7 through 27.9 and add a new item 27.6 as follows:] 27.6 Additional Standards Mailers combining Periodicals publications under 27.1a or 27.1c must: a. Use Intelligent Mail tray labels on trays and sacks, and Intelligent Mail container placards on pallets or similar containers, under 708.6.5 and 6.6. b. 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[FR Doc. 2010–22134 Filed 9–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Classification 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 0908191244–91427–02] wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES RIN 0648–XY61 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; Adjustment to the 2010 Winter II Quota National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Sep 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 NMFS adjusts the 2010 Winter II commercial scup quota. This action complies with Framework Adjustment 3 (Framework 3) to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which established a process to allow the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I period to the Winter II period. DATES: Effective September 7, 2010, through December 31, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Heil, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9257. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published a final rule in the Federal Register on November 3, 2003 (68 FR 62250), implementing a process, for years in which the full Winter I commercial scup quota is not harvested, to allow unused quota from the Winter I period (January 1 through April 30) to be added to the quota for the Winter II period (November 1 through December 31), and to allow adjustment of the commercial possession limits for the Winter II period commensurate with the amount of quota rolled over from the Winter I period. For 2010, the initial Winter II quota is 1,701,695 lb (772 mt), and the best available landings information indicates that 76,256 lb (35 mt) remain of the Winter I quota of 4,815,775 lb (2,184 mt). Consistent with the intent of Framework 3, the full amount of unused 2010 Winter I quota is transferred to Winter II, resulting in a revised 2010 Winter II quota of 1,777,951 lb (806 mt). Because the amount transferred is less than 499,999 lb (227 mt), the possession limit per trip will remain 2,000 lb (907 kg) during the Winter II quota period, consistent with the final rule Winter I to Winter II possession limit increase table (table 4) published in the 2010 final scup specifications (74 FR 67978, December 22, 2009). SUMMARY: This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the opportunity for public comment on this in-season adjustment because it is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The landings data upon which this action is based is not available on a real-time basis and were compiled only a short time before the determination was made PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 that this action is warranted. If implementation of this in-season action is delayed to solicit prior public comment, the objective of the fishery management plan to achieve the optimum yield from the fishery could be compromised; deteriorating weather conditions during the later part of the fishery year will reduce fishing effort and could result in the annual quota from being fully harvested. This would conflict with the agency’s legal obligation under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to achieve the optimum yield from a fishery on a continuing basis. This will have a negative economic impact on vessels permitted to fish in this fishery. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 1, 2010. Carrie Selberg, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–22202 Filed 9–1–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 0910131362–0087–02] RIN 0648–XY78 Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the fourth seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the shallow-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 3, 2010, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., October 1, 2010. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07SER1.SGM 07SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 648

[Docket No. 0908191244-91427-02]
RIN 0648-XY61


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Scup Fishery; 
Adjustment to the 2010 Winter II Quota

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment.

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SUMMARY: NMFS adjusts the 2010 Winter II commercial scup quota. This 
action complies with Framework Adjustment 3 (Framework 3) to the Summer 
Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, which 
established a process to allow the rollover of unused commercial scup 
quota from the Winter I period to the Winter II period.

DATES: Effective September 7, 2010, through December 31, 2010.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published a final rule in the Federal 
Register on November 3, 2003 (68 FR 62250), implementing a process, for 
years in which the full Winter I commercial scup quota is not 
harvested, to allow unused quota from the Winter I period (January 1 
through April 30) to be added to the quota for the Winter II period 
(November 1 through December 31), and to allow adjustment of the 
commercial possession limits for the Winter II period commensurate with 
the amount of quota rolled over from the Winter I period.
    For 2010, the initial Winter II quota is 1,701,695 lb (772 mt), and 
the best available landings information indicates that 76,256 lb (35 
mt) remain of the Winter I quota of 4,815,775 lb (2,184 mt). Consistent 
with the intent of Framework 3, the full amount of unused 2010 Winter I 
quota is transferred to Winter II, resulting in a revised 2010 Winter 
II quota of 1,777,951 lb (806 mt). Because the amount transferred is 
less than 499,999 lb (227 mt), the possession limit per trip will 
remain 2,000 lb (907 kg) during the Winter II quota period, consistent 
with the final rule Winter I to Winter II possession limit increase 
table (table 4) published in the 2010 final scup specifications (74 FR 
67978, December 22, 2009).

Classification

     This action is required by 50 CFR part 648 and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.
    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA) finds good 
cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the 
opportunity for public comment on this in-season adjustment because it 
is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The landings data 
upon which this action is based is not available on a real-time basis 
and were compiled only a short time before the determination was made 
that this action is warranted. If implementation of this in-season 
action is delayed to solicit prior public comment, the objective of the 
fishery management plan to achieve the optimum yield from the fishery 
could be compromised; deteriorating weather conditions during the later 
part of the fishery year will reduce fishing effort and could result in 
the annual quota from being fully harvested. This would conflict with 
the agency's legal obligation under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act to achieve the optimum yield from a 
fishery on a continuing basis. This will have a negative economic 
impact on vessels permitted to fish in this fishery.

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

    Dated: September 1, 2010.
Carrie Selberg,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-22202 Filed 9-1-10; 4:15 pm]
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