Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; Correction, 67032-67042 [2010-27536]

Download as PDF 67032 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 210 / Monday, November 1, 2010 / Rules and Regulations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correction. Background On October 1, 2010, NMFS published a final rule (75 FR 32994, 100212086– 0354–04) that implemented certain key components necessary for issuance of permits and endorsements in time for use in the 2011 fishery and in order to have the 2011 specifications reflect the new allocation scheme (the ‘‘Initial Issuance Final Rule’’). In addition, that rule restructured the entire Pacific Coast groundfish regulations to more closely track the organization of the proposed management measures and to make the total groundfish regulations more clear. On October 4, 2010, NMFS published inseason adjustments, effective October 1, 2010, to commercial trip limits that were recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) at its September 10–16, 2010 meeting in Boise, ID. These changes in the trip limit tables included increases for the remainder of the year to bimonthly cumulative limits in the limited entry trawl commercial fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California, and reductions to daily trip limits (DTL) for sablefish in the limited entry fixed gear and open access commercial fisheries south of 36° N. lat. The trip limit tables that published in the October 1, 2010, initial issuance final rule did not include the October 4, 2010, inseason changes to commercial trip limits. Without action to correct the trip limit tables in the initial issuance final rule, the inseason adjustments in the October 4, 2010, inseason final rule will be undone on November 1, 2010, when the initial issuance final rule becomes final. Accordingly, this final rule corrects the trip limit tables in the trawl fishery for sablefish, shortspine and longspine thornyheads, Dover sole, arrowtooth flounder and other flatfish (Table 1 North and Table 1 South to Part 660, Subpart D) consistent with the October 4, 2010, inseason changes. This final rule also corrects the trip limit tables in the limited entry fishery south of 36° N. lat. (Table 2 South to Part 660, Subpart E) and open access fisheries (Table 3 South to Part 660, Subpart F) south of 36° N. lat. for sablefish consistent with October 4, 2010 inseason changes. This final rule corrects trip limits for commercial groundfish fisheries through the end of 2010 to reflect recent changes that were implemented on October 4, 2010. This final rule is necessary to ensure that the correct trip limit tables remain effective after November 1, 2010. DATES: This rule is effective November 1, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification For the following reasons, NMFS finds good cause to waive prior notice and comment and the 30-day delay in effectiveness pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 so that this correction is effective on November 1, 2010, concurrent with the October 1, 2010, initial issuance final rule (75 FR 32994). The correction to the trip limit tables in the limited entry trawl fishery must Accordingly, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 by making the following technical correction: ■ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS [Docket No. USCG–2010–0021] ■ 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; U.S. Coast Guard BSU Seattle, Pier 36, Seattle, WA; Correction Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule; technical correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 31, 2010 which created a security zone around the U.S. Coast Guard Base Support Unit Seattle, Pier 36, on Elliot Bay in Seattle, WA. This correction document provides more precise coordinates to match the geographic description of the zone provided in the final rule to better depict the boundaries of the security zone for charting purposes. This document makes that change to the subject final rule security zone which, as described in the preamble of the final rule, extends from the north western tip of Pier 36 across the inlet to the south western tip of Pier 36, effectively closing off the access point such that unauthorized vessels are prohibited from entering the pier. DATES: This amendment is effective on November 1, 2010 and is applicable beginning September 30, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this correction, call or e-mail LTJG Ashley M. Wanzer, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound; telephone 206–217–6175, e-mail SectorSeattleWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register of August 31, 2010, (75 FR 53195), which added 33 CFR 165.1334. The coordinates used in that section and in the preamble did not describe the security zone precisely enough for charting purposes. This document corrects that error. The rule published on August 31, 2010, (75 FR 53195) contained inaccurate coordinates in § 165.1334(a). This correction document revises paragraph (a) to contain the correct coordinates. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Oct 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. In § 165.1334, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 165.1334 Security Zone; U.S. Coast Guard BSU Seattle, Pier 36, Elliot Bay, Seattle, WA. (a) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters in Elliot Bay east of a line from 47°35′26.67″ N 122°20′34.84″ W to 47°35′23.69″ N 122°20′34.77″ W at Pier 36, Elliot Bay, Seattle, WA. * * * * * Dated: September 29, 2010. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2010–27480 Filed 10–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 100212086–0354–04] RIN 0648–AY68 Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; Correction AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 210 / Monday, November 1, 2010 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES be implemented in a timely manner to allow fishermen an opportunity to achieve the 2010 OYs specified for sablefish, longspine and shortspine thornyheads, Dover sole, arrowtooth flounder, other flatfish, and slope rockfish. Increases are necessary to relieve a restriction by allowing fishermen increased opportunities to harvest available healthy stocks while staying within the OYs for all species. These corrections must be implemented in a timely manner, as quickly as possible, so that fishermen are allowed consistent, increased opportunities to harvest available healthy stocks and meet the objective of the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP to allow fisheries to approach, but not exceed, OYs. Corrections to restrict cumulative limits in the limited entry fixed gear and open access sablefish DTL fishery are needed to prevent the 2010 sablefish OY in the area South of 36° N. lat. from being exceeded and prevent premature closure of fisheries that take sablefish. This correction must be implemented in a timely manner by November 1, 2010. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Oct 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Failure to correct the October 4, 2010, trip limit restrictions by November 1, 2010, would risk premature closure of fisheries that are important to coastal communities, which would fail to meet the objectives of the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP to allow for year round fishing opportunities to provide community stability. These corrections are needed to keep the harvest of groundfish species within the harvest levels projected for 2010, while allowing fishermen access to healthy stocks. Without these measures in place, the fisheries could risk exceeding harvest levels, causing early and unanticipated fishery closures and economic harm to fishing communities. Delaying this correction would put management measures in place that are not based on the best available data and that could lead to early closures of the fishery if harvest of groundfish exceeds levels projected for 2010. Such delay would impair achievement of one of the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP objectives of providing for year-round harvest opportunities or extending fishing PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67033 opportunities as long as practicable during the fishing year. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660 Fisheries, Fishing, and Indian fisheries. Dated: October 27, 2010. John Oliver, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 50 CFR Chapter VI is amended as follows: ■ PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES 1. The authority citation for part 660 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq. 2. 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Table 2 (South) to part 660, subpart E is revised to read as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Oct 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 ER01NO10.004</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Oct 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 67039 ER01NO10.005</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 210 / Monday, November 1, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 67040 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 210 / Monday, November 1, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 4. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 210 (Monday, November 1, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27536]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

[Docket No. 100212086-0354-04]
RIN 0648-AY68


Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 
Management Plan; Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; 
Correction

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

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This final rule corrects trip limits for commercial groundfish 
fisheries through the end of 2010 to reflect recent changes that were 
implemented on October 4, 2010. This final rule is necessary to ensure 
that the correct trip limit tables remain effective after November 1, 
2010.

DATES: This rule is effective November 1, 2010.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 1, 2010, NMFS published a final rule (75 FR 32994, 
100212086-0354-04) that implemented certain key components necessary 
for issuance of permits and endorsements in time for use in the 2011 
fishery and in order to have the 2011 specifications reflect the new 
allocation scheme (the ``Initial Issuance Final Rule''). In addition, 
that rule restructured the entire Pacific Coast groundfish regulations 
to more closely track the organization of the proposed management 
measures and to make the total groundfish regulations more clear.
    On October 4, 2010, NMFS published inseason adjustments, effective 
October 1, 2010, to commercial trip limits that were recommended by the 
Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) at its September 10-16, 
2010 meeting in Boise, ID. These changes in the trip limit tables 
included increases for the remainder of the year to bimonthly 
cumulative limits in the limited entry trawl commercial fisheries off 
Washington, Oregon, and California, and reductions to daily trip limits 
(DTL) for sablefish in the limited entry fixed gear and open access 
commercial fisheries south of 36[deg] N. lat.
    The trip limit tables that published in the October 1, 2010, 
initial issuance final rule did not include the October 4, 2010, 
inseason changes to commercial trip limits. Without action to correct 
the trip limit tables in the initial issuance final rule, the inseason 
adjustments in the October 4, 2010, inseason final rule will be undone 
on November 1, 2010, when the initial issuance final rule becomes 
final.
    Accordingly, this final rule corrects the trip limit tables in the 
trawl fishery for sablefish, shortspine and longspine thornyheads, 
Dover sole, arrowtooth flounder and other flatfish (Table 1 North and 
Table 1 South to Part 660, Subpart D) consistent with the October 4, 
2010, inseason changes. This final rule also corrects the trip limit 
tables in the limited entry fishery south of 36[deg] N. lat. (Table 2 
South to Part 660, Subpart E) and open access fisheries (Table 3 South 
to Part 660, Subpart F) south of 36[deg] N. lat. for sablefish 
consistent with October 4, 2010 inseason changes.

Classification

    For the following reasons, NMFS finds good cause to waive prior 
notice and comment and the 30-day delay in effectiveness pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 553 so that this correction is effective on November 1, 2010, 
concurrent with the October 1, 2010, initial issuance final rule (75 FR 
32994).
    The correction to the trip limit tables in the limited entry trawl 
fishery must

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be implemented in a timely manner to allow fishermen an opportunity to 
achieve the 2010 OYs specified for sablefish, longspine and shortspine 
thornyheads, Dover sole, arrowtooth flounder, other flatfish, and slope 
rockfish. Increases are necessary to relieve a restriction by allowing 
fishermen increased opportunities to harvest available healthy stocks 
while staying within the OYs for all species. These corrections must be 
implemented in a timely manner, as quickly as possible, so that 
fishermen are allowed consistent, increased opportunities to harvest 
available healthy stocks and meet the objective of the Pacific Coast 
Groundfish FMP to allow fisheries to approach, but not exceed, OYs.
    Corrections to restrict cumulative limits in the limited entry 
fixed gear and open access sablefish DTL fishery are needed to prevent 
the 2010 sablefish OY in the area South of 36[deg] N. lat. from being 
exceeded and prevent premature closure of fisheries that take 
sablefish. This correction must be implemented in a timely manner by 
November 1, 2010. Failure to correct the October 4, 2010, trip limit 
restrictions by November 1, 2010, would risk premature closure of 
fisheries that are important to coastal communities, which would fail 
to meet the objectives of the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP to allow for 
year round fishing opportunities to provide community stability.
    These corrections are needed to keep the harvest of groundfish 
species within the harvest levels projected for 2010, while allowing 
fishermen access to healthy stocks. Without these measures in place, 
the fisheries could risk exceeding harvest levels, causing early and 
unanticipated fishery closures and economic harm to fishing 
communities. Delaying this correction would put management measures in 
place that are not based on the best available data and that could lead 
to early closures of the fishery if harvest of groundfish exceeds 
levels projected for 2010. Such delay would impair achievement of one 
of the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP objectives of providing for year-
round harvest opportunities or extending fishing opportunities as long 
as practicable during the fishing year.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 660

    Fisheries, Fishing, and Indian fisheries.

    Dated: October 27, 2010.
John Oliver,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.

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For the reasons set out in the preamble, 50 CFR Chapter VI is amended 
as follows:

PART 660--FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES

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1. The authority citation for part 660 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq.


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2. Table 1 (North) and Table 1 (South) to part 660, subpart D are 
revised to read as follows:
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