Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska, 13097-13098 [2011-5520]

Download as PDF 13097 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2011 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—GENERAL SUPERFUND SECTION—Continued State Site name City/county Notes a * * * * Hormigas Ground Water Plume .......................................................................... * Caguas. * * PR * * * * West County Road 112 Ground Water ............................................................... * Midland. * * TX * * * * * * * aA = Based on issuance of health advisory by Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (HRS score need not be greater than or equal to 28.50). C = Sites on Construction Completion list. S = State top priority (HRS score need not be greater than or equal to 28.50). P = Sites with partial deletion(s). [FR Doc. 2011–5337 Filed 3–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES 45 CFR Part 1180 Institute of Museum and Library Services; Evaluation by Grantees Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation On the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Technical amendment; final rule. AGENCY: This rule makes a technical amendment to the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS’) reporting guidelines for grantees. The purpose of this rule is to ensure the agency’s requirements are consistent with guidance provided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Effective March 10, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Attn: Office of the General Counsel, 1800 M Street, NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036; or Nancy E. Weiss, (202) 653–4640. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the IMLS TTY Phone on (202) 653–4614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: OMB Circular A–110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations, provides, in part, that an agency awarding grants shall prescribe the frequency with which performance reports shall be submitted, and that that frequency shall be not more than quarterly, nor less than annually. 2 CFR 215.51. IMLS amends 45 CFR 1180.46, Evaluation by the grantee, to ensure that jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Mar 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 IMLS requirements conform to the government-wide grants reporting requirements as reflected in OMB Circular A–110. This final rule implements the OMB Circular and does not make any significant changes in current policies and procedures. IMLS issues this rule as a direct final rule. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A) agencies are not required to undergo notice and comment procedure for ‘‘interpretative rules, general statements of policy, or rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice.’’ Because this rule brings IMLS’ regulation into line with OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements under Circular A–110, it falls under the exception cited above. List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1180 Libraries, Museums, Administrative practice and procedure, Grant programs, Grant administration, Nonprofit organizations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. discretion of the Director or the Director’s designee. Nancy E. Weiss, General Counsel, Institute of Museum and Library Services. [FR Doc. 2011–5014 Filed 3–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 101126522–0640–02] RIN 0648–XA277 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska Accordingly, 45 CFR part 1180 is amended as follows: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of a closure. PART 1180—GRANT REGULATIONS SUMMARY: 1. The authority citation for part 1180 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9101–9176; 2 CFR 215. 2. Section 1180.46 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 1180.46 Evaluation by the grantee. (a) A grantee shall evaluate at least annually: (1) The grantee’s progress in achieving the objectives set forth in its approved application; and (2) The contribution of the grant toward meeting the purposes of the Act. (b) More frequent evaluations may be required by the Institute at the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 AGENCY: NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2011 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 7, 2011, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., March 10, 2011. Comments must be received at the following address no later than 4:30 p.m., A.l.t., March 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: Send comments to James W. Balsiger, Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648–XA277, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the E:\FR\FM\10MRR1.SGM 10MRR1 jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with RULES 13098 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Federal eRulemaking Portal https:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. • Fax: (907) 586–7557. • Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK. All comments received are a part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 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. NMFS closed directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA under § 679.20(d)(1)(iii) on February 28, 2011 (76 FR 11393, March 2, 2011). As of March 2, 2011, NMFS has determined that approximately 4,100 metric tons of pollock remain in the directed fishing allowance for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. Therefore, in accordance with § 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D), and to fully utilize the A season allowance of the 2011 TAC of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA, NMFS is terminating the previous closure and is reopening directed fishing pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. The Administrator, Alaska Region (Regional Administrator) considered the following factors in reaching this decision: (1) The current catch of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA and, (2) the harvest capacity and stated intent on future harvesting patterns of vessels in participating in this fishery. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Mar 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 Classification DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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 opening of the pollock fishery in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. Immediate notification is necessary to allow for the orderly conduct and efficient operation of this fishery, to allow the industry to plan for the fishing season, and to avoid potential disruption to the fishing fleet and processors. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of March 2, 2011. 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. Without this inseason adjustment, NMFS could not allow pollock fishery in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA to be harvested in an expedient manner and in accordance with the regulatory schedule. Under § 679.25(c)(2), interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this action to the above address until March 22, 2011. This action is required by § 679.25 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 7, 2011. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–5520 Filed 3–7–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 101126521–6040–02 ] RIN 0648–XA279 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 Feet (18.3 m) Length Overall Using Hookand-Line or Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 m) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2011 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 8, 2011, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (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 2011 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated as a directed fishing allowance to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI is 4,055 metric tons, as established by the final 2011 and 2012 harvest specification for groundfish in the BSAI (76 FR 11139, March 1, 2011). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that the 2011 Pacific cod TAC allocated as a directed fishing allowance allocated to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRR1.SGM 10MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13097-13098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5520]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 101126522-0640-02]
RIN 0648-XA277


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; modification of a closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is opening directed fishing for pollock in Statistical 
Area 630 of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully 
use the A season allowance of the 2011 total allowable catch (TAC) of 
pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 7, 2011, 
through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., March 10, 2011. Comments must be received at 
the following address no later than 4:30 p.m., A.l.t., March 22, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to James W. Balsiger, Regional Administrator, 
Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, 
identified by RIN 0648-XA277, by any one of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the

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Federal eRulemaking Portal https://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802.
     Fax: (907) 586-7557.
     Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th 
Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK.
    All comments received are a part of the public record. Comments 
will generally be posted without change. All Personal Identifying 
Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by 
the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential 
Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required 
fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to 
electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF 
file formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Keaton, 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.
    NMFS closed directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 of 
the GOA under Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(iii) on February 28, 2011 (76 FR 
11393, March 2, 2011).
    As of March 2, 2011, NMFS has determined that approximately 4,100 
metric tons of pollock remain in the directed fishing allowance for 
pollock in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA. Therefore, in accordance 
with Sec.  679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D), and to 
fully utilize the A season allowance of the 2011 TAC of pollock in 
Statistical Area 630 of the GOA, NMFS is terminating the previous 
closure and is reopening directed fishing pollock in Statistical Area 
630 of the GOA. The Administrator, Alaska Region (Regional 
Administrator) considered the following factors in reaching this 
decision: (1) The current catch of pollock in Statistical Area 630 of 
the GOA and, (2) the harvest capacity and stated intent on future 
harvesting patterns of vessels in participating in this fishery.

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 opening of the pollock fishery in Statistical Area 630 
of the GOA. Immediate notification is necessary to allow for the 
orderly conduct and efficient operation of this fishery, to allow the 
industry to plan for the fishing season, and to avoid potential 
disruption to the fishing fleet and processors. NMFS was unable to 
publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most 
recent, relevant data only became available as of March 2, 2011.
    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.
    Without this inseason adjustment, NMFS could not allow pollock 
fishery in Statistical Area 630 of the GOA to be harvested in an 
expedient manner and in accordance with the regulatory schedule. Under 
Sec.  679.25(c)(2), interested persons are invited to submit written 
comments on this action to the above address until March 22, 2011.
    This action is required by Sec.  679.25 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: March 7, 2011.
Margo Schulze-Haugen,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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