Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska, 23511-23512 [2011-10190]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 68269 (December 4, 2007), effective September 1, 2008, delayed until December 1, 2009, at 73 FR 50730 (August 28, 2008), and further delayed until December 1, 2012 at 74 FR 58214 (November 12, 2009), to read as follows: 23511 § 571.108 Standard No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. * * * * * TABLE V–b—VISIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF INSTALLED LIGHTING DEVICES—LENS AREA VISIBILITY OPTION Corner points1 thnsp;2 Lighting device Required visibility Motorcycle Turn signal lamp 3 Stop lamp ............ Taillamp ............... Parking lamp ........ 15° UP–20° IB ................ 15° DOWN–20° IB .......... 15° UP–45° RIGHT 4 ...... 15° DOWN–45° RIGHT 4 15° UP–45° RIGHT 5 ...... 15° DOWN–45° RIGHT 5 No Requirement ............. No Requirement ............. All other 15° UP–45° OB ............. 15° DOWN–45° OB ...... 15° UP–45° LEFT 4 ....... 15° DOWN–45° LEFT 4 15° UP–45° LEFT 5 ....... 15° DOWN–45° LEFT 5 No Requirement ............ No Requirement ............ 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° UP–45° IB ...... DOWN–45° IB UP–45° IB ...... DOWN–45° IB UP–45° IB ...... DOWN–45° IB UP–45° IB ...... DOWN–45° IB 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° 15° UP–45° OB DOWN–45° UP–45° OB DOWN–45° UP–45° OB DOWN–45° UP–45° OB DOWN–45° ..... OB ..... OB ..... OB ..... OB Unobstructed minimum effective projected luminous lens area of 1,250 sq mm in any direction throughout the pattern defined by the specified corner points. 1 IB indicates an inboard direction (toward the vehicle’s longitudinal centerline) and OB indicates an outboard direction. a lamp is mounted with its axis of reference less than 750 mm above the road surface, the vertical test point angles located below the horizontal plane subject to visibility requirements may be reduced to 5° down. 3 Where more than one lamp or optical area is lighted at the front on each side of a multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, trailer, or bus, of 2032 mm or more overall width, only one such area need comply. 4 If a multiple lamp arrangement is used for a motorcycle stop lamp, the inboard angle for each lamp shall be 10 degrees. 5 If a multiple lamp arrangement is used for a motorcycle tail lamp, the inboard angle for each lamp shall be 45 degrees. 2 Where TABLE V–c—VISIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF INSTALLED LIGHTING DEVICES—LUMINOUS INTENSITY VISIBILITY OPTION Lighting device Corner points 1 2 Required visibility Minimum luminous intensity in any direction throughout the pattern defined by the specified corner points. Motorcycle All Other Turn signal lamp 15° UP–20° IB ............. 15° DOWN–20° IB ...... 15° UP–80° OB ........... 15° DOWN–80° OB ..... 15° UP–45° IB ..... 15° DOWN–45° IB Stop lamp ........... 15° UP–45° RIGHT 4 ... 15° DOWN–45° RIGHT 4. 15° UP–80° RIGHT 5 ... 15° DOWN–80° RIGHT 5. No Requirement .......... No Requirement .......... 15° UP–45° LEFT 4 ..... 15° DOWN–45° LEFT 4 15° UP–45° IB ..... 15° DOWN–45° IB 15° UP–80° LEFT 5 ..... 15° DOWN–80° LEFT 5 15° UP–45° IB ..... 15° DOWN–45° IB No Requirement .......... No Requirement .......... 15° UP–45° IB ..... 15° DOWN–45° IB Taillamp 3 ........... Parking lamp ...... Candela 15° UP–80° OB 15° DOWN–80° OB. 15° UP–45° OB 15° DOWN–45° OB. 15° UP–80° OB 15° DOWN–80° OB. 15° UP–80° OB 15° DOWN–80° OB. ... 0.3 ... 0.3 ... 0.05 ... 0.05 1 IB indicates an inboard direction (toward the vehicle’s longitudinal centerline) and OB indicates an outboard direction. a lamp is mounted with its axis of reference less than 750 mm above the road surface, the vertical test point angles located below the horizontal plane subject to visibility requirements may be reduced to 5° down 3 Inboard and outboard corner points are 80° for a single taillamp installed on a motorcycle 4 If a multiple lamp arrangement is used for a motorcycle stop lamp, the inboard angle for each lamp shall be 10 degrees. 5 If a multiple lamp arrangement is used for a motorcycle tail lamp, the inboard angle for each lamp shall be 45 degrees. 2 Where Issued on: March 23, 2011. David L. Strickland, Administrator. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2011–10031 Filed 4–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES RIN 0648–XA394 Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: 15:29 Apr 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4700 NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the second seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 22, 2011, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., July 1, 2011. SUMMARY: 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 101126522–0640–02] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27APR1.SGM 27APR1 23512 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES 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 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. The second seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA is 300 metric tons as established by the final 2011 and 2012 harvest specifications for groundfish of the GOA (76 FR 11111, March 1, 2011), for the period 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 1, 2011, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., July 1, 2011. In accordance with § 679.21(d)(7)(i), the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that the second seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Apr 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 the trawl deep-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the GOA. The species and species groups that comprise the deepwater species fishery include sablefish, rockfish, deep-water flatfish, rex sole, and arrowtooth flounder. This closure does not apply to fishing by vessels participating in the cooperative fishery in the Rockfish Program for the Central GOA. After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 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 closure of the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of April 21, 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. This action is required by § 679.21 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 22, 2011. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–10190 Filed 4–22–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\27APR1.SGM 27APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 23511-23512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-10190]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 101126522-0640-02]
RIN 0648-XA394


Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water 
Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise 
the deep-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf 
of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the second seasonal 
apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for 
the deep-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 22, 2011, 
through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., July 1, 2011.

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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 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 second seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch 
allowance specified for the deep-water species fishery in the GOA is 
300 metric tons as established by the final 2011 and 2012 harvest 
specifications for groundfish of the GOA (76 FR 11111, March 1, 2011), 
for the period 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 1, 2011, through 1200 hrs, 
A.l.t., July 1, 2011.
    In accordance with Sec.  679.21(d)(7)(i), the Administrator, Alaska 
Region, NMFS, has determined that the second seasonal apportionment of 
the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl deep-
water species fishery in the GOA has been reached. Consequently, NMFS 
is prohibiting directed fishing for the deep-water species fishery by 
vessels using trawl gear in the GOA. The species and species groups 
that comprise the deep-water species fishery include sablefish, 
rockfish, deep-water flatfish, rex sole, and arrowtooth flounder. This 
closure does not apply to fishing by vessels participating in the 
cooperative fishery in the Rockfish Program for the Central GOA.
    After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable 
amounts at Sec.  679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

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 closure of the deep-water species fishery by vessels 
using trawl gear in the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice 
providing time for public comment because the most recent, relevant 
data only became available as of April 21, 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.
    This action is required by Sec.  679.21 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: April 22, 2011.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-10190 Filed 4-22-11; 4:15 pm]
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