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The Commission shall send a copy of the Fourth Report and Order in a report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–26023 Filed 10–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This is a summary of the Commission’s Fourth Report and Order, FCC 11–113, adopted July 20, 2011, and released July 21, 2011. The Fourth Report and Order is available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2011/ db0721/FCC–11–113A1.pdf. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Summary of Fourth Report and Order Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Closure SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission considered a request for declaratory ruling filed by the City of Charlotte, North Carolina (Charlotte), requesting that the Commission clarify that ‘‘[t]erritories, possessions, states, counties, towns or similar State or local governmental entities that qualify as 700 MHz lessees/users have as their sole or principal purpose the protection of the safety of life, health and property and are permitted to use 700 MHz broadband spectrum for activities conducted by their personnel including, but not limited to, activities of police, fire and medical emergency first responders.’’ The Commission determined that the plain language of section 337 of the Communications Act does not support this broad presumption, and it accordingly dismissed Charlotte’s request. The Commission clarified, however, that there is sufficient flexibility within section 337 to encompass many of the state and local government uses of the spectrum contemplated by Charlotte and by other commenters. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 001005281–0369–02] RIN 0648–XA753 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. AGENCY: NMFS closes the northern Florida west coast subzone to the commercial harvest of king mackerel in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource. DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, October 7, 2011, until 12:01 a.m., local time, July 1, 2012, unless changed by further notice in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, telephone: 727–824– 5305, or e-mail: susan.gerhart@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic fish SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07OCR1.SGM 07OCR1 62310 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2011 / Rules and Regulations pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES (king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cero, cobia, little tunny, dolphin, and, in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) only, bluefish) is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). The FMP was prepared by the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils) and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by regulations at 50 CFR part 622. On April 27, 2000, NMFS implemented the final rule (65 FR 16336, March 28, 2000) that divided the Florida west coast subzone of the Gulf of Mexico eastern zone into northern and southern subzones, and established their separate commercial quotas. The northern Florida west coast subzone is located in Federal waters of the Gulf north of 26°19.8′ N lat. (a line directly west from the Lee/Collier County, FL boundary) and east of 87°31.1′ W long. (a line directly south from the Alabama/ Florida boundary). The quota for the northern subzone is 168,750 lb (76,544 kg)(50 CFR 622.42(c)(1)(ii)). In accordance with 50 CFR 622.43(a), NMFS is required to close any zone to the commercial harvest of king mackerel when the zone’s quota has been reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a notification with the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has determined the commercial quota for VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Oct 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 Gulf group king mackerel in the northern Florida west coast subzone will be reached by October 7, 2011. Accordingly, commercial fishing for Gulf group king mackerel in the northern Florida west coast subzone is closed effective 12:01 a.m., local time, October 7, 2011, until 12:01 a.m., local time, July 1, 2012, the end of the current fishing year. During the closure period, no person aboard a vessel for which a commercial permit for king mackerel has been issued may fish for or retain Gulf group king mackerel in Federal waters of the closed subzone. There is one exception, however, for a person aboard a charter vessel or headboat. A person aboard a vessel that has a valid charter/headboat permit and also has a commercial king mackerel permit for coastal migratory pelagic fish may continue to retain king mackerel in or from the closed subzone under the 2-fish daily bag limit, provided the vessel is operating as a charter vessel or headboat. Charter vessels or headboats that hold a commercial king mackerel permit are considered to be operating as a charter vessel or headboat when they carry a passenger who pays a fee or when more than three persons are aboard, including operator and crew. implement this commercial closure constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such procedures would be unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures would be unnecessary because the rule itself already has been subject to notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the closure. Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment is contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately implement this action to protect the fishery resource because the capacity of the commercial fleet allows for rapid harvest of the quota. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established quota. For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, (AA), finds the need to immediately Dated: October 4, 2011. Steven Thur, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. [FR Doc. 2011–26015 Filed 10–4–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\07OCR1.SGM 07OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 195 (Friday, October 7, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26015]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 622

[Docket No. 001005281-0369-02]
RIN 0648-XA753


Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; 
Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic; Closure

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

ACTION: Temporary rule; closure.

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SUMMARY: NMFS closes the northern Florida west coast subzone to the 
commercial harvest of king mackerel in or from the exclusive economic 
zone (EEZ). This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel 
resource.

DATES: This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, October 7, 2011, 
until 12:01 a.m., local time, July 1, 2012, unless changed by further 
notice in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Gerhart, telephone: 727-824-
5305, or e-mail: susan.gerhart@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The fishery for coastal migratory pelagic 
fish

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(king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cero, cobia, little tunny, dolphin, 
and, in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) only, bluefish) is managed under the 
Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of 
the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic (FMP). The FMP was prepared by 
the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils 
(Councils) and is implemented under the authority of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) 
by regulations at 50 CFR part 622.
    On April 27, 2000, NMFS implemented the final rule (65 FR 16336, 
March 28, 2000) that divided the Florida west coast subzone of the Gulf 
of Mexico eastern zone into northern and southern subzones, and 
established their separate commercial quotas. The northern Florida west 
coast subzone is located in Federal waters of the Gulf north of 
26[deg]19.8' N lat. (a line directly west from the Lee/Collier County, 
FL boundary) and east of 87[deg]31.1' W long. (a line directly south 
from the Alabama/Florida boundary). The quota for the northern subzone 
is 168,750 lb (76,544 kg)(50 CFR 622.42(c)(1)(ii)).
    In accordance with 50 CFR 622.43(a), NMFS is required to close any 
zone to the commercial harvest of king mackerel when the zone's quota 
has been reached, or is projected to be reached, by filing a 
notification with the Office of the Federal Register. NMFS has 
determined the commercial quota for Gulf group king mackerel in the 
northern Florida west coast subzone will be reached by October 7, 2011. 
Accordingly, commercial fishing for Gulf group king mackerel in the 
northern Florida west coast subzone is closed effective 12:01 a.m., 
local time, October 7, 2011, until 12:01 a.m., local time, July 1, 
2012, the end of the current fishing year.
    During the closure period, no person aboard a vessel for which a 
commercial permit for king mackerel has been issued may fish for or 
retain Gulf group king mackerel in Federal waters of the closed 
subzone. There is one exception, however, for a person aboard a charter 
vessel or headboat. A person aboard a vessel that has a valid charter/
headboat permit and also has a commercial king mackerel permit for 
coastal migratory pelagic fish may continue to retain king mackerel in 
or from the closed subzone under the 2-fish daily bag limit, provided 
the vessel is operating as a charter vessel or headboat. Charter 
vessels or headboats that hold a commercial king mackerel permit are 
considered to be operating as a charter vessel or headboat when they 
carry a passenger who pays a fee or when more than three persons are 
aboard, including operator and crew.

Classification

    This action responds to the best available information recently 
obtained from the fishery. The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
NOAA, (AA), finds the need to immediately implement this commercial 
closure constitutes good cause to waive the requirements to provide 
prior notice and opportunity for public comment pursuant to the 
authority set forth in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), as such procedures would be 
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Such procedures would 
be unnecessary because the rule itself already has been subject to 
notice and comment, and all that remains is to notify the public of the 
closure.
    Allowing prior notice and opportunity for public comment is 
contrary to the public interest because of the need to immediately 
implement this action to protect the fishery resource because the 
capacity of the commercial fleet allows for rapid harvest of the quota. 
Prior notice and opportunity for public comment would require time and 
potentially result in a harvest well in excess of the established 
quota.
    For the aforementioned reasons, the AA also finds good cause to 
waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness of this action under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3).
    This action is taken under 50 CFR 622.43(a) and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: October 4, 2011.
Steven Thur,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-26015 Filed 10-4-11; 4:15 pm]
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