Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, 23159-23160 [2012-9334]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration 49 CFR Parts 229 and 238 [Docket Nos. FRA–2009–0094 and FR–2009– 0095, Notice No. 4] RIN 2130–AC16 Locomotive Safety Standards; Correction Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: FRA is notifying the public that the correct docket number for the Locomotive Safety Standards final rule is FRA–2009–0094. The final rule issued on April 9, 2012, incorrectly identified docket number FR–2009– 0095 as the public docket for this rulemaking proceeding. FRA is requesting that all petitions for reconsideration and all comments on any petitions for reconsideration related to this proceeding be submitted to FRA– 2009–0094. DATES: The deadline for petitions for reconsideration of the final rule published April 9, 2012, at 77 FR 21312, remains June 8, 2012. The deadline for comments on such petitions remains July 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: Petitions for reconsideration or comments on such petitions: Any petitions and any comments to petitions related to Docket No. FRA–2009–0094, may be submitted by any of the following methods: Web Site: Federal eRulemaking Portal, http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the Ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. 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Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the Ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Masci, Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC (telephone 202–493–6037). On April 9, 2012, FRA published a final rule related to locomotive safety standards. See 77 FR 21312. The final rule established a public docket to receive petitions for reconsideration in response to FRA’s final rule related to locomotive safety standards and comments on such petitions. That final rule mistakenly lists FR–2009–0095 (‘‘incorrect docket’’) as the docket number for the final rule. The correct docket number for this proceeding is FRA–2009–94 (‘‘correct docket’’). FRA requests that petitions for reconsideration related to the final rule and comments on such petitions be submitted to the correct docket. Petitions for reconsideration and comments on such petitions submitted to the incorrect docket will be fully considered as part of the locomotive safety standards rulemaking. Because the incorrect docket is listed in the April 9, 2012, Federal Register document issuing the final rule, petitions for reconsideration and comments on such petitions submitted to the incorrect docket will remain valid. FRA will transfer all comments and information that are received in the incorrect docket to the correct docket. As such, interested parties that wish to read petitions for reconsideration related to the final rule and comments on such petitions should access docket FRA–2009–0094 to locate them. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23159 Issued in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2012. Ron Hynes, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–9353 Filed 4–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 111213751–2102–02] RIN 0648–XB176 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl 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 using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2012 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to trawl catcher vessels in the BSAI. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 15, 2012, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., June 10, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone 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 B season allowance of the 2012 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) allocated to trawl catcher vessels in the BSAI is 5,666 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2012 and 2013 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (77 FR 10669, February 23, 2012). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i) and (d)(1)(ii)(B), the Administrator, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APR1.SGM 18APR1 23160 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2012 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the B season allowance of the 2012 Pacific cod TAC allocated to trawl catcher vessels in the BSAI will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 5,166 mt and is setting aside the remaining 500 mt as incidental catch to support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI. After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable amounts at § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Apr 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 Classification This action responds to the best available information recently obtained from the fishery. The Acting 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) and § 679.25(c)(1)(ii) 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 directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the BSAI. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 public comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as of April 12, 2012. 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 § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 13, 2012. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–9334 Filed 4–13–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\18APR1.SGM 18APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 18, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 23159-23160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9334]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 111213751-2102-02]
RIN 0648-XB176


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod 
by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian 
Islands Management Area

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 Pacific cod by 
catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands 
management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding 
the B season allowance of the 2012 Pacific cod total allowable catch 
allocated to trawl catcher vessels in the BSAI.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 15, 2012, 
through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., June 10, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obren Davis, 907-586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the 
BSAI exclusive economic zone 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 B season allowance of the 2012 Pacific cod total allowable 
catch (TAC) allocated to trawl catcher vessels in the BSAI is 5,666 
metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2012 and 2013 harvest 
specifications for groundfish in the BSAI (77 FR 10669, February 23, 
2012).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(i) and (d)(1)(ii)(B), the 
Administrator,

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Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the B 
season allowance of the 2012 Pacific cod TAC allocated to trawl catcher 
vessels in the BSAI will soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional 
Administrator is establishing a directed fishing allowance of 5,166 mt 
and is setting aside the remaining 500 mt as incidental catch to 
support other anticipated groundfish fisheries. In accordance with 
Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this 
directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is 
prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using 
trawl gear in the BSAI.
    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 Acting 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) and Sec.  679.25(c)(1)(ii) 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 directed 
fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the 
BSAI. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public 
comment because the most recent, relevant data only became available as 
of April 12, 2012.
    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.  679.20 and is exempt from review 
under Executive Order 12866.

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

    Dated: April 13, 2012.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-9334 Filed 4-13-12; 4:15 pm]
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