Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska, 42439-42440 [2012-17601]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2012 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘Federalism’’ (64 FR 43255, August 10, 1999) and Executive Order 13175, entitled ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments’’ (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000) do not apply to this final rule. In addition, this final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) (Pub. L. 104–4). This action does not involve any technical standards that would require Agency consideration of voluntary consensus standards pursuant to section 12(d) of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA), Public Law 104–113, section 12(d) (15 U.S.C. 272 note). VII. 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Revise the entry in the table to paragraph (a)(1) for ‘‘Vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C’’. The added and revised text read as follows: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 16, 2012, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Whitney, 907–586–7269. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the GOA exclusive economic zone § 180.475 Difenconazole, tolerances for according to the Fishery Management residues. Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of (a) * * * Alaska (FMP) prepared by the North (1) * * * Pacific Fishery Management Council under authority of the MagnusonParts per Commodity Stevens Fishery Conservation and million 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. Berry, low growing, subgroup The 2012 TAC of Pacific ocean perch 13–07G, except cranberry .... 2.5 in the West Yakutat District of the GOA is 1,692 metric tons (mt) as established * * * * * by the final 2012 and 2013 harvest Fruit, citrus, group 10–10 ......... 0.60 specifications for groundfish of the (77 Fruit, pome, group 11–10 ......... 1.0 FR 15194, March 14, 2012). In accordance with § 679.20(d)(1)(i), * * * * * the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has Potato, wet peel ........................ 7.3 determined that the 2012 TAC of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District * * * * * of the GOA will soon be reached. Vegetable, fruiting, group 8–10 0.60 Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing a directed fishing Vegetable, tuberous and corm, subgroup 1C ......................... 4.0 allowance of 1,592 mt, and is setting aside the remaining 100 mt as bycatch * * * * * to support other anticipated groundfish [FR Doc. 2012–17628 Filed 7–18–12; 8:45 am] fisheries. In accordance with BILLING CODE 6560–50–P § 679.20(d)(1)(iii), the Regional Administrator finds that this directed fishing allowance has been reached. Consequently, NMFS is prohibiting DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA. National Oceanic and Atmospheric After the effective date of this closure Administration the maximum retainable amounts a § 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time 50 CFR Part 679 during a trip. [Docket No. 111207737–2141–02] RIN 0648–XC113 Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska AGENCY: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. Section 180.475, the table to paragraph (a)(1) is amended as follows: ■ i. Remove the entries for ‘‘Fruit, citrus, group 10,’’ ‘‘Fruit, pome, group 11,’’ ‘‘Potato, processed waste,’’ ‘‘Strawberry,’’ and ‘‘Vegetables, fruiting, group 8.’’ ■ ii. Add alphabetically new entries for Berry, low growing, subgroup 13–07G, except cranberry; Fruit, citrus, group 10–10; Fruit, pome, group 11–10; tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Jul 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 42439 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2012 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DATES: 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) 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 ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA. NMFS was unable to publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most E:\FR\FM\19JYR1.SGM 19JYR1 42440 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2012 / Rules and Regulations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES recent, relevant data only became available as of July 13, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Jul 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 prior notice and opportunity for public comment. This action is required by § 679.20 and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. PO 00000 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Dated: July 16, 2012. Emily H. Menashes, Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–17601 Filed 7–16–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\19JYR1.SGM 19JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17601]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 111207737-2141-02]
RIN 0648-XC113


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific 
Ocean Perch in the West Yakutat District of 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 Pacific ocean perch 
in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action 
is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2012 total allowable catch (TAC) 
of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.

DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 16, 2012, 
through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Whitney, 907-586-7269.

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 2012 TAC of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of 
the GOA is 1,692 metric tons (mt) as established by the final 2012 and 
2013 harvest specifications for groundfish of the (77 FR 15194, March 
14, 2012).
    In accordance with Sec.  679.20(d)(1)(i), the Administrator, Alaska 
Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator), has determined that the 2012 TAC 
of Pacific ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA will 
soon be reached. Therefore, the Regional Administrator is establishing 
a directed fishing allowance of 1,592 mt, and is setting aside the 
remaining 100 mt as bycatch 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 
ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
    After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable 
amounts a 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) 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 
ocean perch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA. NMFS was unable to 
publish a notice providing time for public comment because the most

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recent, relevant data only became available as of July 13, 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: July 16, 2012.
Emily H. Menashes,
Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-17601 Filed 7-16-12; 4:15 pm]
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