Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders, 69884-69885 [2015-28673]

Download as PDF 69884 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Rules and Regulations year is not actually an affected unit as of May 1 of the compliance year.2 Authority: 40 CFR 97.511(b). Dated: November 4, 2015. Reid P. Harvey, Director, Clean Air Markets Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Office of Air and Radiation. [FR Doc. 2015–28766 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 300 RIN 0648–XE261 Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary orders; inseason orders. AGENCY: NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate treaty and non-treaty (all citizen) commercial salmon fisheries in U.S. waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and issued by NMFS during the 2015 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen commercial fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction over these fisheries. DATES: The effective dates for the inseason orders are set out in this document under the heading Inseason Orders. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Mundy at 206–526–4323. The Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada concerning Pacific Salmon was signed at Ottawa on January 28, 1985, and subsequently was given effect in the United States by the Pacific Salmon Treaty Act (Act) at 16 U.S.C. 3631–3644. Under authority of the Act, Federal regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart F, provide a framework for the implementation of certain regulations of mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 2 See 40 CFR 97.511(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 the Commission and inseason orders of the Commission’s Fraser River Panel for U.S. sockeye and pink salmon fisheries in the Fraser River Panel Area. The regulations close the U.S. portion of the Fraser River Panel Area to U.S. sockeye and pink salmon tribal and non-tribal commercial fishing unless opened by Panel orders that are given effect by inseason regulations published by NMFS. During the fishing season, NMFS may issue regulations that establish fishing times and areas consistent with the Commission agreements and inseason orders of the Panel. Such orders must be consistent with domestic legal obligations and are issued by the Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS. Official notification of these inseason actions is provided by two telephone hotline numbers described at 50 CFR 300.97(b)(1) and in 80 FR 25611 (May 5, 2015). The inseason orders are published in the Federal Register as soon as practicable after they are issued. Due to the frequency with which inseason orders are issued, publication of individual orders is impractical. Inseason Orders The following inseason orders were adopted by the Panel and issued for U.S. fisheries by NMFS during the 2015 fishing season. Each of the following inseason actions was effective upon announcement on telephone hotline numbers as specified at 50 CFR 300.97(b)(1) and in 80 FR 25611 (May 5, 2015); those dates and times are listed herein. The times listed are local times, and the areas designated are Puget Sound Management and Catch Reporting Areas as defined in the Washington State Administrative Code at Chapter 220–22. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 01: Issued 12:15 p.m., July 24, 2015 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Open to drift gillnets 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, July 25, 2015, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 02: Issued 11:50 a.m., July 28, 2015 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, July 29, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 1, 2015. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 03: Issued 12:30 p.m., July 31, 2015 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 August 1, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Saturday, August 1, 2015, and from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Monday, August 3, 2015. All Citizen Fishery Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 04: Issued 12:30 p.m., August 4, 2015 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 5, 2015, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 8, 2015. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 2015, to 9 a.m., Friday, August 7, 2015. All Citizen Fishery Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Wednesday, August 5, 2015, and from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Friday, August 7, 2015. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 05: Issued 12:30 p.m., August 7, 2015 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 8, 2015, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m., Sunday, August 9, 2015, to 9 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015. All Citizen Fishery Areas 7 and 7a: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Saturday, August 8, 2015. E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 218 / Thursday, November 12, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 06: Issued 8:30 p.m., August 24, 2015 Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 08: Issued 9:45 a.m., August 31, 2015 Treaty Indian Fishery All Citizen Fishery Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets, with non-retention of sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines, with non-retention of sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets, with non-retention of sockeye, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Open to drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, August 25, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 29, 2015. Sockeye may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5:00 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015, through 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015. Sockeye may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only. All Citizen Fishery Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets, with non-retention of sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines, with non-retention of sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets, with non-retention of sockeye, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Tuesday, August 25, 2015, and 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 07: Issued 12:30 p.m., August 28, 2015 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 29, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Sockeye may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m., Monday, August 31, 2015, through 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Sockeye may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES All Citizen Fishery Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets, with non-retention of sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday August 30, 2015, and from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines, with non-retention of sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets, with non-retention of sockeye, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Sunday, August 30, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Nov 10, 2015 Jkt 238001 Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 09: Issued 11:50 a.m., September 8, 2015 Treaty Indian and All Citizen Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, 6, 6C, 7, and 7A, excluding the Apex: Relinquish regulatory control effective 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The Apex is those waters north and west of the Area 7A ‘‘East Point Line,’’ defined as a line projected from the low water range marker in Boundary Bay on the U.S./Canada border through the east tip of Point Roberts, WA, to the East Point Light on Saturna Island in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015± 10: Issued 3 p.m., October 8, 2015 Treaty Indian and All Citizen Fisheries Area 7A, the Apex: Relinquish regulatory control in the remaining portion of catch area 7A, referred to as the Apex, effective 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Friday, October 9, 2015. Classification The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries NOAA (AA), finds that good cause exists for the inseason orders to be issued without affording the public prior notice and opportunity for comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such prior notice and opportunity for comments is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Prior notice and opportunity for public comment is impracticable because NMFS has insufficient time to allow for prior notice and opportunity for public comment between the time the stock abundance information is available to determine how much fishing can be allowed and the time the fishery must open and close in order to harvest the appropriate amount of fish while they are available. The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the effective date, required under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), of the inseason orders. A delay in the PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 69885 effective date of the inseason orders would not allow fishers appropriately controlled access to the available fish at that time they are available. This action is authorized by 50 CFR 300.97, and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3636(b). Dated: November 5, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–28673 Filed 11–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 660 [Docket No. 150316270–5270–01] RIN 0648–XE259 Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #37 Through #39 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Modification of fishing seasons; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces three inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. These inseason actions modified the commercial salmon fisheries in the area from the U.S./ Canada border to Humboldt South Jetty, CA. DATES: The effective dates for the inseason actions are set out in this document under the heading Inseason Actions. Comments will be accepted through November 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2015–0001, by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20150001, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: William W. Stelle, Jr., Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115–6349 Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 300

RIN 0648-XE261


Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders

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

ACTION: Temporary orders; inseason orders.

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SUMMARY: NMFS publishes Fraser River salmon inseason orders to regulate 
treaty and non-treaty (all citizen) commercial salmon fisheries in U.S. 
waters. The orders were issued by the Fraser River Panel (Panel) of the 
Pacific Salmon Commission (Commission) and subsequently approved and 
issued by NMFS during the 2015 salmon fisheries within the U.S. Fraser 
River Panel Area. These orders established fishing dates, times, and 
areas for the gear types of U.S. treaty Indian and all citizen 
commercial fisheries during the period the Panel exercised jurisdiction 
over these fisheries.

DATES: The effective dates for the inseason orders are set out in this 
document under the heading Inseason Orders.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Mundy at 206-526-4323.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Treaty between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of Canada concerning 
Pacific Salmon was signed at Ottawa on January 28, 1985, and 
subsequently was given effect in the United States by the Pacific 
Salmon Treaty Act (Act) at 16 U.S.C. 3631-3644.
    Under authority of the Act, Federal regulations at 50 CFR part 300, 
subpart F, provide a framework for the implementation of certain 
regulations of the Commission and inseason orders of the Commission's 
Fraser River Panel for U.S. sockeye and pink salmon fisheries in the 
Fraser River Panel Area.
    The regulations close the U.S. portion of the Fraser River Panel 
Area to U.S. sockeye and pink salmon tribal and non-tribal commercial 
fishing unless opened by Panel orders that are given effect by inseason 
regulations published by NMFS. During the fishing season, NMFS may 
issue regulations that establish fishing times and areas consistent 
with the Commission agreements and inseason orders of the Panel. Such 
orders must be consistent with domestic legal obligations and are 
issued by the Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS. Official 
notification of these inseason actions is provided by two telephone 
hotline numbers described at 50 CFR 300.97(b)(1) and in 80 FR 25611 
(May 5, 2015). The inseason orders are published in the Federal 
Register as soon as practicable after they are issued. Due to the 
frequency with which inseason orders are issued, publication of 
individual orders is impractical.

Inseason Orders

    The following inseason orders were adopted by the Panel and issued 
for U.S. fisheries by NMFS during the 2015 fishing season. Each of the 
following inseason actions was effective upon announcement on telephone 
hotline numbers as specified at 50 CFR 300.97(b)(1) and in 80 FR 25611 
(May 5, 2015); those dates and times are listed herein. The times 
listed are local times, and the areas designated are Puget Sound 
Management and Catch Reporting Areas as defined in the Washington State 
Administrative Code at Chapter 220-22.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-01: Issued 12:15 p.m., July 24, 
2015

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Open to drift gillnets 12 p.m. (noon), 
Saturday, July 25, 2015, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-02: Issued 11:50 a.m., July 28, 
2015

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 1, 
2015.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-03: Issued 12:30 p.m., July 31, 
2015

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Saturday, August 1, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 5, 
2015.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Saturday, August 1, 2015, and from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Monday, August 3, 2015.
All Citizen Fishery
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 
August 1, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, 
August 2, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 
Sunday, August 2, 2015.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-04: Issued 12:30 p.m., August 4, 
2015

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 8, 2015.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m., Thursday, 
August 6, 2015, to 9 a.m., Friday, August 7, 2015.
All Citizen Fishery
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, 
August 6, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 7, 
2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Wednesday, August 5, 2015, and from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Friday, August 7, 2015.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-05: Issued 12:30 p.m., August 7, 
2015

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Saturday, August 8, 2015, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 12, 
2015.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m., Sunday, 
August 9, 2015, to 9 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015.
All Citizen Fishery
    Areas 7 and 7a: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 
August 8, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 
Saturday, August 8, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-06: Issued 8:30 p.m., August 24, 
2015

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Open to drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 29, 
2015. Sockeye may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence purposes 
only.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5:00 a.m., Thursday, 
August 27, 2015, through 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015. Sockeye 
may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only.
All Citizen Fishery
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets, with non-retention of sockeye, 
from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 9 
p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines, with non-retention of 
sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2015, and 5 a.m. to 
9 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets, with non-retention of 
sockeye, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Tuesday, August 25, 
2015, and 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-07: Issued 12:30 p.m., August 28, 
2015

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Saturday, August 29, 2015, through 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, September 
2, 2015. Sockeye may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence 
purposes only.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open for net fishing from 5 a.m., Monday, 
August 31, 2015, through 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Sockeye 
may be retained for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only.
All Citizen Fishery
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets, with non-retention of sockeye, 
from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday August 30, 2015, and from 5 a.m. to 9 
p.m., Monday, August 31, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines, with non-retention of 
sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets, with non-retention of 
sockeye, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-08: Issued 9:45 a.m., August 31, 
2015

All Citizen Fishery
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets, with non-retention of sockeye, 
from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines, with non-retention of 
sockeye, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to drift gillnets, with non-retention of 
sockeye, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Tuesday, September 1, 
2015.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-09: Issued 11:50 a.m., September 
8, 2015

Treaty Indian and All Citizen Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, 6, 6C, 7, and 7A, excluding the Apex: Relinquish 
regulatory control effective 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Tuesday, September 
8, 2015. The Apex is those waters north and west of the Area 7A ``East 
Point Line,'' defined as a line projected from the low water range 
marker in Boundary Bay on the U.S./Canada border through the east tip 
of Point Roberts, WA, to the East Point Light on Saturna Island in the 
Canadian Province of British Columbia.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2015-10: Issued 3 p.m., October 8, 2015

Treaty Indian and All Citizen Fisheries
    Area 7A, the Apex: Relinquish regulatory control in the remaining 
portion of catch area 7A, referred to as the Apex, effective 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Friday, October 9, 2015.

Classification

    The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries NOAA (AA), finds that 
good cause exists for the inseason orders to be issued without 
affording the public prior notice and opportunity for comment under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(B) as such prior notice and opportunity for comments is 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment is impracticable because NMFS has 
insufficient time to allow for prior notice and opportunity for public 
comment between the time the stock abundance information is available 
to determine how much fishing can be allowed and the time the fishery 
must open and close in order to harvest the appropriate amount of fish 
while they are available.
    The AA also finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in the 
effective date, required under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), of the inseason 
orders. A delay in the effective date of the inseason orders would not 
allow fishers appropriately controlled access to the available fish at 
that time they are available.
    This action is authorized by 50 CFR 300.97, and is exempt from 
review under Executive Order 12866.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 3636(b).

    Dated: November 5, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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