Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Orders, 55636-55638 [2018-24371]

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The rules of this section apply to tax returns and claims for refund for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015, that are prepared on or after December 5, 2016. However, the rules relating to the determination of a taxpayer’s eligibility to file as head of household under section 2(b) apply to tax returns and claims for refund for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, that are prepared on or after November 7, 2018. § 1.6695–2T ■ [Removed] Par. 3. Section 1.6695–2T is removed. Kirsten Wielobob, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. Approved: October 1, 2018. David J. Kautter, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy). [FR Doc. 2018–24411 Filed 11–5–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 300 RIN 0648–XG515 Fraser River Sockeye 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 7, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 2018 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 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 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 84 FR 19005 (May 1, 2018). 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 2018 fishing season. Each of the following VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Nov 06, 2018 Jkt 247001 inseason actions was effective upon announcement on telephone hotline numbers as specified at 50 CFR 300.97(b)(1) and in 84 FR 19005 (May 1, 2018); 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 2018– 01: Issued 11:40 a.m., July 24, 2018 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Open to drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Friday, July 27, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 02: Issued 11:40 a.m., July 27, 2018 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, July 31, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 03: Issued 11:40 a.m., July 31, 2018 Treaty Indian Fishery Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 1, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 4, 2018. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018, to 9 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018, and from 5 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018, to 9 a.m., Sunday, August 5, 2018. All Citizen Fisheries Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2018. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Friday, August 3, 2018. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 04: Issued 1:25 p.m., August 3, 2018 Treaty Indian Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 4, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to 9 a.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018. All Citizen Fisheries Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55637 Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Monday, August 6, 2018. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 05: Issued 12 p.m., August 7, 2018 Treaty Indian Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 8, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 11, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 06: Issued 12:05 p.m., August 8, 2018 All Citizen Fisheries Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Thursday, August 9, 2018. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 07: Issued 1:35 p.m., August 10, 2018 Treaty Indian Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 11, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 08: Issued 1:30 p.m., August 14, 2018 Treaty Indian Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 15, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 18, 2018. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018, to 9 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2018. All Citizen Fisheries Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2018. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2018. Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 09: Issued 2:05 p.m., August 17, 2018 Treaty Indian Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 18, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 22, 2018. E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1 55638 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 7, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 10: Issued 1:05 p.m., August 21, 2018 Treaty Indian Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 22, 2018, to 1 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 11: Issued 3:10 p.m., August 23, 2018 Treaty Indian Fisheries Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 1 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Friday August 24, 2018. Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Extend for purse seines from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018. Extend for gillnets from 1 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. (midnight), Friday, August 24, 2018. Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018– 12: Issued 12:10 p.m., September 11, 2018 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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), Saturday, September 15, 2018. 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 International Boundary through the east tip of Point Roberts in the state of Washington to the East Point light on Saturna Island in the Province of British Columbia. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Nov 06, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 2, 2018. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–24371 Filed 11–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 [Docket No. 150413357–5999–02] RIN 0648–XG582 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Group Retention Limit Adjustment National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason retention limit adjustment. AGENCY: NMFS is adjusting the commercial aggregated large coastal shark (LCS) and hammerhead shark management group retention limit for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region from 36 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip to 45 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments. The retention limit will remain at 45 LCS other than sandbar sharks per vessel per trip in the Atlantic region through the rest of the 2018 fishing season or until NMFS announces via a notice in the Federal Register another adjustment to the retention limit or a fishery closure. This retention limit adjustment affects anyone with a directed shark limited access permit fishing for LCS in the Atlantic region. DATES: This retention limit adjustment is effective on November 6, 2018 through December 31, 2018, or until NMFS announces via a notice in the Federal Register another adjustment to the retention limit or a fishery closure, if warranted. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Latchford, Chante´ Davis, or Karyl Brewster-Geisz 301–427–8503; fax 301–713–1917. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Atlantic shark fisheries are managed under the 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), its amendments, and implementing regulations (50 CFR part 635) issued under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Atlantic shark fisheries have separate regional (Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic) quotas for all management groups except those for blue shark, porbeagle shark, pelagic sharks (other than porbeagle or blue sharks), and the shark research fishery for LCS and sandbar sharks. The boundary between the Gulf of Mexico region and the Atlantic region is defined at § 635.27(b)(1) as a line beginning on the East Coast of Florida at the mainland at 25°20.4′ N lat., proceeding due east. Any water and land to the north and east of that boundary is considered, for the purposes of setting and monitoring quotas, to be within the Atlantic region. This inseason action only affects the aggregated LCS and hammerhead shark management groups in the Atlantic region. Under § 635.24(a)(8), NMFS may adjust the commercial retention limits in the shark fisheries during the fishing season. Before making any adjustment, NMFS must consider specified regulatory criteria (see § 635.24(a)(8)(i) through (vi)). After considering these criteria as discussed below, NMFS has concluded that increasing the retention limit of the Atlantic aggregated LCS and hammerhead management groups for directed shark limited access permit holders in the Atlantic region will allow use of available aggregated LCS and hammerhead shark management group quotas and will provide fishermen throughout the region equitable fishing opportunities for the rest of the year. Therefore, NMFS is increasing the commercial Atlantic aggregated LCS and hammerhead shark retention limit in the Atlantic region from 36 to 45 LCS other than sandbar shark per vessel per trip. NMFS considered the inseason retention limit adjustment criteria listed at § 635.24(a)(8)(i) through (vi), which includes: • The amount of remaining shark quota in the relevant area, region, or sub-region to date, based on dealer reports. Based on dealer reports through October 15, 2018, 65.2 metric tons (mt) E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 55636-55638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-24371]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 300

RIN 0648-XG515


Fraser River Sockeye 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

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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 2018 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 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 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 84 FR 19005 
(May 1, 2018). 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 2018 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 84 FR 19005 
(May 1, 2018); 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 2018-01: Issued 11:40 a.m., July 24, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Open to drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Friday, July 27, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-02: Issued 11:40 a.m., July 27, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-03: Issued 11:40 a.m., July 31, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fishery
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 4, 2018.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m., Thursday, 
August 2, 2018, to 9 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018, and from 5 a.m., 
Saturday, August 4, 2018, to 9 a.m., Sunday, August 5, 2018.
All Citizen Fisheries
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 
August 3, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Friday, August 3, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, 
August 6, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-04: Issued 1:25 p.m., August 3, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Saturday, August 4, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m., Tuesday, 
August 7, 2018, to 9 a.m., Thursday, August 9, 2018.
All Citizen Fisheries
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, 
August 6, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Monday, August 6, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, 
August 8, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-05: Issued 12 p.m., August 7, 2018

Treaty Indian Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 11, 
2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-06: Issued 12:05 p.m., August 8, 
2018

All Citizen Fisheries
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., 
Thursday, August 9, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Thursday, August 9, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, 
August 9, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-07: Issued 1:35 p.m., August 10, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Saturday, August 11, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 15, 
2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-08: Issued 1:30 p.m., August 14, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Saturday, August 18, 
2018.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m., Wednesday, 
August 15, 2018, to 9 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2018.
All Citizen Fisheries
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to purse seines from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 
August 17, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to gillnets from 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 
Friday, August 17, 2018.
    Areas 7 and 7A: Open to reefnets from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 
Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-09: Issued 2:05 p.m., August 17, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Saturday, August 18, 2018, to 12 p.m. (noon), Wednesday, August 22, 
2018.

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Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-10: Issued 1:05 p.m., August 21, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 12 p.m. (noon), 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, to 1 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Open to net fishing from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., 
Friday, August 24, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-11: Issued 3:10 p.m., August 23, 
2018

Treaty Indian Fisheries
    Areas 4B, 5, and 6C: Extend for drift gillnets from 1 p.m. to 11:59 
p.m. (midnight), Friday August 24, 2018.
    Areas 6, 7, and 7A: Extend for purse seines from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., 
Friday, August 24, 2018. Extend for gillnets from 1 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
(midnight), Friday, August 24, 2018.

Fraser River Panel Order Number 2018-12: Issued 12:10 p.m., September 
11, 2018

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), Saturday, September 
15, 2018. 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 International Boundary through the east 
tip of Point Roberts in the state of Washington to the East Point light 
on Saturna Island in the Province of British Columbia.

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 2, 2018.
Karen H. Abrams,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-24371 Filed 11-6-18; 8:45 am]
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