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Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing; Correction

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


Correcting amendment.


This action corrects a spelling error in final regulations (FR Doc. 03-8822) that were published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2003 (68 FR 18145). This action is necessary to correct a typographical error of an organized tribal entity name in regulations that implement Pacific halibut subsistence fishing management measures. This correcting amendment makes minor, non-substantive changes and does not change operating practices in the subsistence fishery or the rights and obligations of subsistence fishermen managed under the subsistence halibut regulations off Alaska.


Effective on May 15, 2003.

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Peggy Murphy, NMFS, 907-586-7228 or email at

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A final rule published April 15, 2003, (68 FR 18145) implemented regulations to authorize and manage subsistence fishing of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis). These regulations appear at 50 CFR 300.65. This correcting amendment revises the table titled Halibut Regulatory Area 3B at § 300.65(g)(2) by correcting the spelling of “Qagan Toyagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village” under Organized Tribal Entity. The correct spelling is “Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village”.

Need for Correction

Current reference to the Organized Tribal Entity Qagan Toyagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village at § 300.65(g)(2) needs to be corrected because the reference is not consistent with the list of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs published by the Department of Interior (72 FR 13648) on March 22, 2007. This correcting amendment corrects the spelling of the Organized Tribal Entity.


Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries finds good cause to waive the requirement to provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment on this correcting amendment to the Pacific halibut subsistence fishing regulations. Notice and comment are unnecessary because this action makes only a minor, non-substantive change to correct a typographical error. The amendment does not make any substantive change in the rights and obligations of subsistence halibut fishermen. No aspect of this action is controversial and no change in operating practices in the subsistence fishery is required. Because this action makes only the minor, non-substantive change to § 300.65(g)(2) described above, it is not subject to the 30-day delay in effective date requirement of 5 U.S.C. 553(d).

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List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 300

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Dated: November 30, 2007.

Samuel D. Rauch III

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 773-773k.

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2. In § 300.65, paragraph (g)(2), in the table titled “Halibut Regulatory Area 3B” the entry for “Sand Point” is revised to read as follows:

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Catch sharing plan and domestic management measures in waters in and off Alaska.

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Halibut Regulatory Area 3B

Place with Tribal HeadquartersOrganized Tribal Entity
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Sand PointPauloff Harbor Village Native Village of Unga Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village
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[FR Doc. E7-23695 Filed 12-5-07; 8:45 am]