Vessel Monitoring Systems; Amendment to the Announcement of Mobile Transmitter Unit and Enhanced Mobile Transmitter Unit Reimbursement Program; Additional Eligibility Criteria, 42815 [E6-12125]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 145 / Friday, July 28, 2006 / Notices Dated: July 25, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service [FR Doc. E6–12130 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 070306C] Vessel Monitoring Systems; Amendment to the Announcement of Mobile Transmitter Unit and Enhanced Mobile Transmitter Unit Reimbursement Program; Additional Eligibility Criteria National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Amendment to the notice of vessel monitoring systems reimbursement program. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: On July 21, 2006, NMFS announced the availability of approximately $4.5 million in grant funds for fiscal year (FY) 2006 for vessel owners and/or operators who have purchased a Mobile Transmitter Unit (MTU) or Enhanced-Mobile Transmitter Unit (E-MTU) for the purpose of complying with fishery regulations requiring the use of Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) which became effective during FY 2006. The funds will be used to reimburse vessel owners and/or operators for the purchase price of the MTU or E-MTU. These amendments are intended to correct the contact information for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) located under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and ADDRESSES and to declare an additional reimbursement eligibility criteria. ADDRESSES: The correct contact information for a reimbursement application is Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), 205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202, phone 503–595–3100, fax 503– 595–3232. To obtain copies of the list of NOAAapproved VMS mobile transmitting units and NOAA-approved VMS communications service providers write to the VMS Support Center, NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement (OLE), 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The correct contact information for questions regarding reimbursement VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:47 Jul 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 applications is Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), 205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202, phone 503–595–3100, fax 503–595– 3232. For questions regarding MTU or EMTU type approval or information regarding the status of VMS systems being evaluated by NOAA for approval, contact Jonathan Pinkerton, National VMS Program Manager, phone 301– 427–2300; fax 301–427–0049. For questions regarding VMS installation or activation checklists, contact the VMS Support Center, NOAA Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement (OLE), 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 20910, phone 888– 219–9228, fax 301–427–0049. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the eligibility requirements detailed in the July 21, 2006 (71 FR 41425) notice, the following requirement regarding vessel owners and/or operators with outstanding unpaid civil monetary penalties shall also apply. Additional Eligibility Criteria To be eligible to receive reimbursement vessel owners and/or operators must not be in arrears with a payment owed to the Agency for a civil monetary penalty. Affected vessel owners and/or operators may become eligible for the reimbursement if the outstanding penalty is paid in full within 30 days of the denial of the reimbursement. After payment, vessel owners and/or operators must contact the VMS Support Center and provide documentation to support the defrayment of the penalty to receive a confirmation code for reimbursement purposes. Dated: July 25, 2006. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fishery Service. [FR Doc. E6–12125 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 42815 Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: NMFS reviewed the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regional marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs) in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). SARs for marine mammals in the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific regions were revised according to new information. NMFS solicits public comments on draft 2006 SARs. DATES: Comments must be received by October 26, 2006. ADDRESSES: The 2006 draft stock assessment reports are available in electronic form via the Internet at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/sars/. Copies of the Alaska Regional SARs may be requested from Robyn Angliss, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE BIN 15700, Seattle, WA 98115–0070. Copies of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Regional SARs may be requested from Gordon Waring, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543. Copies of the Pacific Regional SARs may be requested from Tina Fahy, Southwest Regional Office, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213. Send comments or requests for copies of reports to: Chief, Marine Mammal Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3226, Attn: Stock Assessments. Comments may also be sent via facsimile (fax) to 301–427–2516 or via email to mmsar.2006@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Eagle, Office of Protected Resources, 301–713–2322, ext. 105, e-mail Tom.Eagle@noaa.gov; Robyn Angliss 206- 526–4032, e-mail Robyn.Angliss@noaa.gov, regarding Alaska regional stock assessments; Gordon Waring, 508–495–2311, e-mail Gordon.Waring@noaa.gov, regarding Atlantic regional stock assessments; or Tina Fahy, 562–280–4060, e-mail Christina.Fahy@noaa.gov, regarding Pacific regional stock assessments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background [I.D. 053106C] Notice of Availability of Draft Stock Assessment Reports National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 117 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) requires NMFS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to prepare stock assessments for each stock of marine mammals occurring in waters under the jurisdiction of the United States. These reports must contain E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 070306C]


Vessel Monitoring Systems; Amendment to the Announcement of 
Mobile Transmitter Unit and Enhanced Mobile Transmitter Unit 
Reimbursement Program; Additional Eligibility Criteria

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

ACTION: Amendment to the notice of vessel monitoring systems 
reimbursement program.

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SUMMARY: On July 21, 2006, NMFS announced the availability of 
approximately $4.5 million in grant funds for fiscal year (FY) 2006 for 
vessel owners and/or operators who have purchased a Mobile Transmitter 
Unit (MTU) or Enhanced-Mobile Transmitter Unit (E-MTU) for the purpose 
of complying with fishery regulations requiring the use of Vessel 
Monitoring Systems (VMS) which became effective during FY 2006. The 
funds will be used to reimburse vessel owners and/or operators for the 
purchase price of the MTU or E-MTU. These amendments are intended to 
correct the contact information for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries 
Commission (PSMFC) located under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and 
ADDRESSES and to declare an additional reimbursement eligibility 
criteria.

ADDRESSES: The correct contact information for a reimbursement 
application is Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), 205 
SE Spokane Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202, phone 503-595-3100, 
fax 503-595-3232.
    To obtain copies of the list of NOAA-approved VMS mobile 
transmitting units and NOAA-approved VMS communications service 
providers write to the VMS Support Center, NOAA Fisheries Office for 
Law Enforcement (OLE), 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 415, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The correct contact information for 
questions regarding reimbursement applications is Randy Fisher, 
Executive Director, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), 
205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202, phone 503-595-
3100, fax 503-595-3232.
    For questions regarding MTU or E-MTU type approval or information 
regarding the status of VMS systems being evaluated by NOAA for 
approval, contact Jonathan Pinkerton, National VMS Program Manager, 
phone 301-427-2300; fax 301-427-0049.
    For questions regarding VMS installation or activation checklists, 
contact the VMS Support Center, NOAA Fisheries Office for Law 
Enforcement (OLE), 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 415, Silver Spring, MD 
20910, phone 888-219-9228, fax 301-427-0049.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the eligibility requirements 
detailed in the July 21, 2006 (71 FR 41425) notice, the following 
requirement regarding vessel owners and/or operators with outstanding 
unpaid civil monetary penalties shall also apply.

Additional Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible to receive reimbursement vessel owners and/or 
operators must not be in arrears with a payment owed to the Agency for 
a civil monetary penalty. Affected vessel owners and/or operators may 
become eligible for the reimbursement if the outstanding penalty is 
paid in full within 30 days of the denial of the reimbursement. After 
payment, vessel owners and/or operators must contact the VMS Support 
Center and provide documentation to support the defrayment of the 
penalty to receive a confirmation code for reimbursement purposes.

    Dated: July 25, 2006.
William T. Hogarth,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fishery Service.
[FR Doc. E6-12125 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]
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