Marine Mammals; File No. 821-1588-04
Notice is hereby given that the Texas A&M University, Department of Marine Biology, P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77551 (Principal Investigator: Randall W. Davis, Ph.D.) has withdrawn its application to amendment Permit No. 821-1588-03 to conduct research Northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus).
Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Highly Migratory Species Fisheries; Data Collection Requirements for U.S. Commercial and Recreational Charter Fishing Vessels
NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of collection-of-information requirements pertaining to vessel identification contained in the final rule to implement the approved portions of the U.S. West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (HMS FMP), and the effectiveness of those requirements. On February 4, 2004, NMFS partially approved the HMS FMP, and the final rule to implement the approved portions of the HMS FMP was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2004. The HMS FMP final rule contained vessel identification requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that, at the time of publication, were still undergoing OMB review. This action is intended to inform the public of the effective date of the requirement approved by OMB.