National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 23, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska License Limitation Program
Document Number: 2010-18143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 86 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. This proposed action would add a Pacific cod endorsement on licenses issued under the License Limitation Program (LLP) in specific management areas if those licenses have been used on vessels that met minimum recent landing requirements using non-trawl gear, commonly known as fixed gear. This proposed action would exempt vessels that use jig gear from the requirement to hold an LLP license, modify the maximum length designation on a specific set of fixed gear licenses, and allow entities representing specific communities to receive a limited number of fixed-gear licenses with Pacific cod endorsements. This proposed action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plan, and other applicable law.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Cost Recovery Program
Document Number: 2010-18133
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes a notification of a 2.67-percent fee for cost recovery under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program. This action is intended to provide holders of crab allocations with the fee percentage for the 2010/2011 crab fishing year so they can calculate the required payment for cost recovery fees that must be submitted by July 31, 2011.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Adjustment to the Loligo Trimester 2 and 3 Quota; Correction
Document Number: 2010-18131
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is correcting a temporary rule to adjust the 2010 fishing year (FY) Trimester 2 and 3 Loligo squid quotas. The rule contained a numerical error in the metric value of the revised Trimester 3 quota. The correct value for the revised Trimester 3 quota of 23,743,619 lb is 10,770 mt.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 10018, 13846, 14451, 14585, 14599, 14122, 14296, and 14353
Document Number: 2010-18130
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued seven permits and one permit amendment to conduct research on marine mammals. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional information regarding permittees.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-18122
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Whiting Advisory Panel in August, 2010 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-18114
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch by catcher/processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries that are subject to sideboard limits established under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program in the Western Yakutat district of the GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 sideboard limit of Pacific ocean perch established for catcher/ processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries in the Western Yakutat district of the GOA.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: 2010-18108
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the North Inlet/Winyah Bay (South Carolina) National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Pennsylvania Coastal Resources Management Program.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-18041
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Vessel Monitoring System Advisory Panel.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-18040
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Ad Hoc Data Collection Advisory Panel.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-18039
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Joint Groundfish/Scallop Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).