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

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program
Document Number: 2010-20873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to modify the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the Fixed-Gear Commercial Fisheries for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in waters in and off Alaska (IFQ Program) by revoking quota share (QS) that have been inactive since they were originally issued in 1995. Inactive QS are those held by persons that have never harvested their IFQ and have never transferred QS or IFQ into or out of their accounts.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Inseason Adjustments to Fishery Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-20870
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule makes inseason adjustments to commercial fishery management measures for several groundfish species taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the Directed Butterfish Fishery
Document Number: 2010-20866
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the directed fishery for butterfish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will be closed effective 0001 hours, August 24, 2010. Vessels issued a Federal permit to harvest butterfish may not retain or land more than 250 lb (0.11-mt) of butterfish per trip for the remainder of the year (through December 31, 2010). This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its domestic annual harvest (DAH) of 485 mt, and to allow for effective management of this stock.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearing
Document Number: 2010-20804
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public hearing to solicit comments on proposals to be included in the Draft Amendment 3 to the Deep Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; User Engagement Survey for Water Resources Forecasts and Climate Information
Document Number: 2010-20803
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; An Observer Program for Vessels in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: 2010-20770
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.