National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration March 22, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Essential Fish Habitat Summit Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06414
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service will host a public meeting, consisting of representatives from the Regional Fishery Management Councils, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and interested members of the public. The purpose of the meeting is to identify and share opportunities, challenges, and successful approaches for the effective implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Essential Fish Habitat authorities. Registration is required, and participation may be limited. See http://www.fisheriesforum.org/our- work/special-projects/efh-summit for more information and to register.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-06405
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Tilefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-06389
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public information meeting to gather input on the likely impacts of alternative spiny dogfish trip limits.
Marine Mammals; File No. 19706
Document Number: 2016-06343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the California State University, Bakersfield [Responsible Party: Antje Lauer, Ph.D.], 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on pinnipeds for scientific research, and receive, import, and export specimens from these species.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seabird Research Activities in Central California, 2016-2017
Document Number: 2016-06317
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS (hereinafter, ``we'' or ``our'') received an application from Point Blue Conservation Science (Point Blue) requesting an Incidental Harassment Authorization (Authorization) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting proposed seabird research activities on Southeast Farallon Island, A[ntilde]o Nuevo Island, and Point Reyes National Seashore in central California from May 2016 through May 2017. Per the Marine Mammal Protection Act, we request comments on our proposal to issue an Authorization to Point Blue to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, five species [i.e., California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus), and Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)] of marine mammals during the specified activity.