National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration September 22, 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Nominations to the Marine Mammal Scientific Review Groups
As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Secretary of Commerce established three independent regional scientific review groups (SRGs) to provide advice on a range of marine mammal science and management issues. NMFS conducted a membership review of the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific SRGs, and is soliciting nominations for new members to fill vacancies and gaps in expertise (see below).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Economic Valuation of Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2022 Commercial Pacific Bluefin Tuna Trip Limit in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
NMFS is announcing that the Pacific bluefin tuna (PBF) trip limit applicable to U.S. commercial fishing vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) is 3 metric tons (mt). This action is necessary to inform fishery participants of the trip limit established in a final rule published on August 5, 2022.