National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa) 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 07-4704
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPA FAC) in Alpena, Michigan.
Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery
Document Number: E7-17523
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a final rule to establish catch accounting requirements for persons who receive, buy, or accept Pacific whiting deliveries of 4,000 pounds (lb) (1.18 mt) or more from vessels using midwater trawl gear during the Pacific whiting primary season for the shore-based sector. This action is intended to improve NMFS's ability to effectively monitor the Pacific whiting shoreside fishery such that catch of Pacific whiting and incidentally caught species, including overfished groundfish species, do not result in a species' optimum yield (OY), harvest guideline, allocations, or bycatch limits being exceeded. This action is also intended to provide for timely reporting of Chinook salmon take as specified in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 Biological Opinion for Chinook salmon catch in the Pacific groundfish fishery. This action is consistent with the conservation goals and objectives of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Science Advisory Board; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E7-14581
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Wednesday August 22, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday August 23, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the web page http:// www.sab.noaa.gov/Meetings/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held both days at the Mystic Hilton Hotel, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, pending approval of a purchase order. Please check the SAB Web site http:// www.sab.noaa.gov for confirmation of the venue. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30- minute public comment period on August 22 (check Web site to confirm time). The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received in the SAB Executive Director's Office by August 15, 2007 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after August 15, 2007, will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) the Merger of the Ocean Exploration and National Undersea Research Programs; (2) the Results from the Ocean Exploration Advisory Working Group Workshop on Planning the Maiden Voyage of the Okeanos Explorer; (3) Nekton Studies around Bear Seamount; (4) Extended Continental Shelf Exploration; (5) Update on the NOAA Response to the External Review of NOAA's Ecosystem Research and Science Enterprise; (6) Report on the NOAA Response to the National Research Council Decadal Survey; (7) Update on the NOAA Response to the Hurricane Intensity Research Working Group Reports; (8) the Results of the SAB Climate Working Group's Climate Observations and Analysis Program Review; (9) Report on the Recommendations from the Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group; and (10) Updates from SAB Working Groups on Partnerships, Fire Weather Research, and Social Science.
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: E7-1097
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting via web conference call of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The web conference call is open to the public, and participants can dial in to the call. Participants who choose to use the web conferencing feature in addition to the audio will be able to view the presentation as it is being given. Members of the public wishing to listen should contact Lauren Wenzel at the email or telephone number below for the call-in number and passcode.