National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration January 13, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting and Hearing
Document Number: E5-132
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet by conference call in January 2005. During the meeting the Council will consider revising the regulatory amendment under the Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific concerning measures to conserve sea turtles. The Council will also consider whether certain exemptions from the use of long-handled dehookers should be provided for particular small longliners when fishing north of the equator. More specific agenda topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-121
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day Council meeting on February 1-3, 2005, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E5-120
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Trawl Survey Advisory Panel, composed of representatives from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), and several independent scientific researchers, will hold a public meeting.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 05-757
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific research permit application relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 05-756
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of the availability of a Routine Road Maintenance Program (RMP) that Washington County, Oregon has submitted pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). NOAA Fisheries promulgated a protective rule for 14 threatened salmon and steelhead Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs). The RMP would affect six ESUs of threatened salmonids identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. The ESA 4(d) rule provides for limits on ESA take prohibitions for the various activities set out in the rule. The RMP addresses the limit for routine road maintenance activities of any state, city, county or port. This notice serves to notify the public of the availability of the Washington County RMP for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NOAA Fisheries.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 1072-1771 and 540-1502
Document Number: 05-752
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of the following actions: Dr. Colleen Reichmuth Kastak, Long Marine Laboratory, Institute of Marine Science, University of California at Santa Cruz, 100 Schaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, has been issued a scientific research permit (No. 1072-1771- 00); and John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective, 218 1/2 West Fourth Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501, has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 540-1502-00.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
Document Number: 05-750
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the ALWTRP's implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,889 square nautical miles (nm\2\) (6,479.1 km\2\), east of Portland, ME, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of North Atlantic right whales (right whales).
Availability of Seats for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-747
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS or Sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following newly-created and three vacant seats on its Sanctuary Adivsory Council (Council): Charter/commercial (for profit) Fishing (charter and commercial fishers), Sport Fishing (recreational hook-and-line and spear fishers), Sport Diving (divers, dive operators, dive clubs, and dive shops), and Regional Conservation. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-746
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPAFAC) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.