North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meeting
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet at the Clarion Suites, in Anchorage, AK.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Tilefish Fishery; Meetings
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council announces its intention to hold scoping meetings to seek public comment on issues to be addressed when developing Amendment 1 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan pursuant to the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, as amended. The purpose of these scoping meetings is to solicit input on management issues to be included in Amendment 1.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
This notice announces the Department of Commerce's (Department's) proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region is creating a new system of records for permits and non-permit registrations used in a variety of management programs for commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries. NMFS requires the use of permits or registrations by participants in the fisheries of the EEZ off the coast of Alaska. Applications for various types of permits and registrations would be used to collect information from individuals under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the North Pacific Halibut Act of 1982. Applications for the various types of permits and registrations are necessary to determine the identification of participants and to evaluate the qualifications of the applicants.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
This notice establishes the Department's proposal for a new system of records under the Privacy Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region, is creating a new system of records for the mandatory collection of crab economic data. Eight versions of a form, specific to the four types of crab activity and one specific for historical information that occurred prior to the Crab Rationalization Program and one for annual information to be submitted annually, entitled, ``Crab Economic Data Report (EDR),'' will be used to collect information on costs of fishing and processing, revenues for harvesters and processors, and employment information required under the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Information obtained through the EDR would be accessible by the independent Data Collection Agent (DCA) under cooperative agreement with NMFS, Alaska Region, to distribute forms, receive forms, review, and verify information in the crab economic surveys (see SYSTEM LOCATION). Each vessel owner or lessee and each plant owner or lessee that participated in the specified crab fisheries since 1996 will be required to submit a EDR to the DCA by mail, FAX, or electronic file.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Fishing Capacity Reduction Program Buyback Requests
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.
Request for a Limited Waiver of the Moratorium on Taking Marine Mammals
The Makah Tribe of Washington State submitted a request to NMFS for a waiver of the moratorium in the Marine Mammal Protection Act on taking marine mammals. The request is available for public inspection.