National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 26, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-3973
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Magnuson-Stevens Committee in August, 2005 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish and Summer Flounder Fisheries
Document Number: 05-14725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to amend the regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Atlantic bluefish fishery and the FMP for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. This rule would make administrative changes that would allow NMFS to consider and process state commercial quota transfer requests that address late-season circumstances that necessitate a state quota transfer and that occur through December 31 (the end of the fishing year for the bluefish and summer flounder fisheries). The intent of this action is solely to provide the flexibility to address unpredictable late-season events (such as severe weather or port obstruction) that may result in safety concerns in the commercial bluefish and summer flounder fisheries.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 782-1768 and 486-1790
Document Number: 05-14724
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of the following actions: (1) the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA (NMML: File No. 782-1768), has been issued a major amendment to a permit for research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in California and Oregon; and (2) Brent Stewart, Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, California 92109 (File No. 486-1790), has applied for a permit to conduct research on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) on the southern California Channel Islands and surrounding waters.
Marine Mammals; Permit No. 699-1720-01
Document Number: 05-14723
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dr. Kathryn A. Ono, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME, 04005, has requested an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 699-1720-01.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; South Atlantic Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment
Document Number: 05-14722
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) are evaluating the environmental impacts of a range of management actions for red porgy, black sea bass, vermilion snapper, snowy grouper, and golden tilefish in a DEIS. These management actions are being developed in a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (FMP). This notice is intended to supplement notices published in January 2002 and in September 2003, announcing the preparation of DEISs for FMP Amendments 13 and 13B, respectively.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 05-14720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Between November 5, 2004, and June 15, 2005, NMFS' Northwest Region issued 23 permits and permit modifications (and one permit amendment) allowing endangered and threatened species of Pacific salmon and steelhead to be taken for scientific research purposes under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. The research actions and the species they affect are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 05-14719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific research permit application request 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.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
Document Number: 05-14718
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-26
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 2,980 nm\2\ (10,221 km\2\) in July, and 3,120 nm\2\ (10,221 km\2\) in August, southeast of Chatham, MA for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
Document Number: 05-14650
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) was established by the Secretary of Commerce to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, its amendments, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice.