National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration October 27, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-5960
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Habitat/Marine Protected Area (MPA) Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E5-5959
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 3-day Council meeting on November 15-17, 2005, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Endangered Species; File No. 1518
Document Number: 05-21487
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Carlos Diez, Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Abmientales de Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 9066600, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00906-6600, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1518.
Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS); Specification of Requirements for Mobile Transmitting Unit Type Approval
Document Number: 05-21486
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document provides notice of type approval requirements for Mobile Transmitting Units (MTU) to be authorized for use on any vessel participating in the NOAA Vessel Monitoring System (VMS ) program. Vessels participating in VMS programs must acquire an OLE - approved MTU to comply with VMS standards set forth in NMFS rules requiring the use of VMS.
Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements
Document Number: 05-21485
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this temporary rule to allow shrimp fishermen to continue to use limited tow times as an alternative to Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in inshore and offshore waters from the Florida/Alabama border, westward to the boundary shared by Matagorda and Brazoria Counties, Texas, and extending offshore 50 nautical miles, as initially authorized in rules published on September 28 and October 14, 2005. This action is necessary because environmental conditions resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita persist on the fishing grounds, preventing some fishermen from using TEDs effectively.
Availability of Seats for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-21443
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Business and Industry (Member and Alternate) and Education (Alternate). 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 2-3 year terms, pursuant to the Council's Charter.
Availability of Seats for the Chumash Community Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-21442
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are extending the application deadline for the Availability of Seats for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. The original notice was published on September 08, 2005, (Volume 70, Number 173) [Notices] [Page 53347-53348].
Availability of Seats for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-21441
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atompsheric Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHMWNMS) is extending the deadline for applications for both primary and alternate members of the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council): Education, Fishing, Hawaii County, Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Native Hawaiian, and Research. The original notice was published on August 10, 2005, (Volume 70, Number 153) [Notices] [Page 46492].