National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration January 23, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: E6-733
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from the Aleut Enterprise Corporation (AEC). If granted, this permit would be used to support a project to investigate the feasibility of using commercial fishing vessels for acoustic surveys of pollock in the Aleutian Islands subarea. The project is intended to promote the objectives of the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) by improving use of pollock in the Aleutian Islands subarea.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-732
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings February 6-14, 2006 at the Doubletree Hotel, 18740 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, WA 98188.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-730
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) and Groundfish Allocation Committee (Committee) will hold working meetings, which are open to the public.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-729
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Hawaii-based members of the Council Bottomfish Plan Team (BPT) to consider alternatives to end bottomfish overfishing in the Main Hawaiian Islands.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting/Workshop
Document Number: E6-728
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel for Pacific hake (whiting) will hold a work session which is open to the public.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting/Workshop
Document Number: E6-727
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel for yelloweye rockfish will hold a work session which is open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Limits on Applications of Take Prohibitions
Document Number: E6-672
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; American Fisheries Act: Vessel and Processor Permit Applications
Document Number: E6-671
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; American Fisheries Act: Recordkeeping and Reporting
Document Number: E6-670
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for Commission in the NOAA Officer Corps
Document Number: E6-669
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Air-to-Surface Gunnery Missions in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 06-595
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB), for authorization to harass marine mammals, incidental to conducting air-to-surface (A-S) gunnery missions in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). As a result of this request, NMFS is proposing to issue a 1-year authorization to take marine mammals by Level B harassment incidental to this activity and will propose regulations at a later time that would govern these incidental takes under a Letter of Authorization (LOA) issued to Eglin for a period of up to 5 years after the 1-year IHA expires. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to Eglin AFB to incidentally take, by harassment, several species of cetaceans for a period of 1 year.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program
Document Number: 06-594
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service publishes IFQ standard prices for the Individual Fishing Quota(IFQ) Cost Recovery Program in the halibut and sablefish fisheries of the North Pacific. NMFS published a standard price notice for 2005 on December 15, 2005. NMFS subsequently discovered calculation errors in the published standard prices. This notice corrects the calculation errors and replaces the December 15, 2005, Federal Register document. This action is intended to provide holders of halibut and sablefish IFQ permits information to calculate the payments required for IFQ cost recovery fees due by January 31, 2006.