National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration January 30, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: E6-1113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to approve and implement changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (Plan) for the International Pacific Halibut Commission's (IPHC or Commission) regulatory Area 2A off Washington, Oregon, and California (Area 2A). NMFS proposes to update the tribal season in the Plan to reflect recent IPHC season date-setting trends. NMFS also proposes to implement the portions of the Plan and management measures that are not implemented through the IPHC, which includes the sport fishery management measures for Area 2A, the flexible inseason management provisions in Area 2A, fishery election in Area 2A, and Area 2A non-treaty commercial fishery closed areas. NMFS proposes to codify all but the sport fishery management measures for Area 2A, at 50 CFR part 300, subpart E. These actions are intended to enhance the conservation of Pacific halibut, to protect yelloweye rockfish and other overfished groundfish species from incidental catch in the halibut fisheries, and to provide greater angler opportunity where available.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E6-1112
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a permit for scientific research from William Mitchell, as principal investigator for Jones and Stokes, in Sacramento, CA. The permit would affect federally threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon and threatened Central Valley steelhead. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E6-1110
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has issued permit 1185 to Natural Resource Scientists, Inc., permit 1280 to Turlock Irrigation District, permit 1440 to the Interagency Ecological Program, and permit 1452 to KDH Environmental Services.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Correction
Document Number: 06-843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On January 12, 2006, a proposed rule to implement Amendment 19 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was published in the Federal Register. The proposed rule was published with an incorrect RIN. Also, this proposed rule contained a number of errors in the Prohibition section and the different lists of coordinates. This document corrects those errors.
Final Notice of Applicability of Special Use Permit Requirements to Certain Categories of Activities Conducted Within the National Marine Sanctuary System
Document Number: 06-808
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On May 20, 2002 NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the applicability of the special use permit requirements (Section 310) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act to certain categories of activities conducted within the National Marine Sanctuary System. The notice requested public comment on the subject of special use permits. This notice makes minor changes to the previously published list and responds generally to the comments received. Through this notice, NOAA is also expanding the list of activities subject to the requirements of special use permits by adding private overflights to the overflights category.