National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February 8, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Control Date for the Charter Sport Fishery for Pacific Halibut
Document Number: E6-1726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces that anyone entering the charter sport fishery for Pacific halibut in and off Alaska after December 9, 2005 (control date) will not be assured of future access to that fishery if a management regime that limits the number of participants is developed and implemented under the authority of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (Halibut Act). This notice is necessary to publish the intent of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) that participation credit may not be granted for operating in the charter halibut fishery if initial entry into the fishery occurs after the control date. This notice is intended to promote public awareness of a potential eligibility criterion for future access to the charter halibut resource, and to discourage new entrants into the charter halibut fishery while the Council discusses whether and how access to the halibut resource by the charter sport fishery should be controlled. This announcement does not prevent any other date for eligibility in the fishery or another method of controlling fishing effort from being proposed and implemented.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-1710
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel in Anchorage, AK.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Groundfish Tagging Program
Document Number: E6-1654
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
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; Northwest Region Federal Fisheries Permits
Document Number: E6-1649
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
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; Paperwork Submissions Under the Coastal Zone Management Act Federal Consistency Requirements
Document Number: E6-1648
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
Document Number: 06-1169
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-08
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 1794 nm\2\ (6153 km\2\), northeast of Boston, MA, for 15 days. The purpose of this action is to provide protection to an aggregation of northern right whales (right whales).
Federal Consistency Appeal by Villa Marina Yacht Harbour, Inc. From an Objection by the Puerto Rico Planning Board
Document Number: 06-1110
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that the decision record has been closed for an administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce by Villa Marina Yacht Harbour, Inc. (Villa Marina).