National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration April 25, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E6-6200
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application to modify an existing permit for scientific research from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) in Santa Cruz, California (1112). Notice is also given that NMFS has received applications to renew and modify permits for scientific research from Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) in Corte Madera, California (1047), Campbell Timberland Management, LLC. (CTM) in Fort Bragg, California (1079), Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) in Forest Knolls, California (1162), and Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC. (MRC) in Fort Bragg, California (1181). The permits would affect federally threatened Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon, endangered Central California Coast coho salmon, threatened California Coastal Chinook salmon, endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, threatened Northern California steelhead, threatened Central California Coast steelhead, and threatened Central Valley steelhead. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit applications for review and comment.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E6-6199
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice advises the public that a scientific research permit has been issued to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs for operation of the adult fish trap at Lower Granite Dam, Washington state, and that the decision documents are available upon request.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Monkfish Fishery
Document Number: 06-3908
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements measures to establish target total allowable catch (TAC) levels for the monkfish fishery for the 2006 fishing year (FY), and adjusts trip limits and establishes days-at-sea (DAS) restrictions for limited access monkfish vessels fishing in the Southern Fishery Management Area (SFMA) based upon the annual target TAC setting, trip limit, and DAS adjustment methods established in Framework Adjustment 2 (Framework 2) to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The action is necessary to comply with the rebuilding plan established in the FMP and modified in Framework 2. The intent of this action is to help eliminate overfishing and rebuild the monkfish resource in accordance with Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requirements.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Yellowfin Sole by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 06-3907
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing directed fishing for yellowfin sole by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the second seasonal allowance of the 2006 halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl yellowfin sole fishery category in the BSAI.
Licensing of Private Land Remote-Sensing Space Systems
Document Number: 06-3841
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issues regulations revising the agency's requirements for the licensing, monitoring and compliance of operators of private Earth remote sensing space systems under Title II of the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 (the Act). These regulations implement the provisions of the Act, as amended by the 1998 Commercial Space Act, and the 2003 U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Policy. They are also derived from experience gained since August 2000 with respect to the licensing of commercial remote sensing space systems, and include improvements that take into account public comments received on the regulations. They are intended to facilitate the development of the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry and promote the collection and widespread availability of Earth remote sensing data, while preserving essential U.S. national security interests, foreign policy and international obligations.