National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration April 28, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered Species; File No. 1576
Document Number: E6-6446
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1026, has applied in due form for a permit to take loggerhead (Caretta caretta), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 800-1664
Document Number: E6-6445
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a request for a major amendment to Scientific Research Permit Number 800-1664, submitted by Dr. Randall Davis, Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas, for takes of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Alaska, has been denied.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Announcement of Initiation of a Status Review of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); Request for Information
Document Number: E6-6444
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), are reopening the time period for submitting information to be used during the Status Review of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales under the ESA. The initial deadline for submitting information was April 24, 2006. We are reopening this time period for an additional 30 days.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6443
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Ecosystem Committee will meet in Seattle, WA.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6442
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Crab Plan Team will meet at the Alaska Fishery Science Center in Seattle, WA.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E6-6441
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Seattle, WA.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E6-6440
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) advisory bodies will hold meetings, which are open to the public, on May 16-18, 2006. The primary purpose of the meetings is to review the current Pacific Mackerel Stock Assessment.
General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC); Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E6-6439
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NMFS Alaska Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Program
Document Number: E6-6380
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Total Allowable Catches for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery for Fishing Year 2006
Document Number: 06-4059
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The following 2006 fishing year (FY) Total Allowable Catches (TACs) are implemented for the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Hard (i.e., the fishery or area closes when a TAC is reached) TACs for Eastern Georges Bank (GB) cod, Eastern GB haddock, and GB yellowtail flounder in the U.S./Canada Management Area; target TACs for all NE regulated multispecies; and hard Incidental Catch TACs for groundfish stocks of concern. The intent of this action is to provide for the conservation and management of groundfish management under the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Emergency Secretarial Action; Correction
Document Number: 06-4029
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On April 13, 2006, an interim final rule to implement an emergency action for the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was published in the Federal Register. The interim final rule was published with several inadvertent errors and unclear language, including the omission of the observer notice requirement for vessels participating in the U.S./Canada Management Area, language in the regulations defining how monkfish-only days-at-sea (DAS) are calculated, an inaccurate description regarding the example of how NE multispecies Category A DAS will be calculated for Day gillnet vessels, and incorrect trip limits for white hake. This document corrects these errors and clarifies the unclear language.