National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 3, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Conduct Restoration Planning
Document Number: E6-10340
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with the other natural resource trustees, has determined that the impacts of the November 26, 2004, discharge of crude oil from the M/T ATHOS I (Athos), over which such trustees have jurisdiction, warrant conducting a natural resource damage assessment that will include restoration planning. NOAA is hereby providing notice of efforts to plan restoration actions for injuries resulting from this incident. The purpose of this restoration planning is to evaluate potential injuries to natural resources and services, and use that information to determine the need for and scale of restoration actions.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
Document Number: 06-5957
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces changes to management measures in the commercial and recreational Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. These actions, which are authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), are intended to allow fisheries to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks.