National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February 4, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

NOAA to Transfer Ownership of John N. Cobb to Seattle Maritime Academy
Document Number: E9-2374
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, Deparatment of Commerce
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations propose to donate NOAA Ship John N. Cobb to Seattle Central Community College: Seattle Maritime Academy under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980.
Notification of Receipt of a Petition for Rulemaking to Implement the Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act for Swordfish Imports
Document Number: E9-2369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In order to provide additional opportunities for the public, foreign nations that export swordfish to the United States, and other interested parties to comment on the petition for rulemaking to implement the provisions of section 101(a)(2)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act for swordfish imports, NMFS is reopening the comment period. On December 15, 2008, NMFS published a notification of receipt of the petition. Based on the December 15, 2008 document, the comment period was scheduled to conclude on January 29, 2009. NMFS is now reopening the comment period until March 23, 2009. Comments received will be considered by NMFS as it determines whether to proceed with the request by Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network. In addition to general comments on the petition, NMFS specifically requests comments on how to define ``United States standards'' as referenced in MMPA section 101(a)(2).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for the NOAA Commissioned Corps
Document Number: E9-2299
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
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.