National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration February 18, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Southern California Range Complex
Document Number: E9-3436
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a 1-year letter of authorization (LOA) has been issued to the U.S Navy (Navy) for the incidental take of marine mammals during training, maintenance, and research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities conducted within the Navy's Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex. These activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA).
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; On-ice Marine Geophysical and Seismic Operations in State/OCS Waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea off Alaska
Document Number: E9-3419
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that CGGVeritas Land, Inc. (Veritas) has withdrawn its application for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA). The following action is related to a proposed IHA to Veritas for the take of small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to conducting an on-ice marine geophysical research and seismic survey in the U.S. Beaufort Sea off Alaska from February to May, 2009.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training (AFAST)
Document Number: E9-3413
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a 1-year letter of authorization (LOA) has been issued to the U.S Navy (Navy) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the Navy's Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training (AFAST) activities conducted off the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. These activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA).
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2009 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota Specifications and Effort Controls
Document Number: E9-3412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes 2009 fishing year specifications for the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) fishery to set BFT quotas for each of the established domestic fishing categories and to set effort controls (daily retention limits) for the General and Angling categories. This action is necessary to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as required by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and to achieve domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). NMFS solicits written comments and will hold public hearings to receive oral comments on these proposed actions.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2009; Correction
Document Number: E9-3206
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of January 2, 2009 entitled Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2009. The information concerning the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program FY 2010 competition, which appears in the program listing for the National Ocean Service, contained a reference to an incorrect fiscal year. The correct fiscal year for the program is FY 2009.
Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-3203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seat on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Tourism alternate. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve until February 2011, pursuant to the council's Charter.