National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration May 13, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Marine Mammals; File Nos. 14324 through 14337, except 14333
Document Number: E9-11198
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the following institutions, organizations, and individuals have applied for permits to conduct research on Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus): Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), Seward, AK; Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Wildlife Conservation, Juneau, Alaska; NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), Seattle, WA; North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium (NPUMMRC), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), Tribal Government, Ecosystem Conservation Office, St. Paul Island, AK; Aleut Community of St. George Island (ACSGI), St. George Traditional Council, St. George Island, AK; and Markus Horning, Ph.D., Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, Newport, OR.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program; Amendment 85; Correction
Document Number: E9-11195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document corrects an error in the regulatory text of a proposed rule published on April 6, 2009 (74 FR 15420) and extends the proposed rule's comment period by 30 days (from May 21, 2009 to June 22, 2009). The proposed rule would implement Amendment 85 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. The proposed rule would amend the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program to remove a restriction that prohibits certain catcher/processors from participating in directed groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area in July. It incorrectly removes a similar restriction on such vessels participating in directed groundfish fishing in the Gulf of Alaska. This notice corrects the error in the proposed regulatory text. Amendment 85 is necessary to improve flexibility and reduce operating costs for catcher/processors that participate in the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program.
Endangered Species; File No. 14381
Document Number: E9-11190
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Pacific Islands Region, 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Endangered Species; File No. 1596-02
Document Number: E9-11186
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), 3333 N. Torry Pines Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037, has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 1596-01.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the 2009 Commercial Fishery for Tilefishes
Document Number: E9-11153
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial fishery for tilefishes in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. NMFS has determined that the quota for the commercial fishery for tilefishes will have been reached by May 15, 2009. This closure is necessary to protect the tilefish resource.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish and Pelagic Shelf Rockfish for Trawl Catcher Vessels Participating in the Entry Level Rockfish Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E9-11148
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish and pelagic shelf rockfish (PSR) for trawl catcher vessels participating in the entry level rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 allocation of northern rockfish and PSR allocated to trawl catcher vessels participating in the entry level rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.