National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration June 9, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Missile Launch Activities at San Nicolas Island, CA
Document Number: E9-13501
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a letter of authorization (LOA) has been issued to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, U.S. Navy (Navy), to take three species of seals and sea lions incidental to missile launch activities from San Nicolas Island (SNI), California, a military readiness activity.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; Fishery Closure
Document Number: E9-13500
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is closing the commercial and non-commercial fisheries in the Main Hawaiian Islands fishery for seven deepwater bottomfish species (``Deep 7'' bottomfish) as a result of reaching the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2008-09 fishing year.
Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting; Correction
Document Number: E9-13492
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of June 3, 2009, entitled Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting. The information concerning the HSRP Web page is incorrect. The correct Web page is http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/hsrp.htm.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Act External Review
Document Number: E9-13485
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-09
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.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14502
Document Number: E9-13368
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Russell Fielding, Louisiana State University, Room 227, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, has applied in due form for a permit to import samples from Risso's (Grampus griseus), spinner (Stenella longirostris), and spotted (Stenella frontalis) dolphins and short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) for the purpose of scientific research.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Modification of the Yellowtail Flounder Landing Limit for the U.S./Canada Management Area
Document Number: E9-13347
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action decreases the Georges Bank (GB) yellowtail flounder trip limit to 2,500 lb (1,134 kg) for Northeast (NE) multispecies days-at-sea (DAS) vessels fishing in the U.S./Canada Management Area. This action is authorized by the regulations implementing Amendment 13 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and is intended to decrease the likelihood of harvest exceeding the total allowable catch (TAC) for GB yellowtail flounder during the 2009 fishing year (FY). This action is being taken to optimize the harvest of transboundary stocks of GB yellowtail flounder, haddock, and cod under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish Fishery; Quota Harvested for Full-time Tier 2 Category
Document Number: E9-13346
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the percentage of the tilefish annual total allowable landings (TAL) available to the Full-time Tier 2 permit category for the 2009 fishing year will be harvested prior to the end of the fishing year. Commercial vessels fishing under the tilefish Full-time Tier 2 permit may not harvest tilefish from within the Golden Tilefish Management Unit for the remainder of the 2009 fishing year. Regulations governing the tilefish fishery require publication of this notification to advise the public of this closure.