Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Replacement of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center Located in La Jolla, California
NOAA issues this notice to inform the public that an ROD has been approved for replacement of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) within the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, California. NOAA signed the ROD on August 20, 2009.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1000-1617
Notice is hereby given that Whitlow Au, PhD, University of Hawaii, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Marine Mammal Research Program, PO Box 1106, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, has withdrawn an application to amend Scientific Research Permit No. 1000-1617-04.
Public Meetings on Protective Regulations for Killer Whales in the Northwest Region Under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are issuing this notice to advise the public that NMFS is adding an additional public meeting regarding proposed regulations under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act to prohibit vessels from approaching killer whales within 200 yards and from parking in the path of whales for vessels in inland waters of Washington State. The proposed regulations would also prohibit vessels from entering a conservation area during a defined season. The proposed rule was published July 29, 2009, and includes information on two public meetings. We are issuing this notice to announce a third public meeting in Anacortes, WA that has been added in response to requests for additional public meetings to allow for greater public participation.