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Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #1, #2, and #3
Document Number: E9-20490
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries announces three inseason actions in the ocean salmon fisheries. Inseason action 1 modified the commercial fishery in the area from Cape Falcon, Oregon to Humbug Mountain, Oregon, and from Humbug Mountain, Oregon to the Oregon/California Border. Inseason action 2 modified the recreational fishery in the area from Cape Falcon, Oregon to Humbug Mountain, Oregon. Inseason action 3 modified the commercial fishery in the area from U.S./Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Experimental Permitting Process, Exempted Fishing Permits, and Scientific Research Activity
Document Number: E9-20489
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues new and revised definitions for certain regulatory terms, and procedural and technical changes to the regulations
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: E9-20422
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by non- American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels that are subject to sideboard limits catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 Pacific cod sideboard limit established for non-AFA crab vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Final Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Notice of Public Availability
Document Number: E9-20332
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), as amended, NOAA is releasing the Final Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries; 2009-10 Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Total Allowable Catch
Document Number: E9-20327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to specify establish a total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2009-10 fishing year of 254,050 lb (115,235 kg) of Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI). The TAC would be set in accordance with regulations established to support long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Federal Consistency Appeal by Villa Marina Yacht Harbour, Inc.
Document Number: E9-20318
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This announcement provides notice that Villa Marina Yacht Harbour, Inc. (Villa Marina) has filed an administrative appeal with the Department of Commerce requesting that the Secretary override the Puerto Rico Planning Board's (PRPB) objection to the proposed expansion of an existing marina in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: Change in Status for the Upper Columbia River Steelhead Distinct Population Segment
Document Number: E9-20315
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce that the Upper Columbia River steelhead is reclassified as a threatened species consistent with a recent court ruling. We also correct the table of threatened fishes to indicate that the same species is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). This species was inadvertently dropped from the table during an unrelated rulemaking.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery; Emergency Rule; Extension
Document Number: E9-20308
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is continuing emergency measures to reduce the target total allowable catch (TAC) and associated days-at-sea (DAS) allocations in the Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery, based on recent scientific information. The red crab stock was assessed by the Data Poor Stocks Working Group in the fall of 2008, and a final report published in January 2009 indicates that the current estimate of maximum sustainable yield (MSY) for red crab is no longer reliable. This action is necessary to comply with the objectives of the Deep-Sea Red Crab Fishery Management Plan (FMP), as well as to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is intended to prevent unsustainable fishing of the red crab resource while the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) develops specifications and
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Tilefish; Amendment 1
Document Number: E9-20207
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is implementing approved measures contained in Amendment 1 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), developed by the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). The approved measures
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (Amendment 90) and Gulf of Alaska Groundfish (Amendment 78); Limited Access Privilege Programs
Document Number: E9-20208
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations implementing Amendment 90 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 78 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. This regulation amends the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Amendment 80 Program and the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program to allow post-delivery transfers of cooperative quota to cover overages. This action is necessary to mitigate potential overages, reduce enforcement costs, and provide for more precise total allowable catch management. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plans, and other applicable law.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-20097
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Whiting Committee and Advisory Panel in September, 2009 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: E9-20096
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that the subject exempted fishing permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator proposes to recommend that an EFP be issued that would allow commercial fishing vessels to conduct fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs.
National Aquatic Animal Health Plan for the United States; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-19702
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We are advising the public that a National Aquatic Animal Health Plan (NAAHP) for the United States is being made available for public review and comment. The NAAHP was developed by a Task Force led by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department Agriculture, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is anticipated that this plan will provide a framework for how APHIS, FWS, and NMFS should develop programs for diseases that affect the health of aquatic animals such as finfish, crustaceans, and mollusks.
Marine Mammals; File No. 10137-01
Document Number: E9-20032
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP), 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2396 (Responsible Party: Frank Parrish, Ph.D.), has been issued an amendment to Permit No. 10137 to conduct research and enhancement activities on Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi).
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Navy Operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar
Document Number: E9-19873
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
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 NMFS has issued two one-year Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to the U.S. Navy's operation of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar operations to the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350 and persons operating under his authority.
Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program-Re-opening of FY 2010 Competition
Document Number: E9-19821
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA publishes this notice to amend the Federal Funding Opportunity (NOS-OCRM-2010-2001655) entitled ``Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)FY 2010 Competitive List'' which was originally announced in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 (74 FR 82). This notice announces changes to the eligibility criteria, program priorities, and selection criteria to implement the requirements of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (March 30, 2009). As a result of these changes, the application period for proposals is re- opened to provide eligible states and territories with the opportunity to adjust project proposals to comport with the changes, which are summarized in this notice and more fully described in the full Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement for this competition.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Approval Decision on the New Jersey Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
Document Number: E9-19820
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Protection Agency
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite public comment on the agencies' intention to fully approve New Jersey's Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program. Federal approval of such state programs is required under the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments. Final approval would satisfy conditions that the agencies previously identified to the State to ensure conformity with required guidance specifying management measures to protect coastal waters from nonpoint source pollution.
NOAA Ocean and Coastal Mapping Contracting Policy
Document Number: E9-19819
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) is soliciting public comments on the draft NOAA Ocean and Coastal Mapping Contracting Policy. Current NOAA contracting policy and relevant legislation are available for review on the following Web site: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/hsrp.htm. Written public comments should be submitted to Roger L. Parsons by September 9, 2009.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E9-19772
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 14159 to NMFS Protected Resource Division (PRD) in Long Beach, CA.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Document Number: E9-19771
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) has been issued to the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) to take small numbers of California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals, harbor porpoises, and gray whales, by harassment, incidental to construction of a replacement bridge for the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SF- OBB) in California.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Marine Conservation Plan for Pacific Insular Areas; American Samoa
Document Number: 09-19773
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the approval of a marine conservation plan (MCP) for American Samoa.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 09-19660
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold the following public meetings in September 2009: Meeting with Hawaii Longline Association on management measures for bigeye tuna catch limits in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean and in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (September 14, 2009, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST); Pelagic Plan Team (PPT) meeting on management measures for bigeye tuna catch limits in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean (September 15, 2009, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST); Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) for Hawaiian Islands bottomfish (October 7, 2009, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. HST). All meetings will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii and, if necessary, may run be beyond the stated finishing times. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: E9-19719
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a scientific research permit from Dr. Jerry J. Smith (14516). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Seismic Survey in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, August 2009
Document Number: E9-19718
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Rice University (Rice), for the take of small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to conducting a low-energy marine seismic survey in the Northwest Atlantic during August 2009.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-19661
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Survey Advisory Panel, in September, 2009, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (Amendment 92) and Gulf of Alaska License (Amendment 82) Limitation Program
Document Number: E9-19568
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 92 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. This action removes trawl gear endorsements on licenses issued under the license limitation program in specific management areas if those licenses have not been used on vessels that met minimum recent landing requirements using trawl gear. This action provides exemptions to this requirement for licenses that are used in trawl fisheries subject to certain limited access privilege programs. This action issues new area endorsements for trawl catcher vessel licenses in the Aleutian Islands if minimum recent landing requirements in the Aleutian Islands were met. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plans, and other applicable law.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Amendment 28
Document Number: E9-19567
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations implementing Amendment 28 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP). These regulations amend the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program to allow post-delivery transfers of all types of individual fishing quota and individual processing quota to cover overages. This action is necessary to improve flexibility of the fleet, reduce the number of violations for overages, reduce enforcement costs, and allow more complete harvest of crab allocations. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E9-19546
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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 NMFS has a issued one-year Letter of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico.
Notice of Modifications for the GOES Data Collection Platform Radio Set (DCPRS) Certification Standards at 300 bps and 1200 bps
Document Number: E9-19500
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is making a change to the certification standards for the transmitters that participate in the GOES Data Collection System (DCS). The primary purpose of this change is to enhance the flexibility of the system, to provide better messaging capabilities, additional system capacity, improve timing and frequency stability, and conform to the regulations for out-of-band emissions specified by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA). The GOES DCS will operate under new certification procedures that will allow new data collection platforms to use a frequency channel with half the current bandwidth (.75 Hz), though existing platforms will continue to use frequency channels with 1.5 Hz bandwidth until suitable replacements are ascertained. The owners of the existing platforms are invited to upgrade their units as soon as possible. New data collection platforms will be assigned a narrow band channel in the restructured GOES DCS. These new certification standards may be reviewed on the NOAA Web site: http://noaasis.noaa.gov/DCS/docs/DCPR_CS2final.doc.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in Southeast Asia, March-July 2009
Document Number: E9-19459
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS issued and modified an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), a part of Columbia University, for the take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in Southeast (SE) Asia during March-July 2009.
Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals
Document Number: E9-19470
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS (Assistant Administrator), has renewed the affirmative findings for the Government of Ecuador, the Government of El Salvador, the Government of Mexico and the Government of Spain under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). These affirmative findings will allow yellowfin tuna harvested in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) in compliance with the International Dolphin Conservation Program (IDCP) by Ecuadorian-flag, El Salvadorian-flag, Mexican-flag or Spanish-flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under Ecuadorian, El Salvadorian, Mexican, or Spanish jurisdiction to be imported into the United States. These affirmative findings were based on review of documentary evidence submitted separately by the Governments of Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, and Spain and obtained from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the U.S. Department of State.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-19377
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in September, 2009 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Deadline Extension for Applications for Seat on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-19288
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is extending the deadline for applications for the following vacant seat on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Education. 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 should expect to serve until February 2011.
Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-19286
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) in Anchorage. Alaska.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Document Number: E9-19284
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period on the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Revision.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of a Status Review for the Humpback Whale and Request for Information
Document Number: E9-19336
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces a status review of the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). A status review is a periodic undertaking conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. A status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information on the all humpback whale populations in all waters worldwide that has become available since the last humpback whale status review in 1999. Based on the results of this review, we will make the requisite findings under the ESA.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Navy Training Activities Conducted within the Northwest Training Range Complex
Document Number: E9-19334
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On July 13, 2009, the NMFS published its proposed regulations to govern the take marine mammals incidental to training activities conducted within the U.S. Navy's Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) for the period of February 2010 through February 2015. The Federal Register notice indicated written comments were due by August 12, 2009, allowing 30 days for public input. In response to a request from a public interest organization, NMFS is extending the public comment period by 7 days, to August 19, 2009.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Atka Mackerel Lottery in Areas 542 and 543
Document Number: E9-19331
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is notifying the owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the 2009 B season Atka mackerel fishery in harvest limit area (HLA) 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the harvest of the 2009 B season HLA limits established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the final 2009 and 2010 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI.
Marine Mammals; File No. 1054-1731
Document Number: E9-19292
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the University of Florida, Aquatic Animal Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32610 [Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd, Responsible Party] has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1054-1731.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-19153
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will hold a work session to review work products individual members have been developing prior to submission to the 2009 salmon methodology review process. The meeting is open to the public.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-19152
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (CFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-19151
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan Regulations
Document Number: Z9-17190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminsitration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Shark Management Measures; Amendment 3
Document Number: E9-19095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In order to provide additional opportunities for the public, all five Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, and other interested parties to comment on the proposed rule for draft Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP), NMFS is extending the comment period for this action. On July 24, 2009, NMFS published the proposed rule for draft Amendment 3 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP. In that proposed rule, the end of the comment period was announced as September 22, 2009, which would allow for a 60-day comment period on the proposed rule. NMFS is now extending the comment period until September 25, 2009 to accommodate two public hearings scheduled on September 22, 2009, and the New England Fishery Management Council meeting September 22 24, 2009. Comments received by NMFS on the proposed rule will help NMFS determine final management measures for small coastal sharks, shortfin mako sharks, and smooth dogfish as described in draft Amendment 3 to the Consolidated HMS FMP.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment; Final Rule
Document Number: E9-19094
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), issue a final rule to revise the regulatory language that appeared in a final rule that published in the Federal Register of June 19, 2009. The final rule designated critical habitat for the Atlantic salmon (USalmo salar) Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (GOM DPS) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We designated as critical habitat 45 specific areas occupied by Atlantic salmon at the time of listing that comprise approximately 19,571 km of perennial river, stream, and estuary habitat and 799 square km of lake habitat within the range of the GOM DPS and in which are found those physical and biological features essential to the conservation of the species. We excluded approximately 1,256 km of river, stream, and estuary habitat and 100 square km of lake habitat from critical habitat pursuant to the ESA. We issue this final rule to revise the designated critical habitat for the expanded GOM DPS of Atlantic salmon to exclude all trust and fee holdings of the Penobscot Indian Nation, and we correct the table to add an ``E'' to indicate that Belfast Bay is excluded from critical habitat under the ESA for reasons of economics.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14497
Document Number: E9-19085
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that The Mirage Casino-Hotel, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 [David Blasko, Responsible Party] has been issued a permit to import two bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for public display.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: E9-19043
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene the SEDAR Red Snapper Update Workshop (SEDAR).
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Subsistence Fishing
Document Number: E9-18841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to revise the criteria for rural residents to participate in the subsistence fishery for Pacific halibut in waters in and off Alaska. Currently, certain rural residents who reside in locations outside the legal boundaries of specified communities are prohibited by regulations from participating in the subsistence halibut fishery. This action is necessary to allow subsistence halibut fishing opportunities for these rural residents. This action is intended to allow inadvertently excluded rural residents to participate in the subsistence halibut fishery and to support the conservation and management provisions of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Total Allowable Catch (TAC) Harvested for Loligo Squid Trimester II
Document Number: E9-18838
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that, effective 0001 hours, August 6, 2009, federally permitted vessels may not fish for, catch, possess, transfer, or land more than 2,500 lb of Loligo squid per trip at any time, and may only land Loligo once on any calendar day until September 1, 2009, when the Trimester III quota becomes available. This action is based on the determination that 90 percent of the Trimester II Loligo squid quota is projected to be harvested by August 6, 2009. Regulations governing the Loligo squid fishery require publication of this notification to advise vessel and dealer permit holders that no TAC is available for the directed fishery for Loligo squid harvested for the duration of Trimester II.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-18745
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (NEFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will host an Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) Workshop for Council members and staff, Plan Development Team members, interested parties and members of the public. The intent of this meeting is to develop a ``blueprint'' that would inform the Council's efforts to develop an EBFM approach or plan for NEFMC-managed species.