Western Pacific Fisheries; Regulatory Restructuring
This final rule restructures western Pacific fishery regulations to be consistent with five new area-specific fishery ecosystem plans (FEP). This final rule also amends references to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) information collection requirements to reflect the restructuring. The purpose of this rule is to make the regulations easier for the public to use by organizing existing fishing regulations by geographic location.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 14516 to Dr. Jerry Smith to take certain species of California Coho and Steelhead Salmon for scientific research. The research will allow enhanced monitoring and management of these salmonid species..
Notice of Availability of Final Contracting Policy
The NOAA National Ocean Service is publishing the NOAA Ocean and Coastal Mapping Contracting Policy. This replaces the 2006 NOAA Hydrographic Services Contracting Policy.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the Urban Stream Research Center Proposed To Be Constructed in Unincorporated Warrenville, IL and Request for Comments
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Office of Response and Restoration is announcing that a document entitled ``Draft Environmental Assessment, Urban Stream Research Center'' is available for public review and comment. In this document, that has been prepared under the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 USC 4321 et seq.), NOAA presents the proposal to construct an Urban Stream Research Center along the West Branch of the DuPage River in an unincorporated area of Warrenville, Illinois. In the Draft EA, NOAA considers and discloses any potential significant impacts to the quality of the human environment that may arise from the proposed project. The construction of the Urban Stream Research Center is one component ecological enhancement of a portion of the West Branch DuPage River, proposed to be funded in accordance with NOAA Grant Award No. FNA07NOS4630002, DuPage River Restoration. The purpose of this Notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft EA and seek public comment on the proposed project.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold six public hearings to solicit comments on proposals to be included in the Draft Amendment 5 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings in Portland, OR.