National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration March 22, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Dumbarton Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project, California
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) allowing the take of small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, incidental to pile driving associated with the Dumbarton Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project.
Endangered Species; File No. 14949
Notice is hereby given that Carlos Diez, Bureau of Fisheries and Wildlife, San Juan, PR 00906-6600, has applied in due form for a permit to take hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2010; Amendment
NOAA publishes this notice to amend the solicitation ``Financial Assistance to Establish five NOAA Cooperative Centers at Minority Serving Institutions Announcement'' (Federal Funding Opportunity Number NOAA-SEC-OED-2010-2002243), originally announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. This notice announces that the NOAA Educational Partnership Program (EPP) will accept Letters of Intent. Please consult both the Federal Register Notice and the Full Funding Opportunity documents that will be available spring 2010 for the application deadline.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Manette Bridge Replacement in Bremerton, Washington
NMFS has received an application from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to construction and demolition activities related to the replacement of the Manette Bridge in Bremerton, Washington. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to WSDOT to incidentally harass, by Level B Harassment only, three species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomic Research and Monitoring for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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.