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Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Operations of a Liquified Natural Gas Port Facility in Massachusetts Bay
Document Number: 2010-17692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Northeast Gateway Energy Bridge\TM\ L.L.C. (Northeast Gateway or NEG) and its partner, Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC (Algonquin), for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to operating a liquified natural gas (LNG) port facility by NEG and Algonquin, in Massachusetts Bay for the period of August 2010 through August 2011. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to Northeast Gateway and Algonquin to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of marine mammals for a period of 1 year.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch for Catcher Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Trawl Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-17689
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reopening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch by trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to fully use the 2010 directed fishing allowance of Pacific ocean perch for trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves
Document Number: 2010-17629
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Elkhorn Slough (California) National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-17583
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Habitat Committee (HC) sub-committees will hold a joint meeting to develop a draft assessment of the factors triggering an overfishing concern for SRFC. The report will include analyses of fishing and non-fishing related factors, and recommendations for stock rebuilding. This meeting of the STT and HC sub-committees is open to the public.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-17582
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) to discuss Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rules, and recommend ABC values for South Atlantic managed species. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-17525
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-19
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 August, 2010, 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-17524
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (AP).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Notice of 90-Day Finding on a Petition to Revise Critical Habitat for the Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Document Number: 2010-17531
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS announce a 90-day finding on a petition to revise critical habitat for the endangered leatherback sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition does not present substantial scientific information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for leatherback sea turtles and their habitat under our jurisdiction.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Skates Management in the Groundfish Fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; Groundfish Annual Catch Limits for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-17436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendments 95 and 96 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) and Amendment 87 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), (collectively referred to as ``the FMPs''). If approved, Amendment 95 would move skates from the ``other species'' category to the ``target species'' category in the FMP. Amendments 96 and 87 would revise the FMPs to meet the National Standard 1 guidelines for annual catch limits and accountability measures. These amendments would move all remaining species groups from the ``other species'' category to the ``target species'' category, remove the ``other species'' and ``non-specified species'' categories from the FMPs, establish an ``ecosystem component'' category, and describe the current practices for groundfish fisheries management in the FMPs, as required by the guidelines. The proposed rule would remove references to the ``other species'' category for purposes of the harvest specifications and would add skate species to the reporting codes for the BSAI groundfish fisheries. This proposed action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMPs, and other applicable laws.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Inseason Adjustments to Fishery Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-17435
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule makes inseason adjustments to trawl fishery management measures for petrale sole taken with selective flatfish and multiple trawl gears in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, North of 40[deg] 10.00' N. lat. This action, which is authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), is intended to prevent exceeding the 2010 OY for petrale sole.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Operation and Maintenance of a Liquefied Natural Gas Facility off Massachusetts
Document Number: 2010-17434
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-16
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 Neptune LNG LLC (Neptune) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to port commissioning and operations, including maintenance and repair activities, at its Neptune Deepwater Port.
Availability of Grant Funds for Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2010-17294
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes this notice to provide the general public with a consolidated source of program and application information related to its competitive grant and cooperative agreement award offerings for fiscal year (FY) 2011. This Omnibus notice is designed to replace the multiple Federal Register notices that traditionally advertised the availability of NOAA's discretionary funds for its various programs. It should be noted that additional program initiatives may be announced through subsequent Federal Register notices. All announcements will also be available through the Grants.gov Web site.
Stanford University Habitat Conservation Plan; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-17298
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are extending the comment period for our joint request for comments on the Stanford University Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan), the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Authorization of Incidental Take and Implementation of the Plan, and the Implementing Agreement (IA). As of July 2, 2010, we have received comments from four organizations and individuals requesting that the comment period be extended by 45 days. In response to these requests, we are extending the comment period for an additional 45 days.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; American Samoa Pelagic Longline Limited Entry Program
Document Number: 2010-17296
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is soliciting applications for American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry permits. At least ten permits of various class sizes will be available for 2010. This notice is intended to announce the availability of permits and to solicit applications for the permits.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea Subarea
Document Number: 2010-17166
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues a proposed rule that would implement Amendment 94 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). Amendment 94, if approved, would require participants using nonpelagic trawl gear in the directed fishery for flatfish in the Bering Sea subarea to modify the trawl gear to raise portions of the gear off the ocean bottom. Amendment 94 also would change the boundaries of the Northern Bering Sea Research Area to establish the Modified Gear Trawl Zone (MGTZ) and to expand the Saint Matthew Island Habitat Conservation Area. Nonpelagic trawl gear also would be required to be modified to raise portions of the gear off the ocean bottom if used in any directed fishery for groundfish in the proposed MGTZ. This action is necessary to reduce potential adverse effects of nonpelagic trawl gear on bottom habitat, to protect additional blue king crab habitat near St. Matthew Island, and to allow for efficient flatfish harvest as the distribution of flatfish in the Bering Sea changes. 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.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14097
Document Number: 2010-17164
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (Jeremy Rusin, Principal Investigator), Protected Resources Division, 3333 N. Torrey Pines Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037, has been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on five pinniped species, 57 cetacean species, and five sea turtle species in the Pacific, Southern, Indian, and Arctic Oceans.
Initiation of Review of Management Plan/Regulations of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan; Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2010-17083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has initiated a review of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS or sanctuary) management plan, to evaluate substantive progress toward implementing the goals for the sanctuary, and to make revisions to its management plan and regulations as necessary to fulfill the purposes and policies of the NMSA and the Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary Act (HINMSA; Title II, Subtitle C, Pub. L. 102-587). The present management plan was written as part of the sanctuary's management plan review process in 2002 and did not contain any regulatory or boundary changes from the implementing regulations that became effective December 29, 1999 (64 FR 63262). NOAA anticipates completion of the revised management plan and concomitant documents will require approximately thirty-six months from the date of publication of this Notice of Intent. The management plan review process occurs concurrently with a public process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). This notice also confirms that NOAA will coordinate its responsibilities under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA, 16 U.S.C. 470) with its ongoing NEPA process, pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(a) coordination with NEPAincluding the use of NEPA documents and public and stakeholder meetings to also meet the section 106 requirements.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Intent to Prepare a Recovery Plan for the Sei Whale
Document Number: 2010-17060
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing its intent to prepare a recovery plan for the Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis) and requests information from the public. NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended, to develop plans for the conservation and survival of federally listed species, i.e., recovery plans.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coral and Coral Reefs off the Southern Atlantic States; Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2010-17058
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Mr. Don DeMaria. If granted, the EFP would authorize Mr. DeMaria to collect and retain, with certain conditions, limited numbers of gorgonian corals from Federal waters, off the coast of North Carolina. The specimens would be used to support research efforts towards a grant awarded to the National Cancer Institute to screen marine invertebrates for possible anti-cancer compounds.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15483
Document Number: 2010-17053
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Bruce Mate, Ph.D., Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on marine mammals.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-17043
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-17041
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of pelagic shelf rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Conflict of Interest Disclosure for Nonfederal Government Individuals Who Are Candidates To Conduct Peer Reviews
Document Number: 2010-16970
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
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.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); goliath grouper.
Document Number: 2010-16968
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR assessments of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico stocks of goliath grouper will consist of a series of three workshops: a Data Workshop, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); South Atlantic red snapper.
Document Number: 2010-16967
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR assessment of the South Atlantic stock of red snapper will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: a Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. This is the twenty-fourth SEDAR. This is notice of the Assessment Webinar and Review Workshop components of SEDAR 24. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: 2010-16936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to amend regulations that govern fisheries managed under the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. These revisions are needed to comply with certain changes made to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) in 2006. Proposed changes include revising regulations associated with recordkeeping, vessel licensing, catch retention requirements, and fisheries observer requirements to ensure that they are no more restrictive than the regulations in effect for comparable non-CDQ fisheries managed under individual fishing quotas or cooperative allocations. In addition, NMFS proposes to remove CDQ Program regulations that now are inconsistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Act, including regulations associated with the CDQ allocation process, transfer of groundfish CDQ and halibut prohibited species quota, and the oversight of CDQ groups' expenditures.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1 for the South Atlantic Region; Correction
Document Number: 2010-16934
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains a correction to the final rule to implement Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1 for the South Atlantic region that published in the Federal Register Tuesday, June 22, 2010.
Listing Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on Petitions to List the Porbeagle Shark under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2010-16933
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding for two petitions to list porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that neither petition presents substantial scientific information indicating the petitioned actions may be warranted. Accordingly, we will not initiate a status review of the species at this time.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14791
Document Number: 2010-16921
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Douglas Nowacek, Ph.D., Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, 28516, has been issued a permit to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis).
Marine Mammals; File No. 14534
Document Number: 2010-16920
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NOAA Office of Science and Technology, Silver Spring, MD (Responsible Party: Ned Cyr, Director) has been issued a permit to conduct research on marine mammals in the North Pacific Ocean.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16916
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish by catcher/processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries that are subject to sideboard limits established under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 sideboard limit of northern rockfish established for catcher/processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16913
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish by catcher/processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries that are subject to sideboard limits established under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 sideboard limits of pelagic shelf rockfish established for catcher/processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Availability of Seats for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-16744
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Boating Industry (member), Boating Industry (alternate), Citizen at LargeMiddle Keys (alternate), Citizen at LargeUpper Keys (member) Citizen at LargeUpper Keys (alternate), DivingUpper Keys (member), DivingUpper Keys (alternate), Fishing Charter Sports Fishing (member), FishingCharter Sports Fishing (alternate), Fishing CommercialMarine/Tropical (member), Fishing Commercial Marine/ Tropical (alternate), FishingCommercialShell/Scale (alternate), FishingRecreational (member), Fishing Recreational (alternate), Research and Monitoring (member), Research and Monitoring (alternate), South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (member), TourismLower Keys (member), Tourism Lower Keys (alternate), and Tourism Upper Keys (member). 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 as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-16798
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-16797
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel, in July, 2010, 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.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-16796
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Conduct San Joaquin River Chinook Salmon Scoping Meeting
Document Number: 2010-16660
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS published a document in the Federal Register of April 21, 2010, concerning an announcement of intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed reintroduction of spring-run Chinook salmon to the mainstem of the San Joaquin River. The document contained incorrect contact information.
Marine Mammals; File Nos. 87-1851 and 555-1870
Document Number: 2010-16659
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, PhD, University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 87-1851-02; and, James T. Harvey, PhD, Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 555-1870-01.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Recreational Management Measures for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Fishing Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-16651
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS implements recreational management measures for the 2010 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries. These actions are necessary to comply with regulations implementing the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and to ensure compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The intent of these measures is to prevent overfishing of the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass resources.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16639
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures
Document Number: 2010-16632
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule revises the optimum yields in the 2010 Specifications for darkblotched rockfish, cowcod, and yelloweye rockfish. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order on April 29, 2010, vacating the 2009-2010 specifications for those three species, and replaced the Specifications with the most recent optimum yields that were specified for 2007-2008. This rule amends the regulatory requirements for these three species in accordance with the court's order. This rule also corrects a technical error in a table establishing the 2010 canary rockfish optimum yield.
Incidental Takes of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities; Marine Seismic Survey in the Arctic Ocean, August to September, 2010
Document Number: 2010-16374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Arctic Ocean during August to September, 2010. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS requests comments on its proposal to authorize USGS to incidentally take, by Level B harassment only, small numbers of marine mammals during the aforementioned activity.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Black Sea Bass Fishery; 2010 Black Sea Bass Specifications; Emergency Rule Extension
Document Number: 2010-16498
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is extending the emergency action to increase the 2010 black sea bass specifications (i.e., commercial fishing quota, recreational harvest limit, and research set-aside (RSA) quota) implemented on February 10, 2010, for the remainder of the 2010 fishing year, which ends on December 31, 2010. This emergency rule extension is necessary to ensure that the revised specifications remain in place for the remainder of the 2010 fishing year. Extending the increase to the 2010 black sea bass total allowable landings (TAL) will prevent disruption to the black sea bass fisheries and foregone economic opportunities that would result if the emergency action is allowed to lapse.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Eastern Distinct Population Segment of the Steller Sea Lion
Document Number: 2010-16497
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS published a notice on June 29, 2010, announcing the initiation of a 5-year review of the eastern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA) and requesting information related to that review. The document contained incorrect
Marine Mammals; File No. 14636
Document Number: 2010-16495
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA has been issued a permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris).
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Space Vehicle and Missile Launch Operations at Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16493
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to launching space launch vehicles, long range ballistic target missiles, and other smaller missile systems at Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC) for the period of February 2011 through February 2016. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is announcing receipt of the AAC's request for the development and implementation of regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals and inviting information, suggestions, and comments on the AAC's application and request.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by Catcher/Processor Rockfish Cooperatives in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16486
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by catcher/processor rockfish cooperatives subject to sideboard limits established under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program in the GOA. This action is necessary because the 2010 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) sideboard limit specified for the deep-water species fishery by catcher/processor rockfish cooperatives subject to sideboard limits established under the Central GOA Rockfish Program in the GOA is insufficient to support directed fishing for the deep-water species fisheries.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Catcher/Processors in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16480
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery for catcher/processors subject to sideboard limits established under the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program in the GOA. This action is necessary because the 2010 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) sideboard limit specified for the shallow-water species fishery for catcher/processors subject to sideboard limits established under the Central GOA Rockfish Program in the GOA is insufficient to support directed fishing for the shallow-water species fisheries.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish, Pacific Ocean Perch, and Pelagic Shelf Rockfish for Catcher Vessels Participating in the Limited Access Rockfish Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16476
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish, Pacific ocean perch, and pelagic shelf rockfish for catcher vessels participating in the limited access rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 total allowable catch (TAC) of northern rockfish, Pacific ocean perch, and pelagic shelf rockfish allocated to catcher vessels participating in the limited access rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Northern Rockfish and Pelagic Shelf Rockfish for Trawl Catcher Vessels Participating in the Entry Level Rockfish Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16470
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish and pelagic shelf rockfish (PSR) for trawl catcher vessels participating in the entry level rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 allocation of northern rockfish and PSR allocated to trawl catcher vessels participating in the entry level rockfish fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA.