National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration January 14, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Bluefish Fishery; 2011 Atlantic Bluefish Specifications; Regulatory Amendment
Document Number: 2011-798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes specifications for the 2011 Atlantic bluefish fishery, including total allowable landings (TAL), a commercial quota and recreational harvest limit (RHL), and a recreational possession limit. The intent of this action is to establish the allowable 2011 harvest levels and other management measures to achieve the target fishing mortality rate (F), consistent with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). NMFS also proposes to amend the bluefish regulations that specify the process for setting the annual TAL and target F to more clearly reflect the intent of the FMP.
Fisheries in the Western Pacific; American Samoa Pelagic Longline Limited Entry Program
Document Number: 2011-797
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is soliciting applications for American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry permits. At least seven permits of various class sizes will be available for 2011. This notice announces the availability of permits and solicits applications for the permits.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-796
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On June 3, 2009, NMFS published a 30-day public comment period notice in the Federal Register for the receipt of applications for scientific research permits 13791 (applicant: Fishery Foundation of California) and 14092 (applicant: California Department of Fish and Game). In that notice, the permit application numbers were misidentified. This document corrects the June 3, 2009, document by providing the correct permit numbers.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-795
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has issued permit 13675 to Fishery Foundation of California [Responsible Party: Karen L. Burr], 8698 Elk Grove Blvd., Suite 3, Elk Grove, CA 95624; and permits 14685 and 14688 to Natural Resource Scientists, Incorporated [Responsible Party: Dave A. Vogel], P.O. Box 1210, Red Bluff, CA 96080; for purposes of scientific research.
Science Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2011-755
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined in the agenda below.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-718
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) in partnership with the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum (FLSF) will conduct an educational workshop, ``Exploring Tools for Improving Management of Data Poor Stocks.'' The intent of this workshop is to discuss tools that the region may find useful in advancing data collection and management of data poor stocks and provide a venue to discuss the best ways to move forward.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2011-712
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold scoping meetings to obtain input from fishers, the general public, and the local agencies representatives on the Options Paper for the Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Amendment for the U.S. Caribbean including Amendment 6 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 5 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Amendment 3 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Queen Conch Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Cancellation
Document Number: 2011-688
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council has cancelled the public meeting of its Herring Oversight Committee that was scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2011.
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Regulations Revisions
Document Number: 2011-630
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pursuant to section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA; 16 U.S.C. 1434(e)), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been conducting a review of the management plan and regulations for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS or sanctuary), located off the outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington. As a result of the review, NOAA determined that it is necessary to revise the sanctuary's management plan and implementing regulations. NOAA proposes to revise the OCNMS regulations to: Prohibit wastewater discharges from cruise ships; update the language referring to tribal welfare considerations when issuing permits; correct the size of the sanctuary based on new area estimates without revising the sanctuary's actual boundaries; update the list of definitions; and update outdated information such as office location. NOAA also proposes additional changes to the grammar and wording of several sections of the regulations to ensure clarity and consistency with the NMSA and other sanctuaries in the National Marine Sanctuary System.