National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration January 31, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-2130
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued scientific research Permit 15390 to the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCD), in southern California.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; King and Spanish Mackerel Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Control Date
Document Number: 2011-2129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that it is establishing a new control date to control future access to the king and Spanish mackerel components of the coastal migratory pelagics fishery operating in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. If changes to the management regime are developed and implemented under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), a control date could be used to further limit the number of participants in the fishery. This announcement is intended, in part, to promote awareness of the potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage speculative entry into the fishery while the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS consider whether and how access to the fishery should be controlled.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Control Date
Document Number: 2011-2125
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that it is establishing a new control date to control future access to the snapper-grouper fishery operating in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. If changes to the management regime are developed and implemented under the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), a control date could be used to further limit the number of participants in the fishery. This announcement is intended, in part, to promote awareness of the potential eligibility criteria for future access so as to discourage speculative entry into the fishery while the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and NMFS consider whether and how access to the snapper-grouper fishery should be controlled.
Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction
Document Number: 2011-2072
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Due to inclement weather, NMFS cancelled the Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshop that was originally scheduled for January 13, 2011, in Manahawkin, NJ. This workshop was announced on December 1, 2010. NMFS has rescheduled the workshop for February 10, 2011, to be held at the same time (of day) and location: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Closure of the Delmarva Scallop Access Area to Limited Access General Category (LAGC) Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Scallop Vessels
Document Number: 2011-2068
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Delmarva Scallop Access Area will close to LAGC IFQ scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2010 fishing year. Therefore, as of the effective date, no scallop vessel fishing under LAGC IFQ regulations may declare its intent to enter, or fish in the Delmarva Scallop Access Area. This action is based on the determination that 714 general category scallop trips into the Delmarva Access Area are projected to be taken as of 0001 hours, January 29, 2011. This action is being taken to prevent the allocation of LAGC IFQ trips in the Delmarva Scallop Access Area from being exceeded during the 2010 fishing year, in accordance with the regulations implementing Framework 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the Magnuson- Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15274
Document Number: 2011-2066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Dan Salden, Ph.D., Hawaii Whale Research Foundation, 52 Cheshire Drive, Maryville, IL 62062, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-2064
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application for a permit to conduct research for scientific purposes from Stillwater Sciences (Stillwater) in Arcata, California. The requested permit would affect the endangered Southern California (SC) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The public is hereby notified of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before NMFS either approves or disapproves the application.