National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration March 7, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: Correction To Codify in the Code of Federal Regulations Application of Take Prohibitions to the Upper Columbia River Steelhead Distinct Population Segment
Document Number: 2011-5109
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a correcting amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations to clarify that take prohibitions under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) apply to the Upper Columbia River steelhead distinct population segment (DPS).
Listing Endangered and Threatened Species: 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List Six Species of Sawfishes as Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2011-5107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list six species of sawfish: Anoxyprisitis cuspidata, Prisitis clavata, P. microdon, P. pristis, P. zijsron, and the remaining non-listed population(s) of P. pectinata as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition and information in our files present substantial information indicating the petitioned action may be warranted for five of the sawfish species petitioned (A. cuspidata, P. clavata, P. microdon, P. zijsron, and all non-listed population(s) of P. pectinata). We find that the petition and information in our files do not present substantial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for P. pristis. We will conduct a status review of the five species of sawfish (A. cuspidata, P. clavata, P. microdon, P. zijsron, and all non-listed population(s) of P. pectinata) to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial data regarding these species (see below).
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2011-5075
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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 using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the A season apportionment of the 2011 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southwest Region Vessel Identification Requirements
Document Number: 2011-5066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-07
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, as amended.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey
Document Number: 2011-5033
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-07
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.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-5027
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Sea Turtle Advisory Committee (STAC) in Honolulu, HI.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-5026
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Standing, Special Mackerel and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2011-5025
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene scoping meetings on a proposed amendment addressing crew size limits and earned income requirements.