National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration March 9, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Gulf Spill Restoration Planning; Meeting Location Correction for Public Scoping Meetings for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Correction
Document Number: 2011-5370
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In a March 2, 2011, Federal Register notice, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced the public scoping meeting dates, times, and locations for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. There have been location changes for the meeting in Pensacola, FL, Spanish Fort, AL, Houma, LA, and Morgan City, LA. No other information in the notice published on March 2, 2011 has changed.
Groundfish Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; American Fisheries Act; Recordkeeping and Reporting
Document Number: 2011-5369
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues this rule to amend the American Fisheries Act implementing regulations that previously required cooperatives participating in the directed fishery for pollock in the Bering Sea to prepare and submit preliminary annual reports to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council). The Council determined that the requirement for cooperatives to submit a preliminary annual report is no longer necessary, and this action eliminates that requirement. This action does not eliminate the requirement for the cooperatives to submit a single annual report to the Council. This action promotes the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and other applicable laws.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; Closure
Document Number: 2011-5362
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial sector for vermilion snapper in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. This closure is necessary to protect the vermilion snapper resource.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic; Closure
Document Number: 2011-5360
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the commercial sector for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2011-5359
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2011 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Defining Target Levels for Ecosystem Components: A Socio-Ecological Approach
Document Number: 2011-5358
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
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.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2011-5289
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Administrative Committee will hold meetings.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Virginia Modified Pound Net Leader Inspection Program
Document Number: 2011-5261
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-5247
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Visioning Project Committee will hold a public meeting.