National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration April 19, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Harbor Activities Related to the Delta IV/Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
Document Number: 2011-9459
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from United Launch Alliance (ULA), for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting Delta Mariner operations, cargo unloading activities, and harbor maintenance activities related to the Delta IV/Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (Delta IV/EELV) at south Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA (VAFB). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to ULA to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, three species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Sector Monitoring Service Providers
Document Number: 2011-9458
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces that the Administrator, Northeast Region, NMFS (Regional Administrator) has approved five service providers who applied as eligible to provide dockside and/or at-sea monitoring services to Northeast (NE) multispecies sectors in FY 2011. Amendment 16 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) expanded sector management in the NE multispecies fishery, including a requirement for independent, third-party dockside and at-sea monitoring of sector trips beginning in fishing years (FY) 2010 and 2012, respectively; however, sectors could elect to have an at-sea monitoring program starting in FY 2010. Regulations implementing Amendment 16 require such third-party monitoring service providers to apply to, and be approved by, NMFS in a manner consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act in order to be eligible to provide dockside and/or at-sea monitoring services to sectors. The regulations specify application requirements and criteria for the approval of service providers, which potential providers must demonstrate their compliance with as part of an application for approval by NMFS. Consistent with these regulatory requirements, the Regional Administrator received and reviewed applications from five monitoring service providers for approval to provide dockside and/or at-sea monitoring services to NE multispecies sectors in FY 2011.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-9456
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received a scientific research permit application request relating to salmonids listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of the species and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The application and related documents may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/previewopen forcomment.cfm. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment by contacting NMFS by phone (707) 825-5186 or fax (707) 825-4840.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-9454
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received eight scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https:/ /apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/previewopenforcomment.cfm.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-9450
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
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 the United Water Conservation District (United) in Santa Paula, 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.