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

Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed Rule for a Catch Sharing Plan for Guided Sport and Commercial Fisheries in Alaska
Document Number: 2011-22862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is extending the date by which public comments are due concerning proposed regulations to implement a catch sharing plan for the guided sport and commercial fisheries for Pacific halibut in waters of International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska). NMFS published the proposed rule on July 22, 2011 and announced that the public comment period would end on September 6, 2011. With this notice, NMFS is extending the comment period to September 21, 2011.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Customer Surveys
Document Number: 2011-22851
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Seafood Inspection and Certification Requirements
Document Number: 2011-22850
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Octopus in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Document Number: 2011-22846
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting retention of octopus in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI). This action is necessary because the 2011 total allowable catch of octopus in the BSAI has been reached.
Pacific Coast Groundfish; Public Hearing Notice; Secretarial Fishery Management Plan Amendment 1
Document Number: 2011-22746
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) in cooperation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) will be holding a hearing regarding the Secretarial Amendment 1 (previously Amendment 16-5) to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Secretarial Amendment 1 proposes to establish one new rebuilding plan, modify seven existing plans, modify the default proxy values for FMSY and BMSY as they apply to the flatfish species, and the harvest control rule policies.
Request for Information: Technical Inputs and Assessment Capacity Related to Regional, Sectoral, and Cross-Cutting Assessments for the 2013 U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report and the Ongoing NCA Process
Document Number: 2011-22743
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice is an amendment to the request for information (RFI) published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 (76 FR 41217). This RFI sought comments and expressions of interest (EOI) from the public in providing technical inputs and/or offering assessment capacity on topics related to National Climate Assessment (NCA) regional, sectoral, and cross-cutting topics proposed for the 2013 NCA report and the ongoing NCA process. More information on the NCA process, including the strategic plan, proposed report outline, and information about the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC), can be found at http:// assessment.globalchange.gov. This amendment provides a deadline of October 1, 2011 for EOIs describing anticipated inputs for the 2012 NCA report.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-22741
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.
Fisheries of the Economic Exclusive Zone Off Alaska; Shallow-Water Species Fishery by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2011-22709
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary because the fourth seasonal apportionment of the Pacific halibut bycatch allowance specified for the shallow-water species fishery in the GOA has been reached.