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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
Document Number: 2011-12665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted an omnibus amendment containing the following amendments to implement annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for Council managed resources: Amendment 13 to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squids, and Butterfish FMP; Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Bluefish FMP; Amendment 2 to the Spiny Dogfish FMP; Amendment 15 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass FMP; Amendment 16 to the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog FMP, and Amendment 3 to the Tilefish FMP. These amendments, hereafter referred to as the Omnibus Amendment, have been submitted for review by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) for conformance with the FMPs, FMP amendments, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson- Stevens Act), and other applicable laws. In turn, as part of the Secretarial review process, NMFS is requesting comments on the Omnibus Amendment from the public.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2011-12662
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the State of North Carolina is transferring a portion of its 2011 commercial summer flounder quota to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of New Jersey. Virginia is also transferring a portion of its 2011 commercial summer flounder quota to New Jersey. Vessels from North Carolina were authorized by Virginia to land summer flounder under safe harbor provisions, thereby requiring a quota transfer to account for an increase in Virginia's landings that would have otherwise accrued against the North Carolina quota. Additionally, a vessel experiencing mechanical problems was authorized to land in New Jersey, prompting a quota transfer from North Carolina and Virginia to account for an increase in landings in New Jersey. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2011-12654
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using trawl 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 2011 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested.
Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery
Document Number: 2011-12650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes regulations to implement a fishing capacity reduction program and an industry fee system to repay a $23.5 million loan for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery (Reduction Fishery). The fee system involves future landings of the Reduction Fishery. This action's intent is to permanently reduce the most fishing capacity at the least cost and establish the fee system.
Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; American Samoa Longline Gear Modifications To Reduce Turtle Interactions
Document Number: 2011-12648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) proposes to amend the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region (FEP). If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, Amendment 5 would establish gear configuration requirements for the U.S. pelagic longline fishery based in American Samoa. The proposed action is intended to reduce interactions between the fishery and Pacific green sea turtles, which will enable American Samoa longline fishing vessels to continue operations, while providing for the long-term survival, recovery, and sustainability of Pacific green sea turtle populations.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12559
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee, Plan Development Team and Advisory Panel will hold a workshop to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2011-12550
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public meeting.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Coastal Commercial Fireworks Displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA
Document Number: 2011-12487
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or sanctuary) for an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals incidental to permitting professional fireworks displays within the sanctuary in California waters. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to MBNMS to take, by Level B harassment only, two species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
International Conservation and Management Measures Recognized by the United States
Document Number: 2011-12339
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The High Sea Fishing Compliance Act (HSFCA) requires the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to publish from time to time in the Federal Register a list of international conservation and management measures recognized by the United States. To fulfill this requirement, a list of agreements resulting in international conservation and management measures was first published in the Federal Register in 1996. This notice provides an updated list of such agreements. The HSFCA and its implementing regulations prohibit the use of a fishing vessel on the high seas in contravention of international conservation and management measures, as well as specify the permitting and vessel identification requirements for fishing vessels of the United States operating on the high seas.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures
Document Number: 2011-12335
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule establishes the 2011 fishery harvest specifications for Pacific whiting in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and state waters off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, as authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). These specifications include the overfishing level (OFL), catch limits, and allocations for the non-tribal commercial sectors. This final rule also announces the tribal allocation of Pacific whiting for 2011.
Endangered and Threatened Species: Designation of a Nonessential Experimental Population for Middle Columbia River Steelhead Above the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project in the Deschutes River Basin, Oregon
Document Number: 2011-12236
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), propose to designate the Middle Columbia River (MCR) steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), recently reintroduced into the upper Deschutes River basin in central Oregon, as a nonessential experimental population (NEP) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This NEP designation would expire 12 years after the first generation of adults return to the NEP area. A draft environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared on this proposed action and is available for comment (see ADDRESSES and INSTRUCTIONS section below).
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12234
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a Web based meeting of the Socioeconomic Panel.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Pile-Driving and Renovation Operations on the Trinidad Pier by the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community for the Trinidad Rancheria in Trinidad, CA
Document Number: 2011-12067
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria (Trinidad Rancheria) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to pile-driving and renovation operations for the Trinidad Pier Reconstruction Project in Trinidad, California. NMFS has reviewed the application, including all supporting documents, and determined that it is adequate and complete. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to the Trinidad Rancheria to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, three species of marine mammals during the specified activities.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex Fishery; Framework Adjustment 1
Document Number: 2011-12068
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule implements approved measures in Framework Adjustment 1 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (Skate FMP). Framework Adjustment 1 was developed by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) to adjust the possession limits for the skate wing fishery in order to slow the rate of skate wing landings, so that the available Total Allowable Landings limit (TAL) is taken by the fishery over a longer duration in the fishing year (FY) than occurred in FY 2010, thus ensuring a steady market supply. The action would also allow vessels that process skate wings at sea to land skate carcasses for sale into the bait market, without counting the carcass landings against the TAL (skate wings are already converted to live weight for monitoring). Although recommended by the Council as part of Framework 1, this final rule announces that NMFS has disapproved a proposal to increase the incidental possession limit for skate wings that would apply after the skate wing possession limit trigger is reached. This final rule does not adjust the skate fishery specifications for FY 2011.
Marine Mammals; File No. 16053
Document Number: 2011-12066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Paul E. Nachtigall, PhD, Marine Mammal Research Program Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, P.O. Box 1106, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct scientific research on cetaceans stranded or in rehabilitation facilities in the U.S.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15646
Document Number: 2011-12056
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Rebecca Dickhut, Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science, P.O. Box 1346, Route 1208 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, has applied in due form for a permit to import marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Marine Mammals; File No. 14259
Document Number: 2011-12055
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Julie Stein, Responsible Party), University of Washington, Box 353010, 17th Ave., NE at NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98195, has been issued a permit to import, export, receive, possess, analyze, and archive marine mammal parts for scientific research.
Fisheries of the Pacific Region; Western Pacific Region
Document Number: 2011-12054
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that Pacific bluefin tuna, (Thunnus orientalis) which is jointly managed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Western Pacific Council), is subject to overfishing. NMFS notifies the appropriate fishery management council (Council) whenever it determines that; overfishing is occurring, a stock is in an overfished condition, or a stock is approaching an overfished condition.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey
Document Number: 2011-11961
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Implementing Regulations for Requirements To Publish Textual Descriptions of Boundaries of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2011-11920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (FWS and NMFS; also collectively referred to as the Services) propose to revise regulations related to publishing textual descriptions of proposed and final critical habitat boundaries in the Federal Register for codification in the Code of Federal Regulations. In the interest of making the process of designating critical habitat more user-friendly for affected parties, the public as a whole, and the Services, as well as more efficient and cost effective, we are proposing to maintain the publication of maps of proposed and final critical habitat designations, but make optional the inclusion of any textual description of the boundaries of the designation in the Federal Register for codification in the Code of Federal Regulations. The boundaries of critical habitat as mapped or otherwise described in the Regulation Promulgation section of a rulemaking that is published in the Federal Register will be the official delineation of the designation, and we will continue to provide the public with additional tools, such as interactive maps and additional descriptions, on the Services' Internet sites, Regulations.gov, and at local field offices that will represent the Service's interpretation of which areas are covered by the designation. We are undertaking this effort as part of the agencies' response to Executive Order 13563 (Jan. 18, 2011) directing agencies to review their existing regulations and, inter alia, to modify or streamline them in accordance with what has been learned.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11906
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Monkfish Oversight Committee meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Public Meeting of the Steering Committee for the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy
Document Number: 2011-11815
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Steering Committee for the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy will be holding its second meeting. This meeting will focus on the progress of the Strategy's Technical Teams and stakeholder engagement.
Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals; Military Training Activities Conducted Within the Gulf of Alaska Temporary Maritime Activities Area; Correction
Document Number: 2011-11793
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On May 4, 2011, a final rule was published in the Federal Register announcing that NMFS had issued regulations to govern the unintentional take of marine mammals incidental to Navy training activities conducted in the Gulf of Alaska Temporary Maritime Training Activities Area. That document inadvertently omitted the MK-39 Expendable Mobile ASW Training Target (EMATT) from Table 1. In addition, Table 5 inadvertently omitted a column displaying the total number of takes authorized over the course of the 5-year rule. This document corrects those oversights. All other information is unchanged.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11747
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a conference call of the Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (EFHRC) that is open to the public.
Permits; Foreign Fishing
Document Number: 2011-11670
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS publishes for public review and comment information regarding a permit application for transshipment of Atlantic herring by Canadian vessels, submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Endangered Species; File No. 15661
Document Number: 2011-11567
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Division of Fish and Wildlife, (Ignacion dela Cruz, Responsible Party), has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Marine Mammals; Photography Permit Application No. 16360
Document Number: 2011-11566
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Oceanic Nature Film Productions (Responsible Party: Dietrich Paulmann), P.O. Box 301 722, Albany 0752, Auckland, New Zealand has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial/educational photography of cetaceans off Hawaii.
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Space Vehicle and Missile Launch Operations at Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska
Document Number: 2011-11453
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a Letter of Authorization (LOA) has been issued to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) to take two species of seals and sea lions incidental to space vehicle and missile launch operations at the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC) in Kodiak, Alaska.
Availability of Seats for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-11304
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seat on the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Georgia conservation. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms, pursuant to the council's Charter.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures
Document Number: 2011-10799
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This final rule establishes the 2011-2012 harvest specifications for most of the species in the groundfish fishery and management measures for that fishery off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP). This rule also establishes, under emergency authority in section 305 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), harvest specifications for eight overfished species, and for flatfish. Emergency authority is being invoked to implement measures that were included in Amendment 16-5 to the PCGFMP, which NMFS disapproved in December 2010. These include a new rebuilding plan for petrale sole, revised rebuilding plans for the remaining seven overfished species, and revised status determination criteria and precautionary harvest control rule for flatfish.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-11451
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received two scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon. The proposed research would increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and help guide management and conservation efforts.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2011-11449
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received five scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon, the southern Distinct Population Segment of eulachon, and Puget Sound/ Georgia Basin rockfish. 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.
National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC); Notice of Open Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11442
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined below. Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled for: Friday, May 20, from 1-5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11324
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting.
Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, Meeting of the Data Management and Communications Steering Team
Document Number: 2011-11317
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program publishes this notice on behalf of the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) to announce a formal meeting of the IOOC's Data Management and Communications Steering Team (DMAC-ST). The DMAC-ST membership is comprised of IOOC-approved federal agency representatives who will discuss issues outlined in the agenda.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Fishing Vessel Cost and Earnings Data Collection Survey in the Northeast Region
Document Number: 2011-11214
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11181
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Western Gulf of Alaska, June to August, 2011
Document Number: 2011-11152
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (L-DEO) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the western Gulf of Alaska (GOA), June to August, 2011. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to L-DEO to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, 16 species of marine mammals during the specified activity.
Marine Mammals; File No. 116-1691
Document Number: 2011-11149
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Sea World LLC, Sea World of San Diego, 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, California 92109 [Todd Robeck, D.V.M, PhD, Responsible Party and Principal Investigator (PI)] has been issued a minor amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 116-1691-01.
Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11147
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11106
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Oversight Committee, in May, 2011, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11105
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Advisory Panel.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11104
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a Sardine Research Planning Workshop that is open to the public.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-11103
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Meeting.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Notice of 90-Day Finding on a Petition to Revise Critical Habitat for the Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2011-10956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, NMFS, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to revise critical habitat for the endangered leatherback sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted for leatherback sea turtles and their habitat under our jurisdiction.
Incidental Take Permit and Habitat Conservation Plan for PacifiCorp Klamath Hydroelectric Project Interim Operations
Document Number: 2011-10902
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice announces that PacifiCorp Energy (PacifiCorp or applicant) has submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) an application for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), for a 10-year period. As required by the ESA, PacifiCorp has also prepared a Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan) as part of the application. The application and Plan address potential incidental take of one ESA-listed species as a result of operation and maintenance of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project (Project) in and near the Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California and implementation of the Plan during a 10-year period. This notice also announces the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) related to the requested permit, the proposed Plan, and the corresponding Implementing Agreement (IA) for public review and comment.
National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)
Document Number: 2011-10896
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the DOC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined below. Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled for: Friday, May 20, from 1-5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Vessel Logbooks and Coast-Earnings Data Reports
Document Number: 2011-10814
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
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; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs
Document Number: 2011-10798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council submitted Amendments 38 and 39 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/ Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP) to NMFS for review. If approved, Amendment 38 would establish a mechanism in the FMP to specify annual catch limits and accountability measures for each crab stock. This action is necessary to account for uncertainty in the overfishing limit and prevent overfishing. If approved, Amendment 39 would modify the snow crab rebuilding plan to define the stock as rebuilt the first year the stock biomass is above the level necessary to produce maximum sustainable yield. Amendments 38 and 39 are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.
Marine Mammals
Document Number: 2011-10797
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Jennifer Burns, Ph.D., University of Alaska Anchorage, Biology Department, 3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK, has been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on marine mammal parts.