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Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2012-3017
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) announces changes in the dates that the Merizo community and Guam Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) meetings will be held.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Feedback Survey for Annual Tsunami Warning Communications Tests
Document Number: 2012-2963
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
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.
U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-2957
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. The meeting will be held in Washington, DC This meeting, the 27th bi-annual meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, provides a forum for coordinated planning and action among federal agencies, state and territorial governments, and nongovernmental partners. Please register in advance by visiting the Web site listed below. This meeting has time allotted for public comment. All public comment must be submitted in written format. A written summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site within two months of its occurrence.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by Fisheries and Fishery Management Council
Document Number: 2012-2943
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions
Document Number: 2012-2936
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
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.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Community Development Quota Program
Document Number: 2012-2751
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Western Pacific Fisheries; 2012 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
Document Number: 2012-2753
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training
Document Number: 2012-2746
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Southern California Range Complex
Document Number: 2012-2741
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Economic Survey
Document Number: 2012-2671
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Draft Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase “Significant Portion of Its Range” in the Endangered Species Act's Definitions of “Endangered Species” and “Threatened Species”
Document Number: 2012-2667
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Marine Recreational Fisheries of the United States; National Saltwater Angler Registry and State Exemption Program
Document Number: 2012-2653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2012-2609
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-2552
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-2551
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit
Document Number: 2012-2515
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for Sei Whales
Document Number: 2012-2510
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Southwest Fisheries Science Center; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-2491
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Marine Mammals; File No. 15802
Document Number: 2012-2486
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
Document Number: 2012-2482
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Availability of Seat for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-2417
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2012-2362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Marine Mammals; File No. 15142
Document Number: 2012-2084
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Colleen Reichmuth, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA, has applied in due form for a permit to take bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) for research purposes.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 18A
Document Number: 2012-2081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces that the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 18A to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Amendment 18A) for review, approval, and implementation by NMFS. The amendment proposes actions to update the current rebuilding strategy for black sea bass, modify the current system of accountability measures for black sea bass, limit effort in the black sea bass component of the snapper-grouper fishery, and improve fisheries data reporting in the for-hire sector of the snapper-grouper fishery.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, March Through April 2012
Document Number: 2012-2076
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received an application from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO), a part of Columbia University, for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the northwest Pacific Ocean, March through April, 2012.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 for the South Atlantic Region; Correction
Document Number: 2012-1943
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This document contains corrections to a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2011, to implement the Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 (CE-BA 2) for the South Atlantic region. The final rule adds Appendix E to part 622, however, a final rule to implement Caribbean actions, published in the Federal Register on the same day (December 30, 2011), also adds an Appendix E to part 622. This rule corrects the final rule for CE-BA2 by removing ``Appendix E'' wherever it occurs, and adding in its place ``Appendix F.'' This rule also renumbers footnote 7 in Table 1 as footnote 5.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2012-1828
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will hold a 3-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in March 2012. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Trip Limit Reduction
Document Number: 2012-1792
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS reduces the commercial trip limit of Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the southern zone to 1,500 lb (680 kg) per day. This trip limit reduction is necessary to maximize the socioeconomic benefits of the quota.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-1748
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Shrimp Stock Assessment Workshop.
Endangered and Threatened Species: Final Rule To Revise the Critical Habitat Designation for the Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle
Document Number: 2012-995
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), issue a final rule to revise the current critical habitat for the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) by designating additional areas within the Pacific Ocean. This designation includes approximately 16,910 square miles (43,798 square km) stretching along the California coast from Point Arena to Point Arguello east of the 3,000 meter depth contour; and 25,004 square miles (64,760 square km) stretching from Cape Flattery, Washington to Cape Blanco, Oregon east of the 2,000 meter depth contour. The designated areas comprise approximately 41,914 square miles (108,558 square km) of marine habitat and include waters from the ocean surface down to a maximum depth of 262 feet (80 m). Other Pacific waters within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) were evaluated based on the geographical area occupied by the species, but we determined that they were not eligible for designation, as they do not contain the feature identified as essential to the conservation of the species. The total estimated annualized economic impact associated with this designation is estimated to range between $188,000 and $9.1 million U.S. dollars.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Physical Oceanographic Studies in the Southwest Indian Ocean, January Through February, 2012
Document Number: 2012-1708
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the United States Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting physical oceanographic studies in the southwest Indian Ocean.
Marine Mammals; File No. 15126
Document Number: 2012-1700
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 15126-01 has been issued to NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (Responsible Party: Dr. John Bengtson, Director), Seattle, WA.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Operating as Catcher/Processors Using Pot Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2012-1618
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by non- American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels operating as catcher/ processors using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for seven days. This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2012 Pacific cod sideboard limit established for non-AFA crab vessels operating as catcher/processors using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2012-1594
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Surfclam, Ocean Quahog and Tilefish Committee, its Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee, and its Spiny Dogfish Committee will hold public meetings.
Overflight Regulations for the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries
Document Number: 2012-1593
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is amending the regulations for the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones, and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries by requiring that motorized aircraft maintain certain minimum altitudes above specified locations within the boundaries of the listed sanctuaries and stating that failure to comply with these altitude limits is presumed to disturb marine mammals and seabirds and is a violation of the sanctuary regulations.
Marine Mammals; File No. 17029
Document Number: 2012-1566
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Matson's Laboratory, LLC (Gary Matson, Responsible Party), P.O. Box 308, 8140 Flagler Road, Milltown, MT 59851, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, export, possess, and conduct analyses marine mammal specimens for scientific research.
Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
Document Number: 2012-1565
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the southern Florida west coast subzone in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to commercial king mackerel fishing using run-around gillnets. This closure is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
Document Number: 2012-1564
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
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 salmonids listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed research activities are intended to increase knowledge of the species and to help guide management and conservation efforts.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2012-1563
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by pot catcher/processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2012 Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) specified for pot catcher/processors in the BSAI.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska
Document Number: 2012-1562
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2012 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries; General Category Fishery
Document Number: 2012-1560
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS closes the General category fishery for large medium and giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) until the General category reopens on June 1, 2012. This action is being taken to prevent overharvest of the General category January BFT subquota.
Proposed Expansion of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Regulatory Changes, and Sanctuary Name Change
Document Number: 2012-1499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
On October 21, 2011, NOAA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to revise the regulations for the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary (76 FR 65566). This notice re-opens the public comment period stated in that proposed rule until March 9, 2012.
Guidelines for Assessing Marine Mammal Stocks
Document Number: 2012-1344
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS solicits public comments on draft revisions to the guidelines for preparing marine mammal stock assessment reports (SARs).