National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration October 8, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
Document Number: 2019-21917
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow four charter/ party vessels to collect sub-legal Atlantic cod. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the King Pile Markers Project on the Columbia River
Document Number: 2019-21905
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment only, marine mammals during the King Pile Markers Project on the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction
Document Number: 2019-21901
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 134th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting, American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan Advisory Panel (AP), American Samoa Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC), Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and its 180th Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. This notice announces the cancellation of the Pelagic and International Standing Committee meeting included in the original notice, corrects the agenda for the Executive and Budget Standing Committee meeting, and corrects the venue for the AP meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-21900
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Charter Halibut Management Committee will meet October 29, 2019.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-21899
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Committee 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.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2019-21898
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Council will hold a joint meeting of the following Advisory panels: Coral, Dolphin Wahoo, Mackerel Cobia, Shrimp, and Spiny Lobster via webinar followed by an independent meeting of the advisory panels via webinar.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-21897
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Groundfish Committee and Advisory Panel 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.
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Atka Mackerel in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Document Number: 2019-21895
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2019 Atka mackerel incidental catch allowance (ICA) for the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian district (BS/EAI) to the Amendment 80 cooperative allocation in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to allow the 2019 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel in the BSAI to be fully harvested.