National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration May 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-11480
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given of a virtual meeting of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee).
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Marine Geophysical Survey in the Northeast Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2021-11375
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
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 Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (L-DEO) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment, marine mammals during a marine geophysical survey in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
Endangered Species; File No. 25694
Document Number: 2021-11349
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice is hereby given that Carlos Diez, Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 9020708, Viejo San Juan, PR 00901, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Report of Whaling Operations
Document Number: 2021-11344
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Geophysical Survey in the Arctic Ocean
Document Number: 2021-11339
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the University of Alaska Geophysics Institute (UAGI) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to a geophysical survey in the Arctic Ocean. The proposed survey would be funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Army Corps of Engineers Debris Dock Replacement Project, Sausalito, California
Document Number: 2021-11333
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Debris Dock Replacement Project in Sausalito, California. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery; Applications for Exempted Fishing Permits; 2021-2022 Fishing Year
Document Number: 2021-11331
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that three Exempted Fishing Permit applications warrant further consideration. All three applications, two from the California Wetfish Producers Association and one from the West Coast Pelagic Conservation Group, request an exemption from the expected prohibition on primary directed fishing for Pacific sardine during the 2021-2022 fishing year to collect Pacific sardine as part of industry-based scientific surveys. NMFS requests public comment on the applications.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11329
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee via webinar 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.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel via webinar 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11327
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Bluefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Bluefish Advisory Panel.
Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-11326
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) District Advisory Panels (DAPs) will hold public virtual meetings to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-11325
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following: Law Enforcement Committee (Closed Session); Snapper Grouper Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Mackerel Cobia Committee; Executive Committee; and Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee. The meeting week will also include a formal public comment session and a meeting of the Full Council (Partially Closed). Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19 and current travel restrictions the meeting will be held via webinar.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11324
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 72 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico gag grouper will consist of a series of data and assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Treasure Island Ferry Dock Project, San Francisco, California
Document Number: 2021-11287
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from the City and County of San Francisco, CA (San Francisco) for an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals incidental to the Treasure Island Ferry Dock Project in San Francisco, California. These activities consist of activities that are covered by the current authorization but will not be completed prior to its expiration. Some changes have occurred during this year's evaluation of the project. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal IHA that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Draft Revised Management Plan for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Document Number: 2021-11270
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting comments from the public regarding a proposed revision of the management plan for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. A management plan: Provides a framework for the direction and timing of a reserve's programs; allows reserve managers to assess a reserve's success in meeting its goals and to identify any necessary changes in direction; and is used to guide programmatic evaluations of the reserve. Plan revisions are required of each reserve in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System at least every five years. This revised plan is intended to replace the plan approved in 2012.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Chevron Richmond Refinery Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project in San Francisco Bay, California
Document Number: 2021-11243
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
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 IHA to Chevron Products Company (Chevron) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities associated with the Chevron Richmond Refinery Long Wharf Maintenance and Efficiency Project (LWMEP) in San Francisco Bay, California.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Sperm Whale
Document Number: 2021-11190
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS announces the initiation of a 5-year review for the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). NMFS is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5-year review must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We request submission of any such information on the sperm whale, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since its last status review in 2015.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries; Annual Specifications; 2021-2022 Annual Specifications and Management Measures for Pacific Sardine
Document Number: 2021-11161
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes to implement annual harvest specifications and management measures for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine (hereafter, Pacific sardine), for the fishing year from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. The proposed action would prohibit most directed commercial fishing for Pacific sardine off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. Pacific sardine harvest would be allowed only in the live bait fishery, minor directed fisheries, as incidental catch in other fisheries, or as authorized under exempted fishing permits. The incidental harvest of Pacific sardine would be limited to 20 percent by weight of all fish per trip when caught with other stocks managed under the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan, or up to 2 metric tons per trip when caught with non-Coastal Pelagic Species stocks. The proposed annual catch limit for the 2021-2022 Pacific sardine fishing year is 3,329 metric tons. This proposed rule is intended to conserve and manage the Pacific sardine stock off the U.S. West Coast.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2021 Management Measures; Correction
Document Number: 2021-11156
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS established fishery management measures for the 2021 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California, and the 2022 salmon seasons opening earlier than May 16, 2022. The final rule, published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2021, included a transcription error in the management measures for the recreational salmon fishery in the area from Pigeon Point, CA, to the U.S./Mexico border (Monterey management area). This action corrects that error by adding the language that was omitted from the May 14, 2021, rule.
Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
Document Number: 2021-11087
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS issues regulations to remove limits on the maximum amount of halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) that may be harvested by a vessel, commonly known as vessel use caps, in IFQ regulatory areas 4A (Eastern Aleutian Islands), 4B (Central and Western Aleutian Islands), 4C (Central Bering Sea), and 4D (Eastern Bering Sea) for the 2021 IFQ fishing year. This action is needed to provide additional flexibility to IFQ participants in 2021 to ensure allocations of halibut IFQ can be harvested by the limited number of vessels operating in these areas. This action is within the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to establish additional regulations governing the taking of halibut which are in addition to, and not in conflict with, those adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the IFQ Program, the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982 (Halibut Act), and other applicable laws.
Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Blueline Tilefish Fishery; 2021 Specifications
Document Number: 2021-11061
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
We are implementing 2021 specifications for the Mid-Atlantic blueline tilefish fishery, including the annual catch and total allowable landings limits. This action establishes allowable harvest levels and other management measures to prevent overfishing, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10979
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel via webinar 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 Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications
Document Number: 2021-10679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS proposes new 2021-2022 butterfish specifications, while maintaining the current longfin squid, Illex squid, and Atlantic mackerel specifications for 2021-2023. This action also adjusts the dealer reporting requirement and adjusts the closure threshold for the Illex squid fishery to avoid overages. These proposed specifications are intended to promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of the mackerel, squid, and butterfish resources. Additionally, this action reaffirms previously approved Atlantic chub mackerel specifications for 2021-2022.
Take of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seabird Research Activities in Central California
Document Number: 2021-11029
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS Office of Protected Resources, upon request from Point Blue Conservation Science (Point Blue), NMFS hereby issues regulations and a Letter of Authorization (LOA) to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to seabird research activities in central California over the course of five years. These regulations, which allow for the issuance of Letters of Authorization (LOA) for the incidental take of marine mammals during the described activities and specified timeframes, prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat, as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Seafood Inspection and Certification Requirements
Document Number: 2021-10989
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Logbook Family of Forms
Document Number: 2021-10988
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Permits for Incidental Taking of Endangered or Threatened Species
Document Number: 2021-10987
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10984
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee Meeting via webinar 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.
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10980
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP), Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam AP, Non- commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee (NCFAC), Fishing Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC), Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP, and Mariana Archipelago FEP-Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) AP to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys, Virginia and North Carolina
Document Number: 2021-10955
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS has received a request from Kitty Hawk Wind for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys offshore of North Carolina. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision.
Request for Information and Public Virtual Dialogues on Commercial Earth Observations and Geospatial Data and Services Practices
Document Number: 2021-10774
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The United States Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) is preparing a document containing best practices for Federal government procurement of commercial Earth observation and geospatial data and services, per the 2019 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations. Information from private sector providers and users; academia, and the public is critical to that effort, and therefore USGEO is seeking public input. This notice invites the public to submit written comments on the topic generally and in response to specific questions outlined below, and to attend one of four virtual forums.
Pacific Islands Aquaculture Management Program; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-10916
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS will convene four public meetings to receive public comments on a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for an aquaculture management program in the Pacific Islands. The DPEIS outlines potential management alternatives, and analyzes the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on the environment.
Adjustment of Fees for Seafood Inspection Services
Document Number: 2021-10891
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NMFS Seafood Inspection Program is notifying program participants of a revised fee schedule.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
Document Number: 2021-10825
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category daily retention limit from the default limit of one large medium or giant BFT to three large medium or giant BFT for June 1 through August 31, 2021. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments and applies to Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial) permitted vessels and Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for BFT.
Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Electronic Monitoring (EM) Program; Notice of EM Program Guidelines
Document Number: 2021-10824
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NMFS is providing guidelines for the development of Electronic Monitoring Service Plans (EMSP) and Vessel Monitoring Plans (VMPs) by EM service providers and vessel owners applying to participate in the Pacific Coast Groundfish EM Program. An EMSP is required as part of an application for an EM service provider permit and endorsement and describes how an EM Service Provider will provide EM services to contracted vessels. A VMP is required as part of an application for a vessel owner seeking authorization to use EM in lieu of a human observer and documents how the EM system will be used to monitor the vessel. NMFS is required to develop EM Program Guidelines and publish notice of their availability in the Federal Register.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2021-2022 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Correction
Document Number: 2021-10822
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This action contains corrections to the final rule for the 2021-2022 Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for groundfish harvested in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California published on December 11, 2020. This action corrects: The seaward boundary of the non-trawl Rockfish Conservation Area, the southern boundary of the trawl Rockfish Conservation Area, the salmon troll incidental limits title, and republishes two trip limit tables that had text inadvertently cut off.
Marianas Trench Marine National Monument; Monument Management Plan; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-10814
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The FWS and NOAA are extending by 60 days the comment period for a draft monument management plan (MMP) for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (Monument). The draft MMP describes proposed goals, objectives, and strategies for managing the Monument over a 15- year period.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10805
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a webinar meeting of its Groundfish Management Team (GMT) to discuss items on the Pacific Council's June 2021 meeting agenda. This meeting is open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NOAA Marine Debris Program Performance Progress Report
Document Number: 2021-10795
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10755
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The SEDAR 74 assessment of Gulf of Mexico red snapper will consist of a Data workshop, a series of assessment webinars, and a Review workshop. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-10745
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.
Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10720
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee's (SSC's) Salmon Subcommittee will meet to review the SSC's role in reviewing salmon forecast methodologies and other analyses informing Pacific Council decisions as specified in the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and in Council Operating Procedure (COP) 15. The SSC Salmon Subcommittee may also discuss how best scientific information available (BSIA) determinations for salmon decision-making might be structured.
New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The New England Fishery Management Council is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) via webinar 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.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-10718
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Executive Committee.
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-10717
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold three in-person public hearings and two webinar public hearings to solicit public comments on Reef Fish Amendment 53Red Grouper Allocations and Annual Catch Levels and Targets.