Federal Register Notices: 2011

Federal Register Notices 2011

Notices published in the Federal Register relating to Pacific Fishery Management Council business (Date Published Calendar Year 2011).

December

  • Public Notice: Nomination of Existing Marine Protected Areas to the National System of Marine Protected Areas (December 30, 2011)
  • Interim Rule: Fishing Restrictions for Bigeye Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna in Purse Seine Fisheries for 2012 (December 30, 2011)
  • Final Rule: to Implement Amendment 16 to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan for Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California (December 29, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Ad Hoc Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (December 27, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s the Ecosystem Plan Development Team (December 23, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Inseason Adjustments to Biennial Groundfish Management Measures; Request for Comments (December 21, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: Preseason Process, Public Meetings, and Public Hearings for the 2012 Ocean Salmon Fisheries (December 20, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Pacific Coast Groundfish 2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures and Secretarial Amendment 1 (December 13, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Highly Migratory Species Management Team (December 7, 2011)
  • Notice: West Coast Groundfish Trawl Economic Data Collection (December 5, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Implementation of Revisions to the Trawl Rationalization Program; Program Improvement and Enhancement, Amendment 21–1 (December 1, 2011)
  • Withdrawal of Temporary Rule: NMFS Withdraws the Temporary Rule That Would Have Closed the U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishery for Bigeye Tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean as a Result of the Fishery Reaching the 2011 Catch Limit (December 1, 2011)

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November

  • Final Rule: NMFS Final List of Fisheries for 2012 (November 29, 2011)
  • Teleconference/Webinar: NMFS NWFSC and PFMC to Hold Webinar to Review and Critique 2011 Groundfish Stock Assessment Process (November 23, 2011)
  • Agency Determination: NMFS Announces That the Provisions Implemented in a Final Rule Published on May 11, 2011, Pursuant to NMFS’ Emergency Authority under the MSA Will Remain in Effect for the Remainder of the 2011 Groundfish Fishery (November 7, 2011)
  • Notice: Inseason Actions #5 Through #26 for West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries (November 4, 2011)
  • Final Rule: NMFS is Issuing Regulations to Implement Decisions of the IATTC (November 4, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Regulations Revisions (November 1, 2011)

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October

  • Final Rule: Inseason Changes to Management Measures in the Commercial Pacific Coast Groundfish Fisheries (October 31, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule and Notice of Availability: Draft Environmental Assessment: NMFS Proposes Regulations to Implement Amendment 16 to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan for Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California (October 24, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: to Modify Retention Limits for Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, Harvested in the U.S. West Coast-Based Deep-Set Tuna Longline Fishery (October 20, 2011)
  • Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting: U.S. Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee to Meet (October 20, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: Pacific Council and its Advisory Entities to Meet November 1– 7, 2011 (October 14, 2011)
  • Notice: NMFS 90-Day Finding on Petitions to De-List Coho Salmon Under the Endangered Species Act (October 7, 2011)

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September

  • Request for Comments; Notice of a Public Hearing: NMFS Proposes Regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act, to Implement Decisions of the IATTC – Restrictions in the Eastern Pacific (September 30, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall 2011 Meeting (September 29, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: NMFS Requests Comments on the Proposed Rule for Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 2012 Specifications and Management Measures and Secretarial Amendment 1 (September 27, 2011)
  • Temporary Rule: NMFS is Prohibiting Directed Fishing for Pacific Sardine off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California (September 22, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: NMFS Announces that the PFMC has Submitted Amendment 16 to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (September 19, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: DEIS for Replacement of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, CA (September 19, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: NMFS Announces a Meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee to Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (September 14, 2011)
  • Final Rule: to Implement Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (September 13, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: NMFS Has Prepared Secretarial Amendment 1 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (September 9, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee Groundfish Subcommittee (September 8, 2011)
  • Hearing Notice: National Marine Fisheries Service (in cooperation with the PFMC) Will be Holding a Hearing Regarding the Secretarial Amendment 1 (previously Amendment 16–5) to the Groundfish FMP (September 7, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Groundfish Management Team (September 7, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Ecosystem Plan Development Team (September 2, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: Trawl Rationalization Program — Program Improvement and Enhancement, Amendment 21–1 (September 2, 2011)
  • Final Rule; Correcting Amendment: to the Final Regulations Published on May 11, 2011; that Established the 2011–2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for Groundfish (September 2, 2011)
  • Notice: Department of Commerce Requesting Comments on Proposed Information Collection for Fishery Capacity Reduction Program Buyback Requests (September 1, 2011)

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August

  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Council’s Salmon Technical Team, Scientific and Statistical Committee Salmon Subcommittee, and Model Evaluation Workgroup (August 31, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Stock Assessment Review Panel to Consider and Review the 2011 Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment (August 31, 2011)
  • Final Rule, Correcting Notice: NMFS Announces a Correcting Amendment to Regulations Implementing Amendments 20 and 21 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (August 30, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: Pacific Council and its Advisory Entities Will Meet September 12–19, 2011 (August 26, 2011)
  • Notice and Request for Comments: NOAA’s Draft 2011 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Report (August 24, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Ad Hoc Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (August 23, 2011)
  • Notice: NOAA Accepting Comments on Northwest Region Vessel Identification Requirements (August 22, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: Amendment 21-1 to the Groundfish FMP – Trawl Rationalization Program; Program Improvement and Enhancement (August 15, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: US Fish and Wildlife’s Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (August 5, 2011)

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July

  • Second Notice of Intent: To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Related to Two Joint State and Tribal Resource Management Plans for Puget Sound Hatchery Programs and Reopening of Comment Period (July 29, 2011)
  • Notice: Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery (July 26, 2011)
  • Department of Commerce Proposed Information Collection: for Fisheries Finance Program Requirements (July 25, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Tule Chinook Workgroup (July 22, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Ad Hoc Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (July 22, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Council’s Groundfish Project Team (July 19, 2011)
  • Agency Determination: Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendments 20 and 21; Trawl Rationalization Program; Pacific Halibut Bycatch Quota for the Remainder of the 2011 Fishery (July 19, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: NMFS Draft National Policy for Distinguishing Serious From Non-Serious Injuries of Marine Mammals (July 18, 2011)
  • Notice: NOAA to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Replacement of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, CA (July 14, 2011)
  • Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Recommendations Adopted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (July 7, 2011)
  • Notice: Proposed Information Collection and Comment Request on National Saltwater Angler Registry and State Exemption Program (July 1, 2011)
  • Correcting Amendment to Final Rule: Reorganization of Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations — Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (July 1, 2011)

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June

  • Final Rule: Inseason Changes to Management Measures in the Commercial Pacific Coast Groundfish Fisheries (June 30, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: NMFS publishes its Proposed List of Fisheries for 2012 (June 28, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: to Implement Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan (June 28, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Hold a Work Session of its Model Evaluation Workgroup (June 23, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: Stock Assessment Review Panels Will Hold Work Sessions to Review Stock Assessments for Widow Rockfish and Spiny Dogfish, Sablefish and Dover Sole, and Greenspotted Rockfish and Blackgill Rockfish (June 23, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Hold a Meeting of its Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (June 23, 2011)
  • Final Rule: NMFS Issue Final Determination to Retain the Threatened Listing for the Oregon Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon Under the ESA (June 20, 2011)
  • Interim Final Rule: to Revise the Sablefish Cumulative Limits for the Limited Entry Fixed Gear Primary Fishery for the Remainder of the 2011 Groundfish Fishery (June 15, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting – Conference Call (June 15, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Tule Chinook Workgroup (June 9, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability and Request for Comments: Amendment 13 to the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan; Annual Catch Limits (June 8, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Correcting Amendment for West Coast Salmon Fisheries, 2011 Management Measures (June 7, 2011)

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May

  • Notice: NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Announces Availability of the Record of Decision and Final Findings of Approvability for OCRM’s Approval of Amendments to the Washington Coastal Zone Management Program FEIS (May 31, 2011)
  • Notice: NMFS Solicits Nominations for the Advisory Panel and the Joint Management Committee on Pacific Whiting Called for in the Agreement Between the Government of the USA and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (May 31, 2011)
  • Final Rule: to Implement the Annual Harvest Guideline and Seasonal Allocations for Pacific Sardine (May 25, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Stock Assessment Review Panel (STAR Panel) for the Pacific Ocean Perch and Petrale Sole Stock Assessments (May 25, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: The Pacific Fishery Management Council and its Advisory Bodies to Meet June 6-13, 2011 (May 25, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: NOAA to Host National Standard 10 Guidelines Public Meetings (May 25, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Groundfish Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications and Tribal Allocation (May 19, 2011)
  • Notice: NOAA Publishes Proposed Information Collection and Comment Request for the Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey (May 17, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a Conference Call of the Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (May 13, 2011)
  • Final Rule: to Establish the 2011–2012 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures for Pacific Coast Groundfish Fisheries (May 11, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a Sardine Research Planning Workshop (May 6, 2011)
  • Final Rule and Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment: NMFS Establishes Fishery Management Measures for the 2011 Ocean Salmon Fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California; and the 2012 Salmon Seasons Opening Earlier Than May 1, 2012 (May 4, 2011)

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April

  • Proposed Rule: To Implement Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (April 29, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: The Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a Conference Call of its Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (April 28, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Management Team to Hold Conference Call (April 22, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Ad Hoc Salmon Amendment Committee (April 22, 2011)
  • Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: National Standard 10 Guidelines (April 21, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: The Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a Meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (April 20, 2011)
  • Comment Request: The Department of Commerce Will Submit to the Office of Management and Budget Reporting Requirements for the Ocean Salmon Fishery Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California (April 19, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a Pacific Mackerel Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel (April 15, 2011)
  • Notice of Issuance: Final Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions (April 15, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: NMFS is Issuing a Proposed Rule for the 2011 Pacific Whiting Tribal Fishery Under the Authority of the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; (April 5, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: NMFS Announces a Meeting of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (April 4, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: The Review Panel for Assessment Methods for Data-Poor Groundfish Species (April 4, 2011)
  • Notice of Meeting: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement’s Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to Meet (April 1, 2011)

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March

  • Notice: Department of Commerce Proposed Information Collection and Comment Request for Emergency Beacon Registrations (March 30, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: The Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene Meetings of the Ecosystem-Based Management Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee and the Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (March 29, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: The Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a Meeting of the Tule Chinook Workgroup (March 29, 2011)
  • Notice of Inseason Actions: Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #1, #2, #3, and #4 (March 28, 2011)
  • Notice and Request for Applications: The ONMS Announces Availability of Seats for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (March 28, 2011)
  • Notice of Updates: to List of National System of Marine Protected Areas and Response to Comments on Nominations of Existing MPAs to the National System (March 25, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: NMFS is Extending the Public Comment Period on Proposed Range Extension for Coho Salmon South of San Francisco Bay (March 24, 2011)
  • NMFS Notice and Request for Comments: Identification of Nations Whose Fishing Vessels Are Engaged in Fishing in Waters Beyond Any National Jurisdiction That Target or Incidentally Catch Sharks (March 24, 2011)
  • Notice: NOAA Policy on Prohibited and Approved Uses of the Asset Forfeiture Fund (March 23, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: The NOAA Fisheries Will Hold a Workshop to Discuss the Data and Models That Will be Used in the 2011 Stock Assessments for Sablefish, Petrale Sole and Dover Sole (March 22, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: Pacific Fishery Management Council and its Advisory Entities Will Meet April 8–13, 2011 (March 21, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Conference Call (March 16, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan (March 16, 2011)
  • Notice of Establishment of and Membership Solicitation for the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee (March 16, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: Amendment 2 to the Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (March 14, 2011)
  • Environmental Impact Statements: Notice of Availability: Final EIS for Groundfish Amendment 16-5 and Rebuilding Plan for Petrale Sole (March 11, 2011)
  • Proposed Information Collection: Southwest Region Vessel Identification Requirements (March 7, 2011)
  • Notice: Proposed Information Collection by DOC for Large Pelagic Fishing Survey (March 7, 2011)
  • Temporary Emergency Rule: NMFS is Suspending Directed Fishing for Pacific Sardine off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon and California through June 30, 2011 (March 4, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Inseason Adjustments to Biennial Groundfish Management Measures (March 2, 2011)

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February

  • Request for Nominations: NMFS, on Behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is Seeking Nominations for the Advisory Committee Established under the WCPFC Implementation Act (February 25, 2011)
  • Notice of Availability: Draft NOAA National Aquaculture Policy (February 16, 2011)
  • Notice of Public Meetings: Pacific Council and its Advisory Entities Will Meet March 4–10, 2011 (February 16, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (February 15, 2011)
  • Extension of Public Comment Period: to Revise the Regulations for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (February 4, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: National Marine Fisheries Service is Issuing a 12-Month Finding on a Petition to Delist Coho Salmon South of San Francisco Bay (February 4, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee (February 4, 2011)

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January

  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a Meeting of the Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel (January 28, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: NMFS Proposes a Regulation to Implement the Annual Harvest Guideline and Seasonal Allocations for Pacific Sardine (January 27, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Tule Chinook Workgroup (January 21, 2011)
  • Final Rule: Annual Harvest Guideline for Pacific Mackerel in the U.S. EEZ Off the Pacific Coast (January 20, 2011)
  • Proposed Rule: Pacific Halibut Fisheries Catch Sharing Plan (January 18, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Joint Canada-U.S. Review Panel for Pacific Hake/Whiting (January 12, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Ad Hoc Groundfish Process Improvement Committee (January 12, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: The Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Hold Two Consecutive Meetings Related to West Coast CPS Fisheries (January 12, 2011)
  • Final Rule: High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act Measures (January 12, 2011)
  • Notice of a Public Meeting: The Pacific Fishery Management Council Will Convene a meeting of the Ecosystem Plan Development Team (January 5, 2011)
  • Final Rule: International Fisheries – Pacific Tuna; Vessel Capacity Limit in the Purse Seine Fishery in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (January 4, 2011)
  • Notice: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request on Reporting Requirements for the Ocean Salmon Fishery Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California (January 4, 2011)

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