50 CFR 222.404 - Observer program sampling.

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§ 222.404 Observer program sampling.
(a) During the program design, NMFS would be guided by the following standards in the distribution and placement of observers among fisheries and vessels in a particular fishery:
(1) The requirements to obtain the best available scientific information;
(2) The requirement that assignment of observers is fair and equitable among fisheries and among vessels in a fishery;
(3) The requirement that no individual person or vessel, or group of persons or vessels, be subject to inappropriate, excessive observer coverage; and
(4) The need to minimize costs and avoid duplication, where practicable.
(b) Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1881(b), vessels where the facilities for accommodating an observer or carrying out observer functions are so inadequate or unsafe (due to size or quality of equipment, for example) that the health or safety of the observer or the safe operation of the vessel would be jeopardized, would not be required to take observers under this rule.

Title 50 published on 2014-10-01

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 742a - Declaration of policy

§ 742b - United States Fish and Wildlife Service

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 742c - Loans for financing or refinancing of cost of purchasing, constructing, equipping, maintaining, repairing, or operating commercial fishing vessels or gear

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 742d - Investigations; preparation and dissemination of information; reports

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 742e - Transfer of functions to Secretary

§ 742f - Powers of Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 742g - Cooperation with State Department

§ 742h - Reports on fishery products

§ 742i - Effect on rights of States and international commissions

§ 742j - Authorization of appropriations

16 U.S. Code § -

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 742k - Management and disposition of vessels and other property acquired and arising out of fishery loans or related type of activities

16 U.S. Code § -

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 742m - Relinquishment of exclusive legislative jurisdiction

§ 743 - Repealed.

§ 743a - Detail of personnel and loan of equipment to Director of Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife

§ 744 - Investigations; fish propagation; investigations of damages by predacious fishes; executive assistance

§ 745 - Powers of Secretary

§ 746 - Vessels of Fish and Wildlife Service

§ 746a - Operation and maintenance fees for the M/V Tiglax and other vessels

§ 747 - Omitted

§ 748 - Expenditure of appropriations for propagation of food fishes

§ 749 - Omitted

§ 750 - Station on Mississippi River for rescue of fishes and propagation of mussels

§ 751 - Personnel

§ 752 - Omitted

§ 753 - Cooperative work

§ 753a - Cooperative research and training programs for fish and wildlife resources

§ 753b - Authorization of appropriations

§ 754 - Commutation of rations for officers and crews of vessels of Service

§ 754a - Appropriations for United States Fish and Wildlife Service; purchases from

§ 754b - Funds from private entities credited to Resource Management account

§ 754c - Work under reimbursable agreements; recording obligations and crediting amounts received

§ 754d - Fee schedule for forensic laboratory services

§ 754e - Funds for contaminant sample analyses

§ 1361 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy

§ 1362 - Definitions

§ 1531 - Congressional findings and declaration of purposes and policy

§ 1532 - Definitions

§ 1533 - Determination of endangered species and threatened species

§ 1534 - Land acquisition

§ 1535 - Cooperation with States

§ 1536 - Interagency cooperation

§ 1537 - International cooperation

§ 1537a - Convention implementation

§ 1538 - Prohibited acts

§ 1539 - Exceptions

§ 1540 - Penalties and enforcement

§ 1541 - Endangered plants

§ 1542 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1543 - Construction with Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972

§ 1544 - Annual cost analysis by Fish and Wildlife Service

Title 50 published on 2014-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR 222 after this date.

  • 2014-10-22; vol. 79 # 204 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    1. 79 FR 63066 - 2015 Annual Determination To Implement the Sea Turtle Observer Requirement
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rule.
      Comments must be received by November 21, 2014.
      50 CFR Part 222