New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 24005 [E5-2209]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 87 / Friday, May 6, 2005 / Notices activities. No rookeries, mating grounds, areas of concentrated feeding, or other areas of special significance for marine mammals occur within or near the relocation route. The principal measures undertaken to ensure that the barging operation will not have an adverse impact on subsistence activities are a CAA between FEX, the AEWC and the Whaling Captains Association; a Plan of Cooperation; and an operation schedule that will not permit barging operations during the traditional bowhead whaling season. Proposed Authorization NMFS proposes to issue an IHA for the harassment of marine mammals incidental to FEX conducting a barging operation for approximately 20 days from West Dock, Prudhoe Bay Alaska, through the U.S. Beaufort Sea to either Cape Simpson or Point Lonely. This proposed IHA is contingent upon incorporation of the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements. NMFS has preliminarily determined that the proposed activity would result in the harassment of small numbers of bowhead whales, beluga whales, ringed seals, bearded seals and spotted seals; would have no more than a negligible impact on these marine mammal stocks; and would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of marine mammal stocks for subsistence uses once the Plan of Cooperation is submitted to NMFS and the previously described CAA is signed. Information Solicited NMFS requests interested persons to submit comments and information concerning this proposed IHA and the application for regulations request (see ADDRESSES). Dated: May 2, 2005. P. Michael Payne, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–9127 Filed 5–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee in May, 2005. Recommendations from the committee will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. The meeting will held on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Colonial, One Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA 01880; telephone: (781) 245–9300. ADDRESSES: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council (978) 465–0492. Requests for special accommodations should be addressed to the New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: There will be a committee review of several cooperative research project final reports and the development of any associated advice for use by the Council. There will be an update on NOAA Fisheries Service plans to issue a Request for Proposals for short-term research projects; and review of the status of projects affected by the policy to use ‘‘A’’ days-at-sea to account for catch and associated fishing mortality during cooperative research efforts. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting dates. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 050305A] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce AGENCY: 18:03 May 05, 2005 Public meeting Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate jul<14>2003 ACTION: Jkt 205001 Dated: May 3, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–2209 Filed 5–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24005 Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. 2005–P–059] Changes to the Transitional Procedures for Limited Examination After Final Rejection in Certain Applications Filed Before June 8, 1995 United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) provided for a transitional procedure for the limited examination after final rejection in certain applications filed before June 8, 1995. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is changing its final action practice for the Office action immediately following a submission under the URAA transitional limited examination procedure. The Office is changing this final action practice to conform with the intent of the URAA and to facilitate the completion of prosecution of applications to which the URAA transitional limited examination procedure applies. DATES: Effective Date: The change in practice in this notice applies to any submission under 37 CFR 1.129(a) filed on or after June 8, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert W. Bahr, Senior Patent Attorney, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, by telephone at (571) 272–8800, by mail addressed to: Mail Stop Comments—Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, or by facsimile to (571) 273–7735, marked to the attention of Robert W. Bahr. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The URAA provided (among other things) for the Office to prescribe regulations to provide further limited (re)examination after final rejection of applications that have been pending for two years or longer as of June 8, 1995, taking into account any reference made in such application to any earlier filed applications under 35 U.S.C. 120, 121, or 365(c). See Pub. L. 103–465, § 532(a)(2)(A), 108 Stat. 4809, 4985 (1994). The Statement of Administration Action that accompanied the URAA indicated that the purpose of this transitional procedure for the limited examination of certain applications filed before June 8, 1995, was to facilitate the completion of the prosecution of applications pending in the Office as of June 8, 1995. See Uruguay Round Agreements Act: Statement of Administrative Action, H.R. Doc. No. E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 050305A]


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce

ACTION: Public meeting

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee in May, 
2005. Recommendations from the committee will be brought to the full 
Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: The meeting will held on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Colonial, One 
Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA 01880; telephone: (781) 245-9300.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council (978) 465-0492. Requests for 
special accommodations should be addressed to the New England Fishery 
Management Council, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: 
(978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There will be a committee review of several 
cooperative research project final reports and the development of any 
associated advice for use by the Council. There will be an update on 
NOAA Fisheries Service plans to issue a Request for Proposals for 
short-term research projects; and review of the status of projects 
affected by the policy to use ``A'' days-at-sea to account for catch 
and associated fishing mortality during cooperative research efforts.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising 
after publication of this notice that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address 
the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting dates.

    Dated: May 3, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-2209 Filed 5-5-05; 8:45 am]
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