South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 29286-29287 [E5-2527]

Download as PDF 29286 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices Management Plan are at 50 CFR part 635. On October 29, 2003, a Biological Opinion (BiOp) for Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Tunas, Swordfish, and Sharks concluded that the measures in the Amendment were not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species under NMFS’ purview. Pursuant to the 2003 BiOp, NMFS is conducting workshops for BLL fishermen to provide information regarding gear handling techniques and protocols that demonstrate ways to reduce the potential for serious injury or mortality should incidental capture of sea turtles or other protected resources via hooking or entanglement occur. NMFS has scheduled nine workshops for June 2005 to ensure that shark BLL fishermen are aware of gear handling and release protocols and are proficient at using equipment available to reduce post-release mortality of protected resources that are caught with BLL gear. Additionally, fishermen who use BLL for other species such as grouper are also invited to attend these workshops. directed to Charlie Bergmann (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 days before the meeting. Dates, Times, and Locations The dates, times, and locations of these workshops are scheduled as follows: 1. June 1, 2005, NMFS Laboratory, 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, TX, from 1 to 5 p.m. (409) 766–3500. 2. June 3, 2005, Coast Guard Station, 436 Coast Guard Road, Venice, LA, from 1 to 5 p.m. (985) 534–2332. 3. June 6, 2005, Sea Grant Office/ County Extension Office, Panama City, FL, from 1 to 5 p.m. (850) 874–6105. 4. June 8, 2005, Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., 2nd Floor, Key West, FL, from 1 to 5 p.m. (305) 292–4431. 5. June 10, 2005, City Hall, 300 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, FL, from 1 to 5 p.m. (727) 391–9951 x 228. 6. June 13, 2005, Sea Grant Building, 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa Beach, FL, from 1 to 5 p.m. (321) 952–4536. 7. June 15, 2005, Marine Resources Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston/James Island, SC, from 1 to 5 p.m. (843) 953–9300. 8. June 17, North Carolina Aquarium– Roanoke Island, Airport Road, Manteo, NC, from 1 to 5 p.m. (252) 473–3494. 9. June 30, Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria, Port Isabel, TX, from 1 to 5 p.m. (956) 943–9991. SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Snapper Grouper Committee and Advisory Panel, a meeting of its Snapper Grouper Committee, Joint Executive and Finance Committees, Protected Resources Committee, Joint Ecosystem and Habitat Committees, and a meeting of the full Council. In addition, there will be a public scoping meeting addressing the Fishery Ecosystem Plan and Comprehensive Amendment and public comment will be taken on Council consideration of an Interim Rule addressing overfishing for snapper grouper species. DATES: The meeting will be held in June 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Resort at the Port, 8701 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920; Telephone: (1–800) 333–3333 or 321/ 784–0000, FAX 321/783–7718. Copies of documents are available from Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407– 4699. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer; telephone: 843/571–4366 or toll free at 866/SAFMC–10; fax: 843/ 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Request for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq. Dated: May 17, 2005. Galen R. Tromble, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–10127 Filed 5–17–05; 3:54 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051705A] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Meeting Dates 1. Joint Snapper Grouper Committee and Advisory Panel Meeting: June 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 5 p.m. and June 14, 2005, 8:30 a.m.–12 noon The Snapper Grouper Committee will meet jointly with the Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (AP) to review the results of the updated black sea bass assessment and receive a report from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). In addition, the Committee and AP will review the draft of Amendment 13B to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan regarding mandates under the Sustainable Fisheries Act to address overfishing and discuss the potential for Interim Rule. The Committee and AP will also discuss species to be considered in future stock assessments through the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process and receive a presentation from NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Regional Office regarding linking permits and landings databases. Note: A public scoping meeting on the Fishery Ecosystem Plan and Comprehensive Amendment will be held June 13, 2005 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Council will also accept public comment on Council consideration of an Interim Rule addressing overfishing for snapper grouper species immediately following the scoping meeting. 2. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: June 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. and June 15, 2005, 8:30 a.m.–12 noon The Snapper Grouper Committee will review Amendment 13B to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan and finalize for public hearings. The Committee will also discuss the potential for Interim Rule and discuss species for future SEDAR assessments. 3. Joint Executive Committee and Finance Committee Meeting: June 15, 2005, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. The Committees will develop the Council’s positions on reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, review NOAA’s Ocean Action Plan, the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Peer Review Bulletin, and NOAA Fisheries’ Report to Congress. 4. Protected Resources Committee Meeting: June 16, 2005, 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. The Protected Resources Committee will discuss a proposal for installation of a wind farm in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coast of Georgia. The Committee will receive E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices updates on the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Program’s Proposed Rule and plan, the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Program, Acropora (coral) species proposed listing under the Endangered Species Act, and Biological Opinions for both Amendment 6 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan and Amendment 15 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics (mackerel) FMP. The Committee will also discuss any protected resources concerns, if necessary, for Amendment 13B to the Snapper Grouper FMP with regards to the Biological Opinion. 5. Joint Ecosystem and Habitat Committees Meeting: June 16, 2005, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. The Ecosystem and Habitat Committees will meet jointly to review and approve the Council’s Energy Policy. The Committees will also review and approve an Outline for the Fishery Ecosystem Plan and discuss issues relevant to Sargassum management. 6. Council Session: June 16, 2005, 3 p.m. 5 p.m. and June 17, 2005, 8:30 a.m.–12 noon From 3 p.m.–3:30 p.m., the Council will call the meeting order, make introductions and roll call, adopt the meeting agenda, and approve earlier meeting minutes. From 3:30 p.m.–4 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the Joint Executive/Finance Committee and take action as appropriate. From 4 p.m.–4:15 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Protected Resources Committee and take action as appropriate. From 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the Joint Ecosystem and Habitat Committees and take action as appropriate. From 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m., the Council will receive a briefing from NOAA General Counsel on litigation. (CLOSED SESSION). Council Session: June 17, 2005, 8:30 a.m. 12 noon. From 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper Committee and approve Amendment 13B to the Snapper Grouper FMP for public hearings and/or take other action as appropriate. From 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m., the Council will hear status reports from NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Office and the Southeast Fishery Science Center. From 11 a.m.–12:00 noon, the Council will receive agency and liaison reports, discuss other business and upcoming meetings. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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. Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public comment, the times and sequence specified on this agenda are subject to change. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) by June 10, 2005. Dated: May 17, 2005. Tracey Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–2527 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act May 17, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Directive to the Commissioner of Customs. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain textile and apparel goods from Senegal shall be treated as ‘‘hand-loomed, handmade, or folklore articles’’ and qualify for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Imports of eligible products from Senegal with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 6, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Flaaten, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 782-3400. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29287 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106200) (AGOA) provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, including hand-loomed, handmade, or folklore articles, of a beneficiary country that are certified as such by the competent authority in the beneficiary country. In Executive Order 13191, the President authorized CITA to consult with beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries and to determine which, if any, particular textile and apparel goods shall be treated as being hand-loomed, handmade, or folklore articles. See Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act published on January 22, 2001, (66 FR 7272). In a letter to the Commissioner of Customs dated January 18, 2001, the United States Trade Representative directed Customs to require that importers provide an appropriate export visa from a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country to obtain preferential treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA (66 FR 7837). The first digit of the visa number corresponds to one of nine groupings of textile and apparel products that are eligible for preferential tariff treatment. Grouping ‘‘9’’ is reserved for handmade, hand-loomed, or folklore articles. CITA has consulted with Senegalese authorities, and has determined that hand-loomed fabrics, hand-loomed articles (e.g., hand-loomed rugs, scarves, place mats, and tablecloths), handmade articles made from hand-loomed fabrics, if produced in and exported from Senegal, are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under section 112(a) of the AGOA. In the letter published below, CITA directs the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to allow duty-free entry of such products under U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheading 9819.11.27 if accompanied by an appropriate AGOA visa in grouping ‘‘9’’. No eligible folklore articles were included in Senegal’s submission. CITA may extend this treatment to additional products following consultations with the Government of Senegal. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements May 17, 2005. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229. Dear Commissioner: The Committee for the Implementation of Textiles Agreements E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 97 (Friday, May 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29286-29287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 051705A]


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a joint meeting of its Snapper Grouper Committee and Advisory 
Panel, a meeting of its Snapper Grouper Committee, Joint Executive and 
Finance Committees, Protected Resources Committee, Joint Ecosystem and 
Habitat Committees, and a meeting of the full Council. In addition, 
there will be a public scoping meeting addressing the Fishery Ecosystem 
Plan and Comprehensive Amendment and public comment will be taken on 
Council consideration of an Interim Rule addressing overfishing for 
snapper grouper species.

DATES: The meeting will be held in June 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Resort at the Port, 
8701 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920; Telephone: (1-800) 
333-3333 or 321/ 784-0000, FAX 321/783-7718.
    Copies of documents are available from Kim Iverson, Public 
Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One 
Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407-4699.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information
    Officer; telephone: 843/571-4366 or toll free at 866/SAFMC-10; fax: 
843/769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Meeting Dates

1. Joint Snapper Grouper Committee and Advisory Panel Meeting: June 13, 
2005, 1:30 p.m. 5 p.m. and June 14, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon

    The Snapper Grouper Committee will meet jointly with the Snapper 
Grouper Advisory Panel (AP) to review the results of the updated black 
sea bass assessment and receive a report from the Scientific and 
Statistical Committee (SSC). In addition, the Committee and AP will 
review the draft of Amendment 13B to the Snapper Grouper Fishery 
Management Plan regarding mandates under the Sustainable Fisheries Act 
to address overfishing and discuss the potential for Interim Rule. The 
Committee and AP will also discuss species to be considered in future 
stock assessments through the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review 
(SEDAR) process and receive a presentation from NOAA Fisheries, 
Southeast Regional Office regarding linking permits and landings 
databases.
    Note: A public scoping meeting on the Fishery Ecosystem Plan and 
Comprehensive Amendment will be held June 13, 2005 beginning at 6:00 
p.m. The Council will also accept public comment on Council 
consideration of an Interim Rule addressing overfishing for snapper 
grouper species immediately following the scoping meeting.

2. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: June 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. 
and June 15, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon

    The Snapper Grouper Committee will review Amendment 13B to the 
Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan and finalize for public 
hearings. The Committee will also discuss the potential for Interim 
Rule and discuss species for future SEDAR assessments.

3. Joint Executive Committee and Finance Committee Meeting: June 15, 
2005, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

    The Committees will develop the Council's positions on 
reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, review NOAA's Ocean Action Plan, the Office of 
Management and Budget's (OMB) Peer Review Bulletin, and NOAA Fisheries' 
Report to Congress.

4. Protected Resources Committee Meeting: June 16, 2005, 8:30 a.m. 
10:30 a.m.

    The Protected Resources Committee will discuss a proposal for 
installation of a wind farm in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off 
the coast of Georgia. The Committee will receive

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updates on the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Program's Proposed 
Rule and plan, the Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Program, Acropora 
(coral) species proposed listing under the Endangered Species Act, and 
Biological Opinions for both Amendment 6 to the Shrimp Fishery 
Management Plan and Amendment 15 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics 
(mackerel) FMP. The Committee will also discuss any protected resources 
concerns, if necessary, for Amendment 13B to the Snapper Grouper FMP 
with regards to the Biological Opinion.

5. Joint Ecosystem and Habitat Committees Meeting: June 16, 2005, 10:30 
a.m.-3 p.m.

    The Ecosystem and Habitat Committees will meet jointly to review 
and approve the Council's Energy Policy. The Committees will also 
review and approve an Outline for the Fishery Ecosystem Plan and 
discuss issues relevant to Sargassum management.

6. Council Session: June 16, 2005, 3 p.m. 5 p.m. and June 17, 2005, 
8:30 a.m.-12 noon

    From 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m., the Council will call the meeting order, 
make introductions and roll call, adopt the meeting agenda, and approve 
earlier meeting minutes.
    From 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the 
Joint Executive/Finance Committee and take action as appropriate.
    From 4 p.m.-4:15 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the 
Protected Resources Committee and take action as appropriate.
    From 4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the 
Joint Ecosystem and Habitat Committees and take action as appropriate.
    From 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m., the Council will receive a briefing from 
NOAA General Counsel on litigation. (CLOSED SESSION).
    Council Session: June 17, 2005, 8:30 a.m. 12 noon.
    From 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the Snapper Grouper Committee and approve Amendment 13B to the Snapper 
Grouper FMP for public hearings and/or take other action as 
appropriate.
    From 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m., the Council will hear status reports from 
NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office and the Southeast Fishery 
Science Center.
    From 11 a.m.-12:00 noon, the Council will receive agency and 
liaison reports, discuss other business and upcoming meetings.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subjects of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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.
    Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public 
comment, the times and sequence specified on this agenda are subject to 
change.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
by June 10, 2005.

    Dated: May 17, 2005.
Tracey Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-2527 Filed 5-19-05; 8:45 am]
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