Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 34090-34091 [E5-3043]

Download as PDF 34090 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 112 / Monday, June 13, 2005 / Notices respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region, catch-weighing and catch monitoring procedures were extended to the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs. In addition, this information collection is revised to add a new form for automatic hopper scale tests. This collection describes equipment and operational requirements, consisting of: Scales used to weigh catch at sea; scales approved by the State of Alaska; observer sampling station; inshore catch monitoring and control plan; and crab catch monitoring plan. II. Method of Collection Forms are available in both electronic and paper format and may be emailed or faxed. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0330. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or for-profit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90. Estimated Time Per Response: 6 minutes for at-sea inspection request; 45 minutes for Record of daily scale tests; 45 minutes for printed output of at-sea scale weight; 45 minutes for printed output of State of Alaska scale weight; 63 hours for scale type evaluation; 6 minutes for at-sea scale approval report/ sticker; 6 minutes for application to inspect scales on behalf of NMFS; 2 hours for observer sampling station inspection request; 5 minutes for inspection request for inshore catch monitoring and control plan (CMCP); 40 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Jun 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 hours for inshore processors CMCP; 8 hours for CMCP addendum; 5 minutes for notification of observer offloading schedule for BSAI pollock; 2 minutes for prior notice to observers of scale tests; and 40 hours for crab catch monitoring plan. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,032. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $15,000. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 6, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–11604 Filed 6–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 060705D] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public conference call meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Charterboat Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call to review the ‘‘Draft Amendment to the FMPs for Reef Fish (Amendment 25) and Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) (Amendment 17) for extending the Charter Vessel/ Headboat Permit Moratorium.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The conference call will be held on June 30, 2005. The conference call will begin at 10 a.m. EDT and conclude no later than 11 a.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call and listening stations will be available. For specific locations see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 North U.S. Highway 301, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stu Kennedy, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 228–2815. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Charterboat AP to review the Draft Amendment to the FMPs for Reef Fish (Amendment 25) and Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Amendment 17) for extending the Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit Moratorium. Amendments establishing the charter vessel/headboat permit moratorium for the CMP fishery and the Reef Fish fishery were approved by NOAA Fisheries on May 6, 2003, and implemented on June 16, 2003 (68 FR 26280). The intended effect of these Amendments was to cap the number of for-hire vessels operating in these two fisheries at the current level (as of March 29, 2001) while the Council evaluated whether limited access programs were needed to constrain effort. In this amendment, the Council is considering allowing the permit to expire on June 16, 2006 or extending the moratorium on for-hire Reef Fish and CMP permits for a finite period of time or indefinitely. Listening stations are available at the following locations: The Gulf Council office (see ADDRESSES), and the following NMFS offices: Galveston, TX 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551, Rhonda O’Toole, 409–766–3500; St. Petersburg, FL 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, Andy Strelcheck, 727–824–5374; Pascagoula, MS 3209 Frederic Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567, Cheryl Hinkel, 228–769–9200; and Panama City, FL 3500 Delwood Beach Road, Panama City, FL 32408, Bob Allman, 850–324–6541. A copy of the Amendment and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 228–2815. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 112 / Monday, June 13, 2005 / Notices action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council (see ADDRESSES) by June 23, 2005. Dated: June 8, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3043 Filed 6–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 060705E] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene their Reef Fish Advisory Panel to review the ‘‘Draft Amendment 18A to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.’’ DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Westshore Hotel, 4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 North U.S. Highway 301, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 228–2815. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reef Fish Advisory Panel (AP) will review the Draft Amendment 18A to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan for the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Jun 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Reef Fish Amendment 18A deals with enforcement and monitoring issues, including simultaneous commercial and recreational harvest on a vessel (to improve enforceability of prohibition on sale of recreationally caught reef fish), maximum crew size on a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) inspected vessel when fishing commercially (to resolve a conflict between NMFS maximum crew size and USCG minimum crew size regulations), use of reef fish for bait, and vessel monitoring system (VMS) requirements on commercial reef fish vessels. Amendment 18A also addresses administrative changes to the framework procedure for setting total allowable catch (TAC) of reef fish, and measures to reduce bycatch and bycatch mortality of endangered sea turtles and smalltooth sawfish taken incidentally in the commercial and charter/headboat reef fish fishery. The AP’s comments/ recommendations will be provided to the Council at its July 11–15, 2005 meeting in Ft. Myers, FL. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Ecosystem SSC for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Ecosystem SSC will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 action to address the emergency. A copy of the Amendment and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 228–2815. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council (see ADDRESSES) by June 21, 2005. Dated: June 8, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3044 Filed 6–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34091 COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) June 8, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for a determination that certain 100 percent cotton, yarndyed in the warp direction, seersucker fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On June 7, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of their client B*W*A of New York City, alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, yarn dyed in the warp direction, plain weave double warp beam seersucker fabrics, of specifications detailed below, classified in subheadings 5208.42.30, 5208.42.40, 5208.42.50, and 5209.41.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The petition requests that woven shirts, blouses, and sleepwear of such fabrics be eligible for preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by June 28, 2005to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 211(a) of the CBTPA, amending Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the Caribbean Basin Recovery Act (CBERA); Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; Presidential Proclamations 7351 of October 2, 2000. BACKGROUND: The CBTPA provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for qualifying textile E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 112 (Monday, June 13, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34090-34091]
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. 060705D]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of a public conference call meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene its Charterboat Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call to 
review the ``Draft Amendment to the FMPs for Reef Fish (Amendment 25) 
and Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) (Amendment 17) for extending the 
Charter Vessel/Headboat Permit Moratorium.''

DATES: The conference call will be held on June 30, 2005. The 
conference call will begin at 10 a.m. EDT and conclude no later than 11 
a.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call and listening 
stations will be available. For specific locations see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 
North U.S. Highway 301, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stu Kennedy, Fishery Biologist, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 228-2815.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council (Council) will convene its Charterboat AP to review the Draft 
Amendment to the FMPs for Reef Fish (Amendment 25) and Coastal 
Migratory Pelagics (Amendment 17) for extending the Charter Vessel/
Headboat Permit Moratorium. Amendments establishing the charter vessel/
headboat permit moratorium for the CMP fishery and the Reef Fish 
fishery were approved by NOAA Fisheries on May 6, 2003, and implemented 
on June 16, 2003 (68 FR 26280). The intended effect of these Amendments 
was to cap the number of for-hire vessels operating in these two 
fisheries at the current level (as of March 29, 2001) while the Council 
evaluated whether limited access programs were needed to constrain 
effort. In this amendment, the Council is considering allowing the 
permit to expire on June 16, 2006 or extending the moratorium on for-
hire Reef Fish and CMP permits for a finite period of time or 
indefinitely.
    Listening stations are available at the following locations:
    The Gulf Council office (see ADDRESSES), and the following NMFS 
offices:
    Galveston, TX 4700 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551, Rhonda O'Toole, 
409-766-3500;
    St. Petersburg, FL 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 
Andy Strelcheck, 727-824-5374;
    Pascagoula, MS 3209 Frederic Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567, Cheryl 
Hinkel, 228-769-9200; and
    Panama City, FL 3500 Delwood Beach Road, Panama City, FL 32408, Bob 
Allman, 850-324-6541.
    A copy of the Amendment and related materials can be obtained by 
calling the Council office at (813) 228-2815.
    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

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action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after 
publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 
305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take 
final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) by June 23, 2005.

    Dated: June 8, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-3043 Filed 6-10-05; 8:45 am]
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