Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 35636-35637 [E5-3207]

Download as PDF 35636 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No.: 050527147–5147–01] Notice of Intent To Enhance Library of Mass Spectra National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology announces its intent to enhance its library of mass spectra. This will both expand the coverage of chemical substances in this data collection and add related reference data, including retention indices and mass spectra generated by tandem mass spectrometers. Interested parties are invited to submit comments to the address below. DATES: Comments must be received by July 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the attention of Dr. Stephen E. Stein at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8380, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8380. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen E. Stein by writing to the above address or by e-mail at stephen.stein@nist.gov or by telephone at (301) 975–2444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of its responsibilities under Title 15 U.S.C. 290 to collect, evaluate and publish high quality Standard Reference Data (SRD), NIST creates and maintains evaluated SRD databases. One such database is the Mass Spectral Library, which is an evaluated data collection containing electron ionization mass spectra for discrete chemical substances, as well as retention indices and a limited number of spectra generated by electrospray and related techniques. The database has been primarily used to aid in the identification of chemical compounds by providing a source for reference spectra for comparison to spectra acquired by commercial instruments, especially spectra generated by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). For each spectrum, auxiliary information for chemical identification is provided, including chemical names, formulas, chemical structures and related information. It is proposed to expand this collection by adding both classical electron ionization spectra as well as related reference data, including gas chromatographic retention indices and mass spectra acquired by other instrument types, especially tandem VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 mass spectrometers. The addition of new and replicate spectra of relevant compounds and derivatives will increase the likelihood of identifying unknown compounds, or ruling them out, in a chemical analysis. The addition of gas chromatographic retention indices will enable the more reliable identification of compounds by matching retention data as well as spectral data acquired in a GC/MS analysis. The addition of mass spectra generated by tandem mass spectrometers, including ion trap and collision cell instruments, with ions generated by electrospray ionization and MALDI (matrix-assisted laser induced dissociation), will broaden the scope of application of this library to other analytical methods and substances including metabolomics and proteomics. The net result of these enhancements will be to increase the reliability and utility of this library as an aid in the process of chemical identification. We invite comments concerning this update. Dated: June 15, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–12215 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 061505E] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a joint meeting of the Standing, Special Mackerel, Special Reef Fish and Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs). DATES: The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, and conclude no later than 12 noon on Friday, July 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 North U.S. Highway 301, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 228–2815. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a joint meeting of the Standing, Special Reef Fish, Special Mackerel and Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs) to review stock assessments on red snapper, king mackerel and spiny lobster, plus amendments to the Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagics fishery management plans. On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5– 6, 2005, the Standing and Special Reef Fish SSCs will review a stock assessment of red snapper prepared under the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process during workshops held between April 2004 and April 2005. The SSCs will review the workshop reports and provide the Council with a determination of whether the assessment reflects the best available scientific information. The SSCs will also review Draft Amendment 18A to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This amendment 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 Coast Guard 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 inadvertently in the commercial and charter/headboat reef fish fishery. The Standing, Special Reef Fish, and Special Mackerel SSCs will jointly review an amendment named 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices 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. On Thursday and Friday, July 7–8, 2005, the Standing and Special Mackerel SSCs will review stock assessments on mackerel stocks that were developed as part of SEDAR workshops held between December 2003 and April 2004. The SSCs previously reviewed these reports at its September 1, 2004 meeting; however, there was no quorum. The SSCs will review the workshop reports and provide the Council with a determination of whether the assessment reflects the best available scientific information. The Standing and Special Spiny Lobster SSCs will then review a spiny lobster stock assessment that was developed as part of SEDAR workshops held between January 2005 and May 2005. The SSCs will review the workshop reports and provide the Council with a determination of whether the assessment reflects the best available scientific information. Copies of the Amendments, assessment workshop summaries and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 228– 2815. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the SSCs 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 SSCs 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. 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 April 20, 2005. VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: June 16, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–3207 Filed 6–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Representative and Address Provisions ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). 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[FR Doc No: E5-3207]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 061505E]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a 
joint meeting of the Standing, Special Mackerel, Special Reef Fish and 
Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSCs).

DATES: The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, and 
conclude no later than 12 noon on Friday, July 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wyndham New Orleans at Canal 
Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130.
    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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council (Council) will convene a joint meeting of the Standing, Special 
Reef Fish, Special Mackerel and Special Spiny Lobster Scientific and 
Statistical Committees (SSCs) to review stock assessments on red 
snapper, king mackerel and spiny lobster, plus amendments to the Reef 
Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagics fishery management plans.
    On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5-6, 2005, the Standing and Special 
Reef Fish SSCs will review a stock assessment of red snapper prepared 
under the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process during 
workshops held between April 2004 and April 2005. The SSCs will review 
the workshop reports and provide the Council with a determination of 
whether the assessment reflects the best available scientific 
information. The SSCs will also review Draft Amendment 18A to the Reef 
Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This amendment 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 Coast Guard 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 inadvertently in the commercial and charter/
headboat reef fish fishery.
    The Standing, Special Reef Fish, and Special Mackerel SSCs will 
jointly review an amendment named 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

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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.
    On Thursday and Friday, July 7-8, 2005, the Standing and Special 
Mackerel SSCs will review stock assessments on mackerel stocks that 
were developed as part of SEDAR workshops held between December 2003 
and April 2004. The SSCs previously reviewed these reports at its 
September 1, 2004 meeting; however, there was no quorum. The SSCs will 
review the workshop reports and provide the Council with a 
determination of whether the assessment reflects the best available 
scientific information.
    The Standing and Special Spiny Lobster SSCs will then review a 
spiny lobster stock assessment that was developed as part of SEDAR 
workshops held between January 2005 and May 2005. The SSCs will review 
the workshop reports and provide the Council with a determination of 
whether the assessment reflects the best available scientific 
information.
    Copies of the Amendments, assessment workshop summaries and related 
materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 228-
2815.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the SSCs 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 SSCs 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.

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 April 20, 2005.

    Dated: June 16, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-3207 Filed 6-21-05; 8:45 am]
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