New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 45700-45701 [E5-4246]

Download as PDF 45700 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–15643 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] Special Accommodations BILLING CODE 3510–22–C The meetings are open to the public and physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dawn Aring at the Council office (see ADDRESSES) by August 12, 2005. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080105C] 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 a meeting of its Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) in New Orleans, LA. DATES: The meeting will be held Friday, August 19, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ramada Inn & Suites, New Orleans Airport, 110 James Drive East, Saint Rose, LA 70087. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene its Ecosystem SSC in New Orleans, LA on August 19, 2005. The SSC will: (1) review the results of a series of facilitated workshops to solicit public input on ecosystem based fisheries management, (2) review the National Marine Fisheries Service’s positions on approaches to ecosystem based fisheries management, and (3) establish preliminary tasks toward producing a fisheries ecosystem plan. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Although other nonemergency issues not on the agendas may come before the SSC for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (M-SFCMA), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the 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 MSFCMA, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: August 3, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–4244 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080105E] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/Marine Protected Area (MPA)/ Ecosystem Committee in August, 2005 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, August 22, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775–5411; fax: (207) 775–1066. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Committee will continue work on elements of the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Omnibus Amendment 2 including, but not limited to, a review of the peer-review report of the Habitat Evaluation Review Committee meeting on EFH designation methods and tools. The Committee will also review and consider the Habitat Plan Development Team’s (PDT) evaluations of the Habitat Area of PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Particular Concern proposals. Other topics to be addressed by the Committee include: development of a draft Marine Protected Area policy based on recent policy development workshops’ report; jurisdictional issues surrounding nonfishing marine services: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), aquaculture and windfarms; preliminary review of coastal pollution and marine fisheries productivity project; update on upcoming stakeholder meetings as well as other topics at the Committee’s discretion. 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 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 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, Executive Director, at 978– 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 3, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–4245 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080105D] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Capacity Committee in August, 2005 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 9 a.m. DATES: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Capacity Committee will meet to consider the Terms of Reference (TOR) approved by the Council, including the direction to develop capacity reduction alternatives for scallop and groundfish fisheries. The Committee will detail a strategy for addressing the TOR, including identifying information requirements and a schedule of meetings with specific milestone goals in order to complete final recommendations to the Council by March 2006. 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: 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, Executive Director, at 978– 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 3, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–4246 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] VerDate jul<14>2003 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072205D] The meeting will be held at the Sheraton 4 Points Hotel, 407 Squire Road, Revere, MA 02151; telephone: (781) 284–7800; fax: (781) 284–1886. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Endangered Species; File No. 1547 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; application for permit AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Kathryn Hattala, Principal Investigator; Gregg Kenney, Primary Contact/CoInvestigator), 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, has applied in due form for a permit to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before September 7, 2005. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9328; fax (978)281–9394. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1547. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Guan or Carrie Hubard, (301)713– 2289. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45701 The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation proposes to conduct scientific research to evaluate seasonal movement of shortnose sturgeon in Haverstraw and Newburgh Bays of the Hudson River. A maximum of 500 adult and juvenile shortnose sturgeon would be captured with gill nets, measured, weighed, scanned for tags, PIT and Carlin tagged if untagged, and released annually. The permit is requested for a duration of 5 years. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 1, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–15645 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080205B] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of a proposal for EFPs to conduct experimental fishing; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator) has made a preliminary determination that the subject Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has also made a preliminary determination that the activities authorized under the EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue the EFP. Therefore, NMFS announces that the Assistant Regional Administrator E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 080105D]


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY:  The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Capacity Committee in August, 2005 
to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive 
economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to 
the full Council

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for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton 4 Points Hotel, 407 
Squire Road, Revere, MA 02151; telephone: (781) 284-7800; fax: (781) 
284-1886.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Capacity Committee will meet to consider 
the Terms of Reference (TOR) approved by the Council, including the 
direction to develop capacity reduction alternatives for scallop and 
groundfish fisheries. The Committee will detail a strategy for 
addressing the TOR, including identifying information requirements and 
a schedule of meetings with specific milestone goals in order to 
complete final recommendations to the Council by March 2006.
    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, Executive Director, at 978-465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 3, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-4246 Filed 8-5-05; 8:45 am]
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