Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 47809 [05-16062]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Notices The proposed seismic program will not interfere with any legal subsistence hunts, since seismic operations will not be conducted in the same space and time as the hunts in subsistence whaling and sealing areas. Therefore, the issuance of an IHA for this activity will not have an unmitigable adverse effect on any marine mammal species or stocks used for subsistence purposes. NMFS has issued a 1–year IHA to UAF for the take, by harassment, of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to conducting a low-intensity oceanographic seismic survey in the Arctic Ocean, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. NMFS has determined that the proposed activity would result in the harassment of small numbers of marine mammals; would have no more than a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal stocks; and would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of species or stocks for subsistence uses. Dated: August 4, 2005. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, Mational Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–16116 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–C DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 080805E] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public. DATES: The GMT meeting will be held Monday, August 29, 2005, from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. The GMT meeting will reconvene Tuesday, August 30 through Friday, September 2, from 8:30 a.m. until business for the day is completed. ADDRESSES: The GMT meeting will be held at the Pacific Fishery Management Council office, West Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, 13:17 Aug 12, 2005 Mr. John DeVore, Groundfish Management Coordinator; telephone: 503–820–2280. Jkt 205001 Dated: August 8, 2005. Peter H. Fricke, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–16062 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The purpose of the GMT meeting is to discuss groundfish management measures in place for the summer and fall months and consider inseason adjustments to ongoing West Coast groundfish fisheries; discuss implementation strategies and draft amendatory language for Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 18; discuss draft amendatory language for FMP Amendment 19 (specifying measures to protect West Coast groundfish essential fish habitat); develop draft regulations for protecting West Coast groundfish essential fish habitat; discuss alternative revision rules for adopted groundfish rebuilding plans; discuss a draft schedule, process, and work plan for deciding 2007–08 groundfish harvest specifications and management measures; develop 2006 management specifications for spiny dogfish and Pacific cod; receive an update on development of the trawl individual quota program; review new groundfish stock assessments; and address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT. The GMT’s role will be development of recommendations for consideration by the Council at its September meeting in Portland, OR. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the GMT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal GMT action during this meeting. GMT 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GMT’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authorization VerDate jul<14>2003 Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820–2280. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220–1384. 47809 Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at 503–820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 040805A] Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Movement of Barges Through the Beaufort Sea Between West Dock and Cape Simpson, Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a barging operation within the U.S. Beaufort Sea has been issued to FEX L.P. (FEX), a subsidiary of Talisman Energy, Inc., for a period of 1 year. DATES: Effective from August 8, 2005 through August 7, 2006. ADDRESSES: The authorization and application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to Steve Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3225, or by telephoning the contact listed here. The application is also available at:http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ protlres/PR2/SmalllTake/ smalltakelinfo.htm#applications. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Hollingshead, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713– 2289, ext 128, or Brad Smith, Alaska Region, NMFS, (907) 271–3023. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 080805E]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish 
Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the 
public.

DATES: The GMT meeting will be held Monday, August 29, 2005, from 1 
p.m. until business for the day is completed. The GMT meeting will 
reconvene Tuesday, August 30 through Friday, September 2, from 8:30 
a.m. until business for the day is completed.

ADDRESSES: The GMT meeting will be held at the Pacific Fishery 
Management Council office, West Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador 
Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384; telephone: (503) 820-2280.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Groundfish Management 
Coordinator; telephone: 503-820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the GMT meeting is to discuss 
groundfish management measures in place for the summer and fall months 
and consider inseason adjustments to ongoing West Coast groundfish 
fisheries; discuss implementation strategies and draft amendatory 
language for Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 18; 
discuss draft amendatory language for FMP Amendment 19 (specifying 
measures to protect West Coast groundfish essential fish habitat); 
develop draft regulations for protecting West Coast groundfish 
essential fish habitat; discuss alternative revision rules for adopted 
groundfish rebuilding plans; discuss a draft schedule, process, and 
work plan for deciding 2007-08 groundfish harvest specifications and 
management measures; develop 2006 management specifications for spiny 
dogfish and Pacific cod; receive an update on development of the trawl 
individual quota program; review new groundfish stock assessments; and 
address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No 
management actions will be decided by the GMT. The GMT's role will be 
development of recommendations for consideration by the Council at its 
September meeting in Portland, OR.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may come before the GMT for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subject of formal GMT action during this meeting. GMT 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 Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified 
of the GMT'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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at 503-820-2280 at least 5 
days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 8, 2005.
Peter H. Fricke,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-16062 Filed 8-12-05; 8:45 am]
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