Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 51347-51348 [E5-4719]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Notices Hz, and one expressed in psi. The estimated numbers of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins potentially exposed to 182 dB and 23 psi, during one year, if mitigation measures were not effectively implemented within the 230–m (754 ft) ZOI, are 4 and 3 individuals. Possible Effects of Activities on Marine Mammal Habitat The Air Force anticipates no loss or modification to the habitat used by Atlantic bottlenose dolphins or Atlantic spotted dolphins in the EGTTR. The primary source of marine mammal habitat impact resulting from the NEODS missions is noise, which is intermittent (maximum 30 times per year) and of limited duration. NMFS does not anticipate that either debris (which will be recovered following test activities) or the minimal chemical residue from the detonated charges will affect marine mammal habitat. Possible Effects of Activities on Subsistence Needs There are no subsistence uses for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins Atlantic spotted dolphins in Florida waters, and thus, there are no anticipated effects on subsistence needs. Endangered Species Act In a Biological Opinion issued on October 25, 2004, NMFS concluded that the NEODS training missions and their associated actions are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of threatened or endangered species under the jurisdiction of NMFS or destroy or adversely modify critical habitat that has been designated for those species. NMFS has issued an incidental take statement (ITS) for 4 species of sea turtles (leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii), and loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)) pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. The ITS contains reasonable and prudent measures with implementing terms and conditions to minimize the effects of this take. This IHA action is within the scope of the previously analyzed action and does not change the action in a manner that was not considered previously. National Environmental Policy Act NMFS prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the Issuance of Authorizations to Take Marine Mammals, by Harassment, Incidental to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Training Operations at VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Therefore, preparation of an EIS on this action is not required by section 102(2) of the NEPA or its implementing regulations. A copy of the EA and FONSI are available upon request (see ADDRESSES). Conclusions NMFS has determined that the NEODS training operations, as described in this document and in the application for an IHA, will result in no more than Level B harassment of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins and will have no more than a negligible impact on these stocks. The effects of the NEODS training are expected to be limited to short-term and localized TTS-related behavioral changes, and these takes will be at the lowest level practicable due to incorporation of the mitigation measures mentioned previously in this document. With the application of the mitigation measures, as well as the potential density of dolphins in the area of the NEODS training operations, NMFS believes it highly unlikely that the proposed action will result in any injury or mortality of marine mammals. Additionally, the NEODS training operations will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of marine mammal stocks for subsistence use, as there are no subsistence uses for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins or Atlantic spotted dolphins in Florida waters. Authorization NMFS has issued a 1–year IHA to EAFB for the take of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins, by harassment, incidental to NEODS training operations, which include up to 30 detonations of small C–4 charges per year, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: August 23, 2005. Donna Wieting, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–17224 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 082305D] ACTION: 51347 Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held September 12 16, 2005. ADDRESSES: These meetings will be held at the Wyndham Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne E. Swingle, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:30 p.m. Convene. 1:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Receive public testimony on (a) Final Reef Fish Amendment 18A/Environmental Assessment (EA), (b) Final Red Grouper Regulatory Amendment, and (c) Exempted fishing permits (if any). 5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Receive the Budget/ Personnel Committee Report. 5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Receive the Mackerel Management Committee Report. Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Receive the joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Management Committees Report. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Receive the Reef Fish Management Committee Report. 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Receive the Migratory Species Management Committee Report. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Receive the joint Reef Fish/Mackerel/Red Drum Committees Report. 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Receive the Administrative Policy Committee Report. Friday, September 16, 2005 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Receive the Enforcement Reports. 8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Receive the Regional Administrator’s Report. 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Receive the State Director’s Reports. 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Other Business. 10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Election of Chair and Vice-Chair. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon – The Reef Fish Management Committee will review public hearing summaries, public letters, Advisory Panel (AP) AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Monday, September 12, 2005 E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 51348 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 30, 2005 / Notices recommendations, Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) recommendations, Federal recommendations and committee recommendations on Final Reef Fish Amendment 18A/EA, which addresses the grouper fishery and make recommendations to Council. The Committee will review Public Hearing Draft Reef Fish Amendment 26 for a red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) program and may modify their preferred alternatives for management measures for public hearings. The Committee will then review the Final Red Grouper Regulatory Amendment and make recommendations to Council. 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – The joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Management Committees will review Red Snapper Management Scenarios based on the data provided by the new red snapper stock assessment conducted under the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, which yields a peer-reviewed assessment. The Committees will review a scoping document for a Regulatory Amendment on bycatch reduction device (BRD) certification criterion and certification of new BRDs. The Committees will then review a scoping document for a joint Reef Fish/Shrimp amendment targeted at reducing shrimp trawl by-catch; bycatch in the directed reef fish fishery; and effort limitation alternatives for the shrimp fishery. Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – The joint Reef Fish/ Shrimp Committees will reconvene to complete their work. 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – The Mackerel Management Committee will meet to discuss setting a control date for the Spanish mackerel fisheries. 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – The Budget/ Personnel Committee will meet to review the Council’s CY 2006 Operating Budget. 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – The Migratory Species Management Committee will hear a presentation on a proposed highly migratory species (HMS) amendment. Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – The Administrative Policy Committee will meet to review current SSC Operations. They will also discuss the possibility of holding a Joint SSC/Council meeting and a Joint AP/Council Meeting. The Committee will then consider a 2-year term for Council Chair and Vice-Chair, and discuss the pros and cons of limiting Council meetings to 4 or 5 per year. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:17 Aug 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees 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. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. 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 September 1, 2005. Dated: August 24, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–4719 Filed 8–29–05; 8:45 am] audience moves towards retirement and is faced with an increase in free time. The intent of the marketing campaign will be to recruit baby boomers to various Corporation programs, as well as to volunteer service in general. In holding meetings to discuss the Corporation’s draft campaign concepts for baby boomers, we are interested in receiving comments from individuals born between the years of 1946 and 1964. DATES: Discussions will be tentatively scheduled on the following dates, in the following locations: Boston, Massachusetts on September 9, 2005; Seattle, Washington on September 12, 2005; and Detroit, Michigan on September 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: For information on meeting times and locations, please contact Shannon Maynard, Office of Public Affairs, Corporation for National and Community Service, by email at smaynard@cns.gov or by phone at (202) 606–6713. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Maynard, Office of Public Affairs, Corporation for National and Community Service, by e-mail at smaynard@cns.gov or by phone at (202) 606–6713. Dated: August 23, 2005. Sandy Scott, Acting Director, Office of Public Affairs. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 082305D]


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 meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held September 12 16, 2005.

ADDRESSES: These meetings will be held at the Wyndham Bourbon Orleans, 
717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne E. Swingle, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Council

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

1:30 p.m. Convene.
1:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Receive public testimony on (a) Final Reef Fish 
Amendment 18A/Environmental Assessment (EA), (b) Final Red Grouper 
Regulatory Amendment, and (c) Exempted fishing permits (if any).
5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Receive the Budget/Personnel Committee Report.
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Receive the Mackerel Management Committee 
Report.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Receive the joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Management 
Committees Report.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Receive the Reef Fish Management Committee Report.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Receive the Migratory Species Management Committee 
Report.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Receive the joint Reef Fish/Mackerel/Red Drum 
Committees Report.
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Receive the Administrative Policy Committee 
Report.

Friday, September 16, 2005

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Receive the Enforcement Reports.
8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Receive the Regional Administrator's Report.
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Receive the State Director's Reports.
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Other Business.
10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Election of Chair and Vice-Chair.

Committee

Monday, September 12, 2005

8:30 a.m. - 12 noon - The Reef Fish Management Committee will review 
public hearing summaries, public letters, Advisory Panel (AP)

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recommendations, Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 
recommendations, Federal recommendations and committee recommendations 
on Final Reef Fish Amendment 18A/EA, which addresses the grouper 
fishery and make recommendations to Council. The Committee will review 
Public Hearing Draft Reef Fish Amendment 26 for a red snapper 
individual fishing quota (IFQ) program and may modify their preferred 
alternatives for management measures for public hearings. The Committee 
will then review the Final Red Grouper Regulatory Amendment and make 
recommendations to Council.
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Management 
Committees will review Red Snapper Management Scenarios based on the 
data provided by the new red snapper stock assessment conducted under 
the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, which yields 
a peer-reviewed assessment. The Committees will review a scoping 
document for a Regulatory Amendment on bycatch reduction device (BRD) 
certification criterion and certification of new BRDs. The Committees 
will then review a scoping document for a joint Reef Fish/Shrimp 
amendment targeted at reducing shrimp trawl by-catch; bycatch in the 
directed reef fish fishery; and effort limitation alternatives for the 
shrimp fishery.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - The joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Committees will reconvene 
to complete their work.
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - The Mackerel Management Committee will meet to 
discuss setting a control date for the Spanish mackerel fisheries.
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - The Budget/Personnel Committee will meet to 
review the Council's CY 2006 Operating Budget.
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - The Migratory Species Management Committee will 
hear a presentation on a proposed highly migratory species (HMS) 
amendment.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - The Administrative Policy Committee will meet to 
review current SSC Operations. They will also discuss the possibility 
of holding a Joint SSC/Council meeting and a Joint AP/Council Meeting. 
The Committee will then consider a 2-year term for Council Chair and 
Vice-Chair, and discuss the pros and cons of limiting Council meetings 
to 4 or 5 per year.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the Council and Committees 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 these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees 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. The established times for addressing 
items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the 
timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order 
to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on 
the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the 
date established in this notice.

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 September 1, 2005.

    Dated: August 24, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-4719 Filed 8-29-05; 8:45 am]
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