Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 55114-55115 [E5-5123]

Download as PDF 55114 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices NMFS Management Report (includes update on Amendment 79) U.S. Coast Guard Report Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) Report U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report Protected Species Report (Report on Right Whale critical habitat designation; receive report on Board of Fisheries/ North Pacific Fishery Management Council pollock fishery subcommittee; update on Endangered Species Act (ESA) Salmon consultation; Fishery Management Plan (FMP) level Biological Opinion (BiOp) discussion/ schedule) 10. Groundfish Management Initial review EA and proposed specifications for 2006/07, Review Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) ecosystem chapter, Rockfish Management, review discussion paper (T); Review discussion paper on BSAI pollock A-season start date; Review strawman problem statement and alternatives for Bering Sea Habitat Conservation/Essential Fish Habitat. (T) 2. Halibut Charter Guideline Harvest Levels (GHLs) Status Report and action as necessary. Review Halibut Charter Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQ) letter from Dr. Hogarth. 12. Crab Management Review SAFE report for Crab Management. 13. Staff Tasking 3. Community Development Quotas (CDQ) Issues Initial review of Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review (EA/RIR) on management CDQ reserves; report from Blue Ribbon Panel, update on Amendment 71 and status on CDQ allocation process and action as necessary. 4. Improved Retention/Improved Utilization (IR/IU) Initial review of Amendment 80 Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (EA/RIR/IRFA) (Head and Gut Cooperatives); Select preliminary preferred alternative. 5. Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Salmon Bycatch Final action on EA/RIR for Amendment 84; Discuss package B; review alternatives and timelines for analysis; SSC workshop on salmon stock ID; review cooperative salmon research. 8. Bairdi Crab Split Final action on amendment. 9. Halibut/Sablefish IFQ Program Initial review of omnibus amendment package (T). Jkt 205001 Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at 907–271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 7.Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Rationalization Review preliminary community data; review other data and information and revise alternatives/options as appropriate; review crab and salmon bycatch data, alternatives, and options. 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 14. Other Business The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. SSC Operations 2. IR/IU 3. BSAI Salmon Bycatch 4. CDQ Issues 5. Halibut/Sablefish IFQs 6. Groundfish Management 7. Ecosystem Approaches 8. Crab Management The Advisory Panel will address the same agenda issues as the Council. September 14, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainablw Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–5122 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] 6. BSAI Pacific Cod Allocations Review alternatives, components, and options, action as necessary. VerDate Aug<31>2005 11. Ecosystem Approaches Status report on Aleutian Island Fishery Ecosystem Plan and Ecosystem Approach Management. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 091405C] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Highly PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) and Ad Hoc Highly Migratory Species Management Committee (HMSMC) will hold work sessions, which are open to the public. DATES: The HMSMT work session will be Monday, October 3, 2005, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Tuesday, October 4, 2005, beginning at 8 a.m. until business is completed, the HMSMT will hold a joint work session with the HMSMC. The HMSMT may continue its own work on Tuesday after the joint session ends, time permitting. ADDRESSES: The work sessions will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Large Conference Room, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, Room D–203, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 546–7000. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Fishery Management Council (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The main purpose of the HMSMT work session is to further develop a preliminary range of alternatives for the modification of the annual August 15 through November 15 prohibition on drift gillnet fishing in federal and state waters in Monterey Bay, California and vicinity north to the 45 N latitude intersect with the Oregon Coast (66 FR 44549). The HMSMT discussed preliminary concepts for alternatives at their August 3–5, 2005, meeting. At this meeting they will further develop these alternatives and review available analyses. These alternatives will then be presented to the Council at their October 31– November 4, 2005, meeting, when the Council will consider adopting a range of alternatives for public review. The purpose of the joint session of the HMSMT and HMSMC is to consider initial proposals which would allow prosecution of a pelagic longline fishery for swordfish while not increasing the overall incidental take of Endangered Species Act-listed sea turtles. These work sessions are for the purpose of developing information for the Council’s consideration at a future Council meeting; no management actions will be decided by the HMSMT or HMSMC at these work sessions. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meetings are 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 five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 14, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–5123 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the proposed renewal of its Volunteer Service Hour Tracking Tool (Record of Service). The Record of Service was established in 2002 as a tool to help Americans answer the President’s call to service and keep track of their volunteer service hours. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 listed in the ADDRESSES section by November 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Public Affairs; Attention Kari Dunn, Executive Director, President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 8410 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3460, Attention Kari Dunn, Executive Director, President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: kdunn@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kari Dunn, (202) 606–6708, or by e-mail at kdunn@cns.gov. 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Background In January of 2002, in his State of the Union Address, President Bush called on all Americans to dedicate 4,000 hours or two years of their lives to volunteer service. He created the USA Freedom Corps, a coordinating office at the White House, to oversee these efforts and to bring increased attention to the ways in which the Administration could work together to enhance opportunities for all Americans to serve their PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55115 neighbors and their nation. The response has been positive. Last year, 64.5 million Americans volunteered, an increase of more than 5 million since 2002. In support of the President’s call to service, the Corporation created an electronic Record of Service to provide the general public a way to track their service activities and individually record their volunteer service hours. Use of this tracking tool is 100 percent electronic in that users establish a user ID and password that automatically creates an account which is only accessible to that individual user. The Record of Service can only be updated by the user who established the account. The Record of Service has received heavy public use and is a primary way for individuals to track their eligibility for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Individuals may link to this tracking tool through the USA Freedom Corps Web site at http:// www.usafreedomcorps.gov or the President’s Volunteer Service Award Web site at, http:// www.presidentialserviceawards.gov. Current Action The Corporation seeks to renew the current Record of Service. The Record of Service will be used in the same manner as the existing Record of Service. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Volunteer Service Hour Tracking Tool. OMB Number: 3045–0077. Agency Number: None. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 091405C]


Pacific 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Highly 
Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) and Ad Hoc Highly Migratory 
Species Management Committee (HMSMC) will hold work sessions, which are 
open to the public.

DATES: The HMSMT work session will be Monday, October 3, 2005, from 8 
a.m. until 5 p.m. On Tuesday, October 4, 2005, beginning at 8 a.m. 
until business is completed, the HMSMT will hold a joint work session 
with the HMSMC. The HMSMT may continue its own work on Tuesday after 
the joint session ends, time permitting.

ADDRESSES: The work sessions will be held at the National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Large Conference 
Room, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, Room D-203, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 
546-7000.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The main purpose of the HMSMT work session 
is to further develop a preliminary range of alternatives for the 
modification of the annual August 15 through November 15 prohibition on 
drift gillnet fishing in federal and state waters in Monterey Bay, 
California and vicinity north to the 45 N latitude intersect with the 
Oregon Coast (66 FR 44549). The HMSMT discussed preliminary concepts 
for alternatives at their August 3-5, 2005, meeting. At this meeting 
they will further develop these alternatives and review available 
analyses. These alternatives will then be presented to the Council at 
their October 31-November 4, 2005, meeting, when the Council will 
consider adopting a range of alternatives for public review.
    The purpose of the joint session of the HMSMT and HMSMC is to 
consider initial proposals which would allow prosecution of a pelagic 
longline fishery for swordfish while not increasing the overall 
incidental take of Endangered Species Act-listed sea turtles. These 
work sessions are for the purpose of developing information for the 
Council's consideration at a future Council meeting; no management 
actions will be decided by the HMSMT or HMSMC at these work sessions.
    Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after 
publication of this document that

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require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been 
notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    The meetings are 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 
five days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: September 14, 2005.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-5123 Filed 9-19-05; 8:45 am]
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