New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 76448-76449 [E5-7829]

Download as PDF 76448 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 27, 2005 / Notices • Written and oral comment at the June 11–16, 2006, Pacific Council meeting: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council, phone: 503–820– 2280, fax: 503–820–2299 and email: john.devore@noaa.gov; or Ms. Yvonne de Reynier NMFS, Northwest Region, phone: 206–526–6129, fax: 206–526– 6426 and e-mail: yvonne.dereynier@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access This Federal Register document is available on the Government Printing Office’s Web site at: http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index/html. Scoping and Public Involvement Description of the Proposal The proposed action with a description of the proposal was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2005 (70 FR 70054). bjneal on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Preliminary Identification of Environmental Issues A principal objective of this scoping and public input process is to identify potentially significant impacts to the human environment that should be analyzed in depth in the intersector allocation EIS. Concomitant with identification of those impacts to be analyzed in depth is identification and elimination from detailed study of issues that are not significant or which have been covered in prior environmental reviews. This narrowing is intended to allow greater focus on those impacts that are potentially most significant. Impacts on the following components of the biological and physical environment will be evaluated: (1) Essential fish habitat and ecosystems; (2) protected species listed under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act and their habitat; and (3) the fishery management unit, including target and non-target fish stocks. Socioeconomic impacts are also considered in terms of the effect changes will have on the following groups: (1) Those who participate in harvesting the fishery resources and other living marine resources (for commercial, subsistence, or recreational purposes); (2) those who process and market fish and fish products; (3) those who are involved in allied support industries; (4) those who rely on living marine resources in the management area; (5) those who consume fish products; (6) those who benefit from non-consumptive use (e.g., wildlife viewing); (7) those who do not VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:54 Dec 23, 2005 Jkt 208001 use the resource, but derive benefit from it by virtue of its existence, the option to use it, or the bequest of the resource to future generations; (8) those involved in managing and monitoring fisheries; and (9) fishing communities. Analysis of the effects of the alternatives on these groups will be presented in a manner that allows the identification of any disproportionate impacts on low income and minority segments of the identified groups, impacts on small entities, and cumulative impacts. Additional comment is sought on other types of impacts that should be considered or specific impacts to which particular attention should be paid within these categories. Scoping is an early and open process for identifying the scope of notable issues related to proposed alternatives (including status quo and other alternatives identified during the scoping process). A principal objective of the scoping and public input process is to identify a reasonable set of alternatives that, with adequate analysis, sharply define critical issues and provide a clear basis for distinguishing among those alternatives and selecting a preferred alternative. The public scoping process provides the public with the opportunity to comment on the range of alternatives. The scope of the alternatives to be analyzed should be broad enough for the Pacific Council and NMFS to make informed decisions on whether an alternative should be developed and, if so, how it should be designed, and to assess other changes to the FMP and regulations necessary for the implementation of the alternative. Written comments will be accepted at the Pacific Council office through May 24, 2006 (see ADDRESSES). Written and oral comments will be accepted at the Pacific Council meeting in Foster City, CA from Sunday June 11 through Friday, June 16, 2006 (see ADDRESSES). Public scoping meetings will be announced in the Federal Register at a later date and posted on the Pacific Council Web site. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 20, 2005. John H. Dunnigan, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–7847 Filed 12–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 121905C] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Habitat/MPA Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Best Western Mystic, 9 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355; telephone: (860) 536–4281. 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 items of discussion in the committee’s agenda are as follows: 1. The Committee will continue work on elements of the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Omnibus Amendment 2 including, but not limited to: review and refinement of EFH designations and consideration of Habitat Areas of Particular Concern. 2. The Committee will discuss issues relevant to the Ecosystems Pilot Project, including: • A presentation on the interface of coastal pollution and marine fisheries productivity • A review the Stakeholder Workshop results • Future directions for the Pilot Project 3. There will be a closed session to consider Habitat Advisory Panel membership. 4. The Committee may consider other topics at their 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 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 27, 2005 / Notices 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 (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: December 21, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–7829 Filed 12–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Board of Visitors Meeting Defense Acquisition University. AGENCY: ACTION: Board of Visitors Meeting. SUMMARY: The next meeting of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Board of Visitors (BoV) will be held at Defense Acquisition University-Fort Belvoir, VA. The purpose of this meeting is to report back to the BoV on continuing items of interest. DATES: 1500. Scott Hall, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Patricia Cizmadia at 703–805–5134. The meeting is open to the public; however, because of space limitations, allocation of seating will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons desiring to attend the meeting should call Ms. Patricia Cizmadia at 703–805–5134. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: bjneal on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period and a Public Hearing Meeting for the Realistic Bomber Initiative Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD. Notice to advise the public of our intent to provide a 45-day extension of the public comment period and a public hearing meeting for the Realistic Bomber Initiative Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 1500–1508), and Air Force’s Environmental Impact Analysis Process as implemented by 32 CFR part 989, the United States Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice to advise the public of our intent to provide a 45-day extension of the public comment period for the Realistic Bomber Initiative Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The original comment period was scheduled to close on 3 Jan 2006 (Federal Register: November 18, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 222)] [Notices] [Page 69967–69968]. The comment period now ends on 17 February 2006. A public hearing meeting will also be held during the extended comment period at Lubbock, High School Auditorium, 2004 19th Street, Lubbock Texas, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday 28 January 2006. The meeting will begin with an open house with displays, followed at 2 p.m. by an Air Force presentation on the analysis, and the formal public hearing comment session. The meeting will end by 5 P.M. or when the last comment is recorded. DATES: January 25, 2006 from 0900– Dated: December 20, 2005. L. M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–24441 Filed 12–23–05; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please submit written comments to Ms. Sheryl Parker, RBTI SEIS Project Manager, HQ ACC/A7ZP, P.O. Box 65399, Langley AFB, VA 23665–5399. For additional information, please contact the 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office, Dyess AFB, at 1–325– 696–2861 or 1–877–843–9280. Lawrence Shade, Acting, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7832 Filed 12–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:54 Dec 23, 2005 Jkt 208001 76449 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for a Permit Application for a Proposed Marine Terminal Expansion at Piers D, E and F in the Middle Harbor District of the Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, DoD. ACTION: Revised Notice of Intent (NOI). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is considering an application for Section 404 and Section 10 permits to conduct dredge and fill activities to redevelop and consolidate two existing container terminals for the construction of a 342-acre marine terminal including redevelopment of 294 acres of existing land and the placement of dredged material in open water to create 48 acres of new land. The primary reason for the revised notice of intent is because the proposed terminal expansion project has been modified to utilize additional existing land to reduce the amount of fill in open water by approximately 20 acres. The primary Federal concern is the dredging and discharging of materials within waters of the Unites States and potential significant impacts to the human environment. Therefore, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps is requiring the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prior to consideration of any permit action. The Corps may ultimately make a determination to permit or deny the above project, or permit or deny modified versions of the above project. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port of Long Beach will serve as Lead Agency for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for its consideration of development approvals within its jurisdiction. The Corps and the Port of Long Beach have agreed to jointly prepare a Draft EIS/EIR in order to optimize efficiency and avoid duplication. The Draft EIS/EIR is intended to be sufficient in scope to address both the Federal and the State and local requirements and environmental issues concerning the proposed activities and permit approvals. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments and questions regarding scoping of the Draft EIS/EIR may be E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 247 (Tuesday, December 27, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 121905C]


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Habitat/MPA Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New 
England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 9 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Best Western Mystic, 9 
Whitehall Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355; telephone: (860) 536-4281.
    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 items of discussion in the committee's 
agenda are as follows:
    1. The Committee will continue work on elements of the Essential 
Fish Habitat (EFH) Omnibus Amendment 2 including, but not limited to: 
review and refinement of EFH designations and consideration of Habitat 
Areas of Particular Concern.
    2. The Committee will discuss issues relevant to the Ecosystems 
Pilot Project, including:
     A presentation on the interface of coastal pollution and 
marine fisheries productivity
     A review the Stakeholder Workshop results
     Future directions for the Pilot Project
    3. There will be a closed session to consider Habitat Advisory 
Panel membership.
    4. The Committee may consider other topics at their 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

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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 (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: December 21, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-7829 Filed 12-23-05; 8:45 am]
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