New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 2913-2914 [E6-455]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2006 / Notices •Reports from petitioners •Discussion regarding adequacy of the reports to address the FMP Framework Provision •Discussion of data needs •Discussion of time and location of public workshops •Wrap up and general discussion of the process Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the SMZ Monitoring Team 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 SMZ Monitoring Team will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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. Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations This meeting is 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) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: January 12, 2006. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–456 Filed 1–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011106E] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 3-day Council meeting on January 31, and February 1 and 2, 2006, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). 15:06 Jan 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Following introductions, the Council will receive reports from the Council Chairman and Executive Director, the NMFS Regional Administrator, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NMFS Enforcement and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Joint New England and Mid-Atlantic Council Trawl Survey Committee. During the morning session, the Council will review the Habitat Committee’s work on development of essential fish habitat (EFH) designation alternatives and alternatives for Habitat Areas of Particular Concern, both under consideration for inclusion in the New England Fishery Management Council’s (NEFMC) Omnibus EFH Amendment 2. Following a lunch break, there will be an open public comment period to address items not listed on the agenda. A public hearing is then scheduled to receive comments on the revised proposed action (with additional analyses) under consideration for Amendment 1 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This will be followed by a Council vote to approve the final Herring FMP management measures and completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Wednesday, February 1, 2006 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting VerDate Aug<31>2005 The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, through Thursday, February 2, 2006, beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay,88 Spring Street, Portland, ME; telephone: (207) 775–2311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: During the morning session of the meeting the Magnuson-Stevens Act Committee will provide recommendations for Council approval concerning NEFMC positions on a bill currently before Congress. This will be followed by a Stock Assessment Public Review Workshop during which the status of whiting, mackerel, and Illex squid will be reviewed along details of the multispecies virtual population analysis used. The remainder the day will be spent on groundfish-related issues. The Council intends to approve final action on Framework Adjustment PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2913 42 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP. Measures may include changes to daysat-sea (DAS) allocations or use, possession limits and gear requirements for commercial vessels. They may also address recreational fishing measures, extension of the DAS leasing and transfer programs and Special Access Programs, and possible renewal of the Category B (regular) DAS Program. Framework Adjustment 3 to the Monkfish FMP also will be discussed and possibly approved under the groundfish agenda item, given that it may be incorporated into Framework 42. If approved, measures would prohibit both limited access multispecies and monkfish permit holders from using a multispecies B regular DAS when fishing on a monkfish DAS. A third subject to be addressed during discussions on groundfish involves consideration of a control date for party/charter boats in the Northeast. If approved, vessels participating in the fishery after the control date may be treated differently than those in the fishery prior to implementation of the control date. Thursday, February 2, 2006 The Council will receive a report on the Ecosystems Pilot Project stakeholder workshops, a presentation on coastal pollution and marine fisheries productivity, and recommendations from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and Social Sciences Advisory Committee about future directions concerning the incorporation of ecosystems principles into fisheries management programs. The Research Steering Committee will report on its review of completed research projects and research priorities for 2006. During the final agenda item the Scallop Committee will ask the Council for approval of a scoping document for Amendment 11 to the Scallop FMP. The intent of the action contemplated is to provide more effective management for the general category scallop fishery and to change the scallop fishing year. Future scallop management actions and their timelines also will be discussed. The Council also will consider and may approve a recommendation from the Capacity Committee to allow permit stacking for limited access scallop vessels. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 2914 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2006 / Notices under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that 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: January 12, 2006. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–455 Filed 1–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 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. Dated: January 12, 2006. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–451 Filed 1–17–06; 8:45 am] [I.D. 011106D] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting BILLING CODE 3510–22–S National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Halibut Charter Guidelines Harvest Level (GHL) Committee will meet in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The meetings will be held on February 1, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and February 2, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the North Pacific Research Board Conference Room, 1007 W. 3rd Avenue, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99501. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Halibut Charter GHL Committee will review the GHL analysis and provide comments to the Council, as well as to provide recommendations to revise the GHL program with the following possible amendments: (1) link GHL to halibut abundance; (2) divide Areas 2C & 3A GHLs into sub-regions; (3) establish a moratorium on new entrants; (4) establish a valid reporting system for the halibut charter fishery. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:06 Jan 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 Agenda: Discuss proposal for State waters cod fishery near Adak. 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 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. Dated: January 12, 2006. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–452 Filed 1–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE [I.D. 011106G] GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council)/Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Council/BOF will meet on February 3, 2006 at the Fourth Avenue Theatre. DATES: The meeting will be held on February 3, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Fourth Avenue Theatre, 630 West 4th Avenue, Lathrop Room, Anchorage, AK 99501. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Council staff, telephone: (907) 271– 2809. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0026] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Change Order Accounting Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0026). AGENCIES: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning change order accounting. This OMB clearance expires on April 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011106E]


New England 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 New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
a 3-day Council meeting on January 31, and February 1 and 2, 2006, to 
consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive 
economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, through 
Thursday, February 2, 2006, beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 
a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay,88 
Spring Street, Portland, ME; telephone: (207) 775-2311.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

    Following introductions, the Council will receive reports from the 
Council Chairman and Executive Director, the NMFS Regional 
Administrator, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel and 
representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, NMFS Enforcement and the 
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Joint New England 
and Mid-Atlantic Council Trawl Survey Committee. During the morning 
session, the Council will review the Habitat Committee's work on 
development of essential fish habitat (EFH) designation alternatives 
and alternatives for Habitat Areas of Particular Concern, both under 
consideration for inclusion in the New England Fishery Management 
Council's (NEFMC) Omnibus EFH Amendment 2. Following a lunch break, 
there will be an open public comment period to address items not listed 
on the agenda. A public hearing is then scheduled to receive comments 
on the revised proposed action (with additional analyses) under 
consideration for Amendment 1 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP). This will be followed by a Council vote to 
approve the final Herring FMP management measures and completion of the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

    During the morning session of the meeting the Magnuson-Stevens Act 
Committee will provide recommendations for Council approval concerning 
NEFMC positions on a bill currently before Congress. This will be 
followed by a Stock Assessment Public Review Workshop during which the 
status of whiting, mackerel, and Illex squid will be reviewed along 
details of the multispecies virtual population analysis used. The 
remainder the day will be spent on groundfish-related issues. The 
Council intends to approve final action on Framework Adjustment 42 to 
the Northeast Multispecies FMP. Measures may include changes to days-
at-sea (DAS) allocations or use, possession limits and gear 
requirements for commercial vessels. They may also address recreational 
fishing measures, extension of the DAS leasing and transfer programs 
and Special Access Programs, and possible renewal of the Category B 
(regular) DAS Program. Framework Adjustment 3 to the Monkfish FMP also 
will be discussed and possibly approved under the groundfish agenda 
item, given that it may be incorporated into Framework 42. If approved, 
measures would prohibit both limited access multispecies and monkfish 
permit holders from using a multispecies B regular DAS when fishing on 
a monkfish DAS. A third subject to be addressed during discussions on 
groundfish involves consideration of a control date for party/charter 
boats in the Northeast. If approved, vessels participating in the 
fishery after the control date may be treated differently than those in 
the fishery prior to implementation of the control date.

Thursday, February 2, 2006

    The Council will receive a report on the Ecosystems Pilot Project 
stakeholder workshops, a presentation on coastal pollution and marine 
fisheries productivity, and recommendations from the Council's 
Scientific and Statistical Committee and Social Sciences Advisory 
Committee about future directions concerning the incorporation of 
ecosystems principles into fisheries management programs. The Research 
Steering Committee will report on its review of completed research 
projects and research priorities for 2006. During the final agenda item 
the Scallop Committee will ask the Council for approval of a scoping 
document for Amendment 11 to the Scallop FMP. The intent of the action 
contemplated is to provide more effective management for the general 
category scallop fishery and to change the scallop fishing year. Future 
scallop management actions and their timelines also will be discussed. 
The Council also will consider and may approve a recommendation from 
the Capacity Committee to allow permit stacking for limited access 
scallop vessels.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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

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under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided that 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: January 12, 2006.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-455 Filed 1-17-06; 8:45 am]
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