Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings, 5249-5250 [E6-1336]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / Notices ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to David Bizot, 301–713–7268 or David.Bizot@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. 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Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 26, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–1299 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 012506B] Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). This will be the first of two meetings held in fiscal year 2006 to review and advise NOAA on management policies for living marine resources. Agenda topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. All sessions will be open to the public. DATES: The meetings will be held February 14–15, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 16, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the International Game Fish Association, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5249 Requests for special accommodations may be directed to MAFAC, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway #9508, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive Director; telephone: (301) 713–2379 x171. As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of meetings of MAFAC. MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, 1971, to advise the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. This committee advises and reviews the adequacy of living marine resource policies and programs to meet the needs of commercial and recreational fisheries, and environmental, state, consumer, academic, tribal, governmental and other national interests. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matters to be Considered February 14, 2006 The meeting will begin with remarks from Roy Crabtree, Southeast Regional Administrator for NMFS, and William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries. Next, the committee will receive an update on offshore aquaculture. There will also be a discussion of NMFS’ role in seafood health and safety issues. The afternoon will include updates on international affairs and hurricane impacts and recovery in the Gulf of Mexico. February 15, 2006 In the morning, the committee will be given an update on the status of litigation and briefed on MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization. There will also be a discussion of overfishing. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss recreational fishing issues. Discussions on recreational fishing and seafood health may continue in two separate breakout groups. February 16, 2006 The committee will reconvene to receive and discuss any breakout group reports. The rest of the morning will be devoted to administrative issues, such as the assignment of new members to subcommittees, determining the dates and locations of future meetings, and identifying follow-up assignments. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 5250 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / Notices Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive Director; telephone: (301) 713–2379 x171. Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Dated: January 27, 2006. Gordon J. 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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect and cumulative effects of two water supply projects being proposed collectively as the Halligan-Seaman Water Management Project. Construction of the proposed Project(s) will result in temporary and permanent impacts to jurisdictional waters of the United States, thereby requiring Clean Water Act Section 404 permits. The Cities of Fort Collins and Greeley (Cities), and six other water providers (Participants), have proposed the Project(s) to provide drought protection of existing and future water demands, more efficiency in managing Participants’ existing or future water rights, some operational redundancy, and possibly environmental benefits. Construction of the proposed Project(s) involves enlargement of two existing reservoirs: Halligan Reservoir and Milton Seamen Reservoir (Seaman Reservoir), resulting in approximately 88,592 acre-feet of additional storage capacity in the Cache la Poudre River Basin. The HalliganSeaman Water Management Project would be a non-federal project constructed, owned and operated by the Cities and/or Participants. DATES: Scoping meetings will be held: 1. February 23, 2006, 4 to 8 p.m., Livermore, CO. 2. February 27, 2006, 4 to 8 p.m., Fort Collins, CO. 3. February 28, 2006, 4 to 8 p.m., Greeley, CO. ADDRESSES: The scoping meeting locations are: 1. February 23, 2006, at The Livermore Community Church, 160 Red Feather Lakes, Livermore, CO. 2. February 27, 2006, at the Lincoln Center, Canyon Room, 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO. 3. February 28, 2006, at the Bunk House at Island Grove, 501 North 14th Avenue, Greeley, CO. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments regarding the proposed action and EIS should be addressed to Chandler Peter, Project PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2232 Dell Range Blvd., Suite 210, Cheyenne, WY 82009; (307) 772–2300 chandler.j.peter@usace.army.mil. For special needs (visual or hearing impaired, Spanish Translator, etc.) requests during scoping meetings, please call Chandler Peter by February 15, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The COE will be conducting public scoping meetings at three locations (See DATES and ADDRESSES) to describe the Project(s), the NEPA compliance process, and to solicit input on the issues and alternatives to be evaluated, and other related matters. Written comments for scoping will be accepted, until March 17, 2006. The COE has prepared a Scoping Document to familiarize other agencies, the public and interested organizations with the proposed Project(s) and potential environmental issues that may be involved. Copies of the Scoping Document will be available at the public Scoping Meetings or can be requested by mail. The Participants are composed of water providers in the region and include three water districts collectively known as the Tri-District including North Weld County Water District, Fort Collins-Loveland Water District, and East Larimer County Water District, the City of Evans, the North Poudre Irrigation Company, and the Water Supply and Storage Company. The Cities have proposed a preferred configuration of the Project(s) which involves the construction of new, larger dams immediately downstream of the existing Halligan and Seaman dams. Water stored in the expanded reservoirs will address needs associated with municipal and industrial water demands as well as some agricultural demands. Preliminary analyses by the Cities indicate that the enlarged reservoirs will fill primarily during the summer and fall months from North Fork Poudre River flows. Seaman Reservoir will also fill via a pump station on the Poudre River mainstem near the dam site. Small releases are proposed throughout the year on a periodic basis to maximize operational efficiency. The cities anticipate that both reservoirs are expected to remain mostly full except during drought periods. The EIS will be prepared according to the COE’s procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c), and consistent with the COE’s policy to facilitate public understanding and review of agency E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 1, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5249-5250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-1336]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 012506B]


Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of open public meetings.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings of the Marine Fisheries 
Advisory Committee (MAFAC). This will be the first of two meetings held 
in fiscal year 2006 to review and advise NOAA on management policies 
for living marine resources. Agenda topics are provided under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. All sessions will be 
open to the public.

DATES: The meetings will be held February 14-15, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m. and February 16, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the International Game Fish 
Association, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004.
    Requests for special accommodations may be directed to MAFAC, 
Office of Constituent Services, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 
East-West Highway 9508, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive 
Director; telephone: (301) 713-2379 x171.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given 
of meetings of MAFAC. MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, 1971, to advise the Secretary on 
all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. This committee advises and reviews the adequacy 
of living marine resource policies and programs to meet the needs of 
commercial and recreational fisheries, and environmental, state, 
consumer, academic, tribal, governmental and other national interests.

Matters to be Considered

February 14, 2006

    The meeting will begin with remarks from Roy Crabtree, Southeast 
Regional Administrator for NMFS, and William T. Hogarth, Assistant 
Administrator for Fisheries. Next, the committee will receive an update 
on offshore aquaculture. There will also be a discussion of NMFS' role 
in seafood health and safety issues. The afternoon will include updates 
on international affairs and hurricane impacts and recovery in the Gulf 
of Mexico.

February 15, 2006

    In the morning, the committee will be given an update on the status 
of litigation and briefed on Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act reauthorization. There will also be a discussion of 
overfishing. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss recreational 
fishing issues. Discussions on recreational fishing and seafood health 
may continue in two separate breakout groups.

February 16, 2006

    The committee will reconvene to receive and discuss any breakout 
group reports. The rest of the morning will be devoted to 
administrative issues, such as the assignment of new members to 
subcommittees, determining the dates and locations of future meetings, 
and identifying follow-up assignments.

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Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Laurel Bryant, MAFAC Executive 
Director; telephone: (301) 713-2379 x171.

    Dated: January 27, 2006.
Gordon J. Helm,
Acting Director, Office of Constituent Services, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-1336 Filed 1-31-06; 8:45 am]
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