Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Public Meeting, 5816-5817 [E6-1486]

Download as PDF 5816 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2006 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Silva, Fishery Management Specialist, phone 978–281–9326. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coonamessett Farm submitted an application for an EFP on December 27, 2005, for an experiment funded by the Sea Scallop Research Set Aside Program. The experiment would investigate whether requiring vessels to land scallops in a standardized scallop bag would be a viable method of determining compliance with the Sea Scallop Access Area possession limit. This EFP is requested to allow vessels testing a standardized scallop bag to exceed Sea Scallop Access Area possession limits, which are currently set at 18,000 lb (8,165 kg) (see 50 CFR 648.60(a)(5)). While the standardized scallop bag will be used in numbers intended to achieve the 18,000 lb (8,165 kg) possession limit, it is possible that on some experimental trips the use of the standardized bag will result in a landings in excess of 18,000 lb (8,165 kg). To test the standardized bag, Coonamessett Farm proposes to conduct 24 sea scallop access area trips. Prior to departure, each vessel will be issued a number of bags and required to land its catch of scallops in them. The catch from each trip will be examined to determine if a standardized bag can be used to achieve the 18,000 lb (8,165 kg) possession limit. The 24 trips will occur throughout the Access Area open seasons in the Georges Bank Access Areas and the Hudson Canyon Access Area. The specific design and construction of the standardized scallop bag will be determined prior to the issuance of the EFPs. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 31, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1478 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 013006E] hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting to refine Internet Mapping System. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Feb 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting to refine its Internet Mapping System in St. Petersburg, FL. The workshop will take place March 7–8, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Avenue, S.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701; telephone: (727) 896–8626; fax: (727) 893–2947. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407–4699. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will take place from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. on March 7, 2006 and from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. on March 8, 2006. Invited participants representing scientific and mapping expertise will meet to continue to refine the Council’s Internet Mapping System (IMS) with additional datasets and improved functionality. The Council’s IMS, as designed through a contract with the Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Resources Institute, incorporates datasets, metadata, and images provided through cooperative efforts of several agencies. Continued collection and refinement of the IMS will assist the Council in the development of its Fishery Ecosystem Plan. Information provided on the site is accessible to the public at http:// map.mapwise.com/safmc. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 3 days prior to the meetings. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: January 31, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1485 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 013006F] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the Deepwater Coral Research and Monitoring Plan Development Workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will conduct a workshop to continue development of the Council’s Deepwater Coral Research and Monitoring Plan in St. Petersburg, FL. DATES: The workshop will take place March 9–10, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Avenue, S.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701; telephone: (727) 896–8626; fax: (727) 893–2947. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407–4699. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Invited workshop participants will meet from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on March 9, 2006 and from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on March 10, 2006 to complete a draft of the Council’s Deepwater Coral Research and Monitoring Plan. This workshop is a follow up to one held in 2004. The workshop is designed to consolidate and refine sections of the draft document that have been developed through the use of a web portal. When completed, the detailed research and monitoring plan will be immediately integrated into the Council’s developing E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2006 / Notices Fishery Ecosystem Plan and support long-term research needs for the proposed deepwater Lophelia coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern. In addition, the research plan will also comprise the South Atlantic component of NOAA’s national strategy for research and monitoring of deepwater coral communities. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: January 31, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1486 Filed 2–2–06; 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. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Feb 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the fourth round of data collection for the Longitudinal Evaluation of AmeriCorps. This long term study is based on the hypothesis that participation in national service may lead to measurable outcomes for AmeriCorps participants. Earlier rounds of data collection were conducted at baseline, and at 12 and 36 months after baseline. The study uses a quasi-experimental design to assess program impacts on program participants. 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 listed in the ADDRESSES section by April 4, 2006. 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, Attention: Lillian Dote, Program Officer, Office of Research and Policy Development, Room 10901A, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom, at Room 8102C, at the street 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) 606–3464, Attention: Lillian Dote, Program Officer, Office of Research and Policy Development. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: ldote@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Dote at (202) 606–6984 or by email at ldote@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5817 • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background AmeriCorps is a national program, administered by the Corporation that provides grants to nonprofit organizations and government entities to support members and volunteers serving in national and local community service programs. The proposed 7-year follow-up telephone survey will be completed by longitudinal sample members including former AmeriCorps members and their counterparts in the comparison group. The study includes participants from AmeriCorps*State and National and the AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Current Action The Corporation seeks renewal of its earlier application. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Longitudinal Study of AmeriCorps. OMB Number: 3045–0070. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Participants in Longitudinal Study of AmeriCorps. Total Respondents: Treatment Group: 2, 228 former AmeriCorps members. Comparison Group: 1,925 individuals. Total: 4,153 respondents. Frequency: Periodically. Average Time Per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,115 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: January 30, 2006. Robert Grimm, Director, Office of Research and Policy Development. [FR Doc. E6–1456 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5816-5817]
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[FR Doc No: E6-1486]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 013006F]


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of the Deepwater Coral Research and Monitoring Plan 
Development Workshop.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
conduct a workshop to continue development of the Council's Deepwater 
Coral Research and Monitoring Plan in St. Petersburg, FL.

DATES: The workshop will take place March 9-10, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Florida Fish and Wildlife 
Research Institute, 100 Eighth Avenue, S.E., St. Petersburg, FL 33701; 
telephone: (727) 896-8626; fax: (727) 893-2947.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One 
Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407-4699.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: 
(843) 769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Invited workshop participants will meet from 
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on March 9, 2006 and from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on 
March 10, 2006 to complete a draft of the Council's Deepwater Coral 
Research and Monitoring Plan. This workshop is a follow up to one held 
in 2004. The workshop is designed to consolidate and refine sections of 
the draft document that have been developed through the use of a web 
portal. When completed, the detailed research and monitoring plan will 
be immediately integrated into the Council's developing

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Fishery Ecosystem Plan and support long-term research needs for the 
proposed deepwater Lophelia coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern. 
In addition, the research plan will also comprise the South Atlantic 
component of NOAA's national strategy for research and monitoring of 
deepwater coral communities.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may be 
discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during 
this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically 
listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of 
this document 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 intent to take final action to address 
the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the 
Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings.
    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject 
to change.

    Dated: January 31, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-1486 Filed 2-2-06; 8:45 am]
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