Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 7742-7743 [E6-2013]

Download as PDF 7742 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 14, 2006 / Notices 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: February 8, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1994 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 020806D] 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. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Halibut Stakeholder Committee will meet in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held on February 27–28, 2006. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Birch-Willow 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: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Halibut Stakeholder Committee will develop two alternatives for the long term management of the halibut charter fishery. The alternatives would be considered by the North Pacific Council at its April 5–11, 2006 meeting. The committee will identify common VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:46 Feb 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 principles and goals to develop a problem statement and define two alternatives for a future analysis. One alternative would be an allocation based program. Elements to be included in the plan should include, but not be limited to: (1) A percentage based allocation that would float up and down with abundance in a fashion similar to the commercial longline Total Allowable Catch (TAC); (2) Subdivision of Area 2C and 3A into smaller geographic subdistricts, including time certain establishment of local area management plans (LAMPs) and super-exclusive registration areas; (3) Management measures that will be used to enforce the allocation, including: a) the current suite of measures to reduce harvests under the Guideline Harvest Level (GHL) (i.e., one trip per vessel per day, no harvest by skipper and crew, and annual limit of 5 or 6 fish per person (for Area 2C only));(b) Measures being pursued by the State of Alaska in 2006, including: (i) a halibut reporting requirement in charter boat logbooks with methodology to ensure accuracy; (ii) a proposed regulation to the Board of Fish to prohibit retention or harvest of fish by skipper and crew members when clients are on board; and (iii) limit the number of lines fished to the number of clients; (c) Other annual bag limits; (d) Limitations on days fished (either total number of days or by excluding specific days of the week); (e) Reduced daily limits including size limitations for the second fish caught; (f) Subtraction of any allocation exceedence from the following year’s allocation; (g) Federal moratorium or control date of December 9, 2006 and/ or a State limited entry program with delayed transferability; (h) Mechanisms which, if the charter harvest continues to grow, would allow for an orderly and compensated allocation shift from the longline sector to the charter sector, including the use of a charter stamp, which would generate funds to pay for management of the charter fishery and to buy longline shares to be converted into the charter allocation; (i) Exploration of delegation of some management aspects of the halibut sport fishery, including the charter sector, to the State of Alaska. A second alternative would be a modified Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program, including, but not be limited to: (1) The elements of the previously proposed (2001) charter IFQ program; (2) A modified IFQ program, including, but not be limited to, addressing potential legal vulnerabilities that may exist in the 2001 IFQ program. Such approaches PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 might include a ‘‘leveling’’ plan, other effort based mechanisms to update 1998 and 1999 history, new history approaches, an effort based transferable seat program, or other options; (3) Subdivision of Area 2C and 3A into smaller geographic sub-districts, including time certain establishment of LAMPs; (4) The use of a moratorium or control date of December 9, 2006; and (5) Other elements to be identified by the committee. 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: February 8, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–1995 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 020806G] Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The 91st meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene Tuesday, February 28, 2006, through Thursday March 2, 2006(see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times, dates, and agenda items). DATES: The SSC meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 14, 2006 / Notices February 28, 2006, through Thursday March 2, 2006. ADDRESSES: The SSC meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522– 8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: 808–522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Agenda for SSC Meeting 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2006 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Approval of the Minutes of the 90th Meeting 4. 2005 Status of Stocks Report to Congress 5. Insular Fisheries A. Bottomfish Management 1. MHI Bottomfish Overfishing Alternatives (FINAL ACTION) 2. Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center Report on Hawaii Bottomfish 3. The Ocean Conservancy Hawaii Bottomfish Assessment 4. Assessment of Existing and Designation of New State of Hawaii Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas 5. Report on Bottomfish Remote Camera Studies 6. Plan Team Report and Recommendations B. Precious Corals 1. Black Coral Workshop Plan C. Public Comment D. Discussion and Recommendations 6. Ecosystem and Habitat A. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Fishing Regulations B. Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Report on NWHI research C. Hawaii Ta pe Feeding Study D. Hawaii Parrotfish Study E. Ecosystem Social Science Workshop Report F. Public Comment G. Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006 7. Protected Species A. Observer Program Data and Science B. Public Comment C. Discussion and Recommendations 8. Pelagics Fisheries A. International Fisheries Management 1. Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Resolutions a. Bigeye Tuna/Yellowfin Tuna Conservation b. Northern and Southern Albacore Conservation c. Bycatch Measures B. Annual Report Restructuring VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:46 Feb 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 C. Update on Hawaii Offshore Handline Fishery Issues D. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Fisheries 2005 Reports E. Preliminary Report on ShallowSetting Regulations F. Public Comment G. Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006 8. Other Business A. MSA Reauthorisation B. New SSC Members C. 92nd SSC meeting 9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, 808–522–8220 (voice) or (808)522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 9, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2013 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 7743 information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Submit comments on or before April 17, 2006. DATES: Submit comments, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. ADDRESSES: Jerry Olson, Contract Policy Division, GSA, (202) 501–3221. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Government contractors that use company aircraft must maintain logs of flights containing specified information to ensure that costs are properly charged against Government contracts and that directly associated costs of unallowable activities are not charged to such contracts. [OMB Control No. 9000–0079] B. Annual Reporting Burden Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Corporate Aircraft Costs Number of Respondents: 3,000. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Total Responses: 3,000. Average Burden Per Response: 6 hours. Total Burden Hours: 18,000. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0079, Corporate Aircraft Costs, in all correspondence. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AGENCIES: 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 (9000–0079). 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 corporate aircraft costs. This OMB clearance expires on June 30, 2006. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 8, 2006. Gerald Zaffos Director, Contract Policy Division. [FR Doc. 06–1364 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–S E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 020806G]


Western Pacific Regional 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 91st meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery 
Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee 
(SSC) will convene Tuesday, February 28, 2006, through Thursday March 
2, 2006(see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times, dates, and 
agenda items).

DATES: The SSC meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 
Tuesday,

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February 28, 2006, through Thursday March 2, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The SSC meeting will be held at the Council Office 
Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: 
(808) 522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: 808-522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda for SSC Meeting

8:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2006
    1. Introductions
    2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
    3. Approval of the Minutes of the 90th Meeting
    4. 2005 Status of Stocks Report to Congress
    5. Insular Fisheries
    A. Bottomfish Management
    1. MHI Bottomfish Overfishing Alternatives (FINAL ACTION)
    2. Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center Report on Hawaii 
Bottomfish
    3. The Ocean Conservancy Hawaii Bottomfish Assessment
    4. Assessment of Existing and Designation of New State of Hawaii 
Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas
    5. Report on Bottomfish Remote Camera Studies
    6. Plan Team Report and Recommendations
    B. Precious Corals
    1. Black Coral Workshop Plan
    C. Public Comment
    D. Discussion and Recommendations
    6. Ecosystem and Habitat
    A. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Fishing Regulations
    B. Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Report on NWHI research
    C. Hawaii Ta pe Feeding Study
    D. Hawaii Parrotfish Study
    E. Ecosystem Social Science Workshop Report
    F. Public Comment
    G. Discussion and Recommendations
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006
    7. Protected Species
    A. Observer Program Data and Science
    B. Public Comment
    C. Discussion and Recommendations
    8. Pelagics Fisheries
    A. International Fisheries Management
    1. Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Resolutions
    a. Bigeye Tuna/Yellowfin Tuna Conservation
    b. Northern and Southern Albacore Conservation
    c. Bycatch Measures
    B. Annual Report Restructuring
    C. Update on Hawaii Offshore Handline Fishery Issues
    D. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Fisheries 2005 Reports
    E. Preliminary Report on Shallow-Setting Regulations
    F. Public Comment
    G. Discussion and Recommendations
8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006
    8. Other Business
    A. MSA Reauthorisation
    B. New SSC Members
    C. 92nd SSC meeting
    9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, 808-522-8220 
(voice) or (808)522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: February 9, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2013 Filed 2-13-06; 8:45 am]
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