Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 10014-10015 [E6-2779]

Download as PDF 10014 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices Moreno at telephone (301) 713–2024 x202, e-mail Tahara.Moreno@noaa.gov. Gregory W. Withee, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. [FR Doc. E6–2760 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 022206A] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (LEAP). DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown/Market Square, 318 W. Durango Boulevard, San Antonio, TX. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene the LEAP to review an Options Paper for Joint Amendment 27 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP)/Amendment 14 to the Shrimp FMP. This amendment contains alternatives to regulate the harvest and bycatch of red snapper by both the directed commercial and recreational fisheries and the shrimp fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. The need for this amendment arose from the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process through which a recent stock assessment showed that the red snapper stock in the Gulf was overfished and overfishing was continuing. In addition, the LEAP will discuss the Automated Identification System that will soon be required of many fishing vessels in the Gulf. The LEAP will review a discussion paper that may ultimately be used as the basis for VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 developing Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) programs for the grouper and potentially other commercial reef fish fishing operations in the Gulf. Finally, the LEAP will review the status of various FMP amendments and other regulatory actions and report on the various activities of participating organizations. The LEAP consists of principal law enforcement officers in each of the Gulf States, as well as the NMFS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the NOAA General Counsel. A copy of the agenda and related materials can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348– 1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the LEAP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the LEAP will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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. 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: February 22, 2006. Helen Troupos, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2778 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 021706D] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ecosystems Committee, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog/Tilefish Committee, its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 through Thursday, March 16, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Congress Hall Hotel, 251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ; telephone: (608) 884– 8421 Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904, telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674–2331, ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 The Ecosystems Committee will meet from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. The Committee will review final draft of Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Ecosystem Report regarding ecosystem based fishery management and address strategy regarding introduction of circle hooks as the hook of choice in recreational sector. The Surfclam/Ocean Quahog/Tilefish Committee will meet from 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m. The Committee will review 2006 Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) reimbursement program / conditions, and address timing of tilefish specifications adjustments. The Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee will meet from 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. This Committee will review status of Amendment 10 and discuss and adopt rebuilding schedules developed by Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT) for the butterfish stock. The Executive Committee will meet from 4 p.m.–4:30 p.m. The Committee will review status of 2006 and 2007 budgets, and review criteria for Ricks E Savage Award. Wednesday, March 15, 2006 The Council will convene at 9 a.m. The Council will conduct its regular business session from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to approve December and January Council meeting minutes, approve actions from January meeting and receive various reports. From 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., the Council will discuss Amendment 9 to Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP), review and adopt the public hearing document (PHD) for Amendment 9 and associated draft environmental impact statement (DEIS). E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices Thursday, March 16, 2006 The Council will convene at 8:15 a.m. and travel to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cape May Station for a tour of that facility and receive a presentation on fisheries enforcement from the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard District 5. From 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., a presentation will be given by U.S. Navy officials on Undersea Warfare Training. From 11:30 a.m.–noon, the Council will likely approve and adopt Framework 6 to the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass FMP. Beginning at 1 p.m., the Council will receive Committee reports and address any continuing or new business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion, these issues may not be the subject of formal Council 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 under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final actions to address such emergencies. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 674–2331 ext: 18., at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 22, 2006 Helen Troupos, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2779 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S technology programs, and other matters as described below: DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled during two days: Monday, March 6, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Conference Room #6057, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Leon M. Cammen, Designated Federal Official, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 11841, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713– 2435. The Review Panel Web page address is http:// www.nsgo.seagrant.org/leadership/ review_panel.html. The Panel, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Public Law 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Panel advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. The agenda for this meeting can be found at http:// www.seagrant.noaa.gov/leadership/ review_panel.html. This meeting will be open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 16, 2006. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. [FR Doc. 06–1855 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Sea Grant Review Panel National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Sea Grant Review Panel. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Sea Grant Review Panel. The meeting will have several purposes. Panel members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 [I.D. 022206B] Pacific 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Groundfish Trawl Individual Quota Independent Experts Panel (IEP) will PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10015 hold a working meeting which is open to the public. DATES: The IEP working meeting will begin Thursday, March 16, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. and continue until business for the day is complete. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Directors Conference Room of Building 1 at 7600 Sandpoint Way NE., Seattle WA 98115; telephone: (206) 526–4741. There will also be a video link at the Captain Barry Fishery Building, Room 101, 2032 SE OSU Drive, Newport, OR 97365; telephone: (541) 867–0100. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jim Seger, Staff Officer (Economist); telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the IEP working meeting is to review and comment on a preliminary internal draft document that Northern Economic Incorporated is developing under contract for a public workshop to be held April 18–20, 2006 on the approach for analysis of the trawl individual quota alternatives. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the IEP meeting agenda may come before the IEP for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal IEP action during these meetings. IEP action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and to any issues arising after publication of this notice requiring emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the IEP’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 22, 2006. Helen Troupos, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 021706D]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its 
Ecosystems Committee, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog/Tilefish Committee, its 
Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will 
hold public meetings.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 through 
Thursday, March 16, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for meeting 
agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Congress Hall Hotel, 251 Beach 
Avenue, Cape May, NJ; telephone: (608) 884-8421
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. 
New Street, Dover, DE 19904, telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674-2331, 
ext. 19.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
    The Ecosystems Committee will meet from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. The 
Committee will review final draft of Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council's Ecosystem Report regarding ecosystem based fishery management 
and address strategy regarding introduction of circle hooks as the hook 
of choice in recreational sector.
    The Surfclam/Ocean Quahog/Tilefish Committee will meet from 1 p.m.-
1:30 p.m. The Committee will review 2006 Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) 
reimbursement program / conditions, and address timing of tilefish 
specifications adjustments.
    The Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee will meet from 1:30 p.m.-
4 p.m. This Committee will review status of Amendment 10 and discuss 
and adopt rebuilding schedules developed by Fishery Management Action 
Team (FMAT) for the butterfish stock.
    The Executive Committee will meet from 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The 
Committee will review status of 2006 and 2007 budgets, and review 
criteria for Ricks E Savage Award.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
    The Council will convene at 9 a.m. The Council will conduct its 
regular business session from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to approve December 
and January Council meeting minutes, approve actions from January 
meeting and receive various reports. From 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., the 
Council will discuss Amendment 9 to Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP), review and adopt the public hearing document 
(PHD) for Amendment 9 and associated draft environmental impact 
statement (DEIS).

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Thursday, March 16, 2006
    The Council will convene at 8:15 a.m. and travel to the U.S. Coast 
Guard's Cape May Station for a tour of that facility and receive a 
presentation on fisheries enforcement from the Commander, U.S. Coast 
Guard District 5. From 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., a presentation will be 
given by U.S. Navy officials on Undersea Warfare Training. From 11:30 
a.m.-noon, the Council will likely approve and adopt Framework 6 to the 
Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass FMP. Beginning at 1 p.m., the 
Council will receive Committee reports and address any continuing or 
new business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before the Council for discussion, these issues may not be the subject 
of formal Council 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 under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the 
public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final actions 
to address such emergencies.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 674-2331 ext: 18., at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: February 22, 2006
Helen Troupos,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-2779 Filed 2-27-06; 8:45 am]
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