North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 11191-11192 [E6-3099]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 43 / Monday, March 6, 2006 / Notices intent to take action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Special Accommodations These meetings are 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: March 1, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–3100 Filed 3–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 022806B] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/Marine Protected Area (MPA)/ Ecosystem Committee in March, 2006 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, March 20, 2006. at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360; telephone: (508) 747–4900; fax: (508) 746–5386. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:30 Mar 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 The Committee will review and recommend for Council consideration Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) designation alternatives for inclusion in Phase 1 of the EFH Omnibus Amendment. In addition, the committee will be briefed on any proposed non-fishing projects that may adversely affect EFH in the northeast U.S. and will discuss the EFH consultation elevation process, and they may also be briefed on the progress and status of ecosystem-based fisheries management within the National Marine Fisheries Service. Other topics may be covered at the committee’s discretion. 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 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 action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 28, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–3098 Filed 3–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 022806C] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Charter Halibut Stakeholder Committee will meet in Anchorage, AK. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11191 The meeting will be held on March 21–23, 2006. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Dillingham 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 identify common 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 sub-districts, 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 11192 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 43 / Monday, March 6, 2006 / Notices 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 Individual Fishing Quota (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 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 hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES This meeting is 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 28, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–3099 Filed 3–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:30 Mar 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 022806E] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public workshop on the development of the analysis for the groundfish trawl individual quota program alternatives to be considered by the Council. DATES: The public workshop will begin Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 10 a.m. and may go into the evening if necessary to complete business for the day; reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, continuing until business for the day is completed; and reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday April 20, 2006, continuing until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Oak Room, 7900 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220; telephone: (503) 460–3000. 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 workshop is to review and receive comments from the public and Council advisory bodies on the first stage of the draft analytical package being developed by Northern Economics Incorporated to support the Council’s consideration of individual quotas for the West Coast groundfish trawl fishery. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this workshop agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: March 1, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–3101 Filed 3–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [No. DoD–2006–OS–0024] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces the extension of an existing public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 43 (Monday, March 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 022806C]


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Charter Halibut Stakeholder Committee will meet in Anchorage, AK.

DATES: The meeting will be held on March 21-23, 2006. The meeting will 
be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 
West 3rd Avenue, Dillingham 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 
identify common 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 sub-
districts, 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

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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 
Individual Fishing Quota (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 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

    This meeting is 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 28, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-3099 Filed 3-3-06; 8:45 am]
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