National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council; April 2-7, 2006 Council Meeting, 13814-13815 [E6-3892]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 13814 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Notices Committee on progress to date on the development of an amendment to implement an SBRM process across all NEFMC fishery management plans (FMPs). There will be an open public comment period to address items not listed on the agenda prior to a lunch break. During the afternoon session the Council will review and approve a range of essential fish habitat designation alternatives for inclusion in its EFH Omnibus Amendment. This will be followed by Council approval of a scoping document for a Northeast Multispecies FMP amendment to consider limited access, hard Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and dedicated access privileges in the small mesh multispecies fisheries for whiting, red hake and offshore hake. Wednesday, April 5, 2006 During the morning session of the meeting, the Council will review preliminary analyses for a groundfish total allowable catch management program that was discussed at its January meeting in Portland, ME. The Council will then review scoping comments and approve goals and objectives for Amendment 11 to the Sea Scallop FMP. It also will provide guidance to the Scallop Committee on the development of alternatives. The alternatives may include resource allocation options involving the limited access and general category scallop fisheries and potential qualification criteria for a limited entry program for general category vessels. The Council will initiate action on Framework Adjustment 4 to the Monkfish FMP and provide guidance on the development of management alternatives. Finally, the Research Steering Committee will report on its discussions concerning 2006 research priorities and recommendations on several cooperative research final reports. The committee also will provide additional comments and recommendations on the process to review final reports. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided that 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Mar 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 14, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–3897 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 031306D] National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council; April 2–7, 2006 Council Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. The Council and its advisory entities will meet April 2–7, 2006. The Council meeting will begin on Monday, April 3, at 3 p.m., reconvening each day through Friday. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 3 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95819; telephone: 916–929–8855. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: 503–820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order: A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks and Introductions 2. Roll Call 3. Executive Director’s Report 4. Approve Agenda B. Administrative Matters 1. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 2. Future Council Meeting Agenda Planning DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Status Report on Draft Regional Operating Agreements for Regulatory Streamlining 4. Appointments to Advisory Bodies, Standing Committees, and Other Forum, Including any Necessary Changes to Council Operating Procedures 5. Council Three-Meeting Outlook, Draft June 2006 Council Meeting Agenda, and Workload Priorities C. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues D. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Incidental Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries E. Salmon Management 1. Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives 2. Tentative Adoption of 2006 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis 3. Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2006 4. Role of the Klamath Fisheries Management Council 5. Clarify Council Direction for 2006 Ocean Salmon Management Measures (if Needed) 7. Final Action on 2006 Ocean Salmon Management Measures 8. Clarify Final Action on 2006 Ocean Salmon Management Measures (if Needed) F. Groundfish Management 1. Management Specifications for 2007–2008 Groundfish Fisheries 2. NMFS Report 3. Stock Assessment Planning for the 2009–2010 Fishing Season 4. Status of 2006 Groundfish Fisheries and Consideration of Inseason Adjustments 5. Part I of Management Measures for 2007–2008 Groundfish Fisheries 6. Part II of Management Measures for 2007–2008 Groundfish Fisheries 7. Final Consideration of 2006 Inseason Adjustments G. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. Bigeye Tuna Overfishing Response 2. Albacore Management Measures 3. NMFS Report H. Enforcement Issues 1. U.S. Coast Guard Report on Implementation of the Automatic Identification and Vessel Monitoring Systems I. Marine Protected Areas (MPA) 1. Fishery Regulation in MPAs within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary through Magnuson-Stevens Act and State Management Authority 2. Final Council Recommendation on Consultation Procedures for Fishing Regulations in National Marine Sanctuaries SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Notices SUNDAY, April 2, 2006 Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 1 p.m. Groundfish Management Team 1 p.m. Klamath Fishery Management Council 3 p.m. Special Joint Session: Briefing on Groundfish Specifications and Rebuilding Revisions 6:30 p.m. MONDAY, April 3, 2006 Council Secretariat 8 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Klamath Fishery Management Council 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Habitat Committee 10 a.m. Enforcement Consultants 5:30 p.m. Tribal Policy Group As necessary Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary Washington State Delegation As necessary TUESDAY, April 4, 2006 Council Secretariat 7 a.m. California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Chair’s Reception 6 p.m. Enforcement Consultants As necessary Klamath Fishery Management Council As necessary Tribal Policy Group As necessary Tribal and Washington Technical GroupAs necessary Washington State Delegation As necessary WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2006 Council Secretariat 7 a.m. California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants As necessary Klamath Fishery Management Council As necessary Tribal Policy Group As necessary Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary Washington State DelegationAs necessary THURSDAY, April 6, 2006 Council Secretariat 7 a.m. California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Mar 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants As necessary Tribal Policy Group As necessary Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary Washington State Delegation As necessary FRIDAY, April 7, 2006 Council Secretariat 7 a.m. California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Enforcement Consultants As necessary Salmon Advisory Subpanel As necessary Salmon Technical Team As necessary Tribal Policy Group As necessary Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary Washington State Delegation As necessary Although nonemergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those 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 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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at 503- 820–2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 14, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–3892 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 030906F] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Receipt of application for renewal and modification of scientific AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13815 research/enhancement permit; request for comments. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received an application to renew and modify a permit from Trinity River Restoration Program, Weaverville, Arcata, CA (Permit (1072). This permit would affect Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment before a final approval or disapproval is made by NMFS. DATES: Written comments on the permit application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. daylight savings time on April 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this renewal and modification request should be sent to the appropriate office as indicated below. Comments may also be sent via fax to the number indicated for the request. Comments will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the internet. The applications and related documents are available for review in the indicated office, by appointment: For Permit 1072: Steve Liebhardt, Protected Species Division, NOAA Fisheries, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521 (ph: 707–825–5186, fax: 707– 825–4840). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Liebhardt by phone 707–825– 5186, or by e-mail: steve.liebhardt@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority Issuance of permits and permit modifications, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits/modifications: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject of the permits; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NOAA Fisheries regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222– 226).Those individuals requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 031306D]


National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management 
Council; April 2-7, 2006 Council Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory entities will hold public meetings.

DATES: The Council and its advisory entities will meet April 2-7, 2006. 
The Council meeting will begin on Monday, April 3, at 3 p.m., 
reconvening each day through Friday. All meetings are open to the 
public, except a closed session will be held from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. 
on Monday, April 3 to address litigation and personnel matters. The 
Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its 
scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel 
Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95819; telephone: 916-
929-8855.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive 
Director; telephone: 503-820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Council 
agenda, but not necessarily in this order:
    A. Call to Order
    1. Opening Remarks and Introductions
    2. Roll Call
    3. Executive Director's Report
    4. Approve Agenda
    B. Administrative Matters
    1. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    2. Future Council Meeting Agenda Planning
    3. Status Report on Draft Regional Operating Agreements for 
Regulatory Streamlining
    4. Appointments to Advisory Bodies, Standing Committees, and Other 
Forum, Including any Necessary Changes to Council Operating Procedures
    5. Council Three-Meeting Outlook, Draft June 2006 Council Meeting 
Agenda, and Workload Priorities
    C. Habitat
    1. Current Habitat Issues
    D. Pacific Halibut Management
    1. Incidental Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear 
Sablefish Fisheries
    E. Salmon Management
    1. Identification of Stocks Not Meeting Conservation Objectives
    2. Tentative Adoption of 2006 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for 
Analysis
    3. Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 
2006
    4. Role of the Klamath Fisheries Management Council
    5. Clarify Council Direction for 2006 Ocean Salmon Management 
Measures (if Needed)
    7. Final Action on 2006 Ocean Salmon Management Measures
    8. Clarify Final Action on 2006 Ocean Salmon Management Measures 
(if Needed)
    F. Groundfish Management
    1. Management Specifications for 2007-2008 Groundfish Fisheries
    2. NMFS Report
    3. Stock Assessment Planning for the 2009-2010 Fishing Season
    4. Status of 2006 Groundfish Fisheries and Consideration of 
Inseason Adjustments
    5. Part I of Management Measures for 2007-2008 Groundfish Fisheries
    6. Part II of Management Measures for 2007-2008 Groundfish 
Fisheries
    7. Final Consideration of 2006 Inseason Adjustments
    G. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. Bigeye Tuna Overfishing Response
    2. Albacore Management Measures
    3. NMFS Report
    H. Enforcement Issues
    1. U.S. Coast Guard Report on Implementation of the Automatic 
Identification and Vessel Monitoring Systems
    I. Marine Protected Areas (MPA)
    1. Fishery Regulation in MPAs within the Channel Islands National 
Marine Sanctuary through Magnuson-Stevens Act and State Management 
Authority
    2. Final Council Recommendation on Consultation Procedures for 
Fishing Regulations in National Marine Sanctuaries
    SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS

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    SUNDAY, April 2, 2006
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 1 p.m.
    Groundfish Management Team 1 p.m.
    Klamath Fishery Management Council 3 p.m.
    Special Joint Session: Briefing on Groundfish
    Specifications and Rebuilding Revisions 6:30 p.m.
    MONDAY, April 3, 2006
    Council Secretariat 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.
    Klamath Fishery Management Council 8 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.
    Habitat Committee 10 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants 5:30 p.m.
    Tribal Policy Group As necessary
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary
    Washington State Delegation As necessary
    TUESDAY, April 4, 2006
    Council Secretariat 7 a.m.
    California State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.
    Chair's Reception 6 p.m.
    Enforcement Consultants As necessary
    Klamath Fishery Management Council As necessary
    Tribal Policy Group As necessary
    Tribal and Washington Technical GroupAs necessary
    Washington State Delegation As necessary
    WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2006
    Council Secretariat 7 a.m.
    California State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants As necessary
    Klamath Fishery Management Council As necessary
    Tribal Policy Group As necessary
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary
    Washington State DelegationAs necessary
    THURSDAY, April 6, 2006
    Council Secretariat 7 a.m.
    California State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants As necessary
    Tribal Policy Group As necessary
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary
    Washington State Delegation As necessary
    FRIDAY, April 7, 2006
    Council Secretariat 7 a.m.
    California State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants As necessary
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel As necessary
    Salmon Technical Team As necessary
    Tribal Policy Group As necessary
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group As necessary
    Washington State Delegation As necessary
    Although nonemergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those 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 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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at 503- 820-
2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 14, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-3892 Filed 3-16-06; 8:45 am]
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