Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Public Meeting, 24649 [E6-6273]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 26, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 041806A] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS will hold a meeting on a proposed cost recovery program for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) requires that the Secretary of Commerce establish a fee collection program for the recovery of the actual costs directly related to the management and enforcement of the CDQ Program. NMFS is seeking public input about the development of such a CDQ cost recovery program. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Federal Building and Courthouse Room 154, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally Bibb, CDQ Program Manager, 907– 586–7389 or sally.bibb@noaa.gov. NMFS is developing a cost recovery program to implement requirements of Section 304(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which requires that the Secretary of Commerce establish a fee collection program for the recovery of the actual costs directly related to management and enforcement of individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs and CDQ programs. NMFS has already implemented cost recovery programs for the IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, and IFQ crab fisheries off Alaska. NMFS is developing an analysis in support of rulemaking to implement a cost recovery program for the fisheries managed under the CDQ Program. The Magnuson-Stevens Act proscribes many non-discretionary elements of cost recovery programs, such as the types of costs that may be recovered from the fishing industry, when applicable fees may be collected, and the disposition of such fees once paid. However, there are still a number of discretionary elements associated with a CDQ cost recovery program. These include such elements as: which entities would be required to pay fees; the species that would be wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 included in a cost recovery program; the basis for affected entities’ fee liability; and, how to incorporate a provision to allow the State of Alaska to apply for reimbursement of its CDQ Program management costs, among others. NMFS is conducting the May 18, 2006, meeting so that the public and participants in the CDQ Program may provide comments to NMFS on the development and implementation of the discretionary elements of the CDQ cost recovery program. 24649 Dated: April 20, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–6273 Filed 4–25–06; 8:45 am] The Committee will review input from both the Scallop and General Category Scallop Advisory Panels about alternatives to be considered in Amendment 11 to the Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The Committee will then make final recommendations to forward to the full Council concerning the range of alternatives that should be considered in Amendment 11. The Committee may consider other topics at their 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. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Special Accommodations Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Sally Bibb (see contact information) by May 10, 2006. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 042006B] 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. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in May, 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. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 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. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: April 21, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–6241 Filed 4–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 041806A]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; 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: NMFS will hold a meeting on a proposed cost recovery program 
for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act) requires that the Secretary of Commerce establish a fee 
collection program for the recovery of the actual costs directly 
related to the management and enforcement of the CDQ Program. NMFS is 
seeking public input about the development of such a CDQ cost recovery 
program.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2006, from 9 a.m. 
to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Federal Building and 
Courthouse - Room 154, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally Bibb, CDQ Program Manager, 907-
586-7389 or sally.bibb@noaa.gov.
    NMFS is developing a cost recovery program to implement 
requirements of Section 304(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which 
requires that the Secretary of Commerce establish a fee collection 
program for the recovery of the actual costs directly related to 
management and enforcement of individual fishing quota (IFQ) programs 
and CDQ programs. NMFS has already implemented cost recovery programs 
for the IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, and IFQ crab fisheries off Alaska. 
NMFS is developing an analysis in support of rulemaking to implement a 
cost recovery program for the fisheries managed under the CDQ Program.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Act proscribes many non-discretionary elements 
of cost recovery programs, such as the types of costs that may be 
recovered from the fishing industry, when applicable fees may be 
collected, and the disposition of such fees once paid. However, there 
are still a number of discretionary elements associated with a CDQ cost 
recovery program. These include such elements as: which entities would 
be required to pay fees; the species that would be included in a cost 
recovery program; the basis for affected entities' fee liability; and, 
how to incorporate a provision to allow the State of Alaska to apply 
for reimbursement of its CDQ Program management costs, among others.
    NMFS is conducting the May 18, 2006, meeting so that the public and 
participants in the CDQ Program may provide comments to NMFS on the 
development and implementation of the discretionary elements of the CDQ 
cost recovery program.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Sally Bibb (see contact information) by May 10, 
2006.

    Dated: April 20, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-6273 Filed 4-25-06; 8:45 am]
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