South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 29923-29924 [E6-7876]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 24, 2006 / Notices 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 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 18, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–7875 Filed 5–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051806D] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Habitat and Ecosystem-based Management Committees, Snapper Grouper Committee, a joint meeting of its King and Spanish Mackerel Committee and Advisory Panel, King and Spanish Mackerel Committee, Scientific and Statistical Selection Committee (CLOSED SESSION), Joint Executive/ Finance Committees, Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee and a meeting of the full Council. In addition, the Council will hold a public input session. DATES: The meetings will be held on June 12–16, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. The meetings will be held at the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, 2669 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133; telephone: (1–800) 996–3426 or (305) 858–9600, fax: (305) 859–2026. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 May 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407- 4699. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free at (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; e-mail: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting Dates 1. Joint Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Committees Meeting: June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and June 13, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon. The Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Committees will receive results and recommendations from a joint meeting of the Habitat and Coral Advisory Panels, receive a report regarding the status of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) development, and an overview of items for consideration in the FEP Comprehensive Amendment. The Committees will develop recommendations for the FEP and the FEP Comprehensive Amendment. 2. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: June 13, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and June 14, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon The Snapper Grouper Committee will receive an overview of Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and recommendations from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). Amendment 14 addresses the use of marine protected areas for deepwater snapper grouper species. The Committee will discuss highly migratory species considerations associated with the amendment and then develop recommendations to the Council for Amendment 14. The Committee will also receive an overview and SSC recommendations for Amendment 15 to the Snapper Grouper FMP. Amendment 15 addresses rebuilding schedules for snowy grouper, golden tilefish, black sea bass, and red porgy; recreational sale; permit issues (incorporation and 60-day renewal), size limits for queen triggerfish, and fishing year changes for golden tilefish. After discussing the biological opinion for the snapper grouper fishery, the Committee will make recommendations to the Council regarding Amendment 15. The Committee will receive additional presentations from the SSC regarding cooperative research and data collection, a red porgy SEDAR update, data collection recommendations for species like snowy grouper; and presentations from NMFS on landings, the status of Amendment 13C addressing overfishing, and quota monitoring. The Committee will PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29923 develop recommendations for the Council following the SSC and NMFS presentations. June 13, 2006, 4:30 p.m. - The Council will hold a Public Input Session. Members of the public are invited to address the Council on items listed on the agenda or any other fishery issue that falls under the jurisdiction of the Council. 3. Joint Mackerel Committee and Advisory Panel (AP) Meeting: June 14, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Mackerel Committee and AP will receive a report from the SSC on king mackerel stock identification and an overview from Council staff of framework actions that will meet management requirements. The AP will provide input and recommendations to the Committee. 4. Mackerel Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The Mackerel Committee will meet to develop recommendations on items for framework action or to include in the FEP Comprehensive Amendment. 5. Joint Executive Finance Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon The Committees will receive an update on Calendar Year 2006 budget, activities schedule, FMP timelines, and the status of the President’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget. The Committees will then review and approve the Regional Operations Agreement for the Council/ NMFS Southeast Regional Office teams responsible for drafting management documents. 6. SEDAR Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The SEDAR Committee will receive an SSC briefing on the Research and Monitoring Report and receive a report on SEDAR Steering Committee meeting. The Committee will provide input on future species to be assessed through the SEDAR process and provide recommendations for the Council. 7. SSC Selection Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Closed Session) The SSC Selection Committee will meet to review applications and develop recommendations for the Council on the appointment of members to the SSC. 8. Council Session: June 15, 2006, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and June 16, 2006, 8:30 a.m. 12 noon From 4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., the Council will call the meeting to order, adopt the E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 29924 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 24, 2006 / Notices agenda, and approve the February/ March 2006 meeting minutes. From 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., the Council will receive a report on the SSC meetings. From 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., the Council will receive a joint Habitat and Ecosystem-based Management Committees report and take action as appropriate. From 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the Snapper Grouper Committee and take action as appropriate. From 5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., the Council will take final action on the Georgia Aquarium’s Experimental Fishing Permit. From 5:45 p.m. - 6 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the SSC Selection Committee and take action as appropriate. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Council Session: June 16, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon. From 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Mackerel Committee and take action as appropriate. From 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Joint Executive/Finance Committees and take action as appropriate. From 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the SEDAR Committee and take action as appropriate. From 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., the Council will receive an update on spiny lobster management. From 9:45 a.m. - 12 noon, the Council will receive a report on the Council Chairmen’s/NMFS meetings and receive status reports from NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center, agency and liaison reports, and discuss other business including upcoming meetings. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects 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 action to address the emergency. Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public comment, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 May 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 the times and sequence specified on this agenda are subject to change. Schedule and Agenda for Council Standing Committee Meetings Special Accommodations Monday, June 12, 2006 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) by June 8, 2006. Standing Committee 1. 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.–Enforcement/ Vessel Monitoring System Standing Committee 2. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.–Pelagics &International Standing Commmittee 3. 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.–Bottomfish Standing Committee 4. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.–Ecosystems & Habitat Standing Committee 5. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.–Program Planning, Executive, and Budget Standing Committee The agenda during the full Council meeting will include the items listed here. Dated: May 18, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–7876 Filed 5–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051706E] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of public meetings and hearings. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 133rd meeting to consider and take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The 133rd Council meeting and public hearings will be held on June 12 - 15, 2006. For specific times and the agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The 133rd Council meeting and public hearings will be held at the Utulei Convention Center, Utulei, American Samoa; telephone: (684) 633– 5155. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council will hear recommendations from other Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Council will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Schedule and Agenda for Council Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1. Samoan Opening 2. Greetings from the Governor 3. Presentation to American Samoa Poster Winners 4. Introductions 5. Approval of Agenda 6. Approval of 131st and 132nd Meeting Minutes 7. Island Agency Administration, Program and Enforcement Reports A. American Samoa B. Guam C. Hawaii D. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands 8. Agency Reports A. National Marine Fisheries Service 1. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center 2. Pacific Islands Regional Office B. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) C. NOAA General Counsel Report D. Department of State E. NOAA Sanctuary Program Update 1. Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary 2. Proposed American Samoa Marine Laboratory 9. American Samoa Advisory Panel Report 10. Enforcement/vessel monitoring systems A. United States Coast Guard Report B. National Marine Fisheries Service Office for Law Enforcement Report C. Status of Violations D. Standing Committee Recommendations Guest Speaker 11. Fishery Rights of Indigenous People A. American Samoa Village-based Marine Protected Areas Program E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 051806D]


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a joint meeting of its Habitat and Ecosystem-based Management 
Committees, Snapper Grouper Committee, a joint meeting of its King and 
Spanish Mackerel Committee and Advisory Panel, King and Spanish 
Mackerel Committee, Scientific and Statistical Selection Committee 
(CLOSED SESSION), Joint Executive/Finance Committees, Southeast Data, 
Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee and a meeting of the full 
Council. In addition, the Council will hold a public input session.

DATES: The meetings will be held on June 12-16, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel, 
2669 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133; telephone: (1-800) 
996-3426 or (305) 858-9600, fax: (305) 859-2026.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One 
Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407- 4699.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free at (866) SAFMC-10; fax: 
(843) 769-4520; e-mail: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Meeting Dates

1. Joint Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Committees Meeting: 
June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and June 13, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. 
- 12 noon.

    The Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management Committees will receive 
results and recommendations from a joint meeting of the Habitat and 
Coral Advisory Panels, receive a report regarding the status of the 
Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) development, and an overview of items for 
consideration in the FEP Comprehensive Amendment. The Committees will 
develop recommendations for the FEP and the FEP Comprehensive 
Amendment.

2. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: June 13, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 
p.m. and June 14, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

    The Snapper Grouper Committee will receive an overview of Amendment 
14 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and 
recommendations from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). 
Amendment 14 addresses the use of marine protected areas for deepwater 
snapper grouper species. The Committee will discuss highly migratory 
species considerations associated with the amendment and then develop 
recommendations to the Council for Amendment 14.
    The Committee will also receive an overview and SSC recommendations 
for Amendment 15 to the Snapper Grouper FMP. Amendment 15 addresses 
rebuilding schedules for snowy grouper, golden tilefish, black sea 
bass, and red porgy; recreational sale; permit issues (incorporation 
and 60-day renewal), size limits for queen triggerfish, and fishing 
year changes for golden tilefish. After discussing the biological 
opinion for the snapper grouper fishery, the Committee will make 
recommendations to the Council regarding Amendment 15.
    The Committee will receive additional presentations from the SSC 
regarding cooperative research and data collection, a red porgy SEDAR 
update, data collection recommendations for species like snowy grouper; 
and presentations from NMFS on landings, the status of Amendment 13C 
addressing overfishing, and quota monitoring. The Committee will 
develop recommendations for the Council following the SSC and NMFS 
presentations.
    June 13, 2006, 4:30 p.m. - The Council will hold a Public Input 
Session. Members of the public are invited to address the Council on 
items listed on the agenda or any other fishery issue that falls under 
the jurisdiction of the Council.

3. Joint Mackerel Committee and Advisory Panel (AP) Meeting: June 14, 
2006, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    The Mackerel Committee and AP will receive a report from the SSC on 
king mackerel stock identification and an overview from Council staff 
of framework actions that will meet management requirements. The AP 
will provide input and recommendations to the Committee.

4. Mackerel Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 
a.m.

    The Mackerel Committee will meet to develop recommendations on 
items for framework action or to include in the FEP Comprehensive 
Amendment.

5. Joint Executive Finance Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 10:30 a.m. 
until 12 noon

    The Committees will receive an update on Calendar Year 2006 budget, 
activities schedule, FMP timelines, and the status of the President's 
Fiscal Year 2007 budget. The Committees will then review and approve 
the Regional Operations Agreement for the Council/ NMFS Southeast 
Regional Office teams responsible for drafting management documents.

6. SEDAR Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    The SEDAR Committee will receive an SSC briefing on the Research 
and Monitoring Report and receive a report on SEDAR Steering Committee 
meeting. The Committee will provide input on future species to be 
assessed through the SEDAR process and provide recommendations for the 
Council.

7. SSC Selection Committee Meeting: June 15, 2006, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 
p.m. (Closed Session)

    The SSC Selection Committee will meet to review applications and 
develop recommendations for the Council on the appointment of members 
to the SSC.

8. Council Session: June 15, 2006, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. and June 16, 2006, 
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

    From 4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., the Council will call the meeting to 
order, adopt the

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agenda, and approve the February/March 2006 meeting minutes.
    From 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., the Council will receive a report on 
the SSC meetings.
    From 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., the Council will receive a joint Habitat 
and Ecosystem-based Management Committees report and take action as 
appropriate.
    From 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the 
Snapper Grouper Committee and take action as appropriate.
    From 5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., the Council will take final action on 
the Georgia Aquarium's Experimental Fishing Permit.
    From 5:45 p.m. - 6 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the 
SSC Selection Committee and take action as appropriate.

Council Session: June 16, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon.

    From 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the 
Mackerel Committee and take action as appropriate.
    From 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the 
Joint Executive/Finance Committees and take action as appropriate.
    From 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the SEDAR Committee and take action as appropriate.
    From 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., the Council will receive an update on 
spiny lobster management.
    From 9:45 a.m. - 12 noon, the Council will receive a report on the 
Council Chairmen's/NMFS meetings and receive status reports from NOAA 
Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries' Southeast 
Fisheries Science Center, agency and liaison reports, and discuss other 
business including upcoming meetings.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subjects 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 action to address the emergency.
    Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public 
comment, the times and sequence specified on this agenda are subject to 
change.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
by June 8, 2006.

    Dated: May 18, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-7876 Filed 5-23-06; 8:45 am]
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