Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 40996-40997 [E6-11436]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 40996 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before August 18, 2006. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this application should be mailed to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this particular request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1100–1849 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Abbott or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of section 104(c)(6) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Section 104(c)(6) provides for photography for educational or commercial purposes involving nonendangered and non-threatened marine mammals in the wild. NMFS is currently working on proposed regulations to implement this provision. However, in the meantime, NMFS has received and is processing this request as a ‘‘pilot’’ application for Level B Harassment of non-listed and nondepleted marine mammals for photographic purposes. The applicant proposes to take 10 killer whales of the Eastern North Pacific Transient stock, 10 gray whales, and 10 minke whales annually by close VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 approach for filming in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. The purpose of this project is to document the behavior of marine animals in the presence of the carcass of a gray or minke whale that was killed by killer whales. The applicant requests authorization to fix a remotely operated video camera in an underwater housing to the sea floor approximately 15 feet from the carcass. The camera would be deployed after the killer whales have left the carcass and would be controlled from a boat approximately 100 yards away. In addition, if killer whales, gray whales, or minke whales pass near the boat, the applicant would submerge a small camera on a pole to take photographs of passing animals. This footage would be shared freely with the scientific community as it may reveal to what extent killer whales continue to feed on submerged kills, how they feed on these carcasses, and document what other animals may benefit from these carcasses as well. Filming activities would occur between April 1 and August 31 of each year. The permit would expire three years from the date of issue. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: July 13, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–11453 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 071406E] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will a hold work session, which is open to the public. DATES: The HMSMT work session will be Tuesday, August 8, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m and on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until business is completed. ADDRESSES: The work sessions will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Large Conference Room, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, Room D–203, La Jolla, CA 92037, telephone: (858) 546– 7000. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The topics planned for this HMSMT work session are: (1) develop a preliminary range of alternatives for modification of management measures for the April 1, 2007–March 31, 2009, management period, as authorized under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP); (2) continue work to identify reference points for selected HMS; (3) plan analyses of exempted fishing permits (EFPs) proposed for the 2007 fishing year; (5) develop recommendations for future Council action on a high seas longline fishery; and (6) engage in additional planning related to the annual Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) document. Time permitting, the HMSMT may also discuss any new information relevant to their previous work characterizing historical effort in the U.S. North Pacific albacore fishery off the West Coast. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas 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 document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 14, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–11436 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request—Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In the Federal Register of April 26, 2006, (71 FR 24651), the Consumer Product Safety Commission published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information required in the Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station (16 CFR part 1204). No comments were received in response to that notice. By publication of this notice, the Commission announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change, for three years from the date of approval. The Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas establishes performance requirements for omnidirectional citizens band base station antennas to reduce unreasonable risks of death and injury which may result if an antenna contacts overhead power lines while being erected or removed from its site. Certification regulations implementing the standard require manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of antennas subject to the standard to test antennas for compliance with the standard, and to maintain records of that testing. The records of testing and other information required by the certification regulations allow the Commission to determine that antennas subject to the standard comply with its requirements. This information would also enable the Commission to obtain corrective actions if omnidirectional citizens band base station antennas failed to comply with VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 the standard in a manner which creates a substantial risk of injury to the public. Additional Information About the Request for Extension of Approval of a Collection of Information Agency address: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Title of information collection: Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base Station Antennas, 16 CFR Part 1204. Type of Request: Extension of approval without change. General description of respondents: Manufacturers, importers, and private labelers of omnidirectional citizens band base station antennas. Estimated number of respondents: 5. Estimated number of hours per respondent: 220 per year. Estimated number of hours for all respondents: 1,100 per year. Estimated cost of collection for all respondents: $47,000 per year. Comments: Comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by August 18, 2006 to (1) the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Washington DC 20503; telephone: (202) 395–7340, and (2) the Office of the Secretary, by e-mail at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov, or sent to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Written comments may also be sent by facsimile at (301) 504–0127. Copies of this request for extension of the information collection requirements and supporting documentation are available from Linda Glatz, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Planning and Evaluation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone: (301) 504–7671, e-mail: lglatz@cpsc.gov. Dated: July 12, 2006. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. E6–11383 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request—Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters Consumer Product Safety Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 40997 Notice. SUMMARY: In the Federal Register of April 26, 2006 (71 FR 24651), the Consumer Product Safety Commission published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information in the Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters (16 CFR part 1210). One comment from the American Academy of Pediatrics was received in support of the continued testing and data collection. By publication of this notice, the Commission announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of that collection of information without change for three years from the date of approval. The Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters requires disposable and novelty lighters to be manufactured with a mechanism to resist operation by children younger than five years of age. Certification regulations implementing the standard require manufacturers and importers to submit to the Commission a description of each model of lighter, results of prototype qualification tests for compliance with the standard, and a physical specimen of the lighter before the introduction of each model of lighter in commerce. The Commission uses the records of testing and other information required by the certification regulations to determine that disposable and novelty lighters have been tested and certified for compliance with the standard by the manufacturer or importer. The Commission also uses this information to obtain corrective actions if disposable or novelty lighters fail to comply with the standard in a manner that creates a substantial risk of injury to the public. Additional Information About the Request for Extension of Approval of a Collection of Information Agency address: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Title of information collection: Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters, 16 CFR part 1210. Type of request: Extension of approval without change. General description of respondents: Manufacturers and importers of disposable and novelty cigarette lighters. Estimated number of respondents: 60. Estimated average number of hours per respondent: 320 per year. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 071406E]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public 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's (Council) Highly 
Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will a hold work session, 
which is open to the public.

DATES: The HMSMT work session will be Tuesday, August 8, 2006, from 
8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m and on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, beginning at 
8:30 a.m. until business is completed.

ADDRESSES: The work sessions will be held at the National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Large Conference 
Room, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, Room D-203, La Jolla, CA 92037, 
telephone: (858) 546-7000.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The topics planned for this HMSMT work 
session are: (1) develop a preliminary range of alternatives for 
modification of management measures for the April 1, 2007-March 31, 
2009, management period, as authorized under the Fishery Management 
Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS 
FMP); (2) continue work to identify reference points for selected HMS; 
(3) plan analyses of exempted fishing permits (EFPs) proposed for the 
2007 fishing year; (5) develop recommendations for future Council 
action on a high seas longline fishery; and (6) engage in additional 
planning related to the annual Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation 
(SAFE) document. Time permitting, the HMSMT may also discuss any new 
information relevant to their previous work characterizing historical 
effort in the U.S. North Pacific albacore fishery off the West Coast.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas 
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 document and any issues arising after 
publication of this document 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 meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids

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should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-2280 at least 5 
days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: July 14, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-11436 Filed 7-18-06; 8:45 am]
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