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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 146 / Monday, July 31, 2006 / Notices Election of Officials Adoption of Agenda Consideration of 121st Council Meeting Verbatim Transcription Executive Director’s Report Update on NOAA/NOS Integrated Coral Reef Ecosystem Mapping Monitoring Studies in the U.S. Caribbean - Mark Monaco Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Puerto Rico - Maria del Mar Lopez Update on Research: Trap Impacts on Coral Reefs and Associated Habitats in the USVI and Puerto Rico - Ron Hill International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) - Bill Hogarth Billfish Strategies P.R. Update - Jamitza Rodriguez 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. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–2577, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. Administrative Committee Meeting Advisory Panel (AP)/Scientific and Statistical Committee/Habitat AP Membership Dated: July 26, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12231 Filed 7–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Budget 2006, 2007 Other Business National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. [I.D. 072606D] Bycatch Strategies - Milagros Cartagena Marine Recreational Fishery Statistics Survey (MRFSS) Report Puerto Rico Zulena Cortes Puerto Rico Fisheries from a Global Perspective - Manual Valdes-Pizzini Queen Conch Manual Proposal - Monica Valle Enforcement Reports Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands NOAA U.S. Coast Guard Administrative Committee Recommendations (August 15, 2006 meeting) sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES August 16, 2006 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff Other Business Next Council Meeting The meetings are open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:34 Jul 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held August 14–17, 2006. ADDRESSES: These meetings will be held at the Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne E. Swingle, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Wednesday, August 16, 2006 12 noon - Convene. 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Receive public testimony on ‘‘A Framework Measure to Address the Bycatch Reduction Criterion for Shrimp Trawls in the Gulf of Mexico West of Cape San Blas, PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43133 Florida Under the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico Including Environmental Assessment, Regulatory Impact Review, and Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis, as well as exempted fishing permits (if any). 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Receive the Reef Fish Committee Report. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Open public comment period regarding any fishery issue or concern. 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Convene the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Panel (SEDAR) Selection Committee and the Advisory Panel (AP) Selection Committee (CLOSED SESSION). Thursday, August 17, 2006 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Continue with the Reef Fish Committee Report. 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Publicly report the Council action on the SEDAR Selection Committee and AP Selection Committee/Council sessions. 9:45 a.m. - 12 noon - Receive the Joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Committees Report. 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Receive the Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Committee Report. 2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Receive the Administrative Policy Committee Report. 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Receive the Migratory Species Committee Report. 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Receive the Mackerel Committee Report. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Other Business (Includes miscellaneous written reports filed under Tabs O, P, Q, and R of briefing book), as well as any special announcements. 4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman Committees Monday, August 14, 2006 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Conduct an Orientation Session for new Council members. 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will meet to receive a report on the MadisonSwanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Program by NMFS and a status report on the development of an Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) system for the grouper fishery. The Committee will also review stock assessments for greater amberjack, vermilion snapper, gray triggerfish, and gag along with recommendations from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and Reef Fish AP. The Committee will also consider scheduling stock assessment updates for red snapper and goliath grouper. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 43134 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 146 / Monday, July 31, 2006 / Notices Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - The Joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Management Committees will receive a report on the status and health of shrimp stocks in the Gulf, as well as a report from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort Working Group on the status of existing effort in the shrimp fishery and possible relationships to optimal effort. The Committee will also consider final action on a regulatory amendment to potentially change the bycatch reduction criterion for Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) used in shrimp trawls west of Cape San Blas, Florida. Finally, the Committee will consider approving Joint Amendment 27 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP)/Amendment 14 to the Shrimp FMP for public hearings. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - The Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Committee will review and possibly approve the Ecosystem SSC’s recommended budget for workshops and consider recommending an extension to the ecosystem budget into 2007. 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - The Administrative Policy Committee will meet to consider a proposed pool of non-government organizations (NGO’s) that would be used to select representatives to future SEDAR workshops. The Committee will also review the Statement of Organization Practices and Procedures’ (SOPPs) provisions on the Standing Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - The Migratory Species Management Committee will receive a report from NMFS Headquarter on the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Wednesday, August 16, 2006 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - The Mackerel Management Committee will review recommendations from the SSC regarding a report from a special scientific committee made up of scientists appointed by the Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). This report includes recommendations regarding the stock assessment for king mackerel in the Gulf and Atlantic regions. The Committee will also consider the recommendations of the SAFMC regarding this report and other king mackerel issues. The committee reports will be presented to the Council for consideration later on Wednesday and on Thursday, August 17, 2006. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson- VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:34 Jul 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 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 Tina Trezza at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: July 26, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12232 Filed 7–28–06; 8:45 am] Special Accommodations BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 072606C] 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 Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Advisory Panel in August, 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 Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft, 50 Ferncroft PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Road, Danvers, MA 01923: telephone: (978) 777–2500; fax: (978) 750–7959. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The panel will brief and review the Draft Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation Management Alternatives for inclusion in the EFH Omnibus Amendment 2. The panel will also review continued work on the Advisory Panel gear description document/workshop. In addition, the panel will review development of recommendations to the Committee on Habitat Area of Particular Concern alternatives. Other topics may be covered at the committee and Advisory Panel’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. Sfmt 4703 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: July 26, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12248 Filed 7–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 072606D]


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene 
public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held August 14-17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: These meetings will be held at the Baton Rouge Marriott, 
5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne E. Swingle, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Council

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    12 noon - Convene.
    12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Receive public testimony on ``A Framework 
Measure to Address the Bycatch Reduction Criterion for Shrimp Trawls in 
the Gulf of Mexico West of Cape San Blas, Florida Under the Fishery 
Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico Including 
Environmental Assessment, Regulatory Impact Review, and Regulatory 
Flexibility Act Analysis, as well as exempted fishing permits (if any).
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Receive the Reef Fish Committee Report.
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Open public comment period regarding any 
fishery issue or concern.
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Convene the Southeast Data, Assessment, and 
Review Panel (SEDAR) Selection Committee and the Advisory Panel (AP) 
Selection Committee (CLOSED SESSION).

Thursday, August 17, 2006

    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Continue with the Reef Fish Committee 
Report.
    9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Publicly report the Council action on the 
SEDAR Selection Committee and AP Selection Committee/Council sessions.
    9:45 a.m. - 12 noon - Receive the Joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Committees 
Report.
    1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Receive the Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem 
Committee Report.
    2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Receive the Administrative Policy Committee 
Report.
    2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Receive the Migratory Species Committee 
Report.
    2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Receive the Mackerel Committee Report.
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Other Business (Includes miscellaneous 
written reports filed under Tabs O, P, Q, and R of briefing book), as 
well as any special announcements.
    4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

Committees

Monday, August 14, 2006

    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Conduct an Orientation Session for new 
Council members.
    1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will meet 
to receive a report on the Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine 
Protected Areas Monitoring Program by NMFS and a status report on the 
development of an Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) system for the grouper 
fishery. The Committee will also review stock assessments for greater 
amberjack, vermilion snapper, gray triggerfish, and gag along with 
recommendations from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and 
Reef Fish AP. The Committee will also consider scheduling stock 
assessment updates for red snapper and goliath grouper.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - The Joint Reef Fish/Shrimp Management 
Committees will receive a report on the status and health of shrimp 
stocks in the Gulf, as well as a report from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Effort 
Working Group on the status of existing effort in the shrimp fishery 
and possible relationships to optimal effort. The Committee will also 
consider final action on a regulatory amendment to potentially change 
the bycatch reduction criterion for Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) 
used in shrimp trawls west of Cape San Blas, Florida. Finally, the 
Committee will consider approving Joint Amendment 27 to the Reef Fish 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP)/Amendment 14 to the Shrimp FMP for public 
hearings.
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - The Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Committee 
will review and possibly approve the Ecosystem SSC's recommended budget 
for workshops and consider recommending an extension to the ecosystem 
budget into 2007.
    3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - The Administrative Policy Committee will meet 
to consider a proposed pool of non-government organizations (NGO's) 
that would be used to select representatives to future SEDAR workshops. 
The Committee will also review the Statement of Organization Practices 
and Procedures' (SOPPs) provisions on the Standing Scientific and 
Statistical Committee (SSC).
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - The Migratory Species Management Committee 
will receive a report from NMFS Headquarter on the International 
Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - The Mackerel Management Committee will 
review recommendations from the SSC regarding a report from a special 
scientific committee made up of scientists appointed by the Council and 
the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). This report 
includes recommendations regarding the stock assessment for king 
mackerel in the Gulf and Atlantic regions. The Committee will also 
consider the recommendations of the SAFMC regarding this report and 
other king mackerel issues.
    The committee reports will be presented to the Council for 
consideration later on Wednesday and on Thursday, August 17, 2006.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 
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 Tina Trezza at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: July 26, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-12232 Filed 7-28-06; 8:45 am]
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