Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 44261-44262 [E6-12578]

Download as PDF gechino on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 150 / Friday, August 4, 2006 / Notices Council’s work on Amendment 13, which contained a broad range of actions to define management reference points, end overfishing and rebuild overfished stocks, consider a multispecies approach to management, address bycatch, modify permit renewal and transferability requirements, and address the scheduled sunset of regulations protecting the Oculina Experimental Closed Area. NMFS published a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS in association with Amendment 13 in the Federal Register on January 31, 2002 (67 FR 4696), then later supplemented that notice on September 12, 2003 (68 FR 53706) and, again, on July 26, 2005 (70 FR 46126). The first NOI supplement announced the Council’s intent to transfer the Oculina Experimental Closed Area action from Amendment 13 to Snapper Grouper FMP Amendment 13A, and the remaining actions in Amendment 13 to Snapper Grouper FMP Amendment 13B. This decision was intended to ensure the Council adequate time to fully evaluate a range of actions to address overfishing, rebuilding, and other issues in the snapper grouper fishery without compromising the Council’s ability to act on the Oculina Experimental Closed Area before its scheduled sunset date of June 27, 2004. The second NOI supplement announced the Council’s intent to address overfishing and a few other priority actions in a regulatory amendment, which later became Amendment 13C. This decision was intended to ensure extended debate about multispecies management and other actions in Amendment 13B did not delay Council action to effectively address overfishing of snowy grouper, golden tilefish, vermilion snapper, and black sea bass. During its December 2005 meeting, the Council decided to transfer from Amendment 13B to Amendment 15 actions to define management reference points and rebuilding plans, as needed, for the select stocks addressed in Amendment 13C. This action is intended to ensure the timely implementation of biological reference points, status determination criteria, and rebuilding schedules and strategies for these stocks before the Southeast Data Assessment and Review assessments describing their status become outdated. The Council also will consider in Amendment 15: establishing a strategy to ensure stock rebuilding stays on schedule should the total allowable catch levels specified in rebuilding plans be exceeded; adjusting the golden tilefish fishing year and trip limit VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:39 Aug 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 strategy; eliminating the 12–inch (30.5– cm) total length minimum size limit regulation for the queen snapper and silk snapper; requiring a Federal commercial snapper grouper permit to sell snapper grouper species harvested in Federal waters of the South Atlantic and limiting sales to only those fish captured on commercial trips; establishing a deep-water grouper unit to further minimize bycatch of deepwater grouper species; implementing measures to minimize bycatch mortality of sea turtles and smalltooth sawfish; establishing a method to monitor and assess bycatch in the snapper grouper fishery; and modifying commercial snapper grouper permit renewal and transferability requirements. All other actions referenced above and not evaluated in Amendments 13A, 13B, 13C, or 15 continue to remain in Amendment 13B. This NOI supplement announces the Council’s intent to prepare a DEIS in association with Amendment 15. A Federal Register notice will announce the availability of the DEIS, as well as a 45–day public comment period, pursuant to regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and to NOAA’s Administrative Order 216–6. The Council will consider public comments received on the DEIS in developing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and before voting to submit the final amendment to NMFS for Secretarial consideration. NMFS will announce in the Federal Register the availability of the final amendment and FEIS during the Secretarial review period, and will consider all public comments prior to agency action to approve, disapprove, or partially approve the final amendment. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 31, 2006. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12650 Filed 8–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 073106D] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44261 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public meeting of the Ad Hoc Grouper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Advisory Panel (AHGIFQAP). The AHGIFQAP meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22 and conclude no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Quorum Hotel Tampa, 700 North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609; telephone: (813) 289–8200. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. ADDRESSES: Stu Kennedy, Fishery Biologist, telephone (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has begun deliberation of a Dedicated Access Privilege System (DAP) for the Commercial grouper fishery. The Council has appointed an AHGIFQAP composed of commercial grouper fishermen and others knowledgeable about DAP systems to assist in the development of such a program. The Panel will discuss the scope and the general configuration of an IFQ program for the Gulf of Mexico commercial grouper fishery. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the AHGIFQAP 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 AHGIFQAP will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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. Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is 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. E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 44262 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 150 / Friday, August 4, 2006 / Notices Dated: July 31, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–12578 Filed 8–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 06–6714 Filed 8–2–06; 10:33 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURE TRADING COMMISSION COMMODITY FUTURE TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 11, 2006. 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. 11 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2006. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. TIME AND DATE: Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of Commission. [FR Doc. 06–6711 Filed 8–2–06; 10:33 am] Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of Commission. [FR Doc. 06–6712 Filed 8–2–06; 10:33 am] BILLING CODE 6151–01–M BILLING CODE 6151–01–M CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION COMMODITY FUTURE TRADING Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2006. 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Enforcement Matters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen A. Donovan, 202–418–5100. Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary of Commission. [FR Doc. 06–6713 Filed 8–2–06; 10:33 am] BILLING CODE 6151–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2006. 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. gechino on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance Matters. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:39 Aug 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request—Follow-Up Activities for Product-Related Injuries Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information from persons who have been involved in or have witnessed incidents associated with consumer products. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget. DATES: The Office of the Secretary must receive comments not later than October 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be captioned ‘‘Product-Related Injuries’’ and e-mailed to the Office of the Secretary at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov or mailed to Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Written comments may also be sent to PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Office of the Secretary by facsimile at (301) 504–0127. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the proposed extension of approval of the collection of information, or to obtain a copy of any of the interview guides or forms used for this collection of information, contact Linda L. Glatz, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background Section 5(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. 2054(a), requires the Commission to collect information related to the causes and prevention of death, injury, and illness associated with consumer products. That legislation also requires the Commission to conduct continuing studies and investigations of deaths, injuries, diseases, other health impairments, and economic losses resulting from accidents involving consumer products. The Commission uses this information to support development and improvement of voluntary standards, rulemaking proceedings, information and education campaigns, and administrative and judicial proceedings. These safety efforts are vitally important to help make consumer products safer and to remove unsafe products from the channels of distribution and from consumers’ homes. Persons who have sustained injuries or who have witnessed safety-related incidents associated with consumer products are an important source of safety information. From consumer complaints, newspaper accounts, death certificates, hospital emergency room reports, and other sources, the Commission investigates a limited number of incidents. These investigations may involve face-to-face or telephone interviews with accident victims or witnesses, as well as contact with state and local officials, including police, coroners, and fire investigators. The Commission also receives information about product-related injuries from persons who provide written information by using forms displayed on the Commission’s Internet Web site or printed in the Consumer Product Safety Review and other Commission publications. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the collection of information concerning product-related injuries under control number 3041– 0029. OMB’s most recent extension of E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 150 (Friday, August 4, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44261-44262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-12578]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 073106D]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene a public meeting of the Ad Hoc Grouper Individual Fishing Quota 
(IFQ) Advisory Panel (AHGIFQAP).

DATES: The AHGIFQAP meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 
August 22 and conclude no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Quorum Hotel Tampa, 700 
North Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609; telephone: (813) 289-8200.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stu Kennedy, Fishery Biologist, 
telephone (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council has begun deliberation of a Dedicated Access Privilege System 
(DAP) for the Commercial grouper fishery. The Council has appointed an 
AHGIFQAP composed of commercial grouper fishermen and others 
knowledgeable about DAP systems to assist in the development of such a 
program. The Panel will discuss the scope and the general configuration 
of an IFQ program for the Gulf of Mexico commercial grouper fishery.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the AHGIFQAP 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 AHGIFQAP will be restricted to those issues 
specifically identified in the agenda 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. Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348-
1630.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is 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.


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    Dated: July 31, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-12578 Filed 8-3-06; 8:45 am]
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