South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 50892-50893 [E6-14217]

Download as PDF 50892 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 166 / Monday, August 28, 2006 / Notices notice that require emergency action under section 305c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the workshop participants’ intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is 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: August 23, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14226 Filed 8–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 081806D] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of the South Atlantic Council and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils’ King and Spanish Mackerel Committees. The Council will also hold a joint meeting of its Executive and Finance Committees, Personnel Committee (CLOSED SESSION), King and Spanish Mackerel Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, Advisory Panel Selection Committee (CLOSED SESSION), and a meeting of the full Council. In addition, the Council will hold a public hearing on Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP), a public hearing regarding a regulatory amendment to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics FMP, and a public input session. DATES: The meeting will be held September 18 through September–22, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Westin Hotel, 2 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head, SC 29928; telephone: (1– 800) 937–8461 or (843) 681–4000, fax: (843) 681–7004. Copies of documents VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Aug 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 are available from Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, One Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407–4699. Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer; telephone: 843/571–4366 or toll free at 866/SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting Dates 1. Joint South Atlantic and Gulf Mackerel Committees Meeting: September 18, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and September 19, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon The South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils’ Mackerel Committees will meet jointly to receive and overview of issues affecting the mackerel fishery, review a draft decision document, and take action as appropriate. The Committees will also receive a review of the South Atlantic Council’s regulatory amendment to reduce the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Atlantic Group king and Spanish Mackerel and change the Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel commercial trip limit to track recent changes in the fishing year. 2. Joint Executive Finance Committees Meeting: September 19, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Executive and Finance Committees will meet jointly to review the status of the Regional Operational Agreement (ROA) between the Council and NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Office (SERO), receive an update on the Calendar Year 2006 budget, and status report of the Fiscal Year 2007 Congressional budget. 3. Personnel Committee Meeting: September 19, 2006, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.(CLOSED SESSION) The Personnel Committee will meet in Closed Session to discuss personnel issues. September 19, 2006, 6 p.m. - The Council will hold two public hearings: (1) Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper FMP - Proposed marine protected areas. (2) Mackerel Regulatory Amendment Changes in Total Allowable Catch for Atlantic group king and Spanish mackerel, and change to commercial trip limit for Atlantic group Spanish mackerel to reflect the new fishing year. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. Mackerel Committee Meeting: September 20, 2006, 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon The Council’s Mackerel Committee will meet to review the regulatory amendment and develop recommendations. The Committee will also review the issues in the mackerel fishery included in the decision document and develop recommendations for public scoping for the mackerel fishery. 5. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: September 20, 2006, 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. and September 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon The Snapper Grouper Committee will receive an update on Oculina evaluation activities and develop recommendations to staff as necessary. The Committee will also receive a status report on Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper FMP regarding marine protected areas and provide direction/clarification on issues relevant to the amendment. In addition, the Committee will receive an update on the development of Amendment 15 regarding rebuilding schedules for overfished species of snapper and grouper, and provide direction to staff as necessary. NOAA Fisheries’ SERO will provide presentations on (1) Final 2005 landings for species in Amendment 13C, (2) the status of Amendment 13C Final Rule, and (3) the status of the quota monitoring program and a report on the level of 2006 landings for species in Amendment 13C. The Committee will develop recommendations as necessary. September 20, 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. 6. Advisory Panel Selection Committee Meeting: September 21, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CLOSED SESSION) The Advisory Panel Selection Committee will review advisory panel applications and develop recommendations for Council consideration. 7. Council Session: September 21, 2006, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and September 22, 2006, 8 a.m. - 12 noon From 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., the Council will call the meeting to order, adopt the agenda, approve the June 2006 meeting minutes, and hold elections for Chairman and Vice-Chairman. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 166 / Monday, August 28, 2006 / Notices From 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Mackerel Committee, take action on its Mackerel Regulatory Amendment following the public comment session, and take other actions as necessary. September 21, 2006, 4:30 p.m., the Council will hold a public comment session on the Mackerel Regulatory Amendment. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Council Session: September 22, 2006, 8 a.m. - 12 noon. From 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the Council will receive a NOAA General Counsel briefing on litigation issues (CLOSED SESSION). From 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Advisory Panel Selection Committee and take action as appropriate. From 8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper Committee and take action as appropriate. From 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from joint Executive/Finance Committees and take action as appropriate. From 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report on the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) stock assessment Steering Committee Meeting and take action as necessary. From 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon, the Council will receive a presentation regarding the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), review requests for Experimental Fishing Permits as necessary, 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Aug 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 September 14, 2006. Dated: August 23, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–14217 Filed 8–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [I.D. 080306C] Marine Mammals and Endangered Species; National Marine Fisheries Service File No. 493–1848; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service File No. MA130062 AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Darlene R. Ketten, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Biology Department, MRF- Room 233, MS 50, Woods Hole, MA 02543 has applied in due form for a permit from NMFS and FWS to take parts from species of marine mammals for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written or telefaxed comments must be received on or before September 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: The application request 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; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978) 281–9200; fax (978) 281–9371; and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, VA 22203; phone (800) 358– 2104; fax (703) 358–2281. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50893 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. 493–1848/ MA130062. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Kate Swails, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR parts 18 and 216), the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 17 and 222–226). Dr. Ketten is requesting a permit for the possession and worldwide import/ export of marine mammal and endangered species parts from the orders of Cetacea (dolphins, porpoises and whales), Pinnipedia (seals, sea lions and walrus), Carnivora (sea otter, Enhydra lutris, and polar bear, Ursus maritimus) and Sirenia (dugongs and manatees). Whole carcasses, heads, or temporal bones (ears) are requested from stranded animals that die prior to beaching, are euthanized upon stranding, or which die in captivity. No animals would be taken or killed for the purpose of this research. The research proposed by Dr. Ketten utilizes three-dimensional analyses of aquatic mammals ears to generate estimates of auditory sensitivity, seeking to determine how structural elements of these ears contribute to underwater hearing. Mathematical models and three-dimensional reconstructions of E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[FR Doc No: E6-14217]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 081806D]


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 the South Atlantic Council and Gulf of Mexico 
Fishery Management Councils' King and Spanish Mackerel Committees. The 
Council will also hold a joint meeting of its Executive and Finance 
Committees, Personnel Committee (CLOSED SESSION), King and Spanish 
Mackerel Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, Advisory Panel Selection 
Committee (CLOSED SESSION), and a meeting of the full Council. In 
addition, the Council will hold a public hearing on Amendment 14 to the 
Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP), a public hearing 
regarding a regulatory amendment to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics FMP, 
and a public input session.

DATES: The meeting will be held September 18 through September-22, 
2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Westin Hotel, 2 Grasslawn 
Avenue, Hilton Head, SC 29928; telephone: (1-800) 937-8461 or (843) 
681-4000, fax: (843) 681-7004. Copies of documents are available from 
Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 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 South Atlantic and Gulf Mackerel Committees Meeting: September 
18, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and September 19, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. 
- 12 noon

    The South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils' 
Mackerel Committees will meet jointly to receive and overview of issues 
affecting the mackerel fishery, review a draft decision document, and 
take action as appropriate. The Committees will also receive a review 
of the South Atlantic Council's regulatory amendment to reduce the 
Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Atlantic Group king and Spanish 
Mackerel and change the Atlantic migratory group Spanish mackerel 
commercial trip limit to track recent changes in the fishing year.

2. Joint Executive Finance Committees Meeting: September 19, 2006, 1:30 
p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    The Executive and Finance Committees will meet jointly to review 
the status of the Regional Operational Agreement (ROA) between the 
Council and NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office (SERO), receive 
an update on the Calendar Year 2006 budget, and status report of the 
Fiscal Year 2007 Congressional budget.

3. Personnel Committee Meeting: September 19, 2006, 3:30 p.m. - 5 
p.m.(CLOSED SESSION)

    The Personnel Committee will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
personnel issues.

September 19, 2006, 6 p.m. - The Council will hold two public hearings:

    (1) Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper FMP - Proposed marine 
protected areas.
    (2) Mackerel Regulatory Amendment - Changes in Total Allowable 
Catch for Atlantic group king and Spanish mackerel, and change to 
commercial trip limit for Atlantic group Spanish mackerel to reflect 
the new fishing year.

4. Mackerel Committee Meeting: September 20, 2006, 8:30 a.m. until 12 
noon

    The Council's Mackerel Committee will meet to review the regulatory 
amendment and develop recommendations. The Committee will also review 
the issues in the mackerel fishery included in the decision document 
and develop recommendations for public scoping for the mackerel 
fishery.

5. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: September 20, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 
until 4 p.m. and September 21, 2006, 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon

    The Snapper Grouper Committee will receive an update on Oculina 
evaluation activities and develop recommendations to staff as 
necessary. The Committee will also receive a status report on Amendment 
14 to the Snapper Grouper FMP regarding marine protected areas and 
provide direction/clarification on issues relevant to the amendment. In 
addition, the Committee will receive an update on the development of 
Amendment 15 regarding rebuilding schedules for overfished species of 
snapper and grouper, and provide direction to staff as necessary. NOAA 
Fisheries' SERO will provide presentations on (1) Final 2005 landings 
for species in Amendment 13C, (2) the status of Amendment 13C Final 
Rule, and (3) the status of the quota monitoring program and a report 
on the level of 2006 landings for species in Amendment 13C. The 
Committee will develop recommendations as necessary.

September 20, 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.

6. Advisory Panel Selection Committee Meeting: September 21, 2006, 1:30 
p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CLOSED SESSION)

    The Advisory Panel Selection Committee will review advisory panel 
applications and develop recommendations for Council consideration.

7. Council Session: September 21, 2006, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 
September 22, 2006, 8 a.m. - 12 noon

    From 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., the Council will call the meeting to 
order, adopt the agenda, approve the June 2006 meeting minutes, and 
hold elections for Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

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    From 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the Mackerel Committee, take action on its Mackerel Regulatory 
Amendment following the public comment session, and take other actions 
as necessary.
    September 21, 2006, 4:30 p.m., the Council will hold a public 
comment session on the Mackerel Regulatory Amendment.

Council Session: September 22, 2006, 8 a.m. - 12 noon.

    From 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the Council will receive a NOAA General 
Counsel briefing on litigation issues (CLOSED SESSION).
    From 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the Advisory Panel Selection Committee and take action as appropriate.
    From 8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the 
Snapper Grouper Committee and take action as appropriate.
    From 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
joint Executive/Finance Committees and take action as appropriate.
    From 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report on 
the Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) stock assessment 
Steering Committee Meeting and take action as necessary.
    From 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon, the Council will receive a presentation 
regarding the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic 
Tunas (ICCAT), review requests for Experimental Fishing Permits as 
necessary, 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 September 14, 2006.

    Dated: August 23, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-14217 Filed 8-25-06; 8:45 am]
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