Schedule for Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops, 62095-62096 [E6-17697]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 204 / Monday, October 23, 2006 / Notices Committee (TIQC) will hold a working meeting which is open to the public. DATES: The TIQC working meeting will begin Monday, November 6, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. and may go into the evening, if necessary, to complete business for the day. On Tuesday, November 7, 2006, the meeting will reconvene from 8:30 a.m. and continue until business for the day is complete. On Wednesday, November 8, 2006, the meeting will reconvene from 8:30 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 1052, Building 4, National Marine Fisheries Service, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115; telephone: (206) 526–4656. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jim Seger, Staff Officer (Economist); telephone: (503) 820–2280. 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Special Accommodations mstockstill on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES The 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: October 18, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17645 Filed 10–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:50 Oct 20, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 101106F] Schedule for Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS announces the first round of Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops. The workshops will be held in November and December 2006 and are mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or shark gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Vessel owners and operators whose permits expire in January 2007 must attend a workshop in 2006. Additional workshops will be held throughout 2007; however, vessel owners and operators whose permits expire in the winter or spring of 2007 are welcome to attend the first round of workshops in 2006. DATES: Six workshops will be held between November 6, 2006, and December 14, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The workshops will be held in Dedham, MA; Manahawkin, NJ; Manteo, NC; Seminole, FL; Daytona Beach, FL; and Kenner, LA. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. The workshop schedule and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ sfa/hms/workshops/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the workshop requirement, please contact Greg Fairclough by phone: (727) 824– 5399, or by fax: (727) 824–5398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective January 1, 2007, shark limited access and swordfish limited access permit holders must submit a copy of their Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). As such, vessel owners whose permits expire in January 2007 must attend one of the six free workshops offered in 2006. Vessel owners and operators whose permits expire in the winter or spring of 2007 may attend a PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62095 workshop in 2007 or one of the six workshops offered in 2006 (see schedule below). New shark and swordfish limited access permit applicants must attend a Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before such permits will be issued. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. November 6, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Holiday Inn- Terrace Room, 55 Ariadne Rd. (US 1a and I95/128), Dedham, MA 02026. 2. November 8, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Holiday Inn- Main Ballroom, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. 3. November 15, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Outer Banks Welcome Center on Roanoke Island- Curtis H. Creech Memorial Boardroom. One Visitor’s Circle Center, Manteo, NC 27954. 4. December 6, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, 9200 113th Street N., Seminole, FL 33772. 5. December 8, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aquatic Release Conservation, 1870 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32117. 6. December 14, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Orleans Airport Garden Inn. 4535 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065. Registration To sign up for a scheduled workshop, please contact Aquatic Release Conservation (877) 411–4272, 1870 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32117. In addition to certifying permit holders, all longline and gillnet vessel operators fishing with a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit are required to attend the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops. Vessels that have been issued a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates. Vessel operators must possess on board the vessel valid workshop certificates for both the vessel owner and the operator at all times. To ensure the workshop certificate is linked to the correct permit, you will need to bring the following items with you to the workshop: Individual vessel owners must bring: proof of identification, a copy of the appropriate permit(s), and a copy of the vessel registration or documentation. Representatives of a business owned or co-owned vessel must bring: proof that the individual is an agent of the business, a copy of the applicable permit(s), and proof of identification. Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 62096 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 204 / Monday, October 23, 2006 / Notices Participants in the industry-sponsored workshops on safe handling and release of sea turtles that were held in Orlando, FL (April 8, 2005) and New Orleans, LA (June 27, 2005) will be issued a workshop certificate in December 2006 that will be valid for three years. Grandfathered permit holders must include a copy of this certificate when renewing limited access shark and limited access swordfish permits each year. Failure to provide a valid workshop certificate may result in a permit denial. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/ or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and smalltooth sawfish. Identification of protected species will also be taught at these workshops in an effort to improve reporting. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal for these workshops is to provide participants the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq. Dated: October 18, 2006. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–17697 Filed 10–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Base Closure and Realignment Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice is provided pursuant to section 2905(b)(7)(B)(ii) of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. It provides a partial list of military installations closing or realigning pursuant to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Report. It also provides a corresponding listing of the Local Redevelopment Authorities (LRAs) recognized by the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), as well as the points of contact, addresses, and telephone VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:50 Oct 20, 2006 Jkt 211001 numbers for the LRAs for those installations. Representatives of state and local governments, homeless providers, and other parties interested in the redevelopment of an installation should contact the person or organization listed. The following information will also be published simultaneously in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of each installation. There will be additional Notices providing this same information about LRAs for other closing or realigning installations where surplus government property is available as those LRAs are recognized by the OEA. DATES: Effective Date: October 23, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 400 Army Navy Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22202–4704, (703) 604–6020. Local Redevelopment Authorities (LRAs) for Closing and Realigning Military Installations Alabama Installation Name: BG William P. Screws USARC. LRA Name: City of Montgomery. Point of Contact: Ken Groves, Director, Planning & Development Department, City of Montgomery. Address: P.O. Box 1111, Montgomery, AL 36101–1111. Phone: (334) 241–2712. Ohio Installation Name: Fort Hayes Memorial USARC. LRA Name: City of Columbus Local Redevelopment Authority. Point of Contact: Vince Papsidero, AICP, Planning Administrator, City of Columbus. Address: 109 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Phone: (614) 645–8502. Pennsylvania Installation Name: Lycoming Memorial USARC. LRA Name: Lycoming Memorial Local Redevelopment Authority. Point of Contact: Bill Burdett, Township Manager, Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors. Address: 2501 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Phone: (570) 323–6151. October 17, 2006. L.M. Bynum, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E6–17691 Filed 10–20–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary National Defense University Board of Visitors (BOV) Open Meeting Department of Defense, National Defense University. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The President, National Defense University (NDU) has scheduled a meeting of the Board of Visitors. Request subject notice be published in the Federal Register. The National Defense University Board of Visitors is a Federal Advisory Board. The Board meets twice a year in proceedings that are open to the public. The meeting will be held on November 15–16, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 15th and continuing on the 16th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. DATES: LOCATION: The Board of Visitors meeting will be held at Building 62, Marshall Hall, Room 155, National Defense University, 300 5th Avenue, Fort McNair, Washington, DC 20319–5066. The point of contact for this notice of an ‘‘Open Meeting’’ is Mr. Roy Austin @ (202) 685–2649, Fax (202) 685–3935 or AustinR4@ndu.edu. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 204 (Monday, October 23, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62095-62096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-17697]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 101106F]


Schedule for Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and 
Identification Workshops

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the first round of Protected Species Safe 
Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops. The workshops will be 
held in November and December 2006 and are mandatory for vessel owners 
and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or shark 
gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited 
access permits. Vessel owners and operators whose permits expire in 
January 2007 must attend a workshop in 2006. Additional workshops will 
be held throughout 2007; however, vessel owners and operators whose 
permits expire in the winter or spring of 2007 are welcome to attend 
the first round of workshops in 2006.

DATES: Six workshops will be held between November 6, 2006, and 
December 14, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.

ADDRESSES: The workshops will be held in Dedham, MA; Manahawkin, NJ; 
Manteo, NC; Seminole, FL; Daytona Beach, FL; and Kenner, LA. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations.
    The workshop schedule and a list of frequently asked questions 
regarding these workshops are posted on the internet at: http://
www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/workshops/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the 
workshop requirement, please contact Greg Fairclough by phone: (727) 
824-5399, or by fax: (727) 824-5398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Effective January 1, 2007, shark limited 
access and swordfish limited access permit holders must submit a copy 
of their Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop 
certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 
2006). As such, vessel owners whose permits expire in January 2007 must 
attend one of the six free workshops offered in 2006. Vessel owners and 
operators whose permits expire in the winter or spring of 2007 may 
attend a workshop in 2007 or one of the six workshops offered in 2006 
(see schedule below). New shark and swordfish limited access permit 
applicants must attend a Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before such 
permits will be issued.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. November 6, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Holiday Inn- Terrace Room, 
55 Ariadne Rd. (US 1a and I95/128), Dedham, MA 02026.
    2. November 8, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Holiday Inn- Main 
Ballroom, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.
    3. November 15, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Outer Banks Welcome 
Center on Roanoke Island- Curtis H. Creech Memorial Boardroom. One 
Visitor's Circle Center, Manteo, NC 27954.
    4. December 6, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Seminole Community Library 
at St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, 9200 113\th\ Street N., 
Seminole, FL 33772.
    5. December 8, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aquatic Release 
Conservation, 1870 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32117.
    6. December 14, 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Orleans Airport 
Garden Inn. 4535 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065.

Registration

    To sign up for a scheduled workshop, please contact Aquatic Release 
Conservation (877) 411-4272, 1870 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32117.
    In addition to certifying permit holders, all longline and gillnet 
vessel operators fishing with a limited access swordfish or limited 
access shark permit are required to attend the Safe Handling, Release, 
and Identification workshops. Vessels that have been issued a limited 
access swordfish or limited access shark permit may not fish unless 
both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates. 
Vessel operators must possess on board the vessel valid workshop 
certificates for both the vessel owner and the operator at all times.
    To ensure the workshop certificate is linked to the correct permit, 
you will need to bring the following items with you to the workshop:
    Individual vessel owners must bring: proof of identification, a 
copy of the appropriate permit(s), and a copy of the vessel 
registration or documentation.
    Representatives of a business owned or co-owned vessel must bring: 
proof that the individual is an agent of the business, a copy of the 
applicable permit(s), and proof of identification.
    Vessel operators must bring proof of identification.

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    Participants in the industry-sponsored workshops on safe handling 
and release of sea turtles that were held in Orlando, FL (April 8, 
2005) and New Orleans, LA (June 27, 2005) will be issued a workshop 
certificate in December 2006 that will be valid for three years. 
Grandfathered permit holders must include a copy of this certificate 
when renewing limited access shark and limited access swordfish permits 
each year. Failure to provide a valid workshop certificate may result 
in a permit denial.
    The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are 
designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required 
techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/or hooked 
protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and smalltooth 
sawfish. Identification of protected species will also be taught at 
these workshops in an effort to improve reporting. Additionally, 
individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding 
of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall 
goal for these workshops is to provide participants the skills needed 
to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may prevent 
additional regulations on these fisheries in the future.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq.

    Dated: October 18, 2006.
James P. Burgess,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-17697 Filed 10-20-06; 8:45 am]
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