Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3; Meeting, 67106-67107 [E6-19515]

Download as PDF 67106 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 223 / Monday, November 20, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 110606D] Marine Mammals; File Nos. 782–1719, 1071–1770 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS, National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98102 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 782–1719–03 and that The Dolphin Institute (Adam A. Pack, Ph.D., Principal Investigator), 420 Ward Avenue, Suite 212, Honolulu, HI 96814 has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1071– 1770–01. ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Carrie Hubard, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 17, 2005 and March 1, 2005, notice was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 8076) and (70 FR 9928), respectively, that requests to take marine mammals for scientific research had been submitted by the above-named institutions. The requested amendments have been granted under the authority 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), 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 222–226). Permit No. 782–1719–04, issued to NMML (John Bengtson, Principal Investigator), allows takes of all species of cetaceans under NMFS jurisdiction during stock assessment activities throughout U.S. territorial waters and the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and the territorial waters of Mexico (Gulf of California only), Canada, Russia, Japan, and the Philippines. This permit has been amended to increase the number of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Nov 17, 2006 Jkt 211001 bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) approached during aerial surveys to 11,000, biopsy sampled to 100, and tagged to 25 in the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans. The amendment also permits the Holder to conduct limited biopsy sampling of several species of large whale calves less than six months of age (with the exception of neonates) and attending females. The amended permit expires June 30, 2009. Permit No. 1071–1770–02 issued to Dr. Adam Pack of The Dolphin Institute allows takes of non-listed cetaceans and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Eastern, Western, and Central North Pacific Ocean. The permit has been amended to allow research of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus), sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus), and fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus). The amended permit is valid until August 31, 2010. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement. Issuance of these amended permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such amendments: (1) were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Documents may be reviewed in the following locations: 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; Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206)526–6150; fax (206)526–6426; Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249; Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808)944–2280; fax (808)973–2941. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 14, 2006. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–19589 Filed 11–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3; Meeting Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3 (CPDC—S&A 5.3) was established by Charter on October 12, 2006. CPDC—S&A 5.3 is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft Synthesis and Assessment Product that addresses CCSP Topic 5.3: ‘‘DecisionSupport Experiments and Evaluations Using Seasonal to Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data’’. Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, December 11, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This time and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page http://www.climate.noaa.gov/ index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/53.jsp for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held via teleconference. Please contact Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms for further information (contact information follows). Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-minute public comment period on December 11 from 12:30–1 p.m. (times are dependent on number of participants; check Web site to confirm this time). In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received by the CPDC—S&A 5.3 Designated Federal Official by December 5, 2006 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after that date will be distributed to the CPDC—S&A 5.3, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 223 / Monday, November 20, 2006 / Notices Matters to Be Considered: The meeting will include, but not be limited to, the following topics: (1) Discussion of procedures for completion of the first draft of the Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3; (2) Discussion of plans for completion and submission of future drafts and procedures; (3) Discussion of a stakeholder workshop to be held in early January. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms, Designated Federal Official, CPDC—S&A 5.3 (NOAA Climate Program Office, 1315 East West Highway, Room 12221, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone: 301– 734–1200, Fax: 301–713–0515, E-mail: Nancy.Beller-Simms@noaa.gov) or visit the Web site at http:// www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ ccsp/53.jsp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: November 14, 2006. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E6–19515 Filed 11–17–06; 8:45 am] Dated: November 15, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–19531 Filed 11–17–06; 8:45 am] Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; 300 S. New Street, Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674– 2331, extension 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to review the status of the new research vessel FSV Henry B. Bigelow and evaluate survey protocols for the new survey. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 674–2331 extension 18, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 111406H] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting [I.D. 111506B] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Trawl Survey Advisory Panel, composed of representatives from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), and several independent scientific researchers, will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, December 12, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Two Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, NJ 07094, telephone: (201) 348–6900. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; 300 S. New Street, Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904, telephone: (302) 674–2331. 17:10 Nov 17, 2006 Jkt 211001 discuss practical issues surrounding potential requirements for trawl sweeps in Bering Sea bottom trawl fisheries. Bottom trawl gear modifications are being considered as an alternative to reduce the impacts of fishing on benthic habitat in the Bering Sea. Research has indicated that adding discs or rollers to the sweep reduces bottom contact without substantially reducing catch rates of target species. Details of a gear requirement, such as disc size, composition, spacing, attachment, and enforcement have not yet been determined. While testimony before the Council and its committees will be the venue to address whether such regulations should be pursued, this workshop provides a venue to gather practical information, identify issues relative to enforcement and implementation of potential regulations, and identify workable solutions. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 15, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–19525 Filed 11–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S AGENCY: AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a council workshop. 67107 SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a workshop on potential gear modification regulations as a part of the analysis for the Bering Sea Habitat Conservation analysis. DATES: The workshop will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, in the Dillingham/Katmai Room, Anchorage, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Coon, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the workshop will be to ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 111406G] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings. The meetings will be held on December 4, 2006 through December 12, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. DATES: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 223 (Monday, November 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development 
Committee (CPDC) for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3; Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Product Development 
Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.3 (CPDC--S&A 5.3) was 
established by Charter on October 12, 2006. CPDC--S&A 5.3 is the 
Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a 
draft Synthesis and Assessment Product that addresses CCSP Topic 5.3: 
``Decision-Support Experiments and Evaluations Using Seasonal to 
Interannual Forecasts and Observational Data''.
    Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, December 11, 2006 
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This time and the agenda topics described below 
are subject to change. Refer to the Web page http://
www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/53.jsp for the most up-to-date 
meeting agenda.
    Place: The meeting will be held via teleconference. Please contact 
Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms for further information (contact information 
follows).
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 30-
minute public comment period on December 11 from 12:30-1 p.m. (times 
are dependent on number of participants; check Web site to confirm this 
time). In general, each individual or group making a verbal 
presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. 
Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received by the CPDC--
S&A 5.3 Designated Federal Official by December 5, 2006 to provide 
sufficient time for review. Written comments received after that date 
will be distributed to the CPDC--S&A 5.3, but may not be reviewed prior 
to the meeting date.

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    Matters to Be Considered: The meeting will include, but not be 
limited to, the following topics: (1) Discussion of procedures for 
completion of the first draft of the Synthesis and Assessment Product 
5.3; (2) Discussion of plans for completion and submission of future 
drafts and procedures; (3) Discussion of a stakeholder workshop to be 
held in early January.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Beller-Simms, Designated 
Federal Official, CPDC--S&A 5.3 (NOAA Climate Program Office, 1315 East 
West Highway, Room 12221, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone: 301-
734-1200, Fax: 301-713-0515, E-mail: Nancy.Beller-Simms@noaa.gov) or 
visit the Web site at http://www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/
53.jsp.

    Dated: November 14, 2006.
Mark E. Brown,
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-19515 Filed 11-17-06; 8:45 am]
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