Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Work Session, 67856-67857 [E6-19817]

Download as PDF 67856 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 226 / Friday, November 24, 2006 / Notices Paper submissions should be sent to the attention of B-WET Program Manager, 410 Severn Avenue, Suite 107, Annapolis, MD 21403. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Sprague, 410–267–5664, shannon.sprague@noaa.gov. This program was originally solicited in the Federal Register on June 12, 2006, as part of the June 2006 NOAA Omnibus solicitation. The original deadline for receipt of proposals was 5 p.m., EST, on October 23, 2006. Due to technical difficulties, some applicants may not have been able to submit proposals during the original solicitation period. Therefore, NOAA re-opens the solicitation period to provide the public more time to submit proposals. The new deadline for the receipt of proposals is 1 p.m. EST on December 4, 2006, for both electronic and paper applications. All applications that were received between October 23, 2006 and December 4, 2006, will be considered timely. 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DATES: The GMT working meeting will begin Monday, December 11, 2006, at 1 p.m. and may go into the evening if necessary to complete business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Portland, OR, exact location to be determined. Contact the Council office for the meeting location address. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 226 / Friday, November 24, 2006 / Notices Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laura Bozzi, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the GMT work session is to discuss the trawl individual quota alternatives under development by the Council. Specifically, the GMT will continue to develop statements that address the management feasibility of particular aspects of the proposed alternatives. No management actions will be decided by the GMT on these issues. The GMT’s statements will be provided to facilitate decision-making at the Council’s Groundfish Allocation Committee (GAC) December 12–14, 2006 meeting, as well as to the Council and its advisory bodies at a later point. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 17, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–19817 Filed 11–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Kansas National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:24 Nov 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in Kansas, for all well defined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors, and the Kansas Information technology Office. DATES: Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in feet in Kansas, should do so by December 26, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the attention of David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, Office of the National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service (N/NGS2), 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, fax 301–713–4324, or via e-mail Dave.Doyle@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, National Geodetic Survey (N/NGS2), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 10910; Phone: (301) 713–3178. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 226 (Friday, November 24, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67856-67857]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 111606D]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Work Session

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish 
Management Team (GMT) will hold a working meeting which is open to the 
public.

DATES: The GMT working meeting will begin Monday, December 11, 2006, at 
1 p.m. and may go into the evening if necessary to complete business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Portland, OR, exact location to 
be determined. Contact the Council office for the meeting location 
address.

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    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laura Bozzi, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the GMT work session is to 
discuss the trawl individual quota alternatives under development by 
the Council. Specifically, the GMT will continue to develop statements 
that address the management feasibility of particular aspects of the 
proposed alternatives. No management actions will be decided by the GMT 
on these issues. The GMT's statements will be provided to facilitate 
decision-making at the Council's Groundfish Allocation Committee (GAC) 
December 12-14, 2006 meeting, as well as to the Council and its 
advisory bodies at a later point.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after 
publication of this document that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    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.

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

    Dated: November 17, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-19817 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]
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