Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 69552 [E6-20320]

Download as PDF 69552 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA. If it is determined that the requirements are met, a permit will be issued jointly to the Grant PUD, the WDFW, and the YN for the purpose of carrying out the enhancement program. NMFS will publish a record of its final action in the Federal Register. The general effects on the environment considered include the impacts on the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environments of the upper Columbia River Basin, particularly in the Wenatchee River Subbasin in which the program is located. Dated: November 28, 2006. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–20377 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 112706C] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee is hosting a public workshop, which is open to the public, on December 18–20, 2006. The primary purpose of the meetings is to evaluate aspects of the Council’s groundfish harvest policies and assessment methodologies. DATES: The workshop is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2006 and conclude at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2006. The workshop will start at 9 a.m. each day and on end at 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, or as necessary to complete each day’s business. ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037; telephone: (858) 546–7000. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:50 Nov 30, 2006 Jkt 211001 Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop will address the following three issues: (1) Evaluate the performance of the 40–10 harvest policy for stocks with different life history and stock-recruit patterns, (2) Evaluate alternative methods to estimate proxies for initial or unfished biomass (B0) and the biomass that produces maximum sustainable yield (BMSY) and provide recommendations on their use, and (3) Provide recommendations on the use of priors for key assessment parameters in stock assessment models. Parameter for which priors could potentially be useful include natural mortality, stock-recruit, steepness, survey catchability, and recruitment variability. Workshop participants will develop guidance for stock assessment authors and provide recommendations for consideration by the Council and its advisory bodies. No management actions will be decided at this workshop. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Advisory body 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the 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: November 28, 2006. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–20320 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.217A. Dates: Applications Available: December 1, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 31, 2007. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 2, 2007. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and consortia of those institutions. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 112706C]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific 
and Statistical Committee is hosting a public workshop, which is open 
to the public, on December 18-20, 2006. The primary purpose of the 
meetings is to evaluate aspects of the Council's groundfish harvest 
policies and assessment methodologies.

DATES: The workshop is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 
18, 2006 and conclude at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2006. The 
workshop will start at 9 a.m. each day and on end at 5 p.m. on Monday 
and Tuesday, or as necessary to complete each day's business.

ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the National Marine Fisheries 
Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores 
Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037; telephone: (858) 546-7000.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop will address the following 
three issues: (1) Evaluate the performance of the 40-10 harvest policy 
for stocks with different life history and stock-recruit patterns, (2) 
Evaluate alternative methods to estimate proxies for initial or 
unfished biomass (B0) and the biomass that produces maximum sustainable 
yield (BMSY) and provide recommendations on their use, and (3) Provide 
recommendations on the use of priors for key assessment parameters in 
stock assessment models. Parameter for which priors could potentially 
be useful include natural mortality, stock-recruit, steepness, survey 
catchability, and recruitment variability. Workshop participants will 
develop guidance for stock assessment authors and provide 
recommendations for consideration by the Council and its advisory 
bodies. No management actions will be decided at this workshop.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Advisory body 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
provided the public has been notified of the 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: November 28, 2006.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-20320 Filed 11-30-06; 8:45 am]
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