The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council; Correction, 46607 [07-4111]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices International Trade Commission Notification DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Department will contact the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) and will make this extension notice available to the ITC. Dated: August 15, 2007. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–16448 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration The President’s Export Council: Meeting of the President’s Export Council; Correction International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of a time change for an open meeting via teleconference. ACTION: SUMMARY: The President’s Export Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft letter of recommendation to the President. This meeting was announced in a Federal Register document published on August 13, 2007 (72 FR 45224). This notice corrects the time of that meeting. Date: August 23, 2007. Time: 1 p.m. (EDT); Correction. For the Conference Call-In Number and Further Information, Contact: The President’s Export Council Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202–482–1124), or visit the PEC Web site, http:// www.ita.doc.gov/td/pec. Dated: August 16, 2007. J. Marc Chittum, Executive Secretary and Staff Director, President’s Export Council. [FR Doc. 07–4111 Filed 8–17–07; 9:33 am] rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Act, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC04 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; intent to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS); scoping meetings; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS, Southeast Region, in collaboration with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) intends to prepare a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to be included in an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. These alternatives will consider measures to rationalize effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper fishery to achieve and maintain optimum yield in the multi-species grouper fishery. The purpose of this notice of intent is to solicit public comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the DEIS must be received by NMFS by September 20, 2007. Nine scoping meetings will be held in September 2007. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope of the DEIS, suggested alternatives and potential impacts, and requests for additional information on the amendment should be sent to Sarah DeVido, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701–5511; telephone (727) 824–5305; fax (727) 824–5308. Comments may also be sent by email to Sarah.DeVido@noaa.gov. Requests for information packets and for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: 813– 348–1630; fax: 813–348–1711. Requests may also be sent by email to steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah DeVido; phone: (727) 824–5305; PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46607 fax: (727) 824–5308; email: Sarah.DeVido@noaa.gov. Current regulatory measures used in the management of the grouper complex include a license limitation system, quotas, trip limits, minimum size limits, area/gear restrictions, and season closures. Nonetheless, the commercial grouper fishery has become overcapitalized which means the collective harvest capacity of participants is in excess of that required to efficiently harvest the commercial share of the total allowable catch. The overcapitalization observed in the fishery has caused commercial grouper regulations to become increasingly restrictive over time, intensifying derby conditions under which fishermen race to harvest as many fish as possible before the quota is reached. The intensification of derby conditions has, in some years, led to premature closures of the fishery. Incentives for overcapitalization and derby fishery conditions are expected to be maintained as long as the current management structure persists. Under this management structure, the commercial grouper fishery is expected to continue to be characterized by higher than necessary levels of capital investment, increased operating costs, increased likelihood of shortened seasons, reduced safety at-sea, wide fluctuations in grouper supply and depressed ex vessel prices. These conditions lead to deteriorating working conditions and profitability for participants. Therefore, NMFS, in collaboration with the Council will develop a DEIS to describe and analyze management alternatives to rationalize effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper fishery in order to achieve and maintain optimum yield in this multispecies fishery. These alternatives include, but are not limited to: elimination of latent permits, a buyback or buyout program, permit endorsements, an individual fishing quota program, or an individual transferable effort quota program. In accordance with NOAA’s Administrative Order 216–6, Section 5.02(c), Scoping Process, NMFS in collaboration with the Council has identified preliminary environmental issues as a means to initiate discussion for scoping purposes only. These preliminary issues may not represent the full range of issues that eventually will be evaluated in the EIS. NMFS, in collaboration with the Council, has scheduled the following nine scoping meetings to provide the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export 
Council; Correction

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of a time change for an open meeting via teleconference.

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SUMMARY: The President's Export Council will hold a meeting via 
teleconference to deliberate a draft letter of recommendation to the 
President. This meeting was announced in a Federal Register document 
published on August 13, 2007 (72 FR 45224). This notice corrects the 
time of that meeting.
    Date: August 23, 2007.
    Time: 1 p.m. (EDT); Correction.
    For the Conference Call-In Number and Further Information, Contact: 
The President's Export Council Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, 
Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202-482-1124), or visit the PEC Web site, 
http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/pec.

    Dated: August 16, 2007.
J. Marc Chittum,
Executive Secretary and Staff Director, President's Export Council.
[FR Doc. 07-4111 Filed 8-17-07; 9:33 am]
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