Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 50938-50939 [E7-17466]

Download as PDF 50938 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices II. Method of Collection The applications can be completed on-screen, printed, and submitted by mail, fax, or hand delivery. However, some applications require notary certification and therefore cannot be faxed. The cost recovery information may be submitted online. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0514. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,480. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Crab Quota Share (QS) and Processor Quota Share (PQS); 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Crab Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Permit or Crab Individual Processor Quota (IPQ) permit; 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit Application for Crab Harvesting Cooperative IFQ Permit; 30 minutes to complete and submit Application for Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) Permit; 30 minutes to complete and submit Application for Crab IFQ Hired Master; 21 minutes to complete and submit Application for Federal Crab Vessel Permit; 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit Application To Become an Eligible Crab Community Organization (ECCO); 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Eligibility To Receive Crab QS/IFQ or PQS/IPQ by Transfer; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Transfer of QS, IFQ, and IPQ; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Transfer of Crab QS/IFQ to or From an ECCO; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Inter-cooperative Transfer; 30 minutes to complete and submit RCR Fee Submission; 40 hours to prepare and submit Right of First Refusal Provisions (ROFR) Contracts; 30 minutes to complete and submit a ROFR Waiver; and 4 hours to complete and submit an appeal on NMFS decisions. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,466. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $ 31,742. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 30, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17537 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA88 Marine Mammals; File No. 1034–1685 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Markus Horning has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1034–1685–01. ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): 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; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Jaclyn Daly, (301)713– 2289. On June 20, 2007, notice was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 33981) that an amendment to Permit No. 1034–1685– 01 had been requested by the abovenamed individual. The requested amendment has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 1034–1685–01, issued on November 12, 2004 (72 FR 69585), authorized the permit holder to surgically implant transmitters, attach tags, collect blood, and perform blubber biopsy and ultrasound and bioelectrical impedance analysis on up to 30 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) undergoing rehabilitation at The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC). In addition, the permit authorized intramuscular injections of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), pre-and post blood collection under anesthesia, and fecal sampling for up to 6 California sea lions at TMMC. The amended Permit No. 1034–1685–02 authorizes the permit holder to increase the number of California sea lions at The Marine Mammal Center that receive ACTH injections to 12 animals and inject 6 animals with a sterile saline solution as a control group. In addition, a new Co-investigator has been added to the permit. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: August 28, 2007. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17512 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XC36 Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The 96th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene Tuesday, September 25, 2007, through Thursday September 27, 2007(see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times, dates, and agenda items). E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices The SSC meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522– 8220. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dates and Times and Locations The SSC meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday September 26–27, 2007 at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522–8220. Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 9 a.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Approval of the Minutes of the 95th SSC Meeting 4. Report from the Pacific Fisheries Science Center Director 5. The New Role of the SSC A. The 2–Tier System B. Magnuson Stevens Act Five-Year Research Plan C. Annual Catch Limits D. Stock Assessment Reviews 6. Data Collection A. Federal Management Unit Species Fishery Permitting and Reporting Options (ACTION ITEM) B. Report on status of Marine Recreational Information Program C. Public Comment 7. Insular Fisheries A. Bottomfish Management 1. Bottomfish Risk Assessment Model (ACTION ITEM) B. Public Comment C. Discussion and Recommendations rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 8:30 a.m. 8. Rights-based Management 9. Pelagic Fisheries A. Longline Management 1. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort Options (ACTION ITEM) 2. Pelagics Total Allowable Catch Amendment (ACTION ITEM) 3. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Closed Area Options (ACTION ITEM) 4. American Samoa Program Modifications (ACTION ITEM) B. Non-Longline Management 1. Purse-Seine Closed Areas (ACTION ITEM) a. Marianas Archipelago b. American Samoa 2. Non-Longline Pelagic Fishery Management Options (ACTION ITEM) VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 C. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports D. Stock Assessment Review 1. Western & Central Pacific Ocean Yellowfin Tuna 2. North Pacific Blue Shark 3. North Pacific Albacore Tuna 4. North Pacific Striped Marlin E. International Fisheries 1. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Meeting 2. International Scientific Committee Meeting 3. Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science Committee Meeting 4. WCPFC Northern Committee Meeting 5. Bellagio II ’Comeback Leatherback’ F. Public Comment G. Discussion and Recommendations Thursday, September 27, 2007, 8:30 a.m. 10. Program Planning A. Community Development Plan Process Options B. Hawaii Marine Conservation Plan C. Public Comment D. Discussion and Recommendations 11. Other Business A. 97th SSC Meeting 12. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 Council’s 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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C.1801 et seq. Dated: August 29, 2007. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17466 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50939 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Approval and Availability of the Revised Management Plan for the Wells (Maine) National Estuarine Research Reserve. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce has approved the revised management plan, which includes an expansion of the boundary of the reserve, for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Wells Reserve was designated in February 1984 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve has been operating under a management plan approved in 1996. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. Since the last management plan, the Wells Reserve acquired two key parcels of land, changed its boundary, constructed needed facilities, and implemented several system-wide programs. It acquired the 27-acre Alheim property and the 21⁄2-acre Lord parcel, and changed its boundary to include 359 acres of the watershed areas of the Reserve. The Reserve built the Maine Coastal Ecology Center, new interpretive exhibits, the Alheim Commons dormitory, and the Forest Learning Shelter, and equipped and opened the Coastal Resource Library. This new management plan serves as the primary guidance document for the operation of the Wells Reserve’s core and system-wide programs in research and monitoring, education and coastal training, and resource management and stewardship. The plan provides guidance on the acquisition of land to be added to the Reserve and on the construction and renovation of buildings and exhibits that support reserve programs. It also guides the E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XC36


Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public 
Meeting

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 96th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery 
Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee 
(SSC) will convene Tuesday, September 25, 2007, through Thursday 
September 27, 2007(see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times, 
dates, and agenda items).

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ADDRESSES: The SSC meeting will be held at the Council Office 
Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: 
(808) 522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Dates and Times and Locations

    The SSC meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 
September 25, 2007, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday and 
Thursday September 26-27, 2007 at the Council Office Conference Room, 
1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 9 a.m.

    1. Introductions
    2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
    3. Approval of the Minutes of the 95th SSC Meeting
    4. Report from the Pacific Fisheries Science Center Director
    5. The New Role of the SSC
    A. The 2-Tier System
    B. Magnuson Stevens Act Five-Year Research Plan
    C. Annual Catch Limits
    D. Stock Assessment Reviews
    6. Data Collection
    A. Federal Management Unit Species Fishery Permitting and Reporting 
Options (ACTION ITEM)
    B. Report on status of Marine Recreational Information Program
    C. Public Comment
    7. Insular Fisheries
    A. Bottomfish Management
    1. Bottomfish Risk Assessment Model (ACTION ITEM)
    B. Public Comment
    C. Discussion and Recommendations

Wednesday, September 26, 2007, 8:30 a.m.

    8. Rights-based Management
    9. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Longline Management
    1. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort Options (ACTION ITEM)
    2. Pelagics Total Allowable Catch Amendment (ACTION ITEM)
    3. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Closed Area Options 
(ACTION ITEM)
    4. American Samoa Program Modifications (ACTION ITEM)
    B. Non-Longline Management
    1. Purse-Seine Closed Areas (ACTION ITEM)
    a. Marianas Archipelago
    b. American Samoa
    2. Non-Longline Pelagic Fishery Management Options (ACTION ITEM)
    C. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports
    D. Stock Assessment Review
    1. Western & Central Pacific Ocean Yellowfin Tuna
    2. North Pacific Blue Shark
    3. North Pacific Albacore Tuna
    4. North Pacific Striped Marlin
    E. International Fisheries
    1. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Meeting
    2. International Scientific Committee Meeting
    3. Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science 
Committee Meeting
    4. WCPFC Northern Committee Meeting
    5. Bellagio II 'Comeback Leatherback'
    F. Public Comment
    G. Discussion and Recommendations

Thursday, September 27, 2007, 8:30 a.m.

    10. Program Planning
    A. Community Development Plan Process Options
    B. Hawaii Marine Conservation Plan
    C. Public Comment
    D. Discussion and Recommendations
    11. Other Business
    A. 97th SSC Meeting
    12. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically identified 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 Council's 
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 Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 
522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C.1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 29, 2007.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-17466 Filed 9-4-07; 8:45 am]
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