Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 65304-65305 [E7-22639]

Download as PDF 65304 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 20, 2007 / Notices reviewed companies until a review of a company assigned these rates is requested. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department will disclose to parties to the proceeding any calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results within five days after the date of the public announcement of this notice. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(b)(1), interested parties may submit written arguments in response to these preliminary results. Unless otherwise indicated by the Department, case briefs must be submitted within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, and rebuttal briefs, limited to arguments raised in case briefs, must be submitted no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs. See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 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E7–22672 Filed 11–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Nov 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers National Institute of Standards and Technology Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on December 4, 2007. The Board of Overseers is composed of eleven members prominent in the fields of quality and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges’ Panel, Baldrige Program Update, Potential Program Changes, Baldrige Program Education and Outreach, Overseers Role in Raising Awareness of the Baldrige Program, and Recommendations for the NIST Director. SUMMARY: The meeting will convene December 4, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. on December 4, 2007. DATES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Lecture Room A, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Diane Harrison no later than Friday, November 30, 2007, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Harrison’s e-mail address is diane.harrison@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975–2361. ADDRESSES: Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975–2361. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 9, 2007. Richard F. Kayser, Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E7–22670 Filed 11–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XD99 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene Public Hearings on an Aquaculture Amendment. DATES: The public hearings will held from December 10 - 13, 2007 at 5 locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the following locations: St. Petersburg, FL; Biloxi, MS; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; and Houston, TX. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Swingle, Executive Director; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) is preparing an amendment which will require persons to obtain a permit from NMFS to participate in aquaculture by constructing an aquaculture facility in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. Each application for a permit must comply with many permit conditions related to record keeping and operation of the facility. These permit conditions will assure the facility has a minimal affect on the environment and on other fishery resources. Compliance with the conditions will be evaluated annually for the duration of the permit as the basis for renewal of the permit for the next year. The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at each of the following locations: •Monday, December 10, 2007, Hilton Houston Hobby Airport, 8181 Airport E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 20, 2007 / Notices Blvd., Houston, TX 77061, telephone: (713) 645–3000; •Monday, December 10, 2007, Comfort Inn North, 2260 54th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714, telephone: (727) 362–0075; •Tuesday, December 11, 2007, Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Drive, New Orleans, LA 70062, telephone: (504) 469–5000; •Wednesday, December 12, 2007, Wingate Inn, 12009 Indian River, Road, Biloxi, MS 39540, telephone: (228) 396– 0036; •Thursday, December 13, 2007, Ashbury Hotel, 600 Beltline Hwy, Mobile, AL 36608, telephone: (251) 344–8030; Copies of the Amendment a can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina Trezza at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: November 15, 2007. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–22639 Filed 11–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XD98 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory committees. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, December 3–11, 2007, in Anchorage AK. DATES: The meetings will be held on December 3, 2007 through December 11, 2007. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: Council meeting Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff, Phone: 907–271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5 continuing through Tuesday December 11, 2007. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, December 3 and continue through Saturday December 8. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 3 and continue through Wednesday December 5, 2007. The Enforcement Committee will meet Tuesday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Iliamna Room. The Ecosystem Committee will meet 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Iliamna Room. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Reports Executive Director’s Report NMFS Management Report (including update on National Bycatch Report, update on 2C rulemaking, report on crab loan program, report on constructive loss issues, Restricted Access Management Division report on crab program) U.S. Coast Guard Report Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report (including a report on Board of Fisheries actions, subsistence halibut survey) U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report Protected Species Report (including 2007 Steller Sea Lion (SSL) survey results, integrated weight groundline seabird deterrence Exempted Fishery Permit (EFP), update on SSL recovery Plan/Biological Opinion/Environmental Impact Statement(EIS)) 2. Charter Halibut Management: Committee report on longterm solutions and allocations/reallocation; Review progress on Charter Halibut Allocation/ Reallocation and provide direction/ refine alternatives as necessary. 3. Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) Crab Issues: Preliminary review of BSAI ’C’ Share active participation; Final action on BSAI Crab ’C’ share 90/10 exemption; Final action on BSAI Crab custom processing; Final action on BSAI Crab post-delivery transfers; Review workplan on BSAI Crab 3 year review, action as necessary. 4. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Issues: Progress report on GOA Pacific cod sector split, direction as necessary; PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65305 Review discussion paper on GOA sideboards; action as necessary; Final action on GOA pollock trip limit; Final action on Central Gulf of Alaska rockfish post-delivery transfers. 5. License Limitation Program (LLP) Trawl Recency: Initial review of EA/ RIR/IRFA on alternatives to address modifications to LLP requirements. 6. Amendment 80: Initial review of Amendment 80 post-delivery transfers and rollovers. 7. Observer Program: Initial review Observer Program regulation package. 8. American Fisheries Act (AFA) permit Application: Receive public comment and formulate Council recommendations on Adak Fisheries application for an unrestricted AFA inshore processor permit and formulate Council recommendations. 9. Groundfish Management: BSAI Salmon Workgroup report, review Notice of Intent and refine alternatives; Discussion paper on Vessel Monitoring System exemption for dinglebar gear; Review discussion paper ’Other Species’; Non-target Committee report; Supplemental Information Report on specifications EIS, action as necessary; Final action on groundfish specification and Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) reports; Review discussion paper on GOA salmon and crab bycatch. 10. Crab Overfishing Definitions; Final action on BSAI crab overfishing definitions. 11. Ecosystem Issues: Update on outreach efforts for Arctic Fishery Management Plan; report from Ecosystem Committee on Aleutian Island Fishery Ecosystem Plan Implementation; Alaska Regional Collaborative Team report. 12. Staff Tasking; Review Committees and tasking, and take action as necessary; Review broader (Programmatic Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement) community outreach plan and actions pursuant to the NMFS Policy on stakeholder participation (pursuant to Government Accounting Office report). 13. Other Business The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. LLP Trawl Recency 2. Amendment 80 3. Observer Program 4. SIR on specifications EIS, action as necessary 5. Final action on groundfish specifications and SAFE reports 6. Crab Overfishing Definition 7. Integrated Groundline Weight EFP; 4E analysis methodology The Advisory Panel will address the same agenda issues as the Council, E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XD99


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene Public Hearings on an Aquaculture Amendment.

DATES: The public hearings will held from December 10 - 13, 2007 at 5 
locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the following locations:
    St. Petersburg, FL; Biloxi, MS; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; and 
Houston, TX. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and 
times.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Swingle, Executive Director; 
telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council (Council) is preparing an amendment which will require persons 
to obtain a permit from NMFS to participate in aquaculture by 
constructing an aquaculture facility in the exclusive economic zone 
(EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico. Each application for a permit must comply 
with many permit conditions related to record keeping and operation of 
the facility. These permit conditions will assure the facility has a 
minimal affect on the environment and on other fishery resources. 
Compliance with the conditions will be evaluated annually for the 
duration of the permit as the basis for renewal of the permit for the 
next year.
    The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of 
public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at each of the following 
locations:
    Monday, December 10, 2007, Hilton Houston Hobby Airport, 
8181 Airport

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Blvd., Houston, TX 77061, telephone: (713) 645-3000;
    Monday, December 10, 2007, Comfort Inn North, 2260 54th 
Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714, telephone: (727) 362-0075;
    Tuesday, December 11, 2007, Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 
Airline Drive, New Orleans, LA 70062, telephone: (504) 469-5000;
    Wednesday, December 12, 2007, Wingate Inn, 12009 Indian 
River, Road, Biloxi, MS 39540, telephone: (228) 396-0036;
    Thursday, December 13, 2007, Ashbury Hotel, 600 Beltline 
Hwy, Mobile, AL 36608, telephone: (251) 344-8030;
    Copies of the Amendment a can be obtained by calling the Council 
office at (813) 348-1630.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina Trezza at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: November 15, 2007.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-22639 Filed 11-19-07; 8:45 am]
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