Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 15142-15144 [08-1062]

Download as PDF 15142 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are 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: March 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–5755 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG49 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Allocation Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Allocation Committee in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meeting will take place April 8–9, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. The meeting will be held at Southern Wesleyan University, Classroom 6, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 301, North Charleston, SC 29406. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. The Allocation Committee meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 8, 2008, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 9, 2008. The Committee will continue to work on alternatives for consideration in the Council’s draft Comprehensive Allocation Amendment. The amendment addresses allocations between recreational and commercial fishing sectors. The amendment currently includes alternatives to determine allocations based on (1) Landings data from the National Marine Fisheries Service or Atlantic Coast Cooperative Statistics Program, (2) Catch data from stock assessments (including discard mortalily), (3) the Council’s Judgement on Fairness and Equity, and (4) detailed economic and social analysis. The Committee will receive a report on social projects/data collection completed or planned for the South Atlantic region, an overview of previous management actions and how reductions in harvest were applied to each sector, and a presentation on the applicability of certain economic models that may prove useful for helping to determine allocations for species managed by 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 these meetings. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accomodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: March 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–5779 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF77 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of public meetings and hearings. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 140th meeting to consider and take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The 140th Council meeting and public hearings will be held on March 17–18, 2008 in Guam and March 20–21, 2008 in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). For specific times and the agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The 140th Council meeting and public hearings will be held at the Guam Hilton, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam, 96913 ; telephone: 671– 646–1835; and the Fiesta Resort and SPA Saipan, P.O. Box 501029, Saipan, MP, 96950; telephone: 670–234–6418. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: 808–522–8220. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council will hear recommendations from other Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Council will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule and Agenda for Council Standing Committee Meetings Monday, March 17, 2008 Standing Committee Meetings 1. 7:00 a.m.—9:30 a.m. Executive and Budget Standing Committee 2. 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Pelagics Ecosystem and International Fisheries Standing Committee 3. 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Program Planning Standing Committee The agenda during the full Council meeting will include the items listed here. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices Schedule and Agenda for Council Meeting 12:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2008 1. Opening Ceremony 2. Introductions 3. Approval of Agenda 4. Approval of 139th Meeting Minutes 5. Agency Reports A. NMFS 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) B. NOAA General Counsel C. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) D. Enforcement 1. United States Coast Guard (USCG) 2. NOAA Office for Law Enforcement (OLE) 3. Status of Violations 6. Guest Speaker mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008 7. Mariana Archipelago 1-Guam A. Isla Informe (Island Area Reports) B. Enforcement Issues C. Action Items 1. Guam Purse-seine Closed Area 2. Community Development Plan (CDP) Regulatory Amendment to Allow Future CDPs D. Community Issues 1. Military Expansion 2. Transshipment Issues E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. Marianas Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel Recommendations G. Marianas FEP Plan Team Recommendations H. Marianas FEP Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) Recommendations I. Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Recommendations J. Public Hearing K. Council Discussion and Action 8. Hawaii Archipelago and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) A. Moku Pepa (Island Area Reports) B. Enforcement Issues C. Update on Status of Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish Management and Monitoring 1. Data Collection, Processing and Analysis a. Catch Reports b. Dealer Reports c. Delinquencies 2. Review Annual Data by Month for Last Three Years 3. Federal Regulations 4. State of Hawaii Rules and Regulations 5. Report on Economic Performance D. Action Items 1. MHI Bottomfish Risk Analysis E. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Buyout VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 F. Community Issues 1. Seascape Initiatives G. Local, National, & International Education and Outreach Initiatives H. SSC Recommendations I. Public Comment J. Council Discussion and Action 9. Protected Species A. Status of Protected Species Program B. Update on Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations C. Loggerhead Petition D. Albatross Petition E. Observer Program Report on American Samoa and Hawaii 2007 Longline Fisheries F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 10. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008 11. Opening Ceremony 12. Introductions 13. Marianas Archipelago 2–CNMI A. Arongo Flaeey (Island Area Reports) B. Enforcement Issues C. Action Items 1. CNMI Purse-seine Closed Area 2. CNMI Longline Closed Area D. Community Issues 1. Military Expansion 2. CNMI Monument E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. Marianas FEP Advisory Panel Recommendations G. Marianas FEP Plan Team Recommendations H. Marianas FEP REAC Recommendations I. SSC Recommendations J. Public Hearing K. Council Discussion and Action 14. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Repote (Island Area Reports) B. Enforcement Issues C. Action Items 1. American Samoa Purse-seine Closed Area 2. American Samoa Longline Program Modifications 3. American Samoa Marine Conservation Plan (MCP) D. Community Issues E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. SSC Recommendations G. Public Hearing H. Council Discussion and Action 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 15. Pelagic and International Fisheries A. Action Items 1. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort 2. Squid Permits B. International Fisheries 1. Fourth International Fishers Forum (IFF4) 2. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15143 a. Report on WCPFC 4 b. Commissioners c. Advisory Committee d. Implementing Regulations 3. Northwest Pacific Bottomfishing Agreement 4. South Pacific Regional Fishery Management Organization (RFMO) 5. US Commissioners Meeting to Tuna RFMOs 6. Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP) C. Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) report on Insular Fishing in the Pacific D. Pacific Pelagic Advisory Panel Recommendations E. Pacific Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations F. Marianas FEP REAC Recommendations G. SSC Recommendations H. Standing Committee Recommendations I. Public Hearing J. Council Discussion and Action 16. Program Planning and Research A. Magnuson Stevens Reauthorization Act (MSRA) Implementation 1. Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) 2. Council Five-Year Research Priorities 3. Status of Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) 4. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Coordination 5. SSC, Peer Review, Stipends 6. Proposed Revisions to the Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Process B. Update on Status of Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Actions 1. CNMI Bottomfish Logbooks 2. Barter/Trade Issues C. Potential Permit Fees D. Status of MCPs E. Western Pacific Cooperative Research Priorities F. Legislative Report G. SSC Recommendations H. Standing Committee Recommendations I. Public Hearing J. Council Discussion and Action 17. Administrative Matters & Budget A. Financial Reports B. Administrative Reports C. Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols (SOPP) Review D. Meetings and Workshops E. Council Family Changes F. Standing Committee Recommendations G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 18. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items 19. Other Business Special Accomodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15144 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices 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: March 18, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 08–1062 Filed 3–18–08; 3:31 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Open Meeting Notice Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), DoD. ACTION: Open Meeting Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place: 1. Name of Committee: Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education. 2. Date: Friday, May 2, 2008. 3. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Japan Standard Time. 4. Location: New Sanno Hotel, 4–12– 20 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106–0047, Japan. 5. Purpose of the Meeting: Recommend to the Director, DoDEA, general policies for the operation of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS); to provide the Director with information about effective educational programs and practices that should be considered by DoDDS; and to perform other tasks as may be required by the Secretary of Defense. 6. Agenda: The meeting agenda will be the current operational qualities of schools and the institutionalized school improvement processes, as well as other educational matters. 7. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. Appropriate government issued identification will be required to enter the meeting facility, which is a U.S. Military managed facility. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 8. Committee’s Point of Contact: Mr. Jim Jarrard, telephone (703) 588–3121, 4040 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: james.jarrard@hq.dodea.edu. Dated: March 17, 2008. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–5739 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education about its mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of the planned meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. For the next meeting of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education, Mr. Jim Jarrard, telephone (703) 588–3121, 4040 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; e-mail: james.jarrard@hq.dodea.edu, will be acting in the capacity of the Designated Federal Officer for this committee. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed above at least fourteen calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education Chairpersons and ensure they are provided to all members of the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Oral Statements by the Public to the Membership: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102– 3.140(d), time will be allotted for public comments to the Advisory Council on Dependents’ Education. Individual comments will be limited to a maximum of five minutes duration. The total time allotted for public comments will not exceed thirty minutes. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mr. Jim Jarrard, telephone (703) 588–3121, or e-mail: james.jarrard@hq.dodea.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Defense Business Board (DBB) DoD. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal advisory committee meeting will take place: 1. Name of Committee: Defense Business Board (DBB). 2. Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008. 3. Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. 4. Location: Rockwell Hall, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, O’Fallon, IL. 5. Purpose of the Meeting: The mission of the DBB is to advise the Secretary of Defense on effective strategies for implementation of best business practices of interest to the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will deliberate on findings from three task groups: (1) Task Group on Tooth-to-Tail Review, (2) Task Group Industrial Base Strategic Relationship, and (3) Task Group on Enterprise Governance. Copies of DRAFT Task Group presentations will be available on Friday, April 11th by contacting the DBB Office. 6. Agenda: 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Public Meeting. • Task Group Reports: • Tooth-to-Tail. • Industrial Base Strategic Relationship. • Enterprise Governance. 7. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must contact the Defense Business Board no later than Noon on Monday, April 14th to be placed on a list of attendees. Members of the public without access to Scott AFB must arrive at the Visitor Center, Main Entrance, Shiloh Gate by 11 a.m. to be escorted to Rockwell Hall. Local Point of Contact is E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF77


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its 140th meeting to consider and take actions on fishery 
management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The 140th Council meeting and public hearings will be held on 
March 17-18, 2008 in Guam and March 20-21, 2008 in Saipan, Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). For specific times and the 
agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The 140th Council meeting and public hearings will be held 
at the Guam Hilton, 202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, Guam, 96913 ; 
telephone: 671-646-1835; and the Fiesta Resort and SPA Saipan, P.O. Box 
501029, Saipan, MP, 96950; telephone: 670-234-6418.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to the agenda items listed here, 
the Council will hear recommendations from other Council advisory 
groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agenda. 
The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Council 
will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Schedule and Agenda for Council Standing Committee Meetings

Monday, March 17, 2008

Standing Committee Meetings
1. 7:00 a.m.--9:30 a.m. Executive and Budget Standing Committee
2. 9:30 a.m.--11:30 a.m. Pelagics Ecosystem and International Fisheries 
Standing Committee
3. 9:30 a.m.--11:30 a.m. Program Planning Standing Committee
The agenda during the full Council meeting will include the items 
listed here.

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Schedule and Agenda for Council Meeting

12:30 p.m.--5:00 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2008

1. Opening Ceremony
2. Introductions
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of 139th Meeting Minutes
5. Agency Reports
A. NMFS
1. Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO)
2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
B. NOAA General Counsel
C. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
D. Enforcement
1. United States Coast Guard (USCG)
2. NOAA Office for Law Enforcement (OLE)
3. Status of Violations
6. Guest Speaker

9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008

7. Mariana Archipelago 1-Guam
A. Isla Informe (Island Area Reports)
B. Enforcement Issues
C. Action Items
1. Guam Purse-seine Closed Area
2. Community Development Plan (CDP) Regulatory Amendment to Allow 
Future CDPs
D. Community Issues
1. Military Expansion
2. Transshipment Issues
E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
F. Marianas Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel Recommendations
G. Marianas FEP Plan Team Recommendations
H. Marianas FEP Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) 
Recommendations
I. Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Recommendations
J. Public Hearing
K. Council Discussion and Action
8. Hawaii Archipelago and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
A. Moku Pepa (Island Area Reports)
B. Enforcement Issues
C. Update on Status of Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish 
Management and Monitoring
1. Data Collection, Processing and Analysis
a. Catch Reports
b. Dealer Reports
c. Delinquencies
2. Review Annual Data by Month for Last Three Years
3. Federal Regulations
4. State of Hawaii Rules and Regulations
5. Report on Economic Performance
D. Action Items
1. MHI Bottomfish Risk Analysis
E. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Buyout
F. Community Issues
1. Seascape Initiatives
G. Local, National, & International Education and Outreach Initiatives
H. SSC Recommendations
I. Public Comment
J. Council Discussion and Action
9. Protected Species
A. Status of Protected Species Program
B. Update on Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations
C. Loggerhead Petition
D. Albatross Petition
E. Observer Program Report on American Samoa and Hawaii 2007 Longline 
Fisheries
F. Public Comment
G. Council Discussion and Action
10. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008

11. Opening Ceremony
12. Introductions
13. Marianas Archipelago 2-CNMI
A. Arongo Flaeey (Island Area Reports)
B. Enforcement Issues
C. Action Items
1. CNMI Purse-seine Closed Area
2. CNMI Longline Closed Area
D. Community Issues
1. Military Expansion
2. CNMI Monument
E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
F. Marianas FEP Advisory Panel Recommendations
G. Marianas FEP Plan Team Recommendations
H. Marianas FEP REAC Recommendations
I. SSC Recommendations
J. Public Hearing
K. Council Discussion and Action
14. American Samoa Archipelago
A. Motu Repote (Island Area Reports)
B. Enforcement Issues
C. Action Items
1. American Samoa Purse-seine Closed Area
2. American Samoa Longline Program Modifications
3. American Samoa Marine Conservation Plan (MCP)
D. Community Issues
E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
F. SSC Recommendations
G. Public Hearing
H. Council Discussion and Action
9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008
15. Pelagic and International Fisheries
A. Action Items
1. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort
2. Squid Permits
B. International Fisheries
1. Fourth International Fishers Forum (IFF4)
2. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)
a. Report on WCPFC 4

b. Commissioners
c. Advisory Committee
d. Implementing Regulations
3. Northwest Pacific Bottomfishing Agreement
4. South Pacific Regional Fishery Management Organization (RFMO)
5. US Commissioners Meeting to Tuna RFMOs
6. Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP)
C. Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) report on Insular 
Fishing in the Pacific
D. Pacific Pelagic Advisory Panel Recommendations
E. Pacific Pelagic Plan Team Recommendations
F. Marianas FEP REAC Recommendations
G. SSC Recommendations
H. Standing Committee Recommendations
I. Public Hearing
J. Council Discussion and Action
16. Program Planning and Research
A. Magnuson Stevens Reauthorization Act (MSRA) Implementation
1. Annual Catch Limits (ACLs)
2. Council Five-Year Research Priorities
3. Status of Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP)
4. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Coordination
5. SSC, Peer Review, Stipends
6. Proposed Revisions to the Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Process
B. Update on Status of Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Actions
1. CNMI Bottomfish Logbooks
2. Barter/Trade Issues
C. Potential Permit Fees
D. Status of MCPs
E. Western Pacific Cooperative Research Priorities
F. Legislative Report
G. SSC Recommendations
H. Standing Committee Recommendations
I. Public Hearing
J. Council Discussion and Action
17. Administrative Matters & Budget
A. Financial Reports
B. Administrative Reports
C. Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols (SOPP) Review
D. Meetings and Workshops
E. Council Family Changes
F. Standing Committee Recommendations
G. Public Comment
H. Council Discussion and Action
18. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
19. Other Business

Special Accomodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities.

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 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: March 18, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 08-1062 Filed 3-18-08; 3:31 pm]
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