Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 16645 [08-1083]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 61 / Friday, March 28, 2008 / Notices Albatross and Bigelow. The Scallop Survey Advisory Panel will discuss new terms of reference and plans to calibrate the new survey dredge on the RV Sharp during the 2008 sea scallop survey. This report will be followed by a period for the public to comment on fisheries related issues that are not listed on the agenda. Any other outstanding business will be addressed before the meeting adjourns. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided that 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 Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 25, 2008. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–6440 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG75 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 141st meeting to consider and take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The 141st Council meeting and public hearings will be held at 1 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) on Monday, April 14, 2008 (12 noon in American Samoa and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Guam and the Commonwealth VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 of the Northern Mariana Islands) at the Council Office in Honolulu, HI and by teleconference. For specific times and the agenda, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 141st Council meeting and public hearings will be held at the Council’s office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. For participants residing in American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii and the continental United States, the 141st Council meeting telephone conference call-innumber is: 1–888–482–3560; Access Code; 5228220. For Guam and international participants, the call-innumber is: 1–647–723–3959; Access Code: 5228220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: 808–522–8220; FAX: 808– 522–8226. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council transmitted the 140th Council Meeting Federal Register notice to NMFS.Regs@noaa.gov on February 15, 2008, in accordance with the NMFS Regulatory Unit guidelines. NMFS failed to transmit this notice to the Office of the Federal Register for publication and the lack of publication was announced on the last day of the 140th Council Meeting. While the notice was published on the last day of the meeting, this did not fulfill the requirement of advance notification to the public pursuant to the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This notice advises the public that the Council will convene its 141st Meeting at 1 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) Monday, April 14, 2008 (12 noon in American Samoa and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) at the Council Office in Honolulu, HI and by teleconference. The Council will consider, and take action on, regulatory action items discussed at the 140th meeting and provide the public with an opportunity for comment on items listed as regulatory actions in the proposed 141st meeting agenda. The documents and records for the 140th Council Meeting action items are available for public inspection on the Council’s website, http:// www.wpcouncil.org and at the Council Office at 1164 Bishop St, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council will hear recommendations from other Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided near the end of PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16645 the meeting agenda before Council discussion and action. 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 Meeting 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2008 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Approval of 139th Minutes 4. Pelagics Fisheries Regulatory Actions a. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort b. Squid Permits c. American Samoa Longline Program Modifications d. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands(CNMI)Longline Exclusion Zone e. American Samoa Purse-Seine Exclusion Zones f. Guam Purse-Seine Exclusion Zones g. CNMI Purse-Seine Exclusion Zones 5. Hawaii Bottomfish Fisheries Regulatory Actions a. Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish Risk Analysis 6. Program Planning, Research, and Executive/Budget Actions a. Annual Catch Limits b. Community Development Plan (CDP) Regulatory Amendment to Allow Future CDPs 7. Public Hearing 8. Council Discussion and Action 9. Other Business Special Accommodations These meetings are 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: March 26, 2008. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG75


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 141st meeting to consider and take actions on fishery 
management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES:  The 141st Council meeting and public hearings will be held at 1 
p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) on Monday, April 14, 2008 (12 noon in 
American Samoa and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Guam and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) at the Council Office in 
Honolulu, HI and by teleconference. For specific times and the agenda, 
see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The 141st Council meeting and public hearings will be held 
at the Council's office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 
96813. For participants residing in American Samoa, the Northern 
Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii and the continental United States, the 
141st Council meeting telephone conference call-in-number is: 1-888-
482-3560; Access Code; 5228220. For Guam and international 
participants, the call-in-number is: 1-647-723-3959; Access Code: 
5228220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: 808-522-8220; FAX: 808-522-8226.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council transmitted the 140th Council 
Meeting Federal Register notice to NMFS.Regs@noaa.gov on February 15, 
2008, in accordance with the NMFS Regulatory Unit guidelines. NMFS 
failed to transmit this notice to the Office of the Federal Register 
for publication and the lack of publication was announced on the last 
day of the 140th Council Meeting. While the notice was published on the 
last day of the meeting, this did not fulfill the requirement of 
advance notification to the public pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
    This notice advises the public that the Council will convene its 
141st Meeting at 1 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) Monday, April 14, 2008 
(12 noon in American Samoa and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in 
Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) at the 
Council Office in Honolulu, HI and by teleconference. The Council will 
consider, and take action on, regulatory action items discussed at the 
140th meeting and provide the public with an opportunity for comment on 
items listed as regulatory actions in the proposed 141st meeting 
agenda.
    The documents and records for the 140th Council Meeting action 
items are available for public inspection on the Council's website, 
http://www.wpcouncil.org and at the Council Office at 1164 Bishop St, 
Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813.
    In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council will hear 
recommendations from other Council advisory groups. Public comment 
periods will be provided near the end of the meeting agenda before 
Council discussion and action. 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 Meeting

1 p.m. 5 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2008

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of 139th Minutes
4. Pelagics Fisheries Regulatory Actions
    a. Hawaii Swordfish Fishery Effort
    b. Squid Permits
    c. American Samoa Longline Program Modifications
    d. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands(CNMI)Longline 
Exclusion Zone
    e. American Samoa Purse-Seine Exclusion Zones
    f. Guam Purse-Seine Exclusion Zones
    g. CNMI Purse-Seine Exclusion Zones
5. Hawaii Bottomfish Fisheries Regulatory Actions
    a. Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish Risk Analysis
6. Program Planning, Research, and Executive/Budget Actions
    a. Annual Catch Limits
    b. Community Development Plan (CDP) Regulatory Amendment to Allow 
Future CDPs
7. Public Hearing
8. Council Discussion and Action
9. Other Business

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are 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: March 26, 2008.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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