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Download as PDF 18516 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 66 / Friday, April 4, 2008 / Notices Dated: March 27, 2008. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–7023 Filed 4–3–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF80 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Marine Mammals; File No. 10084 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that Sea World, Inc., 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando, FL 32821 [Brad Andrews, Responsible Party] has been issued a permit to import one beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) for public display. SUMMARY: The permit 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)713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Kate Swails, (301)713–2289. On December 3, 2007, notice was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 67915) that a request for a public display permit to import one female juvenile beluga whale from Marineland of Canada in Ontario, Canada to Sea World of Florida in Orlando, Florida, had been submitted by the above-named organization. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement. 15:24 Apr 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG48 Notice; issuance of permit. VerDate Aug<31>2005 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Workshops for South Atlantic Spanish mackerel and vermilion snapper. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SEDAR assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of Spanish mackerel and vermilion snapper will consist of a series of three workshops: a Data Workshop, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review Workshop. This is the seventeenth SEDAR. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The Data Workshop will take place May 19–23, 2008; the Assessment Workshop will take place August 25–29, 2008; the Review Workshop will take place October 20–24, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Data Workshop will be held at the Doubletree Guest Suites Charleston Historic District, 181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401; telephone: (843) 577–2644. The Assessment Workshop will be held at the Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research Beaufort Laboratory, 101 Piver’s Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516; telephone: (252) 728–3595. The Review Workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Savannah Historic District, 201 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401; telephone: (912) 721–1600. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale Theiling, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. SEDAR 17 Workshop Schedule: May 19–23, 2008; SEDAR 17 Data Workshop May 19, 2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; May 20– 22, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; May 23, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the Data Workshop. Participants will evaluate all available data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 66 / Friday, April 4, 2008 / Notices August 25–29, 2008; SEDAR 17 Assessment Workshop DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE August 25, 2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; August 26–28, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; August 29, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Using datasets provided by the Data Workshop, participants will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and Sustainable Fisheries Act criteria, and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Participants will prepare a workshop report, compare and contrast various assessment approaches, and determine whether the assessments are adequate for submission to the review panel. October 20–24, 2008; SEDAR 17 Review Workshop October 20, 2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; October 21–23, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; October 24, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment developed during the Data and Assessment Workshops. Workshop Panelists will review the assessment and document their comments and recommendations in a Consensus Summary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups 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. Special Accommodations ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Dated: April 1, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–6980 Filed 4–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Apr 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XG89 Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the SEDAR Steering Committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet to discuss the SEDAR schedule through 2014, consider modifications to the SEDAR process, and receive updates on recent assessment activities. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet on Monday, May 5, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Frenchmen’s Reef, 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, USVI; telephone: (340) 776–8500. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Carmichael, Science and Statistics Program Manager, SEDAR/SAFMC; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils; in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks. The SEDAR Steering Committee provides oversight of the SEDAR process, establishes assessment priorities, and provides coordination between assessment efforts and management activities. The SEDAR Steering Committee meets twice annually. During this meeting, the Steering Committee will consider scheduling benchmark assessments during 2009–14 and update assessments in 2009 and 2010. The Committee will also review recent activities, receive a progress report on staffing levels, and review the SEDAR guidelines. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18517 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 the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 3 weeks prior to the meeting. Dated: April 1, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–6981 Filed 4–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XE92 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); king mackerel; Public Meeting; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of change of location for SEDAR Assessment Workshop for South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico king mackerel. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The SEDAR assessments of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico stocks of king mackerel will consist of a series of three workshops: a Data Workshop, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review Workshop. This is the sixteenth SEDAR. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The Assessment Workshop will take place May 5–9, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Assessment Workshop will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Coconut Grove, 2649 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133; telephone: (305) 858– 2500. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XG48


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeastern Data, Assessment, 
and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings.

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Workshops for South Atlantic Spanish mackerel 
and vermilion snapper.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR assessments of the South Atlantic stocks of Spanish 
mackerel and vermilion snapper will consist of a series of three 
workshops: a Data Workshop, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review 
Workshop. This is the seventeenth SEDAR. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The Data Workshop will take place May 19-23, 2008; the 
Assessment Workshop will take place August 25-29, 2008; the Review 
Workshop will take place October 20-24, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Data Workshop will be held at the Doubletree Guest 
Suites - Charleston Historic District, 181 Church Street, Charleston, 
SC 29401; telephone: (843) 577-2644. The Assessment Workshop will be 
held at the Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research Beaufort 
Laboratory, 101 Piver's Island Road, Beaufort, NC 28516; telephone: 
(252) 728-3595. The Review Workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn and 
Suites, Savannah Historic District, 201 Martin Luther King Boulevard, 
Savannah, GA 31401; telephone: (912) 721-1600.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale Theiling, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: 
(843) 571-4366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions 
have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 
process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks 
in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data 
Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop and (3) Review Workshop. The 
product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and 
evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are 
appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock 
Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the 
fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological 
benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends 
research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer 
reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is 
a Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths 
and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for 
SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, 
and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast 
Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants 
include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment 
scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives 
including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; International 
experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal 
agencies.

SEDAR 17 Workshop Schedule:

May 19-23, 2008; SEDAR 17 Data Workshop

May 19, 2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; May 20-22, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; May 
23, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    An assessment data set and associated documentation will be 
developed during the Data Workshop. Participants will evaluate all 
available data and select appropriate sources for providing information 
on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, 
length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery 
independent measures of stock abundance.

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August 25-29, 2008; SEDAR 17 Assessment Workshop

August 25, 2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; August 26-28, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; 
August 29, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Using datasets provided by the Data Workshop, participants will 
develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population 
benchmarks and Sustainable Fisheries Act criteria, and project future 
conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods 
and configurations for determining stock status and estimating 
population parameters. Participants will prepare a workshop report, 
compare and contrast various assessment approaches, and determine 
whether the assessments are adequate for submission to the review 
panel.

October 20-24, 2008; SEDAR 17 Review Workshop

October 20, 2008: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; October 21-23, 2008: 8 a.m. - 8 
p.m.; October 24, 2008: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment 
developed during the Data and Assessment Workshops. Workshop Panelists 
will review the assessment and document their comments and 
recommendations in a Consensus Summary.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups 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.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
at least 10 business days prior to each workshop.

    Dated: April 1, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-6980 Filed 4-3-08; 8:45 am]
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