Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 36843-36844 [E8-14806]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 126 / Monday, June 30, 2008 / Notices Dated: June 20, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I General Issues Comment 1: Surrogate Financial Ratios A. Apex Foods Limited and Bionic B. Adequate Notice Comment 2: Clerical Error and Inflator Comment 3: Fish Waste Surrogate Value Comment 4: Whole Live Fish Surrogate Value Comment 5: Conversion of Surrogate Values Company–Specific Issues Comment 6: Ving Quang A. Rescission of Vinh Quang B. Bona Fide Nature of Vinh Quang’s Sale C. U.S. Inland Freight Comment 7: Anvifish A. Basis of U.S. Sales B. Bona Fide Nature of Anvifish’s Sale C. Deduction of By–products Comment 8: Rescission of Ngoc Thai [FR Doc. E8–14801 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Announcement of Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve Revised Management Plan Including a Boundary Expansion 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 Final Revised Management Plan for the Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve has three sites: Monie Bay, Jug Bay, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jun 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 Otter Point Creek. Monie Bay was designated as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve in 1985 and Jug Bay and Otter Point Creek were designated in 1990 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 1990. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan brings the reserve into compliance and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. A boundary expansion, new facilities, and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1990 approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. Since 1990, the reserve has added a coastal training program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers in the Chesapeake Bay. The reserve has realized many aspects of the 1990 plan, including the completion of the Anita C. Leight Center in Harford County. This facility provides classrooms, lab space, exhibit space and office space and has allowed the implementation of research, education and volunteer activity at the Otter Point Creek component of the reserve. This management plan calls for a boundary expansion at two reserve sites: 1,345 acres are incorporated into the Jug Bay component site and approximately 32 acres will be incorporated into the Otter Point Creek site. The Otter Point Creek component will expand its land area from 443 to 475 acres. The land increase consists of two forested parcels adjacent to the current boundary that will serve as a buffer for core estuarine habitat and will also provide an important access point for monitoring and education programming. The expansion at Jug Bay includes land on both sides of the Patuxent River, increasing the acreage of this site from 491 to 1,836. The original boundary for this component site included a portion of the county-owned parks. This expansion incorporates a larger portion of those parks to become designated as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserves. West of the Patuxent River, the reserve will add 455 acres of wetlands and buffer lands that will enhance the protection of core reserve lands and will enhance the research and monitoring. East of the Patuxent River, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36843 the reserve will be expanded by 890 acres to increase the level of protection surrounding the river and expand the area available for reserve programming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Migliori at (301) 563–1126 or Laurie McGilvray at (301) 563–1158 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 EastWest Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. For copies of the Chesapeake Bay Management Plan revision, visit http:// www.dnr.state.md.us/bay/cbnerr/. Dated: June 12, 2008. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–14818 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XI70 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 Reef Fish Amendment 29, Spiny Lobster and Aquaculture Amendment. DATES: The public hearings will held from July 21 - 31, 2008 at 10 locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. For specific dates, times and subjects, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held in the following locations: Galveston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Biloxi, MS, Orange Beach, AL, Ft. Myers, Key West, Marathon, Miami, Tampa and Panama City, FL. For specific dates, times and subjects, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assane Diagne, Economist; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has scheduled a series of public hearings on Reef Fish Amendment 29, Spiny Lobster and E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 36844 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 126 / Monday, June 30, 2008 / Notices Aquaculture Amendment. Reef Fish Amendment 29 proposes to rationalize effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper and tilefish fisheries in order to achieve and maintain optimum yield (OY). Effort management approaches considered in this amendment include permit endorsements and the implementation of an Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program. Spiny Lobster Amendment 8 examines various alternatives to restrict imports of spiny lobster into the United States to minimum conservation standards to achieve an increase in the spawning biomass of the spiny lobster stock and increase long-term yields from the fishery. The Aquaculture amendment will require persons to obtain a permit from NMFS to participate in aquaculture by constructing an aquaculture facility in the 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. An informal open question and answers session on IFQ’s will begin at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. the public hearings will begin and conclude at the end of public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at each of the following locations: •Monday, July 21, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Best Western, 5914 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550; telephone: (409) 740–1261; •Monday, July 21, 2008, Spiny Lobster, Reef Fish Amendment 29 and Aquaculture Amendment Public Hearings, Radisson Hotel, 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040, telephone: (305) 294–5511; •Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Hilton Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062, telephone: (504) 469–5000; •Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Spiny Lobster and Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearings, Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, telephone: (305) 743–3500; •Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Spiny Lobster and Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearings, Doubletree, 2649 S. Bayshore Blvd., Miami, FL 33133, telephone: (305) 858–2500; •Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Wingate Inn, 12009 Indian River Road, Biloxi, MS 39540, telephone: (228) 396–0036; VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Jun 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 •Thursday, July 24, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Clarion Hotel, 12635 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33907, telephone: (239) 936– 4300; •Thursday, July 24, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, City of Orange Beach Parks & Rec., 27235 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, telephone: (251) 981–6028; •Wednesday, July 30, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, Quorum, 700 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, telephone: (813) 289– 8200; •Thursday, July 31, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public Hearing, NMFS Panama City Lab, 350 Dellwood Beach Dr., Panama City, FL 32408, telephone: (850) 234–6541. Copies of the Amendments can be obtained by calling the Council office at (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations These hearings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14806 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XI72 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to convene its Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) via conference call. DATES: The conference call will be held July 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call and listening stations will be available. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Simmons, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. The conference call will begin at 2 p.m. EDT and conclude no later than 3:30 p.m. EDT. Listening stations are available at the following locations: The Gulf Council office (see ADDRESSES), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) offices as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: St. Petersburg, FL 263 13th Ave. S., St Petersburg, FL 33701, Karolyn Potter, telephone: (727) 551–5705; and Miami, FL 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 32149, Sonia Prevo, telephone: (305) 361–4200. The Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel will discuss Amendment 8 on FMP of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, preferred alternatives of the South Atlantic, and the Advisory panel recommendations for the fishery management plan. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Spiny Lobster AP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during the meeting. Actions will be restricted to the issue specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The listening stations are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–14808 Filed 6–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XI70


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 Reef Fish Amendment 29, Spiny Lobster and 
Aquaculture Amendment.

DATES: The public hearings will held from July 21 - 31, 2008 at 10 
locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. For specific dates, times and 
subjects, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held in the following locations: 
Galveston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Biloxi, MS, Orange Beach, AL, Ft. 
Myers, Key West, Marathon, Miami, Tampa and Panama City, FL. For 
specific dates, times and subjects, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assane Diagne, Economist; telephone: 
(813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council (Council) has scheduled a series of public hearings on Reef 
Fish Amendment 29, Spiny Lobster and

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Aquaculture Amendment. Reef Fish Amendment 29 proposes to rationalize 
effort and reduce overcapacity in the commercial grouper and tilefish 
fisheries in order to achieve and maintain optimum yield (OY). Effort 
management approaches considered in this amendment include permit 
endorsements and the implementation of an Individual Fishing Quota 
(IFQ) program. Spiny Lobster Amendment 8 examines various alternatives 
to restrict imports of spiny lobster into the United States to minimum 
conservation standards to achieve an increase in the spawning biomass 
of the spiny lobster stock and increase long-term yields from the 
fishery. The Aquaculture amendment will require persons to obtain a 
permit from NMFS to participate in aquaculture by constructing an 
aquaculture facility in the 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.
    An informal open question and answers session on IFQ's will begin 
at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. the public hearings will begin and conclude at 
the end of public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at each of the 
following locations:
    Monday, July 21, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public 
Hearing, Best Western, 5914 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550; 
telephone: (409) 740-1261;
    Monday, July 21, 2008, Spiny Lobster, Reef Fish Amendment 
29 and Aquaculture Amendment Public Hearings, Radisson Hotel, 3820 N. 
Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040, telephone: (305) 294-5511;
    Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public 
Hearing, Hilton Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062, 
telephone: (504) 469-5000;
    Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Spiny Lobster and Reef Fish 
Amendment 29 Public Hearings, Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Highway, 
Marathon, FL 33050, telephone: (305) 743-3500;
    Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Spiny Lobster and Reef Fish 
Amendment 29 Public Hearings, Doubletree, 2649 S. Bayshore Blvd., 
Miami, FL 33133, telephone: (305) 858-2500;
    Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public 
Hearing, Wingate Inn, 12009 Indian River Road, Biloxi, MS 39540, 
telephone: (228) 396-0036;
    Thursday, July 24, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public 
Hearing, Clarion Hotel, 12635 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33907, 
telephone: (239) 936-4300;
    Thursday, July 24, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public 
Hearing, City of Orange Beach Parks & Rec., 27235 Canal Rd, Orange 
Beach, AL 36561, telephone: (251) 981-6028;
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public 
Hearing, Quorum, 700 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, telephone: 
(813) 289-8200;
    Thursday, July 31, 2008, Reef Fish Amendment 29 Public 
Hearing, NMFS Panama City Lab, 350 Dellwood Beach Dr., Panama City, FL 
32408, telephone: (850) 234-6541.
    Copies of the Amendments can be obtained by calling the Council 
office at (813) 348-1630.

Special Accommodations

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

    Dated: June 25, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-14806 Filed 6-27-08; 8:45 am]
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