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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices points for all groundfish stocks. Also, on the agenda will be the discussion of the results of the Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee Meeting for eastern Georges Bank cod, haddock, and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder and the Groundfish Committee will give its report and ask the Council to develop management options for Amendment 16; discussion will include modifications as necessary to rebuilding plans, adoption of new rebuilding plans if necessary, and identification of management measures for further development. Thursday, September 4, 2008 Following a brief opportunity for public comments on items not listed on the agenda, the Council will continue its discussion of Amendment 16 from the previous day until the Council meeting adjourns for the day. 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: August 15, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19287 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES RIN 0648–XJ83 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a two-day Council meeting on September 3–4, 2008 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 3 beginning at 9 a.m., and Thursday, September 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401)421–0700. Requests for special accommodations should be addressed to the New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Following introductions and any announcements, the Council will swear in new and reappointed members as well as elect its Council Officers for 2008–2009. During the morning session, the Council will discuss Amendment 3 to the Skate Fishery Management Plan (FMP). They will approve change in the scope of the amendment to include (?) a rebuilding plan to address the overfished condition of smooth skate and to address overfishing of thorny skate. The Council will then review the Scientific and Statistical Committee’s comments on National Standard 1 Guidelines proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and finalize Council comments. The National Standard 1 discussion will continue into the afternoon session followed by discussion of the Northeast Multispecies Amendment 16. Dr. Paul Rago from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center will present a summary of the results of the Groundfish Assessment Review Meeting (GARM III) and the Council will review the stock status and biological reference points for all groundfish stocks. Also, on the agenda will be the discussion of the results of the Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee Meeting for eastern Georges Bank cod, haddock, and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder and the Groundfish Committee will give its report and ask the Council to develop management options for Amendment 16; discussion will include modifications as necessary to rebuilding plans, adoption of new rebuilding plans if necessary, and identification of management measures for further development. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49171 Thursday, September 4, 2008 Following a brief opportunity for public comments on items not listed on the agenda, the Council will continue its discussion of Amendment 16 from the previous day until the Council meeting adjourns for the day. 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: August 15, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19288 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XJ84 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. The Council and its advisory entities will meet September 7–12, 2008. The Council meeting will begin on Monday, September 8, at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Friday, September 12. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Monday, September 8 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary DATES: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 49172 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices each day to complete its scheduled business. The meetings will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Boise Riverside, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714; telephone: (208) 343–1871. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. ADDRESSES: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820–2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following items are on the Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks and Introductions 2. Roll Call 3. Executive Director’s Report 4. Approve Agenda 2. Process for Council Approval of Regulations Implementing Council Recommendations (‘‘Deeming Process’’) 3. Update and Communication of Research and Data Needs 4. Legislative Matters 5. Implementation of the MagnusonStevens Reauthorization Act 6. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 7. Fiscal Matters 8. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 9. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning (continued) G. Habitat D. Salmon Management 1. Salmon Methodology Review 2. Progress Report on Causes of the 2008 Salmon Failure 3. Central Valley Salmon Recovery Plan 1. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments 2. Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Process 3. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 4. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Open Access License Limitation 5. Stock Assessment Planning for 2011–2012 Groundfish Fishery Decision Making 6. Final Adoption of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2009 7. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments (if Needed) C. Administrative Matters E. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for International Pacific Halibut Commission Adoption 2. Pacific Halibut Catch Apportionment Methodology 3. Proposed Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and 2009 Annual Regulations 1. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning F. Enforcement Enforcement Activity Report B. Open Comment Period Comments on Non-Agenda Items Current Habitat Issues H. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Changes to Routine Management Measures for 2009–2010 Season 3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2: High Seas Shallow Set Longline Management I. Groundfish Management dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS Sunday, September 7, 2008 Scientific and Statistical Committee Budget Committee Legislative Committee Monday, September 8, 2008 Council Secretariat California State Delegation Oregon State Delegation Washington State Delegation Enforcement Consultants Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Groundfish Management Team Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel Highly Migratory Species Management Team Scientific and Statistical Committee Habitat Committee Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Council Secretariat California State Delegation Oregon State Delegation Washington State Delegation Enforcement Consultants Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Groundfish Management Team Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel Highly Migratory Species Management Team Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Council Secretariat California State Delegation Oregon State Delegation Washington State Delegation Enforcement Consultants Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Groundfish Management Team Thursday, September 11, 2008 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 . 8 a.m.. 2:30 p.m.. 3:30 p.m.. . 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8:30 a.m.. . 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. . 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. . Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 20, 2008 / Notices 49173 SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS—Continued Council Secretariat California State Delegation Oregon State Delegation Washington State Delegation Groundfish Advisory Subpanel Groundfish Management Team Enforcement Consultants Friday, September 12, 2008 Council Secretariat California State Delegation Oregon State Delegation Washington State Delegation Groundfish Management Team 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 8 a.m.. As needed. . 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 7 a.m.. 8 a.m.. 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 these meetings. 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: August 15, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19291 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XJ80 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s South Atlantic Habitat and Ecosystem Internet Map Server (IMS) Refinement Workshop. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Aug 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) is conducting a South Atlantic Habitat and Ecosystem IMS Refinement Workshop in St. Petersburg, FL. DATES: The workshop will take place September 9 - 10, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Avenue, S.E., St. Petersburg, FL; telephone: (727) 896–8626. 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 (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IMS Workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on September 9, 2008, and from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on September 10, 2008. The Workshop is designed to continue the refinement of the Council’s Internet Map Server as a support tool for Ecosystem-based management. Invited workshop participants will review the present structure of the IMS and future capabilities, identify Geographic Information Systems (GIS) needs supporting management, research, and regional collaborations and provide recommendations. Participants will also identify additional data and GIS for possible inclusion in the IMS and provide recommendations for enhancing and refining the functional capabilities of the IMS to better support local, state, and other regional habitat and ecosystem GIS needs. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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 this meeting. Actions will PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 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: August 15, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19232 Filed 8–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket Number: 0808141100–81101–01] Science Advisory Board; Preliminary Report of the NOAA Science Advisory Board Fire Weather Research Working Group Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XJ84


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory entities will hold public meetings.

DATES: The Council and its advisory entities will meet September 7-12, 
2008. The Council meeting will begin on Monday, September 8, at 8 a.m., 
reconvening each day through Friday, September 12. All meetings are 
open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 8 a.m. 
until 9 a.m. on Monday, September 8 to address litigation and personnel 
matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary

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each day to complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Boise 
Riverside, 2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714; telephone: (208) 
343-1871.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive 
Director; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Council 
agenda, but not necessarily in this order:

A. Call to Order

    1. Opening Remarks and Introductions
    2. Roll Call
    3. Executive Director's Report
    4. Approve Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

    Comments on Non-Agenda Items

C. Administrative Matters

    1. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
    2. Process for Council Approval of Regulations Implementing Council 
Recommendations (``Deeming Process'')
    3. Update and Communication of Research and Data Needs
    4. Legislative Matters
    5. Implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act
    6. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    7. Fiscal Matters
    8. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    9. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning (continued)

D. Salmon Management

    1. Salmon Methodology Review
    2. Progress Report on Causes of the 2008 Salmon Failure
    3. Central Valley Salmon Recovery Plan

E. Pacific Halibut Management

    1. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for International Pacific 
Halibut Commission Adoption
    2. Pacific Halibut Catch Apportionment Methodology
    3. Proposed Changes to Catch Sharing Plan and 2009 Annual 
Regulations

F. Enforcement

    Enforcement Activity Report

G. Habitat

    Current Habitat Issues

H. Highly Migratory Species Management

    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Changes to Routine Management Measures for 2009-2010 Season
    3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2: High Seas Shallow Set 
Longline Management

I. Groundfish Management

    1. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    2. Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat Review Process
    3. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    4. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 22: Open Access License 
Limitation
    5. Stock Assessment Planning for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fishery 
Decision Making
    6. Final Adoption of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2009
    7. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments (if Needed)

                     SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS
Sunday, September 7, 2008                 ..............................
Scientific and Statistical Committee                             8 a.m.
Budget Committee                                              2:30 p.m.
Legislative Committee                                         3:30 p.m.
Monday, September 8, 2008                 ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                          8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory                                8 a.m.
 Subpanel
Highly Migratory Species Management Team                         8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee                             8 a.m.
Habitat Committee                                             8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008                ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                          8 a.m.
Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee                          8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory                                8 a.m.
 Subpanel
Highly Migratory Species Management Team                         8 a.m.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008             ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                          8 a.m.
Essential Fish Habitat Review Committee                          8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Thursday, September 11, 2008              ..............................

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Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel                                     8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants                                       As needed
Friday, September 12, 2008                ..............................
Council Secretariat                                              7 a.m.
California State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation                                          7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation                                      7 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team                                       8 a.m.
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    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 these meetings. 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: August 15, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-19291 Filed 8-19-08; 8:45 am]
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