South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 50780-50782 [E8-19972]

Download as PDF 50780 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 168 / Thursday, August 28, 2008 / Notices draft Ecosystems Consideration Chapter, the draft stock assessments for some target-categories, and recommend preliminary groundfish catch specifications for 2008/09. Agenda posted on website at: https:// www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/. 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 these meetings. Actions 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 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 Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19954 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK00 Meeting Dates: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a joint meeting of its Executive and Finance Committees, a meeting of its Standard Operating, Policy and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee, Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session), Joint Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees, Shrimp Committee, Spiny Lobster Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Aug 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 Allocation Committee, Limited Access Privilege (LAP) Program Committee, Dolphin Wahoo Committee, a joint meeting of its Golden Crab Advisory Panel and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel, and a meeting of the full Council. The Council will also hold a public comment session regarding: Amendment 7 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing rock shrimp endorsements and economic reporting for the shrimp fishery; a Generic Import Amendment for the Spiny Lobster FMP addressing requirements for imported spiny lobster; Amendment 16 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing measures to end overfishing for gag grouper and vermilion snapper and interim allocations of these two species for commercial and recreational fisheries; and Interim Rule measures to address overfishing of red snapper and other snapper grouper complex species. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details. DATES: The meeting will be held in September 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403; telephone: (800) 968–3569 or (843) 723– 3000. Copies of documents are available from Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free at (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Joint Golden Crab Advisory Panel and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel Meeting: September 15, 2008, 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Concurrent Session) The Golden Crab and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panels will review alternatives for Allowable Golden Crab Fishing Areas and Shrimp Fishery Access Areas within the proposed deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern. In addition the Deepwater Shrimp AP will discuss proposed alternatives in the draft Shrimp Amendment 7 document pertaining to the rock shrimp fishery. 2. Council Session: September 15, 2008, 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Council will meet in full session to receive a report from the Allocation PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee from its July 8–9, 2008 meeting. The Council will consider Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. 3. Joint Executive/Finance Committees Meeting: September 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Executive and Finance Committees will meet to review the status of the Calendar Year 2008 Activities Schedule and budget, the status of the Fiscal Year 2009 budget, and discuss the benefits of establishing a Council Data Collection Improvement Committee. 4. SOPPs Committee Meeting: September 15, 2008, 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. The SOPPs Committee will receive an update on the status of the Secretarial review of the Council’s SOPPs and develop changes to the SOPPs if necessary. 5. Advisory Panel Selection Committee Meeting (Closed Session): September 15, 2008, 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet in Closed Session to review applications and develop recommendations for Council consideration. 6. Joint Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees Meeting: September 16, 2008, 8 a.m. until 12 noon. The Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees will review the Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) and approve the FEP for a second round of public hearings. The Committees will discuss recommendations from the Joint Golden Crab and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panels, Review the Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment (CEA) addressing the designation of Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern, and approve the CEA for a second round of public hearings. The Committees will also discuss the proposal for a National Monument off the southeast coast and other habitat-related issues. 7. Shrimp Committee Meeting: September 16, 2008, 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Shrimp Committee will review advisory panel and public hearing comments received on Amendment 7 to the Shrimp FMP, modify Amendment 7 if necessary, and develop a recommendation for submitting Amendment 7 for formal Secretarial review and approval. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 168 / Thursday, August 28, 2008 / Notices 8. Spiny Lobster Committee Meeting: September 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The Spiny Lobster Committee will review public hearing comments, advisory panel comments, and actions by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council concerning a three-Council Generic Import Amendment (GIA) to address management issues regarding the import of spiny lobster. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council has administrative lead for this amendment. The Committee will develop recommendations for submitting the GIA for formal Secretarial review and approval. The Committee will also review the status of State of Florida actions on spiny lobster, and develop a timeline for addressing Annual Catch Limit requirements. 9. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: September 16, 2008, 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. and September 17, 2008, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Council’s Snapper Grouper Committee will receive a report on activities pertaining to the Oculina Bank, review Amendment 16 public hearing comments and comments received on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS), modify Amendment 16 as necessary, and develop recommendations for submitting Amendment 16 for formal Secretarial review. The Committee will review the Interim Rule addressing red snapper and species addressed in Amendment 16 (gag, vermilion snapper, black grouper, and red grouper) and develop recommendations for submitting the Interim Rule for formal Secretarial review. The Committee will also review an options paper for Amendment 17, modify the document as appropriate, provide further direction to staff, and discuss and develop comments on the Annual Catch Limit Proposed Rule. 10. SEDAR Committee Meeting: September 17, 2008, 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The SEDAR Committee will meet to discuss the SEDAR 16 stock assessment review process for king mackerel in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico and develop recommendations for the SEDAR Steering Committee. 11. Allocation Committee Meeting: September 18, 2008, 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. The Allocation Committee will discuss future outlook components of an allocation equation and provide guidance to staff. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Aug 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 12. LAPP Committee Meeting: September 18, 2008, 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. The LAPP Committee will review and discuss the Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Program, develop recommendations for appointments to the Golden Tilefish Workgroup, and develop a Workgroup meeting timeline. 13. Dolphin Wahoo Committee Meeting: September 18, 2008, 10 a.m. until 12 noon The Dolphin Wahoo Committee will review the Dolphin Wahoo FMP, receive a presentation on changes in the recreational harvest, and review recent recreational and commercial catch levels. 14. Council Session: September 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. and September 19, 2008, 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Council Session: September 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. From 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., the Council will call the meeting to order, adopt the agenda, and approve the June 2008 meeting minutes. The Council will also elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman. From 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the Shrimp Committee and approve Amendment 7 for submission to the Secretary of Commerce, and consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. Note: A public comment session will be held at 2:00 p.m. regarding Amendment 7 to the Shrimp FMP. From 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Spiny Lobster Committee and approve the Generic Import Amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce, consider other recommendations, and take action as appropriate. Note: A public comment session will be held at 2:30 p.m. regarding the Spiny Lobster Generic Import Amendment. From 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper Committee, approve Amendment 16 for submission to the Secretary of Commerce, approve an Interim Rule for submission to the Secretary of Commerce, consider other Committee recommendations, and take action as appropriate. Note: A public comment session will be held beginning at 3 p.m. regarding Snapper Grouper Amendment 16. The Council will take public comment on the Interim Rule immediately following the public comment on Amendment 16. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50781 Council Session: September 19, 2008, 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. From 8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., the Council will receive a legal briefing on litigation (Closed Session). From 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., the Council will receive a presentation on the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species FMP. From 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., the Council will receive a presentation on forage fish. From 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Joint Executive and Finance Committees, consider recommendations, and take action as appropriate. From 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the SOPPs Committee, consider recommendations, and take action as appropriate. From 9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the AP Selection Committee, consider recommendations, and take action as appropriate. From 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Joint Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Committees, approve the FEP and the Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment for a second round of public hearings, consider other recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the SEDAR Committee, consider recommendations, and take action as appropriate. From 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Allocation Committee, consider recommendations, and take action as appropriate. From 10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the LAPP Committee, appoint a Golden Tilefish Workgroup, consider other Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Dolphin Wahoo Committee, consider recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Council will receive status reports from NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center, agency and liaison reports, review Experimental Fishing Permit applications as necessary, and discuss other business including upcoming meetings. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 50782 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 168 / Thursday, August 28, 2008 / Notices Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal final 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public comment, the times and sequence specified on this agenda are subject to change. 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) by September 11, 2008. Dated: August 25, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–19972 Filed 8–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration [Docket No: 070920527–81110–02] Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Amendment to Notice of Availability of Funds. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: On October 29, 2007, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the establishment of the Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program (Conversion Program) and announcing $8 million in funds available for grants. Pursuant to the requirements of the DTV Transition Assistance Act, Public Law No. 110– 295, NTIA has determined that the full funding amount is not necessary for the Conversion Program and herein announces the funds available for these grants to be $3.5 million. NTIA also announces certain changes in the application submission deadlines. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Aug 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 The deadline for applications is February 17, 2009. However, NTIA will not be able to guarantee the availability of funds for those applications submitted (postmarked) after November 17, 2008. For applications submitted (postmarked) on or after November 18, 2008, through February 17, 2009, NTIA will use no more than $1 million of any of the $3.5 million remaining after November 17, 2008 and will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis until the $1 million is exhausted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Cooperman, Broadcasting Division Director, at telephone (202) 482–5802; fax (202) 482–2156; e-mail wcooperman@ntia.doc.gov; or mail National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room H– 4812, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: The Low-Power Television and Translator Digital-to-Analog Conversion Program Section 3008 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Deficit Reduction Act), Public Law No. 109–171, 120 Stat. 4, 25–26 (2006), established the LowPower Television and Translator Digitalto-Analog Conversion Program (Conversion Program) to assist lowpower television stations so that they can continue analog broadcasting after the February 17, 2009 digital television transition of full-power television stations. The Deficit Reduction Act authorizes $10 million for NTIA to provide funding during fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to eligible low-power television stations so that they may purchase digital-to-analog conversion devices that enable them to convert the incoming digital signal of their corresponding full-power television station to analog format for transmission on the low-power stations’ analog channel. On October 29, 2007, NTIA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the Conversion Program; establishing the eligibility criteria, application requirements, and award amounts for the program; and announcing the availability of $8 million for the grants.1 NTIA also distributed information about the Conversion Program through postings on https://www.grants.gov maintained by the Office of Management and Budget and NTIA’s Web site (https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/lptv), through two 1 See 72 FR 61109 (2007), also available on NTIA’s Web site at: https://www.mtia.doc.gov/ ntiahome/frnotices/2007/LPTVfund_102907.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mailings to each low-power television licensee, and through information disseminated at industry meetings by NTIA officials. As of July 31, 2008, NTIA had received applications from 749 low-power television facilities, including 689 applications from television translators, 50 applications from low-power television stations, and 10 applications from Class A television stations. The DTV Transition Assistance Act On July 31, 2008, the DTV Transition Assistance Act (Assistance Act), Public Law No. 110–295, 122 Stat. 2972 (2008), was enacted. Section 2(a) of the Assistance Act amends Section 3008 of the Deficit Reduction Act to require NTIA to determine whether the full $10 million authorized for the Conversion Program will be needed to assist eligible low-power television stations.2 The Assistance Act also provides that this determination may be adjusted from time to time. After reviewing the number of lowpower stations potentially eligible for the Conversion Program; the number of requests received through July 31, 2008; and the number of facilities that have received authorizations from the Federal Communications Commission to upgrade to digital transmission via flash-cut, NTIA determined that the full funding amount will not be necessary for payments to eligible low-power television stations. NTIA has determined that $3.5 million should adequately cover the amounts needed for payments to eligible low-power television facilities under the Conversion Program. NTIA has also determined to reduce this amount three months prior to February 17, 2009, digital transition deadline. Amendments to the Conversion Program Current program guidance provides that NTIA will accept applications through February 17, 2009, the deadline provided in Section 3008 of the Deficit Reduction Act. To assure maximum effectiveness of the funding for both the Conversion Program and the TV Converter Box Coupon Program, NTIA believes that the application process for the Conversion Program should be expedited. Therefore, to encourage earlier submission of Conversion Program applications, NTIA will make 2 The Assistance Act authorizes NTIA to use the remaining amounts from the Conversion Program for consumer education and technical assistance regarding the digital television transition and the digital-to-analog converter box program authorized by section 3005 of the Deficit Reduction Act (TV Converter Box Coupon Program). E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XK00


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a joint meeting of its Executive and Finance Committees, a meeting 
of its Standard Operating, Policy and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee, 
Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Closed Session), Joint Ecosystem-
based Management and Habitat Committees, Shrimp Committee, Spiny 
Lobster Committee, Snapper Grouper Committee, Southeast Data, 
Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee, Allocation Committee, Limited 
Access Privilege (LAP) Program Committee, Dolphin Wahoo Committee, a 
joint meeting of its Golden Crab Advisory Panel and Deepwater Shrimp 
Advisory Panel, and a meeting of the full Council.
    The Council will also hold a public comment session regarding: 
Amendment 7 to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing rock 
shrimp endorsements and economic reporting for the shrimp fishery; a 
Generic Import Amendment for the Spiny Lobster FMP addressing 
requirements for imported spiny lobster; Amendment 16 to the Snapper 
Grouper FMP addressing measures to end overfishing for gag grouper and 
vermilion snapper and interim allocations of these two species for 
commercial and recreational fisheries; and Interim Rule measures to 
address overfishing of red snapper and other snapper grouper complex 
species. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional details.

DATES: The meeting will be held in September 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott, 170 
Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403; telephone: (800) 968-3569 or 
(843) 723-3000. Copies of documents are available from Kim Iverson, 
Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 
4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free at (866) SAFMC-10; fax: 
(843) 769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Meeting Dates:

1. Joint Golden Crab Advisory Panel and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panel 
Meeting: September 15, 2008, 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Concurrent 
Session)

    The Golden Crab and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panels will review 
alternatives for Allowable Golden Crab Fishing Areas and Shrimp Fishery 
Access Areas within the proposed deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of 
Particular Concern. In addition the Deepwater Shrimp AP will discuss 
proposed alternatives in the draft Shrimp Amendment 7 document 
pertaining to the rock shrimp fishery.

2. Council Session: September 15, 2008, 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

    The Council will meet in full session to receive a report from the 
Allocation Committee from its July 8-9, 2008 meeting. The Council will 
consider Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate.

3. Joint Executive/Finance Committees Meeting: September 15, 2008, 2:30 
p.m. until 4 p.m.

    The Executive and Finance Committees will meet to review the status 
of the Calendar Year 2008 Activities Schedule and budget, the status of 
the Fiscal Year 2009 budget, and discuss the benefits of establishing a 
Council Data Collection Improvement Committee.

4. SOPPs Committee Meeting: September 15, 2008, 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

    The SOPPs Committee will receive an update on the status of the 
Secretarial review of the Council's SOPPs and develop changes to the 
SOPPs if necessary.

5. Advisory Panel Selection Committee Meeting (Closed Session): 
September 15, 2008, 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

    The Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet in Closed Session 
to review applications and develop recommendations for Council 
consideration.

6. Joint Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees Meeting: 
September 16, 2008, 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

    The Ecosystem-based Management and Habitat Committees will review 
the Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) and approve the FEP for a second round 
of public hearings. The Committees will discuss recommendations from 
the Joint Golden Crab and Deepwater Shrimp Advisory Panels, Review the 
Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment (CEA) addressing the designation of 
Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern, and approve the 
CEA for a second round of public hearings. The Committees will also 
discuss the proposal for a National Monument off the southeast coast 
and other habitat-related issues.

7. Shrimp Committee Meeting: September 16, 2008, 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 
p.m.

    The Shrimp Committee will review advisory panel and public hearing 
comments received on Amendment 7 to the Shrimp FMP, modify Amendment 7 
if necessary, and develop a recommendation for submitting Amendment 7 
for formal Secretarial review and approval.

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8. Spiny Lobster Committee Meeting: September 16, 2008, 2:30 p.m. until 
3:30 p.m.

    The Spiny Lobster Committee will review public hearing comments, 
advisory panel comments, and actions by the Caribbean Fishery 
Management Council and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council 
concerning a three-Council Generic Import Amendment (GIA) to address 
management issues regarding the import of spiny lobster. The Caribbean 
Fishery Management Council has administrative lead for this amendment. 
The Committee will develop recommendations for submitting the GIA for 
formal Secretarial review and approval. The Committee will also review 
the status of State of Florida actions on spiny lobster, and develop a 
timeline for addressing Annual Catch Limit requirements.

9. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting: September 16, 2008, 3:30 p.m. 
until 5 p.m. and September 17, 2008, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

    The Council's Snapper Grouper Committee will receive a report on 
activities pertaining to the Oculina Bank, review Amendment 16 public 
hearing comments and comments received on the Supplemental Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS), modify Amendment 16 as 
necessary, and develop recommendations for submitting Amendment 16 for 
formal Secretarial review. The Committee will review the Interim Rule 
addressing red snapper and species addressed in Amendment 16 (gag, 
vermilion snapper, black grouper, and red grouper) and develop 
recommendations for submitting the Interim Rule for formal Secretarial 
review. The Committee will also review an options paper for Amendment 
17, modify the document as appropriate, provide further direction to 
staff, and discuss and develop comments on the Annual Catch Limit 
Proposed Rule.

10. SEDAR Committee Meeting: September 17, 2008, 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

    The SEDAR Committee will meet to discuss the SEDAR 16 stock 
assessment review process for king mackerel in the South Atlantic and 
Gulf of Mexico and develop recommendations for the SEDAR Steering 
Committee.

11. Allocation Committee Meeting: September 18, 2008, 8 a.m. until 9 
a.m.

    The Allocation Committee will discuss future outlook components of 
an allocation equation and provide guidance to staff.

12. LAPP Committee Meeting: September 18, 2008, 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.

    The LAPP Committee will review and discuss the Wreckfish Individual 
Transferable Quota (ITQ) Program, develop recommendations for 
appointments to the Golden Tilefish Workgroup, and develop a Workgroup 
meeting timeline.

13. Dolphin Wahoo Committee Meeting: September 18, 2008, 10 a.m. until 
12 noon

    The Dolphin Wahoo Committee will review the Dolphin Wahoo FMP, 
receive a presentation on changes in the recreational harvest, and 
review recent recreational and commercial catch levels.

14. Council Session: September 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. and 
September 19, 2008, 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Council Session: September 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

    From 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., the Council will call the meeting to 
order, adopt the agenda, and approve the June 2008 meeting minutes. The 
Council will also elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
    From 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., the Council will hear a report from the 
Shrimp Committee and approve Amendment 7 for submission to the 
Secretary of Commerce, and consider other Committee recommendations and 
take action as appropriate.
    Note: A public comment session will be held at 2:00 p.m. regarding 
Amendment 7 to the Shrimp FMP.
    From 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the Spiny Lobster Committee and approve the Generic Import Amendment 
for submission to the Secretary of Commerce, consider other 
recommendations, and take action as appropriate.
    Note: A public comment session will be held at 2:30 p.m. regarding 
the Spiny Lobster Generic Import Amendment.
    From 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the 
Snapper Grouper Committee, approve Amendment 16 for submission to the 
Secretary of Commerce, approve an Interim Rule for submission to the 
Secretary of Commerce, consider other Committee recommendations, and 
take action as appropriate.
    Note: A public comment session will be held beginning at 3 p.m. 
regarding Snapper Grouper Amendment 16. The Council will take public 
comment on the Interim Rule immediately following the public comment on 
Amendment 16.

Council Session: September 19, 2008, 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

    From 8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., the Council will receive a legal briefing 
on litigation (Closed Session).
    From 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., the Council will receive a presentation 
on the Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species FMP.
    From 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., the Council will receive a presentation 
on forage fish.
    From 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the Joint Executive and Finance Committees, consider recommendations, 
and take action as appropriate.
    From 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the SOPPs Committee, consider recommendations, and take action as 
appropriate.
    From 9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the AP Selection Committee, consider recommendations, and take action 
as appropriate.
    From 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the Joint Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Committees, approve the FEP and 
the Comprehensive Ecosystem Amendment for a second round of public 
hearings, consider other recommendations and take action as 
appropriate.
    From 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report 
from the SEDAR Committee, consider recommendations, and take action as 
appropriate.
    From 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., the Council will receive a report 
from the Allocation Committee, consider recommendations, and take 
action as appropriate.
    From 10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the LAPP Committee, appoint a Golden Tilefish Workgroup, consider other 
Committee recommendations and take action as appropriate.
    From 11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the Dolphin Wahoo Committee, consider recommendations and take action 
as appropriate.
    From 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., the Council will receive status 
reports from NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries' 
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, agency and liaison reports, review 
Experimental Fishing Permit applications as necessary, and discuss 
other business including upcoming meetings.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).

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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 
subjects of formal final 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 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.
    Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public 
comment, the times and sequence specified on this agenda are subject to 
change.

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) 
by September 11, 2008.

    Dated: August 25, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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