Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Second Fall Meeting, 51291-51292 [E8-20279]

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[Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog No. 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Assistance.] [FR Doc. E8–20283 Filed 8–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XJ87 Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); First Fall Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2008 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of the first of two fall meetings. The meeting will be held September 15–16, 2008. There will be an open session on Monday, September 15, 2008, beginning from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public. There will be no opportunity for oral public comments during the meeting. Written comments on issues being considered at the meeting will be made available to the Advisory Committee, and must be received no later than September 8, 2008 (see ADDRESSES). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be sent to Terra Lederhouse at NOAA Fisheries, Office of International Affairs, Room 12641, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments can also be provided via fax (301–713– 2313) or email (Terra.Lederhouse@noaa.gov). 51291 2008, first in an open session to consider information on stock status of Atlantic highly migratory species, particularly bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna, and sharks. There will be no opportunity for oral public comment during the open session. Written comments, however, may be submitted before the September open session by mail, fax or email and should be received by September 11, 2008 (see ADDRESSES). After the open session, the Advisory Committee will meet in closed session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations regarding the management of Atlantic highly migratory species. The Advisory Committee will also consider fleet capacity management and monitoring, control and surveillance issues. Special Accommodations The meeting locations are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 713–9090 by at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 27, 2008. Christopher Rogers, Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–20278 Filed 8–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse, Office of International Affairs, 301–713–9090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet September 15–16, PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XJ88 Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Second Fall Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2008 ICCAT meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will convene its second and final fall meeting in October 2008. DATES: The meeting will be held October 26–28, 2008. There will be an open session the afternoon of Sunday, October 26, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public. Oral comments can E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 51292 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 2, 2008 / Notices be presented during the public comment session on October 26, 2008. Written comments on issues being considered at the meeting will be made available to the Advisory Committee, and must be received no later than October 17, 2008 (see ADDRESSES). The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be sent to Terra Lederhouse at NOAA Fisheries, Office of International Affairs, Room 12641, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments can also be provided via fax (301–713– 2313) or email (Terra.Lederhouse@noaa.gov). ADDRESSES: Terra Lederhouse, (301) 713–9090. The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in open session on October 26. The Advisory Committee will receive management and research related information on the stock status of highly migratory species, including the management recommendations of ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics. There will be an opportunity for oral public comment during the October 26, 2008, open session. Written comments may also be submitted for the October open session by mail, fax or email. Written comments should be received by October 17, 2008 (see ADDRESSES). During its second fall meeting, the Advisory Committee will also hold two executive sessions that are closed to the public. The first executive session will be held on October 27, 2008, and a second executive session will be held on October 28, 2008. The purpose of these sessions is to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations. NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves appropriately at the open session of the meeting. At the beginning of the public comment session, an explanation of the ground rules will be provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is prohibited, speakers will be called to give their comments in the order in which they registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal amount of time to speak, and speakers should not interrupt one another). The session will be structured so that all attending members of the public are able to comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree of controversy of the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules will be asked to leave the meeting. erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Aug 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 713–9090 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 27, 2008. Christopher Rogers, Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–20279 Filed 8–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations RIN 0648–XJ90 Advisory Committee and Species Working Group Technical Advisor Appointments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) as established by the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA). NMFS is also soliciting nominations for technical advisors to the Advisory Committee’s species working groups. DATES: Nominations must be received by October 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Nominations to the Advisory Committee or for technical advisors to a species working group should be sent to Dr. Rebecca Lent, Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Room 12659, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. A copy should also be sent to Terra Lederhouse, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service, Room 12641, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Nominations can also be provided via fax (301–713–2313) or email (Rebecca.Lent@noaa.gov and Terra.Lederhouse@noaa.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse, 301–713–9090. Section 971b of ATCA (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) requires that an advisory committee be established that shall be composed of: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) not less than five nor more than 20 individuals appointed by the U.S. Commissioners to ICCAT who shall select such individuals from the various groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the ICCAT Convention; and (2) the chairs (or their designees) of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf Fishery Management Councils. Each member of the Advisory Committee appointed under paragraph (1) shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for reappointment. Members of the Advisory Committee may attend all public meetings of the ICCAT Commission, Council, or any Panel and any other meetings to which they are invited by the ICCAT Commission, Council, or any Panel. The Advisory Committee shall be invited to attend all nonexecutive meetings of the U.S. Commissioners to ICCAT and, at such meetings, shall be given the opportunity to examine and be heard on all proposed programs of investigation, reports, recommendations, and regulations of the ICCAT Commission. Members of the Advisory Committee shall receive no compensation for such services. The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State may pay the necessary travel expenses of members of the Advisory Committee. There are currently 20 appointed Advisory Committee members. These members’ terms expire on December 31, 2008. New appointments will be made as soon as possible, but will not take effect until January 1, 2009. Section 971b–1 of ATCA specifies that the U.S. Commissioners may establish species working groups for the purpose of providing advice and recommendations to the U.S. Commissioners and to the Advisory Committee on matters relating to the conservation and management of any highly migratory species covered by the ICCAT Convention. Any species working group shall consist of no more than seven members of the Advisory Committee and no more than four scientific or technical advisors, as considered necessary by the Commissioners. Currently, there are four species working groups advising the Committee and the U.S. Commissioners: a Bluefin Tuna Working Group, a Swordfish and Sharks Working Group, a Billfish Working Group, and a BAYS (Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack) Tunas Working Group. Technical Advisors to the species working groups serve at the pleasure of the U.S. Commissioners; therefore, the Commissioners can choose to alter appointments at any time. E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XJ88


Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Second Fall Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2008 ICCAT meeting, the Advisory 
Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the 
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will convene its second and 
final fall meeting in October 2008.

DATES: The meeting will be held October 26-28, 2008. There will be an 
open session the afternoon of Sunday, October 26, 2008, from 2 p.m. to 
6 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public. Oral 
comments can

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be presented during the public comment session on October 26, 2008. 
Written comments on issues being considered at the meeting will be made 
available to the Advisory Committee, and must be received no later than 
October 17, 2008 (see ADDRESSES).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8777 
Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be 
sent to Terra Lederhouse at NOAA Fisheries, Office of International 
Affairs, Room 12641, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 
Written comments can also be provided via fax (301-713-2313) or email 
(Terra.Lederhouse@noaa.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse, (301) 713-9090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet in open session on October 26. The Advisory 
Committee will receive management and research related information on 
the stock status of highly migratory species, including the management 
recommendations of ICCAT's Standing Committee on Research and 
Statistics. There will be an opportunity for oral public comment during 
the October 26, 2008, open session. Written comments may also be 
submitted for the October open session by mail, fax or email. Written 
comments should be received by October 17, 2008 (see ADDRESSES).
    During its second fall meeting, the Advisory Committee will also 
hold two executive sessions that are closed to the public. The first 
executive session will be held on October 27, 2008, and a second 
executive session will be held on October 28, 2008. The purpose of 
these sessions is to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming 
international negotiations.
    NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves 
appropriately at the open session of the meeting. At the beginning of 
the public comment session, an explanation of the ground rules will be 
provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is prohibited, speakers 
will be called to give their comments in the order in which they 
registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal amount of time to 
speak, and speakers should not interrupt one another). The session will 
be structured so that all attending members of the public are able to 
comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree of controversy of 
the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules will be asked to 
leave the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 713-9090 
at least five days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 27, 2008.
Christopher Rogers,
Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-20279 Filed 8-29-08; 8:45 am]
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