Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 53198-53199 [E8-21438]

Download as PDF 53198 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK48 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of its Social Science Research Planning Committee in Honolulu, HI. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, October 13, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council office at 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Introductions 2. Overview of Recent and Current Research Projects 3. Summary of Traditional and SmallScale Fisheries Issues Considered to Date 4. Discussion of Additional or PlaceSpecific Issues to Consider 5. Summary of Strawman Alternative 6. Discussion of Strawman and Other Potential Alternatives 7. Public Comment 8. Recommendations for Needed Social Science Research/Analysis Regarding this Issue 9. Other Business The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Committee will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. 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 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 10, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–21404 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] Thursday, October 9, 2008; 8:30 a.m. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK49 Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene the 99th meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) in Honolulu, HI. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 through Friday, October 10, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and agenda items. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808)-522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Wednesday, October 8, 2008; 8:30 a.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 98th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the Pacific Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Program Planning A. Annual Catch Limits B. WPSAR Process - Review Schedule C. Public Comment D. Discussion and Action 6. Insular Fisheries A. Hawaii Archipelago Bottomfish PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 1. Update on Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Management Actions 2. Bottomfish CPUE Workshop 3. Update on MHI Bottom Camera (BOTCAM) Project 4. Bottomfish Stock Assessment 5. Total Allowable Catch B. Council Advisory Group Reports 1. Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee 2. American Samoa Advisory Panel 3. American Samoa Plan Team 4. Marianas Archipelago Plan Team C. Public Comment D. Discussion and Action Sfmt 4703 7. Pelagic Fisheries A. Longline Management 1. Hawaii Shallow-set Fishery a. NMFS Biological Opinion b. Draft Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement Public Comments 2. American Samoa Fishery a. Report of Public Meetings b. NMFS Biological Opinion B. Non-Longline Management 1. Hawaii Offshore Handline Fishery 2. Purse-seine Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) Fishery C. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports D. International Fisheries/Meetings 1. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission a. Science Committee b. U.S. Advisory Committee c. Northern Committee d. Technical & Compliance Committee 2. Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission E. American Samoa Advisory Panel F. Public Comment G. Discussion and Action 8. Protected Species A. Monk Seal Critical Habitat Designation Petition B. Loggerhead Distinct Population Segment Petition Response C. Leatherback Critical Habitat Petition D. Update on Inter-American Convention for the Conservation of Turtles E. Public Comment F. Discussion and Action Friday, October 10, 2008; 8:30 a.m. 9. Other Business A. National SSC Workshop (November 12–14, 2008) B. 100th SSC Meeting 10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 179 / Monday, September 15, 2008 / Notices Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq. Dated: September 10, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–21438 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Membership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Performance Review Board National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Membership of the NOAA Performance Review Board. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), NOAA announces the appointment of four new members to serve with the current membership on the NOAA Performance Review Board (PRB). The NOAA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service and Senior Professional members and making written recommendations to the appointing authority on retention and compensation matters, including performance-based pay adjustments, awarding of bonuses and reviewing recommendations for potential Presidential Rank Award nominees. The appointment of members to the NOAA PRB will be for a period of 12 months. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of service of the four new appointees to the NOAA Performance Review Board is September 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudia McMahon, Executive Resources Program Manager, Workforce Management Office, NOAA, 1305 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713–6306. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The names and position titles of the members of the NOAA PRB are set forth below: John E. Oliver, Jr., Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service Maureen E. Wylie, Chief Financial Officer VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:22 Sep 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Vickie L. Nadolski, Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Weather Service Charles S. Baker, Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service Alexander E. MacDonald, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes and Director, ESRL, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Paul N. Doremus, Director, Strategic Planning, Office of Program Planning and Integration William Corso, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Ocean Service Timothy R.E. Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary Tyra D. Smith, Director, Human Resources, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce Craig N. McLean, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research David M. Kennedy, Director for Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service Rebecca Lent, Director, International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service Deidre R. Jones, Director, Systems Engineering Center, National Weather Service Joseph F. Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer and Director for High Performance Computing and Communications Charles A. Franklin, Director of Communications, Office of the Under Secretary Louisa Koch, Director, Office of Education Louis W. Uccellini, Director, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service Kathleen A. Kelly, Director, Office of Satellite Operations, National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service Ronald A. Glaser, Human Resources Officer, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53199 Dated: September 4, 2008. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. [FR Doc. E8–21474 Filed 9–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR Agreement) The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: September 15, 2008. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain raschel knit open work crepe fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA–DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON-LINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/CaffaReq Track.nsf. Reference number: 83.2008.08.08.Fabric.SoriniSametfor Hansoll. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA–DR Act); the Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), accompanying the CAFTA–DR Act; Presidential Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006). Background The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA–DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)–(5), when the President of the United States determines that a E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XK49


Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council 
(Council) will convene the 99th meeting of its Scientific and 
Statistical Committee (SSC) in Honolulu, HI.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 through 
Friday, October 10, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for specific dates and agenda items.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference 
Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522-
8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808)-522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008; 8:30 a.m.

    1. Introductions
    2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
    3. Status of the 98th SSC Meeting Recommendations
    4. Report from the Pacific Fisheries Science Center Director
    5. Program Planning
    A. Annual Catch Limits
    B. WPSAR Process - Review Schedule
    C. Public Comment
    D. Discussion and Action
    6. Insular Fisheries
    A. Hawaii Archipelago Bottomfish
    1. Update on Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Management Actions
    2. Bottomfish CPUE Workshop
    3. Update on MHI Bottom Camera (BOTCAM) Project
    4. Bottomfish Stock Assessment
    5. Total Allowable Catch
    B. Council Advisory Group Reports
    1. Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee
    2. American Samoa Advisory Panel
    3. American Samoa Plan Team
    4. Marianas Archipelago Plan Team
    C. Public Comment
    D. Discussion and Action

Thursday, October 9, 2008; 8:30 a.m.

    7. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Longline Management
    1. Hawaii Shallow-set Fishery
    a. NMFS Biological Opinion
    b. Draft Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement Public 
Comments
    2. American Samoa Fishery
    a. Report of Public Meetings
    b. NMFS Biological Opinion
    B. Non-Longline Management
    1. Hawaii Offshore Handline Fishery
    2. Purse-seine Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) Fishery
    C. American Samoa and Hawaii Longline Quarterly Reports
    D. International Fisheries/Meetings
    1. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    a. Science Committee
    b. U.S. Advisory Committee
    c. Northern Committee
    d. Technical & Compliance Committee
    2. Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission
    E. American Samoa Advisory Panel
    F. Public Comment
    G. Discussion and Action
    8. Protected Species
    A. Monk Seal Critical Habitat Designation Petition
    B. Loggerhead Distinct Population Segment Petition Response
    C. Leatherback Critical Habitat Petition
    D. Update on Inter-American Convention for the Conservation of 
Turtles
    E. Public Comment
    F. Discussion and Action

Friday, October 10, 2008; 8:30 a.m.

    9. Other Business
    A. National SSC Workshop (November 12-14, 2008)
    B. 100th SSC Meeting
    10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities.

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Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 
522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 10, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-21438 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]
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