General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement, 56804 [E8-22963]

Download as PDF 56804 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 190 / Tuesday, September 30, 2008 / Notices to six missions per year, including up to five live detonations per mission of approximately 5–lb (2.3 kg) net explosive weight charges to occur in approximately 60–ft (18 m) deep water from one to three nm offshore, may result in the Level B Harassment of a few Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins; this would have a negligible impact on these affected marine mammals species and stocks. Dwarf and pygmy sperm whales and manatees are unlikely to be found in the area and, therefore, are unlikely to be affected. While behavioral modifications may be made by Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins to avoid the resultant acoustic stimuli, there is virtually no possibility of injury or mortality when the potential density of dolphins in the area and extent of mitigation and monitoring are taken into consideration. The effects of the NEODS training are expected to be limited to short-term and localized TTS-related behavioral changes. No subsistence users are located within the geographic area of this project. No rookeries, mating grounds, areas of concentrated feeding, or other areas of special significance for marine mammals occur within or near the NEODS test sites. Authorization As a result of these determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to the Air Force for NEODS training operations at EAFB, Florida, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: September 19, 2008. Helen M. Golde, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–22817 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XK74 ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Sep 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: NMFS announces a meeting, via teleconference, of the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in October 2008. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 16, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or until business is concluded), Pacific time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. Please notify Allison Routt prior to October 9, 2008, to receive dial in information and of your intent to participate in this teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Routt at (562) 980–4019 or (562) 980–4030. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act, as amended, the Department of State has appointed a General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and the representative of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries. The Advisory Committee supports the work of the U.S. Section in a solely advisory capacity with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the IATTC, with particular reference to the development of policies and negotiating positions pursued at meetings of the IATTC. NMFS, Southwest Region, administers the Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Department of State. Meeting Topics The General Advisory Committee will meet to receive and discuss information on: (1) 2008 IATTC activities, (2) upcoming meetings of the IATTC, including issues such as: conservation and management measures for yellowfin and bigeye tuna for 2009 and future years, measures to be taken in the absence of conservation and management measures, management of fishing capacity, and other issues, (4) IATTC cooperation with other regional fishery management organizations, (5) implementing legislation for the Antigua Convention, including the provisions for a General Advisory Committee, and (6) administrative matters pertaining to the General Advisory Committee. Special Accommodations The meeting is via teleconference. Requests for special accommodations, issues, and needs should be directed to PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Allison Routt at (562) 980–4019 or (562) 980–4030 by October 9, 2008. Dated: September 25, 2008. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–22963 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XK75 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Bycatch/Limited Access Committee; its Ecosystems Committee; its Research SetAside Committee; its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee; its Law Enforcement Committee; and, its Executive Committee will hold public meetings. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 through Thursday, October 16, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Ramada Plaza & Resort, 1701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948; telephone: (252) 441–2151. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New St., Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674–2331 ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. - The Bycatch/ Limited Access Committee will meet. 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. - The Ecosystems Committee will meet. 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. - The Research SetAside Committee will meet. 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. - The Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will meet. Wednesday, October 15,2008 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. - The Law Enforcement Committee will meet. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XK74


General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-
American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a meeting, via teleconference, of the General 
Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical 
Tuna Commission (IATTC) in October 2008. Meeting topics are provided 
under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 16, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 12 
p.m. (or until business is concluded), Pacific time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. Please notify 
Allison Routt prior to October 9, 2008, to receive dial in information 
and of your intent to participate in this teleconference.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Routt at (562) 980-4019 or 
(562) 980-4030.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act, 
as amended, the Department of State has appointed a General Advisory 
Committee to the U.S. Section to the IATTC. The U.S. Section consists 
of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and the representative of 
the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries. The 
Advisory Committee supports the work of the U.S. Section in a solely 
advisory capacity with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the 
IATTC, with particular reference to the development of policies and 
negotiating positions pursued at meetings of the IATTC. NMFS, Southwest 
Region, administers the Advisory Committee in cooperation with the 
Department of State.

Meeting Topics

    The General Advisory Committee will meet to receive and discuss 
information on: (1) 2008 IATTC activities, (2) upcoming meetings of the 
IATTC, including issues such as: conservation and management measures 
for yellowfin and bigeye tuna for 2009 and future years, measures to be 
taken in the absence of conservation and management measures, 
management of fishing capacity, and other issues, (4) IATTC cooperation 
with other regional fishery management organizations, (5) implementing 
legislation for the Antigua Convention, including the provisions for a 
General Advisory Committee, and (6) administrative matters pertaining 
to the General Advisory Committee.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is via teleconference. Requests for special 
accommodations, issues, and needs should be directed to Allison Routt 
at (562) 980-4019 or (562) 980-4030 by October 9, 2008.

    Dated: September 25, 2008.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-22963 Filed 9-29-08; 8:45 am]
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