New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 57336-57337 [E8-23265]

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ACTION: Notice and request for applications. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS or sanctuary) is seeking applicants for both primary and alternate members of the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Business/Commerce, Citizen- VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Oct 01, 2008 Jkt 217001 At-Large, Commercial Shipping, Conservation, Ocean Recreation, Tourism, and Whale Watching. The HIHWNMS is also seeking applicants for alternate members of the Native Hawaiian seat and the Fishing seat. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the Sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 2year terms, pursuant to the Council’s Charter with the exception of the Native Hawaiian and Fishing seat alternates who will serve 1-yr terms. DATES: Applications are due by November 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Christine Brammer, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96825 or Christine.Brammer@noaa.gov. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. Applications are also available online at http:// hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi McIntosh, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96825 or Naomi.McIntosh@noaa.gov or 808.397.2651. The HIHWNMS Advisory Council was established in March 1996 to assure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary. Since its establishment, the council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands. The council’s 17 voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public. The council is supported by three committees: A Research Committee chaired by the Research Representative, an Education Committee chaired by the Education Representative, and a Conservation Committee chaired by the Conservation Representative, each respectively dealing with matters concerning research, education and resource protection. The council represents the coordination link between the sanctuary and the state and federal management agencies, user groups, researchers, educators, policy makers, and other various groups that help to focus efforts and attention on the humpback whale and its habitat around the main Hawaiian Islands. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The council functions in an advisory capacity to the sanctuary management and is instrumental in helping to develop policies and program goals, and to identify education, outreach, research, long-term monitoring, resource protection and revenue enhancement priorities. The council works in concert with the sanctuary management by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern throughout the sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, and aiding in achieving the goals of the sanctuary within the context of Hawai’i’s marine programs and policies. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429, Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: September 22, 2008. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–22888 Filed 10–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XK84 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: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee (Committee), in October, 2008, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the The Westin, 70 Third Street, Waltham, MA 02451; telephone: (781) 290–5600; fax: (781) 890–5959. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 192 / Thursday, October 2, 2008 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council’s Research Steering Committee (RSC) will address a range of issues including, a briefing on the status of NMFS’s Cooperative Research Program activities and funding for cooperative research. The RSC also will discuss outstanding issues related to the Council’s research set-aside programs and review the preliminary list of the NEFMC’s five-year Council research priorities. The committee will discuss the use of a workshop format to address RSC management reviews as well as reexamine and possibly revise the evaluation criteria for final cooperative research projects subject to the RSC management review. Finally, the committee will review outstanding cooperative research project final reports. The RSC may consider other topics at their discretion. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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. comment on this new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XK84


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee 
(Committee), in October, 2008, to consider actions affecting New 
England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations 
from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal 
consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 9:30 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the The Westin, 70 Third Street, 
Waltham, MA 02451; telephone: (781) 290-5600; fax: (781) 890-5959.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council's Research Steering Committee 
(RSC) will address a range of issues including, a briefing on the 
status of NMFS's Cooperative Research Program activities and funding 
for cooperative research. The RSC also will discuss outstanding issues 
related to the Council's research set-aside programs and review the 
preliminary list of the NEFMC's five-year Council research priorities. 
The committee will discuss the use of a workshop format to address RSC 
management reviews as well as re-examine and possibly revise the 
evaluation criteria for final cooperative research projects subject to 
the RSC management review. Finally, the committee will review 
outstanding cooperative research project final reports. The RSC may 
consider other topics at their discretion.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. 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.

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, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: September 29, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-23265 Filed 10-1-08; 8:45 am]
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