Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 58567-58568 [E8-23627]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices sampling and tagging activities in order to collect biological and ecological information on these species that will help efforts to conserve them. Up to 2 loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and one green (Chelonia mydas) or hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) or leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) or Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtle, and one American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) could be lethally taken during the smalltooth sawfish research. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: October 1, 2008. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–23741 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XK94 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings. The meetings will be held at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza, 64 S. Water St., Mobile, AL 36602. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Leard, Interim Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 1 p.m. - The Council meeting will begin with a review of the agenda and minutes. From 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., the Council will approve the 2009 Committee Rosters. From 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., the Council will receive public testimony on exempted fishing permits (EFPs), if any; the Final Aquaculture Fishery Management Plan (FMP); and hold an Open Public Comment Period regarding any fishery issue of concern. People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment period. From 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Council will review and discuss reports from the previous two days’ committee meetings as follows: Joint Reef Fish/ Mackerel/Red Drum, Ad Hoc Allocation, and Reef Fish Management. The following will be, in part, CLOSED SESSIONS - Joint Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Selection/Administrative Policy and Budget/Personnel. From 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., the Council will continue to review and discuss reports from the committee meetings as follows: Joint SSC Selection/Administrative Policy; Budget/Personnel; Operator Permits; Law Enforcement; Outreach & Education (O&E); Habitat Protection; Migratory Species; and Marine Reserves. From 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the SSC of its Review of the 5-year Research Plan. From 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., other business items will follow. The Council will conclude its meeting at approximately 12 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2008 The meetings will be held October 27–30, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Committees DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Session and Public Hearing on the Aquaculture FMP. Council Thursday, October 30, 2008 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - The Ad Hoc Allocation Committee will meet to discuss Draft Allocation Principles. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - The Operator Permits Committee will meet to discuss a Draft Scoping Document for Generic Operator Permit Amendment. 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Committee will meet to discuss the 2009–12 Strategic Plan and the 2009–10 Operations Plan. 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - The Outreach and Education Committee will meet to discuss proposed agenda for the O&E Advisory Panel (AP) Meeting. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - There will be an Open Public Question and Answer PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58567 Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will meet to discuss the Ad Hoc Recreational Red Snapper AP Recommendations, review an Update on Endangered Species Act (ESA) Biological Opinion on sea turtle bycatch, consider red snapper recreational seasons and establishing a Vessel Monitoring System AP. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - The Budget/ Personnel Committee will meet to discuss the status of 2008 budget; FY 2009 budget; and will have a CLOSED SESSION to discuss the Executive Director search status. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - The Joint Reef Fish/Mackerel/Red Drum Management Committee will meet to discuss the Final Aquaculture FMP. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - The Joint SSC Selection Committee/Administrative Policy Committee will meet to Review the SSC’s role and appointment process and in a CLOSED SESSION review the SSC membership. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - The Migratory Species Committee will receive a presentation on Amendment 3 to the HMS FMP (Small Coastal Sharks) and Amendment 4 to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) FMP (Caribbean Issues). 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - The Marine Reserves Committee will receive a presentation on marine protected area (MPA) Framework and Proposed Nomination Process and may comment on an advanced notice of proposed rule (ANPR) for consultations under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA). 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - The Habitat Protection Committee will receive a presentation on Amendment 1 to the HMS EFH FMP. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 58568 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: October 2, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–23627 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XK93 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Golden Tilefish Limited Access Privilege (LAPP) Exploratory Workgroup in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meeting will take place October 28–30, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Office, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29406. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC, 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Workgroup meeting will take place from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on October 28, 2008, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on October 29, 2008, and from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon on October 30, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 The Council recently formed a Golden Tilefish LAPP Exploratory Workgroup to investigate the possible use of LAPPs or other programs for the commercial golden tilefish fishery. The Workgroup consists of fishermen involved in this deepwater fishery from the South Atlantic region. During this initial meeting of the Workgroup, members will receive a presentation on LAPPs, discuss problems and issues currently affecting the golden tilefish fishery, and possible solutions. 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. Special Accommodation This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: October 2, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–23626 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XK95 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a rescheduled South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s South Atlantic Habitat and Ecosystem Internet Map Server (IMS) Refinement Workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rescheduled a South Atlantic Habitat and Ecosystem IMS Refinement Workshop, in St. Petersburg, FL. DATES: The workshop has been rescheduled for November 6–7, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Avenue, S.E., St. Petersburg, FL; telephone: (727) 896–8626. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The rescheduled IMS Workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on November 6, 2008, and from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon on November 7, 2008. The Workshop is designed to continue the refinement of the Council’s Internet Map Server (IMS) as a support tool for ecosystem-based management. Invited workshop participants will review the present structure of the IMS and future capabilities, identify Geographic Information Systems (GIS) needs supporting management, research, and regional collaborations and provide recommendations. Participants will also identify additional data and GIS for possible inclusion in the IMS and provide recommendations for enhancing and refining the functional capabilities of the IMS to better support local, state, and other regional habitat and ecosystem GIS needs. 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. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XK94


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene 
public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held October 27-30, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Renaissance Riverview 
Plaza, 64 S. Water St., Mobile, AL 36602.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Leard, Interim Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Council

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    1 p.m. - The Council meeting will begin with a review of the agenda 
and minutes.
    From 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., the Council will approve the 2009 
Committee Rosters.
    From 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., the Council will receive public 
testimony on exempted fishing permits (EFPs), if any; the Final 
Aquaculture Fishery Management Plan (FMP); and hold an Open Public 
Comment Period regarding any fishery issue of concern. People wishing 
to speak before the Council should complete a public comment card prior 
to the comment period.
    From 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., the Council will review and discuss 
reports from the previous two days' committee meetings as follows: 
Joint Reef Fish/Mackerel/Red Drum, Ad Hoc Allocation, and Reef Fish 
Management.
    The following will be, in part, CLOSED SESSIONS - Joint Scientific 
and Statistical Committee (SSC) Selection/Administrative Policy and 
Budget/Personnel.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

    From 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., the Council will continue to review 
and discuss reports from the committee meetings as follows: Joint SSC 
Selection/Administrative Policy; Budget/Personnel; Operator Permits; 
Law Enforcement; Outreach & Education (O&E); Habitat Protection; 
Migratory Species; and Marine Reserves.
    From 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., the Council will receive a report from 
the SSC of its Review of the 5-year Research Plan.
    From 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., other business items will follow. The 
Council will conclude its meeting at approximately 12 p.m.

Committees

Monday, October 27, 2008

    1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - The Ad Hoc Allocation Committee will meet to 
discuss Draft Allocation Principles.
    3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - The Operator Permits Committee will meet to 
discuss a Draft Scoping Document for Generic Operator Permit Amendment.
    4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - The Law Enforcement Committee will meet to 
discuss the 2009-12 Strategic Plan and the 2009-10 Operations Plan.
    4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - The Outreach and Education Committee will meet 
to discuss proposed agenda for the O&E Advisory Panel (AP) Meeting.
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - There will be an Open Public Question and Answer 
Session and Public Hearing on the Aquaculture FMP.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will meet 
to discuss the Ad Hoc Recreational Red Snapper AP Recommendations, 
review an Update on Endangered Species Act (ESA) Biological Opinion on 
sea turtle bycatch, consider red snapper recreational seasons and 
establishing a Vessel Monitoring System AP.
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - The Budget/Personnel Committee will meet to 
discuss the status of 2008 budget; FY 2009 budget; and will have a 
CLOSED SESSION to discuss the Executive Director search status.
    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - The Joint Reef Fish/Mackerel/Red Drum 
Management Committee will meet to discuss the Final Aquaculture FMP.
    3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - The Joint SSC Selection Committee/
Administrative Policy Committee will meet to Review the SSC's role and 
appointment process and in a CLOSED SESSION review the SSC membership.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - The Migratory Species Committee will 
receive a presentation on Amendment 3 to the HMS FMP (Small Coastal 
Sharks) and Amendment 4 to the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) FMP 
(Caribbean Issues).
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - The Marine Reserves Committee will receive 
a presentation on marine protected area (MPA) Framework and Proposed 
Nomination Process and may comment on an advanced notice of proposed 
rule (ANPR) for consultations under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act 
(NMSA).
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - The Habitat Protection Committee will 
receive a presentation on Amendment 1 to the HMS EFH FMP.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the Council and Committees 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 of the Council and Committees will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 
action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing 
items on the agenda may be

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adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of 
discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for 
such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting 
may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in 
this notice.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O'Hern at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: October 2, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-23627 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]
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