New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 60245-60246 [E8-24165]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 198 / Friday, October 10, 2008 / Notices reef ecosystem management unit species in the designated low-use Marine Protected Areas; (2) fishing for any of these species using gear not specifically allowed in the regulations; or (3) fishing for, taking, or retaining any Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa in the coral reef ecosystem regulatory area, to obtain and carry a permit. A receiving vessel must also have a transshipment permit for at-sea transshipment of coral reef management unit species. The permit application form provides basic information about the permit applicant, vessel, fishing gear and method, target species, projected fishing effort, etc., for use by NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council in determining eligibility for permit issuance. The information is important for understanding the nature of the fishery and provides a link to participants. 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E8–24023 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XL05 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold four public hearings to solicit comments on proposals to be included in the Draft Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. EST, November 10, 2008. The public hearings will be held from October 27, 2008 to October 30, 2008. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Council will take comments at public meetings in Hyannis and New Bedford, MA, Narragansett, RI and Portsmouth, NH. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written comments should be sent to Patricia Kurkul, Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 281–9135 or submitted via e-mail to Skateamendment3@noaa.gov with ‘‘Comments on Skate Draft Amendment 3’’ in the subject line. Requests for copies of the public hearing document and other information should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. The public hearing document is also accessible electronically via the Internet at http:// www.nefmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60245 The Council proposes to take action to amend the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and to address the new and revised requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Act. The Council will consider comments from fishermen, interested parties and the general public on the proposals and alternatives described in the public hearing document for Draft Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex FMP. Once it has considered public comments, the Council will approve final management measures and prepare a submission package for NMFS. There will be an additional opportunity for written public comments on the proposed rule when it is published in the Federal Register. Major elements of the proposals in the Draft Amendment 3 and a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement include: (1) measures to reduce catch via time/area closures and/ or skate possession limits to rebuild overfished smooth, thorny and winter skates as well as to stop overfishing of thorny skate; (2) implementation and specification of annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) to comply with a new mandate of the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act; and (3) an annual specification and biannual review process to replace an obsolete baseline review procedure. There are two options for allocating ACLs to the skate wing and skate bait fisheries. There is also a hard total allowable catch (TAC) and soft TAC option to implement ACLs and AMs. The dates, times, locations and telephone numbers of the hearings are as follows: Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Radisson Hotel, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601; telephone: (508) 771–1700. Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740; telephone: (508) 997–0046. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Narragansett Town Hall, 25 Fifth Avenue, Narragansett, RI 02882; telephone: (401) 789–1044. Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwin Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431–6774. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations These hearings are physically accessible to people with physical disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 60246 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 198 / Friday, October 10, 2008 / Notices Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 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E8–24135 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Grow the Army Actions at Fort Carson, CO Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Army announces the availability of a DEIS for the implementation of the decision to station a new Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) and smaller combat support units at Fort Carson, and the potential stationing of a Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) at Fort Carson in the future. DATES: The public comment period for the DEIS will end 45 days after publication of an NOA in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:11 Oct 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 For specific questions regarding the DEIS, please contact Ms. Deb Owings or Ms. Robin Renn, Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site National Environmental Policy Act Coordinators, 1638 Elwell Street, Building 6236, Fort Carson, CO 80913– 4000. Written comments may be mailed to that address or e-mailed to CARSDECAMNEPA@conus.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dee McNutt, Fort Carson Public Affairs Office, at (719) 526–1269, during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Action and analysis in the DEIS includes constructing new facilities at Fort Carson to support an IBCT and other combat support units (approximately 3,900 additional Soldiers and their dependents) and the potential stationing of a CAB (approximately 2,800 Soldiers and their dependents). Additional actions evaluated as part of the Proposed Action include upgrading ranges at Fort Carson and increased use of live-fire training ranges and maneuver areas at Fort Carson and the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). Implementation of the Proposed Action is anticipated in 2009 and would begin following the completion of a Final EIS and signing of a Record of Decision (ROD). The Proposed Action does not include the expansion of PCMS or any construction at PCMS. The stationing of additional BCTs and other force structure realignment actions across the Army was analyzed in the 2007 Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Army Growth and Force Structure Realignment. The ROD determined that Fort Carson would receive an additional IBCT and other units contingent on site-specific NEPA analysis. The DEIS is that site-specific analysis of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of alternatives for implementing the Army’s previous stationing decision. The DEIS also analyzes the potential stationing of a CAB. The DEIS analyzes the impacts of several alternatives for construction of the IBCT facilities and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the stationing of a new IBCT and CAB at Fort Carson would not be implemented. The No Action Alternative provides the baseline conditions for comparison to the Proposed Alternative. Impacts analyzed include a wide range of environmental resource areas: Land use, air quality, noise, geology and soils, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, ADDRESSES: Dated: October 7, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–24165 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 socioeconomics, transportation, utilities, hazardous and toxic substances, sustainability, and cumulative environmental effects. Additional concerns or impacts may be identified as a result of comments received on this DEIS. The Army invites full public participation to promote open communication and better decision making, including comment on the DEIS and participation in public meetings which will be announced in advance in local news media. The DEIS is available at local libraries surrounding Fort Carson and PCMS, and the document may also be accessed at http:// www.aec.army.mil. Comments from the public will be considered before any decision is made regarding implementation of the Proposed Action. Dated: October 3, 2008. Addison D. Davis, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. E8–23995 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Disposal and Reuse of Fort McPherson, Georgia Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of Availability (NOA). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Army announces the availability of the DEIS, which evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the disposal and reuse of Fort McPherson, Georgia, pursuant to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission recommendation. The public comment period for the DEIS will end 45 days after publication of an NOA in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments on the DEIS to: Victor Bonilla, BRAC Environmental Division, 2053 North D Avenue, Building 400, Fort Gillem, GA 302975161. E-mail comments should be sent to victor.manuel.bonilla@conus. us.army.mil. DATES: Mr. Victor Bonilla, BRAC Environmental Division by telephone at (404) 469– 3557, or by e-mail at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XL05


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearings; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
four public hearings to solicit comments on proposals to be included in 
the Draft Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management 
Plan (FMP).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. EST, 
November 10, 2008. The public hearings will be held from October 27, 
2008 to October 30, 2008. For specific dates and times, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Council will take comments at public meetings in Hyannis 
and New Bedford, MA, Narragansett, RI and Portsmouth, NH. For specific 
locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written comments should be 
sent to Patricia Kurkul, Regional Administrator, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Comments 
may also be sent via fax to (978) 281-9135 or submitted via e-mail to 
Skateamendment3@noaa.gov with ``Comments on Skate Draft Amendment 3'' 
in the subject line. Requests for copies of the public hearing document 
and other information should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive 
Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 
2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492. The public hearing 
document is also accessible electronically via the Internet at http://
www.nefmc.org.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council proposes to take action to amend 
the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and to 
address the new and revised requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fisheries Act. The Council will consider comments from fishermen, 
interested parties and the general public on the proposals and 
alternatives described in the public hearing document for Draft 
Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex FMP. Once it has considered 
public comments, the Council will approve final management measures and 
prepare a submission package for NMFS. There will be an additional 
opportunity for written public comments on the proposed rule when it is 
published in the Federal Register.
    Major elements of the proposals in the Draft Amendment 3 and a 
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement include: (1) measures 
to reduce catch via time/area closures and/or skate possession limits 
to rebuild overfished smooth, thorny and winter skates as well as to 
stop overfishing of thorny skate; (2) implementation and specification 
of annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) to 
comply with a new mandate of the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act; and 
(3) an annual specification and bi-annual review process to replace an 
obsolete baseline review procedure. There are two options for 
allocating ACLs to the skate wing and skate bait fisheries. There is 
also a hard total allowable catch (TAC) and soft TAC option to 
implement ACLs and AMs.
    The dates, times, locations and telephone numbers of the hearings 
are as follows:
    Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Radisson Hotel, 287 Iyannough 
Road, Hyannis, MA 02601; telephone: (508) 771-1700.
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny 
Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740; telephone: (508) 997-0046.
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Narragansett Town Hall, 25 
Fifth Avenue, Narragansett, RI 02882; telephone: (401) 789-1044.
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Urban Forestry Center, 45 
Elwin Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431-6774.

Special Accommodations

    These hearings are physically accessible to people with physical 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.


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

    Dated: October 7, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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