New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 64920-64921 [E8-25996]

Download as PDF 64920 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices The Dogfish Committee will: (1) Review stock status update; (2) consider the Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee’s recommendations for management measures for the 2009 fishing year; and (3) develop, for Council consideration and action, a Joint Committee position on management measures for the 2009 fishing year and possibly thereafter. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: October 28, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–25994 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee, on November 17–18, 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: This meeting will be held on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 10 a.m. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES SUMMARY: 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923; telephone: (978) 777–2500; fax: (978) 750–7959. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will elect a committee vice chairman, finalize recommendations for Amendment 3 to the Skate Fishery Management Plan, develop comments on the NMFS Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning National Standard 2, approve five-year research priorities and further develop its operating procedures based on the proceedings of the recent national SSC Workshop and further committee discussion. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations RIN 0648–XL55 VerDate Aug<31>2005 and Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 8 a.m. Jkt 217001 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: October 28, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–25995 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XL56 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day Council meeting on November 18–20, 2008, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 beginning at 9 a.m., and Wednesday, November 19, 2008 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and Thursday, November 20, 2008 beginning at 8 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923; telephone: (978) 777–2500; fax: (978) 750–7959. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Following introductions and any announcements, the Council will receive a series of brief reports from the Council Chairman and Executive Director, the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, NOAA Enforcement and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Following these reports, there will be a review of proposals contained in Draft Amendment 1 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Fishery Management Plan addressing Essential Fish Habitat. Prior to a lunch break the Council will hold an open comment period during which any interested party may address the Council about fishery management related issues that are otherwise not listed on the agenda. Following the break, the Council’s Research Steering Committee will report on its review of the NEFMC’s five-year research E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices priorities, evaluations of several final cooperative research project final reports and possible revisions to the evaluation criteria used to review those reports. The Scientific and Statistical Committee will provide advice to the Council on Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP), its recommendations on the NEFMC’s fiveyear research priorities and its comments on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by NMFS concerning National Standard 2. The Council will adjourn for the day following a report from the Joint MidAtlantic/New England Council Spiny Dogfish Committee. This will be the final meeting to consider Framework Adjustment 2 to the Dogfish FMP, an action that would allow consideration of alternatives to adjust stock status determination criteria. The Council also will consider dogfish management measures for the 2009/10 fishing years and possibly thereafter. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Wednesday, November 19, 2008 The Skate Committee will ask the Council to approve final measures for inclusion in Skate Amendment 3 which will implement annual catch limits and accountability measures as well as an annual review and biennial specification process. The Groundfish Committee will ask for approval of management measures for further development and analysis as part of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP. This agenda item will continue until the meeting adjourns for the day. Thursday, November 20, 2008 The Council will address and prioritize management actions for the remainder of 2008 and 2009. This process will be followed by an update from the Habitat Committee on Essential Fish Habitat Omnibus 2. Information provided will include an overview of the vulnerability assessment concerning the adverse impacts of fishing, selected preliminary results, a timeline and discussion of future work. This report will be followed by a presentation on ecosystem considerations relative to the development of fishery management plans and a report on scallop vessel incidental catch of yellowtail flounder. The Scallop Committee will then discuss and approve a response to the most recent NMFS Biological Opinion for the Scallop FMP concerning sea turtle interactions and review a list of alternatives under consideration for Amendment 15 to the Scallop FMP. The Council may narrow the range of measures for inclusion in the action. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 Finally, the Council will address any other outstanding business prior to adjournment until its next meeting. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during these meetings. Council 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with 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. Dated: October 28, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–25996 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XL53 North Pacific 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meetings will be held November 17–21, 2008. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 17, 2008 and continue through Friday, November 21, 2008. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4, Observer Training Room (GOA Plan Team) and Traynor Room (BS/AI Plan Team), Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64921 Jane DiCosimo or Diana Stram, NPFMC, (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plan teams will prepare and review the stock assessments for groundfish fisheries in the BSAI and GOA and recommend catch specifications for 2009/10. Agenda posted on website at: http:// www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 28, 2008. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–25993 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2008–OS–0063] Submission for OMB review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by December 1, 2008. Title, Form, and OMB Number: DoD Building Pass Application; DD Form 2249; OMB Number 0704–0328. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 212 (Friday, October 31, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-25996]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XL56


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
a three-day Council meeting on November 18-20, 2008, to consider 
actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone 
(EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 beginning 
at 9 a.m., and Wednesday, November 19, 2008 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and 
Thursday, November 20, 2008 beginning at 8 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Hotel, 50 
Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923; telephone: (978) 777-2500; fax: 
(978) 750-7959.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    Following introductions and any announcements, the Council will 
receive a series of brief reports from the Council Chairman and 
Executive Director, the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional 
Administrator, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, NOAA 
Enforcement and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and the 
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Following these reports, 
there will be a review of proposals contained in Draft Amendment 1 to 
the Consolidated Highly Migratory Fishery Management Plan addressing 
Essential Fish Habitat. Prior to a lunch break the Council will hold an 
open comment period during which any interested party may address the 
Council about fishery management related issues that are otherwise not 
listed on the agenda. Following the break, the Council's Research 
Steering Committee will report on its review of the NEFMC's five-year 
research

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priorities, evaluations of several final cooperative research project 
final reports and possible revisions to the evaluation criteria used to 
review those reports. The Scientific and Statistical Committee will 
provide advice to the Council on Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate 
Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP), its recommendations on the 
NEFMC's five-year research priorities and its comments on the Advanced 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by NMFS concerning National 
Standard 2. The Council will adjourn for the day following a report 
from the Joint Mid-Atlantic/New England Council Spiny Dogfish 
Committee. This will be the final meeting to consider Framework 
Adjustment 2 to the Dogfish FMP, an action that would allow 
consideration of alternatives to adjust stock status determination 
criteria. The Council also will consider dogfish management measures 
for the 2009/10 fishing years and possibly thereafter.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    The Skate Committee will ask the Council to approve final measures 
for inclusion in Skate Amendment 3 which will implement annual catch 
limits and accountability measures as well as an annual review and 
biennial specification process. The Groundfish Committee will ask for 
approval of management measures for further development and analysis as 
part of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP. This agenda 
item will continue until the meeting adjourns for the day.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

    The Council will address and prioritize management actions for the 
remainder of 2008 and 2009. This process will be followed by an update 
from the Habitat Committee on Essential Fish Habitat Omnibus 2. 
Information provided will include an overview of the vulnerability 
assessment concerning the adverse impacts of fishing, selected 
preliminary results, a timeline and discussion of future work. This 
report will be followed by a presentation on ecosystem considerations 
relative to the development of fishery management plans and a report on 
scallop vessel incidental catch of yellowtail flounder. The Scallop 
Committee will then discuss and approve a response to the most recent 
NMFS Biological Opinion for the Scallop FMP concerning sea turtle 
interactions and review a list of alternatives under consideration for 
Amendment 15 to the Scallop FMP. The Council may narrow the range of 
measures for inclusion in the action. Finally, the Council will address 
any other outstanding business prior to adjournment until its next 
meeting.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during these meetings. Council 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 that the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
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.

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-25996 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]
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