North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 2996-2997 [E9-864]

Download as PDF 2996 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices the current crab EDR forms. For further information on the Crab Rationalization Program, please visit the NMFS Alaska Region website at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov. This workshop is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations should be directed to Brian GarberYonts (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 working days before the workshop date. Dated: January 12, 2009. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–981 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] Dated: January 13, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–921 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM73 RIN 0648–XM70 National Marine Fisheries Service; Public Meeting North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public workshop. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES documents are lengthy and would likely not be familiar to many interested parties. Finally, NMFS does not anticipate that the comment period extension will delay its decision of whether to issue an IHA. Background information concerning the proposed IHA can be found in the Federal Register notice and is not repeated here. For additional information about the IHA application and associated EA, please visit the website at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ pr/permits/incidental.htm AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: NMFS will hold a workshop for participants that are required to submit an Economic Data Report for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program. DATES: The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Pacific Seafood Processors Association office, 1900 W. Emerson Place, ι205, Seattle, WA 98119. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Garber-Yonts; (206) 526-6301 or brian.garber-yonts@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Crab Rationalization Program requires any owner or leaseholder of a vessel or processing plant that harvested or processed crab in certain BSAI fisheries to submit an Economic Data Report (EDR) for the previous calendar year. NMFS staff will hold a workshop with BSAI crab industry members to review current crab EDR data documentation and data quality findings. Workshop participants will also discuss the development of best practices guidelines for completing crab EDR forms and discuss possible revisions to SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 Special Accommodations DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, February 2 through Tuesday, February 10, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. The meetings will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4 continuing through Tuesday, February 10, 2009. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, February 2 and continue through Friday, February 6. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, February 2 and continue through Wednesday, February ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4, 2009. The Ecosystem Committee will meet Tuesday, February 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Enforcement Committee will meet Tuesday, February 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the. The Comprehensive Data Collection Committee may also meet this week at the hotel, time TBA. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Reports Executive Director’s Report NMFS Management Report NMFS Enforcement Report Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report U.S. Coast Guard Report U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report International Pacific Halibut Commission Report Protected Species Report (update on schedule of Steller Sea Lion (SSL) draft Status Quo Biological Opinion (BiOp) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); Bering Sea and Aleutian Island (BSAI) Pacific cod split. 2. American Fisheries Act (AFA) Cooperative reports: Receive reports from BSAI Pollock cooperatives. 3. Arctic Fishery Management Plan (FMP): Final action to adopt FMP for the Arctic region. 4. Salmon Bycatch: Review InterCooperative Agreement (ICA) incentive proposals and Bycatch Committee Report. 5. Amendment 80: Initial review of analysis for Amendment 80 Cooperative Formation. 6. BSAI Fixed Gear: Initial review of BSAI fixed gear parallel fisheries analysis. 7. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Sideboards: Discussion paper on GOA Sideboards for AFA catcher vessels; Initial review of GOA Pacific cod sideboards for crab vessels. 8. BSAI Crab Issues: Initial review BSAI Crab Regional Delivery Relief; Receive Committee report; Receive proposed workplan and timeline for crab analysis/discussion papers for changes to the program, and action as necessary; Receive progress report on Crab Economic Data Report (EDR) surveys. 9. Marine Protection Act Nomination Process: Review NMFS letter and discuss next steps (T). 10. Halibut/Sablefish Issues: Review/ Rescind previous action to remove inactive Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) shares; Review halibut catch sharing plan discussion papers (SSC only): (i) E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices Maximum size limit analysis (ii) ADF&G charter halibut harvest projection methodology. 11. Miscellaneous Issues: Receive Committee report on comprehensive data collection; Review of Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) Discard Survival Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP); Review of halibut sorting EFP (T); Review discussion paper on BS bottom trawl sweeps; Review discussion paper on GOA Rockfish Program changes; Review revised discussion paper on AI Pacific cod processing sideboards (T). 12. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking; Receive report on Alaska Native/Community Outreach. 13. Other Business. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. Arctic FMP 2. Salmon Bycatch 3. Amendment 80 4. BSAI Fixed gear 5. GOA Sideboards 6. BSAI Crab Issues 7. Halibut Catch Sharing plan 8. Committee report on Crab EDR surveys 9. Halibut PSC discard survival EFP 10. Halibut sorting EFP Additionally, the SSC will hold a Science Workshop on the role of Stock Structure in management of commercial fisheries. The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council, except for ι1 reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/. 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 at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 13, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 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AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on February 4 and 5, 2009; at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will discuss interim finding and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Board will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture and homeland security. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301– 3140, via e-mail at debra.rose@osd.mil, or via phone at (703) 571–0084. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-864]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XM70


North Pacific 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory committees will hold public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, February 2 through Tuesday, 
February 10, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and 
times.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 515 
Madison Street, Seattle, WA.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff, 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session 
at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4 continuing through Tuesday, February 
10, 2009. The Council's Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., 
Monday, February 2 and continue through Friday, February 6. The 
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on 
Monday, February 2 and continue through Wednesday, February 4, 2009. 
The Ecosystem Committee will meet Tuesday, February 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 
p.m. The Enforcement Committee will meet Tuesday, February 3, from 1 
p.m. to 4 p.m. in the. The Comprehensive Data Collection Committee may 
also meet this week at the hotel, time TBA. All meetings are open to 
the public, except executive sessions.
    Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council's plenary 
session will include the following issues. The Council may take 
appropriate action on any of the issues identified.
    1. Reports
    Executive Director's Report
    NMFS Management Report
    NMFS Enforcement Report
    Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report
    U.S. Coast Guard Report
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report
    International Pacific Halibut Commission Report
    Protected Species Report (update on schedule of Steller Sea Lion 
(SSL) draft Status Quo Biological Opinion (BiOp) and Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS); Bering Sea and Aleutian Island (BSAI) Pacific 
cod split.
    2. American Fisheries Act (AFA) Cooperative reports: Receive 
reports from BSAI Pollock cooperatives.
    3. Arctic Fishery Management Plan (FMP): Final action to adopt FMP 
for the Arctic region.
    4. Salmon Bycatch: Review Inter-Cooperative Agreement (ICA) 
incentive proposals and Bycatch Committee Report.
    5. Amendment 80: Initial review of analysis for Amendment 80 
Cooperative Formation.
    6. BSAI Fixed Gear: Initial review of BSAI fixed gear parallel 
fisheries analysis.
    7. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Sideboards: Discussion paper on GOA 
Sideboards for AFA catcher vessels; Initial review of GOA Pacific cod 
sideboards for crab vessels.
    8. BSAI Crab Issues: Initial review BSAI Crab Regional Delivery 
Relief; Receive Committee report; Receive proposed workplan and 
timeline for crab analysis/discussion papers for changes to the 
program, and action as necessary; Receive progress report on Crab 
Economic Data Report (EDR) surveys.
    9. Marine Protection Act Nomination Process: Review NMFS letter and 
discuss next steps (T).
    10. Halibut/Sablefish Issues: Review/Rescind previous action to 
remove inactive Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) shares; Review halibut 
catch sharing plan discussion papers (SSC only): (i)

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Maximum size limit analysis (ii) ADF&G charter halibut harvest 
projection methodology.
    11. Miscellaneous Issues: Receive Committee report on comprehensive 
data collection; Review of Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) 
Discard Survival Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP); Review of halibut 
sorting EFP (T); Review discussion paper on BS bottom trawl sweeps; 
Review discussion paper on GOA Rockfish Program changes; Review revised 
discussion paper on AI Pacific cod processing sideboards (T).
    12. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking; Receive report on 
Alaska Native/Community Outreach.
    13. Other Business.
    The SSC agenda will include the following issues:
    1. Arctic FMP
    2. Salmon Bycatch
    3. Amendment 80
    4. BSAI Fixed gear
    5. GOA Sideboards
    6. BSAI Crab Issues
    7. Halibut Catch Sharing plan
    8. Committee report on Crab EDR surveys
    9. Halibut PSC discard survival EFP
    10. Halibut sorting EFP
    Additionally, the SSC will hold a Science Workshop on the role of 
Stock Structure in management of commercial fisheries.
    The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as 
the Council, except for 1 reports. The Agenda is subject to 
change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/.

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 at (907) 271-2809 at 
least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: January 13, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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