New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 8912-8913 [E9-4186]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES2 8912 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 38 / Friday, February 27, 2009 / Notices 108–360). The Committee is composed of 15 members appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. In addition, the Chairperson of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) serves in an exofficio capacity on the Committee. The Committee assesses: • Trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction; • The effectiveness of NEHRP in performing its statutory activities (improved design and construction methods and practices; land use controls and redevelopment; prediction techniques and early-warning systems; coordinated emergency preparedness plans; and public education and involvement programs); • Any need to revise NEHRP; and • The management, coordination, implementation, and activities of NEHRP. Background information on NEHRP and the Advisory Committee is available at http://nehrp.gov/. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EST). There will be no central meeting location. The public is invited to participate in the meeting by calling in from remote locations. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review and finalize the Committee’s draft reauthorization letter to the Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC). The draft letter will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s affairs are invited to request detailed instructions on how to dial in from a remote location to participate in the meeting. Approximately fifteen minutes will be reserved from 3:45 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Feb 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated, and those who were unable to participate are invited to submit written statements to the ACEHR, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 8630, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–8630, via fax at (301) 975–5433, or electronically by e-mail to info@nehrp.gov. All participants of the meeting are required to pre-register to be admitted. Anyone wishing to participate must register by close of business Monday, March 23, 2009, in order to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of participation, e-mail address, and phone number to Tina Faecke. At the time of registration, participants will be provided with detailed instructions on how to dial in from a remote location in order to participate. Non-U.S. citizens must also submit their country of citizenship, title, employer/sponsor, and address with their registration. Ms. Faecke’s e-mail address is cookie@nist.gov, and her phone number is (301) 975–5911. Dated: February 23, 2009. Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E9–4233 Filed 2–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XN57 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee, on March 17–18, 2009, 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 Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 225 McClellan Highway, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569–5250; fax: (617) 561–0971. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, March 17, 2009 The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will conduct a review of proposed methods for analyzing the economic and social impacts of measures to be included in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement associated with Amendment 15 to the Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan; proposed methods for determining monkfish acceptable biological catch and accountability measures; and discuss further planning for a proposed Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Workshop and any other outstanding committee business related to SSC meeting schedules, priorities and attendance. Wednesday, March 18, 2009 The SSC will review the Habitat Plan Development Team’s methods and analyses of gear effects, vulnerability assessment and adverse impacts evaluations associated with Draft Habitat Omnibus #2, an action that will update all New England Council fishery management plan essential fish habitat (EFH) designations and include measures to reduce adverse impacts on EFH. 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. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 38 / Friday, February 27, 2009 / Notices Dated: February 24, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–4186 Filed 2–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops RIN 0648–XN27 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES2 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. SUMMARY: NMFS announces free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops to be held in April, May, and June of 2009. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. Additional free workshops will be held in 2009 and announced in the Federal Register. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held April 22, May 7, and June 4, 2009. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held April 22, April 29, May 6, May 20, June 17, and June 24, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in South Boston, MA; Vero Beach, FL; and Old Jefferson (New Orleans), LA. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Manahawkin, NJ; Panama City, FL; Kitty Hawk, NC; Ocean City, MD; Key Largo, FL; and Houston, TX. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Feb 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Pearson by phone: (727) 824–5399, or by fax: (727) 824–5398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ workshops/. Since December 31, 2007, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit which first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for three years. Currently permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the dealer’s permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who: is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer’s permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate for each business location which first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit renewal application. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Additionally, trucks or other conveyances which are extensions of a dealer’s place of business must possess a copy of a valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate. Approximately 30 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since January 2007. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. April 22, 2009, from 1 p.m.–5 p.m., South Boston Public Library, 646 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127. 2. May 7, 2009, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Leisure Square—TUFF Room, 3705 16th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8913 3. June 4, 2009, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Jefferson Parrish Library—Rosedale Branch, 4036 Jefferson Highway, Old Jefferson, LA 70121. Registration To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, please contact Eric Sander by e-mail at esander@peoplepc.com or by phone at (386) 852–8588. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following items to the workshop: Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of identification. Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the shark dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business location, a copy of the appropriate permit, and proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The shark identification workshops are designed to reduce the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species-specific dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2007, shark limited access and swordfish limited access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear, have been required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for three years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or if their certificate(s) are due to expire in 2009, must attend one of the workshops offered in 2009 to fish with or renew either permit. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited access permit applicants who intend to fish with E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 38 (Friday, February 27, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8912-8913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4186]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XN57


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical 
Committee, on March 17-18, 2009, 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 Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10 a.m. 
and Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 
225 McClellan Highway, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569-5250; 
fax: (617) 561-0971.
    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, March 17, 2009

    The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will conduct a 
review of proposed methods for analyzing the economic and social 
impacts of measures to be included in the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement associated with Amendment 15 to the Sea Scallop Fishery 
Management Plan; proposed methods for determining monkfish acceptable 
biological catch and accountability measures; and discuss further 
planning for a proposed Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Workshop and 
any other outstanding committee business related to SSC meeting 
schedules, priorities and attendance.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    The SSC will review the Habitat Plan Development Team's methods and 
analyses of gear effects, vulnerability assessment and adverse impacts 
evaluations associated with Draft Habitat Omnibus 2, an action 
that will update all New England Council fishery management plan 
essential fish habitat (EFH) designations and include measures to 
reduce adverse impacts on EFH.
    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.


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    Dated: February 24, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-4186 Filed 2-26-09; 8:45 am]
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