National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); April 2-9, 2009 Council Meeting, 11715-11716 [E9-6090]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221, and 351.222. Dated: March 13, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–6022 Filed 3–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S recommendations will be presented to the New England Fishery Management Council for approval. 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. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: March 16, 2009 Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–5937 Filed 3–18–09; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO17 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting BILLING CODE 3510–22–S AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Survey Advisory Panel in April, 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 Monday, April 6, 2009 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: This meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048; telephone: (508) 339–2200; fax: (508) 339–1040. 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: The Sea Scallop Survey Advisory Panel (SSAP) will meet to review 2008 survey research and plans for 2009 research projects. The SSAP will recommend changes in research priorities to develop improved scallop survey data collection and analysis methods. The SSAP will also develop and recommend a peer review process to analyze the new survey dredge calibrations and also to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and utility of existing survey technologies. The SSAP will also develop recommendations for implementation of integrated, multi-technology annual scallop resource surveys. Other issues may also be discussed and sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO23 National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); April 2–9, 2009 Council Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. DATES: The Council and its advisory entities will meet April 2–9, 2009. The Council meeting will begin on Saturday, April 4, at 8:00 a.m., reconvening each day through Thursday, April 9. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at The Westin San Francisco Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, California 94030; telephone: 650–692– 3500. The Pacific Council address is Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director, telephone 866–806–7204 or 503–820– 2280; or access the Pacific Council website, www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11715 The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order: A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks and Introductions 2. Roll Call 3. Executive Director(s Report 4. Approve Agenda B. Open Comment Period 1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items C. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues D. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 - High Seas Shallow-Set Longline 3. Fishery Management Plan Amendments to Implement Annual Catch Limit Requirements 4. International Regional Fishery Management Organization Matters E. Marine Protected Areas 1. Update on Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan Review Process F. Groundfish Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments 3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 21 - Intersector Allocation 4. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 - Trawl Rationalization — Community Fishery Association and Miscellaneous Clarification Issues 5. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 - Trawl Rationalization — Analysis of Parameters for Adaptive Management Program 6. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments 7. Fishery Plan Amendments to Implement Annual Catch Limit Requirements 8. Review of Implementing Regulations for the Vessel Monitoring System G. Administrative Matters 1. Legislative Matters 2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 3. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 4. Review of Proposed Rule on Council Standard Operating Policies and Procedures 5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning H. Salmon Management 1. Update on National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Biological Opinion for California Water Projects 2. Work Group Report on Causes of 2008 Salmon Failure SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 11716 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices 3. Tentative Adoption of 2009 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for Analysis 4. Clarify Council Direction on 2009 Management Measures 5. Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 2009 6. Update on Mitchell Act Hatchery Environmental Impact Statement 7. Final Action on 2009 Management Measures I. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Incidental 2009 Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries Advisory entities are scheduled to meet April 2–9, 2009 in conjunction with the Pacific Council as follows: Thursday, April 2, 2009 Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel– 1:00 p.m. Highly Migratory Management Team– 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2009 Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel– 8:00 a.m. Highly Migratory Management Team– 8:00 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee– 8:00 a.m. Habitat Committee–8:30 a.m. Legislative Committee–3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel– 8:00 a.m. Highly Migratory Management Team– 8:00 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee– 8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–1:00 p.m. Groundfish Management Team–1:00 p.m. Enforcement Consultants–4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009 Pacific Council Secretariat–To be determined Washington State Delegation–To be determined Oregon State Delegation–To be determined California State Delegation–To be determined Enforcement Consultants–10:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–10:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–10:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–10:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–10:00 a.m. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Tribal Policy Group–10:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–10:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Enforcement Consultants–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–8:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Enforcement Consultants–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–8:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Enforcement Consultants–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Groundfish Management Team–8:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009: Pacific Council Secretariat–7:00 a.m. Washington State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Oregon State Delegation–7:00 a.m. California State Delegation–7:00 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel–8:00 a.m. Salmon Technical Team–8:00 a.m. Tribal Policy Group–8:00 a.m. Tribal and Washington Technical Group–8:00 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided 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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at503–820–2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 17, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–6090 Filed 3–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO18 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Marine Mammal Advisory Committee (MMAC). DATES: The MMAC meeting will be held on April 6–7, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522– 8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMAC will review recent research and activities related to cetacean interactions and depredation in longline fisheries, and produce recommendations for future research and activities. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO23


National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management 
Council (Pacific Council); April 2-9, 2009 Council Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will hold public 
meetings.

DATES: The Council and its advisory entities will meet April 2-9, 2009. 
The Council meeting will begin on Saturday, April 4, at 8:00 a.m., 
reconvening each day through Thursday, April 9. All meetings are open 
to the public, except a closed session will be held from 8:00 a.m. 
until 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 to address litigation and 
personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary each day 
to complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at The Westin San Francisco 
Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, California 94030; telephone: 
650-692-3500. The Pacific Council address is Pacific Fishery Management 
Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive 
Director, telephone 866-806-7204 or 503-820-2280; or access the Pacific 
Council website, www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, 
proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Pacific 
Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order:
A. Call to Order
    1. Opening Remarks and Introductions
    2. Roll Call
    3. Executive Director(s Report
    4. Approve Agenda
B. Open Comment Period
    1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Habitat
    1. Current Habitat Issues
D. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 - High Seas Shallow-Set 
Longline
    3. Fishery Management Plan Amendments to Implement Annual Catch 
Limit Requirements
    4. International Regional Fishery Management Organization Matters
E. Marine Protected Areas
    1. Update on Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Management 
Plan Review Process
F. Groundfish Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    3. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 21 - Intersector Allocation
    4. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 - Trawl Rationalization -- 
Community Fishery Association and Miscellaneous Clarification Issues
    5. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 20 - Trawl Rationalization -- 
Analysis of Parameters for Adaptive Management Program
    6. Final Consideration of Inseason Adjustments
    7. Fishery Plan Amendments to Implement Annual Catch Limit 
Requirements
    8. Review of Implementing Regulations for the Vessel Monitoring 
System
G. Administrative Matters
    1. Legislative Matters
    2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    3. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    4. Review of Proposed Rule on Council Standard Operating Policies 
and Procedures
    5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
H. Salmon Management
    1. Update on National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Biological 
Opinion for California Water Projects
    2. Work Group Report on Causes of 2008 Salmon Failure

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    3. Tentative Adoption of 2009 Ocean Salmon Management Measures for 
Analysis
    4. Clarify Council Direction on 2009 Management Measures
    5. Methodology Review Process and Preliminary Topic Selection for 
2009
    6. Update on Mitchell Act Hatchery Environmental Impact Statement
    7. Final Action on 2009 Management Measures
I. Pacific Halibut Management
    1. Incidental 2009 Catch Regulations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed 
Gear Sablefish Fisheries
    Advisory entities are scheduled to meet April 2-9, 2009 in 
conjunction with the Pacific Council as follows:
Thursday, April 2, 2009
    Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel-1:00 p.m.
    Highly Migratory Management Team-8:00 a.m.
Friday, April 3, 2009
    Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Highly Migratory Management Team-8:00 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee-8:00 a.m.
    Habitat Committee-8:30 a.m.
    Legislative Committee-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
    Pacific Council Secretariat-7:00 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    California State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Highly Migratory Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Highly Migratory Management Team-8:00 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal Policy Group-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group-8:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-1:00 p.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-1:00 p.m.
    Enforcement Consultants-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
    Pacific Council Secretariat-To be determined
    Washington State Delegation-To be determined
    Oregon State Delegation-To be determined
    California State Delegation-To be determined
    Enforcement Consultants-10:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-10:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-10:00 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel-10:00 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team-10:00 a.m.
    Tribal Policy Group-10:00 a.m.
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group-10:00 a.m.
Monday, April 6, 2009:
    Pacific Council Secretariat-7:00 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    California State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants-8:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-8:00 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal Policy Group-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group-8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009:
    Pacific Council Secretariat-7:00 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    California State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants-8:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-8:00 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal Policy Group-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group-8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009:
    Pacific Council Secretariat-7:00 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    California State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants-8:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-8:00 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal Policy Group-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group-8:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 9, 2009:
    Pacific Council Secretariat-7:00 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    California State Delegation-7:00 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel-8:00 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal Policy Group-8:00 a.m.
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group-8:00 a.m.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subject of formal Council action during this meeting. 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 Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, provided 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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at503-820-2280 
at least five days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 17, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-6090 Filed 3-18-09; 8:45 am]
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