Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meetings, 13195-13196 [E9-6736]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices U.S.C. App. (1982), notice is hereby given of the meeting of ACCRES. ACCRES was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on May 21, 2002, to advise the Secretary through the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on long- and short-range strategies for the licensing of commercial remote sensing satellite systems. Matters To Be Considered The first part of the meeting will be closed to the public pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409 and in accordance with Section 552b(C)(1) of Title 5, United States Code. Accordingly, portions of this meeting which involve the ongoing review and implementation of the April 2003 U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy and related national security and foreign policy considerations for NOAA’s licensing decisions are closed to the public. These briefings are likely to disclose matters that are specifically authorized under criteria established by Executive Order 12958 to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy and are in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive Order. All other portions of the meeting will be open to the public. During the open portion of the meeting, the Committee will receive updates on NOAA’s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs activities. The Committee will also be available to receive public comments on its activities. Special Accommodations Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the meeting or who wishes to submit oral or written comments should contact Jane D’Aguanno, Designated Federal Officer for ACCRES, NOAA/NESDIS Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Copies of the draft meeting agenda can be obtained from David Hasenauer at (301) 713–1644, fax (301) Jkt 217001 BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO38 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Additional Information and Public Comments 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Mary E. Kicza, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Service. [FR Doc. E9–6756 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meetings These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed to ACCRES, NOAA/ NESDIS Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, 1335 EastWest Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. VerDate Nov<24>2008 713–0204, or e-mail David.Hasenauer@noaa.gov. The ACCRES expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previouslysubmitted oral or written statements. In general, each individual or group making an oral presentation may be limited to a total time of five minutes. Written comments (please provide at least 13 copies) received in the NOAA/ NESDIS Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office on or before March 31, 2009, will be provided to Committee members in advance of the meeting. Comments received too close to the meeting date will normally be provided to Committee members at the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane D’Aguanno, NOAA/NESDIS Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 8260, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 713–3385, fax (301) 713–0204, e-mail Jane.Daguanno@noaa.gov, David Hasenauer at (301) 713–1644, fax (301) 713–0204, or e-mail David.Hasenauer@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Dogfish Committee, its Bycatch / Limited Access Committee, its Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee, its Annual Catch Limits/ Accountability Measures (ACL/AM) Committee, its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public meetings. DATES: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 through Thursday, April 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: The Sanderling Hotel, 1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949; telephone: 252–261–4111. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13195 Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New St., Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: 302–674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: 302–674–2331 ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, April 14 the Mid-Atlantic section of the Joint Dogfish Committee will meet from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Bycatch /Limited Access Committee will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee will meet from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. there will be a scoping session for the Omnibus Amendment regarding ACL/AM. On Wednesday, April 15 the ACL / AM Committee will meet from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will meet from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Council will convene at 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to conduct its regular business session, receive organizational reports, liaison reports, Executive Director’s report, the Status of the Fishery Management Plans (FMP) report, a report on risk considerations, and an update on Amendment 11 to the Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish FMP. On Thursday, April 16 the Executive Committee will meet from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. The Council will convene at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to receive an update on the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), receive an update on Amendments 17 and 18 to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Snapper Grouper FMP, Committee Reports, and any continuing and/or new business. Agenda items by day for the Council’s Committees and the Council itself are: Tuesday, April 14—the Mid-Atlantic section of the Joint Spiny Dogfish Committee will receive a report on the March meeting of the Joint Dogfish Committee, review and discuss prescoping issues related to the development of Amendment 1 to the Dogfish FMP, and develop Committee recommendations for consideration and future action by the Joint Dogfish Committee. The Bycatch / Limited Access Committee will discuss possible modifications to black sea bass pots, and finalize text and lay-out of the bycatch reduction pamphlet. It will also develop a plan of action for distribution of the bycatch reduction pamphlet, and receive a presentation from Environmental Defense Fund E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 13196 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices representatives regarding British Columbia’s fishery management practices and bycatch reduction efforts. The Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee will review the DOC Inspector General’s Report on NEFSC’s use of best science for ecosystems, receive a report from Dr. Jason Link regarding NEFSC prey-predator relationship studies, and review the status of proposed LNG facilities in the Mid-Atlantic Council’s jurisdiction off New Jersey. There will be an evening scoping session for the ACL/AM Omnibus Amendment. Wednesday, April 15—The ACL / AM Committee will review the status of action for the Omnibus Amendment, and discuss risk philosophies to be considered by the Council for the Omnibus Amendment. The Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will review the management alternatives addressed in Amendment 11, and review the recommendations of the Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT). The Council will convene for its regular business session to receive various reports including a report on risk considerations. The Council will also review alternatives associated with proposed management measures and if appropriate select preferred alternatives contained in Amendment 11 to the Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish FMP, and review and adopt the Public Hearing Document (PHD) and associated draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Amendment 11. Thursday, April 16 - The Executive Committee will review highlights of the Council Coordination Committee meeting and review discussions and outcomes from the Northeast Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC) meeting. The Council will convene to receive an update on the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), receive an update on Amendments 17 and 18 to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (SAFMC) Snapper Grouper FMP, develop a Council position and provide comments to the SAFMC on proposed actions contained in Amendments 17 and 18, receive Committee Reports and conduct any continuing and/or new business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion, these 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 intent to take final action to address such emergencies. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Bryan (302–674–2331 ext 18) at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 23, 2009 Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–6736 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO39 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene meetings of the Hawaii Archipelago Plan Team (PT), Advisory Panel (AP), and Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. DATES: The Hawaii Archipelago PT meeting will be held TuesdayWednesday, April 14–15, 2009, the Hawaii AP meeting will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009, and the Hawaii REAC meeting will be held Friday, April 17, 2009. For the specific dates, times, and agendas for the meetings see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The meetings of the Hawaii Archipelago PT, AP and REAC will be held at the Council Office, 1164 Bishop St. Suite 1400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808)522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Schedule and Agenda for Hawaii Archipelagic Plan Team Meeting 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1. Welcome and Introduction of Members 2. Approval of Draft Agenda PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Update on Federal Fisheries Management Actions a. Fishery Ecosystem Plan amendments on Annual Catch Limits (ACLs)/Allowable Catch Targets (ACTs)/ Accountability Measures b. Defining Small-scale traditional fishing c. Discussion and recommendations 4. Ecosystem and Habitat a. Habitat Assessment Improvement Plan b. Updating EFH/HAPC information i. FEP/FMP designations ii. Defining/improving EFH/HAPC definitions, boundaries and information c. Stimulus Funding for Habitat 5. Fishery Development a. Identify Marine, Education and Training Priorities b. Cooperative Research priorities c. Marine Conservation Plan d. Discussion and recommendations 6. Review of Annual Report Modules for Hawaii & Pacific Remote Island Areas a. Coral Reef Ecosystem b. Precious Coral c. Crustaceans d. Discussion and Recommendations Hawaii Archipelagic Plan Team Meeting 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 e. Bottomfish i. Main Hawaiian Island Module ii. Northwestern Hawaiian Island Module iii. Market/Economic Report iv. Administrative report 8. Precious Corals Issues a. State of Hawaii Black Coral Research b. National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center Gold Coral Research c. Corallium (Pink Coral) Issues d. Review of Current and Proposed Management Measures 9. Other Business 10. Public Comments 11. Discussion and Recommendation Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Archipelago Advisory Panel Meeting 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009 1. Welcome and Introduction of Members 2. Introduction to the Council and Magnuson Stevens Act 3. Status Report on 2008 Advisory Panel Recommendations 4. Emerging Fishery Issues 5. Community Marine Management a. Marine Education and Training Program b. Aha Moku Community Consultation Process E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XO38


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its 
Dogfish Committee, its Bycatch / Limited Access Committee, its 
Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee, its Annual Catch Limits/
Accountability Measures (ACL/AM) Committee, its Squid, Mackerel, 
Butterfish Committee, and its Executive Committee will hold public 
meetings.

DATES: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 through Thursday, April 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The Sanderling Hotel, 1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949; 
telephone: 252-261-4111.
    Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. 
New St., Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: 302-674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: 302-674-2331 ext. 
19.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, April 14 the Mid-Atlantic 
section of the Joint Dogfish Committee will meet from 10:00 a.m. until 
12:00 p.m. The Bycatch /Limited Access Committee will meet from 1:00 
p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Ecosystems and Ocean Planning Committee will 
meet from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 
there will be a scoping session for the Omnibus Amendment regarding 
ACL/AM.
    On Wednesday, April 15 the ACL / AM Committee will meet from 8:00 
a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will 
meet from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Council will convene at 1:00 
p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to conduct its regular business session, receive 
organizational reports, liaison reports, Executive Director's report, 
the Status of the Fishery Management Plans (FMP) report, a report on 
risk considerations, and an update on Amendment 11 to the Squid, 
Mackerel, and Butterfish FMP.
    On Thursday, April 16 the Executive Committee will meet from 8:00 
a.m. until 9:00 a.m. The Council will convene at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 
p.m. to receive an update on the Marine Recreational Information 
Program (MRIP), receive an update on Amendments 17 and 18 to the South 
Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Snapper Grouper FMP, Committee 
Reports, and any continuing and/or new business.
    Agenda items by day for the Council's Committees and the Council 
itself are: Tuesday, April 14--the Mid-Atlantic section of the Joint 
Spiny Dogfish Committee will receive a report on the March meeting of 
the Joint Dogfish Committee, review and discuss pre-scoping issues 
related to the development of Amendment 1 to the Dogfish FMP, and 
develop Committee recommendations for consideration and future action 
by the Joint Dogfish Committee. The Bycatch / Limited Access Committee 
will discuss possible modifications to black sea bass pots, and 
finalize text and lay-out of the bycatch reduction pamphlet. It will 
also develop a plan of action for distribution of the bycatch reduction 
pamphlet, and receive a presentation from Environmental Defense Fund

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representatives regarding British Columbia's fishery management 
practices and bycatch reduction efforts. The Ecosystems and Ocean 
Planning Committee will review the DOC Inspector General's Report on 
NEFSC's use of best science for ecosystems, receive a report from Dr. 
Jason Link regarding NEFSC prey-predator relationship studies, and 
review the status of proposed LNG facilities in the Mid-Atlantic 
Council's jurisdiction off New Jersey. There will be an evening scoping 
session for the ACL/AM Omnibus Amendment. Wednesday, April 15--The ACL 
/ AM Committee will review the status of action for the Omnibus 
Amendment, and discuss risk philosophies to be considered by the 
Council for the Omnibus Amendment.
    The Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee will review the 
management alternatives addressed in Amendment 11, and review the 
recommendations of the Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT). The 
Council will convene for its regular business session to receive 
various reports including a report on risk considerations. The Council 
will also review alternatives associated with proposed management 
measures and if appropriate select preferred alternatives contained in 
Amendment 11 to the Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish FMP, and review and 
adopt the Public Hearing Document (PHD) and associated draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Amendment 11. Thursday, April 
16 - The Executive Committee will review highlights of the Council 
Coordination Committee meeting and review discussions and outcomes from 
the Northeast Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC) meeting. The Council 
will convene to receive an update on the Marine Recreational 
Information Program (MRIP), receive an update on Amendments 17 and 18 
to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (SAFMC) Snapper 
Grouper FMP, develop a Council position and provide comments to the 
SAFMC on proposed actions contained in Amendments 17 and 18, receive 
Committee Reports and conduct any continuing and/or new business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before the Council for discussion, these 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 Act, provided the 
public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action 
to address such emergencies.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should 
be directed to M. Jan Bryan (302-674-2331 ext 18) at least five days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 23, 2009
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-6736 Filed 3-25-09; 8:45 am]
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