Council Coordination Committee; Public Meeting, 20288-20289 [E9-10016]

Download as PDF 20288 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 83 / Friday, May 1, 2009 / Notices Conference call. Public access is available at SSMC 3, Room 4527, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301– 734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, E-mail: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.) ADDRESSES: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Matters To Be Considered: The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Date and Time: May 18, 2009, 10:30– 11:30 a.m. EDT. Agenda: 1. Discussion and consideration of the Draft Report Options for Developing a National Climate Service, submitted to the SAB by the Climate Working Group. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 28, 2009. Mark E. Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–10059 Filed 4–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting A meeting of the Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The meeting will be from 1:00–4:30 p.m. Location: Training Room A, Trade Information Center, Ronald Reagan building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The Committee provides advice and guidance to Department officials on the identification and surmounting of barriers to the expansion of textile exports, and on methods of encouraging textile firms to participate in export expansion. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Apr 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 The Committee functions solely as an advisory body in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The meeting will be open to the public with a limited number of seats available. For further information contact Kim-Bang Nguyen at (202) 482– 4805. Minutes of all ETAC meetings are posted at otexa.ita.doc.gov. Dated: April 28, 2009. Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E9–10073 Filed 4–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XP01 Council Coordination Committee; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the eight Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice chairs and executive directors on May 19–22, 2009. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including planning, programming and budgeting; implementation of provisions from the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA); and ecosystem-based management; among others. DATES: This meeting will be held on May 19, 2009 through May 22, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, 296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109; telephone: (617) 227–0800; fax: (617) 227–2867. 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 meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 and recess at 5 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 p.m., or when business is complete; reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 and recess at 5 p.m., or when business is complete; reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2009 and recess at 5 p.m., or when business is complete and, if needed, will reconvene on Friday, May 22, 2009, and adjourn by noon, or when business is complete. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization act (MSRA) of 2006 established the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) by amending Section 302 (16 U.S.C. 1852) of the MagnusonStevens Act. The Committee consists of the chairs, vice chairs and executive directors of each of the Regional Fishery Management Councils authorized by the Magnuson-Stevens Act or other Council members or staff. The NEFMC will host this meeting and provide reports to the Committee for its information and discussion. The main topics of discussion will be budgets and planning, implementation of the provisions of the MSRA and related guidance and technical regulatory changes, among others. Agenda Tuesday, May 19, 2009 • Opening Remarks, Joint Council/ NMFS Session • Separate Council/NMFS Sessions Wednesday, May 20, 2009 • Discussion of annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) • Ecosystem Based Management • Budgets • Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs) Development and Implementation Thursday, May 21, 2009 • Standardized Management Actions • Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Operating Procedures • Enforcement and Safety • Legislation and Regulation Updates Friday, May 22, 2009 • Councils only session (if needed). The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The CCC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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 this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 83 / Friday, May 1, 2009 / Notices 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. 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: April 28, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–10016 Filed 4–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period July 1 through December 31, 2008. DATES: Comments must be submitted within thirty days after publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments (original and six copies) should be sent to the Secretary of Commerce, Attn: James Terpstra, Import Administration, APO/ Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3965. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 18, 2008, Section 805 of Title VIII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Softwood Lumber Act of 2008) was VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Apr 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 enacted into law. Under this provision, the Secretary of Commerce is mandated to submit to the appropriate Congressional committees a report every 180 days on any subsidies provided by countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States, including stumpage subsidies. Commerce submitted its first subsidies report to Congress on December 15, 2008. As part of its report, Commerce intends to include a list of subsidy programs identified with sufficient clarity by the public in response to this notice. Request for Comment Given the large number of countries that export softwood lumber and softwood lumber products to the United States, we are soliciting public comment only on subsidies provided by countries whose exports accounted for at least one percent of total U.S. imports of softwood lumber by quantity, as classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule code 4407.1001 (which accounts for the vast majority of imports), during the period July 1 through December 31, 2008. Official U.S. import data published by the United States International Trade Commission Tariff and Trade DataWeb indicate that exports of softwood lumber from Canada, Chile, and Germany each account for at least one percent of U.S. imports of softwood lumber products during that time period. We intend to rely on similar previous six-month periods to identify the countries subject to future reports on softwood lumber subsidies. For example, we will rely on U.S. imports of softwood lumber and softwood lumber products during the period January 1 through June 30, 2009, to select the countries subject to the next report. Under U.S. trade law, a subsidy exists where a government authority: (i) Provides a financial contribution, (ii) provides any form of income or price support within the meaning of Article XVI of the GATT 1994, or (iii) makes a payment to a funding mechanism to provide a financial contribution to a person, or entrusts or directs a private entity to make a financial contribution, if providing the contribution would normally be vested in the government and the practice does not differ in substance from practices normally followed by governments, and a benefit is thereby conferred. See section 771(5)(B) of the of the Tariff Act of 1930. Parties should include in their comments: (1) The country which provided the subsidy, (2) the name of the subsidy program, (3) a brief (3–4 sentence) description of the subsidy PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20289 program, and (4) the government body or authority that provided the subsidy. Submission of Comment Persons wishing to comment should file a signed original and six copies of each set of comments by the date specified above. The Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially due to business proprietary concerns or for any other reason. The Department will return such comments and materials to the persons submitting the comments and will not include them in its report on softwood lumber subsidies. The Department also requests submission of comments in electronic form to accompany the required paper copies. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted on CD-ROM with the paper copies or by e-mail to the Webmaster below. Comments received in electronic form will be made available to the public in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Import Administration Web site at the following address: http://ia.ita.doc.gov. Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482–0866, e-mail address: webmastersupport@ita.doc.gov. All comments and submissions should be mailed to James Terpstra, Import Administration; Subject: Softwood Lumber Subsidies Bi-Annual Report: Request for Comment; Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20230, by no later than 5 p.m., on the abovereferenced deadline date. Dated: April 27, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–10066 Filed 4–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from Procurement List. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 83 (Friday, May 1, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20288-20289]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10016]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XP01


Council Coordination Committee; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will host a 
meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the 
eight Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice chairs and 
executive directors on May 19-22, 2009. The intent of this meeting is 
to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including planning, 
programming and budgeting; implementation of provisions from the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization 
Act (MSRA); and ecosystem-based management; among others.

DATES: This meeting will be held on May 19, 2009 through May 22, 2009. 
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel, 
296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109; telephone: (617) 227-0800; fax: 
(617) 227-2867.
    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 meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 and recess at 5 p.m., or when business is 
complete; reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 and recess 
at 5 p.m., or when business is complete; reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 and recess at 5 p.m., or when business is 
complete and, if needed, will reconvene on Friday, May 22, 2009, and 
adjourn by noon, or when business is complete.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Reauthorization act (MSRA) of 2006 established the Council Coordination 
Committee (CCC) by amending Section 302 (16 U.S.C. 1852) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Committee consists of the chairs, vice chairs 
and executive directors of each of the Regional Fishery Management 
Councils authorized by the Magnuson-Stevens Act or other Council 
members or staff. The NEFMC will host this meeting and provide reports 
to the Committee for its information and discussion. The main topics of 
discussion will be budgets and planning, implementation of the 
provisions of the MSRA and related guidance and technical regulatory 
changes, among others.

Agenda

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

     Opening Remarks, Joint Council/NMFS Session
     Separate Council/NMFS Sessions

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

     Discussion of annual catch limits (ACLs) and 
accountability measures (AMs)
     Ecosystem Based Management
     Budgets
     Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPPs) Development and 
Implementation

Thursday, May 21, 2009

     Standardized Management Actions
     Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Operating 
Procedures
     Enforcement and Safety
     Legislation and Regulation Updates

Friday, May 22, 2009

     Councils only session (if needed). The order in which the 
agenda items are addressed may change. The CCC will meet as late as 
necessary to complete scheduled business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group 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 this 
meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically

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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.

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: April 28, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-10016 Filed 4-30-09; 8:45 am]
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