North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 23176-23177 [E9-11473]

Download as PDF 23176 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 94 / Monday, May 18, 2009 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings The Monkfish Advisory Panel and the Committee will finalize recommendations to the Councils for measures to be considered in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Amendment 5, including, but not limited to: biological and management reference points; specifications of catch target and management measures to achieve the targets (DAS, trip limits and other measures); modifications, additions or deletions to the management measures currently in the plan; and, if time allows, catch share programs (ITQs and/or sectors). The Committee will consider Advisory Panel recommendations in finalizing its recommendations to the Mid-Atlantic Council at their June 9–11 meeting and to the New England Council at its June 23–25 meeting. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations These meetings are 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. cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 13, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–11474 Filed 5–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:36 May 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XP27 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory committees. SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, June 1–9, 2009, at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday June 3 continuing through Tuesday June 9, 2009. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, June 1 and continue through Saturday June 6. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1 and continue through Wednesday June 3, 2009. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 W 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK. 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: 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 (including review of Statement of Organization, Practices and Procedures (SOPPs) NMFS Management Report Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report NOAA Enforcement Report U.S. Coast Guard Report U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report Protected Species Report (Including update on Steller Sea Lion Biological Opinion) 2. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Issues: Review alternatives for Central GOA Rockfish Program; review alternatives for parallel waters issue in ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pacific cod sector split; review discussion paper on GOA vessel capacity (T). 3. BSAI Fixed Gear Parallel Fisheries: Final action on amendment to limit access in Pacific cod parallel waters fishery. 4. BSAI Crab Program: Initial review of Emergency Delivery Relief analysis; review discussion papers; Rights of First Refusal (ROFR), Western Aleutian Island golden king crab regionalization and Processing Quota (PQ) issues, extinguishing crab PQ, and Leasing restrictions (T); discuss plan for 5-year review of the program and provide direction; approve Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation report and refine crab rebuilding plan alternatives. 5. Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch: Refine alternatives for the chum salmon bycatch analysis; receive discussion paper and committee report on salmon bycatch data collection. 6. Marine Protection Act Nomination Process: Review status and discuss next steps (T). 7. National Issues: Initial review of analysis to establish permit fees for all fisheries; discuss workplan to meet Annual Catch Limits (ACL) requirements and take action as necessary. 8. Groundfish Issues: Initial review analysis of bottom trawl gear sweep requirements; Initial review of analysis to set catch specifications for the BSAI skate complex. 9. Ecosystem issues: Status report on the Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC); Review of the Northern Bering Sea Research Plan. 10. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking; discuss Rural Outreach Committee activities; review groundfish policy objectives and workplan. 11. Other Business The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. BSAI Crab Program 2. Salmon Bycatch Data Collection Committee Report 3. National Issues 4. Ecosystem Issues 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/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups 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 these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 94 / Monday, May 18, 2009 / Notices specifically 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 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: May 13, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–11473 Filed 5–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 405–087] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of Licensing Proceeding, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES May 11, 2009. a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Licensing Proceeding. b. Project No.: 405–087. c. Date Filed: March 12, 2009. d. Submitted by: Exelon Generation Company, LLC. e. Name of Project: Conowingo Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Susquehanna River, in Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland and Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania. The project does not occupy any federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR Part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Colleen Hicks, Manager, Regulatory and Licensing, Hydro, Exelon Power, 300 Exelon Way, Kennett Square, PA 19348, at (610) 765–6791 or e-mail at Colleen.Hicks@exeloncorp.com and A. Karen Hill, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Exelon Corporation, 101 Constitution Avenue, Suite 400E, VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:36 May 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 Washington, DC 20001, at (202) 347– 8092 or e-mail at Karen.Hill@exeloncorp.com. i. FERC Contact: John Smith at (202) 502–8972 or e-mail at john.smith@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR Part 402; and (b) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by Section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Exelon Generation Company, LLC as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. Exelon Generation Company, LLC filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov), using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. Register online at http://ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Scoping PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23177 Document issued May 11, 2009, as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application (original and eight copies) must be filed with the Commission at the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the project name (Conowingo Hydroelectric Project) and number (P–405–087), and bear the heading Comments on Pre-Application Document, Study Requests, Comments on Scoping Document, Request for Cooperating Agency Status, or Communications to and from Commission Staff. Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or Scoping Document, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by July 10, 2009. Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and other permissible forms of communications with the Commission may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ferconline.asp) under the e-filing link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on ‘‘Quick Comment.’’ p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 94 (Monday, May 18, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-11473]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XP27


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 of the North Pacific Fishery 
Management Council and its advisory committees.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory committees will hold public meetings, June 1-9, 2009, at the 
Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK.

DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on 
Wednesday June 3 continuing through Tuesday June 9, 2009. The Council's 
Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, June 1 and continue 
through Saturday June 6. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 
will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1 and continue through 
Wednesday June 3, 2009. All meetings are open to the public, except 
executive sessions.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 
W 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK.
    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: 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 (including review of Statement of 
Organization, Practices and Procedures (SOPPs)
    NMFS Management Report
    Alaska Department of Fish & Game Report
    NOAA Enforcement Report
    U.S. Coast Guard Report
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Report
    Protected Species Report (Including update on Steller Sea Lion 
Biological Opinion)
    2. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Issues: Review alternatives for 
Central GOA Rockfish Program; review alternatives for parallel waters 
issue in Pacific cod sector split; review discussion paper on GOA 
vessel capacity (T).
    3. BSAI Fixed Gear Parallel Fisheries: Final action on amendment to 
limit access in Pacific cod parallel waters fishery.
    4. BSAI Crab Program: Initial review of Emergency Delivery Relief 
analysis; review discussion papers; Rights of First Refusal (ROFR), 
Western Aleutian Island golden king crab regionalization and Processing 
Quota (PQ) issues, extinguishing crab PQ, and Leasing restrictions (T); 
discuss plan for 5-year review of the program and provide direction; 
approve Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation report and refine crab 
rebuilding plan alternatives.
    5. Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch: Refine alternatives for the chum 
salmon bycatch analysis; receive discussion paper and committee report 
on salmon bycatch data collection.
    6. Marine Protection Act Nomination Process: Review status and 
discuss next steps (T).
    7. National Issues: Initial review of analysis to establish permit 
fees for all fisheries; discuss workplan to meet Annual Catch Limits 
(ACL) requirements and take action as necessary.
    8. Groundfish Issues: Initial review analysis of bottom trawl gear 
sweep requirements; Initial review of analysis to set catch 
specifications for the BSAI skate complex.
    9. Ecosystem issues: Status report on the Habitat Area of 
Particular Concern (HAPC); Review of the Northern Bering Sea Research 
Plan.
    10. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking; discuss Rural 
Outreach Committee activities; review groundfish policy objectives and 
workplan.
    11. Other Business
    The SSC agenda will include the following issues:
    1. BSAI Crab Program
    2. Salmon Bycatch Data Collection Committee Report
    3. National Issues
    4. Ecosystem Issues
    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/.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups 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 these 
meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues

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specifically 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

    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: May 13, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-11473 Filed 5-15-09; 8:45 am]
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