New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 27021-27022 [E9-13109]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 107 / Friday, June 5, 2009 / Notices Dated: June 1, 2009. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–13176 Filed 6–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP66 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day Council meeting, on June 22–25, 2009, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will begin on Monday, June 22, beginning at 1 p.m., and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 23–25, beginning at 8 a.m. each day. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775–2311; fax: (207) 761–8244. 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: erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Monday, June 22, 2009 Following introductions and any announcements, the Council will receive a series of brief reports from the Council Chairman and Executive Director, the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Administrator, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, as well as NOAA Enforcement and the Council’s Enforcement Committee Chairman. These reports will be followed by a review of any experimental fishery permit applications that have been received since the last Council meeting. The Council will also receive a report VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:06 Jun 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 from its Habitat Committee, with a focus on reviewing a model used to assess the adverse impacts of fishing on essential fish habitat and for the development of alternatives to minimize those effects. The committee also will present a letter for Council approval to be forwarded offshore energy proponents in MA about the potential adverse impacts of an offshore wind farm project on essential fish habitat. The day will conclude with a report from the Interspecies Committee about future work products and the presentation of a white paper on the use of Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and Accountability Measures (AMs) in New England Council Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). Tuesday, June 23, 2009 As the first agenda item of the day, the Chairman of the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee will review the committee’s recommendations to the Council on Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and ACLs to be used in the Monkfish FMP, and for proposed methods to be used for the calculations of ABC in the Herring and Groundfish FMPs. The remainder of the day will be spent on approving alternatives for inclusion in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that will accompany Amendment 4 to the Council’s Herring FMP. Measures under consideration include, in addition to ACLs and AMs, a comprehensive catch monitoring program, measures to address river herring bycatch, possible criteria for midwater trawl vessel access to areas closed for the conservation of species in the groundfish stock complex and measures that would address interactions with the mackerel fishery. The Council also will discuss the timeline for completion of the amendment as well as a fishery specifications package. The day will conclude with a briefing by NMFS staff concerning an agency proposal to require the use of Turtle Excluder Devices in trawl gear, including several that are used in New England fisheries. Wednesday, June 24, 2009 The entire third day of the Council meeting will be set aside for Council approval of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) FMP. Prior to discussion and decisionmaking, there will be a review of the public comments received regarding the proposed action and reports from the Council’s Groundfish and Recreational Advisory Panels. Amendment 16 addresses several new requirements included in the reauthorized MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSRA), continues the PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27021 stock rebuilding programs adopted in previous Council actions and may institute significant changes to the existing groundfish management program, including the implementation of ‘‘sectors’’, a catch share-based system. Thursday, June 25, 2009 The morning will begin with the completion of any issues related to Council approval of Amendment 16 to the Groundfish FMP. A report by the Research Steering Committee Chairman will follow and will include recommendations developed concerning the allocation of cooperative research funds recently announced by NOAA’s leadership. The Council will then hold an open comment period during which any interested party may address the Council about fishery managementrelated issues that are otherwise not listed on the agenda. By late morning or early afternoon, the Monkfish Committee will review and ask for approval of alternatives to be included in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that will accompany Amendment 5 to the Monkfish FMP. Amendment 5 will implement management reference points to bring the FMP into compliance with the MSRA. Amendment 5 will also implement management measures (days-at-sea and trip limits) for 2011–13 to update current measures, and also modify other elements of the management system, such as, but not limited to gear restrictions, minimum fish size, vessel monitoring systems, measures to reduce discards, or any other component of the current plan. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided that 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 (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 27022 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 107 / Friday, June 5, 2009 / Notices Dated: June 1, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–13109 Filed 6–4–09; 8:45 am] Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from Procurement List. End of Certification The following services are proposed for addition to Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete products previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: 7/6/2009. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C 47(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the services listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the services to the Government. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:06 Jun 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 Services Service Type/Locations: Custodial Services, Mercedita Airport, State Road No. 1, Ponce, PR. International Mail Facility, LMM Airport, Tony Santana Ave, San Juan, PR. NPA: The Corporate Source, Inc., New York, NY. Contracting Activity: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, National Acquisition Center, Indianapolis, IN. Service Type/Location: Grounds Maintenance Service, Marine Corps Reserve Center, 8820 Somers Rd, Jacksonville, FL. NPA: Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc., Green Cove Springs, FL. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Navy, NAV Facilities Engineering Command, Norfolk, VA. Service Type/Location: Supply Room Support Services, DCMA Headquarters, 6350 Walker Lane, Alexandria, VA. NPA: Virginia Industries for the Blind, Charlottesville, VA. Contracting Activity: Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Alexandria, VA. Service Type/Location: Document Management, USFS Pacific Northwest Region, Region 6, and the Pacific, Northwest Research Station, 5312 NE 148th Avenue, Portland, OR. NPA: Portland Habilitation Center, Inc., Portland, OR. Contracting Activity: Forest Service, Northwest Oregon Contracting Area, Sandy, OR. Service Type/Locations: Furniture Services, MCOLF Atlantic Field, Air Base Road, Atlantic, NC., MCALF Bogue Field, HWY 70, Bogue, NC., MCAS Cherry Point, Hwy 101, Cherry Point, NC. NPA: Coastal Enterprises of Jacksonville, Inc., Jacksonville, NC. Contracting Activity: Department of the Navy, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point MCAS, NC. Deletions Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. If approved, the action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products proposed for deletion from the Procurement List. End of Certification The following products are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products Pad, Floor Polishing Machine NSN: 7910–01–513–2664—13″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2668—14″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2672—15″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2674—16″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–4303—17″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2675—18″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2680—19″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2685—20″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2677—21″ Beige Buff. NSN: 7910–01–513–2662—22″ Beige Buff. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 107 (Friday, June 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27021-27022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13109]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XP66


New England Fishery Management Council; 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 (Council) will hold 
a four-day Council meeting, on June 22-25, 2009, to consider actions 
affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will begin on Monday, June 22, beginning at 1 p.m., 
and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 23-25, beginning at 8 a.m. 
each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 
Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775-2311; fax: 
(207) 761-8244.
    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:

Monday, June 22, 2009

    Following introductions and any announcements, the Council will 
receive a series of brief reports from the Council Chairman and 
Executive Director, the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional 
Administrator, Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, 
representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Atlantic States Marine 
Fisheries Commission, as well as NOAA Enforcement and the Council's 
Enforcement Committee Chairman. These reports will be followed by a 
review of any experimental fishery permit applications that have been 
received since the last Council meeting. The Council will also receive 
a report from its Habitat Committee, with a focus on reviewing a model 
used to assess the adverse impacts of fishing on essential fish habitat 
and for the development of alternatives to minimize those effects. The 
committee also will present a letter for Council approval to be 
forwarded offshore energy proponents in MA about the potential adverse 
impacts of an offshore wind farm project on essential fish habitat. The 
day will conclude with a report from the Interspecies Committee about 
future work products and the presentation of a white paper on the use 
of Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and Accountability Measures (AMs) in New 
England Council Fishery Management Plans (FMPs).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    As the first agenda item of the day, the Chairman of the Council's 
Scientific and Statistical Committee will review the committee's 
recommendations to the Council on Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and 
ACLs to be used in the Monkfish FMP, and for proposed methods to be 
used for the calculations of ABC in the Herring and Groundfish FMPs. 
The remainder of the day will be spent on approving alternatives for 
inclusion in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that will accompany 
Amendment 4 to the Council's Herring FMP. Measures under consideration 
include, in addition to ACLs and AMs, a comprehensive catch monitoring 
program, measures to address river herring bycatch, possible criteria 
for midwater trawl vessel access to areas closed for the conservation 
of species in the groundfish stock complex and measures that would 
address interactions with the mackerel fishery. The Council also will 
discuss the timeline for completion of the amendment as well as a 
fishery specifications package. The day will conclude with a briefing 
by NMFS staff concerning an agency proposal to require the use of 
Turtle Excluder Devices in trawl gear, including several that are used 
in New England fisheries.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    The entire third day of the Council meeting will be set aside for 
Council approval of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies 
(Groundfish) FMP. Prior to discussion and decision-making, there will 
be a review of the public comments received regarding the proposed 
action and reports from the Council's Groundfish and Recreational 
Advisory Panels. Amendment 16 addresses several new requirements 
included in the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (MSRA), continues the stock rebuilding programs adopted 
in previous Council actions and may institute significant changes to 
the existing groundfish management program, including the 
implementation of ``sectors'', a catch share-based system.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

    The morning will begin with the completion of any issues related to 
Council approval of Amendment 16 to the Groundfish FMP. A report by the 
Research Steering Committee Chairman will follow and will include 
recommendations developed concerning the allocation of cooperative 
research funds recently announced by NOAA's leadership. The Council 
will then hold an open comment period during which any interested party 
may address the Council about fishery management-related issues that 
are otherwise not listed on the agenda. By late morning or early 
afternoon, the Monkfish Committee will review and ask for approval of 
alternatives to be included in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
that will accompany Amendment 5 to the Monkfish FMP. Amendment 5 will 
implement management reference points to bring the FMP into compliance 
with the MSRA. Amendment 5 will also implement management measures 
(days-at-sea and trip limits) for 2011-13 to update current measures, 
and also modify other elements of the management system, such as, but 
not limited to gear restrictions, minimum fish size, vessel monitoring 
systems, measures to reduce discards, or any other component of the 
current plan.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal 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 that 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 (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.


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    Dated: June 1, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-13109 Filed 6-4-09; 8:45 am]
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