Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops, 27506-27507 [E9-13606]

Download as PDF 27506 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 10, 2009 / Notices Dated: June 1, 2009. James Hubbard, Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. E9–13550 Filed 6–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board [Docket 18–2009] Proposed Foreign–Trade Zone - Kern County, California, Correction The Federal Register notice published on May 4, 2009 (74 FR 20459) describing the application by the County of Kern Department of Airports to establish a general–purpose foreign– trade zone at sites in Kern County, California is corrected as follows: In paragraph 2, line 19, the correct acreage for Site 2 is 247 acres and for line 24, the correct site is Site 23. Dated: June 3, 2009. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–13616 Filed 6–9–04; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP24 Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshops. SUMMARY: NMFS announces free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops to be held in July, August, and September of 2009. Certain fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. Specifically, the Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:47 Jun 09, 2009 Jkt 211701 Additional free workshops will be held in 2009 and announced in the Federal Register. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held July 2, August 6, and September 3, 2009. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held July 15, July 29, August 5, August 26, September 2, and September 30, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in Wilmington, NC; Richmond, TX; and Charleston, SC. The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops will be held in Ronkonkoma, NY; North Charleston, SC; Clearwater, FL; Kenner, LA; Peabody, MA; and Manahawkin, NJ. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop locations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Pearson by phone: (727) 824–5399, or by fax: (727) 824–5398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ workshops/. Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops Since December 31, 2007, Atlantic shark dealers have been prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark dealer permit which first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for three years. Currently permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the dealer’s permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who: is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer’s permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and fills out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from renewing a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate for each business location which first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit renewal application. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Additionally, trucks or other conveyances which are extensions of a dealer’s place of business must possess a copy of a valid dealer or proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate. Approximately 35 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted since January 2007. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. July 2, 2009, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., New Hanover County Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Room, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405. 2. August 6, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., George Memorial Library – Room 2D, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond, TX 77469. 3. September 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Bimolecular Research, 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412. Registration To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, please contact Eric Sander by email at esander@peoplepc.com or by phone at (386) 852–8588. Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following items to the workshop: Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of identification. Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the shark dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business location, a copy of the appropriate permit, and proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The shark identification workshops are designed to reduce the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species–specific dealer–reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 10, 2009 / Notices sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. 5. September 2, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury Street, Peabody, MA 01960. 6. September 30, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Registration To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (877) 411–4272, 1640 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. Since January 1, 2007, shark limited access and swordfish limited access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear, have been required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for three years. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) are due to expire in 2009, must attend one of the workshops offered in 2009 to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark limited access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before either of the permits will be issued. In addition to certifying permit holders, all longline and gillnet vessel operators fishing on a vessel issued a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit are required to attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Vessels that have been issued a limited access swordfish or limited access shark permit may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Approximately 65 free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. erowe on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. July 15, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. 2. July 29, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 5264 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418. 3. August 5, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3535 Ulmerton Road, State Route 688 W., Clearwater, FL 33762. 4. August 26, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:18 Jun 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following items with them to the workshop: Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification. Representatives of a business owned or co–owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit(s), and proof of identification. Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The protected species safe handling, release, and identification workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and smalltooth sawfish. The proper identification of protected species will also be taught at these workshops in an effort to improve reporting. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. Grandfathered Permit Holders Participants in the industry– sponsored workshops on safe handling and release of sea turtles that were held in Orlando, FL (April 8, 2005) and in New Orleans, LA (June 27, 2005) were issued a NOAA workshop certificate in December 2006 that is valid for three years. These workshop certificates may be expiring in 2009. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XP24


Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and 
Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

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

ACTION: Notice of public workshops.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops 
and Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops to be held in July, August, and September of 2009. Certain 
fishermen and shark dealers are required to attend a workshop to meet 
regulatory requirements and maintain valid permits. Specifically, the 
Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop is mandatory for all federally 
permitted Atlantic shark dealers. The Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop is mandatory for vessel owners and 
operators who use bottom longline, pelagic longline, or gillnet gear, 
and have also been issued shark or swordfish limited access permits. 
Additional free workshops will be held in 2009 and announced in the 
Federal Register.

DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held July 2, 
August 6, and September 3, 2009.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held July 15, July 29, August 5, August 26, September 
2, and September 30, 2009.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details.

ADDRESSES: The Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops will be held in 
Wilmington, NC; Richmond, TX; and Charleston, SC.
    The Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops will be held in Ronkonkoma, NY; North Charleston, SC; 
Clearwater, FL; Kenner, LA; Peabody, MA; and Manahawkin, NJ.
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details on workshop 
locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Pearson by phone: (727) 
824-5399, or by fax: (727) 824-5398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration 
information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these 
workshops are posted on the internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/workshops/.

Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops

    Since December 31, 2007, Atlantic shark dealers have been 
prohibited from receiving, purchasing, trading, or bartering for 
Atlantic sharks unless a valid Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop 
certificate is on the premises of each business listed under the shark 
dealer permit which first receives Atlantic sharks (71 FR 58057; 
October 2, 2006). Dealers who attend and successfully complete a 
workshop are issued a certificate for each place of business that is 
permitted to receive sharks. These certificate(s) are valid for three 
years.
    Currently permitted dealers may send a proxy to an Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop. However, if a dealer opts to send a proxy, the 
dealer must designate a proxy for each place of business covered by the 
dealer's permit which first receives Atlantic sharks. Only one 
certificate will be issued to each proxy. A proxy must be a person who: 
is currently employed by a place of business covered by the dealer's 
permit; is a primary participant in the identification, weighing, and/
or first receipt of fish as they are offloaded from a vessel; and fills 
out dealer reports. Atlantic shark dealers are prohibited from renewing 
a Federal shark dealer permit unless a valid Atlantic Shark 
Identification Workshop certificate for each business location which 
first receives Atlantic sharks has been submitted with the permit 
renewal application. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. 
Additionally, trucks or other conveyances which are extensions of a 
dealer's place of business must possess a copy of a valid dealer or 
proxy Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop certificate. Approximately 
35 free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops have been conducted 
since January 2007.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. July 2, 2009, from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., New Hanover County Library - 
Northeast Branch, Oak Room, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 
28405.
    2. August 6, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., George Memorial Library 
- Room 2D, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond, TX 77469.
    3. September 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Center for Coastal 
Environmental Health and Bimolecular Research, 219 Fort Johnson Road, 
Charleston, SC 29412.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Atlantic Shark Identification Workshop, 
please contact Eric Sander by email at esander@peoplepc.com or by phone 
at (386) 852-8588.
Registration Materials
    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following items to the 
workshop:
    Atlantic shark dealer permit holders must bring proof that the 
individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of 
incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit, and proof of 
identification.
    Atlantic shark dealer proxies must bring documentation from the 
shark dealer acknowledging that the proxy is attending the workshop on 
behalf of the permitted Atlantic shark dealer for a specific business 
location, a copy of the appropriate permit, and proof of 
identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The shark identification workshops are designed to reduce the 
number of unknown and improperly identified sharks reported in the 
dealer reporting form and increase the accuracy of species-specific 
dealer-reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and 
improperly identified

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sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock 
assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or 
their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses.

Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops

    Since January 1, 2007, shark limited access and swordfish limited 
access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear, have been 
required to submit a copy of their Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew 
either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are 
valid for three years. As such, vessel owners who have not already 
attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners 
whose certificate(s) are due to expire in 2009, must attend one of the 
workshops offered in 2009 to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and 
shark limited access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish 
limited access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or 
gillnet gear must attend a Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, 
and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop 
certificate before either of the permits will be issued.
    In addition to certifying permit holders, all longline and gillnet 
vessel operators fishing on a vessel issued a limited access swordfish 
or limited access shark permit are required to attend a Protected 
Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive 
a certificate. The certificate(s) are valid for three years. Vessels 
that have been issued a limited access swordfish or limited access 
shark permit may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator 
have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Approximately 65 
free Protected Species Safe Handling, Release, and Identification 
Workshops have been conducted since 2006.

Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations

    1. July 15, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans 
Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.
    2. July 29, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 5264 
International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418.
    3. August 5, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3535 Ulmerton 
Road, State Route 688 W., Clearwater, FL 33762.
    4. August 26, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Hilton New Orleans 
Airport, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062.
    5. September 2, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury 
Street, Peabody, MA 01960.
    6. September 30, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 
72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

Registration

    To register for a scheduled Protected Species Safe Handling, 
Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler 
Conservation Education at (877) 411-4272, 1640 Mason Avenue, Daytona 
Beach, FL 32117.
Registration Materials
    To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct 
permits, participants will need to bring the following items with them 
to the workshop:
    Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate 
permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and 
proof of identification.
    Representatives of a business owned or co-owned vessel must bring 
proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles 
of incorporation), a copy of the applicable permit(s), and proof of 
identification.
    Vessel operators must bring proof of identification.

Workshop Objectives

    The protected species safe handling, release, and identification 
workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the 
required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/
or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, and 
smalltooth sawfish. The proper identification of protected species will 
also be taught at these workshops in an effort to improve reporting. 
Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better 
understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. 
The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the 
skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species, which may 
prevent additional regulations on these fisheries in the future.

Grandfathered Permit Holders

    Participants in the industry-sponsored workshops on safe handling 
and release of sea turtles that were held in Orlando, FL (April 8, 
2005) and in New Orleans, LA (June 27, 2005) were issued a NOAA 
workshop certificate in December 2006 that is valid for three years. 
These workshop certificates may be expiring in 2009. Vessel owners and 
operators whose certificates expire prior to permit renewal in 2009 
must attend a workshop, successfully complete the course, and obtain a 
new certificate in order to renew their limited access shark and 
limited access swordfish permits. Failure to provide a valid NOAA 
workshop certificate could result in a permit denial.

    Dated: June 2, 2009.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-13606 Filed 6-9-09; 8:45 am]
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