Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Partially Closed Meeting, 36463 [E9-17511]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 140 / Thursday, July 23, 2009 / Notices to 200 individuals per year of the orders Cetacea (all species) and Pinnipedia (with the exception of walruses) from yet to be determined locations outside the U.S. All samples will be imported for diagnostic testing to determine the causes of outbreaks or unusual natural mortalities, investigations into the ecology of diseases in free-ranging animals, or unexpected mortalities in captive populations. All biological specimens will originate from animals found deceased in nature, collected opportunistically during the animals’ capture by other researchers possessing permits for such activities, or from specimens legally held in captivity outside the U.S.A. No live animals will be taken from the wild for research. The permit is issued for a period of five years. 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E9–17543 Filed 7–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ41 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Partially Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting. SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Sea Turtle Advisory Committee (STAC) in Honolulu, HI. A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:01 Jul 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: The STAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 through Thursday, August 6, 2009, from 8:30am to 5:30pm. The portion of the meeting held from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 will be closed to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808)522– 8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The STAC will review the Council’s sea turtle conservation program and other relevant activities, and produce recommendations for future program activities. The meeting will be closed to the public from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 to discuss confidential employment and other internal administrative matters, in accordance with Section 302 (i)(3)(A)(ii) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. All other portions of this meeting will be open to the public. Agenda 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1. Introduction and Approval of the Agenda 2. Review of Recommendations from the 4th STAC Meeting 3. Overview of Council Projects 4.–9. STAC Discussion on Contracts and Other Internal Administrative Matters (Closed Sessions) 8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2009 10. Fishery Impacts Offset Analysis 11. Update of Sea Turtle Interactions in Hawaii-based Fisheries 12. Updates from STAC Members: Ongoing Projects and Recent Developments 13. Overview of Agency Activities 14. Top 20 Research Questions to Inform Marine Turtle Conservation 15. Funding Priorities for the next 5 years 16. Council Project Proposal Protocol 17. Recommendations from the STAC 18. Next meeting and meeting wrapup The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Committee will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Special Accomodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808)522–8220 (voice) or (808)522–8226 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36463 (fax), at least five days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 20, 2009 Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–17511 Filed 7–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ29 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Boom Exercise Drills at Point Mugu, California AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XQ41


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Partially Closed 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Sea Turtle Advisory Committee (STAC) in Honolulu, 
HI. A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

DATES: The STAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 
through Thursday, August 6, 2009, from 8:30am to 5:30pm. The portion of 
the meeting held from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 
will be closed to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference 
Room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: 
(808)522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The STAC will review the Council's sea 
turtle conservation program and other relevant activities, and produce 
recommendations for future program activities. The meeting will be 
closed to the public from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 
to discuss confidential employment and other internal administrative 
matters, in accordance with Section 302 (i)(3)(A)(ii) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. All other portions of 
this meeting will be open to the public.
Agenda
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    1. Introduction and Approval of the Agenda
    2. Review of Recommendations from the 4th STAC Meeting
    3. Overview of Council Projects
    4.-9. STAC Discussion on Contracts and Other Internal 
Administrative Matters (Closed Sessions)
8:30 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2009
    10. Fishery Impacts Offset Analysis
    11. Update of Sea Turtle Interactions in Hawaii-based Fisheries
    12. Updates from STAC Members: Ongoing Projects and Recent 
Developments
    13. Overview of Agency Activities
    14. Top 20 Research Questions to Inform Marine Turtle Conservation
    15. Funding Priorities for the next 5 years
    16. Council Project Proposal Protocol
    17. Recommendations from the STAC
    18. Next meeting and meeting wrap-up
    The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The 
Committee will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled 
business.

Special Accomodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808)522-8220 
(voice) or (808)522-8226 (fax), at least five days prior to the meeting 
date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: July 20, 2009
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-17511 Filed 7-22-09; 8:45 am]
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