Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 36671-36672 [E9-17654]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 141 / Friday, July 24, 2009 / Notices Dated: July 21, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–17656 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XQ44 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Law Enforcement Advisory Panel (AP). srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meeting will take place August 12–13, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC; telephone: (843) 308– 9330. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel will meet from 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on August 12, 2009, and from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on August 13, 2009. The Advisory Panel will receive updates from state and federal representatives regarding law enforcement activities and discuss issues relative to the Joint Enforcement Agreement (JEA) and current enforcement activities for the marine protected areas implemented in Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic. The AP will also receive updates on Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) programs in the Southeast Region and new location technology. AP members will receive an update on Amendment 17A to the Snapper VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:55 Jul 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 Grouper FMP and develop recommendations relative to proposed area closures, including the number and location of waypoints, transit provisions, definitions of gear stowed, and other issues. The AP will receive an update on Amendment 17B to the Snapper Grouper FMP and develop recommendations relative to the prohibition of harvest of deepwater snapper grouper species beyond 240 feet, including how to define the depth contour line including the number and location of waypoints, transit provisions, definition of gear stowed, and other issues. The AP will review Amendment 18 to the Snapper Grouper FMP, including a provision to expand the snapper grouper management unit northward, and Amendment 20 to the Snapper Grouper FMP involving revisions of the existing Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Program, and provide recommendations. AP members will receive an update on the status of proposed Limited Access Privilege Programs (Catch Share Programs), and the Council’s Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 and provide recommendations as appropriate. 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 these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues 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. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. equests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Dated: July 21, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–17655 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36671 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XQ43 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Habitat and Environmental Protection (Habitat) Advisory Panel (AP). SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Habitat Advisory Panel in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meeting will take place August 11–12, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC; telephone: (843) 308– 9330. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the Habitat Advisory Panel will meet from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on August 11, 2009, and from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon on August 12, 2009. The Advisory Panel will receive updates relative to the coordination of ecosystem-related activities including NOAA Fisheries’ Habitat Conservation Program, Ocean Observing Systems including Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) and the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), Navy activities in the South Atlantic Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Strategic Habitat Conservation, and the South Atlantic Governor’s Alliance. The AP will also receive updates on regional ecosystem research including the Council’s Internet Mapping Server (IMS) and developing research server, Fishery Independent Research programs, National Marine Sanctuary Program, South Atlantic Research Project (SARRP), development of Aquatic Living Resources Indicators for the E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 36672 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 141 / Friday, July 24, 2009 / Notices Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program (APNEP) and NOAA Fisheries’ Beaufort, NC lab research activities. The AP will review the Council’s draft Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 and provide recommendations as appropriate. 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 these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues 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. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Dated: July 21, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–17654 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Third Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Interim Roadmap Public Workshop srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology announces that a free two-day public workshop on Smart Grid interoperability standards will be held on August 3–4, 2009, in the Washington, DC area. Space is limited to about 300 people. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Opening and closing plenary sessions will be Webcast, and the breakout sessions will be teleconferenced. Information on how to view the Webcasts and join the teleconferences VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:55 Jul 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 will be posted in advance on the NIST smart grid Web site at: http:// www.nist.gov/smartgrid/. DATES: The free public workshop will be held on August 3 and 4, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. ADDRESSES: The free public workshop will be held at: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, Virginia 20151, (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ iadwf-westfields-marriott-washingtondulles/). Persons interested in attending may register at: http://guest.cvent.com/ i.aspx?4W,M3,8954df11-b743-4b4b9487-3d71b252286d, or by calling Ashley Eldrege of the Electric Power Research Institute, at 650–855–2063. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zulma Lainez at 301–975–2232 or by email at smartgrid@nist.gov. Registration information will be posted at: http:// www.nist.gov/smartgrid/ and at http:// guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Calendar/ Calendar.aspx?cal=22e6c583-7b724ba0-9898-598e801ee421. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has ‘‘primary responsibility to coordinate development of a framework that includes protocols and model standards for information management to achieve interoperability of smart grid devices and systems * * *’’ (EISA, Section 1305] In 2008, responding to this congressional mandate, NIST initiated a government/industry effort to develop an Interoperability Framework and to engage the many Smart Grid stakeholders in a coordinated approach to identify or develop needed standards. This coordinated effort was designed and initiated in full collaboration with the Department of Energy. In early 2009, responding to President Obama’s energy-related national priorities, NIST intensified and expedited efforts to accelerate progress toward identification of Smart Grid standards. NIST will submit standards that are identified or developed through this process to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Once FERC determines that there is sufficient consensus, EISA instructs FERC to institute a rulemaking proceeding to adopt the standards and protocols that may be necessary to ensure that there is Smart Grid functionality and interoperability in interstate transmission of electric power, and in regional and wholesale electricity markets. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A key objective of the workshop is to engage Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) in addressing standards-related priorities, efficiently and expeditiously. Plenary and breakout sessions will be devoted to discussing individual SDO perspectives on the evolving roadmap for Smart Grid interoperability standards; identifying individual and collaborative responsibilities of SDOs to address and resolve standards issues and gaps, and develop plans and set timelines for the meeting these responsibilities. NIST recently posted the Report to NIST on the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap for public comment until July 30. This report, prepared by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) under contract to NIST, can be found on the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Project (http://nist.gov/smartgrid/). A recorded Webcast that describes the Report can be found at http://intelligrid.epri.com. (Click on: Briefing on the EPRI report to NIST on Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap for the NIST DEWGs.) On the basis of its review of this report, and other information, NIST has identified high-priority areas that it is proposing for immediate, focused action by SDOs and stakeholder groups. Additional Information. More information is available on the NIST Smart Grid project Web site at: http:// www.nist.gov/smartgrid/. To help it fulfill its mandate to facilitate Smart Grid standards interoperability, NIST also manages a Smart Grid collaboration Web site at: http://collaborate.nist.gov/ twiki-sggrid/bin/view/SmartGrid/ WebHome. NIST recently exercised the option to extend an existing contract with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to perform services related to NIST’s effort to coordinate development of Smart Grid standards. The contract requires EPRI to help NIST organize and facilitate workshops at which stakeholders will present, review, develop, and work to towards consensus on roadmap content, and to use its technical expertise to compile, distill, and organize stakeholder contributions. This notice announces the third workshop organized by EPRI. All EPRI outputs under the contract are subject to NIST review and approval and are owned by NIST. Dated: July 21, 2009. Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E9–17720 Filed 7–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XQ43


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council's (Council) Habitat and Environmental Protection 
(Habitat) Advisory Panel (AP).

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a 
meeting of its Habitat Advisory Panel in North Charleston, SC.

DATES: The meeting will take place August 11-12, 2009. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times..

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 
International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC; telephone: (843) 308-
9330.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place 
Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or 
toll free (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; email: 
kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the Habitat Advisory Panel will 
meet from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on August 11, 2009, and from 8:30 a.m. 
until 12 noon on August 12, 2009.
    The Advisory Panel will receive updates relative to the 
coordination of ecosystem-related activities including NOAA Fisheries' 
Habitat Conservation Program, Ocean Observing Systems including 
Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) and 
the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), Navy activities in 
the South Atlantic Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Strategic 
Habitat Conservation, and the South Atlantic Governor's Alliance. The 
AP will also receive updates on regional ecosystem research including 
the Council's Internet Mapping Server (IMS) and developing research 
server, Fishery Independent Research programs, National Marine 
Sanctuary Program, South Atlantic Research Project (SARRP), development 
of Aquatic Living Resources Indicators for the

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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program (APNEP) and NOAA Fisheries' 
Beaufort, NC lab research activities.
    The AP will review the Council's draft Comprehensive Ecosystem-
Based Amendment 2 and provide recommendations as appropriate.
    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 these 
meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues 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.
    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject 
to change.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the 
Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: July 21, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-17654 Filed 7-23-09; 8:45 am]
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