New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 40813-40814 [E9-19377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 155 / Thursday, August 13, 2009 / Notices should expect to serve until February 2011. Applications are due by September 11, 2009. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from 299 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Capps, 299 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 647–4206, nicole.capps@noaa.gov. DATES: On July 20, 2009, ONMS published a request for application to fill a vacancy on the MBNMS Advisory Council (74 FR 35160). The original deadline for submitting applications was August 21, 2009. ONMS is extending that deadline until September 11, 2009. The MBNMS Advisory Council was established in March 1994 to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment, the Advisory Council has played a vital role in decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California coast. 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The Advisory Council works in concert with the Sanctuary Superintendent by keeping him or her informed about issues of concern throughout the Sanctuary, offering recommendations on specific issues, and aiding the Superintendent in achieving the goals of the Sanctuary program within the context of California’s marine programs and policies. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: August 4, 2009. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–19288 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting; Postponed The Materials Technical Advisory Committee scheduled for on August 13, 2009, 10 a.m., Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues, NW., Washington, DC has been postponed. The new meeting date is forthcoming. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: August 10, 2009. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–19436 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40813 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ94 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) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in September, 2009 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 9 a.m.and Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 861–8000; fax: (401) 861–8002. 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: The committee will clarify any outstanding issues related to alternatives under consideration in Amendment 15. Specifically, the committee will review recommendations from the PDT related to updated fishing power adjustment alternatives for stacking and leasing alternatives, recommendations from the SSC related to setting ABC control rule, and other outstanding issues. The committee will also review some preliminary impact analyses of measures under consideration. The committee will begin developing measures for Framework 21. Specifically, the committee will review input from the PDT about projections for fishing year 2010 and possible fishery specifications. Other measures under discussion are possible consideration of a new scallop access area closure in the Great South Channel with high scallop recruitment, minor modifications to the observer set-aside program, and compliance with the recent turtle biological opinion. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 40814 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 155 / Thursday, August 13, 2009 / Notices 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 this meeting. 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. 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, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 7, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–19377 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) in Anchorage. Alaska. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, September 11, from 8:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Anchorage, 500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Designated Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East West Highway. Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–713–3100 x136. Fax: 301–713–3110); e-mail: lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov; or visit the VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Aug 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 National MPA Center Web site at http://www.mpa.gov). The Committee, composed of external, knowledgeable representatives of stakeholder groups, was established by the Department of Commerce (DOC) to provide advice to the Secretaries of Commerce and the Interior on implementation of section 4 of Executive Order 13158 on MPAs. The meeting will be open to public participation from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. and from 8:35 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2009. In general, each individual or group will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. If members of the public wish to submit written statements, they should be submitted to the Designated Federal Official by September 4, 2009. Matters To Be Considered: The Committee meeting will include two expert panel presentations, one on how the national system can contribute to ecological resilience in the face of climate change, and one, including invited management agencies and stakeholders, on marine protected areas in Alaska. The Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the Review and Evaluation Subcommittee will meet to finalize recommendations, and will report back to the full MPA FAC for deliberations and action. The meeting also will include elections of a new MPA FAC Chair and Vice Chair. The agenda is subject to change. The latest version will be posted at http:// www.mpa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 3, 2009. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. [FR Doc. E9–19286 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System AGENCY: Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period for the Revised Management Plan for the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period on the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Revision. The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve consists of public lands within the Mullica RiverGreat Bay watershed of New Jersey and managed by a variety of local, state, and federal agencies. The site was designated as the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in 1998 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve has been operating in partnership with The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey under a management plan approved in 1997. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. A boundary expansion and land conservation initiative, new facilities, and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1997 approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research, coastal training, education and outreach, and stewardship goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. This management plan describes how the reserve will focus on three key coastal management issues: Nutrient inputs into coastal waters; human alteration of habitat and water quality; and effects of climate change on coastal and estuarine systems. Since 1997, the reserve has completed a site profile that characterizes the reserve; they have also expanded the coastal training, research and monitoring, stewardship and education programs significantly. A new administrative building, the Jacques Cousteau Coastal Center, and a new interpretive exhibit, ‘‘Life on the Edge’’ at the Tuckerton Seaport, have been built to support the growth of reserve programs. With the approval of this management plan, the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve will expand their total acreage from 114,665 acres to 114,873 acres. This change is E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 155 (Thursday, August 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-19377]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XQ94


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) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee in September, 2009 
to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive 
economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to 
the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 9 
a.m.and Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Hotel Providence, 139 
Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903; telephone: (401) 861-8000; fax: 
(401) 861-8002.
    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: The committee will clarify any outstanding 
issues related to alternatives under consideration in Amendment 15. 
Specifically, the committee will review recommendations from the PDT 
related to updated fishing power adjustment alternatives for stacking 
and leasing alternatives, recommendations from the SSC related to 
setting ABC control rule, and other outstanding issues. The committee 
will also review some preliminary impact analyses of measures under 
consideration. The committee will begin developing measures for 
Framework 21. Specifically, the committee will review input from the 
PDT about projections for fishing year 2010 and possible fishery 
specifications. Other measures under discussion are possible 
consideration of a new scallop access area closure in the Great South 
Channel with high scallop recruitment, minor modifications to the 
observer set-aside program, and compliance with the recent turtle 
biological opinion.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come

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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 this 
meeting. 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.

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, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: August 7, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-19377 Filed 8-12-09; 8:45 am]
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