Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 50778-50779 [E9-23745]

Download as PDF 50778 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 189 / Thursday, October 1, 2009 / Notices Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal panel action during this meeting. Panel action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda listed as available by this notice. A copy of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. 11 a.m. - 12 noon - The Council will receive a presentation on Catch Shares Task Force. 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - They will receive public testimony on exempted fishing permits (EFPs), if any; Modifications to Reef Fish Amendment 29; and the Council will hold an open public comment period regarding any fishery issue of concern. People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment period. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - The Council will review and discuss reports from the committee meetings as follows: Reef Fish Management; Administrative Policy; Data Collection; Spiny Lobster/ Stone Crab Management; Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem; Coastal Migratory Pelagics (Mackerel) Management; Shrimp Management; AP Selection Committee and SEDAR Selection Committee. 12:45 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Other Business items will follow. The Council will conclude its meeting at approximately 1 p.m. RIN 0648–XR95 Committees Dated: September 28, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–23746 Filed 9–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held October 19 - 22, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn, 1102 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:30 a.m. - The Council meeting will begin with a review of the agenda and minutes and approve the Committee Appointments. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:32 Sep 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Monday, October 19, 2009 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION (Full Council) - The Administrative Policy Committee will discuss Administrative Matters. 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION (Full Council) - The SEDAR Selection Committee will approve the SEDAR 19 (Black Grouper) Review Workshop Participants; select the SEDAR 22 (Yellowedge Grouper and Tilefish) Data Workshop Participants and the SEDAR Procedural Workshop IV - Characterizing Uncertainty Participants. 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION (Full Council) - The AP Selection Committee will appoint the Chair and Vice Chair for the Ad Hoc LAPP AP; Appoint Ad Hoc Data Collection AP; and Receive the report on status of fishery violations. 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. - The Data Collection Committee will review a report of the Logbook Workshop. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - The Shrimp Management Committee will review the ‘‘Status and Health of the Shrimp Stocks for 2008’’; review the ‘‘Stock Assessment Report 2008 - Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery’’; review of ‘‘A Biological Review of the Tortugas Pink Shrimp Fishery Through December 2008; and a Preliminary Report of Shrimp Effort in 2009. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - The Spiny Lobster/ Stone Crab Committee will discuss the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scoping Hearing Summaries for Spiny Lobster Amendment 10 and Suggestions for Spiny Lobster Amendment 10 Options. 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Committee will discuss the Report from the ABC Control Workgroup; the Scoping Hearing Summaries from the Generic ACL/AM Amendment; and the 5-year Research Plan. Tuesday, October 20, 2009 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will meet to discuss the Gag/Red Grouper Amendment Scoping Document (Reef Fish Amendment 32) and select Scoping Hearing Locations; receive a presentation on the New ESA Biological Opinion Analyzing the Gulf Reef Fish Fishery and its Effects on Listed Species; Alternative Options for Red Snapper Recreational Season; Modifications to the regulations in Amendment 29; Terms of Reference for Greater Amberjack, Yellowedge Grouper and Tilefish Assessments; Hook Limit Analyses for Amendment 31; Develop LAPP Charge; and Discussion on the Sector Separation. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The Administrative Policy Committee will discuss modifications to SOPPs and Handbook Development. -RecessImmediately Following Committee Recess - There will be an informal open public question and answer session. Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - The Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) (Mackerel) Management Committee will discuss the CMP Scoping Meeting Summaries and options for the CMP Amendment 18 Amendment 20 Options. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 189 / Thursday, October 1, 2009 / Notices further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date/time established in this notice. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O’Hern at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: September 28, 2009. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–23745 Filed 9–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES 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 Approval and Availability for the Revised Management Plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. SUMMARY: 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 has approved the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Revision. Four sites in coastal North Carolina comprise the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve: Currituck Banks, Rachel Carson, Masonboro Island and Zeke’s Island. Currituck Banks, Rachel Carson and Zeke’s Island were designated in 1985, and Masonboro Island was designated in 1991, as the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve 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 North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources under a management plan approved in 1998. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:32 Sep 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. An increase in the vertical placement of the program on the state organizational chart, a new administrative facility, and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1998 approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. This management plan describes how the strengths of the reserve will focus on several areas relevant to coastal North Carolina, including coastal population increase, altered land use, storm water runoff and eutrophication, invasive species, tropical and coastal storm impacts and sea level rise. Since 1998, the reserve has added a coastal training program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers in North Carolina; has completed a site profile that characterizes the reserve; and has expanded the monitoring, stewardship and education programs. A new administrative building (2007) has been built to support the growth of reserve programs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Clark at (301) 563–1137 or Laurie McGilvray at (301) 563–1158 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. For copies of the North Carolina Management Plan revision, visit: http:// www.nccoastalreserve.net/. Dated: September 28, 2009. David Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–23822 Filed 9–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50779 ACTION: Notice of Approval and Availability for the Revised Management Plan for the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. SUMMARY: 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 has approved the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Revision. Four sites along the Hudson River comprise the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve: Piermont Marsh, Iona Island, Tivoli Bays, and Stockport Flats. The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve was designated in 1982 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 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation under a management plan approved in 1993. 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. New facilities and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1993 approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. This management plan describes how the strengths of the reserve will focus on several areas relevant to the Hudson River, including sea level rise and other effects of climate change, development pressure, and invasive species. Since 1993, the reserve has added an estuary training program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers in New York; has completed a site profile that characterizes the reserve; and has expanded the monitoring, stewardship and education programs. A new headquarters building, the Norrie Point Environmental Center (2007), has been built to support the growth of reserve programs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Clark at (301) 563–1137 or Laurie McGilvray at (301) 563–1158 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XR95


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held October 19 - 22, 2009. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn, 1102 S. 
Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Council

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    10:30 a.m. - The Council meeting will begin with a review of the 
agenda and minutes and approve the Committee Appointments.
    11 a.m. - 12 noon - The Council will receive a presentation on 
Catch Shares Task Force.
    1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - They will receive public testimony on 
exempted fishing permits (EFPs), if any; Modifications to Reef Fish 
Amendment 29; and the Council will hold an open public comment period 
regarding any fishery issue of concern. People wishing to speak before 
the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment 
period.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

    8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - The Council will review and discuss 
reports from the committee meetings as follows: Reef Fish Management; 
Administrative Policy; Data Collection; Spiny Lobster/Stone Crab 
Management; Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem; Coastal Migratory Pelagics 
(Mackerel) Management; Shrimp Management; AP Selection Committee and 
SEDAR Selection Committee.
    12:45 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Other Business items will follow. The Council 
will conclude its meeting at approximately 1 p.m.

Committees

Monday, October 19, 2009

    9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION (Full Council) - The 
Administrative Policy Committee will discuss Administrative Matters.
    10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION (Full Council) - The SEDAR 
Selection Committee will approve the SEDAR 19 (Black Grouper) Review 
Workshop Participants; select the SEDAR 22 (Yellowedge Grouper and 
Tilefish) Data Workshop Participants and the SEDAR Procedural Workshop 
IV - Characterizing Uncertainty Participants.
    10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - CLOSED SESSION (Full Council) - The AP 
Selection Committee will appoint the Chair and Vice Chair for the Ad 
Hoc LAPP AP; Appoint Ad Hoc Data Collection AP; and Receive the report 
on status of fishery violations.
    12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. - The Data Collection Committee will review a 
report of the Logbook Workshop.
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - The Shrimp Management Committee will review the 
``Status and Health of the Shrimp Stocks for 2008''; review the ``Stock 
Assessment Report 2008 - Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery''; review of ``A 
Biological Review of the Tortugas Pink Shrimp Fishery Through December 
2008; and a Preliminary Report of Shrimp Effort in 2009.
    2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - The Spiny Lobster/Stone Crab Committee will 
discuss the Scoping Hearing Summaries for Spiny Lobster Amendment 10 
and Suggestions for Spiny Lobster Amendment 10 Options.
    3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Committee 
will discuss the Report from the ABC Control Workgroup; the Scoping 
Hearing Summaries from the Generic ACL/AM Amendment; and the 5-year 
Research Plan.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Reef Fish Management Committee will meet 
to discuss the Gag/Red Grouper Amendment Scoping Document (Reef Fish 
Amendment 32) and select Scoping Hearing Locations; receive a 
presentation on the New ESA Biological Opinion Analyzing the Gulf Reef 
Fish Fishery and its Effects on Listed Species; Alternative Options for 
Red Snapper Recreational Season; Modifications to the regulations in 
Amendment 29; Terms of Reference for Greater Amberjack, Yellowedge 
Grouper and Tilefish Assessments; Hook Limit Analyses for Amendment 31; 
Develop LAPP Charge; and Discussion on the Sector Separation.
    4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - The Administrative Policy Committee will 
discuss modifications to SOPPs and Handbook Development.
    -Recess-
    Immediately Following Committee Recess - There will be an informal 
open public question and answer session.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - The Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) 
(Mackerel) Management Committee will discuss the CMP Scoping Meeting 
Summaries and options for the CMP Amendment 18 Amendment 20 Options.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the Council and Committees 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 of the Council and Committees will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 
action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing 
items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the 
timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order 
to

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further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the 
agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the 
date/time established in this notice.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Tina O'Hern at the Council (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: September 28, 2009.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-23745 Filed 9-30-09; 8:45 am]
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