Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 61333-61334 [E9-28134]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 24, 2009 / Notices For more information contact Yvette Springer on (202) 482–2813. Dated: November 18, 2009. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–28191 Filed 11–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P 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: November 19, 2009. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–28150 Filed 11–23–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT06 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. Bureau of Industry and Security The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2009 and conclude by 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607, telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Reef Fish Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel will meet to discuss issues related to the design, adoption, implementation, and, evaluation of a reef fish limited access program for the commercial and recreational sectors. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. The Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) will meet on December 9, 2009, 8:30 a.m., Room 6087B, and on December 10, 2009, 8:30 a.m., Room 3884, at the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW., Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on emerging technology and research activities, including those related to deemed exports. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Nov 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting 61333 Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via e-mail. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on November 18, 2009, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 § (10)(d)), that the portion of the meeting dealing with matters the disclosure of which would be likely to frustrate significantly implementation of an agency action as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 § 10(a)1 and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: November 19, 2009. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–28198 Filed 11–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P Agenda Wednesday, December 9 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Open Session National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1. Opening Remarks. 2. Recap of ETRAC Methodology Work. 3. Deemed Export Control Methodology. 4. Public Comments. Closed Session 5. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 § 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). Thursday, December 10 Open Session 1. Deemed Export Control Methodology. The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov no later than December 2, 2009. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RIN 0648–XT00 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its Surfclam / Ocean Quahog / Tilefish Committee; its Dogfish Committee; its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee; its Demersal and Coastal Migratory Committee; its Monkfish Committee; and, its Executive Committee will hold public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2009 through Thursday, December 10, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 61334 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 24, 2009 / Notices The meetings will be held at the Sheraton Suites Hotel, 422 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801; telephone: (302) 654–8300. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New St., Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674–2331 ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 From 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Council will convene jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Dogfish Boards to discuss and develop recreational management measures for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass, and commercial management measures for Dogfish. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, December 9, 2009 From 8 a.m. until noon, the Council will meet to discuss and develop Accountability Measures (AM) for Surfclam, Ocean Quahog, Tilefish, Dogfish, Mackerel, and Butterfish. From 1 p.m. until 1:15 p.m., the Council will present its 2009 annual award recognitions. From 1:15 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Council will meet to discuss and develop AMs for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Monkfish. From 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., officials from National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) will provide the Council with a presentation on Catch Shares. Thursday, October 10, 2009 From 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., the Executive Committee will meet. From 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., the Council will receive a presentation from a senior NOAA Advisor on NOAA’s Catch Share Policy. From 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m,. the Council will hold its regular Business Session. From 11:30 until 12 p.m., an informal question and answer session will be convened regarding MPA nominations and designations. From 1 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., public comments will be taken and considered regarding the selection of sites for MPA designation. From 2:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., the Council will receive Committee reports and conduct any continuing and/or new business. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:15 Nov 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 Agenda items by day for the Council’s Committees and the Council itself are: On Tuesday, December 8 - The Council will convene jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board. They will review and discuss the Monitoring Committee’s and Advisory Panel’s recommendations on summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass recreational management measures, and develop and approve recreational management measures for the 2010 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass recreational fisheries. Jointly with the ASMFC’s Dogfish Board, the Council will review and discuss the Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee’s and the SSC’s advice and recommendations for the spiny dogfish quota and related management measures for the 2010/11 fishing year, and adopt quota and related management measures for the 2010/11 fishing year. On Wednesday, December 9 - The Council will convene to discuss Accountability Measures (AM) to be included in the Council’s ACL/AM Omnibus Amendment with its Surfclam / Ocean Quahog / Tilefish Committee, its Dogfish Committee, and its Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Committee. The Council will then award its 2009 Fisheries Achievement Award (FAA) and its Ricks E Savage Award. The Council will meet with its Demersal and Coastal Migratory Committee and the Monkfish Committee to discuss and recommend draft Accountability Measures (AM) to be included in the Council’s ACL/AM Omnibus Amendment. The Council will then receive a presentation from a NMFS NEFSC Official on performance monitoring and evaluation of catch shares in terms of their social, cultural and economic impacts on regional fisheries. On Thursday, December 10 - The Executive Committee will meet to review the draft standards for reconsideration by the SSC of ABC advice previously provided by that Committee. The Council will then convene to receive a presentation by Dr. Lubchenco’s Senior Advisor and Catch Share Task Force Chairperson on NOAA’s draft-interim policy on Catch Shares. The Council will open its regular business session to approve the October Council meeting minutes and receive various organizational reports. A question / answer session will then be held regarding MPA nominations, followed by a public comment concerning the Council’s selection of sites for MPA designation. The Council PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will hear Committee reports and discuss any continuing and / or new business. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups 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. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Bryan, (302) 674–2331 ext 18, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 19, 2009. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–28134 Filed 11–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XT02 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Catch Accounting in the Longline Catcher/Processor Pacific Cod Fishery AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. SUMMARY: NMFS announces a workshop to solicit feedback from owners and operators of longline catcher/processors (freezer longliners) engaged in the Pacific cod fisheries off Alaska. We are interested in feedback concerning improved catch accounting measures, specifically the feasibility of using motion-compensated scales for determining the weight of cod brought onboard; as well as other issues associated with improved estimation of Pacific cod catch and associated bycatch. The workshop is open to the public, but NMFS is particularly seeking participation by people who are E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XT00


Mid-Atlantic 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), its 
Surfclam / Ocean Quahog / Tilefish Committee; its Dogfish Committee; 
its Squid, Mackerel, Butterfish Committee; its Demersal and Coastal 
Migratory Committee; its Monkfish Committee; and, its Executive 
Committee will hold public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2009 through 
Thursday, December 10, 2009. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific 
dates and times.

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ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Sheraton Suites Hotel, 422 
Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801; telephone: (302) 654-8300.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. 
New St., Room 2115, Dover, DE 19904; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 674-2331 ext. 
19.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    From 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Council will convene jointly with 
the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Summer 
Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Dogfish Boards to discuss and 
develop recreational management measures for Summer Flounder, Scup, and 
Black Sea Bass, and commercial management measures for Dogfish.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    From 8 a.m. until noon, the Council will meet to discuss and 
develop Accountability Measures (AM) for Surfclam, Ocean Quahog, 
Tilefish, Dogfish, Mackerel, and Butterfish.
    From 1 p.m. until 1:15 p.m., the Council will present its 2009 
annual award recognitions.
    From 1:15 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Council will meet to discuss and 
develop AMs for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Monkfish.
    From 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., officials from National Marine 
Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) 
will provide the Council with a presentation on Catch Shares.

Thursday, October 10, 2009

    From 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., the Executive Committee will meet.
    From 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., the Council will receive a presentation 
from a senior NOAA Advisor on NOAA's Catch Share Policy.
    From 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m,. the Council will hold its regular 
Business Session.
    From 11:30 until 12 p.m., an informal question and answer session 
will be convened regarding MPA nominations and designations.
    From 1 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., public comments will be taken and 
considered regarding the selection of sites for MPA designation.
    From 2:15 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., the Council will receive Committee 
reports and conduct any continuing and/or new business.
    Agenda items by day for the Council's Committees and the Council 
itself are:
    On Tuesday, December 8 - The Council will convene jointly with the 
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board. They will review and discuss the 
Monitoring Committee's and Advisory Panel's recommendations on summer 
flounder, scup, and black sea bass recreational management measures, 
and develop and approve recreational management measures for the 2010 
summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass recreational fisheries. 
Jointly with the ASMFC's Dogfish Board, the Council will review and 
discuss the Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee's and the SSC's advice 
and recommendations for the spiny dogfish quota and related management 
measures for the 2010/11 fishing year, and adopt quota and related 
management measures for the 2010/11 fishing year.
    On Wednesday, December 9 - The Council will convene to discuss 
Accountability Measures (AM) to be included in the Council's ACL/AM 
Omnibus Amendment with its Surfclam / Ocean Quahog / Tilefish 
Committee, its Dogfish Committee, and its Squid, Mackerel, and 
Butterfish Committee. The Council will then award its 2009 Fisheries 
Achievement Award (FAA) and its Ricks E Savage Award. The Council will 
meet with its Demersal and Coastal Migratory Committee and the Monkfish 
Committee to discuss and recommend draft Accountability Measures (AM) 
to be included in the Council's ACL/AM Omnibus Amendment. The Council 
will then receive a presentation from a NMFS NEFSC Official on 
performance monitoring and evaluation of catch shares in terms of their 
social, cultural and economic impacts on regional fisheries.
    On Thursday, December 10 - The Executive Committee will meet to 
review the draft standards for reconsideration by the SSC of ABC advice 
previously provided by that Committee. The Council will then convene to 
receive a presentation by Dr. Lubchenco's Senior Advisor and Catch 
Share Task Force Chairperson on NOAA's draft-interim policy on Catch 
Shares. The Council will open its regular business session to approve 
the October Council meeting minutes and receive various organizational 
reports. A question / answer session will then be held regarding MPA 
nominations, followed by a public comment concerning the Council's 
selection of sites for MPA designation. The Council will hear Committee 
reports and discuss any continuing and / or new business.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups 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.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Bryan, (302) 674-2331 ext 
18, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: November 19, 2009.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-28134 Filed 11-23-09; 8:45 am]
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