Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 19943 [2010-8710]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices 10. Advisor Discussion and Recommendations 11. Other business The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The AP will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Special Accommodations 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 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 13, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–8711 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV83 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Salmon Amendment Committee (SAC) will hold a meeting to develop draft alternatives and plan analyses for an amendment to the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to address the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) requirements for annual catch limits (ACL) and accountability measures (AM). This meeting of the SAC is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, May 7, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Pacific Council Office, Large Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220– 1384; telephone: (503) 820–2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, Salmon Management Staff Officer, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reauthorized MSA established new WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 requirements to end and prevent overfishing through the use of ACLs and AMs. Federal FMPs must establish mechanisms for ACLs and AMs by 2010 for stocks subject to overfishing and by 2011 for all others, with the exceptions of stocks managed under an international agreement or stocks with a life cycle of approximately one year. On January 16, 2009, NMFS published amended guidelines for National Standard 1 (NS1) of the MSA to provide guidance on how to comply with new ACL and AM requirements. The NS1 guidelines include recommendations for establishing several related reference points to ensure scientific and management uncertainty are accounted for when management measures are established. The purpose of this meeting is to develop alternatives to address those issues, and to plan analyses that will be used to evaluate those alternatives in a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the SAC for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the 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 aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 13, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–8710 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV67 Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19943 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; affirmative finding. SUMMARY: The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS, (Assistant Administrator) has granted a request for an affirmative finding to the Government of Ecuador under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This affirmative finding will allow yellowfin tuna harvested in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) in compliance with the International Dolphin Conservation Program (IDCP) by Ecuadorian-flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under Ecuadorian jurisdiction to be imported into the United States. The affirmative finding was based on review of documentary evidence submitted by the Government of Ecuador and obtained from the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the U.S. Department of State. DATES: The affirmative finding is effective from April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2015, subject to annual review by NMFS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regional Administrator, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone 562–980–4000; fax 562–980–4018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MMPA, 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq., allows the entry into the United States of yellowfin tuna harvested by purse seine vessels in the ETP under certain conditions. If requested by the harvesting nation, the Assistant Administrator will determine whether to make an affirmative finding based upon documentary evidence provided by the government of the harvesting nation, the IATTC, or the Department of State. The affirmative finding process requires that the harvesting nation is meeting its obligations under the IDCP and obligations of membership in the IATTC. Every 5 years, the government of the harvesting nation must request an affirmative finding and submit the required documentary evidence directly to the Assistant Administrator. On an annual basis, NMFS will review the affirmative finding and determine whether the harvesting nation continues to meet the requirements. A nation may provide information related to compliance with IDCP and IATTC measures directly to NMFS on an annual basis or may authorize the IATTC to release the information to NMFS to annually renew an affirmative E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV83


Pacific 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad 
Hoc Salmon Amendment Committee (SAC) will hold a meeting to develop 
draft alternatives and plan analyses for an amendment to the Pacific 
Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) to address the Magnuson-
Stevens Act (MSA) requirements for annual catch limits (ACL) and 
accountability measures (AM). This meeting of the SAC is open to the 
public.

DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, May 6, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. and Friday, May 7, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Pacific Council Office, 
Large Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, 
OR 97220-1384; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chuck Tracy, Salmon Management 
Staff Officer, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 
820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reauthorized MSA established new 
requirements to end and prevent overfishing through the use of ACLs and 
AMs. Federal FMPs must establish mechanisms for ACLs and AMs by 2010 
for stocks subject to overfishing and by 2011 for all others, with the 
exceptions of stocks managed under an international agreement or stocks 
with a life cycle of approximately one year.
    On January 16, 2009, NMFS published amended guidelines for National 
Standard 1 (NS1) of the MSA to provide guidance on how to comply with 
new ACL and AM requirements. The NS1 guidelines include recommendations 
for establishing several related reference points to ensure scientific 
and management uncertainty are accounted for when management measures 
are established.
    The purpose of this meeting is to develop alternatives to address 
those issues, and to plan analyses that will be used to evaluate those 
alternatives in a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may come before the SAC for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice 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 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 aids should be directed to Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-
2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: April 13, 2010.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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