Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting, 20985-20986 [2010-9244]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 77 / Thursday, April 22, 2010 / Notices Butterfish, Atlantic Bluefish, Spiny Dogfish, Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, Tilefish, Surfclam, and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plans (FMPs). The public hearing document will be available at all of the public hearings and is currently available via the Internet at: http://www.mafmc.org/ comments//comments.htm. It can also be obtained on request from the Council office at the address and telephone number listed in below. In addition to providing information and comments at the above public hearings, you may submit written comments on or before 5:00 p.m., EDT, on May 21, 2010 to Daniel T. Furlong, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: 302–674–2331, or fax 302–674–5399. Comments may also be sent via fax at the above fax number or by e-mail to info1@mafmc.org. Please note on your correspondence and in the subject line of e-mail comments the following identifier: ‘‘Omnibus ACL/AM Amendment Comments.’’ Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 674–2331 extension 251 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 19, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Actiing Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–9302 Filed 4–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XW00 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Crab Plan Team (CPT) will meet in Alaska on May 10– 14, 2010. DATES: The meeting will be held May 10–14, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood, AK, Room 18:25 Apr 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram; North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271–2809. The Plan Team will discuss recent Council action on EFH/HAPC, review a discussion paper on crab bycatch in groundfish and scallop fisheries and make recommendations, receive presentations on patterns of larval snow crab and a snow crab spatial model, review draft stock assessments and make recommendations on Tier levels and model parameters for 6 stocks and OFL recommendations for Tier 5 stocks and stocks with summer fisheries; review draft economic SAFE report for crab; review revised Annual Catch Limits and Snow crab rebuilding plan analysis and provide recommendations; review revised Pribilof Island blue king crab rebuilding plan analysis and make recommendations; and review and recommend research priorities. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ npfmc/ Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 Columbia A - May 10–13 and Portage Board Room - May 14. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 16, 2010. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–9245 Filed 4–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20985 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XV89 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 22 Gulf of Mexico yellowedge grouper and tilefish assessment webinar 1. SUMMARY: The SEDAR 22 assessments of the Gulf of Mexico stocks of yellowedge grouper and tilefish will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: a Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The first SEDAR 22 Assessment Process webinar will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie Neer at SEDAR (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 20986 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 77 / Thursday, April 22, 2010 / Notices research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.SEDAR 22 Assessment webinars 1: Using datasets recommended from the Data Workshop, participants will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: April 16, 2010. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–9244 Filed 4–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:25 Apr 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV98 Permits; Foreign Fishing AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of a permit application for transshipment by foreign vessels; request for comments. SUMMARY: NMFS publishes for public review and comment information regarding a permit application for transshipment of Atlantic herring by Canadian vessels, submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). DATES: Written comments must be received by May 6, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Mi Ae Kim, Trade and Marine Stewardship Division, Office of International Affairs, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Comments on this notice may also be submitted by e-mail to nmfs.foreignfishing@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following document identifier: RIN 0648–XV98. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mi Ae Kim at (301) 713–9090 or by email at mi.ae.kim@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 204(d) of the MagnusonStevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1824(d)) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to issue a transshipment permit authorizing a vessel other than a vessel of the United States to engage in fishing consisting solely of transporting fish or fish products at sea from a point within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or, with the concurrence of a state, within the boundaries of that state to a point outside the United States. In addition, Public Law 104–297, section 105(e) directs the Secretary to issue section 204(d) permits for up to 14 Canadian transport vessels to receive Atlantic herring harvested by United States fishermen and to be used in sardine processing. Transshipment must occur from within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69 degrees 30 minutes west and within 12 nautical miles from the seaward boundary of that State. Section 204(d)(3)(D) of the MagnusonStevens Act provides that an application PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 may not be approved until the Secretary determines that ‘‘no owner or operator of a vessel of the United States which has adequate capacity to perform the transportation for which the application is submitted has indicated ... an interest in performing the transportation at fair and reasonable rates.’’ NMFS is publishing this notice as part of its effort to make such a determination with respect to the application described below. Section 204(d)(3)(B) of the MagnusonStevens Act provides that an application may not be approved until the Secretary determines that ‘‘the applicant will comply with the requirements described in section 201(c)(2) with respect to activities authorized by any permit issued pursuant to the application.’’ Section 201(c)(2) identifies multiple requirements related to monitoring, compliance, and enforcement, such as allowing authorized officers to board and inspect vessels, installation and use of position-fixing and identification equipment, and stationing of observers. Summary of Application NMFS received an application requesting authorization for 10 Canadian transport vessels to receive transfers of herring from United States purse seine vessels, stop seines, and weirs for the purpose of transporting the herring to Canada for processing. The transshipment operations will occur within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69°30’ W longitude and within 12 nautical miles from the seaward boundary of that State. Dated: April 16, 2010. Rebecca Lent, Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–9347 Filed 4–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2010; 2 p.m.–4 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Closed to the public. Matters To Be Considered Compliance Weekly Report— Commission Briefing The Commission staff will brief the Commission on the status of compliance matters. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 77 (Thursday, April 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9244]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN: 0648-XV89


Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeastern 
Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 22 Gulf of Mexico yellowedge grouper and 
tilefish assessment webinar 1.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 22 assessments of the Gulf of Mexico stocks of 
yellowedge grouper and tilefish will consist of a series of workshops 
and webinars: a Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a 
Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The first SEDAR 22 Assessment Process webinar will be held on 
Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to 
members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact 
Julie Neer at SEDAR (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an 
invitation providing webinar access information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 
Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 
571-4366; e-mail: Julie.neer@safmc.net

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions 
have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 
process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks 
in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a three-step process including: (1) 
Data Workshop, (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars and (3) Review 
Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which 
compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets 
are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment 
Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, 
evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, 
projects future population conditions, and recommends

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research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer 
reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is 
a Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and 
weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for 
SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, 
and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast 
Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants 
include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment 
scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives 
including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; International 
experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal 
agencies.SEDAR 22 Assessment webinars 1:
    Using datasets recommended from the Data Workshop, participants 
will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate 
population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future 
conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods 
and configurations for determining stock status and estimating 
population parameters.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. 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 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 aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
at least 10 business days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: April 16, 2010.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-9244 Filed 4-21-10; 8:45 am]
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