Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel, 64994-64996 [2010-26478]

Download as PDF 64994 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h). jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rate Upon completion of the final results of this administrative review, the Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), the Department will calculate importer-specific assessment rates for each respondent based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of those sales. Where the respondent did not report the entered value for U.S. sales, we have calculated importer-specific assessment rates for the merchandise in question by aggregating the dumping margins calculated for all U.S. sales to each importer and dividing this amount by the total quantity of those sales. To determine whether the duty assessment rates were de minimis, in accordance with the requirement set forth in 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we calculated importerspecific ad valorem rates based on the estimated entered value. Where the assessment rate is above de minimis, we will instruct CBP to assess duties on all entries of subject merchandise by that importer. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent). The Department intends to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the respondents subject to this review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise which it sold to an intermediary (e.g. a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediary involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see id. Cash Deposit Requirements To calculate the cash deposit rate for Navneet, we divided its total dumping margin by the total net value of its sales during the review period. For the responsive companies which were not selected for individual review, we have VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 calculated a cash deposit rate based on the simple average of the cash deposit rates calculated for the companies selected for individual review. In this instance, there is only one non-AFA rate which we applied. The following deposit rates will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of CLPP from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for companies subject to this review will be the rate established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.5 percent and, therefore, de minimis, no cash deposit will be required; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent final results for a review in which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent final results for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any previous review conducted by the Department, the cash deposit rate will be 3.91 percent, the allothers rate established in the LTFV investigation. See Lined Paper Orders.4 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and 4 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) (Lined Paper Orders). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: October 7, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–26191 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XZ75 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and nongovernmental organizations will be considered for membership in the HMS AP. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 22, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • E-mail: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: ‘‘HMS AP Nominations.’’ • Mail: Brian Parker, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. • Fax: 301–713–1917. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Cockrell at (301) 713–2347 x128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices Introduction The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment. The HMS AP has consulted with NMFS on the HMS FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (November 2003), the Consolidated HMS FMP (July 2006), and Amendments 1, 2, and 3 to the Consolidated HMS FMP (April 2008, September 2008, and February 2009, respectively). Procedures and Guidelines A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel Nomination packages should include: 1. The name of the applicant or nominee and a description of his/her interest in HMS or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, tunas, or billfish; 2. A statement of background and/or qualifications; 3. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall actively participate in good faith in the meetings and tasks of the HMS AP; and 4. A list of outreach resources that the applicant has at his/her disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups. Tenure for the HMS AP Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately one-third of the members’ terms expiring on December 31 of each year. Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2011 and expiring December 2013. B. Participants Nominations for the HMS AP will be accepted to allow representation from commercial and recreational fishing interests, the scientific community, and the conservation community who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as 64995 shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 members representing environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and 1 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each HMS AP member serves a three-year term with approximately one-third (11) of the total number of seats (33) expiring on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 5 commercial, 4 recreational, and 2 environmental vacancies by December 31, 2010. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors, and secondarily by species expertise and/or representation from the regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean). Table 1 includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector and species and terms that are expiring are identified in bold. It does not necessarily indicate that NMFS will only consider persons who have expertise in the species that are listed. TABLE 1—CURRENT EXPIRING REPRESENTATION ON THE HMS AP BY SECTOR AND SPECIES. TERMS THAT ARE EXPIRING ARE IN BOLD jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Sector Species Academic ............................................................ Academic ............................................................ Academic ............................................................ Academic ............................................................ Commercial ........................................................ Commercial ........................................................ Commercial ........................................................ Commercial ........................................................ Commercial ........................................................ Commercial ......................................................... Commercial ......................................................... Commercial ......................................................... Commercial ......................................................... Commercial ......................................................... Commercial ......................................................... Commercial ......................................................... Environmental ................................................... Environmental ................................................... Environmental ..................................................... Environmental ..................................................... Recreational ....................................................... Recreational ....................................................... Recreational ....................................................... Recreational ....................................................... Recreational ........................................................ Recreational ........................................................ Recreational ........................................................ Recreational ........................................................ Recreational ........................................................ Recreational ........................................................ Recreational ........................................................ Recreational ........................................................ ICCAT Chair ........................................................ HMS ................................................................... Tuna ................................................................... Shark .................................................................. HMS ................................................................... Swordfish/Tuna ................................................ HMS ................................................................... Tuna ................................................................... Swordfish .......................................................... HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... Tuna ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... Shark .................................................................. Swordfish/Tuna .................................................. HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... Shark .................................................................. HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... Billfish ............................................................... HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... Tuna ................................................................... Swordfish ............................................................ HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... Billfish ................................................................. HMS ................................................................... HMS ................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date appointed E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 1/1/2009 1/1/2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2010 21OCN1 Date term expires 12/31/2011 12/31/2012 12/31/2012 12/31/2012 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2011 12/31/2011 12/31/2011 12/31/2011 12/31/2011 12/31/2012 12/31/2012 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2011 12/31/2011 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2010 12/31/2011 12/31/2011 12/31/2011 12/31/2012 12/31/2012 12/31/2012 12/31/2012 12/31/2012 64996 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices Each sector must be adequately represented, and the intent is to have a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the HMS AP. Criteria for membership include one or more of the following: (1) Experience in the HMS recreational fishing industry; (2) experience in the HMS commercial fishing industry; (3) experience in fishery-related industries (e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a private, non-governmental, regional, national, or international organization representing marine fisheries; or environmental, governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS. Five additional members on the HMS AP include one member representing each of the following Councils: New England Fishery Management Council, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The HMS AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission). NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including technical assistance, for the HMS AP. However, NMFS will not compensate participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs related to the HMS AP meetings. C. Meeting Schedule Meetings of the HMS AP will be held as frequently as necessary but are routinely held twice each year in the spring and fall. The meetings may be held in conjunction with public hearings. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Dated: October 15, 2010. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–26478 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Background National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(5)(D)) directs the Secretary of Commerce to authorize, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals of a species or population stock, by United States citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental taking of small numbers of marine mammals shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses. The authorization must set forth the permissible methods of taking, other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species or stock and its habitat, and monitoring and reporting of such takings. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘* * * an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA establishes a 45-day time limit for NMFS’ review of an application followed by a 30-day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorizations for the incidental harassment of small numbers of marine mammals. Within 45 days of the close of the public comment period, NMFS must either issue or deny the authorization. Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: RIN 0648–XZ60 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, October Through November 2010 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), a part of the University of California, to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting a marine geophysical survey in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP), October through November, 2010. DATES: Effective October 19, 2010, through November 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: A copy of the IHA and application are available by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by telephoning the contacts listed here. A copy of the application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to the above address, telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or visiting the Internet at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm#applications. The following associated documents are also available at the same Internet address: SIO’s application, the Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by NMFS, and the finding of no significant impact (FONSI). The NMFS Biological Opinion will be available online at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/consultation/ opinions.htm. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Laws or Candace Nachman, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713– 2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering [Level B harassment]. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XZ75


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

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

ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the 
comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing 
Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, 
swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill 
one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. 
Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial 
fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and 
non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership in the 
HMS AP.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 22, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory 
Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of 
the following methods:
     E-mail: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject 
line the following identifier: ``HMS AP Nominations.''
     Mail: Brian Parker, Highly Migratory Species Management 
Division, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
     Fax: 301-713-1917.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Cockrell at (301) 713-2347 x128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Introduction

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the 
Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104-297, provided for the 
establishment of Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and 
evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment. The HMS AP has consulted with 
NMFS on the HMS FMP (April 1999), Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP 
(April 1999), Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (November 2003), the 
Consolidated HMS FMP (July 2006), and Amendments 1, 2, and 3 to the 
Consolidated HMS FMP (April 2008, September 2008, and February 2009, 
respectively).

Procedures and Guidelines

A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel

    Nomination packages should include:
    1. The name of the applicant or nominee and a description of his/
her interest in HMS or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, 
tunas, or billfish;
    2. A statement of background and/or qualifications;
    3. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall 
actively participate in good faith in the meetings and tasks of the HMS 
AP; and
    4. A list of outreach resources that the applicant has at his/her 
disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups.
Tenure for the HMS AP
    Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately 
one-third of the members' terms expiring on December 31 of each year. 
Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2011 and expiring 
December 2013.

B. Participants

    Nominations for the HMS AP will be accepted to allow representation 
from commercial and recreational fishing interests, the scientific 
community, and the conservation community who are knowledgeable about 
Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on 
the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing 
commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 
members representing environmental interests, 4 academic 
representatives, and 1 International Commission for the Conservation of 
Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each HMS AP 
member serves a three-year term with approximately one-third (11) of 
the total number of seats (33) expiring on December 31 of each year. 
NMFS seeks to fill 5 commercial, 4 recreational, and 2 environmental 
vacancies by December 31, 2010. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based 
primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the 
sectors, and secondarily by species expertise and/or representation 
from the regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Gulf of 
Mexico, and Caribbean). Table 1 includes the current representation on 
the HMS AP by sector and species and terms that are expiring are 
identified in bold. It does not necessarily indicate that NMFS will 
only consider persons who have expertise in the species that are 
listed.

  Table 1--Current Expiring Representation on the HMS AP by Sector and Species. Terms That Are Expiring Are in
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                  Sector                             Species               Date appointed     Date term expires
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Academic.................................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Academic.................................  Tuna.......................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Academic.................................  Shark......................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Academic.................................  HMS........................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Commercial...............................  Swordfish/Tuna.............             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Commercial...............................  HMS........................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Commercial...............................  Tuna.......................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Commercial...............................  Swordfish..................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Commercial...............................  HMS........................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Commercial...............................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Commercial...............................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Commercial...............................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Commercial...............................  Tuna.......................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Commercial...............................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Commercial...............................  Shark......................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Commercial...............................  Swordfish/Tuna.............             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Environmental............................  HMS........................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Environmental............................  HMS........................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Environmental............................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Environmental............................  Shark......................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Recreational.............................  Billfish...................             1/1/2008           12/31/2010
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Recreational.............................  Tuna.......................             1/1/2009           12/31/2011
Recreational.............................  Swordfish..................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Recreational.............................  Billfish...................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
Recreational.............................  HMS........................             1/1/2010           12/31/2012
ICCAT Chair..............................  HMS........................  ...................  ...................
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    Each sector must be adequately represented, and the intent is to 
have a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable 
balance and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the HMS AP. 
Criteria for membership include one or more of the following: (1) 
Experience in the HMS recreational fishing industry; (2) experience in 
the HMS commercial fishing industry; (3) experience in fishery-related 
industries (e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in 
the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of 
a private, non-governmental, regional, national, or international 
organization representing marine fisheries; or environmental, 
governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS.
    Five additional members on the HMS AP include one member 
representing each of the following Councils: New England Fishery 
Management Council, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The 
HMS AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of 
the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate 
commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the 
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission).
    NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including 
technical assistance, for the HMS AP. However, NMFS will not compensate 
participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on 
availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs 
related to the HMS AP meetings.

C. Meeting Schedule

    Meetings of the HMS AP will be held as frequently as necessary but 
are routinely held twice each year in the spring and fall. The meetings 
may be held in conjunction with public hearings.

    Dated: October 15, 2010.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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