Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 12340-12341 [2011-5025]

Download as PDF 12340 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2011 / Notices or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Atlantic Tunas Convention Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The information collected is essential for the United States (U.S.) to meet its reporting obligations to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna. Dated: March 2, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Dated: March 2, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone interviews, respondents may also provide information via faxed logsheets or online via a Web tool. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2011–5066 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 6, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Ronald J. Salz, (301) 713– 2328 or ron.salz@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Large Pelagic Fishing Survey consists of dockside and telephone surveys of recreational anglers for large pelagic fish (tunas, sharks, and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean. The survey provides the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with information to monitor catch of bluefin tuna, marlin and other federally-managed species. Catch monitoring in these fisheries and collection of catch and effort statistics for all pelagic fish is required under the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:54 Mar 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 OMB Control Number: 0648–0380. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,000. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 minutes for a dockside interview; 11⁄2 minutes to respond to a follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a biological sampling of catch; 28 minutes for a headboat effort and catch survey; 6 minutes for NC winter bluefin tuna dockside interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,894. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2011–5033 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XA266 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene scoping meetings on a proposed amendment addressing crew size limits and earned income requirements. DATES: The scoping meetings will be held on March 22, 2011 through April 5, 2011 at eight locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The scoping meetings will be held in the following locations: St. Petersburg, Key West and Panama City, FL; Kenner, LA; Gulfport, MS; Mobile, AL; Corpus Christi and Galveston, TX. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630 x233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled scoping meetings on a proposed amendment addressing crew size and earned income requirements. The amendment will address crew size regulations for dually permitted vessels, i.e., vessels with a charter for-hire permit and a commercial reef fish permit. In addition, the amendment will consider a temporary suspension of income qualification requirements for the renewal of commercial reef fish permits and evaluate modifications to these requirements. The amendment will also consider the elimination of income qualification requirements. The eight scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2011 / Notices public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at the following locations: • Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL, telephone: (727) 540–0050; • Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., Key West, FL, telephone: (305) 295–5000; • Monday, March 28, 2011, Hilton Garden Inn, 4535 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA, telephone: (504) 712–0504 • Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Hilton Garden Inn, 14108 Airport Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503, telephone: (228) 863–4996; • Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Renaissance Riverview Plaza, 64 S. Water St., Mobile, AL 36602, telephone: (251) 438–4000; • Thursday, March 31, 2011, Royal American Beach Getaways, 9400 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, telephone: (850) 230–4681; • Monday, April 4, 2011, Holiday Inn Emerald Beach, 1002 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX, telephone: (361) 883–5731; • Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Hilton, 5400 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551, telephone: (409) 744–1757. Copies of the scoping document can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. [FR Doc. 2011–5025 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XA268 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Sea Turtle VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:54 Mar 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The STAC meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DATES: The meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522– 8220. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. The STAC will review the Council’s 2010 sea turtle conservation projects and other relevant activities and may produce recommendations for future program direction. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011 1. Introduction. 2. Approval of the Agenda. 3. Review of Recommendations from the 6th STAC Meeting. 4. Overview of 2010–11 Council Sea Turtle Program. 5. Update of Sea Turtle Interactions in Hawaii-based Fisheries. 6. Review of 2010 Sea Turtle Projects. 7. Review of 2010 Sea Turtle Projects (Continued). 8. Overview of Agency Activities. 9. Other Projects and Issues of Interest. 10. Recommendations from the STAC. 11. Next Meeting and Meeting Wrapup. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Committee will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUMMARY: Advisory Committee (STAC) in Honolulu, HI. 8:30 a.m., Thursday, March 24, 2011 Dated: March 2, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 12341 The meeting is 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: March 2, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–5027 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RIN 0648–XA267 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Standing, Special Mackerel and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees. DATES: The meeting will convene at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 and conclude by noon on Friday, March 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; telephone: (504) 962–0500. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standing and Special Mackerel SSC will meet jointly on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 to review the Council’s preferred alternative for an acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rule, and then to review available biological information and recommend an overfishing limit (OFL) and ABC for Gulf group king mackerel, Gulf group Spanish mackerel and cobia based on the ABC control rule. The remainder of the meeting will be a joint meeting of the Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC. The Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC will review an update assessment for greater amberjack and recommend an OFL and ABC based on the assessment and the ABC control rule. The SSC will also reconsider its previous recommendation for an ABC for red grouper in light of new analyses that was reviewed by the SSC in January. The SSC will also recommend OFL and ABC for several data-poor stocks using the ABC control rule, including scamp, yellowedge grouper, yellowtail snapper, hogfish, golden tilefish, midwater snapper complex (blackfin snapper, silk snapper, Queen snapper, and Wenchman), deep-water grouper E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA266


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 will convene 
scoping meetings on a proposed amendment addressing crew size limits 
and earned income requirements.

DATES: The scoping meetings will be held on March 22, 2011 through 
April 5, 2011 at eight locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The 
scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 
p.m. For specific dates see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The scoping meetings will be held in the following 
locations: St. Petersburg, Key West and Panama City, FL; Kenner, LA; 
Gulfport, MS; Mobile, AL; Corpus Christi and Galveston, TX.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of 
Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630 x233.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council has scheduled scoping meetings on a proposed amendment 
addressing crew size and earned income requirements. The amendment will 
address crew size regulations for dually permitted vessels, i.e., 
vessels with a charter for-hire permit and a commercial reef fish 
permit. In addition, the amendment will consider a temporary suspension 
of income qualification requirements for the renewal of commercial reef 
fish permits and evaluate modifications to these requirements. The 
amendment will also consider the elimination of income qualification 
requirements.
    The eight scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the 
end of

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public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at the following locations:
     Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon 
Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL, telephone: (727) 
540-0050;
     Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Harvey Government Center, 1200 
Truman Ave., Key West, FL, telephone: (305) 295-5000;
     Monday, March 28, 2011, Hilton Garden Inn, 4535 Williams 
Blvd., Kenner, LA, telephone: (504) 712-0504
     Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Hilton Garden Inn, 14108 Airport 
Rd, Gulfport, MS 39503, telephone: (228) 863-4996;
     Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Renaissance Riverview Plaza, 64 
S. Water St., Mobile, AL 36602, telephone: (251) 438-4000;
     Thursday, March 31, 2011, Royal American Beach Getaways, 
9400 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, telephone: (850) 
230-4681;
     Monday, April 4, 2011, Holiday Inn Emerald Beach, 1002 S. 
Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX, telephone: (361) 883-5731;
     Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Hilton, 5400 Seawall Blvd., 
Galveston, TX 77551, telephone: (409) 744-1757.
    Copies of the scoping document can be obtained by calling (813) 
348-1630.

Special Accommodations

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

    Dated: March 2, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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