Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Catch Accounting in the Longline Catcher/Processor Pacific Cod Fishery, 21705 [2011-9350]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 74 / Monday, April 18, 2011 / Notices 2007), and that issuance of the permit amendments would not have a significant adverse impact on the human environment. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of these applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Documents may be reviewed in the following locations: File Nos. 14326 and 14329: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 713–0376. File Nos. 14326 and 14329: Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. File No. 14326 only: Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802– 4213; phone (562) 980–4001; fax (562) 980–4018. File No. 14326 only: Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206) 526–6150; fax (206) 526–6426. Dated: April 12, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–9329 Filed 4–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA361 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Catch Accounting in the Longline Catcher/Processor Pacific Cod Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: NMFS announces a workshop to solicit input from owners and operators of longline catcher/processors (freezer longliners) engaged in the Pacific cod fisheries off Alaska. The workshop concerns proposed changes to equipment and operational requirements for monitoring catch under a voluntary cooperative. The workshop is open to the public, but NMFS is particularly seeking erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Apr 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 participation by people who are knowledgeable about the operations of Pacific cod freezer longliners and who can discuss with NMFS the potential operational impacts of proposed monitoring requirements. The public workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific daylight savings time. DATES: The workshop will be held at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Avenue, N., Seattle, WA 98109. Directions to the Swedish Cultural Center are on its Web site at http:// www.swedishculturalcenter.org/ contacts.htm. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Kinsolving, 928–774–4362 or Jennifer Watson, 907–586–7537. NMFS is developing proposed revisions to observer and equipment and operational requirements for Pacific cod freezer longliners in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to support different catch accounting methods for Pacific cod catch. NMFS is considering proposed requirements related to the use of motion-compensated flow scales to weigh Pacific cod; additional work space for observers; video monitoring of areas where catch is sorted and weighed; and the use of electronic logbooks to facilitate timely vessel reporting of the Pacific cod for each haul. This workshop is open to the public, but NMFS is particularly seeking input from those who work on Pacific cod freezer longliners, are familiar with the vessel operations, and have knowledge of the potential impact of changes in the handling of Pacific cod under the proposed monitoring requirements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 21705 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Closed Meeting of the Department of Defense Wage Committee Department of Defense. Notice of closed meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of Public Law 92–463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that closed meetings of the Department of Defense Wage Committee will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, and Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 10 a.m. at 1400 Key Boulevard, Level A, Room A101, Rosslyn, Virginia 22209. Under the provisions of section 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, the Department of Defense has determined that the meetings meet the criteria to close meetings to the public because the matters to be considered are related to internal rules and practices of the Department of Defense and the detailed wage data to be considered were obtained from officials of private establishments with a guarantee that the data will be held in confidence. However, members of the public who may wish to do so are invited to submit material in writing to the chairman concerning matters believed to be deserving of the Committee’s attention. Additional information concerning the meetings may be obtained by writing to the Chairman, Department of Defense Wage Committee, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000. SUMMARY: Dated: April 12, 2011. Morgan F. Park, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2011–9332 Filed 4–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The workshop will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Jennifer Watson, 907–586–7537, at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date. Office of the Secretary Dated: April 13, 2011. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–9350 Filed 4–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Closed Meeting of the Defense Science Board Department of Defense. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on May 11– 12, 2011; at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA361


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.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a workshop to solicit input from owners and 
operators of longline catcher/processors (freezer longliners) engaged 
in the Pacific cod fisheries off Alaska. The workshop concerns proposed 
changes to equipment and operational requirements for monitoring catch 
under a voluntary cooperative. The workshop is open to the public, but 
NMFS is particularly seeking participation by people who are 
knowledgeable about the operations of Pacific cod freezer longliners 
and who can discuss with NMFS the potential operational impacts of 
proposed monitoring requirements.

DATES: The public workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific daylight savings time.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Swedish Cultural Center, 
1920 Dexter Avenue, N., Seattle, WA 98109. Directions to the Swedish 
Cultural Center are on its Web site at http://www.swedishculturalcenter.org/contacts.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Kinsolving, 928-774-4362 or 
Jennifer Watson, 907-586-7537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS is developing proposed revisions to 
observer and equipment and operational requirements for Pacific cod 
freezer longliners in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands to support 
different catch accounting methods for Pacific cod catch. NMFS is 
considering proposed requirements related to the use of motion-
compensated flow scales to weigh Pacific cod; additional work space for 
observers; video monitoring of areas where catch is sorted and weighed; 
and the use of electronic logbooks to facilitate timely vessel 
reporting of the Pacific cod for each haul.
    This workshop is open to the public, but NMFS is particularly 
seeking input from those who work on Pacific cod freezer longliners, 
are familiar with the vessel operations, and have knowledge of the 
potential impact of changes in the handling of Pacific cod under the 
proposed monitoring requirements.

Special Accommodations

    The workshop will be physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Jennifer Watson, 907-586-7537, at 
least 10 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: April 13, 2011.
Margo Schulze-Haugen,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-9350 Filed 4-15-11; 8:45 am]
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