Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 53414-53415 [2011-21844]

Download as PDF 53414 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices The Committee will review the corrected final Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment, which establishes ACLs and Accountability Measures (AMs) for species that are not currently undergoing overfishing, and approve the document for formal review by the Secretary of Commerce. The Committee will also review public hearing comments for Amendment 24/ EIS regarding a rebuilding plan for red grouper, modify Amendment 24 as appropriate, approve the document, and provide direction to staff. The Committee will additionally review the status of Amendment 18A pertaining to black sea bass and data collection, Amendment 18B/EA pertaining to golden tilefish, and Amendment 20A/EA addressing the wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) program. The Committee will modify the amendments as necessary and approve the amendments for public hearing. Note: There will be an informal public question and answer session with the Regional Administrator from the NMFS and the Council Chairman on September 14, 2011, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Council Session: September 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. and September 16, 2011, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 Noon September 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. From 1:30 p.m. until 2 p.m., the Council will call the meeting to order, adopt the agenda, approve the August 2011 meeting minutes and elect a chairman and vice chairman. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Note: A public comment period will be held on September 15, 2011, beginning at 2 p.m., on the corrected Comprehensive ACL Amendment, followed by public comment on any other item on the Council agenda. From 3:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Council will: Receive a report from the Snapper Grouper Committee; approve the corrected final Comprehensive ACL Amendment for formal review by the Secretary of Commerce; approve Amendment 18A/EIS, Amendment 18B/ EA and Amendment 20A/EA for public hearing; consider Committee recommendations; and take action as appropriate. From 4 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the King and Spanish Mackerel Committee, consider recommendations, take action as appropriate and take any actions necessary on Amendment 18 based on the August Gulf Council meeting. From 4:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Ecosystem-Based Management VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Committee, consider recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 4:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Shrimp Committee, consider recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 4:45 p.m. until 5 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Golden Crab Committee, consider recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 5 p.m. until 5:15 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the SEDAR Committee, consider recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 5:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., the Council will receive a report from the Executive/Finance Committees, consider recommendations and take action as appropriate. Council Session: September 16, 2011, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 Noon From 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m., the Council will receive a legal briefing on litigation. (Closed Session) From 9 a.m. until 9:15 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Law Enforcement Committee, consider recommendations and take action as appropriate. From 9:15 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., the Council will receive a report from the Spiny Lobster Committee, consider recommendations from the Committee and take action as appropriate. From 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., the Council will receive status reports from the NOAA Southeast Regional Office, review and develop recommendations on Experimental Fishing Permits as necessary, and receive status reports from the NMFS Southeast Fishery Science Center. From 11 a.m. until 12 noon, the Council will review agency and liaison reports and discuss other business, including upcoming meetings. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal final Council action during these meetings. Council 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Except for advertised (scheduled) public hearings and public comment, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the times and sequence specified on this agenda is subject to change. 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) by September 1, 2011. Dated: August 22, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21843 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA661 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet September 12–19, 2011. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 9:30 a.m., reconvening each day through Monday, September 19, 2011. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held at the end of the open session business day on Wednesday, September 14 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Marriott San Mateo, 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo, California 94402; telephone: 650–635– 6000. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820–2280 or (866) 806– 7204 toll free; or access the Pacific Council Web site, http:// www.pcouncil.org for the current SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order: A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks 2. Council Member Appointments 3. Roll Call 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Approve Agenda B. Enforcement Issues 1. Current Enforcement Issues C. Marine Protected Areas 1. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Proposed Ecosystem Based Management Initiative D. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues E. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Swordfish Management Workshop Report F. Administrative Matters 1. Legislative Matters 2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 3. Fiscal Matters 4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning G. Groundfish Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Update and Joint NMFS/Pacific Council Hearing on the Proposed Secretarial Amendment for Groundfish Amendment 16–5 and 2012 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures 3. Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2012 Groundfish Fisheries 4. Stock Assessments for 2013–14 Groundfish Fisheries 5. Biennial Management Process for 2013– 14 Groundfish Fisheries—Part 1 6. Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions 7. Consider Inseason Adjustments—Part I 8. Emerging Issues Under Trawl Rationalization and Intersector Allocation 9. Biennial Management Process for 2013– 14 Groundfish Fisheries—Part 2 10. Science Improvements for the Next Groundfish Management Cycle 11. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments—Part 2, if Needed H. Salmon Management 1. Progress Reports on Columbia River Tule and Sacramento Winter Run Chinook Management Issues 2. 2011 Methodology Review I. Pacific Halibut Management 1. 2012 Pacific Halibut Regulations 2. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for the 2012 Groundfish Fisheries Schedule of Ancillary Meetings Day 1—Monday, September 12, 2011 Scientific and Statistical Committee Economic Subcommittee—8 a.m. Day 2—Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team— 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee— 8 a.m. Habitat Committee—8:30 a.m. Legislative Committee—2 p.m. Budget Committee—3:30 p.m. Enforcement Consultants—4:30 p.m. Day 3—Wednesday, September 14, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel—8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team—8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Stock Assessment Briefing—7:30 p.m. Day 4—Thursday, September 15, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Chair’s Reception—6 p.m. Day 5—Friday, September 16, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel—8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Day 6—Saturday, September 17, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Day 7—Sunday, September 18, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53415 Groundfish Advisory Subpanel— 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team— 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Day 8—Monday, September 19, 2011 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Enforcement Consultants—As Needed Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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 Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 22, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21844 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA664 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), on September 14–15, 2011, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA661


Pacific 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and 
its advisory entities will hold public meetings.

DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet 
September 12-19, 2011. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 9:30 a.m., reconvening each day 
through Monday, September 19, 2011. All meetings are open to the 
public, except a closed session will be held at the end of the open 
session business day on Wednesday, September 14 to address litigation 
and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as 
necessary each day to complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities 
will be held at the Marriott San Mateo, 1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, 
San Mateo, California 94402; telephone: 650-635-6000.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive 
Director; telephone: (503) 820-2280 or (866) 806-7204 toll free; or 
access the Pacific Council Web site, http://www.pcouncil.org for the 
current

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meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the Pacific 
Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order:

A. Call to Order
    1. Opening Remarks
    2. Council Member Appointments
    3. Roll Call
    4. Executive Director's Report
    5. Approve Agenda
B. Enforcement Issues
    1. Current Enforcement Issues
C. Marine Protected Areas
    1. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Proposed Ecosystem 
Based Management Initiative
D. Habitat
    1. Current Habitat Issues
E. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Swordfish Management Workshop Report
F. Administrative Matters
    1. Legislative Matters
    2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
    3. Fiscal Matters
    4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
G. Groundfish Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Update and Joint NMFS/Pacific Council Hearing on the Proposed 
Secretarial Amendment for Groundfish Amendment 16-5 and 2012 Harvest 
Specifications and Management Measures
    3. Review of Exempted Fishing Permits for 2012 Groundfish 
Fisheries
    4. Stock Assessments for 2013-14 Groundfish Fisheries
    5. Biennial Management Process for 2013-14 Groundfish 
Fisheries--Part 1
    6. Trawl Rationalization Trailing Actions
    7. Consider Inseason Adjustments--Part I
    8. Emerging Issues Under Trawl Rationalization and Intersector 
Allocation
    9. Biennial Management Process for 2013-14 Groundfish 
Fisheries--Part 2
    10. Science Improvements for the Next Groundfish Management 
Cycle
    11. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments--Part 2, if Needed
H. Salmon Management
    1. Progress Reports on Columbia River Tule and Sacramento Winter 
Run Chinook Management Issues
    2. 2011 Methodology Review
I. Pacific Halibut Management
    1. 2012 Pacific Halibut Regulations
    2. Pacific Halibut Bycatch Estimate for the 2012 Groundfish 
Fisheries

Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

Day 1--Monday, September 12, 2011 Scientific and Statistical Committee 
Economic Subcommittee--8 a.m.
Day 2--Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-- 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-- 8 a.m.
    Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel-- 8 a.m.
    Highly Migratory Species Management Team-- 8 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee-- 8 a.m.
    Habitat Committee--8:30 a.m.
    Legislative Committee--2 p.m.
    Budget Committee--3:30 p.m.
    Enforcement Consultants--4:30 p.m.
Day 3--Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    California State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-- 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-- 8 a.m.
    Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel--8 a.m.
    Highly Migratory Species Management Team--8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team--8 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee--8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants--As Needed
    Stock Assessment Briefing--7:30 p.m.
Day 4--Thursday, September 15, 2011
    California State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-- 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-- 8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team--8 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee--8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants--As Needed
    Chair's Reception--6 p.m.
Day 5--Friday, September 16, 2011
    California State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-- 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-- 8 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel--8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team--8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants--As Needed
Day 6--Saturday, September 17, 2011
    California State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-- 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-- 8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants--As Needed
Day 7--Sunday, September 18, 2011
    California State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel-- 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team-- 8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants--As Needed
Day 8--Monday, September 19, 2011
    California State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation--7 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants--As Needed

    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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 Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-2280 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 22, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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