Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 24686 [2012-9950]

Download as PDF 24686 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2012 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 96. Estimated Time per Response: Surveys, 30–45 minutes; Focus Groups, 1 hour and 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 74. 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. Dated: April 20, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–9967 Filed 4–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) in Honolulu, HI. DATES: The Hawaii REAC meeting will be held Friday, May 11, 2012. For the specific date, times, and agenda for the meeting see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting of the Hawaii REAC will be held at the Council Office, pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Apr 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 1164 Bishop St. Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee Meeting: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012 1. Welcome and Introduction of Members 2. Approval of Draft Agenda 3. REAC Overview and 2011 Meeting Recommendations 4. Agency Protected Species Overview and Updates a. Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) Updates b. State of Hawaii Protected Species Rules, Regulations and Updates 5. Protected Species in Our Ecosystem a. Humpback Whales i. Status of Humpback Whale Hawaii Breeding Population ii. Ecosystem Impacts of Humpback Whales in the North Pacific Foraging Grounds b. Odontocetes (Toothed Whales) i. Marine Mammal Protection Act: What You Should Know ii. List of Fisheries and Hawaii Troll and Charter Fisheries iii. Fishermen’s Perspective on Marine Mammal Interactions iv. Discussion on Monitoring and Addressing Small Vessel Fishery Impacts on Odontocetes c. ESA Petition and Status of Review for Coral i. Coral Status Review ii. REAC Review and Discussion of the Coral Management Report d. ESA Petition for Hawaiian Green Turtles i. Green Turtle Petition & Review Process ii. State of Hawaii Green Turtle Management Plan iii. Discussion on Future Green Turtle Management in Hawaii 6. Public Comments 7. Discussion and Recommendations The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. Public comment periods will be provided throughout each agenda. The REAC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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: April 20, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–9950 Filed 4–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA714 Endangered Species; File No. 15634 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), 3333 N. Torrey Pines Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037, [Responsible Party: Lisa Ballance, Ph.D.] has been issued a permit to take leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) for purposes of scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; Northwest Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., BIN C15700, Bldg. 1, Seattle, WA 98115–0700; phone (206) 526–6150; fax (206) 526–6426; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562) 980–4001; fax (562) 980–4018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Colette Cairns, (301) 427–8401. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Western 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: This notice advises the public that the Western Pacific 
Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the 
Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee (REAC) in Honolulu, HI.

DATES: The Hawaii REAC meeting will be held Friday, May 11, 2012. For 
the specific date, times, and agenda for the meeting see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting of the Hawaii REAC will be held at the Council 
Office, 1164 Bishop St. Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96814.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Regional 
Ecosystem Advisory Committee Meeting:

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012
    1. Welcome and Introduction of Members
    2. Approval of Draft Agenda
    3. REAC Overview and 2011 Meeting Recommendations
    4. Agency Protected Species Overview and Updates
    a. Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection 
Act (MMPA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) Updates
    b. State of Hawaii Protected Species Rules, Regulations and Updates
    5. Protected Species in Our Ecosystem
    a. Humpback Whales
    i. Status of Humpback Whale Hawaii Breeding Population
    ii. Ecosystem Impacts of Humpback Whales in the North Pacific 
Foraging Grounds
    b. Odontocetes (Toothed Whales)
    i. Marine Mammal Protection Act: What You Should Know
    ii. List of Fisheries and Hawaii Troll and Charter Fisheries
    iii. Fishermen's Perspective on Marine Mammal Interactions
    iv. Discussion on Monitoring and Addressing Small Vessel Fishery 
Impacts on Odontocetes
    c. ESA Petition and Status of Review for Coral
    i. Coral Status Review
    ii. REAC Review and Discussion of the Coral Management Report
    d. ESA Petition for Hawaiian Green Turtles
    i. Green Turtle Petition & Review Process
    ii. State of Hawaii Green Turtle Management Plan
    iii. Discussion on Future Green Turtle Management in Hawaii
    6. Public Comments
    7. Discussion and Recommendations

    The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. Public 
comment periods will be provided throughout each agenda. The REAC will 
meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are 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: April 20, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-9950 Filed 4-24-12; 8:45 am]
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