Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 32083 [2012-13211]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2012 / Notices Tuesday, June 19, 2012 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Committees 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.– 5:45 p.m.—Reef Fish Management Committee will receive a presentation by Louisiana DWF on Regional Management; review Options Papers for Amendment 28—Grouper Allocation, Amendment 37—Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan; and review a Framework Action for the 2013 Gag Season, a potential Split Season and possibly eliminating the February— March Shallow-Water Grouper Closure. The Committee will also review a Public Hearing draft of Amendment 38—Revise Post-Season Recreational Accountability Measures for Shallow-Water Grouper; a Revision to the Generic Framework Procedure; and a Scoping Document for Amendment 39—Sector Separation. Finally, the Committee will review possible abbreviated Framework Actions regarding Venting Tool Requirements and Definition and Intent of For-hire Fishing in the EEZ; have a discussion on the National Standard 1; and discuss Exempted Fishing Permits related to Reef Fish (if any). —Recess— Immediately following the Committee Recess will be the Informal Question & Answer Session on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Issues. Monday, June 18, 2012 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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 (Council) will convene public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held June 18–21, 2012. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Westshore Airport Hotel, 2225 N. Lois Avenue; Tampa, FL; telephone: (813) 877–6688. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 p.m.–1:30 p.m.—Administrative Policy Committee will receive a staff presentation of the visit from the Inspector General’s office. 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.—Ad Hoc Restoration Committee will review State summaries and receive presentations. 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.—Data Collection Committee will review the Ad Hoc Private Recreational Data Collection Advisory Panel Report and discuss the Public Hearing draft for a Generic Amendment for Dealer Permits/ Electronic Logbook Reporting Requirements. 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.—Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Committee will discuss the Council’s Risk Policy. 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.—Shrimp Management Committee will review a report from the Shrimp Workshop and the Shrimp Scientific & Statistical Committee meetings; discuss the funding for the Electronic Logbooks Program (ELB); receive a report on the Kemps Ridley Assessment Workshop; review the Status of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Biological Opinion and Proposed Turtle Excluder Device (TEDs) Requirement; and discuss Exempted Fishing Permits related to Shrimp (if any). —Recess— VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 May 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 32083 any; and will also hold an open public comment period regarding any other fishery issues or concern. People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment period. Thursday, June 21, 2012 Council 8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.—The Council will have a discussion on Exempted Fishing Permits (if any). 8:45 a.m.–3:15 p.m.—The Council will review and discuss reports from the committee meetings as follows: Administrative Policy, Reef Fish, Ad Hoc Restoration, Data Collection, Shrimp, Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat, Mackerel, and Sustainable Fisheries/ Ecosystem. 3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.—Other Business items will follow. The Council will conclude its meeting at approximately 3:45 p.m. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date/time established in this notice. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Special Accommodations 1:30 p.m.—The Council meeting will begin with a Call to Order and Introductions. 1:45 p.m.–1:55 p.m.—The Council will review the agenda and approve the minutes. 1:55 p.m.–2 p.m.—The Council will review the Action Schedule. 2 p.m.–2:15 p.m.—The Council will review Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP), if any. 2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.—The Council will receive public testimony on Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs), if 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. 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.—The Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat Committees will discuss Artificial Reefs and Petroleum Platforms being designated as Essential Fish Habitat. 9:30 a.m.–12 noon—The Mackerel Management Committee will review drafts for the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 19—Bag Limit Sales, Trip Limits and Latent Gill Net Permits and for Amendment 20—Boundaries and Transit Provisions and discuss Exempted Fishing Permits to Coastal Migratory Pelagics (if any). —Recess— PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: May 25, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–13211 Filed 5–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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 (Council) will 
convene public meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held June 18-21, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Westshore Airport 
Hotel, 2225 N. Lois Avenue; Tampa, FL; telephone: (813) 877-6688.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Committees

Monday, June 18, 2012

    1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.--Administrative Policy Committee will receive a 
staff presentation of the visit from the Inspector General's office.
    1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.--Ad Hoc Restoration Committee will review State 
summaries and receive presentations.
    3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--Data Collection Committee will review the Ad Hoc 
Private Recreational Data Collection Advisory Panel Report and discuss 
the Public Hearing draft for a Generic Amendment for Dealer Permits/
Electronic Logbook Reporting Requirements.
    4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Committee will 
discuss the Council's Risk Policy.
    5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.--Shrimp Management Committee will review a 
report from the Shrimp Workshop and the Shrimp Scientific & Statistical 
Committee meetings; discuss the funding for the Electronic Logbooks 
Program (ELB); receive a report on the Kemps Ridley Assessment 
Workshop; review the Status of the National Marine Fisheries Service's 
Biological Opinion and Proposed Turtle Excluder Device (TEDs) 
Requirement; and discuss Exempted Fishing Permits related to Shrimp (if 
any).

--Recess--

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.--Reef Fish Management 
Committee will receive a presentation by Louisiana DWF on Regional 
Management; review Options Papers for Amendment 28--Grouper Allocation, 
Amendment 37--Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan; and review a Framework 
Action for the 2013 Gag Season, a potential Split Season and possibly 
eliminating the February--March Shallow-Water Grouper Closure. The 
Committee will also review a Public Hearing draft of Amendment 38--
Revise Post-Season Recreational Accountability Measures for Shallow-
Water Grouper; a Revision to the Generic Framework Procedure; and a 
Scoping Document for Amendment 39--Sector Separation. Finally, the 
Committee will review possible abbreviated Framework Actions regarding 
Venting Tool Requirements and Definition and Intent of For-hire Fishing 
in the EEZ; have a discussion on the National Standard 1; and discuss 
Exempted Fishing Permits related to Reef Fish (if any).

--Recess--

Immediately following the Committee Recess will be the Informal 
Question & Answer Session on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Issues.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.--The Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat Committees 
will discuss Artificial Reefs and Petroleum Platforms being designated 
as Essential Fish Habitat.
    9:30 a.m.-12 noon--The Mackerel Management Committee will review 
drafts for the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Amendment 19--Bag Limit 
Sales, Trip Limits and Latent Gill Net Permits and for Amendment 20--
Boundaries and Transit Provisions and discuss Exempted Fishing Permits 
to Coastal Migratory Pelagics (if any).

--Recess--

Council

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    1:30 p.m.--The Council meeting will begin with a Call to Order and 
Introductions.
    1:45 p.m.-1:55 p.m.--The Council will review the agenda and approve 
the minutes.
    1:55 p.m.-2 p.m.--The Council will review the Action Schedule.
    2 p.m.-2:15 p.m.--The Council will review Exempted Fishing Permits 
(EFP), if any.
    2:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--The Council will receive public testimony on 
Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs), if any; and will also hold an open 
public comment period regarding any other fishery issues or concern. 
People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a public 
comment card prior to the comment period.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

    8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.--The Council will have a discussion on Exempted 
Fishing Permits (if any).
    8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.--The Council will review and discuss reports 
from the committee meetings as follows: Administrative Policy, Reef 
Fish, Ad Hoc Restoration, Data Collection, Shrimp, Joint Artificial 
Reef/Habitat, Mackerel, and Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem.
    3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.--Other Business items will follow.
    The Council will conclude its meeting at approximately 3:45 p.m.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with 
the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas 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 
action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing 
items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the 
timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order 
to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on 
the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the 
date/time established in this notice.

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: May 25, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-13211 Filed 5-30-12; 8:45 am]
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