Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 41376 [2012-17083]

Download as PDF 41376 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2012 / Notices endangered species (‘‘take’’ includes actions that harass, harm, pursue, kill, or capture). The first salmonid species listed by NMFS as threatened were protected by virtually blanket application of the section 9 take prohibitions. There are now 22 separate Distinct Population Segments (DPS) of west coast salmonids listed as threatened, covering a large percentage of the land base in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. NMFS is obligated to enact necessary and advisable protective regulations. NMFS makes section 9 prohibitions generally applicable to many of those threatened DPS, but also seeks to respond to requests from states and others to both provide more guidance on how to protect threatened salmonids and avoid take, and to limit the application of take prohibitions wherever warranted (see 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005, 71 FR 834, January 5, 2006, and 73 FR 55451, September 25, 2008). The regulations describe programs or circumstances that contribute to the conservation of, or are being conducted in a way that limits impacts on, listed salmonids. Because we have determined that such programs/circumstances adequately protect listed salmonids, the regulations do not apply the ‘‘take’’ prohibitions to them. Some of these limits on the take prohibitions entail voluntary submission of a plan to NMFS and/or annual or occasional reports by entities wishing to take advantage of these limits, or continue within them. II. Method of Collection srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0399. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 301. Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours for a road maintenance agreement; 5 hours for a diversion screening limit project; 30 hours for an urban development package; 10 hours for an urban development report; 20 hours for a tribal plan; and 5 hours for a report of aided, salvaged, or disposed of salmonids. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,705. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000. 17:08 Jul 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: July 10, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–17092 Filed 7–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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: Council to convene public meetings. AGENCY: Submissions may be in paper or electronic format. VerDate Mar<15>2010 IV. Request for Comments The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene three web based meetings of the ABC Control Rule Working Group. DATES: The first webinar meeting will convene on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected end by 12 noon eastern time. ADDRESSES: The webinars will be accessible via Internet. Please go to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Web site at www.gulfcouncil.org for instructions. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ABC Control Rule Working Group will meet to review an alternative method of assigning appropriate risk of overfishing levels to stocks based on the status, productivity, susceptibility and resiliency of the stock. The working group will also review its previous recommendations for revisions to the ABC control rule and evaluate other possible revisions. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Materials will also be available to download from the ABC Control Rule Working Group folder of the Council’s FTP site, which is accessible from the Quick Links section of the Council Web site (http:// www.gulfcouncil.org). Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the ABC Control Rule Working Group 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 this meeting. Actions of the Working Group will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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. Special Accommodations This webinar is accessible to people with disabilities. For assistance with any of our webinars contact Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the webinar. Dated: July 10, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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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: Council to convene public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene 
three web based meetings of the ABC Control Rule Working Group.

DATES: The first webinar meeting will convene on Tuesday, July 31, 
2012. The webinar will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected end by 12 noon 
eastern time.

ADDRESSES: The webinars will be accessible via Internet. Please go to 
the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Web site at 
www.gulfcouncil.org for instructions.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics 
Statistician; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 
(813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ABC Control Rule Working Group will meet 
to review an alternative method of assigning appropriate risk of 
overfishing levels to stocks based on the status, productivity, 
susceptibility and resiliency of the stock. The working group will also 
review its previous recommendations for revisions to the ABC control 
rule and evaluate other possible revisions.
    Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by 
calling (813) 348-1630. Materials will also be available to download 
from the ABC Control Rule Working Group folder of the Council's FTP 
site, which is accessible from the Quick Links section of the Council 
Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org).
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the ABC Control Rule Working Group 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 this meeting. Actions of the Working Group will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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.

Special Accommodations

    This webinar is accessible to people with disabilities. For 
assistance with any of our webinars contact Kathy Pereira at the 
Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the webinar.

    Dated: July 10, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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