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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2012 / Notices Needs and Uses: Title II, Section 203(o) of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘Act’’) [Pub. L. 112–42] implements the commercial availability provision provided for in Article 3.3 of the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’). The Agreement entered into force on May 15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, and pursuant to the textile provisions of the Agreement, a fabric, yarn, or fiber produced in Colombia or the United States and traded between the two countries is entitled to duty-free tariff treatment. Annex 3–B of the Agreement also lists specific fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the two countries agreed are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner from producers in Colombia or the United States. 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[FR Doc. 2012–22501 Filed 9–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56611 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–38–2012] Foreign-Trade Zone 216—Olympia, WA; Authorization of Production Activity; Callisons, Inc. (Mint Products); Lacey and Chehalis, WA On May 10, 2012, the Port of Olympia, grantee of FTZ 216, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of Callisons, Inc., within FTZ 216-Site 3 and Site 15, in Lacey and Chehalis, Washington. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (77 FR 28568, 5–15– 2012). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: September 10, 2012. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22601 Filed 9–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC230 North 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, October 1–9, 2012, in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, October 1, 2012 through Tuesday, October 9, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times of the meetings. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 W. 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 56612 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2012 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3 continuing through Tuesday October 9. Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Tuesday, October 2 and continue through Saturday, October 6, the Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 1 and continue through Wednesday, October 3. The Enforcement Committee will meet October 2, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., Birch Room. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Council Plenary Session The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. Reports 1. Executive Director’s Report (including report on spatial tools for arctic mapping and planning (STAMP), update on staff meetings); NMFS Management Report (Including report on status of petition to list corals under Endangered Species Act (ESA), update on the Habitat Blueprint); Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) Report; NOAA Enforcement Report; United States Coast Guard (USCG) Report; United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Report; Protected Species Report (PSR). 2. Halibut Fisheries Issues: ADF&G report on final 2011 sport halibut removals; Final action on Halibut Catch Share Plan; Charter Halibut: Review Methodology for 2013 limits (SSC only). 3. Groundfish Specifications; Receive Groundfish Plan Team reports; Aleutian Island Pacific cod model review (SSC only); Adopt proposed groundfish catch specifications. 4. Observer Program: Receive NMFS report on Observer Deployment Plan; Receive Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) Report. 5. Steller Sea Lion (SSL) Issues: SSL Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping (October 2); report from SSL Mitigation Committee; SSC review of SSL EIS analytical approach. 6. Vessel Replacement Issues: Discussion paper on Amendment 80 vessel replacement with American Fisheries Act (AFA) vessels; Initial review of AFA Vessel Replacement Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Sideboards; Final Action on Freezer Long Line (FFL) Vessel Replacement (Maximum Length Overall (MLOA) adjustment). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:13 Sep 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 7. Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) Crab Management: Initial Review of BSAI Crab Right of First Refusal (ROFR); Initial Review of BSAI Crab active participation requirements; Discussion paper on BSAI Crab Cooperative Provisions for Crew; Workgroup report on BSAI Crab Binding Arbitration— Golden King Crab; Discussion paper on Binding Arbitration Issues (lengthy season, publishing decisions, Individual Processoring Quota (IPQ) Initiation); Crab Economic Data Reporting (EDR)— Review forms and draft regulations; Final Over Fishing Level (OFL)/ Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) specifications for 6 stocks in the BSAI Crab Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation (SAFE); Revise alternatives for BSAI Tanner crab rebuilding plan. 8. Groundfish Issues: Feedback on goals and objectives on Central Gulf of Alaska (CGOA) trawl Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) tools; Expanded discussion paper on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Use and Requirements; Review the Bering Sea Habitat Conservation Area Boundary; Discussion paper on Northern Bering Sea Research. 9. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking. 10. Other Business. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. Halibut Fisheries Issues. 2. Groundfish Specifications. 3. Observer Program. 4. SSL EIS. 5. AFA Vessel replacement GOA Sideboards. 6. Review of BSAI Crab ROFR. 7. Review of BSAI Crab active participation requirements. 8. OFL/ABC specifications for 6 stocks in the BSAI Crab SAFE. 9. Revise alternatives for BSAI Tanner Crab Rebuilding plan. 10. Northern Bering Sea Research. The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries. noaa.gov/npfmc/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this 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 these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 7, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–22502 Filed 9–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC221 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of correction to a public meeting; addition to agenda. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is revising the agenda for a public meeting of the Council on September 25–27, 2012 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. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 25–27 starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and at 8 a.m. on Thursday. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360; telephone: (508) 747–4900; fax: (508) 747–8937. Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Thursday, September 27, 2012 The New England Fishery Management Council’s September 25– E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC230


North 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory committees will hold public meetings, October 1-9, 2012, in 
Anchorage, AK.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, October 1, 2012 through 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific 
dates and times of the meetings.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 
W. 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session 
at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3 continuing through Tuesday October 9. 
Council's Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m., Tuesday, October 2 
and continue through Saturday, October 6, the Scientific Statistical 
Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 1 and continue 
through Wednesday, October 3. The Enforcement Committee will meet 
October 2, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Birch Room. All meetings are open to the 
public, except executive sessions.

Council Plenary Session

    The agenda for the Council's plenary session will include the 
following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the 
issues identified.

Reports

    1. Executive Director's Report (including report on spatial tools 
for arctic mapping and planning (STAMP), update on staff meetings); 
NMFS Management Report (Including report on status of petition to list 
corals under Endangered Species Act (ESA), update on the Habitat 
Blueprint); Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) Report; NOAA 
Enforcement Report; United States Coast Guard (USCG) Report; United 
States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Report; Protected Species Report 
(PSR).
    2. Halibut Fisheries Issues: ADF&G report on final 2011 sport 
halibut removals; Final action on Halibut Catch Share Plan; Charter 
Halibut: Review Methodology for 2013 limits (SSC only).
    3. Groundfish Specifications; Receive Groundfish Plan Team reports; 
Aleutian Island Pacific cod model review (SSC only); Adopt proposed 
groundfish catch specifications.
    4. Observer Program: Receive NMFS report on Observer Deployment 
Plan; Receive Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) Report.
    5. Steller Sea Lion (SSL) Issues: SSL Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) scoping (October 2); report from SSL Mitigation 
Committee; SSC review of SSL EIS analytical approach.
    6. Vessel Replacement Issues: Discussion paper on Amendment 80 
vessel replacement with American Fisheries Act (AFA) vessels; Initial 
review of AFA Vessel Replacement Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Sideboards; Final 
Action on Freezer Long Line (FFL) Vessel Replacement (Maximum Length 
Overall (MLOA) adjustment).
    7. Bering Sea Aleutian Island (BSAI) Crab Management: Initial 
Review of BSAI Crab Right of First Refusal (ROFR); Initial Review of 
BSAI Crab active participation requirements; Discussion paper on BSAI 
Crab Cooperative Provisions for Crew; Workgroup report on BSAI Crab 
Binding Arbitration--Golden King Crab; Discussion paper on Binding 
Arbitration Issues (lengthy season, publishing decisions, Individual 
Processoring Quota (IPQ) Initiation); Crab Economic Data Reporting 
(EDR)--Review forms and draft regulations; Final Over Fishing Level 
(OFL)/Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) specifications for 6 stocks in 
the BSAI Crab Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation (SAFE); Revise 
alternatives for BSAI Tanner crab rebuilding plan.
    8. Groundfish Issues: Feedback on goals and objectives on Central 
Gulf of Alaska (CGOA) trawl Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) tools; 
Expanded discussion paper on Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Use and 
Requirements; Review the Bering Sea Habitat Conservation Area Boundary; 
Discussion paper on Northern Bering Sea Research.
    9. Staff Tasking: Review Committees and tasking.
    10. Other Business.
    The SSC agenda will include the following issues:
    1. Halibut Fisheries Issues.
    2. Groundfish Specifications.
    3. Observer Program.
    4. SSL EIS.
    5. AFA Vessel replacement GOA Sideboards.
    6. Review of BSAI Crab ROFR.
    7. Review of BSAI Crab active participation requirements.
    8. OFL/ABC specifications for 6 stocks in the BSAI Crab SAFE.
    9. Revise alternatives for BSAI Tanner Crab Rebuilding plan.
    10. Northern Bering Sea Research.

    The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as 
the Council except B reports. The Agenda is subject to change, and the 
latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/npfmc/.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this 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 these 
meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified 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.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271-2809 at 
least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: September 7, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-22502 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am]
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