Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 58526-58527 [2012-23310]

Download as PDF 58526 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2012 / Notices 70 FR 61363; 19 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/ wool_fabric.htm to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2012 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 335. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Dated: September 17, 2012. Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. 2012–23357 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC233 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Work Session To Review Proposed Salmon Methodology Changes National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Salmon Technical Team (STT), Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Salmon Subcommittee, and Model Evaluation Workgroup (MEW) will review proposed salmon methodology changes in a joint work session, which is open to the public. DATES: The work session will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, October 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The work session will be held at the Shilo Inns Suites Hotel, Willamette 1 Room, 11707 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820– 2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, Salmon Management Staff Officer, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the work session is to discuss and review proposed changes to analytical methods used in salmon pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Sep 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 management. Potential topics for the work session include but are not limited to; bias-correction methods for markselective coho fisheries, size limit evaluation methods for Chinook fisheries, and a preliminary assessment of abundance-based management of California Coastal Chinook. The final list of topics for the work session is scheduled to be adopted by the Council at their September 13–18, 2012 meeting in Boise, ID. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the STT, SSC Salmon Subcommittee, and MEW for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 18, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23309 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC244 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene Public Hearings on proposed Reef Fish Amendment 37 addressing revisions to the gray triggerfish rebuilding plan including adjustments to the annual catch limits and annual catch targets for the commercial and recreational sectors. Public hearings will also be held simultaneously on a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed Framework Action to modify the 2013 recreational gag fishing season, consider changes to the gag bag limit, and consider modifying or eliminating the February 1 through March 31 recreational closed season on shallowwater grouper. DATES: The public hearings will be held from October 15–18, 2012 at eight locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held in the following locations: Naples, St. Petersburg, and Destin, FL; Gulf Shores, AL; D’Iberville, MS; Kenner, LA; Galveston and Corpus Christi, TX. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Reef Fish Amendment 37: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Fishery Biologist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630 x231. For the gag Framework Action: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630 x227. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene public hearings on two proposed actions to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan. Reef Fish Amendment 37 proposes modifications to the gray triggerfish rebuilding plan including modifications to the annual catch limits and annual catch targets for the commercial and recreational sectors. Proposed commercial management measures needed to meet the reduction in the annual catch limit and annual catch target for gray triggerfish include establishing a fixed closed season and a trip limit. Proposed recreational management measures include establishing a fixed closed season and modifying the recreational bag limit for gray triggerfish within the 20-reef fish aggregate bag limit. This amendment also includes proposed modifications to the recreational accountability measures to allow NOAA Fisheries Service to close the recreational sector once the annual catch target is reached or projected to be reached, and if the annual catch limit is exceeded to apply an overage adjustment by reducing the annual catch limit and optional annual catch target the following fishing season. The Framework Action to set the 2013 gag recreational fishing season, bag limit, and to modify the February through March shallow-water grouper closed season contains alternatives for E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2012 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES modifications to regulations addressing recreational fishing for gag and shallowwater grouper. Alternatives being considered to modify the recreational gag fishing season would change the starting date for the recreational gag season from July 1 to an earlier time when there is greater demand to fish for gag, or would split the season into two or three sub-seasons. Changing the season to times when there is greater demand may reduce the number of fishing days relative to the status quo, so suboptions within the alternatives consider either retaining the current gag bag limit of 2 fish per person within the 4-fish aggregate shallow-water grouper bag limit, or reducing the bag limit for gag to 1 fish in order to extend the season. The Framework Action will also consider revising the current closed season on recreational harvest of shallow-water grouper by either shortening or eliminating the closed season, moving it to a different date, or having the closed season apply only seaward of the 20 fathom depth contour while eliminating it shoreward of 20 fathoms. Monday, October 15, 2012, Country Inn & Suites, 4415 Commons Drive East, Destin, FL 32541, telephone: (850) 650– 9191; Courtyard Marriott, 3250 Tamiami Trail N (US 41 N.), Naples, FL 34103, telephone: (239) 434–8700. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Sirata Hotel, 5300 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg, FL 33706, telephone: (727) 363–5100; Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 160 W. Commerce Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, telephone: (251) 948– 6191. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Courtyard Marriott, 11471 Cinema Drive, D’Iberville, MS 39540, telephone: (228) 392–1200; Hilton Galveston, 5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston Island, TX 77551, telephone: (409) 744–5000. Thursday, October 18, 2012, Harte Institute, 6300 Ocean Drive, Room 127, Corpus Christi, TX 78412–5869, telephone: (361) 825–2000; Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, 2829 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062, telephone: (504) 467–5611. Copies of the public hearing documents can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or by visiting the Council’s Web site at www.gulfcouncil.org. Special Accommodations These hearings 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 hearing. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Sep 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: September 18, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23310 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 58527 Kleinschmidt, at (503) 820–2280, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 18, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–23312 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XC248 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting RIN 0648–XC245 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a conference call of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT). A listening station will be available at the Pacific Council offices for interested members of the public, and there may be opportunities to attend the meeting remotely. DATES: The conference call will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call, with a public listening station available at the Pacific Council offices, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the conference call is to discuss a proposed harvest parameters workshop. Other items that may be discussed include the 2012 Pacific sardine stock assessment update, and items related to the November 2012 Council meeting. 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 CPSMT’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations This listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of the Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC), including a joint session of the Standing SSC and Socioeconomic SSC, and a joint session of the Gulf Council’s Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s SSC; and a separate meeting of the Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee. DATES: The Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Reef Fish SSC meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, and conclude by noon, Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Socioeconomic SSC meeting will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10th and conclude by 5 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 874–1234. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the Standing, Special Shrimp and Special Reef Fish SSC: Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician. For the Socioeconomic SSC: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; both located at Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standing and Special Shrimp SSC will meet jointly on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, to review stock assessments on brown shrimp, white shrimp and pink SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC244


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene Public Hearings on proposed Reef Fish Amendment 37 addressing 
revisions to the gray triggerfish rebuilding plan including adjustments 
to the annual catch limits and annual catch targets for the commercial 
and recreational sectors. Public hearings will also be held 
simultaneously on a proposed Framework Action to modify the 2013 
recreational gag fishing season, consider changes to the gag bag limit, 
and consider modifying or eliminating the February 1 through March 31 
recreational closed season on shallow-water grouper.

DATES: The public hearings will be held from October 15-18, 2012 at 
eight locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The public hearings will 
begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific 
dates, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held in the following locations: 
Naples, St. Petersburg, and Destin, FL; Gulf Shores, AL; D'Iberville, 
MS; Kenner, LA; Galveston and Corpus Christi, TX.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Reef Fish Amendment 37: Dr. Carrie 
Simmons, Fishery Biologist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
telephone: (813) 348-1630 x231. For the gag Framework Action: Steven 
Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630 x227.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene public hearings on 
two proposed actions to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan. Reef 
Fish Amendment 37 proposes modifications to the gray triggerfish 
rebuilding plan including modifications to the annual catch limits and 
annual catch targets for the commercial and recreational sectors. 
Proposed commercial management measures needed to meet the reduction in 
the annual catch limit and annual catch target for gray triggerfish 
include establishing a fixed closed season and a trip limit. Proposed 
recreational management measures include establishing a fixed closed 
season and modifying the recreational bag limit for gray triggerfish 
within the 20-reef fish aggregate bag limit. This amendment also 
includes proposed modifications to the recreational accountability 
measures to allow NOAA Fisheries Service to close the recreational 
sector once the annual catch target is reached or projected to be 
reached, and if the annual catch limit is exceeded to apply an overage 
adjustment by reducing the annual catch limit and optional annual catch 
target the following fishing season.
    The Framework Action to set the 2013 gag recreational fishing 
season, bag limit, and to modify the February through March shallow-
water grouper closed season contains alternatives for

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modifications to regulations addressing recreational fishing for gag 
and shallow-water grouper. Alternatives being considered to modify the 
recreational gag fishing season would change the starting date for the 
recreational gag season from July 1 to an earlier time when there is 
greater demand to fish for gag, or would split the season into two or 
three sub-seasons. Changing the season to times when there is greater 
demand may reduce the number of fishing days relative to the status 
quo, so suboptions within the alternatives consider either retaining 
the current gag bag limit of 2 fish per person within the 4-fish 
aggregate shallow-water grouper bag limit, or reducing the bag limit 
for gag to 1 fish in order to extend the season. The Framework Action 
will also consider revising the current closed season on recreational 
harvest of shallow-water grouper by either shortening or eliminating 
the closed season, moving it to a different date, or having the closed 
season apply only seaward of the 20 fathom depth contour while 
eliminating it shoreward of 20 fathoms.
    Monday, October 15, 2012, Country Inn & Suites, 4415 Commons Drive 
East, Destin, FL 32541, telephone: (850) 650-9191; Courtyard Marriott, 
3250 Tamiami Trail N (US 41 N.), Naples, FL 34103, telephone: (239) 
434-8700.
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Sirata Hotel, 5300 Gulf Boulevard, St. 
Petersburg, FL 33706, telephone: (727) 363-5100; Holiday Inn Express & 
Suites, 160 W. Commerce Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, telephone: 
(251) 948-6191.
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Courtyard Marriott, 11471 Cinema 
Drive, D'Iberville, MS 39540, telephone: (228) 392-1200; Hilton 
Galveston, 5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston Island, TX 77551, 
telephone: (409) 744-5000.
    Thursday, October 18, 2012, Harte Institute, 6300 Ocean Drive, Room 
127, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5869, telephone: (361) 825-2000; Crowne 
Plaza New Orleans Airport, 2829 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062, 
telephone: (504) 467-5611.
    Copies of the public hearing documents can be obtained by calling 
(813) 348-1630 or by visiting the Council's Web site at 
www.gulfcouncil.org.

Special Accommodations

    These hearings 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 hearing.

    Dated: September 18, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-23310 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]
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