Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 58527-58528 [2012-23311]

Download as PDF 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 58528 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2012 / Notices shrimp. These are updates to stock assessments presented to the SSC in June, but with landings data through 2011. Based on these assessments, the SSC may review its recommendations from June for overfishing limit (OFL) and acceptable biological catch (ABC). On Wednesday morning, October 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Standing SSC will meet jointly with the Socioeconomic SSC to discuss the roles of the Standing and Socioeconomic SSCs. On Wednesday afternoon, October 10, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC will meet jointly with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s SSC to review a yellowtail snapper benchmark assessment (SEDAR 27). Based on the assessment, the SSCs will determine an OFL and set an ABC for the stock as a whole. For management purposes, the ABC will be apportioned 75% to the South Atlantic and 25% to the Gulf. On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC will meet jointly to review and approve the terms of reference for gag and greater amberjack benchmark assessments (SEDAR 34) and select attendees for the gag benchmark assessment workshops. In addition, the SSC will discuss review methods for the SEDAR 28 (Gulf of Mexico Spanish Mackerel and Cobia) benchmark assessment. The SSC will also review recommendations from the ABC Control Rule Working Group on revisions to the ABC control rule implemented in January 2012 under the Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability Measures Amendment. Finally, the SSC will review the SEDAR assessment schedule and priorities, and proposed dates for 2013 SSC meetings. The Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee will convene on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11 to discuss the structure and roles of the Scientific and Statistical Committees and issues related to the red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) program and its 5-year review, including an evaluation of the economic performance of the program, the 2011 red snapper IFQ report, IFQ survey results, trends in the program, and the review process. The committee will also discuss issues related to the allocation of red snapper resources, including an economic evaluation of red snapper allocation and social aspects of allocation. The committee also plans to elect a new chair and vice-chair. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site: ftp.gulfcouncil.org. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Sep 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committees 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council Office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: September 18, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Frederick W. Steckler, Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Margaret A. Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Deborah S. Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Anthony P. Scardino, Chief Financial Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. John B. Owens II, Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Bernard J. Knight Jr., General Counsel, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Shira Perlmutter, Administrator for Policy and External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office Alternates Mary Boney Denison, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Andrew I. Faile, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, United States Patent and Trademark Office. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: September 17, 2012. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2012–23385 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2012–23311 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] United States Patent and Trademark Office BILLING CODE 3510–16–P [Docket No. PTO–C–2012–0038] Performance Review Board (PRB) COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions AGENCY: In conformance with the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announces the appointment of persons to serve as members of its Performance Review Board. ADDRESSES: Director, Human Capital Management, Office of Human Resources, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Karlinchak at (571) 272–8717. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The membership of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Performance Review Board is as follows: Teresa Stanek Rea, Chair, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add a product and service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities and to delete products previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On or Before: 10/22/2012. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58527-58528]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23311]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC245


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meetings.

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SUMMARY: 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

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shrimp. These are updates to stock assessments presented to the SSC in 
June, but with landings data through 2011. Based on these assessments, 
the SSC may review its recommendations from June for overfishing limit 
(OFL) and acceptable biological catch (ABC). On Wednesday morning, 
October 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Standing SSC will meet 
jointly with the Socioeconomic SSC to discuss the roles of the Standing 
and Socioeconomic SSCs. On Wednesday afternoon, October 10, 2012, from 
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC will meet 
jointly with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's SSC to 
review a yellowtail snapper benchmark assessment (SEDAR 27). Based on 
the assessment, the SSCs will determine an OFL and set an ABC for the 
stock as a whole. For management purposes, the ABC will be apportioned 
75% to the South Atlantic and 25% to the Gulf. On Thursday, October 11, 
2012, the Standing and Special Reef Fish SSC will meet jointly to 
review and approve the terms of reference for gag and greater amberjack 
benchmark assessments (SEDAR 34) and select attendees for the gag 
benchmark assessment workshops. In addition, the SSC will discuss 
review methods for the SEDAR 28 (Gulf of Mexico Spanish Mackerel and 
Cobia) benchmark assessment. The SSC will also review recommendations 
from the ABC Control Rule Working Group on revisions to the ABC control 
rule implemented in January 2012 under the Generic Annual Catch Limits/
Accountability Measures Amendment. Finally, the SSC will review the 
SEDAR assessment schedule and priorities, and proposed dates for 2013 
SSC meetings.
    The Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee will convene 
on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11 to discuss the 
structure and roles of the Scientific and Statistical Committees and 
issues related to the red snapper individual fishing quota (IFQ) 
program and its 5-year review, including an evaluation of the economic 
performance of the program, the 2011 red snapper IFQ report, IFQ survey 
results, trends in the program, and the review process. The committee 
will also discuss issues related to the allocation of red snapper 
resources, including an economic evaluation of red snapper allocation 
and social aspects of allocation. The committee also plans to elect a 
new chair and vice-chair.
    Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by 
calling (813) 348-1630 or can be downloaded from the Council's ftp 
site: ftp.gulfcouncil.org.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in 
accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical 
Committees 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public 
has been notified of the Council's intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: September 18, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-23311 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P