New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting, 65363-65364 [2012-26362]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Notices which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than the five days after the time limit for filing case briefs in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). A hearing, if requested, will be held two days after the date the rebuttal briefs are due. The Department will issue a notice of final results of this full sunset review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such comments, no later than February 26, 2012.9 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 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State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will meet to recommend recreational management measures for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fisheries for the 2013 fishing year. Multi-year recreational measures may be considered for summer flounder and scup. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. RIN 0648–XC298 Special Accommodations Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 19, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–26410 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee, Scup Monitoring Committee, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold public meetings. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 23, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26360 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 9 See Folding Gift Boxes From the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary and Final Results of Second Antidumping Duty Sunset Review, 77 FR 45337 (July 31, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 25, 2012 Jkt 229001 65363 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting on November 13–15, 2012 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 13–15, starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, and at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840; telephone: (401) 849– 1000; fax: (401) 849–3422. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Following introductions and any announcements, brief reports will be provided by the NEFMC Chairman and Executive Director, NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator (Northeast Region), the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and staff from the Vessel Monitoring Systems Operations and Law Enforcement offices, as well as the Northeast Regional Ocean Council. These reports will be followed by a review of information concerning Council member recusals and lobbying, a discussion that will be led by NOAA General Counsel. Following a lunch break, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s (NEFSC) Science and Research Director will present an overview of the NEFSC draft Strategic Plan. A question and answer period is scheduled to E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 65364 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Notices accompany the presentation. The Council’s Herring Committee will report on its efforts to further develop the 2013–15 Atlantic herring fishery specifications. This action could include additional alternatives for acceptable biological catch (ABC) and the ABC control rule as well as a range of alternatives to modify accountability measures (AMs) in the Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). A public listening session, to include issues that are not otherwise listed on the agenda, will be held before the Council meeting adjourns for the day. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, November 14, 2012 On Wednesday morning, the Council will discuss the issue of jointly managing the scup fishery with the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), possibly approve final action on the proposed specifications for the 2013–15 spiny dogfish fishery, and receive an update on the development of Amendment 6 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan. Consideration of Northeast Multispecies FMP issues, specifically possible approval of Framework Adjustment 48 measures, will be addressed during the remainder of the day. Decisions may include: specifications for the 2013– 2015 fishing years; modifying subannual catch limits for the scallop fishery; adjusting sector monitoring measures, modifying accountability measures (AMs), including the possible adoption of AMs for other fisheries that catch Southern New England/MidAtlantic windowpane flounder, modifying recreational fishing measures; modifying measures to allow sectors to request access to areas within the groundfish closed areas; and likely changes to other less significant measures. Alternatively, the Council may delay final action on this action until a later meeting, but could take final action on the allocations of groundfish stocks to the scallop fishery—the sub-annual catch limits for Southern New England/ Mid-Atlantic and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic windowpane flounder. This is an option for the Council even if final action is not taken on Framework Adjustment 48 at its November meeting. Thursday, November 15, 2012 The third and final day of the NEFMC meeting will begin with consideration of Framework Adjustment 24/49 to the Scallop and Groundfish Fishery Management Plans, respectively. The Council intent is to approve scallop fishery specifications for fishing years VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 25, 2012 Jkt 229001 2013 and potentially for 2014 and 2015 as well. Other measures in the action include: (1) Possible modification of the Georges Bank access area opening dates; (2) measures to address a yellowtail flounder sub-annual catch limit for the limited access general category fishery; (3) a change to the effective date of the accountability measures for the yellowtail flounder sub-annual catch limit; (4) measures to promote flexibility in the IFQ fishery by allowing leasing after the start of the fishing year and also once a vessel has started to fish its IFQ; and (5) expanding the observer setaside program to include limited access general category open area trips. The Council will approve its management priorities for 2013 once the scallop items have been addressed. The meeting will be adjourned at that time unless any other outstanding business is identified. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s 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 Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 23, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26362 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC316 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) Staff will convene a meeting of the Visioning and Strategic Planning (VaSP) Working Group. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport: 7032 Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240; telephone: (410) 859–3300. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting of the VaSP Working Group is the fourth in a series of strategic planning meetings convened to elicit meaningful discussion on complex fisheries issues, trends, opportunities and challenges for the MAFMC as they relate to the Council’s responsibilities over the next ten years. Participants in this VaSP Working Group are working to build consensus on the strategic paths to take during the next 10-years. The Strategic Plan will contain a series of strategic goals to guide the MAFMC’s activities in the coming years. In this meeting, the VaSP Working Group will finalize the Economic Impact, Governance and Regulatory Process goals, objectives and strategies initially drafted on October 15 and 16, 2012. They will complete an abridged analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats on science and data and ecosystem based fishery management. No formal actions will be taken by the VaSP Working Group at this meeting. Any documents produced by the Working Group will be reviewed by the full-Council following a period of public comment. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 23, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26374 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC317


New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
a three-day meeting on November 13-15, 2012 to consider actions 
affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 
November 13-15, starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, and at 8:30 a.m. on 
Wednesday and Thursday.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 
America's Cup Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840; telephone: (401) 
849-1000; fax: (401) 849-3422.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Following introductions and any announcements, brief reports will 
be provided by the NEFMC Chairman and Executive Director, NOAA 
Fisheries Regional Administrator (Northeast Region), the Northeast 
Fisheries Science Center and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council 
liaisons, NOAA General Counsel, representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard 
and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and staff from the 
Vessel Monitoring Systems Operations and Law Enforcement offices, as 
well as the Northeast Regional Ocean Council. These reports will be 
followed by a review of information concerning Council member recusals 
and lobbying, a discussion that will be led by NOAA General Counsel.
    Following a lunch break, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 
(NEFSC) Science and Research Director will present an overview of the 
NEFSC draft Strategic Plan. A question and answer period is scheduled 
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accompany the presentation. The Council's Herring Committee will report 
on its efforts to further develop the 2013-15 Atlantic herring fishery 
specifications. This action could include additional alternatives for 
acceptable biological catch (ABC) and the ABC control rule as well as a 
range of alternatives to modify accountability measures (AMs) in the 
Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). A public listening session, to 
include issues that are not otherwise listed on the agenda, will be 
held before the Council meeting adjourns for the day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    On Wednesday morning, the Council will discuss the issue of jointly 
managing the scup fishery with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council (MAFMC), possibly approve final action on the proposed 
specifications for the 2013-15 spiny dogfish fishery, and receive an 
update on the development of Amendment 6 to the Monkfish Fishery 
Management Plan. Consideration of Northeast Multispecies FMP issues, 
specifically possible approval of Framework Adjustment 48 measures, 
will be addressed during the remainder of the day. Decisions may 
include: specifications for the 2013-2015 fishing years; modifying sub-
annual catch limits for the scallop fishery; adjusting sector 
monitoring measures, modifying accountability measures (AMs), including 
the possible adoption of AMs for other fisheries that catch Southern 
New England/Mid-Atlantic windowpane flounder, modifying recreational 
fishing measures; modifying measures to allow sectors to request access 
to areas within the groundfish closed areas; and likely changes to 
other less significant measures.
    Alternatively, the Council may delay final action on this action 
until a later meeting, but could take final action on the allocations 
of groundfish stocks to the scallop fishery--the sub-annual catch 
limits for Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic and Georges Bank 
yellowtail flounder and Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic windowpane 
flounder. This is an option for the Council even if final action is not 
taken on Framework Adjustment 48 at its November meeting.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

    The third and final day of the NEFMC meeting will begin with 
consideration of Framework Adjustment 24/49 to the Scallop and 
Groundfish Fishery Management Plans, respectively. The Council intent 
is to approve scallop fishery specifications for fishing years 2013 and 
potentially for 2014 and 2015 as well. Other measures in the action 
include: (1) Possible modification of the Georges Bank access area 
opening dates; (2) measures to address a yellowtail flounder sub-annual 
catch limit for the limited access general category fishery; (3) a 
change to the effective date of the accountability measures for the 
yellowtail flounder sub-annual catch limit; (4) measures to promote 
flexibility in the IFQ fishery by allowing leasing after the start of 
the fishing year and also once a vessel has started to fish its IFQ; 
and (5) expanding the observer set-aside program to include limited 
access general category open area trips. The Council will approve its 
management priorities for 2013 once the scallop items have been 
addressed. The meeting will be adjourned at that time unless any other 
outstanding business is identified.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 Act, 
provided that the public has been notified of the Council's 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 Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: October 23, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-26362 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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