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141 / Monday, July 24, 2006 / Notices

Dated: July 19, 2006. provide recommendations to the Special Accommodations


Tracey L. Thompson, Council. The Reef Fish AP will also These meetings are physically
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable consider and possibly provide accessible to people with disabilities.
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. recommendations on alternatives in a Requests for sign language
[FR Doc. E6–11683 Filed 7–21–06; 8:45 am] Draft Reef Fish Amendment 27/Shrimp interpretation or other auxiliary aids
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Amendment 14 that could: (1) Change should be directed to Tina Trezza at the
the total allowable catch (TAC) for red Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5
snapper, (2) change the minimum size working days prior to the meeting.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE limit for red snapper, (3) change the
recreational fishing season and bag limit Dated: July 19, 2006.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric for red snapper, (4) reduce the bag limit Tracey L. Thompson,
Administration of red snapper for captains and crew of Acting Director, Office of Sustainable
for-hire vessels to zero, (5) modify Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[I.D. 071806G]
allowable fishing gear to possibly [FR Doc. E6–11686 Filed 7–21–06; 8:45 am]
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management include changes to the type and size of BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
Council; Public Meetings hooks used to harvest red snapper, and
(6) cap effort in the shrimp fishery to
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries further reduce bycatch. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on August 10,
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric
2006, the Standing and Special Reef
Commerce. Administration
Fish SSC will reconvene to discuss and
ACTION: Notice of public meeting. possibly make recommendations [I.D. 071806I]
SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery regarding the stock assessments for
Management Council (Council) will vermilion snapper, greater amberjack, North Pacific Fishery Management
convene its Reef Fish Advisory Panel gray triggerfish, and gag grouper and Council; Public Meeting
(AP) and its Standing and Special potentially provide recommendations to
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries
Mackerel and Reef Fish Scientific and the Council. The SSC will also consider
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Statistical Committees (SSC). and possibly provide recommendations
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
on alternatives in a Draft Reef Fish
DATES: The meetings will begin at 8:30 Commerce.
Amendment 27/Shrimp Amendment 14
a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 and ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.
that could: (1) Change the total
conclude by 12 noon on Thursday,
allowable catch (TAC) for red snapper, SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery
August 10, 2006.
(2) change the minimum size limit for Management Council’s Scientific and
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
red snapper, (3) change the recreational Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet,
the Quorum Hotel, 700 North Westshore fishing season and bag limit for red
Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607 in Juneau, AK.
snapper, (4) reduce the bag limit of red
Council address: Gulf of Mexico DATES: They will begin their plenary
snapper for captains and crew of for-
Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. session at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15
hire vessels to zero, (5) modify
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL and continue through the Wednesday,
allowable fishing gear to possibly
33607. August 16, 2006..
include changes to the type and size of
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. hooks used to harvest red snapper, and ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
Richard Leard, Deputy Executive (6) cap effort in the shrimp fishery to the Federal Building, 709 W 9th
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery further reduce bycatch. Avenue, 4th Floor, NMFS Conference
Management Council; telephone: (813) A copy of the agenda and related Room, Juneau, AK 99801.
348–1630. materials can be obtained by calling the Council address: North Pacific
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council office at (813) 348–1630. Fishery Management Council, 605 W.
Council will convene the Standing and Although other non-emergency issues 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK
Special Mackerel SSC at 8:30 a.m. on not on the agendas may come before the 99501–2252.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006, to consider Standing and Special Reef Fish FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
and possibly make recommendations on Scientific and Statistical Committee Council staff contact, Bill Wilson;
a report on mixing and other aspects of (SSC) and the Reef Fish Advisory Panel, telephone: (907) 271–2809.
a previous stock assessment for king in accordance with the Magnuson- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SSC
mackerel developed by a special, joint Stevens Fishery Conservation and review of the Steller Sea Lion recovery
SSC made up of SSC members from the Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens plan: (1) Review of the recovery plan
Council and the South Atlantic Fishery Act), those issues may not be the subject through Appendix 2 (ending on p. 217);
Management Council. The Council will of formal action during this meeting. (2) review of the PVA (Appendix 3,
then convene the Standing and Special Actions of the Standing and Special starting on p. 218); and (3) review of the
Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee
Committee (SSC) and its Reef Fish AP Committee (SSC) and the Reef Fish mitigation tool.
in a joint session on Tuesday, August 8, Advisory Panel will be restricted to
2006, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., to those issues specifically identified in Special Accommodations
receive presentations of stock the agendas and any issues arising after These meetings are physically
assessment results for vermilion publication of this notice that require accessible to people with disabilities.
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snapper, greater amberjack, gray emergency action under Section 305(c) Requests for sign language
triggerfish, and gag grouper. of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided interpretation or other auxiliary aids
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on August 9, the public has been notified of the should be directed to Gail Bendixen at
2006, the Reef Fish AP will discuss Council’s intent to take action to (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days
these stock assessments and potentially address the emergency. prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: July 19, 2006. indices and parameter values (use of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific
Tracey L. Thompson, priors). dates and times.
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable All participants are encouraged to ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. pre-register for the workshop by the Radisson at the Port, 8701 Astronaut
[FR Doc. E6–11684 Filed 7–21–06; 8:45 am] contacting Ms. Stacey Miller, Northwest Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL; telephone:
BILLING CODE 3510–22–S
Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) by (800) 333–3333 or (321) 784–0000; fax:
phone at (206) 860–3480 or by e-mail at (321) 783–7718.
Stacey.Miller@noaa.gov. Council address: One Southpark
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Although non-emergency issues not Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, SC 29407–
contained in the meeting agenda may 4699
National Oceanic and Atmospheric come before the workshop participants
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim
Administration for discussion, those issues may not be
the subject of formal workshop action Iverson, Public Information Officer,
[I.D. 071806F]
during this meeting. Workshop action South Atlantic Fishery Management
will be restricted to those issues Council; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or
Pacific Fishery Management Council; toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843)
Public Meeting/Workshop specifically listed in this notice and any
issues arising after publication of this 769–4520; email:
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries notice that require emergency action kim.iverson@safmc.net.
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and under section 305c) of the Magnuson- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Stevens Fishery Conservation and of the Oculina Evaluation Team will
Commerce. Management Act, provided the public meet from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on August 21,
ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. has been notified of the workshop 2006, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on August
participants’ intent to take final action 22, 2006, and from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on
SUMMARY: NOAA Fisheries and The to address the emergency. August 23, 2006.
Pacific Fishery Management Council Pre-registration for the workshop will In June 2004, the Council approved
will hold a workshop to discuss the expedite entry to the NOAA WRC. All Amendment 13A to the Snapper
availability and treatment of data in WRC visitors will be required to show Grouper Fishery Management plan that
West Coast groundfish stock a valid picture ID and register with extended regulations, including the
assessments as well as general modeling security every morning. A visitor’s prohibition of harvest or possession of
issues, including a review of the badge, which must be worn while at the snapper grouper, in the Oculina
features and functionality of the Stock NOAA Facility, will be issued to non- Experimental Closed Area for an
Synthesis 2 modeling platform. Federal employees participating in the indefinite period. As part of the
DATES: The Data/Modeling workshop meeting.Special Accommodations extension, the Council will review the
will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2006 This meeting is physically accessible size and configuration of the area within
through Thursday, August 10, 2006. The to people with disabilities. Requests for 3 years of the Final Rule (March 26,
workshop will start at 8:30 a.m. and end sign language interpretation or other 2004) and perform a complete
at 5 p.m. each day, or as necessary to auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. evaluation within a 10-year period.
complete business. Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least The Council has established an
ADDRESSES: The Data/Modeling
5 days prior to the meeting date. evaluation team as part of its Evaluation
workshop will be held at the NOAA Dated: July 19, 2006. Plan for the Oculina Experimental
Western Regional Center (WRC), 7600 Tracey L. Thompson, Closed Area. The team will review and
Sand Point Way NE, Building 4, Room Acting Director, Office of Sustainable provide recommendations for the
2076, Seattle, WA 98115. Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. ongoing research and monitoring,
Council address: Pacific Fishery [FR Doc. E6–11685 Filed 7–21–06; 8:45 am] outreach, and law enforcement
Management Council, 7700 NE BILLING CODE 3510–22–S components of the Evaluation Plan that
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, will assist the Council to complete the
OR 97220–1384. 3-year size and configuration
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE evaluation. Members of the Oculina
Stacey Miller, Northwest Fisheries Evaluation Team include scientists,
Science Center (NWFSC); telephone: National Oceanic and Atmospheric commercial and recreational fishermen,
(206) 860–3480; or Mr. John DeVore, Administration outreach specialists, and law
Pacific Fishery Management Council; [I.D. 071806H] enforcement personnel.
telephone: (503) 820–2280. Note: The times and sequence
Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South specified in this agenda are subject to
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
Atlantic Fishery Management Council change.
purpose of the Data/Modeling workshop
is to review available data sources for (Council); Public Meeting Special Accommodations
West Coast groundfish stock AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries These meetings are physically
assessments and discuss general Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and accessible to people with disabilities.
modeling issues. Topics will include a Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Requests for auxiliary aids should be
review of available data, reconstructing Commerce. directed to the Council office (see
historical catch series, standardizing ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings.
methods for constructing age and length
compositions and ageing-error matrices, SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Dated: July 19, 2006.
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sample-size issues, the features and Management Council (Council) will Tracey L. Thompson,
functionality of the Stock Synthesis 2 hold a meeting of its Oculina Evaluation Acting Director, Office of Sustainable
modeling platform, appropriate spatial Team, in Cape Canaveral, FL. Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
scales for assessments, as well as the DATES: The meeting will take place [FR Doc. E6–11687 Filed 7–21–06; 8:45 am]
treatment of uncertainty in tuning August 21–23, 2006. See BILLING CODE 3510–22–S

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