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Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

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Notice of public meetings.


The Open Access Permitting Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ad Hoc Groundfish Strategic Plan Implementation Oversight Committee will hold a telephone conference, which is open to the public.


The telephone conference will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2002 commencing at 10 a.m. and continuing until business for the day is complete.


Four listening stations will be available at the following locations:

1. NMFS Northwest Region, Director's Conference Room, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Building 1, Seattle, WA 98115, Contact: Mr. Bill Robinson, (206) 526-6142;

2. Pacific Fishery Management Council, East Conference Room, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384, Contact: Mr. Jim Seger, (503) 326-6352;

3. California Department of Fish and Game, Conference Room, Room 1320, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Contact: Mr. LB Boydstun, (916) 653-6281;

4. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resource Building, Room 677, 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501, Contact: (360) 902-2819.

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Mr. Jim Seger, telephone: (503) 326-6352.

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The purpose of the telephone conference is to review preliminary results from a descriptive analysis of the groundfish open access fleet.

Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the subcommittee for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal subcommittee action during this meeting. Subcommittee 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 subcommittee'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 Ms. Carolyn Porter at (503) 326-6352 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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Dated: March 4, 2002.

Richard W. Surdi,

Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-5619 Filed 3-7-02; 8:45 am]