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Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Highly Migratory Species Plan Development Team (HMSPDT) will hold a work session, which is open to the public.

DATES:

The HMSPDT will meet Monday, June 10, 2002 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Tuesday, June 11, 2002 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 12, 2002 from 8 a.m. until business for the day is completed.

ADDRESSES:

The work session will be held in the large conference room at NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, Room D-203, La Jolla, CA 92037; (858) 546-7000.

Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Dan Waldeck, Pacific Fishery Management Council; (503) 326-6352.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The primary purpose of the work session is to continue revising the draft fishery management plan (FMP) for West Coast highly migratory species (HMS) fisheries per Council guidance from the March 2002 Council meeting. Initial preparation of the HMSPDT report for the June 2002 Council meeting will also occur. The HMS FMP is scheduled for final Council action in November 2002.

Although nonemergency issues not contained in the HMSPDT meeting agenda may come before the HMSPDT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal HMSPDT action during this meeting. HMSPDT action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 HMSPDT's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

The 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: May 13, 2002.

Richard W. Surdi,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-12604 Filed 5-17-02; 8:45 am]

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