National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of public meeting.
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.
The HMSPDT will meet Wednesday, September 4, 2002 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Thursday, September 5, 2002 from 8 a.m. until business for the day is completed.
The work session will be held at the Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, Auditorium, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109; telephone: (619) 226-3870.
Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Dan Waldeck, Pacific Fishery Management Council, telephone: (503) 820-2280.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The primary purpose of the work session is to review comments on the draft fishery management plan (FMP) for West Coast highly migratory species (HMS) and revise the FMP accordingly for presentation to the Council at the November Council meeting. 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.
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) 820-2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.Start Signature
Dated: August 9, 2002.
Richard W. Surdi,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 02-21317 Filed 8-20-02; 8:45 am]
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