National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce
Notice of a public meeting.
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Oversight in December, 2002. Recommendations from the committee will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.
The meeting will held on Monday, December 2, 2002, at 9:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048; telephone: (508) 339-2200.
Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; (978) 465-0492.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to review the Draft Amendment 13 and accompanying Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) prior to its submission to NMFS. This document is being prepared for submission in December based on a court order in the case of Conservation Law Foundation et al. v. Secretary of Commerce. NMFS has petitioned the court to allow a delay in submitting the document, and the Council has sent a letter for the court asking for at least a one year delay. If a delay is granted by the court, further work will be completed before the Amendment is submitted.
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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.
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 dates.Start Signature
Dated: November 13, 2002.
Richard W. Surdi,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 02-29217 Filed 11-15-02; 8:45 am]
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