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 Tuesday, December 3, 2002 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 4, 2002 from 9 a.m. until business for the day is completed.
The work session will be held at the Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, East Room, 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 Start Printed Page 69724
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Dan Waldeck, Pacific Fishery Management Council, (503) 820-2280.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On October 29, 2002, the Council adopted the fishery management plan (FMP) for West Coast highly migratory species (HMS). The primary purpose of this HMSPDT work session is to incorporate Council guidance, perform editorial work, and prepare the FMP for submission to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
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: November 13, 2002.
Richard W. Surdi,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 02-29359 Filed 11-18-02; 8:45 am]
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