National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Notice of a public committee meeting.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet in Seattle, WA.
The meeting will be held October 16-18, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 4, Room 2076, Seattle, WA.
Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bill Wilson, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (907) 271-2809.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The SSLMC will initiate proposal analysis which will include the following steps: (a) review 2001/02 Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives process and criteria; (b) review applicable federal laws and orders (Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act); (c) review jeopardy and adverse modification standards/criteria; (d) review status quo critical habitat harvest data; (e) adopt SSLMC goals and objectives; (f) initiate proposal analysis using Outside The Model Considerations; (g) review preliminary data sets; (h) identify information needs and develop data requests.
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 Start Printed Page 56061be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 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 Gail Bendixen, (907) 271-2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date.Start Signature
Dated: September 26, 2007.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E7-19370 Filed 10-1-07; 8:45 am]
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