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Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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


Notice of public meeting.


The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Groundfish Allocation Committee (GAC) will hold a working meeting, which is open to the public.


The GAC meeting will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2008, from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. The GAC will reconvene Thursday, July 10, 2008,at 8:30 a.m. until their business is completed.


The GAC meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Convention Center, Bellmont C Room, 1441 NE Second Avenue, Portland, OR 97232. telephone: (503) 241-2401.

Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

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Mr. LB Boydstun, Open Access Fishery Coordinator; telephone: (916) 844-4358.

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The purpose of the GAC meeting is to consider draft alternatives and other material for a contemplated limited entry licensing system for West Coast open access groundfish fisheries (open access license limitation). No management actions will be decided by the GAC. The GAC's role will be development of recommendations and refinement of draft alternatives for analysis in a contemplated environmental impact statement for open access license limitation. The GAC recommendations will be provided for consideration by the Council at its September 2008 meeting in Boise, ID.

Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the GAC for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal GAC action during this meeting. GAC 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 305a) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Start Printed Page 34714provided the public has been notified of the GAC's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

This 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.

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Dated: June 13, 2008.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-13695 Filed 6-17-08; 8:45 am]