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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of public meetings.

SUMMARY:

The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. September 11-17, 2009 Pacific Council meeting, which includes advisory body meetings during this time period as listed in this notice, as well as a September 8, 2009 Pacific Council Enforcement Consultants Telephone Conference.

DATES:

The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet September 11-17, 2009. The Council meeting will begin on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., reconvening each day through Thursday, September 17, 2009. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. In addition to the September 11-17 time frame, the Pacific Council Enforcement Consultants will meet via telephone on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

The Pacific Council Enforcement Consultants September 8 telephone conference will have a listening station for public access at the Pacific Fishery Management Council office, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. The September 11-17 Pacific Council and advisory body meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404; telephone: (650) 570-5700. The Pacific Council address is Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director, Start Printed Page 43675telephone: (866) 806-7204 or (503) 820-2280; or access the Pacific Council website, www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not necessarily in this order:

A. Call to Order

1. Opening Remarks

2. Council Member Appointments

3. Roll Call

4. Report of the Executive Director

5. Adopt Agenda

B. Habitat

1. Current Habitat Issues

2. Ocean Acidification and Sea Level Changes

3. Offshore Aquaculture

C. Marine Protected Areas

1. Marine Resources Public Opinion Polls

2. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Marine Protected Area Process

3. National System of Marine Protected Areas

D. Highly Migratory Species Management

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Report

E. Groundfish Management

1. NMFS Report

2. Part II of Stock Assessments for 2011-2012 Groundfish Fisheries

3. Off-Year Science Improvements

4. Inseason Adjustments to 2009 and 2010 Groundfish Fisheries - Part I

5. Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 23 - Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures

6. Groundfish FMP Amendment 20 - Trawl Rationalization Regulation Language Review and Miscellaneous Implementation Matters

7. Inseason Adjustments to 2009 and 2010 Groundfish Fisheries - Part II

8. Report on Catch of Unidentified Rockfish Species in the Recreational Fishery

F. Enforcement Matters

Oregon State Police Fisheries Enforcement Report

G. Salmon Management

1. Salmon FMP Amendment 16 - Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures

2. 2009 Salmon Methodology Review

3. Central Valley Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion and Sacramento River Fall Chinook Salmon Stock Collapse

H. Pacific Halibut Management

1. 2010 Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations

2. Proposed Procedures for Estimating Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the Groundfish Setline Fisheries

I. Open Comment Period

Comments on Non-Agenda Items

J. Administrative Matters

1. Fiscal Matters

2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes

3. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures

4. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning

SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY AND ADVISORY BODY MEETINGS

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Enforcement Consultants Telephone Conference1 pm
Friday, September 11, 2009
Scientific and Statistical Committee8 am
Pacific Council Secretariat1 pm
Habitat Committee1 pm
Budget Committee1:30 pm
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Pacific Council Secretariat7 am
California State Delegation7 am
Oregon State Delegation7 am
Washington State Delegation7 am
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 am
Groundfish Management Team8 am
Scientific and Statistical Committee8 am
Habitat Committee8:30 am
Enforcement Consultants4:30 pm
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Pacific Council Secretariat9 am
California State Delegation9 am
Oregon State Delegation9 am
Washington State Delegation9 am
Enforcement Consultants10 am
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel10 am
Groundfish Management Team10 am
Scientific and Statistical Committee10 am
Monday, September 14, 2009
Pacific Council Secretariat7 am
California State Delegation7 am
Oregon State Delegation7 am
Washington State Delegation7 am
Enforcement Consultants8 am
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 am
Groundfish Management Team8 am
Joint Highly Migratory Species Management Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee8 am
Salmon Advisory Subpanel8 am
Salmon Technical Team8 am
Joint Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Scientific and Statistical Committee1 pm
Highly Migratory Species Management Team1 pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Pacific Council Secretariat7 am
California State Delegation7 am
Oregon State Delegation7 am
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Washington State Delegation7 am
Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team8 am
Enforcement Consultants8 am
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 am
Groundfish Management Team8 am
Salmon Advisory Subpanel8 am
Salmon Management Team8 am
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Pacific Council Secretariat7 am
California State Delegation7 am
Oregon State Delegation7 am
Washington State Delegation7 am
Enforcement Consultants8 am
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel8 am
Groundfish Management Team8 am
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Pacific Council Secretariat7 am
California State Delegation7 am
Oregon State Delegation7 am
Washington State Delegation7 am

Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

These meetings are 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: August 24, 2009,

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-20658 Filed 8-26-09; 8:45 am]

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