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Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee; Public Meetings

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of open public meeting.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). This will be the second meeting to be held in the calendar year 2010. Agenda topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. All full Committee sessions will be open to the public.

DATES:

The meeting will be held October 19-21, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Maryland Inn, Historic Inns of Annapolis, 16 Church Circle in Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-263-2641.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Start Printed Page 60733Director; (301) 713-2239 x-120; e-mail: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on February 17, 1971, to advise the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. This committee advises and reviews the adequacy of living marine resource policies and programs to meet the needs of commercial and recreational fisheries, and environmental, state, consumer, academic, tribal, governmental and other national interests. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/​ocs/​mafac/​.

Matters To Be Considered

This agenda is subject to change.

The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: NOAA's compliance assistance program; marine habitat assessments, including the new Habitat Assessment and Improvement Plan, essential fish habitat, and critical habitat for endangered species; recreational fisheries engagement; and NOAA strategic planning. Updates will be presented on the science enterprise, monitoring, and Natural Resource Damage Assessment activities related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, NOAA budgets, catch share policy, the National Ocean Policy, and coastal and marine spatial planning. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and meetings of the standing subcommittees.

Special Accommodations

These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 713-2239 x120 by 5 p.m. on October 6, 2010.

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Dated: September 27, 2010.

Samuel D. Rauch III,

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 2010-24690 Filed 9-30-10; 8:45 am]

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