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North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC); Public Meeting

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Notice of a public committee meeting.


The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Committee (SSLMC) will meet via teleconference.


The teleconference will be held on May 31, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Alaska time.


Event address for attendees: For the teleconference only: US TOLL: 1-650-479-3207; Access code: 992 449 749

Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252.


Steve MacLean, NPFMC; telephone: (907) 271-2809.


This public meeting will occur during the scoping period for the Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures EIS (77 FR 22750, April 17, 2012). Information on EIS development, potential alternatives, and issues for analysis may be discussed. The public is encouraged to attend in this meeting, however, comments specific to the EIS should be submitted in writing to NMFS before the close of the scoping period on October 15, 2012. More information on the EIS scoping process and instructions for submitting written public comments are available on the NMFS Alaska Region Web site at Additional information is posted on the Council Web site:

Special Accommodations

These meetings are 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.

Dated: May 9, 2012.

Tracey L. Thompson,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-11542 Filed 5-11-12; 8:45 am]