[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 175 (Monday, September 12, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 53781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-4967]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 090705B]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings/Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Groundfish Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel for 
lingcod, the northern portion of the West Coast petrale sole stock, and 
rebuilding analyses for seven overfished West Coast rockfish stocks 
will hold a work session which is open to the public.

DATES: The lingcod, petrale sole, and rebuilding analyses STAR Panel 
will meet beginning at 8 a.m., on Monday, September 26, 2005. The 
meeting will continue through Friday, September 30, 2005 beginning at 8 
a.m. every morning. The meeting will end at 5 p.m. each day, or as 
necessary to complete business.

ADDRESSES: The lingcod, petrale sole, and rebuilding analyses STAR 
Panel meeting will be held in Room 1055 at the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Western Regional Center's Sand Point 
Facility, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115-6349; telephone: 
(206) 526-6547.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE. 
Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384; telephone: 503-
820-2280.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council; telephone: 503-820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the STAR Panel meeting is to 
review draft stock assessments for lingcod and the northern portion of 
the West Coast petrale sole stock; draft rebuilding analyses for 
bocaccio, canary rockfish, cowcod, darkblotched rockfish, Pacific ocean 
perch, widow rockfish, and yelloweye rockfish; any other pertinent 
information, work with the Stock Assessment Teams and rebuilding 
analysis authors to make necessary revisions, and produce STAR Panel 
reports for use by the Council family and other interested persons. No 
management actions will be decided by this STAR Panel. The STAR Panel's 
role will be development of recommendations and reports for 
consideration by the Council at its November meeting in San Diego, CA.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may come before the STAR Panel participants for discussion, those 
issues may not be the subject of formal STAR Panel action during this 
meeting. STAR Panel 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 STAR Panel participants' 
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.
    Entry to the NOAA Western Regional Center's Sand Point Facility 
requires visitors to show a valid picture ID and register with 
security. A visitor's badge, which must be worn while at the NOAA 
Western Regional Center's Facility, will be issued to non-Federal 
employees participating in the meeting.

    Dated: September 7, 2005.
Emily Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-4967 Filed 9-9-05; 8:45 am]
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