[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 144 (Thursday, July 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43810-43811]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18299]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC123


Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Fall Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2012 International Commission for the 
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee 
to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of its fall 
meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held October 17-18, 2012. There will be an 
open session on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 9 a.m. through 
approximately 1:30 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to 
the public and is expected to end by 5 p.m. on October 18. Interested 
members of the public may present their views during the public comment 
session on October 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree/Hilton Hotel, 
8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should 
be sent via email (Rachel.O'Malley@noaa.gov). Comments may also be sent 
via mail to Rachel O'Malley at NMFS, Office of International Affairs, 
Room 12622, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O'Malley, Office of 
International Affairs, 301-427-8373.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet October 17-18, 2012, first in an open session to 
consider management- and research-related information on stock status 
of Atlantic highly migratory species and then in a closed session to 
discuss sensitive matters. There will be an opportunity for oral public 
comment during the October 17, 2012, open session. The open session 
will be from 9 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. The public comment portion of the 
meeting is scheduled to begin at approximately 1 p.m. but could begin 
earlier depending on the progress of discussions. Comments may also be 
submitted in writing for the Advisory Committee's consideration. 
Interested members of the public can submit comments by mail or email; 
use of email is encouraged. All written comments must be received by 
October 5, 2012 (see ADDRESSES).
    NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves 
appropriately at the open session of the meeting. At the beginning of 
the public comment session, an explanation of the ground rules will be 
provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is prohibited, speakers 
will be called to give their comments in the order in which they 
registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal amount of time to 
speak and speakers should not interrupt one another). The session will 
be structured so that all attending members of the public are able to 
comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree of controversy of 
the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules will be asked to 
leave the meeting.

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    After the open session, the Advisory Committee will meet in closed 
session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming 
international negotiations regarding the conservation and management of 
Atlantic highly migratory species.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Rachel O'Malley at (301) 427-8373 
or Rachel.O'Malley@noaa.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: July 20, 2012.
Christopher Rogers,
Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-18299 Filed 7-25-12; 8:45 am]
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