[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 230 (Monday, December 1, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 63518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-31445]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[I.D. 112497H]


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene a public meeting of the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Technical 
Review Panel (TRP).

DATES: The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, 
December 15, 1997, and adjourn at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 
1997.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the at the Wyndham Riverfront 
Hotel, 701 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130; 
telephone: 504-524-8200.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 3018 
U.S. Highway 301 North, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33619.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Swingle, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: 813-228-2815.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At this meeting, the TRP will review the 
technical accuracy and adequacy of preliminary drafts of Sections 4, 5, 
6 and 7 of the Generic Amendment addressing EFH requirements in the 
fishery management plans of the Gulf of Mexico. EFH amendments are 
mandated by the recent passage of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act.
    The TRP will review each section and provide updated information to 
the extent possible. Based on the review, the TRP will develop comments 
and recommendation for consideration by the Council.
    A copy of the agenda can be obtained by calling 813-228-2815.
    Although other issues not on the agenda may come before the Panel 
for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of 
formal Panel action during this meeting. Panel action will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda listed 
as available by this notice.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Anne Alford at the Council (see ADDRESSES) by 
December 8, 1997.

    Dated: November 25, 1997.
Gary C. Matlock,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 97-31445 Filed 11-28-97; 8:45 am]
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