[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 25, 2012)]
[Page 58983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23548]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC250

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Advisory Panel and Plan 
Development Team, in October 2012, to consider actions affecting New 
England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations 
from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal 
consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 9:30 

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Ashworth by the Sea, 295 
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842; telephone: (603) 926-6762; fax: 
(603) 926-2002.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Habitat Advisory Panel and Plan 
Development Team will review and further develop alternatives for 
Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. Related to gear 
modification options for Habitat Management Areas, they will discuss 
ground cable modification options in general and make a recommendation 
as to whether they should be developed further; discuss analytical 
considerations, including necessary assumptions and uncertainty; review 
the range of habitat management areas where gear modification 
management options are being considered by the Habitat Committee; and 
recommend a maximum ground cable length for each location. They will 
also discuss dedicated Habitat Research Areas, reviewing and refining 
updated proposals for specific areas and recommend them to the Habitat 
Committee, as appropriate. Other business may be discussed at their 
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. 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 Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the Council's 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 Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 20, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-23548 Filed 9-24-12; 8:45 am]