[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Pages 7757-7758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02373]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC475

Council Coordination Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: NMFS will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee 
(CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, 
vice chairs, and executive directors in February 2013. The intent of 
this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, 
including FY 2013 budget allocations and budget planning for FY 2014 
and beyond, National Standard One update, fisheries allocation, 
Managing Our Nations Fisheries III Conference, electronic monitoring of 
fisheries, and other topics related to implementation of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).

DATES: The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 
2013, recess at 5:30 p.m. or when business is complete; and reconvene 
at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013, and adjourn by 5 p.m. or when 
business is complete.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring 
Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20001, telephone 301-589-
0800, fax 301-589-4791.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William D. Chappell: Telephone 301-
427-8505 or email at [email protected]; or Tara Scott: 
Telephone 301-427-8505 or email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Reauthorization Act (MSRA) of 2006 established the 
Council Coordination Committee (CCC) by amending Section 302 (16 U.S.C. 
1852) of the MSA. The committee consists of the chairs, vice chairs, 
and executive directors of each of the eight Regional Fishery 
Management Councils authorized by the MSA or other Council members or 
staff. NMFS will host this meeting and provide reports to the CCC for 
its information and discussion. All sessions are open to the public.

Proposed Agenda

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

9 a.m.--Morning Session Begins
9 a.m.-9:20--Welcome and introductions
9:20-9:30--Report on Kona meeting actions and issues
9:30-10:30--Council reports on status of implementing MSA provisions 
and other current activities of interest (10 min/Council)
     Top three priorities
     New species status designations, rebuilding plans, or 
management approaches
     Problems/concerns/other issues
10:45-11:15--Council reports (continued)
11:15-12:15--Management and Budget Update
     FY2012: Status, Council funding
     FY2013: Update
     Longer term discussion
     National Appeals Office
1:45--Afternoon Session Begins
1:45-2:30--Councils/Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Endangered 
Species Act (ESA) Working Group update
2:30-3:30--MSA--National Standard One update
3:45-4:30--NOAA/NOAA Fisheries Policy on National Environmental 
Protection Act (NEPA)
4:30-5:30--Fisheries allocation
5:30--Adjourn for the day

Thursday, February 21, 2013

9 a.m.--Morning Session Begins
9 a.m.-9:45--Update on Inspector General Report on MSA Rulemaking
9:45-10:15--National science programs review
10:30-11:30--Electronic monitoring of fisheries
11:30-12 p.m.--Fisheries litigation update
12 p.m.--Lunch
1:30--Afternoon Session Begins
1:30-2:30--Council records retention, Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA), and meeting guidance
2:30-3:15--MSA Reauthorization
3:30-4:15--Managing Our Nation's Fisheries (MONF) III Conference
     Conference structure review
     CCC consideration of (MONF) III results

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4:15-4:30--Recognition of service to fisheries
     Steve Bortone
     Paul Howard
     Gloria Thompson
4:30-5 p.m.--Other Business, updates, and next annual CCC Meeting
5 p.m.--Adjourn

    The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The 
CCC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Tara Scott at 301-427-8505 at least five working 
days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: January 30, 2013.
Emily H. Menashes,
Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-02373 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]