[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 220 (Wednesday, November 16, 2005)]
[Page 69518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6326]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 111005D]

Pacific Fishery Management Council; December 1, 2005 Legislative 
Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene 
a meeting of the Legislative Committee (Committee), which is open to 
the public. The primary purpose of the meeting is to review Federal 
legislation regarding the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 
Committee may also review Federal and state legislative matters 
relative to individual quota programs, aquaculture, and other Council 

DATES: The Legislative Committee Meeting will be held on December 1, 
2005, from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the West Conference Room at the 
Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 
200, Portland, OR 97220-1384, 503-820-2280.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council Staff Officer, 503-820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Legislative Committee often meets 
concurrently with the Council but will next meeting away from a Council 
meeting to allow additional time to deliberate several significant 
Federal legislation matters. Although not limited to the following 
topics, the Committee will focus on recently distributed draft 
legislation pertaining to the reauthorization of the MSA. Additionally, 
the Committee may discuss Senate Bill 1549, the Cooperative Hake 
Improvement and Conservation Act of 2005 introduced by U.S. Senator 
Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) and Senate Bill 1195, the National Offshore 
Aquaculture Act of 2005. Committee recommendations will be provided in 
a report to the Council which may form the basis for Council input on 
these important legislative matters.
    Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after 
publication of this document that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the intent to take final action to address the 

Special Accommodations

    The 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.

    Dated: November 10, 2005.
Tracey Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E5-6326 Filed 11-15-05; 8:45 am]