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Ocean and Coastal Resource Dated: May 19, 2006. to the Snapper Grouper FMP addressing
Management, National Ocean Service, Angela Somma, rebuilding schedules for snowy grouper,
NOAA, 1305 East West Highway, N/ Chief, Endangered Species Division Office of golden tilefish, black sea bass, and red
ORM5, Silver Spring, MD 20910. A copy Protected Resources, National Marine porgy; recreational sale; permit issues
of the Record of Decision for each Fisheries Service. (incorporation and 60-day renewal), size
Reserve is available upon request. [FR Doc. E6–8048 Filed 5–24–06; 8:45 am] limits for queen triggerfish, and fishing
Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog BILLING CODE 3510–22–S year changes for golden tilefish, (3)
Number 11.420 (Coastal Zone Management) Updated Red Porgy Southeast Data,
Research Reserves. Assessment, and Review (SEDAR)
Dated: May 16, 2006. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE assessment, (4) Cooperative research
Doug Brown, and fishery-independent sampling, (5)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric King mackerel mixing issues, (6) Stock
Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Administration
Resource Management. assessments for species like snowy
[FR Doc. 06–4858 Filed 5–24–06; 8:45 am] [I.D. 051806F] grouper, and (7) SAFMC Fishery
Ecosystem Plan (FEP) and FEP
Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Comprehensive Amendment.
Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery
1. SSC Biological Subcommittee Meeting
and SSC Socioeconomic Subcommittee
Scientific and Statistical Committee
Meeting (consecutive sessions), June 12,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Subcommittees.
2006, 3:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., June 13, 2006,
Administration AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries 2:45 - 5 p.m., June 14, 2006, 8:30 a.m.
[I.D. 031606A] Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and - 11 a.m.
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The SSC Biological Subcommittee
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Commerce. and SSC Socioeconomic Subcommittee
Environmental Impact Statement for ACTION: Notice of SAFMC Scientific and will meet in consecutive sessions to
the Proposed Issuance of an Incidental Statistical Committee (SSC) and SSC review and provide recommendations to
Take Permit; Extension of Comment Biological Subcommittee and the SSC on fishery management issues
Period Socioeconomic Subcommittee meetings. as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries INFORMATION.
SUMMARY: The SAFMC will a meeting of
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 2. Scientific and Statistical Committee
its SSC, SSC Biological Subcommittee
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Meeting, June 12, 2006, from 1:30 p.m.
and Socioeconomic Subcommittee
Commerce. - 3 p.m., on June 13, 2006, from 8:30
meeting to address federal fishery
ACTION: Notice; scoping meetings; management issues. The meeting will be a.m. - 12 noon and 5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.,
extension of comment period. held in Coconut Grove, FL. June 14, 2006, 11:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
SUMMARY: This document contains an DATES: The meetings will take place on The SSC will meet to review
extension to the comment period for a June 12–14, 2006. See SUPPLEMENTARY recommendations from its Biological
notice of intent to prepare an INFORMATION for specific dates and Subcommittee and Socioeconomic
environmental impact statement for the times. Subcommittee on management issues as
proposed issuance of an incidental take ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at described in the SUPPLEMENTARY
and scoping meetings. The original the Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel,2669 INFORMATION. The SSC will then provide
notice was published May 17, 2006. South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, recommendations for the SAFMC
DATES: We must receive written FL 33133; telephone: (800) 996–3426 or Snapper Grouper Committee, King and
comments on alternatives and issues to (305) 858–9600, fax: (305) 859–2026. Spanish Mackerel Committee and
be addressed in the EIS by July 14, 2006. Council address: South Atlantic Advisory Panel, and to the full Council.
We will hold public scoping meetings Fishery Management Council, One These meetings will be held in
on: Southpark Circle, Suite 306, Charleston, conjunction with the SAFMC meeting
Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at East SC 29407–4699. June 12–16, 2006 at the same location.
Although non-emergency issues not
Portland Community Center, 740 SE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim contained in this agenda may come
106th Avenue, Portland, OR from 5 p.m. Iverson, Public Information Officer; before these groups for discussion, those
to 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 7, telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free issues may not be the subject of formal
2006, at Portland City Hall, Lovejoy (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; action during these meetings. Action
Room, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, e-mail: will be restricted to those issues
OR from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. We will SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the specifically identified in this notice and
accept oral and written comments at Magnuson-Stevens Act, the SSC is the any issues arising after publication of
these meetings. body responsible for reviewing the this notice that require emergency
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Council’s scientific materials. The South action under section 305(c) of the
Zisa, USFWS, (360) 231–6961 or Ben Atlantic Fishery Management Council Magnuson-Stevens Fishery
Meyer, (NMFS), (503) 230–5425. will hold meetings of its SSC, SSC Conservation and Management Act,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May Biological Subcommittee, and SSC provided the public has been notified of
17, 2006 (71 FR 28667), NMFS Socioeconomic Subcommittee. the Council’s intent to take final action
published a notice of scoping meetings. Items for discussion include: (1) to address the emergency.
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This document is extending the Amendment 14 to the Snapper Grouper

comment period through July 14, 2006. Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Special Accommodations
All other information contained in the addressing the use of marine protected These meetings are physically
document published May 17, 2006 has areas as a management tool for accessible to people with disabilities.
not been changed. deepwater species, (2) Amendment 15 Requests for auxiliary aids should be

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directed to the Council office (see identification problems and catch data protect our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines,
ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meetings. originating from a variety of sources, the and Airmen form the evolving chemical
Note: The times and sequence magnitude of dusky shark catch has and biological (CB) threats they may
specified in this agenda are subject to been difficult to ascertain. The dusky encounter on the battlefield. The CBDP
change. shark has not previously been does not pursue effective CB weapon
Dated: May 19, 2006. individually assessed; however, low capability and its execution is in full
James P. Burgess, population growth rates, coupled with compliance with both international and
declines in both the catch per unit effort domestic law including, but not limited
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. (CPUE) and size of individuals landed to, the Convention on the Prohibition of
since the early 1990s, created concern the Development, Production and
[FR Doc. E6–8001 Filed 5–24–06; 8:45 am]
that the dusky shark was being heavily Stockpiling of Bacteriological
exploited. (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on
Using recent biological data on the Their Destruction and the Biological
growth and reproduction of dusky Weapons Antiterrorism Act. The FPEIS
sharks, landing estimates from evaluates the potential environmental
National Oceanic and Atmospheric recreational and commercial fisheries, impacts associated with the execution of
Administration commercial bycatch estimates, four the DoD CBDP. The No Action
fishery-dependent and one fishery- Alternative, continuation of current
[I.D. 051706A] independent relative abundance CBDP operations, was also evaluated.
indices, a stock assessment was recently No other alternatives were identified
Stock Assessment of Dusky Shark in completed for the dusky shark. Results during the public scoping process.
the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from the models used were very similar Neither the selected action nor the No
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries with all models showing the stock has Action Alternative would result in the
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and been heavily exploited. The baseline occurrence of significant adverse
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), analyses using surplus production environmental impacts.
Commerce. models indicate that current depletions ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the
ACTION: Notice of availability. are over 80 percent of virgin biomass. ROD may be made to Ms. JoLane Souris,
The age-structured model provided the Command Environmental Coordinator,
SUMMARY: NMFS announces the most optimistic results and indicated U.S. Army Medical Research and
availability of a stock assessment report that the dusky shark population has Material Command, Office of Surety,
on dusky sharks in the Atlantic and Gulf been depleted by 62 to 80 percent of the Safety, and Environmental, 504 Scott
of Mexico, prepared by the NMFS unfished virgin biomass. The stock Street, Fort Detrick, MD 21702–5012 or
Southeast Fisheries Science Center. The assessment summarizes the relevant by visiting the CBDP PEIS Web site at
stock assessment summarizes the biological data, discusses the fisheries
relevant biological data, discusses the affecting the species, and details the
fisheries affecting the species, and data and methods used to assess stock
JoLane Souris, by calling (301) 619–
details the data and methods used to status. Some recommendations were
2004; or by fax at (301) 619–6627.
assess stock status. Some also made regarding future avenues of
recommendations were also made research and issues to consider in future
regarding future avenues of research and stock assessments. 2003, the mission of the DoD CBDP was
issues to consider in future stock to provide CB defense capabilities to
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 allow the military forces of the United
assessments. et seq.
States to survive and successfully
ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the Dated: May 22, 2006. complete their operational missions in
report should be sent to Sarah McTee, James P. Burgess, battle space environments contaminated
Highly Migratory Species Management Acting Director, Office of Sustainable with CB warfare agents. Now this
Division (F/SF1), National Marine Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. mission has expanded to cover military
Fisheries Service (NMFS), 1315 East- [FR Doc. E6–8049 Filed 5–24–06; 8:45 am] capability to operate in the face of
West Highway, Silver Spring, MD BILLING CODE 3510–22–S threats in homeland security missions,
20910, or may be sent via facsimile (fax) as well as warfighter missions. If our
to 301–713–1917 or phone 301–713– military forces are not fully and
2347. Electronic copies of the stock DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE adequately prepared to meet these
assessment may also be obtained on the threats, the consequences could be
internet at: http:// Department of the Army devastating. The CBDP to support this mission comprises research,
pdf/ Record of Decision for the Clinical and development, and acquisition activities.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Biological Defense Program (CBDP) Each of the Military Services, the Joint
information on the methods, data, and Final Programmatic Environmental Program Executive Office for Chemical
results of the stock assessment, contact Impact Statement (FPEIS) and Biological Defense, and the Defense
Enric Cortes by phone at (850) 234–6541 AGENCY: U.S. Army Medical Research Advanced Researched Projects Agency
or by fax at (850) 235–3559. and Material Command (USAMRMC), conduct CBDP activities. Some of these
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The dusky Department of the Army, DoD. CBDP activities necessarily involve the
shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) is one of ACTION: Notice of Availability. use of hazardous chemicals or infectious
19 species for which retention is disease agents for research,
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prohibited under the Fishery SUMMARY: The U.S. Army, as executive development, and production purposes.
Management Plan for Atlantic Tunas, agent for the CBDP, announces that a The controls on and the potential
Swordfish, and Sharks implemented Record of Decision (ROD) has been environmental consequences of such
and amended in 1999 and 2003, signed documenting the decision to use for both the proposed action and the
respectively. Due to potential execute an integrated CBDP designed to alternative were primary focuses of the

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