[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 2, 2023)]
[Page 27488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-09304]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC966]

Council Coordination Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) will 
host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting 
of eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) chairs, vice 
chairs, and executive directors and its subcommittees from May 23 to 
May 25, 2023. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of 
relevance to the Councils and NMFS, including issues related to the 
implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Reauthorization Act (MSA), other topics of concern to the 
RFMC, and decisions and follow-up activities.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2023 to Thursday, May 
25, 2023. Registration for the meeting will be 1 p.m.-5 p.m., EDT on 
Monday, May 22, 2023. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., EDT on Tuesday, 
May 23, 2023, and recess at 5:15 p.m. or when business is complete. The 
meeting will reconvene at 9 a.m., EDT on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, and 
recess at 5 p.m. or when business is complete. The meeting will 
reconvene on the final day at 9 a.m., EDT on Thursday, May 25, 2023, 
and adjourn by 12:30 p.m. or when business is complete.

    Meeting address: The meeting will take place at the Marriott 
Beachside Hotel, 3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040; 
telephone: (305) 296-8100. This meeting will also be broadcast via 
webinar/phone. Connection details and public comment instructions will 
be available at http://www.fisherycouncils.org/ccc-meetings/may-2023.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W 
Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607.

Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (MSA) and 2007 Reauthorization Act (MSRA) 
established the 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 their proxies, other Council members or 
staff. All sessions are open to the public and time will be set aside 
for public comments at the end of each day and after specific sessions 
at the discretion of the meeting Chair. The meeting Chair will announce 
public comment times and instructions to provide comment at the start 
of each meeting day. There will be opportunities for public comments to 
be provided in-person and remotely via webinar. Updates to this 
meeting, briefing materials, public comment instructions and additional 
information will be posted when available at http://www.fisherycouncils.org/ccc-meetings/may-2023.

Proposed Agenda

Tuesday, May 23, 2023; 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m., EDT

1. Welcome and Introductions, Adoption of Agenda
2. NOAA Fisheries Update and FY 23/24 Priorities
3. NOAA Fisheries Science Updates
4. Gulf Council Highlights
5. Revised Draft: National Recreational Saltwater Policy
6. Budget and 2024 Outlook
7. Update on the Inflation Reduction Act
8. Climate Change and Fisheries
9. Update on Anti-harassment Policies and Training Opportunities
10. Public Comment
--Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, May 24, 2023; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., EDT

11. America the Beautiful Initiative
12. International Fisheries Issues
13. 7th Scientific Coordination Subcommittee (SCS) Report
14. Presentation on National Standard 1 Policy Technical Memo and Draft 
15. Communications Subcommittee Report
16. Process for Establishing Fishing Regulations in Sanctuaries
17. Public Comment
--Adjourn for the day

Thursday, May 25, 2023; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., EDT

18. Legislative Outlook
19. Integration of the Endangered Species Act--Magnuson-Stevens Act
20. Marine Resource Education Program
21. CCC Workgroups/Subcommittees
22. 2024 CCC Meetings
23. Other Business and Wrap-Up
--Meeting Adjourns

    The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
as required to effectively address the issues. The CCC will meet as 
late as necessary to complete scheduled business.
    Although non-emergency 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 Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.
    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: April 27, 2023.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2023-09304 Filed 5-1-23; 8:45 am]