The Pacific Council will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of the eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors and its subcommittees in May 2013. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including: budget issues, CCC meeting protocols, Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 (MONF3) conference results, Endangered Species Act transparency, electronic monitoring, allocation review process, Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General report action plan, new environmental review process, other topics of concern to the RFMC, and decisions and follow-up activities.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, and recess at 5:30 p.m. or when business is complete; reconvene at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 and recess at 5 p.m. or when business is complete; and reconvene at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 and adjourn by 5:30 p.m. or when business is complete.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel,
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington DC 20036. The Pacific Council
address is Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador
Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive
Director; telephone: 503-820-2280 or 866-806-7204 toll free; or access
the Pacific Council Web site, http://www.pcouncil.org for the current
meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.
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. The meeting is being held before and after the MONF3 national
conference being held in Washington, DC May 6-9, 2013. The meeting and
subcommittee meetings are open to the public (Submit written comments
to the Pacific Council (see ADDRESSES). There will be a short closed
session of the CCC Monday morning. The Web site (found at http://www.cvent.com/events/managing-our-nation-s-fisheries-3/event-summary-94ddf325198f4501996ccc62aa396aa2.aspx) has materials relevant to discussions at the CCC meetings.
Monday, May 6, 2013
10-11 a.m. Closed session.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Call to Order
Open Public Comment
Managing Our Nations Fisheries III Conference
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
CCC Meeting Guidance
4-5 p.m. The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) ESA Working
4-5 p.m. OIG Report Response: CCC Subcommittee and NMFS meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Consideration of Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 Conference
Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization and Associated Legislation
Friday, May 10, 2013
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Allocation Review Process
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch
OIG Report Action Plan
New NEPA process
Discussion of Follow-up Activities
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.