8 Regional Councils to Meet in DC

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.


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

1:30-4 p.m.

    CCC Meeting Guidance

    Budget Issues

4-5 p.m. The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) ESA Working 

Group Session

4-5 p.m. OIG Report Response: CCC Subcommittee and NMFS meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2013

1:30-5 p.m.

    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.

    ESA Transparency

    Electronic Monitoring

    Allocation Review Process

12-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-5 p.m.

    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.