Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit, 14205-14206 [2017-05351]

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[FR Doc. 2017–05360 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 ACTION: Notice. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Maine Coastal Management Program. Written comments on the performance evaluation will also be accepted. DATES: Maine Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on May 3, 2017, and written comments must be received on or before May 12, 2017. For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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Scholz, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–05249 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF217 Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces the receipt of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) application for 2017 and 2018 that would continue work done in 2015 and 2016, and is considering issuance of EFPs for vessels participating in the EFP fishery. The EFPs would be effective no earlier than April 3, 2017, and would expire no later than December 31, 2018, but could be terminated earlier under terms and conditions of the EFPs and other applicable laws. DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., local time on April 3, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 14206 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices You may submit comments, identified by 0648–XF217, by any one of the following methods: • Email: benjamin.mann@noaa.gov. • Fax: 206–526–6736, Attn: Benjamin Mann. • Mail: Barry A. Thom, Regional Administrator, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115–0070, Attn: Benjamin Mann. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Mann (West Coast Region, NMFS), phone: 206–526–6117, fax: 206– 526–6736. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is authorized by the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act provisions at 50 CFR 600.745, which states that EFPs may be used to authorize fishing activities that would otherwise be prohibited. At the June 2016 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) meeting in Tacoma, WA, the Council considered an EFP application from the San Francisco Community Fishing Association and Dan Platt. An opportunity for public testimony was provided during the Council meeting. For more details on this EFP application and to view a copy of the application, see the Council’s Web site at www.pcouncil.org and browse the November 2016 Briefing Book. The Council recommended that NMFS consider issuing the following EFP, and that this EFP be issued for 2 years. The 2-year duration is intended to coincide with the 2017–2018 biennial harvest specifications and management measures process. Therefore, to reduce the administrative burden of issuing annual EFPs during the 2-year management cycle, NMFS is considering issuing the EFP described below for a 2-year period. The EFP issued for this 2-year period would expire no later than December 31, 2018, but could be terminated earlier under terms and conditions of the EFP and other applicable laws. ADDRESSES: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Commercial Yellowtail EFP The San Francisco Community Fishing Association and Dan Platt submitted an application to continue their 2016–2017 EFP work for two more years. The primary purpose of the EFP is to test a commercial hook and line gear to target underutilized yellowtail rockfish, while keeping bycatch of overfished species low. The current application includes changes from the previous EFP including: (1) Extension of the southern boundary from Point San Pedro (37°35′ N. lat.) to Point VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Conception (34°27′ N. lat.); (2) addition of 3 vessels to the EFP (7 total); and (3) federal observer coverage requirement of 30 percent (trips not observed would be self-reported). The EFPs are necessary to allow activities that are otherwise prohibited by Federal regulations. After review of the final proposal, NMFS has concerns with the proposed reduced observer coverage. NMFS has historically relied on 100 percent observer coverage to collect and maintain data critical to evaluating the feasibility of new fisheries management strategies. NMFS has never issued a groundfish EFP without 100 percent coverage. Further, the proposed extension of the southern boundary would extend the fishery into waters where no baseline data exists; highlighting the need to obtain data for management purposes that has historically be collected by observers. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center has indicated that they may be able to provide for some additional observer coverage, working with the applicants. NMFS is considering, but has not yet approved, using some electronic monitoring in lieu of observers. NMFS is inviting comments on these issues. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 773 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq. Dated: March 14, 2017. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05351 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. SUMMARY: Effective Date is April 16, 2017. Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. DATES: ADDRESS: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Jensen, Telephone: (703) 603– 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. 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The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products proposed for addition to the Procurement List. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 51 (Friday, March 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14205-14206]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05351]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF217


Fisheries Off West Coast States and in the Western Pacific; 
Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Application for an Exempted Fishing 
Permit

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an exempted fishing permit (EFP) 
application for 2017 and 2018 that would continue work done in 2015 and 
2016, and is considering issuance of EFPs for vessels participating in 
the EFP fishery. The EFPs would be effective no earlier than April 3, 
2017, and would expire no later than December 31, 2018, but could be 
terminated earlier under terms and conditions of the EFPs and other 
applicable laws.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., local time on 
April 3, 2017.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by 0648-XF217, by any 
one of the following methods:
     Email: benjamin.mann@noaa.gov.
     Fax: 206-526-6736, Attn: Benjamin Mann.
     Mail: Barry A. Thom, Regional Administrator, West Coast 
Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115-0070, Attn: 
Benjamin Mann.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Mann (West Coast Region, 
NMFS), phone: 206-526-6117, fax: 206-526-6736.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is authorized by the Pacific 
Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act provisions at 50 CFR 600.745, 
which states that EFPs may be used to authorize fishing activities that 
would otherwise be prohibited. At the June 2016 Pacific Fishery 
Management Council (Council) meeting in Tacoma, WA, the Council 
considered an EFP application from the San Francisco Community Fishing 
Association and Dan Platt. An opportunity for public testimony was 
provided during the Council meeting. For more details on this EFP 
application and to view a copy of the application, see the Council's 
Web site at www.pcouncil.org and browse the November 2016 Briefing 
Book. The Council recommended that NMFS consider issuing the following 
EFP, and that this EFP be issued for 2 years. The 2-year duration is 
intended to coincide with the 2017-2018 biennial harvest specifications 
and management measures process. Therefore, to reduce the 
administrative burden of issuing annual EFPs during the 2-year 
management cycle, NMFS is considering issuing the EFP described below 
for a 2-year period. The EFP issued for this 2-year period would expire 
no later than December 31, 2018, but could be terminated earlier under 
terms and conditions of the EFP and other applicable laws.

Commercial Yellowtail EFP

    The San Francisco Community Fishing Association and Dan Platt 
submitted an application to continue their 2016-2017 EFP work for two 
more years. The primary purpose of the EFP is to test a commercial hook 
and line gear to target underutilized yellowtail rockfish, while 
keeping bycatch of overfished species low. The current application 
includes changes from the previous EFP including: (1) Extension of the 
southern boundary from Point San Pedro (37[deg]35' N. lat.) to Point 
Conception (34[deg]27' N. lat.); (2) addition of 3 vessels to the EFP 
(7 total); and (3) federal observer coverage requirement of 30 percent 
(trips not observed would be self-reported). The EFPs are necessary to 
allow activities that are otherwise prohibited by Federal regulations.
    After review of the final proposal, NMFS has concerns with the 
proposed reduced observer coverage. NMFS has historically relied on 100 
percent observer coverage to collect and maintain data critical to 
evaluating the feasibility of new fisheries management strategies. NMFS 
has never issued a groundfish EFP without 100 percent coverage. 
Further, the proposed extension of the southern boundary would extend 
the fishery into waters where no baseline data exists; highlighting the 
need to obtain data for management purposes that has historically be 
collected by observers. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center has 
indicated that they may be able to provide for some additional observer 
coverage, working with the applicants. NMFS is considering, but has not 
yet approved, using some electronic monitoring in lieu of observers. 
NMFS is inviting comments on these issues.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 773 et seq., and 
16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq.

    Dated: March 14, 2017.
Karen H. Abrams,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-05351 Filed 3-16-17; 8:45 am]
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