Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 14204-14205 [2017-05360]

Download as PDF 14204 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices depletion and user conflicts in the herring fishery. The Panel may recommend a final range of alternatives for the Committee to consider the following day. The panel will also review preliminary outcomes from the external peer review of the Management Strategy Evaluation of Atlantic herring ABC control rules held in March 2017. The Panel will also review the proposed action for the herring fishery in the Omnibus Industry Funded Monitoring (IFM) Amendment and make any necessary clarifications or adjustments. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 14, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05361 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF295 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 3 through Thursday, April 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham—The Winfrey Hotel, located at 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244; telephone: (205) 705–1234. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Monday, April 3, 2017; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Law Enforcement Committee will meet in a CLOSED SESSION, to select the 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Recipient; the Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet in a FULL COUNCIL—CLOSED SESSION to discuss appointments to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel; and the Data Collection Management Committee will receive a presentation from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) on Recreational Data Procedures and discuss MRIP Percent Standard Error (PSE) Methods and Protocols. After lunch, the Joint Coral/Habitat Protection & Restoration Committees will review scoping workshop summaries for Coral Amendment 7; the Sustainable Fisheries Committee will discuss the effectiveness of techniques to reduce Barotrauma Effects, and will review a white paper on Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule Revisions and Framework Procedures; the Spiny Lobster Committee will review Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4; and, the Administrative/ Budget Committee will review grant expenditures and anticipated budget activities and funding, approve changes to check writing procedures and review H.R. 200 (MSA Reauthorization) potential impacts. Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The Reef Fish Management Committee will review projections for the 2017 Federal Recreational Fishing Seasons and discuss State Seasons, discuss Final Action items: Amendment 36A—Modifications to Commercial Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs, Amendment 46—Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan, Framework Action—Mutton Snapper Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Management Measures and Gag Commercial Size Limit, and Framework Action to Adjust Greater Amberjack Acceptable Catch Limit (ACL) and stock assessment update. The committee will review public hearing draft for Amendment 47—Modify Vermillion Snapper ACLs and Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) proxy. The committee will discuss SEDAR 49—Stock Assessment Results PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for Data-Limited Stocks, and Charter For-Hire Management. The committee will review SERO/SEFSC responses to documentation requested by Gulf Angler Fishing Group; and receive a summary from the Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). Wednesday, April 5, 2017; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The Shrimp Management Committee will discuss the biological review of the Texas Closures; review updated stock assessments for brown, white and pink shrimp, and SSC report; receive a summary from the Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting; and discuss final action on Shrimp Amendment 17B—Yield, Threshold Number of Permits and Transit Provisions. The Full Council will convene midmorning (approximately 10:15 a.m.) with a Call to Order, Announcements, Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes; and review of Exempt Fishing Permit (EFPs) Applications, if any. The Council will receive presentations on Lenfest Ecosystem Task Force, and Alabama Law Enforcement. After lunch, the Council will receive public testimony from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the following agenda testimony items: Final Action on Reef Fish Amendment 46— Modify the Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan, Final Action on Reef Fish Amendment 36A—Modifications to the Commercial Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs, Final Action on Shrimp Amendment 17B—Yield, Threshold Number of Permits, and Transit Provisions, Final Action on Framework Action—Modify Mutton Snapper ACL and Management Measures and the Commercial Gag Minimum Size Limit, and Final Action—Framework Action to increase Greater Amberjack Annual Catch Limits; and, hold an open public testimony period regarding any other fishery issues or concern. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance to the meeting room. Thursday, April 6, 2017; 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Full Council will receive committee reports from Shrimp, Reef Fish, Joint Coral/Habitat Protection & Restoration, Spiny Lobster, Administrative/Budget, Data Collection, and the Sustainable Fisheries Management Committees. The Council will announce the 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if any; and receive updates from the following supporting agencies: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and, the Department of State. Lastly, the Council will discuss any Other Business items. —Meeting Adjourns The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue. The latest version will be posted on the Council’s file server, which can be accessed by going to the Council’s Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on FTP Server under Quick Links. For meeting materials, select the ‘‘Briefing Books/Briefing Book 2017–04’’ folder on Gulf Council file server. The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. The meetings will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s Web site, http:// www.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 14, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [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. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the performance evaluation of the Maine Coastal Management Program.by any of the following methods: Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Wiscasset, Maine. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/ OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or email comments Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. Written comments must be received on or before May 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/ NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. Copies of the most recent progress report, previous evaluation findings, and 2016–2020 Assessment and Strategy may be viewed and downloaded on the Internet at http:// coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state and territorial coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14205 for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Specific information on the periodic evaluation of the state and territorial coastal program that is the subject of this notice is detailed below as follows: Maine Coastal Management Program Evaluation You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: Date: May 3, 2017. Time: 5:00 p.m., local time. Location: Offices of the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road (US Route 1), Wicasset, Maine. Written public comments must be received on or before May 12, 2017. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration) Dated: March 10, 2017. Paul M. 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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF295


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of 
Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 3 through Thursday, 
April 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency 
Birmingham--The Winfrey Hotel, located at 1000 Riverchase Galleria, 
Birmingham, AL 35244; telephone: (205) 705-1234.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

Monday, April 3, 2017; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Law Enforcement Committee will meet in a CLOSED SESSION, to 
select the 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Recipient; the 
Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet in a FULL COUNCIL--CLOSED 
SESSION to discuss appointments to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics 
Advisory Panel; and the Data Collection Management Committee will 
receive a presentation from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center 
(SEFSC) on Recreational Data Procedures and discuss MRIP Percent 
Standard Error (PSE) Methods and Protocols.
    After lunch, the Joint Coral/Habitat Protection & Restoration 
Committees will review scoping workshop summaries for Coral Amendment 
7; the Sustainable Fisheries Committee will discuss the effectiveness 
of techniques to reduce Barotrauma Effects, and will review a white 
paper on Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule Revisions and 
Framework Procedures; the Spiny Lobster Committee will review Spiny 
Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4; and, the Administrative/Budget 
Committee will review grant expenditures and anticipated budget 
activities and funding, approve changes to check writing procedures and 
review H.R. 200 (MSA Reauthorization) potential impacts.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Reef Fish Management Committee will review projections for the 
2017 Federal Recreational Fishing Seasons and discuss State Seasons, 
discuss Final Action items: Amendment 36A--Modifications to Commercial 
Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs, Amendment 46--Gray Triggerfish 
Rebuilding Plan, Framework Action--Mutton Snapper Annual Catch Limits 
(ACL) and Management Measures and Gag Commercial Size Limit, and 
Framework Action to Adjust Greater Amberjack Acceptable Catch Limit 
(ACL) and stock assessment update. The committee will review public 
hearing draft for Amendment 47--Modify Vermillion Snapper ACLs and 
Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) proxy. The committee will discuss SEDAR 
49--Stock Assessment Results for Data-Limited Stocks, and Charter For-
Hire Management. The committee will review SERO/SEFSC responses to 
documentation requested by Gulf Angler Fishing Group; and receive a 
summary from the Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical 
Committee (SSC).

Wednesday, April 5, 2017; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Shrimp Management Committee will discuss the biological review 
of the Texas Closures; review updated stock assessments for brown, 
white and pink shrimp, and SSC report; receive a summary from the 
Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting; and discuss final action on Shrimp 
Amendment 17B--Yield, Threshold Number of Permits and Transit 
Provisions.
    The Full Council will convene mid-morning (approximately 10:15 
a.m.) with a Call to Order, Announcements, Introductions; Adoption of 
Agenda and Approval of Minutes; and review of Exempt Fishing Permit 
(EFPs) Applications, if any. The Council will receive presentations on 
Lenfest Ecosystem Task Force, and Alabama Law Enforcement. After lunch, 
the Council will receive public testimony from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. 
on the following agenda testimony items: Final Action on Reef Fish 
Amendment 46--Modify the Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan, Final Action 
on Reef Fish Amendment 36A--Modifications to the Commercial Individual 
Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs, Final Action on Shrimp Amendment 17B--
Yield, Threshold Number of Permits, and Transit Provisions, Final 
Action on Framework Action--Modify Mutton Snapper ACL and Management 
Measures and the Commercial Gag Minimum Size Limit, and Final Action--
Framework Action to increase Greater Amberjack Annual Catch Limits; 
and, hold an open public testimony period regarding any other fishery 
issues or concern. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment should 
sign in at the registration station located at the entrance to the 
meeting room.

Thursday, April 6, 2017; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Full Council will receive committee reports from Shrimp, Reef Fish, 
Joint Coral/Habitat Protection & Restoration, Spiny Lobster, 
Administrative/Budget, Data Collection, and the Sustainable Fisheries 
Management Committees. The Council will announce the 2016 Law 
Enforcement Officer of the Year; vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) 
applications, if any; and receive updates from the following supporting 
agencies:

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South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Gulf States Marine Fisheries 
Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and, the 
Department of State.
    Lastly, the Council will discuss any Other Business items.

--Meeting Adjourns

    The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
as required to effectively address the issue. The latest version will 
be posted on the Council's file server, which can be accessed by going 
to the Council's Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on 
FTP Server under Quick Links. For meeting materials, select the 
``Briefing Books/Briefing Book 2017-04'' folder on Gulf Council file 
server. The username and password are both ``gulfguest''. The meetings 
will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be 
available on the Council's Web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will 
be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and 
any issues arising after publication of this notice that require 
emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, 
provided that the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 14, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-05360 Filed 3-16-17; 8:45 am]
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