Evaluations of National Estuarine Research Reserves, 18738-18739 [2017-07986]

Download as PDF 18738 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 76 / Friday, April 21, 2017 / Notices fishery: Motion to allow an experimental 2018 January/ February (wave 1), recreational, federally permitted for-hire fishery for black sea bass with a 15 fish per person possession limit, a suspended minimum size limit, and a zero discard policy to allow for barotrauma, and a mandatory trip reporting requirement. 6. Review Board White Paper on Summer Flounder Recreational Specifications 7. Other Business/Adjourn Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 18, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–08128 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF372 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 51 Post-Data Workshop webinar for Gulf of Mexico gray snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 51 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico gray snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, an Assessment Workshop and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 51 post-Data Workshop webinar will be held May 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Apr 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the post-Data Workshop webinar are as follows: Panelists will present finalized data for review and recommendation. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 18, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–08127 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluations of National Estuarine Research Reserves Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (Commerce). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments for the performance evaluation of the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. DATES: Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, and written comments must be received on or before Wednesday, June 21, 2017. For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the reserves and coastal program NOAA intends to evaluate by any of the following methods: Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Aguirre, Puerto Rico for the Jobos Bay Reserve. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Ralph Cantral, Evaluator, Policy, Planning and Communications, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway N/OCM1, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or email comments Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 76 / Friday, April 21, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Evaluator, Policy, Planning and Communications, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East West Highway N/OCM1, (240) 543–0729, or Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, Management Plan, and Site Profile may be viewed and downloaded on the Internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/ evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress report may be obtained upon request by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) require NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved national estuarine research reserves. The process includes a public meeting, consideration of written public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. For the evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserves, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to its management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the Coastal Zone Management Act. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office 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 reserves that are the subject of this notice are detailed below as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Date: June 7, 2017 Time: 5:00 p.m., local time Location: Jobos Bay Reserve Visitors Center, Road 705, Kilometer 2.3, Main Street, Aguirre, Puerto Rico Written comments must be received on or before June 21, 2017. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Apr 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: April 12, 2017. Paul M. Scholz, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–07986 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF352 Marine Mammals; File No. 21199 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Vanessa Coates, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Natural History Unit, BBC Bristol, Whiteladies Road, United Kingdom BS8 2LR, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial photography on killer whales (Orcinus orca), Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli), and Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: These documents are available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Carrie Hubard; (301) 427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18739 The applicant proposes to film killer whales at various locations outside of Seward, Alaska, over six days in May, and in Juneau, AK over six days at the end of July. In Seward, a maximum of 300 killer whales will be intentionally filmed while 100 Dall’s porpoise, and 400 Pacific white-sided dolphins may be incidentally harassed and approached for filming. In Juneau, a maximum of 100 killer whales would be intentionally filmed. Filming would occur from cameras on board a vessel or by helicopter. Hydrophones would be used to record vocalizations. Footage would be used for an Alaska Live television series to showcase the gathering of wildlife in Alaska that occurs around the salmon runs. The permit would be valid through August 31, 2017. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: April 17, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–08031 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF371 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 will hold a two day meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Private Recreational Advisory Panel (AP). SUMMARY: The meeting will convene on Monday, May 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., CDT. DATES: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07986]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Evaluations of National Estuarine Research Reserves

AGENCY: Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service 
(NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (Commerce).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit 
comments for the performance evaluation of the Jobos Bay National 
Estuarine Research Reserve.

DATES: Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation: The 
public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, and written 
comments must be received on or before Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
    For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, 
see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the reserves and coastal program 
NOAA intends to evaluate by any of the following methods:
    Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in 
Aguirre, Puerto Rico for the Jobos Bay Reserve. For the specific 
location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please 
direct written comments to Ralph Cantral, Evaluator, Policy, Planning 
and Communications, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West 
Highway N/OCM1, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or email comments 
Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Evaluator, Policy, 
Planning and Communications, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East 
West Highway N/OCM1, (240) 543-0729, or Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. Copies 
of the previous evaluation findings, Management Plan, and Site Profile 
may be viewed and downloaded on the Internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most 
recent progress report may be obtained upon request by contacting the 
person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone 
Management Act (CZMA) require NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of 
federally approved national estuarine research reserves. The process 
includes a public meeting, consideration of written public comments and 
consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and 
members of the public. For the evaluation of National Estuarine 
Research Reserves, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has 
met the national objectives, adhered to its management plan approved by 
the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial 
assistance under the Coastal Zone Management Act. When the evaluation 
is completed, NOAA's Office 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 reserves that 
are the subject of this notice are detailed below as follows:

Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation

    You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting 
scheduled as follows:

Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m., local time
Location: Jobos Bay Reserve Visitors Center, Road 705, Kilometer 2.3, 
Main Street, Aguirre, Puerto Rico

    Written comments must be received on or before June 21, 2017.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419
Coastal Zone Management Program Administration

    Dated: April 12, 2017.
Paul M. Scholz,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-07986 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]
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