Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 18739-18740 [2017-08126]

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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. 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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 18740 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 76 / Friday, April 21, 2017 / Notices The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; telephone: (504) 581–1300. 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: Dr. John Froeschke, Fishery BiologistStatistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; john.froeschke@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The charge of this AP is to provide recommendations to the Council on private recreational red snapper management measures which would (1) provide more quality access to the resource in federal waters, (2) reduce discards, and (3) improve fisheries data collection. I. Agenda and Introduction II. Background a. Council and Fishery Management Process b. Red Snapper Private Recreational Management III. Panel Discussion a. Red Snapper Management IV. Looking Back, Looking Forward V. Recreational Angler Participation Session VI. Gulf Angler Focus Group Report VII. Recreational Round Table VIII. Panel Discussion a. Defining Objectives of Red Snapper Management b. Discussion and Evaluation of Management Options to Improve Access IX. Recommendations to the Council X. Election of Chair and vice-Chair Meeting Adjourns— The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for Ad Hoc Red Snapper Private Recreational AP on May 8–9, 2017 at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 752478651748328450. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the Council’s file server. To access the file server, the URL is https:// public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/ index.cgi, or go to the Council’s Web site and click on the FTP link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. Click on the ‘‘Library Folder’’, then scroll down to ‘‘Ad Hoc Red Snapper Private Rec AP meeting2017–05’’. 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Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: April 18, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–08126 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Recruitment of First Responder Network Authority Board Members National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issues this Notice on behalf of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to initiate the annual process to seek expressions of interest from individuals who would like to serve on the FirstNet Board. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18739-18740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08126]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF371


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 will hold a two 
day meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper Private Recreational Advisory 
Panel (AP).

DATES: 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.

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 
300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130; telephone: (504) 581-1300. 
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: Dr. John Froeschke, Fishery Biologist-
Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
john.froeschke@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The charge of this AP is to provide 
recommendations to the Council on private recreational red snapper 
management measures which would (1) provide more quality access to the 
resource in federal waters, (2) reduce discards, and (3) improve 
fisheries data collection.

I. Agenda and Introduction
II. Background
    a. Council and Fishery Management Process
    b. Red Snapper Private Recreational Management
III. Panel Discussion
    a. Red Snapper Management
IV. Looking Back, Looking Forward
V. Recreational Angler Participation Session
VI. Gulf Angler Focus Group Report
VII. Recreational Round Table
VIII. Panel Discussion
    a. Defining Objectives of Red Snapper Management
    b. Discussion and Evaluation of Management Options to Improve 
Access
IX. Recommendations to the Council
X. Election of Chair and vice-Chair
Meeting Adjourns--

    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for Ad 
Hoc Red Snapper Private Recreational AP on May 8-9, 2017 at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/752478651748328450.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with 
other meeting materials will be posted on the Council's file server. To 
access the file server, the URL is https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/index.cgi, or go to the Council's Web site and click on the FTP 
link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ``gulfguest''. 
Click on the ``Library Folder'', then scroll down to ``Ad Hoc Red 
Snapper Private Rec AP meeting-2017-05''.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues 
may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of 
the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified in the agenda 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 notified of the Council's intent to take 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 at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: April 18, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-08126 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]
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