Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 42986 [2017-19438]

Download as PDF 42986 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration iii. Other Issues. 11. Public Comment 12. Discussion and Recommendations 13. Other Business RIN 0648–XF687 Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC) in Honolulu, HI. DATES: The SSPC meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26 and 27, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Offices at 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Committee will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUMMARY: Agenda 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Report on the 170th Council meeting recommendations 4. Report on Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Human Dimensions Review 5. Social Science and Planning Committee Review and Revisions A. Report from the SSPC Working Group B. Review and revision of Draft Plan i. Drivers ii. Purpose and Need iii. Goals and Objectives iv. Tasks and Activities v. Other strategic plan items 6. Public Comment 7. Summary and tasking of SSPC committee members Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9 a.m. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 8, 2017. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19438 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF460 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Pile Driving Activities for Waterfront Repairs at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey, Monterey, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 9 a.m. 8. Review of SSPC Strategic Planning from Prior Day 9. Report from Committee members on Revisions and Finalization of Strategic Plan 10. SSPC Research Priorities A. Report on Working Group Findings i. Pacific Islands Human Dimensions Research Priority Areas ii. Prioritization of Research by Priority Areas to meet Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives. VerDate Sep<11>2014 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to pile driving activities for waterfront repairs at the USCG Monterey Station in Monterey, California. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than October 13, 2017. SUMMARY: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.egger@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/construction.htm without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Egger, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the applications and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/construction.htm. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF687


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC) in 
Honolulu, HI.

DATES: The SSPC meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 
September 26 and 27, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Council Offices at 1164 
Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided. The 
order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Committee 
will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Agenda

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 9 a.m.

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Report on the 170th Council meeting recommendations
4. Report on Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Human 
Dimensions Review
5. Social Science and Planning Committee Review and Revisions
    A. Report from the SSPC Working Group
    B. Review and revision of Draft Plan
    i. Drivers
    ii. Purpose and Need
    iii. Goals and Objectives
    iv. Tasks and Activities
    v. Other strategic plan items
6. Public Comment
7. Summary and tasking of SSPC committee members

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9 a.m.

8. Review of SSPC Strategic Planning from Prior Day
9. Report from Committee members on Revisions and Finalization of 
Strategic Plan
10. SSPC Research Priorities
    A. Report on Working Group Findings
    i. Pacific Islands Human Dimensions Research Priority Areas
    ii. Prioritization of Research by Priority Areas to meet 
Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives.
    iii. Other Issues.
11. Public Comment
12. Discussion and Recommendations
13. Other Business

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 8, 2017.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-19438 Filed 9-12-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P