Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 79341-79342 [2010-31869]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 243 / Monday, December 20, 2010 / Notices Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, Washington, DC 20230. This notice is published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(o). Dated: November 1, 2010. Susan H. Kuhbach, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–31876 Filed 12–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Harvest of Pacific Halibut by Guided Sport Charter Vessel Anglers off Alaska National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 18, 2011. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, (907) 586– 7008 or Patsy.Bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for renewal of a currently approved information collection. Pacific halibut is an unusual resource in that halibut management in both State and Federal waters is an international and Federal responsibility under the North Pacific Halibut Act of 1982. Annual catch quotas are determined by the International Pacific VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Dec 17, 2010 Jkt 223001 Halibut Commission (IPHC), and Federal responsibility for halibut management extends to halibut stocks and fishing activity within State of Alaska waters. In order to manage halibut effectively, international and Federal managers need information on halibut fishing effort and harvest by all user groups, including the guided sport charter sector of the fishery. In order to minimize the recordkeeping and reporting burden on guided charter operations, Federal and international managers depend on fishing activity and harvest information collected by the State of Alaska through its charter logbook program. Federal regulations at 50 CFR 300.65 require charter vessel operators fishing in IPHC Areas 2C and 3A to comply with the State of Alaska logbook reporting requirements. The State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Division of Sport Fish initiated a mandatory logbook program for charter vessels in 1998 requiring annual registration of sport fishing guides and businesses and logbook reporting. The logbook and registration program was intended to provide information on actual participation and harvest by individual charter vessels and businesses in various regions of the State. ADF&G issues charter logbooks to licensed businesses only and also provides operators with registration stickers and statistical area maps. A schedule of logbook due dates is printed inside the front cover of each logbook. NMFS and ADF&G coordinated closely in the development of this information collection to use the existing ADF&G logbook to record information necessary for the monitoring and enforcement of the charter vessel angler daily catch limit of halibut, so that a separate Federal logbook system would not be necessary. This approach reduces burden to both the charter vessel industry and Federal and State management agencies. II. Method of Collection The logsheets may be placed in an ADF&G drop box at one of many ports in Alaska or mailed to ADF&G. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0575. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (renewal of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individual or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 93,090. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79341 Estimated Time Per Response: Charter Guide to record required information in logsheet, 4 minutes; Charter Anglers to verify information and sign logsheet, 1 minute. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,134. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 14, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–31833 Filed 12–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA095 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 convene a public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel. DATES: The Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, and end by 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 79342 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 243 / Monday, December 20, 2010 / Notices Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director; telephone: (813) 348–1630. RIN 0648–XN34 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Shrimp Advisory Panel will receive a presentation of the Biological Review of the 2010 Texas Closure and a change in yield report. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will then consider recommendations for a 2011 closure. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will also receive presentations of the Status and Health of Shrimp Stocks in 2009 and a Stock Assessment Report for 2009. Finally, the Shrimp Advisory Panel will review preliminary effort estimates for 2010 and possibly make recommendations for the Council. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Shrimp Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Shrimp 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Trish Kennedy at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: December 15, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2010–31869 Filed 12–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Navy Training Activities Conducted Within the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) and Military Training Activities and Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation Conducted Within the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of letters of authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that two 1year letters of authorization (LOA) have been issued to the U.S Navy (Navy) for the incidental take of marine mammals during: Navy activities within the NWTRC, off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California, for the period of October 2010 through October 2011, and; Navy activities conducted in the Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) study area for the period of July 2010 through July 2011. These activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA). DATES: The NWTRC LOA is effective November 12, 2010, through November 11, 2011, and the MIRC LOA is effective August 12, 2010 through August 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: The LOAs and supporting documentation are available by writing to Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3225, by telephoning one of the contacts listed here (FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm#applications. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713–2289, ext. 166. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Dec 17, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional taking of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) during periods of not more than five consecutive years each if certain findings are made and regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment and of no more than one year, the Secretary shall issue a notice of proposed authorization for public review. Authorization 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, and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such taking are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as: an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival. The NDAA (Pub. L. 108–136) removed the ‘‘small numbers’’ and ‘‘specified geographical region’’ limitations and amended the definition of ‘‘harassment’’ as it applies to a ‘‘military readiness activity’’ to read as follows (Section 3(18)(B) of the MMPA): (i) any act that injures or has the significant potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A Harassment]; or (ii) any act that disturbs or is likely to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of natural behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, surfacing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering, to a point where such behavioral patterns are abandoned or significantly altered [Level B Harassment]. Summary of Requests NWTRC In September 2008, NMFS received an application from the Navy requesting authorization for the take of individuals of 26 species of marine mammals incidental to upcoming Navy training activities to be conducted within the NWTRC, which extends west to 250 nautical miles (nm) (463 kilometers [km]) beyond the coast of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington and east to Idaho and encompasses 122,400 nm2 (420,163 km2) of surface/subsurface ocean operating areas. These training activities are military readiness activities under the provisions of the NDAA. These activities are classified as E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 243 (Monday, December 20, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA095


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 convene a 
public meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel.

DATES: The Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 
a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, and end by 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams 
Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062.

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    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive 
Director; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Shrimp Advisory Panel will receive a 
presentation of the Biological Review of the 2010 Texas Closure and a 
change in yield report. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will then consider 
recommendations for a 2011 closure. The Shrimp Advisory Panel will also 
receive presentations of the Status and Health of Shrimp Stocks in 2009 
and a Stock Assessment Report for 2009. Finally, the Shrimp Advisory 
Panel will review preliminary effort estimates for 2010 and possibly 
make recommendations for the Council.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Shrimp Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Actions of the Shrimp 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 Act, 
provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take 
action to address the emergency.
    Copies of the agenda can be obtained by calling (813) 348-1630.

Special Accommodations

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

    Dated: December 15, 2010.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31869 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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