Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Public Meeting, 47155 [2011-19811]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 150 / Thursday, August 4, 2011 / Notices installed. The questions outlined in the survey examine the public’s use of the signs, understanding of the signs’ content, understanding and awareness of protected areas/zones and how those messages are portrayed in regulatory signs, demographics of the target audience, interest in alternate sources of interpretive content, perception of the National Marine Sanctuaries identity, and awareness of the national marine sanctuary system. II. Method of Collection Half of the respondents will use paper forms completed onsite. Half of the respondents will be asked to complete the survey online. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 53 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: July 29, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–19720 Filed 8–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Aug 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA614 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of peer review meeting. AGENCY: NMFS has requested the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) to conduct a peer review of the agency’s economic data collection program for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands crab fisheries managed under the BSAI Crab Rationalization program. The CIE, operated by Northern Taiga Ventures, Inc., provides independent peer reviews of NMFS’s fisheries stock assessments and other science products. The BSAI Crab Economic Data Report (EDR) program administered by NMFS began collecting cost, earnings and employment data in 2005, concurrently with the transition of BSAI crab fisheries to the rationalized management regime. The program was developed under the direction of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council). The CIE review will examine the scientific methods and practices employed by NMFS in the design and administration of the EDR program and dissemination of results, assess whether the data and information produced represent the best available science, and provide recommendations for methodological improvements to achieve best scientific practices in economic data collection and analysis of BSAI crab fisheries. The public is invited to attend and observe the presentations and discussions between the CIE panel and the NMFS scientists and contractors who have administered the data collection. DATES: The public portion of the meeting will be held August 23–24, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific standard time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Observer Training Room, Building 4 of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Seattle, WA 98115. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Garber-Yonts, 206–526–7143 or brian.garber-yonts@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47155 For further information about this meeting and the CIE Review of the BSAI crab EDR program, please visit the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Web site at http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/. For further information on the Crab Rationalization Program, please visit the NMFS Alaska Region Web site at http:// www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations should be directed to Brian Garber-Yonts (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 working days before the workshop date. Dated: August 1, 2011. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–19811 Filed 8–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW30 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Pile-Driving and Renovation Operations on the Trinidad Pier by the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria in Trinidad, CA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Issuance of an Incidental Take Authorization (ITA). AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulation, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria (Trinidad Rancheria) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to pile-driving and renovation operations for the Trinidad Pier Reconstruction Project in Trinidad, California. DATES: Effective August 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: A copy of the IHA is available by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or by telephoning the contacts listed here. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA614


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea 
and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of peer review meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS has requested the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) to 
conduct a peer review of the agency's economic data collection program 
for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands crab fisheries managed under the 
BSAI Crab Rationalization program. The CIE, operated by Northern Taiga 
Ventures, Inc., provides independent peer reviews of NMFS's fisheries 
stock assessments and other science products. The BSAI Crab Economic 
Data Report (EDR) program administered by NMFS began collecting cost, 
earnings and employment data in 2005, concurrently with the transition 
of BSAI crab fisheries to the rationalized management regime. The 
program was developed under the direction of the North Pacific Fishery 
Management Council (Council). The CIE review will examine the 
scientific methods and practices employed by NMFS in the design and 
administration of the EDR program and dissemination of results, assess 
whether the data and information produced represent the best available 
science, and provide recommendations for methodological improvements to 
achieve best scientific practices in economic data collection and 
analysis of BSAI crab fisheries. The public is invited to attend and 
observe the presentations and discussions between the CIE panel and the 
NMFS scientists and contractors who have administered the data 
collection.

DATES: The public portion of the meeting will be held August 23-24, 
2011, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific standard time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Observer Training Room, 
Building 4 of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries 
Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Seattle, WA 98115.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Garber-Yonts, 206-526-7143 or 
brian.garber-yonts@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information about this meeting 
and the CIE Review of the BSAI crab EDR program, please visit the 
Alaska Fisheries Science Center Web site at http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/. 
For further information on the Crab Rationalization Program, please 
visit the NMFS Alaska Region Web site at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for special accommodations should be directed to Brian Garber-
Yonts (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 working days 
before the workshop date.

    Dated: August 1, 2011.
Margo Schulze-Haugen,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-19811 Filed 8-3-11; 8:45 am]
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