Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 62377-62378 [2011-25935]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SSC Meeting Schedule National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration November 8, 2011, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. November 9, 2011, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. November 10, 2011, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. RIN 0648–XA708 Special Accommodations Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Addendum to the previous notice of South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting. AGENCY: This notice amends an earlier notice for the meeting. The SAFMC is adding an agenda item to consider wreckfish stock status and fishing level recommendations to the November 8–10 SSC meeting. The meeting will be held in Charleston, SC. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. These meetings are 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 3 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: October 4, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–26042 Filed 10–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P SUMMARY: The meeting will be held November 8–10, 2011. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn, 678 Citadel Haven Drive, Charleston, SC 29414; telephone: (843) 573–1200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366; e-mail: Kim.Iverson@safmc.net. DATES: The original noticed published in the Federal Register on September 19, 2011 (76 FR 57958). Under the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorized Act, the SSC is the body responsible for reviewing the Council’s scientific materials. An earlier FRN indicated that the SSC will discuss fishery management plan (FMP) amendments under development, assessments of black sea bass and tilefish, review advancements in ABC control rule development, review planning information for assessments of Spanish mackerel and cobia to be developed in 2013, and discuss the findings of the National SSC workshop. In addition to these topics, the SSC will also be asked to review additional information on the status of South Atlantic wreckfish, and consider modifying Overfishing Levels (OFL) and Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) recommendations if warranted. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Oct 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA755 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held October 25–27, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001; 202–737–1234. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427–8004; e-mail: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov. DATES: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62377 online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ocs/mafac/. Matters To Be Considered This agenda is subject to change. The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: NMFS habitat blueprint, blue carbon initiatives, climate adaptation, NOAA Caribbean strategy, recreational fisheries regional action plans, and implementation of the Commerce and NOAA national aquaculture policies. Updates will be presented on National Ocean Policy implementation, coastal and marine spatial planning, and use of the Multipurpose Marine Cadastre; NOAA budgets; and outlooks for 2012 regulatory and science activities. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and meetings of the standing subcommittees. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; 301–427– 8004 by October 14, 2011. Dated: October 4, 2011. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–26020 Filed 10–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA750 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (conference call). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) Trawl Rationalization Regulatory Review Committee (TRREC) will convene a meeting that is open to the public. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport, 7900 NE. 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220; telephone: (503) 460–3000. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 62378 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 195 / Friday, October 7, 2011 / Notices The meeting will be held Thursday, October 27, from 8 a.m. until business for the day is completed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Seger, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the meeting is to review regulations (a) making it permissible to stack both a limited entry trawl and fixed gear permit on a single vessel at the same time, (b) modifying the season opening date for whiting, (c) allowing vessels to carry multiple gears at the same time, and (d) modification of several identified trawl gear regulations that impair increased efficiency and selectivity. As a secondary priority, the TRREC may focus on other regulations made obsolete by implementation of the new trawl rationalization program in 2011. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may come before the TRREC for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. TRREC action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 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 notified of the TRREC intent to take final action to address the emergency. DATES: Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 3, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–25935 Filed 10–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XA471 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Airto-Surface Gunnery Missions in the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Oct 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Eglin Air Force Base (Eglin AFB), to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting air-to-surface (A–S) gunnery missions in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The USAF’s activities are considered military readiness activities. DATES: Effective September 26, 2011, through September 25, 2012. ADDRESSES: A copy of the authorization, the application containing a list of the references used in this document, and NMFS’ 2008 Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) may be obtained by writing to Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3225, telephoning the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or visiting the Internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ pr/permits/incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may also be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian D. Hopper or Candace Nachman, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings 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.’’ Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the U.S. can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Section 101(a)(5)(D) establishes a 45-day time limit for NMFS review of an application followed by a 30-day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorizations for the incidental harassment of marine mammals. Within 45 days of the close of the comment period, NMFS must either issue or deny the authorization. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (Pub. L. 108–136) removed the ‘‘small numbers’’ and ‘‘specified geographical region’’ provisions 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 Request NMFS originally received an application on February 13, 2003, from Eglin AFB for the taking, by harassment, of marine mammals incidental to programmatic mission activities within the Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range (EGTTR). The EGTTR is described as the airspace over the GOM that is controlled by Eglin AFB. A notice of receipt of Eglin AFB’s application and Notice of Proposed IHA and request for 30-day public comment published on January 23, 2006 (71 FR 3474). A 1-year IHA was subsequently issued to Eglin AFB for this activity on May 3, 2006 (71 FR 27695, May 12, 2006). On January 29, 2007, NMFS received a request from Eglin AFB for a renewal of its 2006–2007 IHA, which expired on May 2, 2007. This application addendum requested revisions to three components of the IHA requirements: protected species surveys; ramp-up E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA750


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting (conference call).

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) Trawl 
Rationalization Regulatory Review Committee (TRREC) will convene a 
meeting that is open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Portland 
Airport, 7900 NE. 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220; telephone: (503) 
460-3000.

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DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, October 27, from 8 a.m. until 
business for the day is completed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Seger, Staff Officer; telephone: 
(503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the meeting is to 
review regulations (a) making it permissible to stack both a limited 
entry trawl and fixed gear permit on a single vessel at the same time, 
(b) modifying the season opening date for whiting, (c) allowing vessels 
to carry multiple gears at the same time, and (d) modification of 
several identified trawl gear regulations that impair increased 
efficiency and selectivity. As a secondary priority, the TRREC may 
focus on other regulations made obsolete by implementation of the new 
trawl rationalization program in 2011.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may come before the TRREC for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subject of formal action during this meeting. TRREC action will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed 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 notified 
of the TRREC intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be 
directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820-2280 at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: October 3, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-25935 Filed 10-6-11; 8:45 am]
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