Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit, 66273-66274 [2011-27745]

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[FR Doc. 2011–27749 Filed 10–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA643 Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Keith Farmer, on behalf of the North Carolina SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Oct 25, 2011 Jkt 226001 Department of Environment and Natural Resources Aquariums Division (North Carolina Aquariums). If granted, the EFP would authorize North Carolina Aquariums to collect, with certain conditions, various species of reef fish and live rock in Federal waters off North Carolina. The specimens would be used in educational exhibits displaying North Carolina native species at aquariums located at Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island, Fort Fisher, and Jeanette’s Ocean Pier, NC. DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., eastern standard time, on November 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the application by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Karla.Gore@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: ‘‘North Carolina Aquariums’’. • Mail: Karla Gore, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The application and related documents are available for review upon written request to any of the above addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karla Gore, 727–824–5305; e-mail: karla.gore@noaa.gov. The EFP is requested under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C 1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted fishing. The proposed species collection involves activities covered by regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region and the FMP for Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region. The applicant requires authorization to opportunistically collect 878 live fish in the South Atlantic snapper-grouper complex, and a specified quantity of live rock. The fish, listed by common name (total number of fish), and amount of live rock to be harvested over a 2-year period by North Carolina Aquariums includes: red hind (16), rock hind (16), red grouper (16), gag (16), scamp (16), red porgy (16), yellowfin grouper (9), yellowmouth grouper (16), snowy grouper (12), silk snapper (16), vermilion snapper (78), tomtate (200), smallmouth grunt (100), cottonwick (200), yellowedge grouper (9), graysby (16), coney (16), yellowtail snapper (84), schoolmaster snapper (26), and 300 lb (136 kg) of live rock. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66273 Specimens would be collected in Federal waters from 3 miles (4.8 km) offshore out to 100 fathoms (182 m), from 33°10′ N lat. to 36°30′ N lat. off North Carolina. The project proposes to use hook-and-line gear, black sea bass pots and minnow traps to collect fish, and SCUBA gear to collect live rock by hand. This EFP would authorize sampling operations to be conducted on three vessels to be named by North Carolina Aquariums and designated in the EFP. The specimens would be opportunistically collected year-round for a period of up to 2 years, commencing on the date of issuance of the EFP. The EFP would not authorize the collection of species with an annual catch limit of zero (Red snapper, Warsaw grouper, and Speckled hind). The overall intent of the project is to incorporate North Carolina native species into the educational exhibits at the four aquariums located at Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island, Fort Fisher, and Jeanette’s Ocean Pier, North Carolina. The aquariums use these displays of native North Carolina habitats and species to teach the public about conservation of these resources. NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based on a preliminary review, NMFS intends to issue an EFP. Possible conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition of conducting research within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, special management zones, or artificial reefs without additional authorization. Additionally, NMFS prohibits the possession of Nassau grouper, goliath grouper, red snapper, speckled hind or Warsaw grouper, and requires any sea turtles taken incidentally during the course of fishing or scientific research activities to be handled with due care to prevent injury to live specimens, observed for activity, and returned to the water. The EFP would specify that any harvest of live rock would have to be replaced by an equivalent amount of new rock substrate, or be obtained from a commercial (aquaculture) source. A final decision on the issuance of the EFP will depend on NMFS’ review of public comments received on the application, consultations with the affected state, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and a determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws. Authority: 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 66274 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2011 / Notices Dated: October 21, 2011. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: October 20, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–27745 Filed 10–25–11; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2011–27630 Filed 10–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA788 Availability of Seats for the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet in Seattle. DATES: November 14–18, 2011. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, November 14, and continue through Friday, November 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE., Building 4, Observer Training Room (GOA Plan Team) and Traynor Room (BS/AI Plan Team), Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo or Diana Stram, NPFMC; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Plan Teams will compile and review the annual Groundfish Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report (SAFE), including the Economic Report, the Ecosystems Consideration Chapter, the stock assessments for BSAI and GOA groundfish, and recommend final groundfish catch specifications for 2012/13. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ npfmc/. SUMMARY: jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen, (907) 271–2809, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Oct 25, 2011 Jkt 226001 Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: The ONMS is seeking applications for the following vacant seats on the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: Education, Primary and Alternate seats; Fishing, Primary and Alternate seats; Research, Alternate seat; Community-atLarge Mann County, Alternate seat; Community-at-Large Sonoma County, Alternate seat. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosophy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve three-year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter. DATES: Applications are due by December 1, 2011. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from http:// cordellbank.noaa.gov/ or Kaitlin Graiff, kaitlin.graiff@noaa.gov, P.O. Box 159, Olema, CA 94950. Completed applications should be sent to the above postal or e-mail address, or faxed to 415–663–0315 attn. Kaitlin Graiff. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kaitlin Graiff, Advisory Council Coordinator, 415–663–0314 x105, kaitlin.graiff@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in 2001 to ensure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary. Council seats are occupied by members representing research, conservation, maritime activity, fishing, education, Mann and Sonoma County SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 community-at-large, as well as Federal agency partners. Individual council members act as liaisons between the Sanctuary and their constituent groups. The council holds a minimum of four regular meetings per year, and an annual retreat in the summer. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: October 18, 2011. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–27584 Filed 10–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA650 Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Pier 36/Brannan Street Wharf Project in the San Francisco Bay, CA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received a complete and adequate application from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District (USACE), on behalf of the Port of San Francisco (Port), for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to pile driving during construction of the Brannan Street Wharf. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is proposing to issue an IHA to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment, four species of marine mammals during the specified activity within a specific geographic region and is requesting comments on its proposal. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than November 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application and this proposal should be addressed 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. The mailbox address for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA643


Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States and 
Coral and Coral Reefs Fishery in the South Atlantic; Exempted Fishing 
Permit

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

ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing 
permit; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted 
fishing permit (EFP) from Keith Farmer, on behalf of the North Carolina 
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Aquariums Division 
(North Carolina Aquariums). If granted, the EFP would authorize North 
Carolina Aquariums to collect, with certain conditions, various species 
of reef fish and live rock in Federal waters off North Carolina. The 
specimens would be used in educational exhibits displaying North 
Carolina native species at aquariums located at Pine Knoll Shores, 
Roanoke Island, Fort Fisher, and Jeanette's Ocean Pier, NC.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., eastern standard 
time, on November 25, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the application by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: Karla.Gore@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line 
of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: ``North 
Carolina Aquariums''.
     Mail: Karla Gore, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 
13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
    The application and related documents are available for review upon 
written request to any of the above addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karla Gore, 727-824-5305; e-mail: 
karla.gore@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EFP is requested under the authority of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C 
1801 et seq.), and regulations at 50 CFR 600.745(b) concerning exempted 
fishing.
    The proposed species collection involves activities covered by 
regulations implementing the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the 
Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region and the FMP for 
Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic 
Region. The applicant requires authorization to opportunistically 
collect 878 live fish in the South Atlantic snapper-grouper complex, 
and a specified quantity of live rock. The fish, listed by common name 
(total number of fish), and amount of live rock to be harvested over a 
2-year period by North Carolina Aquariums includes: red hind (16), rock 
hind (16), red grouper (16), gag (16), scamp (16), red porgy (16), 
yellowfin grouper (9), yellowmouth grouper (16), snowy grouper (12), 
silk snapper (16), vermilion snapper (78), tomtate (200), smallmouth 
grunt (100), cottonwick (200), yellowedge grouper (9), graysby (16), 
coney (16), yellowtail snapper (84), schoolmaster snapper (26), and 300 
lb (136 kg) of live rock.
    Specimens would be collected in Federal waters from 3 miles (4.8 
km) offshore out to 100 fathoms (182 m), from 33[deg]10' N lat. to 
36[deg]30' N lat. off North Carolina. The project proposes to use hook-
and-line gear, black sea bass pots and minnow traps to collect fish, 
and SCUBA gear to collect live rock by hand. This EFP would authorize 
sampling operations to be conducted on three vessels to be named by 
North Carolina Aquariums and designated in the EFP. The specimens would 
be opportunistically collected year-round for a period of up to 2 
years, commencing on the date of issuance of the EFP. The EFP would not 
authorize the collection of species with an annual catch limit of zero 
(Red snapper, Warsaw grouper, and Speckled hind).
    The overall intent of the project is to incorporate North Carolina 
native species into the educational exhibits at the four aquariums 
located at Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island, Fort Fisher, and 
Jeanette's Ocean Pier, North Carolina. The aquariums use these displays 
of native North Carolina habitats and species to teach the public about 
conservation of these resources.
    NMFS finds this application warrants further consideration. Based 
on a preliminary review, NMFS intends to issue an EFP. Possible 
conditions the agency may impose on this permit, if it is indeed 
granted, include but are not limited to, a prohibition of conducting 
research within marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, special 
management zones, or artificial reefs without additional authorization. 
Additionally, NMFS prohibits the possession of Nassau grouper, goliath 
grouper, red snapper, speckled hind or Warsaw grouper, and requires any 
sea turtles taken incidentally during the course of fishing or 
scientific research activities to be handled with due care to prevent 
injury to live specimens, observed for activity, and returned to the 
water. The EFP would specify that any harvest of live rock would have 
to be replaced by an equivalent amount of new rock substrate, or be 
obtained from a commercial (aquaculture) source. A final decision on 
the issuance of the EFP will depend on NMFS' review of public comments 
received on the application, consultations with the affected state, the 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and the U.S. Coast Guard, 
and a determination that it is consistent with all applicable laws.

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


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    Dated: October 21, 2011.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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