Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings/Workshop, 72389-72390 [2011-30211]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices Dated: November 9, 2011. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–30005 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA840 Marine Mammals; File No. 16479 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that The Pacific Whale Foundation [Responsible Party: Gregory Kaufman; Principal Investigator: Daniela Maldini], 300 Maalaea Road, Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). SUMMARY: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before December 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 16479 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The proposed permit would authorize vessel based research on humpback whales in Maui County waters, Hawaii to quantify the potential for near misses between vessels and humpback whales, and define the probability of ’surprise encounters’ with humpback whales in relation to time of day, environmental variables, vessel behavior, whale abundance, and individual sex and age classes. Up to 567 humpback whales may be approached annually for photoidentification and behavioral observation and all Hawaiian insular false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) may be incidentally harassed by the research activities. The permit would be valid for a period of five years. A draft environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), to examine whether significant environmental impacts could result from issuance of the proposed scientific research permit. The draft EA is available for review and comment simultaneous with the scientific research permit application. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Mar<15>2010 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Joselyd Garcia-Reyes, (301) 427–8401. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M DATES: request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. Dated: November 17, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30275 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72389 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA841 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings/Workshop National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public teleconference. AGENCY: The NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold an online webinar to review and critique its groundfish stock assessment process in 2011. The online Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar is open to the public. DATES: The Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar will commence at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 and continue until 5 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. ADDRESSES: To join the online Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar from the U.S. Pacific time zone, go to https:// nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/ j.php?ED=164913422&UID =1227485477&RT=MiM0. To join the online Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar from other time zones or to view the webinar in languages other than English, go to https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/ j.php?ED=164913422&UID =1227485477&ORT=MiM0. If requested, enter your name, email address, and the meeting number, which is 805–527–249. Click ‘‘join’’ when the login process is completed. No password is required to join the online webinar. To only join the audio teleconference of the Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop from the U.S. or Canada, call the toll number 1 (408) 600–3600 (note: this is not a toll-free number) and use the access code 805– 527–249 when prompted. A public listening station for the Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar will also be available in the large conference room at the Council office, 7700 NE. Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820– 2280. Other public listening stations may be organized prior to the Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop. For further information on public listening stations, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 72390 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices call Mr. John DeVore at (503) 820–2280 or Dr. Jim Hastie at (206) 860–3412. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE. Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820– 2280. Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The purpose of the Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar is for participants in the Council’s 2011 stock assessment process to consider the procedures used in 2011 to assess and update groundfish stock abundance and develop recommendations for improving the process for future assessments and future assessment reviews. No management actions will be decided in this workshop. Any recommendations developed at the workshop will be submitted for consideration by the Council at its March meeting in Sacramento, CA. Although non-emergency issues not identified in the workshop agenda may come before the workshop participants for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this workshop. Formal action at the workshop 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 workshop participants’ intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This workshop is physically 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 workshop date. Dated: November 18, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30211 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA835 Marine Mammals; File No. 16314 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: November 18, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–30270 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Jennifer Lewis, Ph.D., Tropical Dolphin Research Foundation, Aventura, FL to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 10, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 34053) that a request for a permit to conduct research on bottlenose dolphins had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 16314 authorizes Dr. Lewis to conduct photo-identification surveys and biopsy sampling in Whitewater Bay, Shark River, Ponce de Leon Bay and Florida Bay, which are found in Everglades National Park. Up to 3,020 bottlenose dolphins could be taken by level B harassment each year during photo-identification surveys. Additionally, up to 38 bottlenose dolphins from each location could be taken by level A harassment annually, to acquire 30 successful biopsy samples from each location over the life of the permit. Research would stop when the desired number of samples has been obtained. The permit is valid through November 28, 2016. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA836 Marine Mammals; File No. 15274 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Dan R. Salden, Ph.D., Hawaii Whale Research Foundation, 52 Cheshire Drive, Maryville, IL 62062 to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 5338) that a request for a permit to conduct research on humpback whales had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Authorized research will include harassment of humpback whales, Hawaiian Insular false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), and six nonESA-listed cetaceans through passive acoustics, underwater photography and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA841


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings/Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice of public teleconference.

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SUMMARY: The NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center and Pacific 
Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold an online webinar to 
review and critique its groundfish stock assessment process in 2011. 
The online Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar 
is open to the public.

DATES: The Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar 
will commence at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 and continue until 
5 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day.

ADDRESSES: To join the online Groundfish Stock Assessment Process 
Review Workshop webinar from the U.S. Pacific time zone, go to https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/j.php?ED=164913422&UID=1227485477&RT=MiM0. To 
join the online Groundfish Stock Assessment Process Review Workshop 
webinar from other time zones or to view the webinar in languages other 
than English, go to https://nwfsc.webex.com/nwfsc/j.php?ED=164913422&UID=1227485477&ORT=MiM0. If requested, enter your 
name, email address, and the meeting number, which is 805-527-249. 
Click ``join'' when the login process is completed. No password is 
required to join the online webinar.
    To only join the audio teleconference of the Groundfish Stock 
Assessment Process Review Workshop from the U.S. or Canada, call the 
toll number 1 (408) 600-3600 (note: this is not a toll-free number) and 
use the access code 805-527-249 when prompted.
    A public listening station for the Groundfish Stock Assessment 
Process Review Workshop webinar will also be available in the large 
conference room at the Council office, 7700 NE. Ambassador Place, Suite 
101, Portland, OR 97220-1384; telephone: (503) 820-2280. Other public 
listening stations may be organized prior to the Groundfish Stock 
Assessment Process Review Workshop. For further information on public 
listening stations,

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call Mr. John DeVore at (503) 820-2280 or Dr. Jim Hastie at (206) 860-
3412.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE. 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384; telephone: (503) 
820-2280.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Groundfish Stock 
Assessment Process Review Workshop webinar is for participants in the 
Council's 2011 stock assessment process to consider the procedures used 
in 2011 to assess and update groundfish stock abundance and develop 
recommendations for improving the process for future assessments and 
future assessment reviews. No management actions will be decided in 
this workshop. Any recommendations developed at the workshop will be 
submitted for consideration by the Council at its March meeting in 
Sacramento, CA.
    Although non-emergency issues not identified in the workshop agenda 
may come before the workshop participants for discussion, those issues 
may not be the subject of formal action during this workshop. Formal 
action at the workshop 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 workshop participants' intent to take 
final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This workshop is physically 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 workshop date.

    Dated: November 18, 2011.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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