Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 4013 [2012-1594]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 17 / Thursday, January 26, 2012 / Notices merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2012–1679 Filed 1–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA960 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and its Surfclam, Ocean Quahog and Tilefish Committee, its Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee, and its Spiny Dogfish Committee will hold public meetings. DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012 through Thursday, February 16, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA; telephone: (757) 213–3001. Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, February 14—The Surfclam, Ocean Quahog and Tilefish Committee will meet from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will meet from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. On Wednesday, February 15— The Spiny Dogfish Committee will meet from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Action on the Omnibus Framework/Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) will occur from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. A review of the Advisory Panel Workgroup Report will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Action on the Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Framework will occur from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. A Highly Migratory Species (HMS) presentation will be held from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. There will be a Public Listening Session from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. On Thursday February 16—The mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Jan 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 Council will hold its regular Business Session from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to approve the October and December minutes, receive Organizational Reports to include a SAW/SARC 53 Summary on Black Sea Bass, the New England Liaison Report, the Executive Director’s Report, the Science Report, Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/or new business. Agenda items by day for the Council’s Committees and the Council itself are: On Tuesday, February 14—The Surfclam, Ocean Quahog and Tilefish Committee will discuss and identify the next steps for Amendment 15. The Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will receive a presentation by Dr. Steve Ross of UNC Wilmington on Bureau of Ocean Energy Management-funded work on deep-sea corals and consider and approve the mission statement. On Wednesday, February 15—The Spiny Dogfish Committee will update and review the range of alternatives for Amendment 3. The Council will take action to revise risk policy measures through framework adjustment or other action regarding the Omnibus Framework or Supplemental EA. The Council will receive an Advisory Panel Workgroup Report to review and approve workgroup recommendations to modify the current process for Advisory panel membership and governance. The Council will take action to modify vessel hold certification requirements regarding the Squid, Mackerel and Butterfish Framework. The Council will hear a presentation on an Amendment that proposes catch shares in the Atlantic shark fishery. The Council will hold a Public Listening Session. On Thursday, February 16—The Council will hold its regular Business Session to approve the October and December minutes, receive Organizational Reports to include a SAW/SARC 53 Summary on Black Sea Bass, the New England Liaison Report, the Executive Director’s Report, Science Report, Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/or new business. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 23, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–1594 Filed 1–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4013 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XU87 Marine Mammals; File No. 15126 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 15126– 01 has been issued to NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (Responsible Party: Dr. John Bengtson, Director), Seattle, WA. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment 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 Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907) 586–7221; fax (907) 586–7249. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 25, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 72681) that a request for an amendment Permit No. 15126–01 to conduct research on marine mammals had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit amendment 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). The permit has been amended to include harassment of ribbon seals (Phoca fasciata), spotted seals (P. largha), ringed seals (P. hispida), and bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Arctic Ocean, and coastal regions of Alaska during aerial surveys conducted from either rotary or fixed wing manned or unmanned aircraft. The amendment does not change the duration of the permit, which expires on March 30, 2015. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA960


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
Surfclam, Ocean Quahog and Tilefish Committee, its Ecosystem and Ocean 
Planning Committee, and its Spiny Dogfish Committee will hold public 
meetings.

DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012 through 
Thursday, February 16, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific 
dates and times.

ADDRESSES: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Avenue, 
Virginia Beach, VA; telephone: (757) 213-3001.
    Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Tuesday, February 14--The Surfclam, Ocean 
Quahog and Tilefish Committee will meet from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The 
Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will meet from 3 p.m. until 5 
p.m. On Wednesday, February 15--The Spiny Dogfish Committee will meet 
from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Action on the Omnibus Framework/Supplemental 
Environmental Assessment (EA) will occur from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. A 
review of the Advisory Panel Workgroup Report will be held from 1 p.m. 
until 3 p.m. Action on the Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish Framework 
will occur from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. A Highly Migratory Species (HMS) 
presentation will be held from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. There will be a 
Public Listening Session from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. On Thursday February 
16--The Council will hold its regular Business Session from 9 a.m. 
until 1 p.m. to approve the October and December minutes, receive 
Organizational Reports to include a SAW/SARC 53 Summary on Black Sea 
Bass, the New England Liaison Report, the Executive Director's Report, 
the Science Report, Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/
or new business.
    Agenda items by day for the Council's Committees and the Council 
itself are:
    On Tuesday, February 14--The Surfclam, Ocean Quahog and Tilefish 
Committee will discuss and identify the next steps for Amendment 15. 
The Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee will receive a presentation 
by Dr. Steve Ross of UNC Wilmington on Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management-funded work on deep-sea corals and consider and approve the 
mission statement.
    On Wednesday, February 15--The Spiny Dogfish Committee will update 
and review the range of alternatives for Amendment 3. The Council will 
take action to revise risk policy measures through framework adjustment 
or other action regarding the Omnibus Framework or Supplemental EA. The 
Council will receive an Advisory Panel Workgroup Report to review and 
approve workgroup recommendations to modify the current process for 
Advisory panel membership and governance. The Council will take action 
to modify vessel hold certification requirements regarding the Squid, 
Mackerel and Butterfish Framework. The Council will hear a presentation 
on an Amendment that proposes catch shares in the Atlantic shark 
fishery. The Council will hold a Public Listening Session.
    On Thursday, February 16--The Council will hold its regular 
Business Session to approve the October and December minutes, receive 
Organizational Reports to include a SAW/SARC 53 Summary on Black Sea 
Bass, the New England Liaison Report, the Executive Director's Report, 
Science Report, Committee Reports, and conduct any continuing and/or 
new business.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should 
be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior 
to the meeting date.

    Dated: January 23, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-1594 Filed 1-25-12; 8:45 am]
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