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Download as PDF 26746 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Dated: May 2, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration This webinars are accessible to people with disabilities. For assistance with any of our webinars contact Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the webinar. [FR Doc. 2012–10899 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data Scoping, Assessment, and Review Workshops for AGENCY: Caribbean blue tang and queen triggerfish. The SEDAR assessments of the Caribbean stocks of blue tang and queen triggerfish will consist of a series of workshops: three Data scoping Workshops, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The Data Scoping Workshops will take place July 17–19, 2012; the Assessment Workshop will take place October 16–18, 2012; and the Review Workshop will take place February 4–7, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: A series of Data Scoping Workshops will be held throughout the U.S. Caribbean. The location information for each workshop is included in the table below: ADDRESSES: Data Scoping—STX Start ............................................... End ................................................. Location ......................................... Address .......................................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Phone ............................................. Data Scoping—STT 7/17/12 @ 3pm ............................. 7/17/12 @ 7pm ............................. The Buccaneer ............................. 5007 Estate Shoys ....................... St. Croix, USVI ............................. 800–255–3881 .............................. 7/18/12 @ 3pm ............................. 7/18/12 @ 7pm ............................. Frenchman’s Reef ........................ 5 Estate Bakkeroe, ....................... St. Thomas, USVI ......................... 800–228–9290 .............................. The Assessment Workshop will be held at the Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133; telephone: (800) 321– 2211. The Review Workshop will be held at the Hotel El Convento, 100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan, PR 00901; telephone: (181) 723–9036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 May 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 Data Scoping—PR 7/19/12 @ 3pm. 7/19/12 @ 7pm. Rincon Beach Hotel. Rd 115, Km 5.8, Anasco, PR. 866–589–0009. stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. SEDAR 30 Workshop Schedule: estimates, length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery independent measures of stock abundance. July 17–19, 2012; SEDAR 30 Data Scoping Workshops July 17–19, 2012: 3 p.m.–7 p.m. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the Data Scoping Workshops. Participants will evaluate available data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard February 4, 2013: 1 p.m.–8 p.m.; February 5–7, 2013: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment developed during the Data and Assessment Workshops. Workshop Panelists will review the assessment and document their comments and recommendations in a Consensus Summary. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 October 16–18, 2012, 2011; SEDAR 30 Assessment Workshop October 16–18, 2012: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Using datasets provided by the Data Scoping Workshops, participants will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and stock status criteria, and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Participants will prepare a workshop report, compare and contrast various assessment approaches, and determine whether the assessments are adequate for submission to the review panel. February 4–7, 2013; SEDAR 30 Review Workshop E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2012 / Notices The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this notice. Special Accommodations 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 10 business days prior to each workshop. Dated: May 2, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–10900 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA288 Marine Mammals; File No. 15748 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC), Seward, AK, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 15748. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before June 6, 2012. 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 home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 15748 from the list of available applications. 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The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joselyd Garcia-Reyes or Tammy Adams, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 15748 is requested 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. 15748, issued on May 25, 2011 (76 FR 31942), authorizes the permit holder to capture and harass free-living Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in McMurdo Sound and along the shore of Ross Island, Antarctica to study thermoregulation. The research involves capture and restraint of adult females and pups/juveniles of either sex for attachment of scientific instruments, morphometric measurements, ultrasound, and tissue sampling. Harassment of additional seals in the vicinity of captured animals is also authorized, as is research-related mortality. Tissue samples collected may be exported from Antarctica for analysis in the U.S. The permit is valid through August 30, 2015. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include changes to the terms and conditions of the permit related to numbers of animals taken and manner of taking to include: increasing takes for the deployment of instrumentation on weaned pups/ juveniles from 20 over the life of the permit to 35 over the life of the permit; increasing the number of takes per animal of weaned pups/juveniles and adult females from 2 to 3; adding nasal, oral, and rectal swab collection (one of each per animal) in weaned pups/ juveniles and adult females; adding the use of spray lidocaine or similar agent; adding stable isotope analysis to compare stable isotope values of Weddell seals in the Ross Sea in the early 1900s to today; and adding an influenza A analysis using the requested swab collection to understand the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26747 exposure of pathogens to Antarctic marine mammals. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: May 1, 2012. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–10966 Filed 5–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Science Board; Notice of Advisory Committee Meetings Department of Defense. Notice of Advisory Committee Meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The Defense Science Board will meet in closed session on May 23– 24, 2012, at the Pentagon, Room 3E863, Washington, DC. The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At this meeting, the Board will discuss interim finding and recommendations resulting from ongoing Task Force activities. The Board will also discuss plans for future consideration of scientific and technical aspects of specific strategies, tactics, and policies as they may affect the U.S. national defense posture and homeland security. DATES: May 23–24, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Pentagon, Room 3E863, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Debra Rose, Executive Officer, Defense Science Board, 3140 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B888A, Washington, DC 20301– 3140, via email at debra.rose@osd.mil, or via phone at (703) 571–0084. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and 
Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Data Scoping, Assessment, and Review Workshops 
for Caribbean blue tang and queen triggerfish.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR assessments of the Caribbean stocks of blue tang and 
queen triggerfish will consist of a series of workshops: three Data 
scoping Workshops, an Assessment Workshop, and a Review Workshop. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The Data Scoping Workshops will take place July 17-19, 2012; the 
Assessment Workshop will take place October 16-18, 2012; and the Review 
Workshop will take place February 4-7, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: A series of Data Scoping Workshops will be held throughout 
the U.S. Caribbean. The location information for each workshop is 
included in the table below:

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                                          Data Scoping--STX        Data Scoping--STT         Data Scoping--PR
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Start................................  7/17/12 @ 3pm..........  7/18/12 @ 3pm..........  7/19/12 @ 3pm.
End..................................  7/17/12 @ 7pm..........  7/18/12 @ 7pm..........  7/19/12 @ 7pm.
Location.............................  The Buccaneer..........  Frenchman's Reef.......  Rincon Beach Hotel.
Address..............................  5007 Estate Shoys......  5 Estate Bakkeroe,.....  Rd 115, Km 5.8,
                                       St. Croix, USVI........  St. Thomas, USVI.......  Anasco, PR.
Phone................................  800-255-3881...........  800-228-9290...........  866-589-0009.
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    The Assessment Workshop will be held at the Courtyard Miami Coconut 
Grove, 2649 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133; telephone: (800) 
321-2211. The Review Workshop will be held at the Hotel El Convento, 
100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan, PR 00901; telephone: (181) 723-9036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: 
(843) 571-4366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions 
have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 
process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks 
in the Southeast Region. SEDAR includes three workshops: (1) Data 
Workshop, (2) Stock Assessment Workshop and (3) Review Workshop. The 
product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and 
evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are 
appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Stock 
Assessment Workshop is a stock assessment report which describes the 
fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological 
benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends 
research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer 
reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is 
a Consensus Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths 
and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for 
SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, 
and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast 
Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants 
include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment 
scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives 
including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; International 
experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal 
agencies.
    SEDAR 30 Workshop Schedule:

July 17-19, 2012; SEDAR 30 Data Scoping Workshops

    July 17-19, 2012: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
    An assessment data set and associated documentation will be 
developed during the Data Scoping Workshops. Participants will evaluate 
available data and select appropriate sources for providing information 
on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, 
length and age composition, and fishery dependent and fishery 
independent measures of stock abundance.

October 16-18, 2012, 2011; SEDAR 30 Assessment Workshop

    October 16-18, 2012: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Using datasets provided by the Data Scoping Workshops, participants 
will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate 
population benchmarks and stock status criteria, and project future 
conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods 
and configurations for determining stock status and estimating 
population parameters. Participants will prepare a workshop report, 
compare and contrast various assessment approaches, and determine 
whether the assessments are adequate for submission to the review 
panel.

February 4-7, 2013; SEDAR 30 Review Workshop

    February 4, 2013: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; February 5-7, 2013: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    The Review Workshop is an independent peer review of the assessment 
developed during the Data and Assessment Workshops. Workshop Panelists 
will review the assessment and document their comments and 
recommendations in a Consensus Summary.

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    The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate 
the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. 
Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or 
completed prior to the time established by this notice.

Special Accommodations

    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 10 business days prior to each workshop.

    Dated: May 2, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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