Fisheries in the Western Pacific; American Samoa Pelagic Longline Limited Entry Program, 23540-23541 [2013-09247]

Download as PDF 23540 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 / Notices The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issues. The CCC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Carolyn Porter at 503–820–2280 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 15, 2013. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09188 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC613 General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a combined meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) and the General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on May 15, 2013. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The one-day combined meeting of the SAS and of the GAC will be held on May 15, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NMFS Long Beach office: 501 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Please notify Heidi Taylor prior to May 10, 2013, of your plans to attend either meeting, or interest in a teleconference option. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi Taylor, Southwest Region, NMFS, at Heidi.Taylor@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980–4039. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Apr 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Act, 16 U.S.C. 953 the Department of State has appointed a General Advisory Committee (GAC) and a Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the U.S. Section to the IATTC. The U.S. Section consists of four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and a representative of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries. The GAC and SAS support the U.S. Section to the IATTC in an advisory capacity; in particular, they provide advice on the development of U.S. policies and positions. NOAA Fisheries Southwest Regional Office administers the GAC and SAS in cooperation with the Department of State. The combined GAC and SAS meeting is open to the public and time provided for public comment will be at the discretion of the GAC and SAS chairmen. The next annual meeting of the IATTC is scheduled from June 3 through June 14, 2013, in Veracruz, Mexico. For more information on the IATTC meeting, please visit the IATTC’s Web site: http://www.iattc.org/ HomeENG.htm. Meeting Topics The SAS meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Relevant stock status updates, including yellowfin, bigeye, skipjack, and Pacific bluefin tunas; (2) updates on bycatch mitigation measures; (3) evaluation of the IATTC’s recommended conservation measures, U.S. proposals, and proposals from other IATTC members; (4) input to the GAC; and (5) other issues that arise. The GAC meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Relevant stock status updates, including yellowfin, bigeye, skipjack, and Pacific bluefin tunas; (2) U.S. regulatory changes that could affect tuna fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean; (3) the status of U.S legislation to implement the Antigua Convention; (4) input from the SAS; (5) formulation of advice on issues that may arise at the upcoming 2013 IATTC meeting, including the IATTC’s recommended conservation measures, potential U.S. proposals, and potential proposals from other IATTC members; and (6) other issues as they arise. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Heidi Taylor at (562) 980–4039 by May 10, 2013. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 15, 2013. Kara Meckley, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09251 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC629 Fisheries in the Western Pacific; American Samoa Pelagic Longline Limited Entry Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; availability of permits. AGENCY: NMFS announces the availability of, and is soliciting applications for, American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry fishing permits. At least 12 permits in two size classes are available for 2013. DATES: NMFS must receive completed permit applications by August 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Request a blank application form from the NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4733, or the PIR Web site www.fpir.noaa.gov. Mail completed applications and payment to NMFS PIR, ATTN: ASLE Permits, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Ikehara, Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS PIR, tel 808–944–2275, fax 808– 973–2940, or email PIROpermits@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: Federal regulations at 50 CFR 665.816 require NMFS to issue new permits for the American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry program if the number of permits in a size class falls below the maximum allowed. At least 12 permits are available for issuance, as follows: 11 in Class A (vessels less than or equal to 40 ft) and one in Class B (over 40 ft to 50 ft). Note that the number of available permits may change before the application period closes. Complete applications must include the completed and signed application form, evidence of documented participation in the American Samoa pelagic longline fishery, and payment for the non-refundable application processing fee in accordance with the regulations at 50 CFR 665.13. Applicants must specify the permit SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 / Notices class for which they are applying. NMFS will reject incomplete applications. Documented participation means participation proved by, but not necessarily limited to, a properly submitted NMFS or American Samoa logbook, an American Samoa creel survey record, a delivery or payment record from an American Samoa-based cannery, retailer or wholesaler, an American Samoa tax record, an individual wage record, ownership title, vessel registration, or other official documents. The documents must show either ownership of a vessel that was used to fish in the EEZ around American Samoa, or evidence of work on a fishing trip during which longline gear was used to harvest western Pacific pelagic MUS in the EEZ around American Samoa. If the applicant does not possess the necessary documentation of evidence of work on a fishing trip based on records available only from NMFS or the Government of American Samoa, the applicant may issue a request to NMFS to obtain such records from the appropriate agencies, if available. The applicant should provide sufficient information on the fishing trip to allow NMFS to retrieve the records. If the applicant requests NMFS in writing to use longline logbook data for evidence of documented participation, the applicant must specify the qualifying vessel, official number, and month(s) and year(s) of the logbook records for NMFS to search. An applicant’s request that NMFS base its determination of documented participation on records currently held by NMFS constitutes acceptance that such records fairly and accurately describe the applicant’s participation in the fishery. If NMFS receives more complete applications than available permits for a given permit class, NMFS will prioritize applicants using only the information in the applications and documentation provided by the applicants. NMFS will assign the highest priority for permits in any size class to applicants with the earliest documented participation in the fishery on a Class A vessel, followed by applicants with the earliest documented participation in Classes B, C, and D, in that order. If there is a tie in priority, NMFS will rank higher the applicant whose second documented participation in the fishery is earlier. Detailed criteria for prioritizing eligible applicants are in the regulations at 50 CFR 665.816(g). NMFS (see ADDRESSES) must receive applications by August 19, 2013, and will not accept late applications. Authoritative additional information on VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Apr 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 the American Samoa limited entry program may be found in 50 CFR part 665. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 15, 2013. Kara Meckley, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09247 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee). 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Matters To Be Considered: The Committee will receive reports from designated committee members on the recommendations of working groups (WGs) which were established to facilitate collaboration efforts between industry and government stakeholders to develop proposed relocation, transition, and sharing arrangements and plans for the 1695–1710 MHz and the 1755–1850 MHz bands: 1. WG1 1695–1710 MHz Weather Satellite Receive Earth Stations, 2. WG2 1755–1850 MHz Law Enforcement Surveillance and other short-range fixed, 3. WG3 1755–1850 MHz Satellite Control Links and Electronic Warfare, 4. WG4 1755–1850 MHz Fixed Pointto-Point and Tactical Radio Relay, and 5. WG5 1755–1850 MHz Airborne Operations. NTIA will post a detailed agenda on its Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, prior to the meeting. To the extent that the meeting time and agenda permit, any member of the public may speak to or otherwise address the advisory committee regarding agenda items. During the portion of the meeting when the public may make an oral presentation, speakers may address only matters the subject of which are on the agenda. See Open Meeting and Public Participation Policy, available at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/category/csmac. Time and Date: The meeting will be held on June 18, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The times and the agenda topics are subject to change. The meeting will be available via two-way audio link and may be webcast. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-to-date meeting agenda and access information. Place: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4830, Washington, DC 20230. The meeting will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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[FR Doc No: 2013-09247]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC629


Fisheries in the Western Pacific; American Samoa Pelagic Longline 
Limited Entry Program

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

ACTION: Notice; availability of permits.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the availability of, and is soliciting 
applications for, American Samoa pelagic longline limited entry fishing 
permits. At least 12 permits in two size classes are available for 
2013.

DATES: NMFS must receive completed permit applications by August 19, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Request a blank application form from the NMFS Pacific 
Islands Region (PIR), 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 
96814-4733, or the PIR Web site www.fpir.noaa.gov. Mail completed 
applications and payment to NMFS PIR, ATTN: ASLE Permits, 1601 
Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814-4733.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Ikehara, Sustainable Fisheries, 
NMFS PIR, tel 808-944-2275, fax 808-973-2940, or email PIRO-permits@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal regulations at 50 CFR 665.816 
require NMFS to issue new permits for the American Samoa pelagic 
longline limited entry program if the number of permits in a size class 
falls below the maximum allowed. At least 12 permits are available for 
issuance, as follows: 11 in Class A (vessels less than or equal to 40 
ft) and one in Class B (over 40 ft to 50 ft). Note that the number of 
available permits may change before the application period closes.
    Complete applications must include the completed and signed 
application form, evidence of documented participation in the American 
Samoa pelagic longline fishery, and payment for the non-refundable 
application processing fee in accordance with the regulations at 50 CFR 
665.13. Applicants must specify the permit

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class for which they are applying. NMFS will reject incomplete 
applications.
    Documented participation means participation proved by, but not 
necessarily limited to, a properly submitted NMFS or American Samoa 
logbook, an American Samoa creel survey record, a delivery or payment 
record from an American Samoa-based cannery, retailer or wholesaler, an 
American Samoa tax record, an individual wage record, ownership title, 
vessel registration, or other official documents. The documents must 
show either ownership of a vessel that was used to fish in the EEZ 
around American Samoa, or evidence of work on a fishing trip during 
which longline gear was used to harvest western Pacific pelagic MUS in 
the EEZ around American Samoa.
    If the applicant does not possess the necessary documentation of 
evidence of work on a fishing trip based on records available only from 
NMFS or the Government of American Samoa, the applicant may issue a 
request to NMFS to obtain such records from the appropriate agencies, 
if available. The applicant should provide sufficient information on 
the fishing trip to allow NMFS to retrieve the records. If the 
applicant requests NMFS in writing to use longline logbook data for 
evidence of documented participation, the applicant must specify the 
qualifying vessel, official number, and month(s) and year(s) of the 
logbook records for NMFS to search. An applicant's request that NMFS 
base its determination of documented participation on records currently 
held by NMFS constitutes acceptance that such records fairly and 
accurately describe the applicant's participation in the fishery.
    If NMFS receives more complete applications than available permits 
for a given permit class, NMFS will prioritize applicants using only 
the information in the applications and documentation provided by the 
applicants.
    NMFS will assign the highest priority for permits in any size class 
to applicants with the earliest documented participation in the fishery 
on a Class A vessel, followed by applicants with the earliest 
documented participation in Classes B, C, and D, in that order. If 
there is a tie in priority, NMFS will rank higher the applicant whose 
second documented participation in the fishery is earlier. Detailed 
criteria for prioritizing eligible applicants are in the regulations at 
50 CFR 665.816(g).
    NMFS (see ADDRESSES) must receive applications by August 19, 2013, 
and will not accept late applications. Authoritative additional 
information on the American Samoa limited entry program may be found in 
50 CFR part 665.

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

    Dated: April 15, 2013.
Kara Meckley,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-09247 Filed 4-18-13; 8:45 am]
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