General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement, 23540 [2013-09251]

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

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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

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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 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.

    Dated: April 15, 2013.
Kara Meckley,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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