Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 25956-25957 [2013-10517]

Download as PDF 25956 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 86 / Friday, May 3, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene public meeting. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a meeting of the Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 23, 2013 and is expected to end no later than 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Deputy Executive Director; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Shrimp AP. The Shrimp AP will receive an orientation video about serving as an AP member for the Council. The Shrimp AP will nominate and elect a chair and vicechair. The Shrimp AP will receive an overview of the current shrimp electronic logbook program (ELB) and discuss cost-sharing opportunities based on the current program. They will also be provided with a summary and demonstration of new shrimp ELB program units, program implementation, and calibration from staff at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. They will review and provide recommendations on the Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the Electronic Logbook Program in the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico. They will hear a biological review of the 2012 Texas closure, status of the brown, pink, and white shrimp stocks, and as well as an update on the 2012 offshore effort estimates. Under other business they will discuss siting and locations of decommissioned oil and gas platforms as part of the Rigs-to-Reef Program. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Shrimp AP for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Shrimp AP will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 May 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: April 30, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–10518 Filed 5–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC655 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Council to convene public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a workshop of subject matter experts on Interrelationships between Coral Reef and Fisheries. DATES: The workshop will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 20 and conclude by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel located at 2225 North Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 877–6688. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive Director and Mr. Mark Mueller, GIS Analyst; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop on Interrelationships between Coral Reefs and Fisheries will examine topics related to linkages between corals and fisheries, management, threats and consequences, and future research. Presentations will include information on distribution and diversity of coral PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reefs and associated fisheries; current management of corals and fisheries (by staff from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Gulf, South Atlantic, Caribbean and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils); critical linkages and interrelationships of form, function and life history; interactions within and among coral, seagrass & mangrove ecosystems; review and discussion of the various threats to coral/fishery health such as oil spills, invasive species, climate effects and coral diseases; spatial ecology methods and databases; short and long-term consequences of impacts to coral health; mitigation of coral losses; and future research needs and directions. Copies of the agenda and other related materials can be obtained by calling (813) 348–1630 or can be downloaded from the Council’s ftp site, ftp.gulfcouncil.org, in the Coral folder. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: April 30, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–10519 Filed 5–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC652 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 86 / Friday, May 3, 2013 / Notices ACTION: Notice, public meeting. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) and the Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). One representative of the Council’s Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will also attend. The purpose is to consider the possibility of using a different temperature index than is currently used, for the purposes of estimating Pacific sardine recruitment. Meeting participants will also discuss and consider an implementation plan for changing the start date of the Pacific sardine fishery, from January 1 to July 1. DATES: The meeting will be held May 21–23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held in the Large Conference Room of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center, at 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037– 1508. Council Address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council considered the issues of a new temperature index and a different fishery start date at its April 2013 meeting, and asked the CPSMT and SSC CPS subcommittee to report back at the June 2013 Council meeting for final action. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action 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 CPSMT’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam, (858) 546–7170, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 May 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: April 30, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–10517 Filed 5–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Final Notice of Applicability of Special Use Permit Requirements to Certain Categories of Activities Conducted Within the National Marine Sanctuary System Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with a requirement of Public Law 106–513 (16 U.S.C. 1441(b)), NOAA hereby gives public notice of the final revised list of categories of activities subject to the special use permit requirements of Section 310 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. DATES: This notice is effective May 3, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicki Wedell, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East West Highway (N/NMS2), Silver Spring, MD 20910, telephone (301) 713–3125, extension 237, email Vicki.Wedell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Federal Register document is also accessible via the Internet at: [INSERT GPO ACCESS WEB ADDRESS—http:// www.access.gpo.gov/] I. Background Section 310 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) gives NOAA the authority to issue special use permits for the conduct of specific activities in national marine sanctuaries to establish conditions of access to and use of any sanctuary resource or to promote public use and understanding of a sanctuary resource (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.). In the National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–513), Congress added a requirement that prior to requiring a special use permit for any category of activity, NOAA shall give appropriate public notice. On January 15, 2013, NOAA requested public comment on the modification of three of the existing special use permit categories and the addition of two new categories (78 FR 2597). The remaining two special use PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25957 permit categories remain unchanged. NOAA did not receive any substantive comments during the 60-day public comment period. This notice also updates the wording of two of the categories to use the term ‘‘submerged lands’’ rather than ‘‘seabed’’ to be consistent with definitions established in the NMSA and sanctuary regulations. NMSA section 302(3) states that the ‘‘marine environment’’ means those areas of coastal and ocean waters, the Great Lakes and their connecting waters and submerged lands over which the United States exercises jurisdiction, including the exclusive economic zone, consistent with international law.’’ The notice also clarifies that the requirements apply to the disposal of cremated human remains within or into any national marine sanctuary, as is consistent with sanctuary regulations on discharges. II. Categories of Activities Subject to Special Use Permits The final list of categories subject to the requirements of special use permits is: 1. The placement and recovery of objects associated with public or private events on non-living substrate of the submerged lands of any national marine sanctuary. 2. The placement and recovery of objects related to commercial filming. 3. The continued presence of commercial submarine cables on or within the submerged lands of any national marine sanctuary. 4. The disposal of cremated human remains within or into any national marine sanctuary. 5. Recreational diving near the USS Monitor. 6. Fireworks displays. 7. The operation of aircraft below the minimum altitude in restricted zones of national marine sanctuaries. III. Classification Refer to the notice of availability and request for public comment in 78 FR 2597 for a full discussion of the applicability of the National Environmental Policy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act. A. National Environmental Policy Act NOAA has concluded that this action will not have a significant effect, individually or cumulatively, on the human environment. This action is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement in accordance with Section 6.03c3(i) of NOAA Administrative Order 216–6. E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 86 (Friday, May 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10517]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC652


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

[[Page 25957]]


ACTION: Notice, public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will 
convene a meeting of its Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 
(CPSMT) and the Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific 
and Statistical Committee (SSC). One representative of the Council's 
Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel (CPSAS) will also attend. The 
purpose is to consider the possibility of using a different temperature 
index than is currently used, for the purposes of estimating Pacific 
sardine recruitment. Meeting participants will also discuss and 
consider an implementation plan for changing the start date of the 
Pacific sardine fishery, from January 1 to July 1.

DATES: The meeting will be held May 21-23, 2013.

ADDRESSES:  Meeting address: The meeting will be held in the Large 
Conference Room of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center, at 8901 La 
Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037-1508.
    Council Address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Staff Officer; 
telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Council considered the issues of a new 
temperature index and a different fishery start date at its April 2013 
meeting, and asked the CPSMT and SSC CPS subcommittee to report back at 
the June 2013 Council meeting for final action.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Action 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 CPSMT's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This listening station is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam, (858) 546-7170, 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-10517 Filed 5-2-13; 8:45 am]
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