Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 33070-33071 [2013-12963]

Download as PDF 33070 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 106 / Monday, June 3, 2013 / Notices Those interested in participating should contact Ryan Rindone at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing pertinent information. Please request meeting information at least 24 hours in advance. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, SEDAR Coordinator; telephone: (813) 348–1630; email: ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org. The original notice published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2013 (78 FR 24730). This notice corrects a date of the Assessment Workshop webinar. The date in the original notice in the DATES section and also in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section read July 22 and should be corrected to read July 23. All other previously-published information remains unchanged. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 28, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–12971 Filed 5–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC709 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, June 17, 2013 through Friday, June 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola—The Grand hotel, 200 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502; telephone: (850) 433–3336. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 31, 2013 Jkt 229001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Committees Monday, June 17, 2013 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m.—The Red Drum Management Committee will meet to review updated Gulf of Mexico Red Drum Sampling Protocols. 2 p.m.–4 p.m.—The Mackerel Management Committee will meet to review the SEDAR 28 Gulf of Mexico Spanish mackerel and cobia stock assessments and the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel recommendations for Amendment 19 and Amendment 20; and, discuss the schedule and timing for Amendment 22—Recreational and Commercial Allocation of King Mackerel. 4 p.m.–4:30 p.m.—The Administrative Policy Committee will discuss revisions to the SEDAR Administrative Handbook. 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m.—The Full Council in a Closed Session with the Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet to appoint members to the Coral and SEDAR NGO Advisory Panels. 5 p.m.–5:30 p.m.—The Full Council in a Closed Session with the Scientific and Statistical Selection Committee will meet to appoint members to the SEDAR Workshop Pool; and Special Coral and Special Mackerel Scientific and Statistical Committees. —Recess— Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:30 a.m.–12 noon and 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.—The Reef Fish Management Committee will review the status of SEDAR 31 Red Snapper Benchmark Assessment and the SSC Recommendations for ABC; receive an Allocation Overview presentation; review Amendment 28—Red Snapper Allocation Scoping Document and Amendment 39—Recreational Red Snapper Regional Management; discuss Amendment 36—Red Snapper IFQ 5Year Review and the For-Hire Days-atSea Pilot Program; receive summaries from the Goliath Grouper Science and Stakeholder Workshops; discuss White Paper on Live Animal Collection for Public Displays; receive a status on the Action to Define For-Hire Fishing Under Contractual Services; and, discuss Exempted Fishing Permits related to Reef Fish (if any). —Recess— Immediately following the Committee Recess will be the Informal Question & Answer Session on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Issues. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.—The Reef Fish Management Committee will continue PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to discuss agenda items from the previous day. —Recess— 1 p.m.–2 p.m.—The Data Collection Committee will take Final Action on the Framework Action for Headboat Electronic Reporting Requirements and review a scoping document for Improving Private Recreational Red Snapper Fisheries Data. 2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.—The Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat Protection Committees will receive a summary and review an Options Paper on Fixed Petroleum Platforms and Artificial Reefs as Essential Fish Habitat. 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.—The Shrimp Management Committee will receive a summary from the May 2013 Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting; and discuss the Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the Electronic Logbook Program for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico. 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.—The Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Management Committee will meet to draft the Framework Action—Update Tier 3 ACLS with New MRIP Landings and discuss Sustainable Seafood Certification. 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.—The Ad Hoc Restoration Committee will receive an update on Gulf State Early Restoration Projects; and review the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Restoration Project Proposals. —Recess— Council Thursday, June 20, 2013 9 a.m.—The Council meeting will begin with a Call to Order and Introductions. 9:05 a.m.–9:15 a.m.—The Council will review the agenda and approve the minutes. 9:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.—The Council will receive committee reports from Advisory Panel Selection, Scientific and Statistical Committee Selection; Administrative Policy, Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat Protection, Red Drum and Mackerel. 1 p.m.–5 p.m.—The Council will receive public testimony on Framework Actions to Require Electronic Reporting for Headboats; Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the Electronic Logbook Program for Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; and on Reef Fish Amendment 39— Regional Management of Recreational Red Snapper. The Council will also hold an open public comment period regarding any other fishery issues or concerns. People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 106 / Monday, June 3, 2013 / Notices Dated: May 28, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. public comment card prior to the comment period. 5 p.m.–5:15 p.m.—The Council will review and vote on Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP), if any. —Recess— [FR Doc. 2013–12963 Filed 5–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Friday, June 21, 2013 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.—The Council will continue to receive committee reports from Data Collection, Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem, Shrimp and Reef Fish. 12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m.—The Council will review Other Business items: summary from each of the following conferences; Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s June 2013 meeting, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Data Program Review, Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Science Workshop and the May 2013 Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting. 12:45 p.m.–1 p.m.—The Council will review the Action Schedule. — Adjourn— Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date/time established in this notice. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council Office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 31, 2013 Jkt 229001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA833 Marine Mammals; File No. 10018 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. 10018– 01 has been issued to Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., Keiki Kohola Project, Oxnard, California. SUMMARY: 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 Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700; phone (808) 944–2200; fax (808) 973–2941. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Kristy Beard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 21, 2011, notice was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 71938) that a request for an amendment Permit No. 10018–01 to conduct research on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) 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.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 10018, issued on June 18, 2008 (73 FR 36042) and amended on July 14, 2010 (75 FR 43150), authorizes ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 33071 Dr. Cartwright to conduct humpback whale research, consisting of photoidentification, focal follows, underwater observations, and collection of sloughed skin, in Hawaiian and Alaskan waters from May through September each year. The permit has been amended to authorize the deployment of suction cup satellite tags to a maximum of 18 females in female-calf pairs. Tagging may only occur in Hawaii. The purposes of the tagging activities are to: (1) Verify the impact of research vessels during boat based behavioral follows and (2) further understand how female-calf pairs use breeding ground habitat, potentially identifying key resting regions and establishing the degree to which female-calf pairs circulate within vs. move between specific favored female-calf regions. Although the amendment request originally included attaching six implantable satellite tags to yearling humpback whales, this portion of the request was withdrawn by the applicant is not included in the amended permit. The amended permit expires on June 30, 2013. A supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Based on the analyses in the SEA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on May 9, 2013. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: May 28, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–12977 Filed 5–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 106 (Monday, June 3, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC709


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
convene a public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, June 17, 2013 through Friday, 
June 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola--The 
Grand hotel, 200 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502; telephone: 
(850) 433-3336.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 
North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Douglas Gregory, Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Committees

Monday, June 17, 2013

    1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.--The Red Drum Management Committee will meet to 
review updated Gulf of Mexico Red Drum Sampling Protocols.
    2 p.m.-4 p.m.--The Mackerel Management Committee will meet to 
review the SEDAR 28 Gulf of Mexico Spanish mackerel and cobia stock 
assessments and the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel 
recommendations for Amendment 19 and Amendment 20; and, discuss the 
schedule and timing for Amendment 22--Recreational and Commercial 
Allocation of King Mackerel.
    4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--The Administrative Policy Committee will discuss 
revisions to the SEDAR Administrative Handbook.
    4:30 p.m.-5 p.m.--The Full Council in a Closed Session with the 
Advisory Panel Selection Committee will meet to appoint members to the 
Coral and SEDAR NGO Advisory Panels.
    5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--The Full Council in a Closed Session with the 
Scientific and Statistical Selection Committee will meet to appoint 
members to the SEDAR Workshop Pool; and Special Coral and Special 
Mackerel Scientific and Statistical Committees.
    --Recess--

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    8:30 a.m.-12 noon and 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.--The Reef Fish Management 
Committee will review the status of SEDAR 31 Red Snapper Benchmark 
Assessment and the SSC Recommendations for ABC; receive an Allocation 
Overview presentation; review Amendment 28--Red Snapper Allocation 
Scoping Document and Amendment 39--Recreational Red Snapper Regional 
Management; discuss Amendment 36--Red Snapper IFQ 5-Year Review and the 
For-Hire Days-at-Sea Pilot Program; receive summaries from the Goliath 
Grouper Science and Stakeholder Workshops; discuss White Paper on Live 
Animal Collection for Public Displays; receive a status on the Action 
to Define For-Hire Fishing Under Contractual Services; and, discuss 
Exempted Fishing Permits related to Reef Fish (if any).
    --Recess--
    Immediately following the Committee Recess will be the Informal 
Question & Answer Session on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Issues.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--The Reef Fish Management Committee will 
continue to discuss agenda items from the previous day.
    --Recess--
    1 p.m.-2 p.m.--The Data Collection Committee will take Final Action 
on the Framework Action for Headboat Electronic Reporting Requirements 
and review a scoping document for Improving Private Recreational Red 
Snapper Fisheries Data.
    2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.--The Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat Protection 
Committees will receive a summary and review an Options Paper on Fixed 
Petroleum Platforms and Artificial Reefs as Essential Fish Habitat.
    2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.--The Shrimp Management Committee will receive a 
summary from the May 2013 Shrimp Advisory Panel meeting; and discuss 
the Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the 
Electronic Logbook Program for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of 
Mexico.
    3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.--The Sustainable Fisheries/Ecosystem Management 
Committee will meet to draft the Framework Action--Update Tier 3 ACLS 
with New MRIP Landings and discuss Sustainable Seafood Certification.
    4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.--The Ad Hoc Restoration Committee will receive 
an update on Gulf State Early Restoration Projects; and review the 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Restoration Project Proposals.
    --Recess--

Council

Thursday, June 20, 2013

    9 a.m.--The Council meeting will begin with a Call to Order and 
Introductions.
    9:05 a.m.-9:15 a.m.--The Council will review the agenda and approve 
the minutes.
    9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--The Council will receive committee reports 
from Advisory Panel Selection, Scientific and Statistical Committee 
Selection; Administrative Policy, Joint Artificial Reef/Habitat 
Protection, Red Drum and Mackerel.
    1 p.m.-5 p.m.--The Council will receive public testimony on 
Framework Actions to Require Electronic Reporting for Headboats; 
Framework Action to Establish Funding Responsibilities for the 
Electronic Logbook Program for Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; 
and on Reef Fish Amendment 39--Regional Management of Recreational Red 
Snapper. The Council will also hold an open public comment period 
regarding any other fishery issues or concerns. People wishing to speak 
before the Council should complete a

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public comment card prior to the comment period.
    5 p.m.-5:15 p.m.--The Council will review and vote on Exempted 
Fishing Permits (EFP), if any.
    --Recess--

Friday, June 21, 2013

    8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.--The Council will continue to receive 
committee reports from Data Collection, Sustainable Fisheries/
Ecosystem, Shrimp and Reef Fish.
    12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.--The Council will review Other Business 
items: summary from each of the following conferences; Managing Our 
Nation's Fisheries 3, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's June 
2013 meeting, Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Data Program 
Review, Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) Science Workshop and 
the May 2013 Council Coordination Committee (CCC) meeting.
    12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.--The Council will review the Action Schedule.
    -- Adjourn--
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come 
before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-
Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be 
restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and 
any issues arising after publication of this notice that require 
emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, 
provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to take 
action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing 
items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the 
timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order 
to further allow for such adjustments and completion of all items on 
the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the 
date/time established in 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 Kathy Pereira at the Council 
Office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: May 28, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-12963 Filed 5-31-13; 8:45 am]
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