Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 34046-34047 [2013-13369]

Download as PDF 34046 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC708 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; 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/ Assessment Workshop for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead sharks. AGENCY: The SEDAR assessment of the HMS stocks of Atlantic Sharpnose and Bonnethead sharks will consist of one workshop and a series of Webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. on June 25, 2013 until 6 p.m. on June 27, 2013. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Workshop will be held at Wyndham Bay Point Resort, 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408; telephone: (850) 236–6000. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. 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 is a multistep process including: (1) Data/ Assessment Workshop; and (2) a series of Webinars. The product of the Data/ Assessment Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Data/ Assessment Workshop are as follows: 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed. 2. Participants will evaluate proposed 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. 3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. 5. Participants will prepare a workshop report, document the data incorporated as well as the decisions made during the process, and complete results of the assessment. 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 these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. 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. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 3, 2013. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13386 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC707 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a meeting. DATES: The OEAP meeting will be held on June 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at ˜ the CFMC Offices, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OEAP will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: SUMMARY: 10 a.m.–5 p.m ° ° ° • Call to Order Adoption of Agenda OEAP Chairperson’s Report Status of: Æ Newsletter Æ Web site Æ 2014 Calendar Æ CFMC Brochure Æ St. Croix Fuete y Verguilla issue Æ USVI activities ´ D Lıa Ortiz presentation Æ PR Commercial Fisheries Project D Helena Antoun presentation Æ Caribbean Fisheries Teacher’s Resource Book • Participation in Managing Our Nation Fisheries 3 • Presentation to St. Thomas Legislators • Presentation to DNER Secretary • Other Business The OEAP will convene on June 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2013 / Notices invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 31, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13369 Filed 6–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC497 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Activities at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received an application from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to conducting research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) activities at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an IHA to the Navy to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, 6 species of marine mammals during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Jun 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 mailbox address for providing email comments is ITP.Goldstein@noaa.gov. NMFS is not responsible for email comments sent to addresses other than the one provided here. Comments sent via email, including all attachments, must not exceed a 10-megabyte file size. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted to https:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. A copy of the application containing a list of the references used in this document may be obtained by writing to the address specified above, telephoning the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or visiting the internet at: https:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm#applications. The Navy has prepared an ‘‘Overseas Environmental Assessment Testing the An/AQS–20A Mine Reconnaissance Sonar System in the NSWC PCD Testing Range, 2012–2014,’’ which is also available at the same internet address. NMFS has prepared an ‘‘Environmental Assessment for the Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization to Take Marine Mammals by Harassment Incidental to Conducing HighFrequency Sonar Testing Activities in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’’ and signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on July 24, 2012, prior to the issuance of the IHA for the Navy’s activities in July 2012 to July 2013. This notice and the documents it references provide all relevant environmental information and issues related to the Navy’s activities and the proposed IHA. NMFS is soliciting comments which it will consider in determining whether to supplement the original EA and reaffirm the FONSI before making a final determination on the IHA. Documents cited in this notice may also be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Goldstein or Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 301–427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361(a)(5)(D)), direct the Secretary of PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34047 Commerce (Secretary) to authorize, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) if certain findings are made and, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental taking of marine mammals shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). The authorization must set forth the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as: ‘‘. . . an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ The National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA) (Pub. L. 108–136) removed the ‘‘small numbers’’ and ‘‘specified geographical region’’ limitations and amended the definition of ‘‘harassment’’ as it applies to a ‘‘military readiness activity’’ to read as follows (Section 3(18)(B) of the MMPA): (i) Any act that injures or has the significant potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) Any act that disturbs or is likely to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of natural behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, surfacing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering, to a point where such behavioral patterns are abandoned or significantly altered [Level B harassment]. Section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA established an expedited process by which citizens of the United States can apply for an authorization to incidentally take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment. Section 101(a)(5)(D) establishes a 45-day time limit for NMFS’s review of an application followed by a 30-day public notice and comment period on any proposed authorizations for the incidental harassment of marine mammals. Within 45 days of the close of the public comment period, NMFS must either issue or deny the authorization. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-13369]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC707


Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's Outreach and 
Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a meeting.

DATES: The OEAP meeting will be held on June 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 
5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the CFMC Offices, 270 
Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, 4th Floor, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto 
Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, 
telephone (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OEAP will meet to discuss the items 
contained in the following agenda:

10 a.m.-5 p.m

[deg] Call to Order
[deg] Adoption of Agenda
[deg] OEAP Chairperson's Report
 Status of:
    [cir] Newsletter
    [cir] Web site
    [cir] 2014 Calendar
    [cir] CFMC Brochure
    [cir] St. Croix Fuete y Verguilla issue
    [cir] USVI activities
    [ssquf] L[iacute]a Ortiz presentation
    [cir] PR Commercial Fisheries Project
    [ssquf] Helena Antoun presentation
    [cir] Caribbean Fisheries Teacher's Resource Book
 Participation in Managing Our Nation Fisheries 3
 Presentation to St. Thomas Legislators
 Presentation to DNER Secretary
 Other Business

    The OEAP will convene on June 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
    The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in 
English. Fishers and other interested persons are

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invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements 
regarding agenda issues.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/
other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rol[oacute]n, 
Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 
Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, 
telephone: (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: May 31, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-13369 Filed 6-5-13; 8:45 am]
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