Fisheries of the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings, 68817-68818 [2013-27363]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; state, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 415. Estimated Time per Response: One hour and eight minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 470. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 8, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27333 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Gear Identification National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Written comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 2014. DATES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jason Berthiaume, (978) 281– 9177 or Jason.Berthiaume@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This notice is for the extension of Paperwork Reduction Act requirements regarding fishing gear marking requirements. Regulations at 50 CFR 648.84(a), (b), and (d), 648.123(b)(3), 648.144(b)(1), 648.264(a)(5), and 697.21(a) and (b) require that Federal fishing permit holders using certain types of fishing gear mark the gear with specified information. The gear marking requirements provide vessel and gear identification information (e.g., hull identification number, Federal fishing permit number, etc.). The regulations also specify how the gear is to be marked for the purposes of visibility (e.g., buoys, radar reflectors, etc.). The quantity of gear in the case of longline, pots, and traps is not the number of hooks, pots, or traps, but rather the number of attached end lines associated with each string of hooks, pots, or traps. As such, a single Federal permit holder may be responsible for marking several strings of a given gear type, or may use multiple different gear types that require marking. These gear marking requirements aid in fishery law enforcement, make the gear more visible to other vessels to aid in navigation, and provide other fishermen with information regarding the gear type being used to help prevent gear conflicts. II. Method of Collection No information is submitted to the NMFS as a result of this collection. The vessel’s hull identification number or other means of identification specified in the regulations must be affixed to the buoy or other part of the gear as specified in the regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68817 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0351. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals and households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,116. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute per string of gear. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,309. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $61,160 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27340 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC963 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and 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 38 Data Workshop for South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico King Mackerel. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 68818 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices The SEDAR 38 stock assessment of South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico King Mackerel: A Data Workshop; an Assessment Workshop and webinars; and a Review Workshop. All workshops are open to the public. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 38 Data Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on December 9, 2013 until 12 p.m. on December 13, 2013; the Assessment Workshop, Assessment webinars and Review Workshop dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 35 Data Workshop will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (843) 744–4422. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; telephone: (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 three step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing a workshop and webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 SEDAR 38 Data Workshop agenda are as follows: 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed. 2. Participants will evaluate all available 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, as specified in the Terms of Reference for the workshop. 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 auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 12, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–27363 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will meet. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 10, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Windward Passage Hotel, St. Thomas, USVI. 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 AP will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: —Call to Order —Adoption of Agenda —Update of New Model for SocioEconomic Considerations in Closed Seasons to Comply With ACL —Discussion —Recommendations to CFMC —Other Business The AP meeting will convene on December 10, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. However, simultaneous interpretation (English-Spanish) will be provided. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. 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. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC979 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-27363]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC963


Fisheries of the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast 
Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 38 Data Workshop for South Atlantic and Gulf of 
Mexico King Mackerel.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 38 stock assessment of South Atlantic and Gulf of 
Mexico King Mackerel: A Data Workshop; an Assessment Workshop and 
webinars; and a Review Workshop. All workshops are open to the public. 
See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEDAR 38 Data Workshop will be held from 1 p.m. on December 
9, 2013 until 12 p.m. on December 13, 2013; the Assessment Workshop, 
Assessment webinars and Review Workshop dates and times will publish in 
a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES:
Meeting address: The SEDAR 35 Data Workshop will be held at the Crowne 
Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; 
telephone: (843) 744-4422.
SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 
29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; 
telephone: (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 three step process including: (1) 
Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing a workshop and 
webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is 
a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and 
recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The 
product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which 
describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates 
biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and 
recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is 
independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the 
Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the 
strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. 
Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, 
South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA 
Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science 
Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; 
stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency 
representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and non-
governmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of 
Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies.
    The items of discussion in the SEDAR 38 Data Workshop agenda are as 
follows:
    1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be 
developed.
    2. Participants will evaluate all available 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, as specified in the Terms of Reference for the 
workshop.
    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 auxiliary aids should be directed to the 
council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting.

    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


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

    Dated: November 12, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-27363 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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