Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Spring Species Working Group Meeting, 22102-22103 [2014-09029]

Download as PDF 22102 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices Notice of Open Meeting. This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at a time to be determined. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site at http://www.globalchange.gov/whatwe-do/assessment or the NOAA NCADAC Web site http:// www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/ Meetings.html for the exact date and time. Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-wedo/assessment. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-minute public comment period. The NCADAC expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of two minutes. Written comments should be received in the NCADAC DFO’s office by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to provide sufficient time for NCADAC review. Written comments received by the NCADAC DFO after Wednesday, April 30, 2014 will be distributed to the NCADAC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to Dr. Cynthia Decker, SAB Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Matters To Be Considered: Please refer to the Web page http:// www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/ Meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting agenda, when available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Officer, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–734–1156, Fax: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 301–713–1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee’s mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee’s specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment. Dated: April 17, 2014. Jamie Krauk, Acting Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–09118 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD228 Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Spring Species Working Group Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The spring meeting of the Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) on March 4–5, 2014, was canceled due to a winter storm warning and temporary, weatherrelated closure of Washington, DC-area offices of the Federal Government. The meeting has been rescheduled for May 1–2, 2014, with a revised agenda. As originally planned, the Committee will meet with its Technical Advisors to discuss matters relating to ICCAT, including the 2013 Commission meeting results; research and management activities; global and domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act-required report on any identification of countries that are diminishing the effectiveness of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ICCAT; the results of meetings of the Committee’s Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the international management of ICCAT species. There will also be a closed session consultation to discuss the amendment of ICCAT’s Convention. DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on May 1, 2014, 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and May 2, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Closed sessions will be held on May 1, 2014, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and on May 2, 2014, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The phone number is (301) 468–1100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O’Malley at (301) 427–8373. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive and discuss information on the 2013 ICCAT meeting results and U.S. implementation of ICCAT decisions; NMFS research and monitoring activities; global and domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act-required consultation on any identification of countries that are diminishing the effectiveness of ICCAT; the results of the meetings of the Committee’s Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the international management of ICCAT species. The public will have access to the open sessions of the meeting, but there will be no opportunity for public comment. A copy of the agenda is available from the Committee’s Executive Secretary upon request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMTION CONTACT above). The Committee will meet in its Species Working Groups for part of the afternoon of May 1, 2014, and for one hour on the morning of May 2, 2014. These sessions are not open to the public, but the results of the species working group discussions will be reported to the full Advisory Committee during the Committee’s open session on May 2, 2014. In addition, the Committee will meet in closed session on the afternoon of May 1, 2014, to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations on the amendment of the ICCAT Convention. 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 Rachel O’Malley E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 76 / Monday, April 21, 2014 / Notices at (301) 427–8373 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: April 16, 2014. ´ Jean-Pierre Ple, Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09029 Filed 4–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds products and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: 5/20/2014. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 12/20/2013 (78 FR 77105–77106) and 2/14/2014 (79 FR 8943–8944), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Apr 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 products and services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products and services are added to the Procurement List: Products Bungee Rope, Flexible, w/Crimped Loops NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0127—3 feet, Black NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0129—5 feet, Black NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0192—3 feet, Camouflage NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0193—3 feet, Olive Drab NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0194—3 feet, Orange NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0195—3 feet, Tan NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0196—5 feet, Camouflage NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0197—5 feet, Olive Drab NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0198—5 feet, Orange NSN: 5340–00–NIB–0199—5 feet, Tan NPA: L.C. Industries for the Blind, Inc., Durham, NC Contracting Activity: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT, PHILADELPHIA, PA COVERAGE: B-List for the Broad Government Requirement as aggregated by the Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Gauze, Petrolatum, Sterile, White, 36″ x 3″ NSN: 6510–01–362–4959 NPA: Lighthouse Works, Orlando, FL Contracting Activity: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT, PHILADELPHIA, PA COVERAGE: C-List for 100% of the requirement of the Department of Defense, as aggregated by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA. Services Service Type/Location: Base Operations Support Service, National GeospatialIntelligence Agency, NGA Campus West, 3200 S 2nd Street, St. Louis, MO NPAs: ServiceSource, Inc., Alexandria, VA (Prime), CW Resources, Inc., New Britain, CT (Subcontractor) Contracting Activity: DEPT OF DEFENSE, NATIONAL GEOSPATIALINTELLIGENCE AGENCY, ARNOLD, MO The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) administers the AbilityOne Program in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Committee regulations at 41 CFR 51–2– PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22103 4 state that for a commodity or service to be suitable for addition to the Procurement List (PL) each of the following criteria must be satisfied: employment potential; nonprofit agency qualifications, capability, and level of impact on the current contractor for the commodity or service. Comments were received from the incumbent contractor. The contractor, an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), states that the Committee should not add the project to the PL, as it would result in severe adverse impact on their firm and that the service cannot be performed as required by the JavitsWagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act. The contractor lists several reasons why the service should not be added to the PL, including: The Base Operations Support (BOS) service is the ANC’s largest contract, representing over 35% of its FY12 sales revenue; the contractor has been a continuous supplier of the service since 1999 and relies on its track record of successful performance; ANCs are defined as ‘‘economically disadvantaged business enterprises,’’ which precludes the Committee from including its parent and affiliated corporations’ financial sales revenue when assessing impact; and the addition would violate the intent of various statutes and regulations that confer contracting benefits on ANCs. The contractor also asserts that the BOS service contract will not generate employment for people with severe disabilities because they claim it cannot be performed using a 75% severely disabled workforce which they say is required by the JWOD Act for each service; and, they assert that the proposed AbilityOne nonprofit agency is not capable of performing the service or doing so at a fair market price. Information provided by the contracting activity shows that the current contract for BOS service was awarded to the contractor as a large business in May 2009, following a full and open competition. The last option year ends on June 30, 2014. Following required government contracting protocols, the contracting activity conducted market research and developed an acquisition strategy seeking an AbilityOne nonprofit agency solution for the BOS service. The contracting activity has worked closely with the AbilityOne Program and the proposed nonprofit agency, and advises the Committee that it is fully confident of the technical capability of the nonprofit agency to perform the services using a workforce consisting of persons with severe disabilities. The contracting activity fully participated in the development of the recommended fair E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 76 (Monday, April 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD228


Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT); Spring 
Species Working Group Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The spring meeting of the Advisory Committee (Committee) to 
the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation 
of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) on March 4-5, 2014, was canceled due to a 
winter storm warning and temporary, weather-related closure of 
Washington, DC-area offices of the Federal Government. The meeting has 
been rescheduled for May 1-2, 2014, with a revised agenda. As 
originally planned, the Committee will meet with its Technical Advisors 
to discuss matters relating to ICCAT, including the 2013 Commission 
meeting results; research and management activities; global and 
domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; the Atlantic Tunas Convention 
Act-required report on any identification of countries that are 
diminishing the effectiveness of ICCAT; the results of meetings of the 
Committee's Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the 
international management of ICCAT species. There will also be a closed 
session consultation to discuss the amendment of ICCAT's Convention.

DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on May 
1, 2014, 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and May 2, 
2014, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Closed sessions will be held on May 1, 2014, 
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and on May 2, 2014, 8 
a.m. to 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The phone number is (301) 468-1100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O'Malley at (301) 427-8373.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive and discuss information 
on the 2013 ICCAT meeting results and U.S. implementation of ICCAT 
decisions; NMFS research and monitoring activities; global and domestic 
initiatives related to ICCAT; the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act-
required consultation on any identification of countries that are 
diminishing the effectiveness of ICCAT; the results of the meetings of 
the Committee's Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to 
the international management of ICCAT species. The public will have 
access to the open sessions of the meeting, but there will be no 
opportunity for public comment. A copy of the agenda is available from 
the Committee's Executive Secretary upon request (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMTION CONTACT above).
    The Committee will meet in its Species Working Groups for part of 
the afternoon of May 1, 2014, and for one hour on the morning of May 2, 
2014. These sessions are not open to the public, but the results of the 
species working group discussions will be reported to the full Advisory 
Committee during the Committee's open session on May 2, 2014. In 
addition, the Committee will meet in closed session on the afternoon of 
May 1, 2014, to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming 
international negotiations on the amendment of the ICCAT Convention.

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 Rachel O'Malley

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at (301) 427-8373 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: April 16, 2014.
Jean-Pierre Pl[eacute],
Acting Director, Office of International Affairs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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