Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 35525 [2014-14528]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 120 / Monday, June 23, 2014 / Notices The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 13430 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the 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. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Adams or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 13430 is requested 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 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). Permit No. 13430, issued on February 17, 2010 (75 FR 8303), authorizes the permit holder to take Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) within coastal waters and on pinniped rookeries and haul outs of Washington and Oregon during aerial, vessel, and ground surveys of pinnipeds; capture of pinnipeds for collection of tissue samples, attachment of scientific instruments and application of marks (flipper tags, brands, etc.); and harassment of marine mammals, including Eastern Distinct Population Segment Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and Southern Resident killer whales (Orcinus orca), during underwater playback experiments. The emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jun 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 permit also allows for a limited number of research related mortality of marine mammals. The permit is valid through January 31, 2015. The permit holder requests an amendment to extend the expiration date to January 31, 2020, and modify one protocol. The permit holder proposes to add use of an alternate injectable sedative to reduce stress in harbor seals and California sea lions that may be caused by procedures that have prolonged handling times, such as instrument attachment. The protocols currently include administering valium; the change would be to use midazolam (and its reversal agent, flumazenil) in lieu of valium at the discretion of the attending veterinarian. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects on the human environment of issuing Permit No. 13430. Based on the analyses in the EA, 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. NMFS will determine whether that EA should be supplemented prior to making a final determination about potential impacts of issuing the amendment. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 17, 2014. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–14527 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 35525 Report for the Bluefish fishery in preparation for the Council and the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee review of specifications that have been set for the 2015 fishing year. The meeting will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a listening station also available at the Council address below. Webinar link: https:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/bluefish/. Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Advisory Panel will develop a Fishery Performance Report for consideration by the Council and the Council’s SSC as they review bluefish management measures established for the 2015 fishing year. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD346 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. Dated: June 17, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Bluefish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to develop a Fishery Performance BILLING CODE 3510–22–P AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 [FR Doc. 2014–14528 Filed 6–20–14; 8:45 am] E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 120 (Monday, June 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14528]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD346


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Bluefish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to develop a Fishery Performance 
Report for the Bluefish fishery in preparation for the Council and the 
Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee review of specifications 
that have been set for the 2015 fishing year.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. 
to 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a listening 
station also available at the Council address below. Webinar link: 
https://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/bluefish/.
    Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, 
Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Panel will develop a Fishery 
Performance Report for consideration by the Council and the Council's 
SSC as they review bluefish management measures established for the 
2015 fishing year.
    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 M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council 
Office, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: June 17, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-14528 Filed 6-20-14; 8:45 am]
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