Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Hearing, 36472-36473 [2014-15057]

Download as PDF 36472 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices will be posted on the NIST Web site at https://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/ agenda.cfm. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by participating in a webinar/ teleconference. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the Committee’s affairs are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately one-half hour of the meeting will be reserved from 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern Time for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received, but is likely to be about 3 minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to participate are invited to submit written statements to VCAT, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, via fax at 301–216– 0529 or electronically by email to laurel.miner@nist.gov. All participants in the meeting are required to pre-register. Anyone wishing to participate must register by close of business Monday, July 7, 2014 in order to be included. Please submit your name, email address and phone number to Stephanie Shaw by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, July 7, 2014. After preregistering, participants will be provided with detailed instructions on how to dial in from a remote location in order to participate. Ms. Shaw’s email address is stephanie.shaw@nist.gov and her phone number is 301–975–2667. Dated: June 19, 2014. Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary for Standards and Technology and Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2014–15181 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD356 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Hearing National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 ACTION: Notice of a public hearing. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public hearing to obtain comments from fishers, the general public and the local agencies representatives on the proposed actions for closed seasons in each of the Abrir la Sierra, Bajo de Sico and Tourmaline Bank closed areas. DATES: The hearing will be held on July 18, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the Mayaguez Holiday Inn, 2701 Hostos Avenue, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold a public hearing to take comments on the following proposed actions: SUMMARY: Action 1: Modify the Length of the Closed Fishing Season Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing length of the closed season in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank closed areas. Alternative 2: Modify the Bajo de Sico closed season to be December 1– February 28. Alternative 3: Modify the closed season to be October 1–March 31 (Preferred). Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred). Sub-Alternative b: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred). Alternative 4: Modify the closed season to be December 1–May 31. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Alternative 5: Modify the closed season to be year round. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Action 2: Modify Reef Fish Fishing Activities Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing reef fish harvest regulations in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank closed areas. Alternative 2: Prohibit fishing for Council-managed reef fish in Bajo de Sico during the seasonal closure established in Action 1. Alternative 3: Prohibit fishing for and possession of Council-managed reef PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 fish during the seasonal closure established in Action 1 (Preferred). Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred). Sub-Alternative b: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred). Action 3: Modify Spiny Lobster Fishing Activities Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing spiny lobster regulations in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank closed areas. Alternative 2: Prohibit fishing for spiny lobster in Bajo de Sico during the seasonal closure established in Action 1. Alternative 3: Prohibit fishing for and possession of spiny lobster during the seasonal closure established in Action 1. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Alternative 4: Prohibit fishing for spiny lobster year round. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Alternative 5: Prohibit fishing for and possession of spiny lobster year round. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Alternative 6: Allow fishing for spiny lobster year round (Preferred). Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred). Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico (Preferred). Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred). Action 4: Prohibit Anchoring Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing anchoring prohibitions in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank closed areas. Alternative 2: Prohibit anchoring during the seasonal closure established in Action 1. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Alternative 3: Prohibit anchoring year round (Preferred). Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred). Sub-Alternative b: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred). E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices Action 5: Modify Highly Migratory Species Fishing Activities Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the current Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fishing regulations in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank closed areas. Alternative 2: Upon request of the Council, prohibit bottom longline fishing for HMS year-round in Bajo de Sico (Preferred). Alternative 3: Upon request of the Council, prohibit fishing for, and possession of, HMS in some or all of the three areas during the seasonal closure established in Action 1. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Alternative 4: Upon request of the Council, prohibit fishing for HMS in some or all of the three areas during the seasonal closure established in Action 1, with an exception that would allow only surface trolling, as defined at § 635.21(a)(4)(iv), for all HMS (Preferred). Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred). Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico (Preferred). Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred). Alternative 5: Upon request of the Council, allow fishing for bigeye, albacore, yellowfin and skipjack (BAYS) tunas with speargun fishing gear in some or all of the three areas during the seasonal closure established in Action 1. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Action 6: Modify Spearfishing Activities Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing spearfishing regulations in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank closed areas. Alternative 2: Prohibit spearfishing for Council-managed reef fish during the seasonal closure established in Action 1. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Alternative 3: Prohibit spearfishing for all non-HMS-managed species during the seasonal closure established in Action 1 (Preferred). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred). Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico (Preferred). Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred). Alternative 4: Prohibit spearfishing for all non-HMS-managed species yearround. Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank. Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico. Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank. Written comments can be sent to the Council not later than July 31st, 2014, by regular mail to the address below, or via email to graciela_cfmc@yahoo.com. Special Accommodations These meetings are 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, 00918–1903, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 24, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–15057 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD355 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) ad hoc Lower Columbia River Natural Coho Workgroup (LRC Workgroup) will hold a public work session in Portland, OR. The meeting is open to the public, but is not intended as a public hearing. Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the LRC Workgroup chair as time allows. DATES: The work session will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 and will proceed until 5 p.m. or until business for the day is completed. ADDRESSES: The work session will be held at the Pacific Council office, 7700 SUMMARY: Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820–2280 (voice) or (503) 820– 2299 (fax). The Pacific Council may provide one-way streaming of the meeting audio and presentations to broaden the potential audience. If such arrangements are made, the details will be posted on the Pacific Council Web page in advance of the session. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, telephone: (503) 820– 2414. The primary purpose of the work session is to review and respond to Pacific Council guidance from the June 2014 Pacific Council meeting and to continue to develop recommendations on the status of Lower Columbia River coho stocks, alternative harvest policies, and risk assessment analyses and criteria. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the LRC Workgroup meeting agendas may come before the LRC Workgroup for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal LRC Workgroup action during this meeting. LRC Workgroup action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and to any issues arising after publication of this document requiring emergency action under Section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the LRC Workgroup’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting PO 00000 36473 Sfmt 9990 This public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2425 (voice), or (503) 820–2299 (fax) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 24, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–15056 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 124 (Friday, June 27, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD356


Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Hearing

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

ACTION: Notice of a public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a 
public hearing to obtain comments from fishers, the general public and 
the local agencies representatives on the proposed actions for closed 
seasons in each of the Abrir la Sierra, Bajo de Sico and Tourmaline 
Bank closed areas.

DATES: The hearing will be held on July 18, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 10 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the Mayaguez Holiday Inn, 2701 
Hostos Avenue, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-
1903, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold a public hearing to 
take comments on the following proposed actions:

Action 1: Modify the Length of the Closed Fishing Season

Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing length of the closed 
season in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and 
Tourmaline Bank closed areas.
Alternative 2: Modify the Bajo de Sico closed season to be December 1-
February 28.
Alternative 3: Modify the closed season to be October 1-March 31 
(Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative b: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred).
Alternative 4: Modify the closed season to be December 1-May 31.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.
Alternative 5: Modify the closed season to be year round.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.

Action 2: Modify Reef Fish Fishing Activities

Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing reef fish harvest 
regulations in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and 
Tourmaline Bank closed areas.
Alternative 2: Prohibit fishing for Council-managed reef fish in Bajo 
de Sico during the seasonal closure established in Action 1.
Alternative 3: Prohibit fishing for and possession of Council-managed 
reef fish during the seasonal closure established in Action 1 
(Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative b: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred).

Action 3: Modify Spiny Lobster Fishing Activities

Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing spiny lobster regulations 
in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank 
closed areas.
Alternative 2: Prohibit fishing for spiny lobster in Bajo de Sico 
during the seasonal closure established in Action 1.
Alternative 3: Prohibit fishing for and possession of spiny lobster 
during the seasonal closure established in Action 1.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.
Alternative 4: Prohibit fishing for spiny lobster year round.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.
Alternative 5: Prohibit fishing for and possession of spiny lobster 
year round.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.
Alternative 6: Allow fishing for spiny lobster year round (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred).

Action 4: Prohibit Anchoring

Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing anchoring prohibitions in 
each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank 
closed areas.
Alternative 2: Prohibit anchoring during the seasonal closure 
established in Action 1.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.
Alternative 3: Prohibit anchoring year round (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative b: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred).

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Action 5: Modify Highly Migratory Species Fishing Activities

Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the current Highly Migratory Species 
(HMS) fishing regulations in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de 
Sico, and Tourmaline Bank closed areas.
Alternative 2: Upon request of the Council, prohibit bottom longline 
fishing for HMS year-round in Bajo de Sico (Preferred).
Alternative 3: Upon request of the Council, prohibit fishing for, and 
possession of, HMS in some or all of the three areas during the 
seasonal closure established in Action 1.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.
Alternative 4: Upon request of the Council, prohibit fishing for HMS in 
some or all of the three areas during the seasonal closure established 
in Action 1, with an exception that would allow only surface trolling, 
as defined at Sec.  635.21(a)(4)(iv), for all HMS (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred).
Alternative 5: Upon request of the Council, allow fishing for bigeye, 
albacore, yellowfin and skipjack (BAYS) tunas with speargun fishing 
gear in some or all of the three areas during the seasonal closure 
established in Action 1.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.

Action 6: Modify Spearfishing Activities

Alternative 1: No Action: Retain the existing spearfishing regulations 
in each of the Abrir La Sierra Bank, Bajo de Sico, and Tourmaline Bank 
closed areas.
Alternative 2: Prohibit spearfishing for Council-managed reef fish 
during the seasonal closure established in Action 1.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.
Alternative 3: Prohibit spearfishing for all non-HMS-managed species 
during the seasonal closure established in Action 1 (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico (Preferred).
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank (Preferred).
Alternative 4: Prohibit spearfishing for all non-HMS-managed species 
year-round.
    Sub-Alternative a: Abrir La Sierra Bank.
    Sub-Alternative b: Bajo de Sico.
    Sub-Alternative c: Tourmaline Bank.

    Written comments can be sent to the Council not later than July 
31st, 2014, by regular mail to the address below, or via email to 
graciela_cfmc@yahoo.com.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are 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, 
00918-1903, telephone (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the 
meeting date.

    Dated: June 24, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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