New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 46405-46406 [2014-18782]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 153 / Friday, August 8, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instruments and instructions should be directed to Paul Marx, (301) 427–8752 or paul.marx@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for revisions to, and an extension of, a currently approved information collection. United States (U.S.) commercial fishermen may file claims for compensation for losses of, or damage to, fishing gear or vessels, plus 50 percent of resulting economic losses, attributable to oil and gas activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. To obtain compensation, applicants must comply with requirements set forth in 50 CFR part 296. The requirements include a ‘‘report’’ within 15 days of the date the vessel first returns to port after the casualty incident to gain a presumption of eligible causation and an ‘‘application’’ within 90 days of when the applicant first became aware of the lost and/or damage. The report is NOAA Form 88–166 and it requests identifying information such as: respondent’s name; address; social security number; and casualty location. The information in the report is usually completed by NOAA during a telephone call with the respondent. The application is NOAA Form 88– 164 and it requires the respondent to provide information on the property and economic losses and/or damages including: type of damage; purchase date and price of lost/damaged gear; and income from recent fishing trips. It also includes an affidavit by which the applicant attests to the truthfulness of the claim. The currently approved forms are being revised to improve the usability by allowing respondents to complete pdf versions of the forms as well as reducing the paper size from legal to letter. Prior sections that contained multiple questions have been separated to simplify the responses and to help ensure more complete and accurate responses. Because ‘‘Loran C’’ is no VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 longer being used for locational coordinates, the term will be replaced with ‘‘GPS’’ for Global Positioning System. Clarification of some of the instructions will also be provided based on previous applicants’ responses and submitted reports and applications. II. Method of Collection Respondents may telephone NOAA and provide the information for the report verbally or submit a paper or electronic report. Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms for the application. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0082. Form Number: NOAA Forms 88–164, 88–166. Type of Review: Revision and extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours (15 minutes for a report and 7 hours, 45 minutes for an application). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 320. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $500 in recordkeeping/filing 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: August 4, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–18754 Filed 8–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46405 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD427 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Monkfish Committee and Monkfish Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia, 9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; telephone: (215) 365–4500; fax: (215) 365–3195. Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Monkfish Oversight Committee will meet to discuss whether to continue working on measures already developed under Amendment 6, or develop other measures as part of the next monkfish action. The latest version of the Amendment 6 document includes modifications to existing monkfish landing limits and days-at-sea (DAS) measures, a new monkfish DAS leasing program, and an ITQ alternative. The committee will also consider other potential measures, raised in previous discussions and by members of the industry, that could be included in a future action. The committee will also discuss Monkfish priorities for 2015, including Research Set-Aside priorities. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 46406 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 153 / Friday, August 8, 2014 / Notices Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The items of discussion for each individual management committee agenda are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 5, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–18782 Filed 8–7–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the: Budget/Personnel, Administrative Policy, Red Drum, Reef Fish, Shrimp and Data Collection Management Committees; in conjunction with a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will hold a closed session. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session. DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 1 p.m. on Monday, August 25 until 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Meeting Address: The meeting will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino located at 875 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39530; (228) 386–7111. Council Address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630; fax: (813) 348–1711; email: doug.gregory@ gulfcouncil.org. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 232001 1. Discussion of Advisory Panel and Scientific and Statistical Committee Structure and Appointment Process 2. Discussion of Draft SOPPs Revisions Full Council, CLOSED SESSION, Monday, August 25, 2014; 5 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. RIN 0648–XD428 16:51 Aug 07, 2014 Administrative Policy Administrative Committee Agenda, Monday, August 25, 2014, 2 p.m. Until 4 p.m. 1. Review of Scoping Document for Recreational Red Drum Management National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration VerDate Mar<15>2010 1. Review and Approval of Multi-year Budget 2015–19 Red Drum Management Committee Agenda, Monday, August 25, 2014, 4 p.m. Until 5 p.m. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P SUMMARY: Budget/Personnel Administrative Committee Agenda, Monday, August 25, 2014, 1 p.m. Until 2 p.m. 1. Appointments to the SEDAR Workshop Advisory Panel —Recess— Reef Fish Management Committee Agenda, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Until 5:30 p.m. 1. Discussion of Gag OFL and ABC 2. Final Action—Red Snapper Accountability Measures Framework Action 3. Review of the Socioeconomic SSC Summary 4. Discussion of Amendment 40— Recreational Red Snapper Sector Separation Revised Public Hearing Draft 5. Review of Draft Greater Amberjack ACL/ACT Framework Action 6. Review of Draft Red Grouper Bag Limit and Accountability Measures Framework Action 7. Discussion of IFQ Updates 8. Summary of the South Florida Regional Management Issues Meeting 9. Summaries of 2014 State Red Snapper Recreational Sampling Programs 10. Discussion of ABC Control Rule Revisions 11. Review of the Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee Summary 12. Review of the Reef Fish Advisory Panel Summary 13. Review of the Red Snapper Advisory Panel Summary —Recess— PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reef Fish Management Committee Agenda, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Until 10:30 a.m. 1. Continuation of Reef Fish Committee agenda Shrimp Management Committee, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Until 11:30 a.m. 1. Review of Public Hearing Draft for Shrimp Amendment 16— Adjustments to the Annual Catch Limit and Accountability Measures for Royal Red Shrimp 2. SSC Recommendations on Public Hearing Draft Shrimp Amendment 15—Status Determination Criteria for Penaeid Shrimp and Adjustments to the Shrimp Framework Procedure Data Collection Management Committee, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 11:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. Commercial Electronic Log Pilot Program Update —Recess— Council Session Agenda, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 1:30 p.m. Until 8:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.: Call to Order and Introductions, Adoption of Agenda, and Approval of Minutes 1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.: The Council will receive presentations on National Recreational Policy, Red Snapper Federal Violations, Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Undercover Operation, New Cooperative Research Effort, and an update on the RESTORE Act Science Program. —Recess— 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: The Council will receive public testimony on Final Action—To Establish Recreational Accountability Measures for Red Snapper, Revised Public Hearing Draft Reef Fish Amendment 40— Sector Separation, and Public Hearing Draft Shrimp Amendment 15 to the Shrimp Status Determination Criteria for Penaeid Shrimp and Adjustments to the Shrimp Framework Procedure, and open testimony on any other fishery issues or concerns. People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment period. The Council will also review and vote on Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP), if any. —Recess— E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD427


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a joint public meeting of its Monkfish Committee and 
Monkfish Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England 
fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from 
this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration 
and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:30 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia, 
9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; telephone: (215) 365-4500; 
fax: (215) 365-3195.
    Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Monkfish Oversight Committee will meet 
to discuss whether to continue working on measures already developed 
under Amendment 6, or develop other measures as part of the next 
monkfish action. The latest version of the Amendment 6 document 
includes modifications to existing monkfish landing limits and days-at-
sea (DAS) measures, a new monkfish DAS leasing program, and an ITQ 
alternative. The committee will also consider other potential measures, 
raised in previous discussions and by members of the industry, that 
could be included in a future action. The committee will also discuss 
Monkfish priorities for 2015, including Research Set-Aside priorities.
    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

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Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: August 5, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-18782 Filed 8-7-14; 8:45 am]
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