Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 51962-51963 [2014-20750]

Download as PDF 51962 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / Notices Intracoastal Waterway and recreational boating; and (3) geospatial modeling and coastal resilience. The public is invited to participate and sign up for these sessions by contacting NOAA’s Northeast Navigation Manager, Kyle Ward at email: Kyle.Ward@noaa.gov; or the HSRP Coordinator, Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis at email: Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov. The stakeholder breakout sessions provides the public with the opportunity to interact with HSRP members on concerns or issues with NOAA’s navigation and positioning data, products, and services, and to present options or recommendations for improvement. The HSRP will consider input from these breakout sessions, and from the other meeting presentations, to develop its recommendations to the NOAA Acting Under Secretary for improving NOAA’s suite of navigation and positioning data, products, and services. Other matters to be discussed include activities relating to hydrography, geodesy, coastal mapping, and tides, currents and water levels, as well as administrative matters pertaining to the HSRP. The HSRP meeting will provide GoTo Webinar services and teleconference capability for public access to listen and observe the meeting presentations. Members of the public who wish to participate virtually must register in advance by September 10, 2014. Webinar service is available for Tuesday, September 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Thursday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT. To register for virtual access or submit public comments before the virtual sessions begin please contact Lynne MersfelderLewis at email: Lynne.Mersfelder@ noaa.gov. Dated: August 26, 2014. Donna Rivelli, Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–20746 Filed 8–29–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: August 27, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. RIN 0648–XD464 [FR Doc. 2014–20752 Filed 8–29–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Observer Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meetings will be held on September 18, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and September 19, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Building 4, Observer Training Room, Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda items include introductions and update, review and recommendations on the draft 2015 Observer Annual Deployment Plan, review of progress on regulatory amendments and other analytical projects, and scheduling and other issues. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Gail Bendixen at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD468 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The SSC meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday September 17–18, 2014. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on September 17 and conclude by 12 p.m. on September 18. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at Admiral Fell Inn, 888 Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231; telephone: (410) 522–7377. 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: Agenda items to be discussed at the SSC meeting include: Review fishery performance report and multi-year ABC specifications for spiny dogfish; open discussion with NEFSC leadership on MAFMC risk policy, stock assessment Tier assignments, and addressing MAFMC research needs; review white paper on forage fish management; update on five-year research plan development; discuss Wave 1 MRFSS data relative to current black sea bass ABC specification; and topics for Fifth National SSC Workshop to be held in 2015. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / Notices 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 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 aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders (302) 526–5251 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 27, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20750 Filed 8–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XP18 Marine Mammals; File No. 14327 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 14327 has been issued to the National Marine Fisheries Service’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), 7600 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98115 [Principal Investigator: Thomas Gelatt, Ph.D.]. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Smith or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 16, 2014, notice was published in the Federal Register (79 FR 28488) that a request for an amendment to Permit No. 14327–01 to conduct research on Northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit amendment has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). Permit No. 14327–01 continues the long term monitoring and assessment of Northern fur seal population and demographic parameters; health and disease trends; and foraging habits and ecology in U.S. waters, including rookeries and haulouts in California and Alaska. Western DPS Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) may be harassed annually incidental to the research. This amendment: Adds new methods (using small Unmanned Aerial Systems to conduct aerial surveys) and authorizes associated incidental disturbance; edits methodology (tag resighting observations) and increases associated incidental disturbance; authorizes existing procedures (nasal, vaginal, and fecal swab sampling) for/at other existing projects/locations; authorizes new procedures (ocular swab and vibrissae sampling); adds a new species (harbor seals; Phoca vitulina) and authorizes their disturbance incidental to northern fur seal research activities; and, modifies protocols (tooth extraction, pup production estimates). The amendment expires on August 31, 2019. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the effects of the activities proposed are consistent with the Preferred Alternative in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Steller Sea Lion and Northern Fur Seal Research (PEIS; NMFS 2007) and that issuance of the requested permit amendment would not have a significant adverse impact on the human environment. An additional environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the effects of sUAS, which were not considered in the initial PEIS, on the human environment was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Based on the analyses in the EA for Issuance of Permits to take Steller Sea Lions by Harassment During Surveys Using Unmanned Aerial Systems, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51963 that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), signed on June 17, 2014. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: August 27, 2014. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20727 Filed 8–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD145 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Seismic Survey in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to SAExploration, Inc. (SAE) to take, by harassment, small numbers of marine mammals incidental to a marine 3-dimensional (3D) ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic survey program in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, during the 2014 Arctic open-water season. DATES: Effective August 25, 2014, through October 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: Inquiry for information on the incidental take authorization should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. A copy of the application containing a list of the references used in this document, NMFS’ Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and the IHA may be obtained by writing to the address specified SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 169 (Tuesday, September 2, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51962-51963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20750]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD468


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.

DATES: The SSC meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday September 
17-18, 2014. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on September 17 and 
conclude by 12 p.m. on September 18.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at Admiral Fell Inn, 888 Broadway, 
Baltimore, MD 21231; telephone: (410) 522-7377.
    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: Agenda items to be discussed at the SSC 
meeting include: Review fishery performance report and multi-year ABC 
specifications for spiny dogfish; open discussion with NEFSC leadership 
on MAFMC risk policy, stock assessment Tier assignments, and addressing 
MAFMC research needs; review white paper on forage fish management; 
update on five-year research plan development; discuss Wave 1 MRFSS 
data relative to current black sea bass ABC specification; and topics 
for Fifth National SSC Workshop to be held in 2015.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before the group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of 
formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those 
issues specifically

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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 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 aid should 
be directed to M. Jan Saunders (302) 526-5251 at least 5 days prior to 
the meeting date.

    Dated: August 27, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-20750 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]
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