Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 57887-57890 [2014-22898]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices References A complete list of all references cited herein is available upon request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: September 22, 2014. Samuel D. Rauch, III., Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–23034 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD517 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a Visioning Workshop, October 14–16, 2014 in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The workshop will be held 1 p.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014; and 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014. Public comment will be held 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014; 4:30 p.m.– 5 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014; 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport-Convention Center, 4381 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, N. Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (843) 744–4422. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This workshop is being held for Council members to discuss the further mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 development of a Vision Blueprint (long-term strategic plan) for the South Atlantic snapper grouper fishery. The outcome of the workshop will consist of a draft Vision Blueprint document outlining strategic goals, objectives, and strategies for managing the snapper grouper fishery going forward. The draft document will be provided to the Council at the December 2014 Council meeting and then open for public comment. Topics of discussion include: 1. Visioning exercise to develop key concepts for each sector of the snapper grouper fishery. 2. Breakout Group Discussion to develop strategies on key topics to include: a. Sub-regional Management b. Reporting/Data Collection c. Reducing Discards d. Access to the Fishery e. Stakeholder Engagement f. Habitat/Ecosystems g. Allocation 3. Plenary session to summarize breakout group discussions, and 4. Public Comment/Outreach Approaches for draft Vision Blueprint. 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. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 23, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–22957 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57887 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD518 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its 117th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and its 161st Council meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene meetings of the Council’s Education Steering Committee, Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee, Pelagic Standing Committee, and Executive and Budget Standing Committee. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, October 13, 2014 through Thursday, October 23, 2014. For specific dates, times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Education Steering Committee, 117th SSC, the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee and Standing Committee meetings will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522–8220. The 161st Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA-Fuller Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 538–7061. The Fishers Forum will be held at the Harbor View Center, Pier 38, 1129 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817; telephone: (808) 983–1200. Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Mr. Edwin Ebisui, Acting Chair, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522–8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Education Steering Committee will meet on October 13, 2014, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; 117th SSC meeting on October 14–16, 2014, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee October 20, 2014, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon; the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 57888 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices Council’s Pelagics and International Standing Committee on October 20, 2014, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Executive and Budget Standing Committee October 20, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; the 161st Council meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 21–23, 2014. In addition, the Council will host a Fishers Forum on October 21, 2014, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Schedule and Agenda for the Education Steering Committee 3 p.m.–5 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2014 1. Scholarship Program 2. Internships 3. Educational Resources 4. Public Comment 5. Discussion and Recommendations Schedule and Agenda for 117th SSC Meeting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 116th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Report from NMFS Office of Science & Technology 6. Insular Fisheries A. NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Response to SSC Comments on 2014 Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Deep 7 Bottomfish Stock Assessment B. Report on SSC Subgroup Regarding 2014 MHI Deep 7 Bottomfish Stock Assessment C. Public Comment D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 7. Program Planning A. Specifying Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs) for the American Samoa, Guam and CNMI Bottomfish (Action Item) B. Report on the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) Review on the Biomass Augmented CatchMaximum Sustainable Yield (BAC– MSY) Model VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 C. Reconsideration of ABC Recommendations for Coral Reef Fish, Crustacean, MHI Deep 7 and Non-Deep 7 Bottomfish (Action Item) D. Discussion to Develop Agenda for the Fifth National SSC Meeting on Uncertainties in ABC Specifications for Data-limited Stocks E. Marine Planning and Climate Change Committee F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8. Pelagic Fisheries A. Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Amendment for Regional Fishery Management Organization (RFMO) Measures 1. Development of a Framework Process to Implement RFMO Conservation and Management Measures under the Pelagic FEP 2. Draft Proposed Regulations to Address Overfishing and Overfished Status of Western Central Pacific Ocean North Pacific (WCPO NP) Striped Marlin (Action Item) B. Bigeye Stock Status (Action Item) C. Hawaii Yellowfin and Bigeye Commercial Minimum Size Limit (Action Item) D. Report on Disproportionate Burden Workshop ˜ E. 2014 El Nino Update F. International Fisheries 1. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science Committee 2. WCPFC Northern Committee 3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee 4. US Permanent Advisory Committee G. Ocean Legacy H. Public Comment I. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 9. Protected Species A. Report on the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Biological Opinion (BiOp) B. Draft 2014 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports C. Preliminary Summary of the Molokai Cetacean Survey D. Independent Advisory Team for Marine Mammal Assessments E. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Actions 1. Final Determination to List Corals under the ESA 2. Final Determination to List Scalloped Hammerhead Shark under the ESA 3. 90-day Finding on a Petition to List PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Seven Species of Pomacentrid Reef Fish under the ESA 4. Green Turtle Status Review 5. North Pacific Humpback Whale Status Review 6. Update on the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan Implementation 7. Proposed 2015 List of Fisheries 8. Other Relevant Actions F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8:30 a.m.–12 noon, Thursday, October 16, 2014 10. Other Business A. 118th SSC Meeting 11. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee 10 a.m.–12 noon, Monday, October 20, 2014 1. Welcome Remarks 2. Introductions 3. Update on Progress on Data Collection Projects 4. Review of the Strategic Plan Changes 5. Endorsement and Signing of the Strategic Plan 6. Revisiting Data Sharing Agreements 7. Planning for the Next Steps 8. Public Comment 9. Discussions and Recommendations Schedule for Council Standing Committee Meetings 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 Pelagic and International Standing Committee 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 Executive and Budget Standing Committee Schedule and Agenda for 161st Council Meeting 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1. Welcome and Introductions A. Swearing In of New and Reappointed Members 2. Approval of the 161st Agenda 3. Approval of the 160th Meeting Minutes 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Presentation on State of Ecosystem 6. Agency Reports A. NMFS 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section C. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service D. Enforcement E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices 1. U.S. Coast Guard 2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section E. Public Comment F. Council Discussion and Action 7. Program Planning and Research A. Specifying Annual Catch Limits for American Samoa, Guam, CNMI Bottomfish (Action Item) B. Report on CIE Review of BAC–MSY Model (Action Item) C. Reconsideration of ACL Recommendation and Accountability Measures for Coral Reef Fish, Crustaceans and MHI Non-deep 7 Bottomfish (Action Item) D. Regional Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan E. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review Process and Policy F. Regional, National and International Outreach & Education G. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations 1. Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee 2. Marine Planning and Climate Change Committee 3. Education Steering Committee H. SSC Recommendations I. Public Hearing J. Council Discussion and Action Fishers Forum Harbor View Center, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Hawaii Yellowfin and Striped Marlin Management mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Fono Report C. Enforcement Issues D. Community Activities and Issues E. Education and Outreach Initiatives F. American Samoa National Marine Sanctuary G. Rose Atoll Marine National Monument H. SSC Recommendations I. Public Comment J. Council Discussion and Action 9. Hawaii Archipelago A. Moku Pepa B. Legislative Report C. Enforcement D. Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish 1. PIFSC Response to SSC Comments on MHI Deep 7 Bottomfish Stock Assessment 2. Report on SSC Subgroup Regarding 2014 MHI Deep 7 Stock Assessment 3. Reconsideration of MHI Deep 7 ACL Specification (Action Item) 4. State of Hawaii BRFA Management Plan VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 5. Regulatory Changes Establishing a Market Delay for the Sale and Removal of Non-commercial Bag Limits for MHI Bottomfish (Action Item) E. Community Projects, Activities and Issues 1. Report on Puwalu 2. Council Marine Science Summer Class 3. Outreach and Education Report F. Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary G. SSC Recommendations H. Public Hearing I. Council Discussion and Action 10. Protected Species A. Report on the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Biological Opinion B. Draft 2014 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports C. Updates on Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act Actions 1. Final Determination to List Corals under the ESA 2. Final Determination to List Scalloped Hammerhead Shark under the ESA 3. 90-day Finding on a Petition to List Seven Species of Pomacentrid Reef Fish under the ESA 4. Green Turtle Status Review 5. North Pacific Humpback Whale Status Review 6. Update on the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan Implementation 7. Proposed 2015 List of Fisheries 8. Other Relevant Actions D. SSC Recommendations E. Public Comment F. Council Discussion and Action 11. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday October 23, 2014 12. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Community Activities and Issues B. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands ´ 1. Arongol Falu 2. Legislative Report 3. Enforcement Issues 4. Bottomfish Area Closure Modification (Action Item) 5. Community Activities and Issues C. Marianas Trench Marine National Monument: Islands, Volcanic, and Trench Units D. SSC Recommendations E. Public Hearing F. Council Discussion and Action 13. Pelagic & International Fisheries PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57889 A. FEP Amendment for RFMO Measures 1. Development of a Framework Process to Implement RFMO Conservation and Management Measures under the Pelagic FEP 2. Draft Proposed Regulations to Address Overfishing and Overfished Status of WCPO NP Striped Marlin (Action Item) B. Bigeye Stock Status (Action Item) C. Hawaii Yellowfin and Bigeye Commercial Minimum Size Limit (Action Item) D. American Samoa Exclusive Economic Zone Albacore Catch Limit (Action Item) E. Report on Disproportionate Burden Workshop F. International Fisheries 1. WCPFC Science Committee 2. WCPFC Northern Committee 3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee 4. US Permanent Advisory Committee G. Proposed Expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument H. SSC Recommendations I. Standing Committee Recommendations J. Public Hearing K. Council Discussion and Recommendations 14. Administrative Matters A. Council Member and Staff Ethics Training B. Financial Reports C. Administrative Reports D. Council Family Changes E. Meetings and Workshops F. Report on Operational Guidelines Workshop G. Report on MSA Reauthorization H. Other Business I. Standing Committee Recommendations J. Public Comment K. Council Discussion and Action 15. Election of Officers 16. Other Business Non-Emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 161st meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 57890 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 22, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–22898 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Addition and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Addition to and Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agency. SUMMARY: Effective Date: 10/27/2014. 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: DATES: ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Addition On 6/6/2014 (79 FR 32716–32718), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed addition to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agency to provide the service and impact of the addition on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the service listed below is suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 organization that will provide the service to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing a small entity to provide the service 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 service proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following service is added to the Procurement List: Service: Service Type/Location: Fleet Maintenance Service, U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Agent Operations Eastern Command, Office of Secure Transportation, Transportation Safeguards Training Site, Fort Chaffee, AR, 11408 Roberts Blvd., Fort Smith, AR. NPA: Skookum Educational Programs, Bremerton, WA Contracting Activity: Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Business Services Division, Washington, DC. Comments were received from two commercial contractors. One contractor wanted to ensure that the Commission had a clear understanding of the scope of work associated with this project so as not to put the government requirements or safety of employees at risk when performing the work. The contractor then summarized some tasks that it indicated required exposure to potentially hazardous situations and performance during possible inclement weather on a 24/7/365 basis. The Committee For Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (Committee) appreciates the information provided in the comments and has considered it along with substantial additional information to ensure that the service is suitable for procurement by the government from a designated nonprofit agency employing people with significant disabilities. Comments from the other contractor questioned whether the requirements of this project can be performed safely and efficiently by people with significant disabilities. The contractor, noting the type of work and the remote locations where it must be supported, stated that it appeared to be unsuitable for addition PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the Procurement List. The contractor, as a veteran-owned small business was also anticipating the opportunity to bid on this work and stated that adding the service to the Procurement List would be unfair advantage to the nonprofit agency designated to perform the service. In accordance with the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act, the Presidentially-appointed members of the Committee must be satisfied of the suitability of each proposed service before deciding whether to add the service to the Procurement List. This includes ensuring that the nonprofit agency designated to perform the service is qualified and capable to meet Government quality standards and delivery schedule. After conducting its deliberative review, the Committee has concluded that the designated nonprofit agency can safely and efficiently perform the service while meeting the Government standards and delivery schedule. The Committee is aware that the designated nonprofit agency currently performs other fleet maintenance services for the contracting activity at another location. Finally, the Committee is aware that service projects added to the Procurement List preclude other entities from competing for the work. However, the Committee is responsible to implement the Government’s policy of increasing employment opportunities for people who are blind or significantly disabled. By doing so, the Committee realizes that this service will not be available to be procured through competitive means. After fully considering all appropriate information, including the comments, the Committee is adding the service to the Procurement List. Deletions On 8/15/2014 (79 FR48126–48127), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. 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 additional reporting, recordkeeping or E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD518


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its 117th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 
and its 161st Council meeting to take actions on fishery management 
issues in the Western Pacific Region. The Council will also convene 
meetings of the Council's Education Steering Committee, Fishery Data 
Collection and Research Committee, Pelagic Standing Committee, and 
Executive and Budget Standing Committee.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, October 13, 2014 through 
Thursday, October 23, 2014. For specific dates, times and agendas, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Education Steering Committee, 117th SSC, the Fishery 
Data Collection and Research Committee and Standing Committee meetings 
will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, 
Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220.
    The 161st Council meeting will be held at the Laniakea YWCA-Fuller 
Hall, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 538-
7061.
    The Fishers Forum will be held at the Harbor View Center, Pier 38, 
1129 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817; telephone: (808) 983-
1200.
    Background documents will be available from, and written comments 
should be sent to, Mr. Edwin Ebisui, Acting Chair, Western Pacific 
Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, 
HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522-8220 or fax: (808) 522-8226.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Education Steering Committee will meet 
on October 13, 2014, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; 117th SSC meeting on 
October 14-16, 2014, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Fishery Data 
Collection and Research Committee October 20, 2014, between 10 a.m. and 
12 noon; the

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Council's Pelagics and International Standing Committee on October 20, 
2014, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Executive and Budget Standing 
Committee October 20, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; the 161st Council 
meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 21-23, 
2014. In addition, the Council will host a Fishers Forum on October 21, 
2014, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    In addition to the agenda items listed here, the SSC and Council 
will hear recommendations from Council advisory groups. Public comment 
periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which 
agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as 
necessary to complete scheduled business.

Schedule and Agenda for the Education Steering Committee

3 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2014

1. Scholarship Program
2. Internships
3. Educational Resources
4. Public Comment
5. Discussion and Recommendations

Schedule and Agenda for 117th SSC Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 116th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific 
Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
5. Report from NMFS Office of Science & Technology
6. Insular Fisheries
    A. NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's Response to SSC 
Comments on 2014 Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Deep 7 Bottomfish Stock 
Assessment
    B. Report on SSC Subgroup Regarding 2014 MHI Deep 7 Bottomfish 
Stock Assessment
    C. Public Comment
    D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
7. Program Planning
    A. Specifying Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs) for the American 
Samoa, Guam and CNMI Bottomfish (Action Item)
    B. Report on the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) Review on the 
Biomass Augmented Catch-Maximum Sustainable Yield (BAC-MSY) Model
    C. Reconsideration of ABC Recommendations for Coral Reef Fish, 
Crustacean, MHI Deep 7 and Non-Deep 7 Bottomfish (Action Item)
    D. Discussion to Develop Agenda for the Fifth National SSC Meeting 
on Uncertainties in ABC Specifications for Data-limited Stocks
    E. Marine Planning and Climate Change Committee
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014

8. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Amendment for Regional Fishery 
Management Organization (RFMO) Measures
    1. Development of a Framework Process to Implement RFMO 
Conservation and Management Measures under the Pelagic FEP
    2. Draft Proposed Regulations to Address Overfishing and Overfished 
Status of Western Central Pacific Ocean North Pacific (WCPO NP) Striped 
Marlin (Action Item)
    B. Bigeye Stock Status (Action Item)
    C. Hawaii Yellowfin and Bigeye Commercial Minimum Size Limit 
(Action Item)
    D. Report on Disproportionate Burden Workshop
    E. 2014 El Ni[ntilde]o Update
    F. International Fisheries
    1. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Science 
Committee
    2. WCPFC Northern Committee
    3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
    4. US Permanent Advisory Committee
    G. Ocean Legacy
    H. Public Comment
    I. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
9. Protected Species
    A. Report on the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Biological Opinion (BiOp)
    B. Draft 2014 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports
    C. Preliminary Summary of the Molokai Cetacean Survey
    D. Independent Advisory Team for Marine Mammal Assessments
    E. Updates on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal 
Protection Act (MMPA) Actions
    1. Final Determination to List Corals under the ESA
    2. Final Determination to List Scalloped Hammerhead Shark under the 
ESA
    3. 90-day Finding on a Petition to List Seven Species of 
Pomacentrid Reef Fish under the ESA
    4. Green Turtle Status Review
    5. North Pacific Humpback Whale Status Review
    6. Update on the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan 
Implementation
    7. Proposed 2015 List of Fisheries
    8. Other Relevant Actions
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Thursday, October 16, 2014

10. Other Business
    A. 118th SSC Meeting
11. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee

10 a.m.-12 noon, Monday, October 20, 2014

1. Welcome Remarks
2. Introductions
3. Update on Progress on Data Collection Projects
4. Review of the Strategic Plan Changes
5. Endorsement and Signing of the Strategic Plan
6. Revisiting Data Sharing Agreements
7. Planning for the Next Steps
8. Public Comment
9. Discussions and Recommendations

Schedule for Council Standing Committee Meetings

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014

Pelagic and International Standing Committee

3 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014

Executive and Budget Standing Committee

Schedule and Agenda for 161st Council Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014

1. Welcome and Introductions
    A. Swearing In of New and Reappointed Members
2. Approval of the 161st Agenda
3. Approval of the 160th Meeting Minutes
4. Executive Director's Report
5. Presentation on State of Ecosystem
6. Agency Reports
    A. NMFS
    1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
    2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Pacific Islands Section
    C. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    D. Enforcement

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    1. U.S. Coast Guard
    2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    3. NOAA Office of General Counsel, Enforcement Section
    E. Public Comment
    F. Council Discussion and Action
7. Program Planning and Research
    A. Specifying Annual Catch Limits for American Samoa, Guam, CNMI 
Bottomfish (Action Item)
    B. Report on CIE Review of BAC-MSY Model (Action Item)
    C. Reconsideration of ACL Recommendation and Accountability 
Measures for Coral Reef Fish, Crustaceans and MHI Non-deep 7 Bottomfish 
(Action Item)
    D. Regional Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan
    E. Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review Process and Policy
    F. Regional, National and International Outreach & Education
    G. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations
    1. Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee
    2. Marine Planning and Climate Change Committee
    3. Education Steering Committee
    H. SSC Recommendations
    I. Public Hearing
    J. Council Discussion and Action

Fishers Forum Harbor View Center, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Hawaii Yellowfin and Striped Marlin Management

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014

8. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Fono Report
    C. Enforcement Issues
    D. Community Activities and Issues
    E. Education and Outreach Initiatives
    F. American Samoa National Marine Sanctuary
    G. Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
    H. SSC Recommendations
    I. Public Comment
    J. Council Discussion and Action
9. Hawaii Archipelago
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Legislative Report
    C. Enforcement
    D. Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish
    1. PIFSC Response to SSC Comments on MHI Deep 7 Bottomfish Stock 
Assessment
    2. Report on SSC Subgroup Regarding 2014 MHI Deep 7 Stock 
Assessment
    3. Reconsideration of MHI Deep 7 ACL Specification (Action Item)
    4. State of Hawaii BRFA Management Plan
    5. Regulatory Changes Establishing a Market Delay for the Sale and 
Removal of Non-commercial Bag Limits for MHI Bottomfish (Action Item)
    E. Community Projects, Activities and Issues
    1. Report on Puwalu
    2. Council Marine Science Summer Class
    3. Outreach and Education Report
    F. Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
    G. SSC Recommendations
    H. Public Hearing
    I. Council Discussion and Action
10. Protected Species
    A. Report on the Hawaii Deep-set Longline Biological Opinion
    B. Draft 2014 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports
    C. Updates on Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection 
Act Actions
    1. Final Determination to List Corals under the ESA
    2. Final Determination to List Scalloped Hammerhead Shark under the 
ESA
    3. 90-day Finding on a Petition to List Seven Species of 
Pomacentrid Reef Fish under the ESA
    4. Green Turtle Status Review
    5. North Pacific Humpback Whale Status Review
    6. Update on the False Killer Whale Take Reduction Plan 
Implementation
    7. Proposed 2015 List of Fisheries
    8. Other Relevant Actions
    D. SSC Recommendations
    E. Public Comment
    F. Council Discussion and Action
11. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday October 23, 2014

12. Mariana Archipelago
    A. Guam
    1. Isla Informe
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Community Activities and Issues
    B. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
    1. Arongol Fal[uacute]
    2. Legislative Report
    3. Enforcement Issues
    4. Bottomfish Area Closure Modification (Action Item)
    5. Community Activities and Issues
    C. Marianas Trench Marine National Monument: Islands, Volcanic, and 
Trench Units
    D. SSC Recommendations
    E. Public Hearing
    F. Council Discussion and Action
13. Pelagic & International Fisheries
    A. FEP Amendment for RFMO Measures
    1. Development of a Framework Process to Implement RFMO 
Conservation and Management Measures under the Pelagic FEP
    2. Draft Proposed Regulations to Address Overfishing and Overfished 
Status of WCPO NP Striped Marlin (Action Item)
    B. Bigeye Stock Status (Action Item)
    C. Hawaii Yellowfin and Bigeye Commercial Minimum Size Limit 
(Action Item)
    D. American Samoa Exclusive Economic Zone Albacore Catch Limit 
(Action Item)
    E. Report on Disproportionate Burden Workshop
    F. International Fisheries
    1. WCPFC Science Committee
    2. WCPFC Northern Committee
    3. WCPFC Technical and Compliance Committee
    4. US Permanent Advisory Committee
    G. Proposed Expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National 
Monument
    H. SSC Recommendations
    I. Standing Committee Recommendations
    J. Public Hearing
    K. Council Discussion and Recommendations
14. Administrative Matters
    A. Council Member and Staff Ethics Training
    B. Financial Reports
    C. Administrative Reports
    D. Council Family Changes
    E. Meetings and Workshops
    F. Report on Operational Guidelines Workshop
    G. Report on MSA Reauthorization
    H. Other Business
    I. Standing Committee Recommendations
    J. Public Comment
    K. Council Discussion and Action
15. Election of Officers
16. Other Business
    Non-Emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 161st 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities.

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Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 
522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: September 22, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-22898 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
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