Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 69430-69431 [2014-27541]

Download as PDF 69430 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will hold public meetings, December 10–16, 2014. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday December 10, continuing through Tuesday December 16, 2014. The Scientific Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday December 8 and continue through Wednesday December 10, 2014. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday December 9, and continue through Saturday December 13, 2014. The Enforcement Committee will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday December 9, 2014. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd, Anchorage, AK. Council Address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Executive Director’s Report (including review of staff work plan for Gulf of Alaska (GOA)) trawl bycatch management, crab workgroup report on regional delivery framework agreement, legislate update) NMFS Management Report ADF&G Report NOAA Enforcement Report U.S. Coast Guard Report U.S. FWS Report International Pacific Halibut Commission Report Protected Species Report North Pacific Research Board report 2. Charter Halibut Management Measures for 2015 3. Initial review of Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch 4. Final action on GOA Skate Maximum Retainable Allowance (MRA) 5. Final BSAI Groundfish harvest specifications; approve Plan Team reports; Amendment 80/American Fisheries Act (AFA) incidental catch data 6. Final GOA groundifish specifications; approve Plan Team reports mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 7. Initial review of GOA Sablefish longline pots 8. Discussion paper on Vessel Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs) Caps 9. Electronic Monitoring (EM); workgroup report; discuss Alternative 4 and review Cooperative Research Plan (CRP) 10. Discussion paper on Observer coverage on small Catcher Processors (CPs) 11. Review Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) discussion paper 12. Initial/Final action on Fishery Management Plan (FMP) language License Limitation Program (LLP) exemptions housekeeping 13. Pribilof canyon corals; receive comments on rage of alternatives 14. Staff Tasking The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B reports. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. Bering Sea Salmon Bycatch 2. BSAI Groundfish Specifications 3. GOA Groundfish Specifications 4. GOA Sablefish pots In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org. Background documents, reports, and analyses for review are posted on the Council Web site in advance of the meeting. The names and organizational affiliations of SSC members are also posted on the Web site. 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 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Dated: November 17, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27540 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD635 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 through Thursday, December 11, 2014. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at: Royal Sonesta, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, telephone: (410) 234– 0550. Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., 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; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. ADDRESSES: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s Web site when possible.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Monday, December 8, 2014 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Executive Committee [OPEN SESSION] —Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management • Forage Fish White Paper (review second draft) E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices 3 p.m.–4 p.m. 1. Consider potential action for protection of unmanaged forage species • Climate Change and Fisheries White Paper (review first draft) —2015 Implementation Plan • Discuss and approve Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office Strategic Plan, Harry Mears Ecosystem/Ocean Planning Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole —Habitat Project Update —NEFMC Omnibus Habitat Amendment Public Hearing —Develop Council comments on NEFMC Amendment 1:30 p.m. [FR Doc. 2014–27541 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] Golden Tilefish —Consider changes in possession limit —Consider changes to the Interactive Voice Reporting requirements 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Listening Session—Deep Sea Corals, Martha Nizinski AGENCY: Council Convenes 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Special Accommodations Finalize Black Sea Bass 2015 Management Measures —Review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations for 2015 —Adopt recommendations for 2015 management measures These meetings are 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. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9 a.m. Demersal Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Boards 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Finalize Summer Flounder 2015 Recreational Management Measures —Review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations for 2015 —Adopt recommendations for 2015 management measures mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Jkt 235001 RIN 0648–XD622 9 a.m. Finalize Scup 2015 Recreational Management Measures —Review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations for 2015 —Adopt recommendations for 2015 management measures Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment —Review Summer Flounder Scoping comments —Approve issues to be addressed in the amendment National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting Business Session Organization Reports —NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Office —NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center —NOAA Office of General Counsel —NOAA Office of Law Enforcement —U.S. Coast Guard —Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Liaison Reports —New England Council —South Atlantic Council Executive Director’s Report, Chris Moore Science Report, Rich Seagraves Committee Reports —Executive Committee • Approve 2015 Implementation Plan Continuing and New Business Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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. 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Thursday, December 11, 2014 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Demersal Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Boards 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Dated: November 17, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2014 VerDate Sep<11>2014 69431 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 151st meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 9–10, 2014. The Council will convene on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will reconvene on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Resort Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star, #4 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold its 151st regular Council Meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: SUMMARY: December 9, 2014, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. • Call to Order • Adoption of Agenda • Consideration of 150th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions • Executive Director’s Report • Abril/Bajo/Tourmaline Reconsideration of Closure Period, Guidance on Next Steps from Council • SSC Outcomes from November oneday Webinar Meeting, Including Status of Species Selection Criteria Table • ACL Overages/AM Application/ Enhanced Reporting Status • Timing of Closures, Focus on Development of Options Paper and Scheduling Additional Scoping Hearings • Federal Permits Scoping Document, Schedule Scoping Meetings E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 225 (Friday, November 21, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-27541]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD635


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

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 through 
Thursday, December 11, 2014. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: Royal Sonesta, 550 Light 
Street, Baltimore, MD, telephone: (410) 234-0550.
    Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State St., 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; telephone: (302) 
526-5255. The Council's Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the 
meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and 
briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's Web site when possible.)

Monday, December 8, 2014

1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Executive Committee [OPEN SESSION]
    --Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management
     Forage Fish White Paper (review second draft)

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    1. Consider potential action for protection of unmanaged forage 
species
     Climate Change and Fisheries White Paper (review first 
draft)
    --2015 Implementation Plan
     Discuss and approve

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ecosystem/Ocean Planning Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole
    --Habitat Project Update
    --NEFMC Omnibus Habitat Amendment Public Hearing
    --Develop Council comments on NEFMC Amendment

1:30 p.m.

Demersal Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole with the 
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, 
and Black Sea Bass Boards

1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment
    --Review Summer Flounder Scoping comments
    --Approve issues to be addressed in the amendment

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

9 a.m.

Demersal Committee Meeting as a Committee of the Whole with the 
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Summer Flounder, Scup, 
and Black Sea Bass Boards

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Finalize Summer Flounder 2015 Recreational Management Measures
    --Review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations 
for 2015
    --Adopt recommendations for 2015 management measures

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Finalize Scup 2015 Recreational Management Measures
    --Review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations 
for 2015
    --Adopt recommendations for 2015 management measures

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Finalize Black Sea Bass 2015 Management Measures
    --Review Monitoring Committee and Advisory Panel recommendations 
for 2015
    --Adopt recommendations for 2015 management measures

3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office Strategic Plan, Harry Mears

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Golden Tilefish
    --Consider changes in possession limit
    --Consider changes to the Interactive Voice Reporting requirements

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Listening Session--Deep Sea Corals, Martha Nizinski

Thursday, December 11, 2014

9 a.m.

Council Convenes

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Business Session
Organization Reports
    --NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Office
    --NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center
    --NOAA Office of General Counsel
    --NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
    --U.S. Coast Guard
    --Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Liaison Reports
    --New England Council
    --South Atlantic Council
Executive Director's Report, Chris Moore
Science Report, Rich Seagraves
Committee Reports
    --Executive Committee
     Approve 2015 Implementation Plan Continuing and New 
Business
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these 
meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified 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

    These meetings are 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: November 17, 2014.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-27541 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
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