Availability of the Draft NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy for Public Comment, 3558-3559 [2015-01168]

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[FR Doc. 2015–01079 Filed 1–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD692 Availability of the Draft NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy for Public Comment National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: NMFS is releasing the draft NMFS Climate Science Strategy (NCSS) for public review and comment. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jan 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 Additional information, including the Strategy for download may be found at: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ecosystems/climate/. DATES: Written comments must be received from January 21, 2015 through March 31, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified NOAA– NMFS–2015–0010, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20150010. • click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Valerie Termini, NMFS, Office of Science and Technology, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Include on the envelope the following identifier ‘‘NCSS Public Comment.’’ Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Please include page number and line number in your comments. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information, including the Strategy for download may be found at http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ecosystems/climate/national-call-forcomments, or by contacting Roger Griffis, Climate Change Coordinator, NMFS, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301– 427–8134 or email: roger.b.griffis@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Report Warming oceans, rising seas and ocean acidification are impacting the marine life off of our coasts, disrupting PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 fisheries and local economies. These impacts are expected to increase with continued changes in the planet’s climate and ocean systems. There is much at risk. For example, oceanrelated fisheries generate $200 billion in sales and support 1.7 million jobs nationally each year.1 These current and possible future climate-related changes also affect NOAA’s ability to fulfill its stewardship mandates for marine resources and the communities that depend on them. The goal of the draft Climate Science Strategy is to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information to apprise and fulfill NMFS LMR stewardship mandates in a changing climate, including the Magnuson-Stevens Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act and others. The draft Climate Science Strategy identifies seven key steps to improve the production and use of climaterelated information to fulfill agency mandates and increase the resilience of marine resources and resourcedependent sectors and communities. The Strategy is designed to provide a nationally consistent framework to guide development and implementation of regional actions. The Strategy proposes specific near and mediumterm recommendations, and identifies priority recommendations that are common across mandates, regions, objectives and living marine resources. Implementation of the Strategy over the next five years is crucial for effective fulfillment of NMFS mission and mandates with changing climate and ocean conditions. Implementation of the Strategy will increase the production and delivery of climate-related information needed by NMFS and partners to reduce impacts and increase resilience of marine resources and the communities that depend on them. NMFS works with and depends on many partners to fulfill its science and information needs from other federal agencies to academia, fisheries and other organizations. As such, we are providing this opportunity for broad public review and comment on the draft Strategy. 1 ‘‘Fisheries Economics of the U.S,’’ NOAA Office of Science and Technology, http://www.st.nmfs. noaa.gov/economics/publications/feus/fisheries_ economics_2012. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 15 / Friday, January 23, 2015 / Notices Dated: January 16, 2015. Stephen K. Brown, Acting Director, Office of Science and Technology, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–01168 Filed 1–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–729 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Spiny Lobster Review Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. Until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Beachside Key West Hotel, located at 3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040; telephone: (305) 296–8100. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Morgan Kilgour, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630; fax: (813) 348–1711; email: morgan.kilgour@ gulfcouncil.org. SUMMARY: The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Spiny Lobster Review Panel Agenda, Monday, February 9, 2015, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 1. Introductions. 2. Council charge—‘‘If the ACT is exceeded the Councils will convene a review panel to determine if corrective action is necessary to prevent the ACL from being exceeded. Furthermore, if the catch exceeds the ACL more than once in the last four consecutive years, the entire system of ACLs and AMs would be re-evaluated as required by the National Standard 1 guidelines.’’ 3. Scope of work. 4. Recent spiny lobster landings. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jan 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 5. Potential factors contributing to landings increase—topics for discussion: a. Former stock assessment summary. b. Economic value through time. i. Other factors affecting effort and catch. c. Stone crab landings. d. Types of effort, permits, and landings. e. Overview of Annual Catch Target/ Annual Catch Limit/Overfishing Limit using different metrics. i. Time series analyses of ACT, ACL, and OFL. ii. Mean ± 1 s.d., 1.5 s.d., and 2 s.d. using the most recent 10 years data (in Amendment 10). iii. Mean ± 1 s.d., 1.5 s.d., and 2 s.d. from 2000–present. f. Other. i. PaV1 disease prevalence. ii. Genetic information. 6. Discussion and panel recommendations. 7. Other Business. —Adjourn— For meeting materials see folder ‘‘Spiny Lobster Review Panel meeting Feb 2015’’ on Gulf Council file server. To access the file server, the URL is https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/ webman/index.cgi, or go to the Council’s Web site and click on the FTP link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. The Agenda is subject to change. The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s Web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org. 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 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working 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. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3559 Dated: January 20, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–01146 Filed 1–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD730 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 Tuesday, February 10, 2015 through Thursday, February 12, 2015. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University, 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605; telephone: (919) 828–0811. 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, however, agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s Web site when possible.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Research Set-Aside (Cooperative Research) Committee —Discuss goals for a MAFMC cooperative research program and criteria for evaluating success —Review and decide on a plan of action, including whether the following are needed: additional committee members, a Fishery E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD692


Availability of the Draft NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy 
for Public Comment

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is releasing the draft NMFS Climate Science Strategy 
(NCSS) for public review and comment. Additional information, including 
the Strategy for download may be found at: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ecosystems/climate/.

DATES: Written comments must be received from January 21, 2015 through 
March 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified NOAA-
NMFS-2015-0010, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2015-0010.
     click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required 
fields, and enter or attach your comments.
     Mail: Valerie Termini, NMFS, Office of Science and 
Technology, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Include on 
the envelope the following identifier ``NCSS Public Comment.''
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in 
Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Please include 
page number and line number in your comments. Comments sent by any 
other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the 
end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information, including the 
Strategy for download may be found at http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ecosystems/climate/national-call-for-comments, or by contacting Roger 
Griffis, Climate Change Coordinator, NMFS, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 
301-427-8134 or email: roger.b.griffis@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Report

    Warming oceans, rising seas and ocean acidification are impacting 
the marine life off of our coasts, disrupting fisheries and local 
economies. These impacts are expected to increase with continued 
changes in the planet's climate and ocean systems. There is much at 
risk. For example, ocean-related fisheries generate $200 billion in 
sales and support 1.7 million jobs nationally each year.\1\
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    \1\ ``Fisheries Economics of the U.S,'' NOAA Office of Science 
and Technology, http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/economics/publications/feus/fisheries_economics_2012.
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    These current and possible future climate-related changes also 
affect NOAA's ability to fulfill its stewardship mandates for marine 
resources and the communities that depend on them. The goal of the 
draft Climate Science Strategy is to increase the production, delivery, 
and use of climate-related information to apprise and fulfill NMFS LMR 
stewardship mandates in a changing climate, including the Magnuson-
Stevens Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, 
National Environmental Policy Act and others.
    The draft Climate Science Strategy identifies seven key steps to 
improve the production and use of climate-related information to 
fulfill agency mandates and increase the resilience of marine resources 
and resource-dependent sectors and communities. The Strategy is 
designed to provide a nationally consistent framework to guide 
development and implementation of regional actions. The Strategy 
proposes specific near and medium-term recommendations, and identifies 
priority recommendations that are common across mandates, regions, 
objectives and living marine resources.
    Implementation of the Strategy over the next five years is crucial 
for effective fulfillment of NMFS mission and mandates with changing 
climate and ocean conditions. Implementation of the Strategy will 
increase the production and delivery of climate-related information 
needed by NMFS and partners to reduce impacts and increase resilience 
of marine resources and the communities that depend on them.
    NMFS works with and depends on many partners to fulfill its science 
and information needs from other federal agencies to academia, 
fisheries and other organizations. As such, we are providing this 
opportunity for broad public review and comment on the draft Strategy.


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    Dated: January 16, 2015.
Stephen K. Brown,
Acting Director, Office of Science and Technology, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-01168 Filed 1-22-15; 8:45 am]
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