Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 9701-9702 [2015-03715]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 36 / Tuesday, February 24, 2015 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to James Weinberg at the NEFSC, (508) 495–2352, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 18, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03671 Filed 2–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD787 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 American Samoa, Hawaii, and Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panels (AP) by teleconference and webconference to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 10, 2015, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; The Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 12, 2015, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and The American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 13, 2014, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. All times listed are local island times. Location: All meetings will be held by teleconference and webconference. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Feb 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 The teleconference will be conducted by telephone and by web. The teleconference numbers are: U.S. toll-free: 1–888–482–3560 or International Access: +1 647 723–3959, and Access Code: 5228220. The webconference can be accessed at https://wprfmc.webex.com/join/ info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov. ADDRESSES: James Weinberg, 508–495–2352; email: James.Weinberg@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information please visit the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Web site at http://nefsc.noaa.gov/. For additional information about the peer review meeting of the Sea Scallop, please visit the NMFS NEFSC SAW Web site at http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/ saw/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process 4. Meeting Expectations and Overview 5. Issues to be discusseed at 162nd Council Meeting A. Council Action Items i. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification ii. Report on FEP Review B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP i. Update on Data Collection Projects ii. Update on Community Activities iii. Education and Outreach Initiatives 6. Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Issues A. Island Fisheries Subpanel B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues 9. Recommendations to the Council 10. Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP 4 p.m.–6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process 4. Meeting Expectations and Overview 5. Issues to be discussed at 162nd Council Meeting A. Council Action Items i. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification ii. Report on FEP Review B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP i. Report on Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish Public Scoping Meetings PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9701 ii. Report on MHI Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) Public Scoping Meetings iii. Update on Community Projects iv. Education and Outreach Initiatives 6. Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP Issues A. Island Fisheries Subpanel B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues 9. Recommendations to the Council 10. Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Meeting 4 p.m.–6 p.m., March 13, 2016 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process 4. Meeting Expectations and Overview 5. Issues to be Discussed at 162nd Council Meeting A. Council Action Items i. Recommendations on the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area Temporary Exemption ii. Recommendations on American Samoa Longline EEZ Albacore Catch Limit iii. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification iv. Report on FEP Review B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP i. Update on Data Collection Projects ii. Update on Fisheries Development Projects iii. Education and Outreach Initiatives 6. American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Issues A. Island Fisheries Subpanel B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues 9. Recommendations to the Council 10. 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. Requests for sign language E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 9702 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 36 / Tuesday, February 24, 2015 / Notices 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: February 19, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03715 Filed 2–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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. Dated: February 19, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03716 Filed 2–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary RIN 0648–XD788 Reserve Forces Policy Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting 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) Ecosystem Committee will meet in Seattle, WA. DATES: The meeting will be held March 17–18, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE., Cascade Room, Seattle, WA. Teleconference will be available by calling (712) 775–7031, access code 403–899–011. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve MacLean, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will discuss the following issues: (1) Ecosystem Vision Statement; (2) updates on Essential Fish Habitat 5year review, Norton Sound king crab research, deep-sea corals research, Bering Strait Marine Life and Subsistence Data Synthesis, Aleutian Islands Risk Assessment, Arctic and Bering Sea shipping, Alaska Arctic Policy Commission final report, AOOS ocean acidification workshop; (3) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version is posted at http:// www.npfmc.org/committees/ecosystemcommittee/. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Feb 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 Reserve Forces Policy Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) will take place. This meeting will be partiallyclosed to the public. DATES: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 8:20 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. ADDRESSES: The address is the Pentagon, Room 3E863, Arlington, VA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alex Sabol, Designated Federal Officer, (703) 681–0577 (Voice), (703) 681–0002 (Facsimile), Email— Alexander.j.sabol.civ@mail.mil. Mailing address is Reserve Forces Policy Board, 5113 Leesburg Pike, Suite 601, Falls Church, VA 22041. Web site: http:// rfpb.defense.gov/. The most up-to-date changes to the meeting can be found on the RFPB’s Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting notice is being published under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to obtain, review and evaluate information related to strategies, policies, and practices designed to improve and enhance the capabilities, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Reserve Components. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda: The RFPB will hold a meeting from 8:20 a.m. until 4:05 p.m. The portion of the meeting from 8:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. will be open to the public and will consist of remarks to the RFPB from the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel &Readiness), the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (‘‘the Commission’’), two RFPB subcommittees, and Mr. Sergio Pecori, a RFPB member. The Under Secretary of Defense (P&R) Reorganization will provide updates on the Department of Defense Under Secretary of Defense (P&R) reorganization, and the possible impact that it will have on the support of National Guard and Reserve requirements. The Executive Director of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will discuss the findings of facts and recommendations presented in the Commission’s final report to the President. Two RFPB subcommittee chairs will provide updates on the work of their respective subcommittee. The Enhancing DoD’s Role in the Homeland Subcommittee will provide updates on the Department of Defense support of civil authorities and FEMA requirements. The Supporting & Sustaining Reserve Component Personnel Subcommittee will provide updates on the Survivor Benefits Program, the Post 9/11 GI Bill Change Proposal, and the Duty Status recommendations to the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Sergio Pecori, a RFPB member will discuss his thoughts on the DoD Cyber approach. The portion of the meeting from 11:55 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. will be closed to the public and will consist of remarks to the RFPB from invited speakers that include the Deputy Secretary of Defense; the Commander, U.S. Northern Command; and the Principle Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation; and Brig Gen Whitman, a RFPB member. The Deputy Secretary of Defense will discuss the future strategies for Reserve Component use, highlighting his thoughts on issues impacting reserve organizations, the right balances of Active and Reserve Component forces, and the cost to maintain a strong Reserve Component. The Commander, U.S. Northern Command will discuss the readiness, availability, and use of the National Guard and Reserve within Northern Command, and his thoughts on his command’s increased emphasis on homeland security missions fit for Reserve Component members. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD787


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 American Samoa, Hawaii, and Mariana Archipelago 
Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panels (AP) by teleconference and 
webconference to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management 
issues in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 10, 2015, 
between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; The Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP will meet on 
March 12, 2015, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and The American Samoa 
Archipelago FEP AP will meet on March 13, 2014, between 4 p.m. and 6 
p.m. All times listed are local island times.
    Location: All meetings will be held by teleconference and 
webconference. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The teleconference will be conducted by telephone and by 
web. The teleconference numbers are: U.S. toll-free: 1-888-482-3560 or 
International Access: +1 647 723-3959, and Access Code: 5228220. The 
webconference can be accessed at https://wprfmc.webex.com/join/info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting

5 p.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review and Approval of the Agenda
3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process
4. Meeting Expectations and Overview
5. Issues to be discusseed at 162nd Council Meeting
A. Council Action Items
i. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification
ii. Report on FEP Review
B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP
i. Update on Data Collection Projects
ii. Update on Community Activities
iii. Education and Outreach Initiatives
6. Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Issues
A. Island Fisheries Subpanel
B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel
C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel
D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues
9. Recommendations to the Council
10. Other Business

Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP

4 p.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review and Approval of the Agenda
3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process
4. Meeting Expectations and Overview
5. Issues to be discussed at 162nd Council Meeting
A. Council Action Items
i. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification
ii. Report on FEP Review
B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP
i. Report on Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Bottomfish Public Scoping 
Meetings
ii. Report on MHI Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) Public Scoping Meetings
iii. Update on Community Projects
iv. Education and Outreach Initiatives
6. Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP Issues
A. Island Fisheries Subpanel
B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel
C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel
D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues
9. Recommendations to the Council
10. Other Business

Schedule and Agenda for the American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Meeting

4 p.m.-6 p.m., March 13, 2016

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review and Approval of the Agenda
3. New Advisory Panel Structure and Process
4. Meeting Expectations and Overview
5. Issues to be Discussed at 162nd Council Meeting
A. Council Action Items
i. Recommendations on the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area 
Temporary Exemption
ii. Recommendations on American Samoa Longline EEZ Albacore Catch Limit
iii. Recommendations on Territory Longline Bigeye Specification
iv. Report on FEP Review
B. Issues Relevant to the FEP AP
i. Update on Data Collection Projects
ii. Update on Fisheries Development Projects
iii. Education and Outreach Initiatives
6. American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Issues
A. Island Fisheries Subpanel
B. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel
C. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel
D. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion of Solutions to Issues
9. Recommendations to the Council
10. 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. Requests for sign language

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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: February 19, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-03715 Filed 2-23-15; 8:45 am]
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