Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 28977-28978 [2015-12172]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is necessary for NMFS to make a determination that the permit application can be approved. DATES: Written comments must be received by June 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this action, identified by RIN 0648- XD946, should be sent to Melissa Garcia in the NMFS Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection at 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (phone: (301) 427–8385, fax: (301) 713– 2313, email: melissa.garcia@noaa.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Garcia at (301) 427–8385 or by email at melissa.garcia@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 204(d) of the MagnusonStevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1824(d)) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to issue a transshipment permit authorizing a vessel other than a vessel of the United States to engage in fishing consisting solely of transporting fish or fish products at sea from a point within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or, with the concurrence of a state, within the boundaries of that state, to a point outside the United States. In addition, Public Law 104–297, section 105(e), directs the Secretary to issue section 204(d) permits for up to 14 Canadian transport vessels to receive Atlantic herring harvested by United States fishermen and to be used in sardine processing. Transshipment must occur from within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69 degrees 30 minutes west and within 12 nautical miles from Maine’s seaward boundary. Section 204(d)(3)(D) of the MagnusonStevens Act provides that an application may not be approved until the Secretary determines that ‘‘no owner or operator of a vessel of the United States which has adequate capacity to perform the transportation for which the application is submitted has indicated . . . an interest in performing the transportation at fair and reasonable rates.’’ NMFS is publishing this notice as part of its effort to make such a determination with respect to the application described below. Summary of Application NMFS received an application requesting authorization for four Canadian transport vessels to receive transfers of herring from United States purse seine vessels, stop seines, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:50 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 weirs for the purpose of transporting the herring to Canada for processing. The transshipment operations will occur within the boundaries of the State of Maine or within the portion of the EEZ east of the line 69°30′ W. longitude and within 12 nautical miles from Maine’s seaward boundary. Dated: May 13, 2015. John Henderschedt, Director, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–12271 Filed 5–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD951 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 a meeting of its Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panels (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The Guam Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Friday, June 5, 2015, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and the CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Friday, June 5, 2015, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. All times listed are local island times. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Guam Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet at the Guam Fishermen’s Cooperative Association Lanai in Hagatna, Guam, and the CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet at the Division of Fish and Wildlife Conference Room in Tanapag, Saipan, CNMI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided in the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28977 meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Schedule and Agenda for the Guam Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 1. ‘‘Hafa Adai’’ Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. Issues to be discussed at 163rd Council Meeting A. Upcoming Council Action Items i. Cooperative Research Priorities ii. Five-year Research Priorities B. Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam Community Activities 4. Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam Issues A. Report of the Subpanels i. Island Fisheries Subpanel ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel B. Other Issues 5. Public Comment 6. Discussion and Recommendations 7. ‘‘At the end of the day’’ Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approval of the Agenda 3. Issues to be discussed at 163rd Council Meeting A. Upcoming Council Action Items i. Cooperative Research Priorities ii. Five-year Research Priorities B. Mariana Archipelago FEP–CNMI Community Activities 4. Mariana Archipelago FEP–CNMI Issues A. Report of the Subpanels i. Island Fisheries Subpanel ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel B. Other Issues 5. Public Comment 6. Discussion and Recommendations 7. Other Business Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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. E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 28978 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / Notices Dated: May 15, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–12172 Filed 5–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD952 Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting Special Accommodations National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2425 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold a conference call that is open to the public. To attend the GMT teleconference, participants need to dial the following toll-free number 1–888– 283–0166 Participant Code: 4432591. DATES: The GMT meeting will be held Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 1 p.m. until business for the day is completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call with a listening station provided at the Pacific Council Office, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820–2280. Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kelly Ames, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2426. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the GMT working meeting is to prepare for the June 2015 Council meeting. Specific agenda topics include a review of the latest West Coast Groundfish Observer Program data; inseason adjustments to groundfish fisheries; salmon Endangered Species Act reconsultation update; and the process for adopting harvest specifications and management measures for the 2017–2018 fisheries. The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT. Public comment will be accommodated if time allows, at the discretion of the GMT Chair. The GMT’s task will be to develop recommendations for consideration by the Pacific Council at its June 10–16, 2015 meeting in Spokane, WA. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:50 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 Dated: May 15, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–12171 Filed 5–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Honor Subcommittee Meeting Notice Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open subcommittee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Honor Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC). The meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Committee and the Honor Subcommittee, please visit http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ AboutUs/FocusAreas.aspx. DATES: The Honor Subcommittee will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Conference Room, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Brenda K. Curfman; Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the committee and the Honor Subcommittee, in writing at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211, or by email at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 brenda.k.curfman.civ@mail.mil, or by phone at 703–614–0998. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This subcommittee meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102–3.150). Purpose of the Meeting: The Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery is an independent Federal advisory committee chartered to provide the Secretary of the Army independent advice and recommendations on Arlington National Cemetery, including, but not limited to, cemetery administration, the erection of memorials at the cemetery, and master planning for the cemetery. The Secretary of the Army may act on the committee’s advice and recommendations. The Honor Subcommittee is directed to provide independent recommendations of methods to address the long-term future of Arlington National Cemetery, including how best to extend the active burials and on what ANC should focus once all available space has been used. Proposed Agenda: The subcommittee will receive an update from CAA; historic gates update and planning for placement; conduct a review of the current eligibility and honors wait times (specifically for military honors) and impacts. Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. The Women in Military Service for America is fully handicapped accessible. For additional information about public access procedures, contact Ms. Brenda Curfman, the subcommittee’s Alternate Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Written Comments and Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the subcommittee, in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in regard to the subcommittee’s mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Ms. Brenda Curfman, the subcommittee’s Alternate Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 97 (Wednesday, May 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28977-28978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12172]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD951


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 a meeting of its Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands (CNMI) Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) 
Advisory Panels (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery 
management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The Guam Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Friday, June 5, 
2015, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and the CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP 
AP will meet on Friday, June 5, 2015, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. All 
times listed are local island times.

    For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Guam Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet at the Guam 
Fishermen's Cooperative Association Lanai in Hagatna, Guam, and the 
CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet at the Division of Fish and 
Wildlife Conference Room in Tanapag, Saipan, CNMI.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided in 
the agenda. 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 Guam Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015

1. ``Hafa Adai'' Welcome and Introductions
2. Review and Approval of the Agenda
3. Issues to be discussed at 163rd Council Meeting
    A. Upcoming Council Action Items
    i. Cooperative Research Priorities
    ii. Five-year Research Priorities
    B. Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam Community Activities
4. Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam Issues
    A. Report of the Subpanels
    i. Island Fisheries Subpanel
    ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel
    iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel
    iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel
    B. Other Issues
5. Public Comment
6. Discussion and Recommendations
7. ``At the end of the day'' Other Business

Schedule and Agenda for the CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting

5 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review and Approval of the Agenda
3. Issues to be discussed at 163rd Council Meeting
    A. Upcoming Council Action Items
    i. Cooperative Research Priorities
    ii. Five-year Research Priorities
    B. Mariana Archipelago FEP-CNMI Community Activities
4. Mariana Archipelago FEP-CNMI Issues
    A. Report of the Subpanels
    i. Island Fisheries Subpanel
    ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel
    iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel
    iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel
    B. Other Issues
5. Public Comment
6. Discussion and Recommendations
7. Other Business

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. 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.


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    Dated: May 15, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-12172 Filed 5-19-15; 8:45 am]
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