Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 29662-29663 [2015-12496]

Download as PDF 29662 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 99 / Friday, May 22, 2015 / Notices 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: May 19, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–12494 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD896 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Regional Administrator, NMFS West Coast Region, has determined that four applications for exempted fishing permits (EFPs) warrant further consideration, and requests public comment on the applications. The applications request 2-year exemptions from various prohibitions under the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP) to test the effects and efficacy of using deep-set buoy gear and longline gear to fish for swordfish and other highly migratory species (HMS) off the West Coast. DATES: Comments must be submitted in writing by June 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2015–0063, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20150063, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. EFP applications will be available under Relevant Documents through the same link. • Mail: Attn: Chris Fanning, NMFS West Coast Region, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Include the identifier ‘‘NOAA–NMFS– 2015–0063’’ in the comments. 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Fanning, NMFS, West Coast Region, 562–980–4198. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 2, 2014, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) solicited EFP proposals to test alternative gears and/ or new approaches or methods for the California large-mesh drift gillnet fishery to target swordfish and other HMS. Applications for EFPs were submitted on February 9, 2015, to the Council for consideration during the March 2015 meeting (Agenda H.3, http://www.pcouncil.org/resources/ archives/briefing-books/march-2015briefing-book/#hmsMar2015). On March 20, 2015, the Council made recommendations to NMFS to consider issuing EFPs for three proposals to use deep-set buoy gear (DSBG—multiple hooks deployed relatively deep in the water column, using one or more weighted mainlines which are suspended with one or more buoys floating on the ocean surface) and a single proposal to use deep-set and shallow-set longline gear in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off of the West Coast of the United States. If approved, the EFPs would exempt a limited number of federally permitted commercial fishing vessels from requirements of the HMS FMP pertaining to non-authorized gear types and areas currently closed to longline fishing. The EFPs would authorize up to 11 DSBG vessels and one longline vessel to fish year-round in areas within the Federal U.S. EEZ off of the West Coast. Aside from the exemptions described above (e.g., allowing non-authorized gear types to fish and allowing longline gear within the EEZ to target swordfish), vessels fishing under an EFP would be subject to all other regulations implementing the HMS FMP, including measures to protect sea turtles, marine mammals, and seabirds. The EFP PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applications request issuance for 2 fishing seasons or 2 calendar years. The Council suggested NMFS impose the following additional conditions on these EFPs (originally outlined here: http://www.pcouncil.org/wpcontent/ uploads/2015/03/0315decisions.pdf): (1) 100 percent observer coverage; (2) prohibit fishing in waters north of the Washington/Oregon border, and in the first year prohibit fishing in waters north of the Oregon/California border; (3) close fishing for the remainder of the year if the number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species taken in the fishery is the lower of either double the amount of incidental take estimated in an ESA biological opinion prepared for that activity, or 10 animals; (4) for those EFPs testing buoy gear, permit fishing only in Federal waters; (5) for the EFP testing longline gear, prohibit fishing within 50 miles of the mainland shore and islands; and (6) for the EFP testing longline gear, develop and impose an annual incidental catch limit for striped marlin. NMFS is seeking public comment on the EFP applications and the Council’s recommended conditions. In accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216–6, appropriate National Environmental Policy Act documents will be completed prior to the issuance of the EFPs. Additionally, NMFS will consider all applicable laws, including Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), to determine if the proposed action is likely to jeopardize the continued existence and recovery of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 18, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–12411 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD950 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 99 / Friday, May 22, 2015 / Notices The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC) in Honolulu, HI. DATES: The SSPC meeting will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A public comment period will be provided. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Committee will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Agenda 9 a.m., Monday, June 8, 2015 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Status of June 2014 Meeting Recommendations 4. Update on Recent WPFMC Human Dimensions Activities 5. New WPRFMC Annual Fishery Report Contents and Process 6. Status of WPFMC Human Communities Priorities 7. Current Pacific Islands Region Human Dimensions Research A. Non-commercial Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Survey B. MRIP Boat-Based Intercept Pilot C. Guam Fishing Conflict D. Yellowfin Commercial Size Limit— Social and Economic Impacts E. Other 8. Social Scientists in Regional Fisheries Management Working Group Meeting Key Conclusions 9. Other Business 10. Public Comment 11. Committee Recommendations 12. Next Social Science Planning Committee Meeting A. Date B. Agenda items Special Accommodations The meeting is 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 19, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–12496 Filed 5–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes products from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. SUMMARY: Effective date: June 22, 2015. Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, 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: Additions On 3/6/2015 (80 FR 12156), 3/20/2015 (80 FR 14973), and 3/27/2015 (80 FR 16363–16364), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the products and service and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products and service listed below are 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: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29663 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the products and service to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products and 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 products and service proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products and service are added to the Procurement List: Products Product Name/NSN(s): Easy Storage Box, 14 3/4″ x 12″ x 9 1/2″, White 8115–00– NSH–0338 Mandatory Purchase for: Total Government Requirement Mandatory Source of Supply: ReadyOne Industries, Inc., El Paso, TX Contracting Activity: General Services Administration Distribution: A-List Product Name/NSN(s): Shaker, Salad Dressing/MR 342, Mandoline Slicer, Handheld/MR 338 Mandatory Purchase for: Requirements of military commissaries and exchanges as aggregated by the Defense Commissary Agency Mandatory Source of Supply: Cincinnati Association for the Blind, Cincinnati, OH Contracting Activity: Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee, VA Distribution: C-List Product Name/NSN(s): Neck Lanyard: 8455–00–NIB–0040—Cord Style, J-Hook, Black, 36″ x .25″ 8455–00–NIB–0041—Strap Style, J-Hook, Black, 36″ x .75″ 8455–00–NIB–0042—Strap Style, J-Hook, Tan, 36″ x .75″ 8455–00–NIB–0043—Cord Style, J-Hook, Tan, 36″ x .25″ 8455–00–NIB–0046—Clip Adapter Strap, 100 PK 8455–00–NIB–0047—Holder, Identification, Smart Card, RFID Shielded, Opaque, Bulk PK Mandatory Purchase for: Total Government Requirement Mandatory Source of Supply: West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, San Angelo, TX Contracting Activity: General Services Administration Distribution: A-List Service Service Type: Base Operations and Administrative Service Mandatory Purchase for: Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCB), Camp Smith, Halawa, HI and Kaneohe Bay, HI Mandatory Source of Supply: PRIDE E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 99 (Friday, May 22, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12496]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD950


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC) in 
Honolulu, HI.

DATES: The SSPC meeting will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015, from 9 
a.m. to 12 p.m.

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: A public comment period will be provided. 
The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The Committee 
will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Agenda

9 a.m., Monday, June 8, 2015

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Status of June 2014 Meeting Recommendations
4. Update on Recent WPFMC Human Dimensions Activities
5. New WPRFMC Annual Fishery Report Contents and Process
6. Status of WPFMC Human Communities Priorities
7. Current Pacific Islands Region Human Dimensions Research
    A. Non-commercial Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Survey
    B. MRIP Boat-Based Intercept Pilot
    C. Guam Fishing Conflict
    D. Yellowfin Commercial Size Limit--Social and Economic Impacts
    E. Other
8. Social Scientists in Regional Fisheries Management Working Group 
Meeting Key Conclusions
9. Other Business
10. Public Comment
11. Committee Recommendations
12. Next Social Science Planning Committee Meeting
    A. Date
    B. Agenda items

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is 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.

    Dated: May 19, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-12496 Filed 5-21-15; 8:45 am]
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