Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings, 31365-31366 [2015-13373]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 105 / Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / Notices Dated: May 22, 2015. Perry Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13134 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Transshipment Requirements Under the WCPFC National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Tom Graham, Pacific Islands Regional Office, (808) 725–5032 or tom.graham@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued regulations under authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFCIA; 16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.) to carry out the obligations of the United States under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Commission). The regulations include requirements for the owners and operators of U.S. vessels to: (1) Complete and submit a Pacific Transshipment Declaration form for each transshipment that takes place in the Convention Area of highly migratory VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jun 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 species caught in the Convention Area, (2) submit notice to the WCPFC Executive Director containing specific information at least 36 hours prior to each transshipment on the high seas in the Convention Area, (3) in the event that a vessel anticipates a transshipment where an observer is required, provide notice to NMFS at least 72 hours before leaving port of the need for an observer, (4) submit a notice to the WCPFC Executive Director containing specific information six hours prior to entry or exit of the Eastern High Seas Special Management Area, (5) complete and submit a U.S. Purse Seine Discard form within 48 hours after any discard, and (6) submit a FAD Report within 24 hours at the end of each day that the vessel is on a fishing trip in the Convention Area. The information collected from these requirements is used by NOAA and the Commission to help ensure compliance with domestic laws and the Commission’s conservation and management measures, and are necessary in order for the United States to satisfy its obligations under the Convention. II. Method of Collection Respondents must submit some of the information by mail or in person via paper forms, and must submit other information electronically by fax or email. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0649. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 211. Estimated Time per Response: Transshipment Report: 60 minutes; Notice for Transshipment: 15 minutes; Pre-trip Notification for Observer Placement: 1 minute; Notice of Entry or Exit for Eastern SMA: 15 minutes; Purse Seine Discard Report: 30 minutes; Daily FAD Report: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,260. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $11,116 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31365 agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments are also requested on possible modifications to both the Pacific Transshipment Declaration form and the U.S. Purse Seine Discard form in order to enhance the convenience and usability of the forms. Recent versions of both forms can be found in the WCPFC Transshipping, Bunkering, Reporting and Purse Seine Discard Compliance Guide at http:// www.fpir.noaa.gov/Library/IFD/BA85compliance-guide-IRC.pdf. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 28, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–13338 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XD933] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7: SEDAR Data Best Practices. AGENCY: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7 will develop best practice recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7 will be held on June 22, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.; June 23– 25, 2015, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and June 26, 2015, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 31366 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 105 / Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / Notices extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this notice. ADDRESSES: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel, 265 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30303; 404–577– 1234. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: (843) 571–4366; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a three step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing workshops and webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. SEDAR also coordinates procedural workshops which provide an opportunity for focused discussion and deliberation on topics that arise in multiple assessments. They are structured to develop best practices for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jun 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 addressing common issues across assessments. The seventh procedural workshop will develop best practice recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops. Workshop objectives include developing an inventory of common or recurring data and analysis issues from SEDAR Data Workshops; documenting how the identified data and analysis issues were addressed in the past and identifying potential additional methods to address these issues; developing and selecting best practice procedures and approaches for addressing these issues in future, including procedures and approaches to follow when deviating from best practice recommendations; and identifying a process to address future revision and evaluation of workshop recommendations, considering all unaddressed data and analysis issues. 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SEDAR office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business 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. Dated: May 28, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13373 Filed 6–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Office of Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of an open meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice sets forth the agenda for the June 23, 2015, meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (PBA) and provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments and on the process as to how to request time to make oral comments at the meeting. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. DATES: The PBA meeting will be held on June 23, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. C.S.T. at the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center, 500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. The exact location of the meeting will be published in the Federal Register and on the Department’s Web site at http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/ policy/presidents-board-of-advisorspba-on-hbcus/ by June 1, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sedika Franklin, Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20204; telephone: (202) 453–5634 or (202) 453– 5630, fax: (202) 453–5632, or email sedika.franklin@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBA’s Statutory Authority and Function: The President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (the Board) is established by E.O. 13532 (February 26, 2010) and subsequently continued by E.O. 13652, which was signed by the President on September 30, 2013. The Board is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (Pub. L. 92–463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A., Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the Board is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education (Secretary) on all matters pertaining to strengthening the educational capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Board shall advise the President and the Secretary in the following areas: (i) improving the identity, visibility, and distinctive capabilities and overall competitiveness of HBCUs; (ii) engaging the philanthropic, business, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 105 (Tuesday, June 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31365-31366]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-13373]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RIN 0648-XD933]


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment and 
Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7: SEDAR Data Best 
Practices.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7 will develop best practice 
recommendations for SEDAR Data Workshops. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7 will be held on June 22, 2015, 
from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.; June 23-25, 2015, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; 
and June 26, 2015, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The established times may 
be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of 
discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may 
result in the meeting being

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extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this 
notice.

ADDRESSES: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 7 will be held at the Hyatt 
Regency Atlanta Hotel, 265 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30303; 
404-577-1234.
    SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, 
SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: 
(843) 571-4366; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and 
Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA 
Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions 
have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) 
process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks 
in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a three step process including: (1) 
Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing workshops and webinars; 
and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data 
report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends 
which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of 
the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the 
fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological 
benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends 
research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer 
reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is 
a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and 
weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for 
SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, 
and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic and Gulf States 
Marine Fisheries Commissions and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional 
Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: 
Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, 
biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including 
fishermen, environmentalists, and non-governmental organizations 
(NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and 
state and federal agencies.
    SEDAR also coordinates procedural workshops which provide an 
opportunity for focused discussion and deliberation on topics that 
arise in multiple assessments. They are structured to develop best 
practices for addressing common issues across assessments. The seventh 
procedural workshop will develop best practice recommendations for 
SEDAR Data Workshops.
    Workshop objectives include developing an inventory of common or 
recurring data and analysis issues from SEDAR Data Workshops; 
documenting how the identified data and analysis issues were addressed 
in the past and identifying potential additional methods to address 
these issues; developing and selecting best practice procedures and 
approaches for addressing these issues in future, including procedures 
and approaches to follow when deviating from best practice 
recommendations; and identifying a process to address future revision 
and evaluation of workshop recommendations, considering all unaddressed 
data and analysis issues.
    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 intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SEDAR office (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 10 business 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.

    Dated: May 28, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-13373 Filed 6-1-15; 8:45 am]
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