New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 49988-49989 [2015-20341]

Download as PDF 49988 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE107 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC) Scientific Uncertainty Subcommittee will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore– BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859–8400. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a peer review of a scientific analysis submitted to the SSC at its July 2015 meeting concerning the use of data limited methods to specify the overfishing limit and acceptable biological catch for the northern stock (Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Maine) of black sea bass (Centropristis striata). Pending the results of this review, this information/analysis may be used by the SSC in setting catch limits for this species for the fishing years 2016–17. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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: August 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20339 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Pacific Halibut & Sablefish Fisheries: Individual Fishing Quota Cost Recovery Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0398. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 2,184. Average Hours per Response: IFQ Registered Buyer Ex-vessel Value and Volume Report, 13 hours; IFQ Registered Buyer Ex-vessel Value and Volume Report, 2 hours if on paper, 5 minutes if online. Burden Hours: 240. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The purpose of the IFQ fee is to recover actual costs incurred in managing and enforcing the IFQ Program (75%) and to make funds available for Congress to appropriate for support of the North Pacific IFQ Loan Program (25%). An IFQ permit holder incurs a cost recovery fee liability for every pound of IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish that is landed under his or her IFQ permit(s). The IFQ permit holder is responsible for self-collecting the fee liability for all IFQ halibut and IFQ sablefish landings on his or her permit(s). Fees must be collected at the time of a legal landing of halibut or sablefish, filing of a landing report, or sale of such fish during a fishing season or in the last quarter of the calendar year in which the fish is harvested. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: August 13, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–20331 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE110 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; Phone: (617) 567–6789; Fax: (617) 561– 0798. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion on the agenda are: The committee will discuss Framework Adjustment 55 (FW55): (a) Receive an update on the development of FW55/specifications and the addition of a sector, (b) receive an overview of the Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee Assessments for Eastern Georges Bank (EGB) cod, EGB Haddock and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder, (c) review analysis from the Groundfish Plan Development Team (PDT), (d) discuss recommendations to the Council. The committee will receive an update on the development of the At- E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices Sea Monitoring Framework Adjustment and a review analysis from the PDT then discuss recommendations to the council. They will also receive an overview of the Amendment 18 (A18) Public Hearings and develop if necessary final recommendations to the council on preferred alternatives in A18. The committee also plans to discuss concerns raised by the recreational fishery regarding Gulf of Maine cod and haddock. Additionally, they will discuss enforcement concerns for the Groundfish Fishery on EGB in order to improve identification of the separator panel within the trawl net and discuss recommendations to the council. They will also discuss other business as necessary. 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 listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20341 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Operational Stock Assessments of twenty fish stocks. These stocks are managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and are included within the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. This will be a formal, scientific peer review of operational assessments which incorporate recent data. Results of the review will be used as a basis for management decisions for fish stocks in U.S. waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by stock assessment scientists primarily from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and reviewed by a panel of stock assessment experts. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions by reviewers and scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process. The public portion of the Stock Assessment Review Committee Meeting will be held from September 14, 2015 through September 18, 2015. The meeting will commence on September 14, 2015 at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting agenda. DATES: The meeting will be held in the S.H. Clark Conference Room in the Aquarium Building of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sheena Steiner, 508–495–2177; email: sheena.steiner@noaa.gov; or, James Weinberg, 508–495–2352; email: james.weinberg@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please visit the NEFSC Web site at http:// www.nefsc.noaa.gov/. ADDRESSES: Daily Meeting Agenda—Operational Assessments for 20 Groundfish Stocks * Monday, September 14 10–10:30 a.m. Welcome Introductions 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Gulf of Maine Cod Georges Bank Cod Gulf of Maine Haddock DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE117 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Groundfish Operational Assessment Public Meeting NMFS and the Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) will convene a peer review of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Georges Bank Haddock Cape Cod/Gulf of Maine Yellowtail Flounder Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Yellowtail Flounder Georges Bank Winter Flounder Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Winter Flounder PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wednesday, September 16 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Acadian Redfish American Plaice Witch Flounder White Hake Thursday, September 17 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Pollock Wolffish Atlantic Halibut Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank Windowpane Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Windowpane Ocean Pout Gulf of Maine Winter Flounder Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder Friday, September 18 9 a.m.–5 p.m.—Assessment Report Writing * Subject to Change Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Special requests should be directed to Sheena Steiner at the NEFSC, 508–495–2177, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 13, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20322 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE112 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a twoday meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1– 2, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and will end at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Westshore Tampa Airport Hotel, 2225 N. Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 877–6688. SUMMARY: Tuesday, September 15 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: 49989 E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE110


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee to consider 
actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone 
(EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full 
Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:30 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 
100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; Phone: (617) 567-6789; Fax: 
(617) 561-0798.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The items of discussion on the agenda are:
    The committee will discuss Framework Adjustment 55 (FW55): (a) 
Receive an update on the development of FW55/specifications and the 
addition of a sector, (b) receive an overview of the Transboundary 
Resource Assessment Committee Assessments for Eastern Georges Bank 
(EGB) cod, EGB Haddock and Georges Bank yellowtail flounder, (c) review 
analysis from the Groundfish Plan Development Team (PDT), (d) discuss 
recommendations to the Council. The committee will receive an update on 
the development of the At-

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Sea Monitoring Framework Adjustment and a review analysis from the PDT 
then discuss recommendations to the council. They will also receive an 
overview of the Amendment 18 (A18) Public Hearings and develop if 
necessary final recommendations to the council on preferred 
alternatives in A18. The committee also plans to discuss concerns 
raised by the recreational fishery regarding Gulf of Maine cod and 
haddock. Additionally, they will discuss enforcement concerns for the 
Groundfish Fishery on EGB in order to improve identification of the 
separator panel within the trawl net and discuss recommendations to the 
council. They will also discuss other business as necessary.
    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 listed in this notice and any issues arising 
after publication of this notice that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address 
the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 13, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-20341 Filed 8-17-15; 8:45 am]
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