Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement, 50269-50270 [2015-20523]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices 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 Bronwen Rice, NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482–6797 or Bronwen.Rice@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. 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One individual from each awardee organization is asked to complete a form once per year of the award, and the teacher participants are asked to complete one form at the end of their professional development program and another form at the end of the following school year. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Respondents submit their information electronically on web-based survey forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0658. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations and individuals or households. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Estimated Number of Respondents: Given the funding levels of the past three fiscal years, NOAA B–WET estimates that approximately 86 not-forprofit awardees and 4,000 teachers will be invited to respond each year. 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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: August 14, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–20485 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE119 Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50269 Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on October 14–October 15, 2015. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held on October 14, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded) and October 15, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Diamond Head Terrace, 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808–725– 5036; facsimile: 808–725–5215; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), a Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been convened to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC, certain members of which have been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC supports the work of the U.S. National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides administrative and technical support to the PAC in cooperation with the Department of State. The next regular annual session of the WCPFC (WCPFC12) is scheduled for December 3–December 8, 2015, in Bali, Indonesia. More information on this meeting and the WCPFC, established under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, can be found on the WCPFC Web site: http://wcpfc.int/. Meeting Topics The PAC meeting topics may include the following: (1) Outcomes of the 2014 Annual Meeting and 2015 sessions of the WCPFC Scientific Committee, Northern Committee, and Technical and Compliance Committee; (2) conservation and management measures for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna and other species for 2016 and beyond; (3) a permanent measure for the WCPFC compliance monitoring scheme and development of a companion measure addressing responses to noncompliance; (4) potential U.S. proposals to WCPFC12 (5) input and advice from the PAC on issues that may arise at E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 50270 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 160 / Wednesday, August 19, 2015 / Notices WCPFC12; (6) potential proposals from other WCPFC members; and (7) other issues. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Emily Crigler at (808) 725–5036 by September 22, 2015. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6902 Dated: August 14, 2015. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–20523 Filed 8–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE078 Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud Action Plan; Extension of Comment Period 0090, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Danielle Rioux, 1315 East-West Highway; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. • Webinar: A webinar will be held on August 25th, 3:30–5 p.m. Eastern time. Please go to http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ia/iuu/taskforce.html for information on how to join. 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 the Working Group. 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. The Working Group will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danielle Rioux, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service (phone 301–427–8516, or email Danielle.Rioux@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments; extension of comment period. Background The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOC Committee) extends the comment period from September 2, 2015, to September 11, 2015, on the notice, which published August 3, 2015, seeking public input on draft principles for determining seafood species at risk of IUU fishing and seafood fraud (‘‘at risk’’) and a draft list of ‘‘at risk’’ species developed using the draft principles. The comment period is being extended in order to provide further opportunity for the public to review and provide thoughtful comment. DATES: The deadline for written comments on the notice published on August 3, 2015 (80 FR 45955) is extended from September 2, 2015, to September 11, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2014–0090, 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-2014- According to NOAA, in 2013, U.S. fishers landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish worth $5.5 billion. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud undermine the sustainability of U.S. and global seafood stocks and negatively impact general ecosystem health. At the same time, IUU fishing and fraudulent seafood products distort legal markets and unfairly compete with the products of law-abiding fishers and seafood industries. On March 15, 2015, the Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud (Task Force), co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, took an historic step to address these issues and published its Action Plan for Implementing Task Force Recommendations (Action Plan). The Action Plan (http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ia/iuu/noaa_ taskforce_report_final.pdf) articulates the proactive steps that Federal agencies will take to implement the recommendations the Task Force made to the President in December 2014 on a comprehensive framework of integrated programs to combat IUU fishing and AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Aug 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 seafood fraud. The Action Plan identifies actions that will strengthen enforcement, create and expand partnerships with state and local governments, industry, and nongovernmental organizations, and create a risk-based traceability program to track seafood from harvest to entry into U.S. commerce, including through the use of existing traceability mechanisms. The work the Task Force began continues under the oversight of the National Ocean Council’s Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOC Committee), established this past April, 2015. The notice published on August 3, 2015, (80 FR 45955) is one of several steps in the plan to implement Task Force Recommendations 14 and 15, identifying ‘‘species of fish or seafood that are presently of particular concern because they are currently subject to significant seafood fraud or because they are at significant risk of being caught by IUU fishing.’’ To begin implementing these recommendations, the NOC Committee created a Working Group (Working Group), led by NOAA and composed of members from partner agencies: Department of State, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Extension of Comment Period We initially requested comments by September 2, 2015. In order to provide further opportunity for the public to review and provide thoughtful comment, NMFS is extending the comment period on the notice—that published August 3, 2015 (80 FR 45955)—until September 11, 2015. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE119


Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to 
the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting 
Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee 
(PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central 
Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on October 14-October 15, 2015. 
Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
of this notice.

DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held on October 14, 2015, from 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded) and October 15, 
2015, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach 
Resort, Diamond Head Terrace, 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Regional Office; telephone: 808-725-5036; facsimile: 808-725-5215; 
email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and Central 
Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et 
seq.), a Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been convened to 
advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC, certain members of which 
have been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with 
the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC supports the work of the 
U.S. National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. 
National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the 
Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides 
administrative and technical support to the PAC in cooperation with the 
Department of State. The next regular annual session of the WCPFC 
(WCPFC12) is scheduled for December 3-December 8, 2015, in Bali, 
Indonesia. More information on this meeting and the WCPFC, established 
under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly 
Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, can be 
found on the WCPFC Web site: http://wcpfc.int/.

Meeting Topics

    The PAC meeting topics may include the following: (1) Outcomes of 
the 2014 Annual Meeting and 2015 sessions of the WCPFC Scientific 
Committee, Northern Committee, and Technical and Compliance Committee; 
(2) conservation and management measures for bigeye tuna, yellowfin 
tuna, skipjack tuna and other species for 2016 and beyond; (3) a 
permanent measure for the WCPFC compliance monitoring scheme and 
development of a companion measure addressing responses to non-
compliance; (4) potential U.S. proposals to WCPFC12 (5) input and 
advice from the PAC on issues that may arise at

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WCPFC12; (6) potential proposals from other WCPFC members; and (7) 
other issues.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Emily Crigler at (808) 725-5036 by 
September 22, 2015.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6902

    Dated: August 14, 2015.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-20523 Filed 8-18-15; 8:45 am]
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