Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall Meeting, 55097 [2015-23066]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 177 / Monday, September 14, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE153 Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In preparation for the 2015 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of its fall meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held October 8–9, 2015. There will be an open session on Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 9 a.m. through approximately 12:30 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the public and is expected to end by 1 p.m. on October 9. Interested members of the public may present their views during the public comment session on October 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be sent via email (Rachel.O’Malley@noaa.gov). Comments may also be sent via mail to Rachel O’Malley at NMFS, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, Room 10653, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O’Malley, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 301– 427–8373. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet October 8–9, 2015, first in an open session to consider management-and research-related information on stock status of Atlantic highly migratory species and then in a closed session to discuss sensitive matters. The open session will be from 9 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on October 8, 2015, including an opportunity for public comment beginning at approximately 12 p.m. Comments may also be submitted in writing for the Advisory Committee’s consideration. Interested members of the public can submit comments by mail or email; use of email is encouraged. All written comments must be received by October 6, 2015 (see ADDRESSES). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves appropriately at the open session of the Advisory Committee meeting. At the beginning of the public comment session, an explanation of the ground rules will be provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is prohibited, speakers will be called to give their comments in the order in which they registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal amount of time to speak and speakers should not interrupt one another). The session will be structured so that all attending members of the public are able to comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree of controversy of the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules will be asked to leave the meeting. After the open session, the Advisory Committee will meet in closed session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming international negotiations regarding the conservation and management of Atlantic highly migratory species. 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 Rachel O’Malley at (301) 427–8373 or Rachel.O’Malley@ noaa.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 9, 2015. John Henderschedt, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–23066 Filed 9–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 55097 Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2015. DATES: 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 James Wraith, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 546 7087 or james.wraith@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The International Billfish Angler Survey began in 1969 and is an integral part of the Billfish Research Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC). The survey tracks recreational angler fishing catch and effort for billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of the Pacific and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils, authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management and Act (MSA). The data are used by scientists and fishery managers to assist with assessing the status of billfish stocks. The survey is intended for anglers cooperating in the Billfish Program and is entirely voluntary. This survey is specific to recreational anglers fishing for Istiophorid and Xiphiid billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; as such it provides the only estimates of catch per unit of effort for recreational billfish fishing in those areas. II. Method of Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Billfish Angler Survey 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The paper form is sent to anglers with recent participation in the SWFSC Billfish Research Program and is also available for downloading on the SWFSC Billfish Program Web site. Completed forms are submitted by mail. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0020. Form Number: NOAA Form 88–10. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Affected public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 600. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50. E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE153


Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section of the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas; Fall Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In preparation for the 2015 International Commission for the 
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting, the Advisory Committee 
to the U.S. Section to ICCAT is announcing the convening of its fall 
meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held October 8-9, 2015. There will be an 
open session on Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 9 a.m. through 
approximately 12:30 p.m. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to 
the public and is expected to end by 1 p.m. on October 9. Interested 
members of the public may present their views during the public comment 
session on October 8, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, 8777 Georgia 
Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910. Written comments should be sent via 
email (Rachel.O'Malley@noaa.gov). Comments may also be sent via mail to 
Rachel O'Malley at NMFS, Office of International Affairs and Seafood 
Inspection, Room 10653, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O'Malley, Office of 
International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 301-427-8373.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet October 8-9, 2015, first in an open session to 
consider management-and research-related information on stock status of 
Atlantic highly migratory species and then in a closed session to 
discuss sensitive matters. The open session will be from 9 a.m. through 
12:30 p.m. on October 8, 2015, including an opportunity for public 
comment beginning at approximately 12 p.m. Comments may also be 
submitted in writing for the Advisory Committee's consideration. 
Interested members of the public can submit comments by mail or email; 
use of email is encouraged. All written comments must be received by 
October 6, 2015 (see ADDRESSES).
    NMFS expects members of the public to conduct themselves 
appropriately at the open session of the Advisory Committee meeting. At 
the beginning of the public comment session, an explanation of the 
ground rules will be provided (e.g., alcohol in the meeting room is 
prohibited, speakers will be called to give their comments in the order 
in which they registered to speak, each speaker will have an equal 
amount of time to speak and speakers should not interrupt one another). 
The session will be structured so that all attending members of the 
public are able to comment, if they so choose, regardless of the degree 
of controversy of the subject(s). Those not respecting the ground rules 
will be asked to leave the meeting.
    After the open session, the Advisory Committee will meet in closed 
session to discuss sensitive information relating to upcoming 
international negotiations regarding the conservation and management of 
Atlantic highly migratory species.

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 Rachel O'Malley at (301) 427-8373 
or Rachel.O'Malley@noaa.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: September 9, 2015.
John Henderschedt,
Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-23066 Filed 9-11-15; 8:45 am]
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