Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting, 59738-59739 [2015-25096]

Download as PDF 59738 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses, and describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Assessment Process webinars are as follows: 1. An assessment data set and associated documentation will be developed during the Workshop. 2. Participants will evaluate proposed data and select species for further analysis. 3. Using datasets selected, participants will develop population models using data-limited methodologies to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 4. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. 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 physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 29, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–25113 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE022 Marine Mammals; File No. 19590 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Terrie Williams, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Lab, Center for Ocean Health, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, to conduct research on captive marine mammals. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 28, 2015, notice was published in the Federal Register (80 FR 44938) that a request for a scientific research permit had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The permit authorizes research activities to compare the energetic and cardiovascular responses and diving physiology of odontocetes and pinnipeds to determine key physiological factors including captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and temporarily held nonSUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 releasable Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at Long Marine Lab. Additional captive marine mammals may be added through cooperative agreements with accredited zoological institutions in the U.S. Other species from rehabilitation and stranding programs in the U.S. may be added opportunistically. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, issuance of this permit was based on a finding that such permit: (1) Was applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: September 15, 2015. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24975 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (Council). The meeting is open to the public, and participants may provide comments at the appropriate time during the meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, October 19, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. An opportunity for public comment will be provided at 4:35 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the New England Aquarium’s Harborside Learning Lab. The lab is located on the ground floor of the Boston Harbor Garage, which is located SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 2015 / Notices adjacent to the Aquarium at 70 E India Row, Boston, MA 02110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Holyoke, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–713–7264, Fax: 301–713–0404; email: rebecca.holyoke@ noaa.gov). ONMS serves as the trustee for 14 marine protected areas encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of ocean and Great Lakes waters from the Hawaiian Islands to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. National marine sanctuaries protect our Nation’s most vital coastal and marine natural and cultural resources, and through active research, management, and public engagement, sustain healthy environments that are the foundation for thriving communities and stable economies. One of the many ways ONMS ensures public participation in the designation and management of national marine sanctuaries is through the formation of advisory councils. The Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (Council) has been formed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director regarding the relationship of the ONMS with the business community. Additional information on the Council can be found at http:// sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/ welcome.html. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will provide an opportunity for council representatives to hear how the ONMS is defining its strategic vision, planning for its 50th anniversary, and continuing on a path to engage users and the public in general through new initiatives, techniques, and content. Advisory council representatives will be asked to provide feedback on recent and new outreach and strategic campaigns and initiatives. The agenda is subject to change. The agenda is available at http:// beta2.w1.sanctuaries.woc.noaa.gov/ management/bac/meetings.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: September 10, 2015. John Armor, Acting Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–25096 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Oct 01, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE195 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management (Habitat) Advisory Panel (AP) in N. Charleston, SC. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Florida Fish and Wildlife and Resources Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 100 8th Ave. SE., 3370, St. Petersburg, FL; telephone: (727) 896– 8626. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Items to be addressed or sessions to be conducted during the Habitat AP meeting include but not limited to: The review and completion of a redrafted Council Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Policy Statement on Energy Exploration, Development and Transportation; a presentation on the Florida Artificial Reef Program and discussion on the developing Artificial Reef Policy Statement; a roundtable discussion on issues associated with South Atlantic Climate Variability and Fisheries and South Atlantic Food Webs and Connectivity for possible future policy statement development; and a Panel member working session highlighting regional research program activities and facilitating the update of Volume V of Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) II, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 59739 Regional Programs and Data Needs and associated appendices presenting Council, State, Commission and partner research, monitoring and data needs. Other status reports will focus on regional ecosystem modelling, threats to EFH, and EFH updates associated with FEP II development. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: September 29, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–25111 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS Commission of Fine Arts Notice of Meeting The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled for 15 October 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street NW., Washington DC, 20001–2728. Items of discussion may include buildings, parks and memorials. Draft agendas and additional information regarding the Commission are available on our Web site: www.cfa.nov. Inquiries regarding the agenda and requests to submit written or oral statements should be addressed to Thomas Luebke, Secretary, U S Commission of Fine Arts, at the above address; by emailing cfastaff@cfa.gov; or by calling 202–504–2200. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the meeting date. Dated 21 September 2015, in Washington, DC. Thomas Luebke, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–24448 Filed 10–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6330–01–M E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council: Public Meeting

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Sanctuary System 
Business Advisory Council (Council). The meeting is open to the public, 
and participants may provide comments at the appropriate time during 
the meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday, October 19, 2015, from 9:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. An opportunity for public comment will be 
provided at 4:35 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described 
below are subject to change.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the New England Aquarium's 
Harborside Learning Lab. The lab is located on the ground floor of the 
Boston Harbor Garage, which is located

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adjacent to the Aquarium at 70 E India Row, Boston, MA 02110.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Holyoke, Office of National 
Marine Sanctuaries, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910. (Phone: 301-713-7264, Fax: 301-713-0404; email: 
rebecca.holyoke@noaa.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ONMS serves as the trustee for 14 marine 
protected areas encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of ocean 
and Great Lakes waters from the Hawaiian Islands to the Florida Keys, 
and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. National marine sanctuaries 
protect our Nation's most vital coastal and marine natural and cultural 
resources, and through active research, management, and public 
engagement, sustain healthy environments that are the foundation for 
thriving communities and stable economies. One of the many ways ONMS 
ensures public participation in the designation and management of 
national marine sanctuaries is through the formation of advisory 
councils. The Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (Council) has 
been formed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director 
regarding the relationship of the ONMS with the business community. 
Additional information on the Council can be found at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/welcome.html.
    Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will provide an opportunity 
for council representatives to hear how the ONMS is defining its 
strategic vision, planning for its 50th anniversary, and continuing on 
a path to engage users and the public in general through new 
initiatives, techniques, and content. Advisory council representatives 
will be asked to provide feedback on recent and new outreach and 
strategic campaigns and initiatives. The agenda is subject to change. 
The agenda is available at http://beta2.w1.sanctuaries.woc.noaa.gov/management/bac/meetings.html.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: September 10, 2015.
John Armor,
Acting Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-25096 Filed 10-1-15; 8:45 am]
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