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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 223 / Thursday, November 19, 2015 / Notices will be $500 per site/per day. This is an existing value that has been applied historically at national marine sanctuaries for this activity. III. Waiver or Reduction of Fees NOAA may accept in-kind contributions in lieu of a fee, or waive or reduce any fee assessed for any activity that does not derive profit from the access to or use of sanctuary resources. NOAA may consider the benefits of the activity to support the goals and objectives of the sanctuary as an in-kind contribution in lieu of a fee. IV. Response to Comments Comment: One commenter supported NOAA’s intent to assess and collect fees associated with special use permits and proposed that NOAA should require a larger range of for-profit operators to pay fees for the use of sanctuary resources. Response: While NOAA appreciates the public support for the use of this authority in protecting sanctuary resources, the suggestion to collect fees for activities which currently do not require a special use permit is not within the scope of this action. V. Classification mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. National Environmental Policy Act NOAA has concluded that this action will not have a significant effect, individually or cumulatively, on the human environment. This action is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement in accordance with Section 6.03c3(i) of NOAA Administrative Order 216–6. Specifically, this action is a notice of an administrative and legal nature. Furthermore, individual permit actions by NOAA will be subject to additional case-by-case analysis, as required under NEPA, which will be completed as new permit applications are submitted for specific projects and activities. NOAA also expects that many of these individual actions will also meet the criteria of one or more of the categorical exclusions described in NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 because SUPs cannot be issued for activities that are expected to result in any destruction of, injury to, or loss of any sanctuary resource. However, the SUP authority may at times be used to allow activities that may meet the Council on Environmental Quality’s definition of the term ‘‘significant’’ despite the lack of apparent environmental impacts. In addition, NOAA may, in certain circumstances, combine its SUP authority with other regulatory VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Nov 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 authorities to allow activities not described above that may result in environmental impacts and thus require the preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. In these situations NOAA will ensure that the appropriate NEPA documentation is prepared prior to taking final action on a permit or making any irretrievable or irreversible commitment of agency resources. B. Paperwork Reduction Act Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. Applications for the SUPs discussed in this notice involve a collection-of information requirement subject to the requirements of the PRA. OMB has approved this collection-of-information requirement under OMB control number 0648–0141. Dated: November 12, 2015. John Armor, Acting Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [FR Doc. 2015–29524 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE318 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet December 7, 2015 through December 15, 2015. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. in the Denali Room on Wednesday, December 9, continuing through Tuesday, December 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 W. 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72417 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. in the King Salmon/Iliamna Room on Monday December 7 and continue through Wednesday December 9, 2015. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. in the Dillingham/ Katmai Room on Tuesday December 8, and continue through Saturday, December 12, 2015. The Recreational Quota Entity Committee (RQE) will meet on Monday, December 7, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (room to be determined). The Enforcement Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (room to be determined). The Charter Implementation Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (room to be determined). The Individual Fishing Quota Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (room to be determined). Agenda Monday, December 7, 2015 Through Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. (1) Executive Director’s Report (Quintillion Fiber Optic Cable Presentation (T)) (2) NMFS Management Report (Report on Final 2016 Observer Annual Deployment Plan) (3) ADF&G Report (4) NOAA Enforcement Report (5) USCG Report (6) USFWS Report (7) Protected Species Report (8) Amendment 80 Coop Reports on 2016 Halibut PSC Management Plans (9) BSAI Groundfish Harvest Specifications—Final Action (10) GOA Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Halibut DMRS— Final Action (11) GOA Chinook Salmon PSC Reapportionment—Final Action (12) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan—Discussion Paper (13) Charter Halibut Measures for 2016—Final Action (14) Charter Halibut RQE Program— Initial Review (15) Halibut Management Framework— Review E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 72418 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 223 / Thursday, November 19, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (16) Biomass-based BSAI Halibut PSC Limits—Discussion Paper (17) GOA Trawl Bycatch Management Workplan—Review (18) Halibut Retention in Pots— Discussion Paper (19) Area 4 Halibut Leasing Options for CDQ Vessels—Discussion Paper (20) Halibut/Sablefish IFQ Program Review—Review Outline (21) AFA Program Review—Review Workplan (22) Enforcement Precepts— Enforcement Committee Report (23) Bristol Bay Red King Crab Savings Area Exempted Fishing Permit— Review The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B reports. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: (1) BSAI Groundfish Harvest Specifications—Final Action (2) GOA Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Halibut DMRS— Final Action (3) Bristol Bay Red King Crab Savings Area Exempted Fishing Permit— Review (4) GOA Chinook Salmon PSC Reapportionment—Final Action (5) Charter Halibut RQE Program— Initial Review In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Nov 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 Special Accommodations Agenda These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Thursday, December 3, 2015 On Thursday, December 3, the final day of New England Fishery Management Council’s last meeting in 2015, the NEFMC will hold a brief closed session at 8:15 a.m. At that time, Council members will review the roster of applicants for open seats on its Scientific and Statistical Committee and appoint members for 2016–18. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Dated: November 16, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–29546 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE313 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting; Addendum National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of public meeting, additional agenda item. ACTION: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council, NEFMC) will hold a three-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 1–3, 2015, starting at 9 a.m. on December 1, at 8:30 a.m. on December 2, and at 8:15 a.m. December 3. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101; telephone: (207) 775.2311, fax: (207) 761.8224, or online at www.innbythebay.com/. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; (978) 465–0492, ext. 113. The original notice published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2015 (80 FR 70188). This notice includes an additional agenda item to be added to the meeting on December 3, 2015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 16, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–29545 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE319 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC). AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the: Personnel Committee (Closed Session); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Selection Committee (Closed Session); Information and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE318


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its 
advisory committees will meet December 7, 2015 through December 15, 
2015.

DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. in the 
Denali Room on Wednesday, December 9, continuing through Tuesday, 
December 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 
W. 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-
2809.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Scientific and Statistical Committee 
(SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. in the King Salmon/Iliamna Room on Monday 
December 7 and continue through Wednesday December 9, 2015. The 
Council's Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. in the Dillingham/
Katmai Room on Tuesday December 8, and continue through Saturday, 
December 12, 2015. The Recreational Quota Entity Committee (RQE) will 
meet on Monday, December 7, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (room to be 
determined). The Enforcement Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 
8, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (room to be determined). The Charter 
Implementation Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 1 
p.m. to 4 p.m. (room to be determined). The Individual Fishing Quota 
Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 
p.m. (room to be determined).

Agenda

Monday, December 7, 2015 Through Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council's plenary 
session will include the following issues. The Council may take 
appropriate action on any of the issues identified.

(1) Executive Director's Report (Quintillion Fiber Optic Cable 
Presentation (T))
(2) NMFS Management Report (Report on Final 2016 Observer Annual 
Deployment Plan)
(3) ADF&G Report
(4) NOAA Enforcement Report
(5) USCG Report
(6) USFWS Report
(7) Protected Species Report
(8) Amendment 80 Coop Reports on 2016 Halibut PSC Management Plans
(9) BSAI Groundfish Harvest Specifications--Final Action
(10) GOA Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Halibut DMRS--Final 
Action
(11) GOA Chinook Salmon PSC Reapportionment--Final Action
(12) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan--Discussion Paper
(13) Charter Halibut Measures for 2016--Final Action
(14) Charter Halibut RQE Program--Initial Review
(15) Halibut Management Framework--Review

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(16) Biomass-based BSAI Halibut PSC Limits--Discussion Paper
(17) GOA Trawl Bycatch Management Workplan--Review
(18) Halibut Retention in Pots--Discussion Paper
(19) Area 4 Halibut Leasing Options for CDQ Vessels--Discussion Paper
(20) Halibut/Sablefish IFQ Program Review--Review Outline
(21) AFA Program Review--Review Workplan
(22) Enforcement Precepts--Enforcement Committee Report
(23) Bristol Bay Red King Crab Savings Area Exempted Fishing Permit--
Review

    The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as 
the Council except B reports.
    The SSC agenda will include the following issues:
(1) BSAI Groundfish Harvest Specifications--Final Action
(2) GOA Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Halibut DMRS--Final 
Action
(3) Bristol Bay Red King Crab Savings Area Exempted Fishing Permit--
Review
(4) GOA Chinook Salmon PSC Reapportionment--Final Action
(5) Charter Halibut RQE Program--Initial Review

    In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery 
management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer 
review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-
Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 
guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to 
satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the 
OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be 
posted at http://www.npfmc.org/.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these 
meetings. Actions 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the 
Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809 
at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: November 16, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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