Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 74075-74076 [2015-30171]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 228 / Friday, November 27, 2015 / Notices information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Expenditure Survey of Highly Migratory Species Tournaments and Participants. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 3,225. Average Hours Per Response: Operator’s survey, 30 minutes; participant survey, 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 863. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new collection of information. The objective of the study is to collect information on the earnings and expenditures of Atlantic and Hawaii Highly Migratory Species (HMS) tournament operators and participants. The study will use two survey instruments to collect information from tournament operators and participants. One survey will ask tournament operators to characterize and quantify their operating costs and income sources in addition to describing their tournament participants. The other survey instrument will ask fishing tournament participants to estimate their expenditures associated with travel to, entering, and participating in the tournament. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will collect cost and earnings data from all Atlantic and Hawaii HMS tournaments registered within the year (approximately 300 based on recent years’ tournament registration data). In addition, NMFS will select fifty percent of registered tournaments to distribute expenditure surveys to anglers registered for those tournament events. The Atlantic HMS Management Division is currently consulting with tournament organizers and participants to design the survey instruments to ensure NMFS captures data on all relevant expenditures. As specified in the MagnusonStevenson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1996 (and reauthorized in 2007), NMFS is required to enumerate the economic impacts of the policies it implements on fishing participants and coastal communities. The cost and earnings data collected in this survey will be used to estimate the economic contributions and impacts of Atlantic HMS tournaments regionally. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Nov 25, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: November 23, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–30166 Filed 11–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE322 Caribbean 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 Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 154th meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 15–16, 2015. The Council will convene on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will reconvene on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort, #5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, USVI 00801. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold its 154th regular Council Meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: December 15, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. °Call to Order °Adoption of Agenda °Consideration of 153rd Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions °Executive Director’s Report °Report of Public Hearings on Timing of Accountability Measures-Based Closures Amendment °SSC Report—Dr. Richard Appeldoorn °SEDAR 46 Workshop (Nov. 2015) Report °Island Based FMP Developments Status and Next Steps SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74075 °AM-Based Season Closure Schedule for 2016 °NOAA Fisheries Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Policy and Planning—Heather Sagar —PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD—(5minutes presentations) December 15, 2015, 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. °Administrative Matters —Budget Update FY 2015/16 —Other Administrative Business —Closed Session December 16, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. °Outreach and Education Report—Dr. ´ Alida Ortız °MREP Update—Helena Antoun °USVI Coral Reef Initiative—Ms. Leslie Henderson °Coral Habitat and Queen Snapper ´ Ecosystem—Dr. Jorge R. Garcıa-Sais °Enforcement Issues: —Puerto Rico-DNER —U.S. Virgin Islands-DPNR —U.S. Coast Guard —NMFS/NOAA °Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff —PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD—(5minute presentations) °Other Business °Next Council Meetings in 2016 °DAPs/SSC Meeting in March 2016 The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be subjects for formal action during this meeting. 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 74076 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 228 / Friday, November 27, 2015 / Notices Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 23, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30171 Filed 11–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE310 Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 46 postworkshop webinar for Caribbean Datalimited Species. AGENCY: The SEDAR 46 assessment of the Caribbean Data-limited Species will consist of one in-person workshop and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 46 post-workshop webinar will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on December 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: (843) 571–4366; email: Julie.neer@ safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Nov 25, 2015 Jkt 238001 the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data/ Assessment Workshop, and (2) a series of webinars. The product of the Data/ Assessment Workshop is a report which compiles and evaluates potential 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. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from the In-person Workshop, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 2. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 23, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30170 Filed 11–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE323 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Pier Maintenance Project National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, three species of marine mammals during construction activities associated with a pier maintenance project at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton, WA. DATES: This authorization is effective from December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Laws, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Availability An electronic copy of the Navy’s application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained by visiting the Internet at: www.nmfs.noaa. gov/pr/permits/incidental/ construction.htm. A memorandum describing our adoption of the Navy’s Environmental Assessment (2015) and our associated Finding of No Significant Impact, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, are also available at the same site. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 228 (Friday, November 27, 2015)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-30171]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE322


Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold 
its 154th meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 15-16, 2015. The Council 
will convene on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 
will reconvene on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef 
Beach Resort, #5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, USVI 00801.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, 
telephone (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will hold its 154th regular 
Council Meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda:
December 15, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
[deg]Call to Order
[deg]Adoption of Agenda
[deg]Consideration of 153rd Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions
[deg]Executive Director's Report
[deg]Report of Public Hearings on Timing of Accountability Measures-
Based Closures Amendment
[deg]SSC Report--Dr. Richard Appeldoorn
[deg]SEDAR 46 Workshop (Nov. 2015) Report
[deg]Island Based FMP Developments Status and Next Steps
[deg]AM-Based Season Closure Schedule for 2016
[deg]NOAA Fisheries Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Policy and 
Planning--Heather Sagar
--PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD--(5-minutes presentations)

December 15, 2015, 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.
[deg]Administrative Matters
--Budget Update FY 2015/16
--Other Administrative Business
--Closed Session

December 16, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
[deg]Outreach and Education Report--Dr. Alida Ort[iacute]z
[deg]MREP Update--Helena Antoun
[deg]USVI Coral Reef Initiative--Ms. Leslie Henderson
[deg]Coral Habitat and Queen Snapper Ecosystem--Dr. Jorge R. 
Garc[iacute]a-Sais
[deg]Enforcement Issues:
--Puerto Rico-DNER
--U.S. Virgin Islands-DPNR
--U.S. Coast Guard
--NMFS/NOAA
[deg]Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff
--PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD--(5-minute presentations)
[deg]Other Business
[deg]Next Council Meetings in 2016
[deg]DAPs/SSC Meeting in March 2016
    The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be 
adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of 
discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate 
discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may 
be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this 
notice.
    The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in 
English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and 
participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be subjects for 
formal action during this meeting. 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 Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, provided that the public has been notified of the 
Council's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/
other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rol[oacute]n,

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Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 
Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, 
telephone (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: November 23, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-30171 Filed 11-25-15; 8:45 am]
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