Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 78717-78718 [2015-31735]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Notices Solicitation for Public Comments NMFS solicits public comments on the proposed permit and the preliminary determinations supporting the permit. As noted in the summary above, all of the requirements to issue a permit to the following Federallyauthorized fisheries have been satisfied: BSAI pollock trawl, BSAI flatfish trawl, and BSAI Pacific cod longline. Accordingly, NMFS proposes to issue a permit to participants in the BSAI pollock and flatfish trawl Category II fisheries for the taking of individuals from the WNP and CNP stocks of humpback whales, Western U.S. stock of Steller sea lions, Alaska stock of bearded seals, and the Alaska stock of ringed seals (the that occurs within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Beaufort, Chukchi, and Bering Seas) incidental to the fisheries’ operations, and proposes to issue a permit to 78717 participants in the BSAI Pacific cod longline Category II fisheries for the taking of individuals from the Alaska stock of ringed seals incidental to the fisheries’ operations (Table 1). As noted under MMPA section 101(a)(5)(E)(ii), no permit is required for vessels in Category III fisheries. For incidental taking of marine mammals to be authorized in Category III fisheries, any mortality or serious injury must be reported to NMFS. TABLE 1—LIST OF FISHERIES AUTHORIZED TO TAKE SPECIFIC THREATENED AND ENDANGERED MARINE MAMMALS INCIDENTAL TO COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATIONS Fishery Category HI deep-set (tuna target) longline .................................................. I CA thresher shark/swordfish drift gillnet (>14 in mesh) ................ I HI shallow-set (swordfish target) longline/set line ......................... AK Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands flatfish trawl ................................. II II AK Bering Sea/Aleutian Island pollock trawl .................................. II AK Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Pacific cod longline ..................... WA/OR/CA sablefish pot ................................................................ II II Dated: December 11, 2015. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–31693 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE309 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ecosystem Workgroup (EWG) will host a series of five webinars in January and February 2016, which are open to the public. Each webinar will begin at 1:30 p.m. DATES: The webinars will be held January 12, January 14, January 26, January 28, and February 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: The following login instructions will work for any of the webinars in this series. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 Marine mammal stock False killer whale, MHI IFKW stock Humpback whale, CNP stock Sperm whale, Hawaii stock Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA stock Sperm whale, CA/OR/WA stock Humpback whale, CNP stock Humpback whale, CNP stock Humpback whale, WNP stock Steller sea lion, Western U.S. stock Bearded seal, Alaska stock Ringed seal, Alaska stock Humpback whale, CNP stock Humpback whale, WNP stock Steller sea lion, Western U.S. stock Bearded seal, Alaska stock Ringed seal, Alaska stock Ringed seal, Alaska stock Humpback whale, CA/OR/WA stock 1. Join the meeting by visiting this link: http://www.gotomeeting.com/ online/webinar/join-webinar. 2. Enter the Webinar ID: 121–225– 731. 3. Please enter your name and email address (required). Once you have joined the webinar, choose either your computer’s audio or select ‘‘Use Telephone.’’ If you do not select ‘‘Use Telephone’’ you will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VolP). If you do not have a headset and speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-(702) 489– 0007 (not a toll-free number), then enter your phone audio access code 471–159– 571, then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). A public listening station will also be provided at the Council office. Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; phone: (503) 820–2422. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The webinars will cover the following topics: • Tuesday, January 12: Contents of the Annual California Current Ecosystem Status Report; physical oceanography indicators PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Thursday, January 14: Biological indicators • Tuesday, January 26: Human dimensions indicators • Thursday, January 28: Habitat indicators • Tuesday, February 2: Risk assessments and application of indicators to decision making Each webinar will begin with a short presentation by members of NOAA’s California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team, followed by a discussion facilitated by the EWG. This webinar series is part of the Coordinated Ecosystem Indicator Review Initiative intended to address goals and objectives from the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan. Through these webinars, the EWG seeks input from Council advisory bodies and the public on the indicators presented in the Annual Report and how they can effectively support the Council’s goal of integrating ecosystem considerations into fishery management decisions. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 78718 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Notices provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2425 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: December 14, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–31735 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE350 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the second SEDAR 45 post-workshop webinar for Gulf of Mexico Vermilion Snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 45 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico Vermilion Snapper will consist of one in-person workshop and a series of webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The second SEDAR 45 postworkshop webinar will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. January 12, 2016. 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; (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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in 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 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 14, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–31736 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2014 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) is announcing new indirect cost rates on the recovery of indirect costs for its component organizations involved in natural resource damage assessment and restoration activities for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The indirect cost rates for this fiscal year and date of implementation are provided in this notice. More information on these rates and the DARRP policy can be found at the DARRP Web site at www.darrp.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact LaTonya Burgess at 301–713–4248, ext. 211, by fax at 301–713–4389, or email at LaTonya.Burgess@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The mission of the DARRP is to restore natural resource injuries caused by releases of hazardous substances or oil under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), and to support restoration of physical injuries to National Marine Sanctuary resources under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.). The DARRP consists of three component organizations: the Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) within the National Ocean Service; the Restoration Center within the National Marine SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 242 (Thursday, December 17, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE309


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Ecosystem 
Workgroup (EWG) will host a series of five webinars in January and 
February 2016, which are open to the public. Each webinar will begin at 
1:30 p.m.

DATES: The webinars will be held January 12, January 14, January 26, 
January 28, and February 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The following login instructions will work for any of the 
webinars in this series.
    1. Join the meeting by visiting this link: http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar.
    2. Enter the Webinar ID: 121-225-731.
    3. Please enter your name and email address (required).
    Once you have joined the webinar, choose either your computer's 
audio or select ``Use Telephone.'' If you do not select ``Use 
Telephone'' you will be connected to audio using your computer's 
microphone and speakers (VolP).
    If you do not have a headset and speakers, you may use your 
telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL 
number 1-(702) 489-0007 (not a toll-free number), then enter your phone 
audio access code 471-159-571, then enter your audio phone pin (shown 
after joining the webinar).
    A public listening station will also be provided at the Council 
office.
    Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 
101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; phone: 
(503) 820-2422.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The webinars will cover the following 
topics:
     Tuesday, January 12: Contents of the Annual California 
Current Ecosystem Status Report; physical oceanography indicators
     Thursday, January 14: Biological indicators
     Tuesday, January 26: Human dimensions indicators
     Thursday, January 28: Habitat indicators
     Tuesday, February 2: Risk assessments and application of 
indicators to decision making
    Each webinar will begin with a short presentation by members of 
NOAA's California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team, 
followed by a discussion facilitated by the EWG. This webinar series is 
part of the Coordinated Ecosystem Indicator Review Initiative intended 
to address goals and objectives from the Council's Fishery Ecosystem 
Plan. Through these webinars, the EWG seeks input from Council advisory 
bodies and the public on the indicators presented in the Annual Report 
and how they can effectively support the Council's goal of integrating 
ecosystem considerations into fishery management decisions.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after 
publication of this document that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act,

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provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final 
action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820-2425 at least 
5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: December 14, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-31735 Filed 12-16-15; 8:45 am]
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