Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 18837-18838 [2016-07409]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 63 / Friday, April 1, 2016 / Notices NOAA Satellite and Information Services, 1335 East-West Highway, Room 8247, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone (301) 713–7077, email samira.patel@noaa.gov. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing Stephen M. Volz, Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services. Notice of renewal of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. ACTION: BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, and the General Services Administration (GSA) rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 101–6, and after consultation with GSA, the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by law. ACCRES was renewed on March 9, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was first established in May 2002, to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. commercial remote-sensing industry and NOAA’s activities to carry out the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce set forth in the National and Commercial Space Programs Act of 2010 (The Act) Title 51 U.S.C. 60101 et seq. (formerly the Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 15 U.S.C. Secs. 5621– 5625). ACCRES will have a fairly balanced membership consisting of approximately 9 to 20 members serving in a representative capacity. All members should have expertise in remote sensing, space commerce or a related field. Additionally, ACCRES may include members from government to assist in providing guidance on regulations and space policy. Each candidate member shall be recommended by the Assistant Administrator and shall be appointed by the Under Secretary for a term of two years at the discretion of the Under Secretary. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Copies of the Committee’s revised Charter have been filed with the appropriate committees of the Congress and with the Library of Congress. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samira Patel, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office, SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–07349 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Mar 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE544 18837 Special Accommodations This 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, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 29, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–07408 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a three-day meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: DATES: The meetings will be held on April 19 through April 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at ˜ the Council’ Office, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s SSC will hold a three-day meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: April 19–21, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. —Call to Order —Adoption of Agenda —SEDAR 46 U.S. Caribbean Data Limited Species Review—SEFSC —Island Based Fishery Management —Review Goals and Objectives of the IBFMPs —Review Action 1: Species Selection —Action 2 —Review Consolidated list of stocks and stock complexes —Species Complexes—SERO Update —Recommendations to CFMC —Future Action 3: Reference Points —ABC Control Rule —5 year CFMC Research Plan —Finalize 5-year Research Plan —Other Business PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE545 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils will hold a Joint Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) meeting. DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, April 25, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Marriott Key Largo Bay hotel, 103800 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 103.8, Key Largo, FL 33037; telephone: (305) 453–0000. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Morgan Kilgour, Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; morgan.kilgour@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630; and Kari Maclauchlin, Fishery Social Scientist; kari.maclauchlin@safmc.net, telephone: (843) 571–4366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The meeting will begin with election of a chair and vice chair for the Gulf advisory panel (AP); the South Atlantic AP will hold elections later in the meeting. The first item on the agenda is to review spiny lobster landings and the E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 18838 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 63 / Friday, April 1, 2016 / Notices reports from the 2015 and the 2016 Review Panels. The APs will discuss annual catch target and annual catch limit overages and will be presented with an overview of different metrics that could be used to calculate new metrics. The APs will be presented with spiny lobster fishery issues. The APs will review and discuss the spiny lobster closed areas established in Amendment 11 and will review the proposed coral habitat areas of particular concern for the Gulf Council. The final agenda item is other business. —Meeting Adjourns— The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the Council’s file server. To access the file server, the URL is https:// public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/ index.cgi, or go to the Council’s Web site and click on the FTP link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. Click on the ‘‘Library Folder’’, then scroll down to ‘‘Joint Spiny Lobster AP meeting-2016–04’’. The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s Web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: March 29, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–07409 Filed 3–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Mar 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Permit Family of Forms 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: 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 Elizabeth Scheimer, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester, MA 01930, (978) 281–9236, Elizabeth.scheimer@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and management objectives is to collect information from users of the resources. The Secretary has enacted rules to issue permits to individuals and organizations participating in federally controlled fisheries. Permits are necessary to: (1) Register fishermen, fishing vessels, fish dealers and processors; (2) list the characteristics of PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 fishing vessels and/or dealer/processor operations; (3) exercise influence over compliance (e.g., withhold issuance pending collection of unpaid penalties); (4) maintain contact lists for the dissemination of important information to the industry; (5) register participants to be considered for limited entry; and (6) provide a universe for data collection samples. Identification of fishery participants, their gear types, vessels, and expected activity levels is an effective and necessary tool in the enforcement of fishery regulations. This collection also includes the requirement for participants in certain fisheries to use onboard vessel monitoring systems (VMS) and to notify NMFS before fishing trips for the purpose of observer placement. Other permitting in this collection includes the written request to participate in any of the various exemption programs offered in the Greater Atlantic region. Exemption programs may allow a vessel to fish in an area that is limited to vessels of a particular size, using a certain gear type, or fishing for a particular species. This collection also contains paperwork required for vessel owners to request gillnet and lobster trap tags through the Greater Atlantic region permit office. Lastly, vessel owners that own multiple vessels, but would like to request communication from NMFS be consolidated into one mailing (and not separate mailings for each vessel), may request the single letter vessel owner option to improve efficiency of their business practice. II. Method of Collection Vessel Permits All vessel permit applications, including permit applications and renewals for vessels, dealers, and vessel operators, as well as gillnet and lobster trap tag purchase, are submitted by signed paper form sent in the mail. VMS Requirements Vessels with VMS requirements are required to declare their intent to fish (e.g., declare into the fishery) and submit daily catch reports using electronic VMS units on board the vessel. Other VMS actions may include trip start and end hails, pre-landing notifications, and days-at-sea (DAS) adjustments. VMS power down exemption requests are submitted by signed paper form. Observer Program Call-in Requirements Vessels issued certain permits such as Northeast multispecies, monkfish, scallop, and Atlantic herring permits are E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 63 (Friday, April 1, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE545


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management 
Councils will hold a Joint Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) meeting.

DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, April 25, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Marriott Key Largo Bay 
hotel, 103800 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 103.8, Key Largo, FL 33037; 
telephone: (305) 453-0000.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. 
Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Morgan Kilgour, Fishery Biologist, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
morgan.kilgour@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348-1630; and Kari 
Maclauchlin, Fishery Social Scientist; kari.maclauchlin@safmc.net, 
telephone: (843) 571-4366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The meeting will begin with election of a chair and vice chair for 
the Gulf advisory panel (AP); the South Atlantic AP will hold elections 
later in the meeting. The first item on the agenda is to review spiny 
lobster landings and the

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reports from the 2015 and the 2016 Review Panels. The APs will discuss 
annual catch target and annual catch limit overages and will be 
presented with an overview of different metrics that could be used to 
calculate new metrics. The APs will be presented with spiny lobster 
fishery issues. The APs will review and discuss the spiny lobster 
closed areas established in Amendment 11 and will review the proposed 
coral habitat areas of particular concern for the Gulf Council. The 
final agenda item is other business.
    --Meeting Adjourns--
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with 
other meeting materials will be posted on the Council's file server. To 
access the file server, the URL is https://public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/index.cgi, or go to the Council's Web site and click on the FTP 
link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ``gulfguest''. 
Click on the ``Library Folder'', then scroll down to ``Joint Spiny 
Lobster AP meeting-2016-04''.
    The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the 
webcast will be available on the Council's Web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Advisory Panel for discussion, in accordance with the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues 
may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of 
the Advisory Panel will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified in the agenda 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 Council's intent to take 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: March 29, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-07409 Filed 3-31-16; 8:45 am]
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