General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; Meetings and Call Announcement, 23460-23461 [2016-09284]

Download as PDF 23460 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals, including private citizens. All must be U.S. citizens (proof of citizenship is required prior to Baldrige Examiner training). Estimated Number of Respondents: 500 per year. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 15, 2016. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09208 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 0648–XE529 General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; Meetings and Call Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and conference call. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 NMFS announces a public meeting of the General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) on May 27, 2016, and a public meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the GAC on May 26, 2016. Additionally, NMFS announces a public conference call of the GAC and SAS on May 3, 2016. The meeting and call topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting of the SAS will be held on May 26, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The meeting of the GAC will be held on May 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The conference call with the SAS and GAC will be held on May 3, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The GAC and SAS meetings will be held in the Pacific Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037– 1508. Please notify Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by May 20, 2016, if you plan to attend either or both meetings in person or remotely. The meetings will be accessible by webinar—instructions will be emailed to meeting participants. The call will be held via conference line: 1– 888–790–6181, passcode: 34214. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Debevec, West Coast Region, NMFS, at Taylor.Debevec@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act (16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.), as amended, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of State (the State Department), appoints a GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC, and a SAS that advises the GAC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and representatives of the State Department, NOAA, Department of Commerce, other agencies of the U.S. Government, and other stakeholders. The purpose of the GAC shall be to advise the U.S. Section with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the IATTC, with particular reference to development of U.S. policies, positions, and negotiating tactics. The purpose of the SAS is to advise the GAC on matters of science. NMFS West Coast Region provides administrative support for the GAC and SAS. The meetings of the GAC and SAS shall be open to the public, unless in executive session. The time and manner of public comment will be at the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 discretion of the chairs for the GAC and SAS. The 90th meeting of the IATTC, the 33rd Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP), as well as working group meetings for both the IATTC and AIDCP, will be held in La Jolla, California from June 20 to July 1, 2016. For more information on these meetings, please visit the IATTC’s Web site: https://www.iattc.org/ MeetingsENG.htm. GAC and SAS Meeting Topics The GAC meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Outcomes of the 2016 SAC to the IATTC (e.g., stock status updates for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean); (2) Implementation of the Antigua Convention including the development of a SOPP; (3) Input from the SAS; (4) Formulation of advice on issues that may arise at the upcoming 90th meeting of the IATTC, including the IATTC staff’s recommended conservation measures, U.S. proposals, and proposals from other IATTC members; and (5) Other issues as they arise. The SAS meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Outcomes of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to the IATTC (e.g., stock status updates for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean); (2) Implementation of the Antigua Convention including the development of a Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures (SOPP); (3) Issues related to the impact of fishing on non-target species, such as shark, seabirds, sea turtles; (4) Evaluation of the IATTC staff’s recommended conservation measures for 2016; (5) U.S. proposals for the 90th meeting of the IATTC and proposals from other IATTC members; and (6) Other issues as they arise. The GAC and SAS call will exclusively consist of review and discussion of the draft SOPP in an effort to resolve most of the edits and comments before the GAC and SAS meeting so it does not take away from other agenda items. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices should be directed to Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by May 11, 2016. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. Dated: April 18, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–09284 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program 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 June 20, 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 Reid Lichwell, (978) 281– 9112 or Reid.Lichwell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Greater Atlantic Region manages the golden tilefish fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Northeastern United States, through the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council prepared the FMP pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The regulations implementing the FMP are specified at 50 CFR part 648 subpart N. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at § 648.294 form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS requests information from tilefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) permit holders in order to process applications to ensure that IFQ allocation holders are provided a statement of their annual catch quota, and for enforcement purposes, to ensure vessels are not exceeding an individual quota allocation. In conjunction with the application, NMFS also collects IFQ share accumulation information to ensure that an IFQ allocation holder does not acquire an excessive share of the total limited access privileges, as required by section 303A(d)(5)(C) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. NMFS requests transfer application information to process and track requests from allocation holders to transfer quota allocation (permanent and temporary) to another entity. NMFS also collects information for cost recovery purposes as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Act to collect fees to recover the costs directly related to management, data collection and analysis, and enforcement of IFQ programs. Lastly, NMFS collects landings information to ensure that the amounts of tilefish landed and ex-vessel prices are properly recorded for quota monitoring purposes and the calculation of IFQ fees, respectively. Having this information results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for management and monitoring of fisheries of the Northeastern U.S. EEZ. II. Method of Collection The IFQ Allocation permit application, IFQ holder cap form, and the IFQ transfer form are all paper applications. These applications can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed to complete. The IFQ cost recovery process is entirely online at www.pay.gov and the IFQ reporting requirements are completed through a phone call to NMFS interactive voice response phone line. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0590. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12. Estimated Time per Response: IFQ Allocation Permit Application, 30 minutes; IFQ Holder Cap Form, 5 minutes; IFQ Transfer Form, 5 minutes; PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23461 IFQ Cost Recovery, 2 hours; IFQ Reporting Requirements, 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $45. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 18, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09246 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska American Fisheries Act (AFA) Permits 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 June 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09284]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE529


General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-
American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee 
to the General Advisory Committee; Meetings and Call Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and conference call.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the General Advisory 
Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna 
Commission (IATTC) on May 27, 2016, and a public meeting of the 
Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the GAC on May 26, 2016. 
Additionally, NMFS announces a public conference call of the GAC and 
SAS on May 3, 2016. The meeting and call topics are described under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The meeting of the SAS will be held on May 26, 2016, from 10 
a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The meeting of the 
GAC will be held on May 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT (or 
until business is concluded). The conference call with the SAS and GAC 
will be held on May 3, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (or until business 
is concluded).

ADDRESSES: The GAC and SAS meetings will be held in the Pacific 
Conference Room (Room 300) at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California 92037-1508. Please 
notify Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by May 20, 
2016, if you plan to attend either or both meetings in person or 
remotely. The meetings will be accessible by webinar--instructions will 
be emailed to meeting participants. The call will be held via 
conference line: 1-888-790-6181, passcode: 34214.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Debevec, West Coast Region, 
NMFS, at Taylor.Debevec@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act 
(16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.), as amended, the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
in consultation with the Department of State (the State Department), 
appoints a GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC, and a SAS that advises 
the GAC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to 
the IATTC and representatives of the State Department, NOAA, Department 
of Commerce, other agencies of the U.S. Government, and other 
stakeholders. The purpose of the GAC shall be to advise the U.S. 
Section with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the IATTC, 
with particular reference to development of U.S. policies, positions, 
and negotiating tactics. The purpose of the SAS is to advise the GAC on 
matters of science. NMFS West Coast Region provides administrative 
support for the GAC and SAS. The meetings of the GAC and SAS shall be 
open to the public, unless in executive session. The time and manner of 
public comment will be at the discretion of the chairs for the GAC and 
SAS.
    The 90th meeting of the IATTC, the 33rd Meeting of the Parties to 
the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program 
(AIDCP), as well as working group meetings for both the IATTC and 
AIDCP, will be held in La Jolla, California from June 20 to July 1, 
2016. For more information on these meetings, please visit the IATTC's 
Web site: https://www.iattc.org/MeetingsENG.htm.

GAC and SAS Meeting Topics

    The GAC meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the 
following:
    (1) Outcomes of the 2016 SAC to the IATTC (e.g., stock status 
updates for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in 
association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean);
    (2) Implementation of the Antigua Convention including the 
development of a SOPP;
    (3) Input from the SAS;
    (4) Formulation of advice on issues that may arise at the upcoming 
90th meeting of the IATTC, including the IATTC staff's recommended 
conservation measures, U.S. proposals, and proposals from other IATTC 
members; and
    (5) Other issues as they arise.
    The SAS meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, the 
following:
    (1) Outcomes of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to the 
IATTC (e.g., stock status updates for tuna, tuna-like species, and 
other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern 
Pacific Ocean);
    (2) Implementation of the Antigua Convention including the 
development of a Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures 
(SOPP);
    (3) Issues related to the impact of fishing on non-target species, 
such as shark, seabirds, sea turtles;
    (4) Evaluation of the IATTC staff's recommended conservation 
measures for 2016;
    (5) U.S. proposals for the 90th meeting of the IATTC and proposals 
from other IATTC members; and
    (6) Other issues as they arise.
    The GAC and SAS call will exclusively consist of review and 
discussion of the draft SOPP in an effort to resolve most of the edits 
and comments before the GAC and SAS meeting so it does not take away 
from other agenda items.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids

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should be directed to Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT) by May 11, 2016.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.

    Dated: April 18, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-09284 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 am]
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