Regional Fishery Management Councils: Council Coordination Committee; Public Meeting, 27416-27417 [2016-10650]

Download as PDF 27416 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 88 / Friday, May 6, 2016 / Notices Dated: May 3, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10692 Filed 5–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE595 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 25–26, 2016, beginning at 1 p.m. on May 25 and conclude by 1 p.m. on May 26. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meeting will at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, 550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (410) 234–0550. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; ADDRESSES: telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda items to be discussed at the SSC meeting include: Review fishery performance report and multi-year ABC specifications for long-finned and short finned squid, Atlantic mackerel and butterfish; discuss MAFMC risk policy and assignment of CVs for Mid-Atlantic assessments; review fishery performance report and recommend surfclam and ocean quahog ABC specifications for 2017–18. Dated: May 3, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10691 Filed 5–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE605 Regional Fishery Management Councils: Council Coordination Committee; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Time Notice of Regional Fishery Management Councils Coordination Committee Meeting. ACTION: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of eight Regional Fishery Management Councils (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors and its subcommittees in May 2016. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, contained in the following proposed agenda. All sessions are open to the public: SUMMARY: The meeting dates are May 25– 26, 2016. Registration for the meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 24, 2016, and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on May 25, 2016. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m., on May 25, 2016, and recess at 5 p.m., or when business is completed, and will reconvene for its final day on May 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. or when business is completed. DATES: The meeting will take place at the Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands. ADDRESSES: 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: Discussion item Presenter May 25, 2016 9 a.m.–10 a.m. ....................... 10 a.m.–10:20 a.m. ................ 10:20 a.m.–10:35 a.m. ........... 10:35 a.m.–11:30 a.m. ........... 11:30 a.m.–12 noon ............... 12 noon–1:30 p.m. ................. 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m. .................... 2 p.m.–3 p.m. ......................... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3 p.m.–3:15 p.m. .................... 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. ............... 4:15 p.m.–5 p.m. .................... Welcome ...................................................................................................... NMFS Update .............................................................................................. —NMFS Science Update on Coral Work in the Caribbean. ....................... —NMFS Science Update on Coral Work in the Caribbean. Recreational Fisheries Update .................................................................... Coffee Break. FY 16/17 Budget Updates ........................................................................... Legislative Update ....................................................................................... Lunch. EBFM Road Map (Plan for Implementation) ............................................... Council Definition of OY and Update on NS1 ............................................. Coffee break. Catch Share Update Review ....................................................................... Bycatch Discussion. —SBRM Rule Status Update ...................................................................... —Council Discussion & Comments on Bycatch Strategy ........................... Carlos Farchette/Eileen Sobeck. Eileen Sobeck. Russell Dunn. Brian Pawlak. Dave Whaley. Sam Rauch/Heather Sagar. CCC Sam Rauch. Alan Risenhoover/Kelly Denit. Sam Rauch. CCC. May 26, 2016 8:30 a.m.–9:15 a.m. ............... 9:15 a.m.–10 a.m. .................. 10 a.m.–10:15 a.m. ................ 10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m. ........... 11a.m.–11:30 a.m. ................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 05, 2016 New Operational Guidelines and the Regional Operation Agreements ...... EM & ER Regional Implementation Update ................................................ Coffee Break. EFH Summit Update .................................................................................... Update on Conflict of Interest Regulations Project ..................................... Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM Chuck Tracy/Alan Risenhoover. Jane DiCosimo/Kelly Denit/CCC. Bill Tweit/Terra Lederhouse. Adam Issenberg. 06MYN1 27417 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 88 / Friday, May 6, 2016 / Notices Time Discussion item 11:30 a.m.–12 noon ............... 12 noon–1:30 p.m. ................. 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. .................... Communications Group Report ................................................................... Lunch. Compliance with NS2: BSIA used by Council/NMFS for stock status determination, specifications (OFL/ABC/ACL), and model selection. —Issues and examples. —Agency process to determine BSIA for Stock Status. Coffee Break. SSC Subcommittee. —Agenda items for 2017 Meeting. Other Business. Next CCC Meeting (2017) ........................................................................... 3 p.m.–3:15 p.m. .................... 3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. ............... 3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. ............... 4:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m. ............... The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The CCC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Copy of the tentative agenda can be found at the CFMC Web page: www.caribbeanfmc.com. Special Accommodations These meetings are 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: May 2, 2016. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–10650 Filed 5–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–P–2015–0064] Use of WIPO’s ePCT System for Preparing the PCT Request for Filing as Part of an International Application With the USPTO as Receiving Office United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO), in its capacity as a PCT Receiving Office (RO/US), will begin to accept international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that are filed electronically with a PCT Request prepared in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) ePCT system. ePCT allows users to generate a zip file containing a validated PCT Request; the zip file can then be asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 Presenter submitted electronically to the RO/US as part of an international application filed using the USPTO’s electronic filing system (EFS-Web). 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Persons who are considering the use of WIPO’s ePCT system for preparation of the PCT Request for filing as part of an international application with the RO/US should consider contacting the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the Department of State, or the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at the Department of Energy for the appropriate clearances where the international application may include technology subject to export controls. DATES: The change in this notice takes effect on June 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Neas, Deputy Director (telephone (571) 272–3289; electronic mail message (michael.neas@uspto.gov)), International Patent Legal Administration, Office of International Patent Cooperation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USPTO’s electronic filing system (EFSWeb) enables users to electronically file international applications under the PCT with the RO/US. EFS-Web currently permits users to submit the PCT Request by uploading a zip file created using PCT Secure Applications Filed Electronically (PCT–SAFE) software which is made available and maintained by WIPO. The zip file from PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Kitty Simonds. Tom Nies/Gregg DiCosimo. Waugh/Jane Tom Nies. PCT–SAFE contains a validated PCT Request and fee calculation sheet in PDF format, which are subsequently loaded in the USPTO’s Image File Wrapper (IFW). The zip file contains additional files that, among other things, allow the USPTO and WIPO to autoload application bibliographic data. All other documents and application parts must be prepared and loaded separately in EFS-Web for filing of the international application. Submission of the zip file from PCT–SAFE at the time of filing the international application entitles the applicant to a reduction of the international filing fee. Starting on June 1, 2016, in addition to accepting the zip files generated by PCT–SAFE, the RO/US will also begin to accept international applications filed electronically with zip files created by WIPO’s ePCT system. ePCT is a webbased service that provides for electronic filing of international applications with certain PCT Receiving Offices. ePCT also provides for secure electronic access, file management, and document submissions for international applications held by the International Bureau (IB). The use of ePCT in this manner requires the use of a WIPO user account authenticated with a WIPO digital certificate. ePCT is accessed via an internet browser on the user’s system, and all information input into ePCT is stored securely on WIPO’s servers. Detailed information on ePCTFiling can be found at http:// www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/pct/en/ epct/pdf/epct_filing_guidelines.pdf. Both PCT–SAFE and ePCT include validation features to help users properly complete the PCT Request. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 88 (Friday, May 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27416-27417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10650]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE605


Regional Fishery Management Councils: Council Coordination 
Committee; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of Regional Fishery Management Councils Coordination 
Committee Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (CFMC) will host a 
meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of eight 
Regional Fishery Management Councils (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and 
executive directors and its subcommittees in May 2016. The intent of 
this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, 
contained in the following proposed agenda. All sessions are open to 
the public:

DATES: The meeting dates are May 25-26, 2016. Registration for the 
meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 24, 2016, and from 9 a.m. 
to 12 noon on May 25, 2016. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m., on May 
25, 2016, and recess at 5 p.m., or when business is completed, and will 
reconvene for its final day on May 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 
p.m. or when business is completed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Frenchman's Reef and 
Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, U.S 
Virgin Islands.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-
1903, telephone (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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                Time                                 Discussion item                           Presenter
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                                                  May 25, 2016
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9 a.m.-10 a.m......................  Welcome........................................  Carlos Farchette/Eileen
                                                                                       Sobeck.
                                     NMFS Update....................................  Eileen Sobeck.
                                     --NMFS Science Update on Coral Work in the
                                      Caribbean..
                                     --NMFS Science Update on Coral Work in the
                                      Caribbean.
10 a.m.-10:20 a.m..................  Recreational Fisheries Update..................  Russell Dunn.
10:20 a.m.-10:35 a.m...............  Coffee Break...................................
10:35 a.m.-11:30 a.m...............  FY 16/17 Budget Updates........................  Brian Pawlak.
11:30 a.m.-12 noon.................  Legislative Update.............................  Dave Whaley.
12 noon-1:30 p.m...................  Lunch..........................................
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m....................  EBFM Road Map (Plan for Implementation)........  Sam Rauch/Heather Sagar.
2 p.m.-3 p.m.......................  Council Definition of OY and Update on NS1.....  CCC
                                                                                      Sam Rauch.
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m....................  Coffee break...................................
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.................  Catch Share Update Review......................  Alan Risenhoover/Kelly
                                                                                       Denit.
4:15 p.m.-5 p.m....................  Bycatch Discussion.............................
                                     --SBRM Rule Status Update......................  Sam Rauch.
                                     --Council Discussion & Comments on Bycatch       CCC.
                                      Strategy.
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                                                  May 26, 2016
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8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.................  New Operational Guidelines and the Regional      Chuck Tracy/Alan
                                      Operation Agreements.                            Risenhoover.
9:15 a.m.-10 a.m...................  EM & ER Regional Implementation Update.........  Jane DiCosimo/Kelly Denit/
                                                                                       CCC.
10 a.m.-10:15 a.m..................  Coffee Break...................................
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m...............  EFH Summit Update..............................  Bill Tweit/Terra
                                                                                       Lederhouse.
11a.m.-11:30 a.m...................  Update on Conflict of Interest Regulations       Adam Issenberg.
                                      Project.

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11:30 a.m.-12 noon.................  Communications Group Report....................  Kitty Simonds.
12 noon-1:30 p.m...................  Lunch..........................................
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m....................  Compliance with NS2: BSIA used by Council/NMFS   Tom Nies/Gregg Waugh/Jane
                                      for stock status determination, specifications   DiCosimo.
                                      (OFL/ABC/ACL), and model selection.
                                     --Issues and examples..........................
                                     --Agency process to determine BSIA for Stock
                                      Status.
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m....................  Coffee Break...................................
3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.................  SSC Subcommittee...............................
                                     --Agenda items for 2017 Meeting................
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.................  Other Business.................................
4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.................  Next CCC Meeting (2017)........................  Tom Nies.
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    The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The 
CCC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.
    Copy of the tentative agenda can be found at the CFMC Web page: 
www.caribbeanfmc.com.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are 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, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 
00918-1903, telephone (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the 
meeting date.

    Dated: May 2, 2016.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-10650 Filed 5-5-16; 8:45 am]
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