Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 35335-35337 [2016-13017]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 106 / Thursday, June 2, 2016 / Notices B. Open Comment Period H. Salmon Management 1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items 1. Sacramento River Winter Chinook Harvest Control Rule Update C. Habitat Advisory Body Agendas 1. Current Habitat Issues D. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. International Issues Including Eastern Pacific Ocean Swordfish Status, Report of the North Pacific Albacore Management Strategy Evaluation Workshop, and Recommendations for the 12th Northern Committee Meeting 3. Preliminary Approval of New Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs) 4. Initial Scoping of Biennial Specifications Including Management Reference Points and Management Measures 5. Deep-Set Buoy Gear and Federal Permit Update E. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Scoping of Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Allocation Changes F. Administrative Matters 1. Legislative Matters 2. Western Region Climate Change Action Plan 3. Fiscal Matters 4. Approval of Council Meeting Record 5. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 6. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES G. Groundfish Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Amendment 21 At-Sea Sector Allocation Revisions 3. Final Action on Exempted Fishing Permit Approval for 2017–2018 4. Final Action To Adopt Management Measures for 2017–2018 Fisheries 5. Preliminary Plans for Review of the West Coast Trawl Catch Share Program and Intersector Allocations Including Comments on Draft Guidance for Catch Share Program Revisions 6. Omnibus Groundfish Workload Planning 7. Final Action on Inseason Adjustments 8. Final Action on Stock Assessment Plans and Terms of Reference (TOR) for Groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species 9. Final Action on Trawl Catch Share Program Gear Use Regulations for Fishing and Multiple Management Areas VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues that are on the Council agenda for this meeting, and may also include issues that may be relevant to future Council meetings. Proposed advisory body agendas for this meeting will be available on the Council Web site http://www.pcouncil.org/ council-operations/council-meetings/ current-briefing-book/ no later than Thursday, June 9, 2016. Schedule of Ancillary Meetings Day 1—Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Day 2—Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Habitat Committee 8:30 a.m. Budget Committee 1 p.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 1 p.m. Legislative Committee 2:30 p.m. Day 3—Thursday, June 23, 2016 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants 3 p.m. Day 4—Friday, June 24, 2016 35335 Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc Day 7—Monday, June 27, 2016 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc Day 8—Tuesday, June 28, 2016 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 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 Council’s 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 Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 27, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–13018 Filed 6–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Day 5—Saturday, June 25, 2016 AGENCY: California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc SUMMARY: Day 6—Sunday, June 26, 2016 California State Delegation PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7 a.m. RIN 0648–XE660 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a five-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 35336 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 106 / Thursday, June 2, 2016 / Notices fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will take place on Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, 2016, starting at 8:30 a.m. daily. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach hotel, located at 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767; telephone: (727) 461–3222. 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: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Monday, June 20, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Gulf Council will begin with updates and presentations from administrative and management committees. The Data Collection Administrative Committee will discuss the Commercial Electronic Reporting Pilot Program and Timeline Update; and review recommendations for the ForHire Electronic Reporting Program from the Technical Committee. They will also discuss the 2016 Appropriations for Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Research. The Outreach and Education Administrative Committee will receive a report from the Outreach and Education Technical Committee’s meeting. The Gulf SEDAR Administrative Committee will review the SEDAR Steering Committee Report; the Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) review and recommendations on Research Track; and the SEDAR Schedule Review. After lunch, the Spiny Lobster Management Committee will review the Panel Summary; receive a summary from the Joint South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) meeting; and a summary from the Special and Standing SSC recommendations. The Shrimp Management Committee will give an overview of Modifications to the Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) Testing Manual; review Options in Shrimp Amendment 17B Options Document; and review of the Special and Standing SSC Recommendations. The Reef Fish Management Committee will review Draft Amendment 36A: Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Modifications; Draft Amendment 46: Modify Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan; and, Framework Action Options Paper: Mutton Snapper Acceptable VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 Catch Limits (ACL) and Management Measures, and Commercial Gag Minimum Size Limit. Tuesday, June 21, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Reef Fish Management Committee will continue to review and discuss Draft Amendment 41: Red Snapper Management for Federally Permitted Charter Vessels; Draft Amendment 42: Federal Reef Fish Headboat Management. The Committee will review the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat Advisory Panel Summary. The Committee will also discuss Final Action—Amendment 43: Hogfish Stock Definition, Status Determination Criteria (SDC), Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Minimum Size Limit. The Committee will review Final Action—Amendment 45: Extend or Eliminate the Sunset Provision on Sector Separation. The Committee will discuss implementing an Ad Hoc Advisory Panel for Recreational Red Snapper Management; and review of Standing and Special SSC recommendations. During lunch break Tuesday, June 21, 2016; 12 p.m.–1:25 p.m. the Personnel Committee will meet in Closed Session. Wednesday, June 22, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The Joint Habitat/Coral Committee will receive and update on Gulf Activities Supported by NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program; receive reports from the Deep-sea Coral Workshop, and 5-year Review Essential Fish Habitat Status. The Committee will receive updates on Recommended Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and receive an update on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Mackerel Management Committee will review Options Paper— CMP Amendment 29: Allocation Sharing and Accountability Measures for Gulf King Mackerel, and Options Paper—Framework Amendment 5: Modifications to Commercial King Mackerel Permit Restrictions in the Gulf. The Full Council will convene after lunch (1:15 p.m.) with a Call to Order, Announcements and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes; and will review Exempt Fishing Permit (EFPs) Applications, if any. The Council will receive public testimony from 1:45 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Agenda Testimony Items: Final Action—Reef Fish Amendment 43: Hogfish Stock Definition, Status Determination Criteria, Annual Catch Limit, and Minimum Size Limit; Final Action—Reef Fish Amendment 45: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Extend or Eliminate the Sunset Provision; and hold an open public testimony period regarding any other fishery issues or concern. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance to the meeting room. Thursday, June 23, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The Council will receive presentations on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Foundation Restoration Activities; the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program; Joint Law Enforcement; Draft Gulf of Mexico Climate Science Action Plan and Draft Comment Letter and, NMFS–SERO Landing Summaries. The Council will also receive a summary from the Council Coordination Committee meeting. The Council will receive committee reports from the Shrimp and Spiny Lobster Management Committees. After lunch, the Council will receive committee reports from the Data Collection, Outreach and Education, Joint Habitat/Coral, Reef Fish Management Committees. Friday, June 24, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. The Council will continue to review and discuss committee reports as follows: Mackerel, Gulf SEDAR, and Personnel Committee; and, vote on Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) applications, if any. The Council will receive Supporting Agencies Summary Reports from the South Atlantic Council; Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and, the Department of State. Lastly, Other Business, if any. Meeting Adjourns The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue. The latest version will be posted on the Council’s file server, which can be accessed by going to the Council’s Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on FTP Server under Quick Links. For meeting materials, select the ‘‘Briefing Books/Briefing Book 2016–06’’ folder on Gulf Council file server. The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. The meetings 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 contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 106 / Thursday, June 2, 2016 / Notices issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s 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 Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 27, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–13017 Filed 6–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Notice of Proposed Order and Request for Comment on a Proposal To Exempt, Pursuant to the Authority in Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Federal Reserve Banks From Sections 4d and 22 of the Commodity Exchange Act Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed order and request for comment. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is proposing to permit Federal Reserve Banks to hold money, securities, and property deposited into a customer account by a systemically important derivatives clearing organization in accordance with the standards to which Federal Reserve Banks are held, as specified below. Thus, the Commission is proposing to exempt Federal Reserve Banks that provide customer accounts and other services to systemically important derivatives clearing organizations from Sections 4d and 22 of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’). DATES: Comments must be received by July 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • CFTC Web site: http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Comments Online process on the Web site. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please submit your comments using only one of these methods. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the established procedures in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations, 17 CFR 145.9. The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of this action will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen A. Donovan, Deputy Director, 202–418–5096, edonovan@cftc.gov; M. Laura Astrada, Associate Director, 202– 418–7622, lastrada@cftc.gov; or Parisa Abadi, Attorney-Advisor, 202–418– 6620, pabadi@cftc.gov, in each case, at the Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; or Joe Opron, Special Counsel, 312–596–0653, jopron@cftc.gov, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60661. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Background A. Customer Protection B. Designation of Financial Market Utilities Under Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Act PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35337 C. Access to Federal Reserve Bank Accounts and Services III. Standards of Depository Liability A. Depository Liability Under Section 4d of the CEA B. Federal Reserve Bank Liability Under Federal Reserve Bank Governing Documents IV. Features Specific to the Federal Reserve Banks V. Section 4(c) of the CEA VI. Proposed Exemption From Sections 4d and 22 of the CEA VII. Related Matters A. Regulatory Flexibility Act B. Paperwork Reduction Act C. Cost and Benefit Considerations VIII. Request for Comment IX. Proposed Order of Exemption I. Introduction In 2013, in response to significant segregated account shortfalls experienced by futures customers, the Commission adopted rules that aimed to improve the protection of customer funds.1 Recognizing that such protection is critical to the sound functioning of the futures and swaps markets, the Commission reiterated that money, securities, and other property deposited by customers must be carefully safeguarded and segregated at all times. That same year, the Commission adopted enhanced risk management standards 2 and additional requirements for compliance with the derivatives clearing organization (‘‘DCO’’) core principles set forth in the CEA 3 for DCOs that are designated as systemically important (‘‘SIDCOs’’) by the Financial Stability Oversight Council.4 The Commission adopted these requirements in part because of the critical role SIDCOs play in fostering 1 Enhancing Protections Afforded Customers and Customer Funds Held by Futures Commission Merchants and Derivatives Clearing Organizations, 78 FR 68506 (Nov. 14, 2013). 2 Enhanced Risk Management Standards for Systemically Important Derivatives Clearing Organizations, 78 FR 49663 (Aug. 15, 2013). 3 See Section 5b(c)(2) of the CEA; see also Derivatives Clearing Organizations and International Standards, 78 FR 72476 (Dec. 2, 2013). 4 Under Commission Regulation 39.2, a SIDCO is defined as a financial market utility that is a registered DCO under Section 5b of the Act, which has been designated by the Financial Stability Oversight Council to be systemically important and for which the Commission acts as the Supervisory Agency pursuant to Section 803(8) of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’). 17 CFR 39.2. ‘‘Supervisory Agency’’ is defined as the Federal agency that has primary jurisdiction over a designated financial market utility under Federal banking, securities, or commodity futures laws. Section 803(8)(A) of the Dodd-Frank Act, Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010). The text of the Dodd-Frank Act is available at http://www.cftc.gov/idc/groups/public/ @swaps/documents/file/hr4173_enrolledbill.pdf. E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 106 (Thursday, June 2, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE660


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 Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a five-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of 
Mexico

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fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will take place on Monday, June 20 through Friday, 
June 24, 2016, starting at 8:30 a.m. daily.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach 
hotel, located at 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767; telephone: 
(727) 461-3222.
    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: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Monday, June 20, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Gulf Council will begin with updates and presentations from 
administrative and management committees. The Data Collection 
Administrative Committee will discuss the Commercial Electronic 
Reporting Pilot Program and Timeline Update; and review recommendations 
for the For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program from the Technical 
Committee. They will also discuss the 2016 Appropriations for Gulf of 
Mexico Reef Fish Research. The Outreach and Education Administrative 
Committee will receive a report from the Outreach and Education 
Technical Committee's meeting. The Gulf SEDAR Administrative Committee 
will review the SEDAR Steering Committee Report; the Scientific and 
Statistical Committees (SSC) review and recommendations on Research 
Track; and the SEDAR Schedule Review. After lunch, the Spiny Lobster 
Management Committee will review the Panel Summary; receive a summary 
from the Joint South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council's Spiny Lobster Advisory Panel (AP) meeting; and a summary from 
the Special and Standing SSC recommendations. The Shrimp Management 
Committee will give an overview of Modifications to the Bycatch 
Reduction Device (BRD) Testing Manual; review Options in Shrimp 
Amendment 17B Options Document; and review of the Special and Standing 
SSC Recommendations. The Reef Fish Management Committee will review 
Draft Amendment 36A: Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 
Modifications; Draft Amendment 46: Modify Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding 
Plan; and, Framework Action Options Paper: Mutton Snapper Acceptable 
Catch Limits (ACL) and Management Measures, and Commercial Gag Minimum 
Size Limit.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Reef Fish Management Committee will continue to review and 
discuss Draft Amendment 41: Red Snapper Management for Federally 
Permitted Charter Vessels; Draft Amendment 42: Federal Reef Fish 
Headboat Management. The Committee will review the Ad Hoc Reef Fish 
Headboat Advisory Panel Summary. The Committee will also discuss Final 
Action--Amendment 43: Hogfish Stock Definition, Status Determination 
Criteria (SDC), Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Minimum Size Limit. The 
Committee will review Final Action--Amendment 45: Extend or Eliminate 
the Sunset Provision on Sector Separation. The Committee will discuss 
implementing an Ad Hoc Advisory Panel for Recreational Red Snapper 
Management; and review of Standing and Special SSC recommendations.
    During lunch break Tuesday, June 21, 2016; 12 p.m.-1:25 p.m. the 
Personnel Committee will meet in Closed Session.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Joint Habitat/Coral Committee will receive and update on Gulf 
Activities Supported by NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program; receive 
reports from the Deep-sea Coral Workshop, and 5-year Review Essential 
Fish Habitat Status. The Committee will receive updates on Recommended 
Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and receive an update 
on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement. The Mackerel Management Committee will 
review Options Paper--CMP Amendment 29: Allocation Sharing and 
Accountability Measures for Gulf King Mackerel, and Options Paper--
Framework Amendment 5: Modifications to Commercial King Mackerel Permit 
Restrictions in the Gulf.
    The Full Council will convene after lunch (1:15 p.m.) with a Call 
to Order, Announcements and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and 
Approval of Minutes; and will review Exempt Fishing Permit (EFPs) 
Applications, if any. The Council will receive public testimony from 
1:45 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Agenda Testimony Items: Final Action--Reef 
Fish Amendment 43: Hogfish Stock Definition, Status Determination 
Criteria, Annual Catch Limit, and Minimum Size Limit; Final Action--
Reef Fish Amendment 45: Extend or Eliminate the Sunset Provision; and 
hold an open public testimony period regarding any other fishery issues 
or concern. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment should sign 
in at the registration station located at the entrance to the meeting 
room.

Thursday, June 23, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Council will receive presentations on U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Foundation Restoration Activities; the Florida RESTORE Act Centers of 
Excellence Program; Joint Law Enforcement; Draft Gulf of Mexico Climate 
Science Action Plan and Draft Comment Letter and, NMFS-SERO Landing 
Summaries. The Council will also receive a summary from the Council 
Coordination Committee meeting.
    The Council will receive committee reports from the Shrimp and 
Spiny Lobster Management Committees. After lunch, the Council will 
receive committee reports from the Data Collection, Outreach and 
Education, Joint Habitat/Coral, Reef Fish Management Committees.

Friday, June 24, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    The Council will continue to review and discuss committee reports 
as follows: Mackerel, Gulf SEDAR, and Personnel Committee; and, vote on 
Exempted Fishing Permits (EFP) applications, if any. The Council will 
receive Supporting Agencies Summary Reports from the South Atlantic 
Council; Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and, the Department of State.
    Lastly, Other Business, if any.
Meeting Adjourns
    The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
as required to effectively address the issue. The latest version will 
be posted on the Council's file server, which can be accessed by going 
to the Council's Web site at http://www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on 
FTP Server under Quick Links. For meeting materials, select the 
``Briefing Books/Briefing Book 2016-06'' folder on Gulf Council file 
server. The username and password are both ``gulfguest''. The meetings 
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 contained in this agenda 
may come before this Council for discussion, those

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issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. 
Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 
in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice 
that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the 
Council's 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 Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: May 27, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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