Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 38142-38143 [2016-13893]

Download as PDF 38142 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices Burden Hours: 290. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The 1982 Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Convention) established the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The United States is a Contracting Party to the Convention. The Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act (AMLRCA) directs and authorizes the United States to take actions necessary to meet its treaty obligations as a Contracting Party to the Convention. The regulations implementing AMLRCA are at 50 CFR part 300, subpart G. The record keeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 300 form the basis for this collection of information. This collection of information concerns research in, and the harvesting and importation of, marine living resources from waters regulated by CCAMLR related to ecosystem research, U.S. harvesting permit application and/or harvesting vessel operators and to importers and re-exporters of Antarctic marine living resources. The collection is necessary in order for the United States to meet its treaty obligations as a contracting party to the Convention. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–13834 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: International Dolphin Conservation Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0387. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (revision of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 279. Average Hours per Response: 35 minutes for a vessel permit application; 10 minutes for an operator permit application, a notification of vessel arrival or departure, a change in permit operator; a notification of a net modification or a monthly tuna storage removal report; 30 minutes for a request for a waiver to transit the ETP without a permit (and subsequent radio reporting) or for a special report documenting the origin of tuna (if requested by the NOAA Administrator); 10 hours for an experimental fishing operation waiver; 15 minutes for a request for a Dolphin Mortality Limit; 35 minutes for written notification to request active status for a small tuna purse seine vessel; 5 minutes for written notification to request inactive status for a small tuna purse seine vessel or for written notification of the intent to transfer a tuna purse seine vessel to foreign registry and flag; 60 minutes for a tuna tracking form or for a monthly tuna receiving report; 30 minutes for IMO application or exemption request; 30 minutes for chain of custody recordkeeping reporting requirement. Burden Hours: 248. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision of a currently approved information collection. The chain of custody recordkeeping requirements approved under an emergency revision per an interim final rule filed on March 22, 2016 (81 FR 15444), will become a permanent part of the collection. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collects information to implement the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act (Act). The Act allows entry of yellowfin tuna into the United States (U.S.), under specific conditions, from nations in the International Dolphin Conservation Program that would otherwise be under embargo. The Act also allows U.S. fishing vessels to participate in the yellowfin tuna fishery in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP) on terms equivalent with the vessels of other nations. NOAA collects information to allow tracking and verification of ‘‘dolphin-safe’’ and ‘‘nondolphin safe’’ tuna products from catch through the U.S. market. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The regulations implementing the Act are at 50 CFR parts 216 and 300. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR parts 216 and 300 form the basis for this collection of information. This collection includes permit applications, notifications, tuna tracking forms, reports, and certifications that provide information on vessel characteristics and operations in the ETP, the origin of tuna and tuna products, chain of custody recordkeeping requirements and certain other information necessary to implement the Act. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and upon request. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: June 8, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–13902 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE678 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859–8300. A webinar connection will also be available. Information on how to connect via SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2016 / Notices webinar will be posted to www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; 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. The MAFMC’s Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to develop recommendations for final action on the Council’s Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment. This amendment will prohibit the development of new and expansion of existing directed commercial fisheries on unmanaged forage species in MidAtlantic Federal waters until the Council has had an adequate opportunity to both assess the scientific information relating to any new or expanded directed fisheries and consider potential impacts to existing fisheries, fishing communities, and the marine ecosystem. At this meeting, the AP will consider comments received during public hearings and will develop recommendations to the Council’s Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee and to the full Council for final action on the amendment. An EOP Committee meeting on the same topic will be held on July 7, 2016. The Council plans to take final action on the amendment at their meeting in Virginia Beach on August 8–11, 2016. More information on the EOP AP meeting, the EOP Committee meeting, and the August Council meeting, including agendas and background materials, will be posted to www.mafmc.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 8, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–13893 Filed 6–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Jun 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Community Connectivity Initiative— Webinar Series National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meetings, monthly webinars. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA program, will host a nine-part series of monthly webinars to engage stakeholders to inform the development of the Community Connectivity Initiative (Initiative). The objective of the Initiative is to support communities working to accelerate broadband access, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies, and support local community priorities. The webinar series will convene stakeholders to discuss the role that broadband plays in achieving local priorities and will solicit input on the development of the Initiative, which is a compilation of three new resources for local communities featuring: (1) A Community Connectivity framework; (2) an online self-assessment tool; and (3) a report and recommendations. Through collaborative sessions, participants will: Review the Community Connectivity framework; review assessment questions and response options; co-design the structure and content for the report and recommendations; and identify supporting resources and tools that will support the local communities’ use of the tools in 2017 and beyond. DATES: The Community Connectivity Initiative monthly webinars will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 2:00–3:00 p.m., Eastern Time, starting on July 14, 2016 and ending on March 9, 2017. ADDRESSES: This is a virtual meeting. Participants can register for one or more webinars in the series at NTIA’s Web site at http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/ CommunityConnectivityWebinars. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Brown, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4889, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 280–8260; email: bbrown@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38143 NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program provides expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, planning new infrastructure and engaging a wide range of partners in broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America’s communities. Experts from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program are available to provide technical assistance and to connect communities with additional resources, such as best practices, guides and program models. NTIA’s BroadbandUSA team is developing new tools to support communities working to expand broadband access, adoption and use. The Initiative will provide communities with a comprehensive self-assessment tool and report to enable communities to better understand how their current policies and programs support broadband connectivity; an index or comparative community connectivity score; technical assistance with broadband planning and implementation; and access to an expanding community of practice. This webinar series will address the development of each of these components, including the planning framework, online self-assessment tool, and report with recommendations. Each webinar will include a 15–20 minute overview and update on the Community Connectivity Initiative and a discussion topic pertinent to the 2016 development and program roll-out. The proposed focus areas for each meeting are listed below: July 14: Initiative update and framework and assessment design discussion Aug. 11: Initiative update and discussion of the report and recommended output Sept.8: Initiative update and recommendations discussion Oct. 13: Initiative update and discussion on user support requirements Nov. 10: Initiative update and evaluation discussion Dec. 8: Initiative update and discussion of training requirements Jan. 12: Initiative update and discussion of roll-out timeline Feb. 9: Initiative update and communication discussion March 9: Initiative update and next steps discussion Participants are welcome to attend one or many webinars. General E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE678


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public 
meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, from 9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 
West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859-8300. A 
webinar connection will also be available. Information on how to 
connect via

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webinar will be posted to www.mafmc.org.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; 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: The MAFMC's Ecosystem and Ocean Planning 
Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to develop recommendations for final 
action on the Council's Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment. This 
amendment will prohibit the development of new and expansion of 
existing directed commercial fisheries on unmanaged forage species in 
Mid-Atlantic Federal waters until the Council has had an adequate 
opportunity to both assess the scientific information relating to any 
new or expanded directed fisheries and consider potential impacts to 
existing fisheries, fishing communities, and the marine ecosystem. At 
this meeting, the AP will consider comments received during public 
hearings and will develop recommendations to the Council's Ecosystem 
and Ocean Planning Committee and to the full Council for final action 
on the amendment. An EOP Committee meeting on the same topic will be 
held on July 7, 2016. The Council plans to take final action on the 
amendment at their meeting in Virginia Beach on August 8-11, 2016. More 
information on the EOP AP meeting, the EOP Committee meeting, and the 
August Council meeting, including agendas and background materials, 
will be posted to www.mafmc.org.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should 
be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at least 5 days prior 
to the meeting date.

    Dated: June 8, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-13893 Filed 6-10-16; 8:45 am]
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