Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 43590-43591 [2016-15809]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 43590 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices • File No. 19637: January 19, 2016 (81 FR 2846) • File No. 19716: January 6, 2016 (81 FR 462) The requested permits have been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The following summarizes each permit. Permit No. 17304 issued to Dr. Kristen Hart [U.S. Geological Survey, 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314] authorizes researchers to capture green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, and hawksbill sea turtles annually by hand or net in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Alternative to direct capture, researchers may obtain sea turtles for study that are legally captured during relocation trawling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Researchers may examine, biologically sample, tag, and measure sea turtles before release and temporarily track satellite tagged animals after release. Dr. Hart has been issued a permit modification (Permit No. 17304–02) to (1) add trawling as a capture method, and (2) increase the number of Kemp’s ridley and loggerhead sea turtles that may be taken annually. The permit expires on September 30, 2018. The NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), [File No. 18238; 8901 La Jolla Shore Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037, (Responsible Party: Lisa Ballance, Ph.D.)] has been issued a fiveyear permit to conduct research on green, loggerhead, olive ridley sea turtles in southern California waters. Researchers may conduct vessel surveys for counts, captures, examination, observation, marking, biological sampling, tagging, and morphometrics. Jane Provancha [File No. 18926; Mail Code: IHA–005 OHF, Room 1104, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32815] has been issued a five-year permit to continue monitoring the abundance and distribution of sea turtles inhabiting the waters of the northern Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon system, Florida. Researchers may capture by hand, tangle, or dip net green, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill, and loggerhead sea turtles for morphometric measures, tagging, and/or biological sampling before release. Dr. Mariana Fuentes [File No. 19496; Florida State University, 581 Oakland Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301] has been issued a five-year permit to conduct year-round field activities in the Florida Big Bend Region to take VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 1,225 sea turtles annually during vessel surveys for count and capture up to 480 sea turtles by hand, dip net or strike net. The following procedures will be performed before release: Measure; weigh; blood, scute, and biopsy sampling; temporary carapace marking; tag; satellite tagging; and/or photography/videography. Michael Bresette [File No. 19528; Inwater Research Group Inc., 4160 NE. Hyline Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957] has been issued a five-year permit to study sea turtles in waters of the Indian River and Miami-Dade Counties in southeastern Florida. Researchers may count and identify green, loggerhead, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, and leatherback sea turtles during vessel surveys and capture animals by hand or net. Captured animals may be examined, measured, tagged, marked, photographed, and biologically sampled before release. Dr. Michael Arendt [Permit No. 19621; South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412] has been issued a five-year permit to study green, Kemp’s ridley, leatherback, and loggerhead sea turtles in the waters of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Researchers may capture animals by trawl or tangle net and perform the following procedures before release: Morphometrics, tagging, photography, biological sampling, ultrasound, marking, laparoscopy and associated transport, and/or epibiota removal. A limited number of sea turtles may accidentally die due to capture over the life of the permit. Dr. Allen Foley [File No. 19637; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218] has been issued a five-year permit to conduct research within the boundaries of the Everglades NP in the vicinity of Arsnicker, Rabbit, and Twin Keys. The research will be from May to August and the applicant will approach and count up to 100 green sea turtles annually during vessel surveys and capture up to 125 loggerheads, 10 Kemp’s ridleys, and 5 hawksbills. Sea turtles will be captured by hand and the following procedures will be performed before release: Measure, photograph, weigh, tag, temporary carapace marking, and blood sample. Up to 10 loggerheads also would have tumors tissue sampled annually. Dr. Robert Hardy [File No. 19716; 100 8th Avenue Southeast Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, St. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Petersburg, FL 33701] has been issued a five-year permit to conduct research in the surface-pelagic drift communities of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The applicant will conduct vessel capture by dip net up to 300 loggerhead, 200 green, 60 hawksbill, 130 Kemp’s ridley and 10 leatherback sea turtles annually. Additionally, 150 loggerheads and 440 leatherbacks would be counted during vessel surveys but not for capture. Depending on life stage and size, sea turtles would have the following procedures performed prior to release: Measure, weigh, oral swab, esophageal lavage, skin and scute biopsy, tag, and/or epoxy attachment of a satellite or VHF transmitter. Voided fecal samples also would be collected opportunistically. Issuance of the permits, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that each permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: June 28, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–15776 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE713 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 (MAFMC’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee (MC) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option. Details on webinar registration and telephone-only connection details will be available at: http://www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2016 / Notices 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 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will meet from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to review and discuss previously implemented 2017 commercial and recreational Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) and Annual Catch Targets (ACTs) for these three species. The Monitoring Committee may consider recommending changes to the implemented 2017 ACLs and ACTs and other management measures as necessary. Meeting materials will be posted to http://www.mafmc.org/ prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (410) 234–0550. 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 purpose of the meeting to discuss and approve the Council’s Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Guidance Document which will be presented to the Council at its August 2016 meeting. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 29, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: June 29, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–15808 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–15809 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Marine Mammals; File No. 20324 RIN 0648–XE712 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 Ecosystem and Ocean Planning Committee (EOP) of the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 21–22, 2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on July 21 and conclude by 2 p.m. on July 22. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The meeting will at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, 550 Light 17:27 Jul 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 Jennifer Skidmore or Amy Hapeman, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 13, 2016, notice was published in the Federal Register (81 FR 29846) that a request for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Bay had been submitted by the abovenamed applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The permit authorizes filming and photography of the Florida Bay stock of bottlenose dolphins for purposes of a documentary film. Dolphins may be harassed during aerial and vessel-based filming activities. Filming may take place for approximately 30 days over two field seasons. The permit is valid through July 31, 2017. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: June 28, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–15775 Filed 7–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RIN 0648–XE615 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration VerDate Sep<11>2014 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 43591 Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to Living Planet Productions/Silverback Films, 1 St Augustines Yard, Gaunts Lane, Bristol, BS1 5DE, United Kingdom [Responsible Party: Emily Lascelles], to conduct commercial or educational photography on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). SUMMARY: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2016–0013] Elimination of Publication Requirement in the Collaborative Search Pilot Program Between the Japan Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a Collaborative Search Pilot Program with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on August 1, 2015, to study whether the exchange of search results between offices for corresponding counterpart applications improves patent quality and facilitates the examination of patent applications in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43590-43591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15809]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE713


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 (MAFMC's) Summer 
Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee (MC) will hold 
a public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016, from 1 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only 
connection option. Details on webinar registration and telephone-only 
connection details will be available at: http://www.mafmc.org.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State

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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 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea 
Bass Monitoring Committee will meet from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to review and 
discuss previously implemented 2017 commercial and recreational Annual 
Catch Limits (ACLs) and Annual Catch Targets (ACTs) for these three 
species. The Monitoring Committee may consider recommending changes to 
the implemented 2017 ACLs and ACTs and other management measures as 
necessary. Meeting materials will be posted to http://www.mafmc.org/ 
prior to the meeting.

Special Accommodations

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

    Dated: June 29, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-15809 Filed 7-1-16; 8:45 am]
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