Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 51190 [2016-18373]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 51190 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2016 / Notices also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Amy Sloan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to study the thermoregulatory strategies (insulation, thermogenic mechanisms) by which Weddell seal pups maintain euthermia in air and in water and examine the development of diving capability (oxygen stores) as the animals prepare for independent foraging. This study will take place near McMurdo Station in Antarctica. In each field season (two field seasons total), nine pups (18 total) will be handled at five time points between two days and eight weeks of age. Protocols not requiring sedation (mass, morphometrics, core and surface temperatures, metabolic rates) will be conducted on all nine individuals at all five time points under manual restraint. Protocols requiring anesthesia (body composition, biopsies, and blood volume analysis) will be sampled twice for each animal: Once between two days and four weeks of age, and again at six weeks; one additional anesthesia procedure will be conducted for a single blood draw at seven or eight weeks. An additional 12 pups will be handled for vibrissae sampling annually, and a second cohort of nursing pups may be handled annually if study animals are not relocated at any of the 5 time points for resampling. The applicant is also proposing to take up to 700 animals for flipper tag reading, thermal imaging, and incidental harassment due to work with conspecifics. Up to six pup mortalities are requested annually, not to exceed ten over the two field seasons. The permit would be valid for three years. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Aug 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: July 28, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18298 Filed 8–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE777 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. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a Post Council Meeting Briefing for the public via Webinar. DATES: The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via Webinar at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 7233203590071678980. 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: Emily Muehlstein, Fisheries Outreach Specialist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; emily.muehlstein@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda I. Welcome and Introductions II. Review of Council actions taken during the August, 2016 Council Meeting III. Questions and Answers IV. Adjourn You may register for the Post August Council Meeting Briefing Webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/7233203590071678980. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 29, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18373 Filed 8–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR Agreement’’) The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: August 3, 2016. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain two-ply polyester yarn, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA–DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3400. For Further Information On-Line: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf under ‘‘Approved Requests,’’ Reference number: 202.2016.06.01.Yarn.ST&RforPolartec. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The CAFTA–DR Agreement; Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘CAFTA–DR Implementation Act’’), Public Law 109– 53; and Presidential Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006). Background: Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement contains a list of fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA–DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 51190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18373]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE777


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 will hold a Post 
Council Meeting Briefing for the public via Webinar.

DATES: The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, 
August 24, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via Webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7233203590071678980.
    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: Emily Muehlstein, Fisheries Outreach 
Specialist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
emily.muehlstein@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Review of Council actions taken during the August, 2016 Council 
Meeting
III. Questions and Answers
IV. Adjourn
    You may register for the Post August Council Meeting Briefing 
Webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7233203590071678980.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing 
information about joining the Webinar.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: July 29, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-18373 Filed 8-2-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P