Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement, 58495-58496 [2016-20405]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices (Moratorium Protection Act), if certain fish or fish products of a nation are subject to import prohibitions to facilitate enforcement, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires that other fish or fish products from that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by documentation of admissibility. A duly authorized official/agent of the applicant’s Government must certify that the fish in the shipments being imported into the United States (U.S.) are of a species that are not subject to an import restriction of the U.S. If a nation is identified under the Moratorium Protection Act and fails to receive a certification decision from the Secretary of Commerce, products from that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by the documentation of admissibility. The approved revision added two new requirements. Under the import certification requirements in the final rule, there was a procedure for making comparability findings for nations that are eligible for exporting fish and fish products to the United States. The nations may receive a comparability finding to export fish and fish products to the United States by providing documentation that a nation’s bycatch reduction regulatory program is comparable in effectiveness to that of the United States. A comparability finding is valid for four years. In the interim, nations are required to submit progress reports demonstrating that their regulatory programs are still meeting the conditions for a comparability finding. This proposed revision makes minor modifications to the ‘‘certification of admissibility’’ established in conjunction with the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act final rule (RIN 0648–BA89). This revision also changes the title of the collection and the Certification of Admissibility Form from ‘‘Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act’’ to ‘‘Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act’’. This information collection is necessary to comply with the Marine Mammal Protection (MMPA) Act 16 U.S.C. 1371 and 1372 and the final rule RIN 0648–AY15 to implement these provisions within the regulations of 50 CFR 216.24. The MMPA contains provisions to address the incidental VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 58495 mortality and serious injury of marine mammals in both domestic and foreign commercial fisheries. With respect to foreign fisheries, section 101(a)(2) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(2)) states that ‘‘The Secretary of the Treasury shall ban the importation of commercial fish or products from fish which have been caught with commercial fishing technology which results in the incidental kill or incidental serious injury of ocean mammals in excess of United States standards. For purposes of applying the preceding sentence, the Secretary [of Commerce] (A) shall insist on reasonable proof from the government of any nation from which fish or fish products will be exported to the United States of the effects on ocean mammals of the commercial fishing technology in use for such fish or fish products exported from such nation to the United States.’’ Dated: August 22, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. II. Method of Collection Submissions will be accepted via email or fax. NMFS announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on September 14, 2016. Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. The meeting will be held via conference call. Members of the public may submit written comments; comments may be submitted up to 3 days in advance of the meeting. Mail comments to Emily Crigler at the address provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held via conference call on September 14, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. HST (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted via conference call. For details on how to call in to the conference line, please contact Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808–725–5036; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. Documents to be considered by the PAC will be sent out via email in advance of the conference call. Please submit contact information to Emily Crigler (telephone: 808–725–5036; email: emily.crigler@ noaa.gov) at least 3 days in advance of the call to receive documents via email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; telephone: 808–725–5036; facsimile: 808–725– 5215; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0651. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of an emergency revision). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $10 in reporting/recordkeeping costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–20402 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE816 Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 58496 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), the Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been formed to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. Members of the PAC have been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC supports the work of the U.S. National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides administrative and technical support to the PAC in cooperation with the Department of State. More information on the WCPFC, established under the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, can be found on the WCPFC Web site: http://wcpfc.int/. Meeting Topics The purpose of the September 14, 2016, conference call is to discuss outcomes of the 2016 regular session of the WCPFC Scientific Committee (SC12) and to begin soliciting comments on the recently distributed Chair’s paper on Harvest Strategy Management Objectives and a Consultative Draft of a Bridging CMM on Tropical Tunas to succeed CMM 2015–01. Special Accommodations The conference call is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Emily Crigler at 808–725–5036 at least ten working days prior to the meeting. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6902 et seq. Dated: August 22, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20405 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Air Force Notice of Intent To Prepare a Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Test and Training Range Military Land Withdrawal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada United States Air Force (lead agency) and Bureau of Land Management, United States Department of Energy, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and Nevada AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Department of Wildlife (cooperating agencies) ACTION: Notice of Intent The United States Air Force (Air Force) is issuing this notice to notify the public of its intent to prepare a Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) for the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) military land withdrawal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The LEIS is being prepared in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969; 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 1500–1508, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA; and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP) [32 CFR part 989]. This notice also serves to invite early public and agency participation in determining the scope of environmental issues and alternatives to be analyzed in the LEIS and to identify and eliminate from detailed study the issues which are not significant. To effectively define the full range of issues and concerns to be evaluated in the LEIS, the Air Force is soliciting scoping comments from interested local, state and federal agencies, interested American Indian tribes, and interested members of the public. This NOI also serves to provide early notice of compliance with Executive Order (EO) 11990, ‘‘Protection of Wetlands’’ and EO 11988, ‘‘Floodplain Management.’’ State and federal regulatory agencies with special expertise in wetlands and floodplains have been contacted to request comment. Scoping comments may be submitted to the Air Force at the planned public scoping meetings and/or in writing. DATES: The Air Force plans to hold five public scoping meetings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the dates and at the locations listed below. • Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Beatty Community Center, 100 A Avenue South, Beatty, NV 89003 • Thursday, October 13, 2016: Tonopah Convention Center, 301 Brougher Avenue, Tonopah, NV 89049 • Tuesday, October 18, 2016: Caliente Elementary School, 289 Lincoln Street, Caliente, NV 89008 • Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Pahranagat Valley High School, 151 S. Main Street, Alamo, NV 89001 • Thursday, October 20, 2016: Aliante Hotel, 7300 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, NV 89084 The agenda for each scoping meeting is as follows: • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.—Open House and comment submission SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.—Air Force Presentation • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.—Open House and comment submission resumes Local notices announcing scheduled dates, locations, and addresses for each meeting will be published in the Bullseye, Pahrump Valley Times, Lincoln County Record, Tonopah Times-Bonanza, and Las Vegas ReviewJournal newspapers a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to each meeting. Comments will be accepted at any time during the Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP). However, to ensure the Air Force has sufficient time to consider public input in the preparation of the Draft LEIS, scoping comments must be submitted no later than December 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Information on the NTTR Military Land Withdrawal and LEIS process can be accessed at the project Web site at www.nttrleis.com. The project Web site can be used to submit scoping comments to the Air Force, or comments and inquiries may also be submitted by mail or email to the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, 4430 Grissom Ave., Ste. 107, Nellis AFB, NV 89191 or by email at 99ABW.PAOutreach@us.af.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current NTTR land withdrawal expires in November, 2021. In accordance with the Military Lands Withdrawal Act of 1999, the Air Force has notified Congress of a continuing military need for the NTTR withdrawal. Military land withdrawal applications have been prepared and submitted to Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The segregation of lands proposed for military withdrawal are addressed in a separate BLM Federal Register notice. The Air Force LEIS supports Congressional decision-making for the proposed military land withdrawal and will be programmatic in nature, adding value by setting out a broad view of environmental impacts and alternatives for Congress to consider. Following Congressional action on the NTTR land withdrawal proposals, site specific proposals based on particular DoD or Air Force defined needs for the range would be evaluated with the appropriate level of tiered or supplemental NEPA. In particular, the LEIS will analyze alternatives for military land withdrawal of the NTTR to improve the range capacity and capability to support military test and training requirements now and into the future. The LEIS will assess the potential environmental consequences of the proposal to extend the existing NTTR military land E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 165 (Thursday, August 25, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE816


Permanent Advisory Committee To Advise the U.S. Commissioners to 
the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission; Meeting 
Announcement

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a public meeting of the Permanent Advisory 
Committee (PAC) to advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission for 
the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the 
Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC) on September 14, 2016. 
Meeting topics are provided under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
of this notice. The meeting will be held via conference call. Members 
of the public may submit written comments; comments may be submitted up 
to 3 days in advance of the meeting. Mail comments to Emily Crigler at 
the address provided in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
below.

DATES: The meeting of the PAC will be held via conference call on 
September 14, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. HST (or until business is 
concluded).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be conducted via conference call. 
For details on how to call in to the conference line, please contact 
Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808-
725-5036; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov. Documents to be considered by 
the PAC will be sent out via email in advance of the conference call. 
Please submit contact information to Emily Crigler (telephone: 808-725-
5036; email: emily.crigler@noaa.gov) at least 3 days in advance of the 
call to receive documents via email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Crigler, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Regional Office; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818; 
telephone: 808-725-5036; facsimile: 808-725-5215; email: 
emily.crigler@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Western and

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Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 
et seq.), the Permanent Advisory Committee, or PAC, has been formed to 
advise the U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. Members of the PAC have 
been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the 
U.S. Commissioners to the WCPFC. The PAC supports the work of the U.S. 
National Section to the WCPFC in an advisory capacity. The U.S. 
National Section is made up of the U.S. Commissioners and the 
Department of State. NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office provides 
administrative and technical support to the PAC in cooperation with the 
Department of State. More information on the WCPFC, established under 
the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory 
Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, can be found on 
the WCPFC Web site: http://wcpfc.int/.

Meeting Topics

    The purpose of the September 14, 2016, conference call is to 
discuss outcomes of the 2016 regular session of the WCPFC Scientific 
Committee (SC12) and to begin soliciting comments on the recently 
distributed Chair's paper on Harvest Strategy Management Objectives and 
a Consultative Draft of a Bridging CMM on Tropical Tunas to succeed CMM 
2015-01.

Special Accommodations

    The conference call is accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Emily Crigler at 808-725-5036 at least ten 
working days prior to the meeting.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 6902 et seq.

    Dated: August 22, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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