New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 59194-59195 [2016-20688]

Download as PDF 59194 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS— Continued jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Groundfish Advisory Subpanel ........................... Groundfish Management Team ................................. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ................. Highly Migratory Species Management Team ........... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 7—Sunday, September 18, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation Groundfish Advisory Subpanel ........................... Groundfish Management Team ................................. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ................. Highly Migratory Species Management Team ........... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 8—Monday, September 19, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ................. Highly Migratory Species Management Team ........... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 9—Tuesday, September 20, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 8 a.m. 8 a.m. Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB) 8 a.m. AGENCY: 8 a.m. Ad hoc 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 8 a.m. forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). 8 a.m. OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean 8 a.m. exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic and 8 a.m. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ad hoc Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) activities; federal ocean 7 a.m. exploration partners, including the 7 a.m. Cooperative Institute for Ocean 7 a.m. Exploration, Research, and Technology, the Office of Naval Research, and 8 a.m. NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System program; advising NOAA on 8 a.m. out-year budget development with Ad hoc respect to ocean exploration; and other matters as described in the agenda 7 a.m. found on the OEAB Web site at http:// 7 a.m. oeab.noaa.gov. 7 a.m. TIME AND DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, Although non-emergency issues not 2016 from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. EDT, and contained in this agenda may come Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from before this Council for discussion, those 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT. issues may not be the subject of formal ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Council action during this meeting. the Boeing Company, 929 Long Bridge Council action will be restricted to those Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. issues specifically listed in this notice STATUS: The meeting will be open to the and any issues arising after publication public with a 30 minute public of this notice that require emergency comment period on Tuesday, September action under section 305(c) of the 13, 2016 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Magnuson-Stevens Fishery EDT (please check the agenda on the Conservation and Management Act, Web site to confirm the time). The provided the public has been notified of public may listen to the meeting and the Council’s intent to take final action provide comments during the public to address the emergency. comment period via teleconference. Special Accommodations Dial-in information may be found on the meeting agenda posted to the OEAB These meetings are physically Web site. accessible to people with disabilities. The OEAB expects that public Requests for sign language statements at its meetings will not be interpretation or other auxiliary aids repetitive of previously submitted should be directed to Mr. Kris verbal or written statements. In general, Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least each individual or group making a 5 days prior to the meeting date. verbal presentation will be limited to Dated: August 24, 2016. three minutes. The Designated Federal Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Officer must receive written comments Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable by September 1, 2016 to provide Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. sufficient time for OEAB review. [FR Doc. 2016–20646 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] Written comments received after BILLING CODE 3510–22–P September 1, 2016 will be distributed to VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer (see below) by September 1, 2016. Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526–6950. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as the NOAA Administrator requests. OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all facets of ocean exploration—from advanced technology to citizen exploration. In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration—a network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities for ocean exploration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 24, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–20708 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE844 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740; phone: (774) 634–2000; fax: (774) 634–2001. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agenda Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 24, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20688 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE846 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Notice; public meeting. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. and conclude by 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, 550 Light 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. Agenda items to be discussed at the SSC meeting include: Review fishery performance report and multi-year ABC specifications for spiny dogfish; and discuss MAFMC risk policy and assignment of CVs for Mid-Atlantic stock assessments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 24, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20690 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE848 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Advisory Panel will review preliminary 2016 scallop survey results and discuss initial recommendations from the Scallop Plan Development Team (PDT) for FY 2017 and FY 2018 (default) fishery specifications (Framework 28). They plan to review and provide input on Framework 28 management measures; which include: (1) Restricting the possession of shell stock inshore of the days-at-sea demarcation line north of 42°20′ N; (2) Modifying the process for distributing scallop fishery projected landing (ACL flowchart); (3) Modifying the Closed Area I AA boundary consistent with potential changes to habitat and groundfish mortality closures. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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 the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. VerDate Sep<11>2014 (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. 59195 Sfmt 4703 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will meet to provide input on an Amendment that could affect the longfin and Illex squid fisheries. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport, 2081 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 739–3000. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org will also have details on the proposed agenda and briefing materials. SUMMARY: The Advisory Panel will provide input on an Amendment to the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The amendment could reduce the capacities of the longfin squid and Illex squid fleets. The Council is considering this action because of concern that activation of latent capacity in the squid fisheries could lead to excessive fishing effort and increased catch of non-target species. Several other issues are being considered as well: (1) New permits for Maine/northern states; (2) re-evaluation of longfin squid trimesters; and (3) longfin squid buffer zones (e.g. 10 miles) beyond state waters in the area south of Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE844


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

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ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel to consider 
actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone 
(EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full 
Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:30 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 185 
MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740; phone: (774) 634-2000; fax: 
(774) 634-2001.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The Advisory Panel will review preliminary 2016 scallop survey 
results and discuss initial recommendations from the Scallop Plan 
Development Team (PDT) for FY 2017 and FY 2018 (default) fishery 
specifications (Framework 28). They plan to review and provide input on 
Framework 28 management measures; which include: (1) Restricting the 
possession of shell stock inshore of the days-at-sea demarcation line 
north of 42[deg]20' N; (2) Modifying the process for distributing 
scallop fishery projected landing (ACL flowchart); (3) Modifying the 
Closed Area I AA boundary consistent with potential changes to habitat 
and groundfish mortality closures. Other business will be discussed as 
necessary.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. 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 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 Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: August 24, 2016.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-20688 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]
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