Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 59195-59196 [2016-20692]

Download as PDF 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 59196 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices Dated: August 24, 2016. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20692 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE773 Marine Mammals; File No. 20341 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Craig Matkin, North Gulf Oceanic Society, 3430 Main St., Suite B1, Homer, Alaska 99603, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on cetaceans. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before September 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 20341 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available 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. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may 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: Shasta McClenahan or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to continue a long-term research study of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Alaskan waters, focusing on population abundance, social structure, feeding behavior, and movement patterns. Other non-ESA listed cetacean species would be studied along the North Gulf Coast of Alaska in relation to U.S. Navy testing activities. Research methods include photo-identification, passive acoustics, collection of prey remains, morphometrics, biopsy sampling, and deployment of both suction cup and dart tags. Up to 2,000 killer whales may be photographed annually, with smaller numbers of whales receiving tags or biopsy sampled. Other species to be studied include gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Baird’s beaked whales (Berardius bairdii), Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris), and Stejneger’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon stenergeri). Prey remains may be collected from up to 25 each of the following carcasses: Minke whales, gray whale, harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), and Northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus). The permit would be valid for five years from the date of issuance. 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 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: August 24, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20614 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (SNCA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Department of Commerce (DOC) ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee open meeting. AGENCY: The Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (SNCA) was established by a Decision Memorandum, dated August 20, 2015. The Committee’s mission is to provide advice on sustained National Climate Assessment activities and products to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (Under Secretary), who will forward the advice to the Director of the Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP). The Committee will advise on the engagement of stakeholders and on sustained assessment activities and the quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report. Time and Date: (1) Public Hearing. The meeting will be held on September 13, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., September 14, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and September 15, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a 30-minute public comment period on September 13 from 4:25 to 4:55 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://snca advisorycommittee.noaa.gov/ Meetings.aspx for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda. (2) Written Public Comment. Written public comment regarding Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment meeting materials can be submitted to the Advisory Committee Executive Director’s Office by September 6, 2016, to provide sufficient time for Advisory Committee review. Written comments received by the Executive Director after September 6, 2016, will be distributed to the Advisory Committee and may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Place: The meeting will be held at Department of Commerce (DOC), Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB) Room 48019, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59195-59196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20692]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE848


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.

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.


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    Dated: August 24, 2016.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-20692 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]
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