Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 62477-62478 [2016-21730]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Notices decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// www.npfmc.org/. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 6, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21713 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE864 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 via webinar. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public hearing to solicit public comments on Electronic Reporting Requirements for For-Hire Vessels via webinar. SUMMARY: The meeting will convene Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar; you may register at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3181204175348645889. 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: Dr. John Froeschke, Fishery BiologistStatistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; john.froeschke@ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 gulfcouncil.org; telephone: (813) 348– 1630. The agenda for the following webinar is as follows: Council staff will brief the public on the Generic For-Hire Reporting Amendment. This Amendment would require electronic reporting for federally permitted for-hire vessels harvesting species managed in the Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) species in the Gulf of Mexico. Following the presentation, Council staff will open the meeting for questions and public comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting Adjourns Please register for Public Hearing: Generic Amendment to Require Electronic Reporting For-hire Vessels on September 28, 2016, 6 p.m. EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/3181204175348645889. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the Council’s file server. To access the file server, the URL is https:// public.gulfcouncil.org:5001/webman/ index.cgi, or go to the Council’s Web site and click on the File Server link in the lower left of the Council Web site (http://www.gulfcouncil.org). The username and password are both ‘‘gulfguest’’. Click on the ‘‘Library Folder’’, then scroll down to ‘‘Generic For-Hire Electronic Reporting’’. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the staff for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the staff will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Dated: September 6, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21728 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62477 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE874 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: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Logan Airport, 225 William McClellan Highway, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 569–5250. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The NTAP is a joint advisory panel of the Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils composed of Council members, fishing industry, academic, and government and non-government fisheries experts. The NTAP was established to bring commercial fishing, fisheries science, and fishery management professionals in the northeastern U.S. together to identify concerns about regional research survey performance and data, to identify methods to address or mitigate these concerns, and to promote mutual understanding and acceptance of the results of this work among their peers and in the broader community. Topics to be discussed at the meeting include membership changes; report of the NTAP Working Group meeting (August 2, 2016); results of witch flounder gear efficiency study and next steps for stock assessment; results of research on increasing the number of survey stations; group discussion on E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 62478 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Notices initial planning for 10 to 20-day field program; introduction of NEFSC Working Group on transition options (i.e., to transition to industry based sampling platforms—in full or in part); and next steps for NTAP including discussion about additional funding for future meetings. 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. Dated: September 6, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21730 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE779 General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; Conference Call Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: NMFS announces a conference call of the General Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the GAC on September 23, 2016. The meeting and call topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The conference call with the GAC and SAS will be held on September 23, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: The call will be held via conference line: 1–888–790–6181, passcode: 55049. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Debevec, West Coast Region, NMFS, at Taylor.Debevec@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act (16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.), as amended, asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of State (the State Department), appoints a GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC, and a SAS that advises the GAC. The U.S. Section consists of four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and representatives of the State Department, NOAA, Department of Commerce, other agencies of the U.S. Government, and other stakeholders. The purpose of the GAC is to advise the U.S. Section with respect to scientific research about, and management of, tuna and tuna-like species in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean conducted by the IATTC, with particular reference to development of U.S. policies, positions, and negotiating tactics. The purpose of the SAS is to advise the GAC on matters of science. NMFS West Coast Region provides administrative support for the GAC and SAS. The meetings of the GAC and SAS shall generally be open to the public, unless the meetings go into executive session for specific topics. The time and manner of public comment will be at the discretion of the chairs for the GAC and SAS. The 90th meeting of the IATTC was held in La Jolla, CA, from June 27 to July 1, 2016, but not all agenda items were addressed and the meeting was temporarily adjourned. As such, the 90th meeting of the IATTC will be resumed from October 12 to October 14, 2016, in La Jolla, CA. For more information on the resumed meeting, please visit the IATTC’s Web site: https://www.iattc.org/ MeetingsENG.htm. GAC and SAS Call Topics The call topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Formulation of advice on issues that may arise at the resumed 90th meeting of the IATTC, including the IATTC staff’s recommended conservation measures, U.S. proposals, and proposals from other IATTC members; and 2. Other issues as they arise. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Taylor Debevec (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by September 16, 2016. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. Dated: September 6, 2016. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21765 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE865 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 via webinar. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting via webinar of its Data Collection Technical Committee. DATES: The meeting will convene Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar; you may register at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 5388009774335661059. 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: Dr. John Froeschke, Fishery BiologistStatistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; john.froeschke@ gulfcouncil.org; telephone: (813) 348– 1630. SUMMARY: The items of discussion on the agenda are as follows: The Data Collection Technical Committee will meet to discuss the minimum data elements necessary to implement electronic reporting of forhire fisheries data in the Gulf of Mexico. The Technical Committee will review data elements collected by existing forhire programs in the Gulf and other regions as well as the data elements recommended for consideration by the National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office. The objectives are to improve timeliness and data quality of fisheries data from the federal for-hire sector that will be used to support fisheries science and management. The Technical Committee is expected to discuss and provide recommendations to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council regarding about the minimum data elements to achieve the goals of the program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting Adjourns Please register for Data Collection Technical Committee meeting on Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9 a.m. EDT at: https:// E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 175 (Friday, September 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62477-62478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21730]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE874


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 (MAFMC) 
Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will hold a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Boston 
Logan Airport, 225 William McClellan Highway, Boston, MA 02128; 
telephone: (617) 569-5250.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, 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:

Agenda

    The NTAP is a joint advisory panel of the Mid-Atlantic and New 
England Fishery Management Councils composed of Council members, 
fishing industry, academic, and government and non-government fisheries 
experts. The NTAP was established to bring commercial fishing, 
fisheries science, and fishery management professionals in the 
northeastern U.S. together to identify concerns about regional research 
survey performance and data, to identify methods to address or mitigate 
these concerns, and to promote mutual understanding and acceptance of 
the results of this work among their peers and in the broader 
community. Topics to be discussed at the meeting include membership 
changes; report of the NTAP Working Group meeting (August 2, 2016); 
results of witch flounder gear efficiency study and next steps for 
stock assessment; results of research on increasing the number of 
survey stations; group discussion on

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initial planning for 10 to 20-day field program; introduction of NEFSC 
Working Group on transition options (i.e., to transition to industry 
based sampling platforms--in full or in part); and next steps for NTAP 
including discussion about additional funding for future meetings.

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.

    Dated: September 6, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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