Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 67982-67983 [2016-23802]

Download as PDF 67982 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices serious injury to occur. In addition, the planned activity would not occur in areas (and/or times) of significance for the marine mammal populations potentially affected by the exercises (e.g., feeding or resting areas, reproductive areas), and the activities would only occur in a small part of their overall range, so the impact of any potential temporary displacement would be negligible and animals would be expected to return to the area after the cessations of activities. Although the planned activity could result in Level A (PTS only) and Level B (behavioral disturbance and TTS) harassment of marine mammals, the level of harassment is not anticipated to impact rates of recruitment or survival of marine mammals because the number of exposed animals is expected to be low due to the short-term (i.e., four hours a day or less on one day) and site-specific nature of the activity. We do not anticipate that the effects would be detrimental to rates of recruitment and survival because we do not expect serious or extended behavioral responses that would result in energetic effects at the level to impact fitness. Based on the analysis contained herein of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat, and taking into consideration the implementation of the mitigation and monitoring measures, and the short duration of the activities, NMFS finds that 86 FWS’s LRS WSEP operations will result in the incidental take of marine mammals, by Level A and Level B harassment, and that the taking from the LRS WSEP exercises will have a negligible impact on the affected species or stocks. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Impact on Availability of Affected Species or Stock for Taking for Subsistence Uses There are no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Endangered Species Act (ESA) No marine mammal species listed under the ESA are expected to be affected by these activities. Therefore, NMFS has determined that a section 7 consultation under the ESA is not required. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NMFS prepared an EA in accordance with the NEPA. NMFS determined that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 these activities will not have a significant effect on the human environment and signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in September 2016. Authorization As a result of these determinations, NMFS has issued an IHA to 86 FWS for conducting LRS WSEP activities, for a period of one year from the date of issuance, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: September 27, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23725 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE923 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). DATES: The SSC will meet 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, October 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel, 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403; phone: (843) 723–3000 or (800) 968– 3569. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571– 4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@ safmc.net. SUMMARY: The following agenda items will be addressed by the SSC during this meeting: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. NMFS Stock Assessment Prioritization tool application to selected South Atlantic stocks. 2. Receive an update on Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) activities. 3. Receive an update on 2015 Landings, Annual Catch Limits (ACLs), Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs) and Accountability Measures (AMs). 4. Discuss modifications to the ABC Control Rule. 5. Further consider the SEDAR stock assessment update and fishing level recommendations for Golden Tilefish. 6. Review Snapper Grouper Amendment 43, including Red Snapper reference points, consider fishing level recommendations, and reliability of NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Recreational Information Program estimates. 7. Review a study on Black Sea Bass commercial pot mesh size. 8. Review the draft Council management analysis review process. 9. Consider fishing level recommendations for Spiny Lobster. 10. Review Snapper Grouper Amendment 41 for Mutton Snapper. 11. Discuss proposed topics for the next National SSC meeting. 12. Receive an update on the Council’s work plan and current amendments. 13. Discuss revisions to the SSC Public Comment Policy. 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 identified in this notice 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Written comment on SSC agenda topics is to be distributed to the Committee through the Council office. Written comment to be considered by the SSC shall be provided to the Council office no later than one week prior to an SSC meeting. The deadline for submission of written comment is 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Two opportunities for comment on agenda items will be provided during the SSC meeting and noted on the agenda. The first will be at the beginning of the meeting, and the second near the conclusion, when the SSC reviews its recommendations. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 28, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23802 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE920 subject of formal action during the meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2425 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Salmon Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will hold a joint methodology review meeting with the Salmon Technical Team. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 1 p.m. until business for the day is complete. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Large Conference Room of the Pacific Council. Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, Pacific Council; (503) 820–2414. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the methodology review meeting is to discuss and review proposed changes to analytical methods used in salmon management. Recommendations from the methodology review meeting will be presented at the November 13–21, 2016 Council meeting in Garden Grove, CA where the Council is scheduled to take final action on the proposals. One topic, a forecast model for Sacramento River winter Chinook, was adopted by the Council at their September 12–20, 2016 meeting in Boise, ID for consideration at the methodology review meeting. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the Dated: September 28, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23801 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE664 67983 above-named applicant. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 20481 authorizes filming California sea lions along the California ˜ coast and offshore from Point Ano Nuevo south to the Channel Islands. Up to 1000 California sea lions may be approached for filming from land, vessel, and underwater (snorkelers or scuba divers). In addition, up to1000 long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) and 1000 shortbeaked common dolphins (D. delphis) may be incidentally harassed and filmed during operations. The permit expires on August 31, 2017. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: September 27, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23723 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] Marine Mammals; File No. 20481 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Natural History Unit, 23 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, United Kingdom, commercial and educational photography on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosa ´ Gonzalez or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 25, 2016, notice was published in the Federal Register (81 FR 48394) that a request for a permit to commercial and educational photography on California sea lions had been submitted by the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE918 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific & Statistical Committee 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. SUMMARY: This meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Boston Logan, DATES: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 191 (Monday, October 3, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23802]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE923


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC).

DATES: The SSC will meet 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 
2016; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016; and 8:30 
a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, October 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel, 
170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403; phone: (843) 723-3000 or 
(800) 968-3569.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; 
phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; 
email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following agenda items will be addressed 
by the SSC during this meeting:
    1. NMFS Stock Assessment Prioritization tool application to 
selected South Atlantic stocks.
    2. Receive an update on Southeast Data, Assessment and Review 
(SEDAR) activities.
    3. Receive an update on 2015 Landings, Annual Catch Limits (ACLs), 
Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs) and Accountability Measures (AMs).
    4. Discuss modifications to the ABC Control Rule.
    5. Further consider the SEDAR stock assessment update and fishing 
level recommendations for Golden Tilefish.
    6. Review Snapper Grouper Amendment 43, including Red Snapper 
reference points, consider fishing level recommendations, and 
reliability of NOAA Fisheries' Marine Recreational Information Program 
estimates.
    7. Review a study on Black Sea Bass commercial pot mesh size.
    8. Review the draft Council management analysis review process.
    9. Consider fishing level recommendations for Spiny Lobster.
    10. Review Snapper Grouper Amendment 41 for Mutton Snapper.
    11. Discuss proposed topics for the next National SSC meeting.
    12. Receive an update on the Council's work plan and current 
amendments.
    13. Discuss revisions to the SSC Public Comment Policy.
    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 identified in this notice 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 intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.
    Written comment on SSC agenda topics is to be distributed to the 
Committee through the Council office. Written comment to be considered 
by the SSC shall be provided to the Council office no later than one 
week prior to an SSC meeting. The deadline for submission of written 
comment is 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Two opportunities for 
comment on agenda items will be provided during the SSC meeting and 
noted on the agenda. The first will be at the beginning of the meeting, 
and the second near the conclusion, when the SSC reviews its 
recommendations.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for auxiliary

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aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 
business days prior to the meeting.
    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject 
to change.

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

    Dated: September 28, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-23802 Filed 9-30-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P