Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel, 78568-78570 [2016-26943]

Download as PDF 78568 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2016 / Notices room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits Permitting and Compliance Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2327, email: Colin.D.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Giant reed (Arundo donax), a native of the Mediterranean and Middle East, has become one of the most pervasive non-native plants to invade the riparian areas of the Southwest United States, especially in California and the Rio Grande area of Texas. 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The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b); and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of November 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26937 Filed 11–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE985 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill approximately one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for membership on the HMS AP. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before December 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • Email: HMSAP.Nominations@ noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following identifier: ‘‘HMS AP Nominations.’’ • Mail: Margo Schulze-Haugen, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided that the Secretary may establish Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment for any highly migratory species fishery that is under the Secretary’s authority. NMFS has consulted with the HMS AP on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999); the HMS FMP (April 1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (December 2003); the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (October 2006); Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (April and October 2008, February and September 2009, May and September 2010, April and September 2011, March and September 2012, January and September 2013, April and September 2014, March and September 2015, and March and September 2016); among other relevant fishery management issues. Procedures and Guidelines A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel Nomination packages should include: 1. The name of the nominee and a description of his/her interest in HMS or HMS fisheries, or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, tunas, or billfish; 2. Contact information, including mailing address, phone, and email of the nominee; 3. A statement of background and/or qualifications; 4. A written commitment that the nominee shall actively participate in good faith, and consistent with ethics obligations, in the meetings and tasks of the HMS AP; and 5. A list of outreach resources that the nominee has at his/her disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups. Qualifications for HMS AP Membership Qualification for membership includes one or more of the following: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2016 / Notices (1) Experience in HMS recreational fisheries; (2) experience in HMS commercial fisheries; (3) experience in fishery-related industries (e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a private, non-governmental, regional, national, or international organization representing marine fisheries, or environmental, governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS. Tenure for the HMS AP Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately one-third of the members’ terms expiring on December 31 of each year. Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2017 and expiring December 2019. B. Participants Nominations for the HMS AP will be accepted to allow representation from commercial and recreational fishing interests, academic/scientific interests, and the environmental/nongovernmental organization community, who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 members representing environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each HMS AP member serves a 3-year term with approximately one-third of the total number of seats (33) expiring on 78569 December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 3 commercial, 5 recreational, and 2 environmental organization vacancies by December 31, 2016. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors. NMFS also considers species expertise and representation from the fishing regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean) to ensure the diversity and balance of the AP. Table 1 includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector, region, and species with terms that are expiring identified in bold. It is not meant to indicate that NMFS will only consider persons who have expertise in the species or fishing regions that are listed. Rather, NMFS will aim toward having as diverse and balanced an AP as possible. TABLE 1—CURRENT REPRESENTATION ON THE HMS AP BY SECTOR, REGION, AND SPECIES [Terms that are expiring or for whom current members are stepping down are in bold. NMFS tries to maintain diversity and balance in representation among fishing regions and species] Date appointed Fishing region Species Academic ........................................ Academic ........................................ Academic ........................................ Academic ........................................ Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Commercial ..................................... Environmental ................................. Environmental ................................. Environmental ................................. Environmental ................................. Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... Recreational .................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Sector All ................................................... All ................................................... Southeast/Gulf of Mexico ............... Southeast ....................................... Mid-Atlantic .................................... Northeast ........................................ Gulf of Mexico ................................ Gulf of Mexico ................................ Mid-Atlantic .................................... Northeast ........................................ Gulf of Mexico ................................ Northeast ........................................ Northeast ........................................ Southeast ....................................... Southeast ....................................... Northeast ........................................ All ................................................... All ................................................... All ................................................... All ................................................... Northeast ........................................ Northeast ........................................ Mid-Atlantic .................................... Southeast ....................................... Gulf of Mexico ................................ Gulf of Mexico/Southeast ............... Mid-Atlantic .................................... Mid-Atlantic .................................... Northeast ........................................ Northeast ........................................ Mid-Atlantic .................................... Southeast ....................................... Swordfish/Tuna .............................. Tuna ............................................... Shark .............................................. Swordfish/HMS .............................. HMS/Shark ..................................... Swordfish/Tuna .............................. Shark .............................................. Shark .............................................. HMS ............................................... Tuna/Swordfish .............................. Tuna/Swordfish .............................. Tuna ............................................... Tuna ............................................... Shark .............................................. Swordfish/Tuna .............................. Tuna ............................................... Tuna ............................................... HMS ............................................... Shark .............................................. HMS ............................................... HMS ............................................... Tuna ............................................... HMS ............................................... Billfish ............................................. HMS ............................................... Billfish ............................................. Shark .............................................. Tuna ............................................... Tuna/Shark ..................................... HMS ............................................... HMS ............................................... Billfish/HMS .................................... The intent is to have a group that, as a whole, reflects an appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests given the responsibilities of the HMS AP. Five additional members on the HMS AP include one member representing VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 each of the following Councils: New England Fishery Management Council, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1/1/2015 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2014 1/1/2014 1/1/2014 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2014 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2016 1/1/2013 1/1/2014 1/1/2014 1/1/2014 1/1/2014 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2016 Date term expires 12/31/2017 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2016 12/31/2016 12/31/2016 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2016 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2018 12/31/2016 12/31/2016 12/31/2016 12/31/2016 12/31/2016 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2017 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 12/31/2018 Council. The HMS AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission). E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 78570 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2016 / Notices CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by December 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: CPSC Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–6974, or emailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified by Docket No. CPSC–2010–0041. In addition, written comments also should be submitted at http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2010–0041, or by mail/hand delivery/courier (for paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions), preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. [Docket No. CPSC–2010–0041] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including technical assistance, for the HMS AP. However, NMFS will not compensate participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs related to the HMS AP meetings. C. Meeting Schedule Meetings of the HMS AP will be held as frequently as necessary but are routinely held twice each year—once in the spring, and once in the fall. The meetings may be held in conjunction with public hearings. Dated: November 3, 2016. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26943 Filed 11–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Collection of Information; Proposed Extension of Approval; Comment Request—Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information for the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of approval of this collection of SUMMARY: For further information contact: Robert H. Squibb, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7815, or by email to: rsquibb@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of August 19, 2016 (81 FR 55449), the CPSC published a notice in accordance with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This notice announced CPSC’s intention to seek extension of approval of a collection of information for a database on the safety of consumer products and other products and substances regulated by the Commission (Database), as required by section 212 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). We received one general comment in support of the Database in response to the August 19 notice. The commenter noted that the existence of the Database may reduce FOIA requests. Nothing in the comment addressed CPSC’s burden analysis. Accordingly, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of the collection of information for the Database without change. A. Background Section 212 of the CPSIA added section 6A to the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), which requires the Commission to establish and maintain a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other products or substances regulated by the Commission. Among other things, section 6A of the CPSA requires the Commission to collect reports of harm from the public for potential publication in the publicly available Database, and to collect and publish comments about reports of harm from manufacturers. 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Estimated Annual Burden for Respondents We estimate the burden of this collection of information as follows: TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN FOR REPORTS OF HARM Number of respondents Collection type Response frequency 1 Total annual responses Minutes per response Total burden, in hours 2 6,582 2,632 780 1.03 1.01 6.67 6,790 2,643 5,206 12 10 20 1,358 441 1,735 Total .............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Reports of Harm—submitted through Web site .................. Reports of Harm—submitted by phone ............................... Reports of Harm—submitted by mail, email, fax ................. 9,994 ........................ 14,639 ........................ 3,534 1 Frequency of responses is calculated by dividing the number of responses by the number of respondents. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 2 Numbers PO 00000 have been rounded. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 8, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE985


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel

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

ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the 
comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing 
Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, 
swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill 
approximately one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year 
appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational 
and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, 
academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for 
membership on the HMS AP.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before December 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the Advisory 
Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of 
the following methods:
     Email: HMSAP.Nominations@noaa.gov. Include in the subject 
line the following identifier: ``HMS AP Nominations.''
     Mail: Margo Schulze-Haugen, Highly Migratory Species 
Management Division, NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427-8503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Introduction

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the 
Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104-297, provided that the 
Secretary may establish Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and 
evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment for any highly migratory species 
fishery that is under the Secretary's authority. NMFS has consulted 
with the HMS AP on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999); the 
HMS FMP (April 1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (December 2003); the 
2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (October 2006); Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 
5b, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (April and 
October 2008, February and September 2009, May and September 2010, 
April and September 2011, March and September 2012, January and 
September 2013, April and September 2014, March and September 2015, and 
March and September 2016); among other relevant fishery management 
issues.

Procedures and Guidelines

A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel

    Nomination packages should include:
    1. The name of the nominee and a description of his/her interest in 
HMS or HMS fisheries, or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, 
tunas, or billfish;
    2. Contact information, including mailing address, phone, and email 
of the nominee;
    3. A statement of background and/or qualifications;
    4. A written commitment that the nominee shall actively participate 
in good faith, and consistent with ethics obligations, in the meetings 
and tasks of the HMS AP; and
    5. A list of outreach resources that the nominee has at his/her 
disposal to communicate HMS issues to various interest groups.

Qualifications for HMS AP Membership

    Qualification for membership includes one or more of the following:

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(1) Experience in HMS recreational fisheries; (2) experience in HMS 
commercial fisheries; (3) experience in fishery-related industries 
(e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the 
scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a 
private, non-governmental, regional, national, or international 
organization representing marine fisheries, or environmental, 
governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS.

Tenure for the HMS AP

    Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately 
one-third of the members' terms expiring on December 31 of each year. 
Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2017 and expiring 
December 2019.

B. Participants

    Nominations for the HMS AP will be accepted to allow representation 
from commercial and recreational fishing interests, academic/scientific 
interests, and the environmental/non-governmental organization 
community, who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS 
fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, 
consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members 
representing recreational interests, 4 members representing 
environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and the 
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each HMS AP member serves a 3-year term 
with approximately one-third of the total number of seats (33) expiring 
on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 3 commercial, 5 
recreational, and 2 environmental organization vacancies by December 
31, 2016. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on 
maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors. NMFS 
also considers species expertise and representation from the fishing 
regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and 
Caribbean) to ensure the diversity and balance of the AP. Table 1 
includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector, region, 
and species with terms that are expiring identified in bold. It is not 
meant to indicate that NMFS will only consider persons who have 
expertise in the species or fishing regions that are listed. Rather, 
NMFS will aim toward having as diverse and balanced an AP as possible.

                  Table 1--Current Representation on the HMS AP by Sector, Region, and Species
   [Terms that are expiring or for whom current members are stepping down are in bold. NMFS tries to maintain
                   diversity and balance in representation among fishing regions and species]
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                                                                                                     Date term
              Sector                    Fishing region            Species         Date appointed      expires
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Academic..........................  All..................  Swordfish/Tuna.......        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Academic..........................  All..................  Tuna.................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Academic..........................  Southeast/Gulf of      Shark................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
                                     Mexico.
Academic..........................  Southeast............  Swordfish/HMS........        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Commercial........................  Mid-Atlantic.........  HMS/Shark............        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Commercial........................  Northeast............  Swordfish/Tuna.......        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Commercial........................  Gulf of Mexico.......  Shark................        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Commercial........................  Gulf of Mexico.......  Shark................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Commercial........................  Mid-Atlantic.........  HMS..................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Commercial........................  Northeast............  Tuna/Swordfish.......        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Commercial........................  Gulf of Mexico.......  Tuna/Swordfish.......        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Commercial........................  Northeast............  Tuna.................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Commercial........................  Northeast............  Tuna.................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Commercial........................  Southeast............  Shark................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Commercial........................  Southeast............  Swordfish/Tuna.......        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Commercial........................  Northeast............  Tuna.................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Environmental.....................  All..................  Tuna.................        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Environmental.....................  All..................  HMS..................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Environmental.....................  All..................  Shark................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Environmental.....................  All..................  HMS..................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Recreational......................  Northeast............  HMS..................        1/1/2013      12/31/2016
Recreational......................  Northeast............  Tuna.................        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Recreational......................  Mid-Atlantic.........  HMS..................        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Recreational......................  Southeast............  Billfish.............        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Recreational......................  Gulf of Mexico.......  HMS..................        1/1/2014      12/31/2016
Recreational......................  Gulf of Mexico/        Billfish.............        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
                                     Southeast.
Recreational......................  Mid-Atlantic.........  Shark................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Recreational......................  Mid-Atlantic.........  Tuna.................        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Recreational......................  Northeast............  Tuna/Shark...........        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Recreational......................  Northeast............  HMS..................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Recreational......................  Mid-Atlantic.........  HMS..................        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
Recreational......................  Southeast............  Billfish/HMS.........        1/1/2016      12/31/2018
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    The intent is to have a group that, as a whole, reflects an 
appropriate and equitable balance and mix of interests given the 
responsibilities of the HMS AP.
    Five additional members on the HMS AP include one member 
representing each of the following Councils: New England Fishery 
Management Council, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery 
Management Council, and the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. The 
HMS AP also includes 22 ex-officio participants: 20 representatives of 
the coastal states and two representatives of the interstate 
commissions (the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the 
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission).

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    NMFS will provide the necessary administrative support, including 
technical assistance, for the HMS AP. However, NMFS will not compensate 
participants with monetary support of any kind. Depending on 
availability of funds, members may be reimbursed for travel costs 
related to the HMS AP meetings.

C. Meeting Schedule

    Meetings of the HMS AP will be held as frequently as necessary but 
are routinely held twice each year--once in the spring, and once in the 
fall. The meetings may be held in conjunction with public hearings.

    Dated: November 3, 2016.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-26943 Filed 11-7-16; 8:45 am]
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