Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting, 80016 [2016-27433]

Download as PDF 80016 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 15, 2016 / Notices State trade agencies and local and municipal governments to the Working Group. For purposes of this notice, a ‘‘State trade agency’’ is the lead official governmental trade promotion agency for a State, and includes separately established trade agencies as well as trade offices within a State agency or department or the Office of the Governor. A ‘‘local or municipal government’’ includes, but is not limited to, town, city, and county governments. The TPCC seeks representation of regionally diverse areas. Qualified individuals may selfnominate or be nominated by a senior level State government or local or municipal government official. To be considered, nominators should submit the following information: (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone and email address) for the nominee, the state trade agency that the nominee would represent or the local or municipal government the nominee would represent; (2) A resume or short biography of the nominee, including professional and academic credentials. (3) A statement of the nominee’s role in state, local, or municipal export promotion activities. Should more information be needed, TPCC staff will contact the nominee. If nominees are not an elected official, a letter may be requested from an elected official that indicates the nominee has been designated to participate in the Working Group on his or her behalf. Nominators should submit the above information via electronic transmission to StateandLocal@trade.gov. The submission must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on November 25, 2016. Nominations submitted in response to the prior notice, including those received after October 24, 2016, will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted. Dated: November 8, 2016. Patrick Kirwan, Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2016–27392 Filed 11–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–25–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF034 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:00 Nov 11, 2016 Jkt 241001 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will hold a public meeting of its Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee and its MSB Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to view the agenda see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Doubletree Baltimore-BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: 410–859–8400. There will be a listen-only Webinar link available, at http://www.mafmc.org/ council-events/dec-1-msb-committeeap-meeting. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 business days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 9, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–27433 Filed 11–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [0648–XE753] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Operation, Maintenance, and Repair of the Northeast Gateway Liquefied Natural Gas Port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral Facilities in Massachusetts Bay Agenda National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments and information. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee will meet jointly with the MSB Advisory Panel to develop recommendations on alternatives to include in an Amendment that could affect the squid fisheries. 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; (3) longfin squid buffer zones beyond state waters in the area south of Martha’s Vineyard/ Nantucket; and (4) revision of the goals and objectives of the MSB Fishery Management Plan. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s Web site, at www.mafmc.org, prior to the meeting. Additional information is also available at the Web page for this action: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/squidcapacity-amendment. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language NMFS has received a request from Excelerate Energy, L.P. (Excelerate) and Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tetra Tech), on behalf of the Northeast Gateway® Energy BridgeTM, L.P. (Northeast Gateway or NEG) and Algonquin Gas Transmission, L.L.C. (Algonquin) for an authorization to take small numbers of 14 species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to operating, maintaining, and repairing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral (Pipeline Lateral) facilities by NEG and Algonquin, in Massachusetts Bay. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to NEG and Algonquin to incidentally take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of marine mammals during the specified activity for a period of one year. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than December 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The mailbox address for PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-27433]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF034


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 (MAFMC) will hold 
a public meeting of its Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) 
Committee and its MSB Advisory Panel.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 10 
a.m. to 5 p.m., to view the agenda see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at The Doubletree Baltimore-BWI 
Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090; telephone: 
410-859-8400. There will be a listen-only Webinar link available, at 
http://www.mafmc.org/council-events/dec-1-msb-committee-ap-meeting.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Atlantic Mackerel, 
Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Committee will meet jointly with the MSB 
Advisory Panel to develop recommendations on alternatives to include in 
an Amendment that could affect the squid fisheries. 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; (3) longfin 
squid buffer zones beyond state waters in the area south of Martha's 
Vineyard/Nantucket; and (4) revision of the goals and objectives of the 
MSB Fishery Management Plan. A detailed agenda and background documents 
will be made available on the Council's Web site, at www.mafmc.org, 
prior to the meeting. Additional information is also available at the 
Web page for this action: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/squid-capacity-amendment.
    These meetings are 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 business days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: November 9, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-27433 Filed 11-14-16; 8:45 am]
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