Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Monitoring Service Providers, 89065-89066 [2016-29575]

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[FR Doc. 2016–29482 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF026 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Monitoring Service Providers National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of approved monitoring service providers. AGENCY: NMFS has approved five companies to provide at-sea monitoring services to Northeast multispecies SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89065 sectors in fishing years 2017 and 2018. Regulations implementing the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan require at-sea monitoring companies to apply to, and be approved by, NMFS in order to be eligible to provide at-sea monitoring services to sectors. This action will allow sectors to contract atsea monitoring services with any of the approver providers for fishing years 2017 and 2018. ADDRESSES: The list of NMFS-approved sector monitoring service providers are available at: http:// www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/ sustainable/species/multispecies/, or by sending a written request to: 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930, Attn: Kyle Molton. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Molton, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9236, fax (978) 281–9135, email Kyle.Molton@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendment 16 (75 FR 18262; April 9, 2010) to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) expanded the sector management program, including a requirement for industry-funded monitoring of catch by sector vessels. Framework Adjustment 48 to the FMP (78 FR 26118; May 3, 2013) revised the goals and objectives for sector monitoring programs. Sectors must employ approved independent third-party monitoring companies to provide at-sea monitoring services to their vessels. Standards for Approving At-Sea Monitoring Service Providers We are transitioning from an annual approval process to biennial approval to provide sectors additional stability and flexibility in negotiating contracts with monitoring companies. Applications approved this year will cover both fishing year 2017 and fishing year 2018 (May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2019). There will be an opportunity in 2017 for additional monitoring companies to apply for approval to provide services in fishing year 2018. The regulations at 50 CFR 648.87(b)(4) describe the criteria for approval of atsea monitoring service providers. We approve service providers based on: (1) Completeness and sufficiency of applications; (2) determination of the applicant’s ability to meet the performance requirements of a sector monitoring service provider; and (3) documented successful performance in the prior fishing year. We can disapprove any previously approved service provider during the fishing year if the provider fails to meet the performance standards, including E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 89066 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices required coverage levels. We must notify service providers of disapproval in writing. Approved Monitoring Service Providers We received complete applications from five companies: A.I.S., Inc.; East West Technical Services, LLC; MRAG Americas, Inc.; Fathom Research, LLC; and ACD USA Ltd. These five companies were approved for fishing year 2016. We approve all five companies to provide at-sea monitoring services in fishing years 2017 and 2018 because they have met the application requirements, documented their ability to comply with service provider standards, and have met the service provider performance criteria to date in fishing year 2016. TABLE 1—APPROVED FISHING YEAR 2016 PROVIDERS Provider name Address Phone Fax ACD USA Ltd ..................................... 1801 Hollis St., Suite 1220, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B35 3N4. 14 Barnabas Rd., P.O. Box 1009, Marion, MA 02738. 1415 Corona Ln., Vero Beach, FL 32963. 1213 Purchase St., Suite 302, New Bedford, MA 02740. 1810 Shadetree Circle, Anchorage, AK 99502. 902–749–5107 902–749–4552 www.atlanticcatchdata.ca. 508–990–9054 508–990–9055 aisobservers.com. 860–910–4957 860–223–6005 www.ewts.com. 508–990–0997 508–991–7372 www.fathomresearchllc.com. 978–768–3880 978–768–3878 www.mragamericas.com. A.I.S., Inc ............................................ East West Technical Services, LLC .. Fathom Research, LLC ...................... MRAG Americas, Inc ......................... Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 6, 2016. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–29575 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE. Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mr. Kerry Griffin, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820–2409. RIN 0648–XE954 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The primary purposes of the work session are to review and continue development of a final analysis and fishery management plan (FMP) language for small-scale fisheries, in preparation for Council final action in April 2017; explore potential changes to CPS management categories; consider potential for periodic review of monitored stock harvest specifications and management measures; discuss ecosystem information and concerns as they relate to CPS management, forage needs, and other ecosystem needs; and workload planning for 2017 and 2018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF078 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (work session). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a work session of its Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Management Team (CPSMT). The work session is open to the public. DATES: The work session will be held Tuesday–Thursday, January 17–19, 2017. The meeting will begin the first day at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, and at 8 a.m. each following day. The meeting will adjourn each day at 5 p.m., or when business for the day has been completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Plankton Room of the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037–1508. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 Website National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Breakwater Replacement Project in Eastport, Maine National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–29508 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] NMFS has received a request from the Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT) for authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to in-water construction activities from the Eastport Breakwater Replacement Project (EBRP) in Eastport, ME. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the ME DOT to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than January 9, 2017. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam (858) 546–7170 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Dated: December 6, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 SUMMARY: Comments on the applications should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF026


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern 
United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Approved Monitoring 
Service Providers

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

ACTION: Notice of approved monitoring service providers.

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SUMMARY: NMFS has approved five companies to provide at-sea monitoring 
services to Northeast multispecies sectors in fishing years 2017 and 
2018. Regulations implementing the Northeast Multispecies Fishery 
Management Plan require at-sea monitoring companies to apply to, and be 
approved by, NMFS in order to be eligible to provide at-sea monitoring 
services to sectors. This action will allow sectors to contract at-sea 
monitoring services with any of the approver providers for fishing 
years 2017 and 2018.

ADDRESSES: The list of NMFS-approved sector monitoring service 
providers are available at: http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/sustainable/species/multispecies/, or by sending a written request to: 55 Great Republic 
Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930, Attn: Kyle Molton.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Molton, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9236, fax (978) 281-9135, email 
Kyle.Molton@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendment 16 (75 FR 18262; April 9, 2010) to 
the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) expanded the 
sector management program, including a requirement for industry-funded 
monitoring of catch by sector vessels. Framework Adjustment 48 to the 
FMP (78 FR 26118; May 3, 2013) revised the goals and objectives for 
sector monitoring programs. Sectors must employ approved independent 
third-party monitoring companies to provide at-sea monitoring services 
to their vessels.

Standards for Approving At-Sea Monitoring Service Providers

    We are transitioning from an annual approval process to biennial 
approval to provide sectors additional stability and flexibility in 
negotiating contracts with monitoring companies. Applications approved 
this year will cover both fishing year 2017 and fishing year 2018 (May 
1, 2017, through April 30, 2019). There will be an opportunity in 2017 
for additional monitoring companies to apply for approval to provide 
services in fishing year 2018.
    The regulations at 50 CFR 648.87(b)(4) describe the criteria for 
approval of at-sea monitoring service providers. We approve service 
providers based on: (1) Completeness and sufficiency of applications; 
(2) determination of the applicant's ability to meet the performance 
requirements of a sector monitoring service provider; and (3) 
documented successful performance in the prior fishing year. We can 
disapprove any previously approved service provider during the fishing 
year if the provider fails to meet the performance standards, including

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required coverage levels. We must notify service providers of 
disapproval in writing.

Approved Monitoring Service Providers

    We received complete applications from five companies: A.I.S., 
Inc.; East West Technical Services, LLC; MRAG Americas, Inc.; Fathom 
Research, LLC; and ACD USA Ltd. These five companies were approved for 
fishing year 2016. We approve all five companies to provide at-sea 
monitoring services in fishing years 2017 and 2018 because they have 
met the application requirements, documented their ability to comply 
with service provider standards, and have met the service provider 
performance criteria to date in fishing year 2016.

                                                      Table 1--Approved Fishing Year 2016 Providers
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              Provider name                          Address                 Phone            Fax                            Website
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ACD USA Ltd..............................  1801 Hollis St., Suite         902-749-5107    902-749-4552  www.atlanticcatchdata.ca.
                                            1220, Halifax, Nova
                                            Scotia, Canada B35 3N4.
A.I.S., Inc..............................  14 Barnabas Rd., P.O. Box      508-990-9054    508-990-9055  aisobservers.com.
                                            1009, Marion, MA 02738.
East West Technical Services, LLC........  1415 Corona Ln., Vero          860-910-4957    860-223-6005  www.ewts.com.
                                            Beach, FL 32963.
Fathom Research, LLC.....................  1213 Purchase St., Suite       508-990-0997    508-991-7372  www.fathomresearchllc.com.
                                            302, New Bedford, MA 02740.
MRAG Americas, Inc.......................  1810 Shadetree Circle,         978-768-3880    978-768-3878  www.mragamericas.com.
                                            Anchorage, AK 99502.
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    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: December 6, 2016.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-29575 Filed 12-8-16; 8:45 am]
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