Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 90788-90789 [2016-30088]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 90788 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Notices Willamette River to NMFS, pursuant to Limit 5 of the 4(d) rule for salmon and steelhead promulgated under the ESA (65 FR 42422; July 10, 2000). Before a decision is made by NMFS on these HGMPs, NEPA requires Federal agencies to conduct environmental analyses of proposed actions to fully consider their effects on the human environment. NMFS’s action of evaluating USACE’s HGMPs under Limit 5 of the 4(d) Rule is a major Federal action subject to environmental review under NEPA. Therefore, NMFS is seeking public input on the scope of the required NEPA analysis, including the range of reasonable alternatives, recommendations for relevant analysis methods, and information associated with impacts of the alternatives to the resources listed below or other relevant resources. The hatchery programs considered in the analysis are those rearing and releasing North Santiam, South Santiam, McKenzie, and Middle Fork Willamette hatchery spring Chinook salmon. The EIS will also consider the potential effects of the current summer steelhead program. Hatchery fish are released into the following waterbodies: North Santiam River, South Santiam River, McKenzie River, Middle Fork Willamette River, Molalla River, and Coast Fork Willamette River. A list of all of the hatchery programs, including links to the HGMPs undergoing public comment, is available online (see ADDRESSES). NMFS will perform an environmental review of the hatchery salmon and steelhead programs and prepare an EIS that will evaluate potentially significant direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on the following resources identified to have a potential for effect from the proposed action: • Water quantity and water quality • Fish and wildlife species and their habitats • Socioeconomics • Environmental Justice • Cumulative impacts NMFS will rigorously explore and objectively evaluate a full range of reasonable alternatives in the EIS, including the proposed action (implementation of USACE’s HGMPs) and a no-action alternative. Additional alternatives could include a reduction in artificial production and/or elimination of the hatchery programs. For all potentially significant impacts, the EIS will identify measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the impacts, where feasible, to a level below significance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 Request for Comments NMFS provides this notice to: (1) advise other agencies and the public of its plans to analyze effects related to the action, and (2) obtain suggestions and information that may be useful to the scope of issues and the full range of alternatives to include in the EIS. NMFS invites comment from all interested parties to ensure that the full range of issues related to hatchery salmon and steelhead are identified. Comments should be as specific as possible, with recommendations to address identified issues. Written comments concerning the proposed action and the environmental review should be directed to NMFS as described above (see ADDRESSES). All comments and materials received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. Authority The environmental review of the hatchery salmon and steelhead programs will be conducted in accordance with requirements of the NEPA of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), NEPA Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), other appropriate Federal laws and regulations, and policies and procedures of NMFS for compliance with those regulations. This notice is being furnished in accordance with 40 CFR 1501.7 to obtain suggestions and information from other agencies and the public on the scope of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422; July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160; June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the criteria for such activities. Limit 5 of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(b)(5)) further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the updated 4(d) rule (50 CFR 223.203(a)) do not apply to activities associated with artificial propagation programs provided that an HGMP has been approved by NMFS to be in accordance with the salmon and steelhead 4(d) rule (65 FR 42422; July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160; June 28, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 12, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–30182 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF083 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. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a twoday meeting of its Joint Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat and Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-Hire Advisory Panels. DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, January 9, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel, located at 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; telephone: (504) 586–0800. 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. Assane Diagne, Economist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; assane.diagne@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Monday, January 9, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT I. Adoption of Agenda II. Overview of the For-Hire Sector III. Summary of Current Reef Fish Amendments 41 and 42 IV. Decisions on For-Hire Management Programs a. Type of Management Approaches Considered b. Timing and Number of For-Hire Management Programs c. Prioritization of Reef Fish Species to Included d. Apportionment of For-Hire Quotas between Programs (if necessary) e. Adjustments to Individual Allocations f. Participation in Management E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Notices Programs g. Management Program Design Elements (if warranted) V. Overall Recommendations to the Council and Wrap-Up —Meeting Adjourns— DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE You may register for Joint Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat and Ad Hoc Red Snapper Charter For-Hire Advisory Panel meeting on January 9–10, 2017 at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/4361231942417618435. 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 FTP 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 ‘‘AP meeting–2017–01’’. The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the webcast will be available on the Council’s Web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Advisory Panel 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 Advisory Panel 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. AGENCY: Office of the Secretary Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Special Accommodations rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: December 9, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–30088 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 Defense Acquisition University, DoD. ACTION: Meeting notice. The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: DAU South Huntsville Campus, 7115 Old Madison Pike, Executive Classroom #1, Huntsville, Alabama 35806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caren Hergenroeder, Protocol Director, DAU. Phone: 703–805–5134. Fax: 703– 805–5940. Email: caren.hergenroeder@ dau.mil. SUMMARY: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to report back to the Board of Visitors on continuing items of interest. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 90789 statements to the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors about its mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at least five calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors until its next meeting. Committee’s Designated Federal Officer or Point of Contact: Ms. Christen Goulding, 703–805–5412, christen.goulding@dau.mil. Dated: December 12, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–30167 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Agenda [Transmittal No. 16–31] 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements 9:05 a.m. DAU South Overview 9:20 a.m. Dialogue with Guests Representatives 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. DAU Update 2:30 p.m. Transition Planning 3:30 p.m. Summary Discussion 4:00 p.m. Adjourn Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. However, because of space limitations, allocation of seating will be made on a first-come, first served basis. Persons desiring to attend the meeting should call Ms. Caren Hergenroeder at 703–805–5134. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Young, DSCA/SA&E–RAN, (703) 697– 9107. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–31 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: December 12, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 241 (Thursday, December 15, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF083


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a two-
day meeting of its Joint Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat and Ad Hoc Red 
Snapper Charter For-Hire Advisory Panels.

DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, January 9, 2017, from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Centric French 
Quarter Hotel, located at 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; 
telephone: (504) 586-0800.
    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. Assane Diagne, Economist, Gulf of 
Mexico Fishery Management Council; assane.diagne@gulfcouncil.org, 
telephone: (813) 348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Monday, January 9, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10, 
2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT

I. Adoption of Agenda
II. Overview of the For-Hire Sector
III. Summary of Current Reef Fish Amendments 41 and 42
IV. Decisions on For-Hire Management Programs
    a. Type of Management Approaches Considered
    b. Timing and Number of For-Hire Management Programs
    c. Prioritization of Reef Fish Species to Included
    d. Apportionment of For-Hire Quotas between Programs (if necessary)
    e. Adjustments to Individual Allocations
    f. Participation in Management

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Programs
    g. Management Program Design Elements (if warranted)
V. Overall Recommendations to the Council and Wrap-Up
--Meeting Adjourns--

    You may register for Joint Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat and Ad Hoc Red 
Snapper Charter For-Hire Advisory Panel meeting on January 9-10, 2017 
at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4361231942417618435.
    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 FTP 
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 ``AP meeting-2017-
01''.
    The meeting will be webcast over the internet. A link to the 
webcast will be available on the Council's Web site, http://www.gulfcouncil.org.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the Advisory Panel 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 Advisory Panel 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.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: December 9, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-30088 Filed 12-14-16; 8:45 am]
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