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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices for many fishermen to afford. There are also questions about the accurate representation of the information, since there is evidence that fishing behavior may be different on observed and unobserved trips. For these reasons, the Council may explore alternatives to atsea observers, such as using cameras to monitor fishing activity, which is usually referred to as Electronic Monitoring, or EM. The Council also may consider changes to the way landings information is provided by both dealers and vessel operators and how it is assigned to stock areas. When developing this amendment, the Council will take into account other regional projects to improve catch monitoring, such as the Fishery Dependent Data Visioning project that NMFS is pursuing. In summary, the Council may consider changes to any part of the system used to collect and report commercial catch information in the Northeast multispecies fishery. At its September 2016 meeting, the Council identified that the purpose of this amendment will be to adjust the groundfish monitoring program to improve reliability and accountability. The Council’s Groundfish Oversight Committee and the Council will identify the goal and objectives of the amendment following the scoping period and will then develop alternatives to achieve the goal and objectives. Following input from the Committee and the public, the Council will select a range of alternatives to improve the monitoring and reporting system. Public Comment All persons affected by or otherwise interested in Northeast multispecies management are invited to participate in commenting on the scope and Date and time Portsmouth, NH, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Gloucester, MA, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. Plymouth, MA, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. Groton, CT, Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Special Accommodations The meetings are accessible to people with physical disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least five days prior to this meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 14, 2017. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03236 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF152 Council Coordination Committee Meeting; Addendum National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 significance of issues to be analyzed by submitting written comments (see ADDRESSES) or by attending one of the six scoping meetings, including one webinar, for this amendment. Scoping consists of identifying the range of actions, alternatives, and possible impacts to be considered. At this time, the Council believes that it may consider changing any aspect of the existing groundfish monitoring and reporting system. After the scoping process is completed, the Council will begin development of Amendment 23 and will prepare an EIS to analyze the impacts of the range of alternatives for changing the monitoring and reporting system. The Council will hold public hearings to receive comments on the draft amendment and on the analysis of its impacts presented in the Draft EIS. The Council will take and discuss scoping comments on this amendment at the following public meetings: Location Rockland, ME, Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Via Webinar, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. AGENCY: 11013 Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856. Webinar Hearing, Register to participate: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 4567763108442151939 Call in info: Toll: +1 (415) 930–5321 Access Code: 702– 360–151. Portsmouth Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801. NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Hilton Garden Inn, 4 Home Depot Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360. Hilton Garden Inn, 224 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT. 06340. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Notice of a public meeting; additional information regarding agenda and webinar. ACTION: NMFS will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors on February 28–March 1, 2017. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils and NMFS, including issues related to the implementation of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. Agenda items include discussions on budget allocations for FY2017 and budget planning for FY2018; an update on current joint science initiatives, including Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management; the FY2017 legislative outlook; updates on planning for the CCC Scientific Coordination Committee meeting, NMFS bycatch reduction SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 strategy, the NMFS National Standard 1 guidance and implementation, Marine Recreational Information Program updates, stock assessment improvement plan; and other topics related to implementation of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. All sessions are open to the public. DATES: The meeting and webinar will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, recess at 5:00 p.m. or when business is complete; and reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and adjourn by 3:30 p.m. or when business is complete. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street; Arlington, VA 22202; Telephone: (703) 415–5000. The meeting presentations will also be available via WebEx webinar/conference call. On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the conference call information is phone number 888–455–5378; Participant Code 8262839; and the webinar event E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 11014 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Notices address is: https:// noaaevents3.webex.com/noaaevents3/ onstage/g.php?MTID=e71293830f 973912c143fa64ae763187d; event password: NOAA. On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the conference call information is phone number 888–455–5378; Participant Code: 8262839; and the webinar event address is: https://noaaevents3.webex. com/noaaevents3/onstage/g.php?MTID= eb8395a0a32359253a01f718217e7158d; event password: NOAA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Fredieu: telephone 301–427–8505 or email at Brian.Fredieu@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2017 (82 FR 3725). This notice includes additional information regarding the agenda and webinar details. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act established the CCC by amending Section 302 (16 U.S.C. 1852) of the MSA. The committee consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors of each of the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils authorized by the MSA or other Council members or staff. Updates to this meeting and additional information will be posted on http://www.nmfs.noaa. gov/sfa/management/councils/ccc/ ccc.htm when available. Proposed Agenda mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:30 a.m.—Morning session begins • Welcome/Introductions • NMFS Update & FY17 Priorities • Management and Budget update • Legislative Outlook • MSA Reauthorization & CCC Comments • Council Member Conflict of Interest and Recusal National guidance update • National Standard 1 Guidelines: Questions and Clarifications • National Bycatch Reduction Strategy Update • Marine National Monuments and Fishing Restrictions 5:15 p.m.—Adjourn for the day Thursday, March 1, 2017 9 a.m.—Morning Session Begins • NMFS Science Update • EBFM Roadmap Implementation • National Academics of Science MRIP Review and Recommendations • MRIP Strategic Plan • Report to CCC on 2016 FAO Meeting • Update on the Scientific Coordination Committee meeting (SCS–6) • Other business 3:30 p.m.—Adjourn for the day The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The CCC VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Brian Fredieu at 301–427–8505 at least five working days prior to the meeting. Dated: February 14, 2017. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03232 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF233 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 125th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting; Joint Advisory Group Meeting consisting of the Council’s Advisory Panel (AP), NonCommercial Fisheries Advisory Committee (NCFAC), Fishing Industry Advisory Committee (FIAC), and Community Demonstration Projects Program Advisory Panel (CDPP–AP); and its 169th Council Meeting to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The meetings will be held between March 7 and March 23. For specific dates, times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The 125th SSC will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone: (808) 522–8220. The Joint Advisory Group Meeting will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814; telephone: (808) 955–4811. The Program Planning Standing Committee, Hawaii Archipelago Standing Committee, Pelagic and International Standing Committee and Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held at the Council office. The 169th Council meeting will also be held at the Ala Moana Hotel, as will a Fishers Forum will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Council address: Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 125th SSC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 7–9, 2017. The Joint Advisory Group Meeting of the AP, NCFAC, FIAC and CDPP–AP will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 15 and March 16, 2017 and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on March 17. The Program Planning Standing Committee will be held on March 20, 2017 between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The Hawaii Archipelago Standing Committee will be held on March 20, 2017, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held on March 20, 2017 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Executive and Budget Standing Committee will be held on March 20, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 169th Council meeting will be held between March 21, 2017 and March 23, 2017 between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On March 22, 2017, the Council will host a Fishers Forum between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Ala Moana Hotel. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to, Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226. Agenda for 124th SSC Meeting Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 124th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Program Planning A. Analysis of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan Management Unit Species for Ecosystem Component Designation (Action Item) E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF152


Council Coordination Committee Meeting; Addendum

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting; additional information regarding 
agenda and webinar.

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SUMMARY: NMFS will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee 
(CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, 
vice chairs, and executive directors on February 28-March 1, 2017. The 
intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the 
Councils and NMFS, including issues related to the implementation of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Reauthorization Act. Agenda items include discussions on budget 
allocations for FY2017 and budget planning for FY2018; an update on 
current joint science initiatives, including Ecosystem Based Fisheries 
Management; the FY2017 legislative outlook; updates on planning for the 
CCC Scientific Coordination Committee meeting, NMFS bycatch reduction 
strategy, the NMFS National Standard 1 guidance and implementation, 
Marine Recreational Information Program updates, stock assessment 
improvement plan; and other topics related to implementation of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization 
Act. All sessions are open to the public.

DATES: The meeting and webinar will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 
February 28, 2017, recess at 5:00 p.m. or when business is complete; 
and reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and adjourn by 
3:30 p.m. or when business is complete.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 
1250 South Hayes Street; Arlington, VA 22202; Telephone: (703) 415-
5000. The meeting presentations will also be available via WebEx 
webinar/conference call.
    On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the conference call information is 
phone number 888-455-5378; Participant Code 8262839; and the webinar 
event

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address is: https://noaaevents3.webex.com/noaaevents3/onstage/g.php?MTID=e71293830f973912c143fa64ae763187d; event password: NOAA.
    On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the conference call information is 
phone number 888-455-5378; Participant Code: 8262839; and the webinar 
event address is: https://noaaevents3.webex.com/noaaevents3/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb8395a0a32359253a01f718217e7158d; event password: NOAA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Fredieu: telephone 301-427-8505 
or email at Brian.Fredieu@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal 
Register on January 12, 2017 (82 FR 3725). This notice includes 
additional information regarding the agenda and webinar details. The 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization 
Act established the CCC by amending Section 302 (16 U.S.C. 1852) of the 
MSA. The committee consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive 
directors of each of the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils 
authorized by the MSA or other Council members or staff. Updates to 
this meeting and additional information will be posted on http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/management/councils/ccc/ccc.htm when available.

Proposed Agenda

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

8:30 a.m.--Morning session begins
 Welcome/Introductions
 NMFS Update & FY17 Priorities
 Management and Budget update
 Legislative Outlook
 MSA Reauthorization & CCC Comments
 Council Member Conflict of Interest and Recusal National 
guidance update
 National Standard 1 Guidelines: Questions and Clarifications
 National Bycatch Reduction Strategy Update
 Marine National Monuments and Fishing Restrictions
5:15 p.m.--Adjourn for the day

Thursday, March 1, 2017

9 a.m.--Morning Session Begins
 NMFS Science Update
 EBFM Roadmap Implementation
 National Academics of Science MRIP Review and Recommendations
 MRIP Strategic Plan
 Report to CCC on 2016 FAO Meeting
 Update on the Scientific Coordination Committee meeting (SCS-
6)
 Other business
3:30 p.m.--Adjourn for the day

    The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The 
CCC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Brian Fredieu at 301-427-8505 at least five 
working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: February 14, 2017.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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