Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 13580-13581 [2017-04965]

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[FR Doc. 2017–04933 Filed 3–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF277 Caribbean 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 Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a 5-day meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. DATES: The meetings will be held on April 3–7, 2017. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017. On Tuesday, April 4 through Friday, April 7, 2017, the meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at ˜ the Council’s Office, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council’s SSC will hold a 5-day meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: —Call to Order —Adoption of Agenda —Report from the DAPs Meetings (March 7–8, 2017) —Action 3: Management Reference Points for Stocks/Stock for each Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix Fishery Management Plan (FMP): Process for setting Reference Points, MSY proxies, OFL, ABC for species/species complexes/groupings SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 14, 2017 / Notices How indicator species will be employed? Time Series: Select a time series of landings data to establish management reference points for a stock/stock complex, as applicable. Determination of likely stock/complex status Define process for determination of scalars used in ABC Control Rule Define process for determination of buffers used in ABC Control Rule Determine References Points (e.g., OFL, ABC) for species/species groupings for each Island —Use of multi-year sequences for comparison to OFL (NS1) —Other Business —Next Meeting Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. ´ Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903; telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 9, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04965 Filed 3–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF177 Pacific Island Pelagic Fisheries; DeepSet Tuna Longline Fisheries National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; rescheduled public meetings; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS, in coordination with the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), intends to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to analyze the environmental impacts of the continued authorization and management of U.S. Pacific Island deepset tuna longline fisheries under the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific (FEP) asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Mar 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 and other applicable laws. The analysis would include certain longline fisheries based in Hawaii, the U.S. west coast, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The PEIS is intended to support management of U.S. pelagic longline fisheries. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates. NMFS must receive comments by April 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this action, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2017–0010, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2017-0010, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Send written comments to Michael D. Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818. • Scoping Meeting: Submit written comments at a scoping meeting. Instructions: You must submit comments by the above methods to ensure that NMFS receives, documents, and considers your comments. NMFS may not consider comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. NMFS will consider all comments received as part of the public record and will generally post comments for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Copies of the FEP, amendments, and previous EISs are available at http:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAANMFS-2017-0010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariel Jacobs, NMFS, Pacific Islands Regional Office, (808) 725–5182. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS previously published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a PEIS to analyze the environmental impacts of the continued authorization and management of U.S. Pacific Island deep-set tuna longline fisheries under the FEP and other applicable laws (81 FR 10467, February 13, 2017). You may find details PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13581 regarding development of the PEIS in that NOI; we do not repeat them here. The NOI announced public scoping meetings in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the CNMI. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are rescheduling the meetings in American Samoa. NMFS will hold public meetings at the dates and locations below. All meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1. Fagatogo Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Fale Tele of the American Samoa Senate (Fono), Senate building, Fagatogo, Pago Pago, AS 96799. 2. Laulii Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Fale Tele of HTC Vaimaona, Laulii, Pago Pago, AS 96799. 3. Tafuna Thursday, March 30, 2017 NOAA GMD/PIFSC Compound Tafuna, 8043 Tasi St., Tafuna, AS 96799. Special Accommodations NMFS will make every attempt to make these meetings accessible to people with disabilities. Direct any requests for sign language interpretation, physical assistance, or other auxiliary aids to Ariel Jacobs at (808) 725–5182 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 9, 2017. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04996 Filed 3–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN0648–XE954 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; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF277


Caribbean 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 Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a 5-day meeting in 
San Juan, Puerto Rico.

DATES: The meetings will be held on April 3-7, 2017. The meeting will 
begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017. On Tuesday, April 4 through 
Friday, April 7, 2017, the meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 
5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Council's Office, 270 
Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-
1903, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council's SSC will hold a 5-day meeting 
to discuss the items contained in the following agenda:

--Call to Order
--Adoption of Agenda
--Report from the DAPs Meetings (March 7-8, 2017)
--Action 3: Management Reference Points for Stocks/Stock for each 
Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP): Process for setting Reference Points, MSY proxies, OFL, ABC for 
species/species complexes/groupings

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    How indicator species will be employed?
    Time Series: Select a time series of landings data to establish 
management reference points for a stock/stock complex, as applicable.
    Determination of likely stock/complex status
    Define process for determination of scalars used in ABC Control 
Rule
    Define process for determination of buffers used in ABC Control 
Rule
    Determine References Points (e.g., OFL, ABC) for species/species 
groupings for each Island
--Use of multi-year sequences for comparison to OFL (NS1)
--Other Business
--Next Meeting

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. For more information or request for sign language 
interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. 
Rol[oacute]n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 
00918-1903; telephone (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the 
meeting date.

    Dated: March 9, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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