U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee, 14695-14696 [2017-05640]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices and, depending on the management measures considered, may also affect fisheries that catch chub mackerel incidentally (e.g., the Illex squid fishery) and recreational chub mackerel fisheries. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Comment The Council seeks comments on the scope of alternatives to be considered in this amendment, as well as general comments or concerns relating to Council management of Atlantic chub mackerel. In addition to the public comment period provided for in this announcement, the Council will also hold multiple public scoping hearings on this amendment. The dates and locations of these hearings are listed below. The public will have the opportunity to provide additional comments during these hearings. After the scoping process is completed, the Council will begin development of alternatives for chub mackerel management measures, and may prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the impacts of the range of alternatives. If NMFS determines that the management alternatives under consideration are not expected to have significant impacts on the human environment, the Council and NMFS may prepare an environmental assessment (EA) in place of an EIS. This determination will depend on the scope of issues raised and the alternatives developed. Information obtained during the scoping process will be used to develop either an EIS or an EA as appropriate. If an EIS is developed to support this action, the Council will hold future public hearings to receive comment on the draft amendment and on the analysis of its impacts presented in the Draft EIS. Scoping Hearings Six scoping meetings to facilitate public comment will be held on the following dates and locations: 1. Thursday, May 4, 2017. 7:00–9:00 p.m. Kingsborough Community College, Room V–219. 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Telephone: 718– 368–5000. 2. Monday, May 15, 2017. 6:00–7:30 p.m. Virginia Marine Resources Commission 4th Floor Meeting Room. 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607. Telephone: 757–247– 2200. 3. Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 6:30–8:00 p.m. Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort & Conference Center. 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Telephone: 410–524–7777. 4. Tuesday, May 23, 2017. 6:30–8:00 p.m. Congress Hall Hotel. 200 Congress VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 Place, Cape May, NJ 08204. Telephone: 888–944–1816. 5. Wednesday, May 24, 2017. 6:30– 8:00 p.m. 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. Telephone: 401– 874–6222. 6. Wednesday, May 25, 2017. 6:00– 7:30 p.m. Webinar. Audio and visual access available at http://mafmc .adobeconnect.com/chubscoping/. The webinar can be accessed via phone only by calling 1–800–832–0736, Room #5068871. The scoping hearings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders (302–674–2331, ext. 18) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 16, 2017. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05601 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee (Committee) in Washington, DC. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the meeting will be held in the Conference Room, 11th Floor, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005. On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the meeting will be held in the Conference Room, 4th Floor, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Gouldman, Designated Federal Official, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14695 U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East-West Highway, Second Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone (240) 533–9456; Fax (301) 713–3281; Email carl.gouldman@ noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web site at http:// ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioosadvisory-committee/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established by the NOAA Administrator as directed by Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111– 11). The Committee advises the NOAA Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 12302 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 and other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Committee for review and advice. The Committee will provide advice on: (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the System; (b) Expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology components of the System; (c) Identification of end-user communities, their needs for information provided by the System, and the System’s effectiveness in dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general public; and (d) Any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee. The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period on April 19, 2017, from 4:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. and on April 20, 2017, from 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (check agenda on Web site to confirm time.) The Committee expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. The Designated Federal Official should receive written comments by April 18, 2017, to provide sufficient time for Committee review. Written comments received after April 18, 2017, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 14696 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Notices Matters to be Considered: The meeting will focus on ongoing committee priorities, including discussions on the integration challenges of the IOOC, expanding on the big data topic, and developing the next set of recommendations. The latest version will be posted at http:// ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioosadvisory-committee/. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Carl Gouldman, Designated Federal Official at (240) 533–9456 by April 14, 2017. Dated: March 13, 2017. Carl Gouldman, Director, U.S. IOOS Program, National Ocean Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05640 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF301 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Assessment Webinars for Atlantic Blueline Tilefish; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 50 Assessment Webinars 1 and 2. AGENCY: The SEDAR 50 assessment of the Atlantic stock of Blueline Tilefish will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: Stock ID Work Group Meeting; Data Workshop; Assessment Workshop and Webinars; and a Review Workshop. DATES: The SEDAR 50 Assessment Webinars 1 and 2 will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, May 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional Assessment Webinars, Assessment Workshop, and Review Workshop dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julia Byrd at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571– 4366; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing a workshop and/or webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion at the Assessment webinars are as follows: Participants will discuss any remaining data issues and provide modeling advice to prepare for the Assessment Workshop. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 17, 2017. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05677 Filed 3–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Trademark and Trial Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 invites public comments about the proposed extension of an existing information collection: Trademark and Trial Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0040 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14695-14696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05640]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the U.S. Integrated 
Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory Committee (Committee) in 
Washington, DC.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 
p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to 
change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most up-to-date 
meeting agenda.

ADDRESSES: On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the meeting will be held in 
the Conference Room, 11th Floor, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 1201 
New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005. On Thursday, April 20, 2017, 
the meeting will be held in the Conference Room, 4th Floor, Consortium 
for Ocean Leadership, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Gouldman, Designated Federal 
Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East-
West Highway, Second Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone (240) 533-
9456; Fax (301) 713-3281; Email carl.gouldman@noaa.gov or visit the 
U.S. IOOS Advisory Committee Web site at http://ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioos-advisory-committee/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established by the NOAA 
Administrator as directed by Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal 
and Ocean Observation System Act, part of the Omnibus Public Land 
Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-11). The Committee advises the NOAA 
Administrator and the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) on 
matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in 
section 12302 of the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System 
Act of 2009 and other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers 
to the Committee for review and advice. The Committee will provide 
advice on:
    (a) Administration, operation, management, and maintenance of the 
System;
    (b) Expansion and periodic modernization and upgrade of technology 
components of the System;
    (c) Identification of end-user communities, their needs for 
information provided by the System, and the System's effectiveness in 
dissemination information to end-user communities and to the general 
public; and
    (d) Any other purpose identified by the Under Secretary of Commerce 
for Oceans and Atmosphere or the Interagency Ocean Observation 
Committee.
    The meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute 
public comment period on April 19, 2017, from 4:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. 
and on April 20, 2017, from 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (check agenda on Web 
site to confirm time.) The Committee expects that public statements 
presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously 
submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or 
group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of 
three (3) minutes. The Designated Federal Official should receive 
written comments by April 18, 2017, to provide sufficient time for 
Committee review. Written comments received after April 18, 2017, will 
be distributed to the Committee, but may not be reviewed prior to the 
meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served 
basis.

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    Matters to be Considered: The meeting will focus on ongoing 
committee priorities, including discussions on the integration 
challenges of the IOOC, expanding on the big data topic, and developing 
the next set of recommendations. The latest version will be posted at 
http://ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioos-advisory-committee/.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other auxiliary aids should be directed to Carl Gouldman, Designated 
Federal Official at (240) 533-9456 by April 14, 2017.

    Dated: March 13, 2017.
Carl Gouldman,
Director, U.S. IOOS Program, National Ocean Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-05640 Filed 3-21-17; 8:45 am]
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