Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 15185-15186 [2017-06004]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Airport, 9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153; telephone: (215) 365–4500. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel (AP) will meet to create a fishery performance report that provides structured input to the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and MAFMC, for consideration at their May and June 2017 meetings, respectively. ADDRESSES: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 22, 2017. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06006 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice on Engagement With the National Climate Assessment The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on behalf of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). ACTION: Notice regarding availability of updates and public engagement opportunities for the fourth National Climate Assessment. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are publishing this notice on behalf of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to clarify the processes and platforms for public engagement with the development of the fourth National Climate Assessment. DATES: Updates will be offered continuously during the development phase of the National Climate Assessment. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Updates on the status of the Assessment and engagement opportunities will be provided via http://www.globalchange.gov/nca4. Public notices will be posted at http:// www.globalchange.gov/notices, and updates on Assessment milestones will be posted at http:// www.globalchange.gov/news. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 15185 AGENCY: ADDRESSES: USGCRP Contact: Katie Reeves; Telephone 202–419–3486; or email: kreeves@usgcrp.gov. NOAA Contact: Daniel Barrie; telephone 301–734–1256; or email: daniel.barrie@noaa.gov. RIN 0648–XF305 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a meeting to review the methodology of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife/ California Wetfish Producers Association aerial survey. The meeting is open to the public. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Context: The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is mandated under the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to conduct a quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA). Under its current, updated decadal strategic plan (http:// go.usa.gov/x9MCQ), USGCRP is building sustained assessment capacity. The sustained assessment supports the Nation’s ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to risks and potential impacts brought about by global environmental change. Work on the fourth National Climate Assessment is currently underway. To provide clarity on the process of developing the Assessment, and opportunities for community involvement, the USGCRP will be continually providing updates on the status of the Assessment and engagement opportunities via http:// www.globalchange.gov/nca4. Public notices will be posted at http:// www.globalchange.gov/notices, and updates on Assessment milestones will be posted at http:// www.globalchange.gov/news. Dated: March 15, 2017. Dan Barrie, Program Manager, Assessments Program, NOAA Climate Program Office. Dated: March 21, 2017. Paul Johnson, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–06010 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] The meeting will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 17–18, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, or when business for the day has been completed. DATES: The meeting will be held in the Pacific Conference Room of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037–1508. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2409. The purpose of the meeting is to provide technical and scientific review of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife/California Wetfish Producers Association aerial survey for Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS). This survey is being proposed for potential inclusion in stock assessments for CPS stocks managed by the Pacific Council. The methodology review panel will review the proposed survey, and will produce a report that will be considered by the Pacific Council at its June 2017 meeting in Spokane, WA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations BILLING CODE P PO 00000 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam (858) 546–7170 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 15186 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices Dated: March 22, 2017. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06004 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Publicly Available Biologic and Geologic Samples From the 2015 and 2016 NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Expeditions Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NOAA OER announces the availability of biologic and geologic samples that were collected during NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer expeditions in 2015 and 2016. Biologic specimens from all 2015 and 2016 expeditions are now available for loan through the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Rock samples collected during the three legs of EX–15–05 are now available through Oregon State University’s Marine Geology Repository. Information about individual samples as well as all imagery and oceanographic data collected during these expeditions can be found in the digital record for each cruise on the OER Digital Atlas, (http://explore.noaa.gov/ digitalatlas). The biologic and geologic samples described in this notice are available immediately from the designated repositories. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Craig Russell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526–4803, Craig.Russell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The specimens listed below were collected by NOAA during seven telepresenceenabled Okeanos Explorer ocean exploration expeditions: EX–15–04 Legs 2, 3, and 4 of the ‘‘2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i’’ expedition that focused operations within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (northwest Hawaiian Islands); EX–16–03 ‘‘2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i’’, which also conducted sampling operations within Papahanaumokuakea; EX–16–05 Leg 1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 and Leg 3 of the ‘‘2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas’’ expedition that focused operations in and around the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and EX–16–06 ‘‘Deepwater Wonders of Wake’’ expedition that was focused within the Wake Atoll unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. These expeditions are part of NOAA’s ‘Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds’ (CAPSTONE)—a major multi-year effort focused on collecting baseline information in deepwater areas of U.S. marine protected areas in the central and western Pacific. NOAA OER conducts collaborative and systematic global ocean exploration with NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to provide lasting benefits for the nation’s environmental, economic, and societal needs. Expeditions are planned collaboratively with input from partners and stakeholders and are executed to benefit NOAA, the broader scientific community, and general public. OER ocean exploration expeditions are designed to catalyze follow-on research and to meet management needs. These expeditions are conducted mainly in unexplored or poorly known areas where high-resolution mapping and initial sampling will result in initial site descriptions. The rationale that guides sampling during Okeanos Explorer expeditions is to enable a general characterization of physical, chemical, and biological environments in the area of interest. Once the expeditions are complete, samples are cataloged and prepared for archival. Biologic samples are sent for primary archival to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History Research and Collections to provide access to as many researchers as possible. There the samples are taxonomically identified, curated and made accessible through the Invertebrate Zoology Collection. Metadata about the samples and information on how to request samples is available through the museum’s online portal (http:// invertebrates.si.edu/collections.htm). During at-sea sample processing, prior to additional preservation techniques such as ethanol or formalin, small tissue samples are preserved onboard for later genomic DNA and RNA extraction at the Ocean Genome Legacy Center (OGL) at Northeastern University. Available materials can be searched, browsed, and requested through the online catalog on the OGL Web site (http:// www.northeastern.edu/ogl/). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Additionally, selected coral and sponge specimens will be subsampled and made accessible through the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s marine invertebrate collection. Descriptions of holdings, a searchable database, loan request forms, and Frequently Asked Questions for specimens are available on the museum’s Invertebrate Zoology collection Web site (http:// www.bishopmuseum.org/collections-3/ invertebrate-zoology/). Rock samples collected during the three legs of EX–15–04 are archived at Oregon State University’s Marine Geology Repository where they have been entered into the Repository’s sample library. The Repository provides online metadata about the samples, images of thin sections, and how to request specimens (http://osu-mgr.org/ noaa-ex/). Digital records of all Okeanos Explorer sampling operations can be accessed through the OER Digital Atlas (http://explore.noaa.gov/digitalatlas). Through the Digital Atlas, users can find the ‘‘Collected Specimens’’ from the Data Access tab of cruises for which samples were collected. Additional information about the sampling operations and access to select images of each specimen can be found in OER’s Okeanos Explorer Atlas (http:// explore.noaa.gov/okeanosatlas), a GIS application which can be used to access a point layer of sampling locations. Insitu, close-up, and laboratory images of each specimen are also available through this Atlas. All other associated video, oceanographic, and bathymetric data from these expeditions that provide context for collected samples are also available through the OER Digital Atlas. Dated: March 22, 2017. Paul Johnson, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–06012 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB) National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 57 (Monday, March 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15185-15186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06004]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF305


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will 
hold a meeting to review the methodology of the California Department 
of Fish and Wildlife/California Wetfish Producers Association aerial 
survey. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 17-18, 2017, 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, or when business for the day has been 
completed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Pacific Conference Room of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Southwest 
Fisheries Science Center, 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037-
1508.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Pacific Council; 
telephone: (503) 820-2409.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to provide 
technical and scientific review of the California Department of Fish 
and Wildlife/California Wetfish Producers Association aerial survey for 
Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS). This survey is being proposed for 
potential inclusion in stock assessments for CPS stocks managed by the 
Pacific Council. The methodology review panel will review the proposed 
survey, and will produce a report that will be considered by the 
Pacific Council at its June 2017 meeting in Spokane, WA.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Dale Sweetnam (858) 546-7170 at least 10 days 
prior to the meeting date.


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    Dated: March 22, 2017.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-06004 Filed 3-24-17; 8:45 am]
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