National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP), 16168-16169 [2017-06541]

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[FR Doc. 2017–06489 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF322 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public hearing. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public hearing via webinar pertaining to Regulatory Amendment 4 to the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Region. The amendment addresses updates to biological parameters for spiny lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, and a prohibition on traps for recreational harvest of spiny lobster in the South Atlantic Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ). DATES: The public hearing will be held via webinar May 9, 2017. ADDRESSES: Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearing will be conducted via webinar accessible via the Internet from the Council’s Web site at www.safmc.net. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Registration for the webinar is required. Registration information and public hearing materials will be posted on the mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Council’s Web site at http://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/public-hearing-andscoping-meeting-schedule/ by April 25, 2017. During the webinar, Council staff will present an overview of the amendment and will be available for informal discussions and to answer questions via webinar. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to provide formal comments for consideration by the Council. Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 contains actions to update management benchmarks for spiny lobster in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic including the overfishing level (OFL), annual catch limit (ACL), and annual catch target (ACT) based on new scientific recommendations. The amendment also includes an action to prohibit the use of traps for recreational harvest of spiny lobster in the South Atlantic EEZ. All comments received will be provided to the South Atlantic Council and the Gulf of Mexico Council, and included in the administrative record. Written comments may also be submitted online at: http:// gulfcouncil.org/council_meetings/ comment_forms/Spiny%20 Lobster%20Regulatory%20 Amendment%204.php. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 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 29, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06465 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of solicitation of letters of intent to apply to become the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institutional Program. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The National Sea Grant College Program is requesting letters of intent from eligible applicants to become a Sea Grant Institutional Program serving the Lake Champlain Region. An Institutional Program can be defined as a program that has demonstrated competence as a Coherent Area Program (or higher status) and has broad responsibilities for the development of Sea Grant state, regional, and national activities, engaging all of the institutions of higher learning in the region. Only institutions that have been the host entity of a Sea Grant Coherent Area Program for at least three years are eligible to apply. The National Sea Grant College Act of 1976, as amended, (the ‘‘Act’’ hereinafter) authorizes the NOAA to designate a Sea Grant institution on the basis of merit and that such designation is consistent with the goals of the Act. DATES: Letters of intent must be received by April, 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: Letters of intent will be accepted by email or mail. Email is preferred. Mail letters should be sent to: Attention: Lake Champlain Institutional Program, Director, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11735, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Letters may be attached to an email to oar.sg.info-admin@noaa.gov. Please put ‘‘Lake Champlain Institutional Program’’ in the Subject line. All letters of intent will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your letter of intent within two weeks of sending it, please contact us using the information in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any additional questions concerning this solicitation, please contact Elizabeth Rohring at 301–734–1082 or by email at elizabeth.rohring@noaa.gov. Please put ‘‘Lake Champlain Institutional Status’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Currently, 33 Sea Grant Programs are located in coastal and Great Lakes states. These Programs are partnerships between the Federal government and universities or other institutions with higher learning mandates, funded by Federal grants. More information about the National Sea Grant College Program can be found at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/. There is currently no Sea Grant Program whose main area of service is Lake Champlain that has been recognized with Institutional or College status. Eligibility to Apply: To be eligible to apply to this solicitation, an institution SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices must have been the host entity of a Sea Grant Coherent Area Program for a minimum of three years. A ‘‘Coherent Area Program’’ is a grant-funded program selected by NOAA in order to conduct Sea Grant activities limited in geographic area and/or scope. All Coherent Area Programs are subject to Sea Grant review procedures and are periodically evaluated against Sea Grant project evaluation criteria. A group of institutions may together apply to this solicitation, if at least one major member of this group has been the host entity of Coherent Area Program as described above. A letter of intent must include: • A non-binding statement of intent to submit a full proposal to be considered for a Lake Champlain Institutional Sea Grant Program; • Identification (name, address, and type of organization) of the institution, or group of institutions, that will submit the application; • Affirmation that the sender of the letter is authorized to represent that institution or group in seeking designation as an Institutional Sea Grant Program; • Name and contact details (including email address) of the person to whom correspondence and full application information should be sent. Eligible applicants who submit a letter of intent will be provided a complete information package on how to prepare and submit a full application, the criteria against which the application will be evaluated (which are drawn from regulation at 15 CFR 918.3 ‘‘Eligibility, qualifications, and responsibility of a Sea Grant College’’), the evaluation procedure (which may include both document review and a site visit), and the conditions on the institution or group that are associated with accepting Sea Grant Institutional Program status. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Dated: March 29, 2017. Paul Johnson, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–06541 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF324 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 convene a meeting of its Archipelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team (FEP) and the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee—Technical Committee (FDCRC–TC). The Archipelagic FEP Team will review the fishery performance, ecosystem consideration, and data integration chapter of the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report for the Western Pacific region, conduct the evaluation of the 2016 catches to the 2016 Annual Catch Limits (ACL) for the coral reef, crustacean, and Territory bottomfish fisheries, review of the ecosystem component analysis, monument expansion area regulations, aquaculture, and essential fish habitat. The FDCRC–TC will review the status of the data collection improvement efforts in the Western Pacific region, identify gaps in the non-commercial data collection and conduct a writing workshop to develop the Marine Recreational Information Program— Pacific Islands Regional Implementation Plan. DATES: The Archipelagic FEP Team meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 18–19, 2017. The FDCRC–TC will be held on April 20–21, 2017. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The FEP Team and FDCRC– TC meetings will be held at the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813; phone: (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16169 Agenda for Archipelagic FEP Team Meeting 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017 1. Welcome and introductions 2. Approval of draft agenda, 2016 report & assignment of rapporteurs 3. Report on previous Plan Team recommendations and Council actions 4. 2017 Annual/Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report A. Fishery Performance 1. Archipelagic fisheries modules a. American Samoa 1. Coral reef fisheries 2. Bottomfish fishery 3. Crustacean fishery 4. Precious coral fishery b. Guam 1. Coral reef fisheries 2. Bottomfish fishery 3. Crustacean fishery 4. Precious coral fishery c. CNMI 1. Coral reef fisheries 2. Bottomfish fishery 3. Crustacean fishery 4. Precious coral fishery d. Hawaii 1. Coral reef fisheries (commercial and non-commercial) 2. Bottomfish fishery 3. Crustacean fishery 4. Precious coral fishery 2. Team discussion on the species groupings for the SAFE report 3. Discussions 4. Public Comment B. Ecosystem Considerations 1. Protected species section 2. Climate, ecosystems and biological section a. Environmental and climate variables b. Life history and length-derived variables 3. Habitat section 4. Socioeconomics section 5. Marine Planning section 6. Discussions 7. Public Comment C. Administrative Reports 1. Number of federal permits 2. Regulatory actions in 2016 3. Discussions 4. Public Comment D. Data Integration Chapter 1. Report on the Data Integration Workshop 2. Archipelagic data integration analytical framework 3. Discussions 4. Public Comment 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5. Action agenda items A. Evaluating 2016 catches to its respective 2016 ACLs 1. Coral reef fisheries 2. Crustacean fisheries 3. Territory bottomfish fisheries B. Options for Ecosystem Component (EC) designation based on the EC analysis C. Monument expansion area regulations D. Aquaculture management alternatives E. Non-fishing impacts to Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) review and options for omnibus EFH refinement E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 62 (Monday, April 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06541]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP)

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

ACTION: Notice of solicitation of letters of intent to apply to become 
the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institutional Program.

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SUMMARY: The National Sea Grant College Program is requesting letters 
of intent from eligible applicants to become a Sea Grant Institutional 
Program serving the Lake Champlain Region. An Institutional Program can 
be defined as a program that has demonstrated competence as a Coherent 
Area Program (or higher status) and has broad responsibilities for the 
development of Sea Grant state, regional, and national activities, 
engaging all of the institutions of higher learning in the region. Only 
institutions that have been the host entity of a Sea Grant Coherent 
Area Program for at least three years are eligible to apply. The 
National Sea Grant College Act of 1976, as amended, (the ``Act'' 
hereinafter) authorizes the NOAA to designate a Sea Grant institution 
on the basis of merit and that such designation is consistent with the 
goals of the Act.

DATES: Letters of intent must be received by April, 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. 
EDT.

ADDRESSES: Letters of intent will be accepted by email or mail. Email 
is preferred. Mail letters should be sent to: Attention: Lake Champlain 
Institutional Program, Director, National Sea Grant College Program, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West 
Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11735, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
    Letters may be attached to an email to oar.sg.info-admin@noaa.gov">oar.sg.info-admin@noaa.gov. 
Please put ``Lake Champlain Institutional Program'' in the Subject 
line. All letters of intent will be acknowledged. If you do not receive 
an acknowledgement of your letter of intent within two weeks of sending 
it, please contact us using the information in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any additional questions 
concerning this solicitation, please contact Elizabeth Rohring at 301-
734-1082 or by email at elizabeth.rohring@noaa.gov. Please put ``Lake 
Champlain Institutional Status'' in the subject line.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Currently, 33 Sea Grant Programs are located 
in coastal and Great Lakes states. These Programs are partnerships 
between the Federal government and universities or other institutions 
with higher learning mandates, funded by Federal grants. More 
information about the National Sea Grant College Program can be found 
at http://seagrant.noaa.gov/.
    There is currently no Sea Grant Program whose main area of service 
is Lake Champlain that has been recognized with Institutional or 
College status.
    Eligibility to Apply: To be eligible to apply to this solicitation, 
an institution

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must have been the host entity of a Sea Grant Coherent Area Program for 
a minimum of three years. A ``Coherent Area Program'' is a grant-funded 
program selected by NOAA in order to conduct Sea Grant activities 
limited in geographic area and/or scope. All Coherent Area Programs are 
subject to Sea Grant review procedures and are periodically evaluated 
against Sea Grant project evaluation criteria.
    A group of institutions may together apply to this solicitation, if 
at least one major member of this group has been the host entity of 
Coherent Area Program as described above.
    A letter of intent must include:
     A non-binding statement of intent to submit a full 
proposal to be considered for a Lake Champlain Institutional Sea Grant 
Program;
     Identification (name, address, and type of organization) 
of the institution, or group of institutions, that will submit the 
application;
     Affirmation that the sender of the letter is authorized to 
represent that institution or group in seeking designation as an 
Institutional Sea Grant Program;
     Name and contact details (including email address) of the 
person to whom correspondence and full application information should 
be sent.

Eligible applicants who submit a letter of intent will be provided a 
complete information package on how to prepare and submit a full 
application, the criteria against which the application will be 
evaluated (which are drawn from regulation at 15 CFR 918.3 
``Eligibility, qualifications, and responsibility of a Sea Grant 
College''), the evaluation procedure (which may include both document 
review and a site visit), and the conditions on the institution or 
group that are associated with accepting Sea Grant Institutional 
Program status.

    Dated: March 29, 2017.
Paul Johnson,
Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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