Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 23203-23204 [2017-10329]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 97 / Monday, May 22, 2017 / Notices Enforcement Consultants, Ad Hoc DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Day 6—Monday, June 12, 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration California State Delegation, 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation, 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation, 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel, 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team, 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team, 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants, Ad Hoc Day 7—Tuesday, June 13, 2017 California State Delegation, 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation, 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation, 7 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel, 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team, 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants, Ad Hoc Day 8—Wednesday, June 14, 2017 California State Delegation, 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation, 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation, 7 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed 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 Pacific Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280, ext. 411 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 17, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10330 Filed 5–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:17 May 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0075. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 7. Average Hours per Response: For permit applications: One and one half hours for an application for a directed fishery; two hours for a joint venture application, and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit; for fishing activity reporting: 6 minutes for a joint venture report; 30 minutes per day for joint venture record-keeping; and 7.5 minutes per day for record-keeping by transport vessels; for weekly reports, 30 minutes per response; for foreign vessel and gear identification marking: 15 minutes per marking. Burden Hours: 82. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues permits, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.; MSA), to foreign fishing vessels fishing or operating in United States’ (U.S.) waters. MSA and associated regulations at 50 CFR part 600 require that vessels apply for fishing permits, that vessels and certain gear be marked for identification purposes, that observers be embarked on selected vessels, and that permit holders report their fishing effort and catch or, when processing fish under joint ventures, the amount and locations of fish received from U.S. vessels. These requirements apply to all foreign vessels fishing, transshipping, or processing fish in U.S. waters. Information is collected from persons who operate a foreign fishing vessel in U.S. waters to participate in a directed fishery or joint venture operation, transship fish harvested by a U.S. vessel PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23203 to a location outside the U.S., or process fish in internal waters. Each person operating a foreign fishing vessel under MSA authority may be required to submit information for a permit, mark their vessels and gear, or submit information about their fishing activities. To facilitate observer coverage, foreign fishing vessel operators must provide a quarterly schedule of fishing effort and upon request must also provide observers with copies of any required records. For foreign fishing vessels that process fish in internal waters, the information collected varies somewhat from other foreign fishing vessels that participate in a directed fishery or a joint venture operation. In particular, these vessels may not be required to provide a permit application or mark their vessels. The information submitted in applications is used to determine whether permits should be used to authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures with U.S. vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within U.S. waters. The display of identifying numbers on vessels and gear aid in fishery law enforcement and allows other fishermen to report suspicious activity. Reporting of fishing activities allows monitoring of fish received by foreign vessels. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually, weekly and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: May 16, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–10292 Filed 5–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF440 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 23204 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 97 / Monday, May 22, 2017 / Notices Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8, 2017. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at: Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510; telephone: (757) 763–6200. 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 following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s Web site when possible). SUMMARY: Agenda Shad/River Herring (RH/S) Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the Whole Review RH/S cap operation and RH/ S progress update and make recommendations for RH/S cap amount modification if necessary. Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the Whole— Squid Amendment Review alternatives, public comments, and staff recommendations and select preferred alternatives and adopt amendment. Law Enforcement Reports NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard. Data Modernization in the Northeast Region EFH review progress and MidAtlantic fish habitat assessment project. SARC Presentation—Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Assessments Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Specifications Develop recommendations for 2018— 2020 specifications. Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment Approve scoping document. Lobster Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Framework Discuss alternatives. Risk Policy Framework—First Meeting Review and approve options for potential revision to current MAFMC Risk Policy and ABC Control Rules. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Review fishery performance and make recommendations for 2018–20 specifications, including butterfish cap. Habitat Update Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Climate Velocity Over the 21st Century and Its Implications for Fisheries Management in the Northeast U.S Review climate-velocity-driven species distribution projections for 2020 through 2100 and identify potential propriety species for adaptation of fisheries management to climate change. Cooperative Research in the MidAtlantic Review of NEFSC Cooperative Research and response to MAFMC request and the Mid-Atlantic Council approach to collaborative research. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the Whole— Specifications 23:17 May 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Thursday, June 8, 2017 Business Session The day will conclude with the SSC Committee Report, the Executive Director’s Report, the Science Report, brief reports from the National Marine Fisheries Service’s GARFO and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA’s Office of General Counsel, the ASMFC, the New England and South Atlantic Fishery Council’s liaisons and the Regional Planning Body Report, and discuss any continuing and/or new business. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 17, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10329 Filed 5–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for modification of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (USBFTA) rules of origin for certain knit and woven apparel made from certain knit and woven fabrics. AGENCY: The Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Bahrain, submitted on March 23, 2017, to initiate consultations under Article 3.2.3 of the USBFTA. The Government of Bahrain is requesting that the United States and Bahrain (‘‘the Parties’’) consider revising the rules of origin for certain knit and woven apparel to address availability of supply of certain knit and woven fabrics in the territories of the Parties. The President of the United States may proclaim a modification to the USBFTA rules of origin for textile and apparel products after the United States reaches an agreement with the Government of Bahrain on a modification under Article 3.2.5 of the USBFTA to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether certain knit and woven fabrics can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. DATES: Comments must be submitted by July 21, 2017 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Homer Boyer, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–5156. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority: Section 202(j)(2)(B) of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) (USBFTA Implementation Act); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. Background: Article 3.2.3 of the USBFTA provides that, on the request of either Party, the Parties shall consult to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to a particular textile or apparel good should be revised to address issues of availability of supply E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 97 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF440


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and

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Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, 
June 8, 2017. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at: Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 
East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510; telephone: (757) 763-6200.
    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 following items are on the agenda, 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's Web site when possible).

Agenda

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SARC Presentation--Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Assessments
Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Specifications
    Develop recommendations for 2018--2020 specifications.
Surfclam/Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment
    Approve scoping document.
Lobster Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology Framework
    Discuss alternatives.
Risk Policy Framework--First Meeting
    Review and approve options for potential revision to current MAFMC 
Risk Policy and ABC Control Rules.
Climate Velocity Over the 21st Century and Its Implications for 
Fisheries Management in the Northeast U.S
    Review climate-velocity-driven species distribution projections for 
2020 through 2100 and identify potential propriety species for 
adaptation of fisheries management to climate change.
Cooperative Research in the Mid-Atlantic
    Review of NEFSC Cooperative Research and response to MAFMC request 
and the Mid-Atlantic Council approach to collaborative research.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the 
Whole--Specifications
    Review fishery performance and make recommendations for 2018-20 
specifications, including butterfish cap.
Shad/River Herring (RH/S) Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the 
Whole
    Review RH/S cap operation and RH/S progress update and make 
recommendations for RH/S cap amount modification if necessary.
Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the 
Whole--Squid Amendment
    Review alternatives, public comments, and staff recommendations and 
select preferred alternatives and adopt amendment.
Law Enforcement Reports
    NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Data Modernization in the Northeast Region
Habitat Update
    EFH review progress and Mid-Atlantic fish habitat assessment 
project.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Business Session
    The day will conclude with the SSC Committee Report, the Executive 
Director's Report, the Science Report, brief reports from the National 
Marine Fisheries Service's GARFO and the Northeast Fisheries Science 
Center, NOAA's Office of General Counsel, the ASMFC, the New England 
and South Atlantic Fishery Council's liaisons and the Regional Planning 
Body Report, and discuss any continuing and/or new business.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: May 17, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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