Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 23550 [2017-10507]

Download as PDF 23550 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices pinnipeds in the form of possible behavior changes, and is not expected to result in the injury or death of any marine mammal. As such, the proposed project is not likely to adversely impact the availability of any marine mammal species or stocks that may otherwise be used for subsistence purposes. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Endangered Species Act (ESA) AGENCY: Threatened or endangered marine mammal species with confirmed occurrence in the project area include the Western North Pacific DPS and Mexico DPS of humpback whale, and the Western DPS Steller sea lion. The project area occurs within critical habitat for three major Steller sea lion haul-outs and one rookery. The three haul-outs (Old Man Rocks, Unalaska/ Cape Sedanka, and Akutan/Reef-Lava) are located between approximately 15 and 19 nautical miles from the project area. The closest rookery is Akutan/ Cape Morgan, which is about 19 nautical miles from the project area. The NMFS Alaska Regional Office Protected Resources Division issued a Biological Opinion on April 19, 2017, under Section 7 of the ESA, on the issuance of an IHA to the COU under section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA by the NMFS Permits and Conservation Division. The Biological Opinion concluded that the action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of Western DPS Steller sea lions or the Mexico DPSs of humpback whales, and is not likely to destroy or adversely modify western DPS Steller sea lion critical habitat. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES NMFS prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts to marine mammals from the proposed action and subsequently signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). A copy of the EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is available upon request (see ADDRESSES). Dated: May 18, 2017. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10536 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF445 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All times listed are local island times. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet at the Saipan Department of Land and Natural Resources Conference Room, Lower Base, Saipan, MP 96950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided in the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUMMARY: Schedule and Agenda for the CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Report on Previous Council Action Items 3. Council Issues A. CNMI Marine Conservation Plan B. Council Research Priorities i. Cooperative Research Priorities ii. Magnuson Stevens Act Five-year Priorities 4. Mariana FEP Community Activities 5. Marianas FEP AP–CNMI Issues A. Report of the Subpanels i. Island Fisheries Subpanel ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel B. Other Issues 6. Public Comment PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7. Discussion and Recommendations 8. Other Business Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 18, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10507 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Science Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF445


Western Pacific 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 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 
(CNMI) Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel 
(AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues 
in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Wednesday, June 
7, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All times listed are local island times. 
For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP will meet at the Saipan 
Department of Land and Natural Resources Conference Room, Lower Base, 
Saipan, MP 96950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided in 
the agenda. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. 
The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled 
business.

Schedule and Agenda for the CNMI Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Meeting

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Report on Previous Council Action Items
3. Council Issues
    A. CNMI Marine Conservation Plan
    B. Council Research Priorities
    i. Cooperative Research Priorities
    ii. Magnuson Stevens Act Five-year Priorities
4. Mariana FEP Community Activities
5. Marianas FEP AP-CNMI Issues
    A. Report of the Subpanels
    i. Island Fisheries Subpanel
    ii. Pelagic Fisheries Subpanel
    iii. Ecosystems and Habitat Subpanel
    iv. Indigenous Fishing Rights Subpanel
    B. Other Issues
6. Public Comment
7. Discussion and Recommendations
8. Other Business

    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Actions 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 Council's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 
522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: May 18, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-10507 Filed 5-22-17; 8:45 am]
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