New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 23773-23774 [2017-10609]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices 23773 LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [5/6/2017 through 5/16/2017] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address Advanced Graphic Engraving, LLC. Morpac Industries, Inc ............. 3105 Melancon Road, Broussard, LA 70518. 117 Frontage Road, North Suite A, Pacific, WA 98047. 5/11/2017 Electro-Space Fabricators, Inc 300 West High Street, Topton, PA 19562. 5/16/2017 Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Miriam Kearse, Lead Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–10577 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF393 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9 a.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 5/11/2017 Product(s) The firm performs industrial engraving, etching, and imprinting. The firm manufactures valve actuators; electric transmission line pullers, tensioners, reel stands, swivels, sheaves and blocks; and high voltage disconnect switches. The firm manufactures metal fabricated structures or parts of structures, such as panels, brackets, chassis, cages, and drawers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Agenda Special Accommodations The Groundfish Committee plans to discuss Amendment 23/Groundfish Monitoring, receive reports from the Groundfish Plan Development Team (PDT) and Groundfish Advisory Panel (GAP). They will discuss public scoping comments and make recommendations to the Council on the scope, purpose and need, and range of alternatives for Amendment 23. They also plan to review the 2017 Council Priorities with a discussion of Atlantic halibut management, receive reports from the PDT and GAP and make recommendations to the Council. They will also discuss a possible reclassification of windowpane flounder stocks with a report from the PDT and GAP and make recommendations to the Council. The committee will also review Recreational management measures process with reports from the PDT and Recreational Advisory Panel (RAP) and make recommendations to the Council. The committee will also review a draft Council letter (inclusive of Council staff and RAP input) regarding feedback on the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Strategic Plan. The committee will consider comments on the Interim Final Rule for 2017 and 2018 Sector Operations Plans, including whether additional measures or restrictions should be recommended for Sector IX as a result of misreporting by sector vessels. Other business will be discussed as necessary. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Harborside, 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801; phone: (603) 431–2300. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 19, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10610 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF420 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 23774 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices Recreational Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4 Home Depot Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360; phone: (508) 830–0200. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Recreational Advisory Panel plans to discuss the 2017 Council Priority—Recreational management measures process, with a report from the Groundfish Plan Development and make recommendations to the Groundfish Committee. The Advisory Panel will also discuss Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Strategic Plan and review a draft Council letter (inclusive of Council staff input) regarding feedback on the plan. They will provide additional feedback for review by the Groundfish Committee. Other business will be discussed as necessary. 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 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 Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 19, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director,Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10609 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF380 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would exempt a commercial fishing vessel from Atlantic sea scallop regulations in support of research conducted by the Coonamessett Farm Foundation. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘DA17–042 CFF Resource Enhancement Study EFP.’’ • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on DA17–042 CFF Resource Enhancement Study EFP.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannah Jaburek, Fisheries Management Specialist, 978–282–8456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CFF submitted an application for an EFP on April 17, 2017, to complete work on a 2016 scallop RSA seeding and enhancement project on Georges Bank titled ‘‘Drivers of Dispersal and Retention in Recently Seeded Sea Scallops.’’ The project has been delayed due to personnel changes and changes in the original approach of the project from using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to instead deploying underwater cameras on stands. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Previously, the project focused on transporting, seeding, and monitoring aspects of a seeding program with longer-term monitoring, along with investigating short-term retention of seeded scallops, with an emphasis on the drivers of dispersal and their effects on the different size classes of scallops. The goal of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a seeding program to enhance and stabilize scallop recruitment on Georges Bank while documenting the factors that affect seed survival. To conduct this experiment, vessels would require exemptions from the following regulations: Atlantic sea scallop crew size restrictions at 50 CFR 648.51(c); Atlantic sea scallop observer program requirements at § 648.11(g); and closed area exemptions for Closed Area I at § 648.60(c) and Nantucket Lightship at § 648.60(f). It would also exempt participating vessels from the access area program requirements at § 648.59(a)(4), which would allow them to transit in and out of the access areas from the open area, as well as from the 50 bushel (17.6 hl) in-shell scallop possession limit outside of an access area found at § 648.52(f). Finally, the EFP would exempt vessels from possession limits and minimum fish size requirements specified in 50 CFR part 648, subsections B and D through O, for biological sampling purposes and to retain any yellowtail flounder showing signs of disease for further shore side analysis. The project would transplant scallops from areas of high concentration to areas of lower concentration that were historically known to have high scallop densities, to demonstrate the feasibility of a reseeding program to enhance and stabilize scallop recruitment on Georges Bank. One dredging trip would collect and transplant roughly 1,000 scallops utilizing a single vessel, June through July 2017. The juvenile scallops would be harvested from the southeast portion of Nantucket Lightship Access Area (NLAA) to suitable sites in an alternate area of NLAA. The projects define a suitable site as having currents less than 3 knots (∼1 m/s) and large areas of coarse substrate preferred by scallops. An alternate site in Closed Area I Access Area may be chosen if needed. The vessel would tow two standard 15-foot (4.57-m) wide dredges with a 4inch (10.16-cm) ring bag for up to 10 minutes at 4.5 knots (2.3 m/s). To harvest all of the scallops for transplant, the applicant estimates they would need to complete no more than 10 tows. Once the catch is on deck, the scallops would be sorted by size class, marked with reflective tape to enhance images in the E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF420


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its

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Recreational Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England 
fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from 
this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration 
and action, if appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4 Home 
Depot Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360; phone: (508) 830-0200.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The Recreational Advisory Panel plans to discuss the 2017 Council 
Priority--Recreational management measures process, with a report from 
the Groundfish Plan Development and make recommendations to the 
Groundfish Committee. The Advisory Panel will also discuss Marine 
Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Strategic Plan and review a 
draft Council letter (inclusive of Council staff input) regarding 
feedback on the plan. They will provide additional feedback for review 
by the Groundfish Committee. Other business will be discussed as 
necessary.
    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 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 Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address 
the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: May 19, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director,Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-10609 Filed 5-23-17; 8:45 am]
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