Science Advisory Board, 24303-24304 [2017-10798]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Special Accommodations RIN 0648–X451 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate 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 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048; telephone: (508) 339–2200. 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: SUMMARY: Agenda The Advisory Panel will review Plan Development Team (PDT) analysis regarding skate bait possession limits. They will discuss and select preferred alternatives for Framework 4 to the Skate Fishery Management Plan which modifies skate bait possession limits and associated measures. The panel will also review and discuss PDT analysis, to date, regarding the upcoming specifications framework which would set specifications for FYs 2018 and 2019 and would remove the prohibition on landing barndoor skates. Other business, as necessary. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. 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 22, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10775 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF459 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Downtown Providence Courtyard by Marriott, 32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI; telephone: (401) 272– 1191. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org will also have details on the proposed agenda and briefing materials. SUMMARY: The NTAP is a joint advisory panel of the MidAtlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils composed of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24303 Council members, fishing industry, academic, and government and nongovernment fisheries experts. The NTAP was established to bring commercial fishing, fisheries science, and fishery management professionals in the northeastern US together to identify concerns about regional research survey performance and data, to identify methods to address or mitigate these concerns, and to promote mutual understanding and acceptance of the results of this work among their peers and in the broader community. Topics to be discussed by the NTAP include: Identify approaches to address or mitigate concerns about regional research survey performance and data; review of NEFSC WG Meeting and identify next steps; review previous work and discuss analyses and outputs; discuss plans for specific application in Yellowtail Flounder TRAC assessment; discuss use of time during 2018 on industry vessels (F/Vs Nobska and Karen Elizabeth); review NTAP’s participation on one day Bigelow trips; discuss timing of next meeting and review actions identified. Special Accommodations These meetings are 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: May 22, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10799 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of two meetings of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered. DATES: There are two meetings: the first meeting is scheduled for July 5, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 24304 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Notices Time (EDT) and the second meeting is scheduled for August 31, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB Web site: http:// sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx. ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3 Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD for the July 5 meeting and SSMC 3, Room 7836 for the August 31 meeting. Members of the public will not be able to dial in to this meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301–734–1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the SAB Web site at http://sab.noaa.gov/ SABMeetings.aspx. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. Status: The July 5, 2017 meeting will be open to public participation with a 5-minute public comment period at TBD PM EDT. The August 31, 2017 meeting will have a 5-minute public comment period at 5:20 p.m. EDT. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three minutes. Written comments for the July 5, 2017 meeting by June 28, 2017 and written comments for the August 31, 2017 meeting should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by August 24, 2017 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received after by the SAB Executive Director after these dates will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed to the Executive Director no later than 12 p.m. on June 28 for the July VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 5 meeting and by 12 p.m. on August 24 for the August 31 meeting. Matters to be Considered: The meeting on July 5 will include discussions on short term work plan topics for the SAB and the revised Terms of Reference and proposed members for the proposed High Performance Computing subcommittee. The August 31 meeting will include further discussion on the SAB short term work plan and discussion of results of the subcommittee reviews. Meeting materials, including work products will be made available on the SAB Web site: http://sab.noaa.gov/ SABMeetings.aspx. 5441 or by email to nmfs.nwr.apps@ noaa.gov (include the permit number in the subject line of the fax or email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Clapp, Portland, OR (ph.: 503–231– 2314), Fax: 503–230–5441, email: Robert.Clapp@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available from the address above, or online at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2017–10798 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Endangered upper Columbia River (UCR); threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer (spr/ sum). Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened UCR; threatened SR; threatened middle Columbia River (MCR), threatened Lower Columbia River (LCR). BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P Authority Dated: May 22, 2017. Paul Johnson, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF400 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Applications for one new scientific research permit and five scientific research permit renewals. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received six scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon and steelhead. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/ preview_open_for_comment.cfm. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on June 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the applications should be sent to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR parts 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Applications Received Permit 1379–7R The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking to renew a permit that currently allows them to take listed salmonids (UCR steelhead and Chinook) while conducting research designed to (1) increase what we know about the status and productivity of various fish populations, (2) collect data on migratory and exploitation (harvest) patterns, and (3) develop baseline information on various population and habitat parameters in order to guide salmonid restoration strategies. Much of the work in the permit has been conducted for nearly 20 years—first E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 101 (Friday, May 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24303-24304]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10798]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Science Advisory Board

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of two 
meetings of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss 
issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered.

DATES: There are two meetings: the first meeting is scheduled for July 
5, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight

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Time (EDT) and the second meeting is scheduled for August 31, 2017 from 
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. These times and the agenda topics described 
below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the 
SAB Web site: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

ADDRESSES: Conference call. Public access is available at: NOAA, SSMC 3 
Room 11836, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD for the July 5 
meeting and SSMC 3, Room 7836 for the August 31 meeting. Members of the 
public will not be able to dial in to this meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive 
Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 
20910; Phone Number: 301-734-1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or 
visit the SAB Web site at http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) was 
established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is 
the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the 
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for 
research, education, and application of science to operations and 
information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input 
to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support 
to resource management.
    Status: The July 5, 2017 meeting will be open to public 
participation with a 5-minute public comment period at TBD PM EDT. The 
August 31, 2017 meeting will have a 5-minute public comment period at 
5:20 p.m. EDT. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its 
meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or 
written statements. In general, each individual or group making a 
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three minutes. 
Written comments for the July 5, 2017 meeting by June 28, 2017 and 
written comments for the August 31, 2017 meeting should be received in 
the SAB Executive Director's Office by August 24, 2017 to provide 
sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received after by the 
SAB Executive Director after these dates will be distributed to the 
SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.
    Special Accommodations: These meetings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be 
directed to the Executive Director no later than 12 p.m. on June 28 for 
the July 5 meeting and by 12 p.m. on August 24 for the August 31 
meeting.
    Matters to be Considered: The meeting on July 5 will include 
discussions on short term work plan topics for the SAB and the revised 
Terms of Reference and proposed members for the proposed High 
Performance Computing subcommittee. The August 31 meeting will include 
further discussion on the SAB short term work plan and discussion of 
results of the subcommittee reviews. Meeting materials, including work 
products will be made available on the SAB Web site: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx.

    Dated: May 22, 2017.
Paul Johnson,
Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-10798 Filed 5-25-17; 8:45 am]
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