North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 40565-40566 [2017-18059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices Characterization/Portfolio analysis currently underway. 4. The Committee will review projections for red grouper, review management options and provide guidance to staff on development of an amendment to address management needs. 5. The Committee will discuss an amendment to address the Control Rule for Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC Control Rule Amendment) and possible adjustments to accountability measures for various management plans, discuss, and provide direction to staff. 6. The Committee will receive an update on the Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) review, including a report from a recent meeting of shareholders, and provide guidance to staff. 7. The Committee will address Atlantic coast-wide issues, including coast-wide plans to address climate change. This includes a review of stateby-state regulations for snapper grouper species in the Greater Atlantic Region and data collection and monitoring efforts. The Committee will discuss working with the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to have them work with the states north of North Carolina to implement complementary regulations for snapper grouper species occurring in the Mid-Atlantic. Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 4:30 p.m.—Public comment will be accepted on items on the Council agenda. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Personnel Committee (Closed), Thursday, September 14, 2017, 8 a.m. Until 9 a.m. 1. The Committee will conduct the performance review for the Executive Director. Mackerel Cobia Committee, Thursday, September 14, 2017, 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on commercial catches versus quotas for species managed under ACLs and an update on the status of amendments currently under Secretarial review. 2. The Committee will also receive an update on the status of a request for recalculation of the 2015 and 2016 recreational landings for Atlantic cobia, discuss and provide direction to staff. 3. The Committee will receive an update on development of the Interstate Atlantic Cobia Management Plan from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Commission (ASMFC) and updates from states on the 2017 Atlantic cobia season. The Committee will review public scoping comments on draft Amendment 31 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing complementary management of Atlantic cobia with ASMFC or removal from the FMP. The Committee will provide guidance to staff. 4. The Committee will receive an overview of Atlantic king mackerel trip limits, discuss, and provide guidance to staff. Executive Finance Committee, Thursday, September 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 4 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive a report from the August 2017 webinar meeting of the Executive Finance Committee and provide guidance as necessary. 2. The Committee will review the South Atlantic Regional Operations Agreement and the Council Follow-up and Priorities documents and provide guidance to staff. 3. The Committee will discuss options for an advisory panel/workgroup for the System Management Plan for the Council’s managed areas and take action as necessary. 4. The Committee will discuss materials available for Council meetings and provide guidance to staff. Council Session: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 1 p.m. (Partially Closed Session if Needed) The Full Council will reconvene beginning on Thursday afternoon with a Call to Order, adoption of the agenda, announcements and introductions, presentation of the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award, and election of a new Council Chair and Vice-Chair. The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will receive the Executive Director’s Report, an update on the Council’s Citizen Science Program, and an overview of the economic value of South Atlantic fisheries. The Council will also receive reports from NOAA Fisheries on the status of commercial and recreational catches versus ACLs for species not covered during an earlier committee meeting, status of the South Atlantic For-Hire Amendment, status of Bycatch Collection Programs, landings of dolphin fish caught with pelagic longline gear by vessel permit type, and the status of commercial electronic logbook reporting. The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40565 received by NOAA Fisheries as necessary. The Council will receive Committee reports from the Advisory Panel Selection, Habitat and EcosystemBased Management, SEDAR, Snapper Grouper, Mackerel Cobia, and Executive Finance Committees, review recommendations, and take action as appropriate. The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss other business and upcoming meetings. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). 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 identified 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 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: August 22, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–18048 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF625 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet September 12 through September 15, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 40566 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12 to Friday, September 15, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science Center Traynor Room 2076 and NMML Room 2079, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Building 4, Seattle, WA 98115. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram or Jim Armstrong, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 12 to Friday September 15, 2017 The Plan Teams will review the preliminary stock assessments for Groundfish and receive reports including but not limited to: 2017 Survey Estimates, CIE Reviews for GOA Pollock and BSAI Flatfish, and the Economic Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE). The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 22, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–18059 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The meeting will be held at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 739–3000. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: Membership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Performance Review Board SUMMARY: Agenda The committee will discuss Plan Development Team analysis and draft Framework Adjustment 5 (FW 5) alternatives including updated status determinations for the Northeast Skate Complex, recommendations for the Skate Allowable Biological Catch (ABC), associated possession limits, and allowing the landing of barndoor skate as well as select preferred alternatives for FW 5. They will also discuss PDT analyses of limited access in the Northeast Skate FMP and recommendations for the Committee to consider for 2018 priorities for the Northeast Skate Complex FMP. The Council is scheduled to have an initial discussion of potential 2018 priorities at the September Council meeting. The committee discuss if there are any regulations in the Northeast Skate Complex FMP that could be eliminated, improved, or streamlined. Several recent Executive Orders have been issued about streamlining current regulations, and NOAA is seeking public input on the efficiency and effectiveness of current regulations and whether they can be improved. Other business will be discussed as necessary. 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. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Membership of the NOAA Performance Review Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DATES: RIN 0648–XF637 VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2017–18049 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. Agenda SUMMARY: Dated: August 22, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: NOAA announces the appointment of members who will serve on the NOAA Performance Review Board (PRB). The NOAA PRB is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Level (SL), and Scientific and Professional (ST) members and making written recommendations to the appointing authority on retention and compensation matters, including performance-based pay adjustments, awarding of bonuses, and reviewing recommendations for potential Presidential Rank Award nominees. The appointment of members to the NOAA PRB will be for a period of two (2) years. DATES: The effective date of service of the eight appointees to the NOAA Performance Review Board is September 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Triem, Director, Executive Resources Division, Workforce Management Office, NOAA, 1305 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713–6374. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The names and positions of the members for the 2017 NOAA PRB are set forth below: • RDML Anita L. Lopez, Chair: Deputy Director for Operations, OMAO and Deputy Director, NOAA Corps, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations • Christopher Cartwright, Co-Chair: Director, Budget Office, Office of the Chief Financial Officer • Gordon T. Alston: Director, Financial Reporting And Internal Controls, U.S. Department of Commerce • Sivaraj Shyam-Sunder, Senior Science Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF625


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) 
Groundfish Plan Teams will meet September 12 through September 15, 
2017.

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DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12 to Friday, 
September 15, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fishery Science 
Center Traynor Room 2076 and NMML Room 2079, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., 
Building 4, Seattle, WA 98115.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-
2809.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Stram or Jim Armstrong, Council 
staff; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

Tuesday, September 12 to Friday September 15, 2017

    The Plan Teams will review the preliminary stock assessments for 
Groundfish and receive reports including but not limited to: 2017 
Survey Estimates, CIE Reviews for GOA Pollock and BSAI Flatfish, and 
the Economic Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE).
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be 
posted at http://www.npfmc.org.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809 
at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 22, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-18059 Filed 8-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P