Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group; Public Meeting, 42306 [2017-18960]

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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group; Public Meeting [FR Doc. 2017–18995 Filed 9–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Sep 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group will meet to discuss emerging seabird mitigation technologies and additional seabird species that could warrant more attention as bycatch in fisheries off Alaska. DATES: The meeting will be held on September 21, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and on September 22, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Alaska Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NMFS Alaska Regional Office located at 709 W. 9th St., Room 445C, Juneau, AK. Photo identification is required to enter this facility. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Marie Eich, 907–586–7172. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group formed as a result of the 2015 biological opinion on effects of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands groundfish fisheries on shorttailed albatross. The working group is tasked with reviewing information for mitigating effects of the groundfish fisheries on short-tailed albatross and other seabirds. The working group will hold its first in-person meeting in Juneau, AK, on September 21 and 22, 2017. Meeting topics include emerging seabird mitigation technologies and additional seabird species that could warrant more attention as bycatch in fisheries off Alaska. NMFS will keep the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) apprised of the working group’s activities and any resulting recommendations for methods to reduce seabird bycatch. Any changes to seabird avoidance regulations are expected to follow the standard Council process. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations This workshop will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 should be directed to Anne Marie Eich, 907–586–7172, at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 1, 2017. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–18960 Filed 9–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF603 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Casitas Pier Fender Pile Replacement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Venoco, LLC (Venoco) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to fender pile replacement at Casitas Pier in Carpinteria, CA. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than October 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF640


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Alaska 
Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group; 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: NMFS Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird Working Group will 
meet to discuss emerging seabird mitigation technologies and additional 
seabird species that could warrant more attention as bycatch in 
fisheries off Alaska.

DATES: The meeting will be held on September 21, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 5 
p.m., and on September 22, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Alaska 
Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NMFS Alaska Regional Office 
located at 709 W. 9th St., Room 445C, Juneau, AK. Photo identification 
is required to enter this facility.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Marie Eich, 907-586-7172.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alaska Groundfish and Halibut Seabird 
Working Group formed as a result of the 2015 biological opinion on 
effects of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands 
groundfish fisheries on short-tailed albatross. The working group is 
tasked with reviewing information for mitigating effects of the 
groundfish fisheries on short-tailed albatross and other seabirds. The 
working group will hold its first in-person meeting in Juneau, AK, on 
September 21 and 22, 2017. Meeting topics include emerging seabird 
mitigation technologies and additional seabird species that could 
warrant more attention as bycatch in fisheries off Alaska. NMFS will 
keep the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) apprised of 
the working group's activities and any resulting recommendations for 
methods to reduce seabird bycatch. Any changes to seabird avoidance 
regulations are expected to follow the standard Council process.

Special Accommodations

    This workshop will be physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Anne Marie Eich, 907-586-7172, at 
least 5 working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: September 1, 2017.
 Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-18960 Filed 9-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P