New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 42659-42660 [2017-19207]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 174 / Monday, September 11, 2017 / Notices stock complexes —Recommendations on the scientific uncertainty buffer to determine the ABC for the applicable stocks/stock complexes —Recommendations to the Caribbean Fishery Management Council —Other Business The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on September 25, 2017 at 9 a.m. Other than the start time, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated. In addition, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. ´ Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 6, 2017. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19209 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Intent to Evaluate State Coastal Management Programs. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the California State Coastal Conservancy and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, both part of the California Coastal Management Program. DATES: California State Coastal Conservancy and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Sep 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 Commission Program Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on October 25, 2017, and written comments must be received on or before November 3, 2017. For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the program or reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by any of the following methods: Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Oakland, California. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or email comments to Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/ NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. Copies of the previous evaluation findings and 2016–2020 San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Assessment and Strategy may be viewed and downloaded on the Internet at http:// coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress report may be obtained upon request by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1458, requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state and territorial coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives and coastal management needs, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed and within 120 days of the last public meeting held, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42659 announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Specific information on the periodic evaluation of the state and territorial coastal program that is the subject of this notice is detailed below as follows: California State Coastal Conservancy and San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Program Evaluation You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: Date: October 25, 2017. Time: 6:00 p.m., local time. Location: Oakland State Building, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 11, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA. Written public comments must be received on or before November 3, 2017. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419. Coastal Zone Management Program Administration. Dated: August 31, 2017. Paul Scholz, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–19178 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF669 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 Committee on 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, September 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923; telephone: (978) 777–2500. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 42660 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 174 / Monday, September 11, 2017 / Notices Dated: September 6, 2017. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. [FR Doc. 2017–19207 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Agenda The Committee will discuss Plan Development Team (PDT) 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. The Committee will also select preferred alternatives for FW 5 as well as discuss PDT analyses of limited access in the Northeast Skate Fishery Management Plan. They will also discuss recommendations for the Council 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 will 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. Discuss other business, as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Sep 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration BroadbandUSA Webinar Series National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meetings— monthly webinars. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA program, will host a series of webinars on a monthly basis to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, strengthen policies and support local priorities. The Practical Broadband Conversations webinar series will provide an ongoing source of information on a range of topics and issues being addressed by BroadbandUSA, including best practices for improving broadband deployment, digital literacy and e-government. DATES: BroadbandUSA will hold the webinars from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the third Wednesday of every month, beginning October 18, 2017, and continuing through September 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: This is a virtual meeting. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA Web site, http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/, under Events. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine Sloan, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4626, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8231; email: esloan@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program provides expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, planning new infrastructure and engaging a wide range of partners in broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 broadband policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America’s communities. Experts from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program are available to provide technical assistance and to connect communities with additional resources, such as best practices, guides and program models. NTIA’s BroadbandUSA team is developing tools to support communities working to expand broadband connectivity and improve digital inclusion. These webinars are among the tools BroadbandUSA uses to provide broadband information to the public, broadband stakeholders, tribal, local and state governments and federal programs. Other tools include publications, workshops, meetings and co-hosted events with stakeholder organizations and agencies. Details on specific webinar topics and webinar registration information will be posted on the BroadbandUSA Web site, http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/, under Events. PowerPoint slides and transcript of the webinars will be posted on the Web site within 7 days following the live webinar. Participants are welcome to attend all webinars. General questions and comments are welcome at any time during webinars via email to BroadbandUSA@ntia.doc.gov. The webinars are open to the public and press. Pre-registration is recommended. NTIA asks each registrant to provide their first and last name, city, state, job title, organization and email address for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on BroadbandUSA or via email at BroadbandUSA@ ntia.doc.gov. Information on webinar content and how to register for one or more webinars will available on NTIA’s Web site at http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/ WEBINARS. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify the NTIA contact listed above at least seven (7) business days before the meeting. Dated: September 5, 2017. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–19095 Filed 9–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 174 (Monday, September 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42659-42660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19207]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF669


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Committee on 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, September 25, 2017 at 10:30 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 
Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923; telephone: (978) 777-2500.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

[[Page 42660]]


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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

    The Committee will discuss Plan Development Team (PDT) 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.
    The Committee will also select preferred alternatives for FW 5 as 
well as discuss PDT analyses of limited access in the Northeast Skate 
Fishery Management Plan. They will also discuss recommendations for the 
Council 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 will 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. Discuss other business, as necessary.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Council 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. 
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: September 6, 2017.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-19207 Filed 9-8-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P