Fisheries Off West Coast States; Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Seabird Cable Strike Mitigation Workshop; Public Meeting, 48802-48803 [2017-22822]

Download as PDF 48802 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices srobinson on DSKBC5CHB2PROD with NOTICES HSTT, following those effective from January 5, 2009, through January 5, 2014, (74 FR 1456; January 12, 2009) and from December 24, 2013, through December 24, 2018 (78 FR 78106; December 24, 2013). Description of the Specified Activity The HSTT Study Area includes areas in the north-central Pacific Ocean, from Southern California west to Hawaii and the International Date Line, and including the Hawaii and Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complexes, as well as the Silver Strand Training Complex and overlaps a portion of the Point Mugu Sea Range. The Hawaii Range Complex encompasses ocean areas around the Hawaiian Islands, extending from 16 degrees north latitude to 43 degrees north latitude and from 150 degrees west longitude to the International Date Line. The SOCAL Range Complex is located approximately between Dana Point and San Diego, California, and extends southwest into the Pacific Ocean and also includes a small portion of the Point Mugu Sea Range. The Silver Strand Training Complex is an integrated set of training areas located on and adjacent to the Silver Strand, a narrow, sandy isthmus separating the San Diego Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Please refer to Figure 1–1 of the application for a map of the HSTT Study Area, Figures 2–1 to 2–4 for the Hawaii Operating Area (where the majority of training and testing activities occur within the Hawaii Range Complex), Figures 2–5 to 2–7 for the SOCAL Range Complex, and Figure 2– 8 for the Silver Strand Training Complex. The following types of training and testing, which are classified as military readiness activities pursuant to section 315(f) of Public Law 101–314 (16 U.S.C. 703), are included in the specified activity described in the Navy’s application: amphibious warfare (in-water detonations), anti-submarine warfare (sonar and other transducers, inwater detonations), surface warfare (inwater detonations), mine warfare (sonar and other transducers, in-water detonations), and other (sonar and other transducers, pile driving, air guns). The Navy’s application includes proposed mitigation measures for marine mammals that would be implemented during training and testing activities in the HSTT Study Area. Proposed procedural mitigation measures generally include: (1) The use of one or more trained lookouts to diligently observe for specific biological resources within a mitigation zone, (2) requirements for lookouts to immediately communicate sightings of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Oct 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 specific biological resources to the appropriate watch station for information dissemination, and (3) requirements for the watch station to implement mitigation (e.g., halt an activity) until certain recommencement conditions have been met. Mitigation measures are also proposed for specific mitigation areas and consist of a variety of measures in those areas including, but not limited to: Conducting a limited number of major training exercises per year, not planning or avoiding planning major training exercises, minimizing or not conducting active sonar, conducting a limited amount of hull-mounted midfrequency active sonar per year, and not expending explosive or non-explosive ordnance. The Navy also proposes to undertake monitoring and reporting efforts to track compliance with incidental take authorizations and to help investigate the effectiveness of implemented mitigation measures in the HSTT Study Area. This can include Adaptive Management, the Integrated Comprehensive Monitoring Program, the Strategic Planning Process, and Annual Monitoring and Exercise and Testing Reports. As an example, under the Integrated Comprehensive Monitoring Program, the monitoring relating to the effects of Navy training and testing activities on protected marine species are designed to increase the understanding of the likely occurrence of marine mammals in the vicinity of the action (i.e., presence, abundance, distribution, and density of species) and to increase the understanding of the nature, scope, or context of the likely exposure of marine mammals to any of the potential stressors associated with the action. Information Solicited Interested persons may submit information, suggestions, and comments concerning the Navy’s request (see ADDRESSES). NMFS will consider all information, suggestions, and comments related to the request during the development of proposed regulations governing the incidental taking of marine mammals by the Navy, if appropriate. Dated: October 16, 2017. Cathryn E. Tortorici, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–22733 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF690 Fisheries Off West Coast States; Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Seabird Cable Strike Mitigation Workshop; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Emerging seabird mitigation technologies will be discussed at the Seabird Cable Strike Mitigation Workshop. DATES: The meeting will be held November 7, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and November 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NOAA Western Regional Center, Building 9 (Kelly C. Sandy III Auditorium), 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115. For information on building access, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Marie Eich, 907–586–7172, or Vanessa Tuttle, 206–860–3479. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Seabirds congregate around trawlers to feed on offal putting them at risk of colliding with cables (trawl warps and data cables) that run aft of trawlers. Cable strikes are a known source of seabird mortality, particularly on at-sea factory trawlers (referred to as catcher/ processors). Research projects observing seabird cable strikes have been conducted in the Alaska catcher/ processor fleet targeting pollock in the Bering Sea and in the West Coast at-sea hake fishery. Data from both studies indicate that estimated mortalities for cable strikes are greater than observed mortalities collected as part of typical observer duties. To address this issue, NMFS will host a 1.5-day workshop on gear modification strategies for reducing seabird cable strike mortality in West Coast trawl (hake) fisheries. The goal is to develop mitigation strategies that reduce cable strikes and could be used by both West Coast hake and Alaska pollock trawlers. This collaborative workshop will bring together the at-sea processing industry, engineers, biologists and fisheries managers to develop innovative, practical gearmodifications for reducing seabird cable strike mortality. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices 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 Vanessa Tuttle, 206–860–3479, at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date. Building Access All visitors to the NOAA Western Regional Center’s facility should bring one of the following forms of identification: • Enhanced Driver’s License from the states of Washington, Minnesota, and New York • U.S. Passport • U.S. Passport Card • U.S. Department of Defense CAC • U.S. Federal agency HSPD–12 compliant ID cards • U.S. Veterans ID • U.S. Military Dependent’s ID Card • U.S. Trusted Traveler Card—Global Entry, SENTRI, or NEXUS • U.S. Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) • State issued Real ID Compliant Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards. Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional security clearance to access the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Foreign national visitors should contact Vanessa Tuttle, 206– 860–3479, at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process. Dated: October 17, 2017. Emily H. Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–22822 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Procurement List; Proposed Addition and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed addition to and deletions from the Procurement List. srobinson on DSKBC5CHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a product and service previously furnished by such agencies. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Oct 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 Comments must be received on or before November 19, 2017. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. 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Jensen, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–22823 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Meeting Notice Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC). The meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Committee, please visit: http://www.arlington cemetery.mil/About/AdvisoryCommittee-on-Arlington-NationalCemetery/ACANC-Meetings. DATES: The Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF690


Fisheries Off West Coast States; Fisheries of the Exclusive 
Economic Zone Off Alaska; Seabird Cable Strike Mitigation Workshop; 
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: Emerging seabird mitigation technologies will be discussed at 
the Seabird Cable Strike Mitigation Workshop.

DATES: The meeting will be held November 7, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m., and November 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pacific 
Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the NOAA Western Regional 
Center, Building 9 (Kelly C. Sandy III Auditorium), 7600 Sand Point Way 
NE., Seattle, WA 98115. For information on building access, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Marie Eich, 907-586-7172, or 
Vanessa Tuttle, 206-860-3479.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Seabirds congregate around trawlers to feed 
on offal putting them at risk of colliding with cables (trawl warps and 
data cables) that run aft of trawlers. Cable strikes are a known source 
of seabird mortality, particularly on at-sea factory trawlers (referred 
to as catcher/processors). Research projects observing seabird cable 
strikes have been conducted in the Alaska catcher/processor fleet 
targeting pollock in the Bering Sea and in the West Coast at-sea hake 
fishery. Data from both studies indicate that estimated mortalities for 
cable strikes are greater than observed mortalities collected as part 
of typical observer duties. To address this issue, NMFS will host a 
1.5-day workshop on gear modification strategies for reducing seabird 
cable strike mortality in West Coast trawl (hake) fisheries. The goal 
is to develop mitigation strategies that reduce cable strikes and could 
be used by both West Coast hake and Alaska pollock trawlers. This 
collaborative workshop will bring together the at-sea processing 
industry, engineers, biologists and fisheries managers to develop 
innovative, practical gear-modifications for reducing seabird cable 
strike mortality.

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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 Vanessa Tuttle, 206-860-3479, at 
least 10 working days prior to the meeting date.

Building Access

    All visitors to the NOAA Western Regional Center's facility should 
bring one of the following forms of identification:

 Enhanced Driver's License from the states of Washington, 
Minnesota, and New York
 U.S. Passport
 U.S. Passport Card
 U.S. Department of Defense CAC
 U.S. Federal agency HSPD-12 compliant ID cards
 U.S. Veterans ID
 U.S. Military Dependent's ID Card
 U.S. Trusted Traveler Card--Global Entry, SENTRI, or NEXUS
 U.S. Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
 State issued Real ID Compliant Driver's Licenses and 
Identification Cards.

    Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not 
a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional 
security clearance to access the NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science 
Center. Foreign national visitors should contact Vanessa Tuttle, 206-
860-3479, at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date to 
initiate the security clearance process.

    Dated: October 17, 2017.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-22822 Filed 10-19-17; 8:45 am]
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