Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 54331-54332 [2017-24958]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices number of shark research fishery permits are issued for the collection of fishery-dependent data for future stock assessments and cooperative research with commercial fishermen to meet the shark research objectives of the Agency. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal government; federal government. Frequency: Annually and within 5 days of fishing. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: November 14, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24990 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF819 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 Scallop Committee 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 Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Logan Airport, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; Phone: (617) 567–6789. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Scallop Committee will review Framework 29 (FW 29) alternatives and analyses, and make final recommendations. FW 29 will set specifications including acceptable biological catch/annual catch limit (ABC/ACLs), Days at Sea (DAS), access area allocations for Limited Access (LA) and Limited Access General Category (LAGC), Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) management area, target-TAC for LAGC incidental catch and set-asides for the observer and research programs for fishing year 2018 and default specifications for fishing year 2019. Make final recommendations for potential FW 29 specifications that includes areas that may open through Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 (OHA2). The committee will also review FW 29 management measures and make final recommendations. These measures may include, but are not limited to: (1) NGOM management measures; (2) Flatfish accountability measures for Northern windowpane flounder, Georges Bank yellowtail flounder, and Southern New England yellowtail flounder; (3) Measures to modify and/or create access area and open area boundaries, consistent with potential changes to habitat and groundfish closed areas; (4) measures to allocate unused CAI carryover pounds under certain scenarios of OHA2 approval. Other business may be discussed as necessary. 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 these meetings. 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. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54331 Dated: November 14, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24957 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF823 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a 5-day meeting in December to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meetings will be held from December 4 to December 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These are new dates due to the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria through Puerto Rico. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at ˜ the Council Office, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Call to Order —Adoption of Agenda —Overview Review outcomes from previous meeting —Review Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule Language Review suggestions from General Counsel and Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) on text of Tier 4 of the control rule Develop language to define ‘‘consensus’’ as used in determining Tier assignments (or otherwise alter language to remove the term) —Action 2: Finalize establishment of stock/stock complexes for each of the Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas/St. John Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) —Determine use of Indicator Species to recommend to the Council —Finalize recommendations on: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 54332 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices —Criteria used to select indicator species —How indicator species will be used to determine management reference points for stock complexes —Action 3: Management Reference Points for Stocks/Stock complexes in each of the Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/ St. John and St Croix FMPs Tiered ABC Control Rule: —Review and finalize Tier assignments (4a or 4b): Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas/St. John —Define process for determining the scalars used in Tiered ABC Control Rule —Define process for determining the buffer from the overfishing limit (OFL) to ABC (scientific uncertainty buffer) used in the Tiered ABC Control Rule. —Choice of scalar and scientific uncertainty buffer for Tiers 4a and 4b for the applicable stocks. Stocks/stock complexes to which the Tiered ABC CR cannot be applied: —Recommendations on time series of landings data (year sequences) to establish reference points for the applicable stocks/stock complexes. —Recommendations on the establishment of the maximum sustainable yield proxy (e.g., mean, median, following the Caribbean Annual Catch Limit Amendments’ approach) for the applicable stocks/ 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 December 4, 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: November 14, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24958 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Economic Value of the Research in the Olympic Coast and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuaries. OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 106. Average Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Burden Hours: 27. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. NOAA is conducting research to: (1) Identify if the sanctuary helps to attract research or creates value-added to researchers; (2) estimate the economic impacts (jobs, income, output) supported by research that occurs in sanctuaries because of expenditures occurring within local region. Two sites, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS) will be evaluated. The information will aide in SBNMS and OCNMS condition reports. Further, the research will help to provide baseline data for economic impact and contribution of sanctuaries to local area economies. The required information will involve surveys of researchers (from profit, nonprofit and government agencies including local, state, federal and tribal). Information will be obtained on expenditures, sources of funds, nonmarket value, type of research, technologies used, use of NOAA equipment, reasons for the chosen location, and the researcher’s involvement with sanctuary staff. ONMS will work to identify all researchers who worked within the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sanctuary within the past ten years. This will be the population of interest. Sanctuary site staff, literature reviews and the research permit database will be used to identify the population of researchers for each site. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal government; federal government. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: November 14, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24989 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF840 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and its advisory committees will meet in December in Anchorage, AK. DATES: The Council will hold meetings from Monday, December 4 through Tuesday, December 12, 2017. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 W. 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501. 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 Evans, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. in the Aleutian Room on Wednesday, December 6, continuing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-24958]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF823


Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a 5-day meeting in 
December to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The meetings will be held from December 4 to December 8, 2017, 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These are new dates due to the passing of 
hurricanes Irma and Maria through Puerto Rico.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Council Office, 270 
Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-
1903, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
--Call to Order
--Adoption of Agenda
--Overview
    Review outcomes from previous meeting
--Review Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule Language
    Review suggestions from General Counsel and Southeast Fisheries 
Science Center (SEFSC) on text of Tier 4 of the control rule
    Develop language to define ``consensus'' as used in determining 
Tier assignments (or otherwise alter language to remove the term)
--Action 2: Finalize establishment of stock/stock complexes for each of 
the Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas/St. John Fishery Management 
Plans (FMPs)
--Determine use of Indicator Species to recommend to the Council
--Finalize recommendations on:

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--Criteria used to select indicator species
--How indicator species will be used to determine management reference 
points for stock complexes
--Action 3: Management Reference Points for Stocks/Stock complexes in 
each of the Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/St. John and St Croix FMPs
Tiered ABC Control Rule:
--Review and finalize Tier assignments (4a or 4b): Puerto Rico, St. 
Croix, St. Thomas/St. John
--Define process for determining the scalars used in Tiered ABC Control 
Rule
--Define process for determining the buffer from the overfishing limit 
(OFL) to ABC (scientific uncertainty buffer) used in the Tiered ABC 
Control Rule.
--Choice of scalar and scientific uncertainty buffer for Tiers 4a and 
4b for the applicable stocks.
Stocks/stock complexes to which the Tiered ABC CR cannot be applied:
--Recommendations on time series of landings data (year sequences) to 
establish reference points for the applicable stocks/stock complexes.
--Recommendations on the establishment of the maximum sustainable yield 
proxy (e.g., mean, median, following the Caribbean Annual Catch Limit 
Amendments' approach) for the applicable stocks/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 December 4, 
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. 
Rol[oacute]n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-
1903, telephone: (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

    Dated: November 14, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-24958 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
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