Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council-Public Meetings, 60376 [2017-27352]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60376 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / Notices File No. 19749–01: Issued to Clearwater Marine Aquarium [Responsible Party is Frank Dame], 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 on March 27, 2017 to conduct vessel surveys, close approach, photoidentification, behavioral observations, of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to assess their home ranges, distribution, population abundance, site fidelity, and reproductive success, in the estuarine and coastal waters of west central Florida. The amended LOC adds 52 annual takes of Atlantic spotted dolphins that are observed to co-occur with the target species (bottlenose dolphins). The LOC expires March 1, 2021. File No. 18101–01: Issued to Pacific Whale Foundation [Principal Investigator is Greg Kaufman], 300 Ma’alaea Rd., Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793 on March 27, 2017. The original LOC authorized close approaches during vessel line-transect surveys for photo-identification, behavioral observation, focal follows, and underwater photography/videography of several non-Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed odontocetes in the waters offshore of Maui County, HI. The amended LOC adds annual takes of nonESA listed humpback whales, (Megaptera novaeangliae, Hawaii Distinct Population Segment), during these surveys. Additionally, the amendment adds in-water activities (pole-mounted cameras and up to two swimmers) with humpback whales only in order to identify the sex of humpback whales. The LOC expires June 1, 2018. File No. 21134: Issued to John H. Schacke, Ph.D., George Dolphin Ecology Program, 223 Trace Lane, Commerce, GA 30530 on May 11, 2017 to conduct vessel surveys, photo-identification, and behavioral observations of bottlenose dolphins (Central Georgia Estuarine System stock) within coastal and estuarine waters of central Georgia. The purpose of the research is to document the abundance, distribution, movement, and frequency of bottlenose dolphins within Georgia and to contribute to shared bottlenose dolphin catalogs within the southeast Atlantic region. The LOC expires May 15, 2022. File No. 18101–02: Issued to Pacific Whale Foundation [Principal Investigator is Greg Kaufman], 300 Ma’alaea Rd., Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793 on March 27, 2017. The previous LOC (No. 18101–01; above) authorized close approaches during vessel linetransect surveys for photoidentification, behavioral observation, focal follows, and underwater photography/videography of several non-listed odontocetes in the waters VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Dec 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 offshore of Maui County, HI. The amended LOC adds photogrammetry as a research procedure. The LOC expires June 1, 2018. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: December 14, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–27362 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF828 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council—Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of rescheduled meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance & Infrastructure Action Team via webinar. The meeting via webinar was originally scheduled for December 13, 2017, but has been rescheduled as a result of schedule changes. SUMMARY: The meeting via webinar has been rescheduled for January 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. The meeting is scheduled to last approximately 90 minutes. Additional Action Team webinar and plenary webinar dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meetings will be held via webinar and are open to members of the public. Webinar registration is required and registration links will be posted to the Citizen Science program page of the Council’s website at www.safmc.net. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Von Harten, Citizen Science Program Manager, SAFMC; phone 843/ 302–8433 or toll free 866/SAFMC–10; FAX 843/769–4520; email: amber.vonharten@safmc.net. Due to schedule changes, the Council’s Finance & Infrastructure Action Team meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) created a Citizen Science Advisory Panel Pool in June 2017. The Council appointed members of the Citizen Science Advisory Panel Pool to five Action Teams in the areas of Volunteers, Data Management, Projects/Topics Management, Finance, and Communication/Outreach/Education to develop program policies and operations for the Council’s Citizen Science Program. The Finance & Infrastructure Action Team will meet to continue work on developing recommendations on program policies and operations to be reviewed by the Council’s Citizen Science Committee. Public comments will be accepted at the beginning of the meeting. Items to be addressed during these meetings: 1. Discuss work on tasks in the Terms of Reference. 2. Other Business. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: December 14, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–27352 Filed 12–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF828


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council--Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Announcement of rescheduled meeting.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance & 
Infrastructure Action Team via webinar. The meeting via webinar was 
originally scheduled for December 13, 2017, but has been rescheduled as 
a result of schedule changes.

DATES: The meeting via webinar has been rescheduled for January 10, 
2018, at 1 p.m. The meeting is scheduled to last approximately 90 
minutes. Additional Action Team webinar and plenary webinar dates and 
times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting address: The meetings will be held via webinar and are open 
to members of the public. Webinar registration is required and 
registration links will be posted to the Citizen Science program page 
of the Council's website at www.safmc.net.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Von Harten, Citizen Science 
Program Manager, SAFMC; phone 843/302-8433 or toll free 866/SAFMC-10; 
FAX 843/769-4520; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to schedule changes, the Council's 
Finance & Infrastructure Action Team meeting is rescheduled for 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1 p.m.
    The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) created a 
Citizen Science Advisory Panel Pool in June 2017. The Council appointed 
members of the Citizen Science Advisory Panel Pool to five Action Teams 
in the areas of Volunteers, Data Management, Projects/Topics 
Management, Finance, and Communication/Outreach/Education to develop 
program policies and operations for the Council's Citizen Science 
Program.
    The Finance & Infrastructure Action Team will meet to continue work 
on developing recommendations on program policies and operations to be 
reviewed by the Council's Citizen Science Committee. Public comments 
will be accepted at the beginning of the meeting.
    Items to be addressed during these meetings:
    1. Discuss work on tasks in the Terms of Reference.
    2. Other Business.

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: December 14, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-27352 Filed 12-19-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P