Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 61555 [2017-27968]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF930 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) of the MidAtlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils (Councils) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. and conclude by 4:40 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will at the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 567–6789. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their website at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTAP is a joint advisory panel of the MidAtlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils composed of Council members, fishing industry, academic, and government and nongovernment fisheries experts. The NTAP was established to bring commercial fishing, fisheries science, and fishery management professionals in the northeastern US together to identify concerns about regional research survey performance and data, to identify methods to address or mitigate these concerns, and to promote mutual understanding and acceptance of the results of this work among their peers and in the broader community. Topics to be discussed at the meeting by the NTAP include: NTAP membership; status of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) and NEFSC commitment to continuing to participate on NTAP; review recent gear efficiency work; discuss capability of PISCES to conduct the Autumn NEFSC Bottom Trawl Survey; discuss net efficiency work developed through sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 NTAP collaborations presented at the TRAC Assessments and the Groundfish Operational Assessments; discuss challenges-faced and lessons-learned in trying to advance the goals of NTAP; identify solutions to improve communications between NTAP and the NEFSC; identify how the NEFSC can improve support to NTAP as a body and be more responsive to short and longterm needs; identify approaches to address or mitigate concerns about regional research survey performance and data. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: December 21, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–27968 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 17–161–LNG] Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries on a Short-Term Basis Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. Notice of application. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), filed on December 20, 2017, by Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC (Sabine Pass), requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an amount up to the equivalent of 600 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a cumulative basis over a two-year period commencing on the date of first short-term export or January 16, 2018, whichever is later. The LNG would be exported from the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project (Liquefaction Project) located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. To date, Sabine Pass has been granted four final long-term orders under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to export LNG from Stages 1 and 2 of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61555 Liquefaction Project in a volume equivalent to 1,006 Bcf per year of natural gas to countries with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (nonFTA countries), for a 20-year term.1 Additionally, Sabine Pass currently holds a short-term blanket authorization to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 600 Bcf of natural gas over a two-year period to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Sabine Pass is requesting this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. Sabine Pass’s existing blanket authorization will expire on January 15, 2018.2 The current Application in effect is a request to extend Sabine Pass’s current short-term blanket authorization issued in FE Docket No. 15–171–LNG for another two-year period beginning January 16, 2018 and extending through January 15, 2020. DATES: Protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention, as applicable, requests for additional procedures, and written comments are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, January 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Additional details can be found in Sabine Pass’s Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://energy.gov/fe/2017-lng-exportcompressed-natural-gas-cng-re-exportslong-term-natural-gas-applications. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited. Electronic Filing by email: fergas@ hq.doe.gov. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026–4375. Hand Delivery or Private Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.) U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 1 See App. at notes 3 and 6 (describing the various DOE/FE authorizations granted for the first four liquefaction trains comprising Stages 1 and 2 of the Liquefaction Project). 2 Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC, Order Granting Blanket Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, DOE/FE Order No. 3767, Docket No. 15–171–LNG (Jan. 13, 2016). E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF930


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) of the Mid-Atlantic 
and New England Fishery Management Councils (Councils) will hold a 
meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, beginning 
at 9 a.m. and conclude by 4:40 p.m. For agenda details, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will at the Hilton Garden Inn 
Boston Logan, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 
567-6789.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331 or 
on their website at www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTAP is a joint advisory panel of the 
Mid-Atlantic and New England Fishery Management Councils composed of 
Council members, fishing industry, academic, and government and non-
government fisheries experts. The NTAP was established to bring 
commercial fishing, fisheries science, and fishery management 
professionals in the northeastern US together to identify concerns 
about regional research survey performance and data, to identify 
methods to address or mitigate these concerns, and to promote mutual 
understanding and acceptance of the results of this work among their 
peers and in the broader community.
    Topics to be discussed at the meeting by the NTAP include: NTAP 
membership; status of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) and 
NEFSC commitment to continuing to participate on NTAP; review recent 
gear efficiency work; discuss capability of PISCES to conduct the 
Autumn NEFSC Bottom Trawl Survey; discuss net efficiency work developed 
through NTAP collaborations presented at the TRAC Assessments and the 
Groundfish Operational Assessments; discuss challenges-faced and 
lessons-learned in trying to advance the goals of NTAP; identify 
solutions to improve communications between NTAP and the NEFSC; 
identify how the NEFSC can improve support to NTAP as a body and be 
more responsive to short and long-term needs; identify approaches to 
address or mitigate concerns about regional research survey performance 
and data.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: December 21, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-27968 Filed 12-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P