North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 22624 [2018-10449]

Download as PDF 22624 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 16, 2018 / Notices Dated: May 11, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2018–10449 Filed 5–15–18; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XG207 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Legislative Committee will meet on June 5, 2018 in Kodiak, AK. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Katurwik Room at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center, 236 Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615. 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: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Tuesday, June 5, 2018 The meeting agenda includes: (a) Update on MSA legislation and related bills, including CCC comments, (b) public comment, and (c) recommendations to the Council. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// www.npfmc.org/. Public Comment sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted either electronically to David Witherell, Council staff: David.witherell@noaa.gov, or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. In-person oral public testimony will be accepted at the scheduled place on the agenda. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 May 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG204 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Annapolis Passenger Ferry Dock Project, Puget Sound, Washington National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Kitsap Transit for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Annapolis Passenger Ferry Dock Project in Puget Sound, Washington. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than June 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.Daly@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/node/ 23111 without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Daly, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/node/23111. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival. The MMPA states that the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, kill or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill any marine mammal. Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild (Level A harassment); or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG207


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; 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: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) 
Legislative Committee will meet on June 5, 2018 in Kodiak, AK.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 8 a.m. 
to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Katurwik Room at the Kodiak 
Harbor Convention Center, 236 Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615.
    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: David Witherell, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    The meeting agenda includes: (a) Update on MSA legislation and 
related bills, including CCC comments, (b) public comment, and (c) 
recommendations to the Council. The Agenda is subject to change, and 
the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
either electronically to David Witherell, Council staff: 
[email protected], or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery 
Management Council, 605 W 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-
2252. In-person oral public testimony will be accepted at the scheduled 
place on the agenda.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809 at least 7 
working days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: May 11, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-10449 Filed 5-15-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P