Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 50641-50642 [2018-21838]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless-steel flanges. Merchandise subject to this investigation is typically imported under headings 7307.21.1000 and 7307.21.5000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–21851 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG527 Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, located at 26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602–3802; telephone: (251) 338–2000. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Agenda Monday, October 22, 2018; 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The meeting will begin in a Full Council session to assign council members to the October 2018 through October 2019 Committees. The Committee Sessions will begin approximately 8:30 a.m. with the Coral Committee reviewing analysis for the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Electronic Logbooks (ELB) Information for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Expansion. The Mackerel Committee will receive an VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 update on Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) Landings; and discuss taking final action on CMP Framework Amendment 7—Modifications to Gulf Cobia Size and Possession Limits. The Administrative/Budget Committee will convene to review and approve the funded budget, and proposed modifications to the Statement of Organization Practices and Procedures (SOPPs). After lunch, the Gulf SEDAR Committee will receive a summary from the SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting; and review the Gulf of Mexico SEDAR Schedule. The Sustainable Fisheries Committee will review the revised draft of the Conversion of Historical Captain Endorsements to Federal For-Hire Permits; Revised Generic Amendment for Carryover of Unharvested Quota; and the Gulf of Mexico Allocation Review Triggers. Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. The Reef Fish Management Committee will review Reef Fish Landings and the revised draft for Amendment 50: State Management Program for Recreational Red Snapper and Individual State Amendments. After lunch, the committee with discuss Reef Fish Management Objectives; review draft amendment for Establishing Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Modifications to Annual Catch Limits; receive a presentation on the Great Red Snapper Count; receive a summary from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting; and discuss the Status of Convening the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat and Red Snapper Charter For-hire Advisory Panels. Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Data Committee will review revisions to the Marine Recreational Information Program’s (MRIP) Recreational Data Collection Program; receive a presentation summary report from the For-Hire Electronic Reporting Workshop hosted by the Quality Management Professional Specialty Group, and an update from the MRIP Red Snapper Survey Design Workshop. The Ecosystem Committee will review a draft outline of the Fishery Ecosystem document. The Shrimp Committee will review draft options for Shrimp Amendment 18: Evaluation of Shrimp Effort Threshold Reduction in the Area Monitored for Juvenile Red Snapper Bycatch; and, the Law Enforcement Committee will give a summary from the Joint Law Enforcement Technical PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50641 Committee and Law Enforcement Committee meeting; and approve the 2019–20 Operations Plan. Late morning (approximately 11:15 a.m.), the Full Council will reconvene with a Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions; Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes; and presenting the Recipient of the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. The Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if any; receive a presentation on Alabama Law Enforcement efforts; and a summary on Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel efforts. After lunch, the Council will receive public testimony from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the following items: Final Action: CMP Framework Amendment 7: Modifications to Gulf Cobia Size and Possession Limits; and, open testimony on any other fishery issues or concerns. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance to the meeting room. Following public testimony, the Council will begin receiving committee reports from the Coral, Administrative/Budget, and Gulf SEDAR Management Committees. Thursday, October 25, 2018; 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m. The Council will continue to receive committee reports from Mackerel, Sustainable Fisheries, Data Collection, Shrimp, Ecosystem, Law Enforcement, and Reef Fish Management Committees. After lunch, the Council will vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if any; and receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and, the Department of State. Lastly, the Council will discuss any Other Business items. Discussion on Aquaculture Court Decision —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Council meeting on the calendar. The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 50642 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 that 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 Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 3, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21838 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG518 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: NMFS solicits nominations for the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP). NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of the HMS AP when preparing and implementing Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, sharks, and billfish. Nominations are being sought to fill approximately one-third (11) of the seats on the HMS AP for a 3-year appointment. Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations are considered for membership on the HMS AP. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before November 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and requests for the amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 Advisory Panel Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures by any of the following methods: • Email: HMSAP.Nominations@ noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following identifier: ‘‘HMS AP Nominations.’’ • Mail: Peter Cooper, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS SF1, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Experience in HMS recreational fisheries; (2) experience in HMS commercial fisheries; (3) experience in fishery-related industries (e.g., marinas, bait and tackle shops); (4) experience in the scientific community working with HMS; and/or (5) representation of a private, non-governmental, regional, national, or international organization representing marine fisheries, or environmental, governmental, or academic interests dealing with HMS. Introduction The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided that the Secretary may establish Advisory Panels to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any Fishery Management Plan (FMP) or FMP amendment for any highly migratory species fishery that is under the Secretary’s authority. NMFS has consulted with the HMS AP on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (1999); the HMS FMP (1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (2003); the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (2006); and Amendments 1 (2009), 2 (2008), 3 (2010), 4 (2012), 5a (2013), 5b (2017), 6 (2015), 7 (2014), 8 (2013), 9 (2015), 10 (2017), and 11 (2018) to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP; among other relevant fishery management issues. Member tenure will be for 3 years (36 months), with approximately one-third of the members’ terms expiring on December 31 of each year. Nominations are sought for terms beginning January 2019 and expiring December 2021. Procedures and Guidelines A. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the Advisory Panel Nomination packages should include: 1. The name of the nominee and a description of his/her interest in HMS or HMS fisheries, or in particular species of sharks, swordfish, tunas, or billfish; 2. Contact information, including mailing address, phone, and email of the nominee; 3. A statement of background and/or qualifications; 4. A written commitment that the nominee shall actively participate in good faith, and consistent with ethics obligations, in the meetings and tasks of the HMS AP; and 5. A list of outreach resources that the nominee has at his/her disposal to communicate Qualifications for HMS AP Membership. Qualification for membership includes one or more of the following: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Tenure for the HMS AP B. Participants Nominations for the HMS AP will be accepted to allow representation from commercial and recreational fishing interests, academic/scientific interests, and the environmental/nongovernmental organization community, who are knowledgeable about Atlantic HMS and/or Atlantic HMS fisheries. Current representation on the HMS AP, as shown in Table 1, consists of 12 members representing commercial interests, 12 members representing recreational interests, 4 members representing environmental interests, 4 academic representatives, and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Advisory Committee Chairperson. Each HMS AP member serves a 3-year term with approximately one-third of the total number of seats (33) expiring on December 31 of each year. NMFS seeks to fill 3 commercial, 4 recreational, 3 academic and 1 environmental organization vacancies by December 31, 2018. NMFS will seek to fill vacancies based primarily on maintaining the current representation from each of the sectors. NMFS also considers species expertise and representation from the fishing regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean) to ensure the diversity and balance of the AP. Table 1 includes the current representation on the HMS AP by sector, region, and species with terms that are expiring identified in bold. It is not meant to indicate that NMFS will only consider persons who have expertise in the species or fishing regions that are listed. Rather, NMFS will aim toward having as diverse and balanced an AP as possible. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG527


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of 
Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, October 22 through Thursday, 
October 25, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Battle House Renaissance 
Mobile Hotel & Spa, located at 26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602-
3802; telephone: (251) 338-2000.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W. 
Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

Monday, October 22, 2018; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The meeting will begin in a Full Council session to assign council 
members to the October 2018 through October 2019 Committees. The 
Committee Sessions will begin approximately 8:30 a.m. with the Coral 
Committee reviewing analysis for the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and 
Electronic Logbooks (ELB) Information for the Flower Garden Banks 
National Marine Sanctuary Expansion. The Mackerel Committee will 
receive an update on Coastal Migratory Pelagics (CMP) Landings; and 
discuss taking final action on CMP Framework Amendment 7--Modifications 
to Gulf Cobia Size and Possession Limits. The Administrative/Budget 
Committee will convene to review and approve the funded budget, and 
proposed modifications to the Statement of Organization Practices and 
Procedures (SOPPs).
    After lunch, the Gulf SEDAR Committee will receive a summary from 
the SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting; and review the Gulf of Mexico 
SEDAR Schedule. The Sustainable Fisheries Committee will review the 
revised draft of the Conversion of Historical Captain Endorsements to 
Federal For-Hire Permits; Revised Generic Amendment for Carryover of 
Unharvested Quota; and the Gulf of Mexico Allocation Review Triggers.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    The Reef Fish Management Committee will review Reef Fish Landings 
and the revised draft for Amendment 50: State Management Program for 
Recreational Red Snapper and Individual State Amendments. After lunch, 
the committee with discuss Reef Fish Management Objectives; review 
draft amendment for Establishing Gray Snapper Status Determination 
Criteria, Reference Points, and Modifications to Annual Catch Limits; 
receive a presentation on the Great Red Snapper Count; receive a 
summary from the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) meeting; 
and discuss the Status of Convening the Ad Hoc Reef Fish Headboat and 
Red Snapper Charter For-hire Advisory Panels.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Data Committee will review revisions to the Marine Recreational 
Information Program's (MRIP) Recreational Data Collection Program; 
receive a presentation summary report from the For-Hire Electronic 
Reporting Workshop hosted by the Quality Management Professional 
Specialty Group, and an update from the MRIP Red Snapper Survey Design 
Workshop. The Ecosystem Committee will review a draft outline of the 
Fishery Ecosystem document. The Shrimp Committee will review draft 
options for Shrimp Amendment 18: Evaluation of Shrimp Effort Threshold 
Reduction in the Area Monitored for Juvenile Red Snapper Bycatch; and, 
the Law Enforcement Committee will give a summary from the Joint Law 
Enforcement Technical Committee and Law Enforcement Committee meeting; 
and approve the 2019-20 Operations Plan.
    Late morning (approximately 11:15 a.m.), the Full Council will 
reconvene with a Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions; 
Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes; and presenting the 
Recipient of the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. The 
Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if any; 
receive a presentation on Alabama Law Enforcement efforts; and a 
summary on Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel efforts. After 
lunch, the Council will receive public testimony from 1:30 p.m. until 
4:30 p.m. on the following items: Final Action: CMP Framework Amendment 
7: Modifications to Gulf Cobia Size and Possession Limits; and, open 
testimony on any other fishery issues or concerns. Anyone wishing to 
speak during public comment should sign in at the registration station 
located at the entrance to the meeting room. Following public 
testimony, the Council will begin receiving committee reports from the 
Coral, Administrative/Budget, and Gulf SEDAR Management Committees.

Thursday, October 25, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

    The Council will continue to receive committee reports from 
Mackerel, Sustainable Fisheries, Data Collection, Shrimp, Ecosystem, 
Law Enforcement, and Reef Fish Management Committees. After lunch, the 
Council will vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if 
any; and receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South 
Atlantic Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 
(OLE), Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service; and, the Department of State.
    Lastly, the Council will discuss any Other Business items. 
Discussion on Aquaculture Court Decision

--Meeting Adjourns

    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the 
webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Council 
meeting on the calendar.
    The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version 
along with other meeting materials will be posted on 
www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda 
may come

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before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subjects of formal action during this meeting. Council 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 Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided that 
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 Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days 
prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: October 3, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-21838 Filed 10-5-18; 8:45 am]
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