Nominations for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Permanent Advisory Committee, 2174-2175 [2019-01303]

Download as PDF 2174 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices review public comments and staff recommendations and provide recommendations for preferred alternatives for the Chub Mackerel Amendment. The Council will consider the Advisory Panel recommendations when they take final action on this amendment. This amendment considers adding Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. The amendment includes alternatives regarding catch limits, accountability measures, and other conservation and management measures required for stocks ‘‘in the fishery.’’ Background documents can be found on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org). 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: February 1, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01287 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG735 Nominations for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Permanent Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations. AGENCY: NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the advisory committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (Act). The Permanent Advisory Committee, composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (Convention), will be given the opportunity to provide input to the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (Commission) regarding the deliberations and decisions of the Commission. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Nominations must be received no later than March 25, 2019. Nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted. DATES: Nominations should be directed to Michael Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office, and may be submitted by any of the following means: • Email: pir.wcpfc@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the following document identifier: ‘‘Permanent Advisory Committee nominations’’. Email comments, including attachments, are limited to 5 megabytes. • Mail or hand delivery: 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818. • Facsimile: 808–725–5215. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Reynolds, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office; telephone: 808–725– 5039; facsimile: 808–725–5215; email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Convention and the Commission The objective of the Convention is to ensure, through effective management, the long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks in the western and central Pacific Ocean in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 (UNCLOS) and the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UNCLOS Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks. The Convention establishes the Commission, the secretariat of which is based in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. The Convention applies to all highly migratory fish stocks (defined as all fish stocks of the species listed in Annex I of the UNCLOS occurring in the Convention Area, and such other species of fish as the Commission may determine), except sauries. The United States actively supported the negotiations and the development of the Convention and signed the Convention when it was opened for signature in 2000. It participated as a cooperating non-member of the Commission since it became operational in 2005. The United States became a Contracting Party to the Convention and a full member of the Commission when it ratified the Convention in January 2007. Under the Act, the United States is to be represented on the Commission by five U.S. Commissioners, appointed by the President. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permanent Advisory Committee The Act (16 U.S.C. 6902) provides (in section 6902(d)) that the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission, will appoint individuals as members of the advisory committee established under the Act, referred to here as the ‘‘Permanent Advisory Committee’’. The appointed members of the Permanent Advisory Committee are to include not less than 15 nor more than 20 individuals selected from the various groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Convention, providing, to the extent practicable, an equitable balance among such groups. On behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, NMFS is now seeking nominations for these appointments. In addition to the 15–20 appointed members, the Permanent Advisory Committee includes the chair of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Committee (or designee), and officials of the fisheries management authorities of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (or their designees). Members of the Permanent Advisory Committee will be invited to attend all non-executive meetings of the U.S. Commissioners to the Commission and at such meetings will be given opportunity to examine and be heard on all proposed programs of investigation, reports, recommendations, and regulations of the Commission. Each appointed member of the Permanent Advisory Committee will serve for a term of 2 years and is eligible for reappointment. This request for nominations is for the term to begin on August 3, 2019, and is for a term of 2 consecutive years. The Secretaries of Commerce and State will furnish the Permanent Advisory Committee with relevant information concerning fisheries and international fishery agreements. NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, will provide to the Permanent Advisory Committee administrative and technical support services as are necessary for its effective functioning. Appointed members of the Permanent Advisory Committee will serve without pay, but while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the advisory committee will be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703 of title 5, E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices United States Code. They will not be considered Federal employees while performing service as members of the advisory committee except for the purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code and chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code. Procedure for Submitting Nominations Nominations for the Permanent Advisory Committee should be submitted to NMFS (see ADDRESSES). This request for nominations is for firsttime nominees as well as previous and current Permanent Advisory Committee members. Self nominations are acceptable. Nominations should include the following information: (1) Full name, address, telephone, and email address of nominee; (2) nominee’s organization(s) or professional affiliation(s) serving as the basis for the nomination, if any; and (3) a background statement, not to exceed one page in length, describing the nominee’s qualifications, experience and interests, specifically as related to the fisheries covered by the Convention. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6902. Dated: February 1, 2019. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the webinar. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 1, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01289 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XG757 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Executive Finance Committee. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Executive Finance Committee via webinar to discuss development of the Council’s annual budget. DATES: The meeting will be held February 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The meeting is open to the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: AGENCY: The meeting is 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. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings Special Accommodations Dated: February 1, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01303 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XG750 Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to make multi-year acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations for summer flounder based on the results of the recently completed benchmark stock assessment. The SSC will recommend revised 2019 and new 2020–21 ABC specifications. The SSC will also review and discuss recent activities by the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP). In addition, the SSC may take up any other business as necessary. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2019–01214 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 public. Registration for the webinar is required. Persons interested in the meeting, please contact the Council office for details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregg Waugh, Executive Director, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302–8433 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: Gregg.Waugh@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council’s Executive Finance Committee will meet via webinar to discuss development of the Council’s Calendar Year budget for January through December 2019. Please contact the Council office for details. 2175 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available at: http:// www.mafmc.org/ssc. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2019–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG735


Nominations for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries 
Commission Permanent Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking 
nominations for the advisory committee established under the Western 
and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (Act). The 
Permanent Advisory Committee, composed of individuals from groups 
concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific 
Fisheries Convention (Convention), will be given the opportunity to 
provide input to the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and Central 
Pacific Fisheries Commission (Commission) regarding the deliberations 
and decisions of the Commission.

DATES: Nominations must be received no later than March 25, 2019. 
Nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be directed to Michael Tosatto, Regional 
Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office, and may be 
submitted by any of the following means:
     Email: pir.wcpfc@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line the 
following document identifier: ``Permanent Advisory Committee 
nominations''. Email comments, including attachments, are limited to 5 
megabytes.
     Mail or hand delivery: 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Bldg. 176, 
Honolulu, HI 96818.
     Facsimile: 808-725-5215.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Reynolds, NMFS Pacific Islands 
Regional Office; telephone: 808-725-5039; facsimile: 808-725-5215; 
email: emily.reynolds@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

The Convention and the Commission

    The objective of the Convention is to ensure, through effective 
management, the long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly 
migratory fish stocks in the western and central Pacific Ocean in 
accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 
10 December 1982 (UNCLOS) and the Agreement for the Implementation of 
the Provisions of the UNCLOS Relating to the Conservation and 
Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks. 
The Convention establishes the Commission, the secretariat of which is 
based in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
    The Convention applies to all highly migratory fish stocks (defined 
as all fish stocks of the species listed in Annex I of the UNCLOS 
occurring in the Convention Area, and such other species of fish as the 
Commission may determine), except sauries.
    The United States actively supported the negotiations and the 
development of the Convention and signed the Convention when it was 
opened for signature in 2000. It participated as a cooperating non-
member of the Commission since it became operational in 2005. The 
United States became a Contracting Party to the Convention and a full 
member of the Commission when it ratified the Convention in January 
2007. Under the Act, the United States is to be represented on the 
Commission by five U.S. Commissioners, appointed by the President.

Permanent Advisory Committee

    The Act (16 U.S.C. 6902) provides (in section 6902(d)) that the 
Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the U.S. Commissioners to 
the Commission, will appoint individuals as members of the advisory 
committee established under the Act, referred to here as the 
``Permanent Advisory Committee''.
    The appointed members of the Permanent Advisory Committee are to 
include not less than 15 nor more than 20 individuals selected from the 
various groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Convention, 
providing, to the extent practicable, an equitable balance among such 
groups. On behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, NMFS is now seeking 
nominations for these appointments.
    In addition to the 15-20 appointed members, the Permanent Advisory 
Committee includes the chair of the Western Pacific Fishery Management 
Council's Advisory Committee (or designee), and officials of the 
fisheries management authorities of American Samoa, Guam, and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (or their designees).
    Members of the Permanent Advisory Committee will be invited to 
attend all non-executive meetings of the U.S. Commissioners to the 
Commission and at such meetings will be given opportunity to examine 
and be heard on all proposed programs of investigation, reports, 
recommendations, and regulations of the Commission.
    Each appointed member of the Permanent Advisory Committee will 
serve for a term of 2 years and is eligible for reappointment. This 
request for nominations is for the term to begin on August 3, 2019, and 
is for a term of 2 consecutive years.
    The Secretaries of Commerce and State will furnish the Permanent 
Advisory Committee with relevant information concerning fisheries and 
international fishery agreements.
    NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, will provide to the 
Permanent Advisory Committee administrative and technical support 
services as are necessary for its effective functioning.
    Appointed members of the Permanent Advisory Committee will serve 
without pay, but while away from their homes or regular places of 
business in the performance of services for the advisory committee will 
be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, 
in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government 
service are allowed expenses under section 5703 of title 5,

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United States Code. They will not be considered Federal employees while 
performing service as members of the advisory committee except for the 
purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in 
chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code and chapter 171 of title 28, 
United States Code.

Procedure for Submitting Nominations

    Nominations for the Permanent Advisory Committee should be 
submitted to NMFS (see ADDRESSES). This request for nominations is for 
first-time nominees as well as previous and current Permanent Advisory 
Committee members. Self nominations are acceptable. Nominations should 
include the following information: (1) Full name, address, telephone, 
and email address of nominee; (2) nominee's organization(s) or 
professional affiliation(s) serving as the basis for the nomination, if 
any; and (3) a background statement, not to exceed one page in length, 
describing the nominee's qualifications, experience and interests, 
specifically as related to the fisheries covered by the Convention.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6902.

     Dated: February 1, 2019.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-01303 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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