Sunshine Act Meetings, 8319 [2019-04272]

Download as PDF 8319 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 45 / Thursday, March 7, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES additional 15-day public comment period at the time the Renewal IHA is requested. NMFS also will provide direct notice of the proposed Renewal to those who commented on the initial IHA, to provide an opportunity to submit any additional comments. We appreciate the Commission’s suggestion that NMFS discuss the potential for IHA Renewals through a more general route, such as a rulemaking. However, utilizing the public comment process associated with IHAs is more efficient for the agency, while still providing for appropriate public input into NMFS’ decisionmaking. Further, NMFS’ recent modification to the Renewal process (i.e., soliciting additional public comment at the time of a Renewal request) should alleviate the Commission’s concern about the lack of additional public comment and need for a more general rulemaking. For more information, NMFS has published a description of the Renewal process on our website (available at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/iharenewals). Preliminary Determinations In the context of the activities that will result in take of marine mammals, the rocky intertidal monitoring surveys planned by PISCO for 2019 are nearly identical to those conducted under the initial IHA in 2018. A new SSWS and six biodiversity sites would be visited under the proposed Renewal that were not analyzed for the initial IHA, but no takes are anticipated or requested for these locations. These activities could result in Level B harassment consisting of temporary, short-term behavioral disturbance. In analyzing the effects of the activities in the initial IHA, and in consideration of the implementation of the required mitigation, NMFS determined that the total marine mammal take from PISCO’s rocky intertidal monitoring program would not adversely affect annual rates of recruitment or survival and, therefore, would have a negligible impact on the affected species or stocks. NMFS also concluded that the numbers of animals authorized for take could be considered small relative to the relevant species or stocks (0.65¥0.82 percent for harbor seals, and <0.01 percent for California sea lions and northern elephant seals). As discussed above, the same amount of take is proposed for authorization under this Renewal. Based on the information and analysis contained here and in the referenced documents, NMFS has determined the following: (1) The required mitigation measures will effect the least practicable VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Mar 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat; (2) the authorized takes will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species or stocks; (3) the authorized takes represent small numbers of marine mammals relative to the affected stock abundances; (4) PISCO’s activities will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on taking for subsistence purposes as no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals are implicated by this action; and (5) appropriate monitoring and reporting requirements are included. Endangered Species Act COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 84 FR 7044, March 1, 2019. PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIME AND DATE OF THE MEETING: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019. CHANGES IN THE MEETING: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally, in this case with the ESA Interagency Cooperation Division whenever we authorize take for endangered or threatened species. No incidental take of ESA-listed species is authorized or expected to result from this activity. Therefore, NMFS has determined that formal consultation under section 7 of the ESA is not required for this action. Proposed Renewal and Request for Public Comment As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to PISCO for conducting rocky intertidal monitoring surveys off the coasts of Oregon and California for a period of one year, provided the previously described mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. A draft of the proposed IHA can be found at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. We request comment on our analyses, the proposed Renewal, and any other aspect of this Notice. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. Dated: March 1, 2019. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, 202–418–5964. Dated: March 5, 2019. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–04272 Filed 3–5–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, March 6, 2019; 3:00 p.m.* TIME AND DATE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. PLACE: Commission Meeting—Closed to the Public. STATUS: Compliance Matters: Staff will brief the Commission on the status of a compliance enforcement program. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Division of the Secretariat, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7479. * The Commission unanimously determined by recorded vote that Agency business requires calling the meeting without seven calendar days advance public notice. Dated: March 5, 2019. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 8319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04272]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

Federal Register CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 84 FR 7044, March 
1, 2019.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIME AND DATE OF THE MEETING: 10:00 a.m., 
Thursday, March 7, 2019.

CHANGES IN THE MEETING: The meeting has been cancelled.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, 202-418-5964.

    Dated: March 5, 2019.
Christopher Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-04272 Filed 3-5-19; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-P