Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the United States Delegation to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 11528-11529 [2019-05827]

Download as PDF 11528 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2019 / Notices region. Additionally, blasting associated with the project is expected to occur from November 15 to March 15. This means that blasting, and the associated harassment of marine mammals will only overlap with a small portion of the expected period of subsistence harvest. Based on the spatial separation and partial temporal separation of blasting activities and subsistence harvest, no changes to availability of subsistence resources are expected to result from the City of Ketchikan’s proposed activities. Based on the description of the specified activity, the measures described to minimize adverse effects on the availability of marine mammals for subsistence purposes, and the proposed mitigation and monitoring measures, NMFS has preliminarily determined that there will not be an unmitigable adverse impact on subsistence uses from City of Ketchikan’s proposed activities. Endangered Species Act (ESA) 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 Office of Protected Resources consults internally, in this case with the NMFS Alaska Regional Office, whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. NMFS is proposing to authorize take of Mexico DPS humpback whales which are listed under the ESA. The NMFS Office of Protected Resources has requested initiation of Section 7 consultation with the NMFS Alaska Regional Office for the issuance of this IHA. NMFS will conclude the ESA section 7 consultation prior to reaching a determination regarding the proposed issuance of the authorization. Proposed Authorization As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to the City of Ketchikan for conducting blasting near Ketchikan, Alaska in 2019 and 2020, provided the previously mentioned 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:13 Mar 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Request for Public Comments DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE We request comment on our analyses, the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed underwater blasting. We also request comment on the potential for renewal of this proposed IHA as described in the paragraph below. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a one-year IHA renewal with an expedited public comment period (15 days) when (1) another year of identical or nearly identical activities as described in the Specified Activities section is planned or (2) the activities would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a second IHA would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to expiration of the current IHA. • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the proposed Renewal are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take because only a subset of the initially analyzed activities remain to be completed under the Renewal).. (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: March 21, 2019. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–05826 Filed 3–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG815 Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the United States Delegation to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) announces its annual spring meeting to be held April 15–16, 2019. DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on April 15, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and April 16, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed sessions will be held on April 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on April 16, 2019, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33126. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse at (301) 427–8360. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive and discuss information on management strategy evaluation and harvest control rule development at ICCAT; the 2018 ICCAT meeting results and U.S. implementation of ICCAT decisions; NMFS research and monitoring activities; global and domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; the results of the meetings of the Committee’s Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to the international management of ICCAT species. The public will have access to the open sessions of the meeting, but there will be no opportunity for public comment. The agenda is available from the Committee’s Executive Secretary upon request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The Committee will meet in its Species Working Groups for part of the afternoon of April 15, 2019, and for two hours on the morning of April 16, 2019. These sessions are not open to the public, but the results of the Species Working Group discussions will be reported to the full Advisory Committee SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2019 / Notices during the Committee’s open session on April 16, 2019. Special Accommodations The meeting location is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 427–8360 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 20, 2019. Paul N. Doremus, Acting Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–05827 Filed 3–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P license agreement for the invention described in: –U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 15/ 954,646, filed 17 April 2018, and U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 16/ 220,773, filed 14 December 2018. The Department of the Air Force may grant the prospective license unless a timely objection is received that sufficiently shows the grant of the license would be inconsistent with the Bayh- Dole Act or implementing regulations. A competing application for a patent license agreement, completed in compliance with 37 CFR 404.8 and received by the Air Force within the period for timely objections, will be treated as an objection and may be considered as an alternative to the proposed license. Authority: 35 U.S.C. 209; 37 CFR 404. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Carlinda N. Lotson, Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer, TSgt, USAF. Department of the Air Force [AFD–1703] [FR Doc. 2019–05859 Filed 3–26–19; 8:45 am] Notice of Intent To Grant a Partially Exclusive Patent License BILLING CODE 5001–10–P Department of the Air Force, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Intent DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Pursuant to the Bayh-Dole Act and implementing regulations, the Department of the Air Force hereby gives notice of its intent to grant a partially exclusive (exclusive with respect to the field of optical-electronic devices; biological detection, diagnostics and treatment; and solar energy conversion) patent license agreement to UES, Inc., a corporation of the State of Ohio, having a place of business at 4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH 45432–1894. DATES: Written objections must be filed no later than fifteen (15) calendar days after the date of publication of this Notice. Air University Board of Visitors Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force SUMMARY: Submit written objections to the Air Force Materiel Command Law Office, Timothy Barlow, AFMCLO/JAZ, 2240 B Street, Room 260, WrightPatterson AFB, OH 45433–7109; Phone: (937) 904–5760; Facsimile: (937) 255– 3733; or Email: afmclo.jaz.tech@ us.af.mil. Include Docket No. AFD–1703 in the subject line of the message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Air Force Materiel Command Law Office, AFMCLO/JAZ, 2240 B Street, Rm 260, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433–7109; Facsimile: (937) 255–3733; Email: afmclo.jaz.tech@us.af.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Air Force intends to grant the partially exclusive patent ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:13 Mar 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Notice of meeting of the Air University Board of Visitors. ACTION: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the Air University Board of Visitors’ meeting will take place on Monday, 8 April 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 9 April, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. The meeting will be held in the Air University Commander’s Conference Room located in Building 800 at Maxwell Air force Base, AL. The purpose of this meeting is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of Air University. The agenda will include topics relating to the policies, programs, and initiatives of Air University educational programs and will include an out brief from the Air Force Institute of Technology and Community College of the Air Force Subcommittees. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.155 all SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 11529 sessions of the Air University Board of Visitors’ meetings’ will be open to the public. Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Air University Board of Visitors’ should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102–3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least ten calendar days prior to the meeting which is the subject of this notice. Written statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Air University Board of Visitors until its next meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Air University Board of Visitors’ Board Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the Board before the meeting that is the subject of this notice. Any member of the public wishing to attend this meeting should contact the Designated Federal Officer listed below at least ten calendar days prior to the meeting for information on base entry procedures. Agenda: Board of Visitors (BOV) Meeting Agenda (Draft) Maxwell AFB April 8–9, 2019 Purpose of Meeting: For the AU BOV to provide sound professional counsel that will inform decision-making in areas of education, scholarship and leadership. 1. Call to Order 2. Welcome & Introduction 3. Old Business 4. New Business 5. Executive Session and out-brief Dr. Yolanda Williams, Designated Federal Officer, Air University Headquarters, 55 LeMay Plaza South, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112- 6335, telephone (334) 462–1002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlinda N. Lotson, Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–05821 Filed 3–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11528-11529]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-05827]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG815


Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the United States Delegation 
to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

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

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee (Committee) to the U.S. Section to the 
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
announces its annual spring meeting to be held April 15-16, 2019.

DATES: The open sessions of the Committee meeting will be held on April 
15, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and April 16, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed sessions will be held on April 15, 2019, 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., 
and on April 16, 2019, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 
Miami Airport & Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 
33126.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terra Lederhouse at (301) 427-8360.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section 
to ICCAT will meet in open session to receive and discuss information 
on management strategy evaluation and harvest control rule development 
at ICCAT; the 2018 ICCAT meeting results and U.S. implementation of 
ICCAT decisions; NMFS research and monitoring activities; global and 
domestic initiatives related to ICCAT; the results of the meetings of 
the Committee's Species Working Groups; and other matters relating to 
the international management of ICCAT species. The public will have 
access to the open sessions of the meeting, but there will be no 
opportunity for public comment. The agenda is available from the 
Committee's Executive Secretary upon request (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT).
    The Committee will meet in its Species Working Groups for part of 
the afternoon of April 15, 2019, and for two hours on the morning of 
April 16, 2019. These sessions are not open to the public, but the 
results of the Species Working Group discussions will be reported to 
the full Advisory Committee

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during the Committee's open session on April 16, 2019.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting location is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Terra Lederhouse at (301) 427-8360 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 20, 2019.
Paul N. Doremus,
Acting Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood 
Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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