Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 13891-13892 [2019-06801]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 2, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–06802 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Caribbean 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 Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold its 165th meeting in April to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meetings will be held on April 23–24, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort, 7012 Boca de Cangrejos Avenue, Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00907. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: April 23, 2019, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Æ Call to Order Æ Adoption of Agenda Æ Consideration of 164th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions Æ Executive Director’s Report Æ Island-Based Fishery Management Plans —Review and Revise, as appropriate, Combined Draft Fishery Management Plans/NEPA Documents for Each Island Group —Public Hearings Report and Discussion of Comments Received Æ Final Action to Submit the Three Island-Based Fishery Management Plans to the Secretary of Commerce Æ Reports from the DAPs and SSC on ‘‘Conceptual Models in an Jkt 247001 Dated: April 2, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–06804 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Æ Administrative Issues Æ Closed Session RIN 0648–XG940 April 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting April 24, 2019, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. RIN 0648–XG943 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 April 23, 2019, 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. Æ Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Research Program Feedback Session with CFMC Members DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Sep<11>2014 Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Framework’’ Meetings —Council Next Steps Æ SSC Chair Report Æ Project Events Update—Graciela Garc´ia-Moliner Æ Saltonstall-Kennedy (S–K) Research Program: Background, Process and Transparency—Dan Namur PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (5-minute presentations) 13891 Æ Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Outbreak: Current Status of Disease and Management Æ Stock Assessment Prioritization— Tauna Rankin Æ Outreach and Education Report— Alida Ortiz Æ USVI Recreational Fishery website Project Update Æ USVI Control Date Status Æ Enforcement Issues: —Puerto Rico-DNER —USVI–DPNR —U.S. Coast Guard —NMFS/NOAA Æ Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff Æ Other Business —Update on Spiny Lobster Data Collection by Fishers PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (5-minute presentations) Æ Next Meeting The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on April 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. Other than the start time, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated. In addition, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolo´n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on April 22, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar with an audio-only connection option. Details on the proposed agenda, connection information, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC’s website: www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. The purpose of the meeting is for the Advisory Panel to provide feedback on the development of the Council’s 2020– 24 strategic plan, after reviewing the results of a recent strategic planning stakeholder survey. An agenda and background documents will be posted at the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations 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 any meeting date. E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 13892 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices Dated: April 2, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–06801 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG627 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Aldo’s Seawall Replacement Project in Santa Cruz, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from the Santa Cruz Port District (Port District) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Aldo’s Seawall Replacement Project in Santa Cruz, California (CA). Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals incidental to the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible oneyear renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. 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 May 8, 2019. 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.Fowler@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 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ national/marine-mammal-protection/ incidental-take-authorizationsconstruction-activities 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: Amy Fowler, 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/national/ marine-mammal-protection/incidentaltake-authorizations-constructionactivities. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. 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 incidental take authorization may be provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other ‘‘means of effecting the least practicable [adverse] impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for certain subsistence uses PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (referred to in shorthand as ‘‘mitigation’’); and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. National Environmental Policy Act To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6A, NMFS must review our proposed action (i.e., the issuance of an incidental harassment authorization) with respect to potential impacts on the human environment. This action is consistent with categories of activities identified in Categorical Exclusion B4 (incidental harassment authorizations with no anticipated serious injury or mortality) of the Companion Manual for NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A, which do not individually or cumulatively have the potential for significant impacts on the quality of the human environment and for which we have not identified any extraordinary circumstances that would preclude this categorical exclusion. Accordingly, NMFS has preliminarily determined that the issuance of the proposed IHA qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review. We will review all comments submitted in response to this notice prior to concluding our NEPA process or making a final decision on the IHA request. Summary of Request On August 27, 2018, NMFS received a request from the Port District for an IHA to take marine mammals incidental to the Aldo’s Seawall Replacement Project in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor (harbor). The application was deemed adequate and complete on March 21, 2019. The Port District’s request is for take of four species of marine mammals by Level B harassment and Level A harassment. Neither the Port District nor NMFS expects serious injury or mortality to result from this activity and, therefore, an IHA is appropriate. Description of Proposed Activity Overview The Port District is planning to replace the existing seawall located below Aldo’s Restaurant along the southwest bank of the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor beginning in June 2019. The original seawall was constructed between 1963 and 1964 and has deteriorated to the point that Aldo’s Harbor Restaurant voluntarily closed in E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13891-13892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06801]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG940


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Spiny 
Dogfish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 22, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with an audio-only 
connection option. Details on the proposed agenda, connection 
information, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC's 
website: www.mafmc.org.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is for the 
Advisory Panel to provide feedback on the development of the Council's 
2020-24 strategic plan, after reviewing the results of a recent 
strategic planning stakeholder survey. An agenda and background 
documents will be posted at the Council's website (www.mafmc.org) prior 
to the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    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 any meeting date.


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    Dated: April 2, 2019.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-06801 Filed 4-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P