Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 13906-13907 [2019-06890]

Download as PDF 13906 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices measures, NMFS preliminarily finds that the total marine mammal take from the proposed activity will have a negligible impact on all affected marine mammal species or stocks. Small Numbers As noted above, only small numbers of incidental take may be authorized under Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA for specified activities other than military readiness activities. The MMPA does not define small numbers and so, in practice, where estimated numbers are available, NMFS compares the number of individuals taken to the most appropriate estimation of abundance of the relevant species or stock in our determination of whether an authorization is limited to small numbers of marine mammals. Additionally, other qualitative factors may be considered in the analysis, such as the temporal or spatial scale of the activities. Table 7 presents the number of animals that could be exposed to received noise levels that could cause Level A and Level B harassment for the proposed activities. Our analysis shows that less than 15 percent of each affected stock could be taken by harassment. The numbers of animals proposed to be taken for these stocks would be considered small relative to the relevant stock’s abundances even if each estimated taking occurred to a new individual—an unlikely scenario. Based on the analysis contained herein of the proposed activity (including the proposed mitigation and monitoring measures) and the anticipated take of marine mammals, NMFS preliminarily finds that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the population size of the affected species or stocks. Unmitigable Adverse Impact Analysis and Determination There are no relevant subsistence uses of the affected marine mammal stocks or species implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Endangered Species Act (ESA) No incidental take of ESA-listed species is proposed for authorization 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Proposed Authorization As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to the Port District for the Aldo’s Seawall Replacement Project in Santa Cruz, CA from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. A draft of the IHA itself is available for review in conjunction with this notice at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ national/marine-mammal-protection/ incidental-take-authorizationsconstruction-activities. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses, the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed pile driving project. 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 second one-year IHA without additional notice 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 beyond the initial dates either are identical to the previously analyzed activities or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, take estimates, or mitigation and monitoring requirements; and (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 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remain the same and appropriate, and the original findings remain valid. Dated: April 3, 2019. Catherine Marzin, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–06885 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG944 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold four public stakeholder meetings, including one webinar meeting, to solicit comments on the development of the Council’s 2020–24 Strategic Plan. DATES: The meetings will be held between Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and Tuesday, May 21, 2019. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The public stakeholder meetings will be held in Narragansett, Rhode Island; Toms River, New Jersey; and Fort Monroe, Virginia. In addition, one meeting will be held via internet webinar. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will seek stakeholder input on the development of its 2020–24 Strategic Plan through a series of public meetings. At the meetings, the public will have the opportunity to review preliminary results of a recent stakeholder survey, provide feedback on the Council’s performance relative to the 2014–2018 strategic plan, and E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices provide recommendations for priority issues to be addressed in the 2020–24 plan. The meeting schedule is as follows: 1. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6 p.m.; University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. 2. Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.; Ocean County Administrative Building Room 119, 101 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753. 3. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.; Webinar meeting, with connection information to be posted at www.mafmc.org prior to the meeting. 4. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 380 Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, VA 23651. Background documents will be posted at the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meetings. Special Accommodations The 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: April 3, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–06890 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG938 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 185 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740; telephone: (774) 634–2000. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee will review Plan Development Team (PDT) analyses to date, discuss the need for limited access in the skate fishery and provide guidance to the PDT for future analyses regarding qualification criteria and draft preliminary objectives/purpose and need, if needed. The Committee will also receive an update on progress and potential timelines for 2019 skate priorities. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 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 the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 13907 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 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 3, 2019. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–06893 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG933 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 61 Assessment Webinar IV for Gulf of Mexico red grouper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 61 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico red grouper will consist of an in-person workshop, and a series of data and assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 61 Assessment Webinar IV will be held May 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; Email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-06890]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG944


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 (Council) will 
hold four public stakeholder meetings, including one webinar meeting, 
to solicit comments on the development of the Council's 2020-24 
Strategic Plan.

DATES: The meetings will be held between Wednesday, April 24, 2019 and 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The public stakeholder meetings will be held in 
Narragansett, Rhode Island; Toms River, New Jersey; and Fort Monroe, 
Virginia. In addition, one meeting will be held via internet webinar. 
For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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 Council will seek stakeholder input on 
the development of its 2020-24 Strategic Plan through a series of 
public meetings. At the meetings, the public will have the opportunity 
to review preliminary results of a recent stakeholder survey, provide 
feedback on the Council's performance relative to the 2014-2018 
strategic plan, and

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provide recommendations for priority issues to be addressed in the 
2020-24 plan.
    The meeting schedule is as follows:
    1. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6 p.m.; University of Rhode Island 
Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 
02882.
    2. Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.; Ocean County Administrative 
Building Room 119, 101 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753.
    3. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.; Webinar meeting, with 
connection information to be posted at www.mafmc.org prior to the 
meeting.
    4. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.; Virginia Marine Resources 
Commission, 380 Fenwick Road, Bldg. 96, Fort Monroe, VA 23651.
    Background documents will be posted at the Council's website 
(www.mafmc.org) prior to the meetings.

Special Accommodations

    The 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: April 3, 2019.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-06890 Filed 4-5-19; 8:45 am]
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