New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 19766-19767 [2019-09190]

Download as PDF 19766 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Notices Council’s website at: http://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/current-advisory-panelmeetings/ as it becomes available. The Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management AP meeting agenda includes the following: South Atlantic Deep Water Ecosystem Mapping/Characterization—2019 Activities; ecosystem considerations— prey supporting Dolphin Wahoo fisheries; the Council’s Citizen Science Program; the Southeast Connectivity and Adaptation Strategy; State activities addressing climate resiliency; documenting occurrence and impacts of extreme weather events; energy development activities in the South Atlantic; regional fishery independent research update; NOAA Fisheries Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management activities for the South Atlantic region: Status and timelines for completion of deliverables supporting the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan (EFP) II; and the FEP II Implementation Plan—Two Year Roadmap. The AP meeting will include a lunch webinar on Anthropogenic Sound Sources—Pile Driving and Wind Turbines. The AP will also discuss applying innovative technologies to characterize fish habitat and spawning events; Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) Regional Coastal Ocean Observing Plan; and the South Atlantic Ecopath with Ecosim Model. The AP will develop recommendations as necessary for consideration by the Council’s Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 1, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09191 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:35 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH023 Pacific 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold a meeting that is open to the public. This is a public meeting and not a public hearing. Public comments will be taken at the discretion of the Workgroup chair as time allows. The Workgroup will be focused solely on Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, 2019. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. on May 23. The meeting will continue on May 24 at 9 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m., or until business is complete. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport, Oak Meeting Room, 7900 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220; telephone: (503) 460–3000. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Ehlke, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the March 2019 Pacific Council meeting, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced plans to reinitiate Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation on the effect of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on SRKW. NMFS and the Pacific Council agreed on a collaborative approach and began establishing work plans and a tentative schedule. At the April 2019 meeting, the Pacific Council formed the Workgroup to reassess the effects of Pacific Council-area ocean salmon fisheries on the Chinook salmon prey base of SRKW. A draft Terms of Reference was reviewed by the Pacific Council which describes the purpose of the Workgroup, a proposed timeline to accomplish this task, and a list of participants. Supporting documents can be found in the Pacific Council’s April SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2019 Briefing Book (Agenda Item F.3.a, Supplemental NMFS Report 1, April 2019 and Agenda Item D.6.a, Supplemental NMFS Report 1, April 2019). The primary purpose of this first work session is to review the purpose of the Workgroup, discuss the current status of SRKW, exchange ideas regarding risk assessment methods and criteria for evaluating Pacific Council salmon fisheries, and to develop a work plan for the first draft of a risk assessment report. The Workgroup may also discuss and consider other items of interest on the Pacific Council’s June 2019 meeting agenda. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the Workgroup meeting agenda may come before the Workgroup for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. The Workgroup will provide a summary of this meeting to the Pacific Council, its advisory bodies, and the public at the June 2019 Pacific Council meeting in San Diego, CA. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt, (503) 820–2411, at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 1, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09192 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH016 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Notices Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop 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, May 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903; phone: (401) 831–3900. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 1, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09190 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluations of Coastal Zone Management Act Programs: State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Agenda The Scallop Committee will review input from the Amendment 21 scoping process and provide direction on next steps for this action. They will develop research recommendations for the 2020/ 21 Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) federal funding announcement. The committee will also receive an update on Scallop Committee tasking re: Measures to reduce bycatch of yellowtail flounder. They plan to consider the scope of the 2020/21 Scallop Specifications (slow growing scallops). They will discuss the Council’s RSA Program Review: Discuss findings and develop input to the Council. (Note: The AP will discuss this on May 21, 2019 at the Scallop RSA Share Day) Other business may be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other VerDate Sep<11>2014 auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. This meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. 19:35 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Carrie Hall (240) 533–0730 or carrie.hall@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. A few questions will be rewritten to improve the usefulness of information collected. The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA; 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.) requires that state coastal PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19767 management programs and national estuarine research reserves developed pursuant to the CZMA and approved by the Secretary of Commerce be evaluated periodically. This request is for to collect information to accomplish those evaluations. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) conducts periodic evaluations of the 34 coastal management programs and 29 research reserves and produces written findings for each evaluation. OCM has access to documents submitted in cooperative agreement applications, performance reports, and certain documentation required by the CZMA and implementing regulations. However, additional information from each coastal management program and research reserve, as well as information from the program and reserve partners and stakeholders with whom each works, is necessary to evaluate against statutory and regulatory requirements. Different information collection subsets are necessary for (1) coastal management programs, (2) their partners and stakeholders, (3) research reserves, and (4) their partners and stakeholders. II. Method of Collection Coastal program and reserve manager respondents will receive information requests/questionnaires via email, and submittals will be made via email. Partners and stakeholders of coastal management programs and of reserves will receive a link to a web-based survey tool and respond through the survey tool. As part of this submission, a few questions will be modified to clarify the information that should be provided as part of the information requests/ questionnaires sent to the coastal program and reserve managers. A few questions will be revised to clarify and improve the usefulness of responses for the partners and stakeholders’ surveys. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0661. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government; federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 209. Estimated Time per Response: 71 hours per CZMA program manager’s evaluation; 15 minutes per partner/ stakeholder response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 831. E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 87 (Monday, May 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XH016


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and

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Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop 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, May 23, 2019 at 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Providence, 21 
Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903; phone: (401) 831-3900.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

    The Scallop Committee will review input from the Amendment 21 
scoping process and provide direction on next steps for this action. 
They will develop research recommendations for the 2020/21 Scallop 
Research Set-Aside (RSA) federal funding announcement. The committee 
will also receive an update on Scallop Committee tasking re: Measures 
to reduce bycatch of yellowtail flounder. They plan to consider the 
scope of the 2020/21 Scallop Specifications (slow growing scallops). 
They will discuss the Council's RSA Program Review: Discuss findings 
and develop input to the Council. (Note: The AP will discuss this on 
May 21, 2019 at the Scallop RSA Share Day) Other business may be 
discussed as necessary.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during these meetings. 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 Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address 
the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
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. This meeting will be 
recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is 
available upon request.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: May 1, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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