Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting, 20335-20336 [2019-09592]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 90 / Thursday, May 9, 2019 / Notices webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. Overview of NEFSC Fishery Management and Research Division The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) 2020–24 Strategic Plan SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team Report Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog 2020 Specifications Review Review Advisory Panel, SSC, and staff recommendations for 2020 specifications and recommend any changes if necessary. Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Catch Share Program Review Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Review and approve Excessive Shares Public Hearing Document. Atlantic Surfclam Research for Great South Channel Habitat Management Area Update on progress to date. Unmanaged Species Landings Update Review commercial landings of unmanaged species and Mid-Atlantic Council ecosystem component species. SSC Overfishing Limit Coefficient of Variation Guidelines Review and approve OFL CV guidance document. NMFS Northeast Regional Strategic Plan Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish 2020 Specifications Review Advisory Panel, SSC and/or staff recommendations for 2020 specifications, including butterfish and river herring/shad caps; review the 2019 River Herring/Shad cap and the current mackerel closures and consider any actions for in-season adjustments or other modifications. Illex Working Group Update Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 These 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. [FR Doc. 2019–09605 Filed 5–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG985 Review Working Group progress. Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting Ricks E Savage Award jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Committee Reports (SSC); Executive Director’s Report (upcoming HMS actions); Organization Reports; and, Liaison Reports. Dated: May 6, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Illex Permitting and Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan Goals Amendment Jkt 247001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Review scoping comments and approve scope of alternatives for further development. 19:39 May 08, 2019 Business Session Continuing and New Business Review public comments received, approve program review and submit to NOAA Fisheries, and review recommendations from the Oversight Team and discuss next steps. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Review stakeholder survey results, Advisory Panel feedback, and public meeting comments. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20335 Notice of SEDAR 64 data webinar II for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic yellowtail snapper. ACTION: The SEDAR 64 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic yellowtail snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 64 data webinar II will be held May 29, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 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 Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 20336 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 90 / Thursday, May 9, 2019 / Notices currently active incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to take marine mammals incidental to the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal Expansion Project in San Francisco, California. These activities consist of activities that are covered by the current authorization but will not be completed prior to its expiration. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), prior to issuing the currently active IHA, NMFS requested comments on both the proposed IHA and the potential for renewing the initial authorization if certain requirements were satisfied. The Renewal requirements have been satisfied, and NMFS is now providing an additional 15-day comment period to allow for any additional comments on the proposed Renewal not previously provided during the initial 30-day comment period. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than May 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments should be Special Accommodations addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, The meeting is physically accessible Permits and Conservation Division, to people with disabilities. Requests for Office of Protected Resources, National sign language interpretation or other Marine Fisheries Service. Physical auxiliary aids should be directed to the comments should be sent to 1315 EastCouncil office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 business days prior to each workshop. and electronic comments should be sent Note: The times and sequence to ITP.Carduner@noaa.gov. specified in this agenda are subject to Instructions: NMFS is not responsible change. for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. received after the end of the comment Dated: May 6, 2019. period. Comments received Tracey L. Thompson, electronically, including all Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable attachments, must not exceed a 25Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. megabyte file size. Attachments to [FR Doc. 2019–09592 Filed 5–8–19; 8:45 am] electronic comments will be accepted in BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE and will generally be posted online at www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric incidental-take-authorizations-underAdministration marine-mammal-protection-act without RIN 0648–XG888 change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to voluntarily submitted by the commenter Specified Activities; Taking Marine may be publicly accessible. Do not Mammals Incidental to the South Basin submit confidential business Improvements Project at the San information or otherwise sensitive or Francisco Ferry Terminal protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Jordan Carduner, Office of Protected Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Electronic copies of the original Commerce. application, Renewal request, and ACTION: Notice; incidental harassment supporting documents (including NMFS authorization; request for comments on Federal Register notices of the original proposed Renewal. proposed and final authorizations, and SUMMARY: NMFS received a request from the previous IHA), as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may the San Francisco Bay Area Water be obtained online at: Emergency Transportation Authority www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ (WETA) for the Renewal of their jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the data webinar are as follows: Panelists will review the data sets being considered for the assessment. 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 this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 May 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. 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 is 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 (referred to here as ‘‘mitigation measures’’). Monitoring and reporting of such takings are also required. The meaning of key terms such as ‘‘take,’’ ‘‘harassment,’’ and ‘‘negligible impact’’ can be found in section 3 of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1362) and the agency’s regulations at 50 CFR 216.103. NMFS’ regulations implementing the MMPA at 50 CFR 216.107(e) indicate that IHAs may be renewed for additional periods of time not to exceed one year for each reauthorization. In the notice of proposed IHA for the initial authorization, NMFS described the circumstances under which we would consider issuing a Renewal for this activity, and requested public comment on a potential Renewal under those circumstances. Specifically, on a caseby-case basis, NMFS may issue a oneyear IHA Renewal 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 E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20335-20336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09592]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG985


Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Southeast 
Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 64 data webinar II for Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic yellowtail snapper.

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 64 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South 
Atlantic yellowtail snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a 
series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEDAR 64 data webinar II will be held May 29, 2019, from 10 
a.m. to 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: [email protected].

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 multi-step 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 Review 
Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding 
the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. 
Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, 
South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA 
Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and 
Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data 
collectors and database managers; stock assessment

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scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives 
including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; International 
experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal 
agencies.
    The items of discussion during the data webinar are as follows:
    Panelists will review the data sets being considered for the 
assessment.
    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 this meeting. Action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues 
arising after publication of this notice 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

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 
business days prior to each workshop.
    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject 
to change.

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

    Dated: May 6, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-09592 Filed 5-8-19; 8:45 am]
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