Pacific Whiting; Advisory Panel; Joint Management Committee, 28014 [2019-12756]

Download as PDF 28014 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XW003] Pacific Whiting; Advisory Panel; Joint Management Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; call for nominations. AGENCY: NMFS is soliciting nominations for appointments to the United States Advisory Panel (AP) and the Joint Management Committee (JMC) established in the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (Pacific Whiting Treaty). Nominations are being sought to fill six positions on the AP beginning on September 16, 2019, and one position on the JMC starting November 1, 2019. Terms are 4 years, and appointees will be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of the terms. SUMMARY: Nominations must be received by July 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods: • Email: whiting.nominations.wcr@ noaa.gov. • Fax: 206–526–6736, Attn: Frank Lockhart. • Mail: Barry Thom, Regional Administrator, c/o Frank Lockhart, Senior Policy Advisor, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115–0070. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Lockhart, (206) 526–6142 or Miako Ushio, (206) 526–4644. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Pacific Whiting Treaty Committees The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 (Pacific Whiting Act) (16 U.S.C. 7001– 10) implements the 2003 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting. Among other provisions, the Pacific Whiting Act provides for the establishment of a JMC and AP. The JMC reviews the advice of two scientific bodies and the AP, and recommends to the Parties the coastwide total allowable catch of Pacific whiting each year. Four individuals represent the United States on the JMC; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 one official from NOAA, one member of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, one representative of the treaty Indian tribes with treaty fishing rights to Pacific whiting, and one representative from the commercial fishing sector. NMFS is soliciting nominations for the representative of the commercial sector of the whiting fishing industry concerned with the offshore whiting resource (16 U.S.C. 7001(a)(1)(D))) through this notice. The AP advises the JMC on bilateral Pacific whiting management issues. Eight individuals represent the United States on the AP, and nominations for six of those individuals (id. at § 7005) are solicited through this notice. Members appointed to the U.S. sections of the AP and JMC will be reimbursed for necessary travel expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and sections 5701, 5702, 5704 through 5708, and 5731 of Title 5. (Id. at § 7008). NMFS anticipates that 1–2 meetings of the AP and of the JMC will be held annually, and these meetings will be held in the United States or Canada. AP and JMC members will need a valid U.S. passport. The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 also states that while performing their appointed duties, members ‘‘other than officers or employees of the United States Government, shall not be considered to be Federal employees while performing such service, except for purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of title 5 and chapter 171 of title 28.’’ (Id.) Information on the Pacific Whiting Treaty, including current committee members can be found at: www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ fisheries/management/whiting/pacific_ whiting_treaty.html. Nominations Nomination packages for appointments should include: (1) The name of the applicant or nominee, position they are being nominated for and a description of his/ her interest in Pacific whiting; and (2) A statement of background and/or description of how the following qualifications are met. Advisory Panel Qualifications AP member nominees must be knowledgeable or experienced in the harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or research of the offshore Pacific whiting resource; and must not be employees of the United States government. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Joint Management Committee Qualifications The JMC nominee must be from the commercial sector of the Pacific whiting fishing industry concerned with the offshore Pacific whiting resource, and must be knowledgeable or experienced concerning the offshore whiting resource. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq. Dated: June 12, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12756 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH064 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 62 Assessment Webinar II for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish. AGENCY: The SEDAR 62 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish will consist of an Inperson Workshop, and a series of data and assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 62 Assessment Webinar II will be held July 17, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Eastern Standard 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XW003]


Pacific Whiting; Advisory Panel; Joint Management Committee

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

ACTION: Notice; call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations for appointments to the United 
States Advisory Panel (AP) and the Joint Management Committee (JMC) 
established in the Agreement between the Government of the United 
States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting 
(Pacific Whiting Treaty). Nominations are being sought to fill six 
positions on the AP beginning on September 16, 2019, and one position 
on the JMC starting November 1, 2019. Terms are 4 years, and appointees 
will be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of the terms.

DATES: Nominations must be received by July 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: 206-526-6736, Attn: Frank Lockhart.
     Mail: Barry Thom, Regional Administrator, c/o Frank 
Lockhart, Senior Policy Advisor, West Coast Region, NMFS, 7600 Sand 
Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-0070.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Lockhart, (206) 526-6142 or 
Miako Ushio, (206) 526-4644.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

Pacific Whiting Treaty Committees

    The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 (Pacific Whiting Act) (16 U.S.C. 
7001-10) implements the 2003 Agreement between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/
Whiting. Among other provisions, the Pacific Whiting Act provides for 
the establishment of a JMC and AP.
    The JMC reviews the advice of two scientific bodies and the AP, and 
recommends to the Parties the coast-wide total allowable catch of 
Pacific whiting each year. Four individuals represent the United States 
on the JMC; one official from NOAA, one member of the Pacific Fishery 
Management Council, one representative of the treaty Indian tribes with 
treaty fishing rights to Pacific whiting, and one representative from 
the commercial fishing sector. NMFS is soliciting nominations for the 
representative of the commercial sector of the whiting fishing industry 
concerned with the offshore whiting resource (16 U.S.C. 7001(a)(1)(D))) 
through this notice.
    The AP advises the JMC on bilateral Pacific whiting management 
issues. Eight individuals represent the United States on the AP, and 
nominations for six of those individuals (id. at Sec.  7005) are 
solicited through this notice.
    Members appointed to the U.S. sections of the AP and JMC will be 
reimbursed for necessary travel expenses in accordance with Federal 
Travel Regulations and sections 5701, 5702, 5704 through 5708, and 5731 
of Title 5. (Id. at Sec.  7008). NMFS anticipates that 1-2 meetings of 
the AP and of the JMC will be held annually, and these meetings will be 
held in the United States or Canada. AP and JMC members will need a 
valid U.S. passport.
    The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 also states that while performing 
their appointed duties, members ``other than officers or employees of 
the United States Government, shall not be considered to be Federal 
employees while performing such service, except for purposes of injury 
compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of 
title 5 and chapter 171 of title 28.'' (Id.)
    Information on the Pacific Whiting Treaty, including current 
committee members can be found at: www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries/management/whiting/pacific_whiting_treaty.html.

Nominations

    Nomination packages for appointments should include:
    (1) The name of the applicant or nominee, position they are being 
nominated for and a description of his/her interest in Pacific whiting; 
and
    (2) A statement of background and/or description of how the 
following qualifications are met.

Advisory Panel Qualifications

    AP member nominees must be knowledgeable or experienced in the 
harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or 
research of the offshore Pacific whiting resource; and must not be 
employees of the United States government.

Joint Management Committee Qualifications

    The JMC nominee must be from the commercial sector of the Pacific 
whiting fishing industry concerned with the offshore Pacific whiting 
resource, and must be knowledgeable or experienced concerning the 
offshore whiting resource.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq.

    Dated: June 12, 2019.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-12756 Filed 6-14-19; 8:45 am]
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