Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 34165-34166 [2019-15175]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–15180 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0649–XH098 Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15, 2019. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. SUMMARY: The meeting will take place at Hyatt Centric New Orleans, located at 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; telephone: (504) 586–0800. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Agenda Monday, August 12, 2019; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The committee sessions will begin with the Administrative/Budget Committee reviewing the 2017–18 Audit Report; review and approve the final 2019 Funded Budget; review of 2015–19 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 Expenditures and Budget Carryover to 2020; and, discuss guidance from National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) on the Multi-Year 2020–24 Council Budget Requests and Gulf Council Projection. Sustainable Fisheries Committee will review draft Framework Action to Modify Federal For-Hire Trip Limits; draft Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status Determination Criteria and Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum and SSC recommendations; discuss Council Research and Monitoring Priorities for 2020–24; review NMFS Southeast Regional Strategic Plan; receive a presentation on Endangered Species Act listing of Bryde’s Whale; and, hold a discussion on allocation issues. The Reef Fish Committee will convene late afternoon to review the Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Landings; a Hot Sheet on African Pompano; and, receive a SSC Summary Report. Tuesday, August 13, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. The Reef Fish Committee will reconvene to review Draft Amendment 36B: Modifications to Commercial Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs—Quota Bank Presentation; discussion on taking final action on Framework Action to Modify the Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper Annual Catch Target Buffer and Amendment 51: Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Modify Annual Catch Limits. The committee will also review a draft Framework Action to Modify Greater Amberjack Recreational Management Measures; receive a presentation on Decision Points for Implementing Full-retention Bottom Longline Reef Fish Fishery: Viability, Monitoring, and Costs; and review Reef Fish Amendment 52: Evaluate Red Snapper Allocations. Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. The Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee will review the Permitting Process for Siting of Artificial Reefs and Aquaculture Operations in Federal Waters; and the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Outline. The Data Collection Committee will receive a presentation on 101 Permitting Process and Updates to the Programs; hold a discussion on the Commercial Fishing Unique Trip Identifiers Commercial Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program; receive a presentation on Net Gains Alliance and update on Southeast For-Hire Reporting (SEFHIER). PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34165 Full Council will convene late morning with Call to Order, Announcements, and Introductions. The Council will hold an Induction for newly appointed Council Members; Adoption of Agenda, and Approval of Minutes. The Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Applications and application public comments (if any); and, receive a presentation on Louisiana Law Enforcement Efforts and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Report to Congress. After lunch, the Council will hold public comment testimony beginning at 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for the following: Final Action: Draft Framework Action to Modify the Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper Annual Catch Target Buffer; and Final Action: Amendment 51 to Establish Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Modify Annual Catch Limits (ACL); and, open testimony on any other fishery issues or concerns. Anyone wishing to speak during public comment testimony should sign in at the registration station located at the entrance of the meeting room. Thursday, August 15, 2019; 8:30 a.m.– 3:10 p.m. The Council will receive reports from the following management committees: Habitat Protection and Restoration, Administrative/Budget, Sustainable Fisheries, Data Collection and Reef Fish. The Council will vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if any; and receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Department of State; and, discuss any Other Business items. The Council will hold an election for Chair and Vice-Chair seats for 2019/20. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Council meeting on the calendar. The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as they become available. Although other 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 E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 34166 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions 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 that 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 Kathy Pereira, (813) 348–1630, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 12, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–15175 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; A Coastal Management Needs Assessment and Market Analysis for Financing Resilience National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 September 16, 2019. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, Government Information Specialist, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kim Penn, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 1325 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910, (240) 533–0727, and kim.penn@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and its regional, state, federal, and non-profit partners have worked closely with coastal managers across the country to develop hazard mitigation and resilience plans. These have ranged from short-term responses to immediate threats to longterm adaptation strategies in response to gradual changes. While there are studies on the costs and benefits of hazard mitigation and adaptation options and various tools to help inform government investments, there is no comprehensive inventory or guide to selecting from applicable funding sources or identifying appropriate financing strategies. The range of funding and financing options, from grants and lowinterest loans to more innovative private-public partnerships and emerging bonds, presents an everchanging and complex array of choices. This diversity of funding and financing mechanisms, however, provides an opportunity for decision-makers to leverage resources to support and advance community resilience. In many coastal communities, investment in resilience measures remains either non-existent or reactive in response to a catastrophic event. While there are no data on the number of adaptation plans that have been implemented, lack of funding is a frequently cited barrier to implementation. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0649-XH098


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a four-day meeting to consider actions affecting the Gulf of 
Mexico fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, August 12 through Thursday, 
August 15, 2019. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and 
times.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at Hyatt Centric New Orleans, 
located at 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; telephone: 
(504) 586-0800.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W 
Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carrie Simmons, Executive 
Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 
348-1630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Monday, August 12, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The committee sessions will begin with the Administrative/Budget 
Committee reviewing the 2017-18 Audit Report; review and approve the 
final 2019 Funded Budget; review of 2015-19 Expenditures and Budget 
Carryover to 2020; and, discuss guidance from National Marine Fisheries 
Services (NMFS) on the Multi-Year 2020-24 Council Budget Requests and 
Gulf Council Projection. Sustainable Fisheries Committee will review 
draft Framework Action to Modify Federal For-Hire Trip Limits; draft 
Amendment Reef Fish 48/Red Drum 5: Status Determination Criteria and 
Optimum Yield for Reef Fish and Red Drum and SSC recommendations; 
discuss Council Research and Monitoring Priorities for 2020-24; review 
NMFS Southeast Regional Strategic Plan; receive a presentation on 
Endangered Species Act listing of Bryde's Whale; and, hold a discussion 
on allocation issues.
    The Reef Fish Committee will convene late afternoon to review the 
Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Landings; a Hot Sheet on 
African Pompano; and, receive a SSC Summary Report.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Reef Fish Committee will reconvene to review Draft Amendment 
36B: Modifications to Commercial Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 
Programs--Quota Bank Presentation; discussion on taking final action on 
Framework Action to Modify the Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper Annual 
Catch Target Buffer and Amendment 51: Establish Gray Snapper Status 
Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and Modify Annual Catch 
Limits. The committee will also review a draft Framework Action to 
Modify Greater Amberjack Recreational Management Measures; receive a 
presentation on Decision Points for Implementing Full-retention Bottom 
Longline Reef Fish Fishery: Viability, Monitoring, and Costs; and 
review Reef Fish Amendment 52: Evaluate Red Snapper Allocations.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Habitat Protection and Restoration Committee will review the 
Permitting Process for Siting of Artificial Reefs and Aquaculture 
Operations in Federal Waters; and the Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) 
Outline. The Data Collection Committee will receive a presentation on 
101 Permitting Process and Updates to the Programs; hold a discussion 
on the Commercial Fishing Unique Trip Identifiers Commercial Individual 
Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program; receive a presentation on Net Gains 
Alliance and update on Southeast For-Hire Reporting (SEFHIER).
    Full Council will convene late morning with Call to Order, 
Announcements, and Introductions. The Council will hold an Induction 
for newly appointed Council Members; Adoption of Agenda, and Approval 
of Minutes. The Council will review Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) 
Applications and application public comments (if any); and, receive a 
presentation on Louisiana Law Enforcement Efforts and Illegal, 
Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Report to Congress.
    After lunch, the Council will hold public comment testimony 
beginning at 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for the following: Final Action: 
Draft Framework Action to Modify the Recreational For-Hire Red Snapper 
Annual Catch Target Buffer; and Final Action: Amendment 51 to Establish 
Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria, Reference Points, and 
Modify Annual Catch Limits (ACL); and, open testimony on any other 
fishery issues or concerns. Anyone wishing to speak during public 
comment testimony should sign in at the registration station located at 
the entrance of the meeting room.

Thursday, August 15, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-3:10 p.m.

    The Council will receive reports from the following management 
committees: Habitat Protection and Restoration, Administrative/Budget, 
Sustainable Fisheries, Data Collection and Reef Fish. The Council will 
vote on Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications, if any; and receive 
updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), Gulf States 
Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service; Department of State; and, discuss any Other Business items.
    The Council will hold an election for Chair and Vice-Chair seats 
for 2019/20.
--Meeting Adjourns
    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the 
webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Council 
meeting on the calendar.
    The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version 
along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as 
they become available.
    Although other 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

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Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of 
formal action during this meeting. Actions 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 that 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 Kathy Pereira, (813) 348-1630, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: July 12, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-15175 Filed 7-16-19; 8:45 am]
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