North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 37240 [2019-16252]

Download as PDF 37240 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 31, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. RIN 0648–XV010 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Trawl Electronic Monitoring Committee will meet August 21, 2019 through August 22, 2019. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the offices of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, 205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202. Teleconference: (907) 245–3900, Pin is 2809. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Wednesday, August 21, 2019 to Thursday, August 22, 2019 The agenda will include discussion of: A strategic review of fishery monitoring committee roles; EM cost metrics; 2019 Trawl EM program; the west coast whiting program; planning for the 2020 Trawl EM program; update on relevant information from the observer fee analysis; and, scheduling and other issues. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at www.npfmc.org/Meetings/ Details/745 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted either electronically to www.meetings.npfmc .org/Meetings/Details/745 or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. In-person oral public testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the chair. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Jul 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: July 26, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–16252 Filed 7–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR023 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. ACTION: NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Arctic Research Activities in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. ONR’s activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (NDAA). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments and information must be received no later than August 30, 2019. DATES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.Fowler@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Fowler, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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 may be provided to the public for review. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV010


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Trawl 
Electronic Monitoring Committee will meet August 21, 2019 through 
August 22, 2019.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 1 
p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the offices of the Pacific 
States Marine Fisheries Commission, 205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100, 
Portland, OR 97202. Teleconference: (907) 245-3900, Pin is 2809.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-
2809.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone: 
(907) 271-2809.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 to Thursday, August 22, 2019

    The agenda will include discussion of: A strategic review of 
fishery monitoring committee roles; EM cost metrics; 2019 Trawl EM 
program; the west coast whiting program; planning for the 2020 Trawl EM 
program; update on relevant information from the observer fee analysis; 
and, scheduling and other issues. The Agenda is subject to change, and 
the latest version will be posted at www.npfmc.org/Meetings/Details/745 
prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
either electronically to www.meetings.npfmc .org/Meetings/Details/745 
or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W 
4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252. In-person oral public 
testimony will be accepted at the discretion of the chair.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271-2809 
at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: July 26, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-16252 Filed 7-30-19; 8:45 am]
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