Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 44865-44866 [2019-18460]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices Amendment 29 (Best Practices and Powerheads) and the Wreckfish ITQ Review document. Public comment will also be accepted on items for scoping/ public hearings and all other agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. Until 10 a.m. 1. The Committee will receive an overview of Council actions relevant to Habitats and Ecosystems, review the Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Advisory Panel Report, discuss and take action as needed. Joint Habitat Protection and EcosystemBased Management Committee, Shrimp Committee, and Golden Crab Committee Meeting, Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committees will review a comprehensive amendment (Coral Amendment 10/Shrimp Amendment 11/Golden Crab Amendment 10) addressing access to managed areas, transit provisions, and options for vessel monitoring systems (VMS) for the golden crab fishery, discuss and consider approval for public scoping. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Mackerel Cobia Committee, Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Until 3:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on the status of commercial catches versus ACLs and the status of amendments under formal Secretarial review. 2. The Committee will receive an overview of Framework Amendment 8 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic FMP addressing king mackerel commercial trip limits in Season 2 in the Atlantic Southern Zone, review analyses, select preferred alternatives, and consider approving for public hearings. 3. The Committee will review a white paper to address Spanish mackerel closures in the Atlantic Northern Zone and other management measures, discuss possible port meetings for the king and Spanish mackerel fisheries, and take action as necessary. 4. The Committee will review a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Framework action to modify federal forhire trip limits in the Gulf reef fish and Coastal Migratory Pealgics fisheries, discuss and take action as necessary. 5. The Committee will also discuss agenda items for the upcoming Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel meeting, provide VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 44865 direction to staff, and take action as necessary. the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Council Session: Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. Until 1 p.m. (Partially Closed Session if Needed) Special Accommodations The Full Council will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the agenda, approval of minutes, and presentations for the 2018 Law Enforcement of the Year award and Council staff recognition. The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will receive staff reports including the Executive Director’s Report, and updates on the MyFishCount pilot project and the Council’s Citizen Science Program. Updates will be provided by NOAA Fisheries including a report on the status of commercial catches versus ACLs for species not covered during an earlier committee meeting, the Southeast Geographic Strategic Plan, data-related reports (for-hire amendment and bycatch), update on the status of the of the Commercial Electronic Logbook Program, and the status of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) conversions for recreational fishing estimates. The Council will discuss and take action as necessary. The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received as necessary. The Council will receive reports from the following committees: Snapper Grouper; Mackerel Cobia; Protected Resources; Dolphin Wahoo; Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management; Joint Habitat/Shrimp/ Golden Crab; Executive Finance; and Personnel. The Council will take action as appropriate. The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss other business and upcoming meetings and take action as necessary. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 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: August 22, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–18459 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV037 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a oneday meeting of its Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Coral and Shrimp Advisory Panels (AP). SUMMARY: The meeting will convene on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf Council office. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. ADDRESSES: Dr. Natasha Mendez-Ferrer, Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; natasha.mendez@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. The Council’s website, www.gulfcouncil.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and other materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 44866 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices Monday, September 16, 2019; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The meeting will begin with introduction of members, election of Coral Advisory Panel Chair and Vice Chair; and, adoption of agenda. The committees will approve the Joint Shrimp and Coral APs and Coral SSC minutes from the August 3–4, 2016 meeting; and, receive a summary of the Joint Standing and Coral SSC minutes from the January 9, 2018 meeting. Council staff will review the scope of work; and NMFS will give an update on the Implementation Status of Coral 9. The committees will receive an update on Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary expansion; Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary expansion, and implications for fisheries management; Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease; and, Coral Reef Conservation Program Update. The committees will discuss any Other Business items. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the listenin access by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC/AP meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the 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 this meeting. 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 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. Dated: August 22, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–18460 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV043 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, September 20, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Place Inner Harbor, 511 South Central Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone: (410) 558–1840. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is for the EOP Committee to review and provide feedback on a draft summer flounder conceptual model, data availability and draft management questions that could be explored with the conceptual model. This process and review is part of the Council’s Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management decision framework in which the Council agreed to pilot the development of a summer flounder conceptual model that will consider the high priority risk factors affecting summer flounder and its fisheries. In addition, the Committee may take up any other business as necessary. A detailed agenda and any pertinent background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. SUMMARY: Special Accommodations The meeting is 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. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 22, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–18465 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG908 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the King Pile Markers Project on the Columbia River National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the King Pile Markers Project on the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon 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. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than September 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: 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.Pauline@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV037


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 will hold a one-
day meeting of its Coral Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), 
Coral and Shrimp Advisory Panels (AP).

DATES: The meeting will convene on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EDT. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Gulf Council office.
    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. Natasha Mendez-Ferrer, Biologist, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; 
[email protected], telephone: (813) 348-1630. The 
Council's website, www.gulfcouncil.org also has details on the meeting 
location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and other 
materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.)

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Monday, September 16, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The meeting will begin with introduction of members, election of 
Coral Advisory Panel Chair and Vice Chair; and, adoption of agenda. The 
committees will approve the Joint Shrimp and Coral APs and Coral SSC 
minutes from the August 3-4, 2016 meeting; and, receive a summary of 
the Joint Standing and Coral SSC minutes from the January 9, 2018 
meeting.
    Council staff will review the scope of work; and NMFS will give an 
update on the Implementation Status of Coral 9. The committees will 
receive an update on Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 
expansion; Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary expansion, and 
implications for fisheries management; Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease; 
and, Coral Reef Conservation Program Update. The committees will 
discuss any Other Business items.

Meeting Adjourns

    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the 
listen-in access by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the 
SSC/AP meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and 
the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on 
www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the 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 this 
meeting. 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 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 Kathy Pereira at the Gulf Council Office (see 
ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: August 22, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-18460 Filed 8-26-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P