Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, 59617 [2019-24146]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / Notices escape vents and smaller trap mesh and entrance heads; 2. Trap limit requirements, as listed in § 697.19, for LCMA 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, to be exceeded by 3 additional traps per fishing vessel for a total of 60 additional traps; 3. Trap tag requirements, as specified in § 697.19(j), to allow for the use of untagged traps (though each experimental trap will have the participating fisherman’s identification attached); and 4. Possession restrictions in §§ 697.20(a), 697.20(d), and 697.20(g) to allow for temporary possession of juvenile, v-notched, and egg-bearing lobsters for onboard biological sampling. If the EFP is approved, this research would take place during the regular fishing activity of the participating vessels: 6 ‘‘inshore’’ vessels in LCMA 2 and 14 ‘‘offshore’’ vessels in LCMAs 1, 3, 4, and 5. Experimental traps will be attached to a standard, Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan-compliant trap trawl. Modifications to conventional lobster traps include closed escape vents, single parlors, and smaller mesh sizes and entrance heads, to allow for the capture of juvenile lobsters and Jonah crabs. Sampling would occur weekly in LCMA 2, and every 10 days in the other areas. All lobster and Jonah crabs caught in the experimental traps would be counted, sexed, and measured. Biological information including shell hardness and presence of eggs would also be recorded. All species captured in study traps would be returned promptly to the sea after sampling. All data collected would be made available to state and Federal management agencies to improve and enhance the available data for these two crustacean species. We anticipate that the final rulemaking to implement Jonah crab Federal regulations will occur during the proposed study period. To ensure that there is no disruption to research activities, we would modify exemptions granted to this study, should they be approved, to include exemption from the possession of undersized and eggbearing Jonah crabs. We have solicited comment on this expansion in the Jonah Crab Fishery Management Plan rulemaking process. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the study period. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Nov 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 31, 2019. Ngagne Jafnar Gueye, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24120 Filed 11–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XU004 Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee’s (MAFAC’s) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT and December 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201; 509–458–3330. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Cheney; NFMS West Coast Region; 503–231–6730; email: Katherine.Cheney@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC’s CBP Task Force. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The MAFAC charter and meeting information are located online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ partners#marine-fisheries-advisorycommittee-. The CBP Task Force reports to MAFAC and is being convened to develop recommendations for long-term goals to meet Columbia Basin salmon recovery, conservation needs, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59617 harvest opportunities, in the context of habitat capacity and other factors that affect salmon mortality. More information is available at the CBP Task Force web page: http:// www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ columbia_river/index.html. Matters To Be Considered The meeting time and agenda are subject to change. Meeting topics include investigating potential scenarios for conserving and recovering salmon and steelhead; updates related to the biological tool for assessing biological strategies; and exploring social, cultural, economic and ecological considerations. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Katherine Cheney, 503–231–6730, by November 26, 2019. Dated: October 31, 2019. Jennifer L. Lukens, Federal Program Officer, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24146 Filed 11–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Department of the Air Force Performance Review Board AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notice. Notice is given of the names of the 2019 Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct any written comments or requests for information to Ms. Stacia Thompson, Air Force Senior Executive Management Office, AF/A1LS, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330– 1040 (PH: 703–693–6447; or via email at stacia.g.thompson.civ@mail.mil). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XU004


Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the 
Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's 
(MAFAC's) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The 
CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION below.

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m. PT and December 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W 
Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201; 509-458-3330.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Cheney; NFMS West Coast 
Region; 503-231-6730; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of 
MAFAC's CBP Task Force. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all 
living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. The MAFAC charter and meeting information are 
located online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/partners#marine-fisheries-advisory-committee-. The CBP Task Force reports to MAFAC and 
is being convened to develop recommendations for long-term goals to 
meet Columbia Basin salmon recovery, conservation needs, and harvest 
opportunities, in the context of habitat capacity and other factors 
that affect salmon mortality. More information is available at the CBP 
Task Force web page: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/columbia_river/index.html.

Matters To Be Considered

    The meeting time and agenda are subject to change. Meeting topics 
include investigating potential scenarios for conserving and recovering 
salmon and steelhead; updates related to the biological tool for 
assessing biological strategies; and exploring social, cultural, 
economic and ecological considerations.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Katherine Cheney, 503-231-6730, by November 26, 
2019.

    Dated: October 31, 2019.
Jennifer L. Lukens,
Federal Program Officer, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-24146 Filed 11-4-19; 8:45 am]
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