Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 63854-63855 [2019-25051]

Download as PDF 63854 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Program Office will hold an organizational meeting of the NIDIS Executive Council on December 5, 2019. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST. These times and the agenda topics are subject to change. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hall of the States, Room 383/385, 444 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veva Deheza, NIDIS Executive Director, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GD102, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80305. Email: Veva.Deheza@noaa.gov; or visit the NIDIS website at www.drought.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was established by Public Law 109–430 on December 20, 2006, and reauthorized by Public Law 113–86 on March 6, 2014 and Public Law 115–423 on January 7, 2019 , with a mandate to provide an effective drought early warning system for the United States; coordinate, and integrate as practicable, Federal research in support of a drought early warning system; and build upon existing forecasting and assessment programs and partnerships. See 15 U.S.C. 313d. The Public Law also calls for consultation with ‘‘relevant Federal, regional, State, tribal, and local government agencies, research institutions, and the private sector’’ in the development of NIDIS. 15 U.S.C. 313d(c). The NIDIS Executive Council provides the NIDIS Program Office with an opportunity to engage in individual consultation with senior resource officials from NIDIS’s Federal partners, as well as leaders from state and local government, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. Status: This meeting will be open to public participation. Individuals interested in attending should register at https://cpaess.ucar.edu/meetings/2019/ fall-2019-nidis-executive-councilmeeting. Please refer to this web page for the most up-to-date meeting times and agenda. Seating at the meeting will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special Accommodations: This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Nov 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 special accommodations may be directed no later than 12:00 p.m. on November 26, 2018, to Elizabeth Ossowski, Program Coordinator, David Skaggs Research Center, Room GD102, 325 Broadway, Boulder CO 80305; Email: Elizabeth.Ossowski@noaa.gov. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will include the following topics: (1) NIDIS implementation updates and 2019/2020 priorities, (2) Executive Council member updates and 2019/2020 priorities, (3) Outcomes from the 2019 National Drought Forum, including Priority Actions where NIDIS and partners have a critical role to play, (4) Development of the reinsurance industry’s resilience solutions, (5) the U.S. Drought Portal 2020 Re-launch, (6) Opportunities related to the U.S. Drought Monitor and National Soil Moisture Network strategy, and (7) the National Drought Resilience Partnership. Dated: November 8, 2019. David Holst, Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–25050 Filed 11–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KB–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV134 Caribbean 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 Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold its 168th meeting in December to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meetings will be held on December 10–11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort, 1150 Caribe Avenue, Ponce, Puerto Rico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miguel A. Rolo´n, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 10, 2019, 9 a.m.–12 Noon Æ Call to Order Æ Adoption of Agenda Æ Consideration of 166th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions and 167th Webinar Meeting Æ Executive Director’s Report Æ SSC Report (October 29–31, 2019 meeting) Æ Fishery Ecosystem Plan Update— Graciela Garcı´a-Moliner December 10, 2019, 12 Noon–1:30 p.m. Æ Lunch break December 10, 2019, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Æ Review of Pertinent State and Federal Management Regulations in USVI —Spiny Lobster Control Date —Spiny Lobster Project—Tony Iarocci Æ New Fishers Association St. Thomas/ St. John—Ruth Go´mez Public Comment Period—(5-minute presentations) December 10, 2019, 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. Æ Administrative Issues Æ Closed Session December 11, 2019, 9 a.m.–12 Noon Æ Highly Migratory Species Update— Randy Blankinship Æ Red Hind Studies—Carlos Zayas Æ Queen Triggerfish Biological Studies—Jesu´s Rivera Herna´ndez Æ Oceanographic Connectivity Studies USVI/PR—Jorge Capella Æ Outreach and Education Report— Alida Ortiz December 11, 2019, 12 Noon–1:30 p.m. Æ Lunch Break December 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Æ Portrait of Puerto Rico’s Commercial Fisheries Two Years After the Impact of Hurricane Marı´a—Daniel Matos Caraballo Æ SEAMAP–C PR Update with the Use of Underwater Video Images for Fish Counts and Habitat Description— Vero´nica Seda Matos Æ Histological Validation of Visual sex Determination for Reef Fish Species— Noemı´ Pen˜a Alvarado Æ Ciguatera Studies Report Æ Enforcement Issues: —Puerto Rico-DNER —USVI–DPNR —U.S. Coast Guard —NMFS/NOAA Æ MREP Meeting—Graciela Garcı´aMoliner/Vanessa Ramı´rez Æ Other Business Public Comment Period—(5-minute presentations) The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on December 10, 2019 at 9 a.m. Other than the start time, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated. In addition, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolo´n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 14, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV134


Caribbean 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 Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold its 168th 
meeting in December to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The meetings will be held on December 10-11, 2019, from 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino 
Resort, 1150 Caribe Avenue, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miguel A. Rol[oacute]n, Caribbean 
Fishery Management Council, 270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-1903, telephone: (787) 766-5926.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

December 10, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 Noon

[cir] Call to Order
[cir] Adoption of Agenda
[cir] Consideration of 166th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions 
and 167th Webinar Meeting
[cir] Executive Director's Report
[cir] SSC Report (October 29-31, 2019 meeting)
[cir] Fishery Ecosystem Plan Update--Graciela Garc[iacute]a-Moliner

December 10, 2019, 12 Noon-1:30 p.m.

[cir] Lunch break

December 10, 2019, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

[cir] Review of Pertinent State and Federal Management Regulations in 
USVI
    --Spiny Lobster Control Date
    --Spiny Lobster Project--Tony Iarocci
[cir] New Fishers Association St. Thomas/St. John--Ruth G[oacute]mez
Public Comment Period--(5-minute presentations)

December 10, 2019, 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.

[cir] Administrative Issues
[cir] Closed Session

December 11, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 Noon

[cir] Highly Migratory Species Update--Randy Blankinship
[cir] Red Hind Studies--Carlos Zayas
[cir] Queen Triggerfish Biological Studies--Jes[uacute]s Rivera 
Hern[aacute]ndez
[cir] Oceanographic Connectivity Studies USVI/PR--Jorge Capella
[cir] Outreach and Education Report--Alida Ortiz

December 11, 2019, 12 Noon-1:30 p.m.

[cir] Lunch Break

December 11, 2019, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

[cir] Portrait of Puerto Rico's Commercial Fisheries Two Years After 
the Impact of Hurricane Mar[iacute]a--Daniel Matos Caraballo
[cir] SEAMAP-C PR Update with the Use of Underwater Video Images for 
Fish Counts and Habitat Description--Ver[oacute]nica Seda Matos
[cir] Histological Validation of Visual sex Determination for Reef Fish 
Species--Noem[iacute] Pe[ntilde]a Alvarado
[cir] Ciguatera Studies Report
[cir] Enforcement Issues:
    --Puerto Rico-DNER
    --USVI-DPNR
    --U.S. Coast Guard
    --NMFS/NOAA
[cir] MREP Meeting--Graciela Garc[iacute]a-Moliner/Vanessa 
Ram[iacute]rez
[cir] Other Business
Public Comment Period--(5-minute presentations)

    The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate 
the

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completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on December 10, 2019 
at 9 a.m. Other than the start time, interested parties should be aware 
that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated. In 
addition, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the 
date established in this notice.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. For more information or request for sign language 
interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. 
Rol[oacute]n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 
270 Mu[ntilde]oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918-
1903, telephone: (787) 766-5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

    Dated: November 14, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-25051 Filed 11-18-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P