North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 70501-70502 [2019-27640]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices Agenda The Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet to consider the New England Fishery Management Council’s remand of the SSC’s acceptable biological catch (ABC) recommendations for American plaice, Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank haddock stocks, and Atlantic pollock for fishing years 2020–23. They will also discuss any matters concerning issues with ABC control rules for groundfish and the lack of fish stock status determination criteria. Other business will be discussed as needed. 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 this meeting. Action 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 the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded, consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 18, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27637 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR002 Marine Mammals; File No. 22156 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Douglas Nowacek, Ph.D., Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on and import specimens of 31 cetacean species for scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before January 22, 2020. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 22156 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant proposes to conduct a five-year research program on 31 species of cetaceans in U.S. and international waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Species include endangered blue (Balaenoptera musculus), fin (B. physalus), sei (B. borealis), and sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) whales. The purpose of the research is to study variation in cetacean behavior, foraging ecology, body condition, health status, population structure, and use of and PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70501 response to sounds. Researchers would conduct surveys by vessel and an unmanned aircraft system to approach, count, observe, photograph, remotely measure, and track cetaceans. During surveys, researchers may conduct acoustic playback trials in the presence of animals, collect biological samples, and tag animals, with some species receiving two tags at a time. Non-target cetaceans in the vicinity of research could be incidentally harassed. See the application for take numbers by species. Biological samples collected in international waters would be imported into the United States and cell lines may be developed from tissue samples. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: December 17, 2019. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27569 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV155 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence Taskforce will meet January 16, 2020 through January 17, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 through Friday, January 17, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alaska Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Birch/Willow Room at the Hilton Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70502 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices Anchorage, AK 99501. Teleconference number is (907) 245–3900, pin 2809. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Haapala, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2801. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Thursday, January 16, 2020 to Friday, January 17, 2020 The agenda will include: (a) Establishing Taskforce objectives; (b) the elements and timing of work required to meet Taskforce objectives; (c) development of a workplan; (d) outreach and communication; and (e) other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1223 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted either electronically to meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1223 or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. 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: December 18, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27640 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES National Technical Information Service Submission for OMB Review; Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Commerce. Title: Limited Access Death Master File Accredited Conformity Assessment Body Application for Firewalled Status (Firewalled Status Application Form). OMB Control Number: 0692–0015. Form Number(s): NTIS FM101. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: NTIS expects to receive approximately 250 applications and renewals for certification every year for access to the Limited Access Death Master File, of which it expects that approximately 20% of the required assessments will be provided by Accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies that will seek firewalled status in a given year. Accordingly, NTIS estimates that it will receive approximately 50 Firewalled Status Application Forms. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Burden Hours: 50. 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The final rule requires that, in order to become certified, a Person or Certified Person must submit a written attestation from an ‘‘Accredited Conformity Assessment Body’’ (ACAB), as defined in the final rule, that such Person has information security systems, facilities and procedures in place to protect the security of the Limited Access DMF, as required under Section 1110.102(a)(2) of the final rule. A Certified Person also must provide a new written attestation periodically for renewal of its certification as specified in the final rule. The ACAB must be independent of the Person or Certified Person seeking certification, unless it is a third-party conformity assessment body which qualifies for ‘‘firewalled PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 status’’ pursuant to Section 1110.502 of the final rule. The Firewalled Status Application Form collects information that NTIS will use to evaluate whether the respondent qualifies for ‘‘firewalled status’’ under the rule, and, therefore, can provide a written attestation in lieu of an independent ACAB’s attestation. This information includes specific requirements of Section 1110.502(b) of the final rule, which the respondent ACAB must certify are satisfied, and the provision of specific information by the respondent ACAB, such as the identity of the Person or Certified Person that would be the subject of the attestation and the basis upon which the certifications were made. Affected Public: ACABs seeking firewalled status under 15 CFR 1110.502 because they are ‘‘owned, managed or controlled’’ by the Person or Certified Person for whom they are providing assessment(s) and/or audit(s) under the final rule for ‘‘Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File.’’ Frequency: Once per attestation. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–27615 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 19–69] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 246 (Monday, December 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70501-70502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27640]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XV155


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) Bering 
Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and 
Subsistence Taskforce will meet January 16, 2020 through January 17, 
2020.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 through 
Friday, January 17, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alaska Standard 
Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Birch/Willow Room at the 
Hilton Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue,

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Anchorage, AK 99501. Teleconference number is (907) 245-3900, pin 2809.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 
3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Haapala, Council staff; 
telephone: (907) 271-2801.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

Thursday, January 16, 2020 to Friday, January 17, 2020

    The agenda will include: (a) Establishing Taskforce objectives; (b) 
the elements and timing of work required to meet Taskforce objectives; 
(c) development of a workplan; (d) outreach and communication; and (e) 
other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version 
will be posted at meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1223 prior to the 
meeting, along with meeting materials.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
either electronically to meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1223 or 
through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, North 
Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 
99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

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: December 18, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-27640 Filed 12-20-19; 8:45 am]
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