Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 19742-19743 [2020-07412]

Download as PDF 19742 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices accordance with the procedures outlined in Commerce’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those procedures apply to administrative reviews included in this notice of initiation. Parties wishing to participate in any of these administrative reviews should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). 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Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.37 Any party submitting factual information in an AD or CVD proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information using the formats provided at the end of the Final Rule.38 Commerce intends to lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 36 See Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at https://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 37 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020). 38 See section 782(b) of the Act; see also Final Rule; and the frequently asked questions regarding VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the submitting party does not comply with applicable certification requirements. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Extension of Time Limits Regulation Parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by Commerce.39 In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. 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This policy also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which Commerce will grant untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits. Please review the Final Rule, available at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/ html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). [RTID 0648–XA111] Dated: April 2, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–07377 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P the Final Rule, available at https:// enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_info_ final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 39 See 19 CFR 351.302. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar-based meeting with the public to provide information on options available to recreational anglers fishing for blueline or golden tilefish for electronically submitting Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) in the Greater Atlantic Region. This is in support of the Council’s action that could require electronic reporting of VTRs by operators fishing for tilefish managed under Amendment 6 to the Council’s Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar (http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/pr_private_ tf/) with a telephone audio connection (provided when connecting). Audio only access via conference phone number: 1–800–832–0736; Room Number: 5068609. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the proposed agenda, webinar access, and briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), published proposed regulations on January 29, 2020 to implement permitting and reporting measures for private recreational tilefish vessels that were approved as part of the Council’s Amendment 6 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. These actions would apply to anglers using a personal vessel to fish for and/or obtain blueline and/ or golden tilefish for personal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 19743 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 68 / Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / Notices consumption that are not sold or bartered and would not impact the regulations for party/charter vessels. Private recreational tilefish vessels would be required to submit vessel trip reports (VTRs) for any trip targeting tilefish, through any NMFS-approved electronic reporting system. This meeting will provide a review of approved electronic VTR applications, initial steps that would be necessary for private recreational vessel operators to begin reporting electronically, and a demonstration of the most popular electronic reporting application (with limited time for questions) to convey information on the process involved for private recreational vessel operators to report VTRs electronically. 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. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) [FR Doc. 2020–07412 Filed 4–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XX049] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application submitted by The Nature Conservancy contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This exempted fishing permit would allow participants to use electronic monitoring systems in lieu of at-sea monitors in support of a study to develop electronic monitoring for catch monitoring in the Northeast multispecies fishery. Regulations under lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 Comments must be received on or before April 23, 2020. TABLE 1—PARTICIPATION IN PREVIOUS ISSUES OF THE PARTIAL AUDITMODEL EM EFP Fishing year DATES: You may submit written comments by either of the following methods: • Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘PARTIAL EM EFP RENEWAL.’’ • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘PARTIAL EM EFP RENEWAL.’’ ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Fitz-Gerald, Fishery Policy Analyst: 978–281–9255; claire.fitzgerald@noaa.gov. Northeast multispecies (groundfish) sectors must implement and fund an at-sea monitoring (ASM) program, and the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) regulations allow sectors to use electronic monitoring (EM) to satisfy this monitoring requirement, provided that NMFS deems the technology sufficient for catch monitoring. NMFS recently notified the Council of its intent to allow sectors to submit EM plans instead of, or in addition to, ASM plans as part of the fishing year 2021 and 2022 sector operations plans approval process. For the 2020 fishing year, lessons learned through this exempted fishing permit (EFP) would allow NMFS to continue developing standards and requirements for the groundfish EM program. Project partners include The Nature Conservancy, the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, and fishermen. The Nature Conservancy first obtained an EFP authorizing participant vessels to use EM in lieu of human observers to meet their ASM requirements in fishing year 2016. Project partners applied to renew this EFP in fishing years 2017, 2018, and 2019. The EFP was reissued for all 3 years. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 3, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. SUMMARY: the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2016 2017 2018 2019 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... Number of participant vessels 14 5 5 5 ASM coverage level (percent) 14 16 15 31 On February 27, 2020, The Nature Conservancy, along with project partners, submitted a request to renew this EFP for the 2020 fishing year, as part of an ongoing effort to develop EM in the groundfish fishery. The proposed participant list includes five vessels, all of which participated in this EFP in fishing year 2019. Together, they are expected to take an a total of 235 trips in fishing year 2020. Vessels would be assigned observer coverage at the fishing year 2020 ASM coverage level of 40 percent, which is a combination of Northeast Fishery Observer Program (NEFOP) and ASM coverage. At 40percent observer coverage, this would equate to roughly 94 EFP trips. On groundfish trips selected for observer coverage, vessels participating in this EFP would use EM in lieu of human ASMs, and in addition to NEFOP observers. Vessels would adhere to a vessel-specific Vessel Monitoring Plan (VMP) detailing at-sea catch handling protocols. An EM service provider would review 100 percent of the video footage. The provider would also produce an EM summary report identifying, counting, and generating weight estimates for all groundfish discards, which it would submit to the NMFS Greater Atlantic Fisheries Regional Office. These data would be used for catch accounting purposes on trips selected for ASM coverage. EM data would not be used for catch accounting in place of observer data on NEFOP trips. Following the EM service provider’s review, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center would conduct a secondary review of the EM summary reports for a subset of EFP trips. Under this EFP, participating vessels would be exempt from minimum fish size requirements (§ 648.83(a)) for Northeast multispecies, for sampling purposes only; and ocean pout, windowpane flounder, and Atlantic wolfish possession prohibitions (§ 648.86(l)), for sampling purposes only. Vessels would also be exempt from their sector’s third-party monitoring program requirements (§ 648.87(b)(1)(v)(B)); all other standard sector reporting and monitoring E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 68 (Wednesday, April 8, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA111]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a webinar-based meeting with the public to provide information on 
options available to recreational anglers fishing for blueline or 
golden tilefish for electronically submitting Vessel Trip Reports 
(VTRs) in the Greater Atlantic Region. This is in support of the 
Council's action that could require electronic reporting of VTRs by 
operators fishing for tilefish managed under Amendment 6 to the 
Council's Tilefish Fishery Management Plan.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 5:30 
p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar (http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/pr_private_tf/) with a telephone audio 
connection (provided when connecting). Audio only access via conference 
phone number: 1-800-832-0736; Room Number: 5068609.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N 
State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 
526-5255. The Council's website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the 
proposed agenda, webinar access, and briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
published proposed regulations on January 29, 2020 to implement 
permitting and reporting measures for private recreational tilefish 
vessels that were approved as part of the Council's Amendment 6 to the 
Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. These actions would apply to anglers 
using a personal vessel to fish for and/or obtain blueline and/or 
golden tilefish for personal

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consumption that are not sold or bartered and would not impact the 
regulations for party/charter vessels. Private recreational tilefish 
vessels would be required to submit vessel trip reports (VTRs) for any 
trip targeting tilefish, through any NMFS-approved electronic reporting 
system. This meeting will provide a review of approved electronic VTR 
applications, initial steps that would be necessary for private 
recreational vessel operators to begin reporting electronically, and a 
demonstration of the most popular electronic reporting application 
(with limited time for questions) to convey information on the process 
involved for private recreational vessel operators to report VTRs 
electronically.

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.

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

    Dated: April 3, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-07412 Filed 4-7-20; 8:45 am]
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