Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Approved Industry-Funded Monitoring Service Providers, 20677-20678 [2020-07859]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 14, 2020 / Notices Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to all parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.5 This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: April 8, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–07836 Filed 4–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XX051] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Approved Industry-Funded Monitoring Service Providers National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of approved industryfunded monitoring service providers. AGENCY: NMFS has approved four companies to provide industry-funded monitoring services (observing, at-sea monitoring, and/or portside sampling) to Atlantic herring vessels during industry-funded monitoring years 2020– 2021 (April 1, 2020–March 31, 2022). Monitoring coverage regulations require that any entities seeking to provide monitoring services, including services for industry-funded monitoring programs, must apply for and obtain jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: approval from NMFS. This action will allow Atlantic herring vessels to secure industry-funded monitoring services from any of the approved providers during 2020–2021. ADDRESSES: The list of NMFS-approved industry-funded monitoring service providers is available at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-englandmid-atlantic/fisheries-observers/ industry-funded-monitoring-northeast, or by sending a written request to: 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930, Attn: Maria Fenton. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Fenton, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9196. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The New England Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Omnibus Amendment created an IFM program in the Atlantic herring fishery and set a 50-percent monitoring coverage target on vessels issued an All Areas (Category A) or Areas 2/3 (Category B) limited access Atlantic herring permit. This 50-percent coverage target includes a combination of Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) coverage and IFM coverage. Prior to any trip declared into the herring fishery, representatives for vessels issued Category A or B permits are required to notify NMFS for monitoring coverage. If NMFS informs a vessel that a trip is selected for IFM coverage, the vessel is required to obtain at-sea monitoring coverage from a NMFS-approved service provider for that trip. Midwater trawl vessels may also obtain an IFM observer coverage in order to fish in a Groundfish Closed Area on a trip that was not selected for SBRM or IFM coverage. Some midwater trawl herring vessels may enroll in an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to use an electronic monitoring and portside sampling program in lieu of carrying a human atsea monitor to fulfill the requirements of the IFM Amendment. If NMFS informs a vessel participating in the EFP that a trip has been selected for IFM coverage, that vessel would be required to obtain portside sampling services for that trip. Vessels participating in the EFP could also obtain portside sampling coverage in lieu of carrying an observer in order to fish in a Groundfish Closed Area on a trip that was not selected for SBRM or IFM coverage. Monitoring Service Provider Approval Process Monitoring coverage regulations at § 648.11(h)(1) require that any entities seeking to provide monitoring services, including services for IFM programs, must apply for and obtain approval from NMFS. The regulations at § 648.11(h)(4) describe the criteria for evaluating and approving a monitoring services provider application. NMFS approves service providers based on: (1) Completeness of the applications; and (2) determination of the applicant’s ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a monitoring service provider, as demonstrated in the application. Once approved, service providers must meet the requirements, conditions, and responsibilities specified at § 648.11(h)(5) and (6) in order to maintain eligibility. NMFS must notify service providers, in writing, if approval is withdrawn for any reason. Approved Industry-Funded Monitoring Service Providers NMFS received complete applications from four companies to provide IFM services to Atlantic herring vessels during IFM years 2020–2021: Fathom Resources, LLC; A.I.S., Inc.; East West Technical Services LLC; and Saltwater Inc. We approved all four companies to provide IFM services to Atlantic herring vessels during IFM years 2020–2021 because they have met the application requirements and demonstrated their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a monitoring service provider. Fathom Resources, LLC; A.I.S., Inc.; and East West Technical Services LLC are currently approved to provide at-sea monitoring services for the Northeast multispecies fishery and industry-funded observer services for the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. A.I.S. Inc. and Saltwater Inc. are currently permitted to provide observer services for the North Pacific Observer Program. NMFS will closely monitor the performance of approved providers and will be prepared to withdraw approval during the current approval term, or disapprove a future application to provide monitoring services, if it is determined that monitoring provider requirements, conditions, and responsibilities are not being met. 5 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Apr 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20677 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 20678 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 14, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—COMPANIES APPROVED TO PROVIDE IFM SERVICES TO ATLANTIC HERRING VESSELS DURING IFM YEARS 2020–2021 Provider Approved IFM service(s) Fathom Resources, LLC. A.I.S., Inc .................. East West Technical Services LLC. Saltwater Inc ............ Industry-funded observer, atsea monitoring, portside sampling. Industry-funded observer, atsea monitoring, portside sampling. At-sea monitoring, portside sampling. Portside sampling ................... Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 9, 2020. He´le`ne M.N. Scalliet, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07859 Filed 4–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XR109] Endangered Species; File No. 20528 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for a permit modification. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (Responsible Party: Bill Post), has requested a modification to scientific research Permit No. 20528–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: The modification request 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. 20528–06 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Apr 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Address Phone Fax Website 855 Aquidneck Ave, Unit 9, Middletown, RI 02842. 508–990–0997 508–991–7372 www.fathomresources.com. 540 Hawthorn St, North Dartmouth, MA 02747. 508–990–9054 508–990–9055 www.aisobservers.com. PO Box 643864, Vero Beach, FL 32964. 733 N St, Anchorage, AK 99501. 860–910–4957 860–223–6005 www.ewts.com. 907–276–3241 907–258–5999 www.saltwaterinc.com. 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: Erin Markin or Malcolm Mohead, (301) 427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 20528–01, issued on April 16, 2019 (84 FR 15595), is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (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). Permit No. 20528–01 authorizes the permit holder to conduct research on Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon to determine their presence, status, health, habitat use, and movements in South Carolina waters. Researchers may use gill nets to capture Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon to measure, weigh, passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag, tissue sample, and photograph prior to release. A subset of individuals may be acoustically tagged, fin ray sampled, and gonadal biopsied. Early life stages of each species may be lethally sampled to document occurrence of spawning in systems. Up to two sturgeon of each species may unintentionally die annually during sampling activities. The permit holder requests authorization to expand research beyond the Waccamaw River to include Winyah Bay, its tributaries, and the contiguous channels of the Intracoastal Waterway. The permit holder requests authorization to, within the Winyah Bay system, (1) increase the number of juvenile Atlantic sturgeon that may be taken from 150 to PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 500, annually, (2) acoustically tag 10 juvenile Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon, annually, prior to release, (3) increase the number of juvenile shortnose sturgeon that may be taken from 50 to 100, annually, (4) capture, biologically sample, PIT tag, weigh, measure, and photograph/video 200 adult/subadult Atlantic sturgeon and 50 adult/subadult shortnose sturgeon, annually, and (5) collect 50 early life stages of Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon in the Great Pee Dee River, annually. The permit holder also requests to collect up to 50 early life stages of shortnose sturgeon in both the Santee River and Lakes Marion and Moultrie, annually. The permit expires March 31, 2027. Dated: April 9, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07828 Filed 4–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee Under the Market Risk Advisory Committee Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is seeking public comment on topics and issues being addressed by the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee (Subcommittee, or MRAC Climate Subcommittee) under the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC). The MRAC is a discretionary advisory committee established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: The deadline for the submission of nominations is May 14, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-07859]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XX051]


Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern 
United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Approved Industry-Funded 
Monitoring Service Providers

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

ACTION: Notice of approved industry-funded monitoring service 
providers.

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SUMMARY: NMFS has approved four companies to provide industry-funded 
monitoring services (observing, at-sea monitoring, and/or portside 
sampling) to Atlantic herring vessels during industry-funded monitoring 
years 2020-2021 (April 1, 2020-March 31, 2022). Monitoring coverage 
regulations require that any entities seeking to provide monitoring 
services, including services for industry-funded monitoring programs, 
must apply for and obtain approval from NMFS. This action will allow 
Atlantic herring vessels to secure industry-funded monitoring services 
from any of the approved providers during 2020-2021.

ADDRESSES: The list of NMFS-approved industry-funded monitoring service 
providers is available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-england-mid-atlantic/fisheries-observers/industry-funded-monitoring-northeast, 
or by sending a written request to: 55 Great Republic Drive, 
Gloucester, MA 01930, Attn: Maria Fenton.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Fenton, Fishery Management 
Specialist, (978) 281-9196.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The New England Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Omnibus Amendment 
created an IFM program in the Atlantic herring fishery and set a 50-
percent monitoring coverage target on vessels issued an All Areas 
(Category A) or Areas 2/3 (Category B) limited access Atlantic herring 
permit. This 50-percent coverage target includes a combination of 
Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) coverage and IFM 
coverage. Prior to any trip declared into the herring fishery, 
representatives for vessels issued Category A or B permits are required 
to notify NMFS for monitoring coverage. If NMFS informs a vessel that a 
trip is selected for IFM coverage, the vessel is required to obtain at-
sea monitoring coverage from a NMFS-approved service provider for that 
trip. Midwater trawl vessels may also obtain an IFM observer coverage 
in order to fish in a Groundfish Closed Area on a trip that was not 
selected for SBRM or IFM coverage.
    Some midwater trawl herring vessels may enroll in an Exempted 
Fishing Permit (EFP) to use an electronic monitoring and portside 
sampling program in lieu of carrying a human at-sea monitor to fulfill 
the requirements of the IFM Amendment. If NMFS informs a vessel 
participating in the EFP that a trip has been selected for IFM 
coverage, that vessel would be required to obtain portside sampling 
services for that trip. Vessels participating in the EFP could also 
obtain portside sampling coverage in lieu of carrying an observer in 
order to fish in a Groundfish Closed Area on a trip that was not 
selected for SBRM or IFM coverage.

Monitoring Service Provider Approval Process

    Monitoring coverage regulations at Sec.  648.11(h)(1) require that 
any entities seeking to provide monitoring services, including services 
for IFM programs, must apply for and obtain approval from NMFS. The 
regulations at Sec.  648.11(h)(4) describe the criteria for evaluating 
and approving a monitoring services provider application. NMFS approves 
service providers based on: (1) Completeness of the applications; and 
(2) determination of the applicant's ability to perform the duties and 
responsibilities of a monitoring service provider, as demonstrated in 
the application. Once approved, service providers must meet the 
requirements, conditions, and responsibilities specified at Sec.  
648.11(h)(5) and (6) in order to maintain eligibility. NMFS must notify 
service providers, in writing, if approval is withdrawn for any reason.

Approved Industry-Funded Monitoring Service Providers

    NMFS received complete applications from four companies to provide 
IFM services to Atlantic herring vessels during IFM years 2020-2021: 
Fathom Resources, LLC; A.I.S., Inc.; East West Technical Services LLC; 
and Saltwater Inc. We approved all four companies to provide IFM 
services to Atlantic herring vessels during IFM years 2020-2021 because 
they have met the application requirements and demonstrated their 
ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a monitoring 
service provider. Fathom Resources, LLC; A.I.S., Inc.; and East West 
Technical Services LLC are currently approved to provide at-sea 
monitoring services for the Northeast multispecies fishery and 
industry-funded observer services for the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. 
A.I.S. Inc. and Saltwater Inc. are currently permitted to provide 
observer services for the North Pacific Observer Program. NMFS will 
closely monitor the performance of approved providers and will be 
prepared to withdraw approval during the current approval term, or 
disapprove a future application to provide monitoring services, if it 
is determined that monitoring provider requirements, conditions, and 
responsibilities are not being met.

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                       Table 1--Companies Approved To Provide IFM Services to Atlantic Herring Vessels During IFM Years 2020-2021
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               Provider                 Approved IFM service(s)           Address                Phone               Fax                 Website
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Fathom Resources, LLC................  Industry-funded           855 Aquidneck Ave, Unit        508-990-0997       508-991-7372  www.fathomresources.com
                                        observer, at-sea          9, Middletown, RI 02842.                                        .
                                        monitoring, portside
                                        sampling.
A.I.S., Inc..........................  Industry-funded           540 Hawthorn St, North         508-990-9054       508-990-9055  www.aisobservers.com.
                                        observer, at-sea          Dartmouth, MA 02747.
                                        monitoring, portside
                                        sampling.
East West Technical Services LLC.....  At-sea monitoring,        PO Box 643864, Vero            860-910-4957       860-223-6005  www.ewts.com.
                                        portside sampling.        Beach, FL 32964.
Saltwater Inc........................  Portside sampling.......  733 N St, Anchorage, AK        907-276-3241       907-258-5999  www.saltwaterinc.com.
                                                                  99501.
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    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: April 9, 2020.
H[eacute]l[egrave]ne M.N. Scalliet,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-07859 Filed 4-13-20; 8:45 am]
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