Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 21215-21216 [2020-08048]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 74 / Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Notices Based on the analysis contained herein of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat, and taking into consideration the implementation of the monitoring and mitigation measures, NMFS finds that the total marine mammal take from the proposed activity will have a negligible impact on all affected marine mammal species or stocks. Small Numbers As noted above, only small numbers of incidental take may be authorized under Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA for specified activities other than military readiness activities. The MMPA does not define small numbers and so, in practice, where estimated numbers are available, NMFS compares the number of individuals taken to the most appropriate estimation of abundance of the relevant species or stock in our determination of whether an authorization is limited to small numbers of marine mammals. Additionally, other qualitative factors may be considered in the analysis, such as the temporal or spatial scale of the activities. The numbers of marine mammals that we authorize to be taken, for all species and stocks, would be considered small relative to the relevant stocks or populations (less than one third of the best available population abundance for all species and stocks) (see Table 7). Based on the analysis contained herein of the activity (including the mitigation and monitoring measures) and the anticipated take of marine mammals, NMFS finds that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the population size of the affected species or stocks. Unmitigable Adverse Impact Analysis and Determination There are no relevant subsistence uses of the affected marine mammal stocks or species implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES National Environmental Policy Act To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6A, NMFS must evaluate our proposed action (i.e., the promulgation of regulations and subsequent issuance of incidental take authorization) and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Apr 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 alternatives with respect to potential impacts on the human environment. This action is consistent with categories of activities identified in Categorical Exclusion B4 of the Companion Manual for NAO 216–6A, which do not individually or cumulatively have the potential for significant impacts on the quality of the human environment and for which we have not identified any extraordinary circumstances that would preclude this categorical exclusion. Accordingly, NMFS has determined that the proposed action qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review. 21215 Authorization NMFS has issued an IHA to Atlantic Shores for conducting marine site characterization surveys offshore of New Jersey and New York, for a period of one year, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: April 10, 2020. Donna Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07969 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Endangered Species Act DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally, in this case with the NMFS GARFO, whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. The NMFS OPR Permits and Conservation Division is authorizing the incidental take of four species of marine mammals which are listed under the ESA: The North Atlantic right, fin, sei and sperm whale. We requested initiation of consultation under Section 7 of the ESA with NMFS GARFO on February 12, 2020, for the issuance of this IHA. BOEM consulted with NMFS GARFO under section 7 of the ESA on commercial wind lease issuance and site assessment activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey Wind Energy Areas. The NMFS GARFO issued a Biological Opinion concluding that these activities may adversely affect but are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the North Atlantic right, fin, and sperm whale. The Biological Opinion can be found online at: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/ marine-mammal-protection/incidentaltake-authorizations-other-energyactivities-renewable. Upon request from the NMFS Office of Protected Resources, NMFS GARFO issued an amended incidental take statement associated with this Biological Opinion to include the takes of the ESA-listed marine mammal species authorized through this IHA in April, 2020. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [RTID 0648–XA117] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold joint public meeting of the Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2020. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held via webinar at the following registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/6204543422027821581, Webinar ID 918–539–707. 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 meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. ADDRESSES: The proposed agenda is as follows, though time blocks are approximate based on the pace of discussion, and agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) Wednesday, May 6, 2020 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 21216 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 74 / Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Notices 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment (with ASMFC Bluefish Board) • Review Public Comment Summary on the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment Public Information and Scoping Document • Provide guidance to the Fishery Management Action Team for the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment 12 p.m.–1:15 p.m.: Lunch 1:15–3:15 p.m.: Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment (with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board) • Review Public Comment Summary from the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/ Recreational Allocation Amendment Public Information and Scoping Document • Provide guidance to the FMAT for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment 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 13, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–08048 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA118] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) Steering Committee will convene a public meeting to discuss and approve the 5year calendar for stock assessments, and to address any other concerns related to the WPSAR process. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Apr 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Steering Committee will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held by web conference. Audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at: https://wprfmc.webex.com/ join/info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov. Web conference access information will also be posted on the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlowe Sabater, (808) 522–8143, or marlowe.sabater@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WPSAR steering committee consists of the Council’s Executive Director, the Director of the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and the Regional Administrator of the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office. You may read more about WPSAR at https:// www.pifsc.noaa.gov/peer_reviews/ wpsar/index.php. The public will have an opportunity to comment during the meeting. The agenda order may change. The meeting will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. DATES: Meeting Agenda 1. Introductions. 2. Stock assessment prioritization process. 3. Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018, Section 201 process on data call out. 4. Scheduling of data preparation meetings. 5. Discuss and update 5-year stock assessment review schedule, including any changes to the scheduling of reviews for stock assessments already on the calendar, and any new additions to the schedule. 6. Discuss and update review levels, i.e., whether the stock assessments on the calendar will be reviewed as benchmark assessments (new assessments) or assessment updates (updates of existing models with recent data). 7. Discuss EFH 5 year reviews and inclusion of this review in the WPSAR schedule. 8. Review the upcoming schedule and nominate additional products for review by the Center for Independent Experts, if necessary. 9. Other business. 10. Public comment. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Make direct requests for sign language interpretation PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or other auxiliary aids to Marlowe Sabater at (808) 522–8143 or marlowe.sabater@noaa.gov, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 13, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–08049 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Academic Research Council Meeting Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), this notice sets forth the announcement of a public meeting of the Academic Research Council (ARC or Council) of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). The notice also describes the functions of the Council. DATES: The meeting date is Friday, May 1, 2020, from approximately 2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. eastern daylight time. The meeting will take place via conference call. Access: This meeting will be conducted via conference call and is open to the general public. Members of the public will receive the agenda and dial-in information when they RSVP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim George, Outreach and Engagement Associate, at 202–450–8617, or CFPB_ CABandCouncilsEvents@cfpb.gov. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Section 2 of the of the ARC Charter provides that pursuant to the executive and administrative powers conferred on the Bureau by section 1012 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), the Director established the Academic Research Council under agency authority. Section 3 of the ARC Charter states: The committee will (1) provide the Bureau with advice about its strategic research planning process and research agenda, including views on the research that the Bureau should conduct relating to consumer financial products or services, consumer behavior, costbenefit analysis, or other topics to enable the agency to further its statutory E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 74 (Thursday, April 16, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold joint public meeting of the Council and the Atlantic States Marine 
Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).

DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2020. For agenda 
details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar at the following 
registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6204543422027821581, Webinar ID 918-539-707.
    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 
meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and 
briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed agenda is as follows, though 
time blocks are approximate based on the pace of discussion, and agenda 
items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the 
Council's website when possible.)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020


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10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment (with 
ASMFC Bluefish Board)
     Review Public Comment Summary on the Bluefish Allocation 
and Rebuilding Amendment Public Information and Scoping Document
     Provide guidance to the Fishery Management Action Team for 
the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment

12 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch

1:15-3:15 p.m.: Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/
Recreational Allocation Amendment (with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, 
and Black Sea Bass Board)

     Review Public Comment Summary from the Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment 
Public Information and Scoping Document
     Provide guidance to the FMAT for the Summer Flounder, 
Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment

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 13, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-08048 Filed 4-15-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P