North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 23951 [2020-09227]

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Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–09182 Filed 4–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA146] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 23951 SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a web conference on May 15, 2020. DATES: The web conference meeting will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Alaska Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by web conference. Connect online at npfmc.adobeconnect.com/may2020, or by phone as listed at www.npfmc.org. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99501– 2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; email: diana.evans@noaa.gov. For technical support please contact Maria Davis, Council staff, email: maria.davis@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Friday, May 15, 2020 The agenda will be to review emergency rule requests that have been submitted for Council consideration, including but not limited to, a request to modify IFQ transfer provisions of the Halibut and Sablefish IFQ Program, and a request regarding halibut charter measures in 2C and 3A; and other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1463 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Connection Information You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone, at npfmc.adobeconnect.com/ may2020; or by phone as listed at www.npfmc.org. Public Comment Public comment will be accepted, and written comments should be submitted electronically to https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1463. Deadline for written public comments is May 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 903–3107 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: April 27, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–09227 Filed 4–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA146]


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a web conference on May 15, 2020.

DATES: The web conference meeting will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 
from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Alaska Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by web conference. Connect online 
at npfmc.adobeconnect.com/may2020, or by phone as listed at 
www.npfmc.org.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 
3rd Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; email: 
[email protected]. For technical support please contact Maria Davis, 
Council staff, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Friday, May 15, 2020

    The agenda will be to review emergency rule requests that have been 
submitted for Council consideration, including but not limited to, a 
request to modify IFQ transfer provisions of the Halibut and Sablefish 
IFQ Program, and a request regarding halibut charter measures in 2C and 
3A; and other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest 
version will be posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1463 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials.

Connection Information

    You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or 
smart phone, at npfmc.adobeconnect.com/may2020; or by phone as listed 
at www.npfmc.org.

Public Comment

    Public comment will be accepted, and written comments should be 
submitted electronically to https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1463. Deadline for written public comments is May 14, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 
903-3107 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.
    (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.)

    Dated: April 27, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-09227 Filed 4-29-20; 8:45 am]
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