General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; and U.S. Stakeholder Call; Meeting Announcements, 29931-29932 [2020-10774]

Download as PDF 29931 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—ISSUED PERMITS AND PERMIT AMENDMENTS Previous Federal Register notice Permit No. RTID Applicant 18881–01 .......... 0648–XD711 .... 19497–01 .......... 0648–XE009 ..... 23273 ................ 0648–XR091 ..... Texas Sealife Center, 14225 S Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78418 (Responsible Party: Timothy Tristan, D.V.M.). University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 SW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32610 (Responsible Party: Michael Walsh D.V.M.). Michelle Shero, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permit was based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in Section 2 of the ESA. Authority: The requested permits have been issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (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), as applicable. Dated: May 14, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–10773 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 80 FR 24902; May 1, 2015. April 24, 2020. 80 FR 52453; August 31, 2015. April 1, 2020. 85 FR 11051; February 26, 2020. April 13, 2020. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XW030] General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee; and U.S. Stakeholder Call; Meeting Announcements National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting; format revision and cancellation of meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a revision to the format of the public meeting of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the General Advisory Committee (GAC) scheduled on June 17, 2020, and a public meeting of the GAC to the U.S. Section to the InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) scheduled on June 18, 2020. These meetings will now be held solely via webinar instead of in-person, due to the current local guidance and travel restrictions. The timing of the meetings is adjusted accordingly. Additionally, NMFS announces that the U.S. Stakeholder conference call to discuss IATTC tropical tuna management in the eastern Pacific Ocean scheduled for May 22, 2020, is cancelled, and the content of that call will be included in the SAS and GAC webinars. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The meeting of the SAS will be held on June 17, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The meeting of the GAC will be held on June 18, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: Please notify William Stahnke (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit or amendment issuance date CONTACT) by May 29, 2020, if you plan to attend either or both webinars. Instructions will be emailed to meeting participants before the meetings occur. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Stahnke, West Coast Region, NMFS, at william.stahnke@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980–4088. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 5, 2020, NMFS announced that it scheduled a public meeting of the SAS to the GAC on June 17, 2020, and a public meeting of the GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC on June 18, 2020 (85 FR 12907). However, due to the current local guidance and travel restrictions, NMFS is holding these meetings solely by webinar, instead of in-person as previously announced. In addition, on March 5, 2020, NMFS announced a public meeting via conference call with U.S. stakeholders to discuss issues related to IATTC tropical tuna management in the eastern Pacific Ocean that was scheduled on May 22, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT (85 FR 12907). NMFS is canceling that conference call and including the content of that call in the SAS and GAC webinars. Tropical tunas will be an agenda item for both webinars, focusing on the new models and stock assessment results during the SAS webinar, and management options during the GAC webinar. While SAS and GAC members will discuss first, public stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide input as well. In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act (16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.), the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of State (the State Department), appoints a GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC, and a SAS that advises the GAC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and representatives of the State Department, NOAA, Department of Commerce, other U.S. Government agencies, and stakeholders. The GAC advises the U.S. Section with respect to U.S. E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 29932 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices participation in the work of the IATTC, focusing on the development of U.S. policies, positions, and negotiating tactics. The purpose of the SAS is to advise the GAC on scientific matters. NMFS West Coast Region staff provide administrative support for the GAC and SAS. The meetings of the GAC and SAS are open to the public, unless in executive session. The time and manner of public comment will be at the discretion of the Chairs for the GAC and SAS. The SAS and GAC meetings will no longer be held in-person in the Pacific Conference Room at NMFS, Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, and will instead be held by webinar only. Currently, the 95th meeting of the IATTC, the 41st Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP), and IATTC and AIDCP working group meetings are scheduled to be held from August 3 to August 15, 2020, in La Jolla, California. For more information and updates on these meetings, please visit the IATTC’s website: https:// www.iattc.org/MeetingsENG.htm. SAS and GAC Meeting Topics In a memorandum from the IATTC Director to the IATTC Commissioners and Heads of Delegation on April 27, 2020 (Ref. No. 0189–410), the IATTC Director announced a phased approach to the 2020 meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to the IATTC, which is currently still being discussed. Depending on the outcome of those discussions, and the final approach to the 2020 meeting of the SAC to the IATTC, the SAS and GAC meeting topics described below may need to be adjusted. The SAS meeting agenda will include, but is not limited to, the following topics: (1) Outcomes of the 2020 stock assessments and stock status updates for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean; (2) Evaluation of the IATTC Staff’s Recommendations to the Commission for 2020; (3) Issues related to non-target species, such as sharks, seabirds, sea turtles; (4) Evaluation of U.S. priorities for the 95th meeting of the IATTC and priorities from other IATTC members; and (5) Other issues as they arise. The GAC meeting agenda will include, but is not limited to, the following topics: (1) Outcomes of the 2020 stock assessments and stock status updates for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean; (2) Issues related to non-target species, such as sharks, seabirds, sea turtles; (3) Recommendations and evaluations by the SAS; (4) Recommendations to the U.S. Section on issues that may arise at the 95th meeting of the IATTC, including the IATTC Staff’s Recommendations to the Commission, U.S. priorities, and priorities from other IATTC members; and (5) Other issues as they arise. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to William Stahnke (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by May 29, 2020. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. Dated: May 14, 2020. He´le`ne M.N. Scalliet, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–10774 Filed 5–14–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on January 15, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Title: Southeast Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0205. Form Number(s): None. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Request: Regular submission (Revision of an existing collection). Number of Respondents: 10,311. Average Hours per Response: • Vessel EEZ Permit Application, including Golden Tilefish Endorsement and Smoothhound Shark Permit, 50 minutes; • Wreckfish Permit Application, 55 minutes; • Dealer Permit Application, 30 minutes; • Aquacultured Live Rock Permitting and Reporting—New Permit—Deposit or Harvest Report, 15 minutes; Notice of Intent to Harvest, 10 minutes; Federal Permit Application, including Site Evaluation Report, 70 minutes; • Aquacultured Live Rock Permitting and Reporting—Renew Permit—Deposit or Harvest Report, 15 minutes; Notice of Intent to Harvest, 10 minutes; Federal Permit Application, 50 minutes. • Vessel Operator Card Application for Dolphin and Wahoo, or Rock Shrimp, 30 minutes; • Fishing in Colombian Treaty Waters Vessel Permit Application, 50 minutes; • Permit Holder Change of Information, 5 minutes; • Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Permit Consolidation, 5 minutes; • Duplicate Permit, Card, or Decal, 5 minutes; • Notifications of Lost or Stolen Traps or Authorization for Retrieval (golden crab, reef fish, snapper-grouper, spiny lobster), 10 minutes; • Golden Crab Permittee Zone Transit Notification, 10 minutes; • Annual Landings Report for Gulf of Mexico Shrimp, 20 minutes; • Vessel Permit Transfers and Notarizations, 10 minutes; and • International Maritime Organization (IMO) Number Registration, 30 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,248. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Regional Office (SERO), Permits Office administers Federal fishing permits in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), and South Atlantic under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801. The SERO Permits Office proposes to extend and to revise parts of the current collections-of-information approved under OMB Control Number 0648–0205. The NMFS Southeast Region manages the U.S. Federal fisheries in the Caribbean, Gulf, and South Atlantic under the fishery management plans (FMPs) for each region. The regional fishery management councils prepared the FMPs pursuant to the Magnuson- E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XW030]


General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-
American Tropical Tuna Commission and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee 
to the General Advisory Committee; and U.S. Stakeholder Call; Meeting 
Announcements

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting; format revision and cancellation of 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces a revision to the format of the public meeting 
of the Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the General Advisory 
Committee (GAC) scheduled on June 17, 2020, and a public meeting of the 
GAC to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission 
(IATTC) scheduled on June 18, 2020. These meetings will now be held 
solely via webinar instead of in-person, due to the current local 
guidance and travel restrictions. The timing of the meetings is 
adjusted accordingly. Additionally, NMFS announces that the U.S. 
Stakeholder conference call to discuss IATTC tropical tuna management 
in the eastern Pacific Ocean scheduled for May 22, 2020, is cancelled, 
and the content of that call will be included in the SAS and GAC 
webinars. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.

DATES: The meeting of the SAS will be held on June 17, 2020, from 10 
a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). The meeting of the 
GAC will be held on June 18, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PDT (or 
until business is concluded).

ADDRESSES: Please notify William Stahnke (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT) by May 29, 2020, if you plan to attend either or both 
webinars. Instructions will be emailed to meeting participants before 
the meetings occur.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Stahnke, West Coast Region, 
NMFS, at [email protected], or at (562) 980-4088.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 5, 2020, NMFS announced that it 
scheduled a public meeting of the SAS to the GAC on June 17, 2020, and 
a public meeting of the GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC on June 
18, 2020 (85 FR 12907). However, due to the current local guidance and 
travel restrictions, NMFS is holding these meetings solely by webinar, 
instead of in-person as previously announced. In addition, on March 5, 
2020, NMFS announced a public meeting via conference call with U.S. 
stakeholders to discuss issues related to IATTC tropical tuna 
management in the eastern Pacific Ocean that was scheduled on May 22, 
2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT (85 FR 12907). NMFS is canceling that 
conference call and including the content of that call in the SAS and 
GAC webinars. Tropical tunas will be an agenda item for both webinars, 
focusing on the new models and stock assessment results during the SAS 
webinar, and management options during the GAC webinar. While SAS and 
GAC members will discuss first, public stakeholders will have an 
opportunity to provide input as well.
    In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act (16 U.S.C. 951 et 
seq.), the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the 
Department of State (the State Department), appoints a GAC to the U.S. 
Section to the IATTC, and a SAS that advises the GAC. The U.S. Section 
consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and 
representatives of the State Department, NOAA, Department of Commerce, 
other U.S. Government agencies, and stakeholders. The GAC advises the 
U.S. Section with respect to U.S.

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participation in the work of the IATTC, focusing on the development of 
U.S. policies, positions, and negotiating tactics. The purpose of the 
SAS is to advise the GAC on scientific matters. NMFS West Coast Region 
staff provide administrative support for the GAC and SAS. The meetings 
of the GAC and SAS are open to the public, unless in executive session. 
The time and manner of public comment will be at the discretion of the 
Chairs for the GAC and SAS. The SAS and GAC meetings will no longer be 
held in-person in the Pacific Conference Room at NMFS, Southwest 
Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, and will instead be 
held by webinar only.
    Currently, the 95th meeting of the IATTC, the 41st Meeting of the 
Parties to the Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation 
Program (AIDCP), and IATTC and AIDCP working group meetings are 
scheduled to be held from August 3 to August 15, 2020, in La Jolla, 
California. For more information and updates on these meetings, please 
visit the IATTC's website: https://www.iattc.org/MeetingsENG.htm.

SAS and GAC Meeting Topics

    In a memorandum from the IATTC Director to the IATTC Commissioners 
and Heads of Delegation on April 27, 2020 (Ref. No. 0189-410), the 
IATTC Director announced a phased approach to the 2020 meeting of the 
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to the IATTC, which is currently 
still being discussed. Depending on the outcome of those discussions, 
and the final approach to the 2020 meeting of the SAC to the IATTC, the 
SAS and GAC meeting topics described below may need to be adjusted.
    The SAS meeting agenda will include, but is not limited to, the 
following topics:
    (1) Outcomes of the 2020 stock assessments and stock status updates 
for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association 
with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean;
    (2) Evaluation of the IATTC Staff's Recommendations to the 
Commission for 2020;
    (3) Issues related to non-target species, such as sharks, seabirds, 
sea turtles;
    (4) Evaluation of U.S. priorities for the 95th meeting of the IATTC 
and priorities from other IATTC members; and
    (5) Other issues as they arise.
    The GAC meeting agenda will include, but is not limited to, the 
following topics:
    (1) Outcomes of the 2020 stock assessments and stock status updates 
for tuna, tuna-like species, and other species caught in association 
with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean;
    (2) Issues related to non-target species, such as sharks, seabirds, 
sea turtles;
    (3) Recommendations and evaluations by the SAS;
    (4) Recommendations to the U.S. Section on issues that may arise at 
the 95th meeting of the IATTC, including the IATTC Staff's 
Recommendations to the Commission, U.S. priorities, and priorities from 
other IATTC members; and
    (5) Other issues as they arise.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to William Stahnke (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT) by May 29, 2020.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.

    Dated: May 14, 2020.
H[eacute]l[egrave]ne M.N. Scalliet,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-10774 Filed 5-14-20; 4:15 pm]
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