Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 31473-31474 [2020-11254]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices Endangered Species Act (ESA) No marine mammal species listed under the ESA are expected to be affected by these activities. Therefore, we have determined that section 7 consultation under the ESA is not required. Authorization NMFS has issued an IHA to the USMC for conducting training activities in Pamlico Sound for a period of one year, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: May 19, 2020. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Agenda for 136th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [FR Doc. 2020–11224 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA201] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold the 136th meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) to discuss fishery management issues and make recommendations for future management of fisheries in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The meeting will be held between June 9 and 11, 2020. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by web conference via WebEx. Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral public comments will be posted on the Council website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522– 8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 136th SSC meeting will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) on June 9 to 11, 2020. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance at the meeting. The meeting will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents for the 136th SSC meeting will be available at www.wpcouncil.org. Instructions for providing oral public comments during the meeting will be posted on the Council website. This meeting will be recorded for the purposes of generating the meeting report. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 135th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Program Planning and Research A. Review of the Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology B. Implementation of the Small-Boat Electronic Reporting App C. 2019 Annual Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation Report and Recommendations 1. Archipelagic Report Overview and Highlights 2. Pelagic Report Overview and Highlights D. President Executive Order to Increase America’s Competitiveness in the Seafood Industry and Protect our Supply Chain E. Stock Definitions in the Bottomfish and Pelagic Fisheries F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 6. Island Fisheries A. Main Hawaiian Island (MHI) Aprion virescens (uku) Fishery 1. Report on the Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of the MHI Uku Fishery 2. Peer-Reviewed Benchmark Assessment of Uku Fishery in the MHI B. American Samoa Bottomfish Fishery 1. Status of the Interim Measure 2. Status of the Annual Catch Limit Specification 3. Development of the American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan C. Public Comment D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31473 Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 7. Protected Species A. Assessing Population Level Impacts of Marine Turtle Interactions in the American Samoa Longline Fishery B. Summary of Available Information on Sea Turtle Interactions in Foreign Pelagic Fisheries C. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations 1. Status of Ongoing Consultations 2. Considerations for Developing Reasonable and Prudent Measures and/or Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives a. Overview b. Report of the SSC Working Group D. ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates E. Public Comment F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8. Pelagic Fisheries A. Report on Impacts to Pelagic Fisheries from COVID–19 B. Council Pelagic Research Initiatives C. Status Determination of Oceanic Whitetip Shark and Western and Central North Pacific Ocean Striped Marlin D. Satellite Tagging of Striped Marlin in the Hawaii Longline Fishery Thursday, June 11, 2020, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. E. Southwest Fisheries Science Center Pelagic Fisheries Research of Interest F. International Fisheries 1. Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission a. Pre-Assessment Workshop for Bigeye and Yellowfin Tunas b. Council Tropical Tunas Concept Paper c. Permanent Advisory Committee 2. International Workshop on AreaBased Management of Blue Water Fisheries G. Public Comment H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 9. Other Business A. September 2020 SSC Meetings Dates 10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Special Accommodations These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 31474 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 20, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11254 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection; request for comment. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651–0040 (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0040 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to LaToya Brown, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. 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Section 20 of the Trademark Act allows individuals and entities to file an appeal from any final decision of the Trademark Examining Attorney assigned to review an application for registration of a mark. The USPTO administers the Trademark Act of 1946 through the regulations at 37 CFR part 2, which contains the various rules that govern the filings identified above and other submissions filed in connection with inter partes and ex parte proceedings. These petitions, notices, extensions, and additional papers are filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an administrative tribunal empowered to determine the right to register and subsequently determine the validity of a trademark. The information in this collection must be submitted electronically through the Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA). If applicants or entities wish to submit the petitions, notices, extensions, and additional papers in inter partes and ex parte cases, they must use the forms provided through ESTTA. The responses in this information collection is a matter of public record, and is used by the public for a variety of private business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. This information is important to the public, as both common law trademark owners and federal trademark registrants must actively protect their own rights. II. Method of Collection Items in this information collection may be submitted via mail, hand delivery, or electronic submission. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0040. • • • • • • Form Number(s): PTO 2188 (Petition for Cancellation) PTO 2120 (Notice of Opposition) PTO 2153 (Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition) PTO 2151 (Papers in Inter Partes Cases) PTO 2190 (Notice of Appeal) PTO 2189 (Ex Parte Appeal General Filing) Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,475 respondents. The USPTO estimates that the majority (95%) of respondents will be from the private sector, but that about 5% will be individuals and households. Estimated Number of Responses: 83,100 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public from 10 to 30 minutes (0.17 to 0.50 hours), depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information required for this information collection. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 21,133 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $5,798,746. The USPTO estimates that it will take a combined effort by attorneys and paraprofessional/paralegals to complete the requirements in this information collection. The hourly rate for attorneys is $400, published in the 2019 Report of the Economic Survey from the Law Practice Management Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). The hourly rate for paraprofessional/paralegals is $145 as published in the 2018 Utilization and Compensation Survey by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). After calculating the average of these rates, the USPTO estimates that the hourly rate will be $272.50. Using this hourly rate, the USPTO estimates that the total respondent cost burden for this information collection will be $5,798,746 per year. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31473-31474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11254]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA201]


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; 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 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold the 136th meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee 
(SSC) to discuss fishery management issues and make recommendations for 
future management of fisheries in the Western Pacific Region.

DATES: The meeting will be held between June 9 and 11, 2020. For 
specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held by web conference via WebEx. 
Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral 
public comments will be posted on the Council website at 
www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, 
contact the Council office at (808) 522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Kitty M. Simonds, Executive 
Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522-
8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 136th SSC meeting will be held between 
11 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) on June 9 to 11, 2020.
    An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout 
the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change 
and will be announced in advance at the meeting. The meeting will run 
as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.
    Background documents for the 136th SSC meeting will be available at 
www.wpcouncil.org. Instructions for providing oral public comments 
during the meeting will be posted on the Council website. This meeting 
will be recorded for the purposes of generating the meeting report.

Agenda for 136th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 135th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
5. Program Planning and Research
    A. Review of the Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology
    B. Implementation of the Small-Boat Electronic Reporting App
    C. 2019 Annual Stock Assessment Fishery Evaluation Report and 
Recommendations
    1. Archipelagic Report Overview and Highlights
    2. Pelagic Report Overview and Highlights
    D. President Executive Order to Increase America's Competitiveness 
in the Seafood Industry and Protect our Supply Chain
    E. Stock Definitions in the Bottomfish and Pelagic Fisheries
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
6. Island Fisheries
    A. Main Hawaiian Island (MHI) Aprion virescens (uku) Fishery
    1. Report on the Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review of the MHI 
Uku Fishery
    2. Peer-Reviewed Benchmark Assessment of Uku Fishery in the MHI
    B. American Samoa Bottomfish Fishery
    1. Status of the Interim Measure
    2. Status of the Annual Catch Limit Specification
    3. Development of the American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan
    C. Public Comment
    D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

7. Protected Species
    A. Assessing Population Level Impacts of Marine Turtle Interactions 
in the American Samoa Longline Fishery
    B. Summary of Available Information on Sea Turtle Interactions in 
Foreign Pelagic Fisheries
    C. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultations
    1. Status of Ongoing Consultations
    2. Considerations for Developing Reasonable and Prudent Measures 
and/or Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives
    a. Overview
    b. Report of the SSC Working Group
    D. ESA and Marine Mammal Protection Act Updates
    E. Public Comment
    F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
8. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Report on Impacts to Pelagic Fisheries from COVID-19
    B. Council Pelagic Research Initiatives
    C. Status Determination of Oceanic Whitetip Shark and Western and 
Central North Pacific Ocean Striped Marlin
    D. Satellite Tagging of Striped Marlin in the Hawaii Longline 
Fishery

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    E. Southwest Fisheries Science Center Pelagic Fisheries Research of 
Interest
    F. International Fisheries
    1. Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
    a. Pre-Assessment Workshop for Bigeye and Yellowfin Tunas
    b. Council Tropical Tunas Concept Paper
    c. Permanent Advisory Committee
    2. International Workshop on Area-Based Management of Blue Water 
Fisheries
    G. Public Comment
    H. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
9. Other Business
    A. September 2020 SSC Meetings Dates
10. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be 
directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 (voice) or (808) 522-8226 
(fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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


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    Dated: May 20, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-11254 Filed 5-22-20; 8:45 am]
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