Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 34599 [2020-12214]

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NIST will then provide each interested party with a letter of interest template, which the party must complete and submit to NIST. NIST will contact interested parties if there are questions regarding the responsiveness of the letters. NIST will select participants who have submitted complete letters of interest based on the capabilities listed below. Eligibility will be determined solely by NIST based on information provided by interested parties and upon the availability of necessary resources to NIST. To participate in the NIST RMTM Consortium, the eligible applicant will be required to sign a CRADA with NIST. Requirements: Each letter of interest should provide the following information: (1) A description of the experience in development or use of rapid microbial testing methods or production of regenerative medicine products or related expertise. (2) Topic areas of interest for participation. (3) List of interested party’s anticipated participants. Letters of interest may not include business proprietary information. NIST will not treat any information provided in response to this Notice as proprietary information. NIST will notify each organization of its eligibility. NIST does not guarantee participation in the Consortium to any organization submitting a letter of interest. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272; 21 U.S.C. 356g. Kevin A. Kimball, Chief of Staff. BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA202] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Bluefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Bluefish Advisory Panel. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option. Details on the proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC’s website: www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their website at www.mafmc.org. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. The purpose of this meeting is for the Advisory Panel to develop a fishery performance report (FPR) and comment on draft alternatives for the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment. The intent of the FPR is to facilitate a venue for structured input from the Advisory Panel for the bluefish specifications process. The FPR will be used by the MAFMC’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the Bluefish Monitoring Committee (MC) when reviewing 2021 management measures designed to achieve the recommended bluefish catch and landings limits. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations [FR Doc. 2020–12116 Filed 6–4–20; 8:45 am] PO 00000 34599 Sfmt 9990 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: June 2, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–12214 Filed 6–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA202]


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

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (MAFMC) Bluefish 
Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting, jointly with the Atlantic 
States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Bluefish Advisory Panel.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 9 a.m. 
to 12 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only 
connection option. Details on the proposed agenda, webinar listen-in 
access, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC's website: 
www.mafmc.org.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331 or 
on their website at www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 
526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is for the 
Advisory Panel to develop a fishery performance report (FPR) and 
comment on draft alternatives for the Bluefish Allocation and 
Rebuilding Amendment. The intent of the FPR is to facilitate a venue 
for structured input from the Advisory Panel for the bluefish 
specifications process. The FPR will be used by the MAFMC's Scientific 
and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the Bluefish Monitoring Committee 
(MC) when reviewing 2021 management measures designed to achieve the 
recommended bluefish catch and landings limits.

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: June 2, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-12214 Filed 6-4-20; 8:45 am]
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