Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 44043 [2020-15755]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 140 / Tuesday, July 21, 2020 / Notices Dated: July 16, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2020–15757 Filed 7–20–20; 8:45 am] [RTID 0648–XA285] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Treasure Island Ferry Dock Project, San Francisco, California DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: [RTID 0648–XA290] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will hold a meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Friday, August 7, beginning at 1 p.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar (http://www.mafmc.org/ ntap). Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; 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 to: (1) Discuss timing concerns due to COVID–19, (2) door testing on NOAA ship Henry B. Bigelow, (3) the 2020 research update, and (4) the swept area integration update. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 16, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15755 Filed 7–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the City and County of San Francisco, CA (San Francisco) to incidentally harass, by Level A and Level B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities associated with the Treasure Island Ferry Dock Project in San Francisco, California. DATES: This Authorization is effective for one year from the date of issuance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dwayne Meadows, Ph.D., Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427– 8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed incidental take authorization may be provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44043 taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other ‘‘means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of the species or stocks for taking for certain subsistence uses (referred to in shorthand as ‘‘mitigation’’); and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of the takings are set forth. The definitions of all applicable MMPA statutory terms cited above are included in the relevant sections below. Summary of Request On February 6, 2020, NMFS received an application from San Francisco requesting an IHA to take small numbers of seven species of marine mammals incidental to pile driving associated with the Treasure Island Ferry Dock Project. The application was deemed adequate and complete on May 13, 2020. San Francisco’s request is for take of a small number of seven species of marine mammals by Level B harassment and Level A harassment. Neither San Francisco nor NMFS expects serious injury or mortality to result from this activity and, therefore, an IHA is appropriate. Description of Proposed Activity Overview The project consists of the construction of a ferry terminal, breakwater, and removal of an old pier on Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. San Francisco would install and then remove two temporary 36-inch-diameter steel piles for moorings and 196 temporary 14-inch by 89 foot steel H piles as templates. Final construction requires installation of eight 36-inch-diameter steel piles, five 48-inch-diameter steel piles, 52 24-inch octagonal concrete breakwater piles, and 120 14-inch by 48-inch concrete sheet piles for the breakwater. Removing the old pier requires removal of 198 12-inch diameter timber piles. The work for this project began on June 8, 2020. From that date until July 7, 2020, San Francisco completed pile driving for 38 piles (two 48-inch steel pipe piles, six 36-inch steel pipe piles, and 30 14-inch x 89foot steel H-piles) associated with the ferry pier. San Francisco has also informed us that the fireboat access pier E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 140 (Tuesday, July 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-15755]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA290]


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 (Council) 
Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will hold a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, August 7, beginning at 1 
p.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar (http://www.mafmc.org/ntap).
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
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 to: (1) 
Discuss timing concerns due to COVID-19, (2) door testing on NOAA ship 
Henry B. Bigelow, (3) the 2020 research update, and (4) the swept area 
integration update.

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

    Dated: July 16, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-15755 Filed 7-20-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P