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Download as PDF 48226 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 154 / Monday, August 10, 2020 / Notices require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA333] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold an online meeting to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s September 2020 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The online meeting will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Phillips, Staff Officer; telephone: (503) 820–2426; email: todd.phillips@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the GMT online meeting is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s September 2020 meeting. The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management and administrative Pacific Council agenda items. A detailed agenda for the online meeting will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting. 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[FR Doc. 2020–17402 Filed 8–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA332] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Workshops Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; nominations for shark stock assessment Advisory Panel. AGENCY: NMFS solicits nominations for the ‘‘SEDAR Pool,’’ also known as the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops Advisory Panel. The SEDAR Pool is comprised of a group of individuals who may be selected to consider data and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments for oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. Nominations are being sought for a 5-year appointment (2021– 2026). Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership on the SEDAR Pool. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before September 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and request the SEDAR Pool Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures electronically via email to SEDAR.pool@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Additional information on SEDAR and the SEDAR guidelines can be found at https://sedarweb.org/. The terms of reference for the SEDAR Pool, along with a list of current members, can be found at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highlymigratory-species/southeast-dataassessment-and-review-and-atlantichighly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, (301) 425–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 302(g)(2) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., states that each Council shall establish such advisory panels as are necessary or appropriate to assist it in carrying out its functions under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. For the purposes of this section, NMFS applies the above Council provision to Atlantic HMS management (see section 304(g)(1) of the MagnusonStevens Act, which provides that the Secretary will prepare fishery management plans (FMPs) for HMS and consult with Advisory Panels under section 302(g) for such FMPs). As such, NMFS has established the SEDAR Pool under this section. The SEDAR Pool currently consists of 30 individuals, each of whom may be selected to review data and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments for oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea. While the SEDAR Pool was created specifically for Atlantic oceanic sharks, it may be expanded to include other HMS, as needed. The primary purpose of the individuals in the SEDAR Pool is to review, at SEDAR workshops, the scientific information (including but not limited to data and models) used in stock assessments that are used to advise NMFS, as a delegate to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), about the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS, specifically but not limited to, Atlantic sharks. Individuals in the SEDAR Pool, if selected, may participate in the various data, assessment, and review workshops during the SEDAR process of any HMS stock assessment. In order to ensure that the peer review is unbiased, individuals who participated in a data and/or assessment workshop for a particular stock assessment will not be allowed to serve as reviewers for the same stock assessment. However, these individuals may be asked to attend the review E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 154 / Monday, August 10, 2020 / Notices workshop to answer specific questions from the reviewers concerning the data and/or assessment workshops. Members of the SEDAR Pool may serve as members of other Advisory Panels concurrent with, or following, their service on the SEDAR Pool. Procedures and Guidelines jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES A. Participants The SEDAR Pool is comprised of individuals representing the commercial and recreational fishing communities for Atlantic sharks, the environmental community active in the conservation and management of Atlantic sharks, and the academic community that have relevant expertise either with sharks and/or stock assessment methodologies for marine fish species. In addition, individuals who may not necessarily work directly with sharks, but who are involved in fisheries with similar life history, biology, and fishery issues may be part of the SEDAR Pool. Members of the SEDAR Pool must have demonstrated experience in the fisheries, related industries, research, teaching, writing, conservation, or management of marine organisms. The distribution of representation among the interested parties is not defined or limited. Additional members of the SEDAR Pool may also include representatives from each of the five Atlantic Regional Fishery Management Councils, each of the 18 Atlantic states, both the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and each of the interstate commissions: The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. If NMFS requires additional members to ensure a diverse pool of individuals for data or assessment workshops, NMFS may request individuals to become members of the SEDAR Pool outside of the annual nomination period. SEDAR Pool members serve at the discretion of the Secretary. Not all members will attend each SEDAR workshop. Rather, NMFS will invite certain members to participate at specific stock assessment workshops dependent on their ability to participate, discuss, and recommend scientific decisions regarding the species being assessed. NMFS is not obligated to fulfill any requests (e.g., requests for an assessment of a certain species) that may be made by the SEDAR Pool or its individual members. Members of the SEDAR Pool who are invited to attend stock assessment workshops will not be compensated for their services but may VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:31 Aug 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 be reimbursed for their travel-related expenses to attend such workshops. B. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the SEDAR Pool Member tenure will be for 5 years. Nominations are sought for terms beginning early in 2021 and expiring in 2026. Nomination packages should include: 1. The name, address, phone number, and email of the applicant or nominee; 2. A description of the applicant’s or nominee’s interest in Atlantic shark stock assessments or the Atlantic shark fishery; 3. A statement of the applicant’s or nominee’s background and/or qualifications; and 4. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall participate actively and in good faith in the tasks of the SEDAR Pool, as requested. C. Meeting Schedule Individual members of the SEDAR Pool meet to participate in stock assessments at the discretion of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS. Stock assessment timing, frequency, and relevant species will vary depending on the needs determined by NMFS and SEDAR staff. In 2021 and continuing through 2022, NMFS intends to conduct a research track assessment for the hammerhead shark species in the hammerhead shark management group. During an assessment year, meetings and meeting logistics will be determined according to the SEDAR Guidelines. All meetings are open for observation by the public. Dated: August 5, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 48227 a presentation on dolphinfish tagging research via webinar on August 26, 2020. The webinar presentation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The presentation will be provided via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Information, including a link to webinar registration will be posted on the Council’s website at: https:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/othermeetings/ as it becomes available. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302–8439 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will host a presentation from the Dolphinfish Research Program on recent tagging efforts for dolphin and wahoo and ongoing research. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Members of the public will have the opportunity to participate and provide comments relative to the presentation. The presentation is for informational purposes only and no management actions will be taken. DATES: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. [FR Doc. 2020–17394 Filed 8–7–20; 8:45 am] Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a Dolphinfish Tagging Research presentation. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA332]


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Highly Migratory 
Species Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Workshops Advisory Panel

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

ACTION: Notice; nominations for shark stock assessment Advisory Panel.

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SUMMARY: NMFS solicits nominations for the ``SEDAR Pool,'' also known 
as the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, 
Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Workshops Advisory Panel. The SEDAR Pool 
is comprised of a group of individuals who may be selected to consider 
data and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, including 
but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments for 
oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean 
Sea. Nominations are being sought for a 5-year appointment (2021-2026). 
Individuals with definable interests in the recreational and commercial 
fishing and related industries, environmental community, academia, and 
non-governmental organizations will be considered for membership on the 
SEDAR Pool.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before September 9, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and request the SEDAR Pool 
Statement of Organization, Practices, and Procedures electronically via 
email to [email protected].
    Additional information on SEDAR and the SEDAR guidelines can be 
found at https://sedarweb.org/. The terms of reference for the SEDAR 
Pool, along with a list of current members, can be found at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantic-highly-migratory-species/southeast-data-assessment-and-review-and-atlantic-highly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karyl Brewster-Geisz, (301) 425-8503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 302(g)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., states 
that each Council shall establish such advisory panels as are necessary 
or appropriate to assist it in carrying out its functions under the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act. For the purposes of this section, NMFS applies 
the above Council provision to Atlantic HMS management (see section 
304(g)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which provides that the 
Secretary will prepare fishery management plans (FMPs) for HMS and 
consult with Advisory Panels under section 302(g) for such FMPs). As 
such, NMFS has established the SEDAR Pool under this section. The SEDAR 
Pool currently consists of 30 individuals, each of whom may be selected 
to review data and advise NMFS regarding the scientific information, 
including but not limited to data and models, used in stock assessments 
for oceanic sharks in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean 
Sea. While the SEDAR Pool was created specifically for Atlantic oceanic 
sharks, it may be expanded to include other HMS, as needed.
    The primary purpose of the individuals in the SEDAR Pool is to 
review, at SEDAR workshops, the scientific information (including but 
not limited to data and models) used in stock assessments that are used 
to advise NMFS, as a delegate to the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), 
about the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS, specifically but 
not limited to, Atlantic sharks. Individuals in the SEDAR Pool, if 
selected, may participate in the various data, assessment, and review 
workshops during the SEDAR process of any HMS stock assessment. In 
order to ensure that the peer review is unbiased, individuals who 
participated in a data and/or assessment workshop for a particular 
stock assessment will not be allowed to serve as reviewers for the same 
stock assessment. However, these individuals may be asked to attend the 
review

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workshop to answer specific questions from the reviewers concerning the 
data and/or assessment workshops. Members of the SEDAR Pool may serve 
as members of other Advisory Panels concurrent with, or following, 
their service on the SEDAR Pool.

Procedures and Guidelines

A. Participants

    The SEDAR Pool is comprised of individuals representing the 
commercial and recreational fishing communities for Atlantic sharks, 
the environmental community active in the conservation and management 
of Atlantic sharks, and the academic community that have relevant 
expertise either with sharks and/or stock assessment methodologies for 
marine fish species. In addition, individuals who may not necessarily 
work directly with sharks, but who are involved in fisheries with 
similar life history, biology, and fishery issues may be part of the 
SEDAR Pool. Members of the SEDAR Pool must have demonstrated experience 
in the fisheries, related industries, research, teaching, writing, 
conservation, or management of marine organisms. The distribution of 
representation among the interested parties is not defined or limited.
    Additional members of the SEDAR Pool may also include 
representatives from each of the five Atlantic Regional Fishery 
Management Councils, each of the 18 Atlantic states, both the U.S. 
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and each of the interstate commissions: 
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Gulf States 
Marine Fisheries Commission.
    If NMFS requires additional members to ensure a diverse pool of 
individuals for data or assessment workshops, NMFS may request 
individuals to become members of the SEDAR Pool outside of the annual 
nomination period.
    SEDAR Pool members serve at the discretion of the Secretary. Not 
all members will attend each SEDAR workshop. Rather, NMFS will invite 
certain members to participate at specific stock assessment workshops 
dependent on their ability to participate, discuss, and recommend 
scientific decisions regarding the species being assessed.
    NMFS is not obligated to fulfill any requests (e.g., requests for 
an assessment of a certain species) that may be made by the SEDAR Pool 
or its individual members. Members of the SEDAR Pool who are invited to 
attend stock assessment workshops will not be compensated for their 
services but may be reimbursed for their travel-related expenses to 
attend such workshops.

B. Nomination Procedures for Appointments to the SEDAR Pool

    Member tenure will be for 5 years. Nominations are sought for terms 
beginning early in 2021 and expiring in 2026. Nomination packages 
should include:
    1. The name, address, phone number, and email of the applicant or 
nominee;
    2. A description of the applicant's or nominee's interest in 
Atlantic shark stock assessments or the Atlantic shark fishery;
    3. A statement of the applicant's or nominee's background and/or 
qualifications; and
    4. A written commitment that the applicant or nominee shall 
participate actively and in good faith in the tasks of the SEDAR Pool, 
as requested.

C. Meeting Schedule

    Individual members of the SEDAR Pool meet to participate in stock 
assessments at the discretion of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries, 
NMFS. Stock assessment timing, frequency, and relevant species will 
vary depending on the needs determined by NMFS and SEDAR staff. In 2021 
and continuing through 2022, NMFS intends to conduct a research track 
assessment for the hammerhead shark species in the hammerhead shark 
management group. During an assessment year, meetings and meeting 
logistics will be determined according to the SEDAR Guidelines. All 
meetings are open for observation by the public.

    Dated: August 5, 2020.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-17394 Filed 8-7-20; 8:45 am]
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