New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 48677-48678 [2020-17642]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks. The AP has previously consulted with NMFS on all Atlantic HMS FMPs and FMP amendments since the inception of the AP in 1998. The intent of this meeting is to consider alternatives for the conservation and management of all Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and shark fisheries. We anticipate discussing: • Draft Amendment 12, which would update the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP using revised National Standard guidelines; • Updates on Atlantic shark fisheries and Amendment 14; • Updates on the bluefin tuna fishery and Amendment 13 (bluefin tuna); and • Updates on ecosystem modeling in Atlantic HMS fisheries. We also anticipate inviting other NMFS offices and the United States Coast Guard, if available, to provide updates on their activities relevant to HMS fisheries. Additional information on the meeting and a copy of the draft agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/ september-2020-hms-advisory-panelmeeting. Dated: August 7, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17636 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA366] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Herring Committee via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: This webinar will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9.30 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Aug 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/5718649445112607758. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Committee will review results of the 2020 management track assessment for Atlantic herring. They will also continue development of Framework 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan and review preliminary analyses. Framework 8 is considering fishery specifications for fishing years 2021–23 and adjusting measures in the herring plan that potentially inhibit the mackerel fishery from achieving optimum yield. Other business will be discussed as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 7, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17641 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48677 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA367] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public hearing. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council is convening a public hearing of Draft Amendment 23 to Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This hearing may be held either in-person as an outdoor gathering or via webinar. Details of the hearing will be provided on the Council’s website at https:// www.nefmc.org/calendar/aug-26-2020public-hearing-groundfish-amendment23. A summary of all comments received will be provided to the full Council. SUMMARY: This hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, between 3 p.m.–8 p.m. ADDRESSES: This hearing may be held either in-person as an outdoor gathering in the Greater Boston area or via webinar. The decision to hold the hearing as an outdoor in-person gathering will be based on COVID–19 pandemic guidance as determined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other factors as determined by the Executive Director in consultation with the Council Chair. Meeting addresses: The meeting will be held via webinar or in-person as an outdoor gathering. Should the hearing be planned as in-person, details on the location, as well as meeting guidelines and public safety requirements, will be provided on the Council’s website. Because of state-mandated limits on the size of outdoor gatherings, in-person meeting attendees may be asked to register in advance and may be assigned to a specific time slot. If a planned inperson meeting has to be cancelled due to adverse weather or other conditions, a webinar hearing will be held in its place. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. DATES: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 48678 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices Public comments: The public comment deadline is August 31, 2020. Mail written comments to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill #2, Newburyport, MA 01950. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘DEIS for Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP’’. Comments may also be sent via fax to 978–465–3116 or submitted via email to comments@nefmc.org with ‘‘DEIS for Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Council staff will brief the public on Draft Amendment 23 before receiving comments on the amendment. The hearing will begin promptly at the time indicated above. If all attendees who wish to do so have provided their comments prior to the end time indicated, the hearing may conclude early. To the extent possible, the Council may extend hearings beyond the end time indicated above to accommodate all attendees who wish to speak. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 7, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA375] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting 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 a virtual Fishers Forum and Public Meeting to review the Hawaii Smallboat Fishery. The Council will solicit comments on removing existing fishery closures and options for amending the Hawaii Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) and Pacific Pelagics FEP to require mandatory federal fishing permits and associated reporting requirements for the small-boat fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone around Hawaii. DATES: The public meeting will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: Each of the meetings will be held by web conference. Audio and visual portions for all of the web conferences can be accessed at: https:// wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/onstage/ g.php?MTID=e16a71e34d5b1ce0d42be 73287949fbc2. Web conference access information will also be posted on the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided in the agenda. Information on how to provide public comment will be posted on the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. ADDRESSES: Schedule and Agenda for the Virtual Fishers Forum and Hawaii Small-Boat Fishery Public Meeting [FR Doc. 2020–17642 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 1. Welcome and Introductions VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Aug 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Presentations on Fishers as Scientists A. Fish Tagging in the Hawaiian Islands B. Biosampling of Coral Reef Fish in Hawaii 3. Review of the Hawaii Small-boat Fishery A. Revisiting the Federal Fishery Closures Around Hawaii B. Options for Mandatory Permitting and Reporting of the Hawaii Smallboat Fisheries 4. Public Comment and Discussion Special Accommodations The meeting is physically 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. Dated: August 7, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17644 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NCCC Team Leader Application; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled NCCC Team Leader Application for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by September 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of this ICR, with applicable SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 156 (Wednesday, August 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17642]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA367]


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council is convening a 
public hearing of Draft Amendment 23 to Northeast Multispecies Fishery 
Management Plan to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in 
the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This hearing may be held either in-
person as an outdoor gathering or via webinar. Details of the hearing 
will be provided on the Council's website at https://www.nefmc.org/calendar/aug-26-2020-public-hearing-groundfish-amendment-23. A summary 
of all comments received will be provided to the full Council.

DATES: This hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, between 
3 p.m.-8 p.m.

ADDRESSES: This hearing may be held either in-person as an outdoor 
gathering in the Greater Boston area or via webinar. The decision to 
hold the hearing as an outdoor in-person gathering will be based on 
COVID-19 pandemic guidance as determined by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and other factors as determined by the Executive Director 
in consultation with the Council Chair.
    Meeting addresses: The meeting will be held via webinar or in-
person as an outdoor gathering. Should the hearing be planned as in-
person, details on the location, as well as meeting guidelines and 
public safety requirements, will be provided on the Council's website. 
Because of state-mandated limits on the size of outdoor gatherings, in-
person meeting attendees may be asked to register in advance and may be 
assigned to a specific time slot. If a planned in-person meeting has to 
be cancelled due to adverse weather or other conditions, a webinar 
hearing will be held in its place.
    Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comments: The public comment deadline 
is August 31, 2020. Mail written comments to Thomas A. Nies, Executive 
Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 
#2, Newburyport, MA 01950. Mark the outside of the envelope ``DEIS for 
Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP''. Comments may also be 
sent via fax to 978-465-3116 or submitted via email to 
[email protected] with ``DEIS for Amendment 23 to the Northeast 
Multispecies FMP'' in the subject line.

Agenda

    Council staff will brief the public on Draft Amendment 23 before 
receiving comments on the amendment. The hearing will begin promptly at 
the time indicated above. If all attendees who wish to do so have 
provided their comments prior to the end time indicated, the hearing 
may conclude early. To the extent possible, the Council may extend 
hearings beyond the end time indicated above to accommodate all 
attendees who wish to speak.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted 
to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues 
arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action 
under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public 
has been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to 
address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting 
will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the 
recording is available upon request.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: August 7, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-17642 Filed 8-11-20; 8:45 am]
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