Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 48675-48676 [2020-17643]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices to remain anonymous). Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The agencies will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed findings document may be found on www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAANOS-2019-0135 and NOAA’s Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program website at https://coast.noaa.gov/czm/ pollutioncontrol/. Additional background information on the State’s program may be obtained upon request from: Allison Castellan, Stewardship Division (N/OCM6), Office for Coastal Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, phone (240) 533–0799, email: allison.castellan@noaa.gov; or Michelle Wilcox, U.S. EPA Region 10, Washington Operations Office, 300 Desmond Drive SE, Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503, phone: (360) 753–9469, email: wilcox.michelle@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 2020, NOAA and EPA announced the availability of proposed findings on Washington’s Coastal Nonpoint Program; see 85 FR 36186 for more complete information about the agencies’ proposed finding. The original 60-day public comment period was set to end on August 14, 2020. This notice extends the comment period by 30 days to provide additional time for public comment. Nicole R. LeBoeuf, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. David P. Ross, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency. [FR Doc. 2020–17627 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [RTID 0648–XA370] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Aug 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notice of public meetings. The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP), Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP, Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam AP, and Mariana Archipelago FEPCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) AP to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. DATES: The American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; the Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam AP will meet on Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and the Mariana Archipelago FEP–CNMI AP will meet on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All times listed are local island times. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: 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/join/ info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov. 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. SUMMARY: Schedule and Agenda for the American Samoa FEP AP Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration AGENCY: ACTION: Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5 p.m.–7 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations 3. Council Issues A. Development of an Offshore Energy Policy for the Western Pacific Region B. Pacific Remote Island Area (PRIA) PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48675 Marine Conservation Plan (MCP)PRIA Objectives and Activities C. Bottomfish Fishery Outreach and Data Collection D. Considerations for Developing Reasonable and Prudent Measures (RPMs) and/or Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) for the American Samoa Longline Fishery E. Mandatory Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries F. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924) 4. American Samoa Reports 5. Report on American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Plan Activities 6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion and Recommendations 9. Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP Meeting Thursday, August 27, 2020, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations 3. Council Issues A. Development of an Offshore Energy Policy for the Western Pacific Region B. PRIA MCP–PRIA Objectives and Activities C. Options for Mandatory Permitting and Reporting in the Hawaii Smallboat Fishery D. Annual Catch Limits for Hawaii Uku Fishery E. Mandatory Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries F. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924) 4. Hawaii Reports 5. Report on Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP Plan Activities 6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion and Recommendations 9. Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam AP Meeting Saturday, August 29, 2020, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations 3. Council Issues A. Development of an Offshore Energy E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 48676 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 156 / Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / Notices Policy for the Western Pacific Region B. PRIA MCP–PRIA Objectives and Activities C. Bottomfish Fishery Outreach and Data Collection D. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924) 4. Guam Reports 5. Report on Mariana Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Plan Activities 6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion and Recommendations 9. Other Business Schedule and Agenda for the Mariana Archipelago FEP–CNMI AP Meeting Saturday, September 5, 2020, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations 3. Council Issues A. Development of an Offshore Energy Policy for the Western Pacific Region B. PRIA MCP–PRIA Objectives and Activities C. Bottomfish Fishery Outreach and Data Collection D. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924) 4. CNMI Reports 5. Report on Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Plan Activities 6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities 7. Public Comment 8. Discussion and Recommendations 9. Other Business khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations These meetings are 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. 2020–17643 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] 16:37 Aug 11, 2020 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jkt 250001 Dated: August 7, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17640 Filed 8–11–20; 8:45 am] [RTID 0648–XA354] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Ecopath Model Review Workgroup. SUMMARY: The SSC Ecopath Model Review Workgroup meeting will be conducted via webinar on Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. DATES: ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The SSC Ecopath Model Review Workgroup meeting is open to the public and will be available via webinar as it occurs. Registration is required. Webinar registration information and other meeting materials will be posted to the Council’s website at: https://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/other-meetings/ as it becomes available. During the meeting, the Workgroup will be provided a more detailed update on Ecopath model refinement and analyses, discuss model review timing and process, vulnerability analyses, Terms of References responses, and recommendations for SSC consideration. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA336] Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public webinar/ conference call. AGENCY: NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting via webinar in September 2020. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, and from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting on Wednesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 10, will be accessible via conference call and webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ event/september-2020-hms-advisorypanel-meeting. Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of an AP to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any FMP or FMP amendment for Atlantic HMS. NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of AP members when preparing and implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA370]


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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 meetings of its American Samoa Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan 
(FEP) Advisory Panel (AP), Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP, Mariana 
Archipelago FEP-Guam AP, and Mariana Archipelago FEP-Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) AP to discuss and make 
recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific 
Region.

DATES: The American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP will meet on Wednesday, 
August 26, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; the Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP 
will meet on Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the 
Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam AP will meet on Saturday, August 29, 2020, 
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and the Mariana Archipelago FEP-CNMI AP will 
meet on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All times 
listed are local island times. For specific times and agendas, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: 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/join/info.wpcouncilnoaa.gov. 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.

Schedule and Agenda for the American Samoa FEP AP Meeting

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations
3. Council Issues
    A. Development of an Offshore Energy Policy for the Western Pacific 
Region
    B. Pacific Remote Island Area (PRIA) Marine Conservation Plan 
(MCP)-PRIA Objectives and Activities
    C. Bottomfish Fishery Outreach and Data Collection
    D. Considerations for Developing Reasonable and Prudent Measures 
(RPMs) and/or Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) for the 
American Samoa Longline Fishery
    E. Mandatory Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii and American Samoa 
Longline Fisheries
    F. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American 
Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924)
4. American Samoa Reports
5. Report on American Samoa Archipelago FEP AP Plan Activities
6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion and Recommendations
9. Other Business

Schedule and Agenda for the Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP Meeting

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations
3. Council Issues
    A. Development of an Offshore Energy Policy for the Western Pacific 
Region
    B. PRIA MCP-PRIA Objectives and Activities
    C. Options for Mandatory Permitting and Reporting in the Hawaii 
Small-boat Fishery
    D. Annual Catch Limits for Hawaii Uku Fishery
    E. Mandatory Electronic Reporting in the Hawaii and American Samoa 
Longline Fisheries
    F. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American 
Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924)
4. Hawaii Reports
5. Report on Hawaii Archipelago FEP AP Plan Activities
6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion and Recommendations
9. Other Business

Schedule and Agenda for the Mariana Archipelago FEP-Guam AP Meeting

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations
3. Council Issues
    A. Development of an Offshore Energy

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Policy for the Western Pacific Region
    B. PRIA MCP-PRIA Objectives and Activities
    C. Bottomfish Fishery Outreach and Data Collection
    D. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American 
Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924)
4. Guam Reports
5. Report on Mariana Archipelago FEP Advisory Panel Plan Activities
6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion and Recommendations
9. Other Business

Schedule and Agenda for the Mariana Archipelago FEP-CNMI AP Meeting

Saturday, September 5, 2020, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Review of the last AP meeting and recommendations
3. Council Issues
    A. Development of an Offshore Energy Policy for the Western Pacific 
Region
    B. PRIA MCP-PRIA Objectives and Activities
    C. Bottomfish Fishery Outreach and Data Collection
    D. Council Response to Executive Orders on Promoting American 
Seafood Competitiveness (E.O. 13921) and Regulatory Relief (E.O. 13924)
4. CNMI Reports
5. Report on Mariana Archipelago FEP AP Plan Activities
6. Island Fishery Issues and Activities
7. Public Comment
8. Discussion and Recommendations
9. Other Business

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are 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. 2020-17643 Filed 8-11-20; 8:45 am]
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