North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 52095-52096 [2020-18485]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 164 / Monday, August 24, 2020 / Notices reported information. Reducing the number of unknown and improperly identified sharks will improve quota monitoring and the data used in stock assessments. These workshops will train shark dealer permit holders or their proxies to properly identify Atlantic shark carcasses. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops Since January 1, 2007, shark limitedaccess and swordfish limited-access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear have been required to submit a copy of their Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop certificate in order to renew either permit (71 FR 58057; October 2, 2006). These certificate(s) are valid for 3 years. Certificates issued in 2017 will be expiring in 2020. As such, vessel owners who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel owners whose certificate(s) will expire prior to the next permit renewal, must attend a workshop to fish with, or renew, their swordfish and shark limited-access permits. Additionally, new shark and swordfish limited-access permit applicants who intend to fish with longline or gillnet gear must attend a Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and submit a copy of their workshop certificate before either of the permits will be issued. Approximately 350 free Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops have been conducted since 2006. In addition to certifying vessel owners, at least one operator on board vessels issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit that uses longline or gillnet gear is required to attend a Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop and receive a certificate. Vessels that have been issued a limited-access swordfish or shark permit and that use longline or gillnet gear may not fish unless both the vessel owner and operator have valid workshop certificates onboard at all times. Vessel operators who have not already attended a workshop and received a NMFS certificate, or vessel operators whose certificate(s) will expire prior to their next fishing trip, must attend a workshop to operate a vessel with swordfish and shark limited-access permits that uses longline or gillnet gear. Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations 1. October 8, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3384 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 2. October 22, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Embassy Suites, 9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153, 3. November 5, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. 4. November 20, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. 5. December 8, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062. 6. December 17, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hampton Inn, 230 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, MA 02151. Registration Registration Materials To ensure that workshop certificates are linked to the correct permits, participants will need to bring the following specific items with them to the workshop: • Individual vessel owners must bring a copy of the appropriate swordfish and/or shark permit(s), a copy of the vessel registration or documentation, and proof of identification; • Representatives of a businessowned or co-owned vessel must bring proof that the individual is an agent of the business (such as articles of incorporation), a copy of the applicable swordfish and/or shark permit(s), and proof of identification; and • Vessel operators must bring proof of identification. Workshop Objectives The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops are designed to teach longline and gillnet fishermen the required techniques for the safe handling and release of entangled and/ or hooked protected species, such as sea turtles, marine mammals, smalltooth sawfish, Atlantic sturgeon, and prohibited sharks. In an effort to improve reporting, the proper identification of protected species and prohibited sharks will also be taught at these workshops. Additionally, individuals attending these workshops will gain a better understanding of the requirements for participating in these fisheries. The overall goal of these workshops is to provide participants with the skills needed to reduce the mortality of protected species and prohibited sharks, which may prevent Frm 00011 additional regulations on these fisheries in the future. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: August 19, 2020. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18520 Filed 8–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA407] To register for a scheduled Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshop, please contact Angler Conservation Education at (386) 682– 0158. Pre-registration is highly recommended, but not required. PO 00000 52095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 North 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 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet via webconference September 8, 2020 through September 11, 2020. DATES: The meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska Time. If necessary, the meetings will continue into Friday, September 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1563. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. SUMMARY: Sara Cleaver, Council staff; email: sara.cleaver@noaa.gov. For technical support please contact our administrative staff; email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agenda Tuesday, September 8, 2020 The BSAI and GOA Groundfish Plan Teams will meet to review and discuss issues of importance to both Plan Teams, including but not limited to: Observer Program updates, ecosystem status reports and surveys, the longline survey, Ecological and Socioeconomic E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 52096 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 164 / Monday, August 24, 2020 / Notices Profiles (ESPs), the Economic Stock assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE), Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), VAST applications, survey loss uncertainty and survey prioritization. Notice of scheduled SEDAR 73 South Atlantic Red Snapper Data Webinar. ACTION: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 The BSAI Groundfish Plan Team will review stock assessment updates and reports on EBS pollock, BSAI Pacific cod and the Northern Bering Sea Pacific cod tagging project, Blackspotted/ Rougheye rockfish, Northern rock sole, and Yellowfin sole. Thursday, September 10, 2020 The GOA Groundfish Plan Team will review stock assessment updates and reports on GOA pollock, Pacific cod, Pacific Ocean perch, and survey optimization. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1563 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Connection Information You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1563. Public Comment Public comment letters should be submitted electronically to https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1563. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 903–3107 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 18, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18485 Filed 8–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [RTID 0648–XA369] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Aug 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 The SEDAR 73 assessment of the South Atlantic stock of Red Snapper will consist of a Data webinar, an inperson workshop, and a series of assessment webinars. DATES: The SEDAR 73 South Atlantic Red Snapper Data Webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday September 9, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Registration is available online at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 3996526164054126862. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; www.sedarweb.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Howington, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 573–4373; email: Kathleen.Howington@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion at the SEDAR 73 South Atlantic Red Snapper Data Webinar are as follows: • Identify and discuss data issues Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that 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. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business 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. Dated: August 18, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18483 Filed 8–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2006–0057] Notice of Availability: Revisions to the Plan Documented in NIST Technical Note 2048: Simulation and Analysis Plan To Evaluate the Impact of CO Mitigation Requirements for Portable Generators Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In July 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the availability of, and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 164 (Monday, August 24, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA407]


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) 
Groundfish Plan Teams will meet via webconference September 8, 2020 
through September 11, 2020.

DATES: The meetings will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 
and Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska Time. 
If necessary, the meetings will continue into Friday, September 11, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the 
link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1563.
    Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 
3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2252; telephone: (907) 271-2809. 
Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION, below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Cleaver, Council staff; email: 
[email protected]. For technical support please contact our 
administrative staff; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    The BSAI and GOA Groundfish Plan Teams will meet to review and 
discuss issues of importance to both Plan Teams, including but not 
limited to: Observer Program updates, ecosystem status reports and 
surveys, the longline survey, Ecological and Socioeconomic

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Profiles (ESPs), the Economic Stock assessment and Fishery Evaluation 
(SAFE), Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), VAST applications, survey loss 
uncertainty and survey prioritization.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    The BSAI Groundfish Plan Team will review stock assessment updates 
and reports on EBS pollock, BSAI Pacific cod and the Northern Bering 
Sea Pacific cod tagging project, Blackspotted/Rougheye rockfish, 
Northern rock sole, and Yellowfin sole.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

    The GOA Groundfish Plan Team will review stock assessment updates 
and reports on GOA pollock, Pacific cod, Pacific Ocean perch, and 
survey optimization. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest 
version will be posted at https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1563 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials.

Connection Information

    You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or 
smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted 
online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1563.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters should be submitted electronically to 
https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1563.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 
903-3107 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: August 18, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-18485 Filed 8-21-20; 8:45 am]
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