North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 68041-68042 [2020-23733]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / Notices ACTION: Notice; public meeting. ACTION: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/fsb_ mc_nov2020/. Meeting audio can also be accessed via telephone by dialing 1– 800–832–0736 and entering room number 5765379. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee will meet to develop recommendations for 2021 federal waters recreational management measures (i.e., possession limits, fish size limits, and/or open and closed seasons) for all three species. The New England Fishery Management Council’s is convening its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 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. DATES: This webinar will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 9 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/2884421831199107854. Call in information: +1 (914) 614–3221, Access Code 611–762–686. ADDRESSES: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet to review recent stock assessment information from the 2020 management track assessments for northern and southern stocks of red hake and silver hake including offshore hake and information provided by the Council’s Whiting Plan Development Team. Based on this information, it will recommend the overfishing limit (OFL) and acceptable biological. 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. [RTID 0648–XA583] Special Accommodations Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 22, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–23736 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of public meeting. New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Oct 26, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68041 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 22, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–23737 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA597] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Ecosystem Committee will meet via webconference on November 12, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the link at http://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1744. 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: Steve MacLean, Council staff; phone: (907) 271–2809 and email: steve.maclean@noaa.gov. For technical support, please contact administrative Council staff, email: npfmc.admin@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Thursday, November 12, 2020 The agenda will include: (a) An update on the Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence (LKTKS) Task Force; (b) an update on an EFH consultation for Norton Sound mining operations; (c) a summary of the Deep-Sea Coral three year research program for Alaska; (d) discussion of the committee tasks for the upcoming year; and (e) other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1744 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 68042 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / Notices 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: http://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1744. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted electronically to http:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1744. Authority: 16 U.S.C 1801 et seq. Dated: October 22, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–23733 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA347] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to State Route 520 Pontoon Pile Removal Project, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to State Route 520 Pontoon Construction Site—Marine Piling Removal Project in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Oct 26, 2020 Jkt 253001 authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than November 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Written comments should be submitted via email to ITP.DeJoseph@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie DeJoseph, 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: 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 taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. National Environmental Policy Act To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6A, NMFS must review our proposed action (i.e., the issuance of an incidental harassment authorization) with respect to potential impacts on the human environment. This action is consistent with categories of activities identified in Categorical Exclusion B4 (incidental harassment authorizations with no anticipated serious injury or mortality) of the Companion Manual for NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A, which do not individually or cumulatively have the potential for significant impacts on the quality of the human environment and for which we have not identified any extraordinary circumstances that would preclude this categorical exclusion. Accordingly, NMFS has preliminarily determined that the issuance of the proposed IHA qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review. We will review all comments submitted in response to this notice prior to concluding our NEPA process or making a final decision on the IHA request. Summary of Request On November 20, 2019, NMFS received a request from WSDOT for an IHA to take marine mammals incidental to the removal of 19-steel piles by vibratory pile driving at the mouth of the Chehalis River where it enters Grays Harbor, WA. WSDOT submitted four revisions. Three between November 2019 and July 2020 and the last on August 17, 2020, subsequent to it being deemed adequate and complete on July 30, 2020. Their request is for take of a small number of Pacific harbor seals E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 208 (Tuesday, October 27, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA597]


North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Ecosystem 
Committee will meet via webconference on November 12, 2020.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 9 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the 
link at http://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1744.
    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: Steve MacLean, Council staff; phone: 
(907) 271-2809 and email: [email protected]. For technical 
support, please contact administrative Council staff, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Agenda

Thursday, November 12, 2020

    The agenda will include: (a) An update on the Local Knowledge, 
Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence (LKTKS) Task Force; (b) an 
update on an EFH consultation for Norton Sound mining operations; (c) a 
summary of the Deep-Sea Coral three year research program for Alaska; 
(d) discussion of the committee tasks for the upcoming year; and (e) 
other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version 
will be posted at http://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1744 prior 
to the meeting, along with meeting materials.

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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: http://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1744.

Public Comment

    Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted 
electronically to http://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/1744.

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

    Dated: October 22, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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