Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 73029-73031 [2020-25231]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 221 / Monday, November 16, 2020 / Notices testimony. The deadline for written comments is November 27, 2020, at 5 p.m. Alaska Time. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 10, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–25230 Filed 11–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA642] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings and a partially closed meeting. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 138th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Pelagic and International Standing Committee, Executive and Budget Standing Committee, and 184th Council meetings to take actions on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region. A portion of the Council’s Executive and Budget Standing Committee meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The meetings will be held between November 30 and December 4, 2020. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held by web conference via WebEx. Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral public comments will be posted on the Council website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522–8220. The following venues will be the host sites for the 184th Council meeting: Cliff Pointe, 304 W. O’Brien Drive, Hagatna, Guam; BRI Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St., Garapan, Saipan, CNMI; and,Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village, American Samoa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All times shown are in Hawaii Standard Time. The 138th SSC meeting will be held jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:13 Nov 13, 2020 Jkt 253001 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on November 30–December 1, 2020. The Pelagic and International Standing Committee will be held between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on December 1, 2020. The Executive and Budget Standing Committee meeting will be held between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on December 1, 2020. The portion of the Executive and Budget Standing Committee from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 302(i)(3) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The 184th Council meeting will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on December 2 to 4, 2020. Please note that the evolving public health situation regarding COVID–19 may affect the conduct of the December Council and its associated meetings. At the time this notice was submitted for publication, the Council anticipated convening the Council meeting by web conference with host site locations in Guam, CNMI and American Samoa. Council staff will monitor COVID–19 developments and will determine the extent to which in-person public participation at host sites will be allowable consistent with applicable local and federal safety and health guidelines. If public participation will be limited to web conference only or on a first-come-first-serve basis consistent with applicable guidelines, the Council will post notice on its website at www.wpcouncil.org. Agenda items noted as ‘‘Final Action’’ refer to actions that result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the MSA. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents for the 184th Council meeting will be available at www.wpcouncil.org. Written public comments on final action items at the 184th Council meeting should be received at the Council office by 5 p.m. HST, November 27, 2020, and should be sent to Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220 or fax: (808) PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73029 522–8226; or email: info.wpcouncil@ noaa.gov. Written public comments on all other agenda items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration of the meeting. Instructions for providing oral public comments during the meeting will be posted on the Council website. This meeting will be recorded for the purposes of generating the minutes of the meeting. Agenda for the 138th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting Monday, November 30, 2020, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Status of the 137th SSC Meeting Recommendations 4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director 5. Pelagic Fisheries A. Southern Exclusion Zone and Deep-set Longline Catch Rates B. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Issues 1. Updated Post-release Mortality of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks 2. Analyses of Fisher Effects on Oceanic Whitetip Catch Rates 3. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Report C. Reasonable and Prudent Measures (RPMs) and/or Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries (Action Item) D. Regional Bigeye Tuna Research Plan E. International Fisheries 1. Potential Catch Limits for North Pacific Striped Marlin (Action Item) 2. Proposed Tropical Tuna Measure for Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) F. Public Comment G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 6. Island Fisheries A. Territorial Bottomfish Fishery 1. Update on the American Samoa Interim Measure 2. Options for the American Samoa Bottomfish Acceptable Biological Catch for Fishing Year 2021–2022 (Action Item) 3. Options for American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Action Item) 4. Options for the Guam Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Action Item) B. Plans for Hawaii Fishery Management C. Public Comment D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7. Protected Species E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 73030 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 221 / Monday, November 16, 2020 / Notices A. Seabird Mitigation Measures 1. Review of Experimental Fishing Permit 2. Options for Including Tori Lines in the Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures B. Stories of Conservation Success: Results of Interviews With Hawaii Longline Fishers C. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Project TurtleWatch Validation D. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Updates 1. Status of ESA Consultations 2. Coral Critical Habitat 3. Insular False Killer Whale (FKW) Draft Recovery Plan 4. FKW Take Reduction Plan 5. Other Updates E. Public Comment F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations 8. Other Business A. March 2021 SSC Meeting Dates 9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1. North Pacific Striped Marlin A. Proposed Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) for North Pacific Striped Marlin B. Options for Catch and/or Effort Limits for North Pacific Striped Marlin for Amendment 8 (Action Item) 2. Proposed Conservation and Management Measure for Tropical Tunas 3. Oceanic Whitetip Working Group Report 4. RPMs and/or RPAs for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries (Action Item) 5. Other Issues 6. Public Comment 7. Discussion and Recommendations Agenda for the Executive and Budget Standing Committee jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CLOSED) 1. Financial Reports 2. Administrative Reports 3. Council Family Changes 4. Update on Litigation (Closed Session—pursuant to MSA § 302(i)(3)) 5. Election of Officers 6. Meetings and Workshops 7. Other Issues 8. Public Comment 9. Discussion and Recommendations VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:13 Nov 13, 2020 Jkt 253001 Agenda for the 184th Council Meeting Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of the 184th Agenda 3. Approval of the 183rd Meeting Minutes 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Agency Reports A. National Marine Fisheries Service 1. Pacific Islands Regional Office 2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center B. NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section C. Enforcement 1. US Coast Guard 2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement 3. NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section D. U.S. State Department E. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 6. Pelagic & International Fisheries A. Region Bigeye Tuna Research Plan B. Oceanic Whitetip Working Group Report C. North Pacific Striped Marlin 1. Proposed CMM for North Pacific Striped Marlin 2. Options for Catch and/or Effort Limits for North Pacific Striped Marlin for Amendment 8 (Initial Action) D. RPMs and/or RPAs for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries (Initial Action) E. International Fisheries 1. WCPFC a. WCPFC Committee Outcomes b. US Permanent Advisory Committee 2. Proposed CMM for Tropical Tunas 3. Virtual Roundtable on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and the Western Pacific Region F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Pelagic Plan Team 2. Advisory Panel 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations H. Public Comment I. Council Discussion and Action J. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations K. Public Comment L. Council Discussion and Action 7. Protected Species A. Seabird Mitigation Measures 1. Review of Experimental Fishing Permit 2. Options for Including Tori Lines in the Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures B. Stories of Conservation Success: Results of Interviews with Hawaii PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Longline Fishers C. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Project TurtleWatch Validation D. ESA and MMPA Updates 1. Status of ESA Consultations 2. Coral Critical Habitat 3. Insular FKW Draft Recovery Plan 4. FKW Take Reduction Plan 5. Other Updates E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Pelagic Plan Team 2. Advisory Panel 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 8. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Report 1. CARES Act distribution of funds 2. Catchit Logit App Training 3. Bottomfish Fono Resolution C. American Samoa Bottomfish Fisheries 1. Update on the Bottomfish Fishery Interim Measure 2. Options for Annual Catch Limits 2021–22 (Initial Action) 3. Options for Bottomfish Stock Rebuilding Plan (Initial Action) D. Status of the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 9. Mariana Archipelago A. Guam 1. Isla Informe 2. Department of Agriculture/Division Aquatic and Wildlife Resources Report a. CARES Act distribution of funds b. Catchit Logit App Training c. Mandatory Licensing and Reporting 3. Options for Guam Bottomfish Stock Rebuilding Plan (Initial Action) 4. Report on the Compact of Free Association Renegotiation B. CNMI 1. Arongol Falu´ 2. Department of Land and Natural Resource/Division of Fish and Wildlife Report a. CARES Act distribution of funds b. Catchit Logit App Training C. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 221 / Monday, November 16, 2020 / Notices 1. Advisory Panel 2. Scientific & Statistical Committee D. Public Comment E. Council Discussion and Action 10. Program Planning and Research A. National Legislative Report B. Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan C. Status of Pacific Islands Marine Monuments D. Update on Interagency US Seafood Trade Task Force E. Regional Communications & Outreach Report F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee 3. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 4. Scientific & Statistical Committee G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 11. Hawai‘i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) A. Moku Pepa B. Department of Land Natural Resources/Division of Aquatic Resources Report 1. CARES Act funding distribution C. Plans for Hawaii Fishery Management D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. Advisory Panel 2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee 3. Scientific & Statistical Committee E. Public Comment F. Council Discussion and Action 13. Administrative Matters A. Financial Reports 1. Current Grants B. Administrative Reports C. Program Plan Report D. Council Coordination Committee E. Council Family Changes F. Meetings and Workshops G. Code of Ethics Training H. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations I. Public Comment J. Council Discussion and Action 14. Election of Officers 15. Other Business Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 184th meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of 20:13 Nov 13, 2020 Jkt 253001 Special Accommodations These meetings are 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: November 10, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–25231 Filed 11–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday, December 4, 2020, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. [Docket No. ER21–330–000] Specialty Products US, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Specialty Products US, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is November 30, 2020. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at https:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73031 eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (https:// ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 9, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–25205 Filed 11–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG21–35–000. Applicants: Flat Ridge Interconnection LLC. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 221 (Monday, November 16, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA642]


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings and a partially closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold its 138th Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), Pelagic and 
International Standing Committee, Executive and Budget Standing 
Committee, and 184th Council meetings to take actions on fishery 
management issues in the Western Pacific Region. A portion of the 
Council's Executive and Budget Standing Committee meeting will be 
closed to the public.

DATES: The meetings will be held between November 30 and December 4, 
2020. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held by web conference via WebEx. 
Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral 
public comments will be posted on the Council website at 
www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, 
contact the Council office at (808) 522-8220.
    The following venues will be the host sites for the 184th Council 
meeting: Cliff Pointe, 304 W. O'Brien Drive, Hagatna, Guam; BRI 
Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St., Garapan, Saipan, CNMI; and,Tedi of 
Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village, American Samoa.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, 
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All times shown are in Hawaii Standard Time. 
The 138th SSC meeting will be held between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 
November 30-December 1, 2020. The Pelagic and International Standing 
Committee will be held between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on December 1, 2020. 
The Executive and Budget Standing Committee meeting will be held 
between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on December 1, 2020. The portion of the 
Executive and Budget Standing Committee from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. will 
be closed to the public in accordance with Section 302(i)(3) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The 
184th Council meeting will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 
December 2 to 4, 2020.
    Please note that the evolving public health situation regarding 
COVID-19 may affect the conduct of the December Council and its 
associated meetings. At the time this notice was submitted for 
publication, the Council anticipated convening the Council meeting by 
web conference with host site locations in Guam, CNMI and American 
Samoa. Council staff will monitor COVID-19 developments and will 
determine the extent to which in-person public participation at host 
sites will be allowable consistent with applicable local and federal 
safety and health guidelines. If public participation will be limited 
to web conference only or on a first-come-first-serve basis consistent 
with applicable guidelines, the Council will post notice on its website 
at www.wpcouncil.org.
    Agenda items noted as ``Final Action'' refer to actions that result 
in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, proposed 
plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary of 
Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the MSA. In addition to the 
agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear 
recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public 
comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which 
agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance 
at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to 
complete scheduled business.
    Background documents for the 184th Council meeting will be 
available at www.wpcouncil.org. Written public comments on final action 
items at the 184th Council meeting should be received at the Council 
office by 5 p.m. HST, November 27, 2020, and should be sent to Kitty M. 
Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management 
Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: 
(808) 522-8220 or fax: (808) 522-8226; or email: 
[email protected]. Written public comments on all other agenda 
items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration 
of the meeting. Instructions for providing oral public comments during 
the meeting will be posted on the Council website. This meeting will be 
recorded for the purposes of generating the minutes of the meeting.

Agenda for the 138th Scientific and Statistical Committee Meeting

Monday, November 30, 2020, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Introductions
2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs
3. Status of the 137th SSC Meeting Recommendations
4. Report from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director
5. Pelagic Fisheries
    A. Southern Exclusion Zone and Deep-set Longline Catch Rates
    B. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Issues
1. Updated Post-release Mortality of Oceanic Whitetip Sharks
2. Analyses of Fisher Effects on Oceanic Whitetip Catch Rates
3. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Working Group Report
    C. Reasonable and Prudent Measures (RPMs) and/or Reasonable and 
Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline 
Fisheries (Action Item)
    D. Regional Bigeye Tuna Research Plan
    E. International Fisheries
1. Potential Catch Limits for North Pacific Striped Marlin (Action 
Item)
2. Proposed Tropical Tuna Measure for Western Central Pacific Fisheries 
Commission (WCPFC)
    F. Public Comment
    G. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
6. Island Fisheries
    A. Territorial Bottomfish Fishery
1. Update on the American Samoa Interim Measure
2. Options for the American Samoa Bottomfish Acceptable Biological 
Catch for Fishing Year 2021-2022 (Action Item)
3. Options for American Samoa Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Action Item)
4. Options for the Guam Bottomfish Rebuilding Plan (Action Item)
    B. Plans for Hawaii Fishery Management
    C. Public Comment
    D. SSC Discussion and Recommendations

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7. Protected Species

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    A. Seabird Mitigation Measures
1. Review of Experimental Fishing Permit
2. Options for Including Tori Lines in the Hawaii Longline Fishery 
Seabird Mitigation Measures
    B. Stories of Conservation Success: Results of Interviews With 
Hawaii Longline Fishers
    C. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Project TurtleWatch 
Validation
    D. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act 
(MMPA) Updates
1. Status of ESA Consultations
2. Coral Critical Habitat
3. Insular False Killer Whale (FKW) Draft Recovery Plan
4. FKW Take Reduction Plan
5. Other Updates
    E. Public Comment
    F. SSC Discussion and Recommendations
8. Other Business
    A. March 2021 SSC Meeting Dates
9. Summary of SSC Recommendations to the Council

Agenda for the Pelagic and International Standing Committee

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

1. North Pacific Striped Marlin
    A. Proposed Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) for North 
Pacific Striped Marlin
    B. Options for Catch and/or Effort Limits for North Pacific Striped 
Marlin for Amendment 8 (Action Item)
2. Proposed Conservation and Management Measure for Tropical Tunas
3. Oceanic Whitetip Working Group Report
4. RPMs and/or RPAs for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline 
Fisheries (Action Item)
5. Other Issues
6. Public Comment
7. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the Executive and Budget Standing Committee

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
CLOSED)

1. Financial Reports
2. Administrative Reports
3. Council Family Changes
4. Update on Litigation (Closed Session--pursuant to MSA Sec.  
302(i)(3))
5. Election of Officers
6. Meetings and Workshops
7. Other Issues
8. Public Comment
9. Discussion and Recommendations

Agenda for the 184th Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of the 184th Agenda
3. Approval of the 183rd Meeting Minutes
4. Executive Director's Report
5. Agency Reports
    A. National Marine Fisheries Service
1. Pacific Islands Regional Office
2. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    B. NOAA Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section
    C. Enforcement
1. US Coast Guard
2. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
3. NOAA Office of General Counsel Enforcement Section
    D. U.S. State Department
    E. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
6. Pelagic & International Fisheries
    A. Region Bigeye Tuna Research Plan
    B. Oceanic Whitetip Working Group Report
    C. North Pacific Striped Marlin
1. Proposed CMM for North Pacific Striped Marlin
2. Options for Catch and/or Effort Limits for North Pacific Striped 
Marlin for Amendment 8 (Initial Action)
    D. RPMs and/or RPAs for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline 
Fisheries (Initial Action)
    E. International Fisheries
1. WCPFC
    a. WCPFC Committee Outcomes
    b. US Permanent Advisory Committee
2. Proposed CMM for Tropical Tunas
3. Virtual Roundtable on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing 
and the Western Pacific Region
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Pelagic Plan Team
2. Advisory Panel
3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
    H. Public Comment
    I. Council Discussion and Action
    J. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
    K. Public Comment
    L. Council Discussion and Action
7. Protected Species
    A. Seabird Mitigation Measures
1. Review of Experimental Fishing Permit
2. Options for Including Tori Lines in the Hawaii Longline Fishery 
Seabird Mitigation Measures
    B. Stories of Conservation Success: Results of Interviews with 
Hawaii Longline Fishers
    C. Ecosystem-based Fishery Management Project TurtleWatch 
Validation
    D. ESA and MMPA Updates
1. Status of ESA Consultations
2. Coral Critical Habitat
3. Insular FKW Draft Recovery Plan
4. FKW Take Reduction Plan
5. Other Updates
    E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Pelagic Plan Team
2. Advisory Panel
3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

8. American Samoa Archipelago
    A. Motu Lipoti
    B. Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Report
1. CARES Act distribution of funds
2. Catchit Logit App Training
3. Bottomfish Fono Resolution
    C. American Samoa Bottomfish Fisheries
1. Update on the Bottomfish Fishery Interim Measure
2. Options for Annual Catch Limits 2021-22 (Initial Action)
3. Options for Bottomfish Stock Rebuilding Plan (Initial Action)
    D. Status of the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area
    E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    F. Public Comment
    G. Council Discussion and Action
9. Mariana Archipelago
    A. Guam
1. Isla Informe
2. Department of Agriculture/Division Aquatic and Wildlife Resources 
Report
    a. CARES Act distribution of funds
    b. Catchit Logit App Training
    c. Mandatory Licensing and Reporting
3. Options for Guam Bottomfish Stock Rebuilding Plan (Initial Action)
4. Report on the Compact of Free Association Renegotiation
    B. CNMI
1. Arongol Fal[uacute]
2. Department of Land and Natural Resource/Division of Fish and 
Wildlife Report
    a. CARES Act distribution of funds
    b. Catchit Logit App Training
    C. Advisory Group Reports and Recommendations

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1. Advisory Panel
2. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    D. Public Comment
    E. Council Discussion and Action
10. Program Planning and Research
    A. National Legislative Report
    B. Electronic Technologies Implementation Plan
    C. Status of Pacific Islands Marine Monuments
    D. Update on Interagency US Seafood Trade Task Force
    E. Regional Communications & Outreach Report
    F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel
2. Non-Commercial Fisheries Advisory Committee
3. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
4. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    G. Public Comment
    H. Council Discussion and Action

Friday, December 4, 2020, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

11. Hawai`i Archipelago & Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)
    A. Moku Pepa
    B. Department of Land Natural Resources/Division of Aquatic 
Resources Report
1. CARES Act funding distribution
    C. Plans for Hawaii Fishery Management
    D. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations
1. Advisory Panel
2. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee
3. Scientific & Statistical Committee
    E. Public Comment
    F. Council Discussion and Action
13. Administrative Matters
    A. Financial Reports
1. Current Grants
    B. Administrative Reports
    C. Program Plan Report
    D. Council Coordination Committee
    E. Council Family Changes
    F. Meetings and Workshops
    G. Code of Ethics Training
    H. Standing Committee Report and Recommendations
    I. Public Comment
    J. Council Discussion and Action
14. Election of Officers
15. Other Business

    Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before 
the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 184th 
meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any 
regulatory issue arising after publication of this document that 
requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council's intent to 
take action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are 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: November 10, 2020.
Diane M. DeJames-Daly,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-25231 Filed 11-13-20; 8:45 am]
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