Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 10938-10939 [2021-03644]

Download as PDF 10938 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices programs, with a particular emphasis on the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered. DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021, and Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting. Information about how to participate will be posted to the OEAB website at https://oeab.noaa.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, david.mckinnie@noaa.gov or (206) 526– 6950. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs, and other matters as the NOAA Administrator requests. OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all facets of ocean exploration—from advanced technology to citizen exploration. In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration—a network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities for ocean exploration. Matters to be Considered: The OEAB will discuss the following topics: (1) Ocean exploration in the context of administration priorities, (2) Annual review of the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research competitive grants program, (3) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research updates, and (4) other matters as described in the agenda. The agenda and other meeting materials will be made available on the OEAB website at https://oeab.noaa.gov/ . Status: The meeting will be open to the public with a 15-minute public comment period on the second day of the meeting, Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT (please check the final agenda on the OEAB website to confirm the time). The public may listen to the meeting and provide comments during the public comment period via teleconference. Participation VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 information will be on the meeting agenda on the OEAB website. The OEAB expects that public statements at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to three minutes. The Designated Federal Officer must receive written comments by April 2, 2021, to provide sufficient time for OEAB review. Written comments received after April 2, 2021, will be distributed to the OEAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Designated Federal Officer by April 2, 2021. Dated: February 3, 2021. David Holst, Director Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–03550 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA859] Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a oneday meeting via webinar of its Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The webinar will convene on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Please visit the Gulf Council website www.gulfcouncil.org for meeting materials and webinar registration information. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Matt Freeman, Economist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; matt.freeman@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Council’s website, www.gulfcouncil.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and other materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) Tuesday, March 23, 2021; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Meeting will begin with adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from the November 16, 2020 webinar; and, a review of scope of work with its members. The AP will receive an update on Council actions in response to motions from the November 2020 Shrimp AP meeting and on National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Shrimp Working Groups; review 2019 Gulf Shrimp Fishery Effort and Landings; review 2019 Royal Red Index; and, receive information on the Biological Review of Texas Closure. The AP will receive an update on Effort Data Collection: Status of 3G cellular Electronic Logbooks (cELBs); Pilot Program using P-Sea WindPlot; Alternative Options for Consideration; and Background—Council letter regarding the P-Sea WindPlot pilot program. The AP will discuss Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the Gulf of Mexico, Background—Council letter requesting establishment of fishery stakeholder advisory panel; Recommendations for Conducting a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Stock Assessment; and, Research Projects to Improve Bycatch Estimates in the Shrimp Industry. The AP will receive public testimony and discuss Other Business: Timeline for Shrimp AP Recruitment. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the AP meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 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 action to address the emergency at least 5 working days prior to the meeting. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: February 18, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–03644 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; U.S. Caribbean Commercial Fishermen Census National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Information Collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before April 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0716 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Dr. Juan J. Agar, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, Florida 33149, 305–361–4218, Juan.Agar@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This is a request for extension of an existing information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to conduct a census of small-scale fishermen operating in the United States (U.S.) Caribbean. This data collection applies to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The proposed socio-economic study will collect information on demographics, capital investment in fishing gear and vessels, fishing and marketing practices, economic performance, and miscellaneous attitudinal questions. The data gathered will be used for the development of amendments to fishery management plans, which require descriptions of the human and economic environment and socioeconomic analyses of regulatory proposals. The information collected will also be used to strengthen fishery management decision-making and satisfy various legal mandates under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.; MSA), Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Flexibility Act, Endangered Species Act (ESA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other pertinent statues. II. Method of Collection III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0716. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–03628 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P In-person, voluntary surveys will be used to collect the above-described information. PO 00000 10939 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA890] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR data scoping webinar for SEDAR Procedural Workshop 8: Fishery Independent Index Development Under Changing Survey Design. AGENCY: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 8 for Fishery Independent Index Development will consist of a series of webinars and an in-person workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Procedural Workshop 8 data scoping webinar will be held March 17, 2021, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA859]


Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a one-
day meeting via webinar of its Shrimp Advisory Panel (AP).

DATES: The webinar will convene on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., EST. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Please visit the Gulf 
Council website www.gulfcouncil.org for meeting materials and webinar 
registration information.
    Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W 
Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348-1630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Matt Freeman, Economist, Gulf of 
Mexico Fishery Management Council; [email protected], 
telephone: (813) 348-1630. The Council's website, www.gulfcouncil.org 
also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar 
listen-in access, and other materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's website when possible.)

Tuesday, March 23, 2021; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Meeting will begin with adoption of agenda; approval of minutes 
from the November 16, 2020 webinar; and, a review of scope of work with 
its members. The AP will receive an update on Council actions in 
response to motions from the November 2020 Shrimp AP meeting and on 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Shrimp Working Groups; review 
2019 Gulf Shrimp Fishery Effort and Landings; review 2019 Royal Red 
Index; and, receive information on the Biological Review of Texas 
Closure. The AP will receive an update on Effort Data Collection: 
Status of 3G cellular Electronic Logbooks (cELBs); Pilot Program using 
P-Sea WindPlot; Alternative Options for Consideration; and Background--
Council letter regarding the P-Sea WindPlot pilot program.
    The AP will discuss Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the Gulf of 
Mexico, Background--Council letter requesting establishment of fishery 
stakeholder advisory panel; Recommendations for Conducting a Kemp's 
Ridley Sea Turtle Stock Assessment; and, Research Projects to Improve 
Bycatch Estimates in the Shrimp Industry.
    The AP will receive public testimony and discuss Other Business: 
Timeline for Shrimp AP Recruitment.

--Meeting Adjourns

    The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register by 
visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the AP meeting on the 
calendar.
    The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with 
other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they 
become available.
    Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come 
before the group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this 
meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically 
identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of 
this notice

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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 action to address the emergency at least 5 working days 
prior to the meeting.

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

    Dated: February 18, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-03644 Filed 2-22-21; 8:45 am]
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