Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 18964-18965 [2021-07415]

Download as PDF 18964 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on April 27, 2021, at 9 a.m. AST, and will end on April 28, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. AST. Other than the start time on the first day of the meeting, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated in the agenda, at the discretion of the Chair. Special Accommodations Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Se proveera´ interpretacio´n en espan˜ol. Para interpretacio´n en espan˜ol puede marcar el siguiente nu´mero para entrar a la reunio´n: US/Canada´: llame al +1–888–947– 3988, cuando el sistema conteste, entrar el nu´mero 1*9999996#. For English interpretation you may dial the following number to enter the meeting: US/Canada: call +1–888–947–3988, when the system answers enter the number 2*9999996#. For any additional information on this public virtual meeting, please contact Diana Martino, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 226–8849. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 7, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07414 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] connection option. Details on the proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC’s website: www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their website at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the bluefish allocation and rebuilding amendment and public hearing document. The public comment period will remain open until April 23, 2021. At this meeting, we will recruit feedback from the advisors on the proposed alternatives. This feedback, in conjunction with the public comments will be incorporated into the public comment summary document to be presented to the Council during final action in June. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to K. Collins, (302) 526–5253, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 7, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2021–07413 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [RTID 0648–XA973] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Bluefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Bluefish Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA998] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public online workshop. AGENCY: The Pacific Sablefish Transboundary Assessment Team (PSTAT), in collaboration with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), Department of Fisheries SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Oceans (DFO), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), and North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC), is holding a public workshop to solicit feedback on the ongoing range-wide sablefish management strategy evaluation (MSE). The Sablefish MSE Workshop is open to the public. DATES: The Sablefish MSE Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and ending at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, reconvening at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and ending at 5 p.m. or when business for the workshop has been completed. ADDRESSES: The Sablefish MSE Workshop will be an online meeting. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided at https://www.pacificsable fishscience.org/. You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820–2412 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Melissa Haltuch, NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, (206) 860– 3480; Ms. Kari Fenske, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, (907) 789–6653; Mr. Chris Lunsford, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, (907) 789–6008; Dr. Brendan Connors, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, (250) 858–7028; Dr. Diana Stram, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, (907) 271–2806; or Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council, (503) 820–2413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Sablefish MSE Workshop is to engage fishery stakeholders, Alaska Native and Tribal governments, First Nations, scientists, managers, and nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff from each region during this two-day workshop that will foster discussions among regions about sablefish science and management. The workshop will introduce the basic premise, goals, and utility of an MSE and participants’ roles in the process. The successful sablefish MSE experience from British Columbia will be introduced, along with the range of time horizons for incorporating stakeholder input into this Sablefish MSE. Then the Operating Model (OM) structure and justification for focusing on the entire NE Pacific, rather than the E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices traditional regional approach to scientific analyses, will be discussed. The first key focal point for participant feedback into this MSE process is in identifying fishery objectives. Participants will be provided with an overview of the types of objectives commonly used for MSE and recommend objectives for this MSE. Next, participants will be provided with an overview of the types of performance metrics (quantities for evaluating if objectives are met) commonly used for MSE and provide feedback on performance metrics for this MSE. An overview of the current regional sablefish management strategies (the combination of stock assessment model and harvest control rule) will precede a discussion of the proposed near term MSE management strategies and identify and prioritize additional ideas for MSE management strategies for future research. Workshop attendees desiring to engage participants will be required to register in advance at https:// www.pacificsablefishscience.org/. There are two registration options for workshop attendees—participant or observer. Registrants are asked to selfselect their attendance category. Participants are expected to engage in the full two-day workshop, including approximately three small group breakout group sessions over the course of the two days (approximately 20–40 min. for each session). Facilitators will guide breakout group participants through questions and discussions aimed at collecting participant feedback and ideas on each focal topic. Facilitators will summarize breakout group discussions and suggestions to the full group of observers and participants. The registration deadline for participants is Friday, April 16. The objective is to accommodate everyone that registers as a participant, although it may not be possible for all participant requests to be fulfilled. Early registration is encouraged to ensure the ability to participate. Observer-level registrants will be able to listen to presentations and full group discussions and ask questions as time permits during full group discussions. While observers are encouraged to register in advance, observers may register for the meeting until 5 p.m. April 23. Additionally, the meeting will be live streamed via YouTube where individuals may listen to the presentations and full group discussions without registration. YouTube viewers will not be able to ask questions during the full group discussion periods and will not be able to view the breakout group discussions. Meeting materials VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 18965 and instructions for connecting to the live audio stream will be made available in advance of the workshop at https:// www.pacificsablefishscience.org/. No management actions will be decided by the workshop participants. The workshop’s participants’ role will be development of recommendations for consideration by the PSTAT in developing the NE Pacific Sablefish MSE. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the workshop agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent of the workshop participants to take final action to address the emergency. DATES: Special Accommodations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt, (503) 820–2412, at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 7, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07415 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Grant Programs Webinar Series National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of change to schedule for Open Meetings—NTIA Broadband Grant Programs Webinars. AGENCY: On March 19, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a webinar series in connection with the three new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This Notice announces changes to the dates on which the webinars will be held. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 NTIA will offer webinars on the following dates: 1. Broadband Infrastructure Program: Æ April 28 & 29 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Æ May 12 & 13 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ June 9 & 10 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ July 14 & 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT 2. Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program: Æ April 21 & 22 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ May 19 & 20 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ June 16 & 17 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ July 21 & 22 at 2:30 p.m. EDT 3. Connecting Minority Communities: Æ May 5 & 6 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ May 26 & 27 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ June 23 & 24 at 2:30 p.m. EDT Æ July 28 & 29 at 2:30 p.m. EDT ADDRESSES: These are virtual meetings. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA website, https:// broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov, under Events. Christopher Holt, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4872, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4884; email: BroadbandUSAwebinars@ ntia.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Division N, Title IX—Broadband Internet Access Service, of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116– 260) authorized and funded three new broadband grant programs to be administered by NTIA: The Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and the Connecting Minority Community Program. On March 19, 2021, NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a webinar series designed to help prospective applicants understand the grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications. See NTIA, Notice of Open Meetings—NTIA Broadband Grant Programs Webinars, 86 FR 14882 (March 19, 2021). In this Notice, NTIA announces changes to the dates on which the webinars will be held. All other information in the March 19, 2021 Notice remains the same. Dated: April 7, 2021. Kathy Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–07451 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 68 (Monday, April 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA998]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public online workshop.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Sablefish Transboundary Assessment Team (PSTAT), 
in collaboration with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), 
Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), Department of Fisheries and 
Oceans (DFO), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Pacific 
Fishery Management Council (PFMC), and North Pacific Fishery Management 
Council (NPFMC), is holding a public workshop to solicit feedback on 
the ongoing range-wide sablefish management strategy evaluation (MSE). 
The Sablefish MSE Workshop is open to the public.

DATES: The Sablefish MSE Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 
through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific 
Daylight Time (PDT) and ending at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, reconvening at 
9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and ending at 5 p.m. or when business for the 
workshop has been completed.

ADDRESSES: The Sablefish MSE Workshop will be an online meeting. 
Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the 
meeting and system requirements will be provided at https://www.pacificsablefishscience.org/. You may send an email to Mr. Kris 
Kleinschmidt ([email protected]) or contact him at (503) 820-
2412 for technical assistance.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Melissa Haltuch, NMFS Northwest 
Fisheries Science Center, (206) 860-3480; Ms. Kari Fenske, Alaska 
Fisheries Science Center, (907) 789-6653; Mr. Chris Lunsford, Alaska 
Fisheries Science Center, (907) 789-6008; Dr. Brendan Connors, 
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, (250) 858-7028; Dr. Diana 
Stram, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, (907) 271-2806; or Mr. 
John DeVore, Pacific Fishery Management Council, (503) 820-2413.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Sablefish MSE Workshop is 
to engage fishery stakeholders, Alaska Native and Tribal governments, 
First Nations, scientists, managers, and non-governmental organization 
(NGO) staff from each region during this two-day workshop that will 
foster discussions among regions about sablefish science and 
management. The workshop will introduce the basic premise, goals, and 
utility of an MSE and participants' roles in the process. The 
successful sablefish MSE experience from British Columbia will be 
introduced, along with the range of time horizons for incorporating 
stakeholder input into this Sablefish MSE. Then the Operating Model 
(OM) structure and justification for focusing on the entire NE Pacific, 
rather than the

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traditional regional approach to scientific analyses, will be 
discussed. The first key focal point for participant feedback into this 
MSE process is in identifying fishery objectives. Participants will be 
provided with an overview of the types of objectives commonly used for 
MSE and recommend objectives for this MSE. Next, participants will be 
provided with an overview of the types of performance metrics 
(quantities for evaluating if objectives are met) commonly used for MSE 
and provide feedback on performance metrics for this MSE. An overview 
of the current regional sablefish management strategies (the 
combination of stock assessment model and harvest control rule) will 
precede a discussion of the proposed near term MSE management 
strategies and identify and prioritize additional ideas for MSE 
management strategies for future research.
    Workshop attendees desiring to engage participants will be required 
to register in advance at https://www.pacificsablefishscience.org/. 
There are two registration options for workshop attendees--participant 
or observer. Registrants are asked to self-select their attendance 
category. Participants are expected to engage in the full two-day 
workshop, including approximately three small group breakout group 
sessions over the course of the two days (approximately 20-40 min. for 
each session). Facilitators will guide breakout group participants 
through questions and discussions aimed at collecting participant 
feedback and ideas on each focal topic. Facilitators will summarize 
breakout group discussions and suggestions to the full group of 
observers and participants. The registration deadline for participants 
is Friday, April 16. The objective is to accommodate everyone that 
registers as a participant, although it may not be possible for all 
participant requests to be fulfilled. Early registration is encouraged 
to ensure the ability to participate. Observer-level registrants will 
be able to listen to presentations and full group discussions and ask 
questions as time permits during full group discussions. While 
observers are encouraged to register in advance, observers may register 
for the meeting until 5 p.m. April 23.
    Additionally, the meeting will be live streamed via YouTube where 
individuals may listen to the presentations and full group discussions 
without registration. YouTube viewers will not be able to ask questions 
during the full group discussion periods and will not be able to view 
the breakout group discussions. Meeting materials and instructions for 
connecting to the live audio stream will be made available in advance 
of the workshop at https://www.pacificsablefishscience.org/. No 
management actions will be decided by the workshop participants. The 
workshop's participants' role will be development of recommendations 
for consideration by the PSTAT in developing the NE Pacific Sablefish 
MSE.
    Although nonemergency issues not contained in the workshop agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during these meetings. 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 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
provided the public has been notified of the intent of the workshop 
participants to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt, (503) 820-2412, at least 
10 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: April 7, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-07415 Filed 4-9-21; 8:45 am]
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