Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 21707-21708 [2021-08440]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 77 / Friday, April 23, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for the extension of the currently approved information collection. No changes have been made to the collection requirements. NOAA’s regulations at 15 CFR part 970 govern the issuing and monitoring of exploration and production licenses under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is responsible for approving and administering licenses. Any persons seeking a license must submit certain information that allows NOAA to ensure the applicant meets the standards of the Act. Licensees are required to conduct monitoring and make reports, and they may request revisions, transfers, or extensions of licenses. Information required for the issuance and extension of licenses is provided to fulfill statutory requirements to ensure that license applicants have identified areas of interest for deep seabed hard mineral exploration and production; developed plans for those activities; have the financial resources available to conduct proposed activity; and have considered the effects of the activity on the natural and human environment. This information is used to determine whether licenses should be granted or extended. Exploration licenses and commercial recovery permits under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act are only for activities by U.S. citizens in international waters. No license or permit applications have been received since the early 1980s, and none are expected during this collection period. U.S. deep seabed exploration licenses and commercial recovery permits are not recognized by the International Seabed Authority and would not have security of tenure due to the lack of U.S. accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty. Two exploration licenses issued in the early 1980s are held by Lockheed Martin Corporation. The licenses are subject to annual reporting requirements and extension requests every five years. No at-sea exploration is authorized under the licenses without further authorization from NOAA. Such activities are not expected during the reporting period for the same reason as above. II. Method of Collection Submission may be made on paper or by electronic transmission. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0145. Form Number(s): None. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Apr 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Type of Review: Regular (Extension of a current information collection without change.) Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: Annual report: 20 hours; extension request: 250 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20 hours. For those years in which an extension request must be made the estimated total annual burden is 270 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $200 in record keeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to maintain licenses. Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 1441 et. seq.; 15 CFR part 970. 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 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 information collection requirement. 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. 2021–08528 Filed 4–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21707 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB027] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Science and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar using the Webex platform with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available at: http:// www.mafmc.org/ssc. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: 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 this meeting is to review updated analysis and work products developed by the Council’s Illex Quota Work Group, tasked with developing approaches for possible in-year quota adjustments and help provide the basis for the research track assessment scheduled for later in 2021. Utilizing the information provided by the Illex Quota Work Group and other relevant data and information, the SSC will review and possibly modify the 2021 Illex acceptable biological catch (ABC) and make 2022 ABC recommendations for Illex fishery. The SSC will also review the most recent survey and fishery data and the previously recommended 2022 ABC for butterfish, longfin squid, surfclam, and ocean quahogs. The SSC will also continue discussions on ways to operationalize the Mid-Atlantic State of the Ecosystem report, including the formation of an SSC sub-group, and provide input on the 2026 research track stock assessment schedule. In addition, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 21708 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 77 / Friday, April 23, 2021 / Notices the SSC may take up any other business as necessary. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Kathy Collins, (302) 526–5253, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 19, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08440 Filed 4–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB028] Special Accommodations New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council 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 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee. gotowebinar.com/register/ 3379238351474190352. Call in information: +1 (562) 247–8422, Access Code 444–006–386. 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Agenda The Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet to review the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Apr 22, 2021 Evaluation of Alternative Management Procedures for New England Groundfish, conducted by the Gulf of Maine Institute and may develop recommendations for modifying acceptable biological catch (ABC) control rules for groundfish for consideration by the New England Fishery Management Council. 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. 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 20, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08541 Filed 4–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The webinar presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The presentation will be provided via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Information, including a link to webinar registration will be posted on the Council’s website at: https:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/othermeetings/ as it becomes available. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 302–8439 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will host a presentation from National Marine Fisheries Service on recent participatory workshops held in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida to describe the Dolphin and Wahoo fishery. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Members of the public will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion. The presentation is for informational purposes only and no management actions will be taken. DATES: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 5 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. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Dated: April 19, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08435 Filed 4–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [RTID 0648–XB022] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council will host a presentation on Dolphin Wahoo Participatory Workshops via webinar May 11, 2021. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action deletes product(s) and service(s) from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 77 (Friday, April 23, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB027]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Science and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, from 10 a.m. 
to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar using the Webex 
platform with a telephone-only connection option. Details on how to 
connect to the webinar by computer and by telephone will be available 
at: http://www.mafmc.org/ssc.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
website: 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 this meeting is to review 
updated analysis and work products developed by the Council's Illex 
Quota Work Group, tasked with developing approaches for possible in-
year quota adjustments and help provide the basis for the research 
track assessment scheduled for later in 2021. Utilizing the information 
provided by the Illex Quota Work Group and other relevant data and 
information, the SSC will review and possibly modify the 2021 Illex 
acceptable biological catch (ABC) and make 2022 ABC recommendations for 
Illex fishery. The SSC will also review the most recent survey and 
fishery data and the previously recommended 2022 ABC for butterfish, 
longfin squid, surfclam, and ocean quahogs. The SSC will also continue 
discussions on ways to operationalize the Mid-Atlantic State of the 
Ecosystem report, including the formation of an SSC sub-group, and 
provide input on the 2026 research track stock assessment schedule. In 
addition,

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the SSC may take up any other business as necessary.
    A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available 
on the Council's website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should 
be directed to Kathy Collins, (302) 526-5253, at least 5 days prior to 
the meeting date.

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

    Dated: April 19, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-08440 Filed 4-22-21; 8:45 am]
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