Pacific Whiting; Advisory Panel; Joint Management Committee, 48124-48125 [2021-18535]

Download as PDF 48124 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 164 / Friday, August 27, 2021 / Notices financial assistance awards. In addition, the NOAA Office for Coastal Management has completed the National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluations for Elkhorn Slough, Lake Superior, Chesapeake Bay Maryland, Mission Aransas, and North Carolina. The reserves were found to be adhering to programmatic requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. NOAA published in the Federal Register notices for public meetings and opportunities to submit public comments on the evaluation of these state Coastal Zone Management Programs (CZMPs) and National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs). See 85 FR 50012 (Aug. 17, 2020) (FL CZMP); 84 FR 24104 (May 24, 2019) (LA CZMP); 85 FR 36382 (June 16, 2020) (MD CZMP and Chesapeake Bay MD NERR); 85 FR 54356 (Sept. 1, 2020) (NC CZMP and NC NERR); 84 FR 24101 (May 24, 2019) (Elkhorn Slough NERR); 85 FR 44863 (July 24, 2020) (Lake Superior NERR); and 85 FR 36383 (June 16, 2020) (Mission Aransas NERR). Public comments received are addressed in the final evaluation findings. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1458 and 1461(f); 15 CFR 921.40 and 923.133(b)(7). Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–18548 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB350] 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 (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Advisory Panel 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, September 16, 2021, at 9 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/6979362679272284939. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Aug 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Skate Advisory Panel will receive an update on progress and make final recommendations on preferred alternatives for the Skate 2022–23 Specifications. They will also receive an update on progress and make recommendations for measures for intermediate possession limits, at-sea monitoring, and other aspects of Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. The Advisory Panel will develop recommendations for 2022 Council work priorities regarding skates. Other business may 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. Special Accommodations 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: August 24, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18480 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [RTID 0648–XB317] Pacific Whiting; Advisory Panel; Joint Management Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; call for nominations. AGENCY: NMFS is soliciting nominations for appointments to the United States Advisory Panel (AP) established in the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (Pacific Whiting Treaty). Nominations are being sought to fill two positions on the AP; one beginning immediately, and one beginning on December 1, 2021. Terms are 4 years, the position to begin immediately would fill a vacancy of which the appointee would serve the remainder of the term, which began on September 16, 2019. Appointees will be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of the terms. DATES: Nominations must be received by September 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by the following method: • Email: frank.lockhart@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Lockhart, (206) 526–6142. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Pacific Whiting Treaty Committees The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 (Pacific Whiting Act) (16 U.S.C. 7001– 10) implements the 2003 Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (Agreement). The Agreement establishes the AP and among other provisions, the Pacific Whiting Act provides for United States representation on the AP. The AP advises the Joint Management Committee on bilateral Pacific whiting management issues. Nine individuals currently represent the United States on the AP, and nominations for two of those individuals (id. at § 7005) is solicited through this notice. Members appointed to the U.S. sections of the AP will be reimbursed for necessary travel expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and sections 5701, 5702, 5704 through 5708, and 5731 of Title 5. (Id. at § 7008). NMFS anticipates that E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 164 / Friday, August 27, 2021 / Notices one–two meetings of the AP will be held annually, and these meetings will be held in the United States or Canada. AP members will need a valid U.S. passport. The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 also states that while performing their appointed duties, members other than officers or employees of the United States Government, shall not be considered to be Federal employees while performing such service, except for purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of title 5 and chapter 171 of title 28. (Id.) Information on the Pacific Whiting Treaty, including current committee members can be found at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/ laws-and-policies/pacific-hake-whitingtreaty. Nominations Nomination packages for appointments should include: (1) The name of the applicant or nominee, position they are being nominated for and a description of his/ her interest in Pacific whiting; and (2) A statement of background and/or description of how the following qualifications are met. Advisory Panel Qualifications AP member nominees must be knowledgeable or experienced in the harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or research of the offshore Pacific whiting resource; and must not be employees of the United States Government. Nominees currently active as vessel skippers are encouraged. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq. Dated: August 24, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18535 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 [RTID 0648–XB354] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Aug 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 The meeting will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. and continue through 4 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: https:// www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; website: www.mafmc.org. Dated: August 24, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18483 Filed 8–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will convene a peer review panel consisting of members of the Council’s SSC to review potential two recreational management models. These two models, a recreational fleet dynamics model and an economic recreational demand model, are being considered for use by the Council’s Fishery Management Action Team (FMAT) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Plan Development Team (PDT) that are developing analyses, materials, and alternatives for the Council and ASMFC Recreational Reform Initiative. The potential use of these models would be part of the development of a Harvest Control Rule currently being considered as one component of the Recreational Reform action. The peer review will help identify potential benefits, uncertainties, and appropriate approaches and considerations of each model for use by the FMAT/PDT. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will convene a public peer review meeting consisting of members of the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). SUMMARY: 48125 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Shelley Spedden, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB362] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; availability of a draft environmental assessment and proposed evaluation. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received five plans for hatchery programs rearing and releasing Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and sockeye salmon in the Lake Washington basin. The plans describe hatchery programs operated by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). This document serves to notify the public of the availability and opportunity to comment on a draft Environmental Assessment and Proposed Evaluation and Determination document on the proposed hatchery plans. SUMMARY: Comments must be received at the appropriate address (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on September 27, 2021. Comments received after this date may not be considered. DATES: Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: Hatcheries.Public.Comment@ noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Lake Washington hatchery programs. The documents available for public comment can be found at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/fivehatchery-programs-lake-washingtonbasin. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chante´ Davis at (503) 231–2307 or by email at chante.davis@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB317]


Pacific Whiting; Advisory Panel; Joint Management Committee

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

ACTION: Notice; call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is soliciting nominations for appointments to the United 
States Advisory Panel (AP) established in the Agreement between the 
Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada 
on Pacific Hake/Whiting (Pacific Whiting Treaty). Nominations are being 
sought to fill two positions on the AP; one beginning immediately, and 
one beginning on December 1, 2021. Terms are 4 years, the position to 
begin immediately would fill a vacancy of which the appointee would 
serve the remainder of the term, which began on September 16, 2019. 
Appointees will be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of the 
terms.

DATES: Nominations must be received by September 27, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations by the following method:
     Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Lockhart, (206) 526-6142.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Pacific Whiting Treaty Committees

    The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 (Pacific Whiting Act) (16 U.S.C. 
7001-10) implements the 2003 Agreement between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/
Whiting (Agreement). The Agreement establishes the AP and among other 
provisions, the Pacific Whiting Act provides for United States 
representation on the AP.
    The AP advises the Joint Management Committee on bilateral Pacific 
whiting management issues. Nine individuals currently represent the 
United States on the AP, and nominations for two of those individuals 
(id. at Sec.  7005) is solicited through this notice.
    Members appointed to the U.S. sections of the AP will be reimbursed 
for necessary travel expenses in accordance with Federal Travel 
Regulations and sections 5701, 5702, 5704 through 5708, and 5731 of 
Title 5. (Id. at Sec.  7008). NMFS anticipates that

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one-two meetings of the AP will be held annually, and these meetings 
will be held in the United States or Canada. AP members will need a 
valid U.S. passport.
    The Pacific Whiting Act of 2006 also states that while performing 
their appointed duties, members other than officers or employees of the 
United States Government, shall not be considered to be Federal 
employees while performing such service, except for purposes of injury 
compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of 
title 5 and chapter 171 of title 28. (Id.)
    Information on the Pacific Whiting Treaty, including current 
committee members can be found at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/laws-and-policies/pacific-hake-whiting-treaty.

Nominations

    Nomination packages for appointments should include:
    (1) The name of the applicant or nominee, position they are being 
nominated for and a description of his/her interest in Pacific whiting; 
and
    (2) A statement of background and/or description of how the 
following qualifications are met.

Advisory Panel Qualifications

    AP member nominees must be knowledgeable or experienced in the 
harvesting, processing, marketing, management, conservation, or 
research of the offshore Pacific whiting resource; and must not be 
employees of the United States Government. Nominees currently active as 
vessel skippers are encouraged.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 7001 et seq.

    Dated: August 24, 2021.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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