New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 50085-50086 [2021-19147]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices Level B harassment, and the total number of takes remains unchanged. Therefore, in consideration of this, and the harbor seal stock abundance information discussed in the Estimated Take section above, we re-affirm that small numbers of harbor seals will be taken relative to the population size of the Washington Inland Waters, Hood Canal stock of harbor seal. In conclusion, there is no new information suggesting that our negligible impact analysis or finding for harbor seals should change. Based on the information contained here and in the referenced documents, NMFS has preliminarily reaffirmed the following: (1) The required mitigation measures will effect the least practicable impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat; (2) the proposed authorized takes will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species or stocks; (3) small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the affected stock abundances; (4) the Navy’s activities will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on taking for subsistence purposes, as no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals are implicated by this action; and (5) appropriate monitoring and reporting requirements are included. sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES Endangered Species Act (ESA) No incidental take of ESA-listed species is authorized or expected to result from this activity. Therefore, NMFS has determined that formal consultation under section 7 of the ESA is not required for this action. National Environmental Policy Act To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6A, NMFS must review our proposed action (i.e., the modification of an IHA) with respect to potential impacts on the human environment. This action is consistent with categories of activities identified in Categorical Exclusion B4 (IHAs with no anticipated serious injury or mortality) of the Companion Manual for NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A, which do not individually or cumulatively have the potential for significant impacts on the quality of the human environment and for which we have not identified any extraordinary circumstances that would preclude this categorical exclusion. Accordingly, NMFS has preliminarily determined that the issuance of the modified IHAs qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review. VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 We will review all comments submitted in response to this document prior to concluding our NEPA process or making a final decision on the IHA requests. Proposed Authorization NMFS proposes to modify the IHAs to the Navy for in-water construction associated with the TPP project on Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Washington. The only changes are increases in the authorized take of harbor seal take by Level A harassment from 20 to 320 in Year 1, and 0 to 20 in Year 2, changes to the shutdown requirements for harbor seals in both the Year 1 and Year 2 IHAs, and changes to the effective dates of the IHAs. Drafts of the proposed modified IHAs can be found at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/ marine-mammal-protection/incidentaltake-authorizations-constructionactivities. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our proposed modification of the IHAs for the Navy’s in-water construction activities associated with the TPP project. We also request comment on the potential for renewal of these modified IHAs as described in the paragraph below. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorizations or subsequent Renewal IHAs. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a one-time, one-year Renewal IHA following notice to the public providing an additional 15 days for public comments when (1) up to another year of identical or nearly identical, or nearly identical, activities as described in the Description of the Proposed Activity and Anticipated Impacts section of this notice is planned or (2) the activities as described in the Description of the Proposed Activity and Anticipated Impacts section of this notice would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a Renewal would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in this notice, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to the needed Renewal IHA effective date (recognizing that the Renewal IHA expiration date cannot extend beyond one year from expiration of the initial IHA). • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the requested Renewal IHA are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 50085 include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take). (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for Renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: August 31, 2021. Kimberly Damon-Randall, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–19146 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB386] 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 Groundfish Committee 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 23, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2575598707704315150. 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, SUMMARY: 07SEN1 50086 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices Dated: August 31, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda [FR Doc. 2021–19147 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] The Groundfish Committee will review the recommendations from the Recreational Advisory Panel and Groundfish Advisory Panel. They will also discuss development of draft Framework Adjustment 63/ Specifications and Management Measures, specifically, (1) Set 2022 total allowable catches for U.S./Canada management units of Eastern Georges Bank (GB) cod and Eastern GB haddock, and 2022–23 specifications for the GB yellowtail flounder stock, (2) Set 2022– 24 specifications for GB cod and Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod, and possibly adjust 2022 specifications for GB haddock and GOM haddock, (3) Adjust 2022 specifications for white hake based on the rebuilding plan, (4) Adopt additional measures to promote stock rebuilding, and (5) Develop alternatives to the current default system. The Committee also plans to receive an overview of the Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Management Workshops. They will continue the preliminary discussion of possible 2022 Council priorities for groundfish and make recommendations as appropriate to the 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. sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 7, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB386]


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Groundfish Committee 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 23, 2021, at 
9:30 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2575598707704315150.

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,

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New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The Groundfish Committee will review the recommendations from the 
Recreational Advisory Panel and Groundfish Advisory Panel. They will 
also discuss development of draft Framework Adjustment 63/
Specifications and Management Measures, specifically, (1) Set 2022 
total allowable catches for U.S./Canada management units of Eastern 
Georges Bank (GB) cod and Eastern GB haddock, and 2022-23 
specifications for the GB yellowtail flounder stock, (2) Set 2022-24 
specifications for GB cod and Gulf of Maine (GOM) cod, and possibly 
adjust 2022 specifications for GB haddock and GOM haddock, (3) Adjust 
2022 specifications for white hake based on the rebuilding plan, (4) 
Adopt additional measures to promote stock rebuilding, and (5) Develop 
alternatives to the current default system. The Committee also plans to 
receive an overview of the Atlantic Cod Stock Structure Management 
Workshops. They will continue the preliminary discussion of possible 
2022 Council priorities for groundfish and make recommendations as 
appropriate to the 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 Magnuson-Stevens 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 31, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-19147 Filed 9-3-21; 8:45 am]
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