Management Track Assessment for Georges Bank Atlantic Cod and Gulf of Maine Atlantic Cod, 51344-51345 [2021-19949]

Download as PDF 51344 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB420] Management Track Assessment for Georges Bank Atlantic Cod and Gulf of Maine Atlantic Cod National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS and the Assessment Oversight Panel (AOP) will convene the Management Track Assessment Peer Review Meeting for the purpose of reviewing both Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod stocks. The Management Track Assessment Peer Review is a formal scientific peerreview process for evaluating and SUMMARY: presenting stock assessment results to managers for fish stocks in the offshore U.S. waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by the lead stock assessment analyst and reviewed by an independent panel of stock assessment experts called the AOP. The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions between the review panel and the scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process. The public portion of the Management Track Assessment Peer Review Meeting will be held from September 13, 2021—September 15, 2021. The meeting will conclude on September 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting agenda. DATES: The meeting will be held via Google Meet (https:// meet.google.com/bqy-awcd-kqv). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Traver, phone: 508–495–2195; email: michele.traver@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please visit the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) website at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-englandmid-atlantic/population-assessments/ fishery-stock-assessments-new-englandand-mid-atlantic. For additional information about the AOP meeting and the stock assessment peer review, please visit the NMFS/NEFSC web page at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/newengland-mid-atlantic/populationassessments/management-track-stockassessments. Daily Meeting Agenda—Management Track Peer Review Meeting The agenda is subject to change; all times are approximate and may be changed at the discretion of the Peer Review Chair. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 Time Activity Lead 10 a.m.–9:15 a.m ............................................... 10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m ........................................ 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m ........................................ 11:45 a.m. –12:15 p.m ....................................... 12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m ........................................ 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m .......................................... 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m ................................................. 3 p.m.–3:15 p.m ................................................. 3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m ............................................ 3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m ............................................ 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m ............................................ 4:30 p.m ............................................................. Welcome/Logistics/Introductions/Process ........ Background/AOP Review ................................ Gulf of Maine Cod ............................................ Discussion/Review/Summary ........................... Public Comment ............................................... Lunch. Gulf of Maine Cod cont. ................................... Break. Gulf of Maine Cod cont. ................................... Discussion/Review/Summary ........................... Public Comment ............................................... Adjourn. Russ Brown/Michele Traver. Russ Brown. Charles Perretti. Review Panel. Public. Charles Perretti. Charles Perretti. Review Panel. Public. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 Time Activity Lead 9 a.m.–9:15 a.m ................................................. 9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m .......................................... 10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m ........................................ 10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m ........................................ 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m ........................................ 12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m ........................................ 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m .......................................... 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m ................................................. 2 p.m.–4:30 p.m ................................................. 4:30 p.m ............................................................. Brief Overview and Logistics ........................... Georges Bank Cod .......................................... Break. Georges Bank Cod cont. ................................. Discussion/Review/Summary ........................... Public Comment ............................................... Lunch. Key Points/Wrap Up ........................................ Report Writing .................................................. Adjourn. Michele Traver/Richard Merrick (Chair). Kathy Sosebee. Kathy Sosebee. Review Panel. Public. Review Panel. Review Panel. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 Time Activity 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m ................................................. 4:30 p.m ............................................................. Report Writing .................................................. Adjourn. The meeting is open to the public; however, during the ‘Report Writing’ session on Tuesday, September 14th, and Wednesday, September 15th, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Sep 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Lead public should not engage in discussion with the Peer Review Panel. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Review Panel. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Special E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / Notices requests should be directed to Michele Traver, via email. Dated: September 10, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–19949 Filed 9–10–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on June 8, 2021, (86 FR 30411) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0327. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 34,803. Average Hours per Response: Renewal applications for the following vessel permits—Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/ Headboat, HMS Angling, and Swordfish General Commercial, 10 minutes; initial applications for the following vessel permits—Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/ Headboat, HMS Angling, and Swordfish General Commercial, 34 minutes; Onetime application for the IMO/LP number, 30 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,017. Needs and Uses: This request is for the revision and extension of a current information collection. This collection is being revised to remove the Atlantic tuna dealer permits as this burden is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Sep 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 captured under OMB Control Number 0648–0202. Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the Nation’s marine fisheries. In addition, NMFS must comply with the United States’ obligations under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.). NMFS issues permits to fishing vessels in order to collect information necessary to comply with domestic and international obligations, secure compliance with regulations, and disseminate necessary information. Regulations at 50 CFR 635.4 require that vessels participating in commercial and recreational fisheries for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) obtain a Federal permit issued by NMFS. Vessel permits include Atlantic Tunas (except Longline permits, which are approved under PRA 0648–0205), HMS Charter/ Headboat, HMS Angling, and Swordfish General Commercial permits. This action also includes the one-time requirement for commercial vessels greater than 20 meters in length to obtain an International Maritime Organization/Lloyd’s Registry (IMO/LR) number. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations (commercial and for-hire vessel owners), Individuals or households (private recreational vessel owners). Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51345 entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0327. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–19942 Filed 9–14–21; 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; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comments. 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 November 15, 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– 0490 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 Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional Office, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725–5175, walter.ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a revision to merge the permit application forms from two E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 15, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB420]


Management Track Assessment for Georges Bank Atlantic Cod and 
Gulf of Maine Atlantic Cod

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS and the Assessment Oversight Panel (AOP) will convene the 
Management Track Assessment Peer Review Meeting for the purpose of 
reviewing both Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod stocks. The 
Management Track Assessment Peer Review is a formal scientific peer-
review process for evaluating and presenting stock assessment results 
to managers for fish stocks in the offshore U.S. waters of the 
northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by the lead stock 
assessment analyst and reviewed by an independent panel of stock 
assessment experts called the AOP. The public is invited to attend the 
presentations and discussions between the review panel and the 
scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process.

DATES: The public portion of the Management Track Assessment Peer 
Review Meeting will be held from September 13, 2021--September 15, 
2021. The meeting will conclude on September 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily 
meeting agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/bqy-awcd-kqv).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Traver, phone: 508-495-2195; 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please visit the 
Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) website at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-england-mid-atlantic/population-assessments/fishery-stock-assessments-new-england-and-mid-atlantic. For additional 
information about the AOP meeting and the stock assessment peer review, 
please visit the NMFS/NEFSC web page at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-england-mid-atlantic/population-assessments/management-track-stock-assessments.

Daily Meeting Agenda--Management Track Peer Review Meeting

    The agenda is subject to change; all times are approximate and may 
be changed at the discretion of the Peer Review Chair.

                       Monday, September 13, 2021
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            Time                    Activity                Lead
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10 a.m.-9:15 a.m............  Welcome/Logistics/    Russ Brown/Michele
                               Introductions/        Traver.
                               Process.
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m........  Background/AOP        Russ Brown.
                               Review.
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m........  Gulf of Maine Cod...  Charles Perretti.
11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.......  Discussion/Review/    Review Panel.
                               Summary.
12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m........  Public Comment......  Public.
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.........  Lunch...............
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.............  Gulf of Maine Cod     Charles Perretti.
                               cont..
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m.............  Break...............
3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m..........  Gulf of Maine Cod     Charles Perretti.
                               cont..
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m..........  Discussion/Review/    Review Panel.
                               Summary.
4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m..........  Public Comment......  Public.
4:30 p.m....................  Adjourn.............
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                       Tuesday September 14, 2021
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            Time                    Activity                Lead
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9 a.m.-9:15 a.m.............  Brief Overview and    Michele Traver/
                               Logistics.            Richard Merrick
                                                     (Chair).
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.........  Georges Bank Cod....  Kathy Sosebee.
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m........  Break...............
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m........  Georges Bank Cod      Kathy Sosebee.
                               cont..
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m........  Discussion/Review/    Review Panel.
                               Summary.
12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m........  Public Comment......  Public.
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.........  Lunch...............
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.............  Key Points/Wrap Up..  Review Panel.
2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.............  Report Writing......  Review Panel.
4:30 p.m....................  Adjourn.............
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                      Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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            Time                    Activity                Lead
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9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.............  Report Writing......  Review Panel.
4:30 p.m....................  Adjourn.............
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    The meeting is open to the public; however, during the `Report 
Writing' session on Tuesday, September 14th, and Wednesday, September 
15th, the public should not engage in discussion with the Peer Review 
Panel.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Special

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requests should be directed to Michele Traver, via email.

    Dated: September 10, 2021.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-19949 Filed 9-10-21; 4:15 pm]
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