Meeting on the Stock Status of Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, 53641-53642 [2021-21057]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices 2. The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) 3. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) 4. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 5. The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) 6. E.O. 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review) 7. E.O. 13771 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs) 8. E.O. 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and LowIncome Populations) 9. E.O. 13840 (Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States). 10. The NOAA Fisheries Guidelines for Economic Reviews of Regulatory Actions 11. The NOAA Fisheries Strategic Plan 2019–2022 (Strategic Plan) 12. The NOAA Fisheries EcosystemBased Fishery Management (EBFM) Road Map 13. The NOAA Fisheries National Bycatch Reduction Strategy 14. NOAA’s Catch Share Policy Data collections will focus each year on a different set of the 16 commercial fisheries or groups of fisheries. This cycle of data collection will facilitate economic data being available and updated for all those commercial fisheries. There will be an effort to coordinate the data collections in order to reduce the additional burden for those who participate in multiple fisheries. To further reduce the burden, the requested information for a specific fishery will be limited to that which is not available from other sources. Participation in these data collections will be voluntary. The proposed revisions to the information collection will: (a) Add an information collection for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic fisheries; (b) increase the burden hours to account for that addition information collection: (c) make minor changes to the survey forms that primarily provide flexibility with respect to when NMFS will conduct each of the 16 information collections; and (d) extend it for three years. Though the information collection was recently renewed, an extension is requested at this time as no additional changes to the collection are anticipated before the current expiration date. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected by mail, internet, phone, and in-person interviews. In general, respondents will receive a mailed copy of the survey instrument in advance of a phone or inperson interview. Where feasible, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 survey respondents will have the option to respond to an on-line survey. If phone and in-person interviews are not feasible or not desired by the potential respondents, the information will be collected by mail or internet. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0773. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension and revision of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households and business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,655. Estimated Time per Response: NWFSC: West Coast Limited Entry Groundfish Fixed Gear Fisheries Economic Data Collection: 3 hours. NWFSC: West Coast Open Access Groundfish, Non-tribal Salmon, Crab, and Shrimp Fisheries Economic Data Collection: 3 hours. PIFSC: American Samoa Longline Fishery Economic Data Collection: 1 hour. PIFSC: Hawaii Pelagic Longline Fishery Economic Data Collection: 1 hour. PIFSC: Hawaii Small Boat Fishery Economic Data Collection: 45 minutes. PIFSC: American Samoa Small Boat Fishery Economic Data Collection: 45 minutes. PIFSC: American Samoa, Guam, and The Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands Small Boat-Based Fisheries Economic Data Collection (an add-on to a creel survey): 10 minutes. PIFSC: Mariana Archipelago Small Boat Fleet Economic Data Collection: 45 minutes. SEFSC: USVI F Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries Economic Data Collection: 15 minutes. SEFSC: Puerto Rico Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries Economic Data Collection: 1 hour. SEFSC: Gulf of Mexico Inshore Shrimp Fishery Economic Data Collection: 28 minutes. SEFSC: U.S. South Atlantic Region Golden Crab Fishery Economic Data Collection: 30 minutes. SWFSC: West Coast Coastal Pelagic Fishery Economic Data Collection: 3 hours. SWFSC: West Coast Swordfish Fishery Economic Data Collection: 30 minutes. SWFSC: West Coast North Pacific Albacore Fishery Economic Data Collection: 1 hour. NEFSC: Northeast Commercial Fishing Business Economic Data Collection: 1 hour. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53641 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,756. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 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 ICR. 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. 2021–20989 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RTID 0648–XB431 Meeting on the Stock Status of Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of virtual public meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 53642 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices NMFS is holding a public webinar for the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and other interested stakeholders to provide an update on recent work by ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) Bluefin Tuna Species Group to assess the western Atlantic stock of bluefin tuna. DATES: A webinar information session that is open to the public will be held on September 30, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: Please register to attend the webinar at: https://forms.gle/ zYfNx5gd3dud4Hfm8. Registration will close on September 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT. Instructions will be emailed to registered participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O’Malley, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, (301) 427–8373 or at Rachel.O’Malley@ noaa.gov. SUMMARY: ICCAT’s SCRS held a virtual stock assessment meeting for the western stock of Atlantic bluefin tuna from August 31 to September 1, 2021; it was immediately followed by a virtual meeting of the SCRS’ Bluefin Tuna Species Group to consider the results. The assessment work is considered preliminary until adopted by the SCRS during its plenary meeting starting in late September. At that time, the SCRS will also adopt management advice for western Atlantic bluefin tuna to provide to the Commission. NMFS scientists will provide the Advisory Committee and other interested stakeholders with an update on the assessment work at the September 30, 2021, webinar, where participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. NMFS will announce the timing and format for the question and answer period at the beginning of the webinar. The webinar is specifically an update on the stock assessment progress and not on development of U.S. positions for ICCAT. A Fall meeting of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will be held in October after the stock assessment results and SCRS management advice have been finalized and published. The October meeting is for the express purpose of providing information relevant to the development of possible positions to be taken by the United States at ICCAT regarding bluefin tuna conservation and management and other important topics. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: September 23, 2021. Alexa Cole, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE [FR Doc. 2021–21057 Filed 9–23–21; 4:15 pm] Federal Register Notice of Request for Written Comments in Support of the Department of Defense’s One-Year Response to Executive Order 14017, ‘‘America’s Supply Chains’’ BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 2:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, October 7, 2021. TIME AND DATE: Virtual meeting. Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2021–OS–0100] Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy (IndPol), Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments. AGENCY: Dated: September 24, 2021. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order (E.O.) titled America’s Supply Chains, which directs six Federal agencies to conduct a review of their respective industrial bases, with the objective to use this assessment to secure and strengthen America’s supply chains. One of these directives is for the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the heads of appropriate agencies, to submit a report on supply chains for the defense industrial base, including key vulnerabilities and potential courses of action to strengthen the defense industrial base. The effort will build on the E.O. report, Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States (released October 2018) and the Annual Industrial Capabilities Report, which is mandated by the Congress. DATES: The due date for filing comments is October 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: DoD cannot receive written comments at this time due to the COVID–19 pandemic. Comments should be sent electronically to the docket listed above. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number, and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. [FR Doc. 2021–21162 Filed 9–24–21; 4:15 pm] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 6351–01–P Brennan Grignon, Office of the Under PLACE: STATUS: SUMMARY: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Enforcement matters. In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website at https://www.cftc.gov/. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202–418–5964. (Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b) Dated: September 24, 2021. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–21160 Filed 9–24–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 2:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, October 5, 2021. TIME AND DATE: PLACE: Virtual meeting. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Examinations matters. In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website at https://www.cftc.gov/. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202–418–5964. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53641-53642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21057]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RTID 0648-XB431


Meeting on the Stock Status of Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

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

ACTION: Notice of virtual public meeting.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is holding a public webinar for the Advisory Committee to 
the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation 
of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and other interested stakeholders to provide 
an update on recent work by ICCAT's Standing Committee on Research and 
Statistics (SCRS) Bluefin Tuna Species Group to assess the western 
Atlantic stock of bluefin tuna.

DATES: A webinar information session that is open to the public will be 
held on September 30, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: Please register to attend the webinar at: https://forms.gle/zYfNx5gd3dud4Hfm8. Registration will close on September 29, 2021 at 5 
p.m. EDT. Instructions will be emailed to registered participants.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel O'Malley, Office of 
International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, (301) 427-8373 or at 
Rachel.O'[email protected]v.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ICCAT's SCRS held a virtual stock assessment 
meeting for the western stock of Atlantic bluefin tuna from August 31 
to September 1, 2021; it was immediately followed by a virtual meeting 
of the SCRS' Bluefin Tuna Species Group to consider the results. The 
assessment work is considered preliminary until adopted by the SCRS 
during its plenary meeting starting in late September. At that time, 
the SCRS will also adopt management advice for western Atlantic bluefin 
tuna to provide to the Commission. NMFS scientists will provide the 
Advisory Committee and other interested stakeholders with an update on 
the assessment work at the September 30, 2021, webinar, where 
participants will have an opportunity to ask questions. NMFS will 
announce the timing and format for the question and answer period at 
the beginning of the webinar.
    The webinar is specifically an update on the stock assessment 
progress and not on development of U.S. positions for ICCAT. A Fall 
meeting of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to ICCAT will be 
held in October after the stock assessment results and SCRS management 
advice have been finalized and published. The October meeting is for 
the express purpose of providing information relevant to the 
development of possible positions to be taken by the United States at 
ICCAT regarding bluefin tuna conservation and management and other 
important topics.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: September 23, 2021.
Alexa Cole,
Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-21057 Filed 9-23-21; 4:15 pm]
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