Public Meeting and Solicitation of Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), 55587-55588 [2021-21791]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 and on SEDAR 72: Gag Grouper Stock Assessment Report, and discuss SSC Recommendations for both. The Committee will hold a discussion on Draft Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 and Reef Fish Amendment 55: Modifications to Southeastern U.S. Yellowtail Snapper Jurisdictional Allocations, Catch Limits, and South Atlantic Sector Annual Catch Limits and on Individual Fishing Quota Programs: Presentation from the National Academy of Sciences on The Use of Limited Access Privilege Programs in Mixed-Use Fisheries, and hold a discussion on Focus Group Formation. The Committee will review Draft Framework Action: Modification of Vermillion Snapper Catch Limits, and discuss SSC Recommendations on Final Great Red Snapper Count (GRSC) report and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Red Snapper Abundance Studies. Immediately following the Reef Fish Committee, a virtual and in-person Question and Answer Session focused on For-Hire Reporting Requirements hosted by National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Gulf Council Leadership and NMFS-Approved Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Vendors. Wednesday, October 27, 2021; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., CDT The Data Collection Committee will receive a presentation from the National Academy of Sciences on Data and Management Strategies for Recreational Fisheries with Annual Catch Limits, update on Southeast For-hire Integrated Electronic Reporting (SEFHIER) Program, and review Draft Framework Action: Modification to Location Reporting Requirements for For-Hire and Commercial Vessels and Data Collection Advisory Panel (AP) Recommendations. The Committee will receive a presentation on Update to Modifications to the Commercial Electronic Reporting Program and discuss remaining Data Collection AP recommendations. Following lunch, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Council will reconvene with a Call to Order, Announcements and Introductions, Adoption of Agenda and Approval of Minutes. The Council will receive presentation on Network Analysis of Quota Trading in the Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota Fisheries. The Council will hold public testimony from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., CDT on Final Action Items: Amendment 32: Modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure and Draft VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Oct 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 Framework Action: Modification of Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Catch Limits; and open testimony on other fishery issues or concerns. Public comment may begin earlier than 2:15 p.m. CDT, but will not conclude before that time. Persons wishing to give public testimony in-person must register at the registration kiosk in the meeting room. Persons wishing to give public testimony virtually must sign up on the Council website on the day of public testimony. Registration for virtual testimony closes one hour (1:15 p.m. CDT) before public testimony begins. Thursday, October 28, 2021; 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., CDT The Council will receive Committee reports from Shrimp, Gulf SEDAR, Mackerel, Data Collection, Sustainable Fisheries and Reef Fish Management Committees. The Council will receive updates from the following supporting agencies: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Alabama Law Enforcement Efforts; NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE); Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Department of State. The Council will discuss any Other Business items. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be a hybrid meeting; both in-person and virtual. You may register for the webinar to listen-in only by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and click on the Council meeting on the calendar. The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meeting. Actions 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 that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55587 interpretation or other auxiliary aid or accommodations should be directed to Kathy Pereira, (813) 348–1630, at least 15 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 30, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21748 Filed 10–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Public Meeting and Solicitation of Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting and Notice of Solicitation for Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website. For more information on this Federal Advisory Committee please visit the Federal Advisory Committee database: https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/ FACAPublicPage. This notice also responds to the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. To apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current resume. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. Nominations will be accepted by email. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Friday, November 5, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. There is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 55588 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / Notices no due date for nominations, however the program intends to begin reviewing applications to fill upcoming vacancies by January 31, 2022. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from January 31, 2024. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually only. For more information and for virtual access see below in the ‘‘Contact Information’’ section. Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. (Check agenda using the link in the ‘‘Matters to be Considered’’ section to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown by Monday, November 1, 2021 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program Email: oar.sg-feedback@noaa.gov. Phone Number: 301–257–5068. To attend via webinar, please R.S.V.P to Donna Brown (contact information above) by Monday, November 1, 2021. Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is virtually accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by Monday, November 1, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. Upon selection and agreement to serve on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the United States Government. According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an officer or employee of an agency who is retained, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Oct 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 designated, appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without compensation, not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 consecutive days, either on a full time or intermittent basis. Please be aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants selected to serve on the Board must complete the following actions before they can be appointed as a Board member: (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through NOAA Workforce Management; and (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report as an SGE, you are required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report annually to avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Form at the following website. https://oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/ OGE%20Forms/ 60739EAC38F5697785258363_ 005C02C9. Matters to be Considered: Board members will discuss and vote on one decisional matter—replacing the Chair of Resilience and Social Justice Subcommittee. https:// seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/ Leadership/NationalSeaGrant AdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisory BoardMeetings.aspx. Dated: September 8, 2021. Eric Locklear, Acting Chief Financial Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–21791 Filed 10–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB474] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public focus group meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a oneday meeting via webinar of its Focus Group on Shrimp Data Collection Framework Action. DATES: The webinar will convene on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 9 a.m. until SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5 p.m., EDT, (8 a.m.–4 p.m. CDT). For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The meeting will be held via webinar. Please visit the Gulf Council website www.gulfcouncil.org for meeting materials and webinar registration information. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Matt Freeman, Economist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; matt.freeman@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) ADDRESSES: Thursday, October 21, 2021; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT (8 a.m.–4 p.m. CDT) Meeting will begin with a review of the charge and objectives. The focus group will receive an overview of current cELB units’ programming and implementation, followed by a presentation on elements of data from current cELB units and background information from Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (GSMFC) process for data receival, security, and storage. The focus group will then hold a discussion for Objectives 2 through 4. Following the lunch break, the focus group will review a comparison table, background information from Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) tech specs, and proposed tech specs. The focus group will then hold a discussion for Objective 5, followed by a presentation on a case study of Gulf Reef Fish VMS data inputted into the Gulf Shrimp effort algorithm for illustration of compatibility. The focus group will discuss Objective 6 with background information on Framework Action: Modification of the Vessel Position Data Collection Program for the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery. The focus group will receive public comment and then summarize its advice and proposed next steps for the Council. –Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the Focus Group meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55587-55588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21791]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Public Meeting and Solicitation of Nominations for the National 
Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board)

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting and Notice of Solicitation for 
Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a 
Federal Advisory Committee. Board members will discuss and provide 
advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the 
areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and 
extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as 
described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website. For more 
information on this Federal Advisory Committee please visit the Federal 
Advisory Committee database: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACAPublicPage. This notice also responds to the Sea Grant Program 
Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to 
solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National 
Sea Grant Advisory Board. To apply for membership to the Board, 
applicants should submit a current resume. A cover letter highlighting 
specific areas of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Board is 
helpful, but not required. Nominations will be accepted by email. NOAA 
is an equal opportunity employer.

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 
2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Friday, November 5, 2021 from 
1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. There is

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no due date for nominations, however the program intends to begin 
reviewing applications to fill upcoming vacancies by January 31, 2022. 
Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board 
vacancy for a period of three years from January 31, 2024.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually only. For more 
information and for virtual access see below in the ``Contact 
Information'' section.
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 
public comment period on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. 
Eastern Time. (Check agenda using the link in the ``Matters to be 
Considered'' section to confirm time.) The Board expects that public 
statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of 
previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each 
individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a 
total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by 
Ms. Donna Brown by Monday, November 1, 2021 to provide sufficient time 
for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be 
distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the 
meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College 
Program Email: [email protected]. Phone Number: 301-257-5068. To 
attend via webinar, please R.S.V.P to Donna Brown (contact information 
above) by Monday, November 1, 2021.
    Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is virtually accessible 
to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation 
or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by 
Monday, November 1, 2021.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, which consists of a balanced 
representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens 
groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant 
Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the 
Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant 
College Program with respect to operations under the Act, and such 
other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. 
Upon selection and agreement to serve on the National Sea Grant 
Advisory Board, you become a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the 
United States Government. According to 18 U.S.C. 202(a), an SGE is an 
officer or employee of an agency who is retained, designated, 
appointed, or employed to perform temporary duties, with or without 
compensation, not to exceed 130 days during any period of 365 
consecutive days, either on a full time or intermittent basis. Please 
be aware that after the selection process is complete, applicants 
selected to serve on the Board must complete the following actions 
before they can be appointed as a Board member:
    (a) Security Clearance (on-line Background Security Check process 
and fingerprinting), and other applicable forms, both conducted through 
NOAA Workforce Management; and
    (b) Confidential Financial Disclosure Report as an SGE, you are 
required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report annually to 
avoid involvement in a real or apparent conflict of interest. You may 
find the Confidential Financial Disclosure Form at the following 
website. https://oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Forms/60739EAC38F5697785258363_005C02C9.
    Matters to be Considered: Board members will discuss and vote on 
one decisional matter--replacing the Chair of Resilience and Social 
Justice Subcommittee. https://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/NationalSeaGrantAdvisoryBoard/UpcomingAdvisoryBoardMeetings.aspx.

    Dated: September 8, 2021.
Eric Locklear,
Acting Chief Financial Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-21791 Filed 10-5-21; 8:45 am]
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