New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 63342-63343 [2021-24962]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 63342 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / Notices 2. Isla Informe 3. The Pacific Community (SPC) Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture B. CNMI 1. Arongol Falu´ 2. Department of Lands Natural Resources/Division of Fish and Wildlife Report C. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. AP 2. FIAC 3. NCFAC 4. SSC D. Public Comment E. Council Discussion and Action 8. American Samoa Archipelago A. Motu Lipoti B. DMWR Report C. Report on the American Samoa Bottomfish Data Workshop with DMWR D. SSC Report on the American Samoa Bottomfish Data Evaluation E. SPC Regional Technical Meeting on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. AP 2. FIAC 3. NCFAC 4. SSC G. Public Comment H. Council Discussion and Action 9. Protected Species A. Hawaii Longline Fishery Seabird Mitigation Measures 1. Modification of Seabird Interaction Mitigation Measures in the DeepSet Longline Fishery (Final Action) 2. Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery Experimental Fishing Permit B. False Killer Whale Issues 1. Report of the False Killer Whale Weak Hook Study 2. Hawaii Longline Acoustic Monitoring Study C. ESA Consultations for the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery, American Samoa Longline Fishery, and Bottomfish Fisheries D. ESA and MMPA Updates E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. AP 2. FIAC 3. NCFAC 4. SSC F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 10. Pelagic and International Fisheries A. American Samoa Longline Fishery Report B. Hawaii Longline Fishery Report VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Nov 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 C. Hawaii Community Tagging Program D. Area-Based Management Working Group Reports 1. CCC Working Group 2. SSC Working Group E. International Fisheries 1. WCPFC 17th Technical and Compliance Committee 2. WCPFC 17th Northern Committee Report 3. Permanent Advisory Committee 4. South Pacific Albacore Management Issues 5. Outcome of WCPFC 18th Regular Session F. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. AP 2. FIAC 3. NCFAC 4. SSC G. Pelagic and International Standing Committee H. Public Comment I. Council Discussion and Action 11. Hawaii Archipelago and Pacific Remote Island Areas A. Moku Pepa B. Department of Land and Natural Resources/Division of Aquatic Resources Report (Legislation, Enforcement) C. Green Turtle Management D. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Proposed National Marine Sanctuary Update E. Advisory Group Report and Recommendations 1. AP 2. FIAC 3. NCFAC 4. SSC F. Public Comment G. Council Discussion and Action 12. Administrative Matters A. Council Member and Staff Ethics Training B. Financial Reports C. Administrative Reports D. Fall CCC Report 1. Environmental Justice E. Proposed Coral Reef Projects F. Council Family Changes G. Meetings and Workshops H. Standing Committee Report I. Public Comment J. Council Discussion and Action 13. Other Business 14. Election of Officers Non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Council for discussion and formal Council action during its 189th meeting. However, Council action on regulatory issues will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any regulatory issue arising after PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 publication of this document that requires emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 10, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–24964 Filed 11–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB585] 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 Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee. gotowebinar.com/register/759799080 4617351436. 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, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The Committee will consider the recommendations of the Recreational E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / Notices Advisory Panel, Groundfish Advisory Panel, and Groundfish Plan Development Team. They willdiscuss draft alternatives and draft impacts analysis and make recommendations to the Groundfish Committee for Framework Adjustment 63 final action. The panel will make recommendations to the Committee, as appropriate, regarding possible 2022 Council priorities. Other business will be discussed, if 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: November 10, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–24962 Filed 11–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB579] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Issuance of one Endangered Species Act (ESA) Incidental Take Permit and one ESA Enhancement of Survival Permit; Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Nov 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued one Incidental Take Permit and one Enhancement of Survival Permit to Sierra Pacific Land & Timber Company (SPL&T) for the Sierra Pacific Industries Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA). The HCP/SHA was submitted pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended. NMFS has also prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) associated with NMFS’ issuance of the Permits for the HCP/SHA. The Permits authorize incidental take of ESA-listed species as set forth in the HCP/SHA for a 50-year period. DATES: The Incidental Take Permit (No. 24396) and the Enhancement of Survival Permit (No. 24397) were issued to SPL&T on September 29, 2021. Subsequent to issuance, the necessary countersignatures by the applicants were received on October 4, 2021. The expiration date of the permits is October 4, 2071. The issued permits are subject to certain conditions set forth therein. ADDRESSES: The permits, the Final EA and FONSI, and other related documents available on the NMFS West Coast Region website at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/habitatconservation-plan-and-safe-harboragreement-sierra-pacific-industriesforestland. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cranford, Sacramento, CA, at phone number: (916) 930–3706, or via email: Amanda.Cranford@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), (Evolutionary Significant Unit [ESU]): Central Valley spring-run ESU, and Sacramento River winter-run ESU Coho salmon (O. kisutch), (ESU): Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast ESU Steelhead (O. mykiss), (Distinct Population Segment [DPS]): California Central Valley DPS Background SPL&T is the largest private forest landowner in the state of California, with ownership currently encompassing approximately 1.79 million acres of timberland throughout the northern and central portions of the state. Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) is the authorized representative and manager of SPL&T lands. Rivers and streams on portions of SPL&T lands in the Trinity River and PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63343 Sacramento River basins provide habitat for anadromous salmonids, including species listed under the ESA. SPI’s forestland management activities have the potential to adversely affect fish species and their habitats that are listed, or may be listed, under the ESA. Proposed activities under the permits include those activities necessary to implement the forestland management program, in addition to certain mitigation and conservation measures identified in the HCP/SHA. Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA authorizes NMFS to issue an Incidental Take Permit to non-Federal parties for the potential incidental taking of endangered and threatened species. The HCP provides an assessment of impacts, measures to monitor, minimize, and mitigate for those impacts, and procedures to account for unforeseen or extraordinary circumstances. Under the HCP, SPI will follow the Z’Berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act and relevant public resource codes, including the current California Forest Practice Rules (CFPRs) for each year of the permit period. SPI fully complies with the CFPRs, which set prescriptive standards for natural resource protection minimization measures for all activities. The CFPRs set even higher standards for activities in Anadromous Salmonid Protection watersheds. SPI will also implement conservation measures described in the HCP that are designed to protect riparian resources and water quality. The section 10(a)(1)(B) Incidental Take Permit also covers three species that are not currently listed under the ESA: Central Valley fall/late fall-run Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) ESU, which is designated as species of concern by NMFS; Upper Klamath/ Trinity Rivers Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) ESU, which is currently petitioned for listing as threatened or endangered under the ESA and endangered under the California Endangered Species Act; and Klamath Mountains Province steelhead (O. mykiss) DPS, which has no current regulatory status. The non-listed species identified above do not currently have protective federal regulations against take, and a federal permit is not needed to incidentally take them. However, there may be a change in listing status during the permit term. If any of the above-mentioned non-listed species are listed as threatened or endangered in the future, the section 10(a)(1)(B) Incidental Take Permit would become effective immediately for these species. The incidental taking identified in the SHA is authorized under a section 10(a)(1)(A) Enhancement of Survival Permit. The SHA addresses potential E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 16, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-24962]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB585]


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 Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 9:30 
a.m. Webinar registration URL information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7597990804617351436.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    The Committee will consider the recommendations of the Recreational

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Advisory Panel, Groundfish Advisory Panel, and Groundfish Plan 
Development Team. They willdiscuss draft alternatives and draft impacts 
analysis and make recommendations to the Groundfish Committee for 
Framework Adjustment 63 final action. The panel will make 
recommendations to the Committee, as appropriate, regarding possible 
2022 Council priorities. Other business will be discussed, if 
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: November 10, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-24962 Filed 11-15-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P