East Coast Fisheries of the United States; Request for Comments, 4199-4200 [2022-01658]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Standards and Performance Metrics for On-Road Autonomous Vehicles: Workshop National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; Public Workshop. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be hosting a virtual workshop on the development of Standards and Performance Metrics for On-Road Autonomous Vehicles on March 8–9, 2022. During this two-day event, attendees will have an opportunity to actively provide feedback in facilitated discussions regarding technical focus areas for NIST to develop standards, measurement science, and performance metrics for on-road autonomous vehicle technology. NIST will release a discussion draft that addresses the following technology areas: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Communication, Perception, Infrastructure, and Safety, prior to the workshop. NIST will use stakeholder feedback from the workshop to revise the discussion draft. SUMMARY: The workshop will begin on March 8, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and will adjourn on March 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Registration will be open until midnight on March 7, 2022, or until registration reaches capacity. DATES: The workshop will be held virtually via webinar. For instructions on how to participate in the workshop, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. ADDRESSES: For questions about this workshop contact: Vinh Nguyen, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, telephone (301) 975–2455, email autonomousvehicles@nist.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NIST’s Office of Public Affairs at (301) 975–2762. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedule and registration information are posted online at: https://www.nist.gov/newsevents/events/2022/03/standards-andperformance-metrics-road-autonomousvehicles. 17:53 Jan 26, 2022 Jkt 256001 Objectives On-road autonomous vehicles are projected to influence key aspects of everyday life including transportation, goods delivery, manufacturing, public safety, and security. However, autonomous vehicles can pose a risk in the event of unexpected system performance. Goals of this workshop include the following: • Solicit stakeholder feedback to identify key areas where NIST can develop standards and performance metrics to help advance the autonomous vehicle field. • Foster a multidisciplinary community consisting of stakeholders from a variety of disciplines and domains in autonomous vehicles. During the workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to actively provide feedback in facilitated discussions regarding technical focus areas for NIST to develop standards, measurement science, and performance metrics for on-road autonomous vehicle technology. NIST will release a discussion draft that addresses the following technology areas: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Communication, Perception, Infrastructure, and Safety, prior to the workshop. NIST will then use stakeholder feedback from the panel and breakout sessions at the workshop to revise the discussion draft. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b) & (c). Alicia Chambers, NIST Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2022–01628 Filed 1–26–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Registration VerDate Sep<11>2014 Engagement Other opportunities to engage in the development of standards and performance metrics in autonomous vehicles will be posted on the NIST Autonomous Vehicles web page as they become available (https://www.nist.gov/ programs-projects/nist-andautonomous-vehicles), and will be announced through the NIST Autonomous Vehicles mailing list (https://groups.google.com/a/ list.nist.gov/g/autonomousvehicles). [RTID 0648–XB750] East Coast Fisheries of the United States; Request for Comments National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4199 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings via webinar. Several fishery management bodies on the East Coast of the U.S. are convening three public webinars to continue work on an initiative called East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning. This is a joint effort of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC), and NOAA Fisheries. The focus of the webinars will be to explore the key drivers of change that could shape East Coast fisheries over the next 20 years. There will be opportunity for questions and engagement from the public as well as a brief update on this multi-year initiative. DATES: These webinars will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 3 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 3 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via webinar. All meeting participants and interested parties are asked to register for each webinar individually from this website: https://www.mafmc.org/ climate-change-scenario-planning. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Climate change is a growing threat to marine fisheries worldwide. On the East coast of the United States, there is evidence of climate-related changes in distribution, abundance, and/or productivity of fishery resources. It is uncertain what the next couple of decades will bring, and how fishery management programs can best prepare to meet the challenges ahead. Over the next year, this joint effort will bring together researchers, fishery managers, fishery participants and others to discuss these questions and emerge with ideas and recommendations for how fishery management can potentially adapt to climate change. The management bodies in this region have decided to employ a scenario planning framework to discuss these issues. Scenario planning is a way of exploring how fishery management may need to evolve over the next few decades as climate change becomes a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 4200 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2022 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 bigger issue. Specifically, scenarios are stories about possible future developments. This approach is designed to help stakeholders and managers think broadly about the future implications of climate change to help define what changes can potentially be made now to be better prepared. Three introductory ‘‘kick-off’’ webinars were held in 2021 to explain the overall initiative and share draft objectives and possible outcomes of the work with the public. The next phase of this initiative, the exploration phase, includes another series of webinars outlined in this notice. The primary objective of these meetings is to share information about and discuss the key drivers of change that could shape East Coast fisheries over the next 20 years— which will then become the ‘‘building blocks’’ for scenario creation. Three separate webinars are planned, each dealing with a different area of driving forces/uncertainties that are shaped by climate change. The first on February 14, 2022, will cover oceanographic drivers of change (e.g., ocean temperature, sea level rise, acidification, ocean currents). The second on February 23, 2022, will focus on biological drivers of change (e.g., changing spatial distributions, health of stocks, habitat loss, rate of ecosystem change). And the last webinar on March 2, 2022, will focus on social and economic drivers of change (e.g., competing ocean uses, community impacts, consumer demand). During each webinar a brief overview and status of the initiative will be presented followed by a more detailed presentation by a lead presenter outlining the current and future trends for each topic. Next, a small panel of experts will join the lead presenter to provide additional perspectives. Finally, there will be an opportunity for questions of the panelists and presenters as well as limited public comments at the end of each webinar. Additional details about the webinars will be posted to this page once available: https://www.mafmc.org/ climate-change-scenario-planning. 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 These meetings are 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jan 26, 2022 Jkt 256001 Dated: January 24, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–01658 Filed 1–26–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB392] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys off New Jersey and New York for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC (Atlantic Shores) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys off New Jersey and New York in the area of Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Lease Area OCS–A 0499. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, oneyear Renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notification. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notification of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than February 28, 2022. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Written comments should be submitted via email to ITP.Potlock@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25 megabyte file size. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ national/marine-mammal-protection/ incidental-take-authorizations-otherenergy-activities-renewable without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Potlock, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/ marine-mammal-protection/incidentaltake-authorizations-other-energyactivities-renewable. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed incidental take authorization may be provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other ‘‘means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of the species or stocks for taking for certain subsistence uses E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 18 (Thursday, January 27, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4199-4200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01658]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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East Coast Fisheries of the United States; Request for Comments

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings via webinar.

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SUMMARY: Several fishery management bodies on the East Coast of the 
U.S. are convening three public webinars to continue work on an 
initiative called East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning. This is 
a joint effort of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 
(ASMFC), the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), the Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC), the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council (SAFMC), and NOAA Fisheries. The focus of the 
webinars will be to explore the key drivers of change that could shape 
East Coast fisheries over the next 20 years. There will be opportunity 
for questions and engagement from the public as well as a brief update 
on this multi-year initiative.

DATES: These webinars will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 3 
p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; and 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via webinar.
    All meeting participants and interested parties are asked to 
register for each webinar individually from this website: https://www.mafmc.org/climate-change-scenario-planning.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Climate change is a growing threat to marine fisheries 
worldwide. On the East coast of the United States, there is evidence of 
climate-related changes in distribution, abundance, and/or productivity 
of fishery resources. It is uncertain what the next couple of decades 
will bring, and how fishery management programs can best prepare to 
meet the challenges ahead. Over the next year, this joint effort will 
bring together researchers, fishery managers, fishery participants and 
others to discuss these questions and emerge with ideas and 
recommendations for how fishery management can potentially adapt to 
climate change.
    The management bodies in this region have decided to employ a 
scenario planning framework to discuss these issues. Scenario planning 
is a way of exploring how fishery management may need to evolve over 
the next few decades as climate change becomes a

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bigger issue. Specifically, scenarios are stories about possible future 
developments. This approach is designed to help stakeholders and 
managers think broadly about the future implications of climate change 
to help define what changes can potentially be made now to be better 
prepared.
    Three introductory ``kick-off'' webinars were held in 2021 to 
explain the overall initiative and share draft objectives and possible 
outcomes of the work with the public. The next phase of this 
initiative, the exploration phase, includes another series of webinars 
outlined in this notice. The primary objective of these meetings is to 
share information about and discuss the key drivers of change that 
could shape East Coast fisheries over the next 20 years--which will 
then become the ``building blocks'' for scenario creation. Three 
separate webinars are planned, each dealing with a different area of 
driving forces/uncertainties that are shaped by climate change. The 
first on February 14, 2022, will cover oceanographic drivers of change 
(e.g., ocean temperature, sea level rise, acidification, ocean 
currents). The second on February 23, 2022, will focus on biological 
drivers of change (e.g., changing spatial distributions, health of 
stocks, habitat loss, rate of ecosystem change). And the last webinar 
on March 2, 2022, will focus on social and economic drivers of change 
(e.g., competing ocean uses, community impacts, consumer demand). 
During each webinar a brief overview and status of the initiative will 
be presented followed by a more detailed presentation by a lead 
presenter outlining the current and future trends for each topic. Next, 
a small panel of experts will join the lead presenter to provide 
additional perspectives. Finally, there will be an opportunity for 
questions of the panelists and presenters as well as limited public 
comments at the end of each webinar.
    Additional details about the webinars will be posted to this page 
once available: https://www.mafmc.org/climate-change-scenario-planning.
    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

    These meetings are 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: January 24, 2022.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-01658 Filed 1-26-22; 8:45 am]
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