Permits; Foreign Fishing, 15208-15209 [2022-05598]

Download as PDF 15208 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2022 / Notices Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Through Monday, April 11, 2022 The Council agenda will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 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Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05639 Filed 3–16–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB745] Permits; Foreign Fishing National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of application for transshipment permit; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS publishes for public review and comment information regarding a permit application for transshipment of farmed salmon from aquaculture operations in Maine waters to processing plants in Canada by Canadian flagged vessels. NMFS approved permits in January 2022 for four vessels for the entity requesting the permit, True North Salmon Limited Partnership and 697002 NB, Inc. The recent application is for one additional vessel to perform the same functions as the four previously permitted vessels. The application for a transshipment permit is submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is necessary for NMFS to make a determination that the permit application can be approved. DATES: Written comments must be received by March 31, 2022. ADDRESSES: Written comments on this action, identified by ‘RTID 0648– XB745’, should be sent to Kent Laborde in the NMFS Office of International SUMMARY: Connection Information VerDate Sep<11>2014 Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. 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 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affairs and Seafood Inspection by email at kent.laborde@noaa.gov. Kent Laborde at (301) 427–8364 or by email at kent.laborde@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 204(d) of the MagnusonStevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1824(d)) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to issue a transshipment permit authorizing a vessel other than a vessel of the United States to engage in fishing consisting solely of transporting fish or fish products at sea from a point within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or, with the concurrence of a state, within the boundaries of that state, to a point outside the United States. Section 204(d)(3)(D) of the MagnusonStevens Act provides that an application to transship from U.S. waters to another country using non-U.S. vessels may not be approved until the Secretary determines that no owner or operator of a U.S. vessel with adequate capacity to perform the transportation for which the application is submitted has indicated an interest in performing the transportation at fair and reasonable rates. NMFS received no public comment on its previous notice (86 FR 72579, December 22, 2021) regarding the four Canadian flagged vessels for which NMFS issued transshipment permits in January, 2022. Therefore, NMFS maintains its prior conclusion that no U.S. vessels have an interest in performing the transport. NMFS is publishing this notice to inform the public that one additional vessel for the aforementioned entity will be permitted to perform the activities described below. Summary of Application NMFS received an application from True North Salmon Limited Partnership and 697002 NB, Inc, requesting authorization to transfer salmon from United States farm pens in Maine waters to one Canadian vessel for the purpose of transporting the salmon to Black’s Harbour, Canada for processing. This vessel would be in addition to the four vessels permitted in January of 2022 to perform the same activities. The transshipment operations will occur within the boundaries of the State of Maine, and within 12 nautical miles (22.22 kilometers) from Maine’s seaward boundary. E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2022 / Notices Dated: March 11, 2022. Alexa Cole, Director, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05598 Filed 3–16–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Wednesday, April 6, 2022 [RTID 0648–XB889] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council. DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, April 5 through Thursday, April 7, 2022. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format, with options for both in person and webinar participation. The meeting will be held at the Seaview, Dolce Hotel, 401 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205; telephone: (609) 652–1800. Webinar registration details will be available on the Council’s website at https:// www.mafmc.org/briefing/april-2022. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. SUMMARY: The following items are on the agenda, although agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2022 Mid-Atlantic State of the Ecosystem & EAFM Risk Assessment Update Report (Dr. Sarah Gaichas, NEFSC) Review and provide feedback Climate Change Scenario Planning VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Mar 16, 2022 Jkt 256001 Update on recent webinars and plans for scenario creation workshop Surfclam Species Diagnostics and Population Connectivity Estimates to Inform Management (Dr. Matthew Hare and Hannah Hurtung, Cornell University) Offshore Wind Energy Updates Update on Ocean Wind project Update on Atlantic Shore wind project Update from BOEM 2023 Golden Tilefish Specifications Review SSC, Advisory Panel, Monitoring Committee, and staff recommendations for 2023 specifications Recommend changes to 2023 specifications if necessary 2023 Blueline Tilefish Specifications Review SSC, Advisory Panel, Monitoring Committee, and staff recommendations for 2023 specifications Recommend changes to 2023 specifications if necessary Sea Turtle Bycatch in MAFMC Trawl Fisheries Review results from public outreach and provide feedback to NMFS 2022 Illex Specifications Review SSC, Advisory Panel, Monitoring Committee, and staff recommendations for 2022 specifications Recommend changes to 2022 specifications if necessary Atlantic Mackerel Rebuilding 2.0 Amendment: Approve Alternatives for Public Hearing Document Review Committee recommendations and approve alternatives for public hearing document Thursday, April 7, 2022 Business Session Committee Reports (SSC, EOP Committee/AP, RSC–RSA, Executive Committee); Executive Director’s Report; Organization Reports; and Liaison Reports Other Business and General Public Comment Although 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 meetings. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c). PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15209 Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to Shelley Spedden, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: March 14, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05638 Filed 3–16–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2023, which begins on October 1, 2022, and for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, 2023. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2023 and 2024 will become part of the public record. Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, this year’s hearing will be held virtually as a CPSC webinar meeting. All attendees should preregister for the webinar. To preregister for the webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/5493266066878024208 and fill in the information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Detailed instructions for the hearing participants and other interested parties will be made available on the CPSC website on the public calendar: https://www.cpsc.gov/ Newsroom/Public-Calendar. DATES: The hearing will begin via webinar at 10 a.m. on April 27, 2022 and will conclude the same day. ADDRESSES: Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, this year’s hearing will be held virtually as a webinar meeting at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/5493266066878024208. Requests to make oral presentations, and texts of oral presentations and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 52 (Thursday, March 17, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15208-15209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05598]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB745]


Permits; Foreign Fishing

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

ACTION: Notice of application for transshipment permit; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: NMFS publishes for public review and comment information 
regarding a permit application for transshipment of farmed salmon from 
aquaculture operations in Maine waters to processing plants in Canada 
by Canadian flagged vessels. NMFS approved permits in January 2022 for 
four vessels for the entity requesting the permit, True North Salmon 
Limited Partnership and 697002 NB, Inc. The recent application is for 
one additional vessel to perform the same functions as the four 
previously permitted vessels. The application for a transshipment 
permit is submitted under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is 
necessary for NMFS to make a determination that the permit application 
can be approved.

DATES: Written comments must be received by March 31, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on this action, identified by `RTID 0648-
XB745', should be sent to Kent Laborde in the NMFS Office of 
International Affairs and Seafood Inspection by email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Laborde at (301) 427-8364 or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 204(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (16 U.S.C. 1824(d)) 
authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to issue a 
transshipment permit authorizing a vessel other than a vessel of the 
United States to engage in fishing consisting solely of transporting 
fish or fish products at sea from a point within the United States 
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or, with the concurrence of a state, 
within the boundaries of that state, to a point outside the United 
States.
    Section 204(d)(3)(D) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act provides that an 
application to transship from U.S. waters to another country using non-
U.S. vessels may not be approved until the Secretary determines that no 
owner or operator of a U.S. vessel with adequate capacity to perform 
the transportation for which the application is submitted has indicated 
an interest in performing the transportation at fair and reasonable 
rates. NMFS received no public comment on its previous notice (86 FR 
72579, December 22, 2021) regarding the four Canadian flagged vessels 
for which NMFS issued transshipment permits in January, 2022. 
Therefore, NMFS maintains its prior conclusion that no U.S. vessels 
have an interest in performing the transport. NMFS is publishing this 
notice to inform the public that one additional vessel for the 
aforementioned entity will be permitted to perform the activities 
described below.

Summary of Application

    NMFS received an application from True North Salmon Limited 
Partnership and 697002 NB, Inc, requesting authorization to transfer 
salmon from United States farm pens in Maine waters to one Canadian 
vessel for the purpose of transporting the salmon to Black's Harbour, 
Canada for processing. This vessel would be in addition to the four 
vessels permitted in January of 2022 to perform the same activities. 
The transshipment operations will occur within the boundaries of the 
State of Maine, and within 12 nautical miles (22.22 kilometers) from 
Maine's seaward boundary.


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    Dated: March 11, 2022.
Alexa Cole,
Director, Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-05598 Filed 3-16-22; 8:45 am]
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