Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting, 17993-17994 [2022-06554]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices 2. Approval of draft agenda 3. Report on previous APT recommendations and Council actions 4. 2021 Annual SAFE Report A. Fishery performance 1. Archipelagic fisheries modules a. American Samoa 1. Bottomfish fishery 2. Ecosystem component fisheries 3. Fisherman’s observations b. Guam 1. Bottomfish fishery 2. Ecosystem component fisheries 3. Fisherman’s observations c. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 1. Bottomfish fishery 2. Ecosystem component fisheries 3. Fisherman’s observations d. Hawaii 1. Bottomfish fishery 2. Crustacean fishery 3. Precious coral fishery 4. Ecosystem component fisheries 5. Fisherman’s observations 2. APT Discussion on improving bycatch reporting 3. Building the Annual SAFE noncommercial fisheries module a. Territorial non-commercial module b. Hawaii non-commercial module 4. Discussions 5. Public comment Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. B. Ecosystem considerations 1. Protected species section 2. Climate, ecosystems and biological section a. Environmental & climate variables b. Life history and length-derived variables c. Biomass estimates for coral reef Ecosystem Components 3. Habitat section—Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) modeling 4. Socioeconomics section 5. Marine planning section 6. Discussions 7. Public Comment C. Administrative reports 1. Number of federal permits and catch reports 2. Regulatory actions in 2021 3. Discussions 4. Public comment lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Thursday, April 21, 2022, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 5. APT action items A. Aquaculture management framework alternatives (Action Item) B. Alternatives for Northwest Hawaiian Islands fishing regulations (Action Item) 6. Status report on the multifaceted approach to Territorial data collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 7. Main Hawaiian Islands Uku EFH modeling A. Tier 1 static modeling approach B. Tier 2 dynamic modeling approach 8. APT discussion on Forage Fish Conservation Act of 2021 9. Discussions 10. Public comment 11. APT recommendations 12. Other Business Agenda for the Fishery Data Collection and Research Committee—Technical Committee Meeting Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Welcome and introductions 2. Approval of draft agenda 3. Report on previous Technical Committee recommendations and Council actions 4. Report on the individual jurisdiction data collection improvement work A. American Samoa B. Guam C. CNMI D. Hawaii 1. Commercial fishery 2. Non-commercial fishery 5. Report on the electronic reporting initiatives A. Catchit Logit implementation B. Sellit Logit database migration C. Mandatory license and reporting regulations 6. Discussions 7. Public comment Thursday, April 28, 2022, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 8. Revisiting and renewing data sharing agreements 9. Review and updates to the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Regional Implementation Plan A. American Samoa B. Guam C. CNMI D. Hawaii 10. Consolidation of the new tasks for the MRIP Regional Implementation Plan 11. Discussions 12. Other business 13. Public comment 14. FDCRC–TC–DCSP Recommendations Special Accommodations These meetings are physically 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. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17993 (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: March 24, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–06555 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB913] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) Steering Committee will convene a public meeting to discuss and approve the 5year calendar for stock assessments, and to address any other concerns related to the WPSAR process. DATES: The Steering Committee will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13, 2022. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held by web conference. Audio and visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at: https://wprfmc.webex.com/ wprfmc/j.php?MTID=m2c2914733846c 6790ffb9cffdb1b9462. Web conference access information will also be posted on the Council’s website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522–8220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlowe Sabater; phone: (808) 522– 8143, or email: marlowe.sabater@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WPSAR Steering Committee consists of the Council’s Executive Director, the Director of the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, and the Regional Administrator of the NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office. You may read more about WPSAR at https:// www.pifsc.noaa.gov/peer_reviews/ wpsar/index.php. The public will have an opportunity to comment during the meeting. The agenda order may change. The meeting will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. SUMMARY: Meeting Agenda 1. Introductions 2. Update on Science Policies E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 17994 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices 3. NMFS Stock Assessment Prioritization 4. NMFS Policy Directive 01–101–10 5. Essential Fish Habitat Model Tier 1 Review 6. Discuss and update 5-year stock assessment review schedule and review levels, including any changes to the scheduling of reviews for stock assessments already on the calendar, and any new additions to the schedule 7. Review the upcoming schedule and nominate additional products for review by the Center for Independent Experts, if necessary. 8. Other business 9. Public comment Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Make direct requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids to Marlowe Sabater at (808) 522–8143 or marlowe.sabater@noaa.gov, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: March 24, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–06554 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Permit and Reporting Requirements for Non-Commercial Fishing in the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments (MANM) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before May 31, 2022. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0664 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office, (808) 725–5175, walter.ikehara@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This is a request for extension of an approved information collection. NMFS manages non-commercial fishing activities in the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. Regulations at 50 CFR part 665 require the owner and operator of a vessel used to non-commercially fish for, take, retain, or possess any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit issued by NMFS. Regulations also require the owner and operator of a vessel that is chartered to fish recreationally for, take, retain, or possess, any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit issued by NMFS. The fishing vessel must be registered to the permit. The charter business must be established legally in the permit area where it will operate. Charter vessel clients are not required to have a permit. The permit application collects basic information about the permit applicant, type of operation, vessel, and permit area. NMFS uses this information to confirm the identity of the applicant and determine permit eligibility. The information is important for understanding the nature of the fishery and its participants. It also aids in the enforcement of fishing regulations within the monuments. Regulations also require the vessel operator to report a complete record of catch, effort, and other data on a NMFS log sheet. The vessel operator must record all requested information on the log sheet within 24 hours of the completion of each fishing day. The vessel operator also must sign, date, and PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submit the form to NMFS within 30 days of the end of each fishing trip. NMFS uses the information provided in the log sheets to monitor fishing activities, evaluate, and assess the status of fish stocks, and determine whether changes in management are needed to sustain the productivity of the fishery and conserve marine resources. II. Method of Collection Information is collected on paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0664. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission, extension of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses, or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes per permit application, 20 minutes per log sheet. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,033. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: 50 CFR 665. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department 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 information collection request. 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 E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17993-17994]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06554]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB913]


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council); Public 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Stock Assessment Review (WPSAR) Steering 
Committee will convene a public meeting to discuss and approve the 5-
year calendar for stock assessments, and to address any other concerns 
related to the WPSAR process.

DATES: The Steering Committee will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 
13, 2022.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held by web conference. Audio and 
visual portions of the web conference can be accessed at: https://wprfmc.webex.com/wprfmc/j.php?MTID=m2c2914733846c6790ffb9cffdb1b9462. 
Web conference access information will also be posted on the Council's 
website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference 
connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522-8220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlowe Sabater; phone: (808) 522-
8143, or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WPSAR Steering Committee consists of the 
Council's Executive Director, the Director of the NMFS Pacific Islands 
Fisheries Science Center, and the Regional Administrator of the NMFS 
Pacific Islands Regional Office. You may read more about WPSAR at 
https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/peer_reviews/wpsar/index.php.
    The public will have an opportunity to comment during the meeting. 
The agenda order may change. The meeting will run as late as necessary 
to complete scheduled business.

Meeting Agenda

1. Introductions
2. Update on Science Policies

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3. NMFS Stock Assessment Prioritization
4. NMFS Policy Directive 01-101-10
5. Essential Fish Habitat Model Tier 1 Review
6. Discuss and update 5-year stock assessment review schedule and 
review levels, including any changes to the scheduling of reviews for 
stock assessments already on the calendar, and any new additions to the 
schedule
7. Review the upcoming schedule and nominate additional products for 
review by the Center for Independent Experts, if necessary.
8. Other business
9. Public comment

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Make direct requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids to Marlowe Sabater at (808) 522-8143 or 
[email protected], at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

(Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.)

    Dated: March 24, 2022.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-06554 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
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