New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Citation87 FR 762
Record Number2022-00039
Publication Date06 January 2022
Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 4 / Thursday, January 6, 2022 / Notices
the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A
0486/0517, OCS–A 0487 and OCS–A
0500) and along potential ECRs to
landfall locations from New York to
Massachusetts from the date of issuance
through September 24, 2022, provided
the previously described mitigation,
monitoring, and reporting requirements
are incorporated. A draft of the
proposed initial IHA and the final initial
IHA can be found at: https://
characterization. We request comments
on our analyses, the proposed Renewal
IHA, and any other aspect of this Notice.
Please include with your comments any
supporting data or literature citations to
help inform our final decision on the
request for MMPA authorization.
Dated: January 3, 2022.
Kimberly Damon-Randall,
Director, Office of Protected Resources,
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022–00016 Filed 1–5–22; 8:45 am]
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
[RTID 0648–XB685]
New England Fishery Management
Council; Public Meeting
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
: Notice; public meeting.
: The New England Fishery
Management Council (Council) is
scheduling a public joint meeting of its
Habitat 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
: This meeting will be held on
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9 a.m.
: All meeting participants
and interested parties can register to
join the webinar at https://
Council address: New England
Fishery Management Council, 50 Water
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director,
New England Fishery Management
Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492.
The Committee plans a discussion to
designate a Habitat Area of Particular
Concern in Southern New England:
Articulate the problem and rationale for
action, discuss potential objectives, and
identify information sources to
consider. Potentially recommend that
the Council initiate a framework
adjustment at their next meeting. Also
on the agenda is the Northern Edge
habitat management: Discuss a white
paper documenting new information to
consider should the Council wish to
revise habitat management areas and
restrictions on fishing in this region.
The Committee can request additional
information or analysis that would
support future Council decision making
on this issue. Because this action is not
a 2022 work priority, the next Council
decision on Northern Edge habitat
management would be related to future
prioritization of this work.
The committee will also review a
draft letter expressing Council concerns
about the Amitie telecommunications
cable project. Other business may be
discussed as necessary.
Although non-emergency issues not
contained in this agenda may come
before this group for discussion, those
issues may not be the subject of formal
action during these meetings. 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
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 date. This meeting will be recorded.
Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy
of the recording is available upon
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
Dated: January 3, 2022.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022–00039 Filed 1–5–22; 8:45 am]
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
[RTID 0648–XB619]
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to
Specified Activities; Taking Marine
Mammals Incidental to Weapons
Testing at Vandenberg Air Force Base,
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
: Notice; proposed incidental
harassment authorizations; request for
comments on proposed authorizations
and possible renewals.
: NMFS has received a request
from the United States Department of
the Air Force (DAF) for authorization to
take marine mammals incidental to 2
years of activity related to testing of the
Extended Range Cannon Artillery II
(ERCA II) system at Vandenberg Air
Force Base (VAFB), California. Pursuant
to the Marine Mammal Protection Act
(MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments
on its proposal to issue two consecutive
one-year incidental harassment
authorizations (IHA) to incidentally take
marine mammals during the specified
activities. NMFS is also requesting
comments on a possible one-time, one-
year renewal for each IHA 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 notice. 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 notice of our decision. The
DAF’s activities are considered military
readiness activities pursuant to the
MMPA, as amended by the National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal
Year 2004 (2004 NDAA).
: Comments and information must
be received no later than February 7,
: 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
Instructions: NMFS is not responsible
for comments sent by any other method,
to any other address or individual, or
received after the end of the comment
period. Comments, including all
attachments, must not exceed a 25-
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