[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 18 (Friday, January 26, 2018)]
[Page 3684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01389]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Council Coordination Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting; information regarding the agenda.


SUMMARY: NMFS will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee 
(CCC), consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, 
vice chairs, and executive directors on February 27-February 28, 2018. 
The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the 
Councils and NMFS, including issues related to the implementation of 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Reauthorization Act. Agenda items include discussions on budget 
allocations for FY2018 and budget planning for FY2019; an update on 
current joint science initiatives, including Ecosystem Based Fisheries 
Management; the FY2018 legislative outlook; updates on aquaculture 
initiatives, Council Member voting recusals, the NMFS National Standard 
1 implementation, Marine Recreational Information Program updates; and 
other topics related to implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. All sessions are open 
to the public.

DATES: The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 
2018, recess at 5 p.m. or when business is complete; and reconvene at 
8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and adjourn by 4:30 p.m. or 
when business is complete.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 
550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, telephone 202-479-4000, fax 202-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Fredieu: telephone 301-427-8505 
or email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Reauthorization Act established the CCC by amending 
Section 302 (16 U.S.C. 1852) of the MSA. The committee consists of the 
chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors of each of the eight 
Regional Fishery Management Councils authorized by the MSA or other 
Council members or staff. Updates to this meeting and additional 
information will be posted on http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/management/councils/ccc/ccc.htm when available.

Proposed Agenda

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

8:30 a.m.--Morning session begins
     NMFS Update & FY17 Priorities
     Aquaculture Initiative Updates
     Legislative Outlook
     MSA Reauthorization & CCC Comments
     Regulatory Reform Update
     Management and Budget Update
     Council Member Conflict of Interest and Recusal working 
group update
     FOIA Guidance
5:15 p.m.--Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

9 a.m.--Morning Session Begins
     EBFM Regional Implementation
     Electronic Monitoring Policy Development
     MRIP Transition Implementation
     BSIA Guidance Update
     NS1 Technical Guidance Update
     Other Business
4:15 p.m.--Adjourn for the day

    The order in which the agenda items are addressed may change. The 
CCC will meet as late as necessary to complete scheduled business.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Brian Fredieu at 301-427-8505 at least five 
working days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: January 22, 2018.
Samuel D. Rauch, III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-01389 Filed 1-25-18; 8:45 am]