[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 91 (Monday, May 11, 2020)]
[Page 27720]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10023]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XV181]

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: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) will 
host a virtual meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC), 
consisting of the Regional Fishery Management Council chairs, vice 
chairs, and executive directors on May 27 to May 28, 2020. 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. All 
sessions are open to the public and time will be set aside for public 
comments at the end of each session.

DATES: The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 
27, 2020, recess at 5:30 p.m. Eastern, reconvene at 1:30 p.m. Eastern 
on Wednesday, May 28, 2018, and adjourn by 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held online via WebEx. A link to the 
conference and instructions for submitting public comment will be 
available at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/partners/council-coordination-committee and http://www.fisherycouncils.org/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Pieper by email at 
[email protected] or at (301) 427-8500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Reauthorization Act established the CCC. The CCC 
consists of the chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors of each of 
the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils or other Council members 
or staff. Updates to this meeting and additional information will be 
posted on https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/partners/council-coordination-committee and http://www.fisherycouncils.org/ when 

Proposed Agenda

Wednesday, May 27, 2020--1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern

1. Welcome/Introductions
2. Recent issues with Council Operations and NMFS Rulemaking
3. CARES Act--$300M stimulus package for fisheries and aquaculture
4. NMFS Updates
    a. Priorities
    b. NS1 Technical Guidance Workgroups
    c. Status of NMFS Policy Directives/Prioritization development
    d. NEPA Policy Update including Functional Equivalency
    e. Status of Bycatch Initiatives
    f. NMFS Guidance on Changing Stock Status from Known to Unknown
    g. Offshore Wind Issues
5. Public Comment

Thursday, May 28, 2020--1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern

1. Management and Budget Update
2. Legislative Issues
3. CCC Committees/Working Groups
    a. Scientific Coordination Subcommittee
    b. Habitat Working Group
4. Administrative
    a. Update on Voting Recusals
    b. Freedom of Information Act
5. Other Business
6. Public Comment
    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

    If you have particular access needs please contact Nicholas Pieper 
at [email protected] prior to the meeting for accommodation.

    Dated: May 6, 2020.
H[eacute]l[egrave]ne Scalliet,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-10023 Filed 5-8-20; 8:45 am]