Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Scoping Process, 32745-32746 [2010-13861]

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[FR Doc. 2010–13895 Filed 6–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–AY26 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Scoping Process AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS); notice of initiation of scoping process; notice of scoping meetings; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Jun 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 announces its intent to prepare an amendment (Amendment 14) to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) and to prepare an EIS to analyze the impacts of any proposed management measures. This amendment may address one or more of the following issues: The implementation of catch share systems for the squid fisheries; the need for additional fishery monitoring to determine the significance of river herring and shad incidental catch in the MSB fisheries; and the effectiveness and impacts of management measures to minimize bycatch and/or incidental catch of river herrings and shads. The Council is initiating a public process to determine the scope of alternatives to be addressed in the amendment and EIS. NMFS and the Council are alerting the interested public of the commencement of the scoping process and providing for public participation in compliance with environmental documentation requirements. DATES: Public comments on Amendment 14 scoping must be received no later than 5 p.m., eastern standard time, on July 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Written comments on Amendment 14 may be sent by any of the following methods: • E-mail to the following address: info1@mafmc.org. Include ‘‘Scoping Comments on MSB 14’’ in the subject line; • Mail to Dan Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Scoping Comments on MSB 14;’’ or • Fax to Dan Furlong, (302) 674– 5399. Include ‘‘Scoping Comments on MSB 14’’ in the fax. Requests for copies of the scoping document and other information should be directed to Dan Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901, tollfree telephone: (877) 446–2362. The scoping document is also accessible via the Internet at http://www.mafmc.org/ fmp/msb.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Furlong, Executive Director, MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council. Toll-free telephone: (877) 446–2362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Council initiated Amendment 14 to the MSB FMP for two reasons: (1) There are concerns among some stakeholders that there may be too much PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32745 harvesting capacity in the squid (both Loligo and Illex) fisheries and that uncontrolled activation of latent capacity could cause negative economic effects for participants. Implementation of catch shares may address some of these concerns; and (2) There is concern by some stakeholders that more should be done to monitor and/or minimize the incidental catch of river herrings (blueback and alewife) and shads (American and hickory) in the MSB fisheries, especially given the currently low levels of monitoring in the MSB fisheries and the likely poor stock status of shads and river herrings. Related to the first concern, this amendment may address one or more of the following issues: The implementation of catch share systems for the squid fisheries to further refine the existing management process, the biological and socio-economic outcomes of a catch share system and how such outcomes depend on specific program design features, and the possible need for changes to existing information collection processes if a catch share system is implemented. Related to the second concern, the amendment may address: The need for additional fishery monitoring to determine the significance of river herring and shad incidental catch in the MSB fisheries, and the effectiveness and impacts of possible management measures to minimize bycatch and/or incidental catch of river herrings and shads in the MSB fisheries. The Council will gather information during the scoping period. This is the first and best opportunity for members of the public to raise concerns related to the scope of issues that will be considered in Amendment 14. The Council needs your input both to identify management issues and develop effective alternatives. Your comments early in the amendment development process will help us address issues of public concern in a thorough and appropriate manner. Comments can be made in writing or made verbally during the scoping hearings. The Council announced the scoping meeting dates in a separate Federal Register notice published on May 27, 2010 (75 FR 29725). If the Council decides to move forward with Amendment 14, the Council will develop a range of management alternatives to be considered and prepare an EIS to analyze the impacts of the management alternatives being considered as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. Impacts may be direct, individual, or cumulative. A draft EIS will be distributed for public review. During a 45–day public E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 32746 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 9, 2010 / Notices comment period, which will include public hearings, the public may comment on the draft EIS. Following a review of the comments, the Council will then choose final preferred management measures for submission with the final EIS to the Secretary of Commerce for publishing of a proposed and then final rule, both of which have additional comment periods. Scoping Hearing Schedule Scoping hearings will be held on the following dates: June 14, 2010, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Hilton Garden Inn, Providence Airport/ Warwick, One Thuber Street, Warwick, RI 02886, 401–734–9600; June 15, 2010, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Holiday Inn Express East End, 1707 Old country Rd., Route 58, Riverhead, NY 11901, 631–548–1000; June 17, 2010, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, 609–884–6592; and June 23, 2010, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, VA 23607. Special Accommodations The scoping hearings are accessible to people with physical disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Dan Furlong (see ADDRESSES above) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 4, 2010. Carrie Selberg, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–13861 Filed 6–4–10; 4:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XW83 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); assessment webinars II through IV for SEDAR 22 yellowedge grouper and tilefish. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 22 Gulf of Mexico yellowedge grouper and tilefish assessment webinars II through IV. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Jun 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: The SEDAR 22 assessments of the Gulf of Mexico stocks of yellowedge grouper and tilefish will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: a Data Workshop, a series of Assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The second, third, and fourth SEDAR 22 Assessment Process webinars will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, July 21, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 5:00 pm (EDT), and Thursday, August 12, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie Neer at SEDAR (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. A listening station will be available at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council office located at 2203 N Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. Those interested in participating via the listening station should contact Julie Neer at SEDAR (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 1 day prior to the webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A Neer, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. SEDAR 22 Assessment webinars II through IV: Using datasets recommended from the Data Workshop, participants will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Meeting Schedule: Webinar II: July 1, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) Webinar III: July 21, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) Webinar IV: August 12, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) 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 MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 4, 2010. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–13840 Filed 6–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-AY26


Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, 
Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Scoping Process

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

ACTION:  Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement 
(EIS); notice of initiation of scoping process; notice of scoping 
meetings; request for comments.

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SUMMARY:  The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) 
announces its intent to prepare an amendment (Amendment 14) to the 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and 
Butterfish (MSB) and to prepare an EIS to analyze the impacts of any 
proposed management measures. This amendment may address one or more of 
the following issues: The implementation of catch share systems for the 
squid fisheries; the need for additional fishery monitoring to 
determine the significance of river herring and shad incidental catch 
in the MSB fisheries; and the effectiveness and impacts of management 
measures to minimize bycatch and/or incidental catch of river herrings 
and shads. The Council is initiating a public process to determine the 
scope of alternatives to be addressed in the amendment and EIS. NMFS 
and the Council are alerting the interested public of the commencement 
of the scoping process and providing for public participation in 
compliance with environmental documentation requirements.

DATES:  Public comments on Amendment 14 scoping must be received no 
later than 5 p.m., eastern standard time, on July 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES:  Written comments on Amendment 14 may be sent by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail to the following address: info1@mafmc.org. Include 
``Scoping Comments on MSB 14'' in the subject line;
     Mail to Dan Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, 
DE 19901. Mark the outside of the envelope ``Scoping Comments on MSB 
14;'' or
     Fax to Dan Furlong, (302) 674-5399. Include ``Scoping 
Comments on MSB 14'' in the fax.
    Requests for copies of the scoping document and other information 
should be directed to Dan Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, 
DE 19901, toll-free telephone: (877) 446-2362. The scoping document is 
also accessible via the Internet at http://www.mafmc.org/fmp/msb.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dan Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Toll-free telephone: (877) 446-
2362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Council initiated Amendment 14 to the MSB FMP for two reasons: 
(1) There are concerns among some stakeholders that there may be too 
much harvesting capacity in the squid (both Loligo and Illex) fisheries 
and that uncontrolled activation of latent capacity could cause 
negative economic effects for participants. Implementation of catch 
shares may address some of these concerns; and (2) There is concern by 
some stakeholders that more should be done to monitor and/or minimize 
the incidental catch of river herrings (blueback and alewife) and shads 
(American and hickory) in the MSB fisheries, especially given the 
currently low levels of monitoring in the MSB fisheries and the likely 
poor stock status of shads and river herrings.
    Related to the first concern, this amendment may address one or 
more of the following issues: The implementation of catch share systems 
for the squid fisheries to further refine the existing management 
process, the biological and socio-economic outcomes of a catch share 
system and how such outcomes depend on specific program design 
features, and the possible need for changes to existing information 
collection processes if a catch share system is implemented. Related to 
the second concern, the amendment may address: The need for additional 
fishery monitoring to determine the significance of river herring and 
shad incidental catch in the MSB fisheries, and the effectiveness and 
impacts of possible management measures to minimize bycatch and/or 
incidental catch of river herrings and shads in the MSB fisheries.
     The Council will gather information during the scoping period. 
This is the first and best opportunity for members of the public to 
raise concerns related to the scope of issues that will be considered 
in Amendment 14. The Council needs your input both to identify 
management issues and develop effective alternatives. Your comments 
early in the amendment development process will help us address issues 
of public concern in a thorough and appropriate manner. Comments can be 
made in writing or made verbally during the scoping hearings. The 
Council announced the scoping meeting dates in a separate Federal 
Register notice published on May 27, 2010 (75 FR 29725). If the Council 
decides to move forward with Amendment 14, the Council will develop a 
range of management alternatives to be considered and prepare an EIS to 
analyze the impacts of the management alternatives being considered as 
required by the National Environmental Policy Act. Impacts may be 
direct, individual, or cumulative. A draft EIS will be distributed for 
public review. During a 45-day public

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comment period, which will include public hearings, the public may 
comment on the draft EIS. Following a review of the comments, the 
Council will then choose final preferred management measures for 
submission with the final EIS to the Secretary of Commerce for 
publishing of a proposed and then final rule, both of which have 
additional comment periods.

Scoping Hearing Schedule

    Scoping hearings will be held on the following dates:
     June 14, 2010, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Hilton Garden Inn, Providence 
Airport/Warwick, One Thuber Street, Warwick, RI 02886, 401-734-9600;
     June 15, 2010, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Holiday Inn Express East End, 1707 
Old country Rd., Route 58, Riverhead, NY 11901, 631-548-1000;
     June 17, 2010, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave, Cape 
May, NJ 08204, 609-884-6592; and
     June 23, 2010, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Virginia Marine Resources 
Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, VA 23607.

Special Accommodations

    The scoping hearings are accessible to people with physical 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Dan Furlong (see ADDRESSES above) 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: June 4, 2010.
Carrie Selberg,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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