Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 65867-65868 [2012-26795]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices incidental takes of ESA-listed sea turtles under the jurisdiction of NMFS. NMFS will publish a record of its final action in the Federal Register. We will also make any final NEPA documents available to the public. Dated: October 25, 2012. Helen M. Golde, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26791 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC329 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings 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. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) announces its intent to prepare an amendment (Amendment 15) 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. The Council is initiating a public process to determine the scope of alternatives to be addressed in the amendment and EIS. This amendment currently will address the following issue: Whether the Council should begin direct federal management of river herrings (alewife and/or blueback herring) and/or shads (American and/or hickory). Additional issues may be added depending on the outcome of the scoping process. 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. SUMMARY: Public comments on Amendment 15 scoping must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., eastern standard time, on December 5, 2012. Scoping hearings will be held on the following dates: • Nov 14, 2012, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.: Internet Webinar: https:// www1.gotomeeting.com/register/ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:08 Oct 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 268451473; While anyone with internet access can join the webinar, there will also be a listening post at: Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Newport News, VA 23607, (757) 247– 2200. • Nov 15, 2012, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Internet Webinar: https:// www1.gotomeeting.com/register/ 625483785; While anyone with internet access can join the webinar, there will also be a listening post at: New York Marine Resources Bureau Headquarters; 205 North Belle Mead Rd., Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733, (631) 444–0430. • Nov 19, 2012, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204, 888–944–1816. • Nov 20, 2012, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Radisson Hotel Providence Airport; 2081 Post Road; Warwick, RI 401–739– 3000. ADDRESSES: Written comments on Amendment 15 may be sent by any of the following methods: • Email to the following address: nmfs.ner.msbam15@noaa.gov. Include ‘‘Scoping Comments on MSB 15’’ in the subject; • Mail to Chris Moore, Ph.D., 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 15’’ or • Fax to Chris Moore, Ph.D., (302) 674–5399. Include ‘‘Scoping Comments on MSB 15’’ in the fax. Requests for copies of the scoping document and other information should be directed to Chris Moore, Ph.D., 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: Chris Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Toll-free telephone: (877) 446– 2362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this amendment is to consider measures for direct river herring and shad (RH/S) management by the Council. Currently, RH/S are managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) but there are interactions with federal fisheries in federal waters. More direct management by the Council may help RH/S conservation efforts, which do not appear to have yet rebuilt many RH/S stocks. The amendment will consider whether the current management PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65867 framework for river herring and shad is sufficient for conservation and management of these species and whether Federal management under the Magnuson-Stevens Act would address any deficiencies and/or inefficiencies. If management under the MagnusonStevens Act can address those issues, the amendment will consider a range of measures for Federal involvement/ management. More details on the topics addressed in this supplementary information section may be found in the Amendment 15 scoping document (see above for how to obtain scoping document). The Council will first 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 15. 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, electronically, or during the scoping hearings as described above. If the Council decides to move forward with Amendment 15, the Council will develop a range of management alternatives to be considered and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the impacts of the management alternatives being considered as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Impacts may be direct, indirect, individual, or cumulative. A draft EIS will be distributed for public review. During a 45-day public comment period (which will also include public hearings) the public may comment on any aspect of the draft EIS. Following a review of the comments, the Council will then choose 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. 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 Chris Moore, Ph.D. (see contact info above) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Please contact Jason Didden at jdidden@mafmc.org or (302) 526–5254 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date if you would like to confirm that your computer is set up to access the webinar. The webinar works for most E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 65868 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2012 / Notices computers, but sometimes there are technical problems with remote voice communication from online participants. In such cases, participants may still use a chat feature in the webinar to submit written comments or questions. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 26, 2012. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background Current Action CNCS seeks only to revise the burden hour information to reflect current volume and to amend the Privacy Act statements in these forms. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner Frm 00017 Dated: October 25, 2012. Maggie Taylor-Coates, Chief Trust Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–26785 Filed 10–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Surplus Properties at Naval Station Newport, RI and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the disposal and reuse of surplus properties at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, per Public Law 101–510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). The surplus properties include: the former Naval SUMMARY: The Enrollment Form is used by AmeriCorps members and program staff to enroll in the National Service Trust. The Exit Form is used by AmeriCorps members and program staff to document the completion of their term of service. This information is also collected electronically. PO 00000 as the existing application. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC329


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings

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 15) 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. The Council is initiating a public 
process to determine the scope of alternatives to be addressed in the 
amendment and EIS. This amendment currently will address the following 
issue: Whether the Council should begin direct federal management of 
river herrings (alewife and/or blueback herring) and/or shads (American 
and/or hickory). Additional issues may be added depending on the 
outcome of the scoping process. 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 15 scoping must be received no 
later than 11:59 p.m., eastern standard time, on December 5, 2012. 
Scoping hearings will be held on the following dates:
     Nov 14, 2012, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Internet Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/268451473; While anyone with internet 
access can join the webinar, there will also be a listening post at: 
Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd 
Floor, Newport News, VA 23607, (757) 247-2200.
     Nov 15, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Internet Webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/625483785; While anyone with internet 
access can join the webinar, there will also be a listening post at: 
New York Marine Resources Bureau Headquarters; 205 North Belle Mead 
Rd., Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733, (631) 444-0430.
     Nov 19, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave, 
Cape May, NJ 08204, 888-944-1816.
     Nov 20, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Radisson Hotel Providence 
Airport; 2081 Post Road; Warwick, RI 401-739-3000.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on Amendment 15 may be sent by any of the 
following methods:
     Email to the following address: nmfs.ner.msbam15@noaa.gov. 
Include ``Scoping Comments on MSB 15'' in the subject;
     Mail to Chris Moore, Ph.D., 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 15'' or
     Fax to Chris Moore, Ph.D., (302) 674-5399. Include 
``Scoping Comments on MSB 15'' in the fax.
    Requests for copies of the scoping document and other information 
should be directed to Chris Moore, Ph.D., 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: Chris Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Toll-free telephone: 
(877) 446-2362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this amendment is to consider 
measures for direct river herring and shad (RH/S) management by the 
Council. Currently, RH/S are managed by the Atlantic States Marine 
Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) but there are interactions with federal 
fisheries in federal waters. More direct management by the Council may 
help RH/S conservation efforts, which do not appear to have yet rebuilt 
many RH/S stocks. The amendment will consider whether the current 
management framework for river herring and shad is sufficient for 
conservation and management of these species and whether Federal 
management under the Magnuson-Stevens Act would address any 
deficiencies and/or inefficiencies. If management under the Magnuson-
Stevens Act can address those issues, the amendment will consider a 
range of measures for Federal involvement/management. More details on 
the topics addressed in this supplementary information section may be 
found in the Amendment 15 scoping document (see above for how to obtain 
scoping document).
    The Council will first 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 15. 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, electronically, or during the scoping 
hearings as described above. If the Council decides to move forward 
with Amendment 15, the Council will develop a range of management 
alternatives to be considered and prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) to analyze the impacts of the management alternatives 
being considered as required by the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA). Impacts may be direct, indirect, individual, or cumulative. A 
draft EIS will be distributed for public review. During a 45-day public 
comment period (which will also include public hearings) the public may 
comment on any aspect of the draft EIS. Following a review of the 
comments, the Council will then choose 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.
    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 Chris 
Moore, Ph.D. (see contact info above) at least 5 days prior to the 
meeting date. Please contact Jason Didden at jdidden@mafmc.org or (302) 
526-5254 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date if you would like to 
confirm that your computer is set up to access the webinar. The webinar 
works for most

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computers, but sometimes there are technical problems with remote voice 
communication from online participants. In such cases, participants may 
still use a chat feature in the webinar to submit written comments or 
questions.

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

    Dated: October 26, 2012.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-26795 Filed 10-30-12; 8:45 am]
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