Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 23224-23225 [2013-09073]

Download as PDF 23224 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). The members will discuss and provide advice on issues outlined under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. Dated: April 15, 2013. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, performing the functions and duties of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. The meeting will be held May 9, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and May 10, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. [FR Doc. 2013–09148 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] On May 9, the meeting will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202–776–9145. On May 10, the meeting will be at the Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036; 202–293–8000. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427–8004; email: Mark.Holliday@noaa.gov. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC627 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Meetings of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Habitat & Environmental Protection Advisory Panel (AP); Coral AP; Joint Meeting of the Habitat & Environmental Protection AP and Coral AP; and Deepwater Shrimp AP. AGENCY: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ocs/mafac/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This agenda is subject to change. The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: Fisheries certification and sustainability, Endangered Species Act and current protected resources issues, outcomes of the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 conference and next steps, and NMFS budget. The meeting will include discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters and may include meetings of the standing subcommittees. The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold the AP meetings in North Charleston, SC. DATES: The meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 445–8667 or (843) 308–9330; fax: (843) 308–9331. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. Special Accommodations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Matters To Be Considered These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mark Holliday, MAFAC Executive Director; 301–427– 8004 by April 26, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: Habitat AP Agenda, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 1. Review draft Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) policy statements. 2. Review status of developing a state of the South Atlantic Habitat report. 3. Receive an update on regional ecosystem coordination and South PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Atlantic Habitat and Ecosystem Atlas/ Digital Dashboard. 4. Receive a project/permit update from NOAA Fisheries Habitat Conservation Division. Coral AP Agenda, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 1 p.m. Until 5 p.m. 1. Receive an update from NOAA Fisheries Habitat Conservation Division. 2. Receive an update on Coral Nursery Restoration Work and Utilization. 3. Receive an update on the status of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing of coral species. 4. Review Coral AP recommendations in Coral Amendment 8, pertaining to Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and transit through the Oculina HAPC. 5. Proceed with the election of a vicechair for the AP. Joint Habitat & Environmental Protection AP and Coral AP Agenda, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. Receive an update on Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) data. 2. Review Coral Amendment 8 and recommendations for protecting deepwater habitat complexes associated with extension proposals for Coral HAPCs. Deepwater Shrimp AP Agenda, Thursday, May 9, 2013, 9 a.m. Until 5 p.m. 1. Receive and discuss Coral Amendment 8, including a review of spatial information on habitat mapping and fishery activity for the modified Coral HAPC area alternatives. 2. Receive a presentation on VMS functionality from NMFS Office of Law Enforcement. 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 identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 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 auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: April 12, 2013. William D. Chappell, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09073 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Malcolm Mohead or Colette Cairns at (301) 427–8401. RIN 0648–XV04 Endangered Species; File Nos. 14759– 01 and 16375–01 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications for permit modification. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 [Joseph Hightower: Responsible Party], has applied in due form for permit modifications to take shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) for purposes of scientific research. SUMMARY: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before May 20, 2013. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File Nos. 14759–01 and 16375–01 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: • Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and • Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments on either application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division • By email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 the File No. in the subject line of the email); • By facsimile to (301) 713–0376; or • At the address listed above. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on the application would be appropriate. The subject permit modifications are requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 14759 was issued August 20, 2010 (75 FR 53278), and Permit No. 16375 was issued on April 6, 2012 (77 FR 21754) to the applicant listed above. Each permit currently authorizes the permit holder to assess the presence, abundance, and distribution of shortnose sturgeon and Atlantic sturgeon, respectively, within North Carolina rivers (Chowan, Roanoke, TarPamlico, Neuse, and Cape Fear) and estuaries (Albemarle Sound) using nonlethal sampling methods, using hydroacoustic surveys (side-scan, DIDSON) and gill nets. The permit holder is now requesting authorization to modify both permits to allow use of artificial substrates for characterizing spawning activity in the Roanoke and/ or Cape Fear Rivers. Specifically, it is proposed that artificial substrates be used for collecting up to 50 shortnose sturgeon and 50 Atlantic sturgeon early life stages (ELS) per river annually. Proposed sampling for ELS would be conducted up to the first impassible dam, i.e., river kilometer 221 in the Roanoke River and river kilometer 300 in the Cape Fear River. The artificial substrates for collecting sturgeon ELS would be made from floor buffing pads, approximately 2 feet in diameter, and these would anchored to the river bottom and marked with a buoy. The pads would be monitored at least twice per week during suspected spawning runs of either species. The modifications would be valid until the respective permits expire on August 19, 2015 (File No. 14759), and April 5, 2017 (File No. 16375). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23225 Dated: April 15, 2013. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09142 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a modification to a currently approved public information collection request (ICR) entitled Senior Corps Grant Application for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Wanda Carney, at (202) 606–6934 or email to wcarney@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800– 833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by email to: smar@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • 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; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 75 (Thursday, April 18, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23224-23225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09073]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC627


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Meetings of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's 
Habitat & Environmental Protection Advisory Panel (AP); Coral AP; Joint 
Meeting of the Habitat & Environmental Protection AP and Coral AP; and 
Deepwater Shrimp AP.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will 
hold the AP meetings in North Charleston, SC.

DATES: The meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 
until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 
International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 
445-8667 or (843) 308-9330; fax: (843) 308-9331.
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, SAFMC; telephone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; 
fax: (843) 769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The items of discussion in the individual 
meeting agendas are as follows:

Habitat AP Agenda, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    1. Review draft Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) policy statements.
    2. Review status of developing a state of the South Atlantic 
Habitat report.
    3. Receive an update on regional ecosystem coordination and South 
Atlantic Habitat and Ecosystem Atlas/Digital Dashboard.
    4. Receive a project/permit update from NOAA Fisheries Habitat 
Conservation Division.

Coral AP Agenda, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 1 p.m. Until 5 p.m.

    1. Receive an update from NOAA Fisheries Habitat Conservation 
Division.
    2. Receive an update on Coral Nursery Restoration Work and 
Utilization.
    3. Receive an update on the status of the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA) listing of coral species.
    4. Review Coral AP recommendations in Coral Amendment 8, pertaining 
to Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPCs) and transit 
through the Oculina HAPC.
    5. Proceed with the election of a vice-chair for the AP.

Joint Habitat & Environmental Protection AP and Coral AP Agenda, 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m.

    1. Receive an update on Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) data.
    2. Review Coral Amendment 8 and recommendations for protecting 
deepwater habitat complexes associated with extension proposals for 
Coral HAPCs.

Deepwater Shrimp AP Agenda, Thursday, May 9, 2013, 9 a.m. Until 5 p.m.

    1. Receive and discuss Coral Amendment 8, including a review of 
spatial information on habitat mapping and fishery activity for the 
modified Coral HAPC area alternatives.
    2. Receive a presentation on VMS functionality from NMFS Office of 
Law Enforcement.
    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 identified in this notice and any issues 
arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action 
under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens 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 auxiliary aids should be directed to the 
council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting.


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    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


    Dated: April 12, 2013.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-09073 Filed 4-17-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P