Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 52449-52450 [2015-21447]

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The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold eight scoping hearings in September and October 2015 to solicit public input on a management action to prohibit the development of new, or expansion of existing directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species until adequate scientific information is available to promote ecosystem sustainability. The Council is also soliciting written comments through 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 2, 2015. The Council has not yet determined which type of action it will develop. The action could take the form of a new fishery management plan, an amendment to an existing fishery management plan, or another action. SUMMARY: OMB Control Number: 0640–0002. Form Number(s): 0640–002. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,633. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute to 210 minutes, depending upon function. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,516. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0. PO 00000 52449 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meetings will be held over several weeks between September 15, 2015 and October 1, 2015 as described below in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The Council will hold eight scoping meetings. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates, times, and locations. Addresses for written comments: Written comments may be sent through mail, email, or fax through 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 2, 2015. Comments may be mailed to: Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. Comments may be faxed to: Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council at fax: (302) 674–5399. 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Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries, Washington Regional Office Hearing Room, 943 Washington Square Mall, Highway 17, Washington, NC 27889; telephone: (252) 946–6481. 2. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 4th Floor Meeting Room, 2600 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607; telephone: (757) 247– 2200. 3. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Congress Hall Hotel, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08294; telephone: (844) 264–5030. 4. Monday September 21, 2015. 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Kingsborough Community College, Building T–3, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235; telephone: (718) 368–5000. 5. Monday, September 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., University of Rhode Island, Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882; telephone: (401) 874–6222. 6. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Marine Resources, Hearing Room, 205 North Bell Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 11733; telephone: (631) 444–0430. 7. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Worcester County Library, Ocean Pines Branch, Meeting Room, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD 21811; telephone: (410) 208–4014. 8. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Webinar. Information on how to connect to the webinar will be available on the events page of the Council Web site: www.mafmc.org/ council-events/. There will be an audio only option which will require a phone connection. The goal of this action is to proactively protect the ecosystem role of unmanaged forage species. In this context, ‘‘unmanaged’’ refers to species not currently managed by the MidAtlantic, New England, or South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, or the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The Council has not yet determined which type of action it will develop. The action could take the form of a new fishery management plan, an amendment to an existing fishery management plan, or another action. Scoping is the process of identifying issues, potential impacts, and a reasonable range of alternatives associated with a management action. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Aug 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 Scoping provides the first and best opportunity for the public to make suggestions and raise concerns about new Council actions. Public comments early in the development of this action will help the Council identify effective management alternatives and issues of concern. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 26, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21447 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P initial recommendations from the Scallop Plan Development Team (PDT) for FY 2016 and FY 2017 (default) fishery specifications (Framework 27). The Advisors will also provide input on potential Council work priorities for 2016 related to the scallop fishery management plan, and potentially identify recommendations for prioritizing the various potential work items. Staff will review from [draft analyses prepared for Amendment 19,] an action to address timing issues for fishery specifications, and advisors will identify preferred alternative recommendations. Staff will review progress on planning of a future workshop to discuss issues about potential inshore depletion. Finally, staff will review preliminary input from the PDT based on a Council motion to evaluate how to potentially improve information collected by observers on discard mortality and highgrading. Other business may be discussed. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Special Accommodations National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. RIN 0648–XE148 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; telephone: (617) 567–6789; fax: (617) 561–0798. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The Advisors will review preliminary 2015 scallop survey results and discuss PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 26, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21446 Filed 8–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE136 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16–17, 2015, from 9 a.m. on September 16 and conclude by 2 p.m. on September 17. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE150


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice; public scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold eight 
scoping hearings in September and October 2015 to solicit public input 
on a management action to prohibit the development of new, or expansion 
of existing directed fisheries on unmanaged forage species until 
adequate scientific information is available to promote ecosystem 
sustainability. The Council is also soliciting written comments through 
11:59 p.m. on Friday October 2, 2015. The Council has not yet 
determined which type of action it will develop. The action could take 
the form of a new fishery management plan, an amendment to an existing 
fishery management plan, or another action.

DATES: The meetings will be held over several weeks between September 
15, 2015 and October 1, 2015 as described below in SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Council will hold eight scoping meetings. See 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates, times, and locations.
    Addresses for written comments: Written comments may be sent 
through mail, email, or fax through 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 2, 
2015. Comments may be mailed to: Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 
201, Dover, DE 19901. Comments may be faxed to: Dr. Chris Moore, 
Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council at fax: 
(302) 674-5399. Comments may be emailed to Julia Beaty, Assistant 
Fishery Plan Coordinator, at jbeaty@mafmc.org. If sending comments 
through the mail, please write ``unmanaged forage scoping comments'' on 
the outside of the envelope. If sending comments through email or fax, 
please write ``unmanaged forage scoping comments'' in the subject line.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331; 
Web site: www.mafmc.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 
526-5255. More information, including background materials and 
information on meeting locations will be posted at www.mafmc.org/actions/unmanaged-forage.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The dates, times and locations of the 
scoping meetings are as follows:
    1. Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., North Carolina 
Department of Marine Fisheries, Washington Regional Office Hearing 
Room, 943 Washington Square Mall, Highway 17, Washington, NC 27889; 
telephone: (252) 946-6481.
    2. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Virginia Marine 
Resources Commission, 4th Floor Meeting Room, 2600 Washington Avenue, 
Newport News, VA 23607; telephone: (757) 247-2200.
    3. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Congress Hall 
Hotel, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08294; telephone: (844) 264-
5030.
    4. Monday September 21, 2015. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Kingsborough 
Community College, Building T-3, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 
11235; telephone: (718) 368-5000.
    5. Monday, September 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., University of 
Rhode Island, Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, 215 South Ferry Road, 
Narragansett, RI 02882; telephone: (401) 874-6222.
    6. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., New York 
Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Marine Resources, 
Hearing Room, 205 North Bell Mead Road, Suite 1, East Setauket, NY 
11733; telephone: (631) 444-0430.
    7. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Worcester 
County Library, Ocean Pines Branch, Meeting Room, 11107 Cathell Road, 
Berlin, MD 21811; telephone: (410) 208-4014.
    8. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Webinar. 
Information on how to connect to the webinar will be available on the 
events page of the Council Web site: www.mafmc.org/council-events/. 
There will be an audio only option which will require a phone 
connection.
    The goal of this action is to proactively protect the ecosystem 
role of unmanaged forage species. In this context, ``unmanaged'' refers 
to species not currently managed by the Mid-Atlantic, New England, or 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, or the Atlantic States 
Marine Fisheries Commission. The Council has not yet determined which 
type of action it will develop. The action could take the form of a new 
fishery management plan, an amendment to an existing fishery management 
plan, or another action.
    Scoping is the process of identifying issues, potential impacts, 
and a reasonable range of alternatives associated with a management 
action. Scoping provides the first and best opportunity for the public 
to make suggestions and raise concerns about new Council actions. 
Public comments early in the development of this action will help the 
Council identify effective management alternatives and issues of 
concern.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 26, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-21447 Filed 8-28-15; 8:45 am]
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