South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Hearings, 64395-64396 [2015-27006]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 205 / Friday, October 23, 2015 / Notices Type of Request: Regular (request for a new information collection). Number of Respondents: 56. Average Hours per Response: 2.5 hours. Burden Hours: 140. Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection. NOAA is mentoring student interns from the Monterey Institute for International Studies to estimate the market and non-market economic values associated with non-consumptive recreation uses (e.g. whale watching, other wildlife observation, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, beach activities, surfing, wind-surfing, kite boarding, paddle boarding, etc.) in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) for those accessing the MBNMS via ‘‘for hire’’ operation boats. We will conduct surveys of the for hire operations that take people out for non-consumptive recreation, to obtain total use by type of activity and the spatial use by type of activity. 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Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: October 20, 2015. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–26975 Filed 10–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE265 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will hold a series of public hearings pertaining to Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic and Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic. Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper FMP addresses management measures for blueline tilefish, yellowtail snapper and black sea bass. Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP addresses a commercial trip limit for the dolphin fishery in the Atlantic. DATES: The public hearings will be held via webinar with listening/comment stations from November 9–12, 2015. A webinar with listening/comment stations will be held November 9, 2015 for Regulatory Amendment 25. A webinar with listening/comment stations will be held November 12, 2015 for both Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 25 and Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 1. The public hearings will be conducted via webinar and accessible via the internet from the Council’s Web site at www.safmc.net. The hearings will begin at 6 p.m. Registration for each webinar is required. Registration information will be posted on the SAFMC Web site at www.safmc.net as it becomes available. Webinar registrants may test/confirm their computer set up for the webinar one hour prior to each hearing and contact Mike Collins at (843) 763–1050 to address any questions regarding webinar setup. Local listening/comment stations will be provided at the following locations: ADDRESSES: SUMMARY: Public Hearings for Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper FMP: 1. November 9, 2015—Local Listening/Comment Stations: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64395 31520–8687; phone: (912) 264–7218 and Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport, 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; phone: (843) 308– 9330. 2. November 12, 2015—Local Listening/Comment Station: Dare County Government Complex, Room 168, 1st Floor, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954; phone: (252) 475–5000; and Wingate by Wyndham (Hotel), 2465 State Route 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092; phone: (904) 824– 9229. Public Hearing for Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP 1. November 12, 2015—Local Listening/Comment Station: Dare County Government Complex, Room 168, 1st Floor, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954; phone: (252) 475–5000; and Wingate by Wyndham (Hotel), 2465 State Route 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092; phone: (904) 824– 9229. 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; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper FMP This amendment includes alternatives to: (1) For blueline tilefish, specify the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) for the South Atlantic, adjust Annual Catch Limit (ACL), Optimum Yield (OY) and other management parameters as necessary based on the new ABC; revise the commercial trip limit; and modify the recreational bag limit; (2) Modify the recreational and commercial fishing year and commercial Accountability Measures for yellowtail snapper; and (3) Increase the recreational bag limit for black sea bass. Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP This amendment includes management alternatives to: (1) Establish a commercial trip limit for dolphin. Written comments may be directed to Bob Mahood, Executive Director, SAFMC (see Council address) or via email to: Mike.Collins@safmc.net. Note that email comments should specify ‘‘Snapper Grouper Reg Amendment 25’’ E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 64396 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 205 / Friday, October 23, 2015 / Notices or ‘‘Dolphin Wahoo Reg Amend 1’’ in the Subject Line of the email according to the comment being submitted. Public hearing comments for both Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 25 and Dolphin Wahoo Regulatory Amendment 1 will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2015. Copies of the public hearing documents for each amendment will be posted on the Council’s Web site at www.safmc.net when they become available. During the webinars, Council staff will present an overview of the amendment and will be available for informal discussions and to answer questions via webinar. Members of the public will have an opportunity to go on record to record their comments for consideration by the Council. Area Council representatives will be present at the local comment stations. Special Accommodations These hearings 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. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 20, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–27006 Filed 10–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Fishery Management Council; Online Webinar National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of online webinar. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online webinar to review a revised west coast limited entry trawl individual fishing quota (IFQ) projection model developed by the Pacific Council’s Groundfish Management Team (GMT). The online SSC webinar is open to the public. DATES: The SSC webinar will commence at noon PST, Monday, November 9, 2015 and continue until 2 p.m. or as mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 necessary to complete business for the day. ADDRESSES: To attend the SSC webinar, please join online at http:// www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/ join-webinar and enter the webinar ID: 148–230–579, as well as your name and email address. Once you have joined the webinar, call the toll number 1 (914) 614–3221 and enter 117–723–807 when prompted for the audio access code. Then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback (see http://www.pcouncil.org/ wp-content/uploads/PFMC_Audio_ Diagram_GoToMeeting.pdf for best practices). System requirements for PCbased attendees: Windows 7, Vista, or XP; for Mac-based attendees: Mac OS X 10.5 or newer; and for mobile attendees: iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or Android tablet (see the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps). If you experience technical difficulties and would like assistance, please contact Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280, extension 425. A public listening station will also be provided at the Pacific Council office. Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The specific objectives of the SSC webinar are to review revisions to the GMT’s west coast limited entry trawl IFQ projection model to ensure the changes recommended by the SSC’s Groundfish and Economics Subcommittees in June were implemented and the model behaves as expected. During the webinar, the SSC will consider endorsing the GMT’s IFQ model to inform management decisions. No management actions will be decided in this webinar. Public comments during the webinar will be received from attendees at the discretion of the SSC chair. Although non-emergency issues not identified in the webinar agenda may come before the webinar participants for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this webinar. Formal action at the webinar 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 has been notified of the webinar participants’ intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The public listening station at the Pacific Council office is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the webinar date. Dated: October 20, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–27007 Filed 10–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE270 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This Exempted Fishing Permit would allow commercial fishing vessels to fish outside of the limited access sea scallop regulations in support of study investigating coastal spawning of winter flounder in Southern New England. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘DA15–063 CFF SNE Essential Fish Habitat Study EFP.’’ • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 205 (Friday, October 23, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64395-64396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27006]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE265


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public 
Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) will 
hold a series of public hearings pertaining to Regulatory Amendment 25 
to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South 
Atlantic and Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery 
Management Plan for the Atlantic. Regulatory Amendment 25 to the 
Snapper Grouper FMP addresses management measures for blueline 
tilefish, yellowtail snapper and black sea bass. Regulatory Amendment 1 
to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP addresses a commercial trip limit for the 
dolphin fishery in the Atlantic.

DATES: The public hearings will be held via webinar with listening/
comment stations from November 9-12, 2015. A webinar with listening/
comment stations will be held November 9, 2015 for Regulatory Amendment 
25. A webinar with listening/comment stations will be held November 12, 
2015 for both Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 25 and Dolphin Wahoo 
Regulatory Amendment 1.
    The public hearings will be conducted via webinar and accessible 
via the internet from the Council's Web site at www.safmc.net. The 
hearings will begin at 6 p.m. Registration for each webinar is 
required. Registration information will be posted on the SAFMC Web site 
at www.safmc.net as it becomes available. Webinar registrants may test/
confirm their computer set up for the webinar one hour prior to each 
hearing and contact Mike Collins at (843) 763-1050 to address any 
questions regarding webinar setup. Local listening/comment stations 
will be provided at the following locations:

ADDRESSES: 

Public Hearings for Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper FMP:

    1. November 9, 2015--Local Listening/Comment Stations: Georgia 
Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division, One 
Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520-8687; phone: (912) 264-7218 and 
Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport, 5265 International Boulevard, 
North Charleston, SC 29418; phone: (843) 308-9330.
    2. November 12, 2015--Local Listening/Comment Station: Dare County 
Government Complex, Room 168, 1st Floor, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, 
Manteo, NC 27954; phone: (252) 475-5000; and Wingate by Wyndham 
(Hotel), 2465 State Route 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092; phone: (904) 
824-9229.

Public Hearing for Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP

    1. November 12, 2015--Local Listening/Comment Station: Dare County 
Government Complex, Room 168, 1st Floor, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, 
Manteo, NC 27954; phone: (252) 475-5000; and Wingate by Wyndham 
(Hotel), 2465 State Route 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092; phone: (904) 
824-9229.
    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; phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; 
fax: (843) 769-4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Amendment 25 to the Snapper Grouper FMP

    This amendment includes alternatives to:
    (1) For blueline tilefish, specify the Acceptable Biological Catch 
(ABC) for the South Atlantic, adjust Annual Catch Limit (ACL), Optimum 
Yield (OY) and other management parameters as necessary based on the 
new ABC; revise the commercial trip limit; and modify the recreational 
bag limit;
    (2) Modify the recreational and commercial fishing year and 
commercial Accountability Measures for yellowtail snapper; and
    (3) Increase the recreational bag limit for black sea bass.

Regulatory Amendment 1 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP

    This amendment includes management alternatives to:
    (1) Establish a commercial trip limit for dolphin.
    Written comments may be directed to Bob Mahood, Executive Director, 
SAFMC (see Council address) or via email to: Mike.Collins@safmc.net. 
Note that email comments should specify ``Snapper Grouper Reg Amendment 
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or ``Dolphin Wahoo Reg Amend 1'' in the Subject Line of the email 
according to the comment being submitted. Public hearing comments for 
both Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 25 and Dolphin Wahoo 
Regulatory Amendment 1 will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 
2015. Copies of the public hearing documents for each amendment will be 
posted on the Council's Web site at www.safmc.net when they become 
available.
    During the webinars, Council staff will present an overview of the 
amendment and will be available for informal discussions and to answer 
questions via webinar. Members of the public will have an opportunity 
to go on record to record their comments for consideration by the 
Council. Area Council representatives will be present at the local 
comment stations.

Special Accommodations

    These hearings 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.

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


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

    Dated: October 20, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-27006 Filed 10-22-15; 8:45 am]
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