Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, 81528-81529 [2015-32866]

Download as PDF 81528 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / Notices committee/meetings.aspx?cid=246. Click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links to download. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Introductions Review and Discussion of Civil Rights Project Proposal: Environmental Justice and Coal Ash Disposal in Illinois Open Comment Future plans and actions Adjournment DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. CST. Public Call Information Dial: 888–481–2844. Conference ID: 2949512. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. Dated: December 23, 2015. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2015–32834 Filed 12–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Michigan Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Discuss Preparations for a Public Hearing Regarding the Civil Rights Impact of Civil Forfeiture Practices in the State U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Michigan Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. EST for the purpose of discussing preparations for a public hearing regarding the civil rights impact of civil forfeiture practices in the State. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 888–576–4398, conference ID: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Dec 29, 2015 Jkt 238001 3486198. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement at the end of the meeting. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines according to their regular wireless plans, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Member of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at http://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=255. Click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links to download. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Introductions Donna Budnick, Chair Preparatory Discussion for Public Hearing: Civil Rights Impact of Civil Forfeiture Practices in Michigan Future plans and actions Adjournment PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. EST. DATES: Public Call Information Dial: 888–576–4398. Conference ID: 3486198. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. Dated: December 23, 2015. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2015–32835 Filed 12–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE376 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 will hold a public meeting of its Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel (AP) and its Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish AP. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ocean Place Resort, 1 Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, NJ 07740; telephone: (732) 571–4000. 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFMC’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass AP and Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish AP will meet to provide input on a framework to modify the scup Gear Restricted Areas (GRAs). The scup GRAs are seasonally-effective areas where vessels fishing for or possessing black sea bass, longfin squid, or silver hake (also known as whiting) are E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / Notices prohibited from using trawl nets with codend mesh smaller than 5.0-inches in diameter. The Council has developed a range of alternatives for potential modifications to the GRA boundaries. The APs will provide feedback on those alternatives and may propose additional alternatives. More information, including a detailed agenda can be found at: www.mamfc.org. Special Accommodations The meeting is 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: December 24, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32866 Filed 12–29–15; 8:45 am] that is not bound by 75% of FMSY; comment on draft terms of reference for a 2016 benchmark stock assessment for witch flounder; receive an update on groundfish catch advice project; receive an update on the Council risk policy working group including an overview of current control rules. They will discuss other business as needed. 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 this meeting. 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 Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations 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. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 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 Scientific & Statistical Committee 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, January 20, 2016 beginning at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Boston Logan, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; phone: (617) 567–6789. 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: Dated: December 24, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32867 Filed 12–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Agenda The SSC will meet to: Consider identifying an ABC for witch flounder VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Dec 29, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Extension of Deep Seabed Exploration Licenses: Response to Comments Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Response to comments. AGENCY: Due to a clerical error, comments submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity on a requested extension of Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act exploration licenses were not considered until after the licenses were extended. After reviewing and considering those comments, NOAA has found that they provide no basis for reconsidering the requested license extensions or revising the now-extended licenses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Kerry Kehoe, Office for Coastal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81529 Management, National Ocean Service, 301–563–1151, kerry.kehoe@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 28, 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a notice in the Federal Register advising the public of a request from Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed Martin) to extend its two deep seabed mining exploration licenses (USA–1 and USA–4) issued under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act (DSHMRA). See 77 FR 12245. Comments on the proposed extensions were requested at that time. Following the February 28, 2012, Notice, NOAA published a second notice in the Federal Register announcing the extension of Licenses USA–1 and USA– 4 through 2017, and discussing several comments received on the extensions. See 77 FR 40586 (July 10, 2012). Comments submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), however, were not discussed in the July 10, 2012, notice. The CBD comments were received by NOAA but, due to a clerical error, the comments were not routed to the license extension reviewers who were unaware of CBD’s comments until after an inquiry was received from CBD following the July 10, 2012, publication of the extension notice. Upon review and consideration of CBD’s comments, NOAA determined that the extension of the exploration licenses should stand without modification as CBD’s comments were based on a misunderstanding of the nature and scope of the license extensions. Following the discovery of CBD’s comments, the relevant Staff from NOAA discussed the substance of the comments with CBD and described why CBD’s concerns as articulated in the comments were not relevant to the USA–1 and USA–4 license extensions. In addition, NOAA is now publishing a response to the CBD comments to address any public misconceptions about the extension of the deep seabed mining exploration Licenses USA–1 and USA–4. General Response to the CBD Comments The CBD comments pertain to activities not presently authorized pursuant to the license extensions. Instead, the CBD comments are relevant to at-sea exploration activities that, if pursued, would first require additional NOAA approvals. See 77 FR 12246. As discussed below, the extension of the Lockheed Martin exploration licenses merely serves to preserve the legal status and any domestic and international priority of rights that E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE376


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

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

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a public 
meeting of its Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel 
(AP) and its Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish AP.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 1 
p.m. to 5 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ocean Place Resort, 1 Ocean 
Boulevard, Long Branch, NJ 07740; telephone: (732) 571-4000.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFMC's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black 
Sea Bass AP and Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish AP will meet to provide 
input on a framework to modify the scup Gear Restricted Areas (GRAs). 
The scup GRAs are seasonally-effective areas where vessels fishing for 
or possessing black sea bass, longfin squid, or silver hake (also known 
as whiting) are

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prohibited from using trawl nets with codend mesh smaller than 5.0-
inches in diameter. The Council has developed a range of alternatives 
for potential modifications to the GRA boundaries. The APs will provide 
feedback on those alternatives and may propose additional alternatives. 
More information, including a detailed agenda can be found at: 
www.mamfc.org.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is 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: December 24, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-32866 Filed 12-29-15; 8:45 am]
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