South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council)-Public Meetings, 95119-95121 [2016-30999]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,441. Average Hours per Response: 3 hours. Burden Hours: 4,323. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the shrimp fishery in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Regulations implementing the FMP require owners and operators (permit holders) of federally permitted shrimp vessels, if selected by NMFS, to carry an electronic logbook (ELB) on their vessel and participate in the NMFS-sponsored electronic logbook reporting program. ELBs provide a more precise means of estimating fishing effort than paper logbooks. Using ELBs to estimate fishing effort serves an important role to help estimate bycatch across the Gulf shrimp fleet. 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ACTION: Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on continuing information SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Written comments must be submitted on or before February 27, 2017. DATES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; or JJessup@ doc.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Cynthia Hanson, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; (978) 281–9180, or cynthia.hanson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 648.84(a),(b), and (d), 648.123(b)(3), 648.144(b)(1), 648.264(a)(5), and 697.21(a) and (b) require that Federal Fisheries permit holders using certain types of fishing gear, mark the gear with specified information for the purposes of vessel and gear identification (e.g., hull identification number, Federal fishing permit number, etc.). The regulations also specify how the gear is to be marked for the purposes of visibility (e.g., buoys, radar reflectors, etc.). The quantity of gear in this collection is distinguished by the number of attached end lines associated with each string of hooks, pots, or traps. As such, a single Federal permit holder may be responsible for marking several strings of a given gear type, or may use multiple different gear types that require marking. These gear marking requirements aid in fishery law enforcement, make the gear more visible to other vessels to aid in navigation, and provide other fisherman with information regarding the gear type being used to help prevent gear conflicts. No information is submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) as a result of this collection. The vessel’s hull identification number or other means of identification specified in the regulations must be affixed to the buoy or other part of the gear as specified in the regulations. Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0351. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals and households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,339. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute per string of gear. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,848. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $53,390 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 21, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–31192 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF097 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council)—Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings/ scoping meetings and question & answer session via Webinar. AGENCY: II. Method of Collection PO 00000 95119 The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 95120 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices hold a series of public hearings/scoping meetings on four amendments to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic Region: Amendment 43 addressing management options for red snapper and recreational reporting; Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management options based on the Council’s Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery; Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing commercial management options based on the Council’s Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery; and Amendment 44 addressing management measures for yellowtail snapper including allocations. Scoping comments will be accepted for Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 and the Vision Blueprint amendments. Public hearing comments will be accepted for Amendment 44. The Council will hold a Question & Answer Session via Webinar for measures proposed in Amendment 44 for yellowtail snapper and possible management actions pertaining to red snapper and recreational reporting to be addressed in Amendment 43. DATES: The series of public hearings/ scoping meetings/Webinars will begin at 6 p.m. on January 12, 2017 and end at close of business on February 8, 2017. Registration is required for Webinars. Registration information will be posted on the SAFMC Web site at http:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/publichearing-and-scoping-meeting-schedule/ as it becomes available. The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations: ADDRESSES: 1. January 12, 2017—Public scoping via Webinar for Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 (Recreational) and Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 (Commercial). 2. January 17, 2017—Question & Answer Session via webinar for Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 (yellowtail snapper) and Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (red snapper and recreational reporting). 3. January 18, 2017—Listening Station with emphasis on the Public Hearing for Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 (yellowtail snapper)—Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, 2nd Floor, Key West, FL 33040; Phone: 305/295-4385. Note: Public comment will be accepted on management measures Proposed in the public hearing document for in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 and scoping items in Amendment 43 and the Vision Blueprint Amendments. 4. January 19, 2017—Listening Station with emphasis on the Public Hearing for Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 (yellowtail snapper)—Hyatt Place Marathon, 1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050; Phone: 305/743– 1234. Note: Public comment will be accepted on management measures proposed in the Public hearing document for Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 and scoping items in Amendment 43 and the Vision Blueprint Amendments. 5. January 23, 2017—Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207: Phone 904/396–5100. 6. January 24, 2017—Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 1550 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931; Phone: 321/799–0003. 7. January 25, 2017—Flagler Place, 201 SW. Flagler Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994; Phone: 772/985–3863. 8. January 26, 2017—Hilton Key Largo, 97000 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037; Phone: 305/852–5553. 9. January 30, 2017—Murrells Inlet Community Center, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; Phone: 843/651–4152. 10. January 31, 2017—Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd., N. Charleston, SC 29418; Phone: 843/744– 4422. 11. February 1, 2017—Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, GA 31324; Phone: 912/445–0043. 12. February 6, 2017—Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; Phone: 910/763–5900. 13. February 7, 2017—Hatteras Community Center, 57689 NC Highway 12, Hatteras, NC 27943; Phone: 252– 986–2161 or 252/986–2109. 14. February 8, 2017—Doubletree by Hilton, 2717 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512; Phone: 252/ 240–1155. 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: Agenda The Council is soliciting public hearing comments on management measures proposed for yellowtail PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 snapper through Snapper Grouper Amendment 44. The amendment includes management actions and alternatives for shifts in allocations between commercial and recreational sectors as well as an action to merge current annual catch limits for yellowtail snapper in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. Public scoping meetings are being held for the following amendments: (1) Snapper Grouper Amendment 43—The red snapper fishery remains closed to harvest in federal waters in the South Atlantic. The stock continues to experience overfishing due to the number of discarded red snapper as fishermen target other species in the snapper grouper management complex. The Council is soliciting public input on ways to reduce the number of red snapper discards, improve the survivorship of discarded red snapper, improve estimates of private recreational catch and effort, and limit harvest of red snapper to below the annual catch limit if discards are reduced sufficiently. (2) Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Recreational Regulatory Amendment 26—The amendment includes items identified in the 2016–2020 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery pertaining to recreational management measures including removing size limits for deepwater species; re-evaluation of the shallow water grouper closure; re-evaluation of aggregate bag limits and specification of individual bag limits for some species; and modification to the recreational minimum size limit for black sea bass. (3) Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Commercial Regulatory Amendment 27—The amendment includes items identified in the 2016–2020 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery pertaining to commercial management measures including commercial split seasons for deepwater species, red porgy, and greater amberjack; re-evaluation of the shallow water grouper closure; trip limits and step-downs; and fishing year changes. Copies of the public hearing document, scoping documents, and other relevant information will be posted on the Council’s Web site at as they become available. Submitting Written Comments The Council requests that written comments be submitted using the online public comment form for each amendment available from the Council’s Web site at http://safmc.net/meetings/ public-hearing-and-scoping-meetingschedule. Click on the ‘‘Submit Written Comments’’ section of the page to access E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices individual links for providing comments. Comments submitted using the online comment forms are immediately posted to the Council’s Web site and available for all Council members and the public to view. Written comments may also be submitted by mail or by FAX. Comments may be submitted by mail to: Gregg Waugh, Executive Director, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. Fax comments to 843–769–4520. Public hearing and scoping comments for the amendments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2017. 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 business 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: December 20, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–30999 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF098 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Data Workshop for Atlantic blueline tilefish (Caulolatilus microps) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 50 Data Workshop for Atlantic blueline tilefish. AGENCY: The SEDAR 50 assessment(s) of the Atlantic stock(s) of blueline tilefish will consist of a series of workshops and Webinars: Stock ID Work Group Meeting; Data Workshop; Assessment Workshop and Webinars; and a Review Workshop. DATES: The SEDAR 50 Data Workshop will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017, and end at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, to view the agenda see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 the timely completion of discussion relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the time established by this notice. Additional SEDAR 50 workshops and Webinar dates and times will publish in a subsequent issue in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Meeting Address: The SEDAR 50 Data Workshop will be held at the Town and Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407, 843–571–1000. SEDAR address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405 or on their Web site, at www.sedarweb.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Byrd, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone (843) 571– 4366; email: julia.byrd@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing Webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include: Data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95121 and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion at the Data Workshop are as follows: 1. Participants will evaluate all available data and select appropriate sources for providing information on life history characteristics, catch statistics, discard estimates, length and age composition, and fishery independent and fishery dependent measures of stock abundance, as specified in the Terms of Reference for the workshop, to develop an assessment data set and associated documentation. 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 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business 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: December 20, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF097


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council)--Public 
Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearings/scoping meetings and question & 
answer session via Webinar.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will

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hold a series of public hearings/scoping meetings on four amendments to 
the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South 
Atlantic Region:
    Amendment 43 addressing management options for red snapper and 
recreational reporting;
    Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational 
management options based on the Council's Vision Blueprint for the 
Snapper Grouper Fishery;
    Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing commercial 
management options based on the Council's Vision Blueprint for the 
Snapper Grouper Fishery; and
    Amendment 44 addressing management measures for yellowtail snapper 
including allocations.
    Scoping comments will be accepted for Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 
and the Vision Blueprint amendments. Public hearing comments will be 
accepted for Amendment 44. The Council will hold a Question & Answer 
Session via Webinar for measures proposed in Amendment 44 for 
yellowtail snapper and possible management actions pertaining to red 
snapper and recreational reporting to be addressed in Amendment 43.

DATES: The series of public hearings/scoping meetings/Webinars will 
begin at 6 p.m. on January 12, 2017 and end at close of business on 
February 8, 2017. Registration is required for Webinars. Registration 
information will be posted on the SAFMC Web site at http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearing-and-scoping-meeting-schedule/ as it 
becomes available. The meetings will be held on the following dates and 
locations:

ADDRESSES: 
    1. January 12, 2017--Public scoping via Webinar for Vision 
Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 (Recreational) and Vision Blueprint 
Regulatory Amendment 27 (Commercial).
    2. January 17, 2017--Question & Answer Session via webinar for 
Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 (yellowtail snapper) and Snapper Grouper 
Amendment 43 (red snapper and recreational reporting).
    3. January 18, 2017--Listening Station with emphasis on the Public 
Hearing for Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 (yellowtail snapper)--Harvey 
Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, 2nd Floor, Key West, FL 33040; 
Phone: 305/295-4385. Note: Public comment will be accepted on 
management measures Proposed in the public hearing document for in the 
Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 and scoping items in Amendment 43 and the 
Vision Blueprint Amendments.
    4. January 19, 2017--Listening Station with emphasis on the Public 
Hearing for Snapper Grouper Amendment 44 (yellowtail snapper)--Hyatt 
Place Marathon, 1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050; Phone: 305/
743-1234. Note: Public comment will be accepted on management measures 
proposed in the Public hearing document for Snapper Grouper Amendment 
44 and scoping items in Amendment 43 and the Vision Blueprint 
Amendments.
    5. January 23, 2017--Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, 1515 
Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207: Phone 904/396-5100.
    6. January 24, 2017--Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 1550 N. 
Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931; Phone: 321/799-0003.
    7. January 25, 2017--Flagler Place, 201 SW. Flagler Avenue, Stuart, 
FL 34994; Phone: 772/985-3863.
    8. January 26, 2017--Hilton Key Largo, 97000 Overseas Highway, Key 
Largo, FL 33037; Phone: 305/852-5553.
    9. January 30, 2017--Murrells Inlet Community Center, 4450 Murrells 
Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; Phone: 843/651-4152.
    10. January 31, 2017--Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd., 
N. Charleston, SC 29418; Phone: 843/744-4422.
    11. February 1, 2017--Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street, 
Richmond Hill, GA 31324; Phone: 912/445-0043.
    12. February 6, 2017--Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water 
Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; Phone: 910/763-5900.
    13. February 7, 2017--Hatteras Community Center, 57689 NC Highway 
12, Hatteras, NC 27943; Phone: 252-986-2161 or 252/986-2109.
    14. February 8, 2017--Doubletree by Hilton, 2717 W. Fort Macon 
Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512; Phone: 252/240-1155.
    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: 

Agenda

    The Council is soliciting public hearing comments on management 
measures proposed for yellowtail snapper through Snapper Grouper 
Amendment 44. The amendment includes management actions and 
alternatives for shifts in allocations between commercial and 
recreational sectors as well as an action to merge current annual catch 
limits for yellowtail snapper in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.
    Public scoping meetings are being held for the following 
amendments:
    (1) Snapper Grouper Amendment 43--The red snapper fishery remains 
closed to harvest in federal waters in the South Atlantic. The stock 
continues to experience overfishing due to the number of discarded red 
snapper as fishermen target other species in the snapper grouper 
management complex.
    The Council is soliciting public input on ways to reduce the number 
of red snapper discards, improve the survivorship of discarded red 
snapper, improve estimates of private recreational catch and effort, 
and limit harvest of red snapper to below the annual catch limit if 
discards are reduced sufficiently.
    (2) Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Recreational Regulatory 
Amendment 26--The amendment includes items identified in the 2016-2020 
Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery pertaining to 
recreational management measures including removing size limits for 
deepwater species; re-evaluation of the shallow water grouper closure; 
re-evaluation of aggregate bag limits and specification of individual 
bag limits for some species; and modification to the recreational 
minimum size limit for black sea bass.
    (3) Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Commercial Regulatory 
Amendment 27--The amendment includes items identified in the 2016-2020 
Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery pertaining to 
commercial management measures including commercial split seasons for 
deepwater species, red porgy, and greater amberjack; re-evaluation of 
the shallow water grouper closure; trip limits and step-downs; and 
fishing year changes.
    Copies of the public hearing document, scoping documents, and other 
relevant information will be posted on the Council's Web site at as 
they become available.

Submitting Written Comments

    The Council requests that written comments be submitted using the 
online public comment form for each amendment available from the 
Council's Web site at http://safmc.net/meetings/public-hearing-and-scoping-meeting-schedule. Click on the ``Submit Written Comments'' 
section of the page to access

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individual links for providing comments. Comments submitted using the 
online comment forms are immediately posted to the Council's Web site 
and available for all Council members and the public to view.
    Written comments may also be submitted by mail or by FAX. Comments 
may be submitted by mail to: Gregg Waugh, Executive Director, SAFMC, 
4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. Fax 
comments to 843-769-4520.
    Public hearing and scoping comments for the amendments will be 
accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2017.

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 business 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: December 20, 2016.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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