Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 16027-16028 [2017-06377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF314 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold two training workshops for its forhire advisory panel members and other for-hire operators for purposes of providing instruction on electronic reporting of for-hire Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs). DATES: The meetings will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and Thursday April 27, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The workshops will be held: Tuesday, April 25, at the Hilton Mystic Hotel 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic CT 06355; phone: (860) 572–0731. Thursday, April 27, at the Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; phone: (410) 859– 8400. Participation is limited to 30 individuals in each workshop due to space limitations. To ensure attendance, please register at http:// www.mafmc.org/forms/evtr-workshopregistration or email the workshop coordinator at aloftus@ andrewloftus.com. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Loftus, eVTR Outreach Workshop Coordinator; telephone: (410) 295–5997; email: aloftus@ andrewloftus.com or Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the proposed agenda and briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council has submitted a Regulatory Omnibus Framework Adjustment to NMFS requiring that for-hire vessels submit VTRs electronically starting 6 months following publication of the final rule in the Federal Register for all Council-managed fisheries that require for-hire VTR reporting. This action would change the method of transmitting VTRs—the required data sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 elements would not change. VTRs would be required to be completed before arriving at the dock, and electronic reports would have to be submitted within 48 hours after docking. These workshops will provide training for the Council’s for-hire advisory panel members and the public in preparation for this action. 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: March 28, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06375 Filed 3–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF321 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of meetings of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and SSC Socio-Economic Panel (SEP). AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its SSC and SEP. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEP will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, 2017; and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The SSC will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meetings will be held at the Town & Country Inn and Suites, 2008 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407; phone: (800) 334–6660 or (843) 571–1000; fax: (843) 766–9444. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16027 Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571– 4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@ safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items will be discussed by the SEP and SSC during these meetings: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SEP Meeting, Monday, April 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12 Noon 1. Human environment sections of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan. 2. Snapper Grouper socio-economic profile. 3. Potential socio-economic survey in the South Atlantic. 4. Socio-economic components of the charter/headboat logbook questionnaire. 5. Analysis of fishing behavior. 6. Economic and social indicators of stock abundance. 7. Recent and developing Council actions. SSC Meeting, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until Thursday, April 27, 2017, 3 p.m. 1. Receive updates on 2016–2017 landings, annual catch limits (ACLs), Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs) and accountability measures (AMs) the Southeast Fishery Independent Survey (SEFIS) fishery independent index; planning for the next meeting of the Council Coordination Committee’s Scientific Coordination Committee; recent Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) stock assessment program activities including review of Vermilion Snapper Terms of Reference and assessment project schedule; the proposed research track assessment approach; and Council future assessment priorities. 2. Review updated golden tilefish projections and further consider fishing level recommendations. 3. Review the Red Grouper Stock Assessment and provide fishing level recommendations. 4. Discuss ABC Control Rule modifications. 5. Review Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (management options for red snapper and recreational reporting) and consider the Council request to work with the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) to explore approaches for obtaining an ABC for red snapper. 6. Discuss uncertainty in the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) estimates and a future joint SSC meeting with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s SSC. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 16028 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Notices 7. Review the South Atlantic Research Plan and make research recommendations. 8. Review and comment on the NOAA Fisheries draft Stock Assessment Improvement Plan. 9. Discuss using the SSC’s Complex Analysis Review process for the black sea bass bag and size limit analysis. 10. Provide guidance on the SSC’s future review of natural mortality estimation. 11. Receive updates and progress reports on ongoing Council amendments and activities, including the Citizen Science Program. 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Written comment on SSC agenda topics is to be distributed to the Committee through the Council office, similar to all other briefing materials. Written comment to be considered by the SSC shall be provided to the Council office no later than one week prior to an SSC meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for submission of written comment is 12 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Multiple opportunities for comment on agenda items will be provided during SSC meetings. Open comment periods will be provided at the start of the meeting and near the conclusion. Those interested in providing comment should indicate such in the manner requested by the Chair, who will then recognize individuals to provide comment. Additional opportunities for comment on specific agenda items will be provided, as each item is discussed, between initial presentations and SSC discussion. Those interested in providing comment should indicate such in the manner requested by the Chair, who will then recognize individuals to provide comment. All comments are part of the record of the meeting. Special Accommodations These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 28, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06377 Filed 3–30–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Inland Waterways Users Board (‘‘the Board’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This committee’s charter is being renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(d). The charter and contact information for the Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be obtained at http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. The Board provides the Secretary of Defense, through the Secretary of the Army and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to construction and rehabilitation priorities and spending levels on the commercial navigation features and components of the U.S. inland waterways and inland harbors. Pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 2251(a), the Board shall be composed of eleven members, who shall be appointed as representative members as directed by 33 U.S.C. 2251(f)(2). Members shall be primary commercial users and shippers of the inland and intracoastal waterways. Commercial users and shippers invited to serve on the Board shall designate an individual, subject to Secretary of Defense approval, to represent the organization’s interests. Members who are full-time or permanent part-time Federal officers or employees are appointed pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.130(a) to serve as regular government employee members. Each member is appointed to provide advice on behalf of the Government on the basis of their best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Except for reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, members serve without compensation. The DoD, as necessary and consistent with the Board’s mission and DoD policies and procedures, may establish SUMMARY: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: 82 FR 14882, March 23, 2017. Previously Announced Time and Date of the Meeting: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017. Changes in the Meeting: The meeting has been cancelled. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202–418–5964. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–06466 Filed 3–29–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Time and Place: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Place: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. Status: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. Matter to be Considered: Decisional Matter: Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws—Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/live. Contact Person for More Information: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 61 (Friday, March 31, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF321


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

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

ACTION: Notice of meetings of the South Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and SSC Socio-
Economic Panel (SEP).

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its SSC and SEP. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEP will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, 
2017; and 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The SSC will 
meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 8:30 a.m. to 
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017; and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
Thursday, April 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES:
    Meeting address: The meetings will be held at the Town & Country 
Inn and Suites, 2008 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407; phone: (800) 
334-6660 or (843) 571-1000; fax: (843) 766-9444.
    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, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; 
phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-
4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items will be discussed by the 
SEP and SSC during these meetings:

SEP Meeting, Monday, April 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until Tuesday, April 25, 
2017, 12 Noon

    1. Human environment sections of the Fishery Ecosystem Plan.
    2. Snapper Grouper socio-economic profile.
    3. Potential socio-economic survey in the South Atlantic.
    4. Socio-economic components of the charter/headboat logbook 
questionnaire.
    5. Analysis of fishing behavior.
    6. Economic and social indicators of stock abundance.
    7. Recent and developing Council actions.

SSC Meeting, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until Thursday, April 
27, 2017, 3 p.m.

    1. Receive updates on 2016-2017 landings, annual catch limits 
(ACLs), Acceptable Biological Catches (ABCs) and accountability 
measures (AMs) the Southeast Fishery Independent Survey (SEFIS) fishery 
independent index; planning for the next meeting of the Council 
Coordination Committee's Scientific Coordination Committee; recent 
Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) stock assessment program 
activities including review of Vermilion Snapper Terms of Reference and 
assessment project schedule; the proposed research track assessment 
approach; and Council future assessment priorities.
    2. Review updated golden tilefish projections and further consider 
fishing level recommendations.
    3. Review the Red Grouper Stock Assessment and provide fishing 
level recommendations.
    4. Discuss ABC Control Rule modifications.
    5. Review Snapper Grouper Amendment 43 (management options for red 
snapper and recreational reporting) and consider the Council request to 
work with the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) to explore 
approaches for obtaining an ABC for red snapper.
    6. Discuss uncertainty in the Marine Recreational Information 
Program (MRIP) estimates and a future joint SSC meeting with the Gulf 
of Mexico Fishery Management Council's SSC.

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    7. Review the South Atlantic Research Plan and make research 
recommendations.
    8. Review and comment on the NOAA Fisheries draft Stock Assessment 
Improvement Plan.
    9. Discuss using the SSC's Complex Analysis Review process for the 
black sea bass bag and size limit analysis.
    10. Provide guidance on the SSC's future review of natural 
mortality estimation.
    11. Receive updates and progress reports on ongoing Council 
amendments and activities, including the Citizen Science Program.

    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 intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.
    Written comment on SSC agenda topics is to be distributed to the 
Committee through the Council office, similar to all other briefing 
materials. Written comment to be considered by the SSC shall be 
provided to the Council office no later than one week prior to an SSC 
meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for submission of written 
comment is 12 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
    Multiple opportunities for comment on agenda items will be provided 
during SSC meetings. Open comment periods will be provided at the start 
of the meeting and near the conclusion. Those interested in providing 
comment should indicate such in the manner requested by the Chair, who 
will then recognize individuals to provide comment. Additional 
opportunities for comment on specific agenda items will be provided, as 
each item is discussed, between initial presentations and SSC 
discussion. Those interested in providing comment should indicate such 
in the manner requested by the Chair, who will then recognize 
individuals to provide comment. All comments are part of the record of 
the meeting.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see 
ADDRESSES) at least 10 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: March 28, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-06377 Filed 3-30-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P