South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 23531-23534 [2017-10489]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: May 17, 2017. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–10522 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–893] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the period February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017. SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: Effective May 23, 2017. Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Background On April 10, 2017, based on a timely request for review on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner) 1 and the American Shrimp Processors Association (Domestic Processors),2 the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on shrimp from the PRC covering the period February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017.3 The review covers 84 companies. On May 2, 2017, and May 9, 2017, the petitioner and Domestic Processors withdrew their requests for an administrative review on all companies listed in the Initiation Notice.4 No other party requested a review of these companies or any other exporters of subject merchandise. Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the petitioner and Domestic Processors timely withdrew their request by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping order on shrimp from the PRC for the period February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017, in its entirety. Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because the Department is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed antidumping duties at rates equal to the 1 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee ‘‘Request for Administrative Reviews’’ (February 22, 2017). 2 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from the American Shrimp Processors Association ‘‘American Shrimp Processors Association’s Request for an Administrative Review’’ (February 28, 2017). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 17188 (April 10, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from the petitioner ‘‘Domestic Producers’ Withdrawal of Review Requests’’ (May 2, 2017); Letter to the Secretary of Commerce from Domestic Processors ‘‘Withdrawal of Review Requests on Behalf of the American Shrimp Processors Association’’ (May 9, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23531 cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, if appropriate. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: May 17, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–10483 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF439 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 23532 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices hold meetings of the: Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Selection Committee (Closed Session); Advisory Panel Selection Committee (Partially Closed); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee (Partially Closed); Spiny Lobster Committee; Highly Migratory Species Committee, Law Enforcement Committee (Partially Closed); Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Citizen Science Committee (Partially Closed); Mackerel Cobia Committee; Data Collection Committee; and Executive Finance Committee. There will also be a Workshop for Improving Survival of Released Fish during the meeting week and a meeting of the full Council. The Council will take action as necessary. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session. DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 until 1 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meetings will be held at the Sawgrass Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; phone: (800) 457–4653 or (904) 285–7777; fax: (904) 285–0906. 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. Meeting information is available from the Council’s Web site at: http:// safmc.net/meetings/council-meetings/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment: Written comments may be directed to Gregg Waugh, Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (see Council address) or electronically via the Council’s Web site at http://safmc.net/ meetings-documents/june-2017meeting-details/. The public comment form is open for use when the briefing book is posted to the Web site on the Friday, two weeks prior to the Council meeting (5/26/17). Comments received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (6/5/17) will be compiled, posted to the Web site as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record; please use the Council’s online form available from the Web site. For written comments received after the Monday before the meeting (after 6/5/17), individuals submitting a comment must use the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 Council’s online form available from the Web site. Comments will automatically be posted to the Web site and available for Council consideration. Comments received prior to noon on Thursday, June 15, 2017 will be a part of the meeting administrative record. The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Selection Committee (Closed Session), Monday, June 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m. 1. The Committee will review applications for appointments to the SSC and provide recommendations. AP Selection Committee, Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Until 10:30 a.m. (Partially Closed Session) Closed Session 1. The Committee will review applicants to the Citizen Science Advisory Panel Pool and provide recommendations. 2. The Committee will discuss the current structure and function of the Cobia Sub-panel of the Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel, discuss options for an open Cobia Sub-panel seat, and discuss a petition sent to Council members concerning a Cobia Sub-panel member. Open Session 3. The Committee will discuss the proposed process for future appointments to the Citizen Science Advisory Panel (AP) Pool and SEDAR AP Pool and provide recommendations. SEDAR Committee (Partially Closed Session), Monday, June 12, 2017, 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Closed Session 1. The Committee will provide recommendations for appointment to upcoming SEDAR assessments. Open Session 1. The Committee will receive an update on SEDAR projects including the status of on-going projects, schedule for the vermilion snapper stock assessment and Terms of Reference, and take action as necessary. 2. The Committee will also discuss the stock assessment process and schedule with a report from the SEDAR Steering Committee, an update on plans for a joint meeting of the South Atlantic Council and Gulf of Mexico Councils SSCs, and an SSC report relative to future priorities and research track. The Committee will provide recommendations as appropriate. 3. The Committee will receive an overview of NOAA Fisheries’ Stock Assessment Improvement Plan (SAIP) PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Updates, review SSC comments and provide recommendations as appropriate. Spiny Lobster Committee, Monday, June 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on the status of catches versus annual catch limits (ACLs) for spiny lobster, review Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 addressing management parameters including Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and ACLs, and the use of traps to recreationally harvest spiny lobster. The Committee will provide recommendations for approving the amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce for review. 2. The Committee will also receive updates on measures to align federal regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission regulations for spiny lobster. Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Committee, Monday, June 12, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Until 3:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will review a white paper on HMS general category permit holders’ compliance with U.S. Coast Guard commercial vessel safety requirements and receive an overview of shark feeding activities. The Committee will take action as appropriate. Workshop on Improving Survival of Released Fish—Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. Council staff will provide an introduction to the problem of focusing on discard mortality rates used in stock assessments and the number of fish estimated to be discarded dead. The Council will then receive presentations on best fishing practices being used to reduce discard mortality including the use of descending devices, venting tools, and outreach efforts. Law Enforcement Committee (Partially Closed), Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 8 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m. Closed Session 1. The Committee will discuss and recommend an appointment for the Council’s 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. Open Session 1. The Committee will receive a report from the Law Enforcement Advisory Panel, and discuss the utility of operator cards and enforcement of offloading and closure timing for the commercial sector. 2. The Committee will discuss how non-reporting could result in suspension of a permit per the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices Management Act and also discuss agenda items for its next meeting. The Committee will provide guidance to staff. Habitat Protection and EcosystemBased Management Committee, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive a report from the Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Advisory Panel. 2. The Committee will review and approve the Council’s Essential Fish Habitat Policy Statement on Artificial Reefs and the core Fishery Ecosystem Plan II sections. 3. The Committee will discuss the Habitat and Ecosystem Tools and Model Development, receive a presentation on International Sargassum Conservation, and an update on Council actions pertaining to habitat and provide recommendations as appropriate. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on commercial catches versus quota for dolphin and wahoo, receive a report from the Dolphin Wahoo Advisory Panel, from the SSC and provide guidance to staff. Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 14, 2017 From 8 a.m. Until 4:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and the status of amendments under formal Secretarial review. 2. The Committee will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel and an update on the Southeast Reef Fish Survey (SERFS). 3. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management actions and alternatives and Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing commercial management actions and alternatives, as identified in the 2016–2020 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery. The Committee will modify the documents as necessary, provide guidance to staff and is scheduled to approve the amendments for public hearings. 4. The Committee will receive a report from NOAA Fisheries’ Southeast Fisheries Science Center on 2016 red snapper landings and discard estimates and the status of the 2017 red snapper VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 season for federal waters in the South Atlantic. The Committee will also receive a report from the SSC and an update on the joint Council and Snook & Gamefish Foundation reporting app project. 5. The Committee will receive an overview of management options in Amendment 43 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan addressing red snapper management and recreational reporting requirements, discuss, and provide direction to staff. 6. The Committee will review a white paper on limiting entry for Federal ForHire (Charter) Permits, discuss and provide direction to staff. 7. The Committee will receive an update on the status of the Snapper Grouper Socio-economic Characterization/Portfolio analysis for the snapper grouper fishery. 8. The Committee will receive a presentation from NOAA Fisheries on the stock assessment for red grouper, review SSC comments and provide guidance as appropriate. 9. The Committee will receive a report from the SSC relative to golden tilefish, receive an update on the SEDAR Steering Committee actions, review a background document on golden tilefish management and provide recommendations regarding the develop of an interim rule and any other guidance. 10. The Committee will receive an update on the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule, receive a report from the SSC relative to the ABC Control Rule, and provide guidance to staff. 11. The Committee will receive an update on the review of the Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) program, discuss background and timing, and provide guidance to staff. Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:30 p.m. Public comment will be accepted on items on the Council agenda. Comment will be accepted first on items before the Council for Secretarial review and public hearings: Formal Review—Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 and Public Hearings—Visioning Regulatory Amendment 26 (recreational) and Visioning Regulatory Amendment 27 (commercial). The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23533 Citizen Science Committee (Partially Closed), Thursday, June 15, 2017, 8 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m. Closed Session 1. The Committee will make recommendations for appointments to the Citizen Science Action Teams. Open Session 1. The Committee will receive an update on the Citizen Science Program and Terms of Reference, review and take action as necessary. Mackerel Cobia Committee, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Until 11a.m. 1. The Committee will receive status updates from NOAA Fisheries on commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and amendments currently under Secretarial review. 2. The Committee will receive a meeting report from the Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel and Cobia Sub-Panel, discuss emergency action for Atlantic cobia, receive an update on the status of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Interstate Cobia Plan, state reports on Atlantic cobia for 2017, discuss these items and take action as appropriate. 3. The Committee will consider a Framework to adjust Atlantic King Mackerel Trip Limits, discuss using a common unit for tracking Coastal Migratory Pelagic species, and take action as necessary. Data Collection Committee, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive reports and updates on the following: For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment, Bycatch Amendment, the Joint Council and Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) For-Hire Electronic Reporting Pilot Project, the draft Headboat Annual Report, and the South Atlantic Research Plan. The Committee will review and take action as necessary. Executive/Finance Committee, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 3:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive a report on the May 2017 Council Coordinating Committee meeting and provide guidance as necessary. 2. The Committee will receive an overview of the Calendar Year 2017 Budget and approve; and review, modify, and approve the Council Follow-up and Work Priorities. 3. The Committee will discuss standards and procedures for participating in Council webinar meetings, review of Exempted Fishing E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 23534 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Permits, and document timing for meeting briefing book materials, public comment at advisory panel meetings, and the SSC liaison and role of Council members at SSC meetings. The Committee will provide guidance and take action as appropriate. 4. The Committee will discuss options for an advisory panel/workgroup for the System Management Plan for the Council’s managed areas and take action as necessary. 5. The Committee will receive an overview of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) 5-Year Strategic Plan and provide guidance as necessary. Council Session: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. and Friday, June 16, 2017, 8 a.m. Until 1 p.m. (Partially Closed Session) The Full Council will convene beginning on Thursday afternoon with a Call to Order, announcements and introductions, presentations, and approval of the March 2017 meeting minutes. The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will receive a report from the Executive Director. The Council will also receive reports from NOAA Fisheries on the status of commercial and recreational catches versus ACLs for species not covered during an earlier committee meeting, Protected Resources updates, and the status of Bycatch Collection Programs. The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received by NOAA Fisheries, receive a report on the Workshop to Improve Survival of Released Fish and take action as necessary. The Council will receive a report from the Spiny Lobster Committee, approve/ disapprove Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 for Secretarial review, consider other Committee recommendations, and take action as appropriate. The Council will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper Committee and approve/disapprove Visioning Amendment 26 (recreational) and Visioning Amendment 27 (commercial) for public hearings. The Council will continue to receive committee reports from the Mackerel Cobia, Dolphin Wahoo, Law Enforcement, Advisory Panel Selection, SSC Selection, SEDAR, Data Collection, Habitat and Ecosystem-Based Management, HMS, Citizen Science, and Executive Finance Committees, review recommendations, and take action as appropriate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss other business and upcoming meetings. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). 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 Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. 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 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: May 18, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–10489 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE988 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Dock Replacement Project in Unalaska, Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the City of Unalaska (COU) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during construction activities associated with a dock SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expansion project at the existing Unalaska Marine Center (UMC) Dock in Unalaska, Alaska. DATES: Effective April 28, 2017 through April 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability An electronic copy of the COU’s application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained by visiting the Internet at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/construction.htm. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild (Level A harassment); or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23531-23534]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10489]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF439


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

[[Page 23532]]

hold meetings of the: Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) 
Selection Committee (Closed Session); Advisory Panel Selection 
Committee (Partially Closed); Southeast Data, Assessment and Review 
(SEDAR) Committee (Partially Closed); Spiny Lobster Committee; Highly 
Migratory Species Committee, Law Enforcement Committee (Partially 
Closed); Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; 
Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Citizen Science 
Committee (Partially Closed); Mackerel Cobia Committee; Data Collection 
Committee; and Executive Finance Committee. There will also be a 
Workshop for Improving Survival of Released Fish during the meeting 
week and a meeting of the full Council. The Council will take action as 
necessary. The Council will also hold a formal public comment session.

DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 
12, 2017 until 1 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meetings will be held at the Sawgrass 
Marriott, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; phone: (800) 457-
4653 or (904) 285-7777; fax: (904) 285-0906.
    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. Meeting information is 
available from the Council's Web site at: http://safmc.net/meetings/council-meetings/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment: Written comments may be 
directed to Gregg Waugh, Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council (see Council address) or electronically via the 
Council's Web site at http://safmc.net/meetings-documents/june-2017-meeting-details/. The public comment form is open for use when the 
briefing book is posted to the Web site on the Friday, two weeks prior 
to the Council meeting (5/26/17). Comments received by close of 
business the Monday before the meeting (6/5/17) will be compiled, 
posted to the Web site as part of the meeting materials, and included 
in the administrative record; please use the Council's online form 
available from the Web site. For written comments received after the 
Monday before the meeting (after 6/5/17), individuals submitting a 
comment must use the Council's online form available from the Web site. 
Comments will automatically be posted to the Web site and available for 
Council consideration. Comments received prior to noon on Thursday, 
June 15, 2017 will be a part of the meeting administrative record. The 
items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows:

Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Selection Committee (Closed 
Session), Monday, June 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m.

    1. The Committee will review applications for appointments to the 
SSC and provide recommendations.

AP Selection Committee, Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Until 10:30 
a.m. (Partially Closed Session)

Closed Session

    1. The Committee will review applicants to the Citizen Science 
Advisory Panel Pool and provide recommendations.
    2. The Committee will discuss the current structure and function of 
the Cobia Sub-panel of the Mackerel Cobia Advisory Panel, discuss 
options for an open Cobia Sub-panel seat, and discuss a petition sent 
to Council members concerning a Cobia Sub-panel member.

Open Session

    3. The Committee will discuss the proposed process for future 
appointments to the Citizen Science Advisory Panel (AP) Pool and SEDAR 
AP Pool and provide recommendations.
    SEDAR Committee (Partially Closed Session), Monday, June 12, 2017, 
10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Closed Session

    1. The Committee will provide recommendations for appointment to 
upcoming SEDAR assessments.

Open Session

    1. The Committee will receive an update on SEDAR projects including 
the status of on-going projects, schedule for the vermilion snapper 
stock assessment and Terms of Reference, and take action as necessary.
    2. The Committee will also discuss the stock assessment process and 
schedule with a report from the SEDAR Steering Committee, an update on 
plans for a joint meeting of the South Atlantic Council and Gulf of 
Mexico Councils SSCs, and an SSC report relative to future priorities 
and research track. The Committee will provide recommendations as 
appropriate.
    3. The Committee will receive an overview of NOAA Fisheries' Stock 
Assessment Improvement Plan (SAIP) Updates, review SSC comments and 
provide recommendations as appropriate.

Spiny Lobster Committee, Monday, June 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update on the status of catches 
versus annual catch limits (ACLs) for spiny lobster, review Spiny 
Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 addressing management parameters 
including Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and ACLs, and the use of 
traps to recreationally harvest spiny lobster. The Committee will 
provide recommendations for approving the amendment for submission to 
the Secretary of Commerce for review.
    2. The Committee will also receive updates on measures to align 
federal regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission 
regulations for spiny lobster.

Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Committee, Monday, June 12, 2017, 2:30 
p.m. Until 3:30 p.m.

    1. The Committee will review a white paper on HMS general category 
permit holders' compliance with U.S. Coast Guard commercial vessel 
safety requirements and receive an overview of shark feeding 
activities. The Committee will take action as appropriate.

Workshop on Improving Survival of Released Fish--Monday, June 12, 2017, 
3:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m.

    Council staff will provide an introduction to the problem of 
focusing on discard mortality rates used in stock assessments and the 
number of fish estimated to be discarded dead. The Council will then 
receive presentations on best fishing practices being used to reduce 
discard mortality including the use of descending devices, venting 
tools, and outreach efforts.

Law Enforcement Committee (Partially Closed), Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 8 
a.m. Until 9:30 a.m.

Closed Session

    1. The Committee will discuss and recommend an appointment for the 
Council's 2016 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

Open Session

    1. The Committee will receive a report from the Law Enforcement 
Advisory Panel, and discuss the utility of operator cards and 
enforcement of offloading and closure timing for the commercial sector.
    2. The Committee will discuss how non-reporting could result in 
suspension of a permit per the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and

[[Page 23533]]

Management Act and also discuss agenda items for its next meeting. The 
Committee will provide guidance to staff.

Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Tuesday, 
June 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive a report from the Habitat Protection 
and Ecosystem-Based Management Advisory Panel.
    2. The Committee will review and approve the Council's Essential 
Fish Habitat Policy Statement on Artificial Reefs and the core Fishery 
Ecosystem Plan II sections.
    3. The Committee will discuss the Habitat and Ecosystem Tools and 
Model Development, receive a presentation on International Sargassum 
Conservation, and an update on Council actions pertaining to habitat 
and provide recommendations as appropriate.

Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on 
commercial catches versus quota for dolphin and wahoo, receive a report 
from the Dolphin Wahoo Advisory Panel, from the SSC and provide 
guidance to staff.

Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 2:30 p.m. Until 5:30 
p.m. and Wednesday, June 14, 2017 From 8 a.m. Until 4:30 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on 
commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and the status 
of amendments under formal Secretarial review.
    2. The Committee will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper 
Advisory Panel and an update on the Southeast Reef Fish Survey (SERFS).
    3. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint 
Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management actions and 
alternatives and Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 27 addressing 
commercial management actions and alternatives, as identified in the 
2016-2020 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery. The 
Committee will modify the documents as necessary, provide guidance to 
staff and is scheduled to approve the amendments for public hearings.
    4. The Committee will receive a report from NOAA Fisheries' 
Southeast Fisheries Science Center on 2016 red snapper landings and 
discard estimates and the status of the 2017 red snapper season for 
federal waters in the South Atlantic. The Committee will also receive a 
report from the SSC and an update on the joint Council and Snook & 
Gamefish Foundation reporting app project.
    5. The Committee will receive an overview of management options in 
Amendment 43 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan addressing 
red snapper management and recreational reporting requirements, 
discuss, and provide direction to staff.
    6. The Committee will review a white paper on limiting entry for 
Federal For-Hire (Charter) Permits, discuss and provide direction to 
staff.
    7. The Committee will receive an update on the status of the 
Snapper Grouper Socio-economic Characterization/Portfolio analysis for 
the snapper grouper fishery.
    8. The Committee will receive a presentation from NOAA Fisheries on 
the stock assessment for red grouper, review SSC comments and provide 
guidance as appropriate.
    9. The Committee will receive a report from the SSC relative to 
golden tilefish, receive an update on the SEDAR Steering Committee 
actions, review a background document on golden tilefish management and 
provide recommendations regarding the develop of an interim rule and 
any other guidance.
    10. The Committee will receive an update on the Acceptable 
Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule, receive a report from the SSC 
relative to the ABC Control Rule, and provide guidance to staff.
    11. The Committee will receive an update on the review of the 
Wreckfish Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) program, discuss 
background and timing, and provide guidance to staff.

Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

    Public comment will be accepted on items on the Council agenda. 
Comment will be accepted first on items before the Council for 
Secretarial review and public hearings: Formal Review--Spiny Lobster 
Regulatory Amendment 4 and Public Hearings--Visioning Regulatory 
Amendment 26 (recreational) and Visioning Regulatory Amendment 27 
(commercial). The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals 
wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each 
commenter.

Citizen Science Committee (Partially Closed), Thursday, June 15, 2017, 
8 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m.

Closed Session

    1. The Committee will make recommendations for appointments to the 
Citizen Science Action Teams.

Open Session

    1. The Committee will receive an update on the Citizen Science 
Program and Terms of Reference, review and take action as necessary.

Mackerel Cobia Committee, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Until 
11a.m.

    1. The Committee will receive status updates from NOAA Fisheries on 
commercial catches versus quotas for species under ACLs and amendments 
currently under Secretarial review.
    2. The Committee will receive a meeting report from the Mackerel 
Cobia Advisory Panel and Cobia Sub-Panel, discuss emergency action for 
Atlantic cobia, receive an update on the status of the Atlantic States 
Marine Fisheries Commission's Interstate Cobia Plan, state reports on 
Atlantic cobia for 2017, discuss these items and take action as 
appropriate.
    3. The Committee will consider a Framework to adjust Atlantic King 
Mackerel Trip Limits, discuss using a common unit for tracking Coastal 
Migratory Pelagic species, and take action as necessary.

Data Collection Committee, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11 a.m. Until 12 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive reports and updates on the following: 
For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment, Bycatch Amendment, the Joint 
Council and Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) 
For-Hire Electronic Reporting Pilot Project, the draft Headboat Annual 
Report, and the South Atlantic Research Plan. The Committee will review 
and take action as necessary.

Executive/Finance Committee, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Until 
3:30 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive a report on the May 2017 Council 
Coordinating Committee meeting and provide guidance as necessary.
    2. The Committee will receive an overview of the Calendar Year 2017 
Budget and approve; and review, modify, and approve the Council Follow-
up and Work Priorities.
    3. The Committee will discuss standards and procedures for 
participating in Council webinar meetings, review of Exempted Fishing

[[Page 23534]]

Permits, and document timing for meeting briefing book materials, 
public comment at advisory panel meetings, and the SSC liaison and role 
of Council members at SSC meetings. The Committee will provide guidance 
and take action as appropriate.
    4. The Committee will discuss options for an advisory panel/
workgroup for the System Management Plan for the Council's managed 
areas and take action as necessary.
    5. The Committee will receive an overview of the Marine 
Recreational Information Program (MRIP) 5-Year Strategic Plan and 
provide guidance as necessary.

Council Session: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. and 
Friday, June 16, 2017, 8 a.m. Until 1 p.m. (Partially Closed Session)

    The Full Council will convene beginning on Thursday afternoon with 
a Call to Order, announcements and introductions, presentations, and 
approval of the March 2017 meeting minutes.
    The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA 
General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will 
receive a report from the Executive Director. The Council will also 
receive reports from NOAA Fisheries on the status of commercial and 
recreational catches versus ACLs for species not covered during an 
earlier committee meeting, Protected Resources updates, and the status 
of Bycatch Collection Programs. The Council will review any Exempted 
Fishing Permits received by NOAA Fisheries, receive a report on the 
Workshop to Improve Survival of Released Fish and take action as 
necessary.
    The Council will receive a report from the Spiny Lobster Committee, 
approve/disapprove Spiny Lobster Regulatory Amendment 4 for Secretarial 
review, consider other Committee recommendations, and take action as 
appropriate.
    The Council will receive a report from the Snapper Grouper 
Committee and approve/disapprove Visioning Amendment 26 (recreational) 
and Visioning Amendment 27 (commercial) for public hearings.
    The Council will continue to receive committee reports from the 
Mackerel Cobia, Dolphin Wahoo, Law Enforcement, Advisory Panel 
Selection, SSC Selection, SEDAR, Data Collection, Habitat and 
Ecosystem-Based Management, HMS, Citizen Science, and Executive Finance 
Committees, review recommendations, and take action as appropriate.
    The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss 
other business and upcoming meetings.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    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 Council's 
intent to take final action to address the emergency.

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 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: May 18, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-10489 Filed 5-22-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P