South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings, 49914-49915 [2018-21479]

Download as PDF 49914 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices collection. Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the nation’s marine fisheries. Existing regulations require operators of tournaments involving Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS; Atlantic swordfish, sharks, billfish, and tunas) to register four weeks in advance of the tournament. Operators must provide contact information and the tournament’s date(s), location(s), and target species. If selected by NMFS, operators are required to submit an HMS tournament summary report within seven days after tournament fishing has ended. Most of the catch data in the summary report is routinely collected in the course of regular tournament operations. NMFS uses the data to estimate the total annual catch of HMS and the impact of tournament operations in relation to other types of fishing activities. In addition, HMS tournament registration provides a method for tournament operators to request educational and regulatory outreach materials from NMFS. II. Method of Collection Operators have the choice of registering and reporting online or by electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include online submission (registering/reporting), email of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0323. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 600. Estimated Time per Response: Tournament registration, 2 minutes; tournament summary reporting, 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 110. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $108 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 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: September 28, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–21524 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG452 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of revised schedule for scoping meetings. AGENCY: Due to Hurricane Florence, the schedule for a series of public scoping meetings to be held by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) has been revised. The Council will hold a series of scoping meetings pertaining to Amendment 47 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan of the South Atlantic Region addressing modifications to the South Atlantic Charter/Headboat for Snapper-Grouper permit. DATES: The series of scoping meetings will be held from October 9 through November 8, 2018 according to the revised schedule. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific dates and times. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific locations. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2018 (83 FR 44575). This notice revises the dates and locations of the scoping meetings. Public scoping comments are being solicited for measures proposed in draft Amendment 47 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan of the South Atlantic Region addressing modifications to the federal South Atlantic Charter/Headboat for SnapperGrouper permit (for-hire permit). Public scoping occurs early in the amendment development process and the Council is soliciting input on proposed options that include a moratorium on for-hire permits, options for the start date of a moratorium, exceptions for eligibility, transferability of for-hire permits, options to allow new entrants, establishing a for-hire permits pool, creating multiple for-hire permit types, and implementing a time limit or sunset provision for a moratorium on for-hire permits. Options are also being considered for modifying the current permit condition that specifies a harvest prohibition on snapper grouper species in state water when the species is closed to harvest in federal waters, issuing a for-hire permit for an individual rather than a vessel, and attaching a consistent identifying number to the federal forhire permit in a similar manner as is applied to limited entry permits. Council staff will provide an overview of options being considered for draft Snapper Grouper Amendment 47 and answer questions during each scoping meeting. Public comments will be accepted at each scoping meeting location on the specified date. In-Person Scoping Meetings 1. October 9, 2018—Coastal Electric Cooperative, 1265 South Coastal Highway, Midway, GA 31320; Phone: (912) 884–3311 2. October 9, 2018—Jennette’s Pier, 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959; Phone: (252) 255– 1501 3. October 10, 2018—North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Central District Office, 5285 Highway 70W, Morehead City, NC 28557; Phone: (252) 808–8011 4. October 29, 2018—Murrells Inlet Community Center, 4462 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; Phone: (843) 545–3651 5. October 30, 2018—Haddrells Point Fin to Feather, 887 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464; Phone: (843) 881–3644 E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / Notices 6. November 1, 2018—Hilton Head Boat House, 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head, SC 29926; Phone: (843) 681–2628 7. November 5, 2018—Safe Harbor Seafood, 4371 Ocean Street, Jacksonville, FL 32233; Phone: (904) 247–0255 8. November 6, 2018—Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32935; Phone: (321) 608–7400 9. November 7, 2018—Loxahatchee River Center, 805 North U.S. Highway One Jupiter, FL 33477; Phone: (561) 743–7123 10. November 8, 2018—Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040; Phone: (305) 295–4385 Submitting Written Comments The Council requests that written comments be submitted using the online public comment form available from the Council’s website. All comments submitted using the online form will be automatically posted to the website and accessible for Council members and the public to view. The direct link to the Public Hearing and Scoping meeting page and the public comment form is: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/publichearings-scoping-meetings. Written comments may also be submitted by mail or FAX. All written comments are due by 5 p.m. on November 9, 2018. 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. The Snapper Grouper Amendment 47 scoping document, public comment form, and other relevant materials will be posted on the Council’s website as they become available. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 27, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21479 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG261 U.S. Purse Seine Fishery in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean; Extension of Public Scoping Period National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On August 23, 2018, NMFS published a notice of intent (NOI) in the Federal Register to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the U.S. western and central Pacific Ocean purse seine fishery. The public scoping period on the NOI was originally scheduled to end on October 8, 2018. NMFS is extending the public scoping period and will accept comments until October 31, 2018. DATES: Written comments on the scope and alternatives to be considered in an EIS, as described in the notice of intent (83 FR 42640; August 23, 2018), must be submitted no later than October 31, 2018. SUMMARY: You may submit comments on the scope of this EIS by either of the following methods: • Electronic submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. 1. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20180062, 2. Click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and 3. Enter or attach your comments. —OR— • Mail: Submit written comments to Michael D. Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period might not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name and address), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49915 otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Copies of this document can be obtained from Michael D. Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS PIRO (see address above) and are available at www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20180062. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David O’Brien, NMFS PIRO, at David.S.OBrien@noaa.gov, or at (808)725–5038. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 23, 2018, NMFS published a NOI to prepare an EIS for the U.S. western and central Pacific Ocean purse seine fishery in the Federal Register (83 FR 42640). The public scoping period on the NOI was originally scheduled to end on October 8, 2018. NMFS has received several requests for additional time to provide comments. In an effort to balance the need to move forward on the EIS process in an efficient manner and the need to encourage thorough public participation in this scoping process, NMFS will extend the public comment period to October 31, 2018. This brings the public scoping period to a total of 68 days. All other information contained in the document published August 23, 2018 has not been changed. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. Dated: September 28, 2018. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21547 Filed 10–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Availability of the Final Integrated City of Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study Report/ Environmental Impact Statement, Norfolk, VA Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District, in cooperation with our non-federal sponsor, the City of Norfolk, announce the availability of a Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (Final IFR/EIS) and Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG452


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council); Public 
Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of revised schedule for scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: Due to Hurricane Florence, the schedule for a series of public 
scoping meetings to be held by the South Atlantic Fishery Management 
Council (Council) has been revised. The Council will hold a series of 
scoping meetings pertaining to Amendment 47 to the Snapper Grouper 
Fishery Management Plan of the South Atlantic Region addressing 
modifications to the South Atlantic Charter/Headboat for Snapper-
Grouper permit.

DATES: The series of scoping meetings will be held from October 9 
through November 8, 2018 according to the revised schedule. All 
meetings will begin at 6 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 
specific dates and times.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific locations.
    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: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice published in the Federal 
Register on August 31, 2018 (83 FR 44575). This notice revises the 
dates and locations of the scoping meetings.
    Public scoping comments are being solicited for measures proposed 
in draft Amendment 47 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan of 
the South Atlantic Region addressing modifications to the federal South 
Atlantic Charter/Headboat for Snapper-Grouper permit (for-hire permit). 
Public scoping occurs early in the amendment development process and 
the Council is soliciting input on proposed options that include a 
moratorium on for-hire permits, options for the start date of a 
moratorium, exceptions for eligibility, transferability of for-hire 
permits, options to allow new entrants, establishing a for-hire permits 
pool, creating multiple for-hire permit types, and implementing a time 
limit or sunset provision for a moratorium on for-hire permits. Options 
are also being considered for modifying the current permit condition 
that specifies a harvest prohibition on snapper grouper species in 
state water when the species is closed to harvest in federal waters, 
issuing a for-hire permit for an individual rather than a vessel, and 
attaching a consistent identifying number to the federal for-hire 
permit in a similar manner as is applied to limited entry permits.
    Council staff will provide an overview of options being considered 
for draft Snapper Grouper Amendment 47 and answer questions during each 
scoping meeting. Public comments will be accepted at each scoping 
meeting location on the specified date.

In-Person Scoping Meetings

1. October 9, 2018--Coastal Electric Cooperative, 1265 South Coastal 
Highway, Midway, GA 31320; Phone: (912) 884-3311
2. October 9, 2018--Jennette's Pier, 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail, 
Nags Head, NC 27959; Phone: (252) 255-1501
3. October 10, 2018--North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries 
Central District Office, 5285 Highway 70W, Morehead City, NC 28557; 
Phone: (252) 808-8011
4. October 29, 2018--Murrells Inlet Community Center, 4462 Murrells 
Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576; Phone: (843) 545-3651
5. October 30, 2018--Haddrells Point Fin to Feather, 887 Ben Sawyer 
Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464; Phone: (843) 881-3644

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6. November 1, 2018--Hilton Head Boat House, 405 Squire Pope Road, 
Hilton Head, SC 29926; Phone: (843) 681-2628
7. November 5, 2018--Safe Harbor Seafood, 4371 Ocean Street, 
Jacksonville, FL 32233; Phone: (904) 247-0255
8. November 6, 2018--Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Avenue, 
Melbourne, FL 32935; Phone: (321) 608-7400
9. November 7, 2018--Loxahatchee River Center, 805 North U.S. Highway 
One Jupiter, FL 33477; Phone: (561) 743-7123
10. November 8, 2018--Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key 
West, FL 33040; Phone: (305) 295-4385

Submitting Written Comments

    The Council requests that written comments be submitted using the 
online public comment form available from the Council's website. All 
comments submitted using the online form will be automatically posted 
to the website and accessible for Council members and the public to 
view. The direct link to the Public Hearing and Scoping meeting page 
and the public comment form is: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearings-scoping-meetings. Written comments may also be submitted by 
mail or FAX.
    All written comments are due by 5 p.m. on November 9, 2018.
    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.
    The Snapper Grouper Amendment 47 scoping document, public comment 
form, and other relevant materials will be posted on the Council's 
website as they become available.

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: September 27, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-21479 Filed 10-2-18; 8:45 am]
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