South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 57718-57720 [2018-25054]

Download as PDF 57718 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / Notices components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The component/material sourced from abroad is sclareol (off-white powder) (duty rate 5.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 26, 2018. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at Elizabeth.Whiteman@trade.gov or (202) 482–0473. Dated: November 9, 2018. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25062 Filed 11–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–72–2018] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 122—Corpus Christi, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Gulf Coast Growth Ventures LLC; (Ethylene, Polyethylene and Monoethylene Glycol and Related CoProducts); San Patricio County, Texas The Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of FTZ 122, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Gulf Coast Growth Ventures LLC (GCGV), at sites located in San Patricio County, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on November 1, 2018. The applicant has submitted a separate application for FTZ designation at the GCGV sites under FTZ 122 (B–59– 2018). The facilities (currently proposed for construction) will be used for the production of ethylene, polyethylene and monoethylene glycol and related co-products. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt GCGV from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreignstatus materials/components noted below, GCGV would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to: Ethylene; polyethylene; monoethylene glycol; dilute propylene; crude C4; pyrolysis gasoline; fuel oil; spent caustic; heavy glycol; and, glycol bleed (duty rates range from duty-free to 5.25 cents/barrel to 6.5%). GCGV would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status components which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Butene; hexene; furnace selective catalyst reduction catalyst; front end acetylene converter catalyst; and, molecular sieve desiccant (duty free). The request indicates that certain materials/ components are subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is December 26, 2018. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: November 9, 2018. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25061 Filed 11–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG629 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings 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 hold meetings of the following: Personnel Committee (Closed Session); Standard Operating, Policy, and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee; Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Executive Finance Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee (Partially Closed Session) and the Citizen Science Committee. The Council meeting week will include the swearing in of a new member, a formal public comment period, and a meeting of the full Council. A Federal For-Hire Electronic Reporting Training Session will also be held as part of the Council meeting week. DATES: The Council meetings will be held from 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 until 12 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn/Outer Banks, 5353 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949; phone: (252) 261–1290; fax: (252) 255–0153. 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) 302–8440 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. Meeting information is available from the Council’s website at: http:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/councilmeetings/. 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 website at http://safmc.net/ safmc-meetings/council-meetings/. Comments received by close of business SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / Notices the Monday before the meeting (11/26/ 18) will be compiled, posted to the website as part of the meeting materials, and included in the administrative record; please use the Council’s online form available from the website. For written comments received after the Monday before the meeting (after 11/26/ 18), individuals submitting a comment must use the Council’s online form available from the website. Comments will automatically be posted to the website and available for Council consideration. Comments received prior to noon on Thursday, December 6, 2018 will be a part of the meeting administrative record. The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: Swearing in of New Council Member, Monday, December 3, 2018 From 1:30 p.m. Until 1:40 p.m. Newly appointed Council member David Whitaker (South Carolina) will be sworn to duty by the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator. Personnel Committee (Closed Session), Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:40 p.m. Until 5 p.m. The Committee will meet in Closed Session to provide a performance review for the Executive Director, review and discuss Council staff medical benefits, and review other recommendations from the Personnel Committee. SOPPs Committee, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m. The Committee will review and approve proposed changes to the Council Handbook and develop recommendations as appropriate. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Until 11 a.m. 1. The Committee will discuss ways to address species moving northwards along the Atlantic Coast. 2. The Committee will receive an update on the Fishery Ecosystem Plan II Dashboard and tools development, ecosystem modelling and regional partner coordination, and take action as needed. 3. The Committee will also receive a report from the Habitat Advisory Panel meeting; presentations on renewable energy development including the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Project; and take action as needed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 11 a.m. Until 2:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on the status of recreational and commercial catches versus annual catch limits (ACLs). 2. The Committee will receive a presentation on issues affecting bullet and frigate mackerels as prey for dolphin and wahoo, and provide guidance to staff. 3. The Committee will review draft actions for dolphin to include in Amendment 10 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan including revising the Optimum Yield, modifying annual catch targets (ACTs), adaptive management of sector ACLs, and addressing authorized gear. The Committee will take action as needed. Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 3:45 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on commercial and recreational 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 from the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee and take action as appropriate. 3. The Committee will review Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 30 addressing the rebuilding plan for red grouper, discuss timing for the amendment, modify the draft amendment as necessary, and provide guidance to staff. 4. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management actions and alternatives as identified in the 2016–2020 Vision Blueprint for the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. The Committee will modify the document as necessary and consider recommending for formal Secretarial review. 5. The Committee will review Regulatory Amendment 42 addressing sea turtle release gear requirements and snapper grouper framework modifications, select preferred management alternatives and consider approving the amendment for public hearings. 6. The Committee will receive an overview for a draft Allocation Review Trigger Plan to establish criteria for reviewing sector allocations and provide guidance to staff on timing and approach. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57719 7. The Committee will receive an overview and review public comments for Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 32 addressing yellowtail snapper accountability measures, review public comments, modify actions as needed, and consider approval for formal review. 8. The Committee will also review options for a Recreational Accountability Amendment, review the Vision Blueprint Biennial Evaluation, receive an update on the Catch Per Unit Effort for red snapper, and receive a review of the Characterization of the Snapper Grouper Commercial Fishery, and provide direction to staff as appropriate. Executive/Finance Committee, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:45 p.m. Until 4 p.m. and Thursday, December 6, 2018 From 1:30 p.m. Until 3 p.m. 1. The Committee will review the Council’s ranking of amendments for its work schedule, receive an update on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization efforts and the CCC Working Paper which includes positions on reauthorization, discuss, and provide guidance to staff. 2. The Committee will receive an update on the Calendar-Year 2018 expenditures, review a preliminary list of items for the 2019 budget, and take action as appropriate. 3. The committee will review the Council’s Follow Up Document, Priorities and Tiering List, discuss, and provide guidance to staff. Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4 p.m. Public comment will be accepted on items on the Council meeting agenda scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: Snapper Grouper Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 (recreational measures) and Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 32 (yellowtail snapper accountability measures). Public comment will also be accepted on all agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. SEDAR Committee, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 10 a.m. (Partially Closed Session) 1. The Committee will make recommendations for appointments to the tilefish stock assessment and to the Scamp Stock Identification Workshop (Closed Session). 2. In open session, the Committee will review the SSC Report and provide E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 57720 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / Notices recommendations on snowy grouper terms of reference (TORs), and the stock assessment schedule and TORs for scamp and tilefish. 3. The Committee will also receive an assessment activities update and an overview of the next SEDAR Steering Committee meeting, and provide guidance to staff as needed. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Citizen Science Committee, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will review the Draft Citizen Science Program SOPPs, modify as needed and provide recommendations for approval. 2. The Committee will also receive an update on the Citizen Science Program and projects and take action as needed. Council Session: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3:15 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Partially Closed Session if Needed) The Full Council will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the agenda, approval of minutes, and awards/ recognition. The Council will receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if needed) during Closed Session. The Council will receive staff reports including the Executive Director’s Report, updates on the MyFishCount pilot project, recent hurricane impacts on fishing communities, and a report from the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team. Updates will be provided by NOAA Fisheries including a report on the status of recreational and commercial catches versus ACLs for species not covered during an earlier committee meeting, status of amendments under formal review, datarelated reports, protected resources updates, update on the status of the of the Commercial Electronic Logbook Program, and the status of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) conversions for recreational fishing estimates. The Council will discuss and take action as necessary. The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received as necessary. The Council will also receive a presentation on recent research activities conducted by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. The Council will receive committee reports from the Snapper Grouper, Habitat, Dolphin Wahoo, SEDAR, Citizen Science, Personnel, SOPPs, and Executive Finance Committees, and take action as appropriate. The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss other business and upcoming meetings. Under other business, the Council will receive VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 a presentation on the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and take action as necessary. Federal For-Hire Electronic Reporting Training Session, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6 p.m. Council staff will provide a hands-on training session to learn about new electronic reporting requirements for federally permitted for-hire captains and practice using tools that will be available to meet the reporting requirements. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before these groups 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 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) 5 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: November 13, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25054 Filed 11–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG621 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold five public hearings to solicit public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on the Chub Mackerel Amendment to the Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. DATES: The meetings will be held in December 2018 and January 2019. Written comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 18, 2019. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the dates and times of each hearing. ADDRESSES: Meeting addresses: Public hearings will be held in Virginia Beach, VA; Berlin, MD; Narragansett, RI; Cape May, NJ; and via webinar. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Public comments: Written comments may also be sent by any of the following methods: • Email to: jbeaty@mafmc.org • Via webform at: http:// www.mafmc.org/comments/chubmackerel-amendment • Mail to: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. Please write ‘‘chub mackerel comments’’ on the outside of the envelope. • Fax to: (302) 674–5399. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council is developing an amendment to consider adding Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) as ‘‘stock in the fishery’’ in the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Additional information is available at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/chubmackerel-amendment. The Council will hold five public hearings on this amendment, during which Council staff will summarize the management alternatives under consideration prior to opening the hearing for public comments. The hearings schedule is as follows: 1. Monday December 3, 2018 at 6 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3315 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 2. Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 6 p.m., at the Worcester County Library— Ocean Pines Branch, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD 21811. 3. Monday December 17, 2018 at 6 p.m., at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, 215 South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. 4. Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 6 p.m., at the Congress Hall Hotel, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204. 5. Monday January 14, 2019 at 6 p.m., via webinar, which can be accessed at E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG629


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of the following: Personnel Committee (Closed Session); 
Standard Operating, Policy, and Procedure (SOPPs) Committee; Habitat 
Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee; Dolphin Wahoo 
Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Executive Finance Committee; 
Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Committee (Partially 
Closed Session) and the Citizen Science Committee. The Council meeting 
week will include the swearing in of a new member, a formal public 
comment period, and a meeting of the full Council. A Federal For-Hire 
Electronic Reporting Training Session will also be held as part of the 
Council meeting week.

DATES: The Council meetings will be held from 1:30 p.m. on Monday, 
December 3, 2018 until 12 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Hilton 
Garden Inn/Outer Banks, 5353 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 
27949; phone: (252) 261-1290; fax: (252) 255-0153.
    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) 302-8440 or toll free: (866) SAFMC-10; 
fax: (843) 769-4520; email: [email protected]. Meeting information 
is available from the Council's website at: http://safmc.net/safmc-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 website at http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/council-meetings/. 
Comments received by close of business

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the Monday before the meeting (11/26/18) will be compiled, posted to 
the website as part of the meeting materials, and included in the 
administrative record; please use the Council's online form available 
from the website. For written comments received after the Monday before 
the meeting (after 11/26/18), individuals submitting a comment must use 
the Council's online form available from the website. Comments will 
automatically be posted to the website and available for Council 
consideration. Comments received prior to noon on Thursday, December 6, 
2018 will be a part of the meeting administrative record.
    The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as 
follows:

Swearing in of New Council Member, Monday, December 3, 2018 From 1:30 
p.m. Until 1:40 p.m.

    Newly appointed Council member David Whitaker (South Carolina) will 
be sworn to duty by the NOAA Fisheries Regional Administrator.

Personnel Committee (Closed Session), Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:40 
p.m. Until 5 p.m.

    The Committee will meet in Closed Session to provide a performance 
review for the Executive Director, review and discuss Council staff 
medical benefits, and review other recommendations from the Personnel 
Committee.

SOPPs Committee, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m.

    The Committee will review and approve proposed changes to the 
Council Handbook and develop recommendations as appropriate.

Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee, Tuesday, 
December 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Until 11 a.m.

    1. The Committee will discuss ways to address species moving 
northwards along the Atlantic Coast.
    2. The Committee will receive an update on the Fishery Ecosystem 
Plan II Dashboard and tools development, ecosystem modelling and 
regional partner coordination, and take action as needed.
    3. The Committee will also receive a report from the Habitat 
Advisory Panel meeting; presentations on renewable energy development 
including the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Project; and take action as 
needed.

Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 11 a.m. Until 2:30 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on the 
status of recreational and commercial catches versus annual catch 
limits (ACLs).
    2. The Committee will receive a presentation on issues affecting 
bullet and frigate mackerels as prey for dolphin and wahoo, and provide 
guidance to staff.
    3. The Committee will review draft actions for dolphin to include 
in Amendment 10 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan including 
revising the Optimum Yield, modifying annual catch targets (ACTs), 
adaptive management of sector ACLs, and addressing authorized gear. The 
Committee will take action as needed.

Snapper Grouper Committee Meeting, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:30 p.m. 
Until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 3:45 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries on 
commercial and recreational 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 from the Council's Scientific and Statistical 
Committee and take action as appropriate.
    3. The Committee will review Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 
30 addressing the rebuilding plan for red grouper, discuss timing for 
the amendment, modify the draft amendment as necessary, and provide 
guidance to staff.
    4. The Committee will receive an overview of Vision Blueprint 
Regulatory Amendment 26 addressing recreational management actions and 
alternatives as identified in the 2016-2020 Vision Blueprint for the 
Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan. The Committee will modify the 
document as necessary and consider recommending for formal Secretarial 
review.
    5. The Committee will review Regulatory Amendment 42 addressing sea 
turtle release gear requirements and snapper grouper framework 
modifications, select preferred management alternatives and consider 
approving the amendment for public hearings.
    6. The Committee will receive an overview for a draft Allocation 
Review Trigger Plan to establish criteria for reviewing sector 
allocations and provide guidance to staff on timing and approach.
    7. The Committee will receive an overview and review public 
comments for Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 32 addressing 
yellowtail snapper accountability measures, review public comments, 
modify actions as needed, and consider approval for formal review.
    8. The Committee will also review options for a Recreational 
Accountability Amendment, review the Vision Blueprint Biennial 
Evaluation, receive an update on the Catch Per Unit Effort for red 
snapper, and receive a review of the Characterization of the Snapper 
Grouper Commercial Fishery, and provide direction to staff as 
appropriate.

Executive/Finance Committee, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:45 p.m. 
Until 4 p.m. and Thursday, December 6, 2018 From 1:30 p.m. Until 3 p.m.

    1. The Committee will review the Council's ranking of amendments 
for its work schedule, receive an update on Magnuson-Stevens Act 
Reauthorization efforts and the CCC Working Paper which includes 
positions on reauthorization, discuss, and provide guidance to staff.
    2. The Committee will receive an update on the Calendar-Year 2018 
expenditures, review a preliminary list of items for the 2019 budget, 
and take action as appropriate.
    3. The committee will review the Council's Follow Up Document, 
Priorities and Tiering List, discuss, and provide guidance to staff.

Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4 p.m.

    Public comment will be accepted on items on the Council meeting 
agenda scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: Snapper Grouper 
Vision Blueprint Regulatory Amendment 26 (recreational measures) and 
Snapper Grouper Regulatory Amendment 32 (yellowtail snapper 
accountability measures). Public comment will also be accepted on all 
agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals 
wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each 
commenter.

SEDAR Committee, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 10 a.m. 
(Partially Closed Session)

    1. The Committee will make recommendations for appointments to the 
tilefish stock assessment and to the Scamp Stock Identification 
Workshop (Closed Session).
    2. In open session, the Committee will review the SSC Report and 
provide

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recommendations on snowy grouper terms of reference (TORs), and the 
stock assessment schedule and TORs for scamp and tilefish.
    3. The Committee will also receive an assessment activities update 
and an overview of the next SEDAR Steering Committee meeting, and 
provide guidance to staff as needed.

Citizen Science Committee, Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10 a.m. Until 12 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will review the Draft Citizen Science Program 
SOPPs, modify as needed and provide recommendations for approval.
    2. The Committee will also receive an update on the Citizen Science 
Program and projects and take action as needed.

Council Session: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3:15 p.m. Until 5 p.m. and 
Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Until 12 p.m. (Partially Closed 
Session if Needed)

    The Full Council will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the 
agenda, approval of minutes, and awards/recognition. The Council will 
receive a Legal Briefing on Litigation from NOAA General Counsel (if 
needed) during Closed Session. The Council will receive staff reports 
including the Executive Director's Report, updates on the MyFishCount 
pilot project, recent hurricane impacts on fishing communities, and a 
report from the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team. Updates will 
be provided by NOAA Fisheries including a report on the status of 
recreational and commercial catches versus ACLs for species not covered 
during an earlier committee meeting, status of amendments under formal 
review, data-related reports, protected resources updates, update on 
the status of the of the Commercial Electronic Logbook Program, and the 
status of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) 
conversions for recreational fishing estimates. The Council will 
discuss and take action as necessary.
    The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received as 
necessary. The Council will also receive a presentation on recent 
research activities conducted by the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.
    The Council will receive committee reports from the Snapper 
Grouper, Habitat, Dolphin Wahoo, SEDAR, Citizen Science, Personnel, 
SOPPs, and Executive Finance Committees, and take action as 
appropriate.
    The Council will receive agency and liaison reports; and discuss 
other business and upcoming meetings. Under other business, the Council 
will receive a presentation on the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary 
and take action as necessary.

Federal For-Hire Electronic Reporting Training Session, Thursday, 
December 6, 2018, 6 p.m.

    Council staff will provide a hands-on training session to learn 
about new electronic reporting requirements for federally permitted 
for-hire captains and practice using tools that will be available to 
meet the reporting requirements.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before these groups 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 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) 5 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: November 13, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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