Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings, 57720-57721 [2018-25056]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / Notices http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/chub_ mackerel_public_hearing/. Audio only can be accessed via telephone by dialing 1–800–832–0736 and entering room number 5068871. Public comments will be accepted at the public hearings and can also be submitted via email, an online form, mail, or fax, as described in the ADDRESSES section, above. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526–5251 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: November 13, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25056 Filed 11–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG622 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public hearings and webinar. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold ten in-person public hearings and a webinar public hearing to solicit public comments on Draft Amendment 50—State Management of Recreational Red Snapper. DATES: The public hearings will take place December 3, 2018–January 17, 2019. The meetings and webinar will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written public comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: The public documents can be obtained by contacting the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 West Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; (813) 348–1630 or on their website at www.gulfcouncil.org. Meeting addresses: The public hearings will be held in Pensacola, amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Nov 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 Destin, Ft. Myers, and St. Petersburg, FL; Mobile, AL; Baton Rouge, LA; Biloxi, MS; and Brownsville, Corpus Christi, and League City, TX. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Public comments: Comments may be submitted online through the Council’s public portal by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on ‘‘CONTACT US’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ava Lasseter, Anthropologist; ava.lasseter@gulfcouncil.org, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda for the following ten in-person hearings and one webinar are as follows: Council staff will brief the public on the purpose and need of the amendment. The Council is currently considering state management that would provide flexibility to the Gulf states to set the recreational red snapper fishing season and potentially other management measures. Council staff will also provide an overview of the actions and alternatives considered in the amendment including the Council’s preferred alternatives. Staff and a State Representative Council member will be available to answer any questions, and the public will have the opportunity to provide testimony on the amendment and other related testimony. The schedule is as follows: Locations Monday, December 3, 2018; Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Center, 913 South I Street, Pensacola, FL 35202; telephone: (850) 436–5670. Tuesday, December 4, 2018; City of Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave., Destin, FL 32541; telephone: (850) 654–5184. Wednesday, December 5, 2018; Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602; telephone: (251) 438–4000. Monday, December 10, 2018; Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808; telephone: (225) 228– 7164. Tuesday December 11, 2018; Imperial Palace (IP) Casino and Resort, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530; telephone: (228) 436–3000. Monday, January 7, 2019; Hyatt Place Fort Myers at the Forum; 2600 Champion Ring Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33905; telephone: (239) 418–1844. Tuesday, January 8, 2019; Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716; telephone: (727) 540–0050. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57721 Monday, January 14, 2019; Courtyard by Marriott Brownsville, 3955 N Expressway, Brownsville, TX 78520; telephone: (956) 350–4600. Tuesday, January 15, 2019; Omni Hotels Corpus Christi, 900 North Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401; telephone: (361) 887–1600. Wednesday, January 16, 2019; League City Civic Center and Recreation Center, 300 West Walker St., League City, TX 77573; telephone: (281) 554–1190. Thursday, January 17, 2019, Webinar—6 p.m. EST at: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2288573373994739724. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. 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. 2018–25055 Filed 11–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Nevada Broadband Workshop National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA Program will host a Broadband Workshop in Carson City, Nevada on January 11, 2019. The purpose of the Workshop is to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Workshop will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding, and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Nevada, federal agencies, and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access, and utilization. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG621


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of public hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold five 
public hearings to solicit public 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: [email protected]
     Via webform at: http://www.mafmc.org/comments/chub-mackerel-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 Mid-Atlantic 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/chub-mackerel-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

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http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/chub_mackerel_public_hearing/. Audio only 
can be accessed via telephone by dialing 1-800-832-0736 and entering 
room number 5068871.
    Public comments will be accepted at the public hearings and can 
also be submitted via email, an online form, mail, or fax, as described 
in the ADDRESSES section, above.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-
Atlantic Council Office (302) 526-5251 at least 5 days prior to the 
meeting date.

    Dated: November 13, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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