Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Hearings, 31032 [2019-13897]

Download as PDF 31032 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 25, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13895 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XH075 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 (Council) will hold 4 public hearings, including one webinar hearing, to solicit public comments on the Draft Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan (FMP). DATES: Written public comments must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. EST, September 14, 2019. The public hearings will be held between August 1, 2019 and September 10, 2019. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The hearing document is accessible electronically via the internet at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/scoqexcessive-shares-amendment or by request to Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. Meeting addresses: The public hearings will be held in Cape May, NJ; Salisbury, MD; Warwick, RI. One additional hearing will be held by internet webinar. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Public comments: Written comments may be sent by any of the following methods: • Email to: jmontanez@mafmc.org. Include ‘‘SCOQ Excessive Shares Amendment Comments’’ in the subject line. • Via web form at: http:// www.mafmc.org/comments/scoqexcessive-shares-amendment. • Mail to: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘SCOQ Excessive Shares Amendment Comments.’’ • 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 preparing an amendment to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog FMP, known as the ‘‘Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares Amendment.’’ This amendment considers a variety of approaches to ensure that no individual, corporation, or other entity acquires an excessive share of the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferrable quota (ITQ) privileges. In addition, this action includes measures to revise the process for specifying multi-year management measures, require periodic review of the excessive share cap level, and allow adjustments to be made under the frameworkable provisions of the FMP. Lastly, this action may also revise the management objectives for the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog FMP. Additional information, including the amendment document are available at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/scoqexcessive-shares-amendment. The Council will hold 4 public hearings on this amendment, during which Council staff will brief the public on the contents of the amendment document and alternatives under consideration, prior to opening the hearing for public comments. The hearings schedule is as follows: 1. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: The Grand Hotel. 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204; telephone: (609) 884–5611. 2. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: Internet webinar. Connection information to be posted at www.mafmc.org/council-events prior to the meeting. 3. Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: LaQuinta Inns & Suites, 300 S Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801; telephone: (410) 546–4400. 4. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: Radisson Hotel Providence Airport. 2081 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 739–3000. Special Accommodations These hearings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 hearing date. Dated: June 25, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13897 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG612 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Site Characterization Surveys Off the Coast of North Carolina National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to Avangrid Renewables, LLC (Avangrid) to take small numbers of marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to high-resolution geophysical (HRG) survey investigations associated with marine site characterization activities off the coast of North Carolina in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A 0508) (the Lease Area) and the coastal waters off North Carolina and Virginia where one or more cable route corridors will be established. DATES: This authorization is effective from June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Pauline, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as the issued IHA, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XH075


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 (Council) will 
hold 4 public hearings, including one webinar hearing, to solicit 
public comments on the Draft Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog 
Excessive Shares Amendment to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP).

DATES: Written public comments must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. 
EST, September 14, 2019. The public hearings will be held between 
August 1, 2019 and September 10, 2019. For specific dates and times, 
see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The hearing document is accessible electronically via the 
internet at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/scoq-excessive-shares-amendment or by request to Dr. Chris Moore, Executive Director, Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, 
Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.
    Meeting addresses: The public hearings will be held in Cape May, 
NJ; Salisbury, MD; Warwick, RI. One additional hearing will be held by 
internet webinar. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.
    Public comments: Written comments may be sent by any of the 
following methods:
     Email to: [email protected]. Include ``SCOQ Excessive 
Shares Amendment Comments'' in the subject line.
     Via web form at: http://www.mafmc.org/comments/scoq-excessive-shares-amendment.
     Mail to: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, 
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, 
Dover, DE 19901. Mark the outside of the envelope ``SCOQ Excessive 
Shares Amendment Comments.''
     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 preparing an amendment to the Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog 
FMP, known as the ``Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Excessive Shares 
Amendment.''
    This amendment considers a variety of approaches to ensure that no 
individual, corporation, or other entity acquires an excessive share of 
the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog individual transferrable quota 
(ITQ) privileges. In addition, this action includes measures to revise 
the process for specifying multi-year management measures, require 
periodic review of the excessive share cap level, and allow adjustments 
to be made under the frameworkable provisions of the FMP. Lastly, this 
action may also revise the management objectives for the Atlantic 
Surfclam and Ocean Quahog FMP.
    Additional information, including the amendment document are 
available at: http://www.mafmc.org/actions/scoq-excessive-shares-amendment.
    The Council will hold 4 public hearings on this amendment, during 
which Council staff will brief the public on the contents of the 
amendment document and alternatives under consideration, prior to 
opening the hearing for public comments. The hearings schedule is as 
follows:
    1. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: The Grand Hotel. 1045 
Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204; telephone: (609) 884-5611.
    2. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: Internet webinar. 
Connection information to be posted at www.mafmc.org/council-events 
prior to the meeting.
    3. Monday, September 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: LaQuinta Inns & Suites, 
300 S Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801; telephone: (410) 546-4400.
    4. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: Radisson Hotel 
Providence Airport. 2081 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 
739-3000.

Special Accommodations

    These hearings 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 
hearing date.

    Dated: June 25, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-13897 Filed 6-27-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P