South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 21178-21179 [2020-08047]

Download as PDF 21178 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 74 / Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Notices https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/26431566132608012. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–76–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 27—Boston, Massachusetts; Authorization of Production Activity; Waters Technologies Corporation (Chromatography Tubing Assemblies), Milford, Massachusetts On December 13, 2019, Waters Technologies Corporation submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within FTZ 27, in Milford, Massachusetts. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (84 FR 70932, December 26, 2019). On April 13, 2020, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: April 13, 2020. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–08013 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA124] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting via webinar. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a joint public meeting of its Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Committee via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Committee will receive from GreenFinStudio and provide feedback on draft public outreach communication products for the Georges Bank example Fishery Ecosystem Plan (eFEP). From the EBFM Plan Development Team, the committee will also receive an update on tangible worked example development. Other business will be discussed as necessary Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 13, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–08050 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P This webinar will be held on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9.30 a.m. Webinar registration URL information: DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Apr 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA100] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public hearings via webinar pertaining to Regulatory Amendment 34 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan for the South Atlantic Region. The amendment would designate artificial reefs in the federal waters off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina as Special Management Zones (SMZs) and implement fishing gear restrictions within the SMZs. DATES: The public hearings will be held via webinar on May 4 and 5, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public hearings will be conducted via webinar beginning at 6 p.m. Registration for the webinars is required. Registration information will be posted on the Council’s website at https:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/publichearings-scoping-meetings/ as it becomes available. SUMMARY: Regulatory Amendment 34 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan The draft regulatory amendment contains proposed actions to: Designate 30 artificial reefs in federal waters off North Carolina as Special Management Zones. Within the SMZs, harvest of snapper grouper species would be allowed with handline, rod and reel, and spear. All harvest by spear would be limited to the applicable recreational bag limit. Designate four additional artificial reefs in federal waters off South Carolina as SMZs. Within the SMZs, harvest of snapper grouper species would only be allowed with handline, rod and reel, and spear (without E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 74 / Thursday, April 16, 2020 / Notices powerheads) and all harvest would be limited to the applicable recreational bag limit. During the public hearings, Council staff will present an overview of the draft amendment and will be available for informal discussions and to answer questions via webinar. A public comment form will also be available online. The comment form, a copy of the Regulatory Amendment 34 Public Hearing Document, and additional information will be posted on the Council’s website as it becomes available at: https://safmc.net/safmcmeetings/public-hearings-scopingmeetings/. Special Accommodations These hearings 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 public hearings. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 13, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–08047 Filed 4–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XR106] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Floating Dry Dock Project at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from the U.S. Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to the Floating Dry Dock Project at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Apr 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than May 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.Piniak@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Piniak, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, 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: Background The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21179 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 incidental take authorization may be provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other ‘‘means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of the species or stocks for taking for certain subsistence uses (referred to in shorthand as ‘‘mitigation’’); and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of the takings are set forth. The definitions of all applicable MMPA statutory terms cited above are included in the relevant sections below. National Environmental Policy Act To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6A, NMFS must review our proposed action (i.e., the issuance of an incidental harassment authorization) with respect to potential impacts on the human environment. This action is consistent with categories of activities identified in Categorical Exclusion B4 (incidental harassment authorizations with no anticipated serious injury or mortality) of the Companion Manual for NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A, which do not individually or cumulatively have the potential for significant impacts on the quality of the human environment and for which we have not identified any extraordinary circumstances that would preclude this categorical exclusion. Accordingly, NMFS has preliminarily determined that the issuance of the proposed IHA qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review. We will review all comments submitted in response to this notice prior to concluding our NEPA process or making a final decision on the IHA request. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[FR Doc No: 2020-08047]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA100]


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; 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 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public hearings via webinar pertaining to Regulatory Amendment 34 
to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan for the South Atlantic 
Region. The amendment would designate artificial reefs in the federal 
waters off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina as Special 
Management Zones (SMZs) and implement fishing gear restrictions within 
the SMZs.

DATES: The public hearings will be held via webinar on May 4 and 5, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: 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 public hearings will be conducted via 
webinar beginning at 6 p.m. Registration for the webinars is required. 
Registration information will be posted on the Council's website at 
https://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearings-scoping-meetings/ as 
it becomes available.

Regulatory Amendment 34 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan

    The draft regulatory amendment contains proposed actions to: 
Designate 30 artificial reefs in federal waters off North Carolina as 
Special Management Zones. Within the SMZs, harvest of snapper grouper 
species would be allowed with handline, rod and reel, and spear. All 
harvest by spear would be limited to the applicable recreational bag 
limit.
    Designate four additional artificial reefs in federal waters off 
South Carolina as SMZs. Within the SMZs, harvest of snapper grouper 
species would only be allowed with handline, rod and reel, and spear 
(without

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powerheads) and all harvest would be limited to the applicable 
recreational bag limit.
    During the public hearings, Council staff will present an overview 
of the draft amendment and will be available for informal discussions 
and to answer questions via webinar. A public comment form will also be 
available online. The comment form, a copy of the Regulatory Amendment 
34 Public Hearing Document, and additional information will be posted 
on the Council's website as it becomes available at: https://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearings-scoping-meetings/.

Special Accommodations

    These hearings 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 public hearings.
    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject 
to change.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: April 13, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-08047 Filed 4-15-20; 8:45 am]
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