South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 31748-31750 [2020-11394]

Download as PDF 31748 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. Notice is hereby given that the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz (Responsible Party: Daniel Costa, Ph.D.) has applied in due form for a permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before June 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 23188 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Young or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant requests authorization to continue a long-term research program started in 1968 to study northern elephant seal population growth and status, reproductive strategies, behavioral and physiological adaptations for diving and fasting, general physiology and metabolism, and sensory physiology. Up to 4,210 northern elephant seals may be captured and handled for research and up to jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 32,110 individuals may be harassed during research. Five unintentional mortalities related to research and up to 10 directed mortalities for euthanasia of moribund or orphaned pups, are requested annually. Research methods include behavioral observations, marking, flipper tagging, capture and sampling, active and passive acoustics, attachment of instrumentats for tracking, translocation studies, shortterm captive holding for laboratory studies, use of hormone challenges and standard clinical tracer techniques for physiology studies. Research would include all age and sex classes of northern elephant seals over the entire calendar year. Proposed research locations include haul-out sites from California to Washington, but primarily An˜o Nuevo. Incidental harassment of northern elephant seals, California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) of the Eastern Distinct Population Segment is requested. The duration of the requested permit is 5 years. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: May 20, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11270 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA179] 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: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information and Education Committee; Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Citizen Science Committee; Executive Committee; and Mackerel Cobia Committee. The meeting week will also include a formal public comment session and meeting of the Full Council (partially Closed Session). Due to public health concerns associated with COVID–19 and current travel restrictions, the meeting originally planned for Key West, FL will be held via webinar. The Council meeting will be held from 10 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020, until 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020. DATES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. Webinar registration is required. Details are included in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meeting information, including agendas, overviews, and briefing book materials will be posted on the Council’s website at: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/ council-meetings/. Webinar registration links for each meeting day will also be available from the Council’s website. Public comment: Written comments may be directed to John Carmichael, Executive Director, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (see Council address) or electronically via the Council’s website at http:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/councilmeetings/. Comments received by close of business the Monday before the meeting (6/1/20) 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 6/1/20), 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 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 will be a part of the meeting administrative record. The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices Council Session (Closed)—Monday, June 8, 2020, 10 a.m. Until 10:45 a.m. The Council will meet in full session and receive an overview of the process for conducting the meeting via webinar. The Council will also review applicants for the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), and the Socio-Economic Panel (SEP) and make appointments as necessary. A legal briefing on litigation will also be held if needed. Information and Education Committee, Monday, June 8, 2020, 11 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive a report from the Information and Education Advisory Panel. 2. The Committee will receive an update on the Best Fishing Practices outreach campaign, review the draft Best Practices web page, receive a briefing on upcoming outreach activities and provide direction to staff. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Monday, June 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 4:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive catch level recommendations from the SSC for dolphin and wahoo and take action as necessary. The Committee will also receive an update on the Biological Opinion (BiOp) for the Highly Migratory Species longline fishery. 2. The Committee will receive an overview of draft Amendment 10 to the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan (FMP) with actions that currently address: Revisions to recreational data and catch level recommendations, redefining Optimum Yield in the dolphin fishery, modifications to accountability measures, and other management revisions to the dolphin and wahoo fisheries. The Committee will review the draft Amendment and provide direction to staff. 3. The Committee will receive an overview of draft Amendment 12 to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP with measures to add bullet mackerel and frigate mackerel as Ecosystem Component species to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP and provide guidance to staff. 4. The Committee will receive an update from staff on the Dolphin Wahoo Participatory Workshops and also provide recommendations for MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council representation on the Dolphin Wahoo Advisory Panel. Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 4:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries the status of amendments under formal Secretarial review, including Regulatory VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Amendment 33 to the Snapper Grouper FMP and the 2020 Red Snapper Season. 2. The Committee will review impacts of COVID–19 on the snapper grouper fishery and discuss potential management responses. 3. The Committee will receive reports on the greater amberjack stock assessment from NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) and from the SSC, and discuss and determine the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) and management response. 4. The Committee will receive an overview of Regulatory Amendment 34 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing proposed Special Management Zone (SMZ) designation for artificial reefs in federal waters off North Carolina and South Carolina, review public hearing comments, make edits to the Amendment as appropriate and provide recommendations for final Secretarial approval. 5. The Committee will receive reports on the red porgy stock assessment from NOAA Fisheries SEFSC and from the SSC, and discuss and determine the ABC and management response. SEDAR Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 10 a.m. The Committee will receive an update on SEDAR stock assessment activities, a report from the SEDAR Steering Committee, and approve Terms of Reference for upcoming stock assessments. Citizen Science Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10 a.m. Until 12 p.m. 1. The Committee will provide guidance on the Citizen Science Program Evaluation including program goals, objectives, strategies, and indicators, and discuss the program evaluation plan. 2. The Committee will also receive programmatic and project updates. Executive Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 p.m. 1. The Committee will review the Council Priorities and workplan and provide revisions as needed. 2. The Committee will receive an update on the Council Coordination Committee Meeting. 3. The Committee will also review and provide recommendations on policies relative to: Internal research funding and selection process; staff performance evaluation process; and sexual harassment prevention training. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31749 Mackerel Cobia Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Until 3:45 p.m. 1. The Committee will receive an update on the current status of amendments under formal Secretarial review. 2. The Committee will receive reports on the king mackerel stock assessment from NOAA Fisheries SEFSC and from the SSC, and discuss and determine the ABC and management response. 3. The Committee will review impacts of COVID–19 on the mackerel cobia fishery and discuss potential management responses. Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 4 p.m.—Public comment will be accepted via webinar on items on the Council meeting agenda scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: Regulatory Amendment 34 to the Snapper Grouper FMP (SMZ designations for artificial reefs off NC and SC). Public comment will also be accepted on all other agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number of individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time provided to each commenter. Council Session: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m. The Full Council will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the agenda, and approval of minutes. The Council will receive updates from staff regarding allocation discussions by the Council’s Socio-Economic Panel and a recently released report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office providing recommendations for documented processes for allocation reviews. The Council will discuss and provide direction to staff. The Council will receive a staff report on the impacts of COVID–19 on the Council office operations, reports from state agency representatives on COVID– 19 impacts, and an update on the status of the CARES Act relative to COVID–19 relief funds. The Council will discuss impacts, consider any necessary response including emergency action, and take action as appropriate. The Council will receive an update on the Joint Council Workgroup on Section 102 of the Modern Fish Act and provide guidance to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council representatives on the workgroup. NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office staff will provide an update on the status of the For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment. The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received as needed and provide recommendations. E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 31750 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Notices The Council will receive reports from the following committees: Information and Education; Dolphin Wahoo; Snapper Grouper; SEDAR; Citizen Science; Mackerel Cobia; and Executive; and review the SSC Selection Recommendations. The Council will take action as appropriate. The Council will receive agency and liaison reports, discuss other business and upcoming meetings, and take action as necessary. Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council office (see ADDRESSES). Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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: May 21, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11394 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (‘‘ICR’’) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (‘‘OIRA’’), of the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’), for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Comments must be submitted on or before June 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of this notice’s publication to OIRA, at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the website’s search function. Comments can be entered electronically by clicking on the ‘‘comment’’ button next to the information collection on the ‘‘OIRA Information Collections Under Review’’ page, or the ‘‘View ICR—Agency Submission’’ page. A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. In addition to the submission of comments to https://Reginfo.gov as indicated above, a copy of all comments submitted to OIRA may also be submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) by clicking on the ‘‘Submit Comment’’ box next to the descriptive entry for OMB Control No. 3038–0049, at https:// comments.cftc.gov/FederalRegister/ PublicInfo.aspx. Or by either of the following methods: • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments submitted to the Commission should include only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, prescreen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from https://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the DATES: 1 17 PO 00000 CFR 145.9. Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ICR will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Chachkin, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5496, email: jchachkin@cftc.gov; Steven Haidar, Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5611, email: shaidar@cftc.gov; or Melissa D’Arcy, Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5086, email: mdarcy@cftc.gov; and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0049. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters (OMB Control No. 3038–0049). This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This collection covers the information requirements for voluntary requests for, and the issuance of, interpretative, no-action, and exemptive letters submitted to Commission staff pursuant to the provisions of section 140.99 of the Commission’s regulations,2 and related requests for confidential treatment pursuant to section 140.98(b) 3 of the Commission’s regulations. The collection requirements described herein are voluntary. They apply to parties that choose to request a benefit from Commission staff in the form of the regulatory action described in section 140.99. Such benefits may include, for example, relief from some or all of the burdens associated with other collections of information, relief from regulatory obligations that do not constitute collections of information, interpretations, or extensions of time for compliance with certain Commission regulations. It is likely that persons who would opt to request action under section 140.99 will have determined that the sought relief substantially outweighs the information collection burdens. This information collection is necessary, and would be used, to assist Commission staff in understanding the type of relief that is being requested and the basis for the request. It is also 2 17 CFR 140.99. An archive containing CFTC staff letters may be found at http://www.cftc.gov/ LawRegulation/CFTCStaffLetters/index.htm. 3 17 CFR 140.98(b). E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 27, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA179]


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: Information and Education Committee; 
Dolphin Wahoo Committee; Snapper Grouper Committee; Southeast Data, 
Assessment and Review (SEDAR) Committee; Citizen Science Committee; 
Executive Committee; and Mackerel Cobia Committee. The meeting week 
will also include a formal public comment session and meeting of the 
Full Council (partially Closed Session). Due to public health concerns 
associated with COVID-19 and current travel restrictions, the meeting 
originally planned for Key West, FL will be held via webinar.

DATES: The Council meeting will be held from 10 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 
2020, until 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

ADDRESSES:  Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. 
Webinar registration is required. Details are included in SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

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].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting information, including agendas, 
overviews, and briefing book materials will be posted on the Council's 
website at: http://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/council-meetings/. Webinar 
registration links for each meeting day will also be available from the 
Council's website.
    Public comment: Written comments may be directed to John 
Carmichael, 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 the Monday before the meeting (6/1/20) 
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 6/1/20), 
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 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 will be a part of the 
meeting administrative record.
    The items of discussion in the individual meeting agendas are as 
follows:

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Council Session (Closed)--Monday, June 8, 2020, 10 a.m. Until 10:45 
a.m.

    The Council will meet in full session and receive an overview of 
the process for conducting the meeting via webinar. The Council will 
also review applicants for the Council's Scientific and Statistical 
Committee (SSC), and the Socio-Economic Panel (SEP) and make 
appointments as necessary. A legal briefing on litigation will also be 
held if needed.

Information and Education Committee, Monday, June 8, 2020, 11 a.m. 
Until 12 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive a report from the Information and 
Education Advisory Panel.
    2. The Committee will receive an update on the Best Fishing 
Practices outreach campaign, review the draft Best Practices web page, 
receive a briefing on upcoming outreach activities and provide 
direction to staff.

Dolphin Wahoo Committee, Monday, June 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 4:30 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive catch level recommendations from the 
SSC for dolphin and wahoo and take action as necessary. The Committee 
will also receive an update on the Biological Opinion (BiOp) for the 
Highly Migratory Species longline fishery.
    2. The Committee will receive an overview of draft Amendment 10 to 
the Dolphin Wahoo Fishery Management Plan (FMP) with actions that 
currently address: Revisions to recreational data and catch level 
recommendations, redefining Optimum Yield in the dolphin fishery, 
modifications to accountability measures, and other management 
revisions to the dolphin and wahoo fisheries. The Committee will review 
the draft Amendment and provide direction to staff.
    3. The Committee will receive an overview of draft Amendment 12 to 
the Dolphin Wahoo FMP with measures to add bullet mackerel and frigate 
mackerel as Ecosystem Component species to the Dolphin Wahoo FMP and 
provide guidance to staff.
    4. The Committee will receive an update from staff on the Dolphin 
Wahoo Participatory Workshops and also provide recommendations for Mid-
Atlantic Fishery Management Council representation on the Dolphin Wahoo 
Advisory Panel.

Snapper Grouper Committee, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 4:30 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive updates from NOAA Fisheries the 
status of amendments under formal Secretarial review, including 
Regulatory Amendment 33 to the Snapper Grouper FMP and the 2020 Red 
Snapper Season.
    2. The Committee will review impacts of COVID-19 on the snapper 
grouper fishery and discuss potential management responses.
    3. The Committee will receive reports on the greater amberjack 
stock assessment from NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center 
(SEFSC) and from the SSC, and discuss and determine the Acceptable 
Biological Catch (ABC) and management response.
    4. The Committee will receive an overview of Regulatory Amendment 
34 to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addressing 
proposed Special Management Zone (SMZ) designation for artificial reefs 
in federal waters off North Carolina and South Carolina, review public 
hearing comments, make edits to the Amendment as appropriate and 
provide recommendations for final Secretarial approval.
    5. The Committee will receive reports on the red porgy stock 
assessment from NOAA Fisheries SEFSC and from the SSC, and discuss and 
determine the ABC and management response.

SEDAR Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 10 a.m.

    The Committee will receive an update on SEDAR stock assessment 
activities, a report from the SEDAR Steering Committee, and approve 
Terms of Reference for upcoming stock assessments.

Citizen Science Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10 a.m. Until 12 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will provide guidance on the Citizen Science 
Program Evaluation including program goals, objectives, strategies, and 
indicators, and discuss the program evaluation plan.
    2. The Committee will also receive programmatic and project 
updates.

Executive Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Until 2:30 
p.m.

    1. The Committee will review the Council Priorities and workplan 
and provide revisions as needed.
    2. The Committee will receive an update on the Council Coordination 
Committee Meeting.
    3. The Committee will also review and provide recommendations on 
policies relative to: Internal research funding and selection process; 
staff performance evaluation process; and sexual harassment prevention 
training.

Mackerel Cobia Committee, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Until 
3:45 p.m.

    1. The Committee will receive an update on the current status of 
amendments under formal Secretarial review.
    2. The Committee will receive reports on the king mackerel stock 
assessment from NOAA Fisheries SEFSC and from the SSC, and discuss and 
determine the ABC and management response.
    3. The Committee will review impacts of COVID-19 on the mackerel 
cobia fishery and discuss potential management responses.
    Formal Public Comment, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 4 p.m.--Public 
comment will be accepted via webinar on items on the Council meeting 
agenda scheduled to be approved for Secretarial Review: Regulatory 
Amendment 34 to the Snapper Grouper FMP (SMZ designations for 
artificial reefs off NC and SC). Public comment will also be accepted 
on all other agenda items. The Council Chair, based on the number of 
individuals wishing to comment, will determine the amount of time 
provided to each commenter.

Council Session: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9 a.m. Until 12 p.m.

    The Full Council will begin with the Call to Order, adoption of the 
agenda, and approval of minutes.
    The Council will receive updates from staff regarding allocation 
discussions by the Council's Socio-Economic Panel and a recently 
released report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office 
providing recommendations for documented processes for allocation 
reviews. The Council will discuss and provide direction to staff.
    The Council will receive a staff report on the impacts of COVID-19 
on the Council office operations, reports from state agency 
representatives on COVID-19 impacts, and an update on the status of the 
CARES Act relative to COVID-19 relief funds. The Council will discuss 
impacts, consider any necessary response including emergency action, 
and take action as appropriate.
    The Council will receive an update on the Joint Council Workgroup 
on Section 102 of the Modern Fish Act and provide guidance to the South 
Atlantic Fishery Management Council representatives on the workgroup.
    NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office staff will provide an 
update on the status of the For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment.
    The Council will review any Exempted Fishing Permits received as 
needed and provide recommendations.

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    The Council will receive reports from the following committees: 
Information and Education; Dolphin Wahoo; Snapper Grouper; SEDAR; 
Citizen Science; Mackerel Cobia; and Executive; and review the SSC 
Selection Recommendations. The Council will take action as appropriate.
    The Council will receive agency and liaison reports, discuss other 
business and upcoming meetings, and take action as necessary.
    Documents regarding these issues are available from the Council 
office (see ADDRESSES).
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. 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: May 21, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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