Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings, 44521-44522 [2020-16002]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 142 / Thursday, July 23, 2020 / Notices used as the basis of managing these species. Supplementary information on fishing costs and earnings has been collected via the HMS logbook program. This economic information enables NMFS to assess the economic impacts of regulatory programs on small businesses and fishing communities, consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and other domestic laws. II. Method of Collection Paper logbooks have historically been the primary mode of reporting, but electronic logbooks, including mobile applications, will be offered on a voluntary basis for the HMS logbook in the near future. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0371. Form Number(s): NOAA Form 88– 191. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations (vessel owners). Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,281. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes for cost/earnings summaries attached to logbook reports, 30 minutes for annual expenditure forms, 12 minutes for logbook catch trip and set reports, 2 minutes for negative logbook catch reports. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 33,828. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $80,329.50 in maximum recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this information collection request (ICR). Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–15964 Filed 7–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA308] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council. DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, August 10, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and, Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Due to public health concerns related to the spread of COVID–19 (coronavirus), the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council’s August meeting will be conducted by webinar only. This webinar-based meeting replaces the in-person meeting previously scheduled to be held in Philadelphia, PA. Please see the Council’s website (www.mafmc.org) for log-in procedures. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State St, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44521 Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be noted on the Council’s website when possible.) Monday, August 10, 2020 Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the Whole— Butterfish, Longfin Squid, and Atlantic Mackerel Specifications Review SSC, Advisory Panel, Monitoring Committee, and staff recommendations, adopt 2021–23 specifications for longfin squid including butterfish cap, and adopt 2021–22 specifications for butterfish and mackerel River Herring/Shad (RH/S) Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the Whole— RH/S Cap for the Mackerel Fishery Review RH/S cap operation and adopt 2021–22 RH/S cap for the mackerel fishery Acknowledge Outgoing Council Members Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Swearing in of New and Reappointed Council Members and Election of Officers Bluefish Specifications Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations for 2021 specifications and review previously implemented 2021 specifications and recommend changes if necessary Summer Flounder Specifications Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations for 2021 specifications and review previously implemented 2021 specifications and recommend changes if necessary Scup Commercial Discards Report Review commercial scup discards through 2019 Scup Specifications Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations for 2021 E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 44522 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 142 / Thursday, July 23, 2020 / Notices specifications and review previously implemented 2021 specifications and recommend changes if necessary Black Sea Bass Specifications and February Recreational Fishery Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations for 2021 specifications, review previously implemented 2021 specifications and recommend changes if necessary, consider revisions to the February recreational fishery opening for 2021, and consider North Carolina proposal to account for February 2020 harvest (Board action only) Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational Allocation Amendment Review FMAT recommendations for draft alternatives and approve a range of alternatives for inclusion in a public hearing document Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications and Updates Review SSC, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations, adopt 2021–26 specifications, and receive an update on the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Commingling/Discard Issue and Genetics Study Thursday, August 13, 2020 Business Session Committee Reports: SSC; Executive Director’s Report (Discuss Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth); Organization Reports; and, Liaison Reports jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Continuing and New Business Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions 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 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 sign language VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: July 20, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–16002 Filed 7–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Management and Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 11, 2020 (85 FR 14188) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: Management and Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. OMB Control Number: 0648–0121. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 149. Average Hours per Response: Management plan, 1500 hours; site profile, 1800 hours; site nomination documents, 2500 hours; award application, 24 hours; award reports, 10 hours; NEPA documentation, 2 hours. Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,232. Needs and Uses: The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration (NOAA) and 22 states and Puerto Rico that protects more than 1.3 million coastal and estuarine acres in 28 Reserves for long-term research, monitoring, education, and stewardship, established under Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451), 16 U.S.C. 1461. The NERRS consists of carefully selected estuarine areas of the United States that are designated, preserved, and managed for research and educational purposes. The Reserves are chosen to reflect regional differences and to include a variety of ecosystem types according to the classification scheme of the national program as presented in 15 CFR part 921. As part of a national system, the Reserves collectively provide a unique opportunity to address research questions and estuarine management issues of national significance. The Reserves also serve to enhance public awareness and understanding of estuarine areas and provide suitable opportunities for public education and interpretation. Regulations provide guidance for delineating Reserve boundaries and additional guidance for arriving at the most effective and least costly approach to establishing adequate state control of key land and water areas. Any qualified public or private persons, organizations or institutions may compete for research funding to work in research Reserves. In fact, applicants are almost always states. Subsection 3l5(e)(1)(B) of the CZMA authorizes the National Ocean Service (NOS) to make grants to, or cooperative agreements with, any coastal state or public or private institution or person for purposes of supporting research within the NERRS. This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under ‘‘Coastal Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserve, Number 11.420’’. Applications for such grants follow the provisions of 2 CFR 200. During the site selection and designation process, information is collected from states in order to prepare a management plan and environmental impact statement. Designated Reserves apply annually for operations funds by submitting a work plan; subsequently, progress reports are required every six months for the duration of the award. Each Reserve compiles an ecological characterization or site profile to describe the biological and physical environment of the Reserve, research to date and research gaps. Reserves revise their management plans every five years. This information is required to ensure that Reserves are adhering to regulations and that the Reserves are in E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 142 (Thursday, July 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA308]


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); 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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public meetings of the Council.

DATES: The meetings will be held Monday, August 10, 2020, from 1 p.m. 
to 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 
August 12, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and, Thursday, August 13, 2020, 
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: Due to public health concerns related to the spread of 
COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's 
August meeting will be conducted by webinar only. This webinar-based 
meeting replaces the in-person meeting previously scheduled to be held 
in Philadelphia, PA. Please see the Council's website (www.mafmc.org) 
for log-in procedures.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N 
State St, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D. Executive 
Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 
526-5255. The Council's website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the 
meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and 
briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items are on the agenda, 
though agenda items may be addressed out of order (changes will be 
noted on the Council's website when possible.)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the 
Whole--Butterfish, Longfin Squid, and Atlantic Mackerel Specifications

    Review SSC, Advisory Panel, Monitoring Committee, and staff 
recommendations, adopt 2021-23 specifications for longfin squid 
including butterfish cap, and adopt 2021-22 specifications for 
butterfish and mackerel

River Herring/Shad (RH/S) Committee, Meeting as a Committee of the 
Whole--RH/S Cap for the Mackerel Fishery

    Review RH/S cap operation and adopt 2021-22 RH/S cap for the 
mackerel fishery

Acknowledge Outgoing Council Members

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Swearing in of New and Reappointed Council Members and Election of 
Officers

Bluefish Specifications

    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations for 2021 specifications and review previously 
implemented 2021 specifications and recommend changes if necessary

Summer Flounder Specifications

    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations for 2021 specifications and review previously 
implemented 2021 specifications and recommend changes if necessary

Scup Commercial Discards Report

    Review commercial scup discards through 2019

Scup Specifications

    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations for 2021

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specifications and review previously implemented 2021 specifications 
and recommend changes if necessary

Black Sea Bass Specifications and February Recreational Fishery

    Review SSC, Monitoring Committee, Advisory Panel, and staff 
recommendations for 2021 specifications, review previously implemented 
2021 specifications and recommend changes if necessary, consider 
revisions to the February recreational fishery opening for 2021, and 
consider North Carolina proposal to account for February 2020 harvest 
(Board action only)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Commercial/Recreational 
Allocation Amendment

    Review FMAT recommendations for draft alternatives and approve a 
range of alternatives for inclusion in a public hearing document

Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications and Updates

    Review SSC, Advisory Panel, and staff recommendations, adopt 2021-
26 specifications, and receive an update on the Surfclam and Ocean 
Quahog Commingling/Discard Issue and Genetics Study

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Business Session

    Committee Reports: SSC; Executive Director's Report (Discuss 
Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and 
Economic Growth); Organization Reports; and, Liaison Reports

Continuing and New Business

    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 
those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these 
meetings. Actions 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 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 sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526-5251, at 
least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

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

    Dated: July 20, 2020.
Diane M. DeJames-Daly,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-16002 Filed 7-22-20; 8:45 am]
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