South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, 54434-54435 [2021-21412]

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AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold four in-person public hearings pertaining to Amendment 32 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. The amendment addresses modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia catch limits, possession limits, size limits, and framework procedure. DATES: The public hearings will take place October 18–21, 2021. The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m., EST. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. Meeting addresses: The public hearings will be held in Key West, FL; Jupiter, FL; Cocoa Beach, FL; and Jacksonville, FL. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 188 / Friday, October 1, 2021 / Notices free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public hearing documents, an online public comment form, and other materials will be posted to the Council’s website at https://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/ public-hearings-scoping-meetings/ as they become available. Written comments should be addressed to John Carmichael, Executive Director, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. Written comments must be received by October 21, 2021, by 5 p.m. in order to be included in the public hearing record for the amendment. Please note, attendees will be expected to follow any current COVID– 19 safety protocols as determined by the venue and each city. Such precautions may include wearing masks in the meeting room, room capacity restrictions, and social distancing. Masks may be removed while giving public testimony. During the hearings, Council staff will brief the public on the purpose and need of the amendment and provide an overview of actions being considered. Staff will answer clarifying questions on the presented information and the proposed actions. Following the presentation and questions, the public will have the opportunity to provide comments on the amendment. Amendment 32 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic FMP The Coastal Migratory Pelagics FMP, which includes Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia, is jointly managed by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. The Councils are currently considering modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits, and Framework Procedure. The management area for Gulf Migratory Group Cobia includes the east coast of Florida. Public Hearing Locations Monday, October 18, 2021: Harvey Governmental Center, 1200 Truman Ave., Key West, FL 33040; phone: (305) 289–6063; Tuesday, October 19, 2021: The River Center, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 US Highway 1 Jupiter, FL 33477; phone: (561) 743–7123; Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 1550 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931; phone: (321) 799–0003; and Thursday, October 21, 2021: Mudville Grill, 3105 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216; phone: (904) 398–4326. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 30, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 28, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21412 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB477] Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold its 188th Council meeting to take final action on the American Samoa Bottomfish Management Unit Species Rebuilding Plan. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 19, 2021. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The meetings will be held by web conference via WebEx. Instructions for connecting to the web conference and providing oral public comments will be posted on the Council website at www.wpcouncil.org. For assistance with the web conference connection, contact the Council office at (808) 522–8220. The Council has arranged host sites only for the 188th Council meeting at the following venues: Cliff Pointe, 304 W O’Brien Drive, Hagatna, Guam; BRI Building Suite 205, Kopa Di Oru St., Garapan, Saipan, CNMI; and, Tedi of Samoa Building Suite 208B, Fagatogo Village, American Samoa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All times shown are in Hawaii Standard Time. The 188th Council meeting will be held ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54435 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on October 19, 2021. Please note that the evolving public health situation regarding COVID–19 may affect the conduct of the October Council and its associated meetings. At the time this notice was submitted for publication, the Council anticipated convening the meeting by web conference with host site locations in Guam, CNMI and American Samoa only for the 188th Council meeting. Council staff will monitor COVID–19 developments and will determine the extent to which in-person public participation at host sites will be allowable consistent with applicable local and federal safety and health guidelines. If public participation will be limited to web conference only or on a first-come-first-serve basis consistent with applicable guidelines, the Council will post notice on its website at www.wpcouncil.org. Agenda items noted as ‘‘Final Action’’ refer to actions that may result in Council transmittal of a proposed fishery management plan, proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the MSA. In addition to the agenda items listed here, the Council and its advisory bodies will hear recommendations from Council advisors. An opportunity to submit public comment will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change and will be announced in advance at the Council meeting. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. Background documents for the 188th Council meeting will be available at www.wpcouncil.org. Written public comments on final action items at the 188th Council meeting should be received at the Council office by 5 p.m. HST, October 15, 2021, and should be sent to Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522–8220 or fax: (808) 522–8226; or email: info.wpcouncil@ noaa.gov. Written public comments on all other agenda items may be submitted for the record by email throughout the duration of the meeting. Instructions for providing oral public comments during the meeting will be posted on the Council website. This meeting will be recorded (audio only) for the purposes of generating the minutes of the meeting. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB475]


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 four in-person public hearings pertaining to Amendment 32 to the 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources 
in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. The amendment addresses 
modifications to the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia catch limits, 
possession limits, size limits, and framework procedure.

DATES: The public hearings will take place October 18-21, 2021. The 
public hearings will begin at 6 p.m., EST. For specific dates and 
times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: 
    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405.
    Meeting addresses: The public hearings will be held in Key West, 
FL; Jupiter, FL; Cocoa Beach, FL; and Jacksonville, FL. For specific 
locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information 
Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571-4366 or toll

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free: (866) SAFMC-10; fax: (843) 769-4520; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public hearing documents, an online public 
comment form, and other materials will be posted to the Council's 
website at https://safmc.net/safmc-meetings/public-hearings-scoping-meetings/ as they become available. Written comments should be 
addressed to John Carmichael, Executive Director, SAFMC, 4055 Faber 
Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. Written comments must 
be received by October 21, 2021, by 5 p.m. in order to be included in 
the public hearing record for the amendment.
    Please note, attendees will be expected to follow any current 
COVID-19 safety protocols as determined by the venue and each city. 
Such precautions may include wearing masks in the meeting room, room 
capacity restrictions, and social distancing. Masks may be removed 
while giving public testimony.
    During the hearings, Council staff will brief the public on the 
purpose and need of the amendment and provide an overview of actions 
being considered. Staff will answer clarifying questions on the 
presented information and the proposed actions. Following the 
presentation and questions, the public will have the opportunity to 
provide comments on the amendment.

Amendment 32 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagic FMP

    The Coastal Migratory Pelagics FMP, which includes Gulf of Mexico 
Migratory Group Cobia, is jointly managed by the South Atlantic Fishery 
Management Council and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. 
The Councils are currently considering modifications to the Gulf of 
Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size 
Limits, and Framework Procedure. The management area for Gulf Migratory 
Group Cobia includes the east coast of Florida.

Public Hearing Locations

    Monday, October 18, 2021: Harvey Governmental Center, 1200 Truman 
Ave., Key West, FL 33040; phone: (305) 289-6063;
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021: The River Center, Burt Reynolds Park, 
805 US Highway 1 Jupiter, FL 33477; phone: (561) 743-7123;
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 1550 
North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931; phone: (321) 799-0003; 
and
    Thursday, October 21, 2021: Mudville Grill, 3105 Beach Blvd., 
Jacksonville, FL 32216; phone: (904) 398-4326.

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 meeting.

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

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

    Dated: September 28, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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