[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76473-76474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31148]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC416


Mid-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 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold public hearings on January 15, 16, and 17, 2013 to allow for 
public input on the potential designation of the State of Delaware's 
five artificial reef sites located in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) 
as Special Management Zones (SMZs) under provisions of Amendment 9 to 
the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP).

DATES: For specific dates and times for the public hearings, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.

ADDRESSES: The hearings will be held (chronologically) in Ocean City, 
MD; Lewes, DE; and Toms River, NJ. Written comments should be mailed to 
the Council office at the address below by January 29, 2013 and marked 
``SMZ Comments.'' The public hearing document can be obtained by 
contacting the Council at the address below or at http://www.mafmc.org/smz.htm.
    Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. 
State Street, 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, 800 N. State Street, 
Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All hearings (dates and locations listed 
below) will be digitally recorded and saved as transcripts of the 
hearing.
    January 15, 2013: 7-9 p.m.; Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, 
10100 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842; telephone: (410) 524-3535.
    January 16, 2013: 7-9 p.m.; DNREC--Division of Watershed 
Stewardship

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Bldg., 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
    January 17, 2013: 7-9 p.m.; Ocean County Administration Building, 
101 Hooper Avenue, Public Hearing Room 119, Toms River, NJ 
08754.
Special Accommodations
    The 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: December 21, 2012.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-31148 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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