[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 82 (Friday, April 28, 2023)]
[Pages 26277-26278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-08973]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XC944]

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold a meeting of its Habitat Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management 
Advisory Panel (Habitat AP) in Charleston, SC.

DATES: The Habitat AP will meet on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 1 p.m. 
until 4 p.m.; Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 
Thursday, May 18, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 
Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405.
    Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Town and Country 
Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407; phone: (843) 571-
    The meeting is open to the public and will also be available via 
webinar. Registration is required. Webinar registration, an online 
public comment form, and briefing book materials will be available two 
weeks prior to the meeting at: https://safmc.net/advisory-council-meetings/.

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 Habitat AP meeting agenda includes the 
following: NOAA Fisheries South Atlantic Climate Vulnerability 
Assessment; NOAA Fisheries Habitat Conservation Division's Essential 
Fish Habitat (EFH) 5-Year Review including EFH Designation History and 
the EFH User Guide; Research Needs for EFH Review and Council Research 
Plan Update; review and input on revisions to the Council's Beach 
Dredge and Fill and Large-Scale Coastal Engineering Policy Statement; 
and an overview of the East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning 
    The AP will also receive updates on the following: Renewable Energy 
(Offshore Wind) Development in the South Atlantic; Development of a

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revision to the Council's energy policy; progress on the South Atlantic 
Council's Habitat Blueprint; and an update from NOAA Fisheries Habitat 
Conservation Division on EFH consultations over the past year. The AP 
will develop recommendations for consideration by the Council's Habitat 
Protection and Ecosystem-Based Management Committee.

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: April 24, 2023.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2023-08973 Filed 4-27-23; 8:45 am]