Comments Requested on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment 11 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan
The Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for Amendment 11 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (Amendment 11), as adopted by the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), has been posted on this website for public review and comment. Under the National Environmental Policy Act, the public may comment on an EIS for a period of 30 days following publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) for the EIS. Comments on the Amendment 11 FSEIS only must be submitted on or before November 26, 2007. Click here for information about submitting comments on the FEIS. This is part of NMFS's review of an action submitted by a Fishery Management Council and posting this information on the Northeast Regional Office's website does not represent NMFS's decision to approve, partially approve, or disapprove Amendment 11. NMFS will also be publishing a Notice of Availability and proposed rule for Amendment 11 which will also provide an opportunity for public comment. Following the public comment period on Amendment 11 and the proposed rule for Amendment 11, NMFS will make a decision to approve, partially approve, or disapprove Amendment 11.
January 9, 2008