Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 8628-8629 [2015-03204]

Download as PDF 8628 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 32 / Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / Notices five approved in fishing year 2014. The Regional Administrator has approved the following service providers as eligible to provide at-sea monitoring services in fishing year 2015 because they have met the application requirements and applicable performance standards: TABLE 1—APPROVED FISHING YEAR 2015 PROVIDERS Provider name Address ACD USA Ltd. ............ 4 Parker St., 2nd Floor, Gloucester, MA 01930. 89 N. Water St., P.O. Box 2093, New Bedford, MA 02741. 86 Mumford Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882 ..... A.I.S., Inc. ................... East West Technical Services, LLC. Fathom Research, LLC. MRAG Americas, Inc. Website 902–422–9780 .. www.atlanticcatchdata.ca. 508–990–9054 508–990–9055 aisobservers.com. 860–910–4957 .. 860–223–6005 www.ewts.com. 1213 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740 508–990–0997 508–991–7372 www.fathomresearchllc.com. 65 Eastern Ave., Unit B2C, Essex, MA 01929. 978–768–3880 .. 978–768–3878 www.mragamericas.com. Dated: February 12, 2015. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03273 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD774 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and its advisory entities will hold public meetings. DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet March 6–12, 2015. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Thursday, March 12, 2015. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Fax 902–422–4745 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Meetings of the Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660; telephone: (360) 993–4500. Council Address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Phone 19:32 Feb 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 OR 97220. Instructions for attending the meeting via live stream broadcast are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive Director; telephone: (503) 820–2280 or (866) 806– 7204 toll free; or access the Pacific Council Web site, http:// www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 8–12, 2015 meeting of the Pacific Fishery Management Council will be streamed live on the internet. The live meeting will be broadcast daily starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) beginning on Sunday, March 8, 2015 through Thursday, March 12, 2015. The broadcast will end daily at 6 p.m. PT or when business for the day is complete. Only the audio portion, and portions of the presentations displayed on the screen at the Council meeting, will be broadcast. The audio portion is listenonly; you will be unable to speak to the Council via the broadcast. Join the meeting by visiting this link http:// www.joinwebinar.com, enter the Webinar ID for this meeting, which is 138–252–315 and enter your email address as required. It is recommended that you use a computer headset as GoToMeeting allows you to listen to the meeting using your computer headset and speakers. If you do not have a headset and speakers, you may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1–480–297–0021 (not a toll free number); entering the phone audio access code 326–426–740; and then entering your Audio Pin which will be shown to you after joining the webinar. The webinar is broadcast in listen only mode. The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not necessarily in PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this order. Agenda items noted as ‘‘(Final Action)’’ refer to actions requiring the Council to transmit a proposed fishery management plan, proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to the Secretary of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Additional detail on agenda items, Council action, and meeting rooms, is described in Agenda Item A.4, Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, and will be in the advance March 2015 briefing materials and posted on the Council Web site www.pcouncil.org. A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks 2. Roll Call 3. Executive Director’s Report 4. Approve Agenda B. Open Comment Period 1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items C. Enforcement Issues 1. Annual U.S. Coast Guard Fishery Enforcement Report D. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues E. Ecosystem Management 1. California Current Ecosystem Report Including Integrated Ecosystem Assessment 2. Review of Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives 3. NMFS Climate Science Strategy Update 4. Unmanaged Forage Fish Protection Final Action (Final Action) F. Salmon Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Review of 2014 Fisheries and Summary of 2015 Stock Abundance Forecasts E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 32 / Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / Notices 3. Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2015 Salmon Management Alternatives (Final Action) 4. Council Recommendations for 2015 Management Alternative Analysis 5. Further Council Direction for 2015 Management Alternatives 6. Adoption of 2015 Management Alternatives for Public Review 7. Salmon Hearings Officers G. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Meeting 2. Incidental Catch Recommendations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries (Final Action for Sablefish) H. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Recommendations for International Management Activities Including USCanada Albacore Treaty Area Fishery Update 3. Final Exempted Fishing Permit Approval (Final Action) 4. Drift Gillnet Management and Monitoring Plan Including Final Action on Hard Caps (Final Action) I. Administrative Matters 1. Legislative Matters 2. National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region Strategic Plan Update 3. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants 3 p.m. Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc Day 4—Monday, March 9, 2015 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc Day 5—Tuesday, March 10, 2015 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc Day 6—Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Habitat Committee 8:30 a.m. Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee 10 a.m. California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc Day 2—Saturday, March 7, 2015 Day 7—Thursday, March 12, 2015 Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Legislative Committee 1 p.m. California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during these meetings. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice Schedule of Ancillary Meetings Day 1—Friday, March 6, 2015 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Day 3—Sunday, March 8, 2015 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Feb 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8629 and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 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 aids should be directed to Carolyn Porter at (503) 820–2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 11, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–03204 Filed 2–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD757 Nominations to the Marine Mammal Scientific Review Groups National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: As required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Secretary of Commerce established three independent regional Scientific Review Groups (SRGs) to provide advice on a range of marine mammal science and management issues. NMFS has conducted a membership review of the Alaska, Atlantic, and Pacific SRGs and is soliciting nominations for new Members to fill vacancies on the Atlantic and Pacific SRGs. Nominees should possess demonstrable expertise in the areas specified below, be able to conduct thorough scientific reviews of marine mammal science, and be able to fulfill the necessary time commitments associated with a thorough review of documents and attendance at one annual meeting. DATES: Nominations must be received by March 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to: Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3226, Attn: SRGs. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8628-8629]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03204]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD774


Pacific Fishery Management Council; 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 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) and 
its advisory entities will hold public meetings.

DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet March 6-
12, 2015. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Sunday, March 8, 
2015 at 8 a.m., reconvening each day through Thursday, March 12, 2015. 
All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be 
held at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 to address litigation and personnel 
matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to 
complete its scheduled business.

ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Council and its advisory entities will be 
held at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, 
WA 98660; telephone: (360) 993-4500.
    Council Address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. Instructions for 
attending the meeting via live stream broadcast are given under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donald O. McIsaac, Executive 
Director; telephone: (503) 820-2280 or (866) 806-7204 toll free; or 
access the Pacific Council Web site, http://www.pcouncil.org for the 
current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing 
materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 8-12, 2015 meeting of the Pacific 
Fishery Management Council will be streamed live on the internet. The 
live meeting will be broadcast daily starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time 
(PT) beginning on Sunday, March 8, 2015 through Thursday, March 12, 
2015. The broadcast will end daily at 6 p.m. PT or when business for 
the day is complete. Only the audio portion, and portions of the 
presentations displayed on the screen at the Council meeting, will be 
broadcast. The audio portion is listen-only; you will be unable to 
speak to the Council via the broadcast. Join the meeting by visiting 
this link http://www.joinwebinar.com, enter the Webinar ID for this 
meeting, which is 138-252-315 and enter your email address as required. 
It is recommended that you use a computer headset as GoToMeeting allows 
you to listen to the meeting using your computer headset and speakers. 
If you do not have a headset and speakers, you may use your telephone 
for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1-480-
297-0021 (not a toll free number); entering the phone audio access code 
326-426-740; and then entering your Audio Pin which will be shown to 
you after joining the webinar. The webinar is broadcast in listen only 
mode.
    The following items are on the Pacific Council agenda, but not 
necessarily in this order. Agenda items noted as ``(Final Action)'' 
refer to actions requiring the Council to transmit a proposed fishery 
management plan, proposed plan amendment, or proposed regulations to 
the Secretary of Commerce, under Sections 304 or 305 of the Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Additional detail on 
agenda items, Council action, and meeting rooms, is described in Agenda 
Item A.4, Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, and will be in the advance 
March 2015 briefing materials and posted on the Council Web site 
www.pcouncil.org.

A. Call to Order

1. Opening Remarks
2. Roll Call
3. Executive Director's Report
4. Approve Agenda

B. Open Comment Period

1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items

C. Enforcement Issues

1. Annual U.S. Coast Guard Fishery Enforcement Report

D. Habitat

1. Current Habitat Issues

E. Ecosystem Management

1. California Current Ecosystem Report Including Integrated Ecosystem 
Assessment
2. Review of Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives
3. NMFS Climate Science Strategy Update
4. Unmanaged Forage Fish Protection Final Action (Final Action)

F. Salmon Management

1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
2. Review of 2014 Fisheries and Summary of 2015 Stock Abundance 
Forecasts

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3. Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition 
of 2015 Salmon Management Alternatives (Final Action)
4. Council Recommendations for 2015 Management Alternative Analysis
5. Further Council Direction for 2015 Management Alternatives
6. Adoption of 2015 Management Alternatives for Public Review
7. Salmon Hearings Officers

G. Pacific Halibut Management

1. Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) 
Meeting
2. Incidental Catch Recommendations for the Salmon Troll and Fixed Gear 
Sablefish Fisheries (Final Action for Sablefish)

H. Highly Migratory Species Management

1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
2. Recommendations for International Management Activities Including 
US-Canada Albacore Treaty Area Fishery Update
3. Final Exempted Fishing Permit Approval (Final Action)
4. Drift Gillnet Management and Monitoring Plan Including Final Action 
on Hard Caps (Final Action)

I. Administrative Matters

1. Legislative Matters
2. National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region Strategic Plan 
Update
3. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes
4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning

Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

Day 1--Friday, March 6, 2015

Habitat Committee 8:30 a.m.
Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical 
Committee 10 a.m.

Day 2--Saturday, March 7, 2015

Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.
Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Legislative Committee 1 p.m.

Day 3--Sunday, March 8, 2015

California State Delegation 7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.
Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants 3 p.m.
Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc

Day 4--Monday, March 9, 2015

California State Delegation 7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc
Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc

Day 5--Tuesday, March 10, 2015

California State Delegation 7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc
Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc

Day 6--Wednesday, March 11, 2015

California State Delegation 7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc
Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc

Day 7--Thursday, March 12, 2015

California State Delegation 7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants Ad hoc
Tribal Policy Group Ad hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad hoc
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal Council action during these meetings. Council action will be 
restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any 
issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency 
action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management 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 aids should be directed to Carolyn Porter at (503) 820-2280 
at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: February 11, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-03204 Filed 2-17-15; 8:45 am]
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