Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans, 75066-75067 [2015-30408]

Download as PDF 75066 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Notices regulations provide that all parties wishing to participate in a Sunset Review must file complete substantive responses not later than 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of initiation. The required contents of a substantive response, on an order-specific basis, are set forth at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3). Note that certain information requirements differ for respondent and domestic parties. Also, note that the Department’s information requirements are distinct from the Commission’s information requirements. Consult the Department’s regulations for information regarding the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews. Consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c). Dated: November 16, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–30497 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE212 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the extension of the comment period for the notice of availability of the public draft of the Endangered Species Act Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan for the California Coastal Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), the Northern California steelhead (O. mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and the Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss) DPS, which published on October 5, 2015. These species spawn and rear in streams and rivers along the central and northern California coast, and in tributaries to San Francisco Bay. NMFS is soliciting review and comment from the public tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:35 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 and all interested parties on the Public Draft Recovery Plan, and will consider all substantive comments received during the review period before submitting the Recovery Plan for final approval. The comment period is being extended—from December 4, 2015, to January 18, 2016—to provide additional opportunity for public comment. DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments on the Public Draft Recovery Plan published on October 5, 2015 (80 FR 60125), is extended to close of business on January 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the Public Draft Recovery Plan by the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via: WCR_ CMSRecoveryplan.comments@noaa.gov • Mail: Recovery Team, National Marine Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure comments are received, documented, and considered by NMFS. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Electronic copies of the Public Draft Recovery Plan are available online at: http:// www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ protected_species/salmon_steelhead/ recovery_planning_and_ implementation/north_central_ california_coast/north_central_ california_coast_salmon_recovery_ domain.html. A CD–ROM of these documents can be obtained by emailing a request to Andrea.Berry@noaa.gov or by writing to: Recovery Team, National Marine Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Korie Schaeffer, (707) 575–6087, Korie.Schaeffer@noaa.gov, or Erin Seghesio, (707) 578–8515, Erin.Seghesio@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Comment Period On October 5, 2015, (80 FR 60125) we (NMFS) published in the Federal Register a request for public comment on the notice of availability of the Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan for the California Coastal Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), the Northern California steelhead (O. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and the Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss) DPS. The public comment period for this action is set to end on December 4, 2015. The comment period is being extended through January 18, 2016, to provide additional opportunity for public comment. Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires we develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not promote the conservation of the species. The Public Draft Recovery Plan was developed for three salmon and steelhead species: The California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon ESU, and the Northern California (NC) and Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead DPSs. Between 1997 and 2000, NMFS listed the CCC steelhead DPS (62 FR 43937; August 18, 1997), the CC Chinook salmon ESU (64 FR 50394; September 16, 1999), and the NC steelhead DPS (65 FR 36074; June 7, 2000), as threatened under the ESA due to the precipitous and ongoing declines in their populations. Our goal is to restore the threatened CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead to the point where they are self-sustaining populations within their ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. The Public Draft Recovery Plan The ESA requires recovery plans incorporate, to the maximum extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goal for the conservation and survival of the species; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. The Public Draft Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history, population trends and the potential threats to the viability of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead. The Public Draft Recovery Plan lays out a recovery strategy to address conditions and threats based on the best available science and incorporates objective, measurable criteria for recovery. The Public Draft Recovery Plan is not regulatory, but presents guidance for use by agencies and interested parties to assist in the recovery of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead. The Public Draft E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Notices Recovery Plan identifies actions needed to achieve recovery by improving population and habitat conditions and addressing threats to the species; links management actions to a research and monitoring program intended to fill data gaps and assess effectiveness of actions; incorporates an adaptive management framework by which management actions and other elements may evolve as we gain information through research and monitoring; and describes agency guidance on time lines for reviews of the status of species and recovery plans. To address threats related to the species, the Public Draft Recovery Plan references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore salmon and steelhead access to high quality habitat and to improve habitat previously degraded. Recovery of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead will require a long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with Federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, and the community. Consistent with the Recovery Plan, we will implement relevant actions for which we have authority, work cooperatively on implementation of other actions, and encourage other Federal and state agencies to implement recovery actions for which they have responsibility and authority. In compliance with the requirements of the ESA section 4(f), NMFS is providing public notice and an opportunity to review and comment on the Public Draft Recovery Plan for CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead prior to its final approval. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: November 25, 2015. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30408 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:35 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 Observer Policy Committee meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2015 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886; telephone: (401) 739–3000; fax: (401) 732–9309. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Observer Committee will focus its discussion on the omnibus alternatives in the Omnibus Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Amendment. The Committee may receive a brief update on the revised economic analysis for herring and mackerel alternatives, only if the analysis is sufficiently complete before the meeting date. Discussion topics include: To review/ discuss omnibus alternatives in the IFM Amendment; review primary components to the omnibus alternatives, including standard cost responsibilities, administrative requirements for monitoring service providers, the framework adjustment process, and the prioritization process; review/discuss data utility considerations for observer/ at-sea monitoring, portside sampling, and electronic monitoring; review/ discuss revised cost assumptions for electronic monitoring and portside sampling; review/discuss the monitoring set-aside option in the IFM amendment. The Committee will also develop recommendations regarding the selection of preferred omnibus alternatives for the omnibus IFM amendment and possibly review revised economic analysis for herring and mackerel alternatives. The Committee may address other business as necessary. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75067 Dated: November 25, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30419 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public hearing (webinar). AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public hearing to solicit public comments on Electronic Reporting for For-Hire Vessels via webinar. DATES: The webinar will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. Written public comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. E.S.T., Friday, December 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: The public documents can be obtained by contacting the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348– 1630 or on their Web site at www.gulfcouncil.org. Meeting addresses: The public hearing will be held via webinar. You may register at https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 6492235001962146818. Public comments: Comments may be submitted online through the Gulf Council’s public portal by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on ‘‘CONTACT US’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. John Froeschke, Fishery Biologist/ Statistician, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630; fax: (813) 348–1711; email: john.froeschke@gulfcouncil.org SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council is considering several changes that would require electronic reporting for the Reef Fish and Coastal Migratory Pelagic (CMP) species for the for-hire operators. The agenda for the public hearing/webinar is as follows: Council staff will brief the public on the proposed Amendment then Council staff will open the meeting for questions and public comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE212


Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the 
extension of the comment period for the notice of availability of the 
public draft of the Endangered Species Act Coastal Multispecies 
Recovery Plan for the California Coastal Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus 
tshawytscha) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), the Northern 
California steelhead (O. mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and 
the Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss) DPS, which published 
on October 5, 2015. These species spawn and rear in streams and rivers 
along the central and northern California coast, and in tributaries to 
San Francisco Bay. NMFS is soliciting review and comment from the 
public and all interested parties on the Public Draft Recovery Plan, 
and will consider all substantive comments received during the review 
period before submitting the Recovery Plan for final approval. The 
comment period is being extended--from December 4, 2015, to January 18, 
2016--to provide additional opportunity for public comment.

DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments on the Public Draft 
Recovery Plan published on October 5, 2015 (80 FR 60125), is extended 
to close of business on January 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the Public Draft Recovery Plan by 
the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via: WCR_CMSRecoveryplan.comments@noaa.gov
     Mail: Recovery Team, National Marine Fisheries Service, 
777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above 
methods to ensure comments are received, documented, and considered by 
NMFS. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or 
individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be 
considered. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in 
Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only.
    Electronic copies of the Public Draft Recovery Plan are available 
online at: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/salmon_steelhead/recovery_planning_and_implementation/north_central_california_coast/north_central_california_coast_salmon_recovery_domain.html. A CD-ROM of 
these documents can be obtained by emailing a request to 
Andrea.Berry@noaa.gov or by writing to: Recovery Team, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Korie Schaeffer, (707) 575-6087, 
Korie.Schaeffer@noaa.gov, or Erin Seghesio, (707) 578-8515, 
Erin.Seghesio@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Extension of Comment Period

    On October 5, 2015, (80 FR 60125) we (NMFS) published in the 
Federal Register a request for public comment on the notice of 
availability of the Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan for the 
California Coastal Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) 
Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), the Northern California 
steelhead (O. mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and the 
Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss) DPS. The public comment 
period for this action is set to end on December 4, 2015. The comment 
period is being extended through January 18, 2016, to provide 
additional opportunity for public comment.

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) requires we develop and implement recovery plans for the 
conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under 
our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not 
promote the conservation of the species. The Public Draft Recovery Plan 
was developed for three salmon and steelhead species: The California 
Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon ESU, and the Northern California (NC) and 
Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead DPSs. Between 1997 and 2000, 
NMFS listed the CCC steelhead DPS (62 FR 43937; August 18, 1997), the 
CC Chinook salmon ESU (64 FR 50394; September 16, 1999), and the NC 
steelhead DPS (65 FR 36074; June 7, 2000), as threatened under the ESA 
due to the precipitous and ongoing declines in their populations.
    Our goal is to restore the threatened CC Chinook salmon, and NC and 
CCC steelhead to the point where they are self-sustaining populations 
within their ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA.

The Public Draft Recovery Plan

    The ESA requires recovery plans incorporate, to the maximum extent 
practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would 
result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or 
endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve 
the plan's goal for the conservation and survival of the species; and 
(3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery 
actions.
    The Public Draft Recovery Plan provides background on the natural 
history, population trends and the potential threats to the viability 
of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead. The Public Draft 
Recovery Plan lays out a recovery strategy to address conditions and 
threats based on the best available science and incorporates objective, 
measurable criteria for recovery. The Public Draft Recovery Plan is not 
regulatory, but presents guidance for use by agencies and interested 
parties to assist in the recovery of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC 
steelhead. The Public Draft

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Recovery Plan identifies actions needed to achieve recovery by 
improving population and habitat conditions and addressing threats to 
the species; links management actions to a research and monitoring 
program intended to fill data gaps and assess effectiveness of actions; 
incorporates an adaptive management framework by which management 
actions and other elements may evolve as we gain information through 
research and monitoring; and describes agency guidance on time lines 
for reviews of the status of species and recovery plans. To address 
threats related to the species, the Public Draft Recovery Plan 
references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore 
salmon and steelhead access to high quality habitat and to improve 
habitat previously degraded.
    Recovery of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead will 
require a long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with 
Federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, and the 
community. Consistent with the Recovery Plan, we will implement 
relevant actions for which we have authority, work cooperatively on 
implementation of other actions, and encourage other Federal and state 
agencies to implement recovery actions for which they have 
responsibility and authority.
    In compliance with the requirements of the ESA section 4(f), NMFS 
is providing public notice and an opportunity to review and comment on 
the Public Draft Recovery Plan for CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC 
steelhead prior to its final approval.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: November 25, 2015.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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