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AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) has begun its annual preseason management process for the 2016 ocean SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES salmon fisheries. This document announces the availability of Pacific Council documents as well as the dates and locations of Pacific Council meetings and public hearings comprising the Pacific Council’s complete schedule of events for determining the annual proposed and final modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The agendas for the March and April 2016 Pacific Council meetings will be published in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings. DATES: Written comments on the salmon management alternatives must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, April 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: Documents will be available from, and written comments should be sent to Ms. Dorothy Lowman, Chair, Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384, telephone: (503) 820–2280 (voice) or (503) 820– 2299 (fax). Comments can also be submitted via email at PFMC.comments@noaa.gov or through the Internet at the Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments, and include the I.D. number in the subject line of the message. For specific meeting and hearing locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council Address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, telephone: (503) 820– 2414. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tentative Schedule for Document Completion and Availability February 19, 2016: ‘‘Review of 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan’’ is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council Web site at http://www.pcouncil.org. February 26, 2016: ‘‘Preseason Report I—Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council Web site at http://www.pcouncil.org. March 23, 2016: ‘‘Preseason Report II—Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ and public hearing schedule is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council Web site at http:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Dec 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 81807 www.pcouncil.org. The report will include a description of the adopted salmon management alternatives and a summary of their biological and economic impacts. April 20, 2016: ‘‘Preseason Report III—Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council Web site at http://www.pcouncil.org. May 1, 2016: Federal regulations for 2016 ocean salmon regulations will be published in the Federal Register and implemented. Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the STT’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Meetings and Hearings January 19–22, 2016: The Salmon Technical Team (STT) will meet at the Pacific Council office in a public work session to draft ‘‘Review of 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries’’ and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2016 ocean salmon fisheries. February 16–19, 2016: The STT will meet at the Pacific Council office in a public work session to draft ‘‘Preseason Report I—Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2016 ocean salmon fisheries. March 28–29, 2016: Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Pacific Council. Written comments received at the public hearings and a summary of oral comments at the hearings will be provided to the Pacific Council at its April meeting. All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations: March 28, 2016: Chateau Westport, Beach Room, 710 West Hancock, Westport, WA 98595, telephone: (360) 268–9101. March 28, 2016: Red Lion Hotel, South Umpqua Room, 1313 North Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420, telephone: (541) 267–4141. March 29, 2016: Motel 6, Convention Room, 400 South Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, telephone: (707) 964–4761. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the STT meeting agendas may come before the STT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal STT action during these meetings. STT action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and to any issues arising after publication of this document requiring emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson- Dated: December 28, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Special Accommodations These public meetings and hearings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 (voice), or (503) 820–2299 (fax) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. [FR Doc. 2015–32927 Filed 12–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Approval for the Mission-Aransas, Texas National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE361


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of availability of reports; public meetings, and 
hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) has 
begun its annual preseason management process for the 2016 ocean

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salmon fisheries. This document announces the availability of Pacific 
Council documents as well as the dates and locations of Pacific Council 
meetings and public hearings comprising the Pacific Council's complete 
schedule of events for determining the annual proposed and final 
modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The agendas 
for the March and April 2016 Pacific Council meetings will be published 
in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings.

DATES: Written comments on the salmon management alternatives must be 
received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, April 3, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Documents will be available from, and written comments 
should be sent to Ms. Dorothy Lowman, Chair, Pacific Fishery Management 
Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384, 
telephone: (503) 820-2280 (voice) or (503) 820-2299 (fax). Comments can 
also be submitted via email at PFMC.comments@noaa.gov or through the 
Internet at the Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments, and include the I.D. 
number in the subject line of the message. For specific meeting and 
hearing locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Council Address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, telephone: (503) 820-
2414.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Tentative Schedule for Document Completion and Availability

    February 19, 2016: ``Review of 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock 
Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon 
Fishery Management Plan'' is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific 
Council Web site at http://www.pcouncil.org.
    February 26, 2016: ``Preseason Report I--Stock Abundance Analysis 
and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery 
Regulations'' is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council Web site 
at http://www.pcouncil.org.
    March 23, 2016: ``Preseason Report II--Proposed Alternatives and 
Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery 
Regulations'' and public hearing schedule is scheduled to be posted on 
the Pacific Council Web site at http://www.pcouncil.org. The report 
will include a description of the adopted salmon management 
alternatives and a summary of their biological and economic impacts.
    April 20, 2016: ``Preseason Report III--Council-Adopted Management 
Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2016 Ocean Salmon 
Fishery Regulations'' scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council Web 
site at http://www.pcouncil.org.
    May 1, 2016: Federal regulations for 2016 ocean salmon regulations 
will be published in the Federal Register and implemented.

Meetings and Hearings

    January 19-22, 2016: The Salmon Technical Team (STT) will meet at 
the Pacific Council office in a public work session to draft ``Review 
of 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries'' and to consider any other estimation 
or methodology issues pertinent to the 2016 ocean salmon fisheries.
    February 16-19, 2016: The STT will meet at the Pacific Council 
office in a public work session to draft ``Preseason Report I--Stock 
Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2016 Ocean 
Salmon Fishery Regulations'' and to consider any other estimation or 
methodology issues pertinent to the 2016 ocean salmon fisheries.
    March 28-29, 2016: Public hearings will be held to receive comments 
on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by 
the Pacific Council. Written comments received at the public hearings 
and a summary of oral comments at the hearings will be provided to the 
Pacific Council at its April meeting.
    All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations:
    March 28, 2016: Chateau Westport, Beach Room, 710 West Hancock, 
Westport, WA 98595, telephone: (360) 268-9101.
    March 28, 2016: Red Lion Hotel, South Umpqua Room, 1313 North 
Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420, telephone: (541) 267-4141.
    March 29, 2016: Motel 6, Convention Room, 400 South Main St, Fort 
Bragg, CA 95437, telephone: (707) 964-4761.
    Although nonemergency issues not contained in the STT meeting 
agendas may come before the STT for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subject of formal STT action during these meetings. STT action will 
be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and 
to any issues arising after publication of this document requiring 
emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified 
of the STT's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    These public meetings and hearings are physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 
(503) 820-2280 (voice), or (503) 820-2299 (fax) at least 5 days prior 
to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: December 28, 2015.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-32927 Filed 12-30-15; 8:45 am]
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