Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 59192-59194 [2016-20646]

Download as PDF 59192 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices at MDEQ (contact Judith Alfano at (517) 284–5061 or alfanoj@michigan.gov), and selected documents from the Record are also accessible at the following Web site: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/es/ec/ nrda/KalamazooRiver. Dated: August 24, 2016. Carrie Selberg, Acting Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20723 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE815 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 19315 and 19674 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Center for Coastal Studies, Right Whale Ecology Program, 5 Holway Avenue, P.O. Box 1036, Provincetown, MA 02657 [Responsible Party: Richard Delaney] and Scott Kraus, Ph.D., New England Aquarium, Edgerton Research Lab, Central Wharf, Boston MA 02110 have applied in due form for a permit to take 22 species of cetaceans and pinnipeds, including endangered North Atlantic right (Eubalaena glacialis), humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), fin (Balaenoptera physalus), blue (B. musculus), sei (B. borealis), bowhead (Balaena mysticetus), and sperm (Physeter macrocephalus) whales, for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before September 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the ‘‘Features’’ box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 19315 (Center for Coastal Studies) or File No. 19674 (Kraus) from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Sara Young, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permits are requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). File No. 19315: The applicant requests a five-year scientific research permit to monitor right whale demographics, life history traits, habitat use, and behavior in Atlantic coastal waters from the Mid-Atlantic Bight to the Gulf of Maine. Annually, up to 1,500 right whales would be approached by aircraft for photo-identification and behavioral observation; up to 700 right whales would be approached by vessel for these activities and prey mapping; and up to 10 whales would be suctioncup tagged. Opportunistic sighting data and photographs would be collected for bowhead whales and up to 20 other cetacean and pinniped species and unidentified dolphins and whales could be incidentally harassed and photographed annually during surveys. File No. 19674: Dr. Kraus requests a five-year scientific research permit to assess, quantify, and track trends in the demographic characteristics of right whales, and to identify, quantify and monitor the long term trends in anthropogenic impacts on the species. Up to 500 right whales would be approached annually by vessel or aircraft for photo-identification, behavioral observation, and blow and fecal sampling; up to 50 additional nonneonate whales would be photographed and biopsy sampled annually. Biological samples from up to 50 whales could be received, imported or exported PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 annually. During vessel surveys up to 20 animals of each species of humpback whales, fin whales, harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Atlantic white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) could be incidentally harassed annually. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: August 18, 2016. Nicole R. Le Boeuf, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20597 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE847 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 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 September 12–20, 2016. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10 a.m., reconvening at 8 a.m. each day through Tuesday, September 20, 2016. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, September 15 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 Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714; telephone: (208) 343– 1871. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices 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: Mr. Chuck Tracy, 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 September 15–20, 2016 meeting of the Pacific Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts begin initially at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) Thursday, September 15, 2016 and continue at 8 a.m. daily through Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Broadcasts end daily at 6 p.m. PT or when business for the day is complete. Only the audio portion and presentations displayed on the screen at the Pacific Council meeting will be broadcast. The audio portion is listenonly; you will be unable to speak to the Pacific Council via the broadcast. To access the meeting online please use the following link: http:// www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/ join-webinar and enter the September Webinar ID, 132–423–419 and your email address. You can attend the webinar online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone, using the GoToMeeting application. It is recommended that you use a computer headset to listen to the meeting, but you may use your telephone for the audio portion only of the meeting. The audio portion may be attended using a telephone by dialing the toll number 1–213–929–4212 (not a toll-free number), audio access code 447–457–678, and enter the audio pin shown after joining the webinar. 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 U.S. Secretary of Commerce, under sections 304 or 305 of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Additional detail on agenda items, Council action, advisory entity meeting times, and meeting rooms are described in Agenda Item A.5, Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, and will be in the advance September 2016 briefing materials and posted on the Council Web site at www.pcouncil.org. A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 2. Council Member Appointments 3. Roll Call 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Approve Agenda B. Open Comment Period 1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items C. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues D. Ecosystem-Based Management 1. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Coordinated Ecosystem Indicator Review Initiative 2. Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Roadmap E. Coastal Pelagic Species Management 1. Minimum Stock Size Thresholds Report 2. Stock Assessment Workshop Report 3. Anchovy Management Update 4. Artisanal Fishery Management Issue Scoping F. Groundfish Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Methodology Review Preliminary Topic Selection 3. 2017–18 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Rulemaking Update and Clarifications 4. Scoping of Trawl Sector Quota Pounds Trading 5. 5-Year Catch Share Program and Intersector Allocation Review Update 6. Inseason Management Final Action 7. Amendment 21 At-Sea Sector SetAsides Final Action 8. Mid-Biennium Annual Catch Limit Adjustment and Rebuilding Harvest Rate Adjustment Policies G. Administrative Matters 1. Legislative Matters 2. West Coast Regional Operating Agreement Initial Review 3. Fiscal Matters 4. Approval of Council Meeting Record 5. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 6. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning H. Salmon Management 1. Salmon Methodology Review 2. Sacramento River Winter Chinook Harvest Control Rule Update I. Pacific Halibut Management 1. 2017 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulation Changes J. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. Update on International Issues 2. Exempted Fishing Permits 3. Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures 4. Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permit Criteria to Advance Gear Authorization 5. Federal Drift Gillnet Permit Amendment Advisory Body Agendas Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues that are PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59193 on the Council agenda for this meeting, and may also include issues that may be relevant to future Council meetings. Proposed advisory body agendas for this meeting will be available on the Council Web site http://www.pcouncil.org/ council-operations/council-meetings/ current-briefing-book/ no later than Wednesday, August 31, 2016. SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS Day 1—Monday, September 12, 2016 SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee .......................... Day 2—Tuesday, September 13, 2016 SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee .......................... Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel ........................... Ecosystem Workgroup .......... Day 3—Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Coastal Species Advisory Subpanel ........................... Coastal Species Management Team ........................ Groundfish Management Team ................................. Scientific and Statistical Committee ......................... Habitat Committee ................ Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel ........................... Ecosystem Workgroup .......... Legislative Committee ........... Budget Committee ................ Day 4—Thursday, September 15, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel ................. Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team ........... Groundfish Advisory Subpanel ........................... Groundfish Management Team ................................. Salmon Advisory Subpanel ... Scientific and Statistical Committee ......................... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 5—Friday, September 16, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation Groundfish Advisory Subpanel ........................... Groundfish Management Team ................................. Salmon Advisory Subpanel ... Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup ........... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 6—Saturday, September 17, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 9 1 2:30 a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. Ad hoc 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 59194 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices SCHEDULE OF ANCILLARY MEETINGS— Continued jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Groundfish Advisory Subpanel ........................... Groundfish Management Team ................................. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ................. Highly Migratory Species Management Team ........... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 7—Sunday, September 18, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation Groundfish Advisory Subpanel ........................... Groundfish Management Team ................................. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ................. Highly Migratory Species Management Team ........... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 8—Monday, September 19, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel ................. Highly Migratory Species Management Team ........... Enforcement Consultants ...... Day 9—Tuesday, September 20, 2016 California State Delegation ... Oregon State Delegation ...... Washington State Delegation DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 8 a.m. 8 a.m. Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB) 8 a.m. AGENCY: 8 a.m. Ad hoc 7 a.m. 7 a.m. 7 a.m. Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 8 a.m. forthcoming meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). 8 a.m. OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean 8 a.m. exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic and 8 a.m. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ad hoc Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) activities; federal ocean 7 a.m. exploration partners, including the 7 a.m. Cooperative Institute for Ocean 7 a.m. Exploration, Research, and Technology, the Office of Naval Research, and 8 a.m. NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System program; advising NOAA on 8 a.m. out-year budget development with Ad hoc respect to ocean exploration; and other matters as described in the agenda 7 a.m. found on the OEAB Web site at http:// 7 a.m. oeab.noaa.gov. 7 a.m. TIME AND DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, Although non-emergency issues not 2016 from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. EDT, and contained in this agenda may come Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from before this Council for discussion, those 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT. issues may not be the subject of formal ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Council action during this meeting. the Boeing Company, 929 Long Bridge Council action will be restricted to those Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. issues specifically listed in this notice STATUS: The meeting will be open to the and any issues arising after publication public with a 30 minute public of this notice that require emergency comment period on Tuesday, September action under section 305(c) of the 13, 2016 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Magnuson-Stevens Fishery EDT (please check the agenda on the Conservation and Management Act, Web site to confirm the time). The provided the public has been notified of public may listen to the meeting and the Council’s intent to take final action provide comments during the public to address the emergency. comment period via teleconference. Special Accommodations Dial-in information may be found on the meeting agenda posted to the OEAB These meetings are physically Web site. accessible to people with disabilities. The OEAB expects that public Requests for sign language statements at its meetings will not be interpretation or other auxiliary aids repetitive of previously submitted should be directed to Mr. Kris verbal or written statements. In general, Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2280 at least each individual or group making a 5 days prior to the meeting date. verbal presentation will be limited to Dated: August 24, 2016. three minutes. The Designated Federal Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Officer must receive written comments Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable by September 1, 2016 to provide Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. sufficient time for OEAB review. [FR Doc. 2016–20646 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] Written comments received after BILLING CODE 3510–22–P September 1, 2016 will be distributed to VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS: These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer (see below) by September 1, 2016. Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526–6950. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as the NOAA Administrator requests. OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all facets of ocean exploration—from advanced technology to citizen exploration. In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration—a network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities for ocean exploration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 24, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–20708 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE844 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE847


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, 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 
September 12-20, 2016. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10 a.m., reconvening at 8 a.m. each day 
through Tuesday, September 20, 2016. All meetings are open to the 
public, except a closed session will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 
Thursday, September 15 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 Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714; 
telephone: (208) 343-1871.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE

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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: Mr. Chuck Tracy, 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 September 15-20, 2016 meeting of the 
Pacific Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts 
begin initially at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) Thursday, September 15, 
2016 and continue at 8 a.m. daily through Tuesday, September 20, 2016. 
Broadcasts end daily at 6 p.m. PT or when business for the day is 
complete. Only the audio portion and presentations displayed on the 
screen at the Pacific Council meeting will be broadcast. The audio 
portion is listen-only; you will be unable to speak to the Pacific 
Council via the broadcast. To access the meeting online please use the 
following link: http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar 
and enter the September Webinar ID, 132-423-419 and your email address. 
You can attend the webinar online using a computer, tablet, or smart 
phone, using the GoToMeeting application. It is recommended that you 
use a computer headset to listen to the meeting, but you may use your 
telephone for the audio portion only of the meeting. The audio portion 
may be attended using a telephone by dialing the toll number 1-213-929-
4212 (not a toll-free number), audio access code 447-457-678, and enter 
the audio pin shown after joining the webinar.
    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 U.S. Secretary of Commerce, under sections 304 or 305 of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Additional 
detail on agenda items, Council action, advisory entity meeting times, 
and meeting rooms are described in Agenda Item A.5, Proposed Council 
Meeting Agenda, and will be in the advance September 2016 briefing 
materials and posted on the Council Web site at www.pcouncil.org.

A. Call to Order
    1. Opening Remarks
    2. Council Member Appointments
    3. Roll Call
    4. Executive Director's Report
    5. Approve Agenda
B. Open Comment Period
    1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items
C. Habitat
    1. Current Habitat Issues
D. Ecosystem-Based Management
    1. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Coordinated Ecosystem Indicator Review 
Initiative
    2. Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Roadmap
E. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
    1. Minimum Stock Size Thresholds Report
    2. Stock Assessment Workshop Report
    3. Anchovy Management Update
    4. Artisanal Fishery Management Issue Scoping
F. Groundfish Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Methodology Review Preliminary Topic Selection
    3. 2017-18 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures 
Rulemaking Update and Clarifications
    4. Scoping of Trawl Sector Quota Pounds Trading
    5. 5-Year Catch Share Program and Intersector Allocation Review 
Update
    6. Inseason Management Final Action
    7. Amendment 21 At-Sea Sector Set-Asides Final Action
    8. Mid-Biennium Annual Catch Limit Adjustment and Rebuilding 
Harvest Rate Adjustment Policies
G. Administrative Matters
    1. Legislative Matters
    2. West Coast Regional Operating Agreement Initial Review
    3. Fiscal Matters
    4. Approval of Council Meeting Record
    5. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    6. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
H. Salmon Management
    1. Salmon Methodology Review
    2. Sacramento River Winter Chinook Harvest Control Rule Update
I. Pacific Halibut Management
    1. 2017 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulation Changes
J. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. Update on International Issues
    2. Exempted Fishing Permits
    3. Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures
    4. Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permit Criteria to Advance 
Gear Authorization
    5. Federal Drift Gillnet Permit Amendment

Advisory Body Agendas

    Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues 
that are on the Council agenda for this meeting, and may also include 
issues that may be relevant to future Council meetings. Proposed 
advisory body agendas for this meeting will be available on the Council 
Web site http://www.pcouncil.org/council-operations/council-meetings/current-briefing-book/ no later than Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

                     Schedule of Ancillary Meetings
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Day 1--Monday, September 12, 2016
  SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee...............................       9 a.m.
Day 2--Tuesday, September 13, 2016
  SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee...............................       9 a.m.
  Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel..............................       1 p.m.
  Ecosystem Workgroup......................................       1 p.m.
Day 3--Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  Coastal Species Advisory Subpanel........................       8 a.m.
  Coastal Species Management Team..........................       8 a.m.
  Groundfish Management Team...............................       8 a.m.
  Scientific and Statistical Committee.....................       8 a.m.
  Habitat Committee........................................    8:30 a.m.
  Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel..............................       9 a.m.
  Ecosystem Workgroup......................................       9 a.m.
  Legislative Committee....................................       1 p.m.
  Budget Committee.........................................    2:30 p.m.
Day 4--Thursday, September 15, 2016
  California State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Oregon State Delegation..................................       7 a.m.
  Washington State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel................       8 a.m.
  Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team..................       8 a.m.
  Groundfish Advisory Subpanel.............................       8 a.m.
  Groundfish Management Team...............................       8 a.m.
  Salmon Advisory Subpanel.................................       8 a.m.
  Scientific and Statistical Committee.....................       8 a.m.
  Enforcement Consultants..................................       3 p.m.
Day 5--Friday, September 16, 2016
  California State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Oregon State Delegation..................................       7 a.m.
  Washington State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Groundfish Advisory Subpanel.............................       8 a.m.
  Groundfish Management Team...............................       8 a.m.
  Salmon Advisory Subpanel.................................       8 a.m.
  Sacramento River Winter Chinook Workgroup................       8 a.m.
  Enforcement Consultants..................................       Ad hoc
Day 6--Saturday, September 17, 2016
  California State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Oregon State Delegation..................................       7 a.m.
  Washington State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.

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  Groundfish Advisory Subpanel.............................       8 a.m.
  Groundfish Management Team...............................       8 a.m.
  Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel...............       8 a.m.
  Highly Migratory Species Management Team.................       8 a.m.
  Enforcement Consultants..................................       Ad hoc
Day 7--Sunday, September 18, 2016
  California State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Oregon State Delegation..................................       7 a.m.
  Washington State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Groundfish Advisory Subpanel.............................       8 a.m.
  Groundfish Management Team...............................       8 a.m.
  Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel...............       8 a.m.
  Highly Migratory Species Management Team.................       8 a.m.
  Enforcement Consultants..................................       Ad hoc
Day 8--Monday, September 19, 2016
  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.
  Enforcement Consultants..................................       Ad hoc
Day 9--Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  California State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
  Oregon State Delegation..................................       7 a.m.
  Washington State Delegation..............................       7 a.m.
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    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 this meeting. 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 Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 
820-2280 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: August 24, 2016.
Jeffrey N. Lonergan,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-20646 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]
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