Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 3289-3290 [2017-00299]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices As part of fishery management plans developed under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, owners of commercial fishing vessels in the Hawaii pelagic longline fishery, American Samoa pelagic longline fishery (only vessels longer than 50 feet), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands lobster fishery (currently inactive), and Northern Mariana Islands bottomfish fishery (only vessels longer than 40 feet) must allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to install vessel monitoring system (VMS) units on their vessels when directed to do so by NOAA enforcement personnel. VMS units automatically send periodic reports on the position of the vessel. NOAA uses the reports to monitor the vessel’s location and activities, primarily to enforce regulated fishing areas. NOAA pays for the units and messaging. There is no public burden for the automatic messaging; however, VMS installation and annual maintenance are considered public burden. II. Method of Collection Automatic electronic submission. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0441. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 209. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours for installation or replacement of a VMS unit; 2 hours for annual maintenance. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 478 (estimated 15 installations per year). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 5, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–00349 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF142 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting via webinar, jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC’s) Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place over webinar with a telephone-only connection option. The webinar can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobe connect.com/bsb-ap-2017/. To access via telephone, dial 1–800– 832–0736 and use room number 4472108. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; Web site: www.mafmc.org. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel, together with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3289 Commission’s Advisory Panel, will meet on Monday, February 6, 2017 via webinar (see DATES and ADDRESSES). The purpose of this meeting is to review and comment on the recently approved stock assessment information for black sea bass, as well as the reports and recommendations of the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Monitoring Committee regarding black sea bass fishery specifications for 2017–19 (i.e., catch and landings limits for 2017–19, as well as recreational management measures for 2017). The Council and ASMFC will consider input from the AP at their joint meeting in February when reviewing these specifications. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s Web site (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: January 6, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–00418 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF110 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) has submitted a Tribal Resource Management Plan (Tribal Plan) for NMFS to evaluate. It was presented by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on behalf of the Northwest Indian Tribes. The submission fulfills the Tribes’ obligations under the protective regulations promulgated for Puget Sound (PS) Chinook salmon, Hood Canal summer-run (HCS) chum salmon, PS steelhead, and Southern (S) eulachon under the Endangered Species SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 3290 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan describes research and assessment activities that may affect listed PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon in Washington State. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the ESA and to help guide management and conservation efforts. NMFS has completed a proposed evaluation of how well the Tribal Plan fulfills ESA criteria, and the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is making that proposed evaluation available for public comment. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on February 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the applications should be sent to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230– 5441. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitch Dennis, Lacey, WA (ph.: 360– 753–9580), Fax: 360–753–9517, email: Mitch.Dennis@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: independently and in cooperation with other agencies, a variety of research and assessment projects. These projects provide the technical basis for managing fisheries and conserving and restoring salmon stocks and their habitat. The need for an improved understanding of salmonid survival in the freshwater and early marine life stages drives much of the current research. The Tribal Plan includes implementation, monitoring, and evaluation procedures designed to ensure that the research is consistent with the objectives of the ESA. The research activities described in the Tribal Plan would take place over a fiveyear period starting in 2017. As 50 CFR 223.209 requires, the Secretary must determine whether the Tribal Plan would appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery for PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon. The Secretary must take comments on how the Tribal Plan addresses the criteria in 50 CFR 223.209 in making that determination. Dated: January 4, 2017. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–00299 Filed 1–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened Puget Sound (PS). Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened PS. Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened Hood Canal Summer-run (HCS). Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus): Threatened Southern (S). Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of the species listed as threatened. The ESA Tribal 4(d) rule (70 FR 37160; June 28, 2005) states that the ESA section 9 take prohibitions do not apply to Tribal Plans that will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery for the listed species. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The Tribal Plan The NWIFC—through the BIA and on behalf of the Northwest Indian Tribes— has submitted a Tribal Plan for scientific research and assessment activities within the range of the PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon. The Northwest Indian Tribes conduct, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Jan 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (NSGAB) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. (NOAA) ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for the National Sea Grant Advisory Board. AGENCY: This notice responds to Section 209 of the Sea Grant Program Improvement Act of 1976, which requires the Secretary of Commerce to solicit nominations at least once a year for membership on the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice on the implementation of the National Sea Grant College Program. The NOAA intends to fill two expected vacancies on the Board in 2017. To apply for membership to the Board, applicants should submit a current resume, via the methodology discussed in the Contact Information Section of this notice. A cover letter highlighting specific areas of expertise relevant to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purpose of the Board is helpful, but not required. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer. DATES: Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1st 2017. Applications will be kept on file for consideration of any Board vacancy for a period of three years from the closing date of this notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations will be accepted by email or mail. They should be sent to the attention of Ms. Mary Ann Garlic, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 EastWest Highway, SSMC 3, Room 11717, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you need additional assistance, please email maryann.garlic@noaa.gov or call 301–734–1088. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established by Section 209 of the Act and as amended the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–394), the duties of the Board are as follows: (1) In general, the Board shall advise the Secretary and the Director concerning: (A) Strategies for utilizing the Sea Grant College Program to address the Nation’s highest priorities regarding the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, and conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources; (B) The designation of Sea Grant Colleges and Sea Grant Institutes; and (C) Such other matters as the Secretary refer to the Board for review and advice. (2) Biennial Report. The Board shall report to the Congress every two years on the state of the National Sea Grant College Program. The Board shall indicate in each such report the progress made toward meeting the priorities identified in the strategic plan in effect under section 204(c). The Secretary shall make available to the Board such information, personnel, and administrative services and assistance as it may reasonably require carrying out its duties under this title. The Board shall consist of 15 voting members who shall be appointed by the Secretary for a 4-year term, renewable for a 2nd 4-year term at the discretion of the Secretary. The Director and a director of a Sea Grant program who is elected by the various directors of Sea Grant programs shall serve as nonvoting members of the Board. Not less than 8 of the voting members of the Board shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more of E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3289-3290]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00299]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF110


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Indian Fisheries 
Commission (NWIFC) has submitted a Tribal Resource Management Plan 
(Tribal Plan) for NMFS to evaluate. It was presented by the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs (BIA) on behalf of the Northwest Indian Tribes. The 
submission fulfills the Tribes' obligations under the protective 
regulations promulgated for Puget Sound (PS) Chinook salmon, Hood Canal 
summer-run (HCS) chum salmon, PS steelhead, and Southern (S) eulachon 
under the Endangered Species

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Act (ESA). The Tribal Plan describes research and assessment activities 
that may affect listed PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS 
steelhead, and S eulachon in Washington State. The proposed research is 
intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the ESA and to 
help guide management and conservation efforts. NMFS has completed a 
proposed evaluation of how well the Tribal Plan fulfills ESA criteria, 
and the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is making that proposed 
evaluation available for public comment.

DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications 
must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see 
ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on February 10, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the applications should be sent to the 
Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, 
Portland, OR 97232-1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503-230-
5441.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitch Dennis, Lacey, WA (ph.: 360-753-
9580), Fax: 360-753-9517, email: Mitch.Dennis@noaa.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Species Covered in This Notice

    The following listed species are covered in this notice:
    Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened Puget Sound 
(PS).
    Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened PS.
    Chum salmon (O. keta): Threatened Hood Canal Summer-run (HCS).
    Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus): Threatened Southern (S).

Authority

    Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary is required to adopt such 
regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of 
the species listed as threatened. The ESA Tribal 4(d) rule (70 FR 
37160; June 28, 2005) states that the ESA section 9 take prohibitions 
do not apply to Tribal Plans that will not appreciably reduce the 
likelihood of survival and recovery for the listed species.

The Tribal Plan

    The NWIFC--through the BIA and on behalf of the Northwest Indian 
Tribes--has submitted a Tribal Plan for scientific research and 
assessment activities within the range of the PS Chinook salmon, HCS 
chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S eulachon. The Northwest Indian Tribes 
conduct, independently and in cooperation with other agencies, a 
variety of research and assessment projects. These projects provide the 
technical basis for managing fisheries and conserving and restoring 
salmon stocks and their habitat. The need for an improved understanding 
of salmonid survival in the freshwater and early marine life stages 
drives much of the current research. The Tribal Plan includes 
implementation, monitoring, and evaluation procedures designed to 
ensure that the research is consistent with the objectives of the ESA. 
The research activities described in the Tribal Plan would take place 
over a five-year period starting in 2017.
    As 50 CFR 223.209 requires, the Secretary must determine whether 
the Tribal Plan would appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and 
recovery for PS Chinook salmon, HCS chum salmon, PS steelhead, and S 
eulachon. The Secretary must take comments on how the Tribal Plan 
addresses the criteria in 50 CFR 223.209 in making that determination.

    Dated: January 4, 2017.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-00299 Filed 1-10-17; 8:45 am]
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