Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); Public Meetings, 10881-10883 [2017-03089]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 31 / Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Notices The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on March 7, 2017. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Auditorium, Washington, DC 20230. Please note admittance instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl L. Gendron, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–4800, telephone number (301) 975–2785, email: Cheryl.Gendron@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MEP Advisory Board is authorized under Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110–69), as amended by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Improvement Act, Public Law 114–329 sec. 501 (2017), and codified at 15 U.S.C. 278k(m), in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Hollings MEP Program (Program) is a unique program, consisting of centers in each state in the United States and Puerto Rico with partnerships at the state, federal, and local levels. The MEP Advisory Board provides the NIST Director with: (1) Advice on the activities, plans, and policies of the Program; (2) assessments of the soundness of the plans and strategies of the Program; and (3) assessments of current performance against the plans of the Program. Background information on the MEP Advisory Board is available at http:// www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisoryboard.cfm. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the MEP Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This meeting will focus on several topics. The MEP Advisory Board will receive an update on Hollings MEP programmatic operations, as well as provide guidance and advice to Hollings MEP senior management on the drafting of the 2017–2022 Strategic Plan. The MEP Advisory Board will also provide input to Hollings MEP on developing protocols that will connect user asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 facilities, research, and technologies at NIST and other federal laboratories with the help of the Hollings MEP national network to support small and mid-size manufacturers, and make recommendations on the establishment of a Hollings MEP Learning Organization. This encompasses an effort to strengthen connections by sharing best practices and building Working Groups and Communities of Practice for furtherance of the Hollings MEP Program’s mission. The final agenda will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/mep/about/advisoryboard.cfm. Admittance Instructions: Anyone wishing to attend the MEP Advisory Board meeting must submit their name, email address and phone number to Cheryl Gendron (Cheryl.Gendron@ nist.gov or 301–975–2785) no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions related to the MEP Advisory Board’s business are invited to request a place on the agenda. Approximately 15 minutes will be reserved for public comments at the end of the meeting. Speaking times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The amount of time per speaker will be determined by the number of requests received but is likely to be no more than three to five minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included in the final agenda that will be posted on the MEP Advisory Board Web site at http://www.nist.gov/mep/ about/advisory-board.cfm. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, and those who were unable to attend in person are invited to submit written statements to the MEP Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899–4800, via fax at (301) 963–6556, or electronically by email to Cheryl.Gendron@nist.gov. Phillip A. Singerman, Associate Director for Innovations and Industry Services. [FR Doc. 2017–03094 Filed 2–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10881 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF225 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific 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 March 7–13, 2017. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9 a.m., reconvening at 8 a.m. each day through Monday, March 13, 2017. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 8 to address litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. To view Instructions for attending the meeting via live stream broadcast see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will hold the meetings, at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel, 301 West Sixth Street, Vancouver, Washington; telephone 360–993–4500. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220. 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, at http:// www.pcouncil.org, for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 7–13, 2017 meeting of the Pacific Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts begin initially at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and continue at 8 a.m. daily through Monday, March 13, 2017. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10882 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 31 / Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Notices following link: http:// www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/ join-webinar and enter the March Webinar ID, 897–986–459, 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– 562–247–8422 (not a toll-free number), audio access code 862–846–290, 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.4, Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, and will be in the advance March 2017 briefing materials and posted on the Pacific Council Web site, at www.pcouncil.org no later than Friday, February 17, 2017. 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. Administrative Matters 1. National Marine Sanctuaries Coordination Report 2. National Standard 1 Guidelines Carryover Provisions 3. Approval of Council Meeting Record 4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning D. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues E. Salmon Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Review of 2016 Fisheries and Summary of 2017 Stock Abundance Forecasts 3. Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2017 Salmon Management Alternatives VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 4. Council Recommendations for 2017 Management Alternative Analysis 5. Further Council Direction for 2017 Management Alternatives 6. Adoption of 2017 Management Alternatives for Public Review 7. Salmon Hearings Officers F. Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management 1. Annual State of the California Current Ecosystem Report 2. Sablefish Ecosystem Indicators 3. Review of Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives G. Enforcement Issues 1. Annual U.S. Coast Guard Fishery Enforcement Report H. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Meeting 2. Incidental Catch Recommendations Options for the Salmon Troll and Final Recommendations for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries (Final Action) I. Groundfish Management 1. Salmon Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Analysis 2. Reports and Recommendations from Groundfish Science Workshops and Methodology Reviews 3. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments, Including Carryover (Final Action) 4. Implementation of the 2017 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the U.S./ Canada Agreement (Final Action) J. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Update on Existing Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs) 3. Proposed Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permits 4. Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP) 5. Recommendations for International Management Activities 6. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 5: Final Action Authorizing Federal Drift Gillnet Permit (Final Action) Advisory Body Agendas Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues that are on the Pacific 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 Pacific Council Web site http://www.pcouncil.org/counciloperations/council-meetings/current- PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 briefing-book/ no later than Friday, February 17, 2017. Schedule of Ancillary Meetings Day 1—Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m. Habitat Committee 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Day 2—Wednesday, March 8, 2017 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants 3 p.m. Tribal Policy Group Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad Hoc Day 3—Thursday, March 9, 2017 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. 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 4—Friday, March 10, 2017 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. 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—Saturday, March 11, 2017 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 31 / Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Notices 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. 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—Sunday, March 12, 2017 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—Monday, March 13, 2017 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this Pacific 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 Pacific Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, ext. 411 (see ADDRESSES) at least ten business days prior to the meeting date. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 10, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03089 Filed 2–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF226 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings and Webinar. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold five public hearings and Webinar to solicit public comments on Draft Amendment 46; the Gray Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan. DATES: The meetings and Webinar will convene Monday, March 6, 2017; starting at 6 p.m. and will adjourn on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, no later than 9 p.m., to view the agenda see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held in Destin and St. Petersburg, FL, Corpus Christi and Galveston, TX, and Spanish Fort, AL. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; (813) 348–1630 or on their Web site, at www.gulfcouncil.org. Public comments: Written comments must be received on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, before 5 p.m. Comments may also be submitted online through the Council’s public portal by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on ‘‘CONTACT US’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Gregory, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The agenda for the following five hearings and Webinar are as follows: Council staff will brief the public on the results of the gray triggerfish stock assessment and rebuilding status. Council staff will also provide an overview of the actions and alternatives considered in the amendment including the Council preferred alternatives. The Council is currently considering modifications to: The rebuilding time period, commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACLs) and annual catch targets (ACTs), recreational management measures including modifications to the fixed closed seasons, and bag limit and minimum PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10883 size limits. The Council is also considering modifying the commercial trip limit while maintaining the current fixed closed season of June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017. Staff and a Council member will be available to answer any questions and the public will have the opportunity to provide testimony on the amendment and other related testimony. The schedule is as follows: Locations Monday, March 6, 2017; Hilton Garden Inn, 6717 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412; telephone: (361) 991–8200; Five Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL 36527; telephone: (251) 625–0814. Tuesday, March 7, 2017; Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541; telephone: (850) 654– 5184; Courtyard by Marriott, 9550 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554; telephone: (409) 497–2850. Thursday, March 9, 2017; Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33716; telephone: (727) 540–0050. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Webinar will convene at 6 p.m., at https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2003305067287307265. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kathy Pereira (see ADDRESSES), at least 5 business days prior to the meeting date. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 13, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03119 Filed 2–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 31 (Thursday, February 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10881-10883]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03089]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF225


Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); Public 
Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 7-
13, 2017. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Wednesday, March 8, 
2017 at 9 a.m., reconvening at 8 a.m. each day through Monday, March 
13, 2017. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session 
will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 8 to address 
litigation and personnel matters. The Pacific Council will meet as late 
as necessary each day to complete its scheduled business. To view 
Instructions for attending the meeting via live stream broadcast see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will hold the 
meetings, at the Hilton Vancouver Hotel, 301 West Sixth Street, 
Vancouver, Washington; telephone 360-993-4500.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, Oregon 97220.

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, at http://www.pcouncil.org, for the current 
meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 7-13, 2017 meeting of the Pacific 
Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts begin 
initially at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and 
continue at 8 a.m. daily through Monday, March 13, 2017. 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

[[Page 10882]]

following link: http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/webinar/join-webinar 
and enter the March Webinar ID, 897-986-459, 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 1-562-247-
8422 (not a toll-free number), audio access code 862-846-290, 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.4, Proposed Council 
Meeting Agenda, and will be in the advance March 2017 briefing 
materials and posted on the Pacific Council Web site, at 
www.pcouncil.org no later than Friday, February 17, 2017.

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. Administrative Matters
    1. National Marine Sanctuaries Coordination Report
    2. National Standard 1 Guidelines Carryover Provisions
    3. Approval of Council Meeting Record
    4. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    5. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Habitat
    1. Current Habitat Issues
E. Salmon Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Review of 2016 Fisheries and Summary of 2017 Stock Abundance 
Forecasts
    3. Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary 
Definition of 2017 Salmon Management Alternatives
    4. Council Recommendations for 2017 Management Alternative Analysis
    5. Further Council Direction for 2017 Management Alternatives
    6. Adoption of 2017 Management Alternatives for Public Review
    7. Salmon Hearings Officers
F. Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management
    1. Annual State of the California Current Ecosystem Report
    2. Sablefish Ecosystem Indicators
    3. Review of Fishery Ecosystem Plan Initiatives
G. Enforcement Issues
    1. Annual U.S. Coast Guard Fishery Enforcement Report
H. Pacific Halibut Management
    1. Report on the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) 
Meeting
    2. Incidental Catch Recommendations Options for the Salmon Troll 
and Final Recommendations for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries (Final 
Action)
I. Groundfish Management
    1. Salmon Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Analysis
    2. Reports and Recommendations from Groundfish Science Workshops 
and Methodology Reviews
    3. Consideration of Inseason Adjustments, Including Carryover 
(Final Action)
    4. Implementation of the 2017 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the 
U.S./Canada Agreement (Final Action)
J. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Update on Existing Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permits 
(EFPs)
    3. Proposed Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permits
    4. Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for West Coast 
Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP)
    5. Recommendations for International Management Activities
    6. Fishery Management Plan Amendment 5: Final Action Authorizing 
Federal Drift Gillnet Permit (Final Action)

Advisory Body Agendas

    Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues 
that are on the Pacific 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 Pacific Council Web site http://www.pcouncil.org/council-operations/council-meetings/current-briefing-book/ no later than 
Friday, February 17, 2017.

Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

Day 1--Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m.
    Habitat Committee 8 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.
Day 2--Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    California State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.
    Salmon Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
    Salmon Technical Team 8 a.m.
    Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.
    Enforcement Consultants 3 p.m.
    Tribal Policy Group Ad Hoc
    Tribal and Washington Technical Group Ad Hoc
Day 3--Thursday, March 9, 2017
    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.
    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 4--Friday, March 10, 2017
    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.
    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--Saturday, March 11, 2017
    California State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.

[[Page 10883]]

    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.
    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--Sunday, March 12, 2017
    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--Monday, March 13, 2017
    California State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
    Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.

    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this Pacific 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 Pacific 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, ext. 411 (see ADDRESSES) at least ten business days prior to the 
meeting date.

    Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are 
subject to change.


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

     Dated: February 10, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-03089 Filed 2-15-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P