Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 13435-13436 [2017-04891]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 47 / Monday, March 13, 2017 / Notices 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Witherell, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. in the Aleutian Room on Wednesday, April 5, continuing through Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will begin at 8 a.m. in the King Salmon/ Iliamna Room on Monday April 3rd and continue through Wednesday April 5, 2017. The Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will begin at 8 a.m. in the Dillingham/Katmai Room on Tuesday April 4th, and continue through Saturday April 8, 2017. The Legislative Committee will meet on Monday April 3, 2017 (room to be determined) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Ecosystem Committee will meet on Tuesday April 4th, 2017 (room to be determined) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Monday, April 3, 2017 Through Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Council Plenary Session: The agenda for the Council’s plenary session will include the following issues. The Council may take appropriate action on any of the issues identified. 1. Executive Director’s Report (including update on Social Science Strategy Group development, report from the Lenfest Fisheries Ecosystem Task Force; CCC update, Legislation update, and update on SBRM requirements) 2. NMFS Management Report (including Marine Mammals Take Accounting, Fur Seal Status and Management planning, AFSC Research Prioritization) 3. ADF&G Report 4. NIOSH Report 5. USCG Report 6. USFWS Report 7. Protected Species 8. Scallop SAFE and Plan Team Report 9. Salmon FMP Amendment 10. Pollock ICA/IPA Reports; Update on Salmon Genetics 11. Co-op Reports 12. GOA Rockfish Program Review 13. EFH Omnibus Amendment 14. Halibut Abundance-based PSC Limits 15. CDQ Ownership Caps 16. EM Working Group Report 17. Lead Level 2 Observers 18. BSAI Crab Binding Arbitration Formula 19. BSAI Tanner Crab Custom Processing Cap 20. BS Fishery Ecosystem Plan VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Mar 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 21. Programmatic Groundfish Objectives The Advisory Panel will address most of the same agenda issues as the Council except B reports. The SSC agenda will include the following issues: 1. Scallop SAFE and Annual Catch Limit Specifications 2. BS Fishery Ecosystem Plan 3. EFH Omnibus Amendment 4. Lead Level 2 Observers 5. Salmon Genetics 6. GOA Rockfish Program Workplan 7. Reports on Marine Mammal Take Accounting, Fur Seal Status and Management, AFSC Research Prioritization 8. CDQ Ownership Caps In addition to providing ongoing scientific advice for fishery management decisions, the SSC functions as the Councils primary peer review panel for scientific information as described by the Magnuson-Stevens Act section 302(g)(1)(e), and the National Standard 2 guidelines (78 FR 43066). The peer review process is also deemed to satisfy the requirements of the Information Quality Act, including the OMB Peer Review Bulletin guidelines. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc.org/ Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 8, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04890 Filed 3–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF281 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Protected Species SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13435 Advisory Committee (PSAC), Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC) and Marine Planning and Climate Change Committee (MPCCC) to review relevant sections of the draft 2016 annual reports for the Pacific Pelagic Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP), American Samoa Archipelago FEP, Hawaii FEP, Mariana Archipelago FEP and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) FEP. The committees will also receive updates on matters related to fishery management and may make recommendations on these topics. DATES: The PSAC meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 30– 31, 2017. The SSPC will be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 3, 2017. The MPCCC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April 5–6, 2017. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The PSAC and MPCCC meetings will be held at the Council office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: (808) 522– 8220. The SPCC meeting will be held at the Council office and by teleconference at (888) 482–3560; Passcode: 5228220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; phone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete scheduled business. ADDRESSES: Agenda for the PSAC Meeting 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of Agenda 3. Status of the Third Protected Species Advisory Committee Meeting Recommendations 4. Review of the Draft 2016 FEP Annual Report A. Overview of the 2016 Annual Report Updates i. Data integration chapter development ii. Ecosystem chapter updates B. Pelagic Longline Fishery Sections i. Summary of relevant fishery data ii. Protected species section iii. Discussion and synthesis C. Pelagic Non-longline Fishery Sections i. Summary of relevant fishery data ii. Protected species section iii. Discussion and synthesis D. Insular Fishery Sections i. Summary of relevant fishery data E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 13436 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 47 / Monday, March 13, 2017 / Notices 8. Membership Changes 9. Recommendations 10. Other Business ii. Protected species section iii. Discussion and synthesis E. Discussion on Emerging Issues F. Discussion on Data Gaps and Research Needs 5. Public Comment Agenda for the MPCCC Meeting 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 6. Fisheries and Protected Species Management Updates A. Recent Council Actions i. Pelagic fisheries actions ii. Insular fisheries actions iii. Discussion B. Council Protected Species Activities Update i. Seabird interactions in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery ii. Rare events bycatch workshop iii. Other updates C. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Updates i. Section 7 ESA consultations for pelagic and insular fisheries ii. ESA listing and other related actions iii. Discussion 7. Council’s Research Priorities A. Five-year Research Priorities B. Cooperative Research Priorities C. Discussion 8. Public Comment 9. Committee Discussion and Recommendations 10. Other Business & Next Meeting Agenda for the SSPC Meeting mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. New Emerging Issues by Region A. American Samoa B. CNMI C. Guam D. Hawaii 3. Review of the Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation (SAFE) Report Draft Human Dimensions Sections 4. Status of Ongoing Research Projects and Grant Solicitations A. Bottomfishing History Project B. Update on Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Proposals C. Update on NOAA Preserve America Grant Proposals 5. Report on Program Initiatives A. Hawaii Fish Flow Workshop B. Review and Comment: National Academy of Science Review of the Marine Recreational Information Program C. Review and Comment: Feasibility of a Non-Commercial Marine Fishing Registry, Permit, or License System in Hawaii 6. Review and Update of SSPC Strategic Plan 7. Review and Update of SSPC Research Priorities VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Mar 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 1. Welcome and Approval of Agenda 2. Introductions/Regional Updates 3. Update on Pacific Islands Regional Action Plan for the NOAA Climate Science Strategy 4. Update on MAFAC Resilience Working Group and Climate and Marine Resources Task Force 5. Overview of 2015 Annual Reports for the Fishery Ecosystem Plans of the Western Pacific Region—Where They Are and How to Use Them 6. Overview of 2016 Annual Report Components A. Contractor Recommendations on Climate Change Module B. 166th Council Recommendations C. Draft 2016 Climate Change Indicators From Plan Team i. Pelagic ii. Archipelagic D. Draft 2016 Marine Planning Indicators From Plan Team i. Pelagic ii. Archipelagic E. Chapter 3: Data Integration Workshop 7. Public Comment on Draft 2016 Annual Reports 8. Committee Discussion and Recommendation on Draft 2016 Annual Reports 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017 9. Review of Existing Climate Change Outreach and Resources by Island Area A. American Samoa B. Hawaii C. Guam D. CNMI 10. Island Area Breakouts to Identify and Develop Climate Change Outreach Resources Focused on Fisheries and Fishing Communities 11. Presentation and Discussion of Breakout Results A. American Samoa B. Hawaii C. Guam D. CNMI 12. Public Comment on MPCC Outreach 13. Committee Discussion and Recommendations on MPCC Outreach 14. Old Business A. MPCC Action Plan Update B. Other 15. New Business A. WPRFMC Five-Year Research PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Priorities B. Cooperative Research Priorities C. Other 16. Public Comment on MPCC Action Plan and Research Priorities 17. Committee Discussion and Recommendations on MPCC Action Plan and Research Prorities 18. 2017–18 Committee Members and Officers Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522– 8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 8, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04891 Filed 3–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF261 Threatened Species: Take of Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of one U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 10(a)1(A) scientific enhancement permit (permit 20085). AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Stillwater Sciences one section 10(a)1(A) scientific enhancement permit (permit 20085) for conducting invasive species removal from a south-central California watershed (Chorro Creek). Authorized activities within the permit are expected to affect the threatened South Central California Coast (SCCC) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). ADDRESSES: The permit application, the permit, and other related documents are available for review, by appointment, at the foregoing address: California Coastal Office, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, California 90802 (phone: 562–980–4026, fax: 562–980– 4027, email at: Matthew.McGoogan@ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF281


Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will 
hold meetings of its Protected Species Advisory Committee (PSAC), 
Social Science Planning Committee (SSPC) and Marine Planning and 
Climate Change Committee (MPCCC) to review relevant sections of the 
draft 2016 annual reports for the Pacific Pelagic Fishery Ecosystem 
Plan (FEP), American Samoa Archipelago FEP, Hawaii FEP, Mariana 
Archipelago FEP and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) FEP. The 
committees will also receive updates on matters related to fishery 
management and may make recommendations on these topics.

DATES: The PSAC meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 
30-31, 2017. The SSPC will be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 
3, 2017. The MPCCC meeting will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on 
April 5-6, 2017. For specific times and agendas, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The PSAC and MPCCC meetings will be held at the Council 
office, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone: 
(808) 522-8220. The SPCC meeting will be held at the Council office and 
by teleconference at (888) 482-3560; Passcode: 5228220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; 
phone: (808) 522-8220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public comment periods will be provided 
throughout the agendas. The order in which agenda items are addressed 
may change. The meetings will run as late as necessary to complete 
scheduled business.

Agenda for the PSAC Meeting

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Status of the Third Protected Species Advisory Committee Meeting 
Recommendations
4. Review of the Draft 2016 FEP Annual Report
    A. Overview of the 2016 Annual Report Updates
    i. Data integration chapter development
    ii. Ecosystem chapter updates
    B. Pelagic Longline Fishery Sections
    i. Summary of relevant fishery data
    ii. Protected species section
    iii. Discussion and synthesis
    C. Pelagic Non-longline Fishery Sections
    i. Summary of relevant fishery data
    ii. Protected species section
    iii. Discussion and synthesis
    D. Insular Fishery Sections
    i. Summary of relevant fishery data

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    ii. Protected species section
    iii. Discussion and synthesis
    E. Discussion on Emerging Issues
    F. Discussion on Data Gaps and Research Needs
5. Public Comment

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017

6. Fisheries and Protected Species Management Updates
    A. Recent Council Actions
    i. Pelagic fisheries actions
    ii. Insular fisheries actions
    iii. Discussion
    B. Council Protected Species Activities Update
    i. Seabird interactions in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery
    ii. Rare events bycatch workshop
    iii. Other updates
    C. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Updates
    i. Section 7 ESA consultations for pelagic and insular fisheries
    ii. ESA listing and other related actions
    iii. Discussion
7. Council's Research Priorities
    A. Five-year Research Priorities
    B. Cooperative Research Priorities
    C. Discussion
8. Public Comment
9. Committee Discussion and Recommendations
10. Other Business & Next Meeting

Agenda for the SSPC Meeting

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. New Emerging Issues by Region
    A. American Samoa
    B. CNMI
    C. Guam
    D. Hawaii
3. Review of the Stock Assessment and Fisheries Evaluation (SAFE) 
Report Draft Human Dimensions Sections
4. Status of Ongoing Research Projects and Grant Solicitations
    A. Bottomfishing History Project
    B. Update on Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Proposals
    C. Update on NOAA Preserve America Grant Proposals
5. Report on Program Initiatives
    A. Hawaii Fish Flow Workshop
    B. Review and Comment: National Academy of Science Review of the 
Marine Recreational Information Program
    C. Review and Comment: Feasibility of a Non-Commercial Marine 
Fishing Registry, Permit, or License System in Hawaii
6. Review and Update of SSPC Strategic Plan
7. Review and Update of SSPC Research Priorities
8. Membership Changes
9. Recommendations
10. Other Business

Agenda for the MPCCC Meeting

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017

1. Welcome and Approval of Agenda
2. Introductions/Regional Updates
3. Update on Pacific Islands Regional Action Plan for the NOAA Climate 
Science Strategy
4. Update on MAFAC Resilience Working Group and Climate and Marine 
Resources Task Force
5. Overview of 2015 Annual Reports for the Fishery Ecosystem Plans of 
the Western Pacific Region--Where They Are and How to Use Them
6. Overview of 2016 Annual Report Components
    A. Contractor Recommendations on Climate Change Module
    B. 166th Council Recommendations
    C. Draft 2016 Climate Change Indicators From Plan Team
    i. Pelagic
    ii. Archipelagic
    D. Draft 2016 Marine Planning Indicators From Plan Team
    i. Pelagic
    ii. Archipelagic
    E. Chapter 3: Data Integration Workshop
7. Public Comment on Draft 2016 Annual Reports
8. Committee Discussion and Recommendation on Draft 2016 Annual Reports

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017

9. Review of Existing Climate Change Outreach and Resources by Island 
Area
    A. American Samoa
    B. Hawaii
    C. Guam
    D. CNMI
10. Island Area Breakouts to Identify and Develop Climate Change 
Outreach Resources Focused on Fisheries and Fishing Communities
11. Presentation and Discussion of Breakout Results
    A. American Samoa
    B. Hawaii
    C. Guam
    D. CNMI
12. Public Comment on MPCC Outreach
13. Committee Discussion and Recommendations on MPCC Outreach
14. Old Business
    A. MPCC Action Plan Update
    B. Other
15. New Business
    A. WPRFMC Five-Year Research Priorities
    B. Cooperative Research Priorities
    C. Other
16. Public Comment on MPCC Action Plan and Research Priorities
17. Committee Discussion and Recommendations on MPCC Action Plan and 
Research Prorities
18. 2017-18 Committee Members and Officers

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522-8220 
(voice) or (808) 522-8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting 
date.

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

    Dated: March 8, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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