Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting (Webinar), 47176 [2017-21889]

Download as PDF 47176 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 11, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF744 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting (Webinar) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad hoc Community Advisory Board (CAB) will hold a two-day meeting in Portland, OR. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 and Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 8 a.m. each morning until business for each day has been completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Garden A/B/C Room, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220; telephone: (503) 281–2500. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jim Seger, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the CAB meeting is to review the public review draft of the catch share program five-year review document and continue to develop ranges of alternatives for Pacific Council consideration at the November 2017 Pacific Council meeting. The issues to be covered were identified by the Pacific Council at its June 2017 meeting, and include: Meeting the at-sea whiting fishery bycatch needs; trawl sablefish area management (including limits on gear switching); shoreside individual fishing quota (IFQ) accumulation limit; shoreside IFQ choke species management; and catcher-processor sector accumulation limits on permit ownership and harvesting/processing. Ranges of alternatives are to be developed and finalized for analysis over the course of the November 2017 and March/April 2018 Pacific Council meetings. Due to workload limitations, it is unlikely that all of these issues will move forward in 2018. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Oct 10, 2017 Jkt 244001 meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/construction.htm. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the Seattle Department of Transportation (Seattle DOT) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals during pile driving and removal activities associated with the restoration of Pier 62 project in Seattle Waterfront, Elliot Bay in Seattle, Washington. Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival. The MMPA states that the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill any marine mammal. Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: Any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild (Level A harassment); or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering (Level B harassment). This Authorization is applicable from October 4, 2017 through February 28, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Egger, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the applications and supporting documents, as well as a National Environmental Policy Act In compliance with NOAA policy, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500– 1508), NMFS determined the issuance of the IHA qualifies to be categorically Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (503) 820–2411 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Dated: October 5, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–21889 Filed 10–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF444 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Pile Driving Activities for the Restoration of Pier 62, Seattle Waterfront, Elliot Bay National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: SUMMARY: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XF744


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting (Webinar)

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad 
hoc Community Advisory Board (CAB) will hold a two-day meeting in 
Portland, OR. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 and 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 8 a.m. each morning until business 
for each day has been completed.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Portland Airport 
Hotel, Garden A/B/C Room, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220; 
telephone: (503) 281-2500.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jim Seger, Pacific Council; 
telephone: (503) 820-2416.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the CAB meeting is to 
review the public review draft of the catch share program five-year 
review document and continue to develop ranges of alternatives for 
Pacific Council consideration at the November 2017 Pacific Council 
meeting. The issues to be covered were identified by the Pacific 
Council at its June 2017 meeting, and include: Meeting the at-sea 
whiting fishery bycatch needs; trawl sablefish area management 
(including limits on gear switching); shoreside individual fishing 
quota (IFQ) accumulation limit; shoreside IFQ choke species management; 
and catcher-processor sector accumulation limits on permit ownership 
and harvesting/processing. Ranges of alternatives are to be developed 
and finalized for analysis over the course of the November 2017 and 
March/April 2018 Pacific Council meetings. Due to workload limitations, 
it is unlikely that all of these issues will move forward in 2018.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after 
publication of this document 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 intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (503) 820-2411 at least 10 
business days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: October 5, 2017.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-21889 Filed 10-10-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P