Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 7457-7458 [2018-03436]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices Dated: February 15, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03542 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG031 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 March 8–14, 2018. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), reconvening at 8 a.m. each day through Wednesday, March 14, 2018. All meetings are open to the public, except a closed session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friday, March 9 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 Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA; telephone: (707) 584–5466. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 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 website, http:// www.pcouncil.org for the current meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 9–14, 2018 meeting of the Pacific Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts begin initially at 9 a.m. PST Friday, March 9, 2018 and continue at 8 a.m. daily through Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Broadcasts daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 end daily at 5 p.m. PST 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 November Webinar ID, 530–089–227, 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 audioonly portion of the meeting. The audio portion may be attended using a telephone by dialing the toll number 1– 562–247–8321 (not a toll-free number), audio access code 240–052–611, and entering 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 2018 briefing materials and posted on the Pacific Council website at www.pcouncil.org no later than February 16, 2018. 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. Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Update 2. Marine Planning Update 3. National Marine Sanctuary Coordination Report 4. Legislative Matters 5. Approval of Council Meeting Record 6. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 7. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning D. Habitat 1. Current Habitat Issues PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7457 E. Salmon Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Review of 2017 Fisheries and Summary of 2018 Stock Forecasts 3. Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary Definition of 2018 Salmon Management Alternatives 4. Recommendations for 2018 Management Alternative Analysis 5. Further Council Direction for 2018 Management Alternatives 6. Adoption of 2018 Management Alternatives for Public Review 7. Appoint Salmon Hearings Officers F. Ecosystem 1. California Current Ecosystem and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Report and Science Review Topics 2. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative Update 3. Sablefish Ecosystem Indicators: Management Strategy Evaluation G. Pacific Halibut Management 1. Annual International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting Report 2. Incidental Catch Recommendations: Options for the Salmon Troll and Final Recommendations for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries—Final Action H. Groundfish Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Trawl Catch Shares—Gear Switching and Trawl Sablefish Area Management 3. Implementation of the 2018 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the U.S./ Canada Agreement 4. Initial Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference 5. Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion on the Take of Listed Salmon in Groundfish Fisheries 6. Trawl Catch Share—Final Range of Alternatives (ROA) for Follow-On Actions 7. Update on 2019–2020 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures 8. Final Inseason Management, Including Shorebased Carryover and Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs)—Final Action I. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Deep-Set Buoy Gear Authorization—Final Range of Alternatives/Preliminary Preferred Alternative 3. Proposed Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permits Advisory Body Agendas Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues that are E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 7458 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices 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 website http://www.pcouncil.org/counciloperations/council-meetings/currentbriefing-book/ no later than Friday, February 16, 2018. Schedule of Ancillary Meetings Day 1—Thursday, March 8, 2018 Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel—8 a.m. Ecosystem Workgroup—8 a.m. Habitat Committee—8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee—8 a.m. Legislative Committee—1 p.m. Tribal Policy Group—Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group—Ad Hoc Day 2—Friday, March 9, 2018 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 Management Team—8 a.m. Salmon Advisory Subpanel—8 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee—8 a.m. Ad Hoc Community Advisory Board (Offsite: Oxford Suites)—1 p.m. Enforcement Consultants—3 p.m. Tribal Policy Group—Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group—Ad Hoc Day 3—Saturday, March 10, 2018 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. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Tribal Policy Group—Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group—Ad Hoc Enforcement Consultants—Ad Hoc EFH/RCA Informational Meeting—7 p.m. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Day 4—Sunday, March 11, 2018 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. Tribal Policy Group—Ad Hoc VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Tribal and Washington Technical Group—Ad Hoc Enforcement Consultants—Ad Hoc Day 5—Monday, March 12, 2018 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. Tribal Policy Group—Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group—Ad Hoc Enforcement Consultants—Ad Hoc Day 6—Tuesday, March 13, 2018 California State Delegation—7a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7a.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. Tribal Policy Group—Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group—Ad Hoc Enforcement Consultants—Ad Hoc Day 7—Wednesday, March 14, 2018 California State Delegation—7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation—7 a.m. Washington State Delegation—7 a.m. Salmon Technical Team—8 a.m. Tribal Policy Group—Ad Hoc Tribal and Washington Technical Group—Ad Hoc Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal Council action during these meetings. 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 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 14, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG031


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 March 8-
14, 2018. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Friday, March 9, 
2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST), reconvening at 8 a.m. each 
day through Wednesday, March 14, 2018. All meetings are open to the 
public, except a closed session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., 
Friday, March 9 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 Pacific Council and its advisory entities 
will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, One 
Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA; telephone: (707) 584-5466.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
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 website, http://www.pcouncil.org for the current 
meeting location, proposed agenda, and meeting briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The March 9-14, 2018 meeting of the Pacific 
Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts begin 
initially at 9 a.m. PST Friday, March 9, 2018 and continue at 8 a.m. 
daily through Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Broadcasts end daily at 5 p.m. 
PST 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 November 
Webinar ID, 530-089-227, 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-only portion of the meeting. The audio portion may be 
attended using a telephone by dialing the toll number 1-562-247-8321 
(not a toll-free number), audio access code 240-052-611, and entering 
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 2018 briefing 
materials and posted on the Pacific Council website at www.pcouncil.org 
no later than February 16, 2018.

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. Council Coordination Committee (CCC) Update
    2. Marine Planning Update
    3. National Marine Sanctuary Coordination Report
    4. Legislative Matters
    5. Approval of Council Meeting Record
    6. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    7. 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 2017 Fisheries and Summary of 2018 Stock Forecasts
    3. Identification of Management Objectives and Preliminary 
Definition of 2018 Salmon Management Alternatives
    4. Recommendations for 2018 Management Alternative Analysis
    5. Further Council Direction for 2018 Management Alternatives
    6. Adoption of 2018 Management Alternatives for Public Review
    7. Appoint Salmon Hearings Officers
F. Ecosystem
    1. California Current Ecosystem and Integrated Ecosystem Assessment 
Report and Science Review Topics
    2. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative Update
    3. Sablefish Ecosystem Indicators: Management Strategy Evaluation
G. Pacific Halibut Management
    1. Annual International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting Report
    2. Incidental Catch Recommendations: Options for the Salmon Troll 
and Final Recommendations for Fixed Gear Sablefish Fisheries--Final 
Action
H. Groundfish Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Trawl Catch Shares--Gear Switching and Trawl Sablefish Area 
Management
    3. Implementation of the 2018 Pacific Whiting Fishery Under the 
U.S./Canada Agreement
    4. Initial Stock Assessment Plan and Terms of Reference
    5. Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion on the Take of Listed 
Salmon in Groundfish Fisheries
    6. Trawl Catch Share--Final Range of Alternatives (ROA) for Follow-
On Actions
    7. Update on 2019-2020 Harvest Specifications and Management 
Measures
    8. Final Inseason Management, Including Shorebased Carryover and 
Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs)--Final Action
I. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Deep-Set Buoy Gear Authorization--Final Range of Alternatives/
Preliminary Preferred Alternative
    3. Proposed Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permits

Advisory Body Agendas

    Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues 
that are

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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 website http://www.pcouncil.org/council-operations/council-meetings/current-briefing-book/ no later than Friday, February 16, 
2018.

Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

Day 1--Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel--8 a.m.
Ecosystem Workgroup--8 a.m.
Habitat Committee--8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee--8 a.m.
Legislative Committee--1 p.m.
Tribal Policy Group--Ad Hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group--Ad Hoc

Day 2--Friday, March 9, 2018

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 Management Team--8 a.m.
Salmon Advisory Subpanel--8 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team--8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee--8 a.m.
Ad Hoc Community Advisory Board (Offsite: Oxford Suites)--1 p.m.
Enforcement Consultants--3 p.m.
Tribal Policy Group--Ad Hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group--Ad Hoc

Day 3--Saturday, March 10, 2018

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.
Salmon Technical Team--8 a.m.
Tribal Policy Group--Ad Hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group--Ad Hoc
Enforcement Consultants--Ad Hoc
EFH/RCA Informational Meeting--7 p.m.

Day 4--Sunday, March 11, 2018

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.
Tribal Policy Group--Ad Hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group--Ad Hoc
Enforcement Consultants--Ad Hoc

Day 5--Monday, March 12, 2018

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.
Tribal Policy Group--Ad Hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group--Ad Hoc
Enforcement Consultants--Ad Hoc

Day 6--Tuesday, March 13, 2018

California State Delegation--7a.m.
Oregon State Delegation--7a.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.
Tribal Policy Group--Ad Hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group--Ad Hoc
Enforcement Consultants--Ad Hoc

Day 7--Wednesday, March 14, 2018

California State Delegation--7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation--7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation--7 a.m.
Salmon Technical Team--8 a.m.
Tribal Policy Group--Ad Hoc
Tribal and Washington Technical Group--Ad Hoc

    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before the Pacific Council for discussion, those issues may not be the 
subject of formal Council action during these meetings. 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 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: February 14, 2018.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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