Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, 13735 [2018-06470]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Notices Thomas A. Nies (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 27, 2018. Jeffrey N. Lonergan, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06482 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG097 Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee’s (MAFAC’s) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. DATES: The meeting will be held April 18, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on April 19, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Downtown Embassy Suites, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204; 503–279– 9000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Cheney; NFMS West Coast Region; 503–231–6730; email: Katherine.Cheney@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC’s CBP Task Force. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The MAFAC charter and summaries of prior MAFAC meetings are located online at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ partners#marine-fisheries-advisorycommittee-. The CBP Task Force reports to MAFAC and is being convened to discuss and develop recommendations for long-term goals to meet Columbia Basin salmon recovery, conservation needs, and harvest opportunities. These goals will be developed in the context of habitat capacity and other factors that affect salmon mortality. More amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 information is available at the CBP Task Force web page: http:// www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ columbia_river/index.html. Matters To Be Considered The meeting time and agenda are subject to change. Updated information will be available on the CBP Task Force web page above. Meeting topics include consideration of draft quantitative goals for most Columbia Basin species and discussing approaches to integrating goals across species to develop recommendations for basin-wide goals. The meeting is open to the public as observers, and public input will be accepted on April 19, 2018, from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., limited to the time available. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Katherine Cheney, 503–231–6730, by April 9, 2018. Dated: March 27, 2018. Jennifer L. Lukens, Director, Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06470 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of one enhancement permit application and request for comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received one permit application submitted by FISHBIO Environmental, LLC. (FISHBIO) to enhance the propagation and survival of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, as amended, for a five-year period. This document serves to notify the public of the availability of the permit application for review and comment, prior to a decision by NMFS whether to issue the permit. The permit application may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/ preview/preview_open_for_ comment.cfm. SUMMARY: Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Comments or requests for a public hearing on the application must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on April 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the application should be submitted to the NMFS California Central Valley Office, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5–100, Sacramento, CA 95814. Comments may also be submitted via fax to (916) 930– 3629, or by email to Amanda.Cranford@ noaa.gov (include the permit number in the subject line of the fax or email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Cranford, Sacramento, CA (Phone: (916) 930–3706; Fax: (916) 930– 3629; Email: Amanda.Cranford@ noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available from the address above, or online at https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally produced and hatchery propagated Central Valley (CV) spring-run; Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and artificially propagated California Central Valley (CCV). North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medisrostris): Threatened, naturally produced southern distinct population segment (SDPS). Permit Application Received RIN 0648–XG127 PO 00000 13735 Sfmt 4703 Permit 21477 FISHBIO has applied for an enhancement permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA for a period of five years that would allow take of both adult and juvenile CV spring-run Chinook salmon, CCV steelhead, and SDPS green sturgeon. Recent Federal legislation (Section 4010 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act); December 16, 2016) requires the Oakdale Irrigation District and the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (Districts) and NMFS to jointly establish a nonnative predator research and pilot fish removal program in the Stanislaus River to investigate whether nonnative predator removal is an effective strategy to improve overall conditions for native fish, especially the survival of juvenile salmonids. The general approach of the program is intended to build off previous nonnative predator removal studies conducted in the Central Valley. The program will allow examination of the biological and ecological responses of both ESA-listed E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG097


Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the 
Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee's 
(MAFAC's) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The 
CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION below.

DATES: The meeting will be held April 18, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
and on April 19, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Downtown Embassy Suites, 319 
SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204; 503-279-9000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Cheney; NFMS West Coast 
Region; 503-231-6730; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of 
MAFAC's CBP Task Force. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all 
living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the 
Department of Commerce. The MAFAC charter and summaries of prior MAFAC 
meetings are located online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/partners#marine-fisheries-advisory-committee-. The CBP Task Force 
reports to MAFAC and is being convened to discuss and develop 
recommendations for long-term goals to meet Columbia Basin salmon 
recovery, conservation needs, and harvest opportunities. These goals 
will be developed in the context of habitat capacity and other factors 
that affect salmon mortality. More information is available at the CBP 
Task Force web page: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/columbia_river/index.html.

Matters To Be Considered

    The meeting time and agenda are subject to change. Updated 
information will be available on the CBP Task Force web page above. 
Meeting topics include consideration of draft quantitative goals for 
most Columbia Basin species and discussing approaches to integrating 
goals across species to develop recommendations for basin-wide goals.
    The meeting is open to the public as observers, and public input 
will be accepted on April 19, 2018, from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., limited to 
the time available.

Special Accommodations

    The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Katherine Cheney, 503-231-6730, by April 9, 2018.

    Dated: March 27, 2018.
Jennifer L. Lukens,
Director, Office of Policy, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-06470 Filed 3-29-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P