Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 8506-8507 [2019-04224]

Download as PDF 8506 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 46 / Friday, March 8, 2019 / Notices benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified 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 intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Dated: March 5, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04223 Filed 3–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council’s AP for fishery management plans requiring commercial permits (Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass; Bluefish; Spiny Dogfish; Surfclam and Ocean Quahog; and Tilefish) will meet to provide input on the upcoming Commercial Electronic Vessel Trip Report (eVTR) Omnibus Framework and associated topics. The Council will consider feedback provided by the AP at its April 2019 meeting, which will be the first framework meeting for this action. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 5, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04225 Filed 3–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG861 RIN 0648–XG860 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a public meeting of its Advisory Panels (AP) for management plans requiring commercial permits. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option. Registration and connection details will be posted at: http://www.mafmc.org. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Mar 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling approaches for groundfish stock assessments scheduled for assessment this year. The preassessment workshop will be followed by a skates historical catch reconstruction workshop to prepare for assessments of big and longnose skates scheduled for later this year. Both SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 workshops are open to the public. The workshops will also be streamed online via webinar to facilitate remote participation. DATES: The pre-assessment workshop will be held Monday, March 25, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for the day has been completed. The workshop will reconvene on Tuesday, March 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. or when business has been completed. The skate historical catch reconstruction workshop will reconvene on Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. or when business has been completed. ADDRESSES: The pre-assessment and skates workshop will be held in the large conference room at the Pacific Fishery Management Council office, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220; telephone: (503) 820–2280. Public listening stations will be available at the Pacific Council office, as well as the following locations: National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Room 188, 110 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; telephone: (831) 420– 3947; and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Main Conference Room, 2040 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365; telephone: (541) 867–4741. The public listening station at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz will only be available for the March 25 and 26 preassessment workshop and will not be available for the March 27 skates workshop. To attend the webinar: Use this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar and click ‘‘Join a Webinar’’ in the top right corner of the page. Enter the Webinar ID, which is 433–536–835, and your name and email address (required). After logging into the webinar, dial this TOLL number 1+ (213) 929–4232 (not a toll-free number), then enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 596– 914–734, then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Note: We have disabled Mic/Speakers on GoToMeeting as an option and require all participants to use a telephone or cell phone to participate. Technical Information and System Requirements: PC-based attendees are required to use Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP; Mac®-based attendees are required to use Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer; Mobile attendees are required to use iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM phone or Android tablet. (See the https:// www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/ipadiphone-android-webinar-apps). You E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 46 / Friday, March 8, 2019 / Notices may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov or contact him at (503) 820– 2280, extension 411 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2280. The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop is to review proposed data inputs, modeling approaches, and any other pertinent information for new benchmark stock assessments for big skate, longnose skate, sablefish, gopher/ black-and-yellow rockfish, and cowcod. The goal of the pre-assessment workshop is to promote dialogue about and a common understanding between assessment teams and data providers of the best data and analytical and modeling approaches for use in conducting the benchmark groundfish assessments scheduled for 2019. Participants at the pre-assessment workshop will also review proposed revisions to the Pacific Council’s Accepted Practices for Groundfish Stock Assessments document to prepare for these 2019 stock assessments. The purpose of the skates catch reconstruction workshop is to reconstruct historical catches of west coast skate species to prepare for the big skate and longnose skate stock assessments later this year. No management actions will be decided by the workshop participants. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the workshops’ agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this workshop. 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 intent of the workshop participants to take final action to address the emergency. Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional security clearance to access the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Foreign national visitors should contact Ms. Stacey Miller at (541) 867–0535 at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate the security clearance process. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Mar 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Special Accommodations The workshops 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 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 5, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04224 Filed 3–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG842 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Applications for one new scientific research permit, two permit modifications, and one permit renewal. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received four scientific research permit application requests relating to Pacific salmon, steelhead, and eulachon. The proposed research is intended to increase knowledge of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to help guide management and conservation efforts. The applications may be viewed online at: https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov/preview/ preview_open_for_comment.cfm. DATES: Comments or requests for a public hearing on the applications must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Pacific standard time on April 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the applications should be sent to the Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230– 5441 or by email to nmfs.nwr.apps@ noaa.gov (include the permit number in the subject line of the fax or email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rob Clapp, Portland, OR (ph.: 503–231– 2314), Fax: 503–230–5441, email: Robert.Clapp@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available from the address above, or online at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8507 Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species are covered in this notice: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Endangered upper Columbia River (UCR); threatened Snake River (SR) spring/summer-run; threatened SR fall-run. Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened UCR; threatened SR; threatened middle Columbia River (MCR). Sockeye salmon (O. nerka): Endangered SR. Authority Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR 222–226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) Are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Applications Received Permit 1127—5R The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are seeking to renew a permit that allows them to annually take listed SR Chinook salmon and steelhead while conducting research designed to (1) monitor adult and juvenile fish in key upper Snake River subbasin watersheds, (2) assess the utility of hatchery Chinook salmon in increasing natural populations in the Salmon River, and (3) evaluate the genetic and ecological impacts hatchery Chinook salmon may have on natural populations. The fish would primarily benefit from the research in two ways. First, the research would broadly be used to help guide restoration and recovery efforts throughout the Snake River basin. Second, the research would be used to determine how hatchery supplementation can be used as a tool for salmon recovery. The researchers would use screw traps, weirs, electrofishing, and hook-and-line angling gear to capture the listed fish. Once captured, the fish would undergo various sampling, tagging, and handling regimes; they would then be allowed to E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8506-8507]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04224]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG860


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will 
convene a pre-assessment workshop to review proposed data and modeling 
approaches for groundfish stock assessments scheduled for assessment 
this year. The pre-assessment workshop will be followed by a skates 
historical catch reconstruction workshop to prepare for assessments of 
big and longnose skates scheduled for later this year. Both workshops 
are open to the public. The workshops will also be streamed online via 
webinar to facilitate remote participation.

DATES: The pre-assessment workshop will be held Monday, March 25, 2019, 
from 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business 
for the day has been completed. The workshop will reconvene on Tuesday, 
March 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. or when 
business has been completed. The skate historical catch reconstruction 
workshop will reconvene on Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. 
and ending at 5:30 p.m. or when business has been completed.

ADDRESSES: The pre-assessment and skates workshop will be held in the 
large conference room at the Pacific Fishery Management Council office, 
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220; telephone: 
(503) 820-2280. Public listening stations will be available at the 
Pacific Council office, as well as the following locations:
    National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science 
Center, Room 188, 110 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; telephone: 
(831) 420-3947; and
    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Main Conference Room, 2040 
SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365; telephone: (541) 867-4741.
    The public listening station at the NMFS Southwest Fisheries 
Science Center in Santa Cruz will only be available for the March 25 
and 26 pre-assessment workshop and will not be available for the March 
27 skates workshop.
    To attend the webinar: Use this link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar and click ``Join a Webinar'' in the top right corner of the 
page. Enter the Webinar ID, which is 433-536-835, and your name and 
email address (required). After logging into the webinar, dial this 
TOLL number 1+ (213) 929-4232 (not a toll-free number), then enter the 
Attendee phone audio access code: 596-914-734, then enter your audio 
phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). Note: We have disabled 
Mic/Speakers on GoToMeeting as an option and require all participants 
to use a telephone or cell phone to participate. Technical Information 
and System Requirements: PC-based attendees are required to use 
Windows[supreg] 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP; Mac[supreg]-based attendees are 
required to use Mac OS[supreg] X 10.5 or newer; Mobile attendees are 
required to use iPhone[supreg], iPad[supreg], AndroidTM 
phone or Android tablet. (See the https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/ipad-iphone-android-webinar-apps). You

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may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at 
kris.kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or contact him at (503) 820-2280, extension 
411 for technical assistance.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John DeVore, Staff Officer, 
Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820-2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the pre-assessment workshop 
is to review proposed data inputs, modeling approaches, and any other 
pertinent information for new benchmark stock assessments for big 
skate, longnose skate, sablefish, gopher/black-and-yellow rockfish, and 
cowcod. The goal of the pre-assessment workshop is to promote dialogue 
about and a common understanding between assessment teams and data 
providers of the best data and analytical and modeling approaches for 
use in conducting the benchmark groundfish assessments scheduled for 
2019. Participants at the pre-assessment workshop will also review 
proposed revisions to the Pacific Council's Accepted Practices for 
Groundfish Stock Assessments document to prepare for these 2019 stock 
assessments. The purpose of the skates catch reconstruction workshop is 
to reconstruct historical catches of west coast skate species to 
prepare for the big skate and longnose skate stock assessments later 
this year. No management actions will be decided by the workshop 
participants.
    Although nonemergency issues not contained in the workshops' 
agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal 
action during this workshop. 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 intent of the workshop 
participants to take final action to address the emergency.
    Visitors who are foreign nationals (defined as a person who is not 
a citizen or national of the United States) will require additional 
security clearance to access the NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science 
Center. Foreign national visitors should contact Ms. Stacey Miller at 
(541) 867-0535 at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting date to initiate 
the security clearance process.

Special Accommodations

    The workshops 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 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date.

    Dated: March 5, 2019.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-04224 Filed 3-7-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P