Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, 31049-31050 [2019-13759]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda for the meeting is as follows: —Call to Order —Review and Finalize the Ecosystem Conceptual Models —Other Business The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. Other than the start time, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated. In addition, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolo´n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 25, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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. [FR Doc. 2019–13896 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. RIN 0648–XH072 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a webinar-based meeting with its Advisory Panel members and the public to provide information and gather input regarding an upcoming Council Omnibus Framework action that could require electronic reporting of Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) for all Councilmanaged commercial fisheries. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 The meeting will be held via webinar (http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/evtr_app_ overview/) with a telephone audio connection (provided when connecting). Audio only access via conference phone number: 1–800–832–0736, Room Number: 5765379. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. The Council’s website, www.mafmc.org also has details on the proposed agenda, webinar access, and briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council is considering requiring electronic reporting of commercial fishery Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs). This action would change the method of transmitting VTRs—the required data elements would not change. Existing regulations requiring that VTRs be completed before arriving at the dock would not change, but the timeline for submitting electronic reports may change. This meeting will provide a review of eVTR applications and gather input from the Council’s commercial fishery advisory panel members and the public in preparation for Council action. ADDRESSES: Dated: June 25, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13894 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [0648–XR005] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; availability of a draft Environmental Assessment, Proposed AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31049 Evaluation and Pending Determination, and Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans for public comment. Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received 16 plans for hatchery programs rearing and releasing Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and summer steelhead in the Snake River basin. The plans describe hatchery programs operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). This document serves to notify the public of the availability and opportunity to comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA), four Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs), and three Proposed Evaluation and Determination Documents (PEPDs) on the proposed hatchery programs. DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on July 29, 2019. Comments received after this date may not be considered. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the NMFS Sustainable Fisheries Division, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Comments may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email comments is: Hatcheries.Public.Comment@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Snake River hatchery programs. SUMMARY: Emi Kondo at (503) 736–4739 or by email at emi.kondo@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice • Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened, naturally and artificially propagated; Æ Snake River Fall-run (O. tshawytscha): threatened, naturally and artificially propagated; Æ Snake River Spring/Summer run: threatened, naturally and artificially propagated; • Snake River Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened, naturally and artificially propagated; • Snake River Sockeye (O. nerka): endangered, naturally and artificially propagated. Background Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Federal regulations prohibit the ‘‘taking’’ of a species listed as endangered or threatened. The term E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 31050 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices ‘‘take’’ is defined under the ESA to mean harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. NMFS may make exceptions to the take prohibitions in section 9 of the ESA for programs that are approved by NMFS under section 4(d) of the ESA (50 CFR 223.203(b)). Twelve of the plans are submitted pursuant to the Tribal 4(d) Rule or limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule. Four of the plans are submitted pursuant to limit 5 of the 4(d) Rule. The plans describe hatchery programs operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The programs are funded by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) through the Lower Snake Compensation Plan (LSRCP), Idaho Power Company (IPC), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The operators and funding agencies, including the NPT, WDFW, IDFG, LSRCP, IPC, and BPA, have submitted HGMPs to NMFS pursuant to NMFS’ 4(d) Rule of the ESA for hatchery activities in the Snake River basin. The programs are intended to contribute to the survival and recovery of Snake River Spring/summer Chinook salmon and Snake River Basin steelhead in the Snake River basin, and enhance fishing opportunity. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Authority Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and steelhead 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the criteria for such activities. The Tribal 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42481, July 10, 2000) (50 CFR 223.204) states that the ESA section 9 take prohibitions will not apply to Tribal Plans that will not appreciably reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery for the listed species. Dated: June 7, 2019. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13759 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds a product and services to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a product and services from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: July 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 603–2117, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 3/29/2019, 4/26/2019, 5/10/2019 and 5/17/2019, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the product and services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the product and services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. 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End of Certification Accordingly, the following product and services are added to the Procurement List: Product NSN—Product Name: 8540–01–378–6218— Tissue, Toilet, Jumbo, 1-Ply, 3.5″ x 4000″, White, 6 Rolls Mandatory for: Total Government Requirement Mandatory Source of Supply: Outlook Nebraska, Inc, Omaha, NE Contracting Activity: FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE, GSA/FAS ADMIN SVCS ACQUISITION BR(2 Services Service Type: Records digitization Mandatory for: Ohio Army Reserve National Guard Element, Joint Forces Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio Mandatory Source of Supply: Coleman Professional Services, Kent, OH Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE ARMY, W7NU USPFO ACTIVITY OH ARNG Service Type: Mail Center Operations Mandatory for: US Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Official Mail Center, Arnold Air Force Base, TN Mandatory Source of Supply: CW Resources, Inc., New Britain, CT Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE AIR FORCE, FA9101 AEDC PKP PROCRMNT BR Service Type: Custodial Service Mandatory for: US Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, AK Mandatory Source of Supply: CW Resources, Inc., New Britain, CT Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE AIR FORCE, FA5000 673 CONS LGC Deletions On 5/3/2019 and 5/24/2019, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13759]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[0648-XR005]


Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

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

ACTION: Notice; availability of a draft Environmental Assessment, 
Proposed Evaluation and Pending Determination, and Hatchery and Genetic 
Management Plans for public comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has received 16 plans for 
hatchery programs rearing and releasing Chinook salmon, coho salmon, 
and summer steelhead in the Snake River basin. The plans describe 
hatchery programs operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game 
(IDFG), Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), and Washington Department of Fish and 
Wildlife (WDFW). This document serves to notify the public of the 
availability and opportunity to comment on a draft Environmental 
Assessment (EA), four Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans (HGMPs), 
and three Proposed Evaluation and Determination Documents (PEPDs) on 
the proposed hatchery programs.

DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address (see 
ADDRESSES) no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on July 29, 2019. 
Comments received after this date may not be considered.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the NMFS Sustainable 
Fisheries Division, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Comments 
may be submitted by email. The mailbox address for providing email 
comments is: [email protected]. Include in the subject 
line of the email comment the following identifier: Comments on Snake 
River hatchery programs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emi Kondo at (503) 736-4739 or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice

     Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): threatened, 
naturally and artificially propagated;
    [cir] Snake River Fall-run (O. tshawytscha): threatened, naturally 
and artificially propagated;
    [cir] Snake River Spring/Summer run: threatened, naturally and 
artificially propagated;
     Snake River Steelhead (O. mykiss): threatened, naturally 
and artificially propagated;
     Snake River Sockeye (O. nerka): endangered, naturally and 
artificially propagated.

Background

    Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Federal 
regulations prohibit the ``taking'' of a species listed as endangered 
or threatened. The term

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``take'' is defined under the ESA to mean harass, harm, pursue, hunt, 
shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage 
in any such conduct. NMFS may make exceptions to the take prohibitions 
in section 9 of the ESA for programs that are approved by NMFS under 
section 4(d) of the ESA (50 CFR 223.203(b)).
    Twelve of the plans are submitted pursuant to the Tribal 4(d) Rule 
or limit 6 of the 4(d) Rule. Four of the plans are submitted pursuant 
to limit 5 of the 4(d) Rule. The plans describe hatchery programs 
operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), Nez Perce 
Tribe (NPT), and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The 
programs are funded by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
(USFWS) through the Lower Snake Compensation Plan (LSRCP), Idaho Power 
Company (IPC), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The 
operators and funding agencies, including the NPT, WDFW, IDFG, LSRCP, 
IPC, and BPA, have submitted HGMPs to NMFS pursuant to NMFS' 4(d) Rule 
of the ESA for hatchery activities in the Snake River basin.
    The programs are intended to contribute to the survival and 
recovery of Snake River Spring/summer Chinook salmon and Snake River 
Basin steelhead in the Snake River basin, and enhance fishing 
opportunity.

Authority

    Under section 4 of the ESA, the Secretary of Commerce is required 
to adopt such regulations as he deems necessary and advisable for the 
conservation of species listed as threatened. The ESA salmon and 
steelhead 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000, as updated in 70 FR 
37160, June 28, 2005) specifies categories of activities that 
contribute to the conservation of listed salmonids and sets out the 
criteria for such activities. The Tribal 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42481, July 
10, 2000) (50 CFR 223.204) states that the ESA section 9 take 
prohibitions will not apply to Tribal Plans that will not appreciably 
reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery for the listed species.

    Dated: June 7, 2019.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-13759 Filed 6-27-19; 8:45 am]
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