Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, 51415-51416 [2020-18250]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices Dated: August 14, 2020. Joseph A. Laroski Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. Appendix List of Issues Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2020–18245 Filed 8–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA394] 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 online public meetings. DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet online September 8–11 and September 14–18, 2020, noting there will be no meetings on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. The Pacific Council meeting will begin on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), reconvening at 8 a.m. Monday, September 14, and each day through Friday, September 18, 2020. All meetings are open to the public, except a Closed Session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friday, September 11, 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 webinar only. 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:// jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 www.pcouncil.org for the proposed agenda and meeting briefing materials. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The September 8–11 and September 14–18, 2020 meeting of the Pacific Council will be streamed live on the internet. The broadcasts begin initially at 9 a.m. PDT Friday, September 11, 2020 and continue at 8 a.m. Monday, September 14 daily through Friday, September 18. No meetings are scheduled for Saturday, September 12 through Sunday, September 13, 2020. Broadcasts end 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 for the public is listen-only except that an opportunity for oral public comment will be provided prior to Council Action on each agenda item. You can attend the webinar online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone, using the webinar application. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). 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 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, and advisory entity meeting times are described in Agenda Item A.5, Proposed Council Meeting Agenda, and will be in the advance September 2020 briefing materials and posted on the Pacific Council website at www.pcouncil.org no later than Friday, August 21, 2020. A. Call to Order 1. Opening Remarks 2. Council Member Appointments 3. Roll Call 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Approve Agenda B. Open Comment Period 1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items C. Administrative Matters 1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report 2. Executive Order 13921: Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth—Final PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51415 Recommendations 3. Legislative Matters 4. Fiscal Matters 5. Approval of Council Meeting Record 6. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures 7. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning D. Groundfish Management 1. Gear Switching and Sablefish Area Management Scoping 2 Workload and New Management Measure Priorities—Including the Scoping of Mothership Utilization Issues 3. Impact Analyses Methodology Review 4. Assessment Methodology Review— Final Action 5. Inseason Adjustments—Final Action 6. Update on Humpback Whale Endangered Species Act Consultation E. Highly Migratory Species Management 1. Recommend International Management Activities 2. Exempted Fishing Permits 3. Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures— Preliminary 4. Essential Fish Habitat Review F. Ecosystem Management 1. Climate and Communities Initiative Update 2. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Five-Year Review G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management 1. Pacific Sardine Rebuilding Plan— Final Action H. Salmon Management 1. Reintroduction of Salmon Above Grand Coulee Dam 2. Amendment 20: Management Schedule and Klamath Management Zone Boundary Change—Final Action 3. Southern Resident Killer Whale Endangered Species Act Consultation I. Pacific Halibut Management 1. 2021 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations 2. Transition of Area 2A Fishery Management 3. Commercial-Directed Fishery Regulations for 2021 J. Habitat Issues 1. Current Habitat Issues Advisory Body Agendas Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues that are on the Pacific Council agenda for this meeting and may also include issues that may be relevant to future Council meetings. Proposed advisory body E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 51416 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 162 / Thursday, August 20, 2020 / Notices agendas for this meeting will be available on the Pacific Council website https://www.pcouncil.org/ no later than Friday, August 21, 2020. Schedule of Ancillary Meetings Day 1—Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 8 a.m. Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Ecosystem Workgroup 8 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. Legislative Committee 10 a.m. Day 2—Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 8 a.m. Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Habitat Committee 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. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. Day 3—Thursday, September 10, 2020 Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 8 a.m. Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants 8 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Habitat Committee 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m. Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Day 4—Friday, September 11, 2020 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. Enforcement Consultants As Necessary * No Meetings Scheduled for Saturday, September 12 through Sunday, September 13, 2020. Day 5—Monday, September 14, 2020 California State Delegation 7 a.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Aug 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m. Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m. Enforcement Consultants As Necessary DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Day 6—Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting 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. Enforcement Consultants As Necessary Day 7—Wednesday, September 16, 2020 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. Enforcement Consultants As Necessary Day 8—Thursday, September 17, 2020 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. Enforcement Consultants As Necessary Day 9—Friday, September 18, 2020 California State Delegation 7 a.m. Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m. Washington State Delegation 7 a.m. 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 this meeting. 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) 820–2412 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA399] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will hold a public webinar meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/msbap-sept2020/. Meeting audio can also be accessed via telephone by dialing 1– 800–832–0736 and entering room number 5068871. 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 MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council’s Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Advisory Panel will meet via webinar to discuss recent performance of the Atlantic chub mackerel fisheries and develop a Fishery Performance Report. This report will be considered by the Scientific and Statistical Committee, the Monitoring Committee, and the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council when reviewing 2021 catch and landings limits and management measures for chub mackerel. SUMMARY: 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 17, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: August 17, 2020. Tracey L. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 162 (Thursday, August 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51415-51416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-18250]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA394]


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 online public meetings.

DATES: The Pacific Council and its advisory entities will meet online 
September 8-11 and September 14-18, 2020, noting there will be no 
meetings on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. The 
Pacific Council meeting will begin on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8 
a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), reconvening at 8 a.m. Monday, 
September 14, and each day through Friday, September 18, 2020. All 
meetings are open to the public, except a Closed Session will be held 
from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friday, September 11, 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 webinar only.
    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 proposed 
agenda and meeting briefing materials.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The September 8-11 and September 14-18, 2020 
meeting of the Pacific Council will be streamed live on the internet. 
The broadcasts begin initially at 9 a.m. PDT Friday, September 11, 2020 
and continue at 8 a.m. Monday, September 14 daily through Friday, 
September 18. No meetings are scheduled for Saturday, September 12 
through Sunday, September 13, 2020. Broadcasts end 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 for the public is listen-only except that an opportunity 
for oral public comment will be provided prior to Council Action on 
each agenda item. You can attend the webinar online using a computer, 
tablet, or smart phone, using the webinar application. Specific meeting 
information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system 
requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the 
Pacific Council's website (see www.pcouncil.org). 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 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, and advisory entity meeting 
times are described in Agenda Item A.5, Proposed Council Meeting 
Agenda, and will be in the advance September 2020 briefing materials 
and posted on the Pacific Council website at www.pcouncil.org no later 
than Friday, August 21, 2020.

A. Call to Order
    1. Opening Remarks
    2. Council Member Appointments
    3. Roll Call
    4. Executive Director's Report
    5. Approve Agenda
B. Open Comment Period
    1. Comments on Non-Agenda Items
    C. Administrative Matters
    1. National Marine Fisheries Service Report
    2. Executive Order 13921: Promoting American Seafood 
Competitiveness and Economic Growth--Final Recommendations
    3. Legislative Matters
    4. Fiscal Matters
    5. Approval of Council Meeting Record
    6. Membership Appointments and Council Operating Procedures
    7. Future Council Meeting Agenda and Workload Planning
D. Groundfish Management
    1. Gear Switching and Sablefish Area Management Scoping
    2 Workload and New Management Measure Priorities--Including the 
Scoping of Mothership Utilization Issues
    3. Impact Analyses Methodology Review
    4. Assessment Methodology Review--Final Action
    5. Inseason Adjustments--Final Action
    6. Update on Humpback Whale Endangered Species Act Consultation
E. Highly Migratory Species Management
    1. Recommend International Management Activities
    2. Exempted Fishing Permits
    3. Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures--
Preliminary
    4. Essential Fish Habitat Review
F. Ecosystem Management
    1. Climate and Communities Initiative Update
    2. Fishery Ecosystem Plan Five-Year Review
G. Coastal Pelagic Species Management
    1. Pacific Sardine Rebuilding Plan--Final Action
H. Salmon Management
    1. Reintroduction of Salmon Above Grand Coulee Dam
    2. Amendment 20: Management Schedule and Klamath Management Zone 
Boundary Change--Final Action
    3. Southern Resident Killer Whale Endangered Species Act 
Consultation
I. Pacific Halibut Management
    1. 2021 Catch Sharing Plan and Annual Regulations
    2. Transition of Area 2A Fishery Management
    3. Commercial-Directed Fishery Regulations for 2021
J. Habitat Issues
    1. Current Habitat Issues

Advisory Body Agendas

    Advisory body agendas will include discussions of relevant issues 
that are on the Pacific Council agenda for this meeting and may also 
include issues that may be relevant to future Council meetings. 
Proposed advisory body

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agendas for this meeting will be available on the Pacific Council 
website https://www.pcouncil.org/ no later than Friday, August 21, 
2020.

Schedule of Ancillary Meetings

Day 1--Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Ecosystem Workgroup 8 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.
Legislative Committee 10 a.m.

Day 2--Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.
Habitat Committee 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.
Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.

Day 3--Thursday, September 10, 2020

Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Ecosystem Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Ecosystem Workgroup 8 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants 8 a.m.
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Groundfish Management Team 8 a.m.
Habitat Committee 8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 8 a.m.
Highly Migratory Species Management Team 8 a.m.
Scientific and Statistical Committee 8 a.m.

Day 4--Friday, September 11, 2020

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.
Enforcement Consultants As Necessary
* No Meetings Scheduled for Saturday, September 12 through Sunday, 
September 13, 2020.

Day 5--Monday, September 14, 2020

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.
Enforcement Consultants As Necessary

Day 6--Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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.
Enforcement Consultants As Necessary

Day 7--Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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.
Enforcement Consultants As Necessary

Day 8--Thursday, September 17, 2020

California State Delegation 7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.
Enforcement Consultants As Necessary

Day 9--Friday, September 18, 2020

California State Delegation 7 a.m.
Oregon State Delegation 7 a.m.
Washington State Delegation 7 a.m.

    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 this meeting. 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) 
820-2412 at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: August 17, 2020.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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