Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings, 83896-83897 [2020-28292]

Download as PDF 83896 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices III. Scope of the Order IV. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inferences V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–28335 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA732] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to consult with the NMFS California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (CCIEA) team on how COVID–19 impacts may affect its annual Ecosystem Status Report to the Pacific Council. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee’s online meeting will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and continuing until 1 p.m. or until business for the day has been completed. The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting will be an online meeting. 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). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 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 Fishery Management Council; telephone: (503) 820–2413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting is to discuss impacts of the COVID–19 pandemic with the CCIEA team and how such jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 impacts might affect its annual Ecosystem Status Report to the Pacific Council. The topics to be discussed are: • Adjustments to forage time series analyses to ensure consistency with previous years’ data; • Environmental driver: Biological response thresholds analysis; and • Groundfish distribution, port availability shifts, and impacts to catch portfolios. The SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee members’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and the Pacific Council at the March 2021 Pacific Council meeting. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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 SSC Ecosystem Subcommittee to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt, (503) 820–2412, at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 17, 2020. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–28293 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA734] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of reports; public meetings, and hearings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) has begun its annual preseason management process for the 2021 ocean PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 salmon fisheries. This document announces the availability of Pacific Council documents, as well as the anticipated dates and locations of upcoming Pacific Council meetings and public hearings hosted by the Pacific Council. These documents and events comprise the Pacific Council’s complete schedule for determining the annual proposed and final modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The agendas for the March and April 2021 Pacific Council meetings will be published in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings. DATES: Written comments on the salmon management alternatives must be submitted through the Pacific Council’s e-portal (https://pfmc.psmfc.org.) and received by the public comment deadline prior to the April 2021 Council meeting. Information will be available on the Pacific Council’s website (http:// www.pcouncil.org.) as the date for the April Council meeting approaches. ADDRESSES: Documents will be available upon request from the Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384; telephone: (503) 820– 2280 (voice) or (503) 820–2299 (fax). Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Ehlke, telephone: (503) 820–2280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tentative Schedule for Document Completion and Availability February 16, 2021: ‘‘Review of 2020 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan’’ is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council website at http://www.pcouncil.org. March 1, 2021: ‘‘Preseason Report I— Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council website at http:// www.pcouncil.org. March 22, 2021: ‘‘Preseason Report II—Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations.’’ The report will include a description of the adopted salmon management alternatives and a summary of their biological and economic impacts. The public hearings schedule will also be included on the inside cover of the report and will be E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES posted on the Pacific Council website at http://www.pcouncil.org. April 22, 2021: ‘‘Preseason Report III—Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council website at http:// www.pcouncil.org. May 16, 2021: Federal regulations for 2021 ocean salmon regulations are published in the Federal Register and implemented. Meetings and Hearings January 19–22, 2021: The Salmon Technical Team (STT) will meet online in a public work session to draft ‘‘Review of 2020 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan’’ and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2021 ocean salmon fisheries. The STT may also discuss additional topics and work as time allows, including but not limited to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) Amendment 20, inclusion of Pacific Council-adopted southern resident killer whale management measures to the salmon FMP, potential impacts to fishery management due to COVID–19 in 2020, and ecosystem or administrative matters on the Pacific Council’s March and April 2021 meetings. February 16–19, 2021: The STT will meet online in a public work session to draft ‘‘Preseason Report I—Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2021 ocean salmon fisheries. The STT may also discuss additional topics as time allows, including but not limited to the FMP Amendment 20, inclusion of Council-adopted southern resident killer whale management measures to the salmon FMP, potential impacts to fishery management due to COVID–19 in 2020, and ecosystem or administrative matters on the Pacific Council’s March and April 2021 meetings. March 23–24, 2021: Three public hearings will be held online to receive comments on the proposed 2021 ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Pacific Council. Each public hearing will be state-specific and begin at 7 p.m. Public hearings focusing on Washington and California salmon fisheries will occur simultaneously on March 23, and the public hearing for VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 Oregon salmon fisheries will occur on March 24. A summary of oral comments heard at the hearings will be provided to the Pacific Council at its April meeting. Written comments on the salmon management alternatives must be submitted through the Pacific Council’s e-portal (https:// pfmc.psmfc.org.). Specific meeting information, including instructions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in meeting announcements on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 for technical assistance. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the STT meeting agendas may come before the STT for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal STT action during these meetings. STT action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and to any issues arising after publication of this document requiring emergency action under Section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the STT’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 17, 2020. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–28292 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 83897 Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: http://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/ntap_ jan_2021/. Meeting audio can also be accessed via telephone by dialing 1– 800–832–0736 and entering room number 5068609. 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 purpose of this meeting is for the Advisory Panel to (1) review the NTAP charter, (2) recap use of chainsweep efficiency work, (3) recap use of swept area in assessments, (4) recap the NTAP research priorities vote, (5) document and discuss concerns with NEFSC Bottom Trawl Survey, (6) discuss ways to address concerns with NEFCS Bottom Trawl Survey, (7) develop a list of NTAP research priorities to vote on, and (8) discuss other business. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 17, 2020. Rey Israel Marquez, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–28294 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [RTID 0648–XA729] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA666] Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA734]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of availability of reports; public meetings, and 
hearings.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) has 
begun its annual preseason management process for the 2021 ocean salmon 
fisheries. This document announces the availability of Pacific Council 
documents, as well as the anticipated dates and locations of upcoming 
Pacific Council meetings and public hearings hosted by the Pacific 
Council. These documents and events comprise the Pacific Council's 
complete schedule for determining the annual proposed and final 
modifications to ocean salmon fishery management measures. The agendas 
for the March and April 2021 Pacific Council meetings will be published 
in subsequent Federal Register documents prior to the actual meetings.

DATES: Written comments on the salmon management alternatives must be 
submitted through the Pacific Council's e-portal (https://pfmc.psmfc.org.) and received by the public comment deadline prior to 
the April 2021 Council meeting. Information will be available on the 
Pacific Council's website (http://www.pcouncil.org.) as the date for 
the April Council meeting approaches.

ADDRESSES: Documents will be available upon request from the Pacific 
Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, 
Portland, OR 97220-1384; telephone: (503) 820-2280 (voice) or (503) 
820-2299 (fax).
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Ehlke, telephone: (503) 820-
2280.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Tentative Schedule for Document Completion and Availability

    February 16, 2021: ``Review of 2020 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock 
Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon 
Fishery Management Plan'' is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific 
Council website at http://www.pcouncil.org.
    March 1, 2021: ``Preseason Report I--Stock Abundance Analysis and 
Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery 
Regulations'' is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council website 
at http://www.pcouncil.org.
    March 22, 2021: ``Preseason Report II--Proposed Alternatives and 
Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery 
Regulations.'' The report will include a description of the adopted 
salmon management alternatives and a summary of their biological and 
economic impacts. The public hearings schedule will also be included on 
the inside cover of the report and will be

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posted on the Pacific Council website at http://www.pcouncil.org.
    April 22, 2021: ``Preseason Report III--Council-Adopted Management 
Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2021 Ocean Salmon 
Fishery Regulations'' is scheduled to be posted on the Pacific Council 
website at http://www.pcouncil.org.
    May 16, 2021: Federal regulations for 2021 ocean salmon regulations 
are published in the Federal Register and implemented.

Meetings and Hearings

    January 19-22, 2021: The Salmon Technical Team (STT) will meet 
online in a public work session to draft ``Review of 2020 Ocean Salmon 
Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the 
Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan'' and to consider any 
other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2021 ocean 
salmon fisheries. The STT may also discuss additional topics and work 
as time allows, including but not limited to the Fishery Management 
Plan (FMP) Amendment 20, inclusion of Pacific Council-adopted southern 
resident killer whale management measures to the salmon FMP, potential 
impacts to fishery management due to COVID-19 in 2020, and ecosystem or 
administrative matters on the Pacific Council's March and April 2021 
meetings.
    February 16-19, 2021: The STT will meet online in a public work 
session to draft ``Preseason Report I--Stock Abundance Analysis and 
Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery 
Regulations'' and to consider any other estimation or methodology 
issues pertinent to the 2021 ocean salmon fisheries. The STT may also 
discuss additional topics as time allows, including but not limited to 
the FMP Amendment 20, inclusion of Council-adopted southern resident 
killer whale management measures to the salmon FMP, potential impacts 
to fishery management due to COVID-19 in 2020, and ecosystem or 
administrative matters on the Pacific Council's March and April 2021 
meetings.
    March 23-24, 2021: Three public hearings will be held online to 
receive comments on the proposed 2021 ocean salmon fishery management 
alternatives adopted by the Pacific Council. Each public hearing will 
be state-specific and begin at 7 p.m. Public hearings focusing on 
Washington and California salmon fisheries will occur simultaneously on 
March 23, and the public hearing for Oregon salmon fisheries will occur 
on March 24. A summary of oral comments heard at the hearings will be 
provided to the Pacific Council at its April meeting. Written comments 
on the salmon management alternatives must be submitted through the 
Pacific Council's e-portal (https://pfmc.psmfc.org.).
    Specific meeting information, including instructions on how to join 
the meeting and system requirements will be provided in meeting 
announcements on the Pacific Council's website (see www.pcouncil.org). 
You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt 
([email protected]) or contact him at (503) 820-2412 for 
technical assistance.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the STT meeting 
agendas may come before the STT for discussion, those issues may not be 
the subject of formal STT action during these meetings. STT action will 
be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and 
to any issues arising after publication of this document requiring 
emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified 
of the STT's intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt 
([email protected]; (503) 820-2412) at least 10 days prior to 
the meeting date.

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

    Dated: December 17, 2020.
Rey Israel Marquez,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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