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Download as PDF 4869 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2022 / Notices 19, 2021). The output of this scaling, where appropriate, is incorporated into an adjusted total take estimate that is the basis for NMFS’ small numbers determination, as depicted in Table 1. This product is used by NMFS in making the necessary small numbers determination, through comparison with the best available abundance estimates (see discussion at 86 FR 5322, 5391; January 19, 2021). For this comparison, NMFS’ approach is to use the maximum theoretical population, determined through review of current stock assessment reports (SAR; www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/ marine-mammal-protection/marinemammal-stock-assessments) and modelpredicted abundance information (https://seamap.env.duke.edu/models/ Duke/GOM/). For the latter, for taxa where a density surface model could be produced, we use the maximum mean seasonal (i.e., 3-month) abundance prediction for purposes of comparison as a precautionary smoothing of monthto-month fluctuations and in consideration of a corresponding lack of data in the literature regarding seasonal distribution of marine mammals in the GOM. Information supporting the small numbers determination is provided in Table 1. TABLE 1—TAKE ANALYSIS Authorized take Species Rice’s whale ..................................................................................................... Sperm whale .................................................................................................... Kogia spp ......................................................................................................... Beaked whales ................................................................................................ Rough-toothed dolphin .................................................................................... Bottlenose dolphin ........................................................................................... Clymene dolphin .............................................................................................. Atlantic spotted dolphin ................................................................................... Pantropical spotted dolphin ............................................................................. Spinner dolphin ................................................................................................ Striped dolphin ................................................................................................. Fraser’s dolphin ............................................................................................... Risso’s dolphin ................................................................................................. Melon-headed whale ....................................................................................... Pygmy killer whale ........................................................................................... False killer whale ............................................................................................. Killer whale ...................................................................................................... Short-finned pilot whale ................................................................................... 0 1,710 3 646 7,546 1,297 6,148 3,651 2,456 16,568 4,439 1,426 410 1,073 2,399 565 898 7 694 Scaled take 1 n/a 723.2 230.5 762.1 372.4 1,764.4 1,047.8 704.8 4,755.0 1,274.1 409.3 117.7 316.4 707.6 166.5 264.9 n/a 204.7 Abundance 2 51 2,207 4,373 3,768 4,853 176,108 11,895 74,785 102,361 25,114 5,229 1,665 3,764 7,003 2,126 3,204 267 1,981 Percent abundance n/a 32.8 5.3 20.2 7.7 1.0 8.8 0.9 4.6 5.1 7.8 7.1 8.4 10.1 7.8 8.3 2.6 10.3 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 1 Scalar ratios were applied to ‘‘Authorized Take’’ values as described at 86 FR 5322, 5404 (January 19, 2021) to derive scaled take numbers shown here. 2 Best abundance estimate. For most taxa, the best abundance estimate for purposes of comparison with take estimates is considered here to be the model-predicted abundance (Roberts et al., 2016). For those taxa where a density surface model predicting abundance by month was produced, the maximum mean seasonal abundance was used. For those taxa where abundance is not predicted by month, only mean annual abundance is available. For the killer whale, the larger estimated SAR abundance estimate is used. 3 Includes 34 takes by Level A harassment and 612 takes by Level B harassment. Scalar ratio is applied to takes by Level B harassment only; small numbers determination made on basis of scaled Level B harassment take plus authorized Level A harassment take. Based on the analysis contained herein of TotalEnergies’ proposed survey activity described in its LOA application and the anticipated take of marine mammals, NMFS finds that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the affected species or stock sizes and therefore is of no more than small numbers. Dated: January 26, 2022. Kimberly Damon-Randall, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Authorization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NMFS has determined that the level of taking for this LOA request is consistent with the findings made for the total taking allowable under the incidental take regulations and that the amount of take authorized under the LOA is of no more than small numbers. Accordingly, we have issued an LOA to TotalEnergies authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to its geophysical survey activity, as described above. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jan 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 [FR Doc. 2022–01918 Filed 1–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P process for the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries off the U.S. West Coast. This notice informs the public of opportunities to provide comments on the development of 2022 ocean salmon management measures. Written comments on the salmon management alternatives adopted by the Council at its March 2022 meeting, as described in its Preseason Report II, received electronically or in hard copy by 5 p.m. Pacific Time, April 5, 2022, will be considered in the Council’s final recommendation for the 2022 management measures. DATES: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [RTID 0648–XB668] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of opportunities to submit public comments. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has begun its annual preseason management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Documents will be available from the Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384, and will be posted on the Council’s website at https://www.pcouncil.org. You may submit comments by any one of the following methods: • Written comments should be sent electronically to Mr. Marc Gorelnik, Chair, Pacific Fishery Management ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 4870 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2022 / Notices Council, via the Council’s e-Portal by visiting https://pfmc.psmfc.org. • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA–NMFS–2022–0001 in the Search box. Click on the ‘‘Comment’’ tab, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS and the Council will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Ehlke, Pacific Fishery Management Council, telephone: 503– 820–2280. For information on submitting comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal, contact Shannon Penna, NMFS West Coast Region, telephone: 562–676–2148; email: shannon.penna@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council has announced the schedule of reports, public meetings, and hearings for the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries on its website (https://www.pcouncil.org) and in the Federal Register (86 FR 70114, December 9, 2021). The Council will adopt alternatives for 2022 ocean salmon fisheries at its March 8–14, 2022, meeting which is tentatively scheduled to occur in person, in San Jose, CA. Details of this meeting are available on the Council’s website (https://www.pcouncil.org). On March 22, 2022, ‘‘Preseason Report II— Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2022 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations’’ is scheduled to be posted on the Council’s website at https:// www.pcouncil.org. The report will include a description of the salmon management alternatives and a summary of their biological and economic impacts. Public hearings will be held to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management alternatives adopted by the Council. Written comments received at the public hearings and a summary of oral comments at the hearings will be provided to the Council at its April meeting. All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. Public hearings focusing on Washington and California salmon fisheries will occur simultaneously on March 22, 2022, and the public hearing for Oregon salmon fisheries will occur on March 23, 2022. A summary of oral comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jan 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 heard at the hearings will be provided to the Council at its April meeting. These public hearings are tentatively scheduled to occur in person, in the cities of Westport, Washington; Coos Bay, Oregon; and Eureka, California. Actual hearing venues or instructions for joining online hearings will be posted on the Council’s website (https:// www.pcouncil.org) in advance of the hearing dates. Comments on the alternatives the Council adopts at its March 2022 meeting, and described in its Preseason Report II, may be submitted in writing or electronically as described under ADDRESSES, or verbally or in writing at any of the public hearings held on March 22–23, 2022, or at the Council’s meeting, April 6–13, 2022, which is tentatively scheduled to occur in person, in Seattle, WA. Details of these meetings will be available on the Council’s website (https:// www.pcouncil.org) and will be published in the Federal Register. Written and electronically submitted comments must be received prior to the April 2022 Council meeting, in order to be included in the briefing book for the Council’s April meeting, where they will be considered in the adoption of the Council’s final recommendation for the 2022 salmon fishery management measures. All comments received accordingly will be reviewed and considered by the Pacific Council and NMFS. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: January 26, 2022. Ngagne Jafnar Gueye, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 20 (Monday, January 31, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4869-4870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB668]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings and Hearings

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

ACTION: Notice of opportunities to submit public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has begun its 
annual preseason management process for the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries 
off the U.S. West Coast. This notice informs the public of 
opportunities to provide comments on the development of 2022 ocean 
salmon management measures.

DATES: Written comments on the salmon management alternatives adopted 
by the Council at its March 2022 meeting, as described in its Preseason 
Report II, received electronically or in hard copy by 5 p.m. Pacific 
Time, April 5, 2022, will be considered in the Council's final 
recommendation for the 2022 management measures.

ADDRESSES: Documents will be available from the Pacific Fishery 
Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 
97220-1384, and will be posted on the Council's website at https://www.pcouncil.org. You may submit comments by any one of the following 
methods:
     Written comments should be sent electronically to Mr. Marc 
Gorelnik, Chair, Pacific Fishery Management

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Council, via the Council's e-Portal by visiting https://pfmc.psmfc.org.
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA-NMFS-2022-0001 in the Search box. 
Click on the ``Comment'' tab, complete the required fields, and enter 
or attach your comments. All personal identifying information (e.g., 
name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise 
sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be 
publicly accessible. NMFS and the Council will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Ehlke, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council, telephone: 503-820-2280. For information on 
submitting comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking portal, contact 
Shannon Penna, NMFS West Coast Region, telephone: 562-676-2148; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council has announced the schedule of 
reports, public meetings, and hearings for the 2022 ocean salmon 
fisheries on its website (https://www.pcouncil.org) and in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 70114, December 9, 2021). The Council will adopt 
alternatives for 2022 ocean salmon fisheries at its March 8-14, 2022, 
meeting which is tentatively scheduled to occur in person, in San Jose, 
CA. Details of this meeting are available on the Council's website 
(https://www.pcouncil.org). On March 22, 2022, ``Preseason Report II--
Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2022 
Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations'' is scheduled to be posted on the 
Council's website at https://www.pcouncil.org. The report will include a 
description of the salmon management alternatives and a summary of 
their biological and economic impacts. Public hearings will be held to 
receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management 
alternatives adopted by the Council. Written comments received at the 
public hearings and a summary of oral comments at the hearings will be 
provided to the Council at its April meeting.
    All public hearings begin at 7 p.m. Public hearings focusing on 
Washington and California salmon fisheries will occur simultaneously on 
March 22, 2022, and the public hearing for Oregon salmon fisheries will 
occur on March 23, 2022. A summary of oral comments heard at the 
hearings will be provided to the Council at its April meeting. These 
public hearings are tentatively scheduled to occur in person, in the 
cities of Westport, Washington; Coos Bay, Oregon; and Eureka, 
California. Actual hearing venues or instructions for joining online 
hearings will be posted on the Council's website (https://www.pcouncil.org) in advance of the hearing dates.
    Comments on the alternatives the Council adopts at its March 2022 
meeting, and described in its Preseason Report II, may be submitted in 
writing or electronically as described under ADDRESSES, or verbally or 
in writing at any of the public hearings held on March 22-23, 2022, or 
at the Council's meeting, April 6-13, 2022, which is tentatively 
scheduled to occur in person, in Seattle, WA. Details of these meetings 
will be available on the Council's website (https://www.pcouncil.org) 
and will be published in the Federal Register. Written and 
electronically submitted comments must be received prior to the April 
2022 Council meeting, in order to be included in the briefing book for 
the Council's April meeting, where they will be considered in the 
adoption of the Council's final recommendation for the 2022 salmon 
fishery management measures. All comments received accordingly will be 
reviewed and considered by the Pacific Council and NMFS.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: January 26, 2022.
Ngagne Jafnar Gueye,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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