[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 12713]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04264]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 660

RIN 0648-XC469


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 (Pacific Council) has 
announced its annual preseason management process for the 2013 ocean 
salmon fisheries. This notice informs the public of opportunities to 
provide comments on the 2013 ocean salmon management measures which 
will publish as a final rule and be effective May 1, 2013.

DATES: Written comments on the salmon management alternatives adopted 
by the Pacific Council at its March 2013 meeting, and described in 
Preseason Report II, submitted electronically or in hard copy by 11:59 
p.m. Pacific Time, March 31, 2013 will be considered in the Pacific 
Council's final recommendation for the 2013 management measures.

ADDRESSES: Documents will be available from Mr. Dan Wolford, Chairman, 
Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 
101, Portland, OR 97220-1384, telephone: 503-820-2280 (voice) or 503-
820-2299 (fax), and posted on the Pacific Council web site at http://www.pcouncil.org. You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-
2012-0248, by any one of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0248, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Mr. Dan Wolford, Chairman, Pacific Fishery 
Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 
97220-1384.
     Fax: 503-820-2299, Attn: Mr. Mike Burner.
     Comments can also be submitted via email at 
PFMC.comments@noaa.gov.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual may not be considered by NMFS or the Pacific 
Council. All comments received are a part of the public record and will 
generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without 
change. 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 Pacific Council will accept anonymous comments 
(enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). 
Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, 
Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mike Burner, telephone: 503-820-
2280. For information on submitting comments via the Federal e-
Rulemaking portal, contact Peggy Mundy, telephone: 206-526-4323.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pacific Council has published its annual 
notice of availability of reports; public meetings, and hearings for 
the 2013 ocean salmon fisheries (77 FR 73987, December 12, 2012). The 
Pacific Council will adopt alternatives for 2013 ocean salmon fisheries 
at its meeting, March 6-11, 2013 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, 
Washington. Details of this meeting are available on the Pacific 
Council's Web site (www.pcouncil.org) and will be published in the 
Federal Register in February 2013. On March 20, 2013, ``Preseason 
Report II-Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 
2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations'' and public hearing schedule 
will be mailed to the public that have requested to receive these 
documents (see ADDRESSES) and posted on the Pacific Council Web site at 
http://www.pcouncil.org. The report will include a description of the 
salmon management alternatives and a summary of their biological and 
economic impacts.
    Comments on the alternatives the Pacific Council adopts at its 
March 2013 meeting, and described in Preseason Report II, may be 
submitted in writing or electronically as described under Addresses, 
above, or verbally or in writing at any of the public hearings held on 
March 25-26, 2013, or at the Pacific Council's meeting, April 5-11, 
2013, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon. 
Written and electronically submitted comments must be received no later 
than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, March 31, 2013 in order to be included in 
the briefing book for the April Council meeting where they will be 
considered in the adoption of the Pacific Council's final 
recommendation for the 2013 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: February 20, 2013.
Kara Meckley,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-04264 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]
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