Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 207 (Friday, October 25, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57404-57405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23249]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
RIN 0648-XR062
Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
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ACTION: Notice; determination on a Tribal Resource Management Plan.
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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has a determination on the
Nez Perce Tribe's Tribal Resource Management Plan (TRMP) for fall
Chinook and coho salmon in the Snake River Basin, pursuant to the
protective regulations promulgated for Pacific salmon and steelhead
under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The TRMP specifies the
implementation of fisheries targeting fall Chinook and coho salmon in
the Snake River Basin and associated monitoring. NMFS took public
comments on its recommended determination for how the plan addresses
the criteria in Sec.  223.203(b)(4) prior to making its final
determination.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlene Hurst, at phone number: (503)
230-5409, or via email: [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
ESA-Listed Species Covered in This Notice
    Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Threatened, naturally
produced and artificially propagated Snake River Spring/Summer, and
Snake River Fall.
    Steelhead (O. mykiss): Threatened, naturally produced and
artificially propagated Snake River Basin.
    Sockeye salmon (O. nerka): Endangered, naturally produced and
artificially propagated Snake River.
Discussion of the Biological Analysis Underlying the Determination
    The TRMP defines maximum impact rates/incidental mortality for
listed species. Impacts to fall Chinook salmon are defined by a harvest
schedule based on natural-origin fall Chinook salmon abundance measured
at Lower Granite Dam. These maximum impact rates are part of a basin-
wide framework with which all fishery managers have agreed to
coordinate so that impacts do not exceed these maximums.
    NMFS has analyzed the effects of the TRMP on ESA-listed salmon and
steelhead species and has concluded that the TRMP would not appreciably
reduce the likelihood of survival and recovery of ESA-listed species,
while providing for the proposed tribal treaty harvest opportunities.
Our determination depends upon implementation of all of the monitoring,
evaluation, reporting tasks or assignments, and enforcement activities
included in the TRMP. Reporting and inclusion of new information
derived from research, monitoring, and evaluation activities described
in the plan provide assurance that performance standards will be
achieved in future seasons.
Summary of Comments Received on the Proposed Evaluation and Pending
Determination
    NMFS published notice of its Proposed Evaluation and Pending
Determination (PEPD) on the plan for public review and comment on July
11, 2019 (84 FR 33062), as required by the Tribal 4(d) Rule. The PEPD
was available for public review and comment for 30 days. No comments
were received specific to the PEPD.
Authority
    16 U.S.C. 1531-1543; subpart B, Sec.  223.201-202 also issued under
16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 5503(d) for Sec.  223.206(d)(9).
    Dated: October 21, 2019.
Angela Somma,
Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-23249 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]
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