DRAFT Groundfish NEPA Documents

Oct. 2011: Final EA on Trailing Actions for Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program pdf format 1.3MB

Feb. 2011: Final EIS on Proposed Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2011-2012 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery and Amendment 16-5 to Fishery Management Plan

Sept. 2010: Draft EA on Amendment 23. Consideration for a New Harvest Specification Framework that incorporates revised National Standard Guidelines to Prevent Overfishing pdf format 252kb

Aug. 2010: Draft EIS on Proposed Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for the 2011-2012 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, and Amendment 16-5 (links to Pacific Fishery Management Council Website)

June 2012: Final EIS on Amendment 20 to Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (links to Pacific Fishery Management Council Website)

June 2012: Final EIS on Amendment 21 to Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (links to Pacific Fishery Management Council Website)

Oct. 2009: Final EA on Proposed Interim 2009 and 2010 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for Petrale Sole and Canary Rockfish off Pacific Coast pdf format 506kb

Jan. 2009: Final EIS on Proposed Acceptable Biological Catch and Optimum Yield Specifications and Management Measures for the 2009-2010 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery (links to Pacific Fishery Management Council Website)

June 2008: Final EA on Limited Entry Program for Non-Tribal Sectors of Pacific Whiting Fishery pdf format 425kb

Sept. 2007: Final EA on Expanded Coverage of Program to Monitor Time-Area Closure in Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery pdf format 949kb

May 2007: Draft EA on Implementing Amendment 10, Maximized Retention and Monitoring Program for Pacific Whiting Shoreside Fishery pdf format 268kb

May 2007: Final EA on Emergency Rule to Prohibit Entry of New Vessels into Pacific Whiting Fishery pdf format 6MB

Apr. 2007: Draft EA for Catch Accounting requirements for Processors/First Receivers participating in Pacific Whiting Shoreside Fishery pdf format 668kb

Oct. 2006: Final EIS on Groundfish 2007-2008 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures (links to Pacific Fishery Management Council Website)

Dec. 2005: Final EIS on Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat

Nov. 2005: Final EA of Management Measures for Spiny Dogfish and Pacific Cod pdf format 308kb

Sept. 2004: Final EIS on Bycatch Mitigation

July 2004: Final EIS on Amendment 16-3 (Rebuilding Plans for Bocaccio, Cowcod, Widow Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish) (links to Pacific Fishery Management Council Website)

Aug. 2003: Final EA on 30-fathom Boundary Line pdf format 4.3MB

July 2003: Final EA on Pacific Coast Groundfish Buyback pdf format 269kb

July 2003: Final EA on Vessel Monitoring Program pdf format 840kb

July 2003: Final EA on Amendment 17 (Multi-Year Management) (links to Pacific Fishery Management Council Website)

June 2003: Final EA on Observer Program for At-Sea Processing Vessels pdf format 521kb

Groundfish
12/12/2017 Draft EA Oregon Midwater Recreational Fishery Authorization.pdf
03/06/2017 Final EA for Pacific Coast Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2017-2018, and Amendment 27 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
11/23/2016 Final EA on Action to the Fixed Gear Sablefish Fishery Managed under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
04/30/2015 Final EA on Midwater Trawl Restrictions and Prohibited Species Retention for the Shorebased Trawl Individual Fishing Quota Program
04/09/2015 Final EA for a season date change for the Shorebased IFQ Program midwater trawl fishery
01/16/2015 Dear Reviewer letter for Final Environmental Impact Statement for 2015-2016 groundfish harvest specifications and management measures and Amendment 24
01/16/2015 Final EIS for Pacific Coast Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2015-2016 and Biennial Periods Thereafter, and Amendment 24 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
01/16/2015 80FR2414: Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for 2015-2016 Pacific coast groundfish harvest specifications and management measures and Amendment 24
12/01/2014 Final EA for continuation of Adaptive Management Program (AMP) quota pounds pass-through in the Pacific coast groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program
11/04/2014 Final EA for trawl rationalization trailing actions: chafing gear
04/17/2014 Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for Bottom Trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCA)
03/01/2013 Final EA for Reconsideration of Initial Catch Share Allocations in the Mothership and Shoreside Pacific Whiting Fisheries
02/21/2011 Executive Summary & Chapters 1-11
03/31/2009 Final EA on an EFP for a Maximized Retention and Monitoring Program for the Pacific Whiting Shoreside Fishery
06/16/2008 Final EA on Limited Entry Program for Non-Tribal Sectors of Pacific Whiting Fishery
12/01/2005 Chapter 1– Figures
12/01/2005 Chapter 3- Affected Environment
12/01/2005 Chapter 4-Figures
12/01/2005 Chapter 4-Environmental Consequences
12/01/2005 Appendix J – Regulatory Impact Review / Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act (IRFA) / Magnuson-Stevens Act 303(a)(7) (Practicability) Analysis
12/01/2005 Chapter 5-10– Consistency with the Groundfish FMP, etc.
12/01/2005 Chapter 2– Figures
12/01/2005 Chapter 3 - Figures
12/01/2005 Chapter 11– Public Comment
12/01/2005 Chapter 4-Habitat Tables
12/01/2005 Chapter 4-Socio-Economic Tables
12/01/2005 Cover Graphic
11/08/2005 Appendix D -Essential Fish Habitat Meeting Summaries
11/02/2005 FMP Appendix B2 – Groundfish Life History Descriptions
11/01/2005 FMP Appendix B3 – Essential Fish Habitat Text Descriptions
11/01/2005 FMP Appendix C1 – Description of the Impacts Model for Groundfish EFH
11/01/2005 Cover Sheet, Executive Summary, Table of Contents, Chapters 1 and 2
11/01/2005 Appendix I -Amendment 18 (Bycatch Mitigation Program), Amendment 19 (EFH)
11/01/2005 FMP Appendix B1 – Assessment Methodology for Groundfish
11/01/2005 FMP Appendix B4 – Habitat Suitability Probability Maps
11/01/2005 FMP Appendix B5 – Research Needs and Data Gaps Analysis for Groundfish EFH
09/27/2005 Appendix E -Additional Socioeconomic Tables and Figures
01/14/2005 Appendix G -Alternative 10 Draft Environmental Assessment
12/10/2004 Appendix F -Buyout and Establishment of No-Trawl Zones
10/01/2004 Appendix C -Comprehensive Collaborative Alternative: Protecting EFH in the Pacific While Maintaining Fisheries
09/15/2004 G. Appendix B. Distribution, Life History, and Status of Relevant Species
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 4.4-4.10, Impacts of the Alternatives
09/01/2004 B. Errata Sheet
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 9, Preparers and Contributors
09/01/2004 E. Table of Contents
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 7, Summary of other Environmental Management Issues
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 2, Alternatives, Including the Status Quo
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 4.0-4.3, Impacts of the Alternatives
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 1, Purpose of and Need for Action
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 6, Other Federal Laws and Executive Orders
09/01/2004 D. Executive Summary
09/01/2004 A. Dear Reviewer Letter
09/01/2004 C. Title Page & Cover Sheet
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 3, The Affected Environment
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 5, Consistency with the Groundfish FMP and Magnuson
09/01/2004 F. Chapter 8, Responses to Comments
08/02/2004 Appendix A -Risk Assessment for the Pacific Groundfish FMP: Executive Summary, pages 441-660
08/01/2004 Appendix B -Preliminary Report on Occurrences of Structure-Forming Megafaunal Invertebrates
08/01/2004 Appendix A -Risk Assessment for the Pacific Groundfish FMP: Executive Summary, pages 221-440
08/01/2004 Appendix A -Risk Assessment for the Pacific Groundfish FMP: Executive Summary, pages 1-220
07/01/2004 G. Appendix C: Treaty Indian Fishing Rights
03/26/2004 G. Appendix E: Comments Received on the Draft EIS
08/20/2003 Final EA on 30-fathom Boundary Line
07/23/2003 G. Appendix D: The Efficacy of Video-based Electronic Monitoring for the Halibut Longline Fishery