Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Issuance of an Incidental Take Statement for Salmon Fisheries in Southeast Alaska
NOAA Fisheries announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to analyze the impacts of alternatives related to NOAA Fisheries' issuance of an incidental take statement (ITS) for species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) affected by salmon fisheries in Southeast Alaska (SEAK) that are managed consistent with the provisions of the 2019 Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST) Agreement. Compliance with the ITS would exempt participants in these fisheries from the ESA's prohibition on take of threatened and endangered species. This notice is necessary to inform the public of NOAA FIsheries' intent to prepare this EIS and to provide the public with an opportunity to provide input for NOAA Fisheries' consideration.
You may submit a comment electronically (see link at left) or by mail to:
Gretchen Harrington, Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region NMFS, Attn: Susan Meyer. Mail comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668.
Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period may not be considered by NOAA Fisheries. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on https://www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information ( e.g., name, address), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NOAA Fisheries will accept anonymous comments (enter “N/A” in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).