Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 11615-11616 [05-4540]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4081 or (202) 482– 3518, respectively. Dated: February 28, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–994 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On August 30, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Taiwan, covering the period July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 69 FR 52857. The preliminary results of review are currently due no later than April 2, 2005. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire; the American Samoa Coastal Management Program; the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida; the Puerto Rico Coastal Management Program; and the California Coastal Commission Coastal Management Program. The Coastal Zone Management Program evaluations will be conducted pursuant to section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, (CZMA) and regulations at 15 CFR part 923, subpart L. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluations will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 CFR part 921, subpart E and part 923, subpart L. The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Zone Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves requires findings concerning the extent to which a State has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document or Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. The evaluations will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, State and local agencies and members of the public. Public meetings will be held as part of the site visits. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the 245–day time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days and the time limit for the final determination to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary determination) from the date of publication of the preliminary determination. We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limit because the review involves examining complex affiliation and cost issues. Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results until no later than August 1, 2005, which is the next business day after 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The deadline for the final results of this administrative review continues to be 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:06 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent to evaluate and notice of availability of final findings. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11615 Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visits for the listed evaluations, and the dates, local times, and locations of the public meetings during the site visits. The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire, evaluation site visit will be held April 26–28, 2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 7 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, New Hampshire. The American Samoa Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held June 6–10, 2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, 2005, at 4 p.m., at the Convention Center, Utulei, American Samoa. The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida, evaluation site visit will be held June 20–24, 2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at 6 p.m., at the Environmental Learning Center Auditorium, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road, Naples, Florida. The Puerto Rico Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held June 20–24, 2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Parada 31⁄2 Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The California Coastal Commission Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held June 20–24, 2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the City of Santa Cruz Police Department, Community Room, 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz, California. Copies of States’ most recent performance reports, as well as OCRM’s notifications and supplemental request letters to the State, are available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested parties regarding these Programs are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 days after the last public meeting held for that Program. Please direct written comments to Ralph Cantral, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. When the evaluations are E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 11616 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Notice is hereby given of the availability of the final evaluation findings for the Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin Coastal Management Programs (CMPs); and the Waquoit Bay (Massachusetts) National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), as amended, require a continuing review of the performance of coastal states with respect to approval of CMPs and the operation and management of NERRs. The States of Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin were found to be implementing and enforcing their federally approved coastal management programs, addressing the national coastal management objectives identified in CZMA Section 303(2)(A)– (K), and adhering to the programmatic terms of their financial assistance awards. Waquoit Bay (Massachusetts) NERR was found to be adhering to programmatic requirements of the NERR System. Copies of these final evaluation findings may be obtained upon written request from: Ralph Cantral, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov, (301) 713– 3155, extension 118. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 EastWest Highway, 10th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713– 3155, extension 118. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419, Coastal Zone Management Program Administration. Dated: February 24, 2005. Eldon Hout, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. [FR Doc. 05–4540 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P VerDate jul<14>2003 20:21 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 020705E] Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocket Launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of a Letter of Authorization. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that a 1–year letter of authorization (LOA) has been issued to the 30th Space Wing, U.S. Air Force to harass seals and sea lions incidental to rocket and missile launches on Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California. DATES: March 4, 2005, through March 3, 2006 ADDRESSES: The letter of authorization and supporting documentation are available for review during regular business hours in the following offices: Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, and the Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713–2289, or Monica DeAngelis, NMFS, (562) 980–4023. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs NMFS to allow, on request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ‘‘taking’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture or kill marine mammals. Permission may be granted for periods up to 5 years if NMFS finds, after notification and opportunity for public comment, that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses. In addition, NMFS must prescribe PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulations that include permissible methods of taking and other means effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species and its habitat and on the availability of the species for subsistence uses, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance. The regulations must include requirements for monitoring and reporting of such taking. Regulations governing the taking of seals and sea lions by harassment incidental to missile and rocket launches, aircraft flight test operations, and helicopter operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA were published on February 06, 2004 (69 FR 5720), and remain in effect until February 06, 2009. Issuance of this letter of authorization is based on a finding, made in the final rulemaking, that the total taking will have no more than a negligible impact on the seal and sea lion populations off the Vandenberg coast and on the Northern Channel Islands. Dated: March 4, 2005. Donna Wieting, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–4620 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) was established by the Secretary of Commerce to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, its amendments, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. Date and Time: The meeting will be held Thursday, March 31, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, April 1, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, One Market Place, San Diego, California 92101; telephone: 619– 232–1234. The times and agenda topics are subject to change. Refer to the Web E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National 
Estuarine Research Reserves

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office 
of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of intent to evaluate and notice of availability of 
final findings.

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SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management 
(OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Great 
Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire; the American 
Samoa Coastal Management Program; the Rookery Bay National Estuarine 
Research Reserve, Florida; the Puerto Rico Coastal Management Program; 
and the California Coastal Commission Coastal Management Program.
    The Coastal Zone Management Program evaluations will be conducted 
pursuant to section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as 
amended, (CZMA) and regulations at 15 CFR part 923, subpart L. The 
National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluations will be conducted 
pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 CFR 
part 921, subpart E and part 923, subpart L.
    The CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states 
with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal 
Zone Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves 
requires findings concerning the extent to which a State has met the 
national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document 
or Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, 
and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under 
the CZMA.
    The evaluations will include a site visit, consideration of public 
comments, and consultations with interested Federal, State and local 
agencies and members of the public. Public meetings will be held as 
part of the site visits.
    Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visits for the 
listed evaluations, and the dates, local times, and locations of the 
public meetings during the site visits.
    The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Hampshire, 
evaluation site visit will be held April 26-28, 2005. One public 
meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be on 
Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 7 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and 
Game Department, Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, New 
Hampshire.
    The American Samoa Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit 
will be held June 6-10, 2005. One public meeting will be held during 
the week. The public meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, 2005, at 4 
p.m., at the Convention Center, Utulei, American Samoa.
    The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida, 
evaluation site visit will be held June 20-24, 2005. One public meeting 
will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at 6 p.m., at the Environmental Learning 
Center Auditorium, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 
Tower Road, Naples, Florida.
    The Puerto Rico Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit 
will be held June 20-24, 2005. One public meeting will be held during 
the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 
at 7 p.m. at the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental 
Resources, Parada 3\1/2\ Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    The California Coastal Commission Coastal Management Program 
evaluation site visit will be held June 20-24, 2005. One public meeting 
will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on 
Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the City of Santa Cruz Police 
Department, Community Room, 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz, California.
    Copies of States' most recent performance reports, as well as 
OCRM's notifications and supplemental request letters to the State, are 
available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested 
parties regarding these Programs are encouraged and will be accepted 
until 15 days after the last public meeting held for that Program. 
Please direct written comments to Ralph Cantral, Chief, National Policy 
and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource 
Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910. When the evaluations are

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completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing 
the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings.
    Notice is hereby given of the availability of the final evaluation 
findings for the Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, 
Ohio, and Wisconsin Coastal Management Programs (CMPs); and the Waquoit 
Bay (Massachusetts) National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). 
Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 
as amended, require a continuing review of the performance of coastal 
states with respect to approval of CMPs and the operation and 
management of NERRs.
    The States of Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, 
Ohio, and Wisconsin were found to be implementing and enforcing their 
federally approved coastal management programs, addressing the national 
coastal management objectives identified in CZMA Section 303(2)(A)-(K), 
and adhering to the programmatic terms of their financial assistance 
awards. Waquoit Bay (Massachusetts) NERR was found to be adhering to 
programmatic requirements of the NERR System.
    Copies of these final evaluation findings may be obtained upon 
written request from: Ralph Cantral, Chief, National Policy and 
Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, 
NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910, or Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov, (301) 713-3155, extension 118.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Chief, National Policy 
and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource 
Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713-3155, extension 118.

    Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419, Coastal Zone 
Management Program Administration.

    Dated: February 24, 2005.
Eldon Hout,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
[FR Doc. 05-4540 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]
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