Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 29280 [05-10161]

Download as PDF 29280 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 97 / Friday, May 20, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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: SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Pennsylvania Coastal Management Program. The Coastal Zone Management Program evaluation 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 CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal Zone Management Programs requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal Management Program document approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. The evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state and local agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as part of the site visit. Notice is hereby given of the date of the site visit for the listed evaluation, and the date, local time, and location of the public meeting during the site visit. The Pennsylvania Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit will be held July 11–15, 2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Copies of a state’s most recent performance reports, as well as OCRM’s notification and supplemental request letters to the state, are available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested parties regarding this Program are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 days after the public meeting. Please direct written comments VerDate jul<14>2003 20:07 May 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 to 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. When the evaluation is 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 Virgin Islands Coastal Management Program (CMP); and the South Slough (Oregon) and GuanaTolomato-Matanzas (Florida) National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs). 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 territory of the Virgin Islands was found to be implementing and enforcing its federally approved coastal management program, addressing the national coastal management objectives identified in CZMA Section 303(2)(A)– (K), and adhering to the programmatic terms of its financial assistance awards. South Slough (Oregon) and GuanaTolomato-Matanzas (Florida) NERRs were 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: May 13, 2005. Eldon Hout, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. [FR Doc. 05–10161 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Damage Assessment and Restoration Program; Indirect Cost Rates (2003 FY) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Indirect Cost Rates for the Damage Assessment and Restoration Program for Fiscal Year 2003. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Damage Assessment and Restoration Program (DARP) is announcing new indirect cost rates on the recovery of indirect costs for its component organizations involved in natural resource damage assessment and restoration activities for fiscal year (FY) 2003. The indirect cost rates for this fiscal year and dates of implementation are provided in this notice. More information on these rates and the DARP policy can be found at the DARP Web site at: www.darp.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Julius at 301–713–3038, ext. 199, by fax at 301–713–4387, or e-mail at Brian.Julius@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The mission of the DARP is to restore natural resource injuries caused by releases of hazardous substances or oil under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), and support restoration of physical injuries to National Marine Sanctuary resources under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.). The DARP consists of three component organizations: The Damage Assessment Center (DAC) within the National Ocean Service; the Restoration Center within the National Marine Fisheries Service; and the Office of the General Counsel for Natural Resources (GCNR). The DARP conducts Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDAs) as a basis for recovering damages from responsible parties, and uses the funds recovered to restore injured natural resources. Consistent with Federal accounting requirements, the DARP is required to account for and report the full costs of its programs and activities. Further, the DARP is authorized by law to recover reasonable costs of damage assessment and restoration activities under CERCLA, OPA, and the NMSA. Within the constraints of these legal provisions E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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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 
Pennsylvania Coastal Management Program.
    The Coastal Zone Management Program evaluation 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 CZMA requires continuing review of the performance of states 
with respect to coastal program implementation. Evaluation of Coastal 
Zone Management Programs requires findings concerning the extent to 
which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Coastal 
Management Program document approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and 
adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the 
CZMA.
    The evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public 
comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state and local 
agencies and members of the public. A public meeting will be held as 
part of the site visit.
    Notice is hereby given of the date of the site visit for the listed 
evaluation, and the date, local time, and location of the public 
meeting during the site visit.
    The Pennsylvania Coastal Management Program evaluation site visit 
will be held July 11-15, 2005. One public meeting will be held during 
the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 
at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Copies of a state's most recent performance reports, as well as 
OCRM's notification and supplemental request letters to the state, are 
available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested 
parties regarding this Program are encouraged and will be accepted 
until 15 days after the public meeting. 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 
evaluation is 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 Virgin Islands Coastal Management Program (CMP); and 
the South Slough (Oregon) and Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas (Florida) 
National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs). 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 territory of the Virgin Islands was found to be implementing 
and enforcing its federally approved coastal management program, 
addressing the national coastal management objectives identified in 
CZMA Section 303(2)(A)-(K), and adhering to the programmatic terms of 
its financial assistance awards. South Slough (Oregon) and Guana-
Tolomato-Matanzas (Florida) NERRs were 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: May 13, 2005.
Eldon Hout,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
[FR Doc. 05-10161 Filed 5-19-05; 8:45 am]
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