Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 40990-40991 [05-13896]

Download as PDF 40990 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 135 / Friday, July 15, 2005 / Notices the Council’s consideration at a future Council meeting; no management actions will be decided by the HMSMT or HMSAS at these work sessions. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)713–0376; Northeast Region, NMFS, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930–2298; phone (978)281–9200; fax (978)281–9371; Southeast Region, NMFS, 9721 Executive Center Drive North, St. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:47 Jul 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 Petersburg, FL 33702–2432; phone (727)570–5301; fax (727)570–5320.≤ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Ruth Johnson, (301)713–2289. On January 21, 2004, notice was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 2902) that a request for a scientific research permit to take marine mammals had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Permit No. 909–1726–00 authorizes the Holder to biopsy sample and collect naturally sloughed skin from sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) and a variety of other non-listed cetacean species in the Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Mediterranean Sea. The goal is the continuation of a previous four-year study that analyzes population genetic structure between the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea and provides a comparison of these putative geographic populations with those of other geographic areas. Samples would be obtained via biopsy dart, opportunistically collected sloughed skin, as well using extant samples of stored material obtained from NMFS Southeast and Northeast regional stranding networks. Samples will be imported/exported to research facilities in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States for genetic sample processing. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an environmental assessment was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities. After a Finding of No Significant Impact, the determination was made that it was not necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA was based on a finding that such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species which is the subject of this permit, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: July 11, 2005. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–13990 Filed 7–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 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 Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, (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 a National Estuarine Research Reserve requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Reserve final management plan 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 Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held September 13–16, 2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the Community Room, 825 Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach, California. E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 135 / Friday, July 15, 2005 / Notices Copies of a state’s most recent performance reports, as well as OCRM’s evaluation 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, N/ORM7, 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 Minnesota, Texas, and Alabama Coastal Management Programs (CMPs); and the Weeks Bay (Alabama), Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island), and Grand Bay (Mississippi) 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 states of Minnesota, Texas, and Alabama 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. Weeks Bay (Alabama), Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island), and Grand Bay (Mississippi) 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, N/ ORM7, 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, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713–3155, extension 118. Dated: July 8, 2005. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:47 Jul 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419, Coastal Zone Management Program Administration) Eldon Hout, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 135 (Friday, July 15, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40990-40991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13896]


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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 Tijuana 
River National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation will be 
conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone 
Management Act of 1972, as amended, (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 a National Estuarine Research 
Reserve requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has 
met the national objectives, adhered to its Reserve final management 
plan 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 Tijuana River National Estuarine 
Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held September 13-16, 
2005. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public 
meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the 
Community Room, 825 Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach, 
California.

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    Copies of a state's most recent performance reports, as well as 
OCRM's evaluation 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, N/ORM7, 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 Minnesota, Texas, and Alabama Coastal Management 
Programs (CMPs); and the Weeks Bay (Alabama), Narragansett Bay (Rhode 
Island), and Grand Bay (Mississippi) 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 states of Minnesota, Texas, and Alabama 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. Weeks Bay 
(Alabama), Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island), and Grand Bay (Mississippi) 
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, N/ORM7, 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, N/ORM7, 
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 713-3155, extension 118.

    Dated: July 8, 2005.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419, Coastal Zone Management 
Program Administration)
Eldon Hout,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
[FR Doc. 05-13896 Filed 7-14-05; 8:45 am]
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