Initiation of Review of the Management Plan/Regulations of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan; Scoping Meetings, 52758 [06-7480]

Download as PDF 52758 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 173 / Thursday, September 7, 2006 / Proposed Rules Scoping meetings will be held at: (1) Webster Civic Center, 311 Pennsylvania Street, Webster, TX 77598. (2) Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412. (3) Audubon Zoo—Dominion Learning Center, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Morgan, 409–621–5151 Ext. 103, fgbmanagementplan@noaa.gov. Authority: 16 U.S.C. Section 1431 et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: August 28, 2006. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program. [FR Doc. 06–7481 Filed 9–6–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 CFR Part 922 Initiation of Review of the Management Plan/Regulations of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan; Scoping Meetings National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Initiation of Review of Management Plan/Regulations; Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS-1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS or Sanctuary) was designated on October 7, 2000. The present management plan was written as part of the sanctuary designation process and published in the Final Environmental Impact Statement in 1999. In accordance with section 304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), the National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is initiating a review of the management plan, to evaluate substantive progress toward implementing the goals for the Sanctuary, and to make revisions to the plan and regulations as necessary to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Sep 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 fulfill the purposes and policies of the NMSA. The proposed revised management plan will likely involve changes to existing policies and regulations of the Sanctuary, to address contemporary issues and challenges, and to better protect and manage the Sanctuary’s resources and qualities. The review process is composed of four major stages: information collection and characterization; preparation and release of a draft management plan/ environmental impact statement, and any proposed amendments to the regulations; public review and comment; and preparation and release of a final management plan/ environmental impact statement, and any final amendments to the regulations. NOAA anticipates completion of the revised management plan and concomitant documents will require approximately eighteen to twenty-four months. NOAA will conduct public scoping meetings to gather information and other comments from individuals, organizations, and government agencies on the scope, types and significance of issues related to the Sanctuary’s management plan and regulations. The scoping meetings are scheduled for September 25, 26, 28 and 29, 2006, as detailed below. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 13, 2006. Scoping meetings will be held at: (1) September 25, 6:30 p.m., Presque Isle, MI. (2) September 26, 6:30 p.m., Alpena, MI. (3) September 28, 6:30 p.m., Alcona, MI. (4) September 29, 1 p.m., Lansing, MI. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (Management Plan Review), 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, 49707. Comments will be available for public review at the same address: Scoping meetings will be held at: (1) Presque Isle District Library, 181 East Erie Street, Rogers City, MI 49779. (2) Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707. (3) Harrisville Courthouse, 106 North 5th Street, Harrisville, MI 48740. (4) Michigan Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panknin, 989–356–8805 Ext. 38, TBMPR@noaa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Tera Authority: 16 U.S.C. Section 1431 et seq. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Leland, Project Manager, ATV Safety Review, Directorate for Economic Analysis, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814–4408; telephone (301) 504–7706 or e-mail: eleland@cpsc.gov. Correction In the Federal Register of August 10, 2006, in FR Doc. 06–6703, on page 45904 in the first column, correct the first paragraph under the ADDRESSES caption to read: ADDRESSES: Comments shall be filed by e-mail to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. Comments also may be filed by telefacsimile to (301) 504–0127 or they may be mailed or delivered, preferably in five copies, to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814–4408; telephone (301) 504–7923. Comments should be captioned ‘‘ATV NPR.’’ Dated: August 30, 2006. Todd Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

15 CFR Part 922


Initiation of Review of the Management Plan/Regulations of the 
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Intent To Prepare Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan; Scoping Meetings

AGENCY: National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Initiation of Review of Management Plan/Regulations; Intent to 
Prepare Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings.

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SUMMARY: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS or Sanctuary) was 
designated on October 7, 2000. The present management plan was written 
as part of the sanctuary designation process and published in the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement in 1999. In accordance with section 
304(e) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, as amended, (NMSA) (16 
U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), the National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP) of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is 
initiating a review of the management plan, to evaluate substantive 
progress toward implementing the goals for the Sanctuary, and to make 
revisions to the plan and regulations as necessary to fulfill the 
purposes and policies of the NMSA.
    The proposed revised management plan will likely involve changes to 
existing policies and regulations of the Sanctuary, to address 
contemporary issues and challenges, and to better protect and manage 
the Sanctuary's resources and qualities. The review process is composed 
of four major stages: information collection and characterization; 
preparation and release of a draft management plan/environmental impact 
statement, and any proposed amendments to the regulations; public 
review and comment; and preparation and release of a final management 
plan/environmental impact statement, and any final amendments to the 
regulations. NOAA anticipates completion of the revised management plan 
and concomitant documents will require approximately eighteen to 
twenty-four months.
    NOAA will conduct public scoping meetings to gather information and 
other comments from individuals, organizations, and government agencies 
on the scope, types and significance of issues related to the 
Sanctuary's management plan and regulations. The scoping meetings are 
scheduled for September 25, 26, 28 and 29, 2006, as detailed below.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 13, 
2006.
    Scoping meetings will be held at:
    (1) September 25, 6:30 p.m., Presque Isle, MI.
    (2) September 26, 6:30 p.m., Alpena, MI.
    (3) September 28, 6:30 p.m., Alcona, MI.
    (4) September 29, 1 p.m., Lansing, MI.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to the Thunder Bay National 
Marine Sanctuary (Management Plan Review), 500 West Fletcher Street, 
Alpena, MI, 49707. Comments will be available for public review at the 
same address:
    Scoping meetings will be held at:
    (1) Presque Isle District Library, 181 East Erie Street, Rogers 
City, MI 49779.
    (2) Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street, 
Alpena, MI 49707.
    (3) Harrisville Courthouse, 106 North 5th Street, Harrisville, MI 
48740.
    (4) Michigan Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, 
MI 48909.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tera Panknin, 989-356-8805 Ext. 38, 
TBMPR@noaa.gov.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. Section 1431 et seq.

(Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary 
Program)

    Dated: August 28, 2006.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program.
[FR Doc. 06-7480 Filed 9-6-06; 8:45 am]
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