Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Iowa, 58805 [06-8513]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in Feet in Iowa National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in Iowa, for all welldefined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the Iowa Transportation Department and the Iowa Society of Land Surveyors. DATES: Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in feet in Iowa, should do so by November 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the attention of David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, Office of the National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service (N/NGS2), 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; fax 301–713–4324, or via e-mail Dave.Doyle@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, National Geodetic Survey (N/NGS2), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; Phone: (301) 713–3178. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract In 1991, NGS adopted a policy that defines the conditions under which NAD 83 State Plane Coordinates (SPCs) would be published in feet in addition to meters. As outlined in that policy, each State or territory must adopt NAD 83 legislation (typically referenced as Codes, Laws or Statutes), which specifically defines a conversion to either U.S. Survey or International Feet as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Standards in Federal Register Notice 59–5442. To date, 48 States have VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 adopted the NAD 83 legislation, however, for various reasons, only 33 included a specific definition of the relationship between meters and feet. This lack of uniformity has led to confusion and misuse of SPCs as provided in various NGS products, services and tools, and created errors in mapping, charting and surveying programs in numerous States due to inconsistent coordinate conversions. Dated: September 29, 2006. David B. Zilkoski, Director, Office of National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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ADDRESSES: The modification request 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)427–2521; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824– 5309. Written comments or requests for a public hearing on this request should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, F/PR1, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Those individuals requesting a hearing should set forth the specific reasons why a PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58805 hearing on this particular modification request would be appropriate. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile at (301)427–2521, provided the facsimile is confirmed by hard copy submitted by mail and postmarked no later than the closing date of the comment period. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing e-mail comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1540. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject modification to Permit No. 1540, issued on February 6, 2006 (71 FR 7019) is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222– 226). Permit No. 1540 currently authorizes the permit holder to study loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles. The purpose of the research is to continue to document in-water relative abundances, size distributions, sex ratios, genetic contributions, and the health of sea turtles in coastal waters in the southeastern U.S. SCDNR is authorized to capture 146 loggerhead, 48 Kemp’s ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill sea turtles, during the first year of the permit’s five- year period. The permit authorizes research on up to 346 loggerhead, 48 Kemp’s ridley, 15 green, 1 leatherback, and 3 hawksbill sea turtles annually for the remaining four years. Turtles are captured by trawls, handled, blood sampled, measured, flipper and Passive Integrated Transponder tagged, photographed, and released. A subsample of animals have barnacles and keratin removed from their shell, have cloacal samples taken, have laparoscopic and ultrasound exams, and have satellite transmitters attached. Up to 7 loggerhead and 1 leatherback captures could potentially result in accidental mortalities over the course of the entire permit. Additionally, up to 5 Kemp’s ridley, green, or hawksbill sea turtles (combined total but no more than two of any given species) may potentially be taken as accidental mortalities over the course of the entire permit. The permit is issued for 5 years. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane 
Coordinates in Feet in Iowa

AGENCY: National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean Service (NOS), 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American 
Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both 
meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in Iowa, for all well-
defined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the 
National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various 
geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is 
implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the Iowa 
Transportation Department and the Iowa Society of Land Surveyors.

DATES: Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the 
Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in 
feet in Iowa, should do so by November 6, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the attention of David 
Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, Office of the National Geodetic Survey, 
National Ocean Service (N/NGS2), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, 
MD, 20910; fax 301-713-4324, or via e-mail Dave.Doyle@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, National 
Geodetic Survey (N/NGS2), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 
20910; Phone: (301) 713-3178.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Abstract

    In 1991, NGS adopted a policy that defines the conditions under 
which NAD 83 State Plane Coordinates (SPCs) would be published in feet 
in addition to meters. As outlined in that policy, each State or 
territory must adopt NAD 83 legislation (typically referenced as Codes, 
Laws or Statutes), which specifically defines a conversion to either 
U.S. Survey or International Feet as defined by the U.S. Bureau of 
Standards in Federal Register Notice 59-5442. To date, 48 States have 
adopted the NAD 83 legislation, however, for various reasons, only 33 
included a specific definition of the relationship between meters and 
feet. This lack of uniformity has led to confusion and misuse of SPCs 
as provided in various NGS products, services and tools, and created 
errors in mapping, charting and surveying programs in numerous States 
due to inconsistent coordinate conversions.

    Dated: September 29, 2006.
David B. Zilkoski,
Director, Office of National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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