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Download as PDF 64946 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 214 / Monday, November 6, 2006 / Notices mean time of 0.50 minutes to 3.33 minutes (Harvey and Torok, 1994). Once pile driving begins and an animal is seen or believed to entered the 250 ft (76 m) radius safety zone, the contractor must suspend pile driving and wait till the animal leaves the safety zone, or 15 minutes after the last sighting of the animal, before pile driving starts. Soft Start Although marine mammals will be protected from Level A harassment by establishment of a safety zone of 250– ft (76 m) radius, mitigation may not be 100 percent effective at all times in locating marine mammals. In order to provide additional protection to marine mammals near the project area by allowing marine mammals to vacate the area, thus further reducing the incidence of Level B harassment from startling marine mammals with a sudden intensive sound, MLHD will implement a ‘‘soft start’’ practice when startup pile driving. By implementing the ‘‘soft start’’ practice, pile driving would be initiated at an energy level less than full capacity (i.e., approximately 40–60 percent energy levels) for at least 5 minutes before gradually escalate to full capacity. This would ensure that, although not expected, any pinnipeds that are undetected during safety zone monitoring will not be injured. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Compliance with Equipment Noise Standards To mitigate noise levels and, therefore, impacts to Pacific harbor seals and California sea lions, all construction equipment will comply as much as possible with applicable equipment noise standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and all construction equipment will have noise control devices no less effective than those provided on the original equipment. Monitoring and Reporting MLHD must implement a monitoring plan that would collect data for each distinct marine mammal species observed during pile driving at the Moss Landing Harbor construction site. Marine mammal behavior, overall numbers of individuals observed, frequency of observation, and any behavioral changes due to the pile driving will be recorded. Monitoring will be conducted by qualified NMFS-approved biologists. Binoculars and range finders will be provided to MMOs for accurately identifying species and determining distances. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Nov 03, 2006 Jkt 211001 Monitoring will begin prior to the first day of the pile driving to establish baseline data, and occur during the entire period when pile driving is underway, and continue for 30 minutes after the pile driving. Post construction monitoring will also be conducted for a period of one day upon completion of pile driving to identify any change of pinniped behaviors. Before the startup of the pile driving, MMOs would visually survey the area to confirm the safety zone is clear of any marine mammals. Pile driving will not begin until the safety zone is clear of marine mammals. Monitoring would continue by the observers on a boat during the entire period of pile driving. However, as described in the Mitigation section, once pile driving begins, operations will continue uninterrupted until that pile is installed. However, if driving of a pile is completed and a marine mammal is sighted within the designated safety zone prior to commencement of the next pile driving, the observer(s) must notify the pile driver (or other authorized individual) immediately and follow the mitigation requirements as outlined previously (see Mitigation). MLHD will submit a final report to NMFS 90 days after completion of the project. The final report will include data collected for each distinct marine mammal species observed in the vicinity of the construction area during pile driving. Marine mammal behavior, overall numbers of individuals observed, frequency of observation, and any behavioral changes due to the pile driving would also be included in the final report. ESA Based on a review conducted by NMFS biologists, no ESA-listed species are expected to occur in the proposed action area. NMFS has determined that no species listed under the ESA are likely to be affected and, therefore, a section 7 consultation is not warranted. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) NMFS prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the issuance of an IHA for the taking of marine mammals incidental to demolition of the Sandholdt Road Bridge and construction of a new bridge in Moss Landing, California, in 2004 and made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on December 21, 2004. The proposed action discussed in this document is not substantially different from the action analyzed in the 2004 EA, and a reference search has indicated that no significant new scientific PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information or analyses have been developed in the past 2 years that would warrant new NEPA documentation. Therefore, a new EA is not warranted for the proposed project. Determinations For the reasons discussed in this document and identified supporting documents, NMFS has determined that the impact of pile driving associated with Moss Landing Harbor redevelopment project would result, at worst, in the Level B harassment of small numbers of Pacific harbor seals and California sea lions in the vicinity of the proposed project area. While behavioral modifications, including temporarily vacating the area during the pile driving, may be made by these species to avoid the resultant visual and acoustic disturbance, the availability of alternate areas near Monterey Bay and haul-out sites (including pupping sites) and feeding areas within the Bay has led NMFS to determine that this action will have a negligible impact on small numbers of Pacific harbor seal and California sea lion populations near the proposed project area. In addition, no take by Level A harassment (injury) or death is anticipated and harassment takes should be at the lowest level practicable due to incorporation of the mitigation measures mentioned previously in this document. Authorization NMFS has issued an IHA to MLHD for the potential harassment of small numbers of harbor seals and California sea lions incidental to Moss Landing Harbor redevelopment project in Moss Landing, California, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: October 31, 2006. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–18690 Filed 11–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 101706F ] National Marine Fisheries Service; Notice of Availability of the Interim Final Ten Year Plan for the NOAA Aquaculture Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 214 / Monday, November 6, 2006 / Notices Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Interim Final Ten Year Plan for the NOAA Aquaculture Program. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Service announce the availability of the Interim Final Ten Year Plan forthe NOAA Aquaculture Program (Plan). The Plan addresses NOAA’s involvement in marine aquaculture in the United States over the next ten years. It includes Program Goals and Strategies, Outcomes, Benefits, Budget and Staffing Requirements, and Challenges. The Plan was prepared by NOAA at the request of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) which advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. At its July 25–27, 2006 meeting, the MAFAC reviewed the Plan and recommended that it be formally adopted by NOAA. Before taking this step, NOAA is providing the public an opportunity to comment on the Plan . DATES: NOAA invites electronic and written comments on the Plan. All comments should be submitted by the close of business November 30, 2006 to ensure consideration.Comments submitted after that date will be considered to the extent possible. ADDRESSES: The Plan and information about the NOAA Aquaculture Program are available on the NOAA Worldwide Web site at: http:// www.aquaculture.noaa.gov. Electronic comments should be submitted to NOAA.Aquaculture@noaa.gov.Requests for hard copies of the Plan and/or submission of written comments should be directed to the NOAA Aquaculture Program, 1315 East-West Highway, room 13117, Silver Spring, MD 20910; by fax at (301) 713–9108; or by phone at (301) 713–9079. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Morehead or Kate Naughten, NOAA Aquaculture Program, NOAA/ National Marine Fisheries Service,1315 East-West Highway, room 13117, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 713–9079 or email at:bruce.morehead@noaa.gov or kate.naughten@noaa.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 101706F ]


National Marine Fisheries Service; Notice of Availability of the 
Interim Final Ten Year Plan for the NOAA Aquaculture Program

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and

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Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Interim Final Ten Year Plan for 
the NOAA Aquaculture Program.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the 
National Marine Fisheries Service announce the availability of the 
Interim Final Ten Year Plan forthe NOAA Aquaculture Program (Plan). The 
Plan addresses NOAA's involvement in marine aquaculture in the United 
States over the next ten years. It includes Program Goals and 
Strategies, Outcomes, Benefits, Budget and Staffing Requirements, and 
Challenges. The Plan was prepared by NOAA at the request of the Marine 
Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) which advises the Secretary of 
Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the 
responsibility of the Department of Commerce. At its July 25-27, 2006 
meeting, the MAFAC reviewed the Plan and recommended that it be 
formally adopted by NOAA. Before taking this step, NOAA is providing 
the public an opportunity to comment on the Plan .

DATES: NOAA invites electronic and written comments on the Plan. All 
comments should be submitted by the close of business November 30, 2006 
to ensure consideration.Comments submitted after that date will be 
considered to the extent possible.

ADDRESSES: The Plan and information about the NOAA Aquaculture Program 
are available on the NOAA Worldwide Web site at: http://
www.aquaculture.noaa.gov. Electronic comments should be submitted to 
NOAA.Aquaculture@noaa.gov.Requests for hard copies of the Plan and/or 
submission of written comments should be directed to the NOAA 
Aquaculture Program, 1315 East-West Highway, room 13117, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910; by fax at (301) 713-9108; or by phone at (301) 713-9079.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Morehead or Kate Naughten, NOAA 
Aquaculture Program, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service,1315 East-
West Highway, room 13117, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 713-9079 or 
email at:bruce.morehead@noaa.gov or kate.naughten@noaa.gov.

 

    Dated: November 1, 2006.
John Oliver,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E6-18701 Filed 11-3-06; 8:45 am]
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