National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 50939-50940 [E7-17482]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices The SSC meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522– 8220. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director; telephone: (808) 522–8220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dates and Times and Locations The SSC meeting will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday September 26–27, 2007 at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop St., Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI; telephone: (808) 522–8220. Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 9 a.m. 1. Introductions 2. Approval of Draft Agenda and Assignment of Rapporteurs 3. Approval of the Minutes of the 95th SSC Meeting 4. Report from the Pacific Fisheries Science Center Director 5. The New Role of the SSC A. The 2–Tier System B. Magnuson Stevens Act Five-Year Research Plan C. 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Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17466 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50939 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Approval and Availability of the Revised Management Plan for the Wells (Maine) National Estuarine Research Reserve. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce has approved the revised management plan, which includes an expansion of the boundary of the reserve, for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Wells Reserve was designated in February 1984 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve has been operating under a management plan approved in 1996. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. Since the last management plan, the Wells Reserve acquired two key parcels of land, changed its boundary, constructed needed facilities, and implemented several system-wide programs. It acquired the 27-acre Alheim property and the 21⁄2-acre Lord parcel, and changed its boundary to include 359 acres of the watershed areas of the Reserve. The Reserve built the Maine Coastal Ecology Center, new interpretive exhibits, the Alheim Commons dormitory, and the Forest Learning Shelter, and equipped and opened the Coastal Resource Library. This new management plan serves as the primary guidance document for the operation of the Wells Reserve’s core and system-wide programs in research and monitoring, education and coastal training, and resource management and stewardship. The plan provides guidance on the acquisition of land to be added to the Reserve and on the construction and renovation of buildings and exhibits that support reserve programs. It also guides the E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 50940 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices Reserve in important related programs, such as volunteerism and outreach to communities to encourage stewardship of coastal resources in southern Maine. The Wells Reserve is a public/private partnership whose administrative oversight is vested in the Reserve Management Authority (RMA). This independent state agency was established in 1990 to support and promote the interests of the Wells Reserve. The RMA has a Board of Directors composed of representatives having a property, management, or program interest in the Wells Reserve. The RMA members represent the Maine Department of conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Town of Wells, the Laudholm Trust, the Maine State Planning Office, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Grimm at (301) 563–7107 or Laurie McGilvray at (301) 563–1158 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 EastWest Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Dated: August 27, 2007. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17482 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Room 2B271, The Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000, telephone (703) 697–9271. Persons desiring to make oral presentations or submit written statements for consideration at the Committee meeting must contact Dr. Jane M. Arabian at the address or telephone number above no later than September 10, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 29, 2007. L.M. Bynum, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 07–4314 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Assets Beddown, Cannon Air Force Base, NM AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD. ACTION: Record of Decision. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92– 463, notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing is scheduled to be held. The purpose of the meeting is to review planned changes and progress in developing computerized and paperand-pencil enlistment tests. DATES: September 20, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and September 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Resort, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jane M. Arabian, Assistant Director, Accession Policy, Officer of the Under SUMMARY: On August 20, 2007, the United States Air Force signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Air Force Special Operations Command Assets Beddown at Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico. The ROD states the Air Force decision to implement the Preferred Alternative (East West Airfield Alternative at Cannon AFB, the Two Target Alternative at Melrose Air Force Range, and the use of Cannon scheduled airspace). The decision was based on matters discussed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), inputs from the public and regulatory agencies, and other relevant factors. The Final EIS was made available on July 20, 2007 in the Federal Register (Volume 72, Number 139, Page 39808) with a wait period ending August 20, 2007. The ROD documents only the decision of the Air Force with respect to the proposed Air Force actions analyzed in the Final EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: Notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 Mr. Carl T. Hoffman, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command/A7PP, Hurlburt Field, FL, 32544–5434 or call (850) 884–5984. Bao-Anh Trinh, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17515 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement for the Virginia Capes Range Complex and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice is to inform the public that the Department of the Navy is expanding the Virginia Capes (VACAPES) Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) area of consideration and to invite the public to provide comments for consideration during preparation of the EIS/OEIS. Since the December 2006 EIS/OEIS scoping notice [FR 71143], potential shallow water inert mine warfare training areas have been identified in the southern portion of the Chesapeake Bay, south of latitude 37° 25′N. The proposed training areas would consist of instrumented shapes placed temporarily for training purposes. Each of the two proposed training areas would be approximately one by four square nautical miles in area. Training in these mine warfare areas would not involve use of active sonar. Arrangement could vary periodically and location within the proposed training areas would vary depending on operational requirements; however shipping lanes will be avoided. Divers will be required to perform periodic maintenance and replacement of the instrumented shapes. Scoping comments previously submitted following publication of the December 2006 Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS/OEIS for the VACAPES Range Complex are still valid and need not be resubmitted. The Navy encourages additional comments or concerns on the expanded area of consideration. VACAPES Range Complex requirements, additional EIS/ OEIS information, proposed action background, alternatives, environmental considerations, and public participation inputs can be found at https:// www.vacapesrangecomplexeis.com. More detailed information regarding this notice of intent can be found on the project Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Erin Swiader, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, 6506 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23508–1278; telephone: 757–322–4960. You may submit written comments to E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 5, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-17482]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Estuarine Research Reserve System

AGENCY: Estuarine Reserves Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal 
Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Approval and Availability of the Revised Management 
Plan for the Wells (Maine) National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, 
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. 
Department of Commerce has approved the revised management plan, which 
includes an expansion of the boundary of the reserve, for the Wells 
National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    The Wells Reserve was designated in February 1984 pursuant to 
Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 
U.S.C. 1461. The reserve has been operating under a management plan 
approved in 1996. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise 
their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan 
fulfills this requirement and sets a course for successful 
implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve.
    Since the last management plan, the Wells Reserve acquired two key 
parcels of land, changed its boundary, constructed needed facilities, 
and implemented several system-wide programs. It acquired the 27-acre 
Alheim property and the 2\1/2\-acre Lord parcel, and changed its 
boundary to include 359 acres of the watershed areas of the Reserve. 
The Reserve built the Maine Coastal Ecology Center, new interpretive 
exhibits, the Alheim Commons dormitory, and the Forest Learning 
Shelter, and equipped and opened the Coastal Resource Library. This new 
management plan serves as the primary guidance document for the 
operation of the Wells Reserve's core and system-wide programs in 
research and monitoring, education and coastal training, and resource 
management and stewardship. The plan provides guidance on the 
acquisition of land to be added to the Reserve and on the construction 
and renovation of buildings and exhibits that support reserve programs. 
It also guides the

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Reserve in important related programs, such as volunteerism and 
outreach to communities to encourage stewardship of coastal resources 
in southern Maine.
    The Wells Reserve is a public/private partnership whose 
administrative oversight is vested in the Reserve Management Authority 
(RMA). This independent state agency was established in 1990 to support 
and promote the interests of the Wells Reserve. The RMA has a Board of 
Directors composed of representatives having a property, management, or 
program interest in the Wells Reserve. The RMA members represent the 
Maine Department of conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
the Town of Wells, the Laudholm Trust, the Maine State Planning Office, 
and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Grimm at (301) 563-7107 or 
Laurie McGilvray at (301) 563-1158 of NOAA's National Ocean Service, 
Estuarine Reserves Division, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th 
floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    Dated: August 27, 2007.
David M. Kennedy,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-17482 Filed 9-4-07; 8:45 am]
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