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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices compliance with vessels and seamen requirements. The SIP regulations under 46 CFR part 8, subpart E, offer owners and operators of inspected vessels an alternative to traditional Coast Guard inspection procedures. Owners and operators of vessels opting to participate in the program will maintain them in compliance with a Company Action Plan (CAP) and Vessel Action Plan (VAP). They will have their own personnel periodically perform many of the tests/examinations conducted by marine inspectors of the Coast Guard, who expect participating vessels will continuously meet a higher level of safety/readiness throughout the inspection cycle. Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels. Frequency: On occasion. Application and plan development occur only once, at time of enrollment. Updates and revisions are required to be made every two years by the applicant. The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and the company SIP agent will review the plans every five years. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 2,138 hours to 2,496 hours a year. Dated: November 8, 2007. D.T. Glenn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E7–22367 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] notify the Bridge Administrator no later than December 12, 2007. The hearing will be held at the Bellaire Library, 330 32nd Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906. Send written material and requests to make oral comments to Commander (dwb), Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, 1222 Spruce Street, Room 2.107F, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103. Commander (dwb) maintains the public docket for this notice and hearing minutes, comments and material received from the public will become part of Docket CGD 08–07–042. Written comments will be accepted and should reach the Bridge Administrator by close of business on December 12, 2007. All information pertaining to this Docket CGD 08–07–042 will be available for inspection or copying at the above address between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: If you have questions regarding this notice call Mr. Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator, telephone (314) 269– 2378. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Coast Guard Complaints have been received alleging that the bridge is not used for transportation and is unreasonably obstructive to navigation. Information available to the Coast Guard reflects concern about the lack of use of the bridge and its structural condition. The bridge was built in 1924 by the Interstate Bridge Company and used for land transportation until 1990. [Docket No. CGD08–07–042] Procedural Notice of Public Hearing on Bellaire Bridge Across the Ohio River, Mile 94.3 at Bellaire, OH The hearing is open to the public. Attendees at the hearing, who wish to present testimony and have not previously made a request to do so, will follow those having submitted a request, as time permits. If a large number of persons wish to speak, the presiding officer may limit the time allotted to each speaker. Conversely, the public hearing may end early if all present wishing to speak have done so. BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of public hearing. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District will hold a public hearing to receive comments concerning the status of the Bellaire Bridge at Bellaire, Ohio. The hearing will allow interested persons to present comments and information about the bridge not being used for transportation purposes and being an obstruction to navigation. DATES: The hearing will be held on December 19, 2007, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you would like to submit written material and requests to make an oral presentation at the hearing, please VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:50 Nov 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the hearing, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as possible. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64235 Dated: November 6, 2007. Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–22351 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2007–0063] National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meeting Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), will meet in San Ramon, California to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The Committee will meet on Thursday, December 6, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This meeting may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 23, 2007. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in Salon D at the Marriott San Ramon Hotel, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, California 94583. Send written material and requests to make oral presentations to Captain Mark O’Malley, Commandant (CG–544), Executive Director of NMSAC, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 5302, 2100 2ND Street SW., Washington, DC 20593– 0001. This notice is available in our online docket, USCG–2007–0063, at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Owens, Assistant to Executive Director of NMSAC; at (202) 372–1108. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). Agenda of Meeting The tentative agenda for the December 6, 2007 Committee meeting is as follows: (1) Welcome and opening remarks; introduction of new Executive Assistant. (2) Old Committee Action Items. (3) Update from the Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) Workgroup. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 64236 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 220 / Thursday, November 15, 2007 / Notices (4) Miscellaneous Updates on: the Maritime Sector Coordinating Council; USCG/CBP Joint Recovery Protocols for the Resumption of Trade; USCG NVIC 9–02 Ch 3,revisisions to Area Maritime Security Committee guidance and planning requirements per the SAFE Port Act; USCG’s Container Inspection program and Status of the TWIC program. (5) Public Comments. (6) New Committee Action Items. (7) Closing Remarks. Procedural This meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please notify the Executive Director no later than November 23, 2007. Written material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no later than November 23, 2007. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance of a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Executive Director no later than November 23, 2007. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the Executive Director as soon as possible. Dated: November 5, 2007. M. P. O’Malley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Office of Port and Facility Activities, Designated Federal Official, NMSAC. [FR Doc. E7–22355 Filed 11–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, is VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:50 Nov 14, 2007 Jkt 214001 available for distribution. The CCP was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and describes how the refuge will be managed for the next 15 years. The compatibility determinations for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, environmental education and interpretation, bicycling, trapping of selected furbearers, forest management, and mosquito management are also available within the CCP. ADDRESSES: A copy of the CCP/FONSI may be obtained by writing to the Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, 61389 Highway 434, Lacombe, Louisiana 70445. The plan may also be accessed and downloaded from the Service’s Web site address: http:// southeast.fws.gov/planning/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Parker, Natural Resource Planner, Southeast Louisiana Refuge Complex, Telephone: 985/882–2029; Fax: 985/882–9133; Electronic mail: charlotte_parker@fws.gov; or by writing to the Natural Resource Planner at the address in the ADDRESSES section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With this notice, we finalize the CCP process for Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge begun as announced in the Federal Register on January 12, 2004 (69 FR 1756). We released the Draft CCP/EA to the public, announcing and requesting comments for 30 days in a notice of availability in the Federal Register on April 30, 2007 (72 FR 21284). The Draft CCP/EA identified and evaluated three alternatives for managing the refuge over the next 15 years. Alternative A, the ‘‘no action’’ alternative, would have continued current management of the refuge. Alternative B, the ‘‘proposed’’ alternative, would emphasize maintaining and improving wetland habitats, monitoring targeted flora and fauna representative of the Pontchartrain Basin, and providing quality public use programs and wildlife-dependent recreational activities. The refuge headquarters would not only house administrative offices, but would offer interpretation of refuge wildlife and habitats, demonstrate habitat improvements for individual landowners, and be developed as an urban public use area with trails and visitor and community outreach. Management decisions and actions would support wildlife species and habitat occurring on the refuge based on well-planned strategies and PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sound professional judgment. Alternative C would have focused refuge management on expanding public use activities to the fullest extent possible, while conducting only mandated resource protection. Based on the environmental assessment and the comments received, the Service adopted Alternative B as its ‘‘preferred’’ alternative. This alternative was considered to be the most effective for meeting the purposes of the refuge by: (1) Assessing which species should be targeted for monitoring; (2) conserving and restoring wetlands; (3) determining best management practices for forestry and fire management programs; and (4) monitoring management actions for effectiveness. Public use programs will be updated to support and teach reasons behind refuge management actions, and to provide quality experiences to refuge visitors. The refuge headquarters will be developed to provide more visitor services. Alternative B best achieves national, ecosystem, and refuge-specific goals and objectives and positively addresses significant issues and concerns expressed by the public. Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, between the towns of Mandeville and Slidell. The refuge covers a total of 17,366 acres within the 24,000-acre acquisition boundary. The refuge is located within the Pontchartrain Basin and consists of diverse habitat types, such as open waters of Lake Pontchartrain, marshes, ponds, bayous, submerged aquatic vegetation beds, prairie terrace, forested wetlands, and pine ridges within a relatively small area. Annually, more than 49,000 visitors participate in refuge activities. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. Dated: July 20, 2007. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 220 (Thursday, November 15, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64235-64236]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22355]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2007-0063]


National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), 
will meet in San Ramon, California to discuss various issues relating 
to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Thursday, December 6, 2007, from 9:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m. This meeting may close early if all business is 
finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations 
should reach the Coast Guard on or before November 23, 2007. Requests 
to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the 
committee or subcommittee should reach the Coast Guard on or before 
November 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in Salon D at the Marriott San Ramon 
Hotel, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, California 94583. Send written 
material and requests to make oral presentations to Captain Mark 
O'Malley, Commandant (CG-544), Executive Director of NMSAC, U.S. Coast 
Guard Headquarters, Room 5302, 2100 2ND Street SW., Washington, DC 
20593-0001. This notice is available in our online docket, USCG-2007-
0063, at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Owens, Assistant to Executive 
Director of NMSAC; at (202) 372-1108.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

Agenda of Meeting

    The tentative agenda for the December 6, 2007 Committee meeting is 
as follows:
    (1) Welcome and opening remarks; introduction of new Executive 
Assistant.
    (2) Old Committee Action Items.
    (3) Update from the Transportation Workers Identification Card 
(TWIC) Workgroup.

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    (4) Miscellaneous Updates on: the Maritime Sector Coordinating 
Council; USCG/CBP Joint Recovery Protocols for the Resumption of Trade; 
USCG NVIC 9-02 Ch 3,revisisions to Area Maritime Security Committee 
guidance and planning requirements per the SAFE Port Act; USCG's 
Container Inspection program and Status of the TWIC program.
    (5) Public Comments.
    (6) New Committee Action Items.
    (7) Closing Remarks.

Procedural

    This meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting 
may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair's discretion, 
members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. 
If you would like to make an oral presentation at a meeting, please 
notify the Executive Director no later than November 23, 2007. Written 
material for distribution at a meeting should reach the Coast Guard no 
later than November 23, 2007. If you would like a copy of your material 
distributed to each member of the committee or subcommittee in advance 
of a meeting, please submit 25 copies to the Executive Director no 
later than November 23, 2007.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the Executive Director as soon as possible.

    Dated: November 5, 2007.
M. P. O'Malley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Chief, Office of Port and Facility 
Activities, Designated Federal Official, NMSAC.
 [FR Doc. E7-22355 Filed 11-14-07; 8:45 am]
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