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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 130 / Monday, July 7, 2008 / Notices the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. The reserve management goals and objectives can be categorized within the following five management challenges: Public use, habitat and species management, watershed land use, cultural preservation and interpretation, and global processes. These issues can be directly or indirectly linked to anthropogenic land use of increasing population densities accompanied by increasing development, recreation and economic pressures. The Guana Tolomato Matanzas Environmental Education Center is a notable addition since the last management plan and serves as the administrative, education, research, and stewardship facility for the northern component of the Reserve. The facility will provide an opportunity for further outreach to the community and serve as a center of excellence for regional science, education and stewardship forums. This management plan calls for a boundary expansion incorporating 8,865 acres of publicly owned land in the southern component of the reserve. Approximately 4,166 acres of the FaverDykes State Park adding to the 1,333 acres of Faver-Dykes State Park incorporated at designation. The additional park lands will provide new resources and allow for an extension of the existing partnership. Additionally, 4,699 acres of the Matanzas State Forest will be added to the Reserve boundary. This property will be incorporated to further protect the last remaining undisturbed salt marsh within the Reserve and is part of a 16,000 acre continuous conservation corridor. This land is comprised 75% by upland pine and 25% by wetlands. The area serves as an important bird habitat and contains significant natural and cultural resources. These additions will bring the total Reserve acreage to 73,352 acres protected for long-term research, education and stewardship. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erica Seiden at (301) 563–1172 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. For copies of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas, FL Management Plan revision, visit https:// www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/gtm/ plan/. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Jul 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: June 30, 2008. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–15351 Filed 7–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P 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 Public Comment Period for the Revised Management Plan for the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. AGENCY: 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 is announcing a thirty day public comment period on the revised management plan for the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is located in Skagit County, Washington. The Reserve was designated in 1980 pursuant to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve is revising their plan pursuant to 15 CFR. The submission of this revised plan sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. New facilities, a focus on broad Puget Sound issues and climate change, and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the previous approved management plan. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. Since 2002, the reserve has added a coastal training program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers in Washington State. The reserve has realized nearly all aspects of the original plan and expanded its programs dramatically since the original plan. The reserve has completed major facility expansion and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38403 renovation projects that provide classrooms, lab space, exhibit space, dormitory, and office space. The reserve has expanded, but not yet completed, its ownership of in-holdings within its boundary and increased staff which have resulted in the implementation of research, education, stewardship, GIS, and volunteer activities at the reserve. This management plan calls for continued land acquisition within its boundaries from willing sellers, implementation of a habitat mapping and change plan, responsiveness to existing and emerging regional partnerships focusing on the management of Puget Sound, a focus on climate change within all reserve programs, implementation of the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s K–12 Estuarine Education Program and continued implementation of the graduate research fellowship, coastal training, and system-wide monitoring programs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Garfield at (301) 563–1171 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. For copies of the Padilla Bay Management Plan revision, visit https:// www.padillabay.gov/. Dated: June 30, 2008. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–15362 Filed 7–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Request To Exempt Certain Over-theCounter Swaps From Certain of the Requirements Imposed by Commission Regulation 35.2, Pursuant to the Authority in Section 4(C) of the Commodity Exchange Act Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of request for comment on exemption request. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 130 (Monday, July 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-15362]


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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 Public Comment Period for the Revised Management Plan 
for the Padilla Bay 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 is announcing a thirty day public comment period 
on the revised management plan for the Padilla Bay National Estuarine 
Research Reserve.
    The Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is located in 
Skagit County, Washington. The Reserve was designated in 1980 pursuant 
to Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 
16 U.S.C. 1461. The reserve is revising their plan pursuant to 15 CFR. 
The submission of this revised plan sets a course for successful 
implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. New 
facilities, a focus on broad Puget Sound issues and climate change, and 
updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the previous 
approved management plan.
    The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; 
the education, stewardship, and research goals of the reserve; and the 
plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support 
reserve operations. Since 2002, the reserve has added a coastal 
training program that delivers science-based information to key 
decision makers in Washington State. The reserve has realized nearly 
all aspects of the original plan and expanded its programs dramatically 
since the original plan. The reserve has completed major facility 
expansion and renovation projects that provide classrooms, lab space, 
exhibit space, dormitory, and office space. The reserve has expanded, 
but not yet completed, its ownership of in-holdings within its boundary 
and increased staff which have resulted in the implementation of 
research, education, stewardship, GIS, and volunteer activities at the 
reserve.
    This management plan calls for continued land acquisition within 
its boundaries from willing sellers, implementation of a habitat 
mapping and change plan, responsiveness to existing and emerging 
regional partnerships focusing on the management of Puget Sound, a 
focus on climate change within all reserve programs, implementation of 
the National Estuarine Research Reserve's K-12 Estuarine Education 
Program and continued implementation of the graduate research 
fellowship, coastal training, and system-wide monitoring programs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Garfield at (301) 563-1171 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. For copies of the Padilla Bay 
Management Plan revision, visit https://www.padillabay.gov/.

    Dated: June 30, 2008.
David M. Kennedy,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-15362 Filed 7-3-08; 8:45 am]
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