Announcement of Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Revised Management Plan, 55500-55501 [E8-22571]

Download as PDF 55500 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 187 / Thursday, September 25, 2008 / Notices Written comments may be submitted no later than 14 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results. Rebuttals to written comments, limited to issues raised in such comments, may be filed no later than 21 days after the date of publication. The Department will issue the final results of this changed–circumstances review, which will include the results of its analysis raised in any such written comments, no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to our preliminary results. See 19 CFR 351.216(e). This notice is published in accordance with section 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221. Dated: September 18, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–22551 Filed 9–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Imports of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabric to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men’s and Boys’ Cotton Shirts in the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2009 tariff rate quotas on certain cotton woven fabric to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States. AGENCY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States for an allocation of the 2009 tariff rate quotas on certain cotton woven fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 27, 2008. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2009 tariff rate quotas, will notify applicants of their respective allocation, and will issue licenses to eligible applicants within 60 days of that date. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on October 27, 2008. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Sep 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Applications must be submitted to the Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3100, United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-3400). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: http:// web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/cottontrq.nsf/ TRQApp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Background On December 9, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (HR 6406/HR 6111) (‘‘the Act’’). Section 406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly allocate tariff rate quotas on the import of certain cotton woven fabrics through December 31, 2009. Section 406 (b)(1) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue licenses to eligible manufacturers under headings 9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, specifying the restrictions under each such license on the quantity of cotton woven fabrics that may be entered each year on behalf of the manufacturer. The Act created an annual tariff rate quota providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009 in the import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making cotton shirts (new Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTS’’) headings 9902.52.08, 9902.52.09, 9902.52.10, 9902.52.11, 9902.52.12, 9902.52.13, 9902.52.14, 9902.52.15, 9902.52.16, 9902.52.17, 9902.52.18, and 9902.52.19). The reduction in duty is limited to 85 percent of the total square meter equivalents of all imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton used by manufacturers in cutting and sewing men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. The Act requires that the tariff rate quotas be allocated to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who, during calendar year 2000, were manufacturers cutting and sewing men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States from imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton of the kind described in HTS 9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19 purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2000. On July 10, 2008, the Department published a final rule establishing procedures for allocating the tariff rate quota. See Imports of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabric: Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, 73 FR 39585 (July 10, 2008), 15 CFR 336. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/cotton.nsf/ TRQApp to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on October 27, 2008 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 336. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Dated: September 22, 2008. R. Matthew Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E8–22576 Filed 9–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Announcement of Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Revised Management Plan 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 Final Revised Management Plan for the Padilla Bay 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 for the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Padilla Bay 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 has been operating under a management plan approved in 1980. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan brings the reserve into compliance with this E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 187 / Thursday, September 25, 2008 / Notices requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. The mission of the Padilla Bay Reserve is to provide leadership to promote informed management of estuarine and coastal habitats through scientific understanding and encourage good stewardship practices through partnerships, public education, and outreach programs. The management plan establishes three goals consistent with the Reserve’s mission. These goals are (1) protect and improve habitat and biological diversity within the boundary of the Reserve, (2) increase the use of the Reserve and its research program to address priority coastal management issues of Washington State and (3) to support informed decision-making and responsible stewardship of coastal communities and ecosystems. Organized in a framework of programmatic goals and objectives, the Padilla Bay Reserve’s management plan identifies specific strategies or actions for research, education/interpretation, public access, construction, land acquisition, and resource protection, restoration, and manipulation. Overall, the plan seeks to accomplish the mission of the Reserve by facilitating scientific research, encouraging stewardship, and addressing the local education and outreach needs. Specifically, stewardship is encompassed under resource protection, habitat restoration, and resource conservation priorities. These priorities address reserve efforts to evaluate natural and anthropogenic processes that affect the reserve and its habitats, support for research and monitoring of important resources, restore and protect natural habitats and to actively educate the public to inform resource management. Research and monitoring activities support independent research projects within the reserve and its vicinity with resources and background data. Staff and visiting researchers conduct monitoring and research within the boundaries of the reserve and Padilla Bay watershed and use GIS to map critical habitats. Research and monitoring results are made available to others and are translated to public and private users through education, training and outreach programs. Education at the reserve targets a wide variety of audiences including students, teachers, adults, resource users and coastal decision-maker audiences. The reserve’s comprehensive approach to education including a K–12 education program, outreach and a coastal training program are designed to increase knowledge of the target audiences about VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Sep 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Pacific Northwest estuaries. Public access at the Padilla Bay Reserve includes trails, an observation deck and boat launches. Administration at the reserve includes supporting the staffing and budget necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of the plan. The administration of the Padilla Bay Reserve is a collective effort involving the Washington State Department of Ecology (WDOE), other state or local agencies and organizations, a Reserve oversight and programmatic advisory committee for research, education, coastal training, and stewardship, and the Padilla Bay Foundation. An established administrative framework implements and coordinates Reserve programs under the plan. 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. Dated: September 17, 2008. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E8–22571 Filed 9–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Announcement of Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Revised Management Plan 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 Final Revised Management Plan for the Sapelo Island 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 for the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve was designated as part of the National Estuarine Research PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55501 Reserve System in 1976 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 1999. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), a state must revise their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan brings the reserve into compliance and sets a course for successful implementation of the goals and objectives of the reserve. New facilities and updated programmatic objectives are notable revisions to the 1999 approved management plan. The mission of the Sapelo Island Reserve is to perpetuate the protection of the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and to provide a platform for conservation-based research, education and stewardship through the Reserve. The revised management plan identifies priority resource issues that are addressed through active management. These priority issues include addressing public access and visitor impact on Reserve uplands and marsh areas, addressing impacts related to activities on the Reserve by the island’s population and addressing the projected increase in development and population growth on the Georgia coast. By addressing these priority resource issues, the Sapelo Island Reserve aims to fulfill its mission. The revised plan establishes goals and objectives for the Reserve’s various programmatic activities, including scientific biological research; water quality monitoring; education, training, and outreach programs; and stewardship programs. It also outlines plans for future facility development to support reserve operations. The reserve has realized some aspects of the 1999 plan, including contributions toward the completion of the Barrier Island Research and Learning Center, a joint research dormitory and lab shared with the University of Georgia. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Clark at (301) 563–1137 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 Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision, visit: http:// www.sapelonerr.org/. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Announcement of Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 
Revised Management Plan

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 Final 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 has approved the revised management plan for the 
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
    The Padilla Bay 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 has been operating under a management plan approved 
in 1980. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), a state must revise 
their management plan every five years. The submission of this plan 
brings the reserve into compliance with this

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requirement and sets a course for successful implementation of the 
goals and objectives of the reserve.
    The mission of the Padilla Bay Reserve is to provide leadership to 
promote informed management of estuarine and coastal habitats through 
scientific understanding and encourage good stewardship practices 
through partnerships, public education, and outreach programs. The 
management plan establishes three goals consistent with the Reserve's 
mission. These goals are (1) protect and improve habitat and biological 
diversity within the boundary of the Reserve, (2) increase the use of 
the Reserve and its research program to address priority coastal 
management issues of Washington State and (3) to support informed 
decision-making and responsible stewardship of coastal communities and 
ecosystems. Organized in a framework of programmatic goals and 
objectives, the Padilla Bay Reserve's management plan identifies 
specific strategies or actions for research, education/interpretation, 
public access, construction, land acquisition, and resource protection, 
restoration, and manipulation. Overall, the plan seeks to accomplish 
the mission of the Reserve by facilitating scientific research, 
encouraging stewardship, and addressing the local education and 
outreach needs.
    Specifically, stewardship is encompassed under resource protection, 
habitat restoration, and resource conservation priorities. These 
priorities address reserve efforts to evaluate natural and 
anthropogenic processes that affect the reserve and its habitats, 
support for research and monitoring of important resources, restore and 
protect natural habitats and to actively educate the public to inform 
resource management.
    Research and monitoring activities support independent research 
projects within the reserve and its vicinity with resources and 
background data. Staff and visiting researchers conduct monitoring and 
research within the boundaries of the reserve and Padilla Bay watershed 
and use GIS to map critical habitats. Research and monitoring results 
are made available to others and are translated to public and private 
users through education, training and outreach programs.
    Education at the reserve targets a wide variety of audiences 
including students, teachers, adults, resource users and coastal 
decision-maker audiences. The reserve's comprehensive approach to 
education including a K-12 education program, outreach and a coastal 
training program are designed to increase knowledge of the target 
audiences about Pacific Northwest estuaries. Public access at the 
Padilla Bay Reserve includes trails, an observation deck and boat 
launches.
    Administration at the reserve includes supporting the staffing and 
budget necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of the plan. The 
administration of the Padilla Bay Reserve is a collective effort 
involving the Washington State Department of Ecology (WDOE), other 
state or local agencies and organizations, a Reserve oversight and 
programmatic advisory committee for research, education, coastal 
training, and stewardship, and the Padilla Bay Foundation. An 
established administrative framework implements and coordinates Reserve 
programs under the plan.

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.

    Dated: September 17, 2008.
David M. Kennedy,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-22571 Filed 9-24-08; 8:45 am]
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