Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors, 7035-7036 [E9-3001]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 28 / Thursday, February 12, 2009 / Notices below (FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address and at the Southwest Regional Office, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Nachman, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 713–2289 ext. 156, or Monica DeAngelis, NMFS, (562) 980–3232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Background Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ≥taking≥ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill marine mammals. Authorization may be granted for periods up to 5 years if NMFS finds, after notification and opportunity for public comment, that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses. In addition, NMFS must prescribe regulations that include permissible methods of taking and other means effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species and its habitat and on the availability of the species for subsistence uses, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance. The regulations must include requirements for monitoring and reporting of such taking. Regulations governing the taking of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), by harassment, incidental to missile and rocket launches, aircraft flight test operations, and helicopter operations at VAFB, were issued on February 6, 2009 (74 FR 6236), and remain in effect until February 6, 2014. For detailed information on this action, please refer to that document. These regulations include mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements for the incidental take of marine mammals VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:03 Feb 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 during missile and rocket launches at VAFB. This LOA is effective from February 7, 2009, through February 6, 2010, and authorizes the incidental take of the four marine mammal species listed above that may result from the launching of up to 30 space and missile vehicles and up to 20 rockets annually from VAFB, as well as from aircraft and helicopter operations. Harbor seals haul-out on several sites on VAFB, and harbor seals, California sea lions, elephant seals, and northern fur seals are found on various haul-out sites and rookeries on San Miguel Island. Currently, six space launch vehicle programs use VAFB to launch satellites into polar orbit: Delta II, Taurus, Atlas V, Delta IV, Falcon, and Minotaur. Also a variety of small missiles, several types of interceptor and target vehicles, and fixed-wing aircrafts are launched from VAFB. The activities under these regulations create two types of noise: continuous (but short-duration) noise, due mostly to combustion effects of aircraft and launch vehicles, and impulsive noise, due to sonic boom effects. Launch operations are the major source of noise on the marine environment from VAFB. The operation of launch vehicle engines produces significant sound levels. The noise generated by VAFB activities will result in the incidental harassment of pinnipeds, both behaviorally and in terms of physiological (auditory) impacts. The noise and visual disturbances from space launch vehicle and missile launches and aircraft and helicopter operations may cause the animals to move towards or enter the water. Take of pinnipeds will be minimized through implementation of the following mitigation measures: (1) all aircraft and helicopter flight paths must maintain a minimum distance of 1,000 ft (305 m) from recognized seal haul-outs and rookeries; (2) missile and rocket launches must, whenever possible, not be conducted during the harbor seal pupping season of March through June; (3) VAFB must avoid, whenever possible, launches which are predicted to produce a sonic boom on the Northern Channel Islands during the primary pinniped pupping seasons of March through June; and (4) monitoring methods will be reviewed by NMFS if post-launch surveys determine that an injurious or lethal take of a marine mammal occurred. VAFB will also use monitoring surveys, audio-recording equipment, and time-lapse video to monitor the animals before, during, and after rocket launches, and to measure sound levels generated by the launches. Reports will be submitted to NMFS after each LOA expires, and a final PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7035 comprehensive report, which will summarize all previous reports and assess cumulative impacts, will be submitted before the rule expires. This LOA will be renewed annually based on review of the annual monitoring report. Dated: February 6, 2009. Angela Somma, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–3043 Filed 2–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The executive session of this meeting will include discussions of the personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. The discussion of such information would be exempt from public disclosure as set forth in section 552b(c)(5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. For this reason, the executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on Monday, March 2, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The closed Executive Session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Bo Coppedge Room, Alumni Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. The meeting will be handicap accessible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander David S. Forman, USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, telephone: 410–293–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The executive session of the meeting will consist of E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 7036 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 28 / Thursday, February 12, 2009 / Notices discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy. The proposed closed session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. will include a discussion of new and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and nonjudicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/ conduct violations within the Brigade. Discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. Accordingly, the Secretary of the Navy has determined in writing that the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because it will be concerned with matters listed in sections 552b(c)(5), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. Dated: February 5, 2009. A.M. Vallandingham, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–3001 Filed 2–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of Education. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:03 Feb 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Dated: February 9, 2009. Angela C. Arrington, Director, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of the Secretary Type of Review: Extension. Title: Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 18,800. Burden Hours: 1,504. Abstract: To ensure equal opportunity for all applicants including communitybased, faith-based and religious groups. It is essential to collect information that allows Federal agencies to determine the level of participation of such organizations in Federal grant programs while ensuring that such information is not used in grant-making decisions. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3857. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 401–0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. E9–3061 Filed 2–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 13, 2009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g., new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 28 (Thursday, February 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7035-7036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3001]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy


Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy 
Board of Visitors

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make 
such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of 
morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, 
fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The 
executive session of this meeting will include discussions of the 
personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would 
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The 
executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public.
    The discussion of such information would be exempt from public 
disclosure as set forth in section 552b(c)(5), (6), and (7) of title 5, 
United States Code. For this reason, the executive session of this 
meeting will be closed to the public.

DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on Monday, March 2, 
2009, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The closed Executive Session will be held 
from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Bo Coppedge Room, Alumni Hall, 
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. The meeting will be handicap 
accessible.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Commander David S. Forman, 
USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the 
Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402-5000, 
telephone: 410-293-1503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The 
executive session of the meeting will consist of

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discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy. The proposed 
closed session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. will include a discussion of new 
and pending administrative/minor disciplinary infractions and 
nonjudicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the Naval 
Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/conduct 
violations within the Brigade. Discussion of such information cannot be 
adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the 
executive session of this meeting to the public.
    Accordingly, the Secretary of the Navy has determined in writing 
that the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because it 
will be concerned with matters listed in sections 552b(c)(5), and (7) 
of title 5, United States Code.

    Dated: February 5, 2009.
A.M. Vallandingham,
Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy, 
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
 [FR Doc. E9-3001 Filed 2-11-09; 8:45 am]
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