Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 14779-14780 [E9-7235]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 61 / Wednesday, April 1, 2009 / Notices Dated: March 25, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–7290 Filed 3–31–09; 8:45 am] II. Method of Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Permit Family of Forms AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2009. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., (Section 303(b)(1) specifically recognizes the need for permit issuance), fishermen and processors wishing to participate in groundfish fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of Alaska must obtain a Federal Fisheries Permit, a Federal Processor Permit, or an Exempted Fishing Permit. The application information is used to identify participants and expected activity levels in the fishery and to aid enforcement of fishery regulations. 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Methods of submittal include e-mail of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S ACTION: 14779 Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 26, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–7219 Filed 3–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Evaluate. SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Tijuana River (California), North Carolina, and Kachemak Bay (Alaska) National Estuarine Research Reserves. The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluations will be conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations at 15 CFR Part 921, Subpart E and Part 923, Subpart L. Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserves requires findings concerning the extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under the CZMA. Each evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies. A public meeting will be held as part of the site visit. Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visits for the listed evaluations, and the dates, local times, and locations of the public meetings during the site visits. DATES AND TIMES: The Tijuana River (California) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held April 13–17, 2009. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, California. The North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held April 20–24, 2009. Two public meetings will be held during the week. The first public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Center for Marine Science Auditorium, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington, North Carolina. The second public E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 14780 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 61 / Wednesday, April 1, 2009 / Notices meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research, NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort, North Carolina. The Kachemak Bay (Alaska) National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held April 28–May 1, 2009. One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 6 p.m., at the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, Seminar Room, 95 Sterling Highway, Homer, Alaska. ADDRESSES: Copies of states’ most recent performance reports, as well as OCRM’s evaluation notification and supplemental information request letters to the states, are available upon request from OCRM. Written comments from interested parties regarding these National Estuarine Research Reserves are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 days after the last public meeting held for a Reserve. Please direct written comments to Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. When the evaluation is completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 563–1182. Dated: March 25, 2009. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–7235 Filed 3–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:46 Mar 31, 2009 Jkt 217001 ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) was established by the Secretary of Commerce to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, its amendments, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. The public meeting will be held April 14–15, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The times and agenda topics are subject to change. Refer to the HSRP Web site listed below for the most current meeting agenda. DATE AND TIME: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, Tel: (410) 547–1200, and Fax: (410) 539–5780. LOCATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Captain Steven Barnum, NOAA, Designated Federal Official (DFO), Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service (NOS), NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; Telephone: 301–713–2770, Fax: 301–713–4019; e-mail: Hydroservices.panel@noaa.gov or visit the NOAA HSRP Web site at http:// nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ hsrp.htm. The meeting will be open to the public and public comment periods will be scheduled at various times throughout the meeting. These comment periods will be part of the final agenda that will be published before the meeting date on the HSRP Web site listed above. Each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 30 copies) should be submitted to the DFO by April 3, 2009. Written comments received by the DFO after April 3, 2009, will be distributed to the HSRP, but may not be reviewed before the meeting date. Approximately 25 seats will be available for the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters To Be Considered: (1) NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan and agency/congressional updates; (2) Panel discussion with various stakeholders in the region on use of and interest in NOAA Navigation Services; (3) Updates on NOAA PORTS® project, NOAA’s Height Modernization, Print on Demand, Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping, and Arctic issues; and (4) public statements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 23, 2009. Captain Steven R. Barnum, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. E9–7236 Filed 3–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) in Annapolis, Maryland. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most upto-date meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Historic Inns of Annapolis, 58 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Designated Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–713–3100 x136, Fax: 301–713–3110); e-mail: lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov; or visit the National MPA Center Web site at http://www.mpa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee, composed of external, knowledgeable representatives of stakeholder groups, was established by the Department of Commerce (DOC) to provide advice to the Secretaries of Commerce and the Interior on implementation of Section 4 of Executive Order 13158 on MPAs. The meeting will be open to public participation from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, and from 8:35 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2009. In general, each individual or group will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 61 (Wednesday, April 1, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14779-14780]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National 
Estuarine Research Reserves

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office 
of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Evaluate.

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SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management 
(OCRM) announces its intent to evaluate the performance of the Tijuana 
River (California), North Carolina, and Kachemak Bay (Alaska) National 
Estuarine Research Reserves.
    The National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluations will be 
conducted pursuant to sections 312 and 315 of the CZMA and regulations 
at 15 CFR Part 921, Subpart E and Part 923, Subpart L. Evaluation of 
National Estuarine Research Reserves requires findings concerning the 
extent to which a state has met the national objectives, adhered to its 
Reserve final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, 
and adhered to the terms of financial assistance awards funded under 
the CZMA.
    Each evaluation will include a site visit, consideration of public 
comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local 
agencies. A public meeting will be held as part of the site visit. 
Notice is hereby given of the dates of the site visits for the listed 
evaluations, and the dates, local times, and locations of the public 
meetings during the site visits.

DATES AND TIMES: The Tijuana River (California) National Estuarine 
Research Reserve evaluation site visit will be held April 13-17, 2009. 
One public meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting 
will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Tijuana 
River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tijuana Estuary Visitor 
Center, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, California.
    The North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve evaluation 
site visit will be held April 20-24, 2009. Two public meetings will be 
held during the week. The first public meeting will be held on Tuesday, 
April 21, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the University of North Carolina-
Wilmington, Center for Marine Science Auditorium, 5600 Marvin K. Moss 
Lane, Wilmington, North Carolina. The second public

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meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 7 p.m., at the 
Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research, NOAA/NCNERR 
Administration Building Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort, 
North Carolina.
    The Kachemak Bay (Alaska) National Estuarine Research Reserve 
evaluation site visit will be held April 28-May 1, 2009. One public 
meeting will be held during the week. The public meeting will be held 
on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 6 p.m., at the Kachemak Bay National 
Estuarine Research Reserve, Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, 
Seminar Room, 95 Sterling Highway, Homer, Alaska.

ADDRESSES: Copies of states' most recent performance reports, as well 
as OCRM's evaluation notification and supplemental information request 
letters to the states, are available upon request from OCRM. Written 
comments from interested parties regarding these National Estuarine 
Research Reserves are encouraged and will be accepted until 15 days 
after the last public meeting held for a Reserve. Please direct written 
comments to Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation Division, 
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-
West Highway, 10th Floor, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. When 
the evaluation is completed, OCRM will place a notice in the Federal 
Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and 
Evaluation Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, 
NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910, (301) 563-1182.

    Dated: March 25, 2009.
David M. Kennedy,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National 
Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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