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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2010 / Notices The reports also list specific information gathered when marine mammals were detected by Navy watchstanders, such as how far an animal was from the vessel, whether sonar was in use, and whether it was powered or shut down. This information indicates that the Navy implemented the safety zone mitigation measures as required. No instances of obvious behavioral disturbance were reported by the Navy watchstanders in their 24 marine mammal sightings totaling 135 animals. Monitoring and Annual Monitoring Reports The Navy conducted the monitoring required by the 2009 LOA and described in the Monitoring Plan, which included aerial and vessel surveys of sonar and explosive exercises, as well as ordering and purchasing acoustic recording devices to be used to gather data in subsequent years. The Navy submitted their 2009 Monitoring Report, which is posted on NMFS’ website (http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm), within the required timeframe. The Navy included a summary of their 2009 monitoring effort and results (beginning on page 9 of the monitoring report) and the specific reports for each individual effort are presented in the appendices. Because data is gathered through August 1 and the report is due in October, some of the data analysis will occur in the subsequent year’s report. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Integrated Comprehensive Management Program (ICMP) Plan The ICMP will be used both as: (1) a planning tool to focus Navy monitoring priorities (pursuant to ESA/MMPA requirements) across Navy Range Complexes and Exercises; and (2) an adaptive management tool, through the consolidation and analysis of the Navy’s monitoring and watchstander data, as well as new information from other Navy programs (e.g., R&D), and other appropriate newly published information. The Navy finalized a 2009 ICMP Plan outlining the program on December 22, 2009, as required by the 2009 LOA. The ICMP may be viewed at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. The ICMP is a program that will be in place for years and NMFS and Navy anticipate the ICMP may need to be updated yearly in order to keep pace with new advances in science and technology and the collection of new data. In the 2009 ICMP Plan, the Navy outlines three areas of targeted development for 2010, including: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Jan 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Identifying more specific monitoring sub-goals under the major goals that have been identified • Characterizing Navy Range Complexes and Study Areas within the context of the prioritization guidelines described here • Continuing to Develop Data Management, Organization and Access Procedures Stranding Response Plan NMFS and the Navy developed a Stranding Response Plan for the HRC and certain components of the Plan were included as mitigation measures in the 2009 LOA. The Navy was required to work with NMFS to develop a communication plan to facilitate response and information exchange in the event of a marine mammal stranding event. The communication plan was completed and disseminated to the necessary NMFS and Navy staff, although it is not available to the public because it contains personal information. The Navy was also required to work with NMFS to develop a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), or other mechanism consistent with federal fiscal law requirements to establish a framework whereby the Navy can assist NMFS with stranding investigations in certain circumstances. NMFS and the Navy have developed a draft memorandum of understanding (MOU) that is currently under review at both agencies. The MOU includes agreement between the NMFS and the Navy to further develop regional stranding investigation assistance plans to identify regional assets, equipment, locations, or services that Navy may be able to provide and the process by which this will operate within a given geographic area. Adaptive Management and 2010 Monitoring Plan NMFS and the Navy conducted an adaptive management meeting in October, 2009 wherein we reviewed the Navy monitoring results through August 1, 2009, discussed other Navy research and development efforts, and discussed other new information that could potentially inform decisions regarding Navy mitigation and monitoring. Because this is the first year of the regulation’s period of effectiveness, the review only covered about 7 months of monitoring, which limited NMFS and the Navy’s ability to undertake a robust review of the Navy’s exercises and their effects on marine mammals. Based on the implementation of the 2009 monitoring, the Navy proposed some minor modifications to their monitoring PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4051 plan for 2010, which NMFS agreed were appropriate. Beyond those changes, none of the information discussed led NMFS to recommend any modifications to the existing mitigation or monitoring measures. The final modifications to the monitoring plan and justifications are described in Section 13 of the Navy’s 2010 LOA Application, which may be viewed at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ pr/permits/incidental.htm. As additional data is obtained in subsequent years, NMFS and Navy will be better positioned to conduct more extensive reviews and modify existing mitigation and monitoring measures, if appropriate. Authorization The Navy complied with the requirements of the 2009 LOA. Based on our review of the record, NMFS has determined that the marine mammal take resulting from the 2009 military readiness training and research activities falls within the levels previously anticipated, analyzed, and authorized, and was likely lower given the fact that Navy conducted fewer operations in 2009 than originally planned. Further, the level of taking authorized in 2010 for the Navy’s HRC training and research activities is consistent with our previous findings made for the total taking allowed under the HRC regulations. Finally, the record supports NMFS’ conclusion that the total number of marine mammals taken by the 2010 HRC activities will have no more than a negligible impact on the affected species or stock of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of these species or stocks for taking for subsistence uses. Accordingly, NMFS has issued a oneyear LOA for Navy training exercises conducted in the HRC from January 15, 2010 through January 14, 2011. Dated: January 20, 2010. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–1495 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Health Board; DoD Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces; Meeting Department of Defense (DoD). Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4052 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2010 / Notices SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, and in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law, the DoD Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces (hereafter, Task Force) will meet on February 11, 2010, to gather information pertaining to suicide and suicide prevention programs for members of the Armed Services. Subject to the availability of space, the meeting is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510. Written statements may be mailed to the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, e-mailed to dhb@ha.osd.mil or faxed to (703) 681– 3317. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Col. JoAnne McPherson, Executive Secretary, DoD Task Force on Suicide Prevention by Members of the Armed Forces, One Skyline Place, 5205 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, Virginia 22041–3206, (703) 681–3279, ext. 162, Fax: (703) 681–3317, JoAnne.Mcpherson@tma.osd.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Agenda On February 11, 2010, the Task Force will receive briefings from communitybased experts concerning efforts related to suicide and suicide prevention programs. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165 and subject to availability of space, the meeting is open to the public. Additional information, agenda updates, and meeting registration are available online at the Defense Health Board Web site, http://www.ha.osd.mil/ dhb. The public is encouraged to register for the meeting. Written Statements Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Task Force should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102–3.140(C) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the procedures described in this notice. Written statement should be not longer than two type-written pages and must address the following detail: The issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:10 Jan 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 establish the appropriate historical context and to provide any necessary background information. Individuals desiring to submit a written statement may do so through the Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). However, if the written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is subject to this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Task Force until the next open meeting. The DFO will review all timely submissions with the Task Force CoChairpersons, and ensure they are provided to members of the Task Force before the meeting that is subject to this notice. After reviewing the written comments, the Co-Chairpersons and the DFO may choose to invite the submitter of the comments to orally present their issue during an open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting. The DFO, in consultation with the Task Force Co-Chairpersons, may, if desired, allot a specific amount of time for members of the public to present their issues for review and discussion by the Task Force. Special Accommodations If special accommodations are required to attend (sign language, wheelchair accessibility) please contact Ms. Severine Bennett at (202) 374–5755 or bennett_severine@bah.com by February 1, 2010. Dated: January 21, 2010. Mitchell S. Bryman, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2010–1480 Filed 1–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Acting 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 March 29, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 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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 through the use of information technology. Dated: January 20, 2010. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary


Defense Health Board; DoD Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide 
by Members of the Armed Forces; Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 
U.S.C., Appendix as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 
1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, and in 
accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law, the DoD Task Force on 
the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces (hereafter, 
Task Force) will meet on February 11, 2010, to gather information 
pertaining to suicide and suicide prevention programs for members of 
the Armed Services. Subject to the availability of space, the meeting 
is open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 11, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 
235 E Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
    Written statements may be mailed to the address under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT, e-mailed to dhb@ha.osd.mil or faxed to (703) 681-
3317.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Col. JoAnne McPherson, Executive 
Secretary, DoD Task Force on Suicide Prevention by Members of the Armed 
Forces, One Skyline Place, 5205 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, 
Virginia 22041-3206, (703) 681-3279, ext. 162, Fax: (703) 681-3317, 
JoAnne.Mcpherson@tma.osd.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda

    On February 11, 2010, the Task Force will receive briefings from 
community-based experts concerning efforts related to suicide and 
suicide prevention programs. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 
41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165 and subject to availability of 
space, the meeting is open to the public.
    Additional information, agenda updates, and meeting registration 
are available online at the Defense Health Board Web site, http://www.ha.osd.mil/dhb. The public is encouraged to register for the 
meeting.

Written Statements

    Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Task Force 
should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-
3.140(C) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
and the procedures described in this notice. Written statement should 
be not longer than two type-written pages and must address the 
following detail: The issue, discussion, and a recommended course of 
action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to 
establish the appropriate historical context and to provide any 
necessary background information.
    Individuals desiring to submit a written statement may do so 
through the Board's Designated Federal Officer (DFO) (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT). However, if the written statement is not received 
at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is subject to 
this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Task 
Force until the next open meeting.
    The DFO will review all timely submissions with the Task Force Co-
Chairpersons, and ensure they are provided to members of the Task Force 
before the meeting that is subject to this notice. After reviewing the 
written comments, the Co-Chairpersons and the DFO may choose to invite 
the submitter of the comments to orally present their issue during an 
open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting.
    The DFO, in consultation with the Task Force Co-Chairpersons, may, 
if desired, allot a specific amount of time for members of the public 
to present their issues for review and discussion by the Task Force.

Special Accommodations

    If special accommodations are required to attend (sign language, 
wheelchair accessibility) please contact Ms. Severine Bennett at (202) 
374-5755 or bennett_severine@bah.com by February 1, 2010.

    Dated: January 21, 2010.
Mitchell S. Bryman,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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