National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 65613 [2010-27068]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 26, 2010 / Notices information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@trade.gov or (202) 482– 2350. Dated: October 19, 2010. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–27079 Filed 10–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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 Comment Period for Revised Management Plans for the following National Estuarine Research Reserves: North Inlet-Winyah Bay, SC and San Francisco Bay, CA. 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 comment period for the revised management plans of the North Inlet-Winyah Bay, SC National Estuarine Research Reserve and the San Francisco Bay, CA National Estuarine Research Reserve. The revised management plan for the North Inlet-Winyah Bay, SC National Estuarine Research Reserve outlines the administrative structure; the education, training, stewardship, and research programs of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support reserve operations. The goals described in this plan are designed to provide a framework that supports program integration based on priority issues defined by the reserve. The objectives described in this plan are designed to address the most critical coastal issues in North Inlet-Winyah Bay such as impacts from coastal and watershed development, climate events on coastal ecosystems and human communities, and invasive species impacts on habitat loss and biodiversity. Since the last approved management plan in 1992, the reserve has become fully staffed; added a Coastal Training Program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers; and added significant emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:09 Oct 25, 2010 Jkt 223001 monitoring of emergent marsh vegetation, invasive species, water quality, and bird populations. In addition to programmatic and staffing advances, the reserve upgraded its headquarters building with a 4500 square foot structure to support research, stewardship, and the coastal training programs that includes six offices, a monitoring lab, and library. In cooperation with the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, a 12,500 square foot education facility was developed to support reserve educational programs and includes interpretive exhibits, aquaria, classrooms, and education staff offices, as well as an outdoor classroom. This plan can be accessed for review at http://www.northinlet.sc.edu. The revised management plan for the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve outlines a framework of overarching goals and program specific objectives that will guide the education, training, research, and developing stewardship programs of the reserve; describes land acquisition and boundary expansion; as well as outlines plans for facility use and development to support reserve operations. The goals and objectives put forth in this plan focus programmatic efforts on four critical issues that affect the reserve’s ability to conserve ecological communities in support of the Bay’s growing population: climate change, species interactions, water quality, and habitat restoration. Broadly, the goals for each of these issues include increasing knowledge, understanding effects, and improving the ability of partners and stakeholders to respond to these issues. The goals described in this plan are designed to provide a framework that supports program integration for collaborative management of the San Francisco Bay Reserve. Since the last approved management plan in 2003, the reserve has a full complement of core staff; established a research lab, fully operational Systemwide Monitoring Program, and Graduate Research Fellowship Program; added a Coastal Training Program that delivers science-based information to key decision makers; developed education programs focused on sharing estuarine research with non-academic audiences; and constructed facilities to support essential functions of the reserve at its headquarters on the Romberg Tiburon Center campus of San Francisco State University. These facilities include office space for staff, classroom space, laboratory, and meeting facilities. The reserve has also constructed facilities and interpretive exhibits at its components sites, China Camp State PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65613 Park and Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve, that support on-site research and educational programs. This plan can be accessed for review at http:// www.sfbaynerr.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison Krepp at (301) 563–7105 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: October 8, 2010. Donna Wieting, Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–27068 Filed 10–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Withdrawal of Notice for Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the Pine Mountain Dam & Lake Project, AR Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is withdrawing its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pine Mountain Dam & Lake Project, AR. The original Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2009 (74 FR 48934). The River Valley Regional Water District, sponsor of the study, has recently requested the study be suspended until a later date (to be determined). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dana Coburn, Chief, Environmental Branch, Planning and Environmental Division, P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203–0867, Telephone 501– 324–5601, e-mail: Dana.O.Coburn@usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pine Mountain Dam project was authorized for construction by Congress in 1965. Additional studies and a preliminary draft EIS were prepared in the 1970s. In 1980, prior to public review of the EIS, the local sponsor decided not to continue sponsoring the project. In 2000, the River Valley Regional Water District identified themselves as a willing sponsor and requested that the Corps of Engineers reevaluate the project. The proposed Pine Mountain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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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 Comment Period for Revised Management Plans for the 
following National Estuarine Research Reserves: North Inlet-Winyah Bay, 
SC and San Francisco Bay, CA.

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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 comment period for 
the revised management plans of the North Inlet-Winyah Bay, SC National 
Estuarine Research Reserve and the San Francisco Bay, CA National 
Estuarine Research Reserve.
    The revised management plan for the North Inlet-Winyah Bay, SC 
National Estuarine Research Reserve outlines the administrative 
structure; the education, training, stewardship, and research programs 
of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility 
development to support reserve operations. The goals described in this 
plan are designed to provide a framework that supports program 
integration based on priority issues defined by the reserve. The 
objectives described in this plan are designed to address the most 
critical coastal issues in North Inlet-Winyah Bay such as impacts from 
coastal and watershed development, climate events on coastal ecosystems 
and human communities, and invasive species impacts on habitat loss and 
biodiversity. Since the last approved management plan in 1992, the 
reserve has become fully staffed; added a Coastal Training Program that 
delivers science-based information to key decision makers; and added 
significant monitoring of emergent marsh vegetation, invasive species, 
water quality, and bird populations. In addition to programmatic and 
staffing advances, the reserve upgraded its headquarters building with 
a 4500 square foot structure to support research, stewardship, and the 
coastal training programs that includes six offices, a monitoring lab, 
and library. In cooperation with the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, a 
12,500 square foot education facility was developed to support reserve 
educational programs and includes interpretive exhibits, aquaria, 
classrooms, and education staff offices, as well as an outdoor 
classroom. This plan can be accessed for review at http://www.northinlet.sc.edu.
    The revised management plan for the San Francisco Bay National 
Estuarine Research Reserve outlines a framework of overarching goals 
and program specific objectives that will guide the education, 
training, research, and developing stewardship programs of the reserve; 
describes land acquisition and boundary expansion; as well as outlines 
plans for facility use and development to support reserve operations. 
The goals and objectives put forth in this plan focus programmatic 
efforts on four critical issues that affect the reserve's ability to 
conserve ecological communities in support of the Bay's growing 
population: climate change, species interactions, water quality, and 
habitat restoration. Broadly, the goals for each of these issues 
include increasing knowledge, understanding effects, and improving the 
ability of partners and stakeholders to respond to these issues. The 
goals described in this plan are designed to provide a framework that 
supports program integration for collaborative management of the San 
Francisco Bay Reserve.
    Since the last approved management plan in 2003, the reserve has a 
full complement of core staff; established a research lab, fully 
operational System-wide Monitoring Program, and Graduate Research 
Fellowship Program; added a Coastal Training Program that delivers 
science-based information to key decision makers; developed education 
programs focused on sharing estuarine research with non-academic 
audiences; and constructed facilities to support essential functions of 
the reserve at its headquarters on the Romberg Tiburon Center campus of 
San Francisco State University. These facilities include office space 
for staff, classroom space, laboratory, and meeting facilities. The 
reserve has also constructed facilities and interpretive exhibits at 
its components sites, China Camp State Park and Rush Ranch Open Space 
Preserve, that support on-site research and educational programs. This 
plan can be accessed for review at http://www.sfbaynerr.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison Krepp at (301) 563-7105 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: October 8, 2010.
Donna Wieting,
Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-27068 Filed 10-25-10; 8:45 am]
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