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Download as PDF 16620 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Notices Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) specifications for 2011–2013 and to determine status; approve the calibration of FSV Bigelow catches to FSV Albatross equivalents, rather than vice versa and approve the use of a consistent set of FSV Bigelow strata to adjust biological reference points and adjust the catch/biomass medians as a basis for setting ABC. On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, the SSC will discuss the Council’s Whiting/ Hake Plan Development Team’s evaluation of ABC-setting options. Specifically it will provide guidance to the plan team concerning the development of ABC specifications for inclusion in Amendment 19 (small mesh multispecies component) to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at 978– 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 21, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will meet with the Council’s Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish (SMB) Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Historic Inns of Annapolis, MD 21401 telephone: (410) 263–2641. Council Address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, PhD, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to review fishery performance and create an AP Fishery Performance Report for Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish. On Friday, April 15—The Joint Meeting of the Squid, Mackerel, and Butterfish AP and SSC Socio-Economic Sub-Committee meeting will be continued. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526–5251 at least five days prior to the meeting date. Dated: March 21, 2011. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6955 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2011–6957 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Estuarine Research Reserve System National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration AGENCY: RIN 0648–XA316 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Social and Economic Sub-Committee of the Mid-Atlantic SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: ACE Basin, SC and Old Woman Creek, OH. Notice is hereby given that the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 and boundary amendments of the ACE Basin, SC National Estuarine Research Reserve and Old Woman Creek, OH National Estuarine Research Reserve. The revised management plan for the ACE Basin, 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 objectives described in this plan address the most critical coastal issues in ACE Basin related to habitat conservation, water quality, community resilience, and public access. 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 decisionmakers; and added significant monitoring of emergent marsh vegetation, water quality, and invasive species. In addition to programmatic and staffing advances, the reserve has constructed an interpretive center that houses educational exhibits, classrooms, offices, conference space, trails and dock with public access. A field station with lab facilities, research dock, and accommodations for visiting researchers has also been constructed. This management plan amends the boundary to include 4,687 acres of the Botany Bay Plantation located adjacent to the northeastern corner of Edisto Island in lower Charleston County, SC. The undeveloped coastal habitats of the plantation include maritime forest, coastal shrub, wetlands, tidal marshes and sand beaches. The property provides important habitat for numerous wildlife species, including critical nesting habitat for the Federally threatened loggerhead sea turtle and the State threatened least tern. The lands contain significant cultural resources and list several sites on the National Register of Historic Places. This management plan amends the boundary by also removing 40,089 acres of private lands previously counted in error. In total, the ACE Basin Reserve includes 99,308 acres designated for long term research, education and stewardship. This plan can be accessed for review at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/NERR/ index.html. The revised management plan for the Old Woman Creek, OH National E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Notices Estuarine Research Reserve contains the collective vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the reserve; updates the reserve boundary; as well as outlines plans for facility use and development to support reserve operations. The objectives described in this plan address the most critical coastal issues of the reserve related to water quality (nonpoint source pollution), invasive species, habitat loss and regional ecosystem impacts of climate change. Since the last approved management plan in 2000, the reserve has become fully staffed; added a Coastal Training Program that delivers science-based information to key decisionmakers; and developed partnerships to continue to restore and protect land and waters in the Old Woman Creek watershed. In addition to programmatic and staffing advances, the reserve has completed construction of a new dormitory, boathouse, and administrative spaces. This management plan includes a boundary expansion of 2.2 acres. This land was incorporated with the State nature preserve in 2004 and is subject to all protection afforded by Ohio laws governing State nature preserves. The additional parcel is adjacent to the reserve’s southwestern boundary and consists of early successional habitat (e.g., various Cornus sp.) and will become an area dominated by mixed hardwoods. Incorporating these lands increases the size of the reserve to 573 acres. This plan can be accessed for review at: http:// www.oldwomancreek.org. Bree Murphy at (301) 563–1124 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 15, 2011. Donna Wieting, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–6901 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Critical Materials Strategy Request for Information Department of Energy. Notice of availability of Request for Information (RFI). AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking information from stakeholders on rare earth SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 elements and other materials used in energy technologies to support analyses updating its 2010 Critical Materials Strategy. 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[FR Doc. 2011–6971 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: IBM, 955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW., Suite 1500, Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elena Melchert, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Washington, DC 20585. Phone: 202– 586–5600. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 57 (Thursday, March 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16620-16621]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6901]


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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: ACE Basin, SC and Old 
Woman Creek, OH.

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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 and boundary amendments of the ACE Basin, 
SC National Estuarine Research Reserve and Old Woman Creek, OH National 
Estuarine Research Reserve.
    The revised management plan for the ACE Basin, 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 objectives described in this plan 
address the most critical coastal issues in ACE Basin related to 
habitat conservation, water quality, community resilience, and public 
access. 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 decisionmakers; and added 
significant monitoring of emergent marsh vegetation, water quality, and 
invasive species. In addition to programmatic and staffing advances, 
the reserve has constructed an interpretive center that houses 
educational exhibits, classrooms, offices, conference space, trails and 
dock with public access. A field station with lab facilities, research 
dock, and accommodations for visiting researchers has also been 
constructed.
    This management plan amends the boundary to include 4,687 acres of 
the Botany Bay Plantation located adjacent to the northeastern corner 
of Edisto Island in lower Charleston County, SC. The undeveloped 
coastal habitats of the plantation include maritime forest, coastal 
shrub, wetlands, tidal marshes and sand beaches. The property provides 
important habitat for numerous wildlife species, including critical 
nesting habitat for the Federally threatened loggerhead sea turtle and 
the State threatened least tern. The lands contain significant cultural 
resources and list several sites on the National Register of Historic 
Places. This management plan amends the boundary by also removing 
40,089 acres of private lands previously counted in error. In total, 
the ACE Basin Reserve includes 99,308 acres designated for long term 
research, education and stewardship. This plan can be accessed for 
review at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/NERR/index.html.
    The revised management plan for the Old Woman Creek, OH National

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Estuarine Research Reserve contains the collective vision, mission, 
goals, and objectives of the reserve; updates the reserve boundary; as 
well as outlines plans for facility use and development to support 
reserve operations. The objectives described in this plan address the 
most critical coastal issues of the reserve related to water quality 
(non-point source pollution), invasive species, habitat loss and 
regional ecosystem impacts of climate change. Since the last approved 
management plan in 2000, the reserve has become fully staffed; added a 
Coastal Training Program that delivers science-based information to key 
decisionmakers; and developed partnerships to continue to restore and 
protect land and waters in the Old Woman Creek watershed. In addition 
to programmatic and staffing advances, the reserve has completed 
construction of a new dormitory, boathouse, and administrative spaces.
    This management plan includes a boundary expansion of 2.2 acres. 
This land was incorporated with the State nature preserve in 2004 and 
is subject to all protection afforded by Ohio laws governing State 
nature preserves. The additional parcel is adjacent to the reserve's 
southwestern boundary and consists of early successional habitat (e.g., 
various Cornus sp.) and will become an area dominated by mixed 
hardwoods. Incorporating these lands increases the size of the reserve 
to 573 acres. This plan can be accessed for review at: http://www.oldwomancreek.org.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bree Murphy at (301) 563-1124 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: March 15, 2011.
Donna Wieting,
Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-6901 Filed 3-23-11; 8:45 am]
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