Coastal Programs Division, 40586-40587 [2012-16794]

Download as PDF 40586 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2012 / Notices Dated: June 28, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–16726 Filed 7–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No.: 120530125–2125–01] Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework; Request for Comments National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on Draft NISTIR 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework (Draft NISTIR 7823). This draft document provides an example test framework and conformance test requirements for the firmware upgradeability process for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Meters. The target audience for Draft NISTIR 7823 includes numerous stakeholders in the Smart Grid space, particularly customers, Smart Meter manufacturers, certifying bodies, test labs, and standards development organizations. SUMMARY: Comments must be received by August 9, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning the document may be sent to: Information Technology Laboratory, ATTN: Michaela Iorga, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930. Electronic comments should be sent to: Michaela Iorga at michaela.iorga@nist.gov, with a Subject line: NISTIR 7823 Comments Draft NISTIR 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework, is available electronically from the NIST Web site at: http://csrc.nist.gov/ publications/PubsDrafts.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michaela Iorga, (301) 975–8431, email: michaela.iorga@nist.gov, or Nelson Hastings, (301) 975–5237, email: nelson.hastings@nist.gov, National Institute of Standards and Technology, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Jul 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST publishes this notice to solicit comments on Draft NISTIR 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework (Draft NISTIR 7823). This draft document proposes an example test framework and conformance test requirements for the firmware upgradeability process for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Meters. The conformance test requirements in the Draft NISTIR 7823 are derived from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Requirements for Smart Meter Upgradeability standard, which defines requirements for Smart Meter firmware upgradeability in the context of an AMI system for industry stakeholders such as regulators, utilities, and vendors. Draft NISTIR 7823 identifies test procedures that the vendors and testers can voluntarily use to demonstrate a system’s conformance with the NEMA standard. The testing procedures identified as ‘‘Required Vendor Information’’ apply to vendors, and the procedures identified as ‘‘Required Test Procedures’’ apply to testers. Draft NISTIR 7823 includes a description of conformance tests that apply to Smart Meters and Upgrade Management System (UMS). The conformance tests applicable to Smart Meters are described in the following sections: Section 2, the Mandatory Functional Requirements, Section 3, the Conditional Functional Requirements, Section 4, the Optional Functional Requirements, and Section 5, the Nontestable Functional Requirements. The conformance tests applicable to UMS are described in Section 6. The test framework identified in the Draft NISTIR 7823 is intended to provide objectivity and repeatability in the testing process, and to ensure that a consistent method is used to assess conformance with the NEMA Requirements for Smart Meter Upgradeability. The NEMA specification does not address specific details on the interfaces, commands, or protocols needed to achieve a firmware upgrade, nor does it specify how the functional and security requirements contained in the specification are to be implemented. Draft NISTIR 7823 provides a highlevel overview of the test procedures, in addition to providing more detailed steps for conducting the test, reviewing test results, and producing records to assess and report on results of the test. Comments are requested on the test framework, conformance test PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements, and test procedures described in the document. Dated: July 2, 2012. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–16727 Filed 7–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Programs Division Coastal Programs Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of approval of extension of deep sea hard mineral exploration licenses and amended exploration plan. AGENCY: On February 29, 2012, NOAA published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register at 77 FR 12245 on the request of Lockheed Martin Corp. to extend the deep seabed hard mineral exploration licenses USA– 1 and USA–4 issued under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act (DSHMRA; 30 U.S.C. 1401–1473) and approve the amended exploration plan for those licenses. No comments were received objecting to the approval of the extension and amended exploration plan. Comments were received only from the Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council (WPFMC) and the United States Department of State. The WPFMC noted that none of the fisheries under its jurisdiction were likely to be affected by any activities outlined in the extension request. The Department of State noted that international recognition of the areas covered by the licenses requires approval by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and that without accession of the United States to the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention, the United States cannot sponsor a U.S. company at the ISA. The Department further noted that if the U.S. accedes to the LOS Convention that it would be necessary to make conforming changes to these exploration licenses. NOAA acknowledges and accepts the comments from WPFMC and the Department of State. Under its authority and in conformance with the requirements under DSHMRA and the DSHMRA regulations at 15 CFR part 970, NOAA approved the extension of both licenses for five years along with the amended SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2012 / Notices exploration plan on June 1, 2012. No changes have been made to the terms, conditions or restrictions of the licenses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Kehoe, Coastal Programs Division (NORM/3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring MD 20910; email Kerry.Kehoe@noaa.gov. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration. Dated: June 29, 2012. David M. Kennedy, Assistant Administrator for the National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be subjects for formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice, and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided that 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. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1920; telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. [FR Doc. 2012–16794 Filed 7–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Dated: July 5, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–16800 Filed 7–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Administrative Committee will hold a meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 31, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton San Juan Hotel, 105 De Diego Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00911. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Administrative Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 31, 2012—10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Call to Order • Adoption of Agenda • Budget Status • Personnel Matters—New Staff Position(s) • Scientific and Statistical Committee/Advisory Panel Membership • Other Business The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Jul 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries of the South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR Steering Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet via conference call to discuss the SEDAR assessment schedule. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR Steering Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. Listening stations are available at the following locations: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive #201, North Charleston, SC 29405; Gulf of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 40587 Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; and Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 ˜ Munoz Rivera Ave., Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918. John Carmichael, Science and Statistics Program Manager, SAFMC, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The South Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils; in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks. The SEDAR Steering Committee provides oversight of the SEDAR process, establishes assessment priorities, and provides coordination of assessment and management activities. During this conference call the Steering Committee will discuss stocks to be assessed in 2013 for the South Atlantic region. 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 Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council office at the address listed above at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: July 5, 2012. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–16801 Filed 7–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Coastal Programs Division

AGENCY: Coastal Programs Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource 
Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of approval of extension of deep sea hard mineral 
exploration licenses and amended exploration plan.

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SUMMARY: On February 29, 2012, NOAA published a notice and request for 
comments in the Federal Register at 77 FR 12245 on the request of 
Lockheed Martin Corp. to extend the deep seabed hard mineral 
exploration licenses USA-1 and USA-4 issued under the Deep Seabed Hard 
Mineral Resources Act (DSHMRA; 30 U.S.C. 1401-1473) and approve the 
amended exploration plan for those licenses.
    No comments were received objecting to the approval of the 
extension and amended exploration plan. Comments were received only 
from the Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council (WPFMC) and the 
United States Department of State. The WPFMC noted that none of the 
fisheries under its jurisdiction were likely to be affected by any 
activities outlined in the extension request. The Department of State 
noted that international recognition of the areas covered by the 
licenses requires approval by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) 
and that without accession of the United States to the Law of the Sea 
(LOS) Convention, the United States cannot sponsor a U.S. company at 
the ISA. The Department further noted that if the U.S. accedes to the 
LOS Convention that it would be necessary to make conforming changes to 
these exploration licenses. NOAA acknowledges and accepts the comments 
from WPFMC and the Department of State.
    Under its authority and in conformance with the requirements under 
DSHMRA and the DSHMRA regulations at 15 CFR part 970, NOAA approved the 
extension of both licenses for five years along with the amended

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exploration plan on June 1, 2012. No changes have been made to the 
terms, conditions or restrictions of the licenses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Kehoe, Coastal Programs Division 
(NORM/3), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, NOS, NOAA, 
1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring MD 20910; email 
Kerry.Kehoe@noaa.gov.

    Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone 
Management Program Administration.


    Dated: June 29, 2012.
David M. Kennedy,
Assistant Administrator for the National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-16794 Filed 7-9-12; 8:45 am]
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