National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC), 64492 [2012-25958]

Download as PDF 64492 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) RIN 0648–XC247 Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). AGENCY: ACTION: Cancellation of Open Meeting. Notice is hereby given cancelling the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) conference call on Tuesday, October 24, 2012 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Eastern time. SUMMARY: The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The committee’s mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee’s specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–734–1156, Fax: 301–713–1459, Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: October 16, 2012. Andy Baldus, Acting Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–25958 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Northwest Training Range Complex National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of a Letter of Authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued a 3year Letter of Authorization (LOA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals incidental to Navy training and research activities to be conducted within the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC), off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California. These activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA). DATES: This Authorization is effective from November 12, 2012, through November 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: The LOA and supporting documentation may be obtained by writing to P. Michael Payne, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or by telephoning one of the contacts listed here. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian D. Hopper, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs NMFS to allow, upon request, the incidental taking of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing), if certain findings are made by NMFS and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill marine mammals. Regulations governing the taking of marine mammals by the Navy incidental to training and research activities in the NWTRC became effective on November 10, 2010 (75 FR 69296), and remain in PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 effect through November 9, 2015. For detailed information on this action, please refer to that document. These regulations include mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements and establish a framework to authorize incidental take through the issuance of LOAs. On February 1, 2012, NMFS amended the regulations for 12 Navy Range Complexes, including NWTRC, to allow for multi-year LOAs (77 FR 4917). Summary of Request On June 27, 2012, NMFS received a request from the Navy for an LOA for the taking of marine mammals incidental to training and research activities conducted within the NWTRC under regulations issued on November 10, 2010 (75 FR 69296). The Navy has complied with the measures required in 50 CFR 216.274 and 216.275, as well as the LOA issued on November 12, 2011, and submitted the reports and other documentation required in the final rule and the 2011 LOA. Summary of Activity Under the 2011 LOA As described in the Navy’s exercise reports (both classified and unclassified), from May 2, 2011 to May 1, 2012, the training activities conducted by the Navy were within the scope and amounts indicated in the 2011 LOA and the levels of take remain within the scope and amounts contemplated by the final rule. Planned Activities and Estimated Take for 2012 Through 2015 Between 2012 and 2015, the Navy expects to conduct the same type and amount of training identified in the 2011 LOA; however, the Navy does not plan to conduct any Sinking Exercises (SINKEXs). While the Navy requested the same amount of take that was authorized in the 2011 LOA, NMFS has slightly adjusted those numbers to account for the exposure analysis contained in the Biological Opinion. However, the authorized take remains within the annual estimates analyzed in the final rule. Summary of Monitoring, Reporting, and Other Requirements Under the 2011 LOA Annual Exercise Reports The Navy submitted their classified and unclassified 2011 exercise reports within the required timeframes and the unclassified report is posted on NMFS Web site: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ permits/incidental.htm. NMFS has reviewed both reports and they contain the information required by the 2011 LOA. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee 
(NCADAC)

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Cancellation of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given cancelling the DoC NOAA National 
Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) 
conference call on Tuesday, October 24, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 
Eastern time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Climate Assessment and 
Development Advisory Committee was established in December 2010. The 
committee's mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and 
information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change 
upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations 
toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment 
of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for 
the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee's specific 
objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Designated Federal 
Official, National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory 
Committee, NOAA, Rm. 11230, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-734-1156, Fax: 301-713-1459, Email: 
Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov.

    Dated: October 16, 2012.
Andy Baldus,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-25958 Filed 10-19-12; 8:45 am]
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