National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 26617 [2013-10372]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Notices additional input from fishermen in convenient locations. These meetings address that recommendation and will solicit input from attendees on all of the potential ways to improve squid assessment and management that were recommended at the workshop. 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 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: May 2, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–10751 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–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 Public Comment Period for the Grand Bay, Mississippi National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan and the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revisions. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period for the Grand Bay, Mississippi National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan and the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revisions. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), the revised plans will bring the reserves into compliance. The Grand Bay Reserve and Delaware Reserve revised plans will replace the plans approved in 1999 and 2004 respectively. Both revised management plans outline the administrative structure; the research & monitoring, education, training, and stewardship goals of the reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:32 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 support reserve operations. The Grand Bay Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research, education, training and stewardship functions to address high priority issues including climate change, threats to reserve resources and ecological functions, watershed development, and changes in water quality. Since the last management plan, the reserve has built out its core programs and monitoring infrastructure; constructed a L.E.E.D. certified Coastal Resources Center that includes laboratories, offices, classrooms, interpretative areas and dormitories; and created interpretive trails. With the approval of this management plan, the Grand Bay Reserve will decrease their total acreage from 18,400 acres to 18,049. The change is attributable to accuracy adjustments based on improved geographic information for the site. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 18,049 acre Grand Bay Reserve for the next five years. The Delaware management plan will focus on improving the scientific understanding of estuarine and coastal ecosystems; improving public awareness and environmental literacy to enable environmentally sustainable decision-making; and protecting, managing and restoring the reserve to serve as a model site for sustainable community stewardship. Notable changes in the revised plan include a boundary expansion, a new coastal training program, implementation of the Blackbird Creek Reserve Master Ecological Restoration Plan, the opening of the Blackbird Creek Stewardship Center and facility improvements to the St. Jones Coastal Training Center. With the approval of this management plan, the Delaware Reserve will increase their total acreage from 4,930 acres to 6,206. The change is attributable to acquisition of two parcels, totaling 64.3 acres, and increased mapping accuracy. The two parcels possess high ecological value and increased opportunities for research, education, and restoration. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 6,206 acre Delaware Reserve for the next five years. View the Grand Bay, Mississippi Reserve Management Plan revision at (http://grandbaynerr.org/reservemanagement-plan) and provide comments to (dave.ruple@dmr.ms.gov). View the Delaware Reserve Management Plan revision at (http://de.gov/dnerr) and provide comments to (Kimberly.Cole@state.de.us). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Chasse at (301) 563–1198 (Grand Bay), PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26617 Michael Migliori at (301) 563–1126 (Delaware) 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: April 25, 2013. Christopher C. Cartwright, Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management. [FR Doc. 2013–10372 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC661 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Northwest Fisheries Science Center; Online Webinar National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of online webinar. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) will hold an online Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar to provide an overview of the data sources, data trends and population models that will be used in the upcoming Pacific coast groundfish stock assessments for rougheye rockfish, aurora rockfish, shortspine thornyhead and longspine thornyhead. The online NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar is open to the public, although space for online access is limited to the first 25 participants. DATES: The NWFSC Pre-Assessment Workshop webinar will commence at 1 p.m. PST, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 and continue until 4 p.m. or as necessary to complete business for the day. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific addresses and all other necessary information pertaining to the webinar. Science Center address: Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Stacey Miller, NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center; telephone: (541) 867–0562. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To attend the NWFSC Pre-Assessment webinar, please reserve your seat by visiting: https://nwfscfram.webex.com/nwfs cfram/j.php?ED=19623343&UID= E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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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 Public Comment Period for the Grand Bay, Mississippi 
National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan and the Delaware 
National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revisions.

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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, U.S. 
Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty day public comment period 
for the Grand Bay, Mississippi National Estuarine Research Reserve 
Management Plan and the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve 
Management Plan revisions. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), the 
revised plans will bring the reserves into compliance. The Grand Bay 
Reserve and Delaware Reserve revised plans will replace the plans 
approved in 1999 and 2004 respectively. Both revised management plans 
outline the administrative structure; the research & monitoring, 
education, training, and stewardship goals of the reserve; and the 
plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support 
reserve operations. The Grand Bay Reserve takes an integrated approach 
to management, linking research, education, training and stewardship 
functions to address high priority issues including climate change, 
threats to reserve resources and ecological functions, watershed 
development, and changes in water quality. Since the last management 
plan, the reserve has built out its core programs and monitoring 
infrastructure; constructed a L.E.E.D. certified Coastal Resources 
Center that includes laboratories, offices, classrooms, interpretative 
areas and dormitories; and created interpretive trails.
    With the approval of this management plan, the Grand Bay Reserve 
will decrease their total acreage from 18,400 acres to 18,049. The 
change is attributable to accuracy adjustments based on improved 
geographic information for the site. The revised management plan will 
serve as the guiding document for the 18,049 acre Grand Bay Reserve for 
the next five years. The Delaware management plan will focus on 
improving the scientific understanding of estuarine and coastal 
ecosystems; improving public awareness and environmental literacy to 
enable environmentally sustainable decision-making; and protecting, 
managing and restoring the reserve to serve as a model site for 
sustainable community stewardship. Notable changes in the revised plan 
include a boundary expansion, a new coastal training program, 
implementation of the Blackbird Creek Reserve Master Ecological 
Restoration Plan, the opening of the Blackbird Creek Stewardship Center 
and facility improvements to the St. Jones Coastal Training Center. 
With the approval of this management plan, the Delaware Reserve will 
increase their total acreage from 4,930 acres to 6,206. The change is 
attributable to acquisition of two parcels, totaling 64.3 acres, and 
increased mapping accuracy. The two parcels possess high ecological 
value and increased opportunities for research, education, and 
restoration. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding 
document for the 6,206 acre Delaware Reserve for the next five years. 
View the Grand Bay, Mississippi Reserve Management Plan revision at 
(http://grandbaynerr.org/reserve-management-plan) and provide comments 
to (dave.ruple@dmr.ms.gov). View the Delaware Reserve Management Plan 
revision at (http://de.gov/dnerr) and provide comments to 
(Kimberly.Cole@state.de.us).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Chasse at (301) 563-1198 (Grand 
Bay), Michael Migliori at (301) 563-1126 (Delaware) 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: April 25, 2013.
Christopher C. Cartwright,
Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean 
Services and Coastal Zone Management.
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