Notice of Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, 62460-62461 [2014-24808]

Download as PDF 62460 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Notices reintroduced to Apalachicola National Forest to aid in recovery and provide information on the germination ecology and seedling establishment of Harper’s Fairy. Permit Application Number: TE 816862–7 Applicant: Joseph Settles, Young and Settles, Winchester, Kentucky The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, tag, and release) northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis), Virginia big-eared bats (Plecotus townsendii virginianus), Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and 29 species of freshwater mussels, for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys studies to document habitat use throughout each species’ respective range in reference to bats, and in the State of Kentucky in reference to mussels. Permit Application Number: TE 48579B–0 Applicant: J. Erik Alford, Ecological Solutions, Roswell, Georgia The applicant requests authorization to take (acoustical monitoring, enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair and tissue samples, swab for white nose syndrome, band, transmitter, light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and northern long-eared bats (Myotis Septentrionalis) while conducting presence/absence surveys and studies to document habitat use in Georgia. Dated: October 9, 2014. Michael Oetker, Acting Regional Director, Region 4. [FR Doc. 2014–24702 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Permit Application Number: TE 94704A–1 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: Dorothy Brown, Alpharetta, Georgia National Park Service The applicant requests authorization to take (acoustical monitoring, enter hibernacula or maternity roost caves, salvage dead bats, capture with mist nets or harp traps, handle, identify, collect hair samples, band, transmitter, light-tag, and wing-punch) Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis), gray bats (Myotis grisescens), and northern long-eared bats (Myotis Septentrionalis) while conducting presence/absence surveys and studies to document habitat use in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois. The applicant also requests authorization to take (capture, handle, tag, and release) Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) and bog turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii) for the same purposes and states listed above. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Number: TE 070800–4 Applicant: Ecological Services Inc., Roswell, Georgia The applicant requests authorization to take (capture and release) 45 species of freshwater mussels, 11 species of snails, 20 species of freshwater fish, and 22 species of plants for the purpose of conducting presence/absence surveys in Georgia. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 [NPS–NERO–CACO–16911; PPNECACOS0, PPMPSD1Z.YM0000] Notice of Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission National Park Service, Interior. Meeting Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice sets forth the date of the 296th meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission. SUMMARY: The public meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (EASTERN). DATES: The Commission members will meet in the conference room at park headquarters, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667. The 296th meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will take place on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., in the meeting room at Headquarters, 99 Marconi Station Road, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts to discuss the following: 1. Adoption of Agenda 2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (September 29, 2014) 3. Reports of Officers 4. Reports of Subcommittees Update of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Emergency Planning Subcommittee 5. Superintendent’s Report Nauset Spit Update ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Kiteboarding Update Shorebird Management Planning National Park Service Centennial Healthy Parks, Healthy People Improved Properties/Town Bylaws Herring River Wetland Restoration Highlands Center Update Ocean Stewardship Topics— Shoreline Change Climate Friendly Parks 6. Old Business Continue Discussion of NSTAR Spraying Plans, Clearing Alternatives and Utility Right-ofWays Live Lightly Campaign Progress Report 7. New Business Presentation of Draft Section 208 Water Quality Plan Update for Cape Cod and CCNS Comments (Possible Vote) Outer Cape Bike Trail Master Plan Update 8. Date and Agenda for Next Meeting 9. Public Comment 10. Adjournment FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information concerning the meeting may be obtained from George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, or via telephone at (508) 771–2144. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was reestablished pursuant to Public Law 87–126, as amended by Public Law 105–280. The purpose of the Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or her designee, with respect to matters relating to the development of Cape Cod National Seashore, and with respect to carrying out the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Act establishing the Seashore. The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members. Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the park superintendent prior to the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Notices Dated: October 14, 2014. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. Marshall Rose, 381 Elden Street, MS– 3310, Herndon, Virginia 20170–4817. [FR Doc. 2014–24808 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EE–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2014–0069; MMAA104000] Modifications to the Bid Adequacy Procedures Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notification of procedural change and clarification of definitions. AGENCY: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is giving notice of its intent to change a criterion and to clarify selected definitions in its existing Bid Adequacy Procedures for ensuring receipt of Fair Market Value (FMV) on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas leases. In particular, BOEM proposes to remove the ‘‘Number of Bids Rule’’ that is currently applicable in Phase 1 of the Bid Adequacy Procedures. A copy of current procedures, ‘‘Modifications to the Bid Adequacy Procedures,’’ published at 64 FR 37560 on July 12, 1999, can be obtained from the BOEM Web site at http://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-GasEnergy-Program/Leasing/RegionalLeasing/Gulf-of-Mexico-Region/BidAdequacy-Procedures.aspx. BOEM invites comments during a 45-day comment period following publication of this notice. DATES: Comments can be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov (Docket ID: BOEM–2014–0069) or postmarked no later than December 1, 2014. All comments received or postmarked during the comment period will be made publically available in the docket. BOEM will consider all comments and intends to publish the revised Bid Adequacy Procedures prior to or in conjunction with the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area Lease Sale 235 Final Notice of Sale. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the docket number, by any of the following methods: • Federal rulemaking portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instruction for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Economics Division, Attention: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 Public Availability of Comments Before including your name, address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Marshall Rose, Chief, Economics Division, at (703) 787–1536. The revised Bid Adequacy Procedures are described below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the first phase of its tract evaluation procedures for OCS oil and gas lease sales, BOEM considers the number and characteristics of bids received on a tract to help determine whether the tract’s high bid can be accepted without further evaluation. BOEM is proposing to eliminate these factors of consideration from the initial part of the tract evaluation and bid acceptance process. What is the regulatory authority for BOEM’s procedures to accept or reject high bids on tracts? The FMV procedures used to determine the adequacy of the high bids received for OCS oil and gas leases clarify the steps involved in the authorized officer’s decisions on bid awards set forth in BOEM regulations at 30 CFR 556.47. What definitions apply to these procedures? BOEM is proposing to revise several bid adequacy definitions in its Bid Adequacy Procedures guidelines for clarity. These changes do not alter the fundamental meaning or application of these terms to the Bid Adequacy Procedures. Bid Adequacy Procedures are the guidelines followed by BOEM in determining which high bids to accept and reject following receipt and opening of bids in an OCS oil and gas lease sale. Number of Bids Rule is one of the criteria employed in Phase 1 of the Bid Adequacy Procedures to determine whether to accept a tract’s high bid without a further BOEM evaluation in Phase 2. Under this rule, the high bid on Confirmed and Wildcat tracts receiving three-or-more Qualified Bids may be accepted as representative of FMV if: (1) The third highest Qualified Bid on a PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62461 tract is within 50 percent of the tract’s highest Qualified Bid, and (2) the tract’s highest Qualified Bid per acre is within the top 75 percent of all high Qualified Bids per acre for all tracts receiving three-or-more Qualified Bids within the tract’s designated water depth category. (See ‘‘Modifications to the Bid Adequacy Procedures,’’ Federal Register, Volume 64, No. 132, July 12, 1999, Pps. 37560–37562, at http:// www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-EnergyProgram/Leasing/Regional-Leasing/ Gulf-of-Mexico-Region/Bid-AdequacyProcedures.aspx.) Mean Range of Values (MROV) is BOEM’s estimate of the dollar measure of a tract’s expected net present value, assuming that tract is leased in the current sale. It reflects the maximum amount a bidder could afford to pay as a cash bonus for the tract while expecting to earn a specified after-tax rate of return. The calculation of the MROV considers exploration and economic risk, sales value, exploration, development and production costs, royalties, and corporate income taxes allowing for depreciation of certain capital investments and depletion of the cash bonus as estimated by the MROV. Delay-adjusted Mean Range of Values (DMROV) is BOEM’s estimate of the amount of a tract’s high bonus bid needed in the current sale which, when added to the present value of anticipated royalties from accepting the tract’s high bid and leasing the tract, equals the discounted sum of the tract’s expected high bonus bid and present value of anticipated royalties in the next sale if the high bid is rejected and the tract re-offered and sold in that next sale. The MROV estimated by BOEM for the tract in the next sale is used as the proxy for the next sale’s high bid on the tract, under projected economic, engineering and geologic conditions, including potential drainage. If the high bonus bid in the current sale exceeds the DMROV, then the present value of leasing receipts from selling the tract in the current sale are expected to be greater than those from rejecting the tract’s high bid in the current sale and selling the tract in the next sale. Revised Arithmetic Measure (RAM) is BOEM’s representation of the average ‘‘bid’’ on certain tracts, and includes in its calculation all Qualified Bids on the tract that are equal to at least 25 percent of the tract’s high bid, as well as the MROV for the tract as estimated by BOEM. Unusual Bidding Patterns typically refers to a situation in which two or more companies bid on some tracts or subset of tracts far more often or less often than would normally be expected. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 201 (Friday, October 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62460-62461]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24808]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory 
Commission

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Meeting Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the date of the 296th meeting of the 
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.

DATES: The public meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory 
Commission will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. 
(EASTERN).

ADDRESSES: The Commission members will meet in the conference room at 
park headquarters, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 
02667.
    The 296th meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory 
Commission will take place on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., 
in the meeting room at Headquarters, 99 Marconi Station Road, in 
Wellfleet, Massachusetts to discuss the following:

1. Adoption of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (September 29, 2014)
3. Reports of Officers
4. Reports of Subcommittees
    Update of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Emergency Planning Subcommittee
5. Superintendent's Report
    Nauset Spit Update
    Kiteboarding Update
    Shorebird Management Planning
    National Park Service Centennial
    Healthy Parks, Healthy People
    Improved Properties/Town Bylaws
    Herring River Wetland Restoration
    Highlands Center Update
    Ocean Stewardship Topics--Shoreline Change
    Climate Friendly Parks
6. Old Business
    Continue Discussion of NSTAR Spraying Plans, Clearing Alternatives 
and Utility Right-of-Ways
    Live Lightly Campaign Progress Report
7. New Business
    Presentation of Draft Section 208 Water Quality Plan Update for 
Cape Cod and CCNS Comments (Possible Vote)
    Outer Cape Bike Trail Master Plan Update
8. Date and Agenda for Next Meeting
9. Public Comment
10. Adjournment

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information concerning the 
meeting may be obtained from George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent, Cape 
Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, or 
via telephone at (508) 771-2144.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was reestablished pursuant to 
Public Law 87-126, as amended by Public Law 105-280. The purpose of the 
Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or her 
designee, with respect to matters relating to the development of Cape 
Cod National Seashore, and with respect to carrying out the provisions 
of sections 4 and 5 of the Act establishing the Seashore.
    The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons 
will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members. 
Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the 
Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such 
requests should be made to the park superintendent prior to the 
meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you 
should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.


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    Dated: October 14, 2014.
Alma Ripps,
Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-24808 Filed 10-16-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-EE-P