Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kane'ohe Bay, Hawai'i, 69838 [2014-27729]

Download as PDF 69838 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices Dated: November 18, 2014. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27647 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed He’eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kane’ohe Bay, Hawai’i National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1451–1466), the State of Hawai‘i and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intend to conduct two public scoping meetings on December 17, 2014, in Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i, and on December 19, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, as part of NOAA’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and draft management plan (DMP) process to solicit comments for the preparation of a DEIS and DMP on the Proposed He’eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kane’ohe Bay. DATES: December 17, 2014, at 5:00–7:00 p.m. and December 19, 2014, at 5:00– 7:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: December 17 at the King Intermediate School, 46–155 Kamehameha Hwy., Kane‘ohe, HI 96744 and December 19 at the NOAA Fisheries Honolulu Service Center, 1139 N. Nimitz Hwy., Ste 220, Honolulu, HI 96817. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Rebecka Arbin, Hawai‘i Office of Planning, P. O. Box 2359, Honolulu, HI 96804 at (808)587–2831 or rebecka.j.arbin@dbedt.hawaii.gov or Joelle Gore, Acting Chief, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, at (301) 713– 3155 ext. 177, or Hawaii.nerr.comments@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decision to be made by NOAA is whether to designate the proposed He‘eia National Estuarine Research asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 Reserve. The State of Hawai‘i, through its Office of Planning, site partners and NOAA are working to determine the boundaries of the reserve, how the reserve would be managed, and the policies of the proposed reserve. These decisions will be made through an analysis process and described in the reserve management plan. Found within the largest sheltered bay in the Hawaiian Islands, the He‘eia estuary constitutes a range of diverse habitats, including uplands, wetland, and fringing coral reefs, and is representative of the estuarine habitats in the Insular biogeographic region. In addition, the site hosts numerous traditional Hawaiian practices, including an ancient Hawaiian fish pond and taro cultivation. The combination of unique traditional Hawaiian land uses and natural habitats is expected to attract a broad range of research interests from multiple scientific disciplines. In July 2012, the Governor of Hawai‘i sent NOAA a letter of interest in exploring the feasibility of designating a reserve within the Hawaiian Islands based on ongoing conversations with community groups and the University of Hawai‘i. In February 2013, the State of Hawai‘i undertook a site selection process to determine appropriate areas of the Hawaiian Islands that might be nominated for inclusion in the reserve System. Hawai‘i, working with scientists, community organizations, and the public, gathered input and suggestions to inform the selection of a potential site for consideration as a national estuarine research reserve. On May 21, 2014, the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i nominated the He‘eia estuary for consideration as a Hawai‘i reserve. On October 27, 2014, NOAA accepted the site nomination document for the proposed He‘eia reserve and initiated planning efforts with the Hawai‘i Office of Planning HIMB. The He‘eia reserve is proposed to be administered by the State of Hawaii in cooperation with the Hawaii Office of Planning, the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, the University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Community Development Authority, and community organizations Kako‘o ¯ ‘Oiwi, Paepae o He‘eia, Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, Kamaaina Kids, and The Nature Conservancy, with support from other state and county agencies and community members. 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Donna Rivelli, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–27729 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) announces that on December 9, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) will hold a public meeting at the CFTC’s Washington, DC, headquarters. The meeting will focus on, among other issues, topics related to the agricultural economy, as well as the deliverable supplies of agricultural commodities as they pertain to position limits. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Members of the public who wish to submit written statements in connection with the meeting should submit them by December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the first floor Conference Center at the Commission’s headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Written statements should be submitted to: Agricultural Advisory Committee, c/o Cory Claussen, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kane'ohe Bay, 
Hawai'i

AGENCY: National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Office for Coastal 
Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management 
Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1451-1466), the State of Hawai`i and 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intend to 
conduct two public scoping meetings on December 17, 2014, in Kane`ohe, 
Hawai`i, and on December 19, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawai`i, as part of 
NOAA's draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and draft management 
plan (DMP) process to solicit comments for the preparation of a DEIS 
and DMP on the Proposed He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in 
Kane'ohe Bay.

DATES: December 17, 2014, at 5:00-7:00 p.m. and December 19, 2014, at 
5:00-7:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: December 17 at the King Intermediate School, 46-155 
Kamehameha Hwy., Kane`ohe, HI 96744 and December 19 at the NOAA 
Fisheries Honolulu Service Center, 1139 N. Nimitz Hwy., Ste 220, 
Honolulu, HI 96817.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Rebecka Arbin, Hawai`i Office 
of Planning, P. O. Box 2359, Honolulu, HI 96804 at (808)587-2831 or 
rebecka.j.arbin@dbedt.hawaii.gov or Joelle Gore, Acting Chief, 
Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean 
Service, NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 
at (301) 713-3155 ext. 177, or Hawaii.nerr.comments@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decision to be made by NOAA is whether 
to designate the proposed He`eia National Estuarine Research Reserve. 
The State of Hawai`i, through its Office of Planning, site partners and 
NOAA are working to determine the boundaries of the reserve, how the 
reserve would be managed, and the policies of the proposed reserve. 
These decisions will be made through an analysis process and described 
in the reserve management plan.
    Found within the largest sheltered bay in the Hawaiian Islands, the 
He`eia estuary constitutes a range of diverse habitats, including 
uplands, wetland, and fringing coral reefs, and is representative of 
the estuarine habitats in the Insular biogeographic region. In 
addition, the site hosts numerous traditional Hawaiian practices, 
including an ancient Hawaiian fish pond and taro cultivation. The 
combination of unique traditional Hawaiian land uses and natural 
habitats is expected to attract a broad range of research interests 
from multiple scientific disciplines. In July 2012, the Governor of 
Hawai`i sent NOAA a letter of interest in exploring the feasibility of 
designating a reserve within the Hawaiian Islands based on ongoing 
conversations with community groups and the University of Hawai`i. In 
February 2013, the State of Hawai`i undertook a site selection process 
to determine appropriate areas of the Hawaiian Islands that might be 
nominated for inclusion in the reserve System. Hawai`i, working with 
scientists, community organizations, and the public, gathered input and 
suggestions to inform the selection of a potential site for 
consideration as a national estuarine research reserve.
    On May 21, 2014, the Governor of the State of Hawai`i nominated the 
He`eia estuary for consideration as a Hawai`i reserve. On October 27, 
2014, NOAA accepted the site nomination document for the proposed 
He`eia reserve and initiated planning efforts with the Hawai`i Office 
of Planning HIMB.
    The He`eia reserve is proposed to be administered by the State of 
Hawaii in cooperation with the Hawaii Office of Planning, the Hawai`i 
Department of Land and Natural Resources, the University of Hawai`i, 
Hawai`i Community Development Authority, and community organizations 
Kako`o `[Omacr]iwi, Paepae o He`eia, Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, 
Kamaaina Kids, and The Nature Conservancy, with support from other 
state and county agencies and community members. The Hawai`i Office of 
Planning, in collaboration with those partners, is jointly developing 
an outline of a preliminary DMP. The outline is intended to identify 
specific needs and priorities related to research, education, and 
stewardship. At the public meetings, the Hawai`i Office of Planning and 
NOAA will provide a synopsis of the process for developing a DEIS and 
DMP and will solicit comments on the scope and the significant issues 
to be analyzed in a DEIS.
    Interested parties who wish to submit suggestions or comments about 
the scope or content of the proposed DEIS and DMP are invited to attend 
the above meetings or provide comments to the Hawai`i Office of 
Planning or NOAA's Office for Coastal Management. Comments can be 
submitted to Hawaii.nerr.comments@noaa.gov or U.S. mail at the 
addresses listed below.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.420 (Coastal Zone 
Management) Research Reserves

    Dated: November 18, 2014.
Donna Rivelli,
Deputy Chief Financial Officer, National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-27729 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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