Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 186 Under Alternative Site Framework; Waterville, Maine, 14913 [2015-06462]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 54 / Friday, March 20, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Access to Government Building On March 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of NMFS’ DEIS concerning the Makah Indian Tribe’s February 2005 request to resume limited hunting of ENP gray whales in the coastal portion of the Tribe’s usual and accustomed fishing grounds, off the coast of Washington State, for ceremonial and subsistence purposes. Informed by information received during public scoping, this DEIS contains updates and a new set of alternatives compared to a previous DEIS released on May 9, 2008 (73 FR 26394) and later terminated on May 21, 2012 (77 FR 29967). The Tribe’s proposed action stems from the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay, which expressly secures the Makah Tribe’s right to hunt whales. To exercise that right, the Tribe is seeking authorization from NMFS under the MMPA and the Whaling Convention Act. The release of this new DEIS is one of several steps NMFS will undertake to evaluate the Tribe’s request. The DEIS, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, considers various alternatives to the Tribe’s proposed action. To develop the full range of action alternatives—five in total—we considered the principal components associated with a hunt, including: The time when whale hunting would occur; the area where whale hunting would occur; the annual and six-year limits on the number of whales harvested, struck, and struck and lost; cessation of whale hunting if a predetermined number of identified whales (i.e., included in a photographic catalog of whales from the Pacific Coast Feeding Group area) were harvested; and the method of hunting. This DEIS addresses a number of resources identified for review during both internal and public scoping, including: Water quality, marine habitat and species, eastern and western North Pacific gray whales, other wildlife species, economics, environmental justice, social environment, cultural resources, ceremonial and subsistence resources, noise, aesthetics, transportation, public services, public safety, and human health. The DEIS provides an important opportunity for the public to formally comment on the Tribe’s proposal and the various alternatives. These comments, in conjunction with considerations described in the DEIS, will provide key information to assist NMFS with its final decision on the Tribe’s request. For access to the Federal government building in Seattle, Washington, the Department of Commerce Western Region Security Office has advised that all attendees must have valid government-issued identification (e.g., driver’s license, tribal identification card, or passport). Prospective attendees for the public meeting in the NOAA Auditorium in Seattle, Washington should submit their first and last names and affiliation, if appropriate, via the NMFS email site (See ADDRESSES) by 4 p.m. PDT on April 26, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Mar 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 14913 Reasonable Accommodation Register (79 FR 56057, 09–18–2014) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 186 under the ASF is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone. Persons needing reasonable accommodations to attend and participate in the public meetings should contact Steve Stone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). To allow sufficient time to process requests, please call at least 5 business days prior to the relevant meeting(s). Signed at Washington, DC, this March 12, 2015. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Dated: March 17, 2015. Perry F. Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–06462 Filed 3–19–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–06432 Filed 3–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–22–P National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XD830 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1966] Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 186 Under Alternative Site Framework; Waterville, Maine Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seismic Surveys in Cook Inlet, Alaska AGENCY: Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones; Whereas, the City of Waterville, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 186, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B–65–2014, docketed 09– 11–2014) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of the Counties of Lincoln, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox and Somerset (partial), Maine, within and adjacent to the Belfast Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 186’s existing Site 1 would be categorized as a magnet site; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments. NMFS has received a request from SAExploration Inc. (SAE) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to a proposed oil and gas exploration seismic survey program in Cook Inlet, Alaska between April 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to SAE to incidentally take marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, during the specified activity. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments on the application should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Supervisor, Incidental Take Program, Permits and Conservation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 54 (Friday, March 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 14913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06462]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board

[Order No. 1966]


Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 186 Under Alternative Site 
Framework; Waterville, Maine

    Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 
June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade 
Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order:

    Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (15 
CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization 
of zones;
    Whereas, the City of Waterville, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 186, 
submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B-65-2014, docketed 
09-11-2014) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service 
area of the Counties of Lincoln, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, 
Kennebec, Waldo, Knox and Somerset (partial), Maine, within and 
adjacent to the Belfast Customs and Border Protection port of entry, 
and FTZ 186's existing Site 1 would be categorized as a magnet site;
    Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal 
Register (79 FR 56057, 09-18-2014) and the application has been 
processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations; and,
    Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the 
examiner's report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and 
the Board's regulations are satisfied;
    Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders:
    The application to reorganize FTZ 186 under the ASF is approved, 
subject to the FTZ Act and the Board's regulations, including Section 
400.13, and to the Board's standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the 
zone.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this March 12, 2015.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance, 
Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
Andrew McGilvray,
 Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-06462 Filed 3-19-15; 8:45 am]
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