Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting, 22501 [2015-09313]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 77 / Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / Notices mortality, Navy shall immediately cease the specified activities and report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources (301–427–8425), NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator (206–526–6550), NMFS. The report must include the following information: A. Time and date of the incident; B. Description of the incident; C. Environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed and direction, Beaufort sea state, cloud cover, and visibility); D. Description of all marine mammal observations in the 24 hours preceding the incident; E. Species identification or description of the animal(s) involved; F. Fate of the animal(s); and G. Photographs or video footage of the animal(s). Activities shall not resume until NMFS is able to review the circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS will work with Navy to determine what measures are necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. Navy may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS. i. In the event that Navy discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (e.g., in less than a moderate state of decomposition), Navy shall immediately report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator, NMFS. The report must include the same information identified in 6(b)(i) of this IHA. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident and makes a final determination on the cause of the reported injury or death. NMFS will work with Navy to determine whether additional mitigation measures or modifications to the activities are appropriate. ii. In the event that Navy discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, scavenger damage), Navy shall report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator, NMFS, within 24 hours of the discovery. Navy shall provide photographs or video footage or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS. The cause of injury VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Apr 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 or death may be subject to review and a final determination by NMFS. 7. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein, or if the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analysis, the draft authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for Navy’s wharf maintenance activities. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on Navy’s request for an MMPA authorization. Dated: April 16, 2015. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–09253 Filed 4–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) in Tacoma, Washington. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, June 3, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. These times and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed below for the most upto-date meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Acting Designated Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301–713– 7265, Fax: 301–713–3110); email: lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov; or visit the National MPA Center Web site at http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22501 The Committee, composed of external, knowledgeable representatives of stakeholder groups, was established by the Department of Commerce (DOC) to provide advice to the Secretaries of Commerce and the Interior on implementation of Section 4 of Executive Order 13158, on marine protected areas (MPAs). The meeting is open to the public, and public comment will be accepted from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. In general, each individual or group will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. If members of the public wish to submit written statements, they should be submitted to the Designated Federal Official by May 29, 2015. Matters to be Considered: The focus of the Committee’s meeting will be the development of workplans by the Subcommittees (MPA Connectivity and External Financing for MPAs) to address the Committee’s charge and begin discussion of issues; provide an opportunity for updates and input on Subcommittee and Working Group workplans from all Committee members; and gain a perspective on tribal marine resource management, and on MPA management issues in the Pacific Northwest. The agenda is subject to change. The latest version will be posted at http:// marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 9, 2015. Daniel J. Basta, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Marine Protected 
Areas Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) in Tacoma, Washington.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 
p.m.; Wednesday, June 3, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, 
June 4, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. These times and the agenda topics 
described below are subject to change. Refer to the Web page listed 
below for the most up-to-date meeting agenda.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway 
Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Wenzel, Acting Designated 
Federal Officer, MPA FAC, National Marine Protected Areas Center, 1305 
East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. (Phone: 301-713-7265, 
Fax: 301-713-3110); email: lauren.wenzel@noaa.gov; or visit the 
National MPA Center Web site at http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee, composed of external, 
knowledgeable representatives of stakeholder groups, was established by 
the Department of Commerce (DOC) to provide advice to the Secretaries 
of Commerce and the Interior on implementation of Section 4 of 
Executive Order 13158, on marine protected areas (MPAs). The meeting is 
open to the public, and public comment will be accepted from 4:30 p.m. 
to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. In general, each individual or 
group will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. If members 
of the public wish to submit written statements, they should be 
submitted to the Designated Federal Official by May 29, 2015.
    Matters to be Considered: The focus of the Committee's meeting will 
be the development of workplans by the Subcommittees (MPA Connectivity 
and External Financing for MPAs) to address the Committee's charge and 
begin discussion of issues; provide an opportunity for updates and 
input on Subcommittee and Working Group workplans from all Committee 
members; and gain a perspective on tribal marine resource management, 
and on MPA management issues in the Pacific Northwest. The agenda is 
subject to change. The latest version will be posted at http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/.

     Dated: April 9, 2015.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-09313 Filed 4-21-15; 8:45 am]
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