Final NOAA Restoration Center Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, 35305-35306 [2015-14984]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 118 / Friday, June 19, 2015 / Notices The public can participate in the meetings remotely by registering and participating via webinar or by attending the meeting in person at a comment station on the scheduled dates. Area Council representatives will be present at the comment stations to moderate the meetings. If participating by webinar, registration for each webinar is required. Registration information will be posted on the Visioning Project page on the Council’s Web site at www.safmc.net. ADDRESSES: Public input webinar meeting dates and local comment station addresses: 1. July 13, 2015—Local Comment Station: St. Augustine, FL (location to be determined); 2. July 14, 2015—Local Comment Station: Titusville, FL (location to be determined); 3. July 15, 2015—Local Comment Station: Stuart, FL (location to be determined); 4. July 16, 2015—Local Comment Station: Marathon, FL (location to be determined); 5. July 20, 2015—Local Comment Station: Murrells Inlet Community Center, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, Murrells Inlet, SC; phone: (843) 651– 7373; 6. July 21, 2015—Local Comment Station: Charleston, SC (location to be determined); 7. July 22, 2015—Local Comment Station: Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club, Shellman Bluff, GA; 8. July 23, 2015—Local Comment Station: Coastal Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520–8687; 9. July 28, 2015—Local Comment Station: UNC Wilmington Center for Marine Science, Atrium Room 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409; phone: (910) 962–2403; 10. July 29, 2015—Local Comment Station: NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Central District Office, 5285 Highway 70 West, Morehead City, NC 28557; phone: (252) 726–7021; 11. July 30, 2015—Local Comment Station: UNC Coastal Studies Institute, 850 N.C. Highway 345, Wanchese, NC 27981; phone: (252) 475–5488; Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amber Von Harten, Fishery Outreach Specialist, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571– 4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: amber.vonharten@safmc.net. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jun 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is developing a long-term ‘‘vision’’ and strategic plan for managing the snapper grouper fishery. In December 2012, the Council began discussions about the steps and structure needed for undertaking a visioning and strategic planning project and the process for engaging stakeholders in the project. The Council views this as a project to work cooperatively with all stakeholders having fishery interests. The visioning and strategic planning project will evaluate and refine current goals, objectives and strategies for managing the snapper grouper fishery through informed public input via the 26 port meetings held in 2014 and Council member input. The purpose of the draft Vision Blueprint public input meetings is to have informal discussions with the public about the draft Vision Blueprint document and the proposed draft strategic goals, objectives and strategies. The schedule of meetings and documents pertaining to the Draft Vision Blueprint will be available under the Visioning Project page on the Council’s Web site at www.safmc.net. During the webinars, Council staff will present an overview of the draft strategic goal areas and the draft Vision Blueprint and will be available for informal discussions and to answer questions via webinar. During the local comment stations, area Council representatives will be present and available for informal discussions and to answer questions. All webinars will be recorded and used to collect input on the Draft Vision Blueprint. Written comments may be mailed, emailed, or submitted online using the Draft Vision Blueprint web comment form available on the Council’s Web site. The Draft Vision Blueprint web comment form will be available under the Visioning Project page on the Council’s Web site at www.safmc.net. Comments may be mailed to Amber Von Harten, SAFMC (see ADDRESSES) or submitted via email to: Mike.Collins@ safmc.net. Note that email comments should specify ‘‘Draft Vision Blueprint’’ in the Subject Line of the email. Comments for the Draft Vision Blueprint will be accepted until 5 p.m. on September 1, 2015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35305 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 16, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–15135 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD983 Final NOAA Restoration Center Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The National Marine Fisheries Service is providing notice that the Final NOAA Restoration Center (RC) Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is complete and available. The NOAA RC proposes to fund or otherwise implement habitat restoration activities through its existing programmatic framework and related procedures. The NOAA RC programs, which are authorized to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources, will support, fund, or otherwise implement habitat restoration activities throughout the coastal United States. NOAA RC identified a suite of appropriate restoration approaches that it believes will most effectively conserve and restore the coastal and marine resources, and the ecosystem services they provide under NOAA trusteeship. The PEIS evaluates the potential impacts to the human and natural environment of implementing these approaches and sets the stage so that future decisions by NOAA at the project-specific level can be documented as included under, or effectively tiered from, this programmatic analysis. ADDRESSES: Frederick C. Sutter, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Gange, by mail at NOAA Restoration Center/FHC3, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or by telephone at 301–427– 8664. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 35306 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 118 / Friday, June 19, 2015 / Notices Although NOAA RC is not soliciting comments on this PEIS, we will consider any comments submitted that would assist us in preparing future NEPA documents. An electronic copy of the PEIS is available at: http:// www.restoration.noaa.gov/ environmentalcompliance. Electronic correspondence regarding it can be submitted to rc.compliance@noaa.gov. Otherwise, please submit any written comments via U.S. mail to the responsible official named in the ADDRESSES section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 9, 2015. Frederick C. Sutter, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–14984 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting Correction Notice document 2015–13766 should have published in the issue of Friday, June 5, 2015. It is printed below in its entirety. AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Atlantic Bluefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. until noon. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option. Details on webinar registration and telephone-only connection details are available at: http://www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MidAtlantic Fisheries Management Council’s (MAFMC) Atlantic Bluefish Advisory Panel (AP) will meet jointly asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jun 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Bluefish AP. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss recent performance of the commercial and recreational fisheries for Atlantic bluefish. Council staff will work with the AP to write the 2015 Fishery Performance Report. The intent of this report is to facilitate a venue for structured input from the AP members for the Atlantic Bluefish specifications process, including recommendations by the MAFMC’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). The MAFMC and the ASMFC will consider the Fishery Performance Report in August when setting fishery specifications (i.e., catch and landings limits and management measures) for 2016–2018. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: June 2, 2015. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. C1–2015–13766 Filed 6–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket No. 150106016–5016–01] RIN 0648–XD703 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Bottlenose Dolphins in Fiordland, New Zealand as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding. We, NMFS, announce a 12month finding on a petition to list bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) within Fiordland, New Zealand as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Based on our review of the best scientific and commercial data available, we have determined that the bottlenose dolphins within Fiordland do not meet the criteria for identification as a distinct population segment. Therefore, these dolphins do not warrant listing, and we do not propose to list these dolphins under the ESA. DATES: This finding was made on June 19, 2015. ADDRESSES: Information used to make this finding is available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The petition and the list of the references used in making this finding are also available on the NMFS Web site at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/ petition81.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Manning, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources (OPR), (301) 427–8403. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On July 15, 2013, we received a petition from WildEarth Guardians to list 81 marine species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We found that the petitioned actions may be warranted for 27 of the 81 species and announced the initiation of status reviews for each of the 27 species (78 FR 63941, October 25, 2013; 78 FR 66675, November 6, 2013; 78 FR 69376, November 19, 2013; 79 FR 9880, February 21, 2014; and 79 FR 10104, February 24, 2014). Among the 27 species that we determined may warrant listing under the ESA is the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, of Fiordland, New Zealand. This finding addresses those bottlenose dolphins. We are responsible for determining whether species are threatened or endangered under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). To make this determination, we consider first whether a group of organisms constitutes a ‘‘species’’ under the ESA, then whether the status of the species qualifies it for listing as either threatened or endangered. Section 3 of E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 118 (Friday, June 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14984]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XD983


Final NOAA Restoration Center Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental 
Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service is providing notice that 
the Final NOAA Restoration Center (RC) Programmatic Environmental 
Impact Statement (PEIS) is complete and available. The NOAA RC proposes 
to fund or otherwise implement habitat restoration activities through 
its existing programmatic framework and related procedures. The NOAA RC 
programs, which are authorized to conserve and manage coastal and 
marine resources, will support, fund, or otherwise implement habitat 
restoration activities throughout the coastal United States.
    NOAA RC identified a suite of appropriate restoration approaches 
that it believes will most effectively conserve and restore the coastal 
and marine resources, and the ecosystem services they provide under 
NOAA trusteeship. The PEIS evaluates the potential impacts to the human 
and natural environment of implementing these approaches and sets the 
stage so that future decisions by NOAA at the project-specific level 
can be documented as included under, or effectively tiered from, this 
programmatic analysis.

ADDRESSES: Frederick C. Sutter, Director, Office of Habitat 
Conservation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1315 
East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Gange, by mail at NOAA 
Restoration Center/FHC3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910; or by telephone at 301-427-8664.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Although NOAA RC is not soliciting comments 
on this PEIS, we will consider any comments submitted that would assist 
us in preparing future NEPA documents. An electronic copy of the PEIS 
is available at: http://www.restoration.noaa.gov/environmentalcompliance. Electronic correspondence regarding it can be 
submitted to rc.compliance@noaa.gov. Otherwise, please submit any 
written comments via U.S. mail to the responsible official named in the 
ADDRESSES section.

    Dated: June 9, 2015.
Frederick C. Sutter,
Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-14984 Filed 6-18-15; 8:45 am]
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