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Download as PDF 46566 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 150 / Wednesday, August 5, 2015 / Notices be installed by use of a vibratory hammer only. The main pier, fender system, and wave fence system will be pile supported with piles ranging from 16 inch–36 inch diameter pipe piles. These piles will be driven with a vibratory hammer to a point and must be seated with an impact hammer to ensure stability. The vibratory hammer will drive the pile by applying a rapidly alternating force to the pile by rotating eccentric weights resulting in a downward vibratory force on the pile. The vibratory hammer will be attached to the pile head with a clamp. The vertical vibration in the pile functions by disturbing or liquefying the soil next to the pile, causing the soil particles to lose their frictional grip on the pile. The pile moves downward under its own weight, plus the weight of the hammer. It takes approximately one to three minutes to drive one pile. An impact hammer will be used to ensure the piles are embedded deep enough into the substrate to remain stable for the life of the pier. The impact hammer works by dropping a mass on top of the pile repeatedly to drive it into the substrate. Diesel combustion is used to push the mass upwards and allow it to fall onto the pile again to drive it. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Findings Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)—As required by the MMPA, for the original IHA, we determined that (1) the required mitigation measures are sufficient to reduce the effects of the specified activities to the level of least practicable impact; (2) the authorized takes will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species; (3) the authorized takes represent small numbers relative to the affected stock abundances; and (4) the ME DOT’s activities will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on taking for subsistence purposes as no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals are implicated by this action. No substantive changes have occurred in the interim. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)—In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), as implemented by the regulations published by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and NOAA Administrative Order 216–6, NMFS prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider the environmental impacts of issuance of a one-year IHA. A Finding of No Significant Impact was signed on September 24, 2014. No substantive changes have occurred in the interim. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 Endangered Species Act (ESA)—No species listed under the ESA are expected to be affected by these activities. Therefore, NMFS determined that a section 7 consultation under the ESA is not required. No substantive changes have occurred in the interim. Summary of the Revision Construction activities have been delayed for the project due to difficulties in developing a passive acoustic monitoring plan. No in-water work has occurred, including all aspects of the specified activity considered in our issuance of the IHA. The original IHA issued is a one-year IHA with no consideration of seasonality in timing any component of the specified activity. Therefore, shifting the effective dates of the IHA by approximately ten months to accommodate the ME DOT’s delayed schedule for this project has no effect on our analysis of project impacts and does not affect our findings. No new information is available that would substantively affect our analyses under the MMPA, NEPA, or ESA. All mitigation, monitoring, and reporting measures described in our notice of issuance of the IHA remain in effect. The species for which take was authorized and the numbers of incidents of take authorized are unchanged. As a result of the foregoing, we have revised the IHA issued to the ME DOT to conduct the specified activities in Eastport, Maine. Originally valid for one year, from October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015, the IHA now becomes effective on July 20, 2015, and is valid for one year, until July 19, 2016. Dated: July 29, 2015. Perry Gayaldo, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–19113 Filed 8–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Community Broadband Summit National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, in conjunction with Next Century Cities will hold a one-day regional broadband summit, ‘‘Digital New England,’’ to share SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization. The summit will present best practices and lessons learned from broadband network infrastructure buildouts and digital inclusion programs from Maine and surrounding states, including projects funded by NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.1 The summit will also explore effective business and partnership models. DATES: The Digital New England Broadband Summit will be held on September 28, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine at 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine 04101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Brown, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4628, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4374; email: bbrown@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA’s BroadbandUSA initiative provides expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, planning new infrastructure and engaging a wide range of partners in broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America’s communities. The Digital Broadband Summit will feature subject matter experts from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA initiative and include NTIA presentations that discuss lessons learned through the implementation of the BTOP and SBI grants. A panel will explore key elements required for successful broadband projects using a mix of regional examples. Topics will include marketing/demand aggregation, outreach, coordination with government agencies, partnership strategies, construction and oversight. A second panel will explore why broadband matters in comprehensive community 1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009). E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 150 / Wednesday, August 5, 2015 / Notices planning and will provide real-world examples of how broadband applications help communities improve economic development, workforce development, and educational opportunities. A third panel will examine business model options, including private networks, public/ private partnerships, co-ops and municipal systems. Panelists will provide tips to communities on how to research funding options, make a compelling case to funders, and leverage multiple federal, state, and nonprofit funding streams. Community leaders interested in expanding economic development opportunities or commercial providers interested in expanding their markets, among others, should find the information presented at the summit valuable as they plan their broadband projects. The summit will be open to the public and press. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Portions of the meeting will be webcast. Information on how to pre-register for the meeting, and how to access the free, live Webcast will be available on NTIA’s Web site: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2015/NEsummit. NTIA will ask registrants to provide their first and last names and email addresses for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on the summit. If capacity for the meeting is reached, NTIA will maintain a waiting list and will inform those on the waiting list if space becomes available. Meeting updates, changes in the agenda, if any, and relevant documents will be also available on NTIA’s Web site at http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ 2015/NEsummit. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Barbara Brown at the contact information listed above at least five (5) business days before the meeting. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: July 31, 2015. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–19229 Filed 8–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting Department of the Air Force, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, DOD. ACTION: ACTION: Meeting Notice. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150, the Department of Defense hereby announces that the United States Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Fall Board meeting will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on September 23, 2015 at the SAFTAS Conference and Innovation Conference Center, located on the plaza level of 1550 Crystal Drive in Crystal City, Virgina. The purpose of this Air Force Scientific Advisory Board quarterly meeting is to receive strategic level briefings related to Science and Technology from Air Force Senior Leaders, and to initiate planning for FY16 studies. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.155, several sessions of the USAF SAB Fall Board meeting will be closed to the public because they will discuss classified information covered by section 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 150 (Wednesday, August 5, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46566-46567]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19229]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Community Broadband Summit

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA), through the BroadbandUSA program, in conjunction with Next 
Century Cities will hold a one-day regional broadband summit, ``Digital 
New England,'' to share information to help communities build their 
broadband capacity and utilization. The summit will present best 
practices and lessons learned from broadband network infrastructure 
build-outs and digital inclusion programs from Maine and surrounding 
states, including projects funded by NTIA's Broadband Technology 
Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) grant 
programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 
2009.\1\ The summit will also explore effective business and 
partnership models.
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    \1\ American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 
111-5, 123 Stat. 115 (2009).

DATES: The Digital New England Broadband Summit will be held on 
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September 28, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 
Portland, Maine at 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine 04101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Brown, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Room 4628, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-4374; email: bbrown@ntia.doc.gov. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-
7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NTIA's BroadbandUSA initiative provides 
expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, 
planning new infrastructure and engaging a wide range of partners in 
broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis 
to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband 
policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other 
federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding 
broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America's communities.
    The Digital Broadband Summit will feature subject matter experts 
from NTIA's BroadbandUSA initiative and include NTIA presentations that 
discuss lessons learned through the implementation of the BTOP and SBI 
grants. A panel will explore key elements required for successful 
broadband projects using a mix of regional examples. Topics will 
include marketing/demand aggregation, outreach, coordination with 
government agencies, partnership strategies, construction and 
oversight. A second panel will explore why broadband matters in 
comprehensive community

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planning and will provide real-world examples of how broadband 
applications help communities improve economic development, workforce 
development, and educational opportunities. A third panel will examine 
business model options, including private networks, public/private 
partnerships, co-ops and municipal systems. Panelists will provide tips 
to communities on how to research funding options, make a compelling 
case to funders, and leverage multiple federal, state, and nonprofit 
funding streams. Community leaders interested in expanding economic 
development opportunities or commercial providers interested in 
expanding their markets, among others, should find the information 
presented at the summit valuable as they plan their broadband projects.
    The summit will be open to the public and press. Pre-registration 
is required, and space is limited. Portions of the meeting will be 
webcast. Information on how to pre-register for the meeting, and how to 
access the free, live Webcast will be available on NTIA's Web site: 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/NEsummit. NTIA will ask 
registrants to provide their first and last names and email addresses 
for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on the 
summit. If capacity for the meeting is reached, NTIA will maintain a 
waiting list and will inform those on the waiting list if space becomes 
available. Meeting updates, changes in the agenda, if any, and relevant 
documents will be also available on NTIA's Web site at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/NEsummit.
    The public meeting is physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as language 
interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Barbara 
Brown at the contact information listed above at least five (5) 
business days before the meeting.

    Dated: July 31, 2015.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-19229 Filed 8-4-15; 8:45 am]
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