NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy, 51786-51787 [2015-21172]

Download as PDF 51786 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Notices determination, as discussed above, the ITC will make its final determination no later than 45 days after our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: August 19, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by the investigation includes uncoated paper in sheet form; weighing at least 40 grams per square meter but not more than 150 grams per square meter; that either is a white paper with a GE brightness level 1 of 85 or higher or is a colored paper; whether or not surfacedecorated, printed (except as described below), embossed, perforated, or punched; irrespective of the smoothness of the surface; and irrespective of dimensions (Certain Uncoated Paper). Certain Uncoated Paper includes (a) uncoated free sheet paper that meets this scope definition; (b) uncoated ground wood paper produced from bleached chemithermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) that meets this scope definition; and (c) any other uncoated paper that meets this scope definition regardless of the type of pulp used to produce the paper. Specifically excluded from the scope are (1) paper printed with final content of printed text or graphics and (2) lined paper products, typically school supplies, composed of paper that incorporates straight horizontal and/or vertical lines that would make the paper unsuitable for copying or printing purposes. Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 4802.56.1000, 4802.56.2000, 4802.56.3000, 4802.56.4000, 4802.56.6000, 4802.56.7020, 4802.56.7040, 4802.57.1000, 4802.57.2000, 4802.57.3000, and 4802.57.4000. Some imports of subject merchandise may also be classified under 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.5000, 4802.62.6020, 4802.62.6040, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, 4802.69.3000, 4811.90.8050 and 4811.90.9080. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. 1 One of the key measurements of any grade of paper is brightness. Generally speaking, the brighter the paper the better the contrast between the paper and the ink. Brightness is measured using a GE Reflectance Scale, which measures the reflection of light off a grade of paper. One is the lowest reflection, or what would be given to a totally black grade, and 100 is the brightest measured grade. ‘‘Colored paper’’ as used in this scope definition means a paper with a hue other than white that reflects one of the primary colors of magenta, yellow, and cyan (red, yellow, and blue) or a combination of such primary colors. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Aug 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 301–427–8134 or email: roger.b.griffis@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures V. Scope Comments VI. Discussion of the Methodology a. Determination of the Comparison Method b. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis VII. Date of Sale VIII. Product Comparisons IX. Constructed Export Price X. Normal Value a. Home Market Viability b. Level of Trade c. Cost of Production (COP) Analysis 1. Calculation of COP 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test d. Calculation of NV Based on Comparison Market Prices XI. Currency Conversion XII. Critical Circumstances Summary of Report Climate-related changes in ocean and coastal ecosystems such as warming oceans, rising seas, loss of sea ice, ocean acidification and coastal droughts are impacting the nation’s valuable living marine resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend on them. These changes are expected to increase with continued changes in the planet’s climate and ocean system affecting jobs, impacting economies and disrupting traditional ways of life. There is much at risk. For example, in the United States ocean related commercial and recreational fisheries generate approximately $200 billion in sales and support 1.7 million jobs each year.1 These current and future climate-related changes also affect the information, tools and actions needed to fulfill the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) stewardship mandates for marine resources and the communities that depend on them. The NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy (Strategy) is part of a proactive approach to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information needed to fulfill the agency’s mandates in a changing climate, including the MagnusonStevens Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act and others. The Strategy responds to growing demands and directives for information and tools to prepare for and respond to climate impacts on marine and coastal resources, including the National Fish Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (http:// wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov/). It provides a nationally consistent blueprint to address the following seven science objectives: 1. Identify appropriate, climateinformed reference points for managing living marine resources. 2. Identify robust strategies for managing living marine resources under changing climate conditions. 3. Design adaptive decision processes that can incorporate and respond to changing climate conditions. 4. Identify future states of marine and coastal ecosystems, living marine resources, and resource-dependent human communities in a changing climate. [FR Doc. 2015–21170 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE142 NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NMFS is releasing the final NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy (Strategy). The full Strategy, a Strategy Highlights document and additional information may be found at: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ecosystems/climate/. ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the Strategy please go to: http:// www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ecosystems/ climate/ or contact Roger Griffis, Climate Change Coordinator, NMFS Office of Science and Technology, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (phone: 301– 427–8134, email: roger.b.griffis@ noaa.gov). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information may be found at http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ecosystems/climate or contacting Roger Griffis, Climate Change Coordinator, NMFS Office of Science and Technology, Silver Spring, MD 20910, PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 ‘‘Fisheries Economics of the U.S.’’ NOAA Office of Science and Technology, http:// www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/economics/publications/ feus/fisheries_economics_2012. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Notices rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5. Identify the mechanisms of climate impacts on ecosystems, living marine resources and resource-dependent human communities. 6. Track trends in living marine resources and resource-dependent human communities and provide early warning of change. 7. Build and maintain the science infrastructure needed to fulfill NOAA Fisheries mandates with changing climate conditions. Implementing the Strategy is crucial for fulfilling NOAA Fisheries mandates, reducing climate-related impacts and increasing the resilience of living marine resources and resourcedependent communities in a changing climate. The Strategy recommends specific near- and medium-term actions that address common information needs across NOAA Fisheries mandates and regions. The draft Climate Science Strategy underwent public review from January thru March 2015 (80 FR 3558, January 23, 2015) and received approximately 35 stakeholder comments from fishery management councils, states, tribes, academics, Non-Governmental Organizations and members of the public. The comments were generally positive with agreement on the need for action and support for both the content of the strategy and its implementation. The Strategy is designed to be customized and implemented through Regional Action Plans that focus on building regional capacity and partnerships to address the Strategy’s seven objectives. In 2015–2016, NOAA Fisheries Science Centers and Regional Offices will develop Regional Action Plans to identify strengths, weaknesses, priorities, and actions to address the Strategy over the next 5 years. Development of the Regional Action Plans will include opportunity for input from science and management partners and others. The Strategy is a key part of NOAA Fisheries efforts to respond to growing demands for information to help reduce impacts and increase the resilience of living marine resources and the communities that depend on them in a changing climate. Dated: August 21, 2015. Ned Cyr, Director, Office of Science and Technology, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21172 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Aug 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project; Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meeting Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare environmental impact statement; Scoping meeting. AGENCY: A permit application has been submitted by California American Water Company (CalAm) to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) to construct and operate a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination facility project (Project) in Monterey County, California. The permit review process will be conducted concurrently with a public process conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). NOAA is soliciting information and comments on the range of issues and the significant issues to be analyzed in depth related to the Project proposed within MBNMS boundaries. DATES: Comments must be received by October 2, 2015. A public meeting will be held as detailed below: Date: September 10, 2015. Location: Sally Griffin Active Living Center. Address: 700 Jewell Avenue, Pacific Grove 93950. Time: The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-20150105, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: MBNMS Project Lead for CalAm Desalination Project, 99 Pacific Ave., Bldg. 455a, Monterey, CA 93940. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51787 confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. ONMS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Grimmer at 99 Pacific Ave., Bldg. 455a, Monterey, CA 93940 or mbnms.comments@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information I. Background A permit application has been submitted by CalAm for construction and operation of its proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP or Project). The purpose of the MPWSP is to replace existing water supplies for CalAm’s Monterey District service area. The MPWSP comprises various facilities and improvements, including: A sub-surface seawater intake system; a 9.6-million-gallons-per-day (mgd) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant; desalinated water storage and conveyance facilities; and expanded Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) facilities. The desalination facility would be capable of producing 10,627 acre-feet per year (AFY) of potable water on a 46acre site located north of the City of Marina on unincorporated Monterey County property. The MPWSP proposes ten subsurface slant wells to draw seawater from beneath the ocean floor in Monterey Bay to produce the source water for the desalination plant. The subsurface slant wells would be located primarily within the City of Marina, in the active mining area of the CEMEX sand mining facility. The slant wells would be approximately 700 to 1000 feet in length, with well tips located at approximately 200 to 220 feet below mean sea level. Up to 24.1 mgd of source water would be needed to produce 9.6 mgd of desalinated product water. The desalination plant would generate approximately 13.98 mgd of brine, including 0.4 mgd of decanted backwash water. The brine would be discharged into Monterey Bay via a 36inch diameter pipeline to a new connection with the existing Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency’s (MRWPCA) outfall and diffuser located at the wastewater facility. II. Need for Action This notice of intent (NOI) to prepare a draft environmental impact statement E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE142


NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: NMFS is releasing the final NOAA Fisheries Climate Science 
Strategy (Strategy). The full Strategy, a Strategy Highlights document 
and additional information may be found at: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ecosystems/climate/.

ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the Strategy please go to: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ecosystems/climate/ or contact Roger Griffis, 
Climate Change Coordinator, NMFS Office of Science and Technology, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (phone: 301-427-8134, email: 
roger.b.griffis@noaa.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information may be found at 
http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/ecosystems/climate or contacting Roger 
Griffis, Climate Change Coordinator, NMFS Office of Science and 
Technology, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-427-8134 or email: 
roger.b.griffis@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Summary of Report

    Climate-related changes in ocean and coastal ecosystems such as 
warming oceans, rising seas, loss of sea ice, ocean acidification and 
coastal droughts are impacting the nation's valuable living marine 
resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend 
on them. These changes are expected to increase with continued changes 
in the planet's climate and ocean system affecting jobs, impacting 
economies and disrupting traditional ways of life. There is much at 
risk. For example, in the United States ocean related commercial and 
recreational fisheries generate approximately $200 billion in sales and 
support 1.7 million jobs each year.\1\ These current and future 
climate-related changes also affect the information, tools and actions 
needed to fulfill the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA 
Fisheries) stewardship mandates for marine resources and the 
communities that depend on them.
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    \1\ ``Fisheries Economics of the U.S.'' NOAA Office of Science 
and Technology, http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/economics/publications/feus/fisheries_economics_2012.
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    The NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy (Strategy) is part of a 
proactive approach to increase the production, delivery, and use of 
climate-related information needed to fulfill the agency's mandates in 
a changing climate, including the Magnuson-Stevens Act, Endangered 
Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Environmental 
Policy Act and others. The Strategy responds to growing demands and 
directives for information and tools to prepare for and respond to 
climate impacts on marine and coastal resources, including the National 
Fish Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (http://wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov/). It provides a nationally consistent 
blueprint to address the following seven science objectives:
    1. Identify appropriate, climate-informed reference points for 
managing living marine resources.
    2. Identify robust strategies for managing living marine resources 
under changing climate conditions.
    3. Design adaptive decision processes that can incorporate and 
respond to changing climate conditions.
    4. Identify future states of marine and coastal ecosystems, living 
marine resources, and resource-dependent human communities in a 
changing climate.

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    5. Identify the mechanisms of climate impacts on ecosystems, living 
marine resources and resource-dependent human communities.
    6. Track trends in living marine resources and resource-dependent 
human communities and provide early warning of change.
    7. Build and maintain the science infrastructure needed to fulfill 
NOAA Fisheries mandates with changing climate conditions.
    Implementing the Strategy is crucial for fulfilling NOAA Fisheries 
mandates, reducing climate-related impacts and increasing the 
resilience of living marine resources and resource-dependent 
communities in a changing climate. The Strategy recommends specific 
near- and medium-term actions that address common information needs 
across NOAA Fisheries mandates and regions.
    The draft Climate Science Strategy underwent public review from 
January thru March 2015 (80 FR 3558, January 23, 2015) and received 
approximately 35 stakeholder comments from fishery management councils, 
states, tribes, academics, Non-Governmental Organizations and members 
of the public. The comments were generally positive with agreement on 
the need for action and support for both the content of the strategy 
and its implementation.
    The Strategy is designed to be customized and implemented through 
Regional Action Plans that focus on building regional capacity and 
partnerships to address the Strategy's seven objectives. In 2015-2016, 
NOAA Fisheries Science Centers and Regional Offices will develop 
Regional Action Plans to identify strengths, weaknesses, priorities, 
and actions to address the Strategy over the next 5 years. Development 
of the Regional Action Plans will include opportunity for input from 
science and management partners and others. The Strategy is a key part 
of NOAA Fisheries efforts to respond to growing demands for information 
to help reduce impacts and increase the resilience of living marine 
resources and the communities that depend on them in a changing 
climate.

    Dated: August 21, 2015.
Ned Cyr,
Director, Office of Science and Technology, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-21172 Filed 8-25-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P