Proposed Amendment to the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program, 63957-63958 [2015-26840]

Download as PDF 63957 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 204 Thursday, October 22, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. DATES: Comments must be submitted within 30 days after publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: See the Submission of Comments section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3965. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On June 18, 2008, section 805 of Title VIII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Softwood Lumber Act of 2008) was enacted into law. Under this provision, the Secretary of Commerce is mandated to submit to the appropriate Congressional committees a report every 180 days on any subsidy provided by countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States, including stumpage subsidies. The Department submitted its last subsidy report on June 16, 2015. As part of its newest report, the Department intends to include a list of subsidy programs identified with sufficient VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 clarity by the public in response to this notice. Request for Comments Given the large number of countries that export softwood lumber and softwood lumber products to the United States, we are soliciting public comment only on subsidies provided by countries whose exports accounted for at least one percent of total U.S. imports of softwood lumber by quantity, as classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule code 4407.1001 (which accounts for the vast majority of imports), during the period January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. Official U.S. import data published by the United States International Trade Commission Tariff and Trade DataWeb indicate that only two countries, Canada and Chile, exported softwood lumber to the United States during that time period in amounts sufficient to account for at least one percent of U.S. imports of softwood lumber products. We intend to rely on similar previous six-month periods to identify the countries subject to future reports on softwood lumber subsidies. For example, we will rely on U.S. imports of softwood lumber and softwood lumber products during the period July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, to select the countries subject to the next report. Under U.S. trade law, a subsidy exists where an authority: (i) Provides a financial contribution; (ii) provides any form of income or price support within the meaning of Article XVI of the GATT 1994; or (iii) makes a payment to a funding mechanism to provide a financial contribution to a person, or entrusts or directs a private entity to make a financial contribution, if providing the contribution would normally be vested in the government and the practice does not differ in substance from practices normally followed by governments, and a benefit is thereby conferred.1 Parties should include in their comments: (1) The country which provided the subsidy; (2) the name of the subsidy program; (3) a brief description (at least 3–4 sentences) of the subsidy program; and (4) the government body or authority that provided the subsidy. 1 See section 771(5)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submission of Comments Persons wishing to comment should file comments by the date specified above. Comments should only include publicly available information. The Department will not accept comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially due to business proprietary concerns or for any other reason. The Department will return such comments or materials to the persons submitting the comments and will not include them in its report on softwood lumber subsidies. The Department requests submission of comments filed in electronic Portable Document Format (PDF) submitted on CD–ROM or by email to the email address of the EC Webmaster, below. The comments received will be made available to the public in PDF on the Enforcement and Compliance Web site at the following address: http:// enforcement.trade.gov/sla2008/slaindex.html. Any questions concerning file formatting, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Laura Merchant, Enforcement and Compliance Webmaster, at (202) 482–0367, email address: webmaster_support@trade.gov. All comments and submissions in response to this Request for Comment should be received by the Department no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the above-referenced deadline date. Dated: October 16, 2015. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–26964 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Amendment to the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 63958 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Notices Availability of program change submission in Spanish; extension of comment period. ACTION: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management is announcing the availability of a Spanish language version of analysis documents submitted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico supporting a request for approval of changes to the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program (PRCZMP), and an extension of the public review and comment period on the program changes. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Joelle Gore, Stewardship Division Chief (Acting), NOAA Office for Coastal Management, NOS/OCM/SD, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Room 10622, N/OCM6, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Joelle.Gore@ noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Rolleri, at Jackie.Rolleri@ noaa.gov. SUMMARY: requirements for approval to participate in the federal Coastal Zone Management Program as described in section 306 of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and its implementing regulations at 15 CFR part 923. NOAA is particularly interested in comments addressing the requirements for the authorities and organization of coastal management programs found at 15 CFR part 923, subpart E, and opportunities for meaningful public participation in the decision-making process for the program under 15 CFR part 923, subpart F. Comments regarding implementation issues should be specific to how the changes to the program have affected implementation. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration Dated: October 14, 2015. John King, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2015–26840 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] Background On July 17, 2015, the Office for Coastal Management published a Federal Register Notice soliciting comments on a request by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for approval of changes to the PRCZMP (80 FR 42479 (July 17, 2015)). The Federal Register notice included a notice of a September 2, 2015, public hearing on the program changes. At the September 2, 2015, public hearing, requests were made by members of the public to have a Spanish language version of the program change analysis documents submitted by the Commonwealth in support of the requested approval, along with an extension of the comment period on the program changes. The Commonwealth has translated the analysis documents and made it available for public review and comment on its Web site under the ´ heading ‘‘Solicitud de aprobacion de cambios al Programa.’’ The documents may be found at: http:// www.drna.gobierno.pr/oficinas/arn/ recursosvivientes/ costasreservasrefugios/pmzc/Cambiosrutinarios-PMZC. Written comments from the public on the Commonwealth’s request for approval of changes to the PRCZMP will continue to be accepted through 30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. Comments should address the question of whether the PRCZMP, as changed, continues to meet the BILLING CODE 3510–08–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE131 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Civilian Port Defense Activities at the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. ACTION: In accordance with regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to Civilian Port Defense training activities within and near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. SUMMARY: Effective October 25, 2015, through December 31, 2015. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fiorentino, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 John Availability An electronic copy of the Navy’s application, which contains a list of the references used in this document, may be obtained by visiting the internet at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/military.htm. The Navy’s final Environmental Assessment (EA), 2015 West Coast Civilian Port Defense, which also contains a list of the references used in this document, may also be viewed on our Web site. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as ‘‘an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival.’’ The National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA) (Public Law 108– 136) removed the ‘‘small numbers’’ and ‘‘specified geographical region’’ limitations indicated above and amended the definition of ‘‘harassment’’ as it applies to a ‘‘military readiness activity’’ to read as follows (Section 3(18)(B) of the MMPA): (i) Any act that injures or has the significant potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A Harassment]; or (ii) Any act that disturbs or is likely to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of natural behavioral patterns, to a point where such behavioral patterns are abandoned E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63957-63958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26840]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Amendment to the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management 
Program

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office 
for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, Department of Commerce.

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ACTION: Availability of program change submission in Spanish; extension 
of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) 
Office for Coastal Management is announcing the availability of a 
Spanish language version of analysis documents submitted by the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico supporting a request for approval of 
changes to the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program (PRCZMP), 
and an extension of the public review and comment period on the program 
changes.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments to Joelle Gore, Stewardship 
Division Chief (Acting), NOAA Office for Coastal Management, NOS/OCM/
SD, 1305 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Room 10622, N/OCM6, Silver 
Spring, Maryland 20910, or Joelle.Gore@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Rolleri, at 
Jackie.Rolleri@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 17, 2015, the Office for Coastal Management published a 
Federal Register Notice soliciting comments on a request by the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for approval of changes to the PRCZMP (80 
FR 42479 (July 17, 2015)). The Federal Register notice included a 
notice of a September 2, 2015, public hearing on the program changes.
    At the September 2, 2015, public hearing, requests were made by 
members of the public to have a Spanish language version of the program 
change analysis documents submitted by the Commonwealth in support of 
the requested approval, along with an extension of the comment period 
on the program changes. The Commonwealth has translated the analysis 
documents and made it available for public review and comment on its 
Web site under the heading ``Solicitud de aprobaci[oacute]n de cambios 
al Programa.'' The documents may be found at: http://www.drna.gobierno.pr/oficinas/arn/recursosvivientes/costasreservasrefugios/pmzc/Cambios-rutinarios-PMZC.
    Written comments from the public on the Commonwealth's request for 
approval of changes to the PRCZMP will continue to be accepted through 
30 days from the date of publication of this Federal Register notice.
    Comments should address the question of whether the PRCZMP, as 
changed, continues to meet the requirements for approval to participate 
in the federal Coastal Zone Management Program as described in section 
306 of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, and its implementing 
regulations at 15 CFR part 923. NOAA is particularly interested in 
comments addressing the requirements for the authorities and 
organization of coastal management programs found at 15 CFR part 923, 
subpart E, and opportunities for meaningful public participation in the 
decision-making process for the program under 15 CFR part 923, subpart 
F. Comments regarding implementation issues should be specific to how 
the changes to the program have affected implementation.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management 
Program Administration

    Dated: October 14, 2015.
John King,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-26840 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-08-P