Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves, 21322-21323 [2016-08207]

Download as PDF 21322 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2016 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Lukens, MAFAC Executive Director; (301) 427–8004; email: Jennifer.Lukens@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), and, since 1971, advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The complete charter and summaries of prior meetings are located online at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ ocs/mafac/. Matters To Be Considered This meeting time and agenda are subject to change. The meeting is convened to hear presentations and discuss policies and guidance on the following topics: Proposed Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force, hatchery genetic management plans, draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy, fishing community and coastal resilience, and strategic planning. The meeting will include updates on electronic monitoring on the west coast, recreational fishing regional implementation plans, and the budget outlook for FY2016–2017; discussion of various MAFAC administrative and organizational matters; and may include meetings of standing subcommittees and working groups. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Heidi Lovett; 301–427–8034 by April 15, 2016. Dated: April 5, 2016. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–08221 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings and Bluefin Tuna Catch Reports. OMB Control Number: 0648–0328. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 13,402. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes for an initial call-in or internet report; 5 minutes for a confirmation call; 10 minutes for a landing card; 1 hour for a weekly or biweekly state report; and 4 hours for an annual state report. Burden Hours: 1,586. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. Catch reporting from recreational and commercial hand-gear fisheries provides important data used to monitor catches of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) and supplements other existing data collection programs. Data collected through this program are used for both domestic and international fisheries management and stock assessment purposes. Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) catch reporting provides real-time catch information used to monitor the BFT fishery. Under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (ATCA, 16 U.S.C. 971), the United States is required to adopt regulations, as necessary and appropriate, to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), including recommendations on a specified BFT quota. BFT catch reporting helps the U.S. monitor this quota and supports scientific research consistent with ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Recreational anglers and commercial hand-gear fishermen are required to report specific information regarding their catch of BFT. Atlantic billfish and swordfish are managed internationally by ICCAT and nationally under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This collection provides information needed to monitor the recreational catch of Atlantic blue and white marlin, which is applied to the recreational limit established by ICCAT, and the recreational catch of North Atlantic swordfish, which is applied to the U.S. quota established by ICCAT. This collection also provides PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information on recreational landings of West Atlantic sailfish which is unavailable from other established monitoring programs. Collection of sailfish catch information is authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Act for purposes of stock management. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Daily, biweekly, monthly, annual. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: April 5, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–08165 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold two separate public meetings to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Oregon Coastal Management Program and the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Notice is also hereby given of the availability of the final evaluation findings for Maryland, Puerto Rico and Ohio Coastal Management Programs. DATES: Oregon Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on May 24, 2016, and written comments must be received on or before June 10, 2016. Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on June 28, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2016 / Notices 2016, and written comments must be received on or before July 15, 2016. For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the program or reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by any of the following methods: Public Meeting and Oral Comments: Public meetings will be held in Newport, Oregon and Bristol, Rhode Island. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or email comments Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/ NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Carrie.Hall@ noaa.gov. Copies of the final evaluation findings and related material (including past performance reports and notices prepared by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management) may be obtained upon written request by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Copies of the final evaluation findings may also be downloaded or viewed on the Internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/ evaluations/evaluation_findings/ index.html. Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) require NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state and territorial coastal programs and national estuarine research reserves. The process includes a public meeting, consideration of written public comments and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the final management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Apr 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Specific information on the periodic evaluation of the state and territorial coastal programs and reserves that are the subject of this notice are detailed below as follows: Oregon Coastal Management Program Evaluation You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: Date: May 24, 2016. Time: 5:30 p.m., local time. Location: Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Cove Room, 3019 North Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365. Written public comments must be received on or before June 10, 2016. Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: Date: June 28, 2016. Time: 6:00 p.m., local time. Location: Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02890. Written comments must be received on or before July 15, 2016. Availability of Final Evaluation Findings of Other State and Territorial Coastal Programs The NOAA Office for Coastal Management has completed review of the Coastal Zone Management Program evaluations for the states of Maryland and Ohio, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Both states and territory were found to be implementing and enforcing their federally approved coastal management programs, addressing the national coastal management objectives identified in CZMA Section 303(2)(A)–(K), and adhering to the programmatic terms of their financial assistance awards. Copies of these final evaluation findings may be downloaded at http://coast.noaa.gov/ czm/evaluations/evaluation_findings/ index.html or by submitting a written request to the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. John King, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–08207 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21323 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD224 Marine Mammals; File No. 18537 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a major amendment to Permit No. 18537 has been issued to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Wildlife Conservation, Juneau, AK [Responsible Party: Robert Small, Ph.D.]. ADDRESSES: The permit amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosa ´ L. Gonzalez or Amy Sloan, (301) 427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 8, 2016, notice was published in the Federal Register (81 FR 6508) that a request for an amendment Permit No. 18537 to conduct research on pinnipeds had been submitted by the above-named applicant. The requested permit amendment has been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The original permit (No. 18537), issued on August 8, 2014 (79 FR 19578), authorized ADF&G to take Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) during aerial, vessel, and ground surveys in support of the long-term Steller sea lion research program. It also authorized incidental disturbance of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and northern fur (Callorhinus ursinus), harbor (Phoca vitulina), spotted (Phoca largha), ribbon (Histriophoca fasciata), ringed (Phoca hispida hispida), and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 69 (Monday, April 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21322-21323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08207]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National 
Estuarine Research Reserves

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Office for Coastal Management will hold two separate public meetings to 
solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Oregon Coastal 
Management Program and the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research 
Reserve. Notice is also hereby given of the availability of the final 
evaluation findings for Maryland, Puerto Rico and Ohio Coastal 
Management Programs.

DATES: Oregon Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public meeting 
will be held on May 24, 2016, and written comments must be received on 
or before June 10, 2016.
    Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation: 
The public meeting will be held on June 28,

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2016, and written comments must be received on or before July 15, 2016.
    For specific dates, times, and locations of the public meetings, 
see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the program or reserve NOAA 
intends to evaluate by any of the following methods:
    Public Meeting and Oral Comments: Public meetings will be held in 
Newport, Oregon and Bristol, Rhode Island. For specific locations, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Carrie Hall, 
Evaluator, Planning and Performance Measurement Program, Office for 
Coastal Management, NOS/NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/
OCM1, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or email comments 
Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hall, Evaluator, Planning and 
Performance Measurement Program, Office for Coastal Management, NOS/
NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, N/OCM1, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910, or Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov. Copies of the final evaluation 
findings and related material (including past performance reports and 
notices prepared by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management) may be 
obtained upon written request by contacting the person identified under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Copies of the final evaluation 
findings may also be downloaded or viewed on the Internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations/evaluation_findings/index.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone 
Management Act (CZMA) require NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of 
federally approved state and territorial coastal programs and national 
estuarine research reserves. The process includes a public meeting, 
consideration of written public comments and consultations with 
interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the 
public. During the evaluation, NOAA will consider the extent to which 
the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the final 
management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to 
the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation 
is completed, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management will place a notice 
in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final 
Evaluation Findings.
    Specific information on the periodic evaluation of the state and 
territorial coastal programs and reserves that are the subject of this 
notice are detailed below as follows:

Oregon Coastal Management Program Evaluation

    You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting 
scheduled as follows:
    Date: May 24, 2016.
    Time: 5:30 p.m., local time.
    Location: Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Cove Room, 3019 North Coast 
Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365.
    Written public comments must be received on or before June 10, 
2016.

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation

    You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting 
scheduled as follows:
    Date: June 28, 2016.
    Time: 6:00 p.m., local time.
    Location: Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Environmental Education 
Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02890.
    Written comments must be received on or before July 15, 2016.

Availability of Final Evaluation Findings of Other State and 
Territorial Coastal Programs

    The NOAA Office for Coastal Management has completed review of the 
Coastal Zone Management Program evaluations for the states of Maryland 
and Ohio, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Both states and 
territory were found to be implementing and enforcing their federally 
approved coastal management programs, addressing the national coastal 
management objectives identified in CZMA Section 303(2)(A)-(K), and 
adhering to the programmatic terms of their financial assistance 
awards. Copies of these final evaluation findings may be downloaded at 
http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations/evaluation_findings/index.html or 
by submitting a written request to the person identified under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

John King,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone 
Management Program Administration.
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