Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Detailed Summary of the Great Lakes Plan on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Hypoxia; Correction, 42327-42328 [2016-15364]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / Notices specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat, and taking into consideration the implementation of the monitoring and mitigation measures, NMFS finds that the total marine mammal take from DWBI’s DP vessel thruster use during cable installation activities will have a negligible impact on the affected marine mammal species or stocks. Small Numbers The takes authorized for the cable installation activities utilizing DP vessel thrusters represent 0.22 percent of the Western North Atlantic (WNA) stock of North Atlantic right whale, 0.24 percent of the Gulf of Maine stock of humpback whale, 1.42 percent of the WNA stock of fin whale, 0.02 percent of the Canadian East Coast stock of minke whale, 0.07 percent of the WNA stock of short-beaked common dolphin, 0.16 percent of the WNA stock of Atlantic white-sided dolphin, 0.01 percent of the Gulf of Maine/Bay of Fundy stock of harbor porpoise, 0.15 percent of the WNA stock of harbor seal, and 0.05 percent of the North Atlantic stock of gray seal. These take estimates represent the percentage of each species or stock that could be taken by Level B behavioral harassment and represent extremely small numbers (less than 1.5 percent) relative to the affected species or stock sizes. Further, the take numbers are the maximum numbers of animals that are expected to be harassed during the project; it is possible that some of these exposures may occur to the same individual. Therefore, NMFS finds that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the populations of the affected species or stocks. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Impact on Availability of Affected Species for Taking for Subsistence Uses There are no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Endangered Species Act Under section 7 of the ESA, the USACE (the federal permitting agency for the actual construction) consulted with NMFS’ GARFO on the proposed BIWF project. NMFS also consulted internally on the issuance of an IHA under section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA for this activity. The resultant Biological Opinion determined that the proposed action was not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of fin, humpback, and North Atlantic right whale. NMFS VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 has determined that the 2015 Biological Opinion remains valid and that the proposed MMPA authorization provides no new information about the effects of the action, nor does it change the extent of effects of the action, or any other basis to require reinitiation of the opinion. Therefore, the 2015 Biological Opinion meets the requirements of section 7(a)(2) of the ESA and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 402 for our issuance of an IHA under the MMPA, and no further consultation is required. National Environmental Policy Act NMFS conducted the required analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and prepared an EA for its issuance of the original BIWF IHA, issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the action on August 21, 2014 (reaffirmed on June 9, 2015). The potential environmental impacts of issuance of the IHA are within the scope of the environmental impacts analyzed in NMFS’ EA, which was used to support NMFS’ FONSI. NMFS has determined that there are no substantial changes to the action or significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns which would require a supplement to the 2014 EA or preparation of a new NEPA document. Therefore, NMFS has determined that a new or supplemental EA or Environmental Impact Statement are unnecessary, and we shall rely on the existing EA and FONSI for this action. Authorization As a result of these determinations, NMFS has issued an IHA to DWBI for cable installation activities that use DP vessel thrusters from May 31, 2016, through May 30, 2017, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: June 24, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–15370 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42327 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Detailed Summary of the Great Lakes Plan on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Hypoxia; Correction National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Correction. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act. The information concerning the submission date has been updated. Other Information: The updated information for when stakeholders are invited to provide input related to concerns and successes pertaining to HABs and hypoxia in the Great Lakes region follows: Stakeholders are invited to submit questions and provide input related to concerns and successes pertaining to HABs and hypoxia in the Great Lakes region. The IWG–HABHRCA continues to seek general and technical feedback on topics including: • Regional, Great Lakes-specific priorities for: Æ Ecological, economic, and social research on the causes and impacts of HABs and hypoxia; Æ Approaches to improving monitoring and early warnings, scientific understanding, prediction and modeling, and socioeconomics of these events; and Æ Mitigating the causes and impacts of HABs and hypoxia. • Communication and information dissemination methods that state, tribal, local, and international governments and organizations may undertake to educate and inform the public concerning HABs and hypoxia in the Great Lakes; and • Perceived needs for handling Great Lakes HAB and hypoxia events, as well as an action strategy for managing future situations. Inquiries and comments may be submitted via email (IWG-HABHRCA@ noaa.gov) or via U.S. mail to Caitlin Gould at NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, SSMC–4, #8237, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 42328 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / Notices MD 20910. Technical feedback in the form of brief annotated bibliographic entries would be welcome. The Interagency Working Group will gladly accept public input at any time; however, only those that are received on or before August 19, 2016, may be considered when the Interagency Working Group finalizes the plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Gould (Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov, 240–533–0290) or Stacey DeGrasse (Stacey.Degrasse@fda.hhs.gov, 240– 402–1470). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a document in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act. The information concerning the webinar dates and WebEx information have been updated. Dated: June 15, 2016. Mary C. Erickson, Director, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–15364 Filed 6–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public. Information about the HSRP and the meeting agenda will be posted at: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ meetings_cleveland2016.htm. DATES: The meeting will be held on August 30, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT; August 31, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and September 1, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Times are subject to change. For updates, please check: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ meetings_cleveland2016.htm. ADDRESSES: City Club of Cleveland, 830 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 manager, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/NSD), 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6301, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone: 301–713–2750 ext. 166; email: lynne.mersfelder@noaa.gov. The meeting is open to the public, and public seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The times of onsite public comment periods, scheduled for each day, will be included in the final agenda. Each individual or group making verbal comments will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Comments will be recorded. Individuals who would like to submit written statements should email their comments to Lynne.Mersfelder@ noaa.gov. The HSRP will provide webinar and teleconference capability for the public sessions. Pre-registration is required to access the webinar: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ meetings_cleveland2016.htm. The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, the NOAA Administrator, on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, as amended, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. The charter and other information are located online at http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ CharterBylawsHSIAStatute.htm. Matters To Be Considered: The panel is convening to hear federal, state, regional and local partners and stakeholders on issues relevant to NOAA’s navigation services, focusing on the Great Lakes area. Navigation services include the data, products, and services provided by the NOAA programs and activities that undertake geodetic observations, gravity modeling, shoreline mapping, bathymetric mapping, hydrographic surveying, nautical charting, tide and water level observations, current observations, and marine modeling. This suite of NOAA products and services support safe and efficient navigation, resilient coasts and communities, and the nationwide positioning information infrastructure to support America’s commerce. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 125 (Wednesday, June 29, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia 
Research and Control Amendments Act Detailed Summary of the Great Lakes 
Plan on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Hypoxia; Correction

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

ACTION: Notice; Correction.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published 
a document in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled 
Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia 
Research and Control Amendments Act. The information concerning the 
submission date has been updated.
    Other Information: The updated information for when stakeholders 
are invited to provide input related to concerns and successes 
pertaining to HABs and hypoxia in the Great Lakes region follows:
    Stakeholders are invited to submit questions and provide input 
related to concerns and successes pertaining to HABs and hypoxia in the 
Great Lakes region. The IWG-HABHRCA continues to seek general and 
technical feedback on topics including:
     Regional, Great Lakes-specific priorities for:
    [cir] Ecological, economic, and social research on the causes and 
impacts of HABs and hypoxia;
    [cir] Approaches to improving monitoring and early warnings, 
scientific understanding, prediction and modeling, and socioeconomics 
of these events; and
    [cir] Mitigating the causes and impacts of HABs and hypoxia.
     Communication and information dissemination methods that 
state, tribal, local, and international governments and organizations 
may undertake to educate and inform the public concerning HABs and 
hypoxia in the Great Lakes; and
     Perceived needs for handling Great Lakes HAB and hypoxia 
events, as well as an action strategy for managing future situations.
    Inquiries and comments may be submitted via email (IWG-HABHRCA@noaa.gov) or via U.S. mail to Caitlin Gould at NOAA, National 
Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, SSMC-4, #8237, 1305 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring,

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MD 20910. Technical feedback in the form of brief annotated 
bibliographic entries would be welcome. The Interagency Working Group 
will gladly accept public input at any time; however, only those that 
are received on or before August 19, 2016, may be considered when the 
Interagency Working Group finalizes the plan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Gould (Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov, 
240-533-0290) or Stacey DeGrasse (Stacey.Degrasse@fda.hhs.gov, 240-402-
1470).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Correction

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a 
document in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled Interagency 
Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and 
Control Amendments Act. The information concerning the webinar dates 
and WebEx information have been updated.

    Dated: June 15, 2016.
Mary C. Erickson,
Director, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-15364 Filed 6-28-16; 8:45 am]
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