Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs, 52636-52637 [2016-18840]

Download as PDF 52636 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices Puerto Rico: Fish Larvae Sources and Sinks. Where do Fish Larvae go to when Spawned in the ABT?—Dr. Jorge Capella —2015 Spiny Lobster Survey Results—Aida Rosario —Pelagic Fish Distribution—Ricardo ´ Lopez Æ Enforcement Issues —Bottom Tending Gear: Legal Definition of Gear, Regulations in Place in Seasonally Closed Areas in the EEZ —Atlantic HMS Caribbean Fisheries— Delisse Ortiz Æ Outreach and Education Report—Dr. ´ Alida Ortız Æ MREP Update—Helena Antoun Æ Enforcement Reports: —Puerto Rico-DNER —U.S. Virgin Islands-DPNR —U.S. Coast Guard —NMFS/NOAA Æ Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD—(5minute presentations) Æ Other Business Æ Next Meeting(s) The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be subjects for formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice, and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, telephone (787) VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 3, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: August 3, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18776 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P [FR Doc. 2016–18775 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs RIN 0648–XE791 AGENCY: North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of teleconference. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup (EMWG) will hold a teleconference on August 25, 2016. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Alaska Time). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held telephonically at the following number: (907) 271–2896. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone: 907–271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda Thursday, August 25, 2016 The agenda will include an update on the 2016 pre-implementation program, review EM integration initial review draft analysis, review of the 2017 preimplementation proposal, and other business and scheduling. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at http://www.npfmc .org/. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of request for comment. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the New Hampshire Coastal Management Program. DATES: New Hampshire Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on September 20, 2016, and written comments must be received on or before September 30, 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: A public meeting will be held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Pam Kylstra, Program Development Specialist, Learning Services Division, Office for Coastal Management, 2234 S. Hobson Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29405, or email comments Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Kylstra, Program Development Specialist, Learning Services Division, Office for Coastal Management, 2234 S. Hobson Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29405, or email comments Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov. Copies of the previous 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Copies of the most recent evaluation findings may also be downloaded or viewed on the Internet at http:// coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE271 Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state and territorial coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, 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 management program 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 program that is the subject of this notice is detailed below as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Hampshire Coastal Management Program Evaluation You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: Date: September 20, 2016. Time: 1:00 p.m., local time. Location: 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801. Written public comments must be received on or before September 30, 2016. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Coastal Zone Management Program Administration Dated July 27, 2016. John King, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–18840 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to the Bravo Wharf Recapitalization Project National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that we have issued an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to incidentally harass marine mammals during construction activities associated with the bravo wharf recapitalization project at Naval Station Mayport, FL. DATES: This authorization is effective from December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura McCue, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Availability An electronic copy of the Navy’s application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained by visiting the Internet at: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/construction.htm. A memorandum describing our adoption of the Navy’s Environmental Assessment (2016) and our associated Finding of No Significant Impact, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, are also available at the same 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 by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified area, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals, providing that certain findings are made and the necessary prescriptions are established. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52637 The incidental taking of small numbers of marine mammals may be allowed only if NMFS (through authority delegated by the Secretary) finds that the total taking by the specified activity during the specified time period will (i) have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and (ii) not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such taking must be set forth, either in specific regulations or in an authorization. The allowance of such incidental taking under section 101(a)(5)(A), by harassment, serious injury, death, or a combination thereof, requires that regulations be established. Subsequently, a Letter of Authorization may be issued pursuant to the prescriptions established in such regulations, providing that the level of taking will be consistent with the findings made for the total taking allowable under the specific regulations. Under section 101(a)(5)(D), NMFS may authorize such incidental taking by harassment only, for periods of not more than one year, pursuant to requirements and conditions contained within an IHA. The establishment of prescriptions through either specific regulations or an authorization requires notice and opportunity for public comment. 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.’’ Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, section 3(18) of the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: ‘‘. . . any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild [Level A harassment]; or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering [Level B harassment].’’ Summary of Request On July 21, 2015, we received a request from the Navy for authorization of the taking, by Level B harassment only, of marine mammals, incidental to pile driving in association with the Bravo Wharf recapitalization project at Naval Station Mayport (NSM), Florida. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52636-52637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18840]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs

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

ACTION: Notice of request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit 
comments on the performance evaluation of the New Hampshire Coastal 
Management Program.

DATES: New Hampshire Coastal Management Program Evaluation: The public 
meeting will be held on September 20, 2016, and written comments must 
be received on or before September 30, 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: A public meeting will be held in 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION.
    Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Pam Kylstra, 
Program Development Specialist, Learning Services Division, Office for 
Coastal Management, 2234 S. Hobson Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 
29405, or email comments Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Kylstra, Program Development 
Specialist, Learning Services Division, Office for Coastal Management, 
2234 S. Hobson Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29405, or email 
comments Pam.Kylstra@noaa.gov. Copies of the previous 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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Copies of the most recent evaluation 
findings may also be downloaded or viewed on the Internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management 
Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally 
approved state and territorial coastal programs. The process includes 
one or more public meetings, 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 management program 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 program that is the subject of this notice is 
detailed below as follows:

New Hampshire Coastal Management Program Evaluation

    You may participate or submit oral comments at the public meeting 
scheduled as follows:
    Date: September 20, 2016.
    Time: 1:00 p.m., local time.
    Location: 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Pease Tradeport, 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801.
    Written public comments must be received on or before September 30, 
2016.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419.

Coastal Zone Management Program Administration

    Dated July 27, 2016.
John King,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-18840 Filed 8-8-16; 8:45 am]
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