U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee, 52665-52666 [2016-18842]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices number of incidences of take, such as ability to track groups or individuals. iii. Results of acoustic monitoring, including the information described in in the Monitoring Plan. (b) Reporting injured or dead marine mammals: i. In the unanticipated event that the specified activity clearly causes the take of a marine mammal in a manner prohibited by this IHA, such as an injury (Level A harassment), serious injury, or mortality, Navy shall immediately cease the specified activities and report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources (301–427– 8425), NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator (206– 526–6550), NMFS. The report must include the following information: A. Time and date of the incident; B. Description of the incident; C. Environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed and direction, Beaufort sea state, cloud cover, and visibility); D. Description of all marine mammal observations in the 24 hours preceding the incident; E. Species identification or description of the animal(s) involved; F. Fate of the animal(s); and G. Photographs or video footage of the animal(s). Activities shall not resume until NMFS is able to review the circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS will work with Navy to determine what measures are necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. Navy may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS. i. In the event that Navy discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (e.g., in less than a moderate state of decomposition), Navy shall immediately report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator, NMFS. The report must include the same information identified in 6(b)(i) of this IHA. Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. NMFS will work with Navy to determine whether additional mitigation measures or modifications to the activities are appropriate. ii. In the event that Navy discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 decomposition, scavenger damage), Navy shall report the incident to the Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator, NMFS, within 24 hours of the discovery. Navy shall provide photographs or video footage or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS. 7. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein, or if the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analysis, the draft authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for Navy’s pier replacement activities. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on Navy’s request for an MMPA authorization. Dated: August 4, 2016. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18847 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability for final programmatic environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. AGENCY: The U.S. IOOS office, National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has finalized a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) which analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with ocean observing activities including sensors and instrumentation; vessels (including personal watercraft) and sampling; autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), gliders, and drifters; moorings, marine stations, buoys, and fixed arrays; High Frequency radar (HF radar); and sound navigation and ranging (sonar) and light detection and ranging (lidar) and prepared a Finding of No SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52665 Significant Impact (FONSI) to the environmental resources within U.S. IOOS regions. In parallel with the preparation of the draft and final PEA, IOOS initiated and completed a technical review consultation with National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Habitat Conservation Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), regarding the MagnusonStevens Act. Furthermore, subsequent to extensive discussion with and training by NMFS Office of Protected Resources (OPR) under the National Marine Sanctuaries, Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Protection Acts, it has been determined that IOOS observing activities would have negligible or no impact to environmental resources under the proposed action. The IOOS proposed action provides a mitigation strategy to address any unique situations, on a site-specific basis, as more information becomes available. The final PEA and signed FONSI are posted on the IOOS Web site at https:// ioos.noaa.gov/about/governance-andmanagement/environmentalcompliance/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Evans, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 East-West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 240–533–9468; Fax 301– 713–3281; Email regina.evans@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Observing activities support the core mission of U.S. IOOS: systematic provision of readily accessible marine environmental data and data products in an interoperable, reliable, timely, and userspecified manner to end-users/ customers to serve seven critical and expanding societal needs: (1) Improve predictions of climate change and weather and their effects on coastal communities and the nation; (2) Improve the safety and efficiency of maritime operations; (3) More effectively mitigate the effects of natural hazards; (4) Improve national and homeland security; (5) Reduce public health risks; (6) More effectively protect and restore healthy coastal ecosystems; and (7) Enable the sustained use of ocean and coastal resources. IOOS’s conclusion of no significant impact is based on the best available scientific data and consultations with underwater acoustic experts and biologists from NMFS. Special emphasis was placed on the impacts to marine mammals, endangered species, and essential fish habitat. IOOS has adopted conservation recommendations from EFH and project design criteria (PDC), or best management practices, which E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 52666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices were created to avoid adverse effects to all ESA-listed species and designated critical habitats from OPR. As implemented, the conservation recommendations and PDCs would insure that all U.S. IOOS funded activities (individually and in aggregate) avoid adverse effects to protected resources. Dated: July 26, 2016. Zdenka Willis, Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Office. [FR Doc. 2016–18842 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of SUMMARY: the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in OMB, within 30 days of the notice’s publication, by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038–0017. Please provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0017, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, and to: Gary Martinaitis, Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; or through the CFTC Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. Comments may also be mailed to: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 or by Hand Deliver/Courier at the same address. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed above may be obtained by visiting RegInfo.gov. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to www.cftc.gov. Gary Martinaitis, Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5209; email: gmartinaitis@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038– 0017. A copy may also be obtained from this contact. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection, Market Surveys (OMB Control No. 3038–0017). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Under Commission Rule 21.02, upon call by the Commission, information must be furnished related to futures or options positions held or introduced by futures commission merchants, members of contract markets, introducing brokers, and foreign brokers and, for options positions, by each reporting market. This rule is designed to assist the Commission in prevention of market manipulation and is promulgated pursuant to the Commission’s rulemaking authority contained in section 8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a (2010). Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Annual number of respondents 17 CFR § 21.02 ......................................................................................... The total annual cost burden per respondent is estimated to be $38,500. The Commission based its calculation on a blended hourly wage rate of $55 for a Programmer and Compliance Manager.1 400 Frequency of response Annually .... Dated: August 4, 2016. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–18859 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Office of the Secretary Government-Industry Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), Department of Defense (DoD). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total hours 1.75 700 Federal advisory committee meeting notice. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE arriving at a wage rate for the hourly costs imposed, Commission staff used the Management & Professional Earnings in the Securities Industry Report, published in 2013 by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Associations (Report). The wage rate used the median salary of a Programmer and Compliance Manager as published in the 2013 Report and divided that figure by 2000 annual working hours to arrive at the hourly rate of $55. 400 Hours per response ACTION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 1 In Total annual responses The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Government-Industry Advisory Panel. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Public registration will begin at 8:45 p.m. For entrance into the meeting, you must meet the necessary requirements for entrance into the Pentagon. For more detailed information, please see the following link: http://www.pfpa.mil/access.html. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52665-52666]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18842]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS[supreg]) Advisory 
Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of availability for final programmatic environmental 
assessment and finding of no significant impact.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. IOOS office, National Ocean Service (NOS), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has finalized a 
Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) which analyzed the 
potential environmental impacts associated with ocean observing 
activities including sensors and instrumentation; vessels (including 
personal watercraft) and sampling; autonomous underwater vehicles 
(AUV), gliders, and drifters; moorings, marine stations, buoys, and 
fixed arrays; High Frequency radar (HF radar); and sound navigation and 
ranging (sonar) and light detection and ranging (lidar) and prepared a 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to the environmental resources 
within U.S. IOOS regions.
    In parallel with the preparation of the draft and final PEA, IOOS 
initiated and completed a technical review consultation with National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Habitat Conservation 
Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), regarding the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 
Furthermore, subsequent to extensive discussion with and training by 
NMFS Office of Protected Resources (OPR) under the National Marine 
Sanctuaries, Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Protection Acts, it 
has been determined that IOOS observing activities would have 
negligible or no impact to environmental resources under the proposed 
action. The IOOS proposed action provides a mitigation strategy to 
address any unique situations, on a site-specific basis, as more 
information becomes available.
    The final PEA and signed FONSI are posted on the IOOS Web site at 
https://ioos.noaa.gov/about/governance-and-management/environmental-compliance/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Evans, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315 
East-West Highway, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910; Phone 240-533-9468; Fax 301-713-3281; Email 
regina.evans@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Observing activities support the core 
mission of U.S. IOOS: systematic provision of readily accessible marine 
environmental data and data products in an interoperable, reliable, 
timely, and user-specified manner to end-users/customers to serve seven 
critical and expanding societal needs: (1) Improve predictions of 
climate change and weather and their effects on coastal communities and 
the nation; (2) Improve the safety and efficiency of maritime 
operations; (3) More effectively mitigate the effects of natural 
hazards; (4) Improve national and homeland security; (5) Reduce public 
health risks; (6) More effectively protect and restore healthy coastal 
ecosystems; and (7) Enable the sustained use of ocean and coastal 
resources.
    IOOS's conclusion of no significant impact is based on the best 
available scientific data and consultations with underwater acoustic 
experts and biologists from NMFS. Special emphasis was placed on the 
impacts to marine mammals, endangered species, and essential fish 
habitat. IOOS has adopted conservation recommendations from EFH and 
project design criteria (PDC), or best management practices, which

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were created to avoid adverse effects to all ESA-listed species and 
designated critical habitats from OPR. As implemented, the conservation 
recommendations and PDCs would insure that all U.S. IOOS funded 
activities (individually and in aggregate) avoid adverse effects to 
protected resources.

    Dated: July 26, 2016.
Zdenka Willis,
Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-18842 Filed 8-8-16; 8:45 am]
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