Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee: Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee, 55174-55175 [2016-19692]

Download as PDF 55174 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2016 / Notices Paramedics (1055 Edwards Village Blvd., Edwards, CO 81632). The meeting will be held in the classroom. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the EIS. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. There will be an additional opportunity to comment when the Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS is published in the Federal Register. For objection eligibility, each individual or representative from each entity submitting written comments must either sign the comment or verify identity upon request. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to object must meet the information requirements in 36 CFR 218.25(a)(3). rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Issues Section 1323(a) of the ANILCA statute (incorporated into 36 CFR Subpart D) compels the agency to authorize access to non-Federal land within the boundaries of NFS lands [i.e. inholdings], to the extent that such access is adequate for providing reasonable use and enjoyment of that inholding consistent with other, similiarly situated non-Federal lands. In addition to providing reasonable use and enjoyment, 36 CFR Subpart D requires that any authorized access route be located and constructed so as to minimize damage or disturbance to NFS lands and resources. Consequently, a key issue for this project is to determine what route location(s) and level of construction are necessary in order to achieve ‘‘adequate access’’ for ‘‘reasonable use and enjoyment’’ of the applicant’s inholding property. Permits or Licenses Required This Proposed Action considers the issuance of a road easement from the Forest Service to Berlaimont under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. The Forest Service believes, at this early state, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of draft Environmental Impact Statements must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s positions and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be raised at the draft Environmental Impact Statement stage but that are not raised until after completion the final Environmental Impact Statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45day comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final environmental impact statement. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft Environmental Impact Statement or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Dated: August 12, 2016. Scott G. Fitzwilliams, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–19700 Filed 8–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P Comment Requested The comment period on the draft environmental impact statement will be 45 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Aug 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee: Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 2, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan Chesebro, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, Room 4053, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 202–482–1297; Fax: 202–482–5665; email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CINTAC was established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), in response to an identified need for consensus advice from U.S. industry to the U.S. Government regarding the development and administration of programs to expand United States exports of civil nuclear goods and services in accordance with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including advice on how U.S. civil nuclear goods and services export policies, programs, and activities will affect the U.S. civil nuclear industry’s competitiveness and ability to participate in the international market. Topics to be considered: The agenda for the Friday, September 2, 2016 CINTAC meeting is as follows: DOC’s Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative Update. Public attendance is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify Mr. Jonathan Chesebro at the contact information above by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 26, 2016 in order to preregister. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation at least five business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2016 / Notices A limited amount of time will be available for pertinent brief oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public comment period of 30 minutes. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must contact Mr. Chesebro and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the comments and the name and address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 26, 2016. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, ITA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the CINTAC’s affairs at any time before and after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. For consideration during the meeting, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 26, 2016. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of CINTAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Man Cho, Director, Acting, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2016–19692 Filed 8–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE781 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Navy Operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of four Letters of Authorization. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with regulations issued under the Marine SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Aug 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 Mammal Protection Act, as amended, we hereby give notification that we, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), have issued four one-year Letters of Authorization (Authorizations) to the U.S. Navy (Navy) to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to their military readiness activities associated with the routine training, testing, and military operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar within the western and central North Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. DATES: These Authorizations are effective from August 15, 2016, through August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Navy’s April 5, 2016 application letter and the Authorizations are available by writing to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3225, by telephoning the contact listed here (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental/military.htm#surtass. The public may view the documents cited in this notice, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale Youngkin, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional taking of marine mammals by U.S. citizens if certain findings are made and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill marine mammals. We, NMFS, have been delegated the authority to issue such regulations and Authorizations. With respect to military readiness activities, the MMPA defines harassment as ‘‘(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, including, but not limited to, migration, surfacing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering, to a point where PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55175 such behavioral patterns are abandoned or significantly altered [Level B harassment].’’ Authorization may be granted for periods of five years or less if we find that the total taking will have a negligible impact on the affected species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for certain subsistence uses. In addition, we must prescribe regulations that include permissible methods of taking and other means effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species or stock and its habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of the species or stocks for taking for subsistence uses. The regulations also must include requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Regulations governing the taking of marine mammals incidental to the Navy’s routine training, testing, and military operations of SURTASS LFA sonar are in effect through August 15, 2017 (77 FR 50290, August 20, 2012) and are codified at 50 CFR part 218, subpart X. These regulations include mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements for the incidental taking of marine mammals by the SURTASS LFA sonar system. For detailed information on this action, please refer to the August 20, 2012, Federal Register Notice and 50 CFR part 218, subpart X. Under those regulations, we must publish a notice of issuance of an Authorization or Authorization renewal in the Federal Register within 30 days of a determination. Summary of Request On April 5, 2016 we received an application from the Navy requesting a renewal of four Authorizations, originally issued on August 15, 2012 (77 FR 51969, August 28, 2012) for the taking of marine mammals incidental to routine training, testing, and military operations of SURTASS LFA sonar in the western and central North Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean under the regulations issued on August 15, 2012 (77 FR 50290, August 20, 2012): one for the United States Naval Ship (USNS) VICTORIOUS (T–AGOS 19), one for the USNS ABLE (T–AGOS 20), one for the USNS EFFECTIVE (T–AGOS 21), and one for the USNS IMPECCABLE (T– AGOS 23). NMFS considered the Navy’s application as adequate and complete on May 2, 2016. NMFS has renewed the first cohort of 2012 Authorizations on an annual basis in 2013 (78 FR 57368, September 18, E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 160 (Thursday, August 18, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55174-55175]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19692]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee: Meeting of the Civil 
Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a 
meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 2, 2016, from 
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan Chesebro, Office of 
Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, 
Room 4053, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 
202-482-1297; Fax: 202-482-5665; email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The CINTAC was established under the discretionary 
authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), in response to an 
identified need for consensus advice from U.S. industry to the U.S. 
Government regarding the development and administration of programs to 
expand United States exports of civil nuclear goods and services in 
accordance with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including advice 
on how U.S. civil nuclear goods and services export policies, programs, 
and activities will affect the U.S. civil nuclear industry's 
competitiveness and ability to participate in the international market.
    Topics to be considered: The agenda for the Friday, September 2, 
2016 CINTAC meeting is as follows: DOC's Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative 
Update.
    Public attendance is limited and available on a first-come, first-
served basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must 
notify Mr. Jonathan Chesebro at the contact information above by 5:00 
p.m. EDT on Friday, August 26, 2016 in order to pre-register. Please 
specify any requests for reasonable accommodation at least five 
business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute requests will be 
accepted, but may not be possible to fill.

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    A limited amount of time will be available for pertinent brief oral 
comments from members of the public attending the meeting. To 
accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments 
will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public 
comment period of 30 minutes. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking 
time during the meeting must contact Mr. Chesebro and submit a brief 
statement of the general nature of the comments and the name and 
address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 
26, 2016. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is 
greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, ITA may 
conduct a lottery to determine the speakers.
    Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments 
concerning the CINTAC's affairs at any time before and after the 
meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory 
Committee, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, 1401 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. For consideration during 
the meeting, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the 
meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on 
Friday, August 26, 2016. Comments received after that date will be 
distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting.
    Copies of CINTAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days 
of the meeting.

Man Cho,
Director, Acting, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2016-19692 Filed 8-17-16; 8:45 am]
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