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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / Notices 3, 2010), authorizes research on North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) off the coast of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Activities include aerial surveys, vessel surveys, photo-identification, biopsy sampling, and behavioral observations. The purpose of the research is to monitor population status, demographics, habitat and anthropogenic impacts. The issued minor amendment (No. 15488– 01) extends the duration of the permit through June 30, 2017, but does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. Permit No. 15537 (IMMS) was issued on October 5, 2011 (76 FR 63286, October 12, 2011), authorizing the acquisition of up to eight stranded, releasable California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) from the NMFS Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program for the purposes of public display. Permit No. 15537 was amended on May 2, 2016 (81 FR 33217, May 25, 2016), in response to a Courtordered remand of the permit to NMFS for reconsideration. IMMS v. NMFS, No. 1:11CV318–LG–JMR (S.D.Miss. 2014). Permit Condition B.3 was removed, Permit Condition B.2 was amended and the permit was extended for one year. The issued permit amendment (No. 15537–02) further extends the duration of permit through December 31, 2018, but does not change any other terms or conditions of the permit. Permit No. 18890 (ADF&G; 80 FR 15992, March 26, 2015) authorizes research on beluga (Delphinapterus leucas), bowhead (Balaena mysticetus), gray, and humpback whales in Alaska including photo-identification, biopsy sampling, and tagging (large whales and belugas) and aerial surveys and captures for health assessments (belugas, excluding the Cook Inlet Distinct Population Segment). Research studies include population abundance (beluga), stock structure (bowhead, gray, humpback, and beluga), feeding areas and other important habitats (all species), migration routes (all species), behavior relative to human disturbance (all species), and to genetically identify individuals in order to determine survival and calving intervals (belugas). Ice seals may be incidentally captured or harassed during research. Biological samples may be imported or exported for analysis. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. Permit No. 19091 (SWFSC; 80 FR 45196, July 29, 2015) authorizes research on over 55 species of marine mammals and five species of sea turtles in all oceans of the world, with special focus on the eastern Pacific Ocean. The purpose of this research is to determine VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 the abundance, distribution, movement patterns, dive behavior, demography and stock structure, and to monitor trends in recruitment of pinnipeds, cetaceans, and sea turtles in U.S. territorial and international waters. Researchers may conduct ground, vessel, and aerial surveys for observation, photogrammetry, photoidentification, biological sampling, and tagging animals. A request to use fully implantable satellite tags for cetaceans was denied. Researchers also may salvage and receive/import/export specimens and biological samples of these species. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. Permit No. 19116 (Dr. Southall; 81 FR 29847, May 13, 2016) authorizes research involving studies of sound production, diving and other behavior, and responses to sound of sixteen species of marine mammals, including endangered species. This study involves close approaches, attachment of tags, and sound exposure. Small fragments of sloughed skin, which often remain attached to retrieved tags, would be used for genetic analyses. Target species include beaked whales and other odontocetes, key baleen whales, and pinniped species for whom such data have not been previously obtained; other marine species may be incidentally harassed. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. Permit No. 19638 (Dr. Ponganis; 81 FR 29846, May 13, 2016) authorizes research to determine the role of blood oxygen store depletion in the dive behavior and foraging ecology of California sea lions on San Nicolas Island, California. Lactating females would be captured, flipper tagged, anesthetized, and equipped with a venous or arterial blood oxygen recorder, a velocity-acceleration-depth recorder, kinematic recorders, intravascular lactate sensor, or intravascular thermistor probe during foraging trips to sea. Animals would be recaptured after the foraging trip to remove the recorders. The pups of the females would also be captured and marked for ID purposes. Other pinnipeds may be incidentally harassed. The permit is valid for five years from the date of issuance. Permit No. 20283 (Dr. Chapman; 81 FR 33212, May 25, 2016) authorizes the import of scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) samples obtained from the Hong Kong fish market in order to assess global trade of shark fins through genetic analysis. Samples from up to 200 individuals would be imported to the Florida International University for PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59983 analysis. The permit is valid for two years from the date of issuance. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activities proposed are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement, with the exception of File No. 19116. For File No. 19116, an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared analyzing the effects of the permitted activities on the human environment in compliance with NEPA. Based on the analyses in the EA, NMFS determined that issuance of the permit would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment and that preparation of an environmental impact statement was not required. That determination is documented in a Finding of No Significant Impact, signed on July 8, 2016. As required by the ESA, as applicable, issuance of these permits were based on a finding that such permits: (1) Were applied for in good faith; (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered species; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: August 25, 2016. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–20941 Filed 8–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). ACTION: Request for public nominations. AGENCY: Context: The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is mandated under the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to conduct a quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA). Under its current decadal strategic plan (http:// go.usa.gov/3qGU4) USGCRP is building sustained assessment capacity. The sustained assessment supports the Nation’s ability to understand, anticipates, and responds to risks and E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 59984 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / Notices potential impacts brought about by global environmental change, namely the human-caused buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere that is causing climate change. The last NCA from 2014 (NCA3: http://nca2014.globalchange.gov) and the process to develop it provided a foundation for subsequent activities and reports. Comments have been received through a request for information on the draft, annotated outline for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/ 2016/07/05/2016-15807/publiccomment-on-an-annotated-outline-forthe-fourth-national-climate-assessment. Informed by these comments, a revised outline, including a chapter list, is provided below and available online https://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Sectoral and response chapters will be coordinated and led by federal agencies. Regional chapters will be coordinated and led by non-federal regional chapter leads, who in turn will collaborate with federal coordinating lead authors. For each regional chapter, a nonfederal regional chapter lead must be nominated through this call for nominations and then selected by the Federal NCA4 Steering Committee. This non-federal regional chapter lead will then, with input and guidance from the Federal NCA4 Steering Committee, select federal and non-federal chapter authors and technical contributors to establish regional author teams. A federal coordinating lead author will also work with each regional chapter lead as a liaison between the regional chapter lead and federal agencies. Federal coordinating lead authors will provide technical editorial oversight of report content. The regions that NCA4 will cover are the Northeast, Southeast and the Caribbean, Midwest, Northern Plains, Southern Plains, Southwest, Northwest, Alaska, and Hawai’i and Pacific Islands. See below in the appendix for the sectors, responses, and cross-cutting topics that will be covered. In addition, this request presents an opportunity to submit scientific/ technical information to inform the assessment. These technical inputs on sectoral, regional, and response information and cross-cutting topics will serve as part of the foundation for NCA4. SUMMARY: NOAA, on behalf of USGCRP, is soliciting nominations for regional chapter leads, chapter authors, technical contributors and technical/scientific information for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). Refer to the NCA4 Annotated Outline (accessible VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 below in the Appendix and via www.globalchange.gov/notices) for further information on the scope, topics, and overarching themes for the report, as well as roles and responsibilities for nominated leads, authors, and contributors. The report will adhere to the Information Quality Act requirements (http://www.cio.noaa.gov/services_ programs/info_quality.html) for quality, transparency, and accessibility as appropriate for a Highly Influential Scientific Assessment (HISA). DATES: Nominations should be submitted via the web address specified below (See ADDRESSES) and must be received within 30 days of publication of this Notice. ADDRESSES: Nominations for regional chapter leads, chapter authors, and technical contributors must be submitted electronically via a web form accessible via https:// www.globalchange.gov/notices. Nominees will identify their areas of expertise based on NCA4’s sectoral and response topics. A short CV/resume of no more than 4 pages must be included. Technical inputs should also be submitted electronically via web form accessible from https:// www.globalchange.gov/notices. Instructions: Response to this notice is voluntary. Responses to this notice may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. NOAA therefore requests that no business proprietary information or copyrighted information be submitted in response to this notice. Please note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or for the use of any information contained in the response. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Therese Cloyd, (202) 223–6262, ecloyd@usgcrp.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background information, additional details, and instructions for submitting nominations and technical inputs can be found at www.globalchange.gov/ notices. For the responsibilities and expectations of different kinds of authors and contributors, please see: www.globalchange.gov/notices. For more information about the NCA and access to previous NCA reports and activities, please see http:// assessment.globalchange.gov. Call for Nominations for Regional Chapter Leads, Chapter Authors and Technical Contributors, this notice seeks nominations for regional chapter leads, chapter authors, and technical contributors to NCA4 with pertinent PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject matter expertise and scientific background. Potential nominees should be accomplished scholarly writers and have demonstrated scientific and technical expertise and academic proficiency in at least one of the regions, sectors, response, or climate science topics outlined in the NCA4 Annotated Outline, (described below in the Appendix and accessible via https:// www.globalchange.gov/notices). Submissions must show that nominees have demonstrated technical backgrounds such that they could contribute to the development of a robust scientific, technical assessment as subject matter experts in one or more of the topics listed in the outline. Responses to this request for nominations for regional chapter leads, chapter authors, and technical contributors must be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Users can access the nominations form via www.globalchange.gov/notices. Interested persons may nominate themselves or third parties, and may nominate more than one person. Each nomination must include: (1) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her qualifications relative to contributing to the report; and (4) a current resume/CV [maximum length four (4) pages]. Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Federal NCA4 Steering Committee. Non-federal nominees may be selected and requested to serve as regional chapter leads, and other federal and non-federal nominees may be invited to participate as chapter authors or technical contributors to NCA4. Those selected as regional chapter leads will be informed no later than six weeks after the close of the nominations window. Those not selected as nonfederal chapter leads may have their information passed on to Federal agencies or non-federal chapter leads for further consideration as chapter authors or technical contributors. Call for Relevant Scientific Information to Inform NCA4 Interested parties are invited to assist in contributing, collecting, and refining the scientific information base for NCA4. To do so, parties are asked to submit recent, relevant scientific and/or technical research studies including observed, modeled and/or projected climate science information that have been peer reviewed and published or accepted for publication in scientific journals and/or government reports. For some elements of NCA4 (such as adaptation issues), relevant literature E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / Notices may not always be in the scientific peerreviewed literature. These other types of literature (e.g., reports that are produced by the non-profit and business communities) may still be submitted as input. All information used in the report is expected to comply with NOAA Information Quality Act standards. Please refer to the outline (See Appendix below for topics covered in NCA4) to target your submissions. We especially encourage submissions of regional information and information for such topics as case studies, economic valuation, and cross-cutting sectoral research. All scientific literature submitted in response to this call for information must be received by January 15, 2017. For best consideration, please submit by November 1, 2016. Submissions must be uploaded electronically via the link provided on http://www.globalchange.gov/notices. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Appendix: NCA4 Updated Outline I: Overview II: Our Changing Climate III: National Analyses/Sectoral Chapters Water Energy Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity Oceans and Marine Resources Coastal Effects Agriculture and Food Production Forests Land Cover and Land Use Change Transportation Built Environment, Urban Systems, and Cities Human Health Air Quality Energy, Water, Land Nexus Tribal and Indigenous Communities North American and Other International Effects IV: Regional Analyses Northeast Southeast and Caribbean Midwest Northern Plains Southern Plains Northwest Southwest Alaska Hawai’i and Pacific Islands V: Response Near-Term Adaptation Needs and Increased Resiliency Mitigation: Avoiding and Reducing LongTerm Risks Dated: Thursday, August 18, 2016. Dan Barrie, Program Manager, Assessments Program, NOAA Climate Program Office Published on TBD. Dated: August 25, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–20982 Filed 8–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10 a.m.–11.a.m.* PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. TIME AND DATE: Matter To Be Considered Decisional Matter: Fall 2016 Regulatory Agenda A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/webcast. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) United 
States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).

ACTION: Request for public nominations.

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    Context: The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is 
mandated under the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to conduct 
a quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA). Under its current 
decadal strategic plan (http://go.usa.gov/3qGU4) USGCRP is building 
sustained assessment capacity. The sustained assessment supports the 
Nation's ability to understand, anticipates, and responds to risks and

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potential impacts brought about by global environmental change, namely 
the human-caused buildup of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere that is 
causing climate change.
    The last NCA from 2014 (NCA3: http://nca2014.globalchange.gov) and 
the process to develop it provided a foundation for subsequent 
activities and reports.
    Comments have been received through a request for information on 
the draft, annotated outline for the Fourth National Climate Assessment 
(NCA4) https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/07/05/2016-15807/public-comment-on-an-annotated-outline-for-the-fourth-national-climate-assessment. Informed by these comments, a revised outline, including a 
chapter list, is provided below and available online https://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Sectoral and response chapters will be 
coordinated and led by federal agencies. Regional chapters will be 
coordinated and led by non-federal regional chapter leads, who in turn 
will collaborate with federal coordinating lead authors.
    For each regional chapter, a non-federal regional chapter lead must 
be nominated through this call for nominations and then selected by the 
Federal NCA4 Steering Committee. This non-federal regional chapter lead 
will then, with input and guidance from the Federal NCA4 Steering 
Committee, select federal and non-federal chapter authors and technical 
contributors to establish regional author teams. A federal coordinating 
lead author will also work with each regional chapter lead as a liaison 
between the regional chapter lead and federal agencies. Federal 
coordinating lead authors will provide technical editorial oversight of 
report content.
    The regions that NCA4 will cover are the Northeast, Southeast and 
the Caribbean, Midwest, Northern Plains, Southern Plains, Southwest, 
Northwest, Alaska, and Hawai'i and Pacific Islands. See below in the 
appendix for the sectors, responses, and cross-cutting topics that will 
be covered.
    In addition, this request presents an opportunity to submit 
scientific/technical information to inform the assessment. These 
technical inputs on sectoral, regional, and response information and 
cross-cutting topics will serve as part of the foundation for NCA4.
SUMMARY: NOAA, on behalf of USGCRP, is soliciting nominations for 
regional chapter leads, chapter authors, technical contributors and 
technical/scientific information for the Fourth National Climate 
Assessment (NCA4). Refer to the NCA4 Annotated Outline (accessible 
below in the Appendix and via www.globalchange.gov/notices) for further 
information on the scope, topics, and overarching themes for the 
report, as well as roles and responsibilities for nominated leads, 
authors, and contributors.
    The report will adhere to the Information Quality Act requirements 
(http://www.cio.noaa.gov/services_programs/info_quality.html) for 
quality, transparency, and accessibility as appropriate for a Highly 
Influential Scientific Assessment (HISA).

DATES: Nominations should be submitted via the web address specified 
below (See ADDRESSES) and must be received within 30 days of 
publication of this Notice.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for regional chapter leads, chapter authors, and 
technical contributors must be submitted electronically via a web form 
accessible via https://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Nominees will 
identify their areas of expertise based on NCA4's sectoral and response 
topics. A short CV/resume of no more than 4 pages must be included. 
Technical inputs should also be submitted electronically via web form 
accessible from https://www.globalchange.gov/notices.
    Instructions: Response to this notice is voluntary. Responses to 
this notice may be used by the government for program planning on a 
non-attribution basis. NOAA therefore requests that no business 
proprietary information or copyrighted information be submitted in 
response to this notice. Please note that the U.S. Government will not 
pay for response preparation, or for the use of any information 
contained in the response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Therese Cloyd, (202) 223-6262, 
ecloyd@usgcrp.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background information, additional details, 
and instructions for submitting nominations and technical inputs can be 
found at www.globalchange.gov/notices. For the responsibilities and 
expectations of different kinds of authors and contributors, please 
see: www.globalchange.gov/notices. For more information about the NCA 
and access to previous NCA reports and activities, please see http://assessment.globalchange.gov.
    Call for Nominations for Regional Chapter Leads, Chapter Authors 
and Technical Contributors, this notice seeks nominations for regional 
chapter leads, chapter authors, and technical contributors to NCA4 with 
pertinent subject matter expertise and scientific background. Potential 
nominees should be accomplished scholarly writers and have demonstrated 
scientific and technical expertise and academic proficiency in at least 
one of the regions, sectors, response, or climate science topics 
outlined in the NCA4 Annotated Outline, (described below in the 
Appendix and accessible via https://www.globalchange.gov/notices). 
Submissions must show that nominees have demonstrated technical 
backgrounds such that they could contribute to the development of a 
robust scientific, technical assessment as subject matter experts in 
one or more of the topics listed in the outline.
    Responses to this request for nominations for regional chapter 
leads, chapter authors, and technical contributors must be submitted 
within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Users can access the 
nominations form via www.globalchange.gov/notices. Interested persons 
may nominate themselves or third parties, and may nominate more than 
one person. Each nomination must include: (1) The nominee's full name, 
title, institutional affiliation, and contact information; (2) the 
nominee's area(s) of expertise; (3) a short description of his/her 
qualifications relative to contributing to the report; and (4) a 
current resume/CV [maximum length four (4) pages].
    Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the Federal NCA4 
Steering Committee. Non-federal nominees may be selected and requested 
to serve as regional chapter leads, and other federal and non-federal 
nominees may be invited to participate as chapter authors or technical 
contributors to NCA4. Those selected as regional chapter leads will be 
informed no later than six weeks after the close of the nominations 
window. Those not selected as non-federal chapter leads may have their 
information passed on to Federal agencies or non-federal chapter leads 
for further consideration as chapter authors or technical contributors.

Call for Relevant Scientific Information to Inform NCA4

    Interested parties are invited to assist in contributing, 
collecting, and refining the scientific information base for NCA4. To 
do so, parties are asked to submit recent, relevant scientific and/or 
technical research studies including observed, modeled and/or projected 
climate science information that have been peer reviewed and published 
or accepted for publication in scientific journals and/or government 
reports. For some elements of NCA4 (such as adaptation issues), 
relevant literature

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may not always be in the scientific peer-reviewed literature. These 
other types of literature (e.g., reports that are produced by the non-
profit and business communities) may still be submitted as input. All 
information used in the report is expected to comply with NOAA 
Information Quality Act standards.
    Please refer to the outline (See Appendix below for topics covered 
in NCA4) to target your submissions. We especially encourage 
submissions of regional information and information for such topics as 
case studies, economic valuation, and cross-cutting sectoral research. 
All scientific literature submitted in response to this call for 
information must be received by January 15, 2017. For best 
consideration, please submit by November 1, 2016.
    Submissions must be uploaded electronically via the link provided 
on http://www.globalchange.gov/notices.

Appendix: NCA4 Updated Outline

I: Overview
II: Our Changing Climate
III: National Analyses/Sectoral Chapters
    Water
    Energy
    Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity
    Oceans and Marine Resources
    Coastal Effects
    Agriculture and Food Production
    Forests
    Land Cover and Land Use Change
    Transportation
    Built Environment, Urban Systems, and Cities
    Human Health
    Air Quality
    Energy, Water, Land Nexus
    Tribal and Indigenous Communities
    North American and Other International Effects
IV: Regional Analyses
    Northeast
    Southeast and Caribbean
    Midwest
    Northern Plains
    Southern Plains
    Northwest
    Southwest
    Alaska
    Hawai'i and Pacific Islands
V: Response
    Near-Term Adaptation Needs and Increased Resiliency
    Mitigation: Avoiding and Reducing Long-Term Risks
    Dated: Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Dan Barrie, Program Manager, Assessments Program, NOAA Climate 
Program Office

    Published on TBD.

    Dated: August 25, 2016.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

[FR Doc. 2016-20982 Filed 8-30-16; 8:45 am]
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