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Download as PDF 70666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2016 / Notices this type of work and who would be participating in this Consortium. (2) Type of Instruments: The Consortium will provide STR profile concordance data for mouse cell lines. Please indicate the make and model of the thermal cycler and CE instrument that will be used to collect STR profile data. Also provide the type of polymer and array used for the CE instrument. (3) Type of Software: Please indicate the type of software that will be used to analyze and generate electropherograms from the CE fragment data. A responding organization may not include any business proprietary information in its response to this request for information. NIST will not treat any information provided in response to this Notice as proprietary information. NIST will notify each organization of its eligibility. All Consortium members will be required to sign the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST in order to participate in this Consortium. All Consortium members will be bound to the same terms and conditions. Dated: October 7, 2016. Kevin Kimball, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2016–24768 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan for the Proposed Designation of the He1eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai1i Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notification of extension of public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan for the proposed designation of the He1eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai1i. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is issuing this notice to advise the public of a 13-day extension to the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Management Plan (DEIS/DMP) prepared for the proposed designation Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Oct 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 of the He1eia National Estuarine Research Reserve in Hawai1i. The initial Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2016 (81 FR 60676), and established a public comment period from September 2, 2016 through October 17, 2016. NOAA OCM is hereby extending the deadline for submitting public comments on this matter to October 30, 2016. NOAA will consider all relevant comments received by October 30, 2016. The October 6, 2016, date of the associated public hearing described in the September 2, 2016, Notice of Availability remains unchanged. DATES: NOAA is accepting public comments through 5:00 p.m. (HST), October 30, 2016. NOAA is soliciting the views of interested persons and organizations on the adequacy of the DEIS/DMP. All relevant comments received at the hearing and during the extended public comment period ending 5:00 p.m. (HST), October 30, 2016, will be considered in the preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Final Management Plan (FMP). ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-20160114, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Joelle Gore, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, 1305 East West Highway, N/ ORM2, Room 10622 Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Tanimoto, Coastal Management Specialist, Policy, Planning, and Communications Division, Office for Coastal Management at (808) 725–5253 or via email at jean.tanimoto@noaa.gov. Electronic copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Draft Management Plan may be found on the OCM Web site at http:// coast.noaa.gov/czm/compliance/ or may be obtained upon request from coastal.info@noaa.gov. Dated: October 5, 2016. Keelin Kuipers, Division Chief, Policy, Planning and Communication, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.420, Coastal Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserves) [FR Doc. 2016–24679 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE212 Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the adoption of the Final Endangered Species Act (ESA) Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan for the California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), Northern California (NC) steelhead (O. mykiss) Distinct Population Segment (DPS), and Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead (O. mykiss) DPS. These species spawn and rear in streams and rivers along the central and northern California coast, and in tributaries to San Francisco Bay. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Public Final Recovery Plan are available online at: http:// www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/ protected_species/salmon_steelhead/ recovery_planning_and_ implementation/north_central_ california_coast/north_central_ california_coast_salmon_recovery_ domain.html. A CD–ROM of these documents can be obtained by emailing a request to Andrea.Berry@noaa.gov or by writing to: Recovery Team, National Marine Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Korie Schaeffer, (707) 575–6087, Korie.Schaeffer@noaa.gov, or Erin E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2016 / Notices Seghesio, (707) 578–8515, Erin.Seghesio@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires we develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not promote the conservation of the species. The Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan was developed for: The CC Chinook salmon ESU, and NC and CCC steelhead DPSs. Between 1997 and 2000, NMFS listed the CCC steelhead DPS (62 FR 43937; August 18, 1997), the CC Chinook salmon ESU (64 FR 50394; September 16, 1999), and the NC steelhead DPS (65 FR 36074; June 7, 2000), as threatened under the ESA due to the precipitous and ongoing declines in their populations. We published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan in the Federal Register on October 5, 2015 (80 FR 60125) and held five public meetings to present and receive comments on the Draft Plan. In response to multiple requests, we extended the public comment period for an additional 45 days on December 1, 2015 (80 FR 75066). We received comments on the Draft Plan. We revised the Draft Plan based on the comments received, and this final version now constitutes the Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan for the CC Chinook salmon ESU, and NC and CCC steelhead DPSs. Our goal is to restore the threatened CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead to the point where they are self-sustaining populations within their ecosystems and no longer need the protections of the ESA. The Final Recovery Plan The ESA requires recovery plans incorporate, to the maximum extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goal for the conservation and survival of the species; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery actions. The Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history, population trends and the potential threats to the viability of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead. The Recovery Plan lays out a recovery strategy to address conditions and VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Oct 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 threats based on the best available science and incorporates objective, measurable criteria for recovery. The Recovery Plan is not regulatory, but presents guidance for use by agencies and interested parties to assist in the recovery of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead. The Recovery Plan identifies actions needed to achieve recovery by improving population and habitat conditions and addressing threats to the species; links management actions to a research and monitoring program intended to fill data gaps and assess effectiveness of actions; and incorporates an adaptive management framework by which management actions and other elements may evolve as we gain information through research and monitoring. To address threats related to the species, the Recovery Plan references many of the significant efforts already underway to restore salmon and steelhead access to high quality habitat and to improve habitat previously degraded. Recovery of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead will require a long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with Federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, and the community. Consistent with the Recovery Plan, we will implement relevant actions for which we have authority, work cooperatively on implementation of other actions, and encourage other Federal and state agencies to implement recovery actions for which they have responsibility and authority. Conclusion NMFS has reviewed the Recovery Plan for compliance with the requirements of the ESA section 4(f), determined that it does incorporate the required elements and is therefore adopting it as the Final Recovery Plan for the CC Chinook salmon ESU, NC steelhead DPS, and CCC steelhead DPS. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: October 6, 2016. Daniel Bess, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–24716 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70667 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE946 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of its Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel (AP) and Information and Education AP. The Snapper Grouper AP will meet to discuss items pertaining to the management of the snapper grouper fishery of the South Atlantic Region. A meeting of the Council’s Information and Education AP will follow with the AP addressing outreach efforts and communication needs. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The Snapper Grouper AP meeting will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., each day. The Information and Education AP meeting will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29418. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Snapper Grouper Advisory Panel will receive an update on the status of amendments to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) recently approved by the Council and submitted for Secretarial review, receive an update on Amendment 41, (addressing management of mutton snapper), and the draft For-Hire Electronic Reporting Amendment. In addition, the Panel will review and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XE212


Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces the 
adoption of the Final Endangered Species Act (ESA) Coastal Multispecies 
Recovery Plan for the California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon 
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU), 
Northern California (NC) steelhead (O. mykiss) Distinct Population 
Segment (DPS), and Central California Coast (CCC) steelhead (O. mykiss) 
DPS. These species spawn and rear in streams and rivers along the 
central and northern California coast, and in tributaries to San 
Francisco Bay.

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Public Final Recovery Plan are 
available online at: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/protected_species/salmon_steelhead/recovery_planning_and_implementation/north_central_california_coast/north_central_california_coast_salmon_recovery_domain.html. A CD-ROM of 
these documents can be obtained by emailing a request to 
Andrea.Berry@noaa.gov or by writing to: Recovery Team, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Korie Schaeffer, (707) 575-6087, 
Korie.Schaeffer@noaa.gov, or Erin

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Seghesio, (707) 578-8515, Erin.Seghesio@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) requires we develop and implement recovery plans for the 
conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under 
our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not 
promote the conservation of the species. The Coastal Multispecies 
Recovery Plan was developed for: The CC Chinook salmon ESU, and NC and 
CCC steelhead DPSs. Between 1997 and 2000, NMFS listed the CCC 
steelhead DPS (62 FR 43937; August 18, 1997), the CC Chinook salmon ESU 
(64 FR 50394; September 16, 1999), and the NC steelhead DPS (65 FR 
36074; June 7, 2000), as threatened under the ESA due to the 
precipitous and ongoing declines in their populations.
    We published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan in 
the Federal Register on October 5, 2015 (80 FR 60125) and held five 
public meetings to present and receive comments on the Draft Plan. In 
response to multiple requests, we extended the public comment period 
for an additional 45 days on December 1, 2015 (80 FR 75066). We 
received comments on the Draft Plan. We revised the Draft Plan based on 
the comments received, and this final version now constitutes the 
Coastal Multispecies Recovery Plan for the CC Chinook salmon ESU, and 
NC and CCC steelhead DPSs. Our goal is to restore the threatened CC 
Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead to the point where they are 
self-sustaining populations within their ecosystems and no longer need 
the protections of the ESA.

The Final Recovery Plan

    The ESA requires recovery plans incorporate, to the maximum extent 
practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would 
result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or 
endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve 
the plan's goal for the conservation and survival of the species; and 
(3) estimates of the time required and costs to implement recovery 
actions.
    The Recovery Plan provides background on the natural history, 
population trends and the potential threats to the viability of CC 
Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead. The Recovery Plan lays out a 
recovery strategy to address conditions and threats based on the best 
available science and incorporates objective, measurable criteria for 
recovery. The Recovery Plan is not regulatory, but presents guidance 
for use by agencies and interested parties to assist in the recovery of 
CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead. The Recovery Plan 
identifies actions needed to achieve recovery by improving population 
and habitat conditions and addressing threats to the species; links 
management actions to a research and monitoring program intended to 
fill data gaps and assess effectiveness of actions; and incorporates an 
adaptive management framework by which management actions and other 
elements may evolve as we gain information through research and 
monitoring. To address threats related to the species, the Recovery 
Plan references many of the significant efforts already underway to 
restore salmon and steelhead access to high quality habitat and to 
improve habitat previously degraded.
    Recovery of CC Chinook salmon, and NC and CCC steelhead will 
require a long-term effort in cooperation and coordination with 
Federal, state, tribal and local government agencies, and the 
community. Consistent with the Recovery Plan, we will implement 
relevant actions for which we have authority, work cooperatively on 
implementation of other actions, and encourage other Federal and state 
agencies to implement recovery actions for which they have 
responsibility and authority.

Conclusion

    NMFS has reviewed the Recovery Plan for compliance with the 
requirements of the ESA section 4(f), determined that it does 
incorporate the required elements and is therefore adopting it as the 
Final Recovery Plan for the CC Chinook salmon ESU, NC steelhead DPS, 
and CCC steelhead DPS.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: October 6, 2016.
Daniel Bess,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-24716 Filed 10-12-16; 8:45 am]
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