Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Relocation of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the Air Resources Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN, 76563-76564 [2016-26497]

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[FR Doc. 2016–26600 Filed 11–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE997 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). AGENCY: The Council will hold a meeting of its SSC to review the available data for Spiny Lobster and make recommendations for setting the Overfishing Limit (OFL) and Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC). DATES: The SSC meeting will be held via webinar on Monday, November 21, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Mike SUMMARY: in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 22 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76563 Errigo at the Council office (see FOR to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of the webinar. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Errigo; 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; phone (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax (843) 769–4520; email: mike.errigo@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is held to review the available data for Spiny Lobster and make recommendations for OFL and ABC. 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[FR Doc. 2016–26519 Filed 11–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Relocation of the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the Air Resources Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 76564 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Notices Notice of intent to prepare an EA; request for comments. ACTION: NOAA announces its intention to prepare an EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), for the proposed relocation of NOAA/OAR facilities in Oak Ridge, TN. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Written comments on suggested alternatives and potential impacts should be sent to Barbara Shifflett, Management and Program Analyst, NOAA/ATDD, PO Box 2456, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to 865– 220–1733 or by email to Barbara.Shifflett@noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The proposed action would involve relocation of NOAA/OAR offices and laboratories within the Oak Ridge, TN area to a larger, modern facility located in an appropriate research setting. The Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD), located in Oak Ridge, TN, is part of NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory (ARL). Research conducted at this laboratory includes experimental and theoretical research on air quality issues, urban dispersion studies and insitu testbed development, and landatmosphere interactions and the interactions with regional water budgets for representative U.S. ecosystems. The current physical space for ATDD consists of four buildings that together provide office space, laboratory space, staging and assembly and a machine shop. In addition, six shipping/storage containers are used to securely store field equipment and supplies, meteorological instrumentation, and power systems for remote climate stations. The current ATDD facilities are approximately 17,573 square feet which includes office space, auditorium and kitchen space, warehouse and storage space and staging areas. Current space can house up to 36 staff, including fulltime employees, visiting scientists and students, and contract employees. ATDD needs additional space to accommodate offices for staff expansion, visiting scientists and students, as well as space for additional lab work, engineering assembly, sensor calibration and testing, and sensor prototyping and evaluation. NOAA/OAR needs at least 12,500 additional or 30,000 total square feet of space to effectively house personnel and equipment necessary to meet ATDD’s mission. Research programs at ATDD will continue over the next decade and mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 241001 beyond at approximately their current levels, with moderate growth in staffing to accommodate emerging programs associated with water and drought planning, climate testbeds and airsurface exchange research. Partnerships with several universities will continue and new partnerships will be established, with a resulting small influx of students and faculty for short and long-term visits. The need for shop, lab, and storage space for testing and evaluation of new sensor technologies will continue to grow. Programs are often delayed by having to displace partially completed work from available space to complete a project or repair a system with a more urgent timeline. The existing facility severely limits ATDD’s ability to implement a primary NOAA goal of working with private industry, universities, and national and international agencies to create and leverage partnerships for more effective research; we frequently encounter such opportunities, but are limited when offering space to accommodate visitors to work with our existing staff. ATDD’s property has historically been used by scientists as a testbed for many systems prior to their deployment into the field. Given the increase in traffic and commercial development in the local area, the testbed data are suspect with regards to accuracy of measurements and actual reliability. The purpose of the public scoping process for this EA is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including potential alternatives, and the extent to which those issues and impacts will be analyzed in the EA. Federal, state, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by NOAA’s decision on this project are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by NOAA to participate as a cooperating agency. Dated: October 28, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–26497 Filed 11–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE996 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) will convene a public peer review panel meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for agenda details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090; telephone: (410) 859–8400. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; Web site: www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MAFMC will convene a peer review panel consisting of members of the MAFMC’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and other outside experts, to review a summer flounder allocation model project. The MAFMC contracted the development of this project to inform consideration of potential changes to the allocation of annual catch and landings limits between the commercial and recreational sectors of the summer flounder fishery. This analysis aims to determine which allocations would maximize benefits to the commercial and recreational sectors. The results of this project and peer review are scheduled to be presented to the MAFMC in December 2016. A detailed agenda and background documents will be made available on the Council’s Web site (www.mafmc.org) prior to the meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Relocation of the 
Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the Air Resources 
Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of 
Commerce (DOC).

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ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an EA; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: NOAA announces its intention to prepare an EA in accordance 
with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.), for the proposed relocation of NOAA/OAR facilities in Oak Ridge, 
TN.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on suggested alternatives and potential 
impacts should be sent to Barbara Shifflett, Management and Program 
Analyst, NOAA/ATDD, PO Box 2456, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. Comments may also 
be submitted via facsimile to 865-220-1733 or by email to 
Barbara.Shifflett@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action would involve relocation 
of NOAA/OAR offices and laboratories within the Oak Ridge, TN area to a 
larger, modern facility located in an appropriate research setting. The 
Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD), located in Oak 
Ridge, TN, is part of NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory (ARL). Research 
conducted at this laboratory includes experimental and theoretical 
research on air quality issues, urban dispersion studies and in-situ 
testbed development, and land-atmosphere interactions and the 
interactions with regional water budgets for representative U.S. 
ecosystems.
    The current physical space for ATDD consists of four buildings that 
together provide office space, laboratory space, staging and assembly 
and a machine shop. In addition, six shipping/storage containers are 
used to securely store field equipment and supplies, meteorological 
instrumentation, and power systems for remote climate stations. The 
current ATDD facilities are approximately 17,573 square feet which 
includes office space, auditorium and kitchen space, warehouse and 
storage space and staging areas. Current space can house up to 36 
staff, including full-time employees, visiting scientists and students, 
and contract employees.
    ATDD needs additional space to accommodate offices for staff 
expansion, visiting scientists and students, as well as space for 
additional lab work, engineering assembly, sensor calibration and 
testing, and sensor prototyping and evaluation. NOAA/OAR needs at least 
12,500 additional or 30,000 total square feet of space to effectively 
house personnel and equipment necessary to meet ATDD's mission.
    Research programs at ATDD will continue over the next decade and 
beyond at approximately their current levels, with moderate growth in 
staffing to accommodate emerging programs associated with water and 
drought planning, climate testbeds and air-surface exchange research. 
Partnerships with several universities will continue and new 
partnerships will be established, with a resulting small influx of 
students and faculty for short and long-term visits. The need for shop, 
lab, and storage space for testing and evaluation of new sensor 
technologies will continue to grow.
    Programs are often delayed by having to displace partially 
completed work from available space to complete a project or repair a 
system with a more urgent timeline. The existing facility severely 
limits ATDD's ability to implement a primary NOAA goal of working with 
private industry, universities, and national and international agencies 
to create and leverage partnerships for more effective research; we 
frequently encounter such opportunities, but are limited when offering 
space to accommodate visitors to work with our existing staff.
    ATDD's property has historically been used by scientists as a 
testbed for many systems prior to their deployment into the field. 
Given the increase in traffic and commercial development in the local 
area, the testbed data are suspect with regards to accuracy of 
measurements and actual reliability.
    The purpose of the public scoping process for this EA is to 
determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the 
environmental analysis, including potential alternatives, and the 
extent to which those issues and impacts will be analyzed in the EA. 
Federal, state, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that 
may be interested in or affected by NOAA's decision on this project are 
invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may 
request or be requested by NOAA to participate as a cooperating agency.

    Dated: October 28, 2016.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-26497 Filed 11-2-16; 8:45 am]
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