Notice of Approval for the He`eia National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan, 91137-91138 [2016-30441]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Notices 2. While fishing for CPS, vessel operators must record all observations of otter interactions (defined as otters within encircled nets or coming into contact with nets or vessels, including but not limited to entanglement) with their purse seine net(s) or vessel(s). With the exception of an entanglement, which will be initially reported as described in #2 above, all other observations must be reported within 20 days to the Regional Administrator. When contacting NMFS after an interaction, fishermen are required to provide information regarding the location, specifically latitude and longitude, of the interaction and a description of the interaction itself. Descriptive information of the interaction should include: Whether or not the otters were seen inside or outside the net; if inside the net, had the net been completely encircled; did contact occur with net or vessel; the number of otters present; duration of interaction; otter’s behavior during interaction; and, measures taken to avoid interaction. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Dated: December 12, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–30215 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 14, 2017. Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Peter Cooper at (301) 427– 8503 or Peter.Cooper@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFMCA, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is to ensure that conservation and management measures promote, to the extent practicable, implementation of scientific research programs that include the tagging and releasing of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS). The currently approved information collection allows the public to submit volunteered geographic and biological information relating to HMS releases in order to populate an interactive Web site mapping tool. This Web page attracts visitors who are interested in Atlantic HMS and contains information and links to promote HMS tagging programs that the general public can support or become involved with. All submissions are voluntary. Information is used to raise awareness for releasing Atlantic HMS and HMS tagging programs, and is not used as representative results. II. Method of Collection Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Release Reports Respondents may submit information via electronic form, email, fax, or mail. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. OMB Control Number: 0648–0628. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; and State, Local, or Tribal government. III. Data mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 91137 Estimated Number of Respondents: 13. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.05 (1). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 12, 2016. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–30216 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Notice of Approval for the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce approves the Management Plan for the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) located in Hawai’i. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a federalstate partnership administered by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 91138 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Notices NOAA. The system protects more than 1.3 million acres of estuarine habitat for long-term research, monitoring, education and stewardship throughout the coastal United States. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, each reserve is managed by a lead state agency or university, with input from local partners. NOAA provides funding and national programmatic guidance. The He’eia Reserve Management Plan addresses research, monitoring, education, and stewardship/cultural resources needs for the proposed reserve. The Management Plan has been organized with goals, objectives and strategies that are based on an adaptive management planning framework. These goals, focusing on the He‘eia estuary, traditional knowledge, coastal resources, and management issues, closely link the NERRS program sectors of education, research and training, and stewardship. The goals of the Management Plan can be applied beyond the five-year timeframe of the Management Plan. On September 2, 2016, NOAA issued notice of a public hearing and a thirtyday public comment period for the He‘eia Reserve Management Plan and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement associated with the Proposed Designation of the He’eia NERR (81 FR 60676). On October 13, 2016, NOAA announced a 13-day extension to the public comment period (81 FR 70666). Responses to the relevant written and oral comments on the Management Plan have been incorporated into Appendix D of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve. The final Management Plan and final EIS, including the Appendix D response to comments, are available at the regulations.gov Web site by searching for Docket Number NOAA–NOS–2016– 0114, and at https://coast.noaa.gov/ czm/compliance/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joelle Gore, Chief, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management at 240–533–0813 or via email at joelle.gore@noaa.gov. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.420 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration Dated: December 13, 2016. Keelin Kuipers, Division Chief, Policy, Planning and Communications, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–30441 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE201 Notice of Availability of an Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (Alabama TIG) Draft Recreational Use Restoration Plan I and Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities (RP/EIS) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Deepwater Horizon Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (Alabama TIG) have prepared a Draft Recreational Use Restoration Plan I and Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities (Draft RP/EIS). The Draft RP/EIS describes the restoration project alternatives considered by the Alabama TIG to compensate for recreational shoreline use lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Alabama TIG evaluated these alternatives under criteria set forth in the OPA natural resource damage assessment regulations and evaluated the environmental consequences of the restoration alternatives in accordance with NEPA. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft RP/EIS and to seek public comments on the document. DATES: The Alabama TIG will consider public comments received on or before January 30, 2017. Public Meetings: The Alabama TIG will host two public meetings to facilitate public review and comment on the Draft RP/EIS. Both written and verbal public comments will be taken at each public meeting. The Alabama TIG will hold an open house for each meeting followed by a formal meeting where the Alabama TIG will take verbal public comments. Each public meeting will include a presentation of the Draft RP/EIS. Public meetings will be held on January 17 and 18, 2017. The full public meeting schedule is listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may download the Draft RP/EIS at http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov. Alternatively, you may request a CD of the Draft RP/EIS (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). You may also view the document at any of the public facilities listed at http:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov. Submitting Comments: You may submit comments on the Draft RP/EIS by one of following methods: • Via the Web: http:// www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov or • U.S. Mail: NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center; attn: Alabama Recreational Use Restoration Plan; 7344 Zeigler Blvd.; Mobile, AL 36608. Please note that mailed comments must be postmarked on or before the comment deadline of January 30, 2017 to be considered. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: • NOAA—Dan Van Nostrand, dan.van-nostrand@noaa.gov. • AL—Amy Hunter, amy.hunter@dcnr.alabama.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction On April 20, 2010, the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, which was being used to drill a well for BP Exploration and Production Inc. (BP), in the Macondo prospect (Mississippi Canyon 252— MC252), exploded, caught fire and subsequently sank in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in an unprecedented volume of oil and other discharges from the rig and from the wellhead on the seabed. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the largest oil spill in U.S. history, discharging millions of barrels of oil over a period of 87 days. In addition, well over one million gallons of dispersants were applied to the waters of the spill area in an attempt to disperse the spilled oil. An undetermined amount of natural gas was also released to the environment as a result of the spill. The Deepwater Horizon State and Federal natural resource trustees (DWH Trustees) conducted the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill under the Oil Pollution Act 1990 (OPA; 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.). Pursuant to OPA, Federal and State agencies act as trustees on behalf of the public to assess natural resource injuries and losses and to determine the actions required to compensate the public for those injuries and losses. OPA further instructs the designated trustees to develop and implement a plan for the restoration, rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of the equivalent of the injured natural resources under their E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Notice of Approval for the He`eia National Estuarine Research 
Reserve Management Plan

AGENCY: Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National 
Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office 
for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce approves 
the Management Plan for the He`eia National Estuarine Research Reserve 
(NERR) located in Hawai'i.
    The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a 
federal-state partnership administered by

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NOAA. The system protects more than 1.3 million acres of estuarine 
habitat for long-term research, monitoring, education and stewardship 
throughout the coastal United States. Established by the Coastal Zone 
Management Act of 1972, as amended, each reserve is managed by a lead 
state agency or university, with input from local partners. NOAA 
provides funding and national programmatic guidance.
    The He'eia Reserve Management Plan addresses research, monitoring, 
education, and stewardship/cultural resources needs for the proposed 
reserve. The Management Plan has been organized with goals, objectives 
and strategies that are based on an adaptive management planning 
framework. These goals, focusing on the He`eia estuary, traditional 
knowledge, coastal resources, and management issues, closely link the 
NERRS program sectors of education, research and training, and 
stewardship. The goals of the Management Plan can be applied beyond the 
five-year timeframe of the Management Plan.
    On September 2, 2016, NOAA issued notice of a public hearing and a 
thirty-day public comment period for the He`eia Reserve Management Plan 
and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement associated with the Proposed 
Designation of the He'eia NERR (81 FR 60676). On October 13, 2016, NOAA 
announced a 13-day extension to the public comment period (81 FR 
70666). Responses to the relevant written and oral comments on the 
Management Plan have been incorporated into Appendix D of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the He`eia National Estuarine 
Research Reserve. The final Management Plan and final EIS, including 
the Appendix D response to comments, are available at the 
regulations.gov Web site by searching for Docket Number NOAA-NOS-2016-
0114, and at https://coast.noaa.gov/czm/compliance/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joelle Gore, Chief, Stewardship 
Division, Office for Coastal Management at 240-533-0813 or via email at 
joelle.gore@noaa.gov.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.420
Coastal Zone Management Program Administration

    Dated: December 13, 2016.
Keelin Kuipers,
Division Chief, Policy, Planning and Communications, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-30441 Filed 12-15-16; 8:45 am]
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