Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, 95175-95176 [2016-31261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES circumstance, as outlined in 43 CFR 46.215, applicable to the categorical exclusion. Therefore, the policy does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. We have also determined that this action satisfies the standards for reliance upon a categorical exclusion under NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–A. NAO 216–6A superseded NAO 216–6 (May 20, 1999), but temporarily left in effect the categorical exclusions in NAO 216–6 until they are superseded by a Companion Manual authorized under NAO 216–6A, which has not yet been finalized. Therefore, this policy was evaluated under the categorical exclusions in NAO 216–6. Specifically, the policy fits within two categorical exclusion provisions in § 6.03c.3(i)—for ‘‘preparation of regulations, Orders, manuals, or other guidance that implement, but do not substantially change these documents, or other guidance’’ and for ‘‘policy directives, regulations and guidelines of an administrative, financial, legal, technical or procedural nature.’’ NAO 216–6, § 6.03c.3(i). The policy would not trigger an exception precluding reliance on the categorical exclusions because it does not involve a geographic area with unique characteristics, is not the subject of public controversy based on potential environmental consequences, will not result in uncertain environmental impacts or unique or unknown risks, does not establish a precedent or decision in principle about future proposals, will not have significant cumulative impacts, and will not have any adverse effects upon endangered or threatened species or their habitats. Id. § 5.05c. As such, it is categorically excluded from the need to prepare an Environmental Assessment. Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes In accordance with the President’s memorandum of April 29, 1994, ‘‘Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments’’ (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175 ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments,’’ and the Department of the Interior Manual at 512 DM 2, we have considered possible effects on federally recognized Indian tribes and have preliminarily determined that there are no potential adverse effects of issuing this policy. Our intent with the policy revision is to provide clarity in regard to the net conservation benefit requirements for a CCAA to be approved, including any agreements in VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 which Tribes may choose to participate. We will continue to work with Tribes as we implement this policy. Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use Executive Order 13211 (Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use) requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. The policy is not expected to significantly affect energy supplies, distribution, or use. Therefore, this action is not a significant energy action and no Statement of Energy Effects is required. Authors The primary authors of the policy are staff members of the Ecological Services Program, Branch of Communications and Candidate Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803. Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: December 20, 2016. Daniel M. Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dated: December 20, 2016. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–31061 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–FAC–2016–N216; FF09F42300– FVWF97920900000–XXX] Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of teleconference. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). A Federal advisory committee, the Council was created in part to foster partnerships to enhance public awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating in the United States. This teleconference meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may make oral statements to the Council or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95175 may file written statements for consideration. Teleconference: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Eastern daylight time). For deadlines and directions on registering to listen to the teleconference, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Bohnsack, Council Coordinator, via U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mailstop FAC, Falls Church, VA 22041; via telephone at (703) 358– 2435; via fax at (703) 358–2487; or via email at brian_bohnsack@fws.gov. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a teleconference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the Service, on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource conservation issues. The Council represents the interests of the public and private sectors of the sport fishing, boating, and conservation communities and is organized to enhance partnerships among industry, constituency groups, and government. The 18-member Council, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, includes the Service Director and the president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, who both serve in ex officio capacities. Other Council members are directors from State agencies responsible for managing recreational fish and wildlife resources and individuals who represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing and boating industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, Native American tribes, aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Meeting Agenda The Council will hold a teleconference to: • Consider and approve the Council’s Boating Infrastructure Grant Program • Review Sub-Committee’s funding recommendations for fiscal year 2017 proposals; E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 95176 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices • Consider and approve the Council’s recommendations on priority focus areas for the new administration; • Schedule an upcoming spring meeting; and • Consider other Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http:// www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Public Input You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than If you wish to Listen to the teleconference. Submit written information or questions before the teleconference for the council to consider during the teleconference. Give an oral presentation during the teleconference. Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions for the Council to consider during the teleconference. Written statements must be received by the date listed, so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in one of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation during the teleconference will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 15 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this teleconference. To ensure an opportunity to speak during the public comment period of the teleconference, members of the public must register with the Council Coordinator. Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, may submit written statements to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the teleconference. Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the teleconference will be maintained by the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and will be available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting and will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Dated: December 16, 2016. Stephen Guertin, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–31261 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–R–2016–N213; FF08RSDC00– 178–F1611MD–FXRS12610800000] Otay River Estuary Restoration Project, South San Diego Bay Unit of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California; Draft Environmental Impact Statement Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Reopening of the public comment period. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a cooperating agency, announce the reopening of the public review and comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Otay River Estuary Restoration Project at the South San Diego Bay Unit of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge in San Diego County, California. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by December 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Document Availability: You may obtain documents in the following places: • Internet: https://www.fws.gov/ refuge/San_Diego_Bay/what_we_do/ Resource_Management/ Otay_Restoration.html. • In Person: Æ San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters, 1080 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: 619–476–9150, extension 103. Æ Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch, 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: 619–691– 5069. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Æ San Diego County Library, Imperial Beach Branch Library, 847 Encina Avenue (temporary location), Imperial Beach, CA 91932; telephone: 619–424– 6981. Æ Chula Vista Public Library, South Chula Vista Branch, 389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911; telephone: 619–585–5755. For how to view comments on the draft EIS from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or for information on EPA’s role in the EIS process, see EPA’s Role in the EIS Process under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Submitting Comments: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: • Email: Otay_EIS@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Otay Estuary EIS’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: Attn: Brian Collins, 619–476– 9149. • U.S. Mail: Brian Collins, USFWS, San Diego NWR Complex, P.O. Box 2358, Chula Vista, CA 91912. • In-Person Drop-off: You may drop off comments at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; please call 619–476–9150, extension 103, for directions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Collins, Refuge Manager, San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, by telephone at 619–575–2704, extension 302, or via email at brian_collins@fws.gov; or Andy Yuen, Project Leader, by telephone at 619– 476–9150, extension 100, or by email at andy_yuen@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction On October 21, 2016, we published a Federal Register notice (81 FR 72817) announcing the availability of the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Otay River Estuary Restoration Project for public review and comment in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) requirements. We originally opened the comment period from October 21, 2016, through December 5, 2016. We now are reopening the public comment period until December 30, 2016. For more information on the draft EIS and a description of the project, please see the October 2016 notice. EPA’s Role in the EIS Process The EPA is charged under section 309 of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.) to review all Federal agencies’ environmental impact statements (EISs) E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FAC-2016-N216; FF09F42300-FVWF97920900000-XXX]


Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 
public teleconference meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating 
Partnership Council (Council). A Federal advisory committee, the 
Council was created in part to foster partnerships to enhance public 
awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and 
economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating in the United 
States. This teleconference meeting is open to the public, and 
interested persons may make oral statements to the Council or may file 
written statements for consideration.

DATES: Teleconference: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 
a.m. (Eastern daylight time). For deadlines and directions on 
registering to listen to the teleconference, submitting written 
material, and giving an oral presentation, please see Public Input 
under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Bohnsack, Council Coordinator, 
via U.S. mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mailstop FAC, Falls 
Church, VA 22041; via telephone at (703) 358-2435; via fax at (703) 
358-2487; or via email at brian_bohnsack@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the 
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a 
teleconference.

Background

    The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of 
the Interior, through the Director of the Service, on nationally 
significant recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource 
conservation issues. The Council represents the interests of the public 
and private sectors of the sport fishing, boating, and conservation 
communities and is organized to enhance partnerships among industry, 
constituency groups, and government. The 18-member Council, appointed 
by the Secretary of the Interior, includes the Service Director and the 
president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, who both 
serve in ex officio capacities. Other Council members are directors 
from State agencies responsible for managing recreational fish and 
wildlife resources and individuals who represent the interests of 
saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, recreational boating, 
the recreational fishing and boating industries, recreational fisheries 
resource conservation, Native American tribes, aquatic resource 
outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on the 
Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will hold a teleconference to:
     Consider and approve the Council's Boating Infrastructure 
Grant Program
     Review Sub-Committee's funding recommendations for fiscal 
year 2017 proposals;

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     Consider and approve the Council's recommendations on 
priority focus areas for the new administration;
     Schedule an upcoming spring meeting; and
     Consider other Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

Public Input

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                                            You must contact the Council
                                            Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
              If you wish to                   INFORMATION CONTACT) no
                                                     later than
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Listen to the teleconference..............  Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Submit written information or questions     Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
 before the teleconference for the council
 to consider during the teleconference.
Give an oral presentation during the        Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
 teleconference.
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Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the teleconference. 
Written statements must be received by the date listed, so that the 
information may be made available to the Council for their 
consideration prior to this teleconference. Written statements must be 
supplied to the Council Coordinator in one of the following formats: 
One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via 
email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS 
PowerPoint, or rich text file).

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation 
during the teleconference will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, 
with no more than a total of 15 minutes for all speakers. Interested 
parties should contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably 
via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the 
public speaker list for this teleconference. To ensure an opportunity 
to speak during the public comment period of the teleconference, 
members of the public must register with the Council Coordinator. 
Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or 
those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the 
agenda, may submit written statements to the Council Coordinator up to 
30 days subsequent to the teleconference.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the teleconference will be maintained by the 
Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) and will be 
available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting and will 
be posted on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc.

    Dated: December 16, 2016.
Stephen Guertin,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-31261 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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