Release of the Draft National Charting Plan, 12200-12201 [2017-03936]

Download as PDF 12200 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Justin Hospital, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725–5399 or Justin.Hospital@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect information about fishing expenses and catch distribution (the share of fish that is sold, retained for home consumption, directed to customary exchange, etc.) for the Mariana Archipelago small boatbased reef fish, bottomfish, and pelagics fisheries with which to conduct economic analyses that will improve fishery management in those fisheries; satisfy NMFS’ legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act; and quantify achievement of the performances measures in the NMFS Strategic Operating Plans. Respondents will include small boat fishers in Mariana Archipelago (Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and their participation in the economic data collection will be voluntary. These data will be used to assess how fishermen will be impacted by and respond to regulations likely to be considered by fishery managers. II. Method of Collection asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 270. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 203. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Dated: February 23, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03910 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Release of the Draft National Charting Plan Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: The NOAA Office of Coast Survey has released a draft National Charting Plan. The plan describes the current set of NOAA nautical chart products and their distribution, as well as some of the steps Coast Survey is taking to improve NOAA charts, including changes to chart formats, scales, data compilation, and symbology. The purpose of the plan is to solicit feedback from nautical chart users regarding proposed changes to NOAA’s paper and electronic chart products. Coast Survey invites written comments on this plan that is available from https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ staff/news/2017/ nationalchartingplan.html. DATES: Comments are due by midnight, June 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments on the National Charting Plan through NOAA’s SUMMARY: Survey forms in paper will be selfcompleted by respondents or by interviewers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nautical Discrepancy Report System at http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/idrs/ discrepancy.aspx, or via mail to National Ocean Service, NOAA (NCS2), ATTN National Charting Plan, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring MD 20910–3282. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Harmon, telephone 301–713– 2737, ext.187; email: colby.harmon@ noaa.gov. The first complete nautical chart published by the Coast Survey of New York Harbor was in 1844. The format, information, and intended uses of this first chart were quite similar to the raster charts that NOAA continues to make today. Although NOAA still produces ‘‘traditional’’ raster nautical charts, a sea change in chart production methods and the art of navigation began in the mid1990s when Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and electronic navigational charts (ENCs) became available to the public. Since the introduction of ENCs thirty years ago, the size of commercial vessels has increased more than four-fold and modern navigational systems have become more sophisticated. There are over 15 million recreational boats in the U.S. and recreational boaters have joined professional mariners in using electronic chart displays to ply the nation’s waters. Users of all types are expecting improved ease of access to more precise, higher resolution charts that deliver the most up to date information possible. Coast Survey has developed a number of strategies to meet this growing demand for greater performance in our products and services. These changes allow us to be more responsive to changing public needs for navigation data. In this context, Coast Survey has developed a national charting plan to outline the next steps for further improvement over the next generation. The national charting plan is responsive to years of formal and informal feedback on our products from the public and our partners. We are committed to ensuring that our products evolve with the changing needs of our many stakeholders. Comments received from nautical chart users about the National Charting Plan will help us fulfil this commitment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 33 U.S.C. Chapter 17, Coast and Geodetic Survey Act of 1947. E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 39 / Wednesday, March 1, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 16, 2017. Kathryn Ries, Deputy Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–03936 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) will hold a meeting that will be open to the public and public comments are requested in advance or during the meeting. Information about the HSRP meeting, agenda, presentations, webinar and background documents will be posted online at: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ meetings_seattle2017.htm. DATES: The meeting is April 18–20, 2017. The agenda and times are subject to change. For updates, please check online at: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ meetings_seattle2017.htm. Location: Downtown Seattle, Washington, with venue to be announced online at: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ meetings_seattle2017.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP program manager, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/NSD), 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6301, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone: 301–713–2750 ext. 166; email: Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public, seating will be available on a first-come, firstserved basis, and public comment is encouraged. There are public comment periods scheduled each day and noted in the agenda. Each individual or group making verbal comments will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes and will be recorded. For those not onsite, comments can be submitted via the webinar or via email in writing. Individuals who would like to submit written statements in advance, during or after the meeting should email their comments to Lynne.Mersfelder@ asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 28, 2017 Jkt 241001 noaa.gov. The HSRP will provide webinar capability for the public sessions. Pre-registration is required to access the webinar. Additional information on the webinar will be posted and is available from Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov or online at: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ ocs/hsrp/meetings_seattle2017.htm. The Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) is a Federal Advisory Committee established to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, the NOAA Administrator, on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, as amended, and such other appropriate matters that the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. The charter and other information are located online at: http:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ CharterBylawsHSIAStatute.htm. Past HSRP public meeting summary reports, agendas, presentations, transcripts, webinars, and other information is available online at: https:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/ meetings.htm. Matters To Be Considered: The panel is convening to hear federal, state, regional and local partners and stakeholders on issues relevant to NOAA’s navigation services, focusing on the Pacific Northwest including the states of Washington and Oregon as well as national issues. Navigation services include the data, products, and services provided by the NOAA programs and activities that undertake geodetic observations, gravity modeling, shoreline mapping, bathymetric mapping, hydrographic surveying, nautical charting, tide and water level observations, current observations, and marine modeling. This suite of NOAA products and services support safe and efficient navigation, resilient coasts and communities, and the nationwide positioning information infrastructure to support America’s commerce. The Panel will hear from state and federal agencies, non-federal organizations and partners about their missions and their use of NOAA’s navigation services; what value these services bring; and what improvements could be made. Other administrative matters may be considered. The agenda is subject to change. Special Accommodations: This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Please direct requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids to Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov by April 3, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12201 Dated: February 10, 2017. Shepard Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–03934 Filed 2–28–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Final Environmental Impact Statement for the East Campus Integration Program, Fort Meade, Maryland Department of Defense. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as part of the environmental planning process for the East Campus Integration Program at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland (hereafter referred to as Fort Meade). The DoD proposes to continue to develop operational complex and headquarters space at the National Security Agency’s (NSA) East Campus on Fort Meade for use by NSA and the Intelligence Community. DATES: The Final EIS is available for a 30-day period following publication of the Notice of Availability. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS are available at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library, 4418 Llewellyn Avenue, Fort Meade, MD 20755; Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060; Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 21113; and Severn Community Library, 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn, Maryland 21144. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request copies of the Final EIS, please send an email to ECIPEIS@hdrinc.com. For further information, please call 301– 688–2970. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide facilities that are fully supportive of the Intelligence Community’s function and to continue to integrate the East Campus with the NSA Main Campus. The need for the action is to meet mission requirements, both internally at the NSA and within the Intelligence Community. The EIS considered four options for emergency power generation; two options for building heating systems; four options for locations of parking facilities; acquisition of additional space at two existing, offsite leased locations; and the No Action Alternative. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Release of the Draft National Charting Plan

AGENCY: Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Coast Survey has released a draft National 
Charting Plan. The plan describes the current set of NOAA nautical 
chart products and their distribution, as well as some of the steps 
Coast Survey is taking to improve NOAA charts, including changes to 
chart formats, scales, data compilation, and symbology. The purpose of 
the plan is to solicit feedback from nautical chart users regarding 
proposed changes to NOAA's paper and electronic chart products. Coast 
Survey invites written comments on this plan that is available from 
https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/news/2017/nationalchartingplan.html.

DATES: Comments are due by midnight, June 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on the National Charting Plan through NOAA's 
Nautical Discrepancy Report System at http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/idrs/discrepancy.aspx, or via mail to National Ocean Service, NOAA (NCS2), 
ATTN National Charting Plan, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring MD 
20910-3282.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Harmon, telephone 301-713-2737, 
ext.187; email: colby.harmon@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The first complete nautical chart published 
by the Coast Survey of New York Harbor was in 1844. The format, 
information, and intended uses of this first chart were quite similar 
to the raster charts that NOAA continues to make today. Although NOAA 
still produces ``traditional'' raster nautical charts, a sea change in 
chart production methods and the art of navigation began in the mid-
1990s when Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and electronic 
navigational charts (ENCs) became available to the public.
    Since the introduction of ENCs thirty years ago, the size of 
commercial vessels has increased more than four-fold and modern 
navigational systems have become more sophisticated. There are over 15 
million recreational boats in the U.S. and recreational boaters have 
joined professional mariners in using electronic chart displays to ply 
the nation's waters. Users of all types are expecting improved ease of 
access to more precise, higher resolution charts that deliver the most 
up to date information possible.
    Coast Survey has developed a number of strategies to meet this 
growing demand for greater performance in our products and services. 
These changes allow us to be more responsive to changing public needs 
for navigation data. In this context, Coast Survey has developed a 
national charting plan to outline the next steps for further 
improvement over the next generation. The national charting plan is 
responsive to years of formal and informal feedback on our products 
from the public and our partners. We are committed to ensuring that our 
products evolve with the changing needs of our many stakeholders. 
Comments received from nautical chart users about the National Charting 
Plan will help us fulfil this commitment.

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. Chapter 17, Coast and Geodetic Survey Act 
of 1947.


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    Dated: February 16, 2017.
Kathryn Ries,
Deputy Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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