National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 17974 [2017-07565]

Download as PDF 17974 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 71 / Friday, April 14, 2017 / Notices acres of water bottoms adjacent to the newly acquired land, totaling 2,723 acres. These parcels have high ecological value and provide increased opportunities for research, education, and restoration. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 9,317-acre Weeks Bay Reserve for the next five years. On December 29, 2016, NOAA issued notice of a public meeting and a thirtyday public comment period for the Weeks Bay Reserve Management Plan revision (81 FR 94964). The Weeks Bay, Alabama Reserve Management Plan revision is available at: (http:// www.outdooralabama.com/weeks-bayreserve), and at https://coast.noaa.gov/ nerrs/reserves/weeks-bay.html. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.420, Coastal Zone Management Program Administration. Dated: April 7, 2017. Donna Rivelli, Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–07560 Filed 4–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public comment period for the South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine Research Reserve management plan revision. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a thirty (30) day public comment period for the revised management plan for South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine Research Reserve management plan revision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bree Turner at (206) 526–4641 or Erica Seiden at (240) 533–0781 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Apr 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), the revised plan will bring the reserve into compliance. The South Slough Reserve revised plan will replace the plan previously approved in 2006. The revised management plan outlines a strategic plan; administrative structure; science, education, public involvement, and training programs of the reserve; resource protection and public access plans; strategies for future land acquisition; and facility development to support reserve operations. The South Slough Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research, education, coastal training, and resource management functions. The reserve has outlined how it will manage administration and its core programs, providing detailed actions that will enable it to accomplish specific goals and objectives. Since the last Management Plan, the reserve has built out its core programs and monitoring infrastructure; compiled a comprehensive report on environmental and socio-economic conditions of the Coos estuary; and conducted an educational market analysis and needs assessment to understand current needs of teachers and underserved audiences. Additionally, the reserve has developed a disaster response plan, restoration action plan, and improved public access to the reserve through construction of a new non-motorized boat launch areas and enhanced trails. There will be no boundary change with the approval of the revised management plan. The management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 4,771-acre South Slough Reserve. View the South Slough Reserve management plan revision on their Web site, at http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS/ Pages/About.aspx, and provide comments to Hannah Schrager, hannah.schrager@state.or.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 7, 2017. Donna Rivelli, Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–07565 Filed 4–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF357 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Scallop Plan Development Team and Scallop Advisory Panel Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. SUMMARY: This meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport, 100 Boardman Street, Boston, MA 02128; phone: (617) 571–5478. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Agenda The Plan Development Team (PDT) and Advisory Panel (AP) will receive status updates and summary of preliminary findings from the recipients of recent Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) awards. Presentations will include RSA projects that have not yet been used directly in the scallop management process. This meeting is not a formal review of the methods or results of these projects. Instead, this meeting is only an overview to better inform the PDT and AP of current research status and help identify future research priority recommendations. The PDT and AP will also review current RSA research priorities and discuss potential recommended changes for the 2017/18 Scallop RSA funding announcement. 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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Estuarine Research Reserve System

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

ACTION: Notice of public comment period for the South Slough, Oregon 
National Estuarine Research Reserve management plan revision.

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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, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a 
thirty (30) day public comment period for the revised management plan 
for South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine Research Reserve management 
plan revision.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bree Turner at (206) 526-4641 or Erica 
Seiden at (240) 533-0781 of NOAA's National Ocean Service, Stewardship 
Division, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/
ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), the revised 
plan will bring the reserve into compliance. The South Slough Reserve 
revised plan will replace the plan previously approved in 2006.
    The revised management plan outlines a strategic plan; 
administrative structure; science, education, public involvement, and 
training programs of the reserve; resource protection and public access 
plans; strategies for future land acquisition; and facility development 
to support reserve operations.
    The South Slough Reserve takes an integrated approach to 
management, linking research, education, coastal training, and resource 
management functions. The reserve has outlined how it will manage 
administration and its core programs, providing detailed actions that 
will enable it to accomplish specific goals and objectives. Since the 
last Management Plan, the reserve has built out its core programs and 
monitoring infrastructure; compiled a comprehensive report on 
environmental and socio-economic conditions of the Coos estuary; and 
conducted an educational market analysis and needs assessment to 
understand current needs of teachers and underserved audiences. 
Additionally, the reserve has developed a disaster response plan, 
restoration action plan, and improved public access to the reserve 
through construction of a new non-motorized boat launch areas and 
enhanced trails.
    There will be no boundary change with the approval of the revised 
management plan. The management plan will serve as the guiding document 
for the 4,771-acre South Slough Reserve.
    View the South Slough Reserve management plan revision on their Web 
site, at http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS/Pages/About.aspx, and provide 
comments to Hannah Schrager, hannah.schrager@state.or.us.

    Dated: April 7, 2017.
Donna Rivelli,
Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Management and CFO/CAO, 
Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-07565 Filed 4-13-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-08-P