National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 39569-39570 [2017-17615]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices ONMS serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine ¯ ¯ sanctuaries and Papahanaumokuakea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments. National marine sanctuaries protect our nation’s most vital coastal and marine natural and cultural resources, and through active research, management, and public engagement, sustain healthy environments that are the foundation for thriving communities and stable economies. One of the many ways ONMS ensures public participation in the designation and management of national marine sanctuaries is through the formation of advisory councils. The Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council (council) has been formed to provide advice and recommendations to the Director regarding the relationship of ONMS with the business community. Additional information on the council can be found at http:// sanctuaries.noaa.gov/management/ac/ welcome.html. Matters to be Considered: The meeting will provide an opportunity for council members to hear news from across the National Marine Sanctuary System and review and comment on program initiatives. For a complete agenda, including times and topics, please visit http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/ management/bac/meetings.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 16 U.S.C. Sections 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) Dated: July 21, 2017. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–17625 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF587 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Notice of public meeting and webinar/conference call. ACTION: NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in September 2017. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The meeting presentations will also be available via WebEx webinar/ conference call. The meeting on Wednesday, September 6, and Thursday, September 7, 2017, will also be accessible via conference call and webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ sfa/hms/advisory_panels/hms_ap/ meetings/sept-2017/ap-meeting.html. Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper or Margo Schulze-Haugen at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of an AP to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any FMP or FMP amendment for Atlantic HMS. NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of AP members when preparing and implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks. The AP has previously consulted with NMFS on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999); the HMS FMP (April 1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (December 2003); the Consolidated HMS FMP (October 2006); and Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (April and October 2008, February and September 2009, May and September 2010, April and September 2011, March and September 2012, January and September 2013, April and September 2014, March and September 2015, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39569 March, September, and December 2016, and May 2017), among other things. The intent of this meeting is to consider alternatives for the conservation and management of all Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and shark fisheries. We anticipate discussing: • Final Amendment 10 on Essential Fish Habitat; • Implementation of Final Amendment 7 on bluefin tuna management, including the upcoming three-year review; • Commercial swordfish pelagic longline fishery issues; • Recreational fishery issues, such as the use of circle hooks in tournaments, and Charter/Headboat permitted vessels • Progress updates regarding the exempted fishing permit requests; and • Updates on electronic dealer reporting (eDealer) and quota monitoring. We also anticipate inviting other NMFS offices to provide updates, if available, on their activities relevant to HMS fisheries with a focus on national policies/guidance that may require an FMP amendment or implementation strategy, such as Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology and EcosystemBased Fishery Management Policy. Additional information on the meeting and a copy of the draft agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ advisory_panels/hms_ap/meetings/ap_ meetings.html. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Peter Cooper at (301) 427–8503 at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Dated: August 16, 2017. Alan D. Risenhoover, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–17636 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System 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 Jobos Bay National AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 39570 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. Notice is hereby given that the Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), the revised plan will bring the reserve into compliance. The Jobos Bay Reserve revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2000. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research/monitoring, stewardship, education, and training programs and priorities of the reserve; plans for a proposed boundary expansion through future land acquisition; and facility development priorities to support reserve operations. The Jobos Bay Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research and education, coastal training, and stewardship functions. The Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER) has outlined how it will administer the reserve and its core programs by providing detailed actions that will enable it to accomplish specific goals and objectives. Since the last management plan, the reserve has: developed core programs; expanded monitoring programs within Jobos Bay and its watershed; expanded its dorm, and remodeled the historic train depot and visitor center; conducted training workshops; implemented K–12 education programs; and built new and innovative partnerships with local, Commonwealth, and U.S. organizations and universities. The total number of acres within the boundary is 2800 acres, which is a slight modification of the original 2883 acres identified in the previous management plan. The revised acreage is a result of survey contracted by the PRDNER to clarify the boundary. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the Jobos Bay Reserve for the next five years. View the Jobos Bay Reserve Management Plan revision at (http://drna.pr.gov/jbnerr/) and provide comments to the Reserve’s Manager, Aitza Pabon (apabon@ drna.pr.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Garfield at (240) 533–0817 or Erica Seiden at (240) 533–0781 of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: July 27, 2017. Paul M. Scholz, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–17615 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF613 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Trawl Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Technical Advisory Committee (GEMTAC) and Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Policy Advisory Committee (GEMPAC) (GEM Committees) will hold a joint work session via webinar, which is open to the public. DATES: The webinar meeting will be held September 6, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) or when business for each day has been completed. SUMMARY: To attend the webinar, visit: http://www.gotomeeting.com/online/ webinar/join-webinar. Enter the Webinar ID, which is 405–536–325, and enter your name and email address (required). Participants are encouraged to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback (see http:// www.pcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/ PFMC_Audio_Diagram_ GoToMeeting.pdf for best practices). Please use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number 1+ (872) 240–3412 (not a toll-free number); then enter the Attendee phone audio access code: 405– 536–325; then enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the webinar). System Requirements for PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, or XP; for Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer; and for mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM phone or Android tablet (See the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps). ADDRESSES: Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brett Wiedoff, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; phone: (503) 820–2280. The GEM Committees will discuss items on the Pacific Council’s September 2017 meeting agenda with the discussions focused on, but not limited to, Electronic Monitoring (EM)— Preliminary Pacific Halibut Discard Mortality Rates and Third-Party Review. The GEM Committees may also address one or more of the Council’s scheduled Administrative Matters. The Committees will discuss analytical results of halibut discard mortality rates as observed under the Pacific Council’s electronic monitoring program for the limited entry groundfish non-whiting midwater trawl and bottom trawl fisheries when fishing under the nontrawl shorebased individual fishing quota program. In addition, the Committees will discuss policy implications of the Council’s preferred alternative for the industry to use solely the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission as the EM review provider when the program is implemented in regulation. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the GEMPAC’s and GEMTAC’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting PO 00000 You may send an email to kris.kleinschmidt@noaa.gov or contact him at (503) 820–2280, extension 411 for technical assistance. A public listening station will be available at the Pacific Council office. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220. Sfmt 4703 Special Accommodations The public listening station is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (503) 820–2411 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 160 (Monday, August 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39569-39570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17615]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Estuarine Research Reserve System

AGENCY: 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 Jobos Bay National

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Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Office for Coastal Management, 
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce is announcing a 30-day 
public comment period for the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research 
Reserve Management Plan revision. Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), the 
revised plan will bring the reserve into compliance. The Jobos Bay 
Reserve revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2000.
    The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; 
the research/monitoring, stewardship, education, and training programs 
and priorities of the reserve; plans for a proposed boundary expansion 
through future land acquisition; and facility development priorities to 
support reserve operations.
    The Jobos Bay Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, 
linking research and education, coastal training, and stewardship 
functions. The Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental 
Resources (PRDNER) has outlined how it will administer the reserve and 
its core programs by providing detailed actions that will enable it to 
accomplish specific goals and objectives. Since the last management 
plan, the reserve has: developed core programs; expanded monitoring 
programs within Jobos Bay and its watershed; expanded its dorm, and 
remodeled the historic train depot and visitor center; conducted 
training workshops; implemented K-12 education programs; and built new 
and innovative partnerships with local, Commonwealth, and U.S. 
organizations and universities.
    The total number of acres within the boundary is 2800 acres, which 
is a slight modification of the original 2883 acres identified in the 
previous management plan. The revised acreage is a result of survey 
contracted by the PRDNER to clarify the boundary. The revised 
management plan will serve as the guiding document for the Jobos Bay 
Reserve for the next five years. View the Jobos Bay Reserve Management 
Plan revision at (http://drna.pr.gov/jbnerr/) and provide comments to 
the Reserve's Manager, Aitza Pabon (apabon@drna.pr.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Garfield at (240) 533-0817 or 
Erica Seiden at (240) 533-0781 of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, 
1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    Dated: July 27, 2017.
Paul M. Scholz,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-17615 Filed 8-18-17; 8:45 am]
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