Management Plan for South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine Research Reserve, 40144-40145 [2017-17946]

Download as PDF 40144 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices Dated: August 21, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–17943 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF620 Marine Mammals; File No. 21486 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Worldwide Americas, Inc., on behalf of BBC Natural History Unit, 28 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol, UK, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on Weddell Seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in Antarctica. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before September 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: These documents are available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Lierheimer or Sara Young, (301) 427– 8401. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to film Weddell seals at various locations in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, between October and December 2017. Up to 16 Weddell seals (8 mother pup-pairs from birth through weaning) could be targeted and disturbed during filming activities on the sea ice, underwater (scuba divers), and by air (drone). Up to 80 Weddell seals (non-targeted animals in the colony) could be incidentally disturbed during the filming activities. Footage would be used for the BBC television series ‘‘Seven Worlds,’’ to showcase Antarctica and will include a segment featuring Weddell seals. The permit would be valid through December 2017. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: August 18, 2017. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–17932 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The meeting will be held at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 4600 Sand Point Way, Building 4, Room 2039, Seattle, WA 98115. It will also be held via teleconference: (907) 271–2896. Listening only for non-team members. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Evans, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Agenda Tuesday, September 5–Thursday, September 7 The BS FEP agenda will consist of continuing to develop the Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan, including (a) review sections of the core FEP document, (b) review progress on action modules, and (c) discuss next steps. A full agenda is available at www.npfmc.org/wp-content/ PDFdocuments/conservation_issues/ BSFEP/BSFEPTagenda917.pdf and background information can be found at www.npfmc.org/bsfep. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 21, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–17944 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XF623 North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Team (BS FEP) will meet September 5–7, 2017. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5 through Thursday, September 7, 2017. The meeting will be held on September 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; September 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and September 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Management Plan for South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine Research Reserve Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Approval for the South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. AGENCY: The notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce approves the revised Management Plan for South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan. In accordance, the South Slough Reserve revised its Management Plan, which will replace the plan previously approved in 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is a federal-state partnership administered by 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 revised Management Plan outlines the administrative structure; the Reserve’s science and education programs; public uses; resource protection plan; and the plans 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, public involvement, and stewardship functions. The Reserve has outlined how it will manage administration and its core program 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; conducted an educational market analysis and needs assessment to better meet teacher needs; developed a Reserve Disaster Response Plan; and improved public access to the Reserve through construction of a new paddle launch, enhancements to the visitor center, and new water and land trails. On April 14, 2017, NOAA issued a notice of a thirty (30) day public comment period for the South Slough Reserve revised plan (82 FR 17974). Responses to the public comments received, and an explanation of how comments were incorporated into the final revised plan, are available in Appendix H of the revised plan. The revised Management Plan will serve as the guiding document for the 4,771-acre South Slough Reserve. View the South Slough, Oregon Reserve VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Management Plan at http:// www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS/Documents/ SouthSloughReserve20172022ManagementPlan.pdf. The impacts of the revised Management Plan have not changed and the initial Environmental Impact Statement prepared at the time of designation is still valid. NOAA has made the determination that the revision of the Management Plan will not have a significant effect on the human environment and therefore qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A. An environmental assessment will not be prepared. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bree Turner at (206) 526–4641 or Erica Seiden at (301) 563–1172 of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Dated: August 18, 2017. Paul M. Scholz, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.420 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration [FR Doc. 2017–17946 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket DARS–2017–0009; OMB Control Number 0704–0245] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Transportation Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 163 (Thursday, August 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17946]


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Management Plan for South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine 
Research Reserve

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

ACTION: Notice of Approval for the South Slough, Oregon National 
Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision.

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SUMMARY: The notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, 
Office for

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Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce approves 
the revised Management Plan for South Slough, Oregon National Estuarine 
Research Reserve Management Plan. In accordance, the South Slough 
Reserve revised its Management Plan, which will replace the plan 
previously approved in 2006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Estuarine Research Reserve 
System (NERRS) is a federal-state partnership administered by 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 revised Management Plan outlines the administrative structure; 
the Reserve's science and education programs; public uses; resource 
protection plan; and the plans 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, public 
involvement, and stewardship functions. The Reserve has outlined how it 
will manage administration and its core program 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; conducted an 
educational market analysis and needs assessment to better meet teacher 
needs; developed a Reserve Disaster Response Plan; and improved public 
access to the Reserve through construction of a new paddle launch, 
enhancements to the visitor center, and new water and land trails.
    On April 14, 2017, NOAA issued a notice of a thirty (30) day public 
comment period for the South Slough Reserve revised plan (82 FR 17974). 
Responses to the public comments received, and an explanation of how 
comments were incorporated into the final revised plan, are available 
in Appendix H of the revised plan.
    The revised Management Plan will serve as the guiding document for 
the 4,771-acre South Slough Reserve. View the South Slough, Oregon 
Reserve Management Plan at http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS/Documents/SouthSloughReserve2017-2022ManagementPlan.pdf. The impacts of the 
revised Management Plan have not changed and the initial Environmental 
Impact Statement prepared at the time of designation is still valid. 
NOAA has made the determination that the revision of the Management 
Plan will not have a significant effect on the human environment and 
therefore qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NOAA 
Administrative Order 216-6A. An environmental assessment will not be 
prepared.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bree Turner at (206) 526-4641 or Erica 
Seiden at (301) 563-1172 of NOAA's National Ocean Service, Stewardship 
Division, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/
ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

    Dated: August 18, 2017.
Paul M. Scholz,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.420
Coastal Zone Management Program Administration

[FR Doc. 2017-17946 Filed 8-23-17; 8:45 am]
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