National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 40752-40753 [2017-18193]

Download as PDF 40752 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices TABLE 1—EFP APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR ISSUANCE BY THE PFMC—Continued PFMC recommended EFPs Name Date of council recommendation Haworth, David & Arthur Lorton ................................................................................... Ball, Bob ....................................................................................................................... Ford, John .................................................................................................................... Graves, Michael ........................................................................................................... Kennedy, Raymond ...................................................................................................... Massen, Lance ............................................................................................................. Selck, Dustin ................................................................................................................ Shvets, Anatolii ............................................................................................................. Sidielnikov, Andrii ......................................................................................................... Spinale, Paul ................................................................................................................ Stephens, J & B ........................................................................................................... June June June June June June June June June June June 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 Number of vessels ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 March 2017 ............................................... June 2017 ................................................. 3 3 Linked Buoy Gear Applicants Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research ............................................................... Haworth, David & Arthur Lorton ................................................................................... TABLE 2—EFP APPLICATIONS THAT THE PFMC HAS YET TO RECOMMEND FOR ISSUANCE Submitted EFPs Name Date of submission Number of vessels Deep-Set Buoy Gear Applicants asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Lutoshkin, A .................................................................................................................. Maassen, L ................................................................................................................... Masuda, S .................................................................................................................... McCarthy, M ................................................................................................................. Rynkevic, R .................................................................................................................. Sokolova, T .................................................................................................................. Sviridov, V .................................................................................................................... In March 2017, the Council also recommended that in addition to current terms and conditions on issued EFPs, NMFS also impose the following stipulations: 1. Require 100 percent observer coverage for the first ten sets of new EFP participants (a set is defined as 10 pieces of buoy gear soaked for at least eight hours). Once attained, observer coverage may be reduced to 30 percent of fishing days; 2. Prohibit vessels from being more than three nautical miles from any piece of gear; 3. Require proper maintenance of configured gear in accordance with their EFP; and 4. Require each piece of DSBG and the terminal ends of LBG to be marked with a radar reflector and flag, and require buoys to be marked with the fishing vessel’s official number. NMFS considers the Council’s recommendations for additional conditions to apply to all issued and proposed DSBG and LBG EFPs. NMFS is also requesting public comment on the Council’s recommendations for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 June June June June June June June 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 additional terms and conditions for the requested EFPs. NMFS will consider all public comments submitted in response to this Federal Register Notice prior to issuance of any EFP mentioned within this Notice. Additionally, NMFS will analyze the effects of issuing EFPs in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and NOAA’s Administrative Order 216–6, as well as ensure compliance with other applicable laws, including Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), which requires the agency to insure that the proposed action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 23, 2017. Margo B. Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–18146 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. ................................................. 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 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. AGENCY: Notice of Public Comment Period for the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. ACTION: 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 thirty-day public comment period for the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), the revised plan will bring the reserve into compliance. The Jobos Bay E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: August 21, 2017. Paul M. Scholz, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–18193 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–38] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40752-40753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18193]


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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 
Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision.

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    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 thirty-day 
public comment period for the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research 
Reserve Management Plan revision. Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 921.33(c), 
the revised plan will bring the reserve into compliance. The Jobos Bay

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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: August 21, 2017.
Paul M. Scholz,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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