National Geospatial Advisory Committee; Public Meeting, 55856-55857 [2017-25375]

Download as PDF 55856 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17 prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. Take of listed fish or wildlife is defined under the Act as ‘‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532(19)). However, under limited circumstances, we issue permits to authorize incidental take, i.e., take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. The ESA’s take prohibitions do not apply to federally listed plants on private lands unless such take would violate State law. In addition to meeting other criteria, an incidental take permit’s proposed actions must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plants. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Applicant’s Proposal Orange Dale Venture, LLC, is requesting a 10-year ITP to take approximately 5 acres (ac) of occupied scrub-jay foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to construction of an energy substation. The 161.6-ac project site is located approximately 0.5 miles northwest of the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Saxon Boulevard within Section 14, Township 18 South, Range 30 East, Volusia County, Florida. The project includes construction of a residential and commercial development, and the associated clearing, infrastructure, and landscaping. The Applicant proposes to mitigate for the take of the scrub-jay, based on Service Mitigation Guidelines, by contributing funds in the amount of $209,220.00 to the Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Fund for the management and conservation of the Florida scrub-jay. Our Preliminary Determination We have determined that the Applicant’s proposal, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, would have minor or negligible effects on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, we have determined that the incidental take permit for this project is ‘‘low effect’’ and qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as provided by 43 CFR 46.205 and 43 CFR 46.210. A loweffect HCP is one involving (1) minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 other environmental values or resources. Next Steps We will evaluate the HCP and comments we receive to determine whether the ITP application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. We will also evaluate whether issuance of the ITP complies with section 7 of the ESA by conducting an intra-Service consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. If the requirements are met, we will issue the issue ITP number TE39111C– 0 to the Applicant. Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit application, HCP, and associated documents, you may submit comments by any one of the methods in ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA and NEPA regulation 40 CFR 1506.6. Dated: October 3, 2017. Jay B. Herrington, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville Field Office, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2017–25249 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX18EE000101100] National Geospatial Advisory Committee; Public Meeting U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a public meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via web conference and teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Mahoney, Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104; by email at jmahoney@usgs.gov; or by telephone at (206) 220–4621. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. The NGAC provides advice and recommendations related to management of Federal and national geospatial programs, the development of the NSDI, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A–16. The NGAC reviews and comments on geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-federal stakeholders in the geospatial community. The NGAC is one of the primary ways that the FGDC collaborates with its broad network of partners. Additional information about the meeting is available at: www.fgdc.gov/ngac. Agenda Topics: —FGDC Update —Landsat Advisory Group —Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure —Geospatial Platform/Data as Services —Cultural and Historical Geospatial Resources —NSDI Strategic Plan Framework Meeting Accessibility/Special Accommodations: The webinar meeting is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting and receive webinar and call-in information should contact Ms. Lucia Foulkes by email at lfoulkes@usgs.gov to register by December 8, 2017. Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact Ms. Lucia Foulkes at the email stated above or by telephone at 703–648–4142 at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Public Disclosure of Comments: Time will be allowed at the meeting for any individual or organization wishing to make oral comments. To allow for full consideration of information by the committee members at the meeting, written comments must be provided to Ms. Lucia Foulkes, Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), U.S. Geological DATES: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS–590, Reston, VA 20192; by email at lfoulkes@usgs.gov; or by telephone at 703–648–4142, by December 8, 2017. All comments received will be provided to the committee members. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Kenneth Shaffer, Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee. [FR Doc. 2017–25375 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [18XD4523WS/DWSN00000.000000/ DS61500000/DP61501] Invasive Species Advisory Committee Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). The purpose of the ISAC is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. DATES: The meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held via teleconference. The toll-free conference phone number and access code can be obtained by calling (202) 208–4122, or visiting the NISC Secretariat’s Web site at www.invasive species.gov. Please note that the maximum capacity for the teleconference is 100 participants. For record keeping purposes, participants will be required to provide their name and contact information to the operator before being connected. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kelsey Brantley, Operations and ISAC Coordinator, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat, 1849 C Street, MS sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 55857 3530, NW., Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 208–4122; fax (202) 208–4118; email kelsey_brantley@ ios.doi.gov. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The ISAC is established by the Secretary of the Interior, as authorized by Executive Order 13751, and is regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The purpose of the ISAC is to provide advice to the NISC on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The NISC is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The NISC provides national leadership regarding invasive species issues. The purpose of a meeting is to convene the full ISAC to discuss and consider adoption of briefing papers generated by ISAC task teams on: (1) Federal-State Coordination, (2) FederalTribal Coordination; (3) Wildlife Health; (4) Advanced Biotechnology; (5) Infrastructure; and, (6) Managed Relocation. The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to participate by accessing the teleconference line. Up to 15 minutes will be set aside for public comment. Persons wishing to make a comment are asked to provide a written request with a description of the general subject to Ms. Brantley at the above address no later than November 27, 2017. Any member of the public may submit written information and/or comments to Ms. Brantley for distribution at the ISAC meeting. Public Disclosure of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska Region, Beaufort Sea Planning Area, Liberty Development and Production Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Re-Opening of Public Comment Period; MMAA10400 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 17, 2017. Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–25383 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63P PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2015–0068] Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Interior. ACTION: Re-opening of public comment period, Liberty Development and Production Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is re-opening the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) relating to the Liberty Development and Production Plan (DPP) in the Beaufort Sea Planning Area. This Draft EIS was issued on August 17, 2017. The original comment period was scheduled to last from August 17 to November 18, 2017, and included public hearings in ˙ Fairbanks, Nuiqsut, Utqiagvik, and Anchorage in early October. This Federal Register Notice (Notice) reopens the comment period, to extend from the date of this Notice to December 8, 2017. Comments received between November 18 and the date of this Notice will still be accepted and considered by BOEM. After BOEM reviews comments on the Draft EIS, BOEM will prepare a Final EIS. DATES: Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 8, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the Liberty DPP EIS or BOEM’s policies associated with this notice, please contact Lauren Boldrick, Project Manager, BOEM, Alaska OCS Region, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, AK 99503, telephone (907) 334–5227. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal, state, tribal, and local governments and/ or agencies and other interested parties may submit written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. In the field titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter [Docket No. BOEM–2015–0068], and then click ‘‘search.’’ Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this notice. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25375]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey

[GX18EE000101100]


National Geospatial Advisory Committee; Public Meeting

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to 
announce that a public meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory 
Committee (NGAC) will take place.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017, from 1:00 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via web conference and 
teleconference.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Mahoney, Federal Geographic 
Data Committee (FGDC), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 909 First Avenue, 
Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104; by email at jmahoney@usgs.gov; or by 
telephone at (206) 220-4621.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the 
provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. 
The NGAC provides advice and recommendations related to management of 
Federal and national geospatial programs, the development of the NSDI, 
and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-
16. The NGAC reviews and comments on geospatial policy and management 
issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-
federal stakeholders in the geospatial community. The NGAC is one of 
the primary ways that the FGDC collaborates with its broad network of 
partners. Additional information about the meeting is available at: 
www.fgdc.gov/ngac.
    Agenda Topics:
--FGDC Update
--Landsat Advisory Group
--Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure
--Geospatial Platform/Data as Services
--Cultural and Historical Geospatial Resources
--NSDI Strategic Plan Framework

    Meeting Accessibility/Special Accommodations: The webinar meeting 
is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to attend the 
meeting and receive webinar and call-in information should contact Ms. 
Lucia Foulkes by email at lfoulkes@usgs.gov to register by December 8, 
2017. Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public 
meeting should contact Ms. Lucia Foulkes at the email stated above or 
by telephone at 703-648-4142 at least five (5) business days prior to 
the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
    Public Disclosure of Comments: Time will be allowed at the meeting 
for any individual or organization wishing to make oral comments. To 
allow for full consideration of information by the committee members at 
the meeting, written comments must be provided to Ms. Lucia Foulkes, 
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), U.S. Geological

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Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS-590, Reston, VA 20192; by email 
at lfoulkes@usgs.gov; or by telephone at 703-648-4142, by December 8, 
2017. All comments received will be provided to the committee members.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

Kenneth Shaffer,
 Deputy Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
[FR Doc. 2017-25375 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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