Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve; Meeting Notice, 8243-8244 [2018-03794]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Notices would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 231. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Christopher Kemp of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is April 9, 2018. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to April 23, 2018. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Kemp at christopher.kemp@ trade.gov or (202) 482–0862. Dated: February 15, 2018. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–03772 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Report of Whaling Operations. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 27, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at pracomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Carolyn Doherty, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office for International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD, 20910; (301) 427–8385 or Carolyn.Doherty@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Native Americans may conduct certain aboriginal subsistence whaling under the Whaling Convention Act in accordance with the provisions of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). In order to respond to obligations under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, the IWC, and the Whaling Convention Act, whaling captains participating in these operations must submit certain information to the relevant Native American whaling organization about strikes on and catch of whales. Anyone retrieving a dead whale is also required to report. Captains must place a distinctive permanent identification mark on any harpoon, lance, or explosive dart used, and must also provide information on the mark and self-identification information. The relevant Native American whaling organization receives the reports, compiles them, and submits the information to NOAA. The information is used to monitor the hunt and to ensure that quotas are not exceeded. The information is also provided to the IWC, which uses it to monitor compliance with its requirements. 8243 on recovery of dead whales, including providing the information to the relevant Native American whaling organization; 5 minutes for the relevant Native American whaling organization to type in each report; and 5 hours for the relevant Native American whaling organization to consolidate and submit reports. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 86. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 21, 2018. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03877 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection Reports may be made by phone, fax, email, or in writing. Information on equipment marks must be made in writing. No form is used. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0311. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; state, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 166 (165 whaling captains, one Native American whaling organization). Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for reports on whales struck or AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve; Meeting Notice Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments for the performance evaluation of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 8244 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Notices Hudson River Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation: The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, and written comments must be received on or before Friday, May 18, 2018. For the specific date, time, and location of the public meeting, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve by any of the following methods: Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in Staatsburg, New York for the Hudson River Bay National Research Reserve. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 2234 South Hobson Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29405–2413, or via email to Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, Policy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 2234 South Hobson Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29405–2413, by phone at (843) 740–1143, or via email to Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, Management Plan, and Site Profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/ evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent performance report may be obtained upon request by contacting the person identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) require NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally-approved National Estuarine Research Reserves. The process includes a public meeting, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. For the evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserves, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to its management plan approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the Coastal Zone Management Act. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Specific information on the periodic evaluation of reserves that are the subject of this notice are detailed below as follows: Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation You may participate and submit oral comments at the public meeting scheduled as follows: Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Time: 4:00 p.m., local time Location: Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 Written comments must be received on or before May 18, 2018. Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this Working Group meeting is to: (1) Develop plans for work on the F/V Nobska, (2) compare NEFSC/ Northeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program gear performance, (3) determine priorities for future gear efficiency work, (4) evaluate the effects of NEFSC gear spread on survey indices, and (5) develop recommendations for NTAP’s focus for the next 1–3 years. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 8, 2018. Keelin Kuipers, Acting Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Program Administration Dated: February 21, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–03794 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–03838 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG052 RIN 0648–XG050 Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Working Group of the Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel (NTAP) of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting. SUMMARY: SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Monday, March 5, beginning at 10 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) office located on 28 Tarzwell Dr., Narragansett, RI 02882. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Technical Committee (LETC), in conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee (LEC). DATES: The meeting will convene on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, starting 8:30 a.m. and will adjourn at 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort, located at 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408; telephone: (850) 236– 6000. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Atran, Senior Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; steven.atran@gulfcouncil.org, E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 38 (Monday, February 26, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8243-8244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03794]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve; Meeting Notice

AGENCY: Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service 
(NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit 
comments for the performance evaluation of the Hudson River National 
Estuarine Research Reserve.

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DATES: Hudson River Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation: 
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, and written 
comments must be received on or before Friday, May 18, 2018.
    For the specific date, time, and location of the public meeting, 
see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the Hudson River National 
Estuarine Research Reserve by any of the following methods:
    Public Meeting and Oral Comments: A public meeting will be held in 
Staatsburg, New York for the Hudson River Bay National Research 
Reserve. For the specific location, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Written Comments: Please direct written comments to Ralph Cantral, 
Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 2234 South Hobson 
Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29405-2413, or via email to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, Policy, 
NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 2234 South Hobson Avenue, 
Charleston, South Carolina 29405-2413, by phone at (843) 740-1143, or 
via email to [email protected]. Copies of the previous evaluation 
findings, Management Plan, and Site Profile may be viewed and 
downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/evaluations. A 
copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent performance 
report may be obtained upon request by contacting the person identified 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sections 312 and 315 of the Coastal Zone 
Management Act (CZMA) require NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of 
federally-approved National Estuarine Research Reserves. The process 
includes a public meeting, consideration of written public comments, 
and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies 
and members of the public. For the evaluation of National Estuarine 
Research Reserves, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has 
met the national objectives, adhered to its management plan approved by 
the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial 
assistance under the Coastal Zone Management Act. When the evaluation 
is completed, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management will place a notice 
in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final 
Evaluation Findings.
    Specific information on the periodic evaluation of reserves that 
are the subject of this notice are detailed below as follows:

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Evaluation

    You may participate and submit oral comments at the public meeting 
scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m., local time
Location: Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, 
Staatsburg, NY 12580

    Written comments must be received on or before May 18, 2018.

    Dated: February 8, 2018.
Keelin Kuipers,
Acting Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog 11.419 Coastal Zone Management 
Program Administration

[FR Doc. 2018-03794 Filed 2-23-18; 8:45 am]
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