Notice of Meeting, 20055-20056 [2018-09334]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices towards the disturbance, craning head and neck while holding the body rigid in a u-shaped position, changing from a lying to a sitting position, or brief movement of less than twice the animal’s body length ‘‘alert’’; (ii) Movements in response to source of disturbance, ranging from short withdrawals at least twice the animal’s body length to longer retreats over the beach, or if already moving a change of direction of greater than 90 degrees, ‘‘movement’’; and (iii) All retreats (flushes) to the water, ‘‘flush’’. (iv) Observations of disturbance Levels (ii) and (iii) shall be recorded as takes. (d) If applicable, note observations of marked or tag-bearing pinnipeds or carcasses, as well as any rare or unusual species of marine mammal which should be reported to the West Coast Regional Office. (e) If applicable, note the presence of any offshore predators (date, time, number, and species). 6. Reporting. The holder of this Authorization is required to: (a) Report observations of unusual behaviors or numbers of pinnipeds to the NMFS West Coast Region Office so that the appropriate personnel NMFS personnel may conduct any potential follow-up observations. (b) Submit a draft monitoring report to NMFS Office of Protected Resources by April 1, 2018 covering the time period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. A final report shall be prepared and submitted within 30 days following resolution of any comments on the draft report from NMFS. If no comments are received from NMFS, the draft final report will be considered to be the final report. (c) Reporting injured or dead marine mammals: (i) In the unanticipated event that the specified activity clearly causes the take of a marine mammal in a manner prohibited by this IHA, such as an injury (Level A harassment), serious injury, or mortality, Point Blue shall immediately cease the specified activities and report the incident to the Incidental Take Program Supervisor, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, and the West Coast Regional Stranding Coordinator. The report must include the following information: 1. Time and date of the incident; 2. Description of the incident; 3. Environmental conditions (e.g., wind speed and direction, Beaufort sea state, cloud cover, and visibility); VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 May 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 4. Description of all marine mammal observations in the 24 hours preceding the incident; 5. Species identification or description of the animal(s) involved; 6. Fate of the animal(s); and 7. Photographs or video footage of the animal(s). 8. Activities shall not resume until NMFS is able to review the circumstances of the prohibited take. NMFS shall work with Point Blue to determine what measures are necessary to minimize the likelihood of further prohibited take and ensure MMPA compliance. Point Blue may not resume their activities until notified by NMFS. (ii) In the event that Point Blue discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the cause of the injury or death is unknown and the death is relatively recent (e.g., in less than a modest state of decomposition), Point Blue shall immediately report the incident to the NMFS contacts listed in 6(c)(i). The report must include the same information identified in 6(c)(i). Activities may continue while NMFS reviews the circumstances of the incident. NMFS will work with Point Blue to determine whether additional mitigation measures or modifications to the activities are appropriate. (iii) In the event that Point Blue discovers an injured or dead marine mammal, and the lead observer determines that the injury or death is not associated with or related to the activities authorized in the IHA (e.g., previously wounded animal, carcass with moderate to advanced decomposition, or scavenger damage), Point Blue shall report the incident to the NMFS contacts listed in 6(c)(i). Point Blue shall provide photographs, video footage or other documentation of the stranded animal sighting to NMFS. 7. This Authorization may be modified, suspended or withdrawn if the holder fails to abide by the conditions prescribed herein, or if NMFS determines the authorized taking is having more than a negligible impact on the species or stock of affected marine mammals. Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analyses, the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for the proposed action. We also request comment on the potential for renewal of this proposed IHA as described in the paragraph below. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on the request for MMPA authorization. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20055 On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a second one-year IHA without additional notice when 1) another year of identical or nearly identical activities as described in the Specified Activities section is planned or 2) the activities would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a second IHA would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to expiration of the current IHA. • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted beyond the initial dates either are identical to the previously analyzed activities or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, take estimates, or mitigation and monitoring requirements. (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures remain the same and appropriate, and the original findings remain valid. Dated: May 2, 2018. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–09610 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS Notice of Meeting The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled for 17 May 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001–2728. Items of discussion may include buildings, parks and memorials. Draft agendas and additional information regarding the Commission are available on our website: www.cfa.gov. Inquiries regarding the agenda and requests to submit written or oral statements should be addressed E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 20056 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices to Thomas Luebke, Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, at the above address; by emailing staff@cfa.gov; or by calling 202–504–2200. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the meeting date. Dated: April 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thomas Luebke, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–09334 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6330–01–M DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Public Hearing and Business Meeting daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES May 16 and June 13, 2018. Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. A business meeting will be held the following month on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The hearing and meeting are open to the public and will be held at the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company Ballroom, 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, New Jersey. Public Hearing. The public hearing on May 16, 2018 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items subject to the Commission’s review will include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects, as well as resolutions to: (a) Adopt the Commission’s annual Current Expense and Capital Budgets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019); (b) apportion among the signatory parties the amounts required for the support of the Current Expense and Capital Budgets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019); (c) clarify and restate the Commission’s policy for the replacement of water consumptively used by electric generating or cogenerating facilities during critical hydrologic conditions; and (d) authorize the Executive Director to enter into a contract for professional engineering services for technical evaluations and cost estimations for upgrades of wastewater treatment plants discharging to the Delaware River Estuary. The list of projects scheduled for hearing, including project descriptions, and the text of the proposed resolutions will be posted on the Commission’s website, www.drbc.net, in a long form of this notice at least ten days before the hearing date. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 May 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on May 16 will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on May 21. The public is advised to check the Commission’s website periodically prior to the hearing date, as items scheduled for hearing may be postponed if additional time is deemed necessary to complete the Commission’s review, and items may be added up to ten days prior to the hearing date. In reviewing docket descriptions, the public is also asked to be aware that project details commonly change in the course of the Commission’s review, which is ongoing. Public Meeting. The public business meeting on June 13, 2018 will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include: adoption of the Minutes of the Commission’s March 14, 2018 Business Meeting, announcements of upcoming meetings and events, a report on hydrologic conditions, reports by the Executive Director and the Commission’s General Counsel, and consideration of any items for which a hearing has been completed or is not required. The latter are expected to include resolutions: (a) Authorizing the Executive Director to revise the Administrative Manual—ByLaws, Management and Personnel; and (b) providing for election of the Commission Chair, Vice Chair and Second Vice Chair for the year commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. After all scheduled business has been completed and as time allows, the Business Meeting will be followed by up to one hour of Open Public Comment, an opportunity to address the Commission on any topic concerning management of the basin’s water resources, outside the context of a duly noticed, on-the-record public hearing. There will be no opportunity for additional public comment for the record at the June 13 Business Meeting on items for which a hearing was completed on May 16 or a previous date. Commission consideration on June 13 of items for which the public hearing is closed may result in approval of the item (by docket or resolution) as proposed, approval with changes, denial, or deferral. When the Commissioners defer an action, they may announce an additional period for written comment on the item, with or without an additional hearing date, or they may take additional time to consider the input they have already received without requesting further public input. Any deferred items will be considered for action at a public meeting of the Commission on a future date. Advance Sign-Up for Oral Comment. Individuals who wish to comment on PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the record during the public hearing on May 16 or to address the Commissioners informally during the Open Public Comment portion of the meeting on June 13 as time allows, are asked to sign-up in advance through EventBrite. Links to EventBrite for the Public Hearing and the Business Meeting are available at drbc.net. For assistance, please contact Ms. Paula Schmitt of the Commission staff, at paula.schmitt@ drbc.nj.gov. Submitting Written Comment. Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may be made through SmartComment, the web-based comment system introduced by the Commission, a link to which is provided at drbc.net. Use of SmartComment ensures that all submissions are captured in a single location and their receipt is acknowledged. Exceptions to the use of SmartComment are available based on need, by writing to the attention of the Commission Secretary, DRBC, P.O. Box 7360, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628. For assistance, please contact Paula Schmitt at paula.schmitt@ drbc.nj.gov. Accommodations for Special Needs. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend the meeting or hearing should contact the Commission Secretary directly at 609–883–9500 ext. 203 or through the Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) at 711, to discuss how we can accommodate your needs. Additional Information, Contacts. Additional public records relating to hearing items may be examined at the Commission’s offices by appointment by contacting Denise McHugh, 609–883– 9500, ext. 240. For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact Judith Scharite, Project Review Section assistant at 609–883–9500, ext. 216. Dated: April 30, 2018. Pamela M. Bush, Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–09563 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6360–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Assistance for Arts Education Program—Arts in Education National Program Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20055-20056]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09334]


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COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS


Notice of Meeting

    The next meeting of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is scheduled 
for 17 May 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission offices at the National 
Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F Street NW, 
Washington DC 20001-2728. Items of discussion may include buildings, 
parks and memorials.
    Draft agendas and additional information regarding the Commission 
are available on our website: www.cfa.gov. Inquiries regarding the 
agenda and requests to submit written or oral statements should be 
addressed

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to Thomas Luebke, Secretary, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, at the above 
address; by emailing [email protected]; or by calling 202-504-2200.
    Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing 
impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the 
meeting date.

    Dated: April 25, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Thomas Luebke,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-09334 Filed 5-4-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6330-01-M