National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 8844 [2019-04419]

Download as PDF 8844 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2019 / Notices TABLE 1—ESTIMATED CATCH, BY SPECIES, FOR CFF EFP REQUEST Common name Sea Scallop ..................... Yellowtail Flounder .......... Winter Flounder ............... Windowpane Flounder .... Monkfish .......................... Other Fish ....................... Barndoor Skates ............. Northeast Skate Complex Estimated weight (lb) Estimated weight (kg) 12,000 20 20 60 100 120 20 500 5,443 9 9 27 45 54 9 227 CFF needs these exemptions to allow them to deploy gear in areas that are currently closed to scallop fishing. Participating vessels need crew size waivers to accommodate science personnel. The project would be exempt from the sea scallop observer program requirements because activities conducted on the trip are not consistent with normal fishing operations. Researchers from CFF will accompany each trip taken under the EFP. The New England Fishery Management Council is currently devising a management strategy for these scallops in the 2020 fishing year and there is talk of allocating them through a specifications action. NMFS is particularly interested in receiving comment on how this EFP would intersect with the Council’s developing management strategy. If approved, the applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 6, 2019. Karen H. Abrams, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04413 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Estuarine Research Reserve System Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Mar 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Notice of approval for the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. ACTION: Under applicable Federal regulations, notice is hereby given that the Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce approves the revised Management Plan for San Francisco Bay, California National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan. In accordance with applicable Federal regulations, the San Francisco Bay Reserve revised its Management Plan, which will replace the plan previously approved in 2011. SUMMARY: Bree Turner (Phone: 206–526–4641, Email: Bree.Turner@noaa.gov) or Erica Seiden (Phone: 240–533–0781) of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revised Management Plan outlines the administrative structure; the research/ monitoring, stewardship, education, and training programs of the Reserve; and the plans for future land acquisition and facility development to support Reserve operations. The San Francisco Bay Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research, education, coastal training, 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 and underserved audiences; developed resource management and restoration management plans; and expanded the coastal training program through development of a five year strategy and partnership with the on-site wetland science program. On December 21, 2017, NOAA issued a notice of a thirty day public comment period for the San Francisco Bay Reserve revised plan (82 FR 60588). Responses to the written and oral comments received, and an explanation of how comments were incorporated FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 into the final revised plan, are available in Appendix G of the revised plan. The revised Management Plan will serve as the guiding document for the 3,710 acre San Francisco Bay Reserve. View the San Francisco Bay, California Reserve Management Plan at http:// www.sfbaynerr.org/resource-library/ reserve-plans-reports/sf-bay-finalmanagement-plan-2018–2023/. The revised management plan does not make substantial changes that are relevant to environmental concerns and does not raise significant new circumstances or information that may lead to new or different environmental impacts. It does not propose new construction, land acquisition, or changes in allowable or restricted uses. As such, the initial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared at the time of designation is still valid and supplementation of the EIS is not required. NOAA has made the determination that the revision of the management plan will not have a significant effect on the human environment and qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A and the NOAA NEPA Companion Manual. An environmental assessment will not be prepared. Any specific actions that NOAA may fund or carry out in the future pursuant to this management plan will be subject to future NEPA and environmental review, as applicable. Authority: 15 CFR 921.33. Dated: March 4, 2019. Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–04419 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [Docket ID: USN–2018–HQ–0018] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Department of the Navy, DoD. 30-Day information collection AGENCY: ACTION: notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 11, 2019. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


National Estuarine Research Reserve System

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 San Francisco Bay National Estuarine 
Research Reserve Management Plan revision.

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SUMMARY: Under applicable Federal regulations, notice is hereby given 
that the Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal Management, National 
Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce approves the revised Management Plan for San 
Francisco Bay, California National Estuarine Research Reserve 
Management Plan. In accordance with applicable Federal regulations, the 
San Francisco Bay Reserve revised its Management Plan, which will 
replace the plan previously approved in 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bree Turner (Phone: 206-526-4641, 
Email: Bree.Turner@noaa.gov) or Erica Seiden (Phone: 240-533-0781) of 
NOAA's National Ocean Service, Stewardship Division, Office for Coastal 
Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revised Management Plan outlines the 
administrative structure; the research/monitoring, stewardship, 
education, and training programs of the Reserve; and the plans for 
future land acquisition and facility development to support Reserve 
operations.
    The San Francisco Bay Reserve takes an integrated approach to 
management, linking research, education, coastal training, 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 and underserved 
audiences; developed resource management and restoration management 
plans; and expanded the coastal training program through development of 
a five year strategy and partnership with the on-site wetland science 
program.
    On December 21, 2017, NOAA issued a notice of a thirty day public 
comment period for the San Francisco Bay Reserve revised plan (82 FR 
60588). Responses to the written and oral comments received, and an 
explanation of how comments were incorporated into the final revised 
plan, are available in Appendix G of the revised plan.
    The revised Management Plan will serve as the guiding document for 
the 3,710 acre San Francisco Bay Reserve. View the San Francisco Bay, 
California Reserve Management Plan at http://www.sfbaynerr.org/resource-library/reserve-plans-reports/sf-bay-final-management-plan-2018-2023/.
    The revised management plan does not make substantial changes that 
are relevant to environmental concerns and does not raise significant 
new circumstances or information that may lead to new or different 
environmental impacts. It does not propose new construction, land 
acquisition, or changes in allowable or restricted uses. As such, the 
initial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared at the time of 
designation is still valid and supplementation of the EIS is not 
required. NOAA has made the determination that the revision of the 
management plan will not have a significant effect on the human 
environment and qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NOAA 
Administrative Order 216-6A and the NOAA NEPA Companion Manual. An 
environmental assessment will not be prepared. Any specific actions 
that NOAA may fund or carry out in the future pursuant to this 
management plan will be subject to future NEPA and environmental 
review, as applicable.

    Authority:  15 CFR 921.33.

    Dated: March 4, 2019.
Keelin Kuipers,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-04419 Filed 3-11-19; 8:45 am]
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