National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 9095 [2019-04541]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 13, 2019 / Notices The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). The applicant proposes to receive, import, and export biological samples for scientific research from up to 150 individual cetaceans and up to 500 pinnipeds (excluding walrus) annually to determine the levels of persistent organic pollutants in marine mammals found in the Gulf of Maine and adjacent Canadian waters. The requested duration of the permit is 5 years. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–04603 Filed 3–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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. ACTION: Notice of public comment period for the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Mar 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 public comment period for the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision. The revision of the existing management plan is necessitated by the applicable requirements of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Hudson River Reserve revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Garfield at (240) 533–0817, or Kim Texeira at (240) 533–0781, of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must periodically update its management plan for a National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve revised plan will replace the plan previously approved in 2009. NOAA issues this notice of a public comment period for the revised plan under 15 CFR 921.33(a). The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research/monitoring, stewardship, education, and training programs and priorities of the reserve; plans for including inholdings within the existing boundary into state ownership; and facility development priorities to support reserve operations. The Hudson River Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research and education, coastal training, and stewardship functions. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation 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: Provided technical expertise to coastal communities to reduce risks to natural hazards; expanded monitoring programs; installed a sentinel site for monitoring marsh ecosystem response to sea level rise; conducted training workshops; implemented K–12 and public education programs; installed a water level observation station that is compliant with NOAA’s National Water Level Observation Network; restored hydrologic flows at Gay’s Point in the Stockport Flats component; and established itself as a regional leader in the design and implementation of living shorelines. The total number of acres within the reserve boundary is 5,000 acres. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the Hudson River Reserve for the next five years. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9095 NOAA’s Office Coastal Management will be conducting an environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act on the proposed approval of the Reserve’s revised management plan. The public is invited to provide comment or information about any potential environmental impacts of the proposed action, and these comments will be used to inform the decision making process. The Hudson River Reserve Management Plan revision may be viewed at: https://www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/4915.html. Comments on the revision may be submitted to the Reserve’s Manager, Heather Gierloff (heather.gierloff@dec.ny.gov) by April 12, 2019. Dated: March 5, 2019. Paul M. Scholz, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–04541 Filed 3–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG843 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a webinar meeting to review the 2019 update stock assessment for Pacific sardine. This webinar is open to the public. DATES: The webinar will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or until business for the day has been completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. A public listening station is available at the Pacific Council office (address below). 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 9095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-04541]


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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 Hudson River National 
Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan revision.

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SUMMARY: 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 Hudson River National Estuarine Research 
Reserve Management Plan revision. The revision of the existing 
management plan is necessitated by the applicable requirements of the 
National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Hudson River Reserve 
revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Garfield at (240) 533-0817, or 
Kim Texeira at (240) 533-0781, of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, 
1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must 
periodically update its management plan for a National Estuarine 
Research Reserve. The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve 
revised plan will replace the plan previously approved in 2009. NOAA 
issues this notice of a public comment period for the revised plan 
under 15 CFR 921.33(a).
    The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; 
the research/monitoring, stewardship, education, and training programs 
and priorities of the reserve; plans for including inholdings within 
the existing boundary into state ownership; and facility development 
priorities to support reserve operations.
    The Hudson River Reserve takes an integrated approach to 
management, linking research and education, coastal training, and 
stewardship functions. The New York Department of Environmental 
Conservation 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: Provided technical expertise to coastal 
communities to reduce risks to natural hazards; expanded monitoring 
programs; installed a sentinel site for monitoring marsh ecosystem 
response to sea level rise; conducted training workshops; implemented 
K-12 and public education programs; installed a water level observation 
station that is compliant with NOAA's National Water Level Observation 
Network; restored hydrologic flows at Gay's Point in the Stockport 
Flats component; and established itself as a regional leader in the 
design and implementation of living shorelines. The total number of 
acres within the reserve boundary is 5,000 acres. The revised 
management plan will serve as the guiding document for the Hudson River 
Reserve for the next five years.
    NOAA's Office Coastal Management will be conducting an 
environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental 
Policy Act on the proposed approval of the Reserve's revised management 
plan. The public is invited to provide comment or information about any 
potential environmental impacts of the proposed action, and these 
comments will be used to inform the decision making process.
    The Hudson River Reserve Management Plan revision may be viewed at: 
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4915.html. Comments on the revision may be 
submitted to the Reserve's Manager, Heather Gierloff 
(heather.gierloff@dec.ny.gov) by April 12, 2019.

    Dated: March 5, 2019.
Paul M. Scholz,
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-04541 Filed 3-12-19; 8:45 am]
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