Federal Consistency Appeal by WesternGeco, 56183 [2019-22642]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices documents comprising the appeal record on the following website: http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-2019-0118. (Authority Citation: 15 CFR 930.128(a)) Adam Dilts, Chief, Oceans and Coasts Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2019–22641 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal Consistency Appeal by WesternGeco National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of appeal. AGENCY: This announcement provides notice that the Department of Commerce (Department) has received a ‘‘Notice of Appeal’’ filed by WesternGeco (Appellant) requesting that the Secretary override an objection by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management to a consistency certification for a proposed project to conduct a marine Geological and Geophysical seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean. ADDRESSES: NOAA intends to provide access to publicly available materials and related documents comprising the appeal record on the following website: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-2019-0089. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this Notice, contact Martha McCoy, NOAA Office of General Counsel, Oceans and Coasts Section, 1305 East-West Highway, Room 6111, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 713– 7391, martha.mccoy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Notice of Appeal 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 II. Public Availability of Appeal Documents NOAA intends to provide access to publicly available materials and related documents comprising the appeal record on the following website: http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-2019-0089. (Authority Citation: 15 CFR 930.128(a)) Adam Dilts, Chief, Oceans and Coasts Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2019–22642 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P On September 20, 2019, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) received a ‘‘Notice of Appeal’’ filed by WesternGeco pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., and implementing regulations found at 15 CFR part 930, subpart H. The ‘‘Notice of Appeal’’ is taken from an objection by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management to a consistency certification for a proposed project to conduct a marine Geological and Geophysical seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean. This matter constitutes VerDate Sep<11>2014 an appeal of an ‘‘energy project’’ within the meaning of the CZMA regulations, see 15 CFR 930.123(c). Under the CZMA, the Secretary may override the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management’s objection on grounds that the project is consistent with the objectives or purposes of the CZMA, or is necessary in the interest of national security. To make the determination that the proposed activity is ‘‘consistent with the objectives or purposes of the CZMA,’’ the Department must find that: (1) The proposed activity furthers the national interest as articulated in sections 302 or 303 of the CZMA, in a significant or substantial manner; (2) the national interest furthered by the proposed activity outweighs the activity’s adverse coastal effects, when those effects are considered separately or cumulatively; and (3) no reasonable alternative is available that would permit the proposed activity to be conducted in a manner consistent with the enforceable policies of the applicable coastal management program. 15 CFR 930.121. To make the determination that the proposed activity is ‘‘necessary in the interest of national security,’’ the Secretary must find that a national defense or other national security interest would be significantly impaired if the proposed activity is not permitted to go forward as proposed. 15 CFR 930.122. Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Portsmouth Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Portsmouth. The Federal Advisory Committee Act SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56183 requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. Thursday, November 7, 2019; 6:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Ohio State University, Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Simonton, Alternate Deputy Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Post Office Box 700, Piketon, Ohio 45661, telephone: (740) 897–3737, email: Greg.Simonton@lex.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. Tentative Agenda: • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda • Approval of June 2019 Minutes • Deputy Designated Federal Officer’s Comments • Federal Coordinator’s Comments • Liaison’s Comments • Administrative Issues • Subcommittee Updates • Public Comments • Final Comments from the Board • Adjourn Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Portsmouth, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Greg Simonton at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the telephone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Greg Simonton at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Greg Simonton at the address and telephone number listed DATES: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 203 (Monday, October 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 56183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22642]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Federal Consistency Appeal by WesternGeco

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice of appeal.

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SUMMARY: This announcement provides notice that the Department of 
Commerce (Department) has received a ``Notice of Appeal'' filed by 
WesternGeco (Appellant) requesting that the Secretary override an 
objection by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management to a 
consistency certification for a proposed project to conduct a marine 
Geological and Geophysical seismic survey in the Atlantic Ocean.

ADDRESSES: NOAA intends to provide access to publicly available 
materials and related documents comprising the appeal record on the 
following website: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-
2019-0089.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this Notice, 
contact Martha McCoy, NOAA Office of General Counsel, Oceans and Coasts 
Section, 1305 East-West Highway, Room 6111, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 
(301) 713-7391, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Notice of Appeal

    On September 20, 2019, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) 
received a ``Notice of Appeal'' filed by WesternGeco pursuant to the 
Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq., and 
implementing regulations found at 15 CFR part 930, subpart H. The 
``Notice of Appeal'' is taken from an objection by the North Carolina 
Division of Coastal Management to a consistency certification for a 
proposed project to conduct a marine Geological and Geophysical seismic 
survey in the Atlantic Ocean. This matter constitutes an appeal of an 
``energy project'' within the meaning of the CZMA regulations, see 15 
CFR 930.123(c).
    Under the CZMA, the Secretary may override the North Carolina 
Division of Coastal Management's objection on grounds that the project 
is consistent with the objectives or purposes of the CZMA, or is 
necessary in the interest of national security. To make the 
determination that the proposed activity is ``consistent with the 
objectives or purposes of the CZMA,'' the Department must find that: 
(1) The proposed activity furthers the national interest as articulated 
in sections 302 or 303 of the CZMA, in a significant or substantial 
manner; (2) the national interest furthered by the proposed activity 
outweighs the activity's adverse coastal effects, when those effects 
are considered separately or cumulatively; and (3) no reasonable 
alternative is available that would permit the proposed activity to be 
conducted in a manner consistent with the enforceable policies of the 
applicable coastal management program. 15 CFR 930.121. To make the 
determination that the proposed activity is ``necessary in the interest 
of national security,'' the Secretary must find that a national defense 
or other national security interest would be significantly impaired if 
the proposed activity is not permitted to go forward as proposed. 15 
CFR 930.122.

II. Public Availability of Appeal Documents

    NOAA intends to provide access to publicly available materials and 
related documents comprising the appeal record on the following 
website: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-HQ-2019-0089.

(Authority Citation: 15 CFR 930.128(a))

Adam Dilts,
Chief, Oceans and Coasts Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2019-22642 Filed 10-18-19; 8:45 am]
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