Availability of Draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan, 33632-33633 [2020-11776]

Download as PDF 33632 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 106 / Tuesday, June 2, 2020 / Notices 2020, in Manahawkin, NJ have been changed to August 20, 2020, and September 17, 2020, respectively. Also, NMFS is rescheduling the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops originally scheduled for on, Key Largo, FL on May 1, 2020; and Kenner, LA on May 4, 2020. The dates for these workshops have been changed to July 13, 2020, and July 27, 2020, respectively. The workshop times and locations remains unchanged: 12 p.m.– 4 p.m. for the Atlantic Shark Identification workshops; and, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops. Atlantic Shark Identification workshops are mandatory for federally-permitted Atlantic shark dealers. Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops are mandatory for shark and swordfish limited-access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2020. The dates for the Atlantic Shark Identification workshops originally scheduled for May 7, 2020, in Ronkonkoma, NY, and for June 11, 2020, in Manahawkin, NJ have been changed to August 20, 2020, and September 17, 2020, respectively. Also, the dates for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops originally scheduled for Key Largo, FL on May 1, 2020, and Kenner, LA on May 4, 2020, have been changed to July 13, 2020, and July 27, 2020, respectively, unless further noticed. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. DATES: The Atlantic Shark Identification workshops remain at La Quinta Inn, 10 Aero Road, Bohemia, NY 11716; and, Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops remain at Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037; and, Hilton Hotel, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 551–5742. The workshop schedules, registration information, and a list of frequently asked questions regarding these workshops are posted on the internet at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/atlantichighly-migratory-species/safe-handlingrelease-and-identification-workshops, and https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ atlantic-highly-migratory-species/ atlantic-shark-identification-workshops. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:46 Jun 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Correction In the Federal Register (Doc. 2020– 04022) of February 27, 2020, on page 11346, in the third column, correct the dates of the second and third Atlantic Shark Identification workshops listed under the heading Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations to read: ‘‘2. August 20, 2020, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 3485 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. 3. September 17, 2020, 12 p.m.–4 p.m., Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.’’ In the Federal Register (Doc. 2020– 04022) of February 27, 2020, on page 11347, in the first column, correct the dates of the third and fourth Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops listed under the heading Workshop Dates, Times, and Locations to read: ‘‘3. July 13, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. 4. July 27, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062.’’ (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: May 27, 2020. He´le`ne M.N. Scalliet, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11785 Filed 6–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RTID 0648–XV182 Availability of Draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan Education Council, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to solicit comments on the draft 2020–2040 NOAA Education Strategic Plan (Plan). NOAA received broad legislative authority from Congress through the America COMPETES Act (2007, 2010) and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (2017) to conduct, develop, support, promote, and coordinate formal and informal education activities at all levels to enhance public awareness and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 understanding of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science and stewardship by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, including underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and policy careers. The legislative authority requires NOAA to develop a 20 year plan that is updated every 5 years. This Plan updates the goals for NOAA Education established in the 2015–2035 Education Strategic Plan. NOAA is seeking broad public review of the Plan and encourages all stakeholders and users to review the Plan and provide comments. All comments received will be reviewed and considered in the final drafting of the Plan. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: The draft Plan will be available on the following website: https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/ noaa-education-council/strategicplanning-evaluation. You may submit comments on this document by the following method: Electronic Submission: Submit comments via email to Education.Plan@ noaa.gov. Please include the identifier, ‘‘Education Plan Public Comment’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Sassard, Education Specialist, NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482– 2947, andrea.sassard@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA’s Education Council is soliciting general comments on the NOAA Education Strategic Plan, which describes NOAA’s education goals and strategies. The Plan focuses on conducting, developing, supporting, promoting, and coordinating education activities to enhance awareness and understanding of mission-related sciences. Since its creation, an important role for NOAA has been imparting scientific knowledge of the Earth’s natural systems to benefit society and support the agency’s mission. During this time, education was guided by the vision of leadership, the findings of researchers, the mandates of legislation for programs within NOAA, and to respond to the needs of society. In 2007, Congress officially recognized the role of education in NOAA with the passage of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110–69). This legislation states: ‘‘The Administrator, appropriate National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration programs, ocean atmospheric science and education experts, and interested members of the public shall develop a science education plan setting forth education goals and strategies for the E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 106 / Tuesday, June 2, 2020 / Notices Administration, as well as programmatic actions to carry out such goals and priorities over the next 20 years, and evaluate and update such plan every 5 years.’’ NOAA is revising its Education Strategic Plan as specified in the America COMPETES Act and subsequent legislation. Based on NOAA’s mission, strengths, and the future needs of our society, the draft plan includes five education goals: Goal 1—Science-Informed Society: An informed society has access to, interest in, and understanding of NOAA-related sciences and their implications for current and future events. Goal 2—Conservation & Stewardship: Individuals and communities are actively involved in stewardship behaviors and decisions that conserve, restore, and protect natural and cultural resources related to NOAA’s mission. Goal 3—Ready, Responsive, Resilient: Individuals and communities are ready, responsive, and resilient to the increasing challenges and impacts of hazardous weather, changes in climate, and other environmental threats monitored by NOAA. Goal 4—Future Workforce: A diverse and highly skilled future workforce pursues careers in disciplines that support NOAA’s mission. Goal 5—Organizational Excellence: NOAA functions in a unified manner to support, plan, and deliver effective educational programs and partnerships that advance NOAA’s mission. NOAA welcomes comments on all aspects of the draft Plan, including any inconsistencies perceived within the Plan and any omissions of important topics or issues. This draft Plan is being issued for comment only and is not intended for interim use. For any shortcomings noted within the draft Plan, please propose specific remedies. Suggested changes will be incorporated where appropriate, and a final Plan will be posted on the NOAA Education Council website. Please follow this format guidance for preparing and submitting comments. Using the format guidance will facilitate the processing of comments and assure that all comments are appropriately considered. Overview comments should be provided first and should be numbered. Comments that are specific to particular pages, paragraphs, or lines of the section should identify the page and line numbers to which they apply. Please number each page of your comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:46 Jun 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 33633 Dated: May 27, 2020. Louisa Koch, Director of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dated: May 28, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11776 Filed 6–1–20; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2020–11874 Filed 6–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RTID 0648–XY102 [RTID 0648–XA217] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar to develop recommendations for MSB specifications, focusing on the Illex squid fishery. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 from 10 a.m.– noon. DATES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Details on the proposed agenda, connection information, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC website: www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. The MSB Monitoring Committee will develop recommendations for MSB specifications, focusing on the Illex squid fishery. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 any meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Prohibited Species Donation Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; selection of an authorized distributor. AGENCY: NMFS announces the renewal of two prohibited species donation (PSD) permits to SeaShare, authorizing this organization to distribute Pacific salmon and Pacific halibut to economically disadvantaged individuals under the PSD program. Salmon and halibut are caught incidentally during directed fishing for groundfish with trawl gear off Alaska. This action is necessary to comply with provisions of the PSD program and is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. SUMMARY: The permits are effective from June 2, 2020 through May 28, 2023. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the PSD permits for salmon and halibut prepared for this action may be obtained from the Alaska Region website at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/region/alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Mackey, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background Fishing for groundfish by United States (U.S.) vessels in the exclusive economic zone of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) is managed by NMFS in accordance with the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP). These fishery management plans (FMPs) were prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 106 (Tuesday, June 2, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RTID 0648-XV182


Availability of Draft NOAA Education Strategic Plan

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
publishes this notice to solicit comments on the draft 2020-2040 NOAA 
Education Strategic Plan (Plan). NOAA received broad legislative 
authority from Congress through the America COMPETES Act (2007, 2010) 
and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (2017) to conduct, 
develop, support, promote, and coordinate formal and informal education 
activities at all levels to enhance public awareness and understanding 
of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science and stewardship 
by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, including 
underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and policy 
careers. The legislative authority requires NOAA to develop a 20 year 
plan that is updated every 5 years. This Plan updates the goals for 
NOAA Education established in the 2015-2035 Education Strategic Plan. 
NOAA is seeking broad public review of the Plan and encourages all 
stakeholders and users to review the Plan and provide comments. All 
comments received will be reviewed and considered in the final drafting 
of the Plan.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The draft Plan will be available on the following website: 
https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/noaa-education-council/strategic-planning-evaluation.
    You may submit comments on this document by the following method:
    Electronic Submission: Submit comments via email to 
[email protected]. Please include the identifier, ``Education 
Plan Public Comment'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Sassard, Education Specialist, 
NOAA Office of Education, (202) 482-2947, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA's Education Council is soliciting 
general comments on the NOAA Education Strategic Plan, which describes 
NOAA's education goals and strategies. The Plan focuses on conducting, 
developing, supporting, promoting, and coordinating education 
activities to enhance awareness and understanding of mission-related 
sciences.
    Since its creation, an important role for NOAA has been imparting 
scientific knowledge of the Earth's natural systems to benefit society 
and support the agency's mission. During this time, education was 
guided by the vision of leadership, the findings of researchers, the 
mandates of legislation for programs within NOAA, and to respond to the 
needs of society.
    In 2007, Congress officially recognized the role of education in 
NOAA with the passage of the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110-69). 
This legislation states: ``The Administrator, appropriate National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration programs, ocean atmospheric 
science and education experts, and interested members of the public 
shall develop a science education plan setting forth education goals 
and strategies for the

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Administration, as well as programmatic actions to carry out such goals 
and priorities over the next 20 years, and evaluate and update such 
plan every 5 years.''
    NOAA is revising its Education Strategic Plan as specified in the 
America COMPETES Act and subsequent legislation. Based on NOAA's 
mission, strengths, and the future needs of our society, the draft plan 
includes five education goals:
    Goal 1--Science-Informed Society: An informed society has access 
to, interest in, and understanding of NOAA-related sciences and their 
implications for current and future events.
    Goal 2--Conservation & Stewardship: Individuals and communities are 
actively involved in stewardship behaviors and decisions that conserve, 
restore, and protect natural and cultural resources related to NOAA's 
mission.
    Goal 3--Ready, Responsive, Resilient: Individuals and communities 
are ready, responsive, and resilient to the increasing challenges and 
impacts of hazardous weather, changes in climate, and other 
environmental threats monitored by NOAA.
    Goal 4--Future Workforce: A diverse and highly skilled future 
workforce pursues careers in disciplines that support NOAA's mission.
    Goal 5--Organizational Excellence: NOAA functions in a unified 
manner to support, plan, and deliver effective educational programs and 
partnerships that advance NOAA's mission.
    NOAA welcomes comments on all aspects of the draft Plan, including 
any inconsistencies perceived within the Plan and any omissions of 
important topics or issues. This draft Plan is being issued for comment 
only and is not intended for interim use. For any shortcomings noted 
within the draft Plan, please propose specific remedies. Suggested 
changes will be incorporated where appropriate, and a final Plan will 
be posted on the NOAA Education Council website.
    Please follow this format guidance for preparing and submitting 
comments. Using the format guidance will facilitate the processing of 
comments and assure that all comments are appropriately considered. 
Overview comments should be provided first and should be numbered. 
Comments that are specific to particular pages, paragraphs, or lines of 
the section should identify the page and line numbers to which they 
apply. Please number each page of your comments.

    Dated: May 27, 2020.
Louisa Koch,
Director of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-11776 Filed 6-1-20; 8:45 am]
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