Federal Consistency Appeal by Electric Boat Corporation of New York State Department of State Objection, 54355-54356 [2020-19240]

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar, which can be accessed at: https://mafmc.adobeconnect.com/msb- PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal Consistency Appeal by Electric Boat Corporation of New York State Department of State Objection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of closure— administrative appeal decision record. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This announcement provides notice that the decision record has E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 54356 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Notices closed for an administrative appeal filed with the Department of Commerce by Electric Boat Corporation requesting that the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) override an objection by the New York State Department of State to a consistency certification for a proposed project to dispose of dredged material in the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site. DATES: The decision record for Electric Boat Corporation’s Federal consistency appeal of New York State Department of State’s objection closed on August 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: NOAA has provided access to publicly available materials and related documents comprising the appeal record on the following website: https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=NOAA-HQ-2020-0021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this Notice, contact Lauren Bregman, NOAA Office of the General Counsel, Oceans and Coasts Section, 1305 East-West Highway, Room 6111, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 713–7389, lauren.bregman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 24, 2020, the NOAA Administrator, pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary to decide Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) federal consistency appeals, received a ‘‘Notice of Appeal’’ filed by Electric Boat Corporation (EBC or ‘‘Appellant’’) under the 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 New York State Department of State to Appellant’s consistency certification for a proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit to dispose of dredged material in the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site. Under the CZMA, the NOAA Administrator may override New York State Department of State’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 of Commerce 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:00 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 NOAA Administrator 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. The NOAA Administrator must close the decision record in a federal consistency appeal 160 days after the Notice of Appeal is published in the Federal Register. 15 CFR 930.130(a)(1). The CZMA, though, authorizes the NOAA Administrator to stay the closing of the decision record for up to 60 days when the NOAA Administrator determines it is necessary to receive, on an expedited basis, any supplemental information specifically requested by the NOAA Administrator to complete a consistency review. 15 CFR 930.130(a)(2), (3). Consistent with the above schedule, the decision record for EBC’s Federal consistency appeal of New York State Department of State’s objection closed on August 31, 2020. No further information or briefs will be considered in deciding this appeal. NOAA has provided access to publicly available materials and related documents comprising the appeal record on the following website: https:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAAHQ-2020-0021. Adam Dilts, Chief, Oceans and Coasts Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–19240 Filed 8–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Program and National Estuarine Research Reserve; Public Meeting; Request for Comments Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting and solicit written PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on the performance evaluation of the North Carolina Coastal Management Program and North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve. NOAA will consider all written comments received by October 16, 2020. The virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments on the coastal management program and national estuarine research reserve which NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management at Ralph.Cantral@ noaa.gov. Timely comments received by the Office for Coastal Management are considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible. Any personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments. You may also provide public comments during the virtual public meeting which is being held Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT. To participate in the virtual public meeting, registration is required at least two hours in advance by Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10 a.m. EDT. Advance registration is available via the following website: https:// noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/ ncpublicmeeting/event/event_info.html. You may participate online or by phone. If you would like to provide comment during the public meeting, please select ‘‘yes’’ during the online registration. The line-up of speakers will be based on your date and time of registration. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by phone at (301) 233–2998 or email Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, the coastal management program’s 2016–2020 Assessment and Strategy, and the Reserve’s management plan and site profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at https://coast.noaa.gov/ czm/evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress reports may be obtained upon request by contacting Ralph Cantral. Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state coastal programs and national estuarine research reserves. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 1, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-19240]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Federal Consistency Appeal by Electric Boat Corporation of New 
York State Department of State Objection

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

ACTION: Notice of closure--administrative appeal decision record.

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SUMMARY: This announcement provides notice that the decision record has

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closed for an administrative appeal filed with the Department of 
Commerce by Electric Boat Corporation requesting that the Secretary of 
Commerce (Secretary) override an objection by the New York State 
Department of State to a consistency certification for a proposed 
project to dispose of dredged material in the Eastern Long Island Sound 
Dredged Material Disposal Site.

DATES: The decision record for Electric Boat Corporation's Federal 
consistency appeal of New York State Department of State's objection 
closed on August 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: NOAA has provided access to publicly available materials and 
related documents comprising the appeal record on the following 
website: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-HQ-2020-0021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this Notice, 
contact Lauren Bregman, NOAA Office of the General Counsel, Oceans and 
Coasts Section, 1305 East-West Highway, Room 6111, Silver Spring, MD 
20910, (301) 713-7389, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 24, 2020, the NOAA Administrator, 
pursuant to authority delegated by the Secretary to decide Coastal Zone 
Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) federal consistency appeals, received a 
``Notice of Appeal'' filed by Electric Boat Corporation (EBC or 
``Appellant'') under the 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 New York State Department of State to 
Appellant's consistency certification for a proposed U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers permit to dispose of dredged material in the Eastern Long 
Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site.
    Under the CZMA, the NOAA Administrator may override New York State 
Department of State'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 of Commerce 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 NOAA Administrator 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.
    The NOAA Administrator must close the decision record in a federal 
consistency appeal 160 days after the Notice of Appeal is published in 
the Federal Register. 15 CFR 930.130(a)(1). The CZMA, though, 
authorizes the NOAA Administrator to stay the closing of the decision 
record for up to 60 days when the NOAA Administrator determines it is 
necessary to receive, on an expedited basis, any supplemental 
information specifically requested by the NOAA Administrator to 
complete a consistency review. 15 CFR 930.130(a)(2), (3). Consistent 
with the above schedule, the decision record for EBC's Federal 
consistency appeal of New York State Department of State's objection 
closed on August 31, 2020. No further information or briefs will be 
considered in deciding this appeal.
    NOAA has provided access to publicly available materials and 
related documents comprising the appeal record on the following 
website: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-HQ-2020-0021.

Adam Dilts,
Chief, Oceans and Coasts Section, NOAA Office of General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-19240 Filed 8-31-20; 8:45 am]
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