Final Management Plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, 81454 [2020-27603]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 81454 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 16, 2020 / Notices U.S. Department of State and U.S. Coast Guard as deputy chairs. The Working Group has developed its Work Plan, a living document that will serve as the basis for a 5-year strategic plan that is due to Congress by the end of calendar year 2021. In this Work Plan, the Working Group identified ongoing existing activities, as well as new lines of effort, that comprise the initial focus of Federal government actions under the purview of the Working Group. Many of the new activities proposed in the Work Plan emphasize the use of maritime intelligence and the involvement of military departments to support efforts to combat IUU fishing. The Work Plan can be found here: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/ maritime-safe-act-interagency-workinggroup-iuu-fishing. The Working Group is exploring potential ways in which the government and private sector stakeholders can work together to combat IUU fishing and enhance maritime security. We are interested to hear from the seafood industry, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders that are engaged in efforts to combat IUU fishing. We welcome comments in relation to the Work Plan, particularly any responses to the following questions: • Which activities in the Work Plan are connected to the expertise or interests of your organization related to combating IUU fishing? • What kinds of distinctive capabilities or capacities could your organization bring to the activities in the Work Plan? • Which specific activities could serve as the basis for a partnership between your organization and particular Federal agencies? • Are there specific geographic regions or seafood industry sectors (e.g., harvesting, processing, or trade) where your organization focuses efforts to build capacity in combating IUU fishing that could be tied to activities in the Work Plan? • Which elements in the Work Plan do you see as priorities to include in the 5-year Strategic Plan of the Working Group? Dated: December 11, 2020. Alexa Cole, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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In accordance with applicable Federal regulations, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management revised the reserve’s management plan, which replaces the plan previously approved in 2009. ADDRESSES: The approved management plan can be downloaded or viewed at https://coast.noaa.gov/data/docs/nerrs/ Reserves_NOC_MgmtPlan.pdf. The document is also available by sending a written request to the point of contact identified below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Robinson of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, by email at steph.robinson@noaa.gov, phone at 843–740–1174, or mail at 2234 South Hobson Ave., Charleston, SC 29405. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must revise the management plan for a research reserve at least every five years. Changes to a reserve’s management plan may be made only after receiving written approval from NOAA. NOAA approves changes to management plans via notice in the Federal Register. On October 28, 2019, NOAA issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing a 30-day public comment period for the proposed revision of the management plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve (Federal Register, Volume 84, No. 208, pg. 57701). No comments were received; however, a summary of the public input process is available in Appendix U of the plan. The management plan outlines the reserve’s strategic goals and objectives; administrative structure; programs for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conducting research and monitoring, education, and training; resource protection, restoration, and manipulation plans; public access and visitor use plans; consideration for future land acquisition; and facility development to support reserve operations. Since 2009, the reserve has completed its habitat map and added marsh vegetation and surface elevation monitoring; conducted a habitat vulnerability assessment to understand marsh vulnerability; led a number of research and training initiatives related to living shorelines; increased education programming at the Masonboro Island component of the reserve; begun implementing Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) training; expanded use of volunteers to conduct citizen science regarding sensitive species and site conditions; and implemented training focused on informing real estate professionals about coastal issues. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the 10,568acre research reserve for the next five years. NOAA reviewed the environmental impacts of the revised management plan and determined that this action is categorically excluded from further analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act, consistent with NOAA Administrative Order 216– 6.] Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.; 15 CFR 921.33. Keelin S. Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–27603 Filed 12–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration The National Strategy To Secure 5G Industry Listening National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene two virtual industry roundtable listening sessions on aspects of the implementation plan of the Secure 5G Strategy. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Final Management Plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine 
Research Reserve

AGENCY: Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of approval of the revised management plan for the North 
Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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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 approves the revised 
management plan for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research 
Reserve. In accordance with applicable Federal regulations, the North 
Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Coastal 
Management revised the reserve's management plan, which replaces the 
plan previously approved in 2009.

ADDRESSES: The approved management plan can be downloaded or viewed at 
https://coast.noaa.gov/data/docs/nerrs/Reserves_NOC_MgmtPlan.pdf. The 
document is also available by sending a written request to the point of 
contact identified below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Robinson of NOAA's Office 
for Coastal Management, by email at [email protected], phone at 
843-740-1174, or mail at 2234 South Hobson Ave., Charleston, SC 29405.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 15 CFR 921.33(c), a state must 
revise the management plan for a research reserve at least every five 
years. Changes to a reserve's management plan may be made only after 
receiving written approval from NOAA. NOAA approves changes to 
management plans via notice in the Federal Register. On October 28, 
2019, NOAA issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing a 30-day 
public comment period for the proposed revision of the management plan 
for the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve (Federal 
Register, Volume 84, No. 208, pg. 57701). No comments were received; 
however, a summary of the public input process is available in Appendix 
U of the plan.
    The management plan outlines the reserve's strategic goals and 
objectives; administrative structure; programs for conducting research 
and monitoring, education, and training; resource protection, 
restoration, and manipulation plans; public access and visitor use 
plans; consideration for future land acquisition; and facility 
development to support reserve operations. Since 2009, the reserve has 
completed its habitat map and added marsh vegetation and surface 
elevation monitoring; conducted a habitat vulnerability assessment to 
understand marsh vulnerability; led a number of research and training 
initiatives related to living shorelines; increased education 
programming at the Masonboro Island component of the reserve; begun 
implementing Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) training; expanded use of 
volunteers to conduct citizen science regarding sensitive species and 
site conditions; and implemented training focused on informing real 
estate professionals about coastal issues. The revised management plan 
will serve as the guiding document for the 10,568-acre research reserve 
for the next five years.
    NOAA reviewed the environmental impacts of the revised management 
plan and determined that this action is categorically excluded from 
further analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act, 
consistent with NOAA Administrative Order 216-6.]

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.; 15 CFR 921.33.

Keelin S. Kuipers,
Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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