Marianas Trench Marine National Monument; Monument Management Plan, 11238-11239 [2021-03642]

Download as PDF 11238 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent of the workshop participants to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2412 at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: February 19, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. Advisory Panel to discuss (1) the last NTAP research vote, (2) revisions to the NTAP charter, and (3) other business. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Phillips, Staff Officer, Pacific ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Council; telephone: (503) 820–2426; email: todd.phillips@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the GMT webinar is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s April 2021 agenda items. The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management and administrative Pacific Council agenda items and may discuss ecosystem matters. A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available on the Pacific Council’s website prior to the meeting. The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: February 19, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–03828 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA804] Marianas Trench Marine National Monument; Monument Management Plan Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices The FWS and NOAA announce the availability of a draft monument management plan (MMP) for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (Monument). The draft MMP describes proposed goals, objectives, and strategies for managing the Monument over a 15-year period. DATES: We must receive comments by May 25, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2021–0003, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov/docket/ NOAA-NMFS-2021-0003, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Send written comments to Superintendent, Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, P.O. Box 8134, MOU–3, Dededo, GU 96912. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). The draft MMP includes an environmental assessment (EA) of the potential impacts of the MMP on the human environment. You may review the draft MMP and EA at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Summers, FWS, (671) 355– 5096, or Heidi Hirsh, NOAA, (808) 725– 5016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation 8335 (January 12, 2009, 74 FR 1557). The Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce share responsibility for managing the Monument, and the Proclamation requires the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce to prepare management plans and promulgate implementing regulations that address specific actions necessary for the proper care and management of the Monument. This draft MMP includes elements similar to a National Wildlife Refuge khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 System Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP), and we are conducting the planning process for those elements in a manner similar to the CCP planning and public involvement process. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Refuge Administration Act, 16 U.S.C. 668dd– 668ee), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires the FWS to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. This draft MMP would incorporate CCP requirements and would define each agency’s management roles and responsibilities. The draft MMP lays out the goals, objectives, and proposed management activities for the next 15 years, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and consistent with FWS and NOAA policies. The draft MMP includes an environmental assessment to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of implementing the MMP. The FWS and NOAA would review and update the MMP at least every 15 years, in accordance with the Refuge Administration Act. More information about the Monument’s history, wildlife, and habitats is available in a Notice of Intent published on April 5, 2011 (76 FR 18773). The FWS and NOAA seek comments on the draft MMP and EA. We will consider comments received when deciding whether to approve or modify the MMP. Dated: February 18, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–03642 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA852] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys Off of Delaware National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11239 NMFS has received a request from Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC (Skipjack) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to marine site characterization surveys offshore of Delaware in the area of the Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A 0519) and along potential submarine cable routes to a landfall location in Delaware. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than March 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Written comments should be submitted via email to ITP.Pauline@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pauline, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. In case SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 24, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XA804]


Marianas Trench Marine National Monument; Monument Management 
Plan

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior; National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FWS and NOAA announce the availability of a draft monument 
management plan (MMP) for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument 
(Monument). The draft MMP describes proposed goals, objectives, and 
strategies for managing the Monument over a 15-year period.

DATES: We must receive comments by May 25, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2021-0003, by either of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov/docket/NOAA-NMFS-2021-0003, click the ``Comment 
Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your 
comments.
     Mail: Send written comments to Superintendent, Marianas 
Trench Marine National Monument, P.O. Box 8134, MOU-3, Dededo, GU 
96912.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered by NMFS. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying 
information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily 
by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous 
comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous).
    The draft MMP includes an environmental assessment (EA) of the 
potential impacts of the MMP on the human environment. You may review 
the draft MMP and EA at www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Summers, FWS, (671) 355-5096, or 
Heidi Hirsh, NOAA, (808) 725-5016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Monument was established by Presidential 
Proclamation 8335 (January 12, 2009, 74 FR 1557). The Secretaries of 
the Interior and Commerce share responsibility for managing the 
Monument, and the Proclamation requires the Secretaries of the Interior 
and Commerce to prepare management plans and promulgate implementing 
regulations that address specific actions necessary for the proper care 
and management of the Monument.
    This draft MMP includes elements similar to a National Wildlife 
Refuge System Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP), and we are 
conducting the planning process for those elements in a manner similar 
to the CCP planning and public involvement process. The National 
Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Refuge 
Administration Act, 16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), as amended by the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires the FWS to 
develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. This draft MMP would 
incorporate CCP requirements and would define each agency's management 
roles and responsibilities.
    The draft MMP lays out the goals, objectives, and proposed 
management activities for the next 15 years, consistent with sound 
principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal 
mandates, and consistent with FWS and NOAA policies. The draft MMP 
includes an environmental assessment to evaluate the potential 
environmental impacts of implementing the MMP. The FWS and NOAA would 
review and update the MMP at least every 15 years, in accordance with 
the Refuge Administration Act.
    More information about the Monument's history, wildlife, and 
habitats is available in a Notice of Intent published on April 5, 2011 
(76 FR 18773).
    The FWS and NOAA seek comments on the draft MMP and EA. We will 
consider comments received when deciding whether to approve or modify 
the MMP.

    Dated: February 18, 2021.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
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