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AGENCY: The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, announces the establishment of a National Construction Safety Team pursuant to the National Construction Safety Team Act. The Team was established to study the collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, FL that occurred on June 24, 2021. DATES: The National Construction Safety Team was established on June 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Dr. Joannie Chin, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mail Stop 8600, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8600, telephone number (301) 975–6815. Members of the public are encouraged to submit to the Team nonprivileged evidence that is relevant to the subject matter of the NIST investigation described in this notice. Such evidence may be submitted to the address contained in this section. Confidential information will only be accepted pursuant to an appropriate nondisclosure agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joannie Chin, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mail Stop 8600, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8600, telephone number (301) 975–6815. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The National Construction Safety Team Act (‘‘Act’’), Public Law 107–231, codified at 15 U.S.C. 7301 et seq., was enacted to provide for the establishment of investigative teams (‘‘Teams’’) to assess building performance and emergency response and evacuation procedures in the wake of any building failure that has resulted in substantial loss of life or that posed significant potential of substantial loss of life. The purpose of investigations by Teams is to improve the safety and structural integrity of buildings in the United States. As stated in the statute, a Team shall (1) establish the likely technical cause or causes of the building failure; (2) evaluate the technical aspects of evacuation and emergency response procedures; (3) recommend, as necessary, specific improvements to building standards, codes, and practices based on the findings made pursuant to (1) and (2); and (4) recommend any research and other appropriate actions needed to improve the structural safety of buildings, and improve evacuation and emergency response procedures, based on the findings of the investigation. In addition, NIST has promulgated regulations implementing the Act. The regulations are found at 15 CFR part 270. NIST sent a preliminary reconnaissance team to collect information and data related to the collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, FL that occurred on June 24, 2021. Based on the recommendations of the preliminary reconnaissance team and evaluation of the criteria listed in the regulations implementing the Act, specifically in 15 CFR 270.102, on June 30, 2021, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, established a Team to study the collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, FL. The Team may include members who are Federal employees and members who are not Federal employees. Team members who are Federal employees are governed by the Federal conflict of interest laws. Team members who are not Federal employees will be Federal government contractors, and conflicts of interest related to their service on the Team will be governed by FAR Subpart 9.5, Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest, which will be incorporated by reference into all such contracts. E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 7, 2021 / Notices Members of the public are encouraged to submit to the Team non-privileged data and artifacts that are relevant to the subject matter of the NIST investigation described in this notice. Such data and artifacts may be submitted to the address contained in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Confidential information will only be accepted pursuant to an appropriate nondisclosure agreement. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 7301 et seq., 15 CFR part 270. Alicia Chambers, NIST Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2021–14392 Filed 7–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB200] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration, Phase II in Monterey County, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of Renewal incidental harassment authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a Renewal incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to incidentally harass, by Level B harassment only, marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with the second phase of the Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project in Monterey County, California. DATES: This Renewal IHA is valid from the date of issuance through May 31, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Corcoran, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the original application, Renewal request, and supporting documents (including NMFS Federal Register notices of the original proposed and final authorizations, and the previous IHA), 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-under- khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 06, 2021 Jkt 253001 marine-mammal-protection-act. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are proposed or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed incidental take authorization is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for taking for subsistence uses (where relevant). Further, NMFS must prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other ‘‘means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact’’ on the affected species or stocks and their habitat, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating grounds, and areas of similar significance, and on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for certain subsistence uses (referred to here as ‘‘mitigation measures’’). Monitoring and reporting of such takings are also required. The meaning of key terms such as ‘‘take,’’ ‘‘harassment,’’ and ‘‘negligible impact’’ can be found in section 3 of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1362) and the agency’s regulations at 50 CFR 216.103. NMFS’ regulations implementing the MMPA at 50 CFR 216.107(e) indicate that IHAs may be renewed for additional periods of time not to exceed one year for each reauthorization. In the notice of proposed IHA for the initial authorization, NMFS described the circumstances under which we would consider issuing a Renewal for this activity, and requested public comment on a potential Renewal under those circumstances. Specifically, on a caseby-case basis, NMFS may issue a onetime one-year Renewal IHA following notice to the public providing an additional 15 days for public comments when (1) up to another year of identical or nearly identical, or nearly identical, activities as described in the ‘‘Detailed Description of Specified Activities’’ section of the initial IHA issuance PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35751 notice is planned or (2) the activities as described in the ‘‘Detailed Description of Specified Activities’’ section of the initial IHA issuance notice would not be completed by the time the initial IHA expires and a Renewal would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the DATES section of the initial IHA issuance, provided all of the following conditions are met: (1) A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to the needed Renewal IHA effective date (recognizing that the Renewal IHA expiration date cannot extend beyond one year from expiration of the initial IHA). (2) The request for renewal must include the following: • An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the requested Renewal IHA are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take). • A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. (3) Upon review of the request for Renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. An additional public comment period of 15 days (for a total of 45 days), with direct notice by email, phone, or postal service to commenters on the initial IHA, is provided to allow for any additional comments on the proposed Renewal. A description of the Renewal process may be found on our website at: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/ marine-mammal-protection/incidentalharassment-authorization-renewals. History of Request On March 13, 2020, NMFS issued an IHA to CDFW to take marine mammals incidental to construction activities associated with the second phase of the tidal marsh restoration project in Elkhorn Slough, California (85 FR 14640; March 13, 2020), effective from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021. On May 11, 2021, NMFS received an application for the Renewal of that E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 7, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35750-35751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14392]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Establishment of a Team Under the National Construction Safety 
Team Act

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Director of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, announces the 
establishment of a National Construction Safety Team pursuant to the 
National Construction Safety Team Act. The Team was established to 
study the collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in 
Surfside, FL that occurred on June 24, 2021.

DATES: The National Construction Safety Team was established on June 
30, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Joannie Chin, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute 
of Standards and Technology, Mail Stop 8600, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-
8600, telephone number (301) 975-6815. Members of the public are 
encouraged to submit to the Team non-privileged evidence that is 
relevant to the subject matter of the NIST investigation described in 
this notice. Such evidence may be submitted to the address contained in 
this section. Confidential information will only be accepted pursuant 
to an appropriate nondisclosure agreement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joannie Chin, Engineering 
Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mail Stop 
8600, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8600, telephone number (301) 975-6815.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The National Construction Safety 
Team Act (``Act''), Public Law 107-231, codified at 15 U.S.C. 7301 et 
seq., was enacted to provide for the establishment of investigative 
teams (``Teams'') to assess building performance and emergency response 
and evacuation procedures in the wake of any building failure that has 
resulted in substantial loss of life or that posed significant 
potential of substantial loss of life. The purpose of investigations by 
Teams is to improve the safety and structural integrity of buildings in 
the United States. As stated in the statute, a Team shall (1) establish 
the likely technical cause or causes of the building failure; (2) 
evaluate the technical aspects of evacuation and emergency response 
procedures; (3) recommend, as necessary, specific improvements to 
building standards, codes, and practices based on the findings made 
pursuant to (1) and (2); and (4) recommend any research and other 
appropriate actions needed to improve the structural safety of 
buildings, and improve evacuation and emergency response procedures, 
based on the findings of the investigation. In addition, NIST has 
promulgated regulations implementing the Act. The regulations are found 
at 15 CFR part 270.
    NIST sent a preliminary reconnaissance team to collect information 
and data related to the collapse of the Champlain Towers South 
Condominium in Surfside, FL that occurred on June 24, 2021. Based on 
the recommendations of the preliminary reconnaissance team and 
evaluation of the criteria listed in the regulations implementing the 
Act, specifically in 15 CFR 270.102, on June 30, 2021, the Director of 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United 
States Department of Commerce, established a Team to study the collapse 
of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, FL. The Team may 
include members who are Federal employees and members who are not 
Federal employees. Team members who are Federal employees are governed 
by the Federal conflict of interest laws. Team members who are not 
Federal employees will be Federal government contractors, and conflicts 
of interest related to their service on the Team will be governed by 
FAR Subpart 9.5, Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest, 
which will be incorporated by reference into all such contracts.

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    Members of the public are encouraged to submit to the Team non-
privileged data and artifacts that are relevant to the subject matter 
of the NIST investigation described in this notice. Such data and 
artifacts may be submitted to the address contained in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice. Confidential information will only be accepted 
pursuant to an appropriate nondisclosure agreement.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 7301 et seq., 15 CFR part 270.

Alicia Chambers,
NIST Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2021-14392 Filed 7-6-21; 8:45 am]
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