Review of Nomination for Mariana Trench National Marine Sanctuary, 3284-3285 [2022-01151]

Download as PDF 3284 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 14 / Friday, January 21, 2022 / Notices sanctuary designation. The final rule establishing the SNP included a fiveyear limit on any nomination added to the inventory that NOAA does not advance for designation. In November 2019, NOAA issued a Federal Register notice (84 FR 61546) to clarify procedures for evaluating and updating a nomination as it approaches the five-year mark on the inventory of areas that could be considered for national marine sanctuary designation. This notice explained that if a nomination remains responsive to the evaluation criteria for inclusion on the inventory, NOAA could keep the nomination on the inventory for another five years. The notice also established a process for NOAA to consider the continuing viability of nominations nearing the five-year expiration mark. The nomination for Hudson Canyon proposal is scheduled to expire in February 2022. The full nomination can be found at https://nominate.noaa.gov/ nominations/. NOAA is not proposing to designate Hudson Canyon as a national marine sanctuary with this action. Instead, comments should identify any new or changing information relative to NOAA’s 11 sanctuary nomination evaluation criteria (https:// nominate.noaa.gov/guide.html). Comments that do not pertain to information supporting the evaluation criteria, or present new information on the Hudson Canyon NMS nomination, will not be considered in NOAA’s decision on whether to retain this nomination in the inventory. Should NOAA conclude that the Hudson Canyon NMS nomination no longer meets its evaluation criteria and decide to remove it from the inventory, NOAA would notify the nominator directly via letter, and the public via notice in the Federal Register and a web posting at ‘‘nominate.noaa.gov.’’ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2022–01085 Filed 1–20–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Review of Nomination for Mariana Trench National Marine Sanctuary Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jan 20, 2022 Jkt 256001 Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice; request for written comments. The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is requesting written comments to facilitate ONMS’ five-year review of the nomination for the Mariana Trench National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) at the five-year interval. In particular, NOAA is requesting relevant information as it pertains to its 11 evaluation criteria for inclusion in the inventory. In this fiveyear review, NOAA will pay particular attention to any new information about the significance of the area’s natural or cultural resources, changes to any threats to these resources, and any updates to the management framework of the area. NOAA has provided the original nominating parties, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Friends of the Marianas Trench, an opportunity to share their views on these same questions. Following this information gathering and internal analysis, NOAA will make a final determination on whether or not the Mariana Trench NMS nomination will remain in the inventory for another five-year period. DATES: Written comments must be received by February 22, 2022. NOAA will conduct a virtual meeting on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. ChST (Guam/ Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)/Friday, February 11, 2022, from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. HST (Hawai1i). NOAA may end the meeting before the time noted above if all those participating have completed their oral comments. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Submit electronic comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal and search for Docket Number NOAA–NOS–2022– 0005. • Mail: Kristina Kekuewa, Pacific Islands Regional Director, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96818. • Email: Kristina.Kekuewa@noaa.gov. • Public Scoping Meeting: Provide oral comments during a virtual public scoping meeting, as described under DATES. Webinar registration details and additional information about how to participate in the public scoping meeting is available at https:// nominate.noaa.gov/5-year-review.html. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record. All personal identifying information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NOAA will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Kekuewa, Pacific Islands Regional Director, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96818, or at kristina.kekuewa@noaa.gov, or at 808–725–5252. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information In 2014, NOAA issued a final rule reestablishing the sanctuary nomination process (SNP), which details how communities may submit nominations of areas of the marine and Great Lakes environment for NOAA to consider for designation as national marine sanctuaries (79 FR 33851). NOAA moves successful nominations to an inventory of areas that could be considered for national marine sanctuary designation. The final rule reestablishing the SNP included a fiveyear limit on any nomination added to the inventory that NOAA does not advance for designation. In November 2019, NOAA issued a Federal Register notice (84 FR 61546) to clarify procedures for evaluating and updating a successful nomination as it approaches the five-year mark in the inventory of areas that could be considered for national marine sanctuary designation. This notice explained that if a nomination remains responsive to the evaluation criteria for inclusion in the inventory, it may be appropriate to allow the nomination to remain in the inventory for another five years. The notice also established a process for NOAA to consider the continuing viability of nominations nearing the five-year expiration mark. The nomination for Mariana Trench NMS was accepted to the national inventory on March 13, 2017, and is therefore scheduled to expire on March 13, 2022. The full nomination can be found at https://nominate.noaa.gov/ nominations/. NOAA is not proposing to designate the Mariana Trench NMS with this action. Instead, NOAA is seeking public comment on ONMS’ five-year review of the nomination for Mariana Trench NMS. Accordingly, written comments submitted as part of this request should E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 14 / Friday, January 21, 2022 / Notices not focus on whether NOAA should initiate the designation process for a Mariana Trench NMS. Rather, comments should address the relevance of the nomination towards NOAA’s 11 evaluation criteria and any new information NOAA should consider about the nominated area (these criteria are detailed at https:// nominate.noaa.gov/guide.html). Comments that do not pertain to the evaluation criteria, or present new information on the Mariana Trench NMS nomination, will not be considered in NOAA’s decision on whether to retain this nomination in the inventory. Whether removing or maintaining the nomination for Mariana Trench NMS, NOAA would follow the same procedure for notifying the public NOAA followed when the nomination was submitted, including a letter to the nominator, a notice in the Federal Register, and posting information on ‘‘nominate.noaa.gov’’. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. John Armor, Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Product(s) NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7530–01–398– 2661—Easel Pad, Ruled, White, 27″ x 34″ Designated Source of Supply: Alabama Industries for the Blind, Talladega, AL Contracting Activity: GSA/FAS ADMIN SVCS ACQUISITION BR(2), NEW YORK, NY NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 343—Handheld Spiralizer MR 13007—Julienne Peeler MR 13008—Melon Baller Designated Source of Supply: CINCINNATI ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED, Cincinnati, OH Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency Michael R. Jurkowski, Acting Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2022–01179 Filed 1–20–22; 8:45 am] Procurement List; Additions and Deletions COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to delete product(s) from the Procurement List that were furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: February 20, 2022. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 785–6404, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its SUMMARY: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 The following product(s) are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P 17:39 Jan 20, 2022 Deletions BILLING CODE 6353–01–P [FR Doc. 2022–01151 Filed 1–20–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Jkt 256001 Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds product(s) and service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes product(s) from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: February 20, 2022. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 785–6404, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 10/22/2021, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3285 List. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51– 2.3. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the product(s) and service(s) and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the product(s) and service(s) listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the product(s) and service(s) to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the product(s) and service(s) to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the product(s) and service(s) proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following product(s) and service(s) are added to the Procurement List: Product(s) NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 5180–00–NIB–0156—Kit, Pro-Grade Tool, 6 PC 5180–00–NIB–0160—Kit, Pro-Grade Tool, 14 PC Designated Source of Supply: Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc., West Allis, WI Contracting Activity: FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE, FAS HEARTLAND REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR Mandatory for: Broad Government Requirement Distribution: B-List Service(s) Service Type: Plant Maintenance Services Mandatory for: GSA PBS Region 5, Major General Emmett J. 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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 14 (Friday, January 21, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3284-3285]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01151]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Review of Nomination for Mariana Trench National Marine Sanctuary

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Notice; request for written comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) of the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is requesting 
written comments to facilitate ONMS' five-year review of the nomination 
for the Mariana Trench National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) at the five-year 
interval. In particular, NOAA is requesting relevant information as it 
pertains to its 11 evaluation criteria for inclusion in the inventory. 
In this five-year review, NOAA will pay particular attention to any new 
information about the significance of the area's natural or cultural 
resources, changes to any threats to these resources, and any updates 
to the management framework of the area. NOAA has provided the original 
nominating parties, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Friends of the 
Marianas Trench, an opportunity to share their views on these same 
questions. Following this information gathering and internal analysis, 
NOAA will make a final determination on whether or not the Mariana 
Trench NMS nomination will remain in the inventory for another five-
year period.

DATES: Written comments must be received by February 22, 2022. NOAA 
will conduct a virtual meeting on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10 
a.m.-12 p.m. ChST (Guam/Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)/
Friday, February 11, 2022, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. HST (Hawai[revaps]i). 
NOAA may end the meeting before the time noted above if all those 
participating have completed their oral comments.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Submit electronic comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal and 
search for Docket Number NOAA-NOS-2022-0005.
     Mail: Kristina Kekuewa, Pacific Islands Regional Director, 
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Honolulu, 
Hawaii 96818.
     Email: [email protected].
     Public Scoping Meeting: Provide oral comments during a 
virtual public scoping meeting, as described under DATES. Webinar 
registration details and additional information about how to 
participate in the public scoping meeting is available at https://nominate.noaa.gov/5-year-review.html.
    Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public 
record. All personal identifying information (for example, name and 
address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information. NOAA will accept 
anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields to remain 
anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Kekuewa, Pacific Islands 
Regional Director, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 1845 
Wasp Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96818, or at [email protected], or 
at 808-725-5252.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background Information

    In 2014, NOAA issued a final rule re-establishing the sanctuary 
nomination process (SNP), which details how communities may submit 
nominations of areas of the marine and Great Lakes environment for NOAA 
to consider for designation as national marine sanctuaries (79 FR 
33851). NOAA moves successful nominations to an inventory of areas that 
could be considered for national marine sanctuary designation. The 
final rule re-establishing the SNP included a five-year limit on any 
nomination added to the inventory that NOAA does not advance for 
designation.
    In November 2019, NOAA issued a Federal Register notice (84 FR 
61546) to clarify procedures for evaluating and updating a successful 
nomination as it approaches the five-year mark in the inventory of 
areas that could be considered for national marine sanctuary 
designation. This notice explained that if a nomination remains 
responsive to the evaluation criteria for inclusion in the inventory, 
it may be appropriate to allow the nomination to remain in the 
inventory for another five years. The notice also established a process 
for NOAA to consider the continuing viability of nominations nearing 
the five-year expiration mark.
    The nomination for Mariana Trench NMS was accepted to the national 
inventory on March 13, 2017, and is therefore scheduled to expire on 
March 13, 2022. The full nomination can be found at https://nominate.noaa.gov/nominations/.
    NOAA is not proposing to designate the Mariana Trench NMS with this 
action. Instead, NOAA is seeking public comment on ONMS' five-year 
review of the nomination for Mariana Trench NMS. Accordingly, written 
comments submitted as part of this request should

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not focus on whether NOAA should initiate the designation process for a 
Mariana Trench NMS. Rather, comments should address the relevance of 
the nomination towards NOAA's 11 evaluation criteria and any new 
information NOAA should consider about the nominated area (these 
criteria are detailed at https://nominate.noaa.gov/guide.html). 
Comments that do not pertain to the evaluation criteria, or present new 
information on the Mariana Trench NMS nomination, will not be 
considered in NOAA's decision on whether to retain this nomination in 
the inventory.
    Whether removing or maintaining the nomination for Mariana Trench 
NMS, NOAA would follow the same procedure for notifying the public NOAA 
followed when the nomination was submitted, including a letter to the 
nominator, a notice in the Federal Register, and posting information on 
``nominate.noaa.gov''.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.

John Armor,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2022-01151 Filed 1-20-22; 8:45 am]
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