Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Navy Operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued two one-year Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to take marine mammals by harassment incidental to the U.S. Navy's operation of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar operations to the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350 and persons operating under his authority.
Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program-Re-opening of FY 2010 Competition
NOAA publishes this notice to amend the Federal Funding Opportunity (NOS-OCRM-2010-2001655) entitled ``Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)FY 2010 Competitive List'' which was originally announced in the Federal Register on January 2, 2009 (74 FR 82). This notice announces changes to the eligibility criteria, program priorities, and selection criteria to implement the requirements of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (March 30, 2009). As a result of these changes, the application period for proposals is re- opened to provide eligible states and territories with the opportunity to adjust project proposals to comport with the changes, which are summarized in this notice and more fully described in the full Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement for this competition.
Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Approval Decision on the New Jersey Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite public comment on the agencies' intention to fully approve New Jersey's Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program. Federal approval of such state programs is required under the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments. Final approval would satisfy conditions that the agencies previously identified to the State to ensure conformity with required guidance specifying management measures to protect coastal waters from nonpoint source pollution.
NOAA Ocean and Coastal Mapping Contracting Policy
The NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) is soliciting public comments on the draft NOAA Ocean and Coastal Mapping Contracting Policy. Current NOAA contracting policy and relevant legislation are available for review on the following Web site: https:// www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/hsrp.htm. Written public comments should be submitted to Roger L. Parsons by September 9, 2009.