Final Revised Management Plan for the He`eia National Estuarine Research Reserve

Citation88 FR 57438
Published date23 August 2023
Record Number2023-18177
CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 23, 2023 / Notices
See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD
Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension
of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020).
reject factual submissions if the
submitting party does not comply with
the applicable certification
Notification to Interested Parties
Interested parties must submit
applications for disclosure under APO
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305.
Parties wishing to participate in these
investigations should ensure that they
meet the requirements of 19 CFR
351.103(d) (e.g., by filing the required
letter of appearance). Note that
Commerce has temporarily modified
certain of its requirements for serving
documents containing business
proprietary information, until further
This notice is issued and published
pursuant to sections 732(c)(2) and 777(i)
of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.203(c).
Dated: August 17, 2023.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and
Appendix—Scope of the Investigations
The products covered by these
investigations are all types of youth and adult
mattresses. The term ‘‘mattress’’ denotes an
assembly of materials that at a minimum
includes a ‘‘core,’’ which provides the main
support system of the mattress, and may
consist of innersprings, foam, other resilient
filling, or a combination of these materials.
Mattresses also may contain: (1)
‘‘upholstery,’’ the material between the core
and the top panel of the ticking on a single-
sided mattress, or between the core and the
top and bottom panel of the ticking on a
double-sided mattress; and/or (2) ‘‘ticking,’’
the outermost layer of fabric or other material
(e.g., vinyl) that encloses the core and any
upholstery, also known as a cover.
The scope of these investigations is
restricted to only ‘‘adult mattresses’’ and
‘‘youth mattresses.’’ ‘‘Adult mattresses’’ are
frequently described as ‘‘twin,’’ ‘‘extra-long
twin,’’ ‘‘full,’’ ‘‘queen,’’ ‘‘king,’’ or ‘‘California
king’’ mattresses. ‘‘Youth mattresses’’ are
typically described as ‘‘crib,’’ ‘‘toddler,’’ or
‘‘youth’’ mattresses. All adult and youth
mattresses are included regardless of size and
size description or how they are described
(e.g., frameless futon mattress and tri-fold
The scope encompasses all types of
‘‘innerspring mattresses,’’ ‘‘non-innerspring
mattresses,’’ and ‘‘hybrid mattresses.’’
‘‘Innerspring mattresses’’ contain
innersprings, a series of metal springs joined
together in sizes that correspond to the
dimensions of mattresses. Mattresses that
contain innersprings are referred to as
‘‘innerspring mattresses’’ or ‘‘hybrid
mattresses.’’ ‘‘Hybrid mattresses’’ contain two
or more support systems as the core, such as
layers of both memory foam and innerspring
‘‘Non-innerspring mattresses’’ are those
that do not contain any innerspring units.
They are generally produced from foams
(e.g., polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic),
latex foam, gel infused viscoelastic (gel
foam), thermobonded polyester,
polyethylene) or other resilient filling.
Mattresses covered by the scope of these
investigations may be imported
independently, as part of furniture or
furniture mechanisms (e.g., convertible sofa
bed mattresses, sofa bed mattresses imported
with sofa bed mechanisms, corner group
mattresses, day-bed mattresses, roll-away bed
mattresses, high risers, trundle bed
mattresses, crib mattresses), or as part of a set
(in combination with a ‘‘mattress
foundation’’). ‘‘Mattress foundations’’ are any
base or support for a mattress. Mattress
foundations are commonly referred to as
‘‘foundations,’’ ‘‘boxsprings,’’ ‘‘platforms,’’
and/or ‘‘bases.’’ Bases can be static, foldable,
or adjustable. Only the mattress is covered by
the scope if imported as part of furniture,
with furniture mechanisms, or as part of a
set, in combination with a mattress
Excluded from the scope of these
investigations are ‘‘futon’’ mattresses. A
‘‘futon’’ is a bi-fold frame made of wood,
metal, or plastic material, or any combination
thereof, that functions as both seating
furniture (such as a couch, love seat, or sofa)
and a bed. A ‘‘futon mattress’’ is a tufted
mattress, where the top covering is secured
to the bottom with thread that goes
completely through the mattress from the top
through to the bottom, and it does not
contain innersprings or foam. A futon
mattress is both the bed and seating surface
for the futon.
Also excluded from the scope are airbeds
(including inflatable mattresses) and
waterbeds, which consist of air- or liquid-
filled bladders as the core or main support
system of the mattress.
Also excluded is certain multifunctional
furniture that is convertible from seating to
sleeping, regardless of filler material or
components, where such filler material or
components are upholstered, integrated into
the design and construction of, and
inseparable from, the furniture framing, and
the outermost layer of the multifunctional
furniture converts into the sleeping surface.
Such furniture may, and without limitation,
be commonly referred to as ‘‘convertible
sofas,’’ ‘‘sofabeds,’’ ‘‘sofa chaise sleepers,’’
‘‘futons,’’ ‘‘ottoman sleepers,’’ or a like
Also excluded from the scope of these
investigations are any products covered by
the existing antidumping duty orders on
uncovered innerspring units from the
People’s Republic of China, South Africa,
and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. See
Uncovered Innerspring Units from the
People’s Republic of China, South Africa,
and Socialist Republic of Vietnam:
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders,
84 FR 55285 (October 16, 2019).
Also excluded from the scope of these
investigations are bassinet pads with a
nominal length of less than 39 inches, a
nominal width of less than 25 inches, and a
nominal depth of less than 2 inches.
Additionally, also excluded from the scope
of these investigations are ‘‘mattress
toppers.’’ A ‘‘mattress topper’’ is a removable
bedding accessory that supplements a
mattress by providing an additional layer that
is placed on top of a mattress. Excluded
mattress toppers have a height of four inches
or less.
The products subject to these
investigations are currently classifiable under
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States (HTSUS) subheadings: 9404.21.0010,
9404.21.0013, 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1005,
9404.29.1013, 9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9085,
9404.29.9087, and 9404.29.9095. Products
subject to these investigations may also enter
under HTSUS subheadings: 9401.41.0000,
9401.49.0000, and 9401.99.9081. Although
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for
convenience and customs purposes, the
written description of the merchandise
subject to these investigations is dispositive.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Final Revised Management Plan for the
He‘eia National Estuarine Research
: Office for Coastal Management,
National Ocean Service, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, Department of
: Notice of approval for the final
revised management plan for the He‘eia
National Estuarine Research Reserve.
: Notice is hereby given that
the Office for Coastal Management,
National Ocean Service, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), U.S.
Department of Commerce approves the
revised management plan for the He‘eia
National Estuarine Research Reserve in
Hawai‘i. In accordance with the Coastal
Zone Management Act and its
implementing regulations. The
University of Hawai‘i Institute of Marine
Biology revised the reserve’s
management plan, which replaces the
management plan previously approved
in 2016.
: The revised management
plan can be downloaded or viewed at The
document is also available by sending a
written request to the point of contact
identified below.
Leah Keller of NOAA’s Office for
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Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 23, 2023 / Notices
An ahupua‘a is a Hawaiian conceptualization of
community that typically extends from the
mountains to the ocean, and includes zones for
forest, various forms of Indigenous agro-ecology and
aquaculture, as well as nearshore zones for fisheries
Coastal Management, leah.keller@, (808) 465–2720.
: Pursuant
to 15 CFR 921.33(c), Hawai‘i must revise
the management plan for the He‘eia
National Estuarine Research Reserve at
least every five years. Major 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 July 22,
2022 NOAA issued a notice in the
Federal Register announcing a thirty-
day public comment period for the
proposed revision of this management
plan (87 FR 43790).
Appendix D of the plan contains a
summary of written and oral comments
received, and an explanation of how
comments were incorporated.
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 2016, this research
reserve has supported community-led
ahupua‘a scale restoration in the He‘eia
estuary with the removal of 20 acres
(80,000 square meters) of invasive
mangroves and plants, replacing them
with native plant species; agroforestry
and lo‘i cultivation; produced
publications on Native Hawaiian land
and sea management practices; and
restored the He‘eia fishpond.
As a
newly established reserve, the reserve
hired staff consisting of a reserve
manager, research coordinator,
education coordinator, coastal training
program coordinator, and research
technician. These staff play an
important role in building community-
supported education, research,
stewardship, and training programming
across the He‘eia community. The
reserve also installed and launched
monitoring equipment across the
ahupua‘a to monitor water quality,
abiotic and biotic features, and changes
related to sea level rise and coastal
inundation; completed needs
assessments for education and training
needs in He‘eia; and supported various
graduate assistants, fellows, and
research interns. The revised
management plan will serve as the
guiding document for the 1,385-acre
(5.6-square kilometer) He‘eia National
Estuarine 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, as amended,
42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., and the Council
on Environmental Quality Regulations
for Implementing the Procedural
Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500–1508
(2022)), consistent with NOAA
Administrative Order 216–6A.
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
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric
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South Atlantic Fishery Management
Council; Public Meetings
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
: Notice of public meetings.
: The South Atlantic Fishery
Management Council (Council) will
hold meetings of the following:
Mackerel Cobia Committee, Habitat
Protection and Ecosystem-Based
Management (Habitat) Committee,
Southeast Data, Assessment and Review
(SEDAR) Committee, and the Snapper
Grouper Committee. The meeting week
will also include a formal public
comment session and a meeting of the
Full Council.
: The Council meeting will be
held from 8:30 a.m. on Monday,
September 11, 2023, until 12 p.m. on
Friday, September 15, 2023.
: Meeting address: The
meeting will be held at the Town and
Country Inn, 2008 Savannah Highway,
Charleston, SC 29407; phone: (843) 571–
1000. The meeting will also be available
via webinar. See
: Kim
Iverson, Public Information Officer,
SAFMC; phone: (843) 302–8440 or toll
free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–
4520; email:
: Meeting
information, including agendas,
overviews, and briefing book materials
will be posted on the Council’s website
council-meetings/. Webinar registration
links for the meeting will also be
available from the Council’s website.
Public comment: Public comment on
agenda items may be submitted through
the Council’s online comment form
available from the Council’s website at:
council-meetings/. Written comments
will be accepted from August 25, 2023,
until September 15, 2023. These
comments are accessible to the public,
part of the Administrative Record of the
meeting, and immediately available for
Council consideration. A formal public
comment session will also be held
during the Council meeting.
The items of discussion in the
individual meeting agendas are as
Council Session I, Monday, September
11, 2023, 8:30 a.m. Until 5 p.m.
The Council will receive reports from
state agencies, Council liaisons, NOAA
Office of Law Enforcement, and the U.S.
Coast Guard. The Council will review
public hearing comments on the Joint
Commercial Electronic Logbook
Amendment and consider approving the
amendment for Secretarial review. The
Council will receive updates on East
Coast Climate Change Scenario
Planning, the Council’s Allocation
Review Process, the Southeast Reef Fish
Monitoring Survey (SERFS), and the
Southeast Area Monitoring and
Assessment Program (SEAMAP). The
Council will receive information on a
Marine Recreational Information
Program pilot study on the recreational
Fishing Effort Survey design. The
Council will also discuss the National
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Draft
Procedural Directive providing guidance
on Council authority for stocks that may
extend across the geographic areas of
more than one Council.
Mackerel Cobia Committee, Tuesday,
September 12, 2023, 8:30 a.m. Until 10
The Committee will review options
for Amendment 13 to the Coastal
Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management
Plan addressing catch level adjustments
for Spanish mackerel. The Committee
will also receive an update on plans for
conducting port meetings for the
mackerel fishery.
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