Notice of Designation of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve

CourtCommerce Department,National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Citation87 FR 2413
Publication Date14 January 2022
Record Number2022-00734
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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2022 / Notices
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[B–66–2021]
Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 84—
Houston, Texas; Authorization of
Production Activity; Mitsubishi
Logisnext Americas (Houston) Inc.
(Forklifts/Work Trucks and Related
Subassemblies/Kits); Houston, Texas
On September 10, 2021, Mitsubishi
Logisnext Americas (Houston) Inc.,
submitted a notification of proposed
production activity to the FTZ Board for
its facility within FTZ 84, in Houston,
Texas.
The notification was processed in
accordance with the regulations of the
FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including
notice in the Federal Register inviting
public comment (86 FR 53945,
September 29, 2021). On January 10,
2022, the applicant was notified of the
FTZ Board’s decision that no further
review of the activity is warranted at
this time. The production activity
described in the notification was
authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and
the FTZ Board’s regulations, including
Section 400.14.
Dated: January 10, 2022.
Andrew McGilvray,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2022–00632 Filed 1–13–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Bureau of Industry and Security
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
Review and Approval; Comment
Request; Offsets in Military Exports
AGENCY
: Bureau of Industry and
Security, Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection,
request for comment.
SUMMARY
: The Department of
Commerce, in accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA), invites the general public and
other Federal agencies to comment on
proposed, and continuing information
collections, which helps us assess the
impact of our information collection
requirements and minimize the public’s
reporting burden. The purpose of this
notice is to allow for 60 days of public
comment preceding submission of the
collection to OMB.
DATES
: To ensure consideration,
comments regarding this proposed
information collection must be received
on or before March 15, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: Interested persons are
invited to submit comments by email to
Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of
Industry and Security, at mark.crace@
bis.doc.gov or to PRAcomments@
doc.gov. Please reference OMB Control
Number 0694–0084 in the subject line of
your comments. Do not submit
Confidential Business Information or
otherwise sensitive or protected
information.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Requests for additional information or
specific questions related to collection
activities should be directed to Mark
Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry
and Security, phone 202–482–8093 or
by email at mark.crace@bis.doc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Abstract
This collection of information is
required by the Defense Production Act
(DPA). The DPA requires U.S. firms to
furnish information to the Department
of Commerce regarding offset
agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in
value associated with sales of weapon
systems or defense-related items to
foreign countries or foreign firms.
Offsets are industrial or commercial
compensation practices required as a
condition of purchase in either
government-to-government or
commercial sales of defense articles
and/or defense services as defined by
the Arms Export Control Act and the
International Traffic in Arms
Regulations. Such offsets are required
by most major trading partners when
purchasing U.S. military equipment or
defense related items.
II. Method of Collection
Electronic or on paper.
III. Data
OMB Control Number: 0694–0084.
Form Number(s): N/A.
Type of Review: Regular submission,
extension of a current information
collection.
Affected Public: Business or other for-
profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
30.
Estimated Time per Response: 12
hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 360.
Estimated Total Annual Cost to
Public: 9,000.
Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory.
Legal Authority: Defense Production
Act of 1950, Section 309.
IV. Request for Comments
We are soliciting public comments to
permit the Department/Bureau to: (a)
Evaluate whether the proposed
information collection is necessary for
the proper functions of the Department,
including whether the information will
have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the
accuracy of our estimate of the time and
cost burden for this proposed collection,
including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used; (c)
Evaluate ways to enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and (d) Minimize the
reporting burden on those who are to
respond, including the use of automated
collection techniques or other forms of
information technology.
Comments that you submit in
response to this notice are a matter of
public record. We will include or
summarize each comment in our request
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before
including your address, phone number,
email address, or other personal
identifying information in your
comment, you should be aware that
your entire comment—including your
personal identifying information—may
be made publicly available at any time.
While you may ask us in your comment
to withhold your personal identifying
information from public review, we
cannot guarantee that we will be able to
do so.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, Commerce
Department.
[FR Doc. 2022–00727 Filed 1–13–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510–33–P
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
Notice of Designation of the
Connecticut National Estuarine
Research Reserve
AGENCY
: Office for Coastal Management
(OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS),
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), U.S.
Department of Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of designation; notice of
availability.
SUMMARY
: Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to the Coastal Zone
Management Act (CZMA), the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) Office for
Coastal Management has designated
certain Connecticut state-owned lands
and portions of public trust waters of
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the Long Island Sound, Fishers Island
Sound, Connecticut River, and Thames
River as the Connecticut National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(Connecticut Reserve). On January 11,
2022, the Under Secretary of Commerce
for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Richard
W. Spinrad, signed a Record of Decision
pursuant to the National Environmental
Policy Act and the findings of
designation for the Connecticut Reserve
pursuant to Section 315 of the CZMA
and its implementing regulations. A
copy of the Record of Decision and the
findings of designation are available for
public review from NOAA’s Office for
Coastal Management at coast.noaa.gov/
czm/compliance. Additionally, NOAA
hereby provides notice of the results of
the consistency determination for the
designation of the Connecticut Reserve.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Erica Seiden, Office for Coastal
Management, National Ocean Service,
NOAA, 1305 East-West Highway, N/
OCM, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910;
Phone: (202) 607–5232; or Email:
erica.seiden@noaa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
National Estuarine Research Reserve
System (reserve system) is a federal-
state partnership administered by
NOAA. The reserve system protects
more than 1.3 million acres of estuarine
habitat for long-term research,
monitoring, education, and stewardship
throughout the coastal United States.
Established by the Coastal Zone
Management Act of 1972, as amended
(16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.), each reserve is
managed by a lead state agency or
university, with input from local
partners. NOAA provides funding and
national programmatic guidance to the
reserve system.
NOAA received the State of
Connecticut’s nomination of the
proposed Connecticut Reserve site on
January 3, 2019. NOAA evaluated the
nomination package and found that the
proposed site met the reserve system
requirements for designation. (See 16
U.S.C. 1461(b).) Accordingly, NOAA
informed the State of Connecticut on
September 27, 2019, that it was
accepting the nomination and that the
next step would be to prepare a Draft
Environmental Impact Statement and
Draft Management Plan. (See 15 CFR
921.13.) On June 1, 2020, NOAA issued
a notice of intent to prepare a Draft
Environmental Impact Statement and
Draft Management Plan for the proposed
Connecticut Reserve (85 FR 33123). On
July 17, 2020, NOAA issued a notice of
a public scoping meeting to solicit input
on the Draft Environmental Impact
statement (85 FR 43543). On September
3, 2021, NOAA issued notice of public
hearings and a 45-day public comment
period for the Draft Environmental
Impact Statement and Draft
Management Plan for the proposed
designation of the Connecticut Reserve
(86 FR 49519). NOAA has included
responses to the relevant written and
oral comments it received on the
adequacy of the draft environmental
impact statement and draft management
plan in Appendix B of the Final
Environmental Impact Statement. The
Final Environmental Impact Statement
and Final Management Plan for the
proposed Connecticut Reserve were
published on December 3, 2021 (86 FR
68661). For more information about the
Connecticut Reserve, including the
reserve’s Final Management Plan, see
the reserve’s web page: coast.noaa.gov/
nerrs/reserves/connecticut.html.
The implementing regulations (40
CFR parts 1500–1508) for the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as
amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.),
require agencies to publish a public
Record of Decision identifying
alternatives considered by the agencies
in reaching their decision and
specifying the environmentally
preferable alternative (40 CFR 1505.2).
Furthermore, pursuant to the CZMA’s
implementing regulations for the reserve
system, NOAA is required to provide
notice in the Federal Register of the
results of the consistency determination
for the proposed designation of a
National Estuarine Research Reserve in
states with federally-approved coastal
zone management programs (15 CFR
921.30).
Pursuant to these requirements,
NOAA has published a Record of
Decision in accordance with the
National Environmental Policy Act,
which can be found at coast.noaa.gov/
czm/compliance. Furthermore, NOAA
hereby provides notice of the results of
the consistency determination for the
Connecticut Reserve: NOAA submitted
the consistency determination to the
State of Connecticut on September 8,
2021, in accordance with the
requirements of Section 307 of the
Coastal Zone Management Act (16
U.S.C. 1456), and the State of
Connecticut concurred on October 27,
2021.
For more detailed information on the
designation process, see the Connecticut
Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection’s Connecticut
National Estuarine Research Reserve
website: portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Coastal-
Resources/NERR/NERR-Home-Page.
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.; 42
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.
Jeffrey L. Payne,
Director, Office for Coastal Management,
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
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BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
[RTID 0648–XB708]
Whaling Provisions; Aboriginal
Subsistence Whaling Quotas
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice; notification of quota for
bowhead whales.
SUMMARY
: NMFS notifies the public of
the aboriginal subsistence whaling
quota for bowhead whales that it has
assigned to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling
Commission (AEWC), and of limitations
on the use of the quota deriving from
regulations of the International Whaling
Commission (IWC). For 2022, the quota
is 93 bowhead whales struck. This quota
and other applicable limitations govern
the harvest of bowhead whales by
members of the AEWC.
DATES
: Applicable January 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: Office of International
Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National
Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-
West Highway, Silver Spring, MD
20910.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Mi
Ae Kim, (301) 427–8365.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Aboriginal
subsistence whaling in the United States
is governed by the Whaling Convention
Act (WCA) (16 U.S.C. 916 et seq.).
Under the WCA, IWC regulations shall
generally become effective with respect
to all persons and vessels subject to the
jurisdiction of the United States, within
90 days of notification from the IWC
Secretariat of an amendment to the IWC
Schedule (16 U.S.C. 916k). Regulations
that implement the WCA, found at 50
CFR 230.6, require the Secretary of
Commerce (Secretary) to publish, at
least annually, aboriginal subsistence
whaling quotas and any other
limitations on aboriginal subsistence
whaling deriving from regulations of the
IWC.
At the 67th Meeting of the IWC, the
Commission set catch limits for
aboriginal subsistence use of bowhead
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