Recommendations for More Resilient Fisheries and Protected Resources Due to Climate Change

Citation86 FR 12410
CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date03 Mar 2021
Record Number2021-04137
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Notices Federal Register
12410
Vol. 86, No. 40
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Economic Development
Administration; Notice of Petitions by
Firms for Determination of Eligibility
To Apply for Trade Adjustment
Assistance
AGENCY
: Economic Development
Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice and opportunity for
public comment.
SUMMARY
: The Economic Development
Administration (EDA) has received
petitions for certification of eligibility to
apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
from the firms listed below.
Accordingly, EDA has initiated
investigations to determine whether
increased imports into the United States
of articles like or directly competitive
with those produced by each of the
firms contributed importantly to the
total or partial separation of the firms’
workers, or threat thereof, and to a
decrease in sales or production of each
petitioning firm.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
L
IST OF
P
ETITIONS
R
ECEIVED BY
EDA
FOR
C
ERTIFICATION OF
E
LIGIBILITY
T
O
A
PPLY FOR
T
RADE
A
DJUSTMENT
A
SSISTANCE
[2/13/2021 through 2/23/2021]
Firm name Firm address Date
accepted for
investigation Product(s)
B T M Industries, Inc ............................... 604 Washington Street, Woodstock, IL
60098. 2/16/2021 The firm manufactures miscellaneous
metal parts.
Byan Systems, Inc ................................... 413 South Linden Street, Lusk, WY
82225. 2/22/2021 The firm manufactures automatic gates.
J D Machine Corporation d/b/a J D Ma-
chine. 2744 North Parkland Boulevard, Ogden,
UT 84404. 2/22/2021 The firm manufactures aerospace parts.
Any party having a substantial
interest in these proceedings may
request a public hearing on the matter.
A written request for a hearing must be
submitted to the Trade Adjustment
Assistance Division, Room 71030,
Economic Development Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten
(10) calendar days following publication
of this notice. These petitions are
received pursuant to section 251 of the
Trade Act of 1974, as amended.
Please follow the requirements set
forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR
315.9 for procedures to request a public
hearing. The Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance official number
and title for the program under which
these petitions are submitted is 11.313,
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms.
Bryan Borlik,
Director.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
[RTID 0648–XA812]
Recommendations for More Resilient
Fisheries and Protected Resources
Due to Climate Change
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Ocean Service
(NOS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Department of Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice; request for information.
SUMMARY
: On January 27, 2021, the
White House issued an Executive Order
on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home
and Abroad. As part of this effort,
NOAA is collecting recommendations
on how to make fisheries and protected
resources more resilient to climate
change, including changes in
management and conservation
measures, and improvements in science,
monitoring, and cooperative research.
NOAA requests written input from
interested parties on how best to
achieve these objectives described in the
Executive Order.
DATES
: Responses must be received by
April 2, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Responses should be
submitted via email to
OceanResources.Climate@noaa.gov.
Include ‘‘Climate: Recommendations for
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Fisheries and Protected Resources’’ in
the subject line of the message.
Instructions: Response to this request
for information (RFI) is voluntary.
Respondents may comment on fisheries,
protected resources or both. For all
submissions, clearly indicate which
issue(s) are being addressed. Email
attachments will be accepted in plain
text, Microsoft Word, or Adobe PDF
formats only. Each individual or
institution is requested to submit only
one response. The Department of
Commerce may post responses to this
RFI, without change, on a Federal
website. NOAA, therefore, requests that
no business proprietary information,
copyrighted information, or personally
identifiable information be submitted in
response to this RFI. Please note that the
U.S. Government will not pay for
response preparation, or for the use of
any information contained in the
response.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Heather Sagar, heather.sagar@noaa.gov,
301–427–8019.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On
January 27, 2021, the President signed a
new Executive Order on Tackling the
Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
Section 216(c) of the Executive Order
requires the Secretary of Commerce,
through the Administrator of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, to collect input from
fishermen, regional ocean councils,
fishery management councils, scientists,
and other stakeholders on how to make
fisheries and protected resources more
resilient to climate change, including
changes in management and
conservation measures, and
improvements in science, monitoring,
and cooperative research.
Dated: February 24, 2021.
Benjamin Friedman,
Deputy Under Secretary for Operations,
Performing the Duties of Under Secretary of
Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and
NOAA Administrator.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
[RTID 0648–XA810]
Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to
Specified Activities; Taking Marine
Mammals Incidental to the Berth III
New Mooring Dolphins Project in
Ketchikan, Alaska
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice; issuance of an incidental
harassment authorization.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
regulations implementing the Marine
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as
amended, notification is hereby given
that NMFS has issued an incidental
harassment authorization (IHA) to the
City of Ketchikan, Alaska (COK) to
incidentally harass, by Level A and B
harassment, marine mammals during
construction activities associated with
the Berth III New Mooring Dolphins
Project in Ketchikan, AK.
DATES
: This Authorization is effective
for a period of one year, from October
1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Robert Pauline, Office of Protected
Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401.
Electronic copies of the application and
supporting documents, 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-
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
issued or, if the taking is limited to
harassment, a notice of a proposed
incidental take authorization may be
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 the species or stocks for
taking for certain subsistence uses
(referred to in shorthand as
‘‘mitigation’’); and requirements
pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring
and reporting of the takings are set forth.
The definitions of all applicable
MMPA statutory terms cited above are
included in the relevant sections below.
Summary of Request
On May 14, 2020, NMFS received a
request from COK for an IHA to take
marine mammals incidental to
construction activities associated with
the Berth III Mooring Dolphin Project in
Ketchikan, Alaska. After several
revisions, the application was deemed
adequate and complete on September
22, 2021. COK’s request is for take of
nine species of marine mammals by
harassment, including Level A
harassment of three of these species.
Neither COK nor NMFS expects serious
injury or mortality to result from this
activity and, therefore, an IHA is
appropriate.
Description of the Specified Activity
COK plans to make improvements to
Berth III, in order to accommodate a
new fleet of large cruise ships (i.e. Bliss
class) and to meet the needs of the
growing cruise ship industry and its
vessels in Southeast Alaska. Expansion
activities include vibratory pile
removal, vibratory pile driving, impact
pile driving and down-the-hole (DTH)
pile installation. Underwater sound
generated by these in-water activities
may result in harassment including
Level B harassment and Level A
harassment of marine mammal species.
In-water work is scheduled to occur
over approximately 120 days between
October 1, 2021 and March 13, 2022
although the IHA would be effective
until September 30, 2022.
The proposed project would install
three new mooring dolphins (MD) with
one at the north end of Berth III (MD#2)
and two at the south end (MD#3 &
MD#4) as shown in Figure 2 in COK’s
IHA application (available online at:
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/
national/marine-mammal-protection/
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