[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 177 (Thursday, September 16, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-20053]

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Agricultural Research Service

Notice for Comment on Two Strategic Plans for the Subcommittee on 
Aquaculture Science Planning and Regulatory Efficiency Task Forces and 
on Updating the National Aquaculture Development Plan

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In October 2018, the SCA established a Science Planning Task 
Force charged with documenting Federal science and technology 
opportunities and priorities for aquaculture by revising and updating 
the National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research (2014-
2019). Similarly, in February 2019, the SCA established a Regulatory 
Efficiency Task Force charged with developing a new plan for 
interagency science and technology coordination to improve regulatory 
efficiency, research and technology development, and economic growth. 
The Task Forces are seeking public comment on Science and Regulatory 
Efficiency strategic plans to determine if their respective topics are 
adequately covered. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more details.

DATES: In the Federal Register of September 1, 2021, FR Doc. 2021-
18723, on Page 48973, under dates should read as follows: Comments must 
be received by October 4, 2021 to be assured of consideration.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Subcommittee on Aquaculture (SCA) is a 
statutory subcommittee that operates under the Committee on Environment 
of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) under the Office 
of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the 
President [National Aquaculture Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-362. 94 Stat. 
1198, 16 U.S.C. 2801, et seq.) and the National Aquaculture Improvement 
Act of 1985 (Pub. L. 99-198, 99 Stat. 1641)].
    In addition, in May of 2020, the SCA established an Economic 
Development Task Force charged with developing a strategic plan for 
economic development through aquaculture. Separately from SCA, the 
National Aquaculture Act of 1980 requires select federal agencies to 
develop a National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP). Last completed 
in 1983, the NADP describes aquaculture associated technologies, 
problems, and opportunities in the United States and its territories.
    It recommends actions to solve problems and analyzes the social, 
environmental, and economic impacts of growth in aquaculture. The SCA 
plans to update the NADP using the Science and Regulatory Efficiency 
plans described here, with the addition of the Economic Development 
plan currently in process.

    Signed at Washington, DC, September 13, 2021.
Yvette Anderson,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, ARS, ERS, NASS.
[FR Doc. 2021-20053 Filed 9-15-21; 8:45 am]