Endangered and Threatened Species: Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed Listing Determination for the Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon, 38861 [05-13264]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 6, 2005 / Proposed Rules Our practice is to make comments and materials provided, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Respondents may request that we withhold a respondent’s identity, to the extent allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name or address, you must state this request prominently at the beginning of your submission. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. To the extent consistent with applicable law, we will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed above under ADDRESSES. Literature Cited A complete list of all references cited herein is available, upon request, from the Hadley, Massachusetts, Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section above). Author The primary author of this notice is Heather Bell, Hadley, Massachusetts, Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section above). Authority: The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: June 21, 2005. Matt Hogan, Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 05–12971 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate jul<14>2003 15:27 Jul 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 223 [Docket No. 050323081–5081–01; I.D. 031505C] RIN 0648–AT02 Endangered and Threatened Species: Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed Listing Determination for the Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In April 2005, NMFS proposed to list the Southern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris; hereafter ‘‘green sturgeon’’) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. NMFS is extending the public comment period on the proposed listing determination until July 27, 2005. DATES: The due date for written comments is extended to July 27, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule by any of the following methods: • E-mail: GreenSturgeon.Comments@noaa.gov. • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:/ /www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Chief, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA, 90802–4213. • Fax: 562–980–4027. The updated green sturgeon status review and other reference materials related to the proposed rule can be obtained via the Internet at: http:// www.swr.noaa.gov. The updated status review and list of references are also available by submitting a request to the Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213, or the Assistant PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 38861 Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Northwest Region, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Avenue, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Neuman, NMFS, Southwest Region (562) 980–4115; Scott Rumsey, NMFS, Northwest Region (503) 872– 2791; or Lisa Manning, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources (301) 713–1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 6, 2005, NMFS published a proposed ESA listing determination for the Southern DPS of green sturgeon (70 FR 17386). The proposed rule was based on: information showing that spawning adults are concentrated into one spawning river (i.e., Sacramento River), thus, increasing the risk of extirpation due to catastrophic events; threats that remain severe and have not been adequately addressed by conservation measures currently in place; fisheryindependent data exhibiting a negative trend in juvenile green sturgeon abundance; and information showing evidence of lost spawning habitat in the upper Sacramento and Feather Rivers. With the publication of the proposed listing determination, NMFS announced a 90–day public comment period ending on July 5, 2005. On June 20, NMFS announced that it would hold a public hearing (70 FR 35391) on July 6 in Sacramento, CA, and extended the public comment period to July 6 to coincide with the public hearing. Extension of Public Comment Period NMFS has received a request from a U.S. Department of the Interior to extend the public comment period by 2 weeks. In this notice NMFS is extending the public comment period by three weeks, and now comments will be accepted until July 27, 2005. References Copies of the Federal Register notices and related materials cited in this document are available on the Internet at http://swr.noaa.gov, or upon request (see ADDRESSES). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: June 30, 2005. Wanda L. Cain, Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–13264 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\06JYP1.SGM 06JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 6, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 223

[Docket No. 050323081-5081-01; I.D. 031505C]
RIN 0648-AT02


Endangered and Threatened Species: Extension of Public Comment 
Period on Proposed Listing Determination for the Southern Distinct 
Population Segment of North American Green Sturgeon

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: In April 2005, NMFS proposed to list the Southern Distinct 
Population Segment (DPS) of the North American green sturgeon 
(Acipenser medirostris; hereafter ``green sturgeon'') as threatened 
under the Endangered Species Act. NMFS is extending the public comment 
period on the proposed listing determination until July 27, 2005.

DATES: The due date for written comments is extended to July 27, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: GreenSturgeon.Comments@noaa.gov.
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Chief, Protected 
Resources Division, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA, 90802-4213.
     Fax: 562-980-4027.
    The updated green sturgeon status review and other reference 
materials related to the proposed rule can be obtained via the Internet 
at: http://www.swr.noaa.gov. The updated status review and list of 
references are also available by submitting a request to the Assistant 
Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, 
NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213, or 
the Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, 
Northwest Region, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Avenue, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 
97232.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Neuman, NMFS, Southwest Region 
(562) 980-4115; Scott Rumsey, NMFS, Northwest Region (503) 872-2791; or 
Lisa Manning, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources (301) 713-1401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 6, 2005, NMFS published a proposed ESA listing 
determination for the Southern DPS of green sturgeon (70 FR 17386). The 
proposed rule was based on: information showing that spawning adults 
are concentrated into one spawning river (i.e., Sacramento River), 
thus, increasing the risk of extirpation due to catastrophic events; 
threats that remain severe and have not been adequately addressed by 
conservation measures currently in place; fishery-independent data 
exhibiting a negative trend in juvenile green sturgeon abundance; and 
information showing evidence of lost spawning habitat in the upper 
Sacramento and Feather Rivers. With the publication of the proposed 
listing determination, NMFS announced a 90-day public comment period 
ending on July 5, 2005. On June 20, NMFS announced that it would hold a 
public hearing (70 FR 35391) on July 6 in Sacramento, CA, and extended 
the public comment period to July 6 to coincide with the public 
hearing.

Extension of Public Comment Period

    NMFS has received a request from a U.S. Department of the Interior 
to extend the public comment period by 2 weeks. In this notice NMFS is 
extending the public comment period by three weeks, and now comments 
will be accepted until July 27, 2005.

References

    Copies of the Federal Register notices and related materials cited 
in this document are available on the Internet at http://swr.noaa.gov, 
or upon request (see ADDRESSES).

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

    Dated: June 30, 2005.
Wanda L. Cain,
Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-13264 Filed 7-5-05; 8:45 am]
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