Marine Mammals; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 16617 [E8-6443]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 61 / Friday, March 28, 2008 / Proposed Rules date provide sufficient information to begin the scoping process. This assessment is supported by the public comments submitted on the 2005 NPRM that led to the 2006 Rule (70 FR 51414, August 30, 2005). As noted above, NHTSA plans to publish a separate scoping notice in the Federal Register to provide further information and guidance to facilitate public participation in the scoping process. Based on comments received during scoping, NHTSA expects to prepare a draft EIS for public comment and a final EIS to support a final rule later this year. Issued: March 21, 2008. Ronald Medford, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety. [FR Doc. E8–6227 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 216 [Docket No. 071105649–8028–01] RIN 0648–AW22 Marine Mammals; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: rmajette on DSK29S0YB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: On January 31, 2008, NMFS published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) soliciting public comments on revisions to its implementing regulations governing the taking of stranded marine mammals. Written comments were due by March 31, 2008. NMFS has decided to allow additional time for submission of public comments on this action. DATES: The public comment period for this action has been extended for 30 days. Written comments must be received or postmarked by April 30, 2008. You may submit comments by any one of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov; • Fax: 301–427–2522, Attn: Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 11:16 Mar 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 Conservation Division (Stranding Regulations ANPR); or • Mail: Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division, Attn: Stranding Regulations ANPR, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13635, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: All comments received are part of the public record and will generally be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Howlett at (301) 713–2322. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ANPR, published on January 31, 2008 (73 FR 5786), is available upon request and can be found on the NMFS Office of Protected Resources web site: http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/health/ mmpalanpr.htm. Dated: March 24, 2008. David Cottingham, Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–6443 Filed 3–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR 223 and 224 [Docket No. 080318441–8467–01] RIN 0648–AV36 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Notice of 90–Day Finding on a Petition to List the Ribbon Seal as a Threatened or Endangered Species National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a 90–day petition finding; request for information; and initiation of status reviews of ribbon, bearded, ringed, and spotted seals. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We (NMFS) announce a 90– day finding on a petition to list the ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata) as a PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16617 threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we initiate a status review of the ribbon seal to determine if listing under the ESA is warranted. Concurrently, we also initiate a status review of the other ice seal species: bearded (Erignathus barbatus), ringed (Phoca fasciata), and spotted (Phoca largha). To ensure these status reviews are comprehensive, we solicit scientific and commercial information regarding all of these ice seal species. DATES: Information and comments must be submitted to NMFS by May 27, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, information, or data, identified by the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN), 0648–AV36, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Mail: Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, NMFS, Alaska Regional Office, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. Facsimile (fax): 907–586–7012. Instructions: All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally beposted to http:// www.regulations.gov without change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the ribbon seal petition from the above address or online from the NMFS Alaska Region website: http:// www.fakr.noaa.gov/protectedresources/ seals/ice.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Wilder, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 271 6620; Kaja Brix, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586–7235; or Marta Nammack, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, (301) 713–1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4(b)(3)(A) of the ESA of 1973, as amended (U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), requires, to the maximum extent practicable, that within 90 days of receipt of a petition to designate a species as threatened or endangered, the Secretary of Commerce E:\ERIC\28MRP1.SGM 28MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 61 (Friday, March 28, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 16617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-6443]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 216

[Docket No. 071105649-8028-01]
RIN 0648-AW22


Marine Mammals; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On January 31, 2008, NMFS published an Advanced Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) soliciting public comments on revisions to 
its implementing regulations governing the taking of stranded marine 
mammals. Written comments were due by March 31, 2008. NMFS has decided 
to allow additional time for submission of public comments on this 
action.

DATES: The public comment period for this action has been extended for 
30 days. Written comments must be received or postmarked by April 30, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov;
     Fax: 301-427-2522, Attn: Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea 
Turtle Conservation Division (Stranding Regulations ANPR); or
     Mail: Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation 
Division, Attn: Stranding Regulations ANPR, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13635, Silver Spring, MD 
20910.
    Instructions: All comments received are part of the public record 
and will generally be posted to http://www.regulations.gov without 
change. All Personal Identifying Information (for example, name, 
address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    NMFS will accept anonymous comments. Attachments to electronic 
comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or 
Adobe PDF file formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Howlett at (301) 713-2322.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ANPR, published on January 31, 2008 (73 
FR 5786), is available upon request and can be found on the NMFS Office 
of Protected Resources web site: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/health/mmpa_anpr.htm.

    Dated: March 24, 2008.
David Cottingham,
Chief, Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E8-6443 Filed 3-27-08; 8:45 am]
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