Migratory Bird Hunting; Approval of Tungsten-Iron-Fluoropolymer Shot Alloys as Nontoxic for Hunting Waterfowl and Coots, 57615 [E9-26912]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 215 / Monday, November 9, 2009 / Rules and Regulations § 52.120 Identification of plan. * * * * * (c) * * * (140) * * * (i) * * * (B) Maricopa County Air Quality Department. (1) Rule 510, ‘‘Air Quality Standards,’’ excluding Appendix G to the Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Regulations, adopted on July 13, 1988 and revised on November 1, 2006. * * * * * (141) The following amended rules were submitted on July 10, 2008, by the Governor’s designee. (i) Incorporation by reference. (A) Maricopa County. (1) Ordinance P–26, ‘‘Residential Woodburning Restriction Ordinance,’’ adopted on October 5, 1994 and revised on March 26, 2008. (B) Maricopa County Air Quality Department. (1) Rule 314, ‘‘Open Outdoor Fires and Indoor Fireplaces at Commercial and Institutional Establishments,’’ adopted on July 13, 1988 and revised on March 12, 2008. * * * * * [FR Doc. E9–26861 Filed 11–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [FWS–R9–MB–2009–0003] [91200–1231–9BPP–L2] [RIN 1018–AW46] Migratory Bird Hunting; Approval of Tungsten-Iron-Fluoropolymer Shot Alloys as Nontoxic for Hunting Waterfowl and Coots AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES Interior. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:01 Nov 06, 2009 Jkt 220001 ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment. SUMMARY: On October 20, 2009, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a final rule approving tungsten-iron-fluoropolymer (TIF) shot for hunting waterfowl and coots. The information provided in that rule regarding appropriate field testing devices for this type of nontoxic shot contained an error. We now correct that error. DATES: This rule takes effect on November 9, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Allen, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 703-358-1825). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 20, 2009, we published a final rule with an immediate effective date to approve tungsten-ironfluoropolymer (TIF) shot for hunting waterfowl and coots (74 FR 53665). Our changes to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 20.21(j) indicated that a magnet or a Hot Shot® device was suitable for testing shotshells loaded with TIF in the field. However, a regular magnet is not sufficient for testing the TIF alloys of the highest sectional densities. We amend our table of approved nontoxic shot types at 50 CFR 20.21(j) to clarify that either a rare earth magnet (or a set of small rare earth magnets) or a Hot Shot® device is needed for testing TIF shot in the field. We do so by inserting the words ‘‘rare earth’’ at the appropriate place in the table. This information appears in the last column of the table under the heading ‘‘Field testing device’’. The data in this column is strictly informational, not regulatory. Because the nontoxic shot regulations are used by both waterfowl hunters and law enforcement officers, PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 57615 we include information on suitable testing devices as a useful addition to the table. Administrative Procedure Act We find good cause to waive notice and comment on this correction, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), and the 30–day delay in effective date pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d). Notice and comment are unnecessary because this rule merely corrects a nonregulatory portion of the regulations. The substance of the regulations remains unchanged. Therefore, this correction is being published as a final regulation and is effective as shown under DATES. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. Accordingly, we amend part 20, subchapter B, chapter I of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: ■ PART 20—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 703-712; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a-j; Pub. L. 106-108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703. 2. Amend § 20.21(j) by adding the words ‘‘Rare Earth’’ in front of the word ‘‘Magnet’’ in the last column and last row of the table. ■ Dated: November 4, 2009 Sara Prigan, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. E9–26912 Filed 11–06–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S E:\FR\FM\09NOR1.SGM 09NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 215 (Monday, November 9, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 57615]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26912]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[FWS-R9-MB-2009-0003]
[91200-1231-9BPP-L2]
[RIN 1018-AW46]


Migratory Bird Hunting; Approval of Tungsten-Iron-Fluoropolymer 
Shot Alloys as Nontoxic for Hunting Waterfowl and Coots

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: On October 20, 2009, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
published a final rule approving tungsten-iron-fluoropolymer (TIF) shot 
for hunting waterfowl and coots. The information provided in that rule 
regarding appropriate field testing devices for this type of nontoxic 
shot contained an error. We now correct that error.

DATES: This rule takes effect on November 9, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Allen, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 703-358-1825).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 20, 2009, we published a final rule with an immediate 
effective date to approve tungsten-iron-fluoropolymer (TIF) shot for 
hunting waterfowl and coots (74 FR 53665). Our changes to the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 20.21(j) indicated that a magnet or 
a Hot Shot[reg] device was suitable for testing shotshells loaded with 
TIF in the field. However, a regular magnet is not sufficient for 
testing the TIF alloys of the highest sectional densities.
    We amend our table of approved nontoxic shot types at 50 CFR 
20.21(j) to clarify that either a rare earth magnet (or a set of small 
rare earth magnets) or a Hot Shot[reg] device is needed for testing TIF 
shot in the field. We do so by inserting the words ``rare earth'' at 
the appropriate place in the table.
    This information appears in the last column of the table under the 
heading ``Field testing device''. The data in this column is strictly 
informational, not regulatory. Because the nontoxic shot regulations 
are used by both waterfowl hunters and law enforcement officers, we 
include information on suitable testing devices as a useful addition to 
the table.

Administrative Procedure Act

    We find good cause to waive notice and comment on this correction, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), and the 30-day delay in effective 
date pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d). Notice and comment are unnecessary 
because this rule merely corrects a nonregulatory portion of the 
regulations. The substance of the regulations remains unchanged. 
Therefore, this correction is being published as a final regulation and 
is effective as shown under DATES.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20

    Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Transportation, Wildlife.


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Accordingly, we amend part 20, subchapter B, chapter I of title 50 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 20--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 
703-712; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a-j; Pub. L. 
106-108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703.

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2. Amend Sec.  20.21(j) by adding the words ``Rare Earth'' in front of 
the word ``Magnet'' in the last column and last row of the table.

    Dated: November 4, 2009
Sara Prigan,
Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. E9-26912 Filed 11-06-09; 8:45 am]
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