Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Listing of Nine Distinct Population Segments of Loggerhead Sea Turtles as Endangered or Threatened; Extension of Comment Period, 30769 [2010-13190]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 2, 2010 / Proposed Rules warranted throughout all or a significant portion of its range at this time. We request that you submit any new information concerning the status of, or threats to, Cirsium vinaceum to our New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES section) whenever it becomes available. New information will help us monitor C. vinaceum and encourage its conservation. If an emergency situation develops for C. vinaceum or any other species, we will act to provide immediate protection. References Cited A complete list of all references cited in this finding is available upon request from the New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Author The primary authors of this rule are the New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office staff members (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 17, 2010 Gregory E. Siekaniec, Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–12909 Filed 6–1–10; 8:45 am] Billing Code 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 RIN 0648–AY49 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Listing of Nine Distinct Population Segments of Loggerhead Sea Turtles as Endangered or Threatened; Extension of Comment Period AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Interior. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 Jun 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 ACTION: Extension of public comment period; Notice of public hearing. SUMMARY: NMFS and USFWS hereby extend the comment period on the proposed listing of nine distinct population segments of loggerhead sea turtles as endangered or threatened, which was published on March 16, 2010, until September 13, 2010. In addition, NMFS and USFWS will hold a public hearing in Berlin, MD, on June 16, 2010 to answer questions and receive public comments. DATES: Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received by September 13, 2010. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the specific date, time and location of the public hearing. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648–AY49, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: NMFS National Sea Turtle Coordinator, Attn: Loggerhead Proposed Listing Rule, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13657, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or USFWS National Sea Turtle Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256. • Fax: To the attention of NMFS National Sea Turtle Coordinator at 301– 713–0376 or USFWS National Sea Turtle Coordinator at 904–731–3045. Instructions: All comments received are a 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 and USFWS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. The proposed rule is available electronically at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Schroeder, NMFS (ph. 301– 713–1401, fax 301–713–0376, e-mail barbara.schroeder@noaa.gov), Sandy PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 30769 MacPherson, USFWS (ph. 904–731– 3336, e-mail sandy_macpherson@fws.gov), Marta Nammack, NMFS (ph. 301–713–1401, fax 301–713–0376, e-mail marta_nammack@noaa.gov), or Emily Bizwell, USFWS (ph. 404–679–7149, fax 404–679–7081, e-mail emily_bizwell@fws.gov). Persons who use a Telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 16, 2010, NMFS and USFWS issued a proposed rule to list nine distinct population segments (DPSs) for the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) that qualify as ‘‘species’’ for listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Services proposed to list two as threatened and seven as endangered. NMFS and USFWS subsequently received several requests to extend the public comment period for an additional 60–120 days. NMFS and USFWS have determined that an extension of 90 days, until September 13, 2010, making the full comment period 180 days, will allow adequate time for the public to thoroughly review and thoughtfully comment on the proposed rule. NMFS and USFWS received a request for a public hearing to be held in Maryland. In response to that request, the date, time and location of the public hearing is as follows: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Berlin, MD: Worcester County Library Ocean Pines Branch, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD 21811; Meeting Room. This hearing will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Sara McNulty, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, 301–713–2322, at least five business days prior to the hearing date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: May 27, 2010. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–13190 Filed 5–27–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\02JNP1.SGM 02JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 2, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13190]


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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Parts 223 and 224

RIN 0648-AY49


Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Listing of Nine 
Distinct Population Segments of Loggerhead Sea Turtles as Endangered or 
Threatened; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY:  National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service (USFWS), Interior.

ACTION: Extension of public comment period; Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY:  NMFS and USFWS hereby extend the comment period on the 
proposed listing of nine distinct population segments of loggerhead sea 
turtles as endangered or threatened, which was published on March 16, 
2010, until September 13, 2010. In addition, NMFS and USFWS will hold a 
public hearing in Berlin, MD, on June 16, 2010 to answer questions and 
receive public comments.

DATES:  Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be 
received by September 13, 2010. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the 
specific date, time and location of the public hearing.

ADDRESSES:  You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0648-AY49, by 
any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: NMFS National Sea Turtle Coordinator, Attn: 
Loggerhead Proposed Listing Rule, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13657, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 or USFWS National Sea Turtle Coordinator, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, 
Jacksonville, FL 32256.
     Fax: To the attention of NMFS National Sea Turtle 
Coordinator at 301-713-0376 or USFWS National Sea Turtle Coordinator at 
904-731-3045.
    Instructions: All comments received are a 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 and USFWS will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the 
required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to 
electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, 
WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. The proposed rule is 
available electronically at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Barbara Schroeder, NMFS (ph. 301-713-
1401, fax 301-713-0376, e-mail barbara.schroeder@noaa.gov), Sandy 
MacPherson, USFWS (ph. 904-731-3336, e-mail sandy_macpherson@fws.gov), 
Marta Nammack, NMFS (ph. 301-713-1401, fax 301-713-0376, e-mail marta_nammack@noaa.gov), or Emily Bizwell, USFWS (ph. 404-679-7149, fax 404-
679-7081, e-mail emily_bizwell@fws.gov). Persons who use a 
Telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, 7 
days a week.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 16, 2010, NMFS and USFWS issued a 
proposed rule to list nine distinct population segments (DPSs) for the 
loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) that qualify as ``species'' for 
listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act 
(ESA), and the Services proposed to list two as threatened and seven as 
endangered.
    NMFS and USFWS subsequently received several requests to extend the 
public comment period for an additional 60-120 days. NMFS and USFWS 
have determined that an extension of 90 days, until September 13, 2010, 
making the full comment period 180 days, will allow adequate time for 
the public to thoroughly review and thoughtfully comment on the 
proposed rule.
    NMFS and USFWS received a request for a public hearing to be held 
in Maryland. In response to that request, the date, time and location 
of the public hearing is as follows:
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Berlin, MD: Worcester 
County Library Ocean Pines Branch, 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin, MD 
21811; Meeting Room.
    This hearing will be physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Sara McNulty, NMFS, Office of 
Protected Resources, 301-713-2322, at least five business days prior to 
the hearing date.

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

    Dated: May 27, 2010.
James H. Lecky,
Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.

Gary Frazer,
Assistant Director for Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-13190 Filed 5-27-10; 4:15 pm]
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