Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Sonoran Pronghorn in Southwestern Arizona, 32727-32728 [2010-13777]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 9, 2010 / Proposed Rules National Response Coordination Center (NRCC), coordinates the activation of the appropriate Emergency Support Functions and the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated a Federal Resource Coordinator (FRC) to manage Federal resource support. (b) The Contractor agrees that in performance of the contract, no more than 65 percent of the contract cost, excluding indirect costs incurred by the Contractor and fee paid to the Contractor, will be subcontracted. If this clause is included only in an individual task or delivery order or is made applicable only to certain task or delivery orders, this limit applies only to such task or delivery order(s) and not to the entire contract. 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(End of Provision) [FR Doc. 2010–13801 Filed 6–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9B–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R2–ES–2009–0077; 92220–1113–0000; ABC Code: C3] RIN 1018–AW63 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Sonoran Pronghorn in Southwestern Arizona AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule: reopening of the public comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our February 4, 2010, proposed rule to reestablish the Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) in southwestern Arizona. We proposed to reestablish the Sonoran pronghorn under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to classify that reestablished population as a nonessential experimental population (NEP). The PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 32727 proposed rule provided a plan for establishing the NEP and provided for allowable legal incidental taking of Sonoran pronghorn within the defined NEP area. A draft environmental assessment (EA) on this proposed action was also made available for comment. This action will provide all interested parties with an additional opportunity to submit comments on the proposed rule to reestablish Sonoran pronghorn into southwest Arizona and its accompanying draft EA. Information previously submitted need not be resubmitted as it has already been incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final rule. DATES: To allow us adequate time to consider and incorporate submitted information into our review, comments and information must be submitted on or before July 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R2– ES–2009–0077; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis McCasland, Refuge Manager, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, 1611 North Second Avenue, Ajo, AZ 85321; by telephone (520–387–6483) or by facsimile (520–387–5359). If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 4, 2010, we published a proposed rule to reestablish the Sonoran pronghorn, a federally listed endangered mammal, into its historical habitat in King Valley, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (Kofa NWR), in Yuma County, and to the Barry M. Goldwater Range— East (BMGR–E), in Maricopa County, in southwestern Arizona (75 FR 5732). At this time, we are reopening the public comment period for the proposed NEP and draft EA for a period of 30 days. For more information on the biology, habitat, and range of the Sonoran pronghorn, please refer to our previous proposed rule published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2010 (75 FR 5732). Public Comments We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a proposed E:\FR\FM\09JNP1.SGM 09JNP1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 32728 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 9, 2010 / Proposed Rules rule to establish a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) in southwestern Arizona in the Federal Register on February 4, 2010 (75 FR 5732). We are continuing to ask for public comment during this reopened public comment period on the proposed rule and draft environmental assessment (EA). We want the final rule to be as effective as possible and the final EA on the proposed action to evaluate all potential issues associated with this action. We request information from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, Native American Tribes, the scientific community, industry, or any other interested parties relevant to the proposed rule and draft EA. Comments should be as specific as possible. If you submitted information previously on the proposed rule and draft EA, please do not resubmit it. This information has been incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the preparation of the final rule. We will consider information received from all interested parties. To issue a final rule to implement this proposed action and to determine whether to prepare a finding of no significant impact or an environmental impact statement, we will take into consideration all comments and any additional information we receive. Such communications may lead to a final rule that differs from this proposal. All comments, including commenters’ names and addresses, if provided to us, will become part of the supporting record. You may submit your comments and materials concerning the proposed rule and draft EA by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. We will not accept comments sent by e-mail or fax or to an address not listed in the ADDRESSES section. Finally, we will not consider hand-delivered comments that we do not receive, or mailed comments that are not postmarked, by the date specified in the DATES section. Comments must be submitted to https://www.regulations.gov before midnight (Eastern Time) on the date specified in the DATES section. We will post your entire comment— including your personal identifying information—on https:// www.regulations.gov. If your written comment includes your street address, phone number, or e-mail address, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Jun 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 used in preparing this proposed rule, will be available for public inspection on https://www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, during normal business hours, at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Peer Review In accordance with our joint policy published in the Federal Register on July 1, 1994 (59 FR 34270), we will seek the expert opinions of at least three appropriate and independent specialists regarding this proposed rule. The purpose of peer review is to ensure that our proposed NEP designation is based on scientifically sound data, assumptions, and analyses. We will invite these peer reviewers to comment during this public comment period on our specific assumptions and conclusions in this proposed NEP designation. Authority The authority for this action is section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: May 26, 2010. Thomas L. Strickland, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2010–13777 Filed 6–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R8–ES–2010–0035] [MO-92210-0-0008-B2] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List van Rossem’s Gullbilled Tern as Endangered or Threatened. AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90–day finding on a petition to list van Rossem’s gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica vanrossemi) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find the petition provides substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing this subspecies PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of the subspecies to determine if listing is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this subspecies. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12–month finding on the petition, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act. DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we request that we receive information on or before August 9, 2010. Please note that if you are using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) the deadline for submitting an electronic comment is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on this date. After August 9, 2010, you must submit information directly to the Field Office (see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below). Please note that we may not be able to address or incorporate information that we receive after the above requested date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. In the box that reads ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter the Docket number for this finding, which is FWS–R8–ES–2010–0035. Check the box that reads ‘‘Open for Comment/ Submission,’’ and then click the Search button. You should then see an icon that reads ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ Please ensure that you have found the correct rulemaking before submitting your comment. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R8– ES–2010–0035; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203. We will post all information received on https://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Request for Information section below for more details). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 101, Carlsbad, California 92011; by telephone at 760–431–9440; or by facsimile to 760–431–9624. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09JNP1.SGM 09JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 110 (Wednesday, June 9, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 32727-32728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13777]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2009-0077; 92220-1113-0000; ABC Code: C3]
RIN 1018-AW63


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a 
Nonessential Experimental Population of Sonoran Pronghorn in 
Southwestern Arizona

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule: reopening of the public comment period.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
reopening of the public comment period on our February 4, 2010, 
proposed rule to reestablish the Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra 
americana sonoriensis) in southwestern Arizona. We proposed to 
reestablish the Sonoran pronghorn under section 10(j) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to classify that 
reestablished population as a nonessential experimental population 
(NEP). The proposed rule provided a plan for establishing the NEP and 
provided for allowable legal incidental taking of Sonoran pronghorn 
within the defined NEP area. A draft environmental assessment (EA) on 
this proposed action was also made available for comment. This action 
will provide all interested parties with an additional opportunity to 
submit comments on the proposed rule to reestablish Sonoran pronghorn 
into southwest Arizona and its accompanying draft EA. Information 
previously submitted need not be resubmitted as it has already been 
incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the 
final rule.

DATES: To allow us adequate time to consider and incorporate submitted 
information into our review, comments and information must be submitted 
on or before July 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, 
Attn: FWS-R2-ES-2009-0077; Division of Policy and Directives 
Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, 
Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Curtis McCasland, Refuge Manager, 
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, 1611 North Second Avenue, Ajo, 
AZ 85321; by telephone (520-387-6483) or by facsimile (520-387-5359). 
If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call 
the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 4, 2010, we published a proposed rule to reestablish 
the Sonoran pronghorn, a federally listed endangered mammal, into its 
historical habitat in King Valley, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (Kofa 
NWR), in Yuma County, and to the Barry M. Goldwater Range--East (BMGR-
E), in Maricopa County, in southwestern Arizona (75 FR 5732). At this 
time, we are reopening the public comment period for the proposed NEP 
and draft EA for a period of 30 days. For more information on the 
biology, habitat, and range of the Sonoran pronghorn, please refer to 
our previous proposed rule published in the Federal Register on 
February 4, 2010 (75 FR 5732).

Public Comments

    We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a 
proposed

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rule to establish a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of 
Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) in southwestern 
Arizona in the Federal Register on February 4, 2010 (75 FR 5732). We 
are continuing to ask for public comment during this reopened public 
comment period on the proposed rule and draft environmental assessment 
(EA). We want the final rule to be as effective as possible and the 
final EA on the proposed action to evaluate all potential issues 
associated with this action. We request information from the public, 
other concerned governmental agencies, Native American Tribes, the 
scientific community, industry, or any other interested parties 
relevant to the proposed rule and draft EA. Comments should be as 
specific as possible. If you submitted information previously on the 
proposed rule and draft EA, please do not resubmit it. This information 
has been incorporated into the public record and will be fully 
considered in the preparation of the final rule. We will consider 
information received from all interested parties.
    To issue a final rule to implement this proposed action and to 
determine whether to prepare a finding of no significant impact or an 
environmental impact statement, we will take into consideration all 
comments and any additional information we receive. Such communications 
may lead to a final rule that differs from this proposal. All comments, 
including commenters' names and addresses, if provided to us, will 
become part of the supporting record.
    You may submit your comments and materials concerning the proposed 
rule and draft EA by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section. We will not accept comments sent by e-mail or fax or to an 
address not listed in the ADDRESSES section. Finally, we will not 
consider hand-delivered comments that we do not receive, or mailed 
comments that are not postmarked, by the date specified in the DATES 
section. Comments must be submitted to https://www.regulations.gov 
before midnight (Eastern Time) on the date specified in the DATES 
section.
    We will post your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--on https://www.regulations.gov. If your written 
comment includes your street address, phone number, or e-mail address, 
you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this 
information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so. Comments and materials we receive, as well as 
supporting documentation we used in preparing this proposed rule, will 
be available for public inspection on https://www.regulations.gov, or by 
appointment, during normal business hours, at the Cabeza Prieta 
National Wildlife Refuge (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Peer Review

    In accordance with our joint policy published in the Federal 
Register on July 1, 1994 (59 FR 34270), we will seek the expert 
opinions of at least three appropriate and independent specialists 
regarding this proposed rule. The purpose of peer review is to ensure 
that our proposed NEP designation is based on scientifically sound 
data, assumptions, and analyses. We will invite these peer reviewers to 
comment during this public comment period on our specific assumptions 
and conclusions in this proposed NEP designation.

Authority

    The authority for this action is section 10(j) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: May 26, 2010.
Thomas L. Strickland,
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2010-13777 Filed 6-8-10; 8:45 am]
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