Endangered and Threatened Species; Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed Range Extension for Coho Salmon South of San Francisco Bay, 16595 [2011-7019]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Proposed Rules Dated: March 16, 2011. A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. 2011–6975 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 224 RIN 0648–XV30 Endangered and Threatened Species; Extension of Public Comment Period on Proposed Range Extension for Coho Salmon South of San Francisco Bay National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: We, NMFS, are extending the date by which public comments are due concerning the proposed rule to extend the southern boundary of the endangered Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) southward from its current boundary at the San Lorenzo River to include Soquel and Aptos Creeks in Santa Cruz County, California. On February 4, 2011, we published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to extend the southern boundary of this ESU and announced a public comment period to end on April 5, 2011. Today we extend the public comment period to June 6, 2011. DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments on the proposed rule published on February 4, 2011, (76 FR 6383), is extended from April 5, 2011, to June 6, 2011, at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed range extension, identified by the RIN 0648–XV30, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to the Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Attn: Craig Wingert, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213. • Fax: (562) 980–4027; Attn: Craig Wingert. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 All comments received are a part of the public record. Comments will generally be posted 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. We will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. A copy of our 12-month finding and proposed range extension and other relevant information may be obtained by submitting a request to the Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Attn: Craig Wingert, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213 or from the Internet at http:// swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Wingert, NMFS Southwest Region, (562) 980–4021; or Dwayne Meadows, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, Silver Spring, MD, (301) 713–1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 4, 2011 (76 FR 6383), we published a proposed rule to extend the boundary of the endangered CCC coho salmon ESU from its current boundary at the San Lorenzo River southward to include Soquel and Aptos Creeks which are located in Santa Cruz County, CA. The proposed rule also concluded that this redefined ESU continues to be endangered. We received one request to extend the current public comment period on the rule to accommodate review of the proposed rule and all the supporting documentation. We have considered this request and conclude that a 60-day extension is appropriate and will not delay this rulemaking process. Accordingly, we are extending the public comment period to June 6, 2011, to allow additional time for public comment. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1533 et seq. Dated: March 18, 2011. Helen Golde, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–7019 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16595 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 RIN 0648–BA71 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery; Amendment 15 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability of a fishery management plan amendment; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces that the New England Fishery Management Council (Council) has submitted Amendment 15 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Amendment 15), incorporating the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), for review by the Secretary of Commerce. NMFS is requesting comments from the public on Amendment 15, which was developed primarily to implement annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) to bring the Scallop FMP into compliance with new requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Amendment 15 includes additional measures recommended by the Council, including an adjustment to the overfishing definition, modification of the essential fish habitat (EFH) closed areas under the Scallop FMP, adjustments to measures for the Limited Access General Category fishery, adjustments to the scallop research set aside program, and additions to the list of measures that can be adjusted by framework adjustments. DATES: Comments must be received by 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on May 23, 2011. ADDRESSES: An FEIS was prepared for Amendment 15 that describes the proposed action and its alternatives and provides a thorough analysis of the impacts of proposed measures and their alternatives. Copies of Amendment 15, including the FEIS and the IRFA, are available from Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MRP1.SGM 24MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 57 (Thursday, March 24, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-7019]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 224

RIN 0648-XV30


Endangered and Threatened Species; Extension of Public Comment 
Period on Proposed Range Extension for Coho Salmon South of San 
Francisco Bay

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: We, NMFS, are extending the date by which public comments are 
due concerning the proposed rule to extend the southern boundary of the 
endangered Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon Evolutionarily 
Significant Unit (ESU) southward from its current boundary at the San 
Lorenzo River to include Soquel and Aptos Creeks in Santa Cruz County, 
California. On February 4, 2011, we published a proposed rule in the 
Federal Register to extend the southern boundary of this ESU and 
announced a public comment period to end on April 5, 2011. Today we 
extend the public comment period to June 6, 2011.

DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments on the proposed rule 
published on February 4, 2011, (76 FR 6383), is extended from April 5, 
2011, to June 6, 2011, at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed range extension, 
identified by the RIN 0648-XV30, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to the Assistant Regional 
Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Attn: Craig Wingert, 
Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 W. Ocean 
Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213.
     Fax: (562) 980-4027; Attn: Craig Wingert.
    All comments received are a part of the public record. Comments 
will generally be posted 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. 
We will accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if 
you wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to electronic 
comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file 
formats only.
    A copy of our 12-month finding and proposed range extension and 
other relevant information may be obtained by submitting a request to 
the Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, 
Attn: Craig Wingert, Southwest Region, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213 or 
from the Internet at http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Wingert, NMFS Southwest Region, 
(562) 980-4021; or Dwayne Meadows, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, 
Silver Spring, MD, (301) 713-1401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 4, 2011 (76 FR 6383), we published a proposed rule to 
extend the boundary of the endangered CCC coho salmon ESU from its 
current boundary at the San Lorenzo River southward to include Soquel 
and Aptos Creeks which are located in Santa Cruz County, CA. The 
proposed rule also concluded that this redefined ESU continues to be 
endangered.
    We received one request to extend the current public comment period 
on the rule to accommodate review of the proposed rule and all the 
supporting documentation. We have considered this request and conclude 
that a 60-day extension is appropriate and will not delay this 
rulemaking process. Accordingly, we are extending the public comment 
period to June 6, 2011, to allow additional time for public comment.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1533 et seq.

    Dated: March 18, 2011.
Helen Golde,
Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-7019 Filed 3-23-11; 8:45 am]
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