Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Vessel Monitoring Systems, 38598 [2011-16620]

Download as PDF 38598 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Proposed Rules Operations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590. E-mail: MCPSD@dot.gov. Phone (202) 366–4325. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 31, 2011 (76 FR 31279), FMCSA published a notice requesting public comment on: (1) Previously published regulatory guidance on the distinction between interstate and intrastate commerce in deciding whether operations of commercial motor vehicles within the boundaries of a single State are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; (2) proposed guidance on the relevance of the distinction between direct and indirect compensation in deciding whether farm vehicle drivers transporting agricultural commodities, farm supplies and equipment as part of a crop share agreement are subject to the commercial driver’s license regulations; and, (3) proposed guidance to determine whether off-road farm equipment or implements of husbandry operated on public roads for limited distances are considered commercial motor vehicles. The Agency indicated the guidance would be used to help ensure uniform application of the safety regulations by enforcement personnel, motor carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers. Since the publication of the notice, the Agency has received a letter signed by 18 U.S. Senators and numerous requests from the agricultural industry to extend the comment period. The Senators and industry acknowledged the importance of the issues covered by the notice and requested additional time to provide farmers, many of whom have planting and harvesting responsibilities during this time of the year, additional time to review the notice and consider the likely impacts of the guidance on their operations. Copies of the requests for an extension of the comment period are included in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. The FMCSA acknowledges the concerns of the U.S. Senators and farmers and extends the public comment period from June 30, 2011 to August 1, 2011. The Agency will consider all comments received by close of business on August 1, 2011. Comments will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The Agency will consider to the extent practicable comments received in the public docket after the closing date of the comment period. Issued on: June 27, 2011. William Bronrott, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–16548 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 635 RIN 0648–BA64 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Vessel Monitoring Systems AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of additional public hearings. SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a proposed rule on June 21, 2011, concerning modifications to vessel monitoring system (VMS) requirements in Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fisheries. The proposed rule contained information on public hearings being held in Saint Petersburg, FL, New Orleans/Kenner, LA, and Atlantic City, NJ. In this notice, NMFS includes information for additional public hearings being held in Manteo, NC, and Peabody, MA. DATES: The dates and locations for the Manteo, NC, and Peabody, MA, public hearings are in the table below. These hearings are being held in conjunction with the previously planned public hearings for the electronic dealer reporting proposed rule (76 FR 37750). TABLE 1—DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS Location Date Time Address Manteo, NC ................. Peabody, MA ............... July 11, 2011 .............. July 26, 2011 .............. 5–8 p.m ....................... 1–4 p.m ....................... Manteo Town Hall, 407 Budleigh St., Manteo, NC 27954. Peabody Institute—West Branch, 603 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960. ADDRESSES: Please see the DATES section above. Greg Fairclough (phone: 727–824–5399, fax: 727–824–5398) or Michael Clark (phone: 301–713–2347, fax: 301–713– 1917). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Background See 76 FR 36071, June 21, 2011, for more information regarding the proposed rule. These additional public hearings are being added based on requests by constituents. The additional hearings will provide further opportunity for public comment during the comment period. The public comment period ends on August 1, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 28, 2011. Margo Schulze-Haugen, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16620 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\01JYP1.SGM 01JYP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 127 (Friday, July 1, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 38598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16620]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 635

RIN 0648-BA64


Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Vessel Monitoring Systems

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

ACTION: Notice of additional public hearings.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a 
proposed rule on June 21, 2011, concerning modifications to vessel 
monitoring system (VMS) requirements in Atlantic Highly Migratory 
Species (HMS) fisheries. The proposed rule contained information on 
public hearings being held in Saint Petersburg, FL, New Orleans/Kenner, 
LA, and Atlantic City, NJ. In this notice, NMFS includes information 
for additional public hearings being held in Manteo, NC, and Peabody, 
MA.

DATES: The dates and locations for the Manteo, NC, and Peabody, MA, 
public hearings are in the table below. These hearings are being held 
in conjunction with the previously planned public hearings for the 
electronic dealer reporting proposed rule (76 FR 37750).

                           Table 1--Dates and Locations for Additional Public Hearings
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Location                          Date                            Time                    Address
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Manteo, NC....................  July 11, 2011.................  5-8 p.m.......................  Manteo Town
                                                                                                 Hall, 407
                                                                                                 Budleigh St.,
                                                                                                 Manteo, NC
                                                                                                 27954.
Peabody, MA...................  July 26, 2011.................  1-4 p.m.......................  Peabody
                                                                                                 Institute--West
                                                                                                 Branch, 603
                                                                                                 Lowell Street,
                                                                                                 Peabody, MA
                                                                                                 01960.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


ADDRESSES: Please see the DATES section above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Fairclough (phone: 727-824-5399, 
fax: 727-824-5398) or Michael Clark (phone: 301-713-2347, fax: 301-713-
1917).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    See 76 FR 36071, June 21, 2011, for more information regarding the 
proposed rule. These additional public hearings are being added based 
on requests by constituents. The additional hearings will provide 
further opportunity for public comment during the comment period. The 
public comment period ends on August 1, 2011.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: June 28, 2011.
Margo Schulze-Haugen,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-16620 Filed 6-30-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P