Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Subspecies of the Ringed Seal, 20773-20774 [2012-8371]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules (c) and (e). Minor changes of LPFM stations may include: * * * * * 11. Section 73.871 is amended by revising paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) to read as follows: that Tribal Applicant’s ‘‘Tribal Lands,’’ as defined in § 73.7000 of this part. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2012–8239 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P § 73.871 Amendment of LPFM broadcast station applications. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE * National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration * * * * (c) * * * (1) Filings subject to paragraph (c)(5) of this section, site relocations of 5.6 kilometers or less for LP100 stations; (2) Filings subject to paragraph (c)(5) of this section, site relocations of 7.1 kilometers or less for LP250 stations; * * * * * 12. Section 73.872 is amended by revising paragraphs (b) introductory text and (b)(1), and adding paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows: 50 CFR Part 223 RIN 0648–XZ59 Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Subspecies of the Ringed Seal * erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 § 73.872 Selection procedure for mutually exclusive LPFM applications. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability and opening of comment period. SUMMARY: * * * * (b) Except as specified in paragraph (b)(1) below, each mutually exclusive application will be awarded one point for each of the following criteria, based on application certification that the qualifying conditions are met: (1) Established community presence. An applicant must, for a period of at least 4 years prior to application and at all times thereafter, have been physically headquartered, have had a campus or have had seventy-five percent of its board members residing within 16.1 km (10 miles) of the coordinates of the proposed transmitting antenna for applicants in the top 50 urban markets, and 32.1 km (20 miles) for applicants outside of the top 50 urban markets. If an applicant does not satisfy the requirements of the preceding sentence but was formed jointly by two or more organizations that do meet such requirements and maintains representation on its governing board by at least one member from each such organization, that applicant will be awarded one point for each such formative organization. Applicants claiming a point or more for this criterion must submit the documentation set forth in the application form at the time of filing their applications. * * * * * (4) Tribal applicants serving Tribal Lands. The applicant must be a Tribal Applicant, as defined in § 73.7000 of this part, and the proposed site for the transmitting antenna must be located on VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 AGENCY: NMFS has conducted special independent peer review of the December 2010 status review report of the ringed seal (Phoca hispida) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). This notice announces availability of a peer review report that consolidates the comments received from the reviewers and the opening of a 30-day public comment period on that report. Please note that comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted since they are already part of the record and will be considered when NMFS makes its final determination. Comments and information must be received by May 7, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, identified by FDMS Docket Number NOAA–NMFS–2010–0258, by any one of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, first click the ‘‘submit a comment’’ icon, then enter NOAA–NMFS–2010–0258 in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and click on the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ icon on the right of that line. Mail: Submit written comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. Fax: (907) 586–7557. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 20773 Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK. Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and considered by NMFS. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS 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 or Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. For information on obtaining a copy of the peer review report, see the ‘‘Obtaining a Copy of the Peer Review Report’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamara Olson, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 271–5006; Jon Kurland, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586–7638; or Marta Nammack, Office of Protected Resources, Silver Spring, MD (301) 713– 1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 10, 2010, NMFS made a 12-month petition finding and proposed to list the Arctic (Phoca hispida hispida), Baltic (Phoca hispida botnica), Okhotsk (Phoca hispida ochotensis), and Ladoga (Phoca hispida ladogensis) subspecies of ringed seals as threatened (75 FR 77476). On December 13, 2011, in consideration of substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the model projections and analysis of future sea ice habitat, in particular snow cover, for Arctic ringed seals, NMFS announced a 6-month extension of the deadline for the final listing determination to June 10, 2012 (FR 77466). At that time, we also announced that we were conducting special independent peer review of the sections of the status review report of the ringed seal (Kelly et al., 2010) related to the disagreement, and that the resulting peer review report would be made available for public comment. We have conducted this special peer review, and are notifying the public of E:\FR\FM\06APP1.SGM 06APP1 20774 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules the availability of a peer review report that consolidates the comments received. We are also providing the public an opportunity to submit comments or information on the peer review report for 30 days. The comment period shall be limited to 30 days because the statutory deadline requires a final listing determination by June 10, 2012. Obtaining a Copy of the Peer Review Report Public Comments Solicited Comments and information submitted during the initial comment period on the December 10, 2011 (75 FR 77476), proposed rule should not be resubmitted since they are already part of the record. Comments and information submitted should focus on the information contained in the peer review report listed above. Our final determination of whether Arctic, Okhotsk, Baltic, and Ladoga ringed seals qualify as threatened or endangered under the ESA will take into consideration all comments and information we receive and have previously received during both comment periods. We request that all comments and information be accompanied by supporting documentation such as maps, bibliographic references, or reprints of pertinent publications. Please submit any comments to the ADDRESSES listed above. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Dated: April 2, 2012. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2012–8371 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 223 RIN 0648–XZ58 Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Distinct Population Segments of the Bearded Seal National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability and opening of comment period. AGENCY: You may obtain a copy of the peer review report for review: Via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. NOAA–NMFS–2010–0258. By visiting the Internet at: http:// alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/ protectedresources/seals/ice.htm. Documents cited in this notice, including the peer review report, may also be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address in Juneau, AK (see ADDRESSES). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE and considered by NMFS. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS 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 or Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only. For information on obtaining a copy of the peer review report, see the ‘‘Obtaining a Copy of the Peer Review Report’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamara Olson, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 271–5006; Jon Kurland, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586–7638; or Marta Nammack, Office of Protected Resources, Silver Spring, MD (301) 713– 1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS has conducted special independent peer review of the December 2010 status review report of the bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA). This notice announces availability of a peer review report that consolidates the comments received from the reviewers and the opening of a 30-day public comment period on that report. Please note that comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted since they are already part of the record and will be considered when NMFS makes its final determination. Background Comments and information must be received by May 7, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, identified by FDMS Docket Number NOAA–NMFS–2010–0259, by any one of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http:// www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, first click the ‘‘submit a comment’’ icon, then enter NOAA–NMFS–2010–0259 in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and click on the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ icon on the right of that line. Mail: Submit written comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802. Fax: (907) 586–7557. Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK. Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, On December 10, 2010, NMFS made a 12-month petition finding and proposed to list the Beringia DPS and the Okhotsk DPS of the Erignathus barbatus nauticus subspecies of bearded seals as threatened (75 FR 77496). On December 13, 2011, in consideration of substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the model projections and analysis of future sea ice habitat in the range of the Beringia DPS of bearded seals, NMFS announced a 6month extension of the deadline for the final listing determination to June 10, 2012 (76 FR 77465). At that time, we also announced that we were conducting special independent peer review of the sections of the status review report of the bearded seal (Cameron et al., 2010) related to the disagreement, and that the resulting peer review report would be made available for public comment. We have conducted this special peer review, and are notifying the public of the availability of a peer review report that consolidates the comments received. We are also providing the public an opportunity to submit comments or information on the peer review report for 30 days. The comment SUMMARY: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\06APP1.SGM 06APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 67 (Friday, April 6, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 20773-20774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8371]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 223

RIN 0648-XZ59


Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for 
Subspecies of the Ringed Seal

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability and opening of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: NMFS has conducted special independent peer review of the 
December 2010 status review report of the ringed seal (Phoca hispida) 
under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). This notice 
announces availability of a peer review report that consolidates the 
comments received from the reviewers and the opening of a 30-day public 
comment period on that report. Please note that comments previously 
submitted need not be resubmitted since they are already part of the 
record and will be considered when NMFS makes its final determination.

DATES: Comments and information must be received by May 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional 
Administrator, Protected Resources Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: 
Ellen Sebastian. You may submit comments, identified by FDMS Docket 
Number NOAA-NMFS-2010-0258, by any one of the following methods:
    Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov. To submit 
comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, first click the ``submit a 
comment'' icon, then enter NOAA-NMFS-2010-0258 in the keyword search. 
Locate the document you wish to comment on from the resulting list and 
click on the ``Submit a Comment'' icon on the right of that line.
    Mail: Submit written comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802.
    Fax: (907) 586-7557.
    Hand delivery to the Federal Building: 709 West 9th Street, Room 
420A, Juneau, AK.
    Comments must be submitted by one of the above methods to ensure 
that the comments are received, documented, and considered by NMFS. 
Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, 
or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered.
    All comments received are a part of the public record and will 
generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without 
change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, 
etc.) submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. 
Do not submit confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive 
or protected information.
    NMFS 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 or Excel, WordPerfect, or 
Adobe PDF file formats only.
    For information on obtaining a copy of the peer review report, see 
the ``Obtaining a Copy of the Peer Review Report'' section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamara Olson, NMFS Alaska Region, 
(907) 271-5006; Jon Kurland, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586-7638; or 
Marta Nammack, Office of Protected Resources, Silver Spring, MD (301) 
713-1401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 10, 2010, NMFS made a 12-month petition finding and 
proposed to list the Arctic (Phoca hispida hispida), Baltic (Phoca 
hispida botnica), Okhotsk (Phoca hispida ochotensis), and Ladoga (Phoca 
hispida ladogensis) subspecies of ringed seals as threatened (75 FR 
77476). On December 13, 2011, in consideration of substantial 
disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the model 
projections and analysis of future sea ice habitat, in particular snow 
cover, for Arctic ringed seals, NMFS announced a 6-month extension of 
the deadline for the final listing determination to June 10, 2012 (FR 
77466). At that time, we also announced that we were conducting special 
independent peer review of the sections of the status review report of 
the ringed seal (Kelly et al., 2010) related to the disagreement, and 
that the resulting peer review report would be made available for 
public comment.
    We have conducted this special peer review, and are notifying the 
public of

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the availability of a peer review report that consolidates the comments 
received. We are also providing the public an opportunity to submit 
comments or information on the peer review report for 30 days. The 
comment period shall be limited to 30 days because the statutory 
deadline requires a final listing determination by June 10, 2012.

Obtaining a Copy of the Peer Review Report

    You may obtain a copy of the peer review report for review:
    Via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov at 
Docket No. NOAA-NMFS-2010-0258.
    By visiting the Internet at: http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/protectedresources/seals/ice.htm.
    Documents cited in this notice, including the peer review report, 
may also be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at 
the aforementioned address in Juneau, AK (see ADDRESSES).

Public Comments Solicited

    Comments and information submitted during the initial comment 
period on the December 10, 2011 (75 FR 77476), proposed rule should not 
be resubmitted since they are already part of the record. Comments and 
information submitted should focus on the information contained in the 
peer review report listed above. Our final determination of whether 
Arctic, Okhotsk, Baltic, and Ladoga ringed seals qualify as threatened 
or endangered under the ESA will take into consideration all comments 
and information we receive and have previously received during both 
comment periods. We request that all comments and information be 
accompanied by supporting documentation such as maps, bibliographic 
references, or reprints of pertinent publications. Please submit any 
comments to the ADDRESSES listed above.

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

    Dated: April 2, 2012.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-8371 Filed 4-5-12; 8:45 am]
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