Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Three Foreign Macaw Species, 12011-12012 [2013-03880]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Proposed Rules • Federal Communications Commission’s Web site: http:// fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • People with disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: 202–418–0530 or TTY: 202– 418–0432. For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information of the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections of this document. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: Dan J. Alpert, Esq., Law Offices of Dan J. Alpert, 2120 21st Road N., Arlington, Virginia 22201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah A. Dupont, Media Bureau (202) 418–7072. 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Federal Communications Commission. Nazifa Sawez, Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Bureau. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR part 73 as follows: PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336 and 339. § 73.202 [Amended] 2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Texas, is amended by deleting 227A and adding 277A at Pearsall. ■ [FR Doc. 2013–03943 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R9–ES–2012–0013; FWS– R9–ES–2011–0101; 4500030115] RIN 1018–AY38; 1018–AY33 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Three Foreign Macaw Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment periods. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on two proposed rules: one to list the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), and one to list the military macaw (Ara militaris) and great green macaw (Ara ambiguus) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Both rules were published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2012. We are reopening the comment periods to allow all interested parties an opportunity to provide additional comments on these proposed rules and to submit information on the status of the species. Comments previously submitted need SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 12011 not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. DATES: We will accept comments received on or before April 22, 2013. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket No. FWS–R9–ES–2012–0013 for the hyacinth macaw, and to Docket No. FWS–R9–ES–2011–0101 for the military macaw and great green macaw. • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: For the hyacinth macaw: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R9–ES–2012– 0013; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203. For the military macaw and great green macaw: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R9–ES–2011–0101; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203. We will not accept comments by email or fax. We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Comments for more information). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janine Van Norman, Chief, Branch of Foreign Species, Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 420, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone 703– 358–2171; facsimile 703–358–1735. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 6, 2012, we published in the Federal Register a combined 12-month finding and proposed rule to list the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) (77 FR 39965), and a combined 12-month finding and proposed rule to list two macaw species, the military macaw (Ara militaris) and great green macaw (Ara ambiguus) (77 FR 40172), as endangered under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). These proposals each had a 60-day comment period, ending September 4, 2012. We received no requests for a public hearing on E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM 21FEP1 12012 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Proposed Rules erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 either of these two proposals; therefore, no public hearings will be held. However, we received several requests from the public to extend the comment period on these proposals. Therefore, we are reopening the comment periods on both of these proposed rules for an additional 60 days (see DATES). Public Comments We will accept written comments and information concerning these proposed rules during this reopened comment period. We will consider information and recommendations from all interested parties. We intend that any final action resulting from these proposals be as accurate as possible and based on the best available scientific and commercial data. For more information on the specific information we are seeking, please see the July 6, 2012, proposed listing rules (77 FR 39965; 77 FR 40172). If you previously submitted comments or information on the proposed rule, please do not resubmit them. We have incorporated them into the public record, and we will fully consider them in the preparation of our final determinations. Our final determinations concerning these proposed listings will take into consideration all written comments and any additional information we receive. You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. We will not accept comments sent by email or fax or to an address not listed in the ADDRESSES section. If you submit a comment via http:// www.regulations.gov, your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—will be posted on the Web site. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, 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. We will post all hardcopy comments on http://www.regulations.gov. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we used in preparing the proposed rule, will be available for public inspection on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–R9–ES–2012–0013 for the hyacinth macaw, and at Docket No. FWS–R9–ES–2011–0101 for the military macaw and great green macaw, or by appointment, during normal business hours, at the Branch of Foreign Species (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). You may obtain copies of the proposed rules on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:43 Feb 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 FWS–R9–ES–2012–0013 for the hyacinth macaw, and at Docket No. FWS–R9–ES–2011–0101 for the military macaw and great green macaw, or by mail from the Branch of Foreign Species (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: February 11, 2013. Rowan W. Gould, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–03880 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 121004516–3064–01] RIN 0648–BC64 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement management measures described in a regulatory amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this rule would (1) establish a closure date for the 2013 recreational sector for gag harvest based on the projected annual catch target (ACT), and (2) reduce the geographic extent of the recreational shallow-water grouper (SWG) fixed seasonal closure, which are in place to prevent overfishing of gag, and to reduce fishing pressure on other SWG species. The reduction in the geographic extent of the closure still would provide some spawning season protection for several SWG species, but provides a better opportunity for the recreational sector to achieve optimum yield (OY) from the stocks in the SWG complex in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). This proposed rule is intended to help achieve OY for the Gulf gag and other SWG resources and prevent overfishing from the stocks in the SWG complex. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Written comments must be received on or before March 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2013–0012’’, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20130012, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Peter Hood, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Instructions: 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 by NMFS. 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.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. 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, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. Electronic copies of the regulatory amendment, which includes an environmental assessment, regulatory impact review, and Regulatory Flexibility Act analysis, may be obtained from the Southeast Regional Office Web Site at http:// sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/ GrouperSnapperandReefFish.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Hood, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, telephone 727–824–5305; email: Peter.Hood@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The reef fish fishery of the Gulf is managed under the FMP. The FMP was prepared by the Council and is implemented through regulations at 50 CFR part 622 under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). DATES: Background The Magnuson-Stevens Act requires NMFS and regional fishery management councils to prevent overfishing and achieve, on a continuing basis, OY from federally managed fish stocks. The reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act, as E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM 21FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12011-12012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03880]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2012-0013; FWS-R9-ES-2011-0101; 4500030115]
RIN 1018-AY38; 1018-AY33


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Three 
Foreign Macaw Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment periods.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
reopening of the public comment period on two proposed rules: one to 
list the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), and one to list 
the military macaw (Ara militaris) and great green macaw (Ara ambiguus) 
as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended 
(Act). Both rules were published in the Federal Register on July 6, 
2012. We are reopening the comment periods to allow all interested 
parties an opportunity to provide additional comments on these proposed 
rules and to submit information on the status of the species. Comments 
previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully 
considered in preparation of the final rule.

DATES: We will accept comments received on or before April 22, 2013. 
Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
(see ADDRESSES section, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern 
Time on the closing date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket No. FWS-R9-
ES-2012-0013 for the hyacinth macaw, and to Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-
0101 for the military macaw and great green macaw.
     U.S. mail or hand-delivery: For the hyacinth macaw: Public 
Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R9-ES-2012-0013; Division of Policy and 
Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax 
Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203. For the military macaw and great 
green macaw: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R9-ES-2011-0101; 
Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203.
    We will not accept comments by email or fax. We will post all 
comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we 
will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Comments 
for more information).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janine Van Norman, Chief, Branch of 
Foreign Species, Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 420, Arlington, VA 22203; 
telephone 703-358-2171; facsimile 703-358-1735. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 6, 2012, we published in the Federal Register a combined 
12-month finding and proposed rule to list the hyacinth macaw 
(Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) (77 FR 39965), and a combined 12-month 
finding and proposed rule to list two macaw species, the military macaw 
(Ara militaris) and great green macaw (Ara ambiguus) (77 FR 40172), as 
endangered under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). These proposals each 
had a 60-day comment period, ending September 4, 2012. We received no 
requests for a public hearing on

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either of these two proposals; therefore, no public hearings will be 
held. However, we received several requests from the public to extend 
the comment period on these proposals. Therefore, we are reopening the 
comment periods on both of these proposed rules for an additional 60 
days (see DATES).

Public Comments

    We will accept written comments and information concerning these 
proposed rules during this reopened comment period. We will consider 
information and recommendations from all interested parties. We intend 
that any final action resulting from these proposals be as accurate as 
possible and based on the best available scientific and commercial 
data. For more information on the specific information we are seeking, 
please see the July 6, 2012, proposed listing rules (77 FR 39965; 77 FR 
40172). If you previously submitted comments or information on the 
proposed rule, please do not resubmit them. We have incorporated them 
into the public record, and we will fully consider them in the 
preparation of our final determinations. Our final determinations 
concerning these proposed listings will take into consideration all 
written comments and any additional information we receive. You may 
submit your comments and materials by one of the methods listed in the 
ADDRESSES section. We will not accept comments sent by email or fax or 
to an address not listed in the ADDRESSES section. If you submit a 
comment via http://www.regulations.gov, your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--will be posted on the Web site. 
If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying 
information, 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. We will post all hardcopy 
comments on http://www.regulations.gov.
    Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting 
documentation we used in preparing the proposed rule, will be available 
for public inspection on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov at 
Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2012-0013 for the hyacinth macaw, and at Docket 
No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0101 for the military macaw and great green macaw, 
or by appointment, during normal business hours, at the Branch of 
Foreign Species (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). You may obtain 
copies of the proposed rules on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2012-0013 for the hyacinth 
macaw, and at Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0101 for the military macaw and 
great green macaw, or by mail from the Branch of Foreign Species (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: February 11, 2013.
Rowan W. Gould,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-03880 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]
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