Endangered and Threatened Species; Extension of Public Comment Period Soliciting Information about Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska, 34309-34310 [2013-13514]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 52 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews Under the CAA, the Administrator is required to approve a SIP submission that complies with the provisions of the Act and applicable federal regulations. 42 U.S.C. 7410(k); 40 CFR 52.02(a). Thus, in reviewing SIP submissions, EPA’s role is to approve state choices, provided that they meet the criteria of the CAA. Accordingly, this action merely proposes to approve state law as meeting federal requirements and does not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this proposal action: • Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); • Does not impose an information collection burden under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.); • Is certified as not having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.); • Does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. 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In addition, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications as specified by Executive Order 13175 (65 FR 67249, November 9, 2000), because the determination does not have substantial direct effects on an Indian Tribe. There are no Indian Tribes located within the North Carolina portion of the bi-state Charlotte nonattainment area. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:13 Jun 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Environmental protection, Air pollution control, Incorporation by reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nitrogen dioxide, Ozone, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Volatile organic compounds. Dated: May 30, 2013. A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. 2013–13574 Filed 6–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 34309 and 14.0–14.5 GHz Frequency Bands, published at 78 FR 14920, March 8, 2013, and at 78 FR 14952, March 8, 2013, in IB Docket No. 12–376, and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See also 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules. Number of Petitions Filed: 1 Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2013–13529 Filed 6–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 2 and 25 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [IB Docket No. 12–376; Report 2980] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Petition for reconsideration. AGENCY: In this document, a Petition for Reconsideration and Clarification (Petition) has been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding by Bruce A. Olcott on behalf of The Boeing Company. DATES: Oppositions to the Petition must be filed on or before June 24, 2013. Replies to an opposition must be filed on or before July 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Griboff or Jennifer Balatan, Policy Division, International Bureau, (202) 418–1460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s document, Report No. 2980, released May 30, 2013. The full text of Report No. 2980 is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). The Commission will not send a copy of this document pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because this document does not have an impact on any rules of particular applicability. Subject: Revisions to Parts 2 and 25 of the Commission’s Rules to Govern the Use of Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft Communicating with Fixed-Satellite Service Geostationary-Orbit Space Stations Operating in the 10.95–11.2 GHz, 11.45–11.7 GHz, 11.7–12.2 GHz SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [Docket No. NOAA–NMFS–2012–0236] RIN 0648–XC365 Endangered and Threatened Species; Extension of Public Comment Period Soliciting Information about Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: We, NMFS, are extending the public comment period soliciting information to inform our status review of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in Iliamna Lake, Alaska. On May 17, 2013, we published a notice announcing a positive 90-day finding on a petition to list the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and we initiated a status review. As part of that notice, we solicited scientific and commercial information about the status of the seals and announced a 60-day comment period to end on July 16, 2013. Today, we extend the public comment period to August 16, 2013. DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments is extended from July 16, 2013, to August 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments about the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake, identified by FDMS Docket Number NOAA–NMFS–2012–0236, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JNP1.SGM 07JNP1 34310 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20120236, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Address written comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Alaska Region NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. Mail comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668. • Fax: Address written comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Alaska Region NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. Fax comments to 907–586– 7557. • Hand delivery to the Federal Building: Address written comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Alaska Region NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. Deliver comments to 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK. 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. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the petition online at the NMFS Alaska Region Web site: https:// www.alaskafisheris.noaa.gov/ protectedresources/seals/harbor.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mandy Migura, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 271–1332; Jon Kurland, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586–7638; or Lisa Manning, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, (301) 427–8466. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Background On May 17, 2013, we published a notice (78 FR 29098) announcing a positive 90-day finding on a petition to list harbor seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska under the ESA and initiated a status review. In that notice we also solicited comments and information from the public about the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake to be considered during the status review. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:13 Jun 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 We have received a request from the Bristol Bay Native Association/Bristol Bay Marine Mammal Council to extend the public comment period by a minimum of 30 days. This extension would allow the communities of Bristol Bay and Iliamna Lake more time to comment because the current schedule overlaps with their summer subsistence and commercial fishing seasons. We considered this request and concluded that a 30-day extension should allow sufficient time for responders to submit comments without significantly delaying the completion of the status review. We are therefore extending the close of the public comment period from July 16, 2013, to August 16, 2013. Although we have extended the public comment period, we are unable to extend the deadline for completing the status review. As such, we urge members of the public to submit their comments as soon as possible to allow us more time to review and incorporate the submitted information where appropriate. Authority: The authority for this action is the Endangered Species act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: June 4, 2013. Helen M. Golde, Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–13514 Filed 6–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 130402313–3499–01] RIN 0648–BD15 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Queen Conch Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Regulatory Amendment 2 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Regulatory Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) (Regulatory Amendment 2), as prepared by the Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 rule would revise the commercial trip limit for queen conch in the Caribbean exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to be compatible with the trip limit in USVI territorial waters. The purpose of this proposed rule is to improve the compatibility of Federal and USVI territorial regulations for queen conch in order to facilitate enforcement efforts while ensuring the long-term health of the queen conch resource. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2013–0068,’’ 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-20130068, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Maria del Mar Lopez, 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 Regulatory Amendment 2, which includes an environmental assessment, an initial regulatory flexibility analysis (IRFA) and a regulatory impact review, may be obtained from the Southeast Regional Office Web site at: https:// sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria del Mar Lopez, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, telephone: 727– 824–5305, email: Maria.Lopez@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Caribbean queen conch fishery 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 E:\FR\FM\07JNP1.SGM 07JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 110 (Friday, June 7, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-13514]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Parts 223 and 224

[Docket No. NOAA-NMFS-2012-0236]
RIN 0648-XC365


Endangered and Threatened Species; Extension of Public Comment 
Period Soliciting Information about Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, 
Alaska

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: We, NMFS, are extending the public comment period soliciting 
information to inform our status review of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca 
vitulina richardii) in Iliamna Lake, Alaska. On May 17, 2013, we 
published a notice announcing a positive 90-day finding on a petition 
to list the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake as threatened or endangered 
under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and we initiated a status 
review. As part of that notice, we solicited scientific and commercial 
information about the status of the seals and announced a 60-day 
comment period to end on July 16, 2013. Today, we extend the public 
comment period to August 16, 2013.

DATES: The deadline for receipt of comments is extended from July 16, 
2013, to August 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments about the harbor seals in Iliamna 
Lake, identified by FDMS Docket Number NOAA-NMFS-2012-0236, by any of 
the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/

[[Page 34310]]

!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0236, click the ``Comment 
Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your 
comments.
     Mail: Address written comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant 
Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Alaska Region NMFS, 
Attn: Ellen Sebastian. Mail comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 
99802-1668.
     Fax: Address written comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant 
Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Alaska Region NMFS, 
Attn: Ellen Sebastian. Fax comments to 907-586-7557.
     Hand delivery to the Federal Building: Address written 
comments to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected 
Resources, Alaska Region NMFS, Attn: Ellen Sebastian. Deliver comments 
to 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK.
    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.
    Interested persons may obtain a copy of the petition online at the 
NMFS Alaska Region Web site: https://www.alaskafisheris.noaa.gov/protectedresources/seals/harbor.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mandy Migura, NMFS Alaska Region, 
(907) 271-1332; Jon Kurland, NMFS Alaska Region, (907) 586-7638; or 
Lisa Manning, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, (301) 427-8466.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 17, 2013, we published a notice (78 FR 29098) announcing a 
positive 90-day finding on a petition to list harbor seals in Iliamna 
Lake, Alaska under the ESA and initiated a status review. In that 
notice we also solicited comments and information from the public about 
the harbor seals in Iliamna Lake to be considered during the status 
review.
    We have received a request from the Bristol Bay Native Association/
Bristol Bay Marine Mammal Council to extend the public comment period 
by a minimum of 30 days. This extension would allow the communities of 
Bristol Bay and Iliamna Lake more time to comment because the current 
schedule overlaps with their summer subsistence and commercial fishing 
seasons. We considered this request and concluded that a 30-day 
extension should allow sufficient time for responders to submit 
comments without significantly delaying the completion of the status 
review. We are therefore extending the close of the public comment 
period from July 16, 2013, to August 16, 2013. Although we have 
extended the public comment period, we are unable to extend the 
deadline for completing the status review. As such, we urge members of 
the public to submit their comments as soon as possible to allow us 
more time to review and incorporate the submitted information where 
appropriate.

    Authority: The authority for this action is the Endangered 
Species act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

    Dated: June 4, 2013.
Helen M. Golde,
Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-13514 Filed 6-6-13; 8:45 am]
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