Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse With Special Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat, 77087-77089 [2013-30433]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Proposed Rules E. Additional Information 54. For additional information on this proceeding, contact Adam Copeland, Adam.Copeland@fcc.gov, or Maria Mullarkey, Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418–2120. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS IV. Ordering Clauses 55. Accordingly, it is ordered that, pursuant to the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Public Law 111–260, 124 Stat. 2751, and the authority found in sections 4(i), 4(j), 303(r), 303(u), 303(aa), 303(bb), and 716(g) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 303(r), 303(u), 303(aa), 303(bb), and 617(g), the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is adopted, effective January 21, 2014, except for 47 CFR 79.107(c), 79.108(a)(5), 79.108(c)–(e), and 79.110, which shall become effective upon announcement in the Federal Register of OMB approval and an effective date of the rules. 56. It is ordered that, pursuant to the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Public Law 111–260, 124 Stat. 2751, and the authority found in sections 4(i), 4(j), 303(r), 303(aa), 303(bb), and 716(g) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 154(i), 154(j), 303(r), 303(aa), 303(bb), and 617(g), the Commission’s rules are hereby amended as set forth in Appendix B. 57. It is further ordered that we delegate authority to the Media Bureau and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau to consider all requests for declaratory rulings pursuant to § 1.2 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.2, all waiver requests pursuant to § 1.3 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.3, and all informal requests for Commission action pursuant to § 1.41 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.41, filed under these rules and pursuant to Sections 204 and 205 of the CVAA as discussed herein. 58. It is further ordered that the Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Reference Information Center, shall send a copy of the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MB Docket No. 12–108, including the Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis and the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. 59. It is further ordered that the Commission shall send a copy of the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in MB Docket No. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 12–108 in a report to be sent to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 79 Cable television operators, Communications equipment, Multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), Satellite television service providers. Federal Communications Commission. Sheryl D. Todd, Deputy Secretary. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR part 79 as follows: PART 79—ACCESSIBILITY OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING 1. The authority citation for part 79 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151, 152(a), 154(i), 303, 307, 309, 310, 330, 544a, 613, 617. 2. Section 79.108 is amended by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: ■ § 79.108 Video programming guides and menus provided by navigation devices. * * * * * (d)(1) MVPD notices. Covered MVPDs must notify consumers that navigation devices with the required accessibility features are available to consumers who are blind or visually impaired upon request as follows: (i) When providing information about equipment options in response to a consumer inquiry about service, accessibility, or other issues, MVPDs must clearly and conspicuously inform consumers about the availability of accessible navigation devices. (ii) MVPDs must provide notice on their official Web sites about the availability of accessible navigation devices. MVPDs must prominently display information about accessible navigation devices and separate solutions on their Web sites in a way that makes such information available to all current and potential subscribers. The notice must publicize the availability of accessible devices and separate solutions and explain the means for making requests for accessible equipment and the specific person, office or entity to whom such requests are to be made. All information required by this section must be provided in a Web site format that is accessible to people with disabilities. (2) Navigation device manufacturer notices. Navigation device manufacturers must notify consumers PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 77087 that navigation devices with the required accessibility features are available to consumers who are blind or visually impaired upon request as follows: A navigation device manufacturer must provide notice on its official Web site about the availability of accessible navigation devices. A navigation device manufacturer must prominently display information about accessible navigation devices and solutions on its Web site in a way that makes such information available to all current and potential consumers. The notice must publicize the availability of accessible devices and solutions and explain the means for making requests for accessible equipment and the specific person, office or entity to whom such requests are to be made. All information required by this section must be provided in a Web site format that is accessible to people with disabilities. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2013–28088 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket Nos. FWS–R8–ES–2013–0072 and FWS–R8–ES–2013–0042; 4500030113] RIN 1018–AY10 and RIN 1018–AZ70 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse With Special Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rules; extension of comment periods. AGENCY: On October 28, 2013, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a proposal to list the bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, with a special rule, and to designate critical habitat. We announce the extension of the comment periods for our October 28, 2013, proposed rules to ensure the public has sufficient time to comment on these proposals, which involve many stakeholders. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on the October 28, 2013, proposed listing rule and proposed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEP1.SGM 20DEP1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 77088 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Proposed Rules critical habitat rule for the bi-State DPS of greater sage-grouse. DATES: We request that comments on the proposals published October 28, 2013 (78 FR 64358 and 78 FR 64328) be submitted by the close of business on February 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Document availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed rules on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–R8–ES–2013–0072 (proposed listing with special rule) and Docket No. FWS–R8–ES–2013–0042 (proposed critical habitat), or contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office or Ventura Fish and Wildlife Service (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or by mail from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office or Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Comment Submission: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS–R8–ES–2013–0072 (proposed listing) or FWS–R8–ES– 2013–0042 (proposed critical habitat), which are the docket numbers for these rulemakings. Then, in the Search panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the Proposed Rules link to locate the document. You may submit a comment by clicking on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (2) By hard copy for the proposed listing: Submit by U.S. mail or handdelivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R8–ES–2013– 0072; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203. By hard copy for the proposed critical habitat: Submit by U.S. mail or handdelivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R8–ES–2013– 0042; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042–PDM; Arlington, VA 22203. We request that you send comments only by the methods described above. We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Information Requested section below for more information). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information on the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat designation, as well as information about the proposed listing and proposed VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 critical habitat specific to Nevada (Carson City, Lyon, Douglas, Mineral, and Esmeralda Counties), contact Edward D. Koch, State Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Suite 234, Reno, NV 89502; telephone 775–861–6300; or facsimile 775–861–6301. For information about the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat specific to California (Alpine, Mono, and Inyo Counties), contact Stephen P. Henry, Deputy Field Supervisor, or Carl Benz, Assistant Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003; telephone 805–644–1766; facsimile 805–644–3958. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 28, 2013, we published a proposed rule to list the bi-State DPS as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) (78 FR 64358). We concurrently published a proposed rule to designate critical habitat (78 FR 64328). We received requests to extend the public comment periods on the proposed rules beyond the December 27, 2013, due date. In order to ensure that the public has an adequate opportunity to review and comment on our proposed rules, we are extending the comment periods for an additional 45 days. Information Requested We intend that any final action resulting from these proposed rules will be based on the best scientific and commercial data available and be as accurate and as effective as possible. Therefore, we request comments or information from other concerned Federal and State agencies, the scientific community, or any other interested party concerning the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat rules. Please see the Information Requested section of both the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat rules for a list of the comments that we particularly seek. For more background on our proposed listing (with special rule) and proposed critical habitat rules, see the October 28, 2013, Federal Register. Both proposed rules are available at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov (see ADDRESSES section above). PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 If you previously submitted comments or information on the proposed rules, please do not resubmit them. We have incorporated them into the public record, and we will fully consider them in our final rulemakings. Our final determination concerning these proposed rulemakings will take into consideration all written comments and any additional information we receive. Please note that submissions merely stating support for or opposition to the actions under consideration without providing supporting information, although noted, will not be considered in making a determination, as section 4(b)(1)(A) of the Act directs that determinations as to whether any species is an endangered or threatened species, and a determination of critical habitat, must be made ‘‘solely on the basis of the best scientific and commercial data available.’’ You may submit your comments and materials concerning the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat rules by one of the methods listed in ADDRESSES. We request that you send comments only by the methods described in ADDRESSES. If you submit information via http:// www.regulations.gov, your entire submission—including any personal identifying information—will be posted on the Web site. If your submission is made via a hardcopy 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 submissions on http://www.regulations.gov. Please include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to verify any scientific or commercial information you include. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we used in preparing the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat rules, will be available for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, during normal business hours, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office and Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Authors The primary authors of this notice are the staff members of the Pacific Southwest Regional Office. E:\FR\FM\20DEP1.SGM 20DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Proposed Rules Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: December 11, 2013. Rowan W. Gould, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–30433 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 665 [Docket No. 131028907–3999–01] RIN 0648–XC954 Pacific Island Fisheries; 2014 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Proposed specification; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS proposes annual catch limits for 2014 Pacific Island bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, and coral reef ecosystem fisheries, and accountability measures to correct or mitigate any overages of catch limits. The proposed catch limits and accountability measures support the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands. DATES: Comments must be received by January 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2013–0156, by either 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-20130156, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Send written comments to Michael D. Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700. 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 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 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), and will accept attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. NMFS prepared three environmental assessments that describe the potential impacts on the human environment that would result from the proposed annual catch limits and accountability measures. NMFS provided additional background information in the 2013 proposed and final specifications (78 FR 6798, January 31, 2013, 78 FR 15885, March 13, 2013, 78 FR 40875 (August 7, 2013). Copies of these documents are available at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jarad Makaiau, NMFS PIR Sustainable Fisheries, 808–944–2108. Fisheries in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ, or Federal waters) around the U.S. Pacific Islands are managed under archipelagic fishery ecosystem plans (FEP) for American Samoa, Hawaii, the Pacific Remote Islands, and the Mariana Archipelago (covering Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)). A fifth FEP covers pelagic fisheries. The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) developed the FEPs, and NMFS implemented them under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Each FEP contains a process for the Council and NMFS to specify annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs); that process is codified at 50 CFR 665.4 (76 FR 37285, June 27, 2011). The regulations require NMFS to specify, every fishing year, an ACL for each stock and stock complex of management unit species (MUS) included in an FEP, as recommended by the Council and considering the best available scientific, commercial, and other information about the fishery. If a fishery exceeds an ACL, the regulations require the Council to take action, which may include reducing the ACL for the subsequent fishing year by the amount of the overage, or other appropriate action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 77089 Annual Catch Limits NMFS proposes to specify ACLs for bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, and coral reef ecosystem fishery MUS in American Samoa, Guam, the CNMI, and Hawaii. NMFS based the proposed specifications on recommendations from the Council at its 157th meeting held on June 25–28, 2013. The Council recommended 101 ACLs: 22 in American Samoa, 27 in Guam, 22 in the CNMI, and 30 in Hawaii. This rule proposes the ACLs for the 2014 fishing year (January 1 through December 31, 2014, except for precious coral fisheries, which is July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014). The proposed ACLs are identical to those that NMFS specified for these fisheries in 2013. NMFS is not proposing ACLs for MUS that are currently subject to Federal fishing moratoria or prohibitions. These MUS include all species of gold coral (78 FR 32181, May 29, 2013), the three Hawaii seamount groundfish, that is, pelagic armorhead, alfonsin, and raftfish (75 FR 69015, November 10, 2010), and deep water precious corals at the Westpac Bed Refugia (75 FR 2198, January 14, 2010). The current prohibitions on fishing for these MUS serve as the functional equivalent of an ACL of zero. Additionally, NMFS is not proposing ACLs for bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, or coral reef ecosystem MUS identified in the Pacific Remote Islands Area (PRIA) FEP. On June 3, 2013, NMFS published a final rule implementing fishing requirements for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (Monument), which include a prohibition on all fishing in the EEZ within 12 nm of emergent land, unless authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (78 FR 32996, June 3, 2013). NMFS is not proposing ACLs for PRIA FEP bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral, or coral reef ecosystem fisheries because there is no suitable habitat for these fisheries beyond the 12-nm no-fishing zone, except at Kingman Reef, where fishing for these resources does not occur. Therefore, the current prohibitions on fishing serve as the functional equivalent of an ACL of zero. However, NMFS will continue to monitor authorized fishing within the Monument in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and may develop additional fishing requirements, including Monumentspecific catch limits for species that may require them. NMFS is also not proposing ACLs for pelagic MUS at this time, because NMFS previously determined that E:\FR\FM\20DEP1.SGM 20DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 77087-77089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30433]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket Nos. FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072 and FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042; 4500030113]
RIN 1018-AY10 and RIN 1018-AZ70


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status 
for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse 
With Special Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rules; extension of comment periods.

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SUMMARY: On October 28, 2013, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), announced a proposal to list the bi-State distinct 
population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus 
urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 
as amended, with a special rule, and to designate critical habitat. We 
announce the extension of the comment periods for our October 28, 2013, 
proposed rules to ensure the public has sufficient time to comment on 
these proposals, which involve many stakeholders. The Service seeks 
data and comments from the public on the October 28, 2013, proposed 
listing rule and proposed

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critical habitat rule for the bi-State DPS of greater sage-grouse.

DATES: We request that comments on the proposals published October 28, 
2013 (78 FR 64358 and 78 FR 64328) be submitted by the close of 
business on February 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Document availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed 
rules on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-
R8-ES-2013-0072 (proposed listing with special rule) and Docket No. 
FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042 (proposed critical habitat), or contact the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office or Ventura 
Fish and Wildlife Service (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or by 
mail from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife 
Office or Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT).
    Comment Submission: You may submit comments by one of the following 
methods:
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072 
(proposed listing) or FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042 (proposed critical habitat), 
which are the docket numbers for these rulemakings. Then, in the Search 
panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, 
click on the Proposed Rules link to locate the document. You may submit 
a comment by clicking on ``Comment Now!''
    (2) By hard copy for the proposed listing: Submit by U.S. mail or 
hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-ES-2013-
0072; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 
22203. By hard copy for the proposed critical habitat: Submit by U.S. 
mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-ES-
2013-0042; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 
22203.
    We request that you send comments only by the methods described 
above. We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This 
generally means that we will post any personal information you provide 
us (see the Information Requested section below for more information).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information on the 
proposed listing and proposed critical habitat designation, as well as 
information about the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat 
specific to Nevada (Carson City, Lyon, Douglas, Mineral, and Esmeralda 
Counties), contact Edward D. Koch, State Supervisor, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office, 1340 Financial 
Boulevard, Suite 234, Reno, NV 89502; telephone 775-861-6300; or 
facsimile 775-861-6301. For information about the proposed listing and 
proposed critical habitat specific to California (Alpine, Mono, and 
Inyo Counties), contact Stephen P. Henry, Deputy Field Supervisor, or 
Carl Benz, Assistant Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife 
Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, 
Ventura, CA 93003; telephone 805-644-1766; facsimile 805-644-3958. 
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call 
the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 28, 2013, we published a proposed rule to list the bi-
State DPS as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act) (78 FR 64358). We concurrently published a 
proposed rule to designate critical habitat (78 FR 64328).
    We received requests to extend the public comment periods on the 
proposed rules beyond the December 27, 2013, due date. In order to 
ensure that the public has an adequate opportunity to review and 
comment on our proposed rules, we are extending the comment periods for 
an additional 45 days.

Information Requested

    We intend that any final action resulting from these proposed rules 
will be based on the best scientific and commercial data available and 
be as accurate and as effective as possible. Therefore, we request 
comments or information from other concerned Federal and State 
agencies, the scientific community, or any other interested party 
concerning the proposed listing and proposed critical habitat rules. 
Please see the Information Requested section of both the proposed 
listing and proposed critical habitat rules for a list of the comments 
that we particularly seek.
    For more background on our proposed listing (with special rule) and 
proposed critical habitat rules, see the October 28, 2013, Federal 
Register. Both proposed rules are available at the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (see ADDRESSES section above).
    If you previously submitted comments or information on the proposed 
rules, please do not resubmit them. We have incorporated them into the 
public record, and we will fully consider them in our final 
rulemakings. Our final determination concerning these proposed 
rulemakings will take into consideration all written comments and any 
additional information we receive.
    Please note that submissions merely stating support for or 
opposition to the actions under consideration without providing 
supporting information, although noted, will not be considered in 
making a determination, as section 4(b)(1)(A) of the Act directs that 
determinations as to whether any species is an endangered or threatened 
species, and a determination of critical habitat, must be made ``solely 
on the basis of the best scientific and commercial data available.''
    You may submit your comments and materials concerning the proposed 
listing and proposed critical habitat rules by one of the methods 
listed in ADDRESSES. We request that you send comments only by the 
methods described in ADDRESSES. If you submit information via http://www.regulations.gov, your entire submission--including any personal 
identifying information--will be posted on the Web site. If your 
submission is made via a hardcopy 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 
submissions on http://www.regulations.gov. Please include sufficient 
information with your comments to allow us to verify any scientific or 
commercial information you include.
    Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting 
documentation we used in preparing the proposed listing and proposed 
critical habitat rules, will be available for public inspection on 
http://www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, during normal business 
hours, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife 
Office and Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT).

Authors

    The primary authors of this notice are the staff members of the 
Pacific Southwest Regional Office.

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Authority

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

    Dated: December 11, 2013.
Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-30433 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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