Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting, 78379-78380 [2014-30429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Proposed Rules II. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This is not a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. 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The revised and added text reads as follows: ■ ■ ■ 6.302–2 Unusual and compelling urgency. * * * * * (d) * * * (1) * * * (ii) May not exceed one year, including all options, unless the head of the agency entering into the contract determines that exceptional circumstances apply. This determination must be documented in the contract file. (2)(i) A separate determination shall be made when executing any modification or option that extends the period of performance beyond one year. This requirement does not apply to the exercise of options previously addressed in the determination required at (d)(1)(ii) of this section. Any subsequent extension requires a new determination. (ii) The determination shall be approved at the same level as the level to which the agency head authority in (d)(1)(ii) of this section is delegated. (3) The requirements in paragraphs (d)(1) and (d)(2) of this section shall apply to any contract in an amount greater than the simplified acquisition threshold. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2014–30417 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–R9–HQ–2014–0064; FF09M21200–145–FXMB1231099BPP0] Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will conduct an open meeting on January 28, 2015, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2015–16 migratory bird hunting regulations. DATES: The meeting will be held January 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be available to the public in the Rachel Carson conference room at 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, MS: MB, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; (703) 358–1714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712), the Service regulates the hunting of migratory game birds. We update the migratory game bird hunting regulations, located at 50 CFR part 20, annually. Through these regulations, we establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. To help us in this process, we have administratively divided the nation into four Flyways (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific), each of which has a Flyway Council. Representatives from the Service, the Service’s Migratory Bird Regulations Committee, and Flyway Council Consultants will meet on January 28, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. to identify preliminary issues concerning the 2015–16 migratory bird hunting regulations for discussion and review by the Flyway Councils at their March meetings. In accordance with Department of the Interior (hereinafter Department) policy regarding meetings of the Service Regulations Committee attended by any person outside the Department, these meetings are open to public observation. The Service is committed to providing access to this meeting for all SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEP1.SGM 30DEP1 78380 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Proposed Rules participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION TTY 800–877–8339, with your request by close of business on January 20, 2015. CONTACT, Dated: December 18, 2014. Michael J. Johnson, Acting Assistant Director, Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–30429 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\30DEP1.SGM 30DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 30, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 78379-78380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30429]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. FWS-R9-HQ-2014-0064; FF09M21200-145-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-BA67


Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will 
conduct an open meeting on January 28, 2015, to identify and discuss 
preliminary issues concerning the 2015-16 migratory bird hunting 
regulations.

DATES: The meeting will be held January 28, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be available 
to the public in the Rachel Carson conference room at 5275 Leesburg 
Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 
MS: MB, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; (703) 358-
1714.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the Migratory Bird 
Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712), the Service regulates the hunting of 
migratory game birds. We update the migratory game bird hunting 
regulations, located at 50 CFR part 20, annually. Through these 
regulations, we establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season 
lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. To help 
us in this process, we have administratively divided the nation into 
four Flyways (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific), each of 
which has a Flyway Council. Representatives from the Service, the 
Service's Migratory Bird Regulations Committee, and Flyway Council 
Consultants will meet on January 28, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. to identify 
preliminary issues concerning the 2015-16 migratory bird hunting 
regulations for discussion and review by the Flyway Councils at their 
March meetings.
    In accordance with Department of the Interior (hereinafter 
Department) policy regarding meetings of the Service Regulations 
Committee attended by any person outside the Department, these meetings 
are open to public observation. The Service is committed to providing 
access to this meeting for all

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participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting 
services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs to the person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, TTY 800-877-8339, with 
your request by close of business on January 20, 2015.

    Dated: December 18, 2014.
Michael J. Johnson,
Acting Assistant Director, Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-30429 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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