Endangered and Threatened Species; Identification and Proposed Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas, 51763-51764 [2015-21150]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Proposed Rules Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205, requests to establish an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of D-Glucitol, 1-deoxy-1(methylamino)-, N-C8-10 acyl derivs. (CAS Reg. No. 1591782–62–5) when used as an inert ingredient in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or to raw agricultural commodities after harvest under 40 CFR 180.910. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because it is not required for an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. Contact: RD. 5. PP IN–10807. (EPA–HQ–OPP– 2015–0421). 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Valent BioSciences Corp., 870 Technology Way, Libertyville, IL 60048, requests to amend an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in 40 CFR 180.1156 for residues of the fungicide, insecticide, algaecide, and nematocide cinnamaldehyde in or on all food commodities. The petitioner believes no analytical method is needed because residues of cinnamaldehyde have previously been granted an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance in the Federal Register of February 17, 1999 (64 FR 7804) (FRL–6049–9) (corrected in the Federal Register of March 24, 1999 (64 FR 14099) (FRL– 6069–2)). Contact: BPPD. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 346a. Dated: August 11, 2015. R. McNally, Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–21188 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224 [Docket No. 120425024–5724–05] RIN 0648–XB089 Endangered and Threatened Species; Identification and Proposed Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) as Endangered or Threatened and Revision of Current Listings; Third Extension of Comment Period National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Interior. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26AUP1.SGM 26AUP1 51764 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Proposed Rules Proposed rule; extension of comment period. ACTION: On March 23, 2015, NMFS and USFWS (or the Services) published a proposed rule to revise the listings of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas; hereafter referred to as the green turtle) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We opened a public comment period that lasted through June 22, 2015. On June 17, 2015, we published a document extending the public comment period through July 27, 2015. On July 27, 2015, we published a document again extending the public comment period to August 26, 2015. Having received a request to further extend the comment period, with this document we further extend the comment period to September 25, 2015. DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15271), is extended. Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received by close of business on September 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2012–0154, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. 1. Go to www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20120154, 2. Click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and 3. Enter or attach your comments. OR • Mail: Submit written comments to Green Turtle Proposed Listing Rule, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13535, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or Green Turtle Proposed Listing Rule, U.S. Fish and rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:36 Aug 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 Wildlife Service, North Florida Ecological Services Office, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 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 the Services. All comments received will be 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. The Services will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/ A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). The proposed rule is available electronically at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/ green.htm and http://www.fws.gov/ northflorida/seaturtles/ turtle%20factsheets/green-seaturtle.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Schultz, NMFS (ph. 301–427– 8443, email jennifer.schultz@noaa.gov), or Ann Marie Lauritsen, USFWS (ph. 904–731–3032, email annmarie_ lauritsen@fws.gov). Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The green turtle is currently listed under the ESA as a threatened species globally, with the exception of the Florida and Mexican Pacific coast breeding populations, which are listed as endangered. On March 23, 2015 (80 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 FR 15271), the Services published a proposed rule to revise these listings because we found that the green turtle is composed of 11 distinct population segments (DPSs) that qualify for listing under the ESA. We proposed to remove the current listings and, in their place, list eight DPSs as threatened and three as endangered. We also proposed to apply existing protective regulations to the DPSs and to continue the existing critical habitat designation (i.e., waters surrounding Culebra Island, Puerto Rico) in effect for the North Atlantic DPS. We solicited comments on these proposed actions and indicated that comments must be received by June 22, 2015. On June 7, 2015 (80 FR 34594), we announced additional public hearings and extended the public comment period through July 27, 2015. On July 27, 2015 (80 FR 44322), we extended the public comment period through August 26, 2015, due to a typhoon and the loss of internet in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). On August 17, 2015, we received a request to further extend the public comment period due to another typhoon and the loss of electricity in CNMI. We concur with this request and hereby extend the public comment period by an additional 30 days, until September 25, 2015. Previously submitted comments do not need to be resubmitted. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Dated: August 19, 2015. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. Dated: August 18, 2015. James W. Kurth, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21150 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\26AUP1.SGM 26AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 165 (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 51763-51764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Parts 223 and 224

[Docket No. 120425024-5724-05]
RIN 0648-XB089


Endangered and Threatened Species; Identification and Proposed 
Listing of Eleven Distinct Population Segments of Green Sea Turtles 
(Chelonia mydas) as Endangered or Threatened and Revision of Current 
Listings; Third Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service (USFWS), Interior.

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ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On March 23, 2015, NMFS and USFWS (or the Services) published 
a proposed rule to revise the listings of the green sea turtle 
(Chelonia mydas; hereafter referred to as the green turtle) under the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA). We opened a public comment period that 
lasted through June 22, 2015. On June 17, 2015, we published a document 
extending the public comment period through July 27, 2015. On July 27, 
2015, we published a document again extending the public comment period 
to August 26, 2015. Having received a request to further extend the 
comment period, with this document we further extend the comment period 
to September 25, 2015.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking 
published on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15271), is extended. Comments and 
information regarding this proposed rule must be received by close of 
business on September 25, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2012-0154, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal.
    1. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0154,
    2. Click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, 
and
    3. Enter or attach your comments.

OR

     Mail: Submit written comments to Green Turtle Proposed 
Listing Rule, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13535, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 
or Green Turtle Proposed Listing Rule, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
North Florida Ecological Services Office, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 
200, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
    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 the Services. All comments received will be 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. The Services will accept 
anonymous comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required fields if you wish to 
remain anonymous). The proposed rule is available electronically at 
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/green.htm and http://www.fws.gov/northflorida/seaturtles/turtle%20factsheets/green-sea-turtle.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Schultz, NMFS (ph. 301-427-
8443, email jennifer.schultz@noaa.gov), or Ann Marie Lauritsen, USFWS 
(ph. 904-731-3032, email annmarie_lauritsen@fws.gov). Persons who use a 
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, and 
7 days a week.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The green turtle is currently listed under the ESA as a threatened 
species globally, with the exception of the Florida and Mexican Pacific 
coast breeding populations, which are listed as endangered. On March 
23, 2015 (80 FR 15271), the Services published a proposed rule to 
revise these listings because we found that the green turtle is 
composed of 11 distinct population segments (DPSs) that qualify for 
listing under the ESA. We proposed to remove the current listings and, 
in their place, list eight DPSs as threatened and three as endangered. 
We also proposed to apply existing protective regulations to the DPSs 
and to continue the existing critical habitat designation (i.e., waters 
surrounding Culebra Island, Puerto Rico) in effect for the North 
Atlantic DPS. We solicited comments on these proposed actions and 
indicated that comments must be received by June 22, 2015. On June 7, 
2015 (80 FR 34594), we announced additional public hearings and 
extended the public comment period through July 27, 2015. On July 27, 
2015 (80 FR 44322), we extended the public comment period through 
August 26, 2015, due to a typhoon and the loss of internet in Saipan, 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). On August 17, 
2015, we received a request to further extend the public comment period 
due to another typhoon and the loss of electricity in CNMI. We concur 
with this request and hereby extend the public comment period by an 
additional 30 days, until September 25, 2015. Previously submitted 
comments do not need to be resubmitted.

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

    Dated: August 19, 2015.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
    Dated: August 18, 2015.
James W. Kurth,
Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-21150 Filed 8-25-15; 8:45 am]
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