Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for 49 Species From the Hawaiian Islands, 3767-3768 [2016-01143]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2016 / Proposed Rules (r)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113–235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions), Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report waste, fraud, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (2) The prohibition in paragraph (r)(1) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312 (Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement), Form 4414 (Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement), or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (3) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report waste, fraud, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) 8. Amend section 52.212–5, as amended at 80 FR 75907 (December 4, 2015), effective February 26, 2016, by— ■ a. Revising the date of the clause; ■ b. Redesignating paragraphs (a)(1) through (3) as paragraphs (a)(2) through (4), respectively; and ■ c. Adding new paragraph (a)(1). The revised and added text reads as follows: ■ 52.212–5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items. wgreen on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders— Commercial Items (Date) (a) * * * (1) 52.203–YY, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DATE) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113–235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)). * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–01050 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:28 Jan 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R1–ES–2015–0125; 4500030113] RIN 1018–BB07 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for 49 Species From the Hawaiian Islands Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, and announcement of public information meeting and hearing. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our September 30, 2015, proposed rule to list 49 species from the Hawaiian Islands, including the Hawaiian distinct population segment of the band-rumped storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro), the orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas), the anchialine pool shrimp (Procaris hawaiana), seven yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana), and 39 endemic plant species, as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We now reopen the public comment period on the proposed rule for an additional 30 days and announce a public information meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule. We are reopening the public comment period and holding a public hearing to allow all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. DATES: Written Comments: We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before February 22, 2016 or at the public hearing. Please note comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. Any comments that we receive after the closing date may not be considered in the final decision on these actions. Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing: We will hold a public information meeting, followed by a public hearing, on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The public information meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the public hearing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Document Availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed rule SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3767 at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–R1–ES–2015–0125; from the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office’s Web site (http://www.fws.gov/ pacificislands); or by contacting the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office directly (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–R1–ES–2015–0125, which is the docket number for this action. You may submit a comment by clicking on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (2) By hard copy: Submit comments on the proposed listing rule by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R1–ES–2015– 0125; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803. (3) At the public hearing: Interested parties may provide oral or written comments at the public hearing. We request that you provide 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 PUBLIC COMMENTS section, below, for more information). Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing: The public information meeting and public hearing will be held at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale, 799 Piilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Abrams, Field Supervisor, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96850; by telephone at 808–792–9400; or by facsimile at 808–792–9581. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments On September 30, 2015, we published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to list 49 species from the Hawaiian Islands as endangered species (80 FR 58820). We accepted public comments on the proposed rule for 60 days, ending November 30, 2015. During the comment period, we received a request to hold a public hearing and to extend the public comment period on the proposed rule. In order to ensure that E:\FR\FM\22JAP1.SGM 22JAP1 3768 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2016 / Proposed Rules wgreen on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS the public has an adequate opportunity to review and comment, we are reopening the comment period on our September 30, 2015, proposed rule for an additional 30 days. We will accept comments and information until the date specified above in DATES or at the public hearing. We will consider all information and recommendations we receive from all interested parties. For details on specific information that we are requesting, please see the Information Requested section of our proposed rule (80 FR 58820; September 30, 2015). The proposed rule is available at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (see ADDRESSES, above). Our final determination concerning the proposed rulemaking will take into consideration all written and oral comments and any additional information we receive. 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 our final determination. You may submit your comments and materials concerning the proposed rule by one of the methods listed in ADDRESSES. We request that you send comments only by the methods described in ADDRESSES. If you submit a comment via http:// www.regulations.gov, your entire comment—including any personal identifying information—will be posted on the Web site. We will post all hardcopy comments on http:// www.regulations.gov as well. 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. Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting documentation we used in preparing the proposed rule, will be available for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–R1–ES–2015–0125 or by appointment, during normal business hours, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing We will hold a public information meeting and public hearing on the date listed above in the DATES section at the location listed above in the ADDRESSES section. The public information meeting is an opportunity for Service staff to provide information and address VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:28 Jan 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 questions on the proposed rule; at the public hearing, we accept formal verbal testimony on the proposed rule. Anyone wishing to make an oral statement at a public hearing for the record is encouraged to provide a written copy of their statement to us at the hearing. In the event there is a large attendance, the time allotted for oral statements may be limited. Speakers can sign up at a hearing if they desire to make an oral statement. Oral and written statements receive equal consideration. There are no limits on the length of written comments submitted to us. People needing reasonable accommodation in order to attend and participate in the public information meeting or public hearing should contact Mary Abrams, Field Supervisor, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, as soon as possible (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: January 5, 2016. Stephen Guertin, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–01143 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 151110999–5999–01] RIN 0648–BF53 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule, request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS proposes 2016–2018 specifications for Atlantic mackerel and the river herring and shad catch cap for Atlantic mackerel. NMFS previously set specifications for butterfish, longfin squid, and Illex squid for 3 years in 2015 (2015–2017) and, therefore, new specifications will not be included in this year’s specification rulemaking. This action also proposes to adjust the butterfish mesh requirement, clarify the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 use of strengtheners in the butterfish fishery, and suspend indefinitely the pre-trip notification system requirement in the longfin squid fishery. These proposed specifications and management measures are intended to promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of the Atlantic mackerel, squid, and butterfish resources. DATES: Public comments must be received by February 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Copies of supporting documents used by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, including the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Regulatory Impact Review (RIR)/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA), are available from: Dr. Christopher M. Moore, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 North State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901, telephone (302) 674–2331. The EA/RIR/ IRFA is also accessible via the Internet at http:// www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov. You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2015–0151, 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-20150151, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on 2016 MSB Specifications.’’ 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). Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this proposed rule may be submitted to NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office and by email to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov, or fax to (202) 395–5806. E:\FR\FM\22JAP1.SGM 22JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 14 (Friday, January 22, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3767-3768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01143]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2015-0125; 4500030113]
RIN 1018-BB07


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status 
for 49 Species From the Hawaiian Islands

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, and announcement of 
public information meeting and hearing.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
reopening of the comment period on our September 30, 2015, proposed 
rule to list 49 species from the Hawaiian Islands, including the 
Hawaiian distinct population segment of the band-rumped storm-petrel 
(Oceanodroma castro), the orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion 
xanthomelas), the anchialine pool shrimp (Procaris hawaiana), seven 
yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. 
hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana), and 39 endemic plant 
species, as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act). We now reopen the public comment period on the 
proposed rule for an additional 30 days and announce a public 
information meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule. We are 
reopening the public comment period and holding a public hearing to 
allow all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on 
the proposed rule.

DATES: Written Comments: We will consider comments received or 
postmarked on or before February 22, 2016 or at the public hearing. 
Please note comments submitted electronically using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 
p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. Any comments that we receive 
after the closing date may not be considered in the final decision on 
these actions.
    Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing: We will hold a 
public information meeting, followed by a public hearing, on Tuesday, 
February 9, 2016. The public information meeting will be held from 5:00 
p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the public hearing will be held from 6:00 p.m. 
to 8:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Document Availability: You may obtain copies of the proposed 
rule at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2015-0125; 
from the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office's Web site (http://www.fws.gov/pacificislands); or by contacting the Pacific Islands Fish 
and Wildlife Office directly (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-R1-ES-2015-0125, 
which is the docket number for this action. You may submit a comment by 
clicking on ``Comment Now!''
    (2) By hard copy: Submit comments on the proposed listing rule by 
U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-
R1-ES-2015-0125; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management 
Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; 
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.
    (3) At the public hearing: Interested parties may provide oral or 
written comments at the public hearing.
    We request that you provide 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 Public Comments section, below, for more information).
    Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing: The public 
information meeting and public hearing will be held at Aunty Sally 
Kaleohano's Luau Hale, 799 Piilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Abrams, Field Supervisor, Pacific 
Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 
96850; by telephone at 808-792-9400; or by facsimile at 808-792-9581. 
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call 
the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Comments

    On September 30, 2015, we published in the Federal Register a 
proposed rule to list 49 species from the Hawaiian Islands as 
endangered species (80 FR 58820). We accepted public comments on the 
proposed rule for 60 days, ending November 30, 2015. During the comment 
period, we received a request to hold a public hearing and to extend 
the public comment period on the proposed rule. In order to ensure that

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the public has an adequate opportunity to review and comment, we are 
reopening the comment period on our September 30, 2015, proposed rule 
for an additional 30 days. We will accept comments and information 
until the date specified above in DATES or at the public hearing. We 
will consider all information and recommendations we receive from all 
interested parties.
    For details on specific information that we are requesting, please 
see the Information Requested section of our proposed rule (80 FR 
58820; September 30, 2015). The proposed rule is available at the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (see 
ADDRESSES, above). Our final determination concerning the proposed 
rulemaking will take into consideration all written and oral comments 
and any additional information we receive. 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 our final determination.
    You may submit your comments and materials concerning the proposed 
rule by one of the methods listed in ADDRESSES. We request that you 
send comments only by the methods described in ADDRESSES.
    If you submit a comment via http://www.regulations.gov, your entire 
comment--including any personal identifying information--will be posted 
on the Web site. We will post all hardcopy comments on http://www.regulations.gov as well. 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.
    Comments and materials we receive, as well as supporting 
documentation we used in preparing the proposed rule, will be available 
for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-
R1-ES-2015-0125 or by appointment, during normal business hours, at the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife 
Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing

    We will hold a public information meeting and public hearing on the 
date listed above in the DATES section at the location listed above in 
the ADDRESSES section. The public information meeting is an opportunity 
for Service staff to provide information and address questions on the 
proposed rule; at the public hearing, we accept formal verbal testimony 
on the proposed rule.
    Anyone wishing to make an oral statement at a public hearing for 
the record is encouraged to provide a written copy of their statement 
to us at the hearing. In the event there is a large attendance, the 
time allotted for oral statements may be limited. Speakers can sign up 
at a hearing if they desire to make an oral statement. Oral and written 
statements receive equal consideration. There are no limits on the 
length of written comments submitted to us.
    People needing reasonable accommodation in order to attend and 
participate in the public information meeting or public hearing should 
contact Mary Abrams, Field Supervisor, Pacific Islands Fish and 
Wildlife Office, as soon as possible (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: January 5, 2016.
Stephen Guertin,
Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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