Candidate Conservation Agreements With Assurances Policy, 8540 [2017-01840]

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Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, NW., Washington, DC 20015. Contact Person: Marci Scidmore, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3192, MSC 7808, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1149, marci.scidmore@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: January 19, 2017. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–01736 Filed 1–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Docket Nos. FWS–HQ–ES–2015–0177 and 160223138–6138–01; FF09E40000 156 FXES11150900000; 160223138–6999–02] RIN 1018–BB08; 0648–BF79 Candidate Conservation Agreements With Assurances Policy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior; National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Announcement of revised policy; delay of effective date. AGENCY: In accordance with a January 20, 2017, memo from the White House, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services), are delaying the effective date of a policy we published on December 27, 2016. DATES: The effective date of the revised policy that published on December 27, 2016, at 81 FR 95164, is delayed from January 26, 2017, to March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Newman, Chief, Division of Recovery SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 and Restoration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: ES, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (telephone 703–358–2171); or Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (telephone 301–427–8403, facsimile 301–713–0376). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. On December 27, 2016, the Services announced revisions to the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances policy under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We added a definition of ‘‘net conservation benefit’’ to this policy and eliminated references to the confusing requirement of ‘‘other necessary properties’’ to clarify the level of conservation effort each agreement needs to include in order to be approved. The revisions to the policy were to take effect on January 26, 2017. On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memo instructing Federal agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date for 60 days after January 20, 2017, of any regulations or guidance documents that have published in the Federal Register but not yet taken effect, for the purpose of ‘‘reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise.’’ We are, therefore, delaying the effective date of our revised policy published on December 27, 2016, at 81 FR 95164 (see DATES, above). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: January 23, 2017. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dated: January 23, 2017. Samuel D. Rauch III, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–01840 Filed 1–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[Docket Nos. FWS-HQ-ES-2015-0177 and 160223138-6138-01; FF09E40000 156 
FXES11150900000; 160223138-6999-02]
RIN 1018-BB08; 0648-BF79


Candidate Conservation Agreements With Assurances Policy

AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior; National Marine 
Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Commerce.

ACTION: Announcement of revised policy; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with a January 20, 2017, memo from the White 
House, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine 
Fisheries Service (Services), are delaying the effective date of a 
policy we published on December 27, 2016.

DATES: The effective date of the revised policy that published on 
December 27, 2016, at 81 FR 95164, is delayed from January 26, 2017, to 
March 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Newman, Chief, Division of 
Recovery and Restoration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, 
MS: ES, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (telephone 703-
358-2171); or Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation 
Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (telephone 
301-427-8403, facsimile 301-713-0376). Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 27, 2016, the Services announced 
revisions to the Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances 
policy under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We added a 
definition of ``net conservation benefit'' to this policy and 
eliminated references to the confusing requirement of ``other necessary 
properties'' to clarify the level of conservation effort each agreement 
needs to include in order to be approved. The revisions to the policy 
were to take effect on January 26, 2017.
    On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memo instructing 
Federal agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date for 60 days 
after January 20, 2017, of any regulations or guidance documents that 
have published in the Federal Register but not yet taken effect, for 
the purpose of ``reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they 
raise.'' We are, therefore, delaying the effective date of our revised 
policy published on December 27, 2016, at 81 FR 95164 (see DATES, 
above).

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

    Dated: January 23, 2017.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
    Dated: January 23, 2017.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-01840 Filed 1-25-17; 8:45 am]
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