Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To List Two Guitarfishes as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act, 9975 [2017-02609]

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Appendix—Text of Oil and Gas Onshore Order Amend Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 sections III.A, III.C, and III.E by replacing ‘‘March 13, 2017,’’ with ‘‘April 20, 2017,’’ at each place it occurs. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES [FR Doc. 2017–02711 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 223 9975 policy they raise.’’ In accordance with this memorandum, this action delays the final rule NMFS published on January 19, 2017, at 82 FR 6309, until March 21, 2017. RIN 0648–XD771 List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 223 Endangered and threatened species, Exports, Imports, Transportation. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To List Two Guitarfishes as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act Dated: February 3, 2017. Alan D. Risenhoover, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [Docket No. 150211138–7024–02] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. AGENCY: In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), this action delays the final rule NMFS published on January 19, 2017. DATES: Effective February 9, 2017, the effective date of the final rule amending 50 CFR part 223, that published on January 19, 2017, at 82 FR 6309, is delayed until March 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marta Nammack, NMFS, Office of Protected Resources (OPR), (301) 427– 8403. SUMMARY: On January 19, 2017, NMFS published the final rule to list two foreign marine guitarfish species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We considered comments submitted on the proposed listing rule and have determined that the blackchin guitarfish (Rhinobatos cemiculus) and common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) warrant listing as threatened species. We will not designate critical habitat for either of these species because the geographical areas occupied by these species are entirely outside U.S. jurisdiction, and we have not identified any unoccupied areas within U.S. jurisdiction that are currently essential to the conservation of either of these species. On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [FR Doc. 2017–02609 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 150916863–6211–02] RIN 0648–XF209 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reallocation of Pollock in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; reallocation. AGENCY: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Community Development Quota pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. This action is necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2017 total allowable catch of pollock, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. DATES: Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 9, 2017 until the effective date of the final 2017 and 2018 harvest specifications for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish, unless otherwise modified or superseded through publication of a notification in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Whitney, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fishery in the BSAI exclusive economic zone according to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09FER1.SGM 09FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 26 (Thursday, February 9, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 223

[Docket No. 150211138-7024-02]
RIN 0648-XD771


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To List 
Two Guitarfishes as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from 
the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled 
``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' published in the Federal Register 
on January 24, 2017 (the Memorandum), this action delays the final rule 
NMFS published on January 19, 2017.

DATES: Effective February 9, 2017, the effective date of the final rule 
amending 50 CFR part 223, that published on January 19, 2017, at 82 FR 
6309, is delayed until March 21, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marta Nammack, NMFS, Office of 
Protected Resources (OPR), (301) 427-8403.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 19, 2017, NMFS published the 
final rule to list two foreign marine guitarfish species under the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA). We considered comments submitted on the 
proposed listing rule and have determined that the blackchin guitarfish 
(Rhinobatos cemiculus) and common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) 
warrant listing as threatened species. We will not designate critical 
habitat for either of these species because the geographical areas 
occupied by these species are entirely outside U.S. jurisdiction, and 
we have not identified any unoccupied areas within U.S. jurisdiction 
that are currently essential to the conservation of either of these 
species.
    On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum 
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.'' In accordance with this memorandum, this action 
delays the final rule NMFS published on January 19, 2017, at 82 FR 
6309, until March 21, 2017.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 223

    Endangered and threatened species, Exports, Imports, 
Transportation.

    Dated: February 3, 2017.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-02609 Filed 2-8-17; 8:45 am]
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