Migratory Bird Permits; Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, 24080 [2018-11147]

Download as PDF 24080 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Proposed Rules § 25.217 for applicants filing pursuant to § 25.122. * * * * * ■ 12. Amend § 25.165 by revising paragraphs (a) and (e), and adding paragraph (h) to read as follows: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS § 25.165 Surety bonds. (a) For all space station licenses issued after September 20, 2004, other than licenses for DBS space stations, SDARS space stations, space stations licensed under the process outlined in section 25.122, and replacement space stations as defined in paragraph (e) of this section, the licensee must post a bond within 30 days of the grant of its license. Failure to post a bond will render the license null and void automatically. * * * * * (e) A replacement space station is one that: (1) Is authorized to operate at an orbital location within ±0.15° of the assigned location of a GSO space station to be replaced or is authorized for NGSO operation and will replace an existing NGSO space station in its authorized orbit, except for space stations authorized under section 25.122; (2) Is authorized to operate in the same frequency bands, and with the same coverage area as the space station to be replaced; and (3) Is scheduled to be launched so that it will be brought into use at approximately the same time, but no later than, as the existing space station is retired. * * * * * (h) Licensees of space stations under the process outlined in § 25.122 need not post a bond unless the space station is not launched, orbiting, and operational, as described in § 25.164, within a period of one year plus 30 days following grant of license. If the space station is not operational following the one years plus 30 days period, then the licensee must file a bond in accordance with paragraph (a)(1) of this Section, and be subject to the requirements of paragraphs (b), (c), and (g) of this section. * * * * * ■ 13. Amend § 25.217 by revising paragraph (b)(1) and adding paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Default service rules. * * * * (b)(1) For all NGSO-like satellite licenses, except as specified in paragraph (b)(4), for which the application was filed pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 25.157 after August 27, 2003, authorizing operations in a frequency band for which the Commission has not adopted frequency band-specific service rules at the time the license is granted, the licensee will be required to comply with the following technical requirements, notwithstanding the frequency bands specified in these rule provisions: §§ 25.143(b)(2)(ii) (except NGSO FSS systems) and (iii), 25.204(e), and 25.210(f) and (i). * * * * * (4) For all small satellite licensees, for which the application was filed pursuant to § 25.122, authorizing operations in a frequency band for which the Commission has not adopted frequency-band specific service rules at the time the license is granted, the licensee will not be required to comply with the technical requirements specified in this section. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2018–10943 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 21 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0067; FF09M29000–156–FXMB1232090BPP0] Migratory Bird Permits; Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Announcement. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), inform the public that we are no longer considering preparation of a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed rule to authorize incidental take of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 As of May 24, 2018, no further action will be taken in regard to the notice of intent to prepare a PEIS that was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2015 (80 FR 30032). ADDRESSES: The notice of intent and the comments received can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0067. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Richkus, Deputy Chief, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803, telephone 703–358–1780. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: * Background On May 26, 2015, the Service published in the Federal Register a notice of intent (80 FR 30032) to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347). The purpose of the PEIS was to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to authorize incidental take of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA; 16 U.S.C. 703– 711). The Service was considering rulemaking to address various approaches to regulating incidental take of migratory birds. The regulations would also have provided protection for entities that had taken efforts to reduce incidental take by promoting implementation of appropriate conservation measures to avoid or reduce avian mortality. Announcement Due to issuance of the December 22, 2017, DOI Solicitor Opinion (M–37050), the actions contemplated are superseded, and we are no longer pursuing action on the PEIS as announced in the notice of intent that was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2015 (80 FR 30032). We publish this document under the authorities of NEPA and the MBTA. Dated: May 16, 2018. James W. Kurth, Deputy Director for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Exercising the Authority of the Director for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–11147 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P E:\FR\FM\24MYP1.SGM 24MYP1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 21

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2014-0067; FF09M29000-156-FXMB1232090BPP0]


Migratory Bird Permits; Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Announcement.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), inform the 
public that we are no longer considering preparation of a programmatic 
environmental impact statement (PEIS) pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential environmental 
impacts of a proposed rule to authorize incidental take of migratory 
birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

DATES: As of May 24, 2018, no further action will be taken in regard to 
the notice of intent to prepare a PEIS that was published in the 
Federal Register on May 26, 2015 (80 FR 30032).

ADDRESSES: The notice of intent and the comments received can be viewed 
online at www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2014-0067.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Richkus, Deputy Chief, Division of 
Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 
Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803, telephone 703-358-1780.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 26, 2015, the Service published in the Federal Register a 
notice of intent (80 FR 30032) to prepare a programmatic environmental 
impact statement (PEIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347). The purpose of the PEIS was to 
evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to authorize 
incidental take of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 
(MBTA; 16 U.S.C. 703-711). The Service was considering rulemaking to 
address various approaches to regulating incidental take of migratory 
birds. The regulations would also have provided protection for entities 
that had taken efforts to reduce incidental take by promoting 
implementation of appropriate conservation measures to avoid or reduce 
avian mortality.

Announcement

    Due to issuance of the December 22, 2017, DOI Solicitor Opinion (M-
37050), the actions contemplated are superseded, and we are no longer 
pursuing action on the PEIS as announced in the notice of intent that 
was published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2015 (80 FR 30032). We 
publish this document under the authorities of NEPA and the MBTA.

    Dated: May 16, 2018.
James W. Kurth,
Deputy Director for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Exercising the 
Authority of the Director for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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