Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches and Operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 3136 [2019-01807]

Download as PDF 3136 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2019 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 217 [Docket No. 180816767–9069–01] RIN 0648–BI44 Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches and Operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches and Operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VADB), California. On January 24, 2019, we published a proposed rule to establish a framework under the authority of the MMPA to allow for the authorization of take of marine mammals incidental to operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB). We published this proposed rule during the government shut-down, and incorrectly stated who made a certification under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The proposed rule omitted a Department of Commerce (DOC) docket number and has been added after the part heading. Also, an incorrect FDMS docket number was inserted. This notification corrects these errors. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than February 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2019–0004, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal, Go to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Feb 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-20190004, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. Alternately, electronic comments may be emailed to ITP.laws@noaa.gov. • Mail: Submit comments to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3225. 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 may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Carduner, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS; phone: (301) 427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 24, 2019, we published a proposed rule (84 FR 321) to establish a framework under the authority of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) to allow for the authorization of take of marine mammals incidental to launching space launch vehicles, intercontinental ballistic and small missiles, and aircraft PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 and helicopter operations at VAFB. We published this proposed rule during the government shut-down, and incorrectly stated that the Chief Counsel for Regulation at the Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration that this proposed rule, if adopted, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Instead, it was the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce that made such a certification when the rule published on January 24, 2019. The proposed rule (84 FR 321; January 24, 2019) omitted a Department of Commerce (DOC) docket number and has been added after the part heading. The proposed rule (84 FR 321; January 24, 2019) also listed an incorrect FDMS docket number; the FDMS docket number has been corrected in this notice (see ADDRESSES above). Correction In FR Doc 2019–00090; appearing on page 344 in the Federal Register of Thursday, January 23, 2019, in the first column under the heading Classification; in the second paragraph, the first line is corrected to read as follows: ‘‘Pursuant to section 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce has certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration that this proposed rule, if adopted, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.’’ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq. Dated: February 5, 2019. Samuel D. Rauch, III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01807 Filed 2–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\11FEP1.SGM 11FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 217

[Docket No. 180816767-9069-01]
RIN 0648-BI44


Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals 
Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches and Operations at Vandenberg Air 
Force Base, California

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals 
Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches and Operations at Vandenberg Air 
Force Base (VADB), California. On January 24, 2019, we published a 
proposed rule to establish a framework under the authority of the MMPA 
to allow for the authorization of take of marine mammals incidental to 
operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB). We published this 
proposed rule during the government shut-down, and incorrectly stated 
who made a certification under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). 
The proposed rule omitted a Department of Commerce (DOC) docket number 
and has been added after the part heading. Also, an incorrect FDMS 
docket number was inserted. This notification corrects these errors.

DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than February 
22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2019-0004, 
by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal, Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2019-0004, click the ``Comment Now!'' icon, 
complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. 
Alternately, electronic comments may be emailed to ITP.laws@noaa.gov.
     Mail: Submit comments to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits 
and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National 
Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 
20910-3225.
    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 may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential 
Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. 
NMFS will accept anonymous comments (enter ``N/A'' in the required 
fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Attachments to electronic 
comments will be accepted in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file 
formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jordan Carduner, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS; phone: (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 24, 2019, we published a proposed rule (84 FR 321) to 
establish a framework under the authority of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 
et seq.) to allow for the authorization of take of marine mammals 
incidental to launching space launch vehicles, intercontinental 
ballistic and small missiles, and aircraft and helicopter operations at 
VAFB. We published this proposed rule during the government shut-down, 
and incorrectly stated that the Chief Counsel for Regulation at the 
Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of 
the Small Business Administration that this proposed rule, if adopted, 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. Instead, it was the Office of General Counsel for the 
U.S. Department of Commerce that made such a certification when the 
rule published on January 24, 2019. The proposed rule (84 FR 321; 
January 24, 2019) omitted a Department of Commerce (DOC) docket number 
and has been added after the part heading. The proposed rule (84 FR 
321; January 24, 2019) also listed an incorrect FDMS docket number; the 
FDMS docket number has been corrected in this notice (see ADDRESSES 
above).

Correction

    In FR Doc 2019-00090; appearing on page 344 in the Federal Register 
of Thursday, January 23, 2019, in the first column under the heading 
Classification; in the second paragraph, the first line is corrected to 
read as follows:
    ``Pursuant to section 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(RFA), the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of 
Commerce has certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small 
Business Administration that this proposed rule, if adopted, would not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.''

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.

    Dated: February 5, 2019.
Samuel D. Rauch, III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-01807 Filed 2-8-19; 8:45 am]
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