Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule, 73012-73013 [2020-25280]

Download as PDF 73012 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 221 / Monday, November 16, 2020 / Proposed Rules (2) The significant new uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) where N = 1. (ii) [Reserved] (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph (b). (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in § 721.125(a) through (c), and (k) are applicable to manufacturers and processors of this substance. (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section. § 721.11567 esters. Fatty acids, coco, iso-Bu (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as fatty acids, coco, iso-Bu esters (PMN P– 19–38, CAS No. 91697–43–7) is subject to reporting under this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (2) The significant new uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as specified in § 721.90(a)(4), (b)(4), and (c)(4) where N = 1. (ii) [Reserved] (b) Specific requirements. The provisions of subpart A of this part apply to this section except as modified by this paragraph (b). (1) Recordkeeping. Recordkeeping requirements as specified in § 721.125(a) through (c), and (k) are applicable to manufacturers and processors of this substance. (2) Limitations or revocation of certain notification requirements. The provisions of § 721.185 apply to this section. [FR Doc. 2020–25049 Filed 11–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2019–0018; FF09E22000 FXES1113090FEDR 212] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 1018–BE09 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2020 Jkt 253001 Proposed rule; announcement of a public informational meeting and public hearing. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently proposed to reclassify the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Dryobates borealis) as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. We announced a 60-day public comment period on the proposed rule, ending December 7, 2020. We now announce a public informational meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule. DATES: Public informational meeting and public hearing: On December 1, 2020, we will hold a public informational meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Eastern Time, followed by a public hearing from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Eastern Time. Comment submission: We will accept written comments received or postmarked on or before December 7, 2020. 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. ADDRESSES: Availability of documents: You may obtain copies of the October 8, 2020, proposed rule and associated documents on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2019–0018. Public informational meeting and public hearing: The public informational meeting and the public hearing will be held virtually using the Zoom platform. See Public Hearing, below, for more information. Comment submission: You may submit written 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–R4–ES–2019–0018, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Then, click on the Search button. On the resulting page, in the Search panel on the left side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the Proposed Rule box to locate this document. You may submit a comment by clicking on ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R4–ES–2019–0018, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: JAO/3W, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803. We request that you send comments only by the methods described above. We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Comments, below, for more information). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Valenta, Chief, Division of Restoration and Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345; telephone 404–679– 4144. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 8, 2020, we published a proposed rule (85 FR 63474) to reclassify the red-cockaded woodpecker from endangered to threatened (i.e., ‘‘downlist’’ the species) under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The proposed rule established a 60-day public comment period, ending December 7, 2020. We received a request for a public hearing. Therefore, we are announcing a public informational meeting and a public hearing to allow the public an additional opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule. For a description of previous Federal actions concerning the red-cockaded woodpecker and information on the types of comments that would be helpful to us in promulgating this rulemaking action, please refer to the October 8, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 63474). Public Hearing We have scheduled a public informational meeting and public hearing on our October 8, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify the redcockaded woodpecker (85 FR 63474). We will hold the public informational meeting and public hearing on the date and at the times listed above under Public informational meeting and public hearing in DATES. We are holding the public informational meeting and public hearing via the Zoom online video platform and via teleconference so that participants can attend remotely. For security purposes, registration is required. To listen and view the meeting and hearing via Zoom, listen to the meeting and hearing by telephone, or provide oral public comments at the public hearing by Zoom or telephone, you must register. For information on how to register, or if you encounter problems joining Zoom the day of the meeting, visit https://www.fws.gov/ southeast/wildlife/birds/red-cockadedwoodpecker/#recovery-plan-section. Registrants will receive the Zoom link E:\FR\FM\16NOP1.SGM 16NOP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 221 / Monday, November 16, 2020 / Proposed Rules and the telephone number for the public informational meeting and public hearing. If applicable, interested members of the public not familiar with the Zoom platform should view the Zoom video tutorials (https:// support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/ 206618765-Zoom-video-tutorials) prior to the public informational meeting and public hearing. The public hearing will provide interested parties an opportunity to present verbal testimony (formal, oral comments) regarding the October 8, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify the red-cockaded woodpecker (85 FR 63474). While the public informational meeting will be an opportunity for dialogue with the Service, the public hearing is not: It is a forum for accepting formal verbal testimony. In the event there is a large attendance, the time allotted for oral statements may be limited. Therefore, anyone wishing to make an oral statement at the public hearing for the record is encouraged to provide a prepared written copy of their statement to us through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, or U.S. mail (see ADDRESSES, above). There are no limits on the length of written comments submitted to us. Anyone wishing to make an oral statement at the public hearing must register before the hearing (https://www.fws.gov/southeast/ wildlife/birds/red-cockadedwoodpecker/#recovery-plan-section/). The use of a virtual public hearing is consistent with our regulations at 50 CFR 424.16(c)(3). at https://www.fws.gov/southeast/ wildlife/birds/red-cockadedwoodpecker/#recovery-plan-section prior to the meeting and hearing (see DATES, above). See https://www.fws.gov/ southeast/wildlife/birds/red-cockadedwoodpecker/#recovery-plan-section for more information about reasonable accommodation. Reasonable Accommodation The Service is committed to providing access to the public informational meeting and public hearing for all participants. Closed captioning will be available during the public informational meeting and public hearing. Further, a full audio and video recording and transcript of the public hearing will be posted online at https:// www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/birds/ red-cockaded-woodpecker/#recoveryplan-section after the hearing. Participants will also have access to live audio during the public informational meeting and public hearing via their telephone or computer speakers. Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in the meeting and/or hearing should contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least 5 business days prior to the date of the meeting and hearing to help ensure availability. An accessible version of the Service’s public informational meeting presentation will also be posted online Aurelia Skipwith, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2020 Jkt 253001 Public Comments If you submit information via http:// www.regulations.gov, your entire submission—including any personal identifying information—will be posted on the website. If your submission is made via hard copy 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. We will post all hardcopy submissions on http://www.regulations.gov. 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. Authors The primary authors of this document are the Ecological Services staff of the Southeast Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). [FR Doc. 2020–25280 Filed 11–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 622 [Docket No. 201102–0285] RIN 0648–BJ93 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; SnapperGrouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region; Regulatory Amendment 34 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 73013 NMFS proposes to implement management measures described in Regulatory Amendment 34 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). If implemented, this proposed rule would create 34 special management zones (SMZs) around artificial reefs in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off North Carolina and South Carolina. The purpose of this proposed rule is to designate new SMZs and to restrict fishing gear with greater potential to result in high exploitation rates. The restrictions are expected to reduce adverse effects to snappergrouper species and enhance recreational fishing opportunities at these SMZs. DATES: Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by December 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the proposed rule, identified by ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2020–0123,’’ by either of the following methods: • Electronic submission: Submit all electronic comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAANMFS-2020-0123, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Rick DeVictor, NMFS Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. 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 required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). Electronic copies of Regulatory Amendment 34 to the Snapper-Grouper FMP (Regulatory Amendment 34) may be obtained from www.regulations.gov or the Southeast Regional Office website at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ action/regulatory-amendment-34special-management-zones-smz. Regulatory Amendment 34 includes an environmental assessment, regulatory SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NOP1.SGM 16NOP1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2019-0018; FF09E22000 FXES1113090FEDR 212]
RIN 1018-BE09


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification 
of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker From Endangered to Threatened With a 
Section 4(d) Rule

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; announcement of a public informational meeting 
and public hearing.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently 
proposed to reclassify the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker 
(Dryobates borealis) as a threatened species with a rule issued under 
section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. 
We announced a 60-day public comment period on the proposed rule, 
ending December 7, 2020. We now announce a public informational meeting 
and public hearing on the proposed rule.

DATES: 
    Public informational meeting and public hearing: On December 1, 
2020, we will hold a public informational meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m., 
Eastern Time, followed by a public hearing from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Eastern 
Time.
    Comment submission: We will accept written comments received or 
postmarked on or before December 7, 2020. 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.

ADDRESSES: Availability of documents: You may obtain copies of the 
October 8, 2020, proposed rule and associated documents on the internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2019-0018.
    Public informational meeting and public hearing: The public 
informational meeting and the public hearing will be held virtually 
using the Zoom platform. See Public Hearing, below, for more 
information.
    Comment submission: You may submit written 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-R4-ES-2019-0018, 
which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Then, click on the 
Search button. On the resulting page, in the Search panel on the left 
side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the 
Proposed Rule box to locate this document. You may submit a comment by 
clicking on ``Comment Now!''
    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to: Public Comments 
Processing, Attn: FWS-R4-ES-2019-0018, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
MS: JAO/3W, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.
    We request that you send 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 Public Comments, below, for more information).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Valenta, Chief, Division of 
Restoration and Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast 
Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345; telephone 
404-679-4144. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 8, 2020, we published a proposed rule (85 FR 63474) to 
reclassify the red-cockaded woodpecker from endangered to threatened 
(i.e., ``downlist'' the species) under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.). The proposed rule established a 60-day public comment period, 
ending December 7, 2020. We received a request for a public hearing. 
Therefore, we are announcing a public informational meeting and a 
public hearing to allow the public an additional opportunity to provide 
comments on the proposed rule.
    For a description of previous Federal actions concerning the red-
cockaded woodpecker and information on the types of comments that would 
be helpful to us in promulgating this rulemaking action, please refer 
to the October 8, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 63474).

Public Hearing

    We have scheduled a public informational meeting and public hearing 
on our October 8, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify the red-cockaded 
woodpecker (85 FR 63474). We will hold the public informational meeting 
and public hearing on the date and at the times listed above under 
Public informational meeting and public hearing in DATES. We are 
holding the public informational meeting and public hearing via the 
Zoom online video platform and via teleconference so that participants 
can attend remotely. For security purposes, registration is required. 
To listen and view the meeting and hearing via Zoom, listen to the 
meeting and hearing by telephone, or provide oral public comments at 
the public hearing by Zoom or telephone, you must register. For 
information on how to register, or if you encounter problems joining 
Zoom the day of the meeting, visit https://www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/birds/red-cockaded-woodpecker/#recovery-plan-section. 
Registrants will receive the Zoom link

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and the telephone number for the public informational meeting and 
public hearing. If applicable, interested members of the public not 
familiar with the Zoom platform should view the Zoom video tutorials 
(https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-video-tutorials) prior to the public informational meeting and public 
hearing.
    The public hearing will provide interested parties an opportunity 
to present verbal testimony (formal, oral comments) regarding the 
October 8, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify the red-cockaded 
woodpecker (85 FR 63474). While the public informational meeting will 
be an opportunity for dialogue with the Service, the public hearing is 
not: It is a forum for accepting formal verbal testimony. In the event 
there is a large attendance, the time allotted for oral statements may 
be limited. Therefore, anyone wishing to make an oral statement at the 
public hearing for the record is encouraged to provide a prepared 
written copy of their statement to us through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal, or U.S. mail (see ADDRESSES, above). There are no limits on the 
length of written comments submitted to us. Anyone wishing to make an 
oral statement at the public hearing must register before the hearing 
(https://www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/birds/red-cockaded-woodpecker/#recovery-plan-section/). The use of a virtual public hearing is 
consistent with our regulations at 50 CFR 424.16(c)(3).

Reasonable Accommodation

    The Service is committed to providing access to the public 
informational meeting and public hearing for all participants. Closed 
captioning will be available during the public informational meeting 
and public hearing. Further, a full audio and video recording and 
transcript of the public hearing will be posted online at https://www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/birds/red-cockaded-woodpecker/#recovery-plan-section after the hearing. Participants will also have access to 
live audio during the public informational meeting and public hearing 
via their telephone or computer speakers. Persons with disabilities 
requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in the meeting and/
or hearing should contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT at least 5 business days prior to the date of the 
meeting and hearing to help ensure availability. An accessible version 
of the Service's public informational meeting presentation will also be 
posted online at https://www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/birds/red-cockaded-woodpecker/#recovery-plan-section prior to the meeting and 
hearing (see DATES, above). See https://www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/birds/red-cockaded-woodpecker/#recovery-plan-section for more 
information about reasonable accommodation.

Public Comments

    If you submit information via http://www.regulations.gov, your 
entire submission--including any personal identifying information--will 
be posted on the website. If your submission is made via hard copy 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. We will 
post all hardcopy submissions on http://www.regulations.gov. 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.

Authors

    The primary authors of this document are the Ecological Services 
staff of the Southeast Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Authority

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

Aurelia Skipwith,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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