Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Layia carnosa (Beach Layia) From Endangered to Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule, 19184-19185 [2021-07608]

Download as PDF 19184 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules paragraph (a) of this section are not to be included in any average computed under this subpart. * * * * * ■ 9. Amend section 63.1985 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: § 63.1985 Who enforces this subpart? * * * * * (c) The authorities that will not be delegated to state, local, or tribal agencies are as follows. Approval of alternatives to the emission standards in §§ 63.1955 through 63.1962. Where this subpart references part 60, subpart WWW of this subchapter, the cited provisions will be delegated according to the delegation provisions of part 60, subpart WWW of this subchapter. For this subpart, the EPA also retains the authority to approve methods for determining the NMOC concentration in § 63.1959(a)(3) and the method for determining the site-specific methane generation rate constant k in § 63.1959(a)(4). ■ 10. Amend Table 1 to subpart AAAA of part 63 by: a. Revising the entry ‘‘§ 63.6(f)(1)’’; ■ b. Removing the entries for ‘‘§ 63.10(b)(vi)’’ and ‘‘§ 63.10(b)(vii)– (xiv)’’ and adding in their places ‘‘§ 63.10(b)(2)(vi)’’ and‘‘§ 63.10(b)(2)(vii)–(xiv)’’, respectively; and ■ c. Revising the entry for ‘‘§ 63.10(d)(3).’’ The revisions and additions read as follows: * * * * * ■ TABLE 1 TO SUBPART AAAA OF PART 63—APPLICABILITY OF NESHAP GENERAL PROVISIONS TO SUBPART AAAA Applicable to subpart AAAA before September 28, 2021 Applicable to subpart AAAA no later than September 27, 2021 * * Exemption of nonopacity emission standards during SSM. * No ............................ No. * * § 63.10(b)(2)(vi) ........................ § 63.10(b)(2)(vii)-(xiv) ............... * * Recordkeeping for CMS malfunctions ...... Other Recordkeeping of compliance measurements. * No 1 ......................... No 1 ......................... Yes. Yes. * * § 63.10(d)(3) ............................. * * Reporting of visible emission observations. * No 1 ......................... No. Part 63 citation Description * * § 63.6(f)(1) ................................ * * * * * Explanation * * * * * * * * 1Before September 28, 2021, this subpart requires affected facilities to follow part 60, subpart WWW of this subchapter, which incorporates the General Provisions of part 60 of this subchapter. * * * * (Layia carnosa) as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. We are reopening the proposed rule comment period to give all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule, and we announce a public informational meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final rule. * [FR Doc. 2021–07566 Filed 4–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R8–ES–2018–0042; FXES11130900000–167–FF09E42000] RIN 1018–BD00 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; announcement of a public informational meeting and public hearing. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently proposed to reclassify the beach layia SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Apr 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 Comment submission: The comment period for the proposed rule that published September 30, 2020 (85 FR 61684), is reopened. We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before May 13, 2021. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the closing date. Public informational meeting and public hearing: On April 29, 2021, we will hold a public informational meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific DATES: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Layia carnosa (Beach Layia) From Endangered to Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Time, followed by a public hearing from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific Time. ADDRESSES: Availability of documents: You may obtain copies of the September 30, 2020, proposed rule and associated documents on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2018–0042. 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 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–R8–ES–2018–0042, which is the docket number for the proposed reclassification and section 4(d) rule. 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 Rules link to locate this E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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: Docket No. FWS–R8–ES–2018–0042, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/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: Jenny Ericson, Acting Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, 1655 Heindon Rd., Arcata, CA 95521; telephone 707– 822–7201. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 30, 2020, we published a proposed rule (85 FR 61684) to reclassify beach layia 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 November 30, 2020. We received a request for a public hearing. Therefore, we are reopening the comment period and 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 beach layia and information on the types of comments that would be helpful to us in promulgating this rulemaking action, please refer to the September 30, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 61684). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Public Hearing We have scheduled a public informational meeting and public hearing on our September 30, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify beach layia (85 FR 61684). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Apr 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 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/arcata/es/plants/ beachLayia/layia.html. Registrants will receive the Zoom link 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-videotutorials) 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 September 30, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify beach layia (85 FR 61684). While the public informational meeting will be an opportunity for dialogue with the Service, the public hearing is not. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide a forum for accepting formal verbal testimony, which will then become part of the record for the proposed rule. In the event there is a large attendance, the time allotted for verbal testimony may be limited. Therefore, anyone wishing to provide verbal testimony at the public hearing 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 provide verbal testimony at the public hearing must register before the hearing (https:// www.fws.gov/arcata/es/plants/ beachLayia/layia.html). 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/arcata/es/plants/ beachLayia/layia.html 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 19185 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/arcata/es/ plants/beachLayia/layia.html prior to the meeting and hearing (see DATES, above). See https://www.fws.gov/arcata/ es/plants/beachLayia/layia.html 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 author of this document is Ecological Services staff of the Pacific Southwest Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento, California. Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Martha Williams, Principal Deputy Director, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2018-0042; FXES11130900000-167-FF09E42000]
RIN 1018-BD00


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification 
of Layia carnosa (Beach Layia) From Endangered to Threatened Species 
Status With Section 4(d) Rule

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; 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 beach layia (Layia carnosa) as a threatened 
species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. We are reopening the proposed rule 
comment period to give all interested parties an additional opportunity 
to comment on the proposed rule, and we announce a public informational 
meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule. Comments previously 
submitted need not be resubmitted as they are already incorporated into 
the public record and will be fully considered in the final rule.

DATES: Comment submission: The comment period for the proposed rule 
that published September 30, 2020 (85 FR 61684), is reopened. We will 
accept comments received or postmarked on or before May 13, 2021. 
Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
(see ADDRESSES, below) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on 
the closing date.
    Public informational meeting and public hearing: On April 29, 2021, 
we will hold a public informational meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., 
Pacific Time, followed by a public hearing from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., 
Pacific Time.

ADDRESSES: 
    Availability of documents: You may obtain copies of the September 
30, 2020, proposed rule and associated documents on the internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2018-0042.
    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 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-R8-ES-2018-0042, 
which is the docket number for the proposed reclassification and 
section 4(d) rule. 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 Rules link to locate this

[[Page 19185]]

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: Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2018-0042, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/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: Jenny Ericson, Acting Field 
Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata Fish and Wildlife 
Office, 1655 Heindon Rd., Arcata, CA 95521; telephone 707-822-7201. 
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call 
the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 30, 2020, we published a proposed rule (85 FR 61684) 
to reclassify beach layia 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 
November 30, 2020. We received a request for a public hearing. 
Therefore, we are reopening the comment period and 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 beach 
layia and information on the types of comments that would be helpful to 
us in promulgating this rulemaking action, please refer to the 
September 30, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 61684).

Public Hearing

    We have scheduled a public informational meeting and public hearing 
on our September 30, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify beach layia (85 
FR 61684). 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/arcata/es/plants/beachLayia/layia.html. Registrants will receive the Zoom link 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 
September 30, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify beach layia (85 FR 
61684). While the public informational meeting will be an opportunity 
for dialogue with the Service, the public hearing is not. The purpose 
of the public hearing is to provide a forum for accepting formal verbal 
testimony, which will then become part of the record for the proposed 
rule. In the event there is a large attendance, the time allotted for 
verbal testimony may be limited. Therefore, anyone wishing to provide 
verbal testimony at the public hearing 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 provide verbal testimony at the public hearing must register 
before the hearing (https://www.fws.gov/arcata/es/plants/beachLayia/layia.html). 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/arcata/es/plants/beachLayia/layia.html 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/arcata/es/plants/beachLayia/layia.html prior to the 
meeting and hearing (see DATES, above). See https://www.fws.gov/arcata/es/plants/beachLayia/layia.html 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 author of this document is Ecological Services staff of 
the Pacific Southwest Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Sacramento, California.

Authority

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

Martha Williams,
Principal Deputy Director, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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