Request for Public Comment Regarding an Administrative Law Judge's Recommended Decision on a Proposed Waiver and Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals; Extension of Public Comment Period, 57639 [2021-22563]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 198 / Monday, October 18, 2021 / Notices recommended by the MAFMC and NEFMC in order to increase the timeliness and availability of data submitted through VTRs, reduce the reporting burden on commercial vessel operators, and increase the accuracy and quality of data. The training workshop will review step by step instructions for filling out an eVTR using an approved software application. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shelley Spedden at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office (302) 526–5251 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 13, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–22634 Filed 10–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG584 Request for Public Comment Regarding an Administrative Law Judge’s Recommended Decision on a Proposed Waiver and Regulations Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals; Extension of Public Comment Period National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: NMFS announces the extension of the public comment period on the Administrative Law Judge’s recommended decision on NMFS’ proposal to issue a waiver and regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow the Makah Indian Tribe to take a limited number of Eastern North Pacific gray whales for ceremonial and subsistence purposes. We announced a 20-day comment period to end on October 19, 2021. Today, we extend the public comment period on the recommended decision by 25 days to November 13, 2021. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted. DATES: The deadline for the receipt of comments is extended from October 19, 2021 until November 13, 2021. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Oct 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 You may submit comments on this document, identified by NOAA– NMFS–2019–0037, by any of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAANMFS-2019-0037, click the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Attn: Grace Ferrara, NMFS West Coast Region, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Include the identifier ‘‘NOAA–NMFS–2019–0037’’ in the comments. 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 the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Taylor, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; tel: (301) 427–8402; email: jaclyn.taylor@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS has proposed to issue a waiver and regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow the Makah Indian Tribe to take a limited number of Eastern North Pacific gray whales for ceremonial and subsistence purposes. A hearing to consider the proposed waiver and regulations took place on November 14–21, 2019, in Seattle, Washington before Administrative Law Judge George J. Jordan. On September 23, 2021, Judge Jordan transmitted his recommended decision to NMFS along with the hearing transcript and other required documentation. On September 29, 2021, we announced a 20-day comment period on the recommended decision. During the comment period, we received requests to extend the public comment period. We considered the request and concluded that a 25-day extension should allow sufficient time for the public and the parties to submit comments. We are therefore extending the close of the public comment period from October 19, 2021 to November 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57639 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1371 et seq. Dated: October 12, 2021. Samuel D. Rauch, III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–22563 Filed 10–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB473] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of scoping hearings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of scoping meetings via webinar pertaining to Amendment 44 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The amendment adjusts the acceptable biological catch for yellowtail snapper based on results of the latest stock assessment and considers adjusting the jurisdictional allocation (between the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico). In addition, the amendment would modify catch levels, and sector allocations for the South Atlantic. The Council is also requesting input on potential commercial management measures. DATES: The scoping meetings will be held via webinar on November 2 and 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The scoping meetings will be conducted via webinar and accessible via the internet from the Council’s website at https:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/publichearings-scoping-meetings/. The scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Registration for the webinars is required. Registration information, a copy of the scoping materials, an online public comment form and any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XG584


Request for Public Comment Regarding an Administrative Law 
Judge's Recommended Decision on a Proposed Waiver and Regulations 
Governing the Taking of Marine Mammals; Extension of Public Comment 
Period

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

ACTION: Notice; extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: NMFS announces the extension of the public comment period on 
the Administrative Law Judge's recommended decision on NMFS' proposal 
to issue a waiver and regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection 
Act to allow the Makah Indian Tribe to take a limited number of Eastern 
North Pacific gray whales for ceremonial and subsistence purposes. We 
announced a 20-day comment period to end on October 19, 2021. Today, we 
extend the public comment period on the recommended decision by 25 days 
to November 13, 2021. Comments previously submitted need not be 
resubmitted.

DATES: The deadline for the receipt of comments is extended from 
October 19, 2021 until November 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2019-0037, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-NMFS-2019-0037, click the ``Comment 
Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your 
comments.
     Mail: Attn: Grace Ferrara, NMFS West Coast Region, 7600 
Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Include the identifier ``NOAA-
NMFS-2019-0037'' in the comments.
    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 the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Taylor, Office of Protected 
Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910; tel: (301) 427-8402; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS has proposed to issue a waiver and 
regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to allow the Makah 
Indian Tribe to take a limited number of Eastern North Pacific gray 
whales for ceremonial and subsistence purposes. A hearing to consider 
the proposed waiver and regulations took place on November 14-21, 2019, 
in Seattle, Washington before Administrative Law Judge George J. 
Jordan. On September 23, 2021, Judge Jordan transmitted his recommended 
decision to NMFS along with the hearing transcript and other required 
documentation. On September 29, 2021, we announced a 20-day comment 
period on the recommended decision. During the comment period, we 
received requests to extend the public comment period. We considered 
the request and concluded that a 25-day extension should allow 
sufficient time for the public and the parties to submit comments. We 
are therefore extending the close of the public comment period from 
October 19, 2021 to November 13, 2021.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1371 et seq.

    Dated: October 12, 2021.
Samuel D. Rauch, III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-22563 Filed 10-15-21; 8:45 am]
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