Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of 23 Extinct Species From the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, 1390-1391 [2022-00322]

Download as PDF 1390 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2022 / Proposed Rules Annual vessel inspection fee means the fee charged for inspection and related services provided by the Coast Guard to determine whether a vessel meets the requirements to maintain its Certificate of Inspection. Coast Guard option means an option used by— (1) A vessel inspected under a 46 CFR subchapter that is not participating in the Alternative Compliance Program described in 46 CFR part 8, subpart D; (2) A vessel inspected under a 46 CFR subchapter that is not participating in the Streamlined Inspection Program described in 46 CFR part 8, subpart E; or (3) A vessel inspected under 46 CFR subchapter M that is not participating in the Towing Safety Management System option described in 46 CFR part 138. * * * * * Seagoing towing vessel means a commercial vessel 300 gross tons or more engaged in or intending to engage in the service of pulling, pushing or hauling alongside, or any combination of pulling, pushing or hauling alongside, and that makes voyages beyond the Boundary Line as defined by 46 U.S.C. 103, and has been issued a Certificate of Inspection under the provisions of subchapter I of this chapter. * * * * * Streamlined Inspection Program option means the option described in 46 CFR part 8, subpart E. * * * * * Towing Safety Management System option means the option described in 46 CFR part 138 for towing vessels subject to 46 CFR subchapter M. Towing vessel means a commercial vessel engaged in or intending to engage in the service of pulling, pushing, or hauling alongside, or any combination of pulling, pushing, or hauling alongside. * * * * * ■ 3. Amend § 2.10–101, in Table 2.10– 101, by: ■ a. Revising the ‘‘Sea-going Towing Vessels’’ entry; and ■ b. Adding an entry for ‘‘Towing Vessels (Inspected under 46 CFR Subchapter M)’’. The addition and revision read as follows: § 2.10–101 Annual vessel inspection fee. * * * * * TABLE 2.10–101—ANNUAL VESSEL INSPECTION FEES FOR U.S. AND FOREIGN VESSELS REQUIRING A CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION * * * * * * * Seagoing Towing Vessels (Inspected under 46 CFR Subchapter I): Coast Guard option ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ Alternative Compliance Program option ........................................................................................................................................................................ Streamlined Inspection Program option ......................................................................................................................................................................... $2,747 1,850 2,260 * * * * * * * Towing Vessels (Inspected under 46 CFR Subchapter M): Coast Guard option ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ Towing Safety Management System option .................................................................................................................................................................. 2,184 973 * * * * * Dated: December 23, 2021. Karl L. Schultz, Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commandant. [FR Doc. 2022–00200 Filed 1–10–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 [Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2020–0109; FF09E22000 FXES11130900000 223] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 1018–BC98 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of 23 Extinct Species From the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Ivory-Billed Woodpecker the public comment period on our September 30, 2021, proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (List) due to extinction. We are taking this action to conduct a public hearing on the proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the List and to allow all interested parties additional time to comment on the proposed rule to delist the ivory-billed woodpecker (docket number: FWS–R4–ES–2020–0109). Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. This comment period reopening is only for the ivory-billed woodpecker proposed delisting; we are not taking any comments in regard to the other 22 species proposed in the same rule, for which the comment periods closed on November 29, 2021. AGENCY: DATES: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are reopening Written comments: The comment period on the proposed rule that published September 30, 2021 (86 FR 54298), is reopened only for the ivorybilled woodpecker proposed delisting. We will accept comments on the ivorybilled woodpecker proposed delisting Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period and announcement of public hearing. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 10, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 that are received or postmarked on or before February 10, 2022. Please note that 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, and comments submitted by U.S. mail must be postmarked by that date, to ensure consideration. Public hearing: On January 26, 2021, we will hold a public hearing on the ivory-billed woodpecker proposed delisting from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Central Time, using the Zoom platform (for more information, see Public Hearing, below). ADDRESSES: Availability of documents: You may obtain copies of the September 30, 2021, proposed rule and associated documents on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2020–0109. Written comments: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter the RIN or docket number, which E:\FR\FM\11JAP1.SGM 11JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2022 / Proposed Rules are displayed in the initial headings of this document. For best results, do not copy and paste the RIN or docket number; instead, type the RIN or docket number into the Search box using hyphens. 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.’’ Please ensure you have located the correct document before submitting your comments. (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R4–ES–2020–0109, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see Public Comments, below, for more information). Public hearing: The public hearing will be held virtually using the Zoom platform. See Public Hearing, below, for more information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Maclin, Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES, Falls Church, VA 22041; telephone 703–358– 2646. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Background On September 30, 2021, we published a proposed rule (86 FR 54298) to remove 23 species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants due to extinction. The proposed rule opened a 60-day public comment period, ending November 29, 2021. During the open comment period, we received a request for a public hearing on the proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the List. Therefore, we are announcing a public hearing and a reopening of the comment period (see DATES, above) to allow the public an additional opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule to delist the ivory-billed woodpecker. For a description of previous Federal actions concerning the ivory-billed woodpecker and information on the types of comments that would be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 10, 2022 Jkt 256001 helpful to us in promulgating this rulemaking action, please refer to the September 30, 2021, proposed rule (86 FR 54298). Public Hearing We are holding a public hearing to accept comments on the proposed rule to delist the ivory-billed woodpecker on the date and at the time listed in DATES. We are holding the public hearing via the Zoom online video platform and via teleconference so that participants can attend remotely. For security purposes, registration is required. All participants must register in order to listen and view the hearing via Zoom, listen to the hearing by telephone, or provide oral public comments at the hearing by Zoom or telephone. For information on how to register, or if technical problems occur joining Zoom on the day of the hearing, visit https://www.fws.gov/ service-proposes-to-delist-ivory-billedwoodpecker. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and the telephone number for the 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 hearing. The public hearing will provide interested parties an opportunity to present verbal testimony (formal, oral comments) regarding the September 30, 2021, proposed rule to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the List due to extinction (86 FR 54298). The public hearing will not be an opportunity for dialogue with the Service, but rather 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/service-proposesto-delist-ivory-billed-woodpecker). 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 hearing for all participants. Closed captioning will be PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 1391 available during the public hearing. Further, a full audio and video recording and transcript of the public hearing will be posted online at https:// www.fws.gov/service-proposes-to-delistivory-billed-woodpecker after the hearing. Participants will also have access to live audio during the 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/serviceproposes-to-delist-ivory-billedwoodpecker prior to the meeting and hearing (see DATES, above). See https:// www.fws.gov/service-proposes-to-delistivory-billed-woodpecker for more information about reasonable accommodation. Public Comments If you submit information via https:// www.regulations.gov, your entire submission—including your personal identifying information—will be posted on the website. If your submission is made via a hardcopy 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 https://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 https://www.regulations.gov. Authors The primary authors of this document are the staff members of the Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services Program. 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. [FR Doc. 2022–00322 Filed 1–10–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\11JAP1.SGM 11JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 11, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 1390-1391]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00322]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2020-0109; FF09E22000 FXES11130900000 223]
RIN 1018-BC98


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of 23 
Extinct Species From the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 
and Plants; Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period and announcement of 
public hearing.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are 
reopening the public comment period on our September 30, 2021, proposal 
to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the Federal Lists of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (List) due to extinction. 
We are taking this action to conduct a public hearing on the proposal 
to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the List and to allow all 
interested parties additional time to comment on the proposed rule to 
delist the ivory-billed woodpecker (docket number: FWS-R4-ES-2020-
0109). Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will 
be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. This comment 
period reopening is only for the ivory-billed woodpecker proposed 
delisting; we are not taking any comments in regard to the other 22 
species proposed in the same rule, for which the comment periods closed 
on November 29, 2021.

DATES: 
    Written comments: The comment period on the proposed rule that 
published September 30, 2021 (86 FR 54298), is reopened only for the 
ivory-billed woodpecker proposed delisting. We will accept comments on 
the ivory-billed woodpecker proposed delisting that are received or 
postmarked on or before February 10, 2022. Please note that 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, and comments submitted by U.S. mail must be postmarked by 
that date, to ensure consideration.
    Public hearing: On January 26, 2021, we will hold a public hearing 
on the ivory-billed woodpecker proposed delisting from 6:00 to 7:30 
p.m., Central Time, using the Zoom platform (for more information, see 
Public Hearing, below).

ADDRESSES: 
    Availability of documents: You may obtain copies of the September 
30, 2021, proposed rule and associated documents on the internet at 
https://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2020-0109.
    Written comments: You may submit written comments by one of the 
following methods:
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter the RIN or docket number, 
which

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are displayed in the initial headings of this document. For best 
results, do not copy and paste the RIN or docket number; instead, type 
the RIN or docket number into the Search box using hyphens. 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.'' Please ensure you have located the correct 
document before submitting your comments.
    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to: Public Comments 
Processing, Attn: FWS-R4-ES-2020-0109, 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 https://www.regulations.gov. This 
generally means that we will post any personal information you provide 
us (see Public Comments, below, for more information).
    Public hearing: The public hearing will be held virtually using the 
Zoom platform. See Public Hearing, below, for more information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Maclin, Branch of Delisting 
and Foreign Species, Ecological Services Program, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES, Falls Church, VA 22041; 
telephone 703-358-2646. If you use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf, call the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 30, 2021, we published a proposed rule (86 FR 54298) 
to remove 23 species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and 
Threatened Wildlife and Plants due to extinction. The proposed rule 
opened a 60-day public comment period, ending November 29, 2021. During 
the open comment period, we received a request for a public hearing on 
the proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the List. 
Therefore, we are announcing a public hearing and a reopening of the 
comment period (see DATES, above) to allow the public an additional 
opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule to delist the 
ivory-billed woodpecker.
    For a description of previous Federal actions concerning the ivory-
billed woodpecker and information on the types of comments that would 
be helpful to us in promulgating this rulemaking action, please refer 
to the September 30, 2021, proposed rule (86 FR 54298).

Public Hearing

    We are holding a public hearing to accept comments on the proposed 
rule to delist the ivory-billed woodpecker on the date and at the time 
listed in DATES. We are holding the public hearing via the Zoom online 
video platform and via teleconference so that participants can attend 
remotely. For security purposes, registration is required. All 
participants must register in order to listen and view the hearing via 
Zoom, listen to the hearing by telephone, or provide oral public 
comments at the hearing by Zoom or telephone. For information on how to 
register, or if technical problems occur joining Zoom on the day of the 
hearing, visit https://www.fws.gov/service-proposes-to-delist-ivory-billed-woodpecker. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and the 
telephone number for the 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 hearing.
    The public hearing will provide interested parties an opportunity 
to present verbal testimony (formal, oral comments) regarding the 
September 30, 2021, proposed rule to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker 
from the List due to extinction (86 FR 54298). The public hearing will 
not be an opportunity for dialogue with the Service, but rather 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/service-proposes-to-delist-ivory-billed-woodpecker). 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 hearing 
for all participants. Closed captioning will be available during the 
public hearing. Further, a full audio and video recording and 
transcript of the public hearing will be posted online at https://www.fws.gov/service-proposes-to-delist-ivory-billed-woodpecker after 
the hearing. Participants will also have access to live audio during 
the 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/service-proposes-to-delist-ivory-billed-woodpecker prior to the meeting and hearing (see 
DATES, above). See https://www.fws.gov/service-proposes-to-delist-ivory-billed-woodpecker for more information about reasonable 
accommodation.

Public Comments

    If you submit information via https://www.regulations.gov, your 
entire submission--including your personal identifying information--
will be posted on the website. If your submission is made via a 
hardcopy 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 https://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 https://www.regulations.gov.

Authors

    The primary authors of this document are the staff members of the 
Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services Program.

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.
[FR Doc. 2022-00322 Filed 1-10-22; 8:45 am]
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