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

Cited as:85 FR 73012
Court:Fish And Wildlife Service
Publication Date:16 Nov 2020
Record Number:2020-25280
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(ii) [Reserved]
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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
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(2) Limitations or revocation of
certain notification requirements. The
provisions of § 721.185 apply to this
section.
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(a) Chemical substance and
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(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.
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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]
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.
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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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; Snapper-
Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic
Region; Regulatory Amendment 34
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Proposed rule; request for
comments.
SUMMARY
: 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 snapper-
grouper 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 e-
Rulemaking Portal. Go to http://
www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NOAA-
NMFS-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-34-
special-management-zones-smz.
Regulatory Amendment 34 includes an
environmental assessment, regulatory
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