Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Proposed Rules
Subject: 4.9 GHz Band, FCC 20–137,
published at 85 FR 76469, November 30,
2020, in WP Docket No. 07–100. This
document is being published pursuant
to 47 CFR 1.429(e). See also 47 CFR
1.4(b)(1) and 1.429(f), (g).
Number of Petitions Filed: 3.
Federal Communications Commission.
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
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Endangered and Threatened Species;
Critical Habitat for the Threatened
Indo-Pacific Corals, Extension of
Public Comment Period
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
: Proposed rule; second extension
of comment period.
: We, NMFS, are extending the
public comment period by 30 days for
our proposed rule, published in the
Federal Register on November 27, 2020,
to designate critical habitat for seven
threatened corals in U.S. waters in the
Indo-Pacific (Acropora globiceps,
Acropora jacquelineae, Acropora retusa,
Acropora speciosa, Euphyllia
paradivisa, Isopora crateriformis, and
Seriatopora aculeata) under the
Endangered Species Act. On December
23, 2020 the comment period was
extended 30 days. The end of the public
comment period is extended again from
February 25, 2021, to March 27, 2021.
: The comment period for the
notice of proposed rulemaking
published at 85 FR 76262, and first
extended at 85 FR 83899, is extended.
The public comment period is extended
by 30 days to March 27, 2021.
Comments must be received by March
27, 2021, as specified under
Comments received after this date may
not be accepted.
: You may submit public
comments in writing by any of the
following methods. Comments must be
received by March 27, 2021:
•Electronic Submissions: Submit all
electronic public comments via the
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to
0131 click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ icon,
complete the required fields, and enter
or attach your comments.
•Mail: Lance Smith, Protected
Resources Division, NMFS, Pacific
Islands Regional Office, NOAA Inouye
Regional Center, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg.
176, Honolulu, HI 96818.
Instructions: You must submit
comments by one of the previously
described methods to ensure that we
receive, document, and consider them.
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. All
comments received are a part of the
public record and will generally be
posted to http://www.regulations.gov
without change. All Personal Identifying
Information (for example, name,
address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by
the commenter may be publicly
accessible. Do not submit confidential
business information or otherwise
sensitive or protected information.
NMFS will accept anonymous
comments (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required
fields if you wish to remain
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Lance Smith, NMFS Pacific Islands
Region, email@example.com or 808–
November 27, 2020, NMFS proposed to
designate critical habitat for seven Indo-
Pacific corals listed as threatened under
the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
within U.S. waters in Guam, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana
Islands (CNMI), American Samoa, and
the Pacific Remote Island Area (PRIA).
The seven species are Acropora
globiceps, A. jacquelineae, A. retusa, A.
speciosa, Euphyllia paradivisa, Isopora
crateriformis, and Seriatopora aculeata.
Proposed coral critical habitat consists
of substrate and water column habitat
characteristics essential for the
reproduction, recruitment, growth, and
maturation of the listed corals.
Proposed critical habitat consists of
17 separate units, each of which
contains all ESA-listed corals that occur
there. There are four units in American
Samoa (Tutuila, Ofu-Olosega, Ta‘u, Rose
Atoll); seven in CNMI (Rota, Aguijan,
Tinian, Saipan, Anatahan, Pagan, and
Maug Islands); five in the PRIA
(Howland, Palmyra, Kingman, Johnston,
and Jarvis Islands); and one unit
encompassing all proposed designations
in Guam. Between one and six listed
corals occur in each unit. The following
areas are either ineligible for proposed
critical habitat, or excluded because of
national security impacts: A complex of
overlapping Navy Surface Danger Zones
off of Ritidian Point in Guam; other
parts of Guam; parts of Tinian; a group
of six Navy anchorage berths on
Garapan Bank in Saipan; all of Farallon
de Medinilla; and all of Wake Atoll.
Critical habitat protections apply only
to Federal actions under section 7 of the
ESA. Activities that are not funded,
authorized, or carried out by a Federal
agency are not subject to these
protections. The proposed rule and
other materials prepared in support of
this action, including maps showing the
proposed critical habitat, are available
The original public comment period
for this proposed rule was scheduled to
close on January 26, 2021. In response
to public input, we extended the public
comment period by 30 days to February
25, 2021, and held two online public
hearings on January 19 and January 21,
2021. At the public hearings, we
received several requests to again
extend the public comment period, to
allow the public to adequately review
the extensive supporting materials for
the proposed rule in order to formulate
public comments. Similarly, on January
26, 2021, we received a letter from the
Governors of CNMI, Guam, and
American Samoa requesting extension
of the public comment period for the
same reason. In response, we are
extending the public comment period
by another 30 days. We are accepting
public comments for the proposed rule
through March 27, 2021. Public
comments can be submitted as
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.
Dated: February 3, 2021.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for
Regulatory Programs, National Marine
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