[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 214 (Friday, November 4, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68393-68394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28065]



Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 17

[Docket No. FWS-R8-FHC-2011-0046; 94310-1337-0000-D2]
RIN 1018-AX51

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Termination of the 
Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program; Revised Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement on the Translocation of Southern Sea 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability and reopening of public 
comment period.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a 
proposed rule and notice of availability of a revised draft 
supplemental environmental impact statement on the translocation of 
southern sea otters (revised draft SEIS) in the Federal Register on 
August 26, 2011. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concurrently 
published a notice of availability of the revised draft SEIS. The 60-
day comment period for our notice ended on October 24, 2011. This 
notice announces a 15-day reopening of the comment period.

DATES: We will consider comments on the proposed rule, associated 
revised draft SEIS (which includes a revised draft translocation 
program evaluation as Appendix C), and initial regulatory flexibility 
analysis (IRFA) that are received or postmarked on or before November 
21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submitting Comments: You may submit written comments on the 
proposed rule, the revised draft SEIS, and the IRFA by one of the 
following methods:
     Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. In the Enter Keyword or ID box, enter FWS-
R8-FHC-2011-0046, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Then 
click on the Search button. On the resultant screen, you may submit a 
comment by clicking on ``Submit a Comment.''
     By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: 
Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-FHC-2011-0046; Division of 
Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 
N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
    We will not accept email or faxes. We will post all information 
received on

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http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any 
personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section in 
our original proposed rule of August 26, 2011, for more details).
    Obtaining Copies of Documents: The proposed rule, revised draft 
SEIS, and IFRA are available at the following places:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. In the Enter Keyword or ID box, enter FWS-R8-FHC-
2011-0046, which is the docket number for this rulemaking. Then click 
on the Search button. On the resultant screen, you may view supporting 
documents by clicking on the ``Open Docket Folder'' icon.
     Agency Web site: You can view supporting documents on our 
Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/.
     Our office: You can make an appointment, during normal 
business hours, to view the documents, comments, and materials in 
person at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura Fish and Wildlife 
Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003-7726; by 
telephone (805) 644-1766); by facsimile (805/644-3958); or by visiting 
our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lilian Carswell, at the above Ventura 
street address, by telephone (805) 644-1766), by facsimile (805) 644-
3958), or by electronic mail (Lilian_Carswell@fws.gov). Persons who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Services (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are responding to a request by the 
California Sea Urchin Commission, dated September 15, 2011, for a 45-
day extension to the comment period on the proposed rule and revised 
draft SEIS. Court settlement deadlines prevent us from granting the 
full 45-day extension; however, we are reopening the comment period for 
15 days. All comments must be received or postmarked on or before the 
date shown in DATES. Comments previously submitted on the proposed rule 
or revised draft SEIS need not be resubmitted and will be fully 
considered in preparation of the final rule. Your comments are part of 
the public record, and we will fully consider them in the preparation 
of our final determination.
    Comments and materials we receive are available for public 
inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address 
shown in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: October 21, 2011.
 Rachel Jacobson,
 Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2011-28065 Filed 11-3-11; 8:45 am]