[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 48 (Monday, March 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14505-14506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5919]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-BB69


New England Fishery Management Council (Council); Notice of 
Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); 
Reopening of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: This action reopens the comment period of a notice published 
on December 21, 2011. The original comment period on the notice closed 
at 5 p.m., E.S.T., March 1, 2012; however, the Council's Executive 
Committee voted to reopen the comment period an additional 60 days. 
This notice reopens the comment period to 5 p.m., E.S.T., April 30, 
2012.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m., E.S.T., 
on April 30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Travis Ford, Fishery Management 
Specialist, 978-281-9233.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published a NOI to prepare an EIS and 
announced public scoping meetings for the Council's Amendment 18 to the 
Northeast Multispeces Fishery Management Plan on December 21, 2011 (76 
FR 79153). The comment period for the subject document closed on March 
1, 2012. The Council's Executive Committee voted to reopen the comment 
period an additional 60 days. The closing date for comments has been 
extended to 5 p.m., E.S.T., April 30, 2012.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 6, 2012.
Emily H. Menashes,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-5919 Filed 3-9-12; 8:45 am]
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