[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 97 (Friday, May 18, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 29586-29587]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12013]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 223

RIN 0648-BC10


Sea Turtle Conservation; Shrimp Trawling Requirements; Correction

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

ACTION: Correction to a proposed rule; request for comments; notice of 
public hearings.

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SUMMARY: On May 10, 2012, we published a proposed rule to withdraw the 
alternative tow time restriction and require all skimmer trawls, 
pusher-head trawls, and wing nets (butterfly trawls) rigged for fishing 
to use turtle excluder devices (TEDs) in their nets, and announced five 
public hearings to be held in Morehead City, NC, Larose, LA, Belle 
Chasse, LA, D'Iberville, MS, and Bayou La Batre, AL. In this document, 
we are correcting the time for the public hearing to be held in Larose, 
LA.

DATES: A public hearing will be held on June 4, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. 
in Larose, LA. Written comments (see ADDRESSES) will be accepted 
through July 9, 2012. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further 
details.

ADDRESSES: As published on May 10, 2012 (77 FR 27411), you may submit 
comments on this proposed rule, identified by 0648-BC10, by any of the 
following methods:
     Electronic Submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Michael Barnette, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 
263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
     Fax: 727-824-5309; Attention: Michael Barnette.
    Instructions: 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

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may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business 
Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. We will 
accept anonymous comments (enter N/A in the required fields, if you 
wish to remain anonymous). You may submit attachments to electronic 
comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file 
formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Barnette, 727-551-5794.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 10, 2012 (77 FR 27411), we published a proposed rule, a 
request for comments, and a notice of public hearings. However, the 
time of the June 4, 2012, Larose, LA public hearing was listed wrong 
and must be corrected.

Correction

    Accordingly, the proposed rule, request for comments, and notice of 
public hearings published on May 10, 2012 (77 FR 27411), is corrected 
as follows: On page 27415, column 1, line 13, correct the public 
hearing to read as ``2. June 4, 2012, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Larose, LA.''

    Dated: May 11, 2012.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-12013 Filed 5-17-12; 8:45 am]
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