[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5162-5163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01343]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 253

RIN 0648-BC68


Designation of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Central 
Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Below Friant Dam in the San Joaquin 
River, CA

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

ACTION: Notice of public meetings; correction.

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SUMMARY: On January 16, 2013, we, NMFS, published a proposed rule to 
designate a nonessential experimental population of Central Valley 
spring-run Chinook salmon under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species 
Act in portions of the San Joaquin River and a notice of availability 
for the draft environmental assessment associated with this action. The 
proposed rule contained incorrect dates for two of our meetings. We 
announce new dates for public meetings on this action.

DATES: The first meeting will be in Fresno, CA on January 29, 2013, at 
the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, Board Meeting Room, 
5469 E. Olive Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (The public should 
park in the front parking area (rear parking area closes at 5:30 p.m. 
with no exit after that time) and enter the door located on the west 
side of the front building). The second meeting will be in Los Banos, 
CA on January 30, 2013, at the Los Banos Community Center, 645 7th

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Street from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The third meeting will be in Chico, CA on 
February 5, 2013, at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 West East 
Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this proposed rule, identified by 
NOAA-NMFS-2012-0221 by any of the following methods:
     Electronic submissions: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0221, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Elif Fehm-Sullivan, 
Fisheries Biologist, Protected Resources Division, Southwest Region, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5-100, 
Sacramento, CA 95814.
     Fax: (916) 930-3629.
     Email: SJRspring.salmon@noaa.gov.
    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 part of the 
public record and will generally be posted to http://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 the required fields if you wish to remain 
anonymous). Attachments to electronic comments will be accepted in 
Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats only. You may access a 
copy of the draft EA by one of the following:
     Visit NMFS' Reintroduction Web site at http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/sjrrestorationprogram/salmonreintroduction.htm.
     Call (916) 930-3723 and request to have a CD or hard copy 
mailed to you.
     Obtain a CD or hard copy by visiting NMFS' Central Valley 
office at 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5-100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
    Please see the draft EA for additional information to comment on 
that document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elif Fehm-Sullivan, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, 650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5-100, Sacramento, CA 95814 
(916-930-3723) or Dwayne Meadows, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver 
Spring, MD 20910 (301-427-8403).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 16, 2013 we, NMFS, published a proposed rule (78 FR 
3381) to designate a nonessential experimental population of Central 
Valley spring-run Chinook salmon under section 10(j) of the Endangered 
Species Act in portions of the San Joaquin River and a notice of 
availability for the draft environmental assessment associated with 
this action. The proposed rule contained incorrect dates for two of our 
meetings. Three public meetings will be held at which the public can 
make comments on the draft EA and proposed rule.

Public Meetings

    The first meeting will be in Fresno, CA on January 29, 2013, at the 
Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, Board Meeting Room, 5469 E. 
Olive Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (The public should park in the 
front parking area (rear parking area closes at 5:30 p.m. with no exit 
after that time) and enter the door located on the west side of the 
front building). The second meeting will be in Los Banos, CA on January 
30, 2013, at the Los Banos Community Center, 645 7th Street from 2 p.m. 
to 4 p.m. The third meeting will be in Chico, CA on February 5, 2013, 
at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 West East Avenue from 5:30 
p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1533 et seq.

    Dated: January 16, 2013.
Helen Golde,
Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-01343 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]
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