[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 21658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08729]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

15 CFR Part 922

[Docket No. 120809321-3716-02]
RIN 0648-BC26


Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine 
Sanctuaries Regulations on Introduced Species

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Re-opening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On March 18, 2013 (78 FR 16622), NOAA proposed to prohibit the 
introduction of introduced species into the state waters of Gulf of the 
Farallones and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries (GFNMS and 
MBNMS, respectively). On March 27, 2014 (79 FR 17073) NOAA proposed to 
amend the March 2013 proposed rule to allow GFNMS and MBNMS to 
authorize certain introduced species of shellfish from commercial 
mariculture projects in all state waters of the sanctuaries. The 
comment period on this amendment closed on April 11, 2014. In response 
to significant public interest in this amended proposed action, NOAA is 
re-opening the public comment period until May 5, 2014.

DATES: NOAA will accept public comments on the proposed rule published 
at 79 FR 17073 (March 27, 2014) through May 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this document, identified by 
NOAA-NOS-2012-0113, by any of the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to 
www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NOS-2012-0113, click the 
``Comment Now!'' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or 
attach your comments.
     Mail: Submit written comments to Dave Lott, Regional 
Operations Coordinator, West Coast Region, Office of National Marine 
Sanctuaries, 99 Pacific Street, STE100F, Monterey, CA 93940.
    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 NOAA. All comments received are a part of the 
public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on 
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. NOAA 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Lott, Regional Operations 
Coordinator, West Coast Region, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 
99 Pacific Street, STE100F, Monterey, CA 93940. 831-647-1920.

    Dated: April 9, 2014.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
[FR Doc. 2014-08729 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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