[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 147 (Thursday, July 31, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 44316-44317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18005]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 404

[Docket No.: 140226179-4179-01]
RIN 0648-BE02

Administrative Updates to Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine 
National Monument Regulations

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC); 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Department of the 
Interior (DOI).

ACTION: Direct final rule.


SUMMARY: This final rule makes administrative and procedural changes to 
the applicable regulations with corrected addresses and fax numbers 
because the offices of Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National 
Monument have moved.

DATES: These regulations are effective on July 31, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tia Brown, Office of National Marine 
Sanctuaries, NOAA Inouye Regional Center, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 
176, Honolulu, HI 96818. Phone: 808-725-5805. Email: 

    Electronic Access: This Federal Register document is also 
accessible via the Internet at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html.

I. Summary of Rulemaking

    NOAA and USFWS are amending ONMS regulations (50 CFR part 404) to 
reflect the recent change in address and phone numbers for the 
Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National Monument for general 
questions and inquiries, permit application processing and vessel 
reporting requirements. The old address currently appears in section 
404.11(b) under ``Permitting procedures and criteria.'' The old address 
will be replaced with ``NOAA/Inouye Regional Center; NOS/ONMS/PMNM/
Attn: Permit Coordinator; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176; Honolulu, HI 
    In addition, the local Hawai`i based phone number for vessel 
notifications, 808-395-6944, will be removed from the regulations. The 
toll-free phone number 1-866-478-6944 will remain

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active. The fax number listed for the ship reporting system will be 
changed to 1-808-455-3093.
    NOAA is also updating the title of the regulations, to reflect the 
current name of the monument, based on Presidential Proclamation 8112. 
The name in the regulation will be changed from ``Northwestern Hawaiian 
Islands Marine National Monument'' as it currently reads in the 
regulations to ``Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National 

II. Classifications

A. Administrative Procedures Act

    This rule pertains solely to the organization and correction of 
existing rules and related administrative changes necessitated by the 
office relocation of the Papah[amacr]naumoku[amacr]kea Marine National 
Monument. It makes no changes to the substantive legal rights, 
obligations, or interests of affected parties. This rule therefore is a 
``rule of agency organization, procedure or practice'' and is therefore 
exempt from the notice-and-comment requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553 under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(A).

B. National Environmental Policy Act

    The amendments to the regulations identified in this document do 
not have significant environmental impacts and are categorically 
excluded from the need to prepare an environmental assessment pursuant 
to the National Environmental Policy Act. Specifically, the changes to 
update codified addresses are administrative in nature, and are thus 
categorically excluded by NOAA Administrative Order 216-6 Section 

C. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Impact

    This rule has been determined to be not significant within the 
meaning of Executive Order 12866.

D. Executive Order 13132: Federalism Assessment

    NOAA has concluded this regulatory action does not have federalism 
implications sufficient to warrant preparation of a federalism 
assessment under Executive Order 13132.

E. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not contain any new or revisions to the existing 
information collection requirement that was approved by OMB (OMB 
Control Number 0648-0548) under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the PRA, unless that collection of information displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number.

F. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This regulation is exempt from the notice and comment provisions of 
the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553. Therefore, the 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act do not apply, 5 U.S.C. 
603(a). No other rule requires a regulatory flexibility analysis and 
none has been prepared.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 404

    Administrative practice and procedure, Environmental protection, 
Marine resources, Natural resources, Permits, Recreation and recreation 
areas, Research, Water pollution control, Water resources, Wildlife, 
Historic preservation, Intergovernmental relations, Marine resources, 
Monuments and memorials, Natural resources, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Wildlife, Wildlife refuges.

Holly A. Bamford,
Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service.
    Dated: July 24, 2014.
Daniel M. Ashe,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, 50 CFR part 404 is 
amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 404 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 460k-3; 16. U.S.C. 
1801 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 742f, 16 U.S.C. 742l, and 16 U.S.C. 668dd-
ee; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., Pub. L. 106-513, 
Sec.  6(g) (2000).

2. Revise the heading for part 404 to read as set forth above.
3. Amend Sec.  404.4 by revising paragraph (f)(1)(iii) to read as 

Sec.  404.4  Access to Monument.

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    (f) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (iii) Fax: 1-808-455-3093
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4. Amend Sec.  404.11 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:

Sec.  404.11  Permitting procedures and criteria.

* * * * *
    (b) Application requirements. Applicants for permits under this 
section shall submit applications to: NOAA/Inouye Regional Center; NOS/
ONMS/PMNM/Attn: Permit Coordinator; 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176; 
Honolulu, HI 96818.
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5. Amend Appendix E to Part 404, by revising paragraphs E.2 and E.3 to 
read as follows:

Appendix E to Part 404--Content and Syntax for Papahanaumokuakea Ship 
Reporting System

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E.2 Prior Notification of Entry Format

    Vessels of the United States less than 300 gross tonnage that 
are not equipped with onboard email capability must provide the 
following notification of entry at least 72 hrs, but no longer than 
1 month, prior to entry date, utilizing the data syntax described 
above. Notification may be made via the following communication 
methods, listed in order of preference: Email 
[nwhi.notifications@noaa.gov]; fax [1-808-455-3093]; telephone [1-
866-478-NWHI (6944)].
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E.3 Exit Notification Format

    Immediately upon leaving the Reporting Area, vessels required to 
participate must provide the following information. Vessels of the 
United States less than 300 gross tonnage that are not equipped with 
onboard email capability must provide the following Exit 
Notification information within 12 hrs of leaving the Reporting 
Area. Notification may be made via the following communication 
methods, listed in order of preference: Email 
[nwhi.notifications@noaa.gov]; fax [1-808-455-3093]; telephone [1-
866-478-NWHI (6944)].
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[FR Doc. 2014-18005 Filed 7-30-14; 8:45 am]