[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 10, 2013)]
[Page 21347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08365]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC615

Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Effects of 
Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean

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

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: On March 29, 2013, notice was published in the Federal 
Register that NMFS had released for public comment the ``Supplemental 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Effects of Oil and 
Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean.'' Based on a written request 
received by NMFS, the public comment period for this DEIS has been 
extended by 30 days.

DATES: All comments and written statements must be postmarked no later 
than Thursday, June 27, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The Supplemental DEIS is available for review online at 
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/eis/arctic.htm. You may submit 
comments on this document, identified by NOAA-NMFS-2013-0054, by any of 
the following methods:
     Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public 
comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal www.regulations.gov. To 
submit comments via the e-Rulemaking Portal, enter NOAA-NMFS-2013-0054 
in the keyword search. Locate the document you wish to comment on from 
the resulting list and click on the ``Comment Now'' icon on the right 
of that line.
     Mail: Office of Protected Resources, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Room 13115, Silver Spring, MD 20910
     Fax: (301) 713-0376, Attn: Candace Nachman
     Public Hearings: Oral and written comments will be 
accepted during the upcoming public meetings.
    Instructions: Comments must be submitted by one of the above 
methods to ensure that the comments are received, documented, and 
considered by NMFS. 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. 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.) submitted voluntarily by the 
sender will be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business 
information, or otherwise sensitive or protected information. 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 or Excel or Adobe PDF file formats only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Candace Nachman, Jolie Harrison, or 
Michael Payne, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, at (301) 427-8401.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information on the content of the 
Supplemental DEIS can be found in the Notice of Availability (78 FR 
19212, March 29, 2013).

    Dated: April 5, 2013.
Helen M. Golde,
Acting Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-08365 Filed 4-9-13; 8:45 am]