[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 177 (Friday, September 12, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 54668]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21824]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 80

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-WSR-2014-0040; FVWF941009000007B-XXX-FF09W11000]
RIN 1018-BA56


Financial Assistance: Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish 
Restoration, Hunter Education and Safety; Correction

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in the 
Federal Register on August 1, 2011 (76 FR 46150). We included in this 
final rule a combined symbol to use when referring to both the Wildlife 
Restoration and the Sport Fish Restoration programs together. The 
language around the symbol is in reverse order, and this document 
corrects the error.

DATES: Effective September 12, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa E. Van Alstyne, Wildlife and 
Sport Fish Restoration Program, Division of Policy and Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 703-358-1942.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Symbols were added to the regulations governing the Wildlife 
Restoration and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) programs through 
regulations published December 15, 1987 (52 FR 47571). One symbol 
represents the Wildlife Restoration Program, one represents the Sport 
Fish Restoration Program, and one represents the combined programs. The 
language in the combined symbol reads ``Sport Fish and Wildlife 
Restoration.'' The symbols have remained the same since originally 
published.

Need for Correction

    At the time the symbol was first developed, the program within the 
Service that administers these grant programs was called ``Division of 
Federal Aid.'' Since then, we have changed our name to the ``Wildlife 
and Sport Fish Restoration Program.'' The order of programs reflects 
that the Wildlife Restoration Program was authorized prior to the Sport 
Fish Restoration Program. It has been many years since we have changed 
our name, and referencing WSFR is now common. Having the combined 
symbol read ``Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration'' is confusing to 
States who implement projects with WSFR funding; manufacturers who 
contribute millions of dollars through excise taxes, boater fuel and 
electric motor taxes, and import duties that contribute to the Wildlife 
Restoration Account and the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust 
Fund; and interested stakeholders.
    In 2011, we completed a comprehensive review and update to 50 CFR 
part 80 (76 FR 46150, August 1, 2011). We neglected to correct the 
symbol to reflect the current name of the WSFR program and now correct 
this error.
    If a State or other entity is using the former combined symbol on 
signs, print media, or other physical items to identify WSFR or WSFR-
funded projects, they should continue to use those items until 
quantities are exhausted or they are normally replaced. The new 
combined symbol may be used immediately for electronic updates or new 
signs, print media, or other physical items. If you have questions on 
the appropriate use of the combined symbol, contact the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 80

    Fish, Grant programs--natural resources, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Signs and symbols, Wildlife.

Regulation Promulgation

    Accordingly, we amend 50 CFR part 80 as follows:

PART 80--ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, PITTMAN-ROBERTSON WILDLIFE 
RESTORATION AND DINGELL-JOHNSON SPORT FISH RESTORATION ACTS

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1. The authority citation for 50 CFR 80 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 669-669k; 16 U.S.C. 777-777n, except 777e-1 
and g-1.


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2. Amend Sec.  80.99 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  80.99  Are symbols available to identify projects?

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    (c) The symbol of the Acts when used in combination follows:
    [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR12SE14.027
    

    Dated: August 29, 2014.
Michael J. Bean,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2014-21824 Filed 9-11-14; 8:45 am]
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