NOAA extends comment period for 5-year status review on Steller's sea lion
75 Fed. Reg. 53272 / Tuesday, August 31, 2010 / Notices
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5–Year Review of the Eastern Distinct Population Segment of the Steller Sea Lion
SUMMARY: NMFS published a notice in the Federal Register on June 29, 2010, announcing the initiation of a 5–year review of the eastern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA) and requesting information related to that review. A notice correcting the email address and fax number to which comments and information should be sent was published July 7, 2010. Written comments were due by August 30, 2010. NMFS has decided to reopen the public comment period for an additional 45 days, to October 14, 2010. DATES: The public comment period for this action has been reopened for an additional 45 days, to October 14, 2010. Written comments and information must be received no later than October 14, 2010. See also, NOAA's prior notice, 75 Fed. Reg. 37385 (Tuesday, June 29, 2010), and the Steller's sea lion management information pages published by NOAA's Alaska Regional Office. Photo below by JJ Vollenweider, NOAA Fisheries.
In 2001-2003, a complex suite of regulations to manage Steller sea lion and various groundfish fishery interactions were enacted, and a description of these regulations can be found on the National Marine Fisheries Service/Alaska Region website.