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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Emergency Rule To List the Santa Barbara County Distinct Population of the California Tiger Salamander as Endangered
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), exercise our authority to emergency list the Santa Barbara County Distinct Vertebrate Population Segment (DPS) of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Of 14 documented breeding sites and associated uplands,...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposal To List the Santa Barbara County Distinct Population of the California Tiger Salamander as Endangered
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Santa Barbara County Distinct Vertebrate Population Segment of the California tiger salamander, (Ambystoma californiense), as endangered pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended (Act). An emergency rule listing the population is published concurrently in...
The FAA is amending instrument flight rules (IFR) for helicopters by revising alternate airport weather planning requirements, weather minima necessary to designate an airport as an alternate on an IFR flight plan, and fuel requirements for helicopter flight into IFR conditions. This action will provide operators with an additional margin of...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Plant Plagiobothrys hirtus (Rough Popcornflower)
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have determined endangered status pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for the plant Plagiobothrys hirtus (rough popcornflower). This species is restricted to wet swales and meadows in Douglas County, Oregon, where only 17 habitat patches exist for this species. Most...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for “Erigeron decumbens” var. “decumbens” (Willamette Daisy) and Fender's Blue Butterfly (“Icaricia icarioides fenderi”) and Threatened Status for “Lupinus sulphureus” ssp. “kincaidii” (Kincaid's Lupine)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (``Service'' or ``we'') determines endangered status pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended, for a plant and a butterfly, Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens (Willamette daisy) and Fender's blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi), and determines threatened status for a plant,...
Medical Device Reporting: Manufacturer Reporting, Importer Reporting, User Facility Reporting, Distributor Reporting
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its regulations governing reporting by manufacturers, importers, distributors and health care (user) facilities of adverse events related to medical devices. Amendments are being made to implement revisions to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) as amended by the Food and Drug...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Woundfin and Virgin River Chub
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the Virgin River chub (Gila seminuda) and the woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) in accordance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The Virgin River chub and woundfin are listed as endangered. Both species occur within the area designated as critical...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for Two Larkspurs From Coastal Northern California
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered status pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended for two plants--Delphinium bakeri (Baker's larkspur) and Delphinium luteum (yellow larkspur). These species grow in a variety of habitats including coastal prairie, coastal scrub, or chaparral in Sonoma...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Threatened Status for Newcomb's Snail From the Hawaiian Islands
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine the Newcomb's snail (Erinna newcombi) to be a threatened species under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This freshwater snail is restricted to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. The distribution of this snail has greatly decreased from the known historic...
We are proposing to amend our regulations concerning the importation of animal semen. Under this proposal, we would eliminate importation requirements for all canine semen from anywhere in the world and for equine semen from Canada. We believe these changes are warranted because canine semen and equine semen from Canada pose no threat of...
This document proposes amendments to restructure and clarify the country of origin marking rules set forth in part 134 of the Customs Regulations. These proposed amendments do not create any new marking requirements, but rather clarify the existing ones. These proposals are being made to promote the concept of informed compliance by the trade...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for the Plant Yreka Phlox from Siskiyou County, CA
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered status pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended, for Phlox hirsuta (Yreka phlox). This perennial plant species is known only from two locations in Siskiyou County, California. A third location, near Etna Mills, California, has been searched, but no...
This final rule reinstates our existing rule issued Thursday, January 28, 1999 (64 FR 4328), and codified at 50 CFR Part 18, Subpart J to authorize the incidental, unintentional take of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walrus during oil and gas industry (Industry) exploration, development, and production operations in the Beaufort Sea...
This document amends the Customs Regulations on an interim basis to set forth the form and manner by which an importer establishes that a valid export certificate is in effect for certain sugar- containing products subject to a tariff-rate quota, that are products of a participating country, as defined in an interim rule of the United States...
Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida and Imported Grapefruit; Relaxation of the Minimum Size Requirement for Red Seedless Grapefruit
The Department of Agriculture (Department) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, the provisions of an interim final rule changing the regulations under the Florida citrus marketing order and the grapefruit import regulations. This rule continues to relax the minimum size requirement for Florida red seedless grapefruit and for red...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose designation of critical habitat for the coastal California gnatcatcher pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The proposed critical habitat unit boundaries encompasses approximately 323,726 hectares (799,916 acres) of gnatcatcher habitat in Los Angeles, Orange,...
We are proposing to allow poultry carcasses, parts, and products (except eggs and egg products) that are not eligible for entry into the United States to move through the United States via land ports from Mexican States that Mexico considers to be free of exotic Newcastle disease (END), under certain conditions, for export to another country. We...
Amended Bond Procedures for Articles Subject to Exclusion Orders Issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission
This document proposes to amend the Customs Regulations to reflect the statutory provisions regarding bond procedures for the entry of articles subject to exclusion orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission''). This document also proposes to include the text of a new special importation and entry bond in the Customs...
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri), a threatened species listed pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Proposed designation of critical habitat for the spectacled eider includes areas on Alaska's North Slope and adjacent...
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems; Passenger Car Brake Systems
This document responds to two petitions for reconsideration of amendments we made in September 1997 to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Nos. 105 and 135 specifying requirements for brake systems on electric vehicles (EV). In response to the petition by Hydro-Quebec of Canada, we are allowing the use, under certain conditions, of a...