Corrections to the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Cordova Oil Spill Response Facility, Cordova, AK, 1767 [E6-140]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2006 / Notices the species. Section 4(f) of the Act requires that public notice, and an opportunity for public review and comment, be provided during recovery plan development. We will consider all information presented during the public comment period on each new or revised recovery plan. Substantive comments may result in changes to a recovery plan. Comments regarding recovery plan implementation may not necessarily result in changes to the recovery plans, but will be forwarded to the appropriate Federal agency or other entities so that they can take these comments into account during the course of implementing recovery actions. Individual responses to comments will not be provided. The aga or Mariana crow is native to the islands of Guam and Rota in the Mariana Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean. The aga has been listed as an endangered species by the United States since 1984, and is also listed by the governments of the Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The last of the aga on Guam disappeared sometime in 2002 or 2003. Currently, northern Guam has a small population of 10 aga, all individuals translocated from Rota. Estimates for the island of Rota indicate that approximately 85 pairs of aga persist there, but this population is apparently in decline. Aga utilize a wide variety of forested habitats including limestone, strand, ravine, agricultural forest, and secondary forests. However, available evidence suggests that aga are most abundant in native limestone forests. On both Guam and Rota, aga nests have been found exclusively in native species of trees, which also serve as the primary foraging sources for these birds. The introduction of the exotic brown treesnake (Boiga irregularis) to the island of Guam in the late 1940’s is believed to have been the primary cause of the extirpation of aga from that island. Brown treesnakes are not established on Rota. The cause of the observed decline in the aga population on Rota, as well as parallel declines in other forest birds on the island, is not well understood, but may be due to a combination of habitat loss, human persecution, and possibly introduced rats or other exotic predators. Captive propagation of the aga in mainland zoos was attempted in the 1990’s, but was largely unsuccessful. Most of the captive individuals have since been released back on Guam. The translocation of individuals from Rota to Guam has proven a more viable option, and in recent years some of these birds have paired and successfully nested on VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Jan 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 Guam. Since the native aga on Guam have been extirpated, recovery of the species is now entirely dependent upon the remaining population of aga on the island of Rota. This draft revised recovery plan replaces the original recovery plan for the aga, which was published in 1990 and addressed multiple species of native forest birds of Guam and Rota. The draft revised recovery plan was developed by the Mariana Crow Recovery Team, which includes representatives from various Federal agencies, the Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Andersen Air Force Base, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Washington. The primary objective of this draft revised recovery plan is to establish a total of at least three viable, self-sustaining subpopulations of aga in the wild, two on Guam and one on Rota. The recovery program described in this draft revised recovery plan includes active research, habitat management, predator control, translocation, population monitoring, and community involvement. The recovery actions are designed to address threats to the aga in order to achieve the recovery goal of downlisting to threatened status and then eventually delisting (removing from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants). Public Comments Solicited We solicit written comments on the draft revised recovery plan described. All comments received by the date specified above will be considered prior to approval of this plan. Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: September 28, 2005. David J. Wesley, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1767 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Corrections to the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Cordova Oil Spill Response Facility, Cordova, AK Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of two corrections to the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Cordova Oil Spill Response Facility, Cordova, Alaska, which was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2005 (70 FR 76066–76067) and which described the proposed action. These corrections are as follows: • The two-letter abbreviation for Alaska in the Notice heading was incorrectly given as ‘‘AL.’’ The correct abbreviation for Alaska is AK. • The project website in the ADDRESSES section of the Notice was incorrect. The correct Web site is https://www.cordovaresponsefacility. com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin K’eit, (907) 586–7423. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1, 1506.6 and 1508.22 of the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR, parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.), Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: January 4, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–140 Filed 1–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on January 6, 2006. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Corrections to the Notice of Availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Cordova Oil Spill 
Response Facility, Cordova, AK

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of two corrections to the 
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 
the proposed Cordova Oil Spill Response Facility, Cordova, Alaska, 
which was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2005 (70 FR 
76066-76067) and which described the proposed action. These corrections 
are as follows:
     The two-letter abbreviation for Alaska in the Notice 
heading was incorrectly given as ``AL.'' The correct abbreviation for 
Alaska is AK.
     The project website in the ADDRESSES section of the Notice 
was incorrect. The correct Web site is https://
www.cordovaresponsefacility. com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin K'eit, (907) 586-7423.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with 
sections 1503.1, 1506.6 and 1508.22 of the Council of Environmental 
Quality Regulations (40 CFR, parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the 
procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.), Department of the Interior 
Manual (516 DM 1-6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to 
the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.

    Dated: January 4, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E6-140 Filed 1-10-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-W7-P