Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, Bertie County, NC, 3316-3317 [06-521]

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[FR Doc. 06–439 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–29–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, Bertie County, NC Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision and availability of record of decision for final comprehensive conservation plan and environmental impact statement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service announces a notice of decision and availability of record of decision (ROD) for Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The refuge is in Bertie County, North Carolina. A thorough analysis of the environmental, social, and economic considerations was completed and presented in the Final CCP/EIS. The Final CCP/EIS was released to the public and a notice of availability was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2005 (70 FR 62322). The ROD documents the selection of Alternative 3 (the Service-perferred alternative). which is represented by the Final CCP/EIS for the refuge. The ROD was signed by the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, on January 12, 2006. ADDRESSES: A copy of the ROD may be obtained from the Refuge Manager, Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, 114 West Water Street, Windsor, North Carolina 27983, or you may call the Refuge Manager at 252–794–3808. A E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 13 / Friday, January 20, 2006 / Notices copy of the Final CCP/EIS is available at the following Web site: http:// southeast.fws.gov/planning. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Refuge Manager, Roanoke River national Wildlife Refuge, 114 West Water Street, Windsor, North Carolina 27983; Telephone (252) 794–3808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the ROD, which selects Final CCP/EIS Alternative 3, for Roanoke river National Wildlife Refuge. The CCP/EIS provides management guidance that conserves refuge resources and facilitates compatible wildlife-dependent public use activities during the next 15 years. The Service has selected as the preferred alternative, Alternative 3, which addresses key issues and conflicts identified during the planning process, and will best achieve the purposes and goals of the refuge, as well as the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. This decision includes the management goals, objectives, and strategies identified in the CCP/EIS Chapter III, the adoption of stipulations and mitigation measures identified in Chapter IV, and compatibility determinations in Appendix IX. The implementation of the CCP will occur over the next 15 years, depending on future staffing levels, funding, and willing sellers of land. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Factors Considered in Making the Decision The decision was based on a thorough analysis of the environmental, social, and economic considerations presented in the Final CCP/EIS. During the decision-making phase of the CCP process, the Service reviewed and considered: The impacts identified in Chapter IV of the Draft and Final CCP/ EIS; the results of various studies and surveys conducted in conjunction with the Draft and Final CCP/EIS; relevant issues, concerns, and opportunities; comments on the Draft and Final CCP/ EIS; and other relevant factors, including the purposes for which the refuge was established and statutory and regulatory guidance. Alternative 3 incorporates several components addressing a variety of needs, including fish and wildlife surveys, habitat restoration and protection, acquisition of lands within the approved acquisition boundary, and the six priority public uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997. It is, however, the unique combination of these components that contributes the most to achieving the refuge’s purposes and goals. Alternative VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Jan 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 3 strengthens the monitoring of fish, wildlife, habitat, and public uses that will provide the means to better respond to rapidly changing conditions on the refuge. Alternative 3 was selected for implementation because it provides the greatest number of opportunities for the refuge to contribute to the fish, wildlife, and habitat needs of the Roanoke River watershed. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1977, Public Law 105–57. Dated: November 30, 2005. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 06–521 Filed 1–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Availability of the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor Counties, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are available for review and comment. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires the Service to develop a comprehensive conservation plan for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a comprehensive conservation plan is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, plans identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. DATES: Public meetings will be held in each county to present the plan to the public. Mailings, media releases, and PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3317 Web site postings will be the avenues to inform the public of the dates and times for the meetings. Individuals wishing to comment on the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge should do so no later than March 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment should be addressed to Mary Morris, Natural Resource Planner, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 68, St. Marks, Florida 32355; Telephone (850) 925– 6121. The plan and environmental assessment may also be accessed and downloaded from the Service’s Internet Web site http://southeast.fws.gov/planning/ or the refuge’s Web site http:// saintmarks.fws.gov. Comments on the draft plan may be submitted to the above address (attention: Mary Morris, Natural Resource Planner) or via electronic mail to Mary_Morris@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your Internet message. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addressed of respondents, available for pubic review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home addresses from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Priority issues addressed in the draft plan include: habitat protection and land conservation; migratory birds; partnerships; fire and forest management; exotic, invasive and nuisance species; wildlife inventory and monitoring; imperiled species management; visitor services; funding and staffing; and wilderness and cultural resources protection. The Service developed three alternatives for managing the refuge and chose Alternative 2 as the preferred alternative. Alternatives Alternative 1 represents no change from current management of the refuge. The most recent approved acquisition boundary expansion (2000) would allow for the acquisition and protection of 3,764 acres of land adjacent to the refuge. Habitat planning documents would be revised as staff resources allow. Currently, the State of Florida provides funding for the majority of exotic plant species control and supplies, but staff resources are used for an aggressive control program. Exotic animals are removed through the hunt program. A series of impoundments are E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, Bertie County, NC

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of decision and availability of record of decision for 
final comprehensive conservation plan and environmental impact 
statement.

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SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service announces a notice of decision 
and availability of record of decision (ROD) for Roanoke River National 
Wildlife Refuge Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The refuge is in Bertie County, 
North Carolina. A thorough analysis of the environmental, social, and 
economic considerations was completed and presented in the Final CCP/
EIS. The Final CCP/EIS was released to the public and a notice of 
availability was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2005 
(70 FR 62322). The ROD documents the selection of Alternative 3 (the 
Service-perferred alternative). which is represented by the Final CCP/
EIS for the refuge. The ROD was signed by the Regional Director, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, on January 12, 2006.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the ROD may be obtained from the Refuge Manager, 
Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge, 114 West Water Street, Windsor, 
North Carolina 27983, or you may call the Refuge Manager at 252-794-
3808. A

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copy of the Final CCP/EIS is available at the following Web site: 
http://southeast.fws.gov/planning.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Refuge Manager, Roanoke River national 
Wildlife Refuge, 114 West Water Street, Windsor, North Carolina 27983; 
Telephone (252) 794-3808.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the ROD, which 
selects Final CCP/EIS Alternative 3, for Roanoke river National 
Wildlife Refuge. The CCP/EIS provides management guidance that 
conserves refuge resources and facilitates compatible wildlife-
dependent public use activities during the next 15 years.
    The Service has selected as the preferred alternative, Alternative 
3, which addresses key issues and conflicts identified during the 
planning process, and will best achieve the purposes and goals of the 
refuge, as well as the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. 
This decision includes the management goals, objectives, and strategies 
identified in the CCP/EIS Chapter III, the adoption of stipulations and 
mitigation measures identified in Chapter IV, and compatibility 
determinations in Appendix IX. The implementation of the CCP will occur 
over the next 15 years, depending on future staffing levels, funding, 
and willing sellers of land.

Factors Considered in Making the Decision

    The decision was based on a thorough analysis of the environmental, 
social, and economic considerations presented in the Final CCP/EIS. 
During the decision-making phase of the CCP process, the Service 
reviewed and considered: The impacts identified in Chapter IV of the 
Draft and Final CCP/EIS; the results of various studies and surveys 
conducted in conjunction with the Draft and Final CCP/EIS; relevant 
issues, concerns, and opportunities; comments on the Draft and Final 
CCP/EIS; and other relevant factors, including the purposes for which 
the refuge was established and statutory and regulatory guidance.
    Alternative 3 incorporates several components addressing a variety 
of needs, including fish and wildlife surveys, habitat restoration and 
protection, acquisition of lands within the approved acquisition 
boundary, and the six priority public uses of the National Wildlife 
Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997.
    It is, however, the unique combination of these components that 
contributes the most to achieving the refuge's purposes and goals. 
Alternative 3 strengthens the monitoring of fish, wildlife, habitat, 
and public uses that will provide the means to better respond to 
rapidly changing conditions on the refuge. Alternative 3 was selected 
for implementation because it provides the greatest number of 
opportunities for the refuge to contribute to the fish, wildlife, and 
habitat needs of the Roanoke River watershed.

    Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the 
National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1977, Public Law 
105-57.

    Dated: November 30, 2005.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 06-521 Filed 1-19-06; 8:45 am]
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