Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups-Notice of Renewal, 38242 [E8-15176]

Download as PDF 38242 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 129 / Thursday, July 3, 2008 / Notices Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. Dated: June 26, 2008. Mark R. Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs. [FR Doc. E8–14940 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [WY–100–2008–1310–NB] Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups—Notice of Renewal Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Renewal of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Public Law 92–463). Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has renewed the Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups (PAWG). The purpose of the Working Group and Task Groups will be to advise the Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office Manager, regarding recommendations on matters pertinent to the Bureau of Land Management’s responsibilities related to the Pinedale Anticline Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lauren McKeever, Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941, Phone: (307) 367– 5352. Certification I hereby certify that the renewal of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibilities to manage the lands, resources, and facilities administered by the Bureau of Land Management. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: June 25, 2008. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E8–15176 Filed 7–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–R–2008–N0117; 40136–1265– 0000–S3] Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge, Hyde County, NC Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge for public review and comment. In this Draft CCP/EA, we describe the alternative we propose to use to manage this refuge for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by August 4, 2008. ADDRESSES: Request for copies of the Draft CCP/EA should be addressed to: Bruce Freske, Refuge Manager, Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge, 38 Mattamuskeet Road, Swan Quarter, NC 27885. The Draft CCP/EA may also be accessed and downloaded from the Service’s Internet Site: http:// southeast.fws.gov/planning. Comments on the Draft CCP/EA may be submitted to the above address or via electronic mail to: Bruce Freske@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Freske; Telephone: 252/926– 4021; or Fax: 252/926–1743. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction With this notice, we continue the CCP process for Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge. We started the process through a notice in the Federal Register on November 3, 2000 (65 FR 66256). Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge, on Pamlico Sound in Hyde County, NC, was established by Presidential Order on June 23, 1932. The Service has acquired all of the property within the refuge’s acquisition boundary. The refuge consists of 16,411 acres of saltmarsh islands and forested PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 wetlands interspersed with potholes, creeks, and drains. Marsh vegetation is dominated by black needlerush and sawgrass. The mainland is forested by loblolly pine, pond pine, and bald cypress. Approximately 8,800 acres of the refuge have been designated as wilderness. An additional 27,082 acres of adjacent, non-refuge open water are closed by presidential proclamation to the taking of migratory birds. The purposes of the refuge are: ‘‘for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds;’’ ‘‘for the development, advancement, management, conservation, and protection of fish and wildlife resources * * * for the benefit of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in performing its activities and services;’’ and for the supplemental purpose of protecting and providing a wilderness area. Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge is in the South Atlantic Coastal Plain Ecosystem and is part of the migration corridor for migratory birds that use the Atlantic Flyway. Wildlife species of management concern on the refuge include the American black duck, lesser scaup, canvasback, redhead, surf scoter, seaside sparrow, shard-tailed sparrow, brown-headed nuthatch, black-throated green warbler, black rail, yellow rail, clapper rail, Forster’s tern, peregrine falcon, bald eagle, osprey, black bear, red wolf, Carolina pygmy rattlesnake, and American alligator. The whitetailed deer is also a resident game species. Background The CCP Process The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee), which amended the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan 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 our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

[WY-100-2008-1310-NB]


Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups--Notice of 
Renewal

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Renewal of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group and 
Task Groups.

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SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-463). 
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice 
is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has renewed the 
Pinedale Anticline Working Group and Task Groups (PAWG). The purpose of 
the Working Group and Task Groups will be to advise the Bureau of Land 
Management, Pinedale Field Office Manager, regarding recommendations on 
matters pertinent to the Bureau of Land Management's responsibilities 
related to the Pinedale Anticline Environmental Impact Statement and 
Record of Decision.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lauren McKeever, Pinedale 
Anticline Working Group and Task Groups Coordinator, Bureau of Land 
Management, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, 
Wyoming 82941, Phone: (307) 367-5352.

Certification

    I hereby certify that the renewal of the Pinedale Anticline Working 
Group and Task Groups is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the Secretary of the Interior's responsibilities to 
manage the lands, resources, and facilities administered by the Bureau 
of Land Management.

    Dated: June 25, 2008.
Dirk Kempthorne,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. E8-15176 Filed 7-2-08; 8:45 am]
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