Amended Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, 30645 [E9-15090]

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E9–15281 Filed 6–24–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELECTRIC POWER AND CONSERVATION PLANNING COUNCIL NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Amended Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Meetings; Sunshine Act AGENCY: Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council (Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Council), an interstate compact agency organized under the authority of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980, 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. (Northwest Power Act). ACTION: Notice of final action adopting the amended Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Week of June 29, 2009. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED: Week of June 29, 2009 Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:05 p.m. Discussion/Possible Vote on Final Rule—Update to Waste Confidence Decision (Public Meeting) (Tentative). (Contact: Rochelle Bavol, 301–415–1651.) This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. *The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. Contact person for more information: Rochelle Bavol, (301) 415–1651. The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/policymaking/schedule.html. The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g., braille, large print), please notify the NRC’s Disability Program Coordinator, Rohn Brown, at 301–492–2279, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at rohn.brown@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. This notice is distributed electronically to subscribers. If you no VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act, the Council has amended its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (program). The final amended program may be found on the Council’s Web site at http:// www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program. Background: Pursuant to section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act, in November 2007 the Northwest Power and Conservation Council requested in writing that State and Federal fish and wildlife agencies, Indian tribes, and others submit recommendations for amendments to the Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council received over 3000 pages of recommendations and supporting information from 65 entities. The Council then received extensive written public comment on the program amendment recommendations. In September 2008, after reviewing the recommendations, the supporting information, and the comments received on the recommendations, the Council released for public review a draft revised Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council received over 1000 pages of substantial written comments on the draft amendments. All of these documents may be found on the Council’s Web site at http:// www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program/ 2008amend. The Council also took oral PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30645 testimony at a dozen public hearings around the region. Transcripts of these hearings are in the administrative record along with the written comments. As specified in section 4(h)(5), the Council also held a number of consultations on the recommendations and draft amendments with representatives of State and Federal fish and wildlife agencies, Indian tribes, Federal hydrosystem agencies, and customers of the Bonneville Power Administration. Notes from these consultations are also in the administrative record. Following this public review process required by the Northwest Power Act, and after deliberations in public over the course of several Council meetings, the Council adopted the final revised program in February 2009 at a Council meeting in Portland, Oregon. The Council based its decisions on the recommendations, supporting documents, and the views and information obtained through public comment and participation and consultation with the agencies, tribes, and customers. The Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program continues to include detailed plans for nearly 60 subbasins and mainstem reaches of the Columbia River Basin. The subbasin plans themselves were not revised in this process. In the final step of this program amendment process, at its June 2009 meeting in Whitefish, Montana, the Council adopted written findings explaining its disposition of the program amendment recommendations, as required by section 4(h)(7) of the Northwest Power Act, along with responses to comments received on the program amendment recommendations and on the draft amended program. The findings and responses have been made part of the program as Appendix F. All of the elements of the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program may be found on the Council’s Web site at http:// www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit the Council’s Web site at http://www.nwcouncil.org or contact the Council at (503) 222–5161 or toll free (800) 452–5161. Stephen L. Crow, Executive Director. [FR Doc. E9–15090 Filed 6–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELECTRIC POWER AND CONSERVATION PLANNING COUNCIL


Amended Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program

AGENCY: Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning 
Council (Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Council), an 
interstate compact agency organized under the authority of the Pacific 
Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980, 16 
U.S.C. 839 et seq. (Northwest Power Act).

ACTION: Notice of final action adopting the amended Columbia River 
Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act, the 
Council has amended its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program 
(program). The final amended program may be found on the Council's Web 
site at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program. Background: Pursuant to 
section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act, in November 2007 the Northwest 
Power and Conservation Council requested in writing that State and 
Federal fish and wildlife agencies, Indian tribes, and others submit 
recommendations for amendments to the Council's Columbia River Basin 
Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council received over 3000 pages of 
recommendations and supporting information from 65 entities. The 
Council then received extensive written public comment on the program 
amendment recommendations. In September 2008, after reviewing the 
recommendations, the supporting information, and the comments received 
on the recommendations, the Council released for public review a draft 
revised Fish and Wildlife Program. The Council received over 1000 pages 
of substantial written comments on the draft amendments. All of these 
documents may be found on the Council's Web site at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program/2008amend. The Council also took oral 
testimony at a dozen public hearings around the region. Transcripts of 
these hearings are in the administrative record along with the written 
comments. As specified in section 4(h)(5), the Council also held a 
number of consultations on the recommendations and draft amendments 
with representatives of State and Federal fish and wildlife agencies, 
Indian tribes, Federal hydrosystem agencies, and customers of the 
Bonneville Power Administration. Notes from these consultations are 
also in the administrative record.
    Following this public review process required by the Northwest 
Power Act, and after deliberations in public over the course of several 
Council meetings, the Council adopted the final revised program in 
February 2009 at a Council meeting in Portland, Oregon. The Council 
based its decisions on the recommendations, supporting documents, and 
the views and information obtained through public comment and 
participation and consultation with the agencies, tribes, and 
customers. The Council's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program 
continues to include detailed plans for nearly 60 subbasins and 
mainstem reaches of the Columbia River Basin. The subbasin plans 
themselves were not revised in this process. In the final step of this 
program amendment process, at its June 2009 meeting in Whitefish, 
Montana, the Council adopted written findings explaining its 
disposition of the program amendment recommendations, as required by 
section 4(h)(7) of the Northwest Power Act, along with responses to 
comments received on the program amendment recommendations and on the 
draft amended program. The findings and responses have been made part 
of the program as Appendix F. All of the elements of the Council's Fish 
and Wildlife Program may be found on the Council's Web site at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please visit the Council's Web site at 
http://www.nwcouncil.org or contact the Council at (503) 222-5161 or 
toll free (800) 452-5161.

Stephen L. Crow,
Executive Director.
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