Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Assisting States, Federal Agencies, and Tribes in Managing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats; Draft National Plan; Extension of Public Comment Period, 70946-70947 [2010-29257]

Download as PDF 70946 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 223 / Friday, November 19, 2010 / Notices include, but are not limited to, the peregrine falcon, the alligator snapping turtle, and the eastern big-eared bat. Scoping: Preliminary Issues, Concerns, and Opportunities We have identified preliminary issues, concerns, and opportunities that we may address in the CCP. We have briefly summarized these issues below. During public scoping, we may identify additional issues. Ecoregional Issues • Potential impacts of climate change Habitat Issues • Bottomland Hardwood habitat maintenance and restoration • Timber harvesting • Using fire on the landscape for habitat restoration and maintenance • Property transfer from the Department of the Army and subsequent contaminant issues Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: September 30, 2010. Joy E. Nicholopoulos, Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 2. [FR Doc. 2010–29111 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Issues [FWS–R5–ES–2010–N249; 50120–1113– 0000–C2] • Migratory waterfowl and neotropical migrants using the Refuge as a stopover and/or nesting site • Refuge hunts for population management of White-tailed Deer • Construction/maintenance of bat, wood duck, and bluebird boxes for nesting purposes Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Assisting States, Federal Agencies, and Tribes in Managing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats; Draft National Plan; Extension of Public Comment Period Public Use Opportunities and Access • Identification, construction, and maintenance of wildlife observation trail(s) and auto-tour loop(s) • Develop/Increase participation of Caddo Lake NWR friends group Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Facilities • Remodel or replace current Refuge headquarters (currently an old U.S. Army office building) • Identify location and construct Refuge Fire Station Facilities (currently colocated in the Refuge shop and bunkhouse) • Identify location and construct Refuge Visitor Center and Classroom Building (currently located in an old FEMA Trailer) srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Public Meetings We will give the public an opportunity to provide input at a public meeting (or meetings). You can obtain the schedule from the planning team leader or project leader (see ADDRESSES). You may also send comments anytime during the planning process by U.S. mail, e-mail, or fax (see ADDRESSES). There will be additional opportunities to provide public input once we have prepared a draft CCP. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), are extending the public comment period for the draft national plan to assist States, Federal agencies, and Tribes in managing whitenose syndrome (WNS) in bats. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. If you have already submitted comments, please do not resubmit them; we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final decision. DATES: Submit comments on this document on or before December 26, 2010. Send your written comments on the draft plan, by U.S. mail to Dr. Jeremy Coleman, National WNS Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, New York 13045; or by electronic mail to WhiteNoseBats@fws.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jeremy Coleman, National WNS Coordinator, at the New York Field Office (see ADDRESSES) or by phone at 607–753–9334. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On October 28, 2010, we published a Federal Register notice (75 FR 66387) announcing availability for public review of a draft national plan to assist States, Federal agencies, and Tribes in managing WNS in bats. That notice mistakenly announced a 33-day public comment period instead of a 60-day public comment period. We are extending the public comment period on the draft plan to the originally planned 60 days. WNS is a fungal disease responsible for unprecedented mortality in hibernating bats in the northeastern United States. It has spread rapidly since its discovery in January 2007, and poses a potentially catastrophic threat to hibernating bats throughout North America, including several species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Listed bats include the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and gray bat (Myotis grisescens). The draft plan was prepared by representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Forest Service; U.S. Department of Defense’s Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and FWS; St. Regis Mohawk Tribe; Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; Missouri Department of Conservation; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Pennsylvania Game Commission; Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife; and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Document Availability An electronic copy of the draft plan is available online at https://www.fws.gov/ WhiteNoseSyndrome/. The document is also available from the FWS’s New York Field Office (see ADDRESSES). Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, electronic mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 223 / Friday, November 19, 2010 / Notices Authority As a number of federally listed bat species are threatened by WNS, the FWS is issuing this notice primarily under the authority of the ESA of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531). This plan is intended to guide recovery of listed bats. It was developed so that it can be easily adopted or incorporated into existing or future recovery plans. Dated: November 3, 2010. Wendi Weber, Deputy Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–29257 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR TAMWG. The meeting will include discussion of the following topics: • TMC Chair report, • Hatchery operations review, • Acting Executive Director’s Report, • Channel rehabilitation program, • TRRP adaptive management practices, • TRRP interaction with Central Valley Project Operations Office, • Preliminary 2012 TRRP work plan, • Water year forecasting, • South Fork Trinity River, and • TAMWG recommendations/status of previous recommendations. Completion of the agenda is dependent on the amount of time each item takes. The meeting could end early if the agenda has been completed. Dated: November 10, 2010. Randy A. Brown, Designated Federal Officer, Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office, Arcata, CA. Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–FHC–2010–N253; 81331–1334– 8TWG–W4] [FR Doc. 2010–28928 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AGENCY: The Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) affords stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River (California) restoration efforts to the Trinity Management Council (TMC). The TMC interprets and recommends policy, coordinates and reviews management actions, and provides organizational budget oversight. This notice announces a TAMWG meeting, which is open to the public. DATES: TAMWG will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Redding Library, 1100 Parkview, Redding, CA 96001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meeting Information: Randy A. Brown, TAMWG Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521; telephone: (707) 822–7201. Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP) Information: Jennifer Faler, Acting Executive Director, Trinity River Restoration Program, P.O. Box 1300, 1313 South Main Street, Weaverville, CA 96093; telephone: (530) 623–1800; e-mail: jfaler@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), this notice announces a meeting of the srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to Oil Pollution Act Notice is hereby given that on November 15, 2010, a proposed consent decree in United States, et al. v. Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 1:10–cv– 11958–NMG, was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The proposed consent decree will settle a portion of the claims of the United States (on behalf of the Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of the Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the State of Rhode Island for natural resource damages under the Oil Pollution Act, 33 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., (‘‘Trustees’’) against Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., and related companies (‘‘Defendants’’) relating to an oil spill from the tank barge Bouchard No. 120, which occurred in April 2003 in Buzzards Bay. Pursuant to the proposed consent decree, the Defendants will pay $6,076,393 as natural resource damages to the Trustees. In addition, the Defendants acknowledge the payment of $1,573,529 to the Trustees for reimbursement of their assessment costs. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70947 relating to the proposed consent decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530, and should refer to United States, et al., v. Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 1:10–cv–11958–NMG, D.J. Ref. 90–5–1–1–08159. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either emailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States, et al. v. Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., D.J. Ref. 90–11–3– 08159. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree, may also be examined on the following Department of Justice website, to https://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $13.50 (25 cents per page reproduction costs of Consent Decree and Appendices) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by email or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. Maureen Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2010–29158 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Notice is hereby given that on November 15, 2010, a proposed Consent Decree was filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri in United States et al. v. HPI Products, Inc., et al., No. 08–06133 (W.D. Mo.). The proposed Consent Decree entered into by the United States and the State of Missouri and Defendants HPI Products, Inc., St. Joseph Properties, LLC, and William E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 223 (Friday, November 19, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-ES-2010-N249; 50120-1113-0000-C2]


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Assisting States, 
Federal Agencies, and Tribes in Managing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats; 
Draft National Plan; Extension of Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), are extending 
the public comment period for the draft national plan to assist States, 
Federal agencies, and Tribes in managing white-nose syndrome (WNS) in 
bats. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. If you have already 
submitted comments, please do not resubmit them; we have already 
incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in 
our final decision.

DATES: Submit comments on this document on or before December 26, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send your written comments on the draft plan, by U.S. mail 
to Dr. Jeremy Coleman, National WNS Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, New York Field Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, New York 
13045; or by electronic mail to WhiteNoseBats@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jeremy Coleman, National WNS 
Coordinator, at the New York Field Office (see ADDRESSES) or by phone 
at 607-753-9334.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 28, 2010, we published a Federal 
Register notice (75 FR 66387) announcing availability for public review 
of a draft national plan to assist States, Federal agencies, and Tribes 
in managing WNS in bats. That notice mistakenly announced a 33-day 
public comment period instead of a 60-day public comment period. We are 
extending the public comment period on the draft plan to the originally 
planned 60 days.
    WNS is a fungal disease responsible for unprecedented mortality in 
hibernating bats in the northeastern United States. It has spread 
rapidly since its discovery in January 2007, and poses a potentially 
catastrophic threat to hibernating bats throughout North America, 
including several species listed as endangered or threatened under the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA). Listed bats include the Indiana bat 
(Myotis sodalis), Virginia big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii 
virginianus), Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens), and 
gray bat (Myotis grisescens).
    The draft plan was prepared by representatives of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
and Forest Service; U.S. Department of Defense's Army Corps of 
Engineers; U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, 
National Park Service, and FWS; St. Regis Mohawk Tribe; Kentucky 
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; Missouri Department of 
Conservation; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; 
Pennsylvania Game Commission; Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife; 
and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Document Availability

    An electronic copy of the draft plan is available online at 
http:[sol][sol]www.fws.gov/WhiteNoseSyndrome/. The document is also 
available from the FWS's New York Field Office (see ADDRESSES).

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, electronic mail 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you 
should be aware that your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--may be made publicly available at any time. 
While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

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Authority

    As a number of federally listed bat species are threatened by WNS, 
the FWS is issuing this notice primarily under the authority of the ESA 
of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531). This plan is intended to guide recovery of 
listed bats. It was developed so that it can be easily adopted or 
incorporated into existing or future recovery plans.

    Dated: November 3, 2010.
Wendi Weber,
Deputy Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-29257 Filed 11-18-10; 8:45 am]
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