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Download as PDF 64970 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices period in a notice of availability (77 FR 64538; October 22, 2012). The refuge encompasses approximately 2,217 acres in Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley, with herbaceous and scrub-shrub wetlands, and wet prairie, oak savanna, woodland, mixed deciduous forest, riparian forest, riverine, and stream habitats. We announce our decision and the availability of the FONSI for the final CCP in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) requirements. We completed a thorough analysis of impacts on the human environment in the draft CCP/EA. Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Refuge Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for 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 (NWRS), 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 and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Refuge Administration Act. Comments We identified three alternatives for refuge management in the draft CCP/EA, including Alternative 1, our no action alternative. We solicited public comments on the draft CCP/EA, and included a summary of the comments we received and our responses in the final CCP. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Selected Alternative The final CCP includes detailed information about the refuge, our planning process, the issues we addressed, and Alternative 2, the management alternative we selected for implementation on the refuge. Under Alternative 2 we will balance our management of the refuge’s competing management needs and issues. Brief VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 descriptions of key management actions described in Alternative 2 follow: D We will combine the existing fragmented habitats into larger contiguous blocks of native habitat types, and restore relic or disappearing habitats. D Using hydrological modeling, and historic vegetation and soil information, we will restore and increase riparian forest acreage and mixed forest acreage over the next 15 years. D Restored forest habitats will advance our efforts to increase riparian corridor connectivity, and provide habitat for neotropical songbirds and other species. D Restored relic oak habitat acreage will increase to provide habitat for imperiled oak-dependent wildlife. D The acreage of managed wetland ponds will decrease to restore more natural wet prairie habitats to historic vegetation. D Scrub-shrub wetland acreage will increase. D Stream habitat will be restored to facilitate fish passage, and benefit other aquatic species and migratory and resident wildlife. D The refuge will expand public use opportunities including hunting and fishing. D On the Sherwood Unit, existing trails will remain the same, with an additional Environmental Education Off-Trail Study Area and a Nature Explore Area. D Additional photography blinds will be constructed to maximize the photography experience and minimize wildlife disturbances. D A youth waterfowl hunting program will be developed. D A hunt management plan will be developed in close coordination with the State, to determine the season, blind locations, and other details. D We will monitor and adjust the hunt program as needed to provide quality waterfowl hunting and healthy habitat. D We will develop a fishing program with an educational component on the River Overlook. The CCP will guide us in managing and administering the refuge for the next 15 years. Alternative 2, as we described in the draft CCP, is the foundation for the final CCP. The draft and final CCP and related documents may be found on our Web site (see ADDRESSES). Dated: May 16, 2013. Robyn Thorson, Regional Director, Pacific Region, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2013–25600 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2013–N233; FXRS12650900000–145–FF09R20000] New Deadlines for Public Comment on Draft Environmental Documents Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We announce new deadlines for the public to submit input on several draft documents prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. We are taking this action in regard to draft documents and scoping periods that were open for comment during the recent lapse in Federal appropriations. To ensure that we receive the best possible input to guide our decisionmaking, we want to provide the public adequate time to review and comment on the draft documents. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the new comment period end dates. ADDRESSES: See each original Federal Register notice for information on where to submit comments. The Federal Register citations and links to the notices are in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See the contact information in the original Federal Register notices. The Federal Register citations and links to the notices are in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published notices in the Federal Register in August, September, and October that announced the availability of various documents for public review. These documents included a draft environmental impact statement (EIS)/ environmental impact report and draft environmental assessments (EA) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and related documents, such as draft comprehensive conservation plans (CCP). The Federal Register notices directed interested parties to contact Service personnel and Web sites for information about these draft documents. As a result of the recent lapse in Federal appropriations, these personnel and Web sites were unavailable for 16 days. To ensure compliance with our responsibilities under NEPA and to provide the public increased access to Service sources of information, we are allowing additional time for public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64971 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices input on these draft documents. We are also extending the comment periods for scoping for an upcoming CCP and EIS for one national wildlife refuge and an upcoming CCP and EA for another refuge and for either an EIS or EA for a proposed habitat conservation plan. The following table provides relevant Federal Register citation Title of Federal Register notice information that will help the public get access to the draft documents and submit comments: New comment period end date Web link Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City, CO; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement; Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, Arvada, CO; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment. South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Phase 2 (Ponds R3, R4, R5, S5, A1, A2W, A8, A8S, A19, A20, and A21) at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge; Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report. Habitat Conservation Plan for the Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, CA; Notice of Intent. 78 FR 48183; August 7, 2013. November 15, 2013 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-08-07/pdf/201319052.pdf. 78 FR 56921; September 16, 2013. December 2, 2013 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-09-16/pdf/201322438.pdf. 78 FR 57651; September 19, 2013. November 20, 2013 Notice of Availability of the Draft Southeast Missouri Ozarks Regional Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment. 78 FR 57875; September 20, 2013. December 4, 2013 DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges; Washington County, Nebraska, and Harrison and Pottawattamie Counties, Iowa; Draft Environmental Assessment and Comprehensive Conservation Plan. Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln County, WY; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment. Golden Eagles; Programmatic Take Permit Application; Draft Environmental Assessment; Shiloh IV Wind Project, Solano County, California. Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Authorized Within the Twenty Counties That Lie Along the Missouri River From Kansas City to St. Louis, MO; Draft Environmental Assessment and Comprehensive Conservation Plan. 78 FR 57876; September 20, 2013. November 8, 2013 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-09-19/pdf/201322778.pdf. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-09-20/pdf/201322953.pdf. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-09-20/pdf/201322956.pdf. 78 FR 58340; September 23, 2013. November 4, 2013 78 FR 59710; September 27, 2013. November 29, 2013 78 FR 60306; October 1, 2013. November 20, 2013 For information about these draft documents and related issues, contact the person listed in the relevant notice under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Authority: We issue this notice under the authority of the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: October 25, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management. [FR Doc. 2013–25738 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2013–N224; FXES11130800000–134–FF08E00000] Endangered and Threatened Species; Permits Issued Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. AGENCY: DATES: The permit issuance dates are under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Wildlife Service, have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act). With some exceptions, the Act prohibits activities with listed species unless a Applicant name 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Marquez, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2606, Sacramento, CA 95825; 760–431–9440 (telephone); or daniel_ marquez@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have issued the following permits in response to recovery permit applications we received under the authority of section 10 of the Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act. Each permit listed below was issued only after we determined that it was applied for in good faith; that granting the permit would not be to the disadvantage of the listed species; and that the terms and conditions of the permit were consistent with purposes and policy set forth in the Act. Permit No. BIO-WEST, INCORPORATED .................................................................................................... KUS, BARBARA E. ...................................................................................................................... AECOM ........................................................................................................................................ MANTECH SRS TECHNOLOGIES INC. .................................................................................... POINT REYES BIRD OBSERVATORY ...................................................................................... FOURNIER, JOELLE J ................................................................................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-09-23/pdf/201323107.pdf. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-09-27/pdf/201323732.pdf. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2013-10-01/pdf/201323733.pdf. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64970-64971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25738]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-R-2013-N233; FXRS12650900000-145-FF09R20000]


New Deadlines for Public Comment on Draft Environmental Documents

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We announce new deadlines for the public to submit input on 
several draft documents prepared in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act. We are taking this action in regard to draft 
documents and scoping periods that were open for comment during the 
recent lapse in Federal appropriations. To ensure that we receive the 
best possible input to guide our decisionmaking, we want to provide the 
public adequate time to review and comment on the draft documents.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the new comment period end 
dates.

ADDRESSES: See each original Federal Register notice for information on 
where to submit comments. The Federal Register citations and links to 
the notices are in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See the contact information in the 
original Federal Register notices. The Federal Register citations and 
links to the notices are in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), published notices in the Federal Register in August, 
September, and October that announced the availability of various 
documents for public review. These documents included a draft 
environmental impact statement (EIS)/environmental impact report and 
draft environmental assessments (EA) prepared in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.), and related documents, such as draft comprehensive conservation 
plans (CCP). The Federal Register notices directed interested parties 
to contact Service personnel and Web sites for information about these 
draft documents. As a result of the recent lapse in Federal 
appropriations, these personnel and Web sites were unavailable for 16 
days.
    To ensure compliance with our responsibilities under NEPA and to 
provide the public increased access to Service sources of information, 
we are allowing additional time for public

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input on these draft documents. We are also extending the comment 
periods for scoping for an upcoming CCP and EIS for one national 
wildlife refuge and an upcoming CCP and EA for another refuge and for 
either an EIS or EA for a proposed habitat conservation plan. The 
following table provides relevant information that will help the public 
get access to the draft documents and submit comments:

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Title of Federal Register notice    Federal Register citation   New comment  period end date       Web link
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National   78 FR 48183; August 7, 2013.  November 15, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City,                                                               fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 CO; Comprehensive Conservation                                                                08-07/pdf/2013-
 Plan and Environmental Impact                                                                 19052.pdf.
 Statement; Two Ponds National
 Wildlife Refuge, Arvada, CO;
 Comprehensive Conservation Plan
 and Environmental Assessment.
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration   78 FR 56921; September 16,    December 2, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Project, Phase 2 (Ponds R3, R4,   2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 R5, S5, A1, A2W, A8, A8S, A19,                                                                09-16/pdf/2013-
 A20, and A21) at the Don                                                                      22438.pdf.
 Edwards National Wildlife
 Refuge; Intent To Prepare an
 Environmental Impact Statement/
 Environmental Impact Report.
Habitat Conservation Plan for     78 FR 57651; September 19,    November 20, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 the Community of Los Osos, San    2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Luis Obispo County, CA; Notice                                                                09-19/pdf/2013-
 of Intent.                                                                                    22778.pdf.
Notice of Availability of the     78 FR 57875; September 20,    December 4, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Draft Southeast Missouri Ozarks   2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Regional Restoration Plan and                                                                 09-20/pdf/2013-
 Environmental Assessment.                                                                     22953.pdf.
DeSoto and Boyer Chute National   78 FR 57876; September 20,    November 8, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuges; Washington      2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 County, Nebraska, and Harrison                                                                09-20/pdf/2013-
 and Pottawattamie Counties,                                                                   22956.pdf.
 Iowa; Draft Environmental
 Assessment and Comprehensive
 Conservation Plan.
Cokeville Meadows National        78 FR 58340; September 23,    November 4, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln          2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 County, WY; Draft Comprehensive                                                               09-23/pdf/2013-
 Conservation Plan and                                                                         23107.pdf.
 Environmental Assessment.
Golden Eagles; Programmatic Take  78 FR 59710; September 27,    November 29, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Permit Application; Draft         2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Environmental Assessment;                                                                     09-27/pdf/2013-
 Shiloh IV Wind Project, Solano                                                                23732.pdf.
 County, California.
Big Muddy National Fish and       78 FR 60306; October 1, 2013  November 20, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuge, Authorized                                                                   fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Within the Twenty Counties That                                                               10-01/pdf/2013-
 Lie Along the Missouri River                                                                  23733.pdf.
 From Kansas City to St. Louis,
 MO; Draft Environmental
 Assessment and Comprehensive
 Conservation Plan.
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    For information about these draft documents and related issues, 
contact the person listed in the relevant notice under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Authority:  We issue this notice under the authority of the 
National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.).

    Dated: October 25, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management.
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