Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Klamath County, OR; Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA: Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, 89138-89139 [2016-29518]

Download as PDF 89138 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices FEIS, will be available for public inspection by appointment, during normal business hours, at our Washington Fish and Wildlife Office (see ADDRESSES). Next Steps We expect to receive a permit application from WDNR requesting an amendment of their ITP and HCP to cover the LTCS for the marbled murrelet. It is anticipated that one of the alternatives analyzed in the DEIS will form the basis of the LTCS that would be implemented under the HCP. An interim conservation strategy for the marbled murrelet is currently being implemented under the HCP. The HCP amendment for the LTCS is intended to replace the interim conservation strategy for the marbled murrelet. We will evaluate that request, associated documents, and public comments in reaching a final decision on whether the application for a permit amendment meets the requirements of section 10 of the ESA. We will prepare responses to public comments and publish a notice of availability for the FEIS. The FEIS will identify the preferred alternative for the LTCS for the marbled murrelet and analyze its impact on the human environment. We will also evaluate whether the proposed permit action would comply with section 7 of the ESA by conducting an intra-Service section 7 consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to approve the proposed amendment of the WDNR ITP and HCP. If the ESA section 10 issuance requirements are met, we will approve the amendment of the ITP and HCP. We will issue a record of decision and approve or deny the ITP and HCP amendment request by WDNR no sooner than 30 days after publication of the EPA’s notice of availability of the FEIS. Authority: We provide this notice in accordance with the requirements of section 10(c) of the ESA and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32) and NEPA and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Theresa Rabot, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2016–29062 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–NWRS–2016–N192; FXRS12610800000–178–FF08R00000] Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Klamath County, OR; Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA: Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of availability. We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges). The Refuges are part of the Klamath Basin Complex. The final CCP/EIS, prepared under the National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service proposes to manage the refuges for the next 15 years. Final compatibility determinations for uses proposed under the preferred alternative are also included as an appendix. SUMMARY: Document Availability: You may obtain copies of the documents in the following places: • Internet: http://www.fws.gov/ refuge/Tule_Lake/what_we_do/ conservation.html. • In Person: Æ Klamath Refuge Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters, 4009 Hill Road, Tulelake, CA 96134. Æ The following libraries: ADDRESSES: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Library Address Klamath County Main .............................. Keno Branch ............................................ Malin Branch ............................................ Merrill Branch .......................................... S. Suburban Branch ................................ Tulelake Branch ....................................... Butte Valley Branch ................................. Redding ................................................... Multnomah Co. Central ........................... Sacramento Public Central Branch ......... Medford .................................................... 126 South Third Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 ................................................... 15555 Hwy 66, #1, Keno, OR 97627 ........................................................................ 2307 Front Street, Malin, OR 97632 ......................................................................... 365 Front Street, Merrill, OR 97633 .......................................................................... 3625 Summers Lane, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 ...................................................... 451 Main Street, Tulelake, CA 96134 ....................................................................... 800 West Third Street, Dorris, CA 96023 ................................................................. 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding, CA 96001 ................................................................. 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 .................................................................... 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814 ............................................................................. 205 S. Central Ave, Medford, OR 95701 .................................................................. EPA’s Role in the EIS Process FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Klamath Refuge Planner, (916) 414– 6464 (phone). We publish this notice to announce the availability of the final CCP/EIS for the Klamath Basin Refuges. The final CCP/ EIS, which we prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), describes and analyzes a range of management alternatives for the Klamath Basin Refuges. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 The EPA is charged under section 309 of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.) to review all Federal agencies’ environmental impact statement (EISs) and to comment on the adequacy and acceptability of the environmental impacts of proposed actions in the EISs. EPA also serves as the repository (EIS database) for EISs prepared by Federal agencies and provides notice of their availability in the Federal Register. The EIS database provides information about EISs prepared by Federal agencies, as PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Phone No. (541) (541) (541) (541) (541) (530) (530) (530) (530) (916) (541) 882–8894 273–0750 723–5210 798–5393 273–3679 667–2291 397–4932 245–7250 988–5123 264–2700 774–8689 well as EPA’s comments concerning the EISs. All EISs are filed with EPA, which publishes a notice of availability on Fridays in the Federal Register. The notice of availability is the start of the 30-day ‘‘wait period’’ for final EISs, during which agencies are generally required to wait 30 days before making a decision on a proposed action. For more information, see http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. You may search for EPA comments on EISs, along with the EISs themselves, at https:// E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cds-enepa-public/ action/eis/search. identified and discussed in the final CCP/EIS. Background Alexandra Pitts, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. 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 the Service 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 also evaluate the potential for providing wildlifedependent recreational opportunities 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 Improvement Act. Klamath Basin Refuges The Klamath Basin Refuges consist of a variety of habitats, including freshwater marshes, open water, grassy meadows, coniferous forests, sagebrush and juniper grasslands, agricultural lands, and rocky cliffs and slopes. These habitats support diverse and abundant populations of resident and migratory wildlife, with 433 species having been observed on or near the Refuges. In addition, each year the Refuges serve as a migratory stopover for about threequarters of the Pacific Flyway waterfowl, with peak fall concentrations of over 1 million birds. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES NEPA Compliance We are conducting environmental review in accordance with the requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), its implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), other applicable regulations, and our procedures for compliance with those regulations. The final EIS discusses the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the alternatives on biological resources, cultural resources, water quality, and other environmental resources. Measures to minimize adverse environmental effects are VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2016–29518 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22485; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, and Lawrence University, Appleton, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: U.S. Geological Survey The Wisconsin Historical Society and Lawrence University have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Wisconsin Historical Society. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Wisconsin Historical Society at the address in this notice by January 9, 2017. ADDRESSES: Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706, telephone (608) 264–6434, email Jennifer.Kolb@ wisconsinhistory.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI, and in the physical custody of Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Rock Island II site, Door County, WI. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: [GX16GG00995TR00] Announcement of Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Meeting U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. Pursuant to Public Law 106– 503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) advises the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS’s participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee, which is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government, will hold its next meeting by teleconference on January 5, 2017, as specified below. In this meeting, the Committee will review the current activities of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program and discuss future priorities. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST) on January 5, 2017. All persons interested in joining the meeting must notify Linda Huey (lhuey@usgs.gov, tel. 703–648– 6712) by 5:00 p.m. EST on January 3, 2017, to obtain the information necessary to join the teleconference. DATES: Dr. William Leith, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 905, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648–6712, wleith@usgs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: William Leith, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards. [FR Doc. 2016–29556 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89139 E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 237 (Friday, December 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

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Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear 
Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Klamath County, OR; Siskiyou and 
Modoc Counties, CA: Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental 
Impact Statement

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the 
availability of a final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and 
environmental impact statement (EIS) for Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, 
Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges 
(Refuges). The Refuges are part of the Klamath Basin Complex. The final 
CCP/EIS, prepared under the National Wildlife Refuge Improvement Act of 
1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, describes how the Service proposes to manage the refuges for the 
next 15 years. Final compatibility determinations for uses proposed 
under the preferred alternative are also included as an appendix.

ADDRESSES: Document Availability: You may obtain copies of the 
documents in the following places:
     Internet: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Tule_Lake/what_we_do/conservation.html.
     In Person:
    [cir] Klamath Refuge Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex 
Headquarters, 4009 Hill Road, Tulelake, CA 96134.
    [cir] The following libraries:

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            Library                     Address             Phone No.
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Klamath County Main...........  126 South Third           (541) 882-8894
                                 Street, Klamath
                                 Falls, OR 97601.
Keno Branch...................  15555 Hwy 66, #1,         (541) 273-0750
                                 Keno, OR 97627.
Malin Branch..................  2307 Front Street,        (541) 723-5210
                                 Malin, OR 97632.
Merrill Branch................  365 Front Street,         (541) 798-5393
                                 Merrill, OR 97633.
S. Suburban Branch............  3625 Summers Lane,        (541) 273-3679
                                 Klamath Falls, OR
                                 97603.
Tulelake Branch...............  451 Main Street,          (530) 667-2291
                                 Tulelake, CA 96134.
Butte Valley Branch...........  800 West Third Street,    (530) 397-4932
                                 Dorris, CA 96023.
Redding.......................  1100 Parkview Ave.,       (530) 245-7250
                                 Redding, CA 96001.
Multnomah Co. Central.........  801 SW 10th Ave,          (530) 988-5123
                                 Portland, OR 97205.
Sacramento Public Central       828 I St., Sacramento,    (916) 264-2700
 Branch.                         CA 95814.
Medford.......................  205 S. Central Ave,       (541) 774-8689
                                 Medford, OR 95701.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Klamath Refuge Planner, (916) 414-6464 
(phone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We publish this notice to announce the 
availability of the final CCP/EIS for the Klamath Basin Refuges. The 
final CCP/EIS, which we prepared in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), describes and analyzes a range 
of management alternatives for the Klamath Basin Refuges.

EPA's Role in the EIS Process

    The EPA is charged under section 309 of the CAA (42 U.S.C. 7401 et 
seq.) to review all Federal agencies' environmental impact statement 
(EISs) and to comment on the adequacy and acceptability of the 
environmental impacts of proposed actions in the EISs.
    EPA also serves as the repository (EIS database) for EISs prepared 
by Federal agencies and provides notice of their availability in the 
Federal Register. The EIS database provides information about EISs 
prepared by Federal agencies, as well as EPA's comments concerning the 
EISs. All EISs are filed with EPA, which publishes a notice of 
availability on Fridays in the Federal Register.
    The notice of availability is the start of the 30-day ``wait 
period'' for final EISs, during which agencies are generally required 
to wait 30 days before making a decision on a proposed action. For more 
information, see http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/eisdata.html. You 
may search for EPA comments on EISs, along with the EISs themselves, at 
https://

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cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cds-enepa-public/action/eis/search.

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 the Service 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 also evaluate the potential for providing 
wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities 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 Improvement Act.

Klamath Basin Refuges

    The Klamath Basin Refuges consist of a variety of habitats, 
including freshwater marshes, open water, grassy meadows, coniferous 
forests, sagebrush and juniper grasslands, agricultural lands, and 
rocky cliffs and slopes. These habitats support diverse and abundant 
populations of resident and migratory wildlife, with 433 species having 
been observed on or near the Refuges. In addition, each year the 
Refuges serve as a migratory stopover for about three-quarters of the 
Pacific Flyway waterfowl, with peak fall concentrations of over 1 
million birds.

NEPA Compliance

    We are conducting environmental review in accordance with the 
requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), its 
implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), other applicable 
regulations, and our procedures for compliance with those regulations. 
The final EIS discusses the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of 
the alternatives on biological resources, cultural resources, water 
quality, and other environmental resources. Measures to minimize 
adverse environmental effects are identified and discussed in the final 
CCP/EIS.

Alexandra Pitts,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, 
California.
[FR Doc. 2016-29518 Filed 12-8-16; 8:45 am]
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