Southcentral Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting
This notice informs the public that the Southcentral Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will hold a public meeting on December 8, 2006, at 3601 C Street, Suite 1030, Anchorage, Alaska. The public is invited to participate and to provide oral testimony.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Habitat Conservation Plan for the Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc., Elk Hills Oil and Gas Field, Kern County, CA
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are issuing this notice to advise the public that we intend to gather information necessary to prepare, in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and Occidental of Elk Hills, Inc. (OEHI), a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) on the Habitat Conservation Plan for the Elk Hills Oil and Gas field (Plan). OEHI intends to apply for a 50-year Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 10 incidental take permit from the Service. The permit is needed to authorize the incidental take of threatened and endangered species that could occur as a result of future operations of the Elk Hills Oil and Gas Field. The Service provides this notice to (1) describe the proposed action and possible alternatives; (2) advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to prepare an EIS/EIR; (3) announce the initiation of a public scoping period; and (4) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be included in the EIS/EIR.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical Habitat for the Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise currently designated critical habitat for the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We originally designated critical habitat for the tidewater goby on November 20, 2000 (65 FR 69693). We are proposing to revise the critical habitat for the tidewater goby to a total of approximately 10,003 acres (ac) (4,050 hectares (ha)). This is an increase of approximately 8,422 ac (3,408 ha) from the currently designated critical habitat. In the previous rule, critical habitat was only designated in Orange and San Diego Counties due to uncertainty over the future listing status of tidewater goby populations to the north. The proposed revised critical habitat is located in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties, California.