Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge; Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa, and Sequoyah Counties, OK; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (Draft CCP) and an environmental assessment (EA) for Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), which is located within the approved acquisition area of Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa, and Sequoyah Counties of Oklahoma, for public review and comment. The Draft CCP/EA describes our proposal for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidelines
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), are extending the public comment period on documents related to the draft revised summer survey guidelines for the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) for an additional 30 days. We announced availability of these documents in our January 9, 2013, Federal Register notice, which opened a 30-day public comment period. If you have previously submitted comments, you do not need to resubmit them. We have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final USFWS guidelines. The draft guidelines were prepared by representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, U.S. Department of Defense's Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of the Interior's Geological Survey and USFWS, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. We request review and comment on the guidelinesalong with acoustic identification software testing criteria our 2013 contingency planfrom local, State, and Federal agencies and the public.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Permits
We, the U.S. Fish and 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).