Receipt of Applications for Permit
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and marine mammals.
Preparation of a Supplement to the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
This notice advises the public that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) intends to prepare a Supplement to the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations, for the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The Refuge has decided to draft a new preferred alternative (Alternative E) in the form of a Supplement to the Draft CCP and EIS. All current alternatives in the Draft CCP and EIS (Alternatives A through D) will remain and will be considered in preparing the Final CCP and EIS. The Service is furnishing this notice in compliance with the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.), and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions.
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Translocation of Southern Sea Otters
This notice advises the public that we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have prepared a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Translocation of Southern Sea Otters (draft SEIS), which is available for public review. The draft SEIS evaluates options for continuing, revising, or terminating the southern sea otter translocation program (52 FR 29754; August 11, 1987). The document describes the proposed action and other alternatives under consideration and discloses the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of each of the alternatives.