[Federal Register: September 17, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 180)]
[Page 50526-50527]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice To Extend Public Comment Period on the Draft Document 
Entitled, ``Forming Management Bodies To Implement Legal Spring and 
Summer Migratory Bird Subsistence Hunting in Alaska''

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting comments on a 
plan to establish management bodies for the development of a migratory 
bird subsistence program in Alaska. This action is the result of the 
1997 amendments to the migratory bird treaties with Canada and Mexico 
ratified by the U.S. Senate on October 23, 1997. The amendment to the 
treaty with Canada requires that indigenous inhabitants of the State of 
Alaska will have a meaningful role in migratory bird conservation by 
participating on relevant management bodies. The plan which is 
available for public comment describes four models for organizing 
management bodies. This notice, the substance of which was printed as a 
notice on July 1, 1999 (FR 35674-35675), extends the comment period for 
an additional 29 days to allow further review and comment by interested 
groups and persons.

DATES: Comments must be received by close of business on October 29, 

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503, Attn: Migratory Bird 
Management; fax: 907/786-3641. See Supplementary Information section 
for electronic access and filing addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mimi Hogan at 907/786-3673 or Bob 
Stevens at 907/786-3499.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the document for review may be 
obtained by writing to the above address or by telephoning Mimi Hogan 
or Bob Stevens. Electronic Access and Filing Addresses: The document is 
also available for viewing and downloading at <www.r7.fws.gov/mbm/
treaty>. Comments can be sent by e-mail to

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<treaty@fws.gov>. Submit comments as an ASCII file avoiding the use of 
special characters and any form of encryption.

    Dated: September 8, 1999.
David B. Allen,
Regional Director, Anchorage, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 99-24268 Filed 9-16-99; 8:45 am]