[Federal Register: February 10, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 27)]
[Page 6632]
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Fish and Wildlife Service
[I.D. 122898D]

Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Environmental 
Assessment and Application for an Incidental Take Permit by the City of 
Seattle, King County, Washington

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, Commerce; Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.


SUMMARY: NMFS and FWS (the Services) are extending the public comment 
period for an Environmental Assessment, a proposed Habitat Conservation 
Plan, and an Implementation Agreement. These documents relate to an 
application for an Incidental Take Permit, pursuant to the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended. The applicant is the City of Seattle, 
and the application pertains to water withdrawal and forest-related 
management activities in the Cedar River Watershed, in King County, 
Washington. The availability of these documents was announced in two 
previous Federal Register documents (December 11, 1998 and January 5, 
1999), which stated that comments would be accepted through February 9, 
1999. The purpose of this document is to announce the extension of the 
comment period to March 1, 1999.

DATES: Written comments on the permit application, Environmental 
Assessment, Habitat Conservation Plan, and Implementation Agreement 
must be postmarked by March 1, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Requests for documents should be made by calling the City of 
Seattle at (206) 684-4144. Copies are also available for viewing or for 
partial or complete duplication at all King County and City of Seattle 
libraries and at four libraries on the University of Washington main 
campus, including the Fisheries and Oceanography Library, Forest 
Resources Library, Engineering Library, and at the Federal Publications 
desk of the Suzzallo Library. Comments should be mailed to Seattle 
Public Utilities, P.O. Box 21105, Seattle, Washington 98111-3105. 
Requests for information on the draft Habitat Conservation Plan should 
be directed to Jim Erckmann, Project Manager. Requests for information 
on the draft Environmental Assessment should be directed to Jim 
Freeman, Senior Watershed Planner. Both can be contacted at Seattle 
Public Utilities, 19901 Cedar Falls Road SE., North Bend, Washington, 
98045 (telephone: 206/233-1512; facsimile: 206/233-1527). Comments and 
materials received will also be available for public inspection, by 
appointment, during normal business hours by calling 206/233-1512.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Bogaczyk, Project Biologist, 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 510 Desmond Drive, SE., Suite 102, Lacey, 
Washington, 98503-1273, (telephone: 360/753-5824; facsimile: 360/534-
9331), and Matt Longenbaugh, Project Biologist, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, 510 Desmond Drive, SE., Suite 103, Lacey, 
Washington, 98503-1273 (telephone: 360/753-7761; facsimile: 360/753-
9517). The Habitat Conservation Plan, Implementation Agreement, and the 
Environmental Assessment are also available for inspection at the 
preceding Service office addresses.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For background information about this permit 
application refer to the previously published Federal Register 
documents (63 FR 68468, December 11, 1998; and 64 FR 480, January 5, 
    The environmental review of this project will be conducted in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), National 
Environmental Policy Act Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), 
other appropriate Federal laws and regulations, and policies and 
procedures of the Services for compliance with those regulations.
    This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(a) of the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended, and the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969, as amended.

    Dated: February 4, 1999.
David Wesley,
Regional Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1, Portland, 

    Dated: February 4, 1999.
Kevin Collins,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 99-3243 Filed 2-9-99; 8:45 am]
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