[Federal Register: December 10, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 237)]
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Fish and Wildlife Service
[I.D. 101599H-1]

Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement and Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the Crown 
Pacific, L.P., Hamilton Tree Farm, Whatcom and Skagit Counties, 

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

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an extension of the public comment 
period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and application for 
an Incidental Take Permit (Permit) for the Crown Pacific, L.P., 
Hamilton Tree Farm, in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Washington. The 
Permit application includes: (1) the proposed Habitat Conservation 
Plan; and, (2) the proposed Implementing Agreement.

DATES: Written comments on the permit application, Environmental Impact 
Statement, Plan, and Implementing Agreement must be received from 
interested parties no later than January 10, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Requests for documents on CD ROM should be made by calling 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (360)534-9330. Hard bound copies 
are also available for viewing, or partial or complete duplication, at 
the following libraries: Sedro-Woolley Public Library, 802 Ball Street, 
Sedro Woolley, WA, (360)855-1166; Bellingham Public Library, Reference 
Desk, 210 Central Avenue, Bellingham, WA, (360)676-6860; Seattle Public 
Library, Government Publications Desk, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 
(260)386-4636; and, Olympia Timberland Library, Reference Desk, 313 8th 
Avenue SE, Olympia, WA, (360)352-0595. The documents are also available 
electronically on the World Wide Web at http://www.r1.fws.gov/.
    Comments and requests for information should be directed to 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). Comments and materials received will also be 
available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business 
hours by calling (360)534-9330.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original Federal Register publication 
announcing the public comment period for this project was announced on 
October 26, 1999 (64 FR 57630). That notice stated that comments would 
be accepted through December 27, 1999. The purpose of this extension is 
to provide additional review and comment time, recognizing that the 
traditional holiday season during the latter part of December may 
affect interested parties' ability to perform a thorough and 
comprehensive review of the documents.

    Dated: November 26, 1999.
Anne Badgley,
Regional Director, Region 1, Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, 

    Dated: December 6, 1999.
Wanda L. Cain,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 99-32089 Filed 12-9-99; 8:45 am]
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