[Federal Register: March 23, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 57)]
[Page 15646]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Availability of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment on 
the Continuation of General Swan Hunting Seasons in Parts of the 
Pacific Flyway

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: This Notice advises the public that a Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Assessment on the Continuation of General Swan Hunting 
Seasons in Parts of the Pacific Flyway is available for public review. 
Comments and suggestions are requested.

DATES: You must submit comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment 
by May 22, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Draft Environmental Assessment can be obtained 
by writing to Robert Trost, Pacific Flyway Representative, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management, 911 N.E. 
11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181. Written comments can be sent 
to the same address. All comments received, including names and 
addresses, will become part of the public record. You may inspect 
comments during normal business hours at the same address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Trost at: Pacific Flyway 
Representative, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory 
Bird Management, 911 N.E. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181, 
(503) 231-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft Supplemental Assessment includes a 
review of the past 5-year experimental general swan hunting seasons in 
parts of the Pacific Flyway and alternatives for establishment of 
future operational swan hunting seasons in the same area. The 
Supplemental Assessment was prompted by requests from individuals, 
States, and various conservation organizations for a thorough 
examination of alternatives for swan hunting in the Pacific Flyway in 
light of continuing concerns for the Rocky Mountain Population of 
trumpeter swans. The Assessment deals with establishment of an 
operational approach for swan hunting and related efforts to address 
status and distributional concerns regarding the Rocky Mountain 
Population of trumpeter swans. Four alternatives, including the 
proposed action, are considered.

    Dated: March 13, 2000.
John G. Rogers,
Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 00-6933 Filed 3-22-00; 8:45 am]