[Federal Register: April 24, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 79)]
[Page 21785]
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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; Notice

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is issuing 
this notice to invite further public participation and comment on the 
Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment on the Continuation of 
General Swan Hunting Seasons in Parts of the Pacific Flyway 
(Assessment). The Assessment considers a range of management 
alternatives for establishment of future operational swan hunting 
seasons in the Pacific Flyway. This notice invites further public 
participation by identifying the location, date, and time of public 
meetings on the Assessment.

DATES: You must submit written comments on the Assessment by June 17, 

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: On March 23, 2000, we published a Notice of 
Availability (65 FR 15646). 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 in the Assessment.

Public Meetings

    Two public meetings will be held on the following dates at the 
indicated locations and times:
    1. May 15, 2000; Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the Bureau of Land 
Management District Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
    2. May 17, 2000; Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Utah Department of 
Natural Resources Building Complex, 1594 West North Temple, 6:00-9:30 
    At the public meetings, you may choose to submit oral and/or 
written comments. All comments should include a complete mailing 
address in order to receive a copy of the final Assessment. All 
comments must be submitted by June 17, 2000.

    Dated: April 7, 2000.
Jamie Rappaport Clark,
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 00-10068 Filed 4-21-00; 8:45 am]