[Federal Register: January 13, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 9)]
[Page 2189-2190]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Natural Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way Permit Application to Cross 
Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.

AGENCY: Notice.


SUMMARY: This Notice advises the public that Mississippi Power Company, 
has applied for a right-of-way permit for the installation of a twenty 
(20) inch outer-diameter natural gas pipeline across 3.02 acres of 
Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Jackson County, Mississippi, 
described as follows:
    A right-of-way with a beginning width of fifty (50) feet on, over, 
across, and through that part of the Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge 
(NWR) lying and being in Jackson County, Mississippi. The proposed 
route is paralleling, adjacent, and south of the existing railroad and 
transmission rights-of-way.

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    Commencing at the SW corner of the SE\1/4\ of Section 18, 
Township 6 South, Range 5 West, thence run North 349.97 feet to the 
point of beginning; thence S 89 46 58 E, 2632.46 feet to the East 
line of Section 18. Said right-of-way contains 3.02 acres, more or 

    Also for the purpose and duration of the initial construction and 
installation of the proposed pipeline, a temporary right-of-way and 
work space twenty-five (25) feet in width located on the north side of 
the proposed right-of-way.
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the United 
States Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering the merits of 
approving this application.

DATES: Interested persons desiring to comment on this application 
should do so on or before February 14, 2000.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any 
one of several methods. You may mail comments to Regional Director, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Room 420, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30345. You may also comment via the Internet to Sam 
____ Hamilton@fws.gov. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file 
avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 
Please also include ``Attn: Brenda Johnson'' and your name and return 
address in your internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation 
from the system that we have received your Internet message, contact us 
at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, Brenda Johnson, 
1-800-419-9582. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Regional 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 
400, Atlanta, Georgia 30345. Our practice is to make comments, 
including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public 
review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may 
request that we withhold their home address from the rulemaking record, 
which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be 
circumstances in which we would withhold from the rulemaking record a 
respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you wish to withhold 
your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous 
comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available 
for public inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Johnson, Realty Specialist, at 
the above Atlanta, Georgia, address (404) 679-7202 or FAX (404) 679-
    Right-of-way applications are filed in accordance with Section 28 
of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (41 Stat. 449:30 U.S.C. 185), as 
amended by Public Law 93-153.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 00-847 Filed 1-12-00; 8:45 am]