[Federal Register: August 28, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 167)]
[Page 52120-52121]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Intent To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings To Obtain 
Suggestions and Information on Issues To Include in the Preparation of 
Comprehensive Conservation Plans for Cedar Island National Wildlife 
Refuge in Carteret County, North Carolina, and Pea Island National 
Wildlife Refuge in Dare County, NC

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service intends to gather information necessary

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to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and associated 
environmental documents for both of these refuges pursuant to the 
National Environmental Policy Act and implementing regulations.
    Meetings for Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge to be conducted 
as follows:

Thursday, September 21, 2000, 12 Noon-3 p.m., Duke University Marine 
Laboratory Auditorium, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, North 
Carolina 28516, 910/504-7504
Thursday, September 21, 2000, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Cedar Island Community 
Center, 2208 Cedar Island Road, Cedar Island, North Carolina 28520, 

    Meetings for Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to be conducted as 

Monday, September 25, 2000, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Rodanthe 
Community Center, 23186 Myrna Peters Road, Rodanthe, North Carolina 
27968, 252/987-2503
Tuesday, September 26, 2000, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., 6 p.m.-9 p.m., North 
Carolina State Aquarium, 374 Airport Road, Manteo, North Carolina 
27954, 252/473-3494, Ext. 258

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 27, 

ADDRESSES: Comments and requests for information concerning these 
refuges may be addressed to: D.A. Brown, M.S., P.W.S., 1106 West Queen 
Street, P.O. Box 329, Edenton, North Carolina 27932, 252/482-2364, 252/
482-3855 (fax), 252/337-5283 (cell).
    Information concerning these refuges may be found at the following 
website: http://rtncf-rci.ral.r4.fws.gov.
    If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail comments to the above address. You may 
also comment via the Internet to the following address: 
D_A_Brown@fws.gov. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file 
avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 
Please also include 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 D.A. Brown directly at the 
above address. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Mr. Brown at 
1106 West Queen Street, Edenton, North Carolina. 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 us 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is the policy of the Fish and Wildlife 
Service to have all lands within the National Wildlife Refuge System 
managed in accordance with an approved Comprehensive Conservation Plan. 
The plan guides management decisions and identifies the goals, 
objectives, and strategies for achieving refuge purposes. Public input 
into this planning process is encouraged. The plan will provide other 
agencies and the public with a clear understanding of the desired 
conditions of the refuge and how the Service will implement management 
    Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge was authorized by the 
Migratory Bird Conservation Act (45 Stat. 1222, as amended 16 U.S.C. 
715-715d) in August 1964, and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge was 
established by Presidential Executive Order 7864 in April 1938. Both 
were established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds 
and other wildlife.

    Dated: July 24, 2000.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 00-19512 Filed 8-25-00; 8:45 am]