[Federal Register: November 3, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 214)]
[Page 66256-66257]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Intent To Prepare Comprehensive Conservation Plans; National 
Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare Comprehensive Conservation Plans 
for Alligator River, Currituck, Mackay Island, Mattamuskeet, Pocosin 
Lakes, Roanoke River, and Swanquarter

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National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina.


SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Southeast Region, intends to gather information necessary to 
prepare comprehensive conservation plans and associated environmental 
documents pursuant to the Service's Comprehensive Conservation Planning 
Policy and the National Environmental Policy Act and implementing 
regulations to achieve the following:
    (1) Advise other agencies and the public of our intentions; and
    (2) Obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to 
include in the environmental documents.

DATES: Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 

ADDRESSES: Address comments and requests for more information to the 
following: D. A. Brown, M.S., P.W.S., 1106 West Queen Street, P.O. Box 
329, Edenton, North Carolina 27932, (252) 482-2364.
    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 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, 
objections, 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 

    Dated: October 25, 2000.
H. Dale Hall,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 00-28208 Filed 11-2-00; 8:45 am]