[Federal Register: May 7, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 88)]
[Page 23042-23043]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Intent To Conduct Public Scoping Meeting To Obtain 
Suggestions and Information on Issues to Include in the Preparation of 
a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Roanoke River National Wildlife 
Refuge in North Carolina

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service intends to gather information necessary to prepare a 
Comprehensive Conservation Plan and associated environmental documents 
for this refuge in pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act 
and implementing regulations.
    The meetings are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, May 22, 2001, 6 
p.m.-9 p.m., Bertie County Courthouse, 108 Dundee Street, Windsor, 
North Carolina 27983; Thursday, May 24, 2001, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Halifax 
County Agricultural Center, 359 Ferrell Lane, Halifax, North Carolina 

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 6, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Comments and requests for information concerning this refuge 
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 this refuge 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

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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 could withhold from the rulemaking record a 
respondent's identify, 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 
    Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge was established in August 
1989, to protect and enhance wooded wetlands consisting of bottomland 
hardwoods and swamps with high waterfowl value along the Roanoke River.

    Dated: April 17, 2001.
Judy L. Pulliam,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-11357 Filed 5-4-01; 8:45 am]