[Federal Register: December 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 237)]
[Page 68941-68942]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Advisory 
Committee Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning 
Advisory Committee meetings.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing 
three meetings of the Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning 
Advisory Committee (Committee). In these meetings, the Committee will 
continue its work on making recommendations to the Service and the 
Department of Energy (DOE) on the preparation of a Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan and associated Environmental Impact

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Statement (CCP/EIS) which will serve as a long-term management plan for 
the Hanford Reach National Monument. The Committee's recommendations 
will focus on identifying and reconciling land management issues, while 
meeting the directives of Presidential Proclamation 7319 establishing 
the monument.

DATES: The Committee has scheduled the following meetings:
    1. Thursday, January 15, 2004, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Richland, 
    2. Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Richland, 
    3. Thursday, April 29, 2004, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Richland, 

ADDRESSES: All three meetings will be held at the Washington State 
University Tri-Cities Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University 
Drive, Rooms 120 and 120A, Richland, Washington.
    Written comments may be submitted to Mr. Greg Hughes, Designated 
Federal Official for the Hanford Reach National Monument Federal 
Planning Advisory Committee, Hanford Reach National Monument/Saddle 
Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, 3250 Port of Benton Blvd., Richland, 
Washington, 99352; fax (509) 375-0196. Copies of the draft meeting 
agenda may be obtained from the Designated Federal Official. Comments may be submitted via email to hanfordreach@fws.gov. Additional 
information regarding the monument and the CCP is available on the 
monument's Internet site at http://hanfordreach.fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning the 
meetings, contact Mr. Greg Hughes, Designated Federal Official, via 
telephone at (509) 371-1801, or fax at (509) 375-0196.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Committee meetings are open to the public. 
Verbal comments may be submitted during the course of the meetings, and 
written comments may be submitted at the close of the meetings, mailed 
to the monument office address, or submitted via e-mail. Over the next 
several months, the Committee will receive information from the 
Planning Team on the Draft CCP/EIS, and present advice to the Service 
and DOE on draft products for the CCP/EIS. The Committee will also 
nominate and elect a chair and a vice-chair after new Committee members 
are appointed.

    Dated: November 26, 2003.
David J. Wesley,
Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, 
[FR Doc. 03-30585 Filed 12-9-03; 8:45 am]