[Federal Register: February 7, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 26)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Minor Adjustment of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Boundary

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of boundary adjustment.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Regional 
Director, Region 7, of the Fish and Wildlife Service, has made a minor 
modification to the boundary of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge in 
the State of Alaska. This boundary adjustment was made to incorporate a 
parcel of land which is adjacent to the former Refuge boundary. This 
parcel is a portion of a large, phased acquisition by the State of 
Alaska using EXXON Valdez oil spill settlement funds. This action added 
2,699.75 acres to the Refuge.

DATES: Title to the land in question vested in the Untied States of 
America on December 5, 2000. Notification to Congress of the proposed 
boundary change was provided April 3, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Division of Realty, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 East 
Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-6199.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon N. Janis, 907-786-3490.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2000, 2,699.75 acres of land were 
acquired from Afognak Joint Venture by the Untied States, for 
administration by the Fish and Wildlife Service. These lands lie 
outside, but adjacent to, the boundary of the Kodiak National Wildlife 
Refuge as established by the Alaska National Interest Lands 
Conservation Act. These lands are identified as Tract B of the 
Subdivision of Tract B Waterfall Addition, according to the plat 
thereof filed as Plat No. 2000-20 on November 8, 2000, in the Kodiak 
Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, which is 
located in Sections 4, 9, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 21, Township 21 
South, Range 20 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska.
    Section 103(b) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation 
Act (16 U.S.C. 3103(b)) establishes authority for the Secretary of the 
Interior to make

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minor boundary adjustments to the Wildlife Refuges created by the Act. 
Under this authority, and following due notice to Congress, the 
Secretary, acting through the Regional Director, Region 7, of the Fish 
and Wildlife Service, has used this authority to adjust the boundaries 
of the Kodiak Refuge to include the 2,699,75 acres of land referenced 
above. This adjustment modifies the boundary previously described in 
Federal Register (48 FR 7966, February 24, 1983).

David B. Allen,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 03-3103 Filed 2-6-03; 8:45 am]