[Federal Register: May 21, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 99)]
[Page 29323]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and 
Environmental Assessment for the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge 
Complex, Moffit, ND

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to gather 
information necessary to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and 
associated environmental documents for the Long Lake National Wildlife 
Refuge Complex located in central North Dakota. The Service is issuing 
this notice in compliance with its policy to advise other organizations 
and the public of its intentions and to obtain suggestions and 
information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning 

DATES: Written comments should be received by July 1, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Comments and requests for more information should be sent 
to: Long Lake NWR Planning Project, 12000 353rd Street SE, Moffit, ND 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Kelly, Refuge Planner, Division 
of Refuge Planning, PO Box 25486, DFC, Denver, CO 80225; (303) 236-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service has initiated comprehensive 
conservation planning for the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge 
Complex for the management of its natural resources. This Refuge is 
located in central North Dakota.
    Comprehensive planning will develop management goals, objectives, 
and strategies to carry out the purposes of the Complex's refuges and 
Wetland Management District, and comply with laws and policies 
governing refuge management and public use of refuges. Opportunities 
will be provided for public input at open houses to be held near Long 
Lake Refuge.
    All information provided voluntarily by mail, phone, or at public 
meetings becomes part of the official public record (i.e., names, 
addresses, letters of comment, input recorded during meetings). If 
requested under the Freedom of Information Act by a private citizen or 
organization, the Service may provide copies of such information.
    The environmental impact assessment of this project will be 
conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), 
NEPA Regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), other appropriate Federal laws and 
regulations, Executive Order 12996, the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Improvement Act of 1997, and Service policies and procedures for 
compliance with those regulations.

    Dated: March 3, 2004.
Ralph O. Morgenweck,
Regional Director, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 04-11529 Filed 5-20-04; 8:45 am]