[Federal Register: June 22, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 119)]
[Page 36204-36205]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Draft Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and Draft 
Wilderness Stewardship Plan

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; reopening of public comment period.


SUMMARY: With this notice, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, 
we) reopen the public comment period on the Draft Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan (CCP), Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), 
and Draft Wilderness Stewardship Plan (Plan) for the Cabeza Prieta 
National Wildlife Refuge in Pima and Yuma Counties, Arizona. We also 
intend to announce upcoming public meetings, at which we will receive 

DATES: Please submit your written comments on the Draft CCP, Draft EIS, 
and Draft Plan on or before August 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The Draft CCP, Draft EIS, and Draft Plan are available on a 
compact disk or as a hard copy. To request a copy, please contact Mr. 
John Slown, Biologist/Conservation Planner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, Southwest Region, Division of 
Planning, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; please specify the 
format you prefer. You may also access or download a copy at the 
following Web site: http://southwest.fws.gov/refuges/Plan/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Slown, 505-248-7458; or e-
mail: john_slown@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice advises the public that the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we) will accept public and agency 
comments regarding the Draft CCP, Draft EIS, and Draft Plan for Cabeza 
Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Pima and Yuma Counties, Arizona, 
until Monday, August 15, 2005. We announced availability of the Draft 
CCP, Draft EIS and Draft Plan for Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife 
Refuge, gave background information, and opened a public comment period 
on March 16, 2005 (70 FR 12895). This comment period closed on June 14, 
    We now reopen the comment period. This will give interested members 
of the public and agencies sufficient time to provide us comments on 
the Draft CCP, Draft EIS, and Draft Plan. Comments previously submitted 
need not be resubmitted, as they will be incorporated into the public 
record as part of this reopened comment period, and will be fully 
considered. We also plan to hold public meetings to present the Draft 
CCP, Draft EIS, and Draft Plan; answer questions; and receive formal 
public comments in Yuma, Tucson, Sells, and Ajo, Arizona, during the 
public comment period. We will post notice of the meetings in local 
newspapers and other media outlets, and we will also send notice 
through mailings to individuals and organizations that have expressed 
interest in this planning effort.

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    Dated: June 10, 2005.
Larry G. Bell,
Acting, Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, 
New Mexico.
[FR Doc. 05-12289 Filed 6-21-05; 8:45 am]