[Federal Register: May 5, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 85)]
[Page 20726]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2009-N0085; 1112-0000-80221-F2]

Tehachapi Uplands Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, 
Kern County, CA

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of the public comment period for the draft 
environmental impact statement and draft habitat conservation plan in 
support of an incidental take permit application.


SUMMARY: We the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the 
public that we are extending the public comment period for the Tejon 
Ranchcorp's incidental take application (ITP), draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (DEIS), and draft Tehachapi Uplands Multiple Species 
Habitat Conservation Plan (TUMSHCP). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for 

DATES: Submit comments on these documents on or before July 7, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Kirkland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, at 805-644-1766 extension 267.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are extending the public comment period 
on the ITP application, DEIS, and TUMSHCP (74 FR 6050, February 4, 
2009), in response to requests from the public for a 60-day extension, 
in order to allow additional time for document review. This extension 
also will provide the public and Federal, State, Tribal, and local 
agencies with an additional opportunity to submit information and 
comments on these draft documents. Before including your address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    If you previously submitted comments, you need not resubmit them; 
we have already incorporated them into the public record and will fully 
consider them in finalizing these documents.
    For background and more information on the applicant's proposed 
action, as well as how to review the ITP application, draft TUMSHCP, 
and draft EIS and submit comments or information, see our February 4, 
2009, notice (74 FR 6050). Please refer to TE-204887-0 when requesting 
documents or submitting comments.


    We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Endangered 
Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations 
(50 CFR 17.22) and the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 
4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6).

    Dated: April 29, 2009.
Margaret Kolar,
Acting Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Nevada Region, 
Sacramento, California.
[FR Doc. E9-10286 Filed 5-4-09; 8:45 am]