[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)]
[Page 41300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16530]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-R-2014-N119; BAC-4311-K9-S3]

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Wallops Island National 
Wildlife Refuge, Accomack County, Virginia; Draft Comprehensive 
Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

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


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the 
public that we are extending the public review and comment period for 
the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental 
impact statement (EIS) for Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) 
and Wallops Island NWR.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments 
by August 15, 2014. We will hold a public meeting and open house-style 
meetings during the comment period to receive comments and provide 
information on the draft plan. In addition, we will use special 
mailings, newspaper articles, internet postings, and other media 
announcements to inform people of opportunities for input.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any 
one of the following methods:
     Email: northeastplanning@fws.gov. Include ``Chincoteague 
Draft CCP/EIS'' in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: Attention: Thomas Bonetti, Refuge Planner, 413-253-
     U.S. Mail: Attention: Thomas Bonetti, Refuge Planner, 
USFWS, Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 
     In-Person Drop Off: You may drop off comments during 
regular business hours at the refuge headquarters, 8231 Beach Road, 
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.
    You will find the draft CCP/EIS, as well as information about the 
planning process and a summary of the CCP, on the planning Web site: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Bonetti, Planning Team Leader, 



    On May 15, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 
27906) announcing the availability of the draft CCP/EIS for 
Chincoteague NWR and Wallops Island NWR for public review and comment 
in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) 
requirements. We originally opened the comment period from May 15, 
2014, to July 14, 2014. We are extending the public comment period 
until August 15, 2014, in response to a request we have received from 
town of Chincoteague officials. For more information on the draft CCP/
EIS and the planning process we followed, please see the May 2014 

Public Involvement

    We will give the public an opportunity to provide input at public 
meetings. You can obtain the schedule from the address or Web site 
listed in this notice (see ADDRESSES). You may also submit written 
comments anytime during the comment period.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email 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 can 
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.

    Dated: June 24, 2014.
Deborah Rocque,
Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-16530 Filed 7-14-14; 8:45 am]