[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 2014)]
[Pages 42349-42350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16540]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-R-2014-N109; FXRS12650400000S3-123-FF04R02000]

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Collier County, Florida

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent; reopening of public scoping period for a 
comprehensive conservation plan revision and environmental assessment.


SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public 
that we are reopening the public scoping period for the preparation of 
a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) revision and associated 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Florida Panther 
National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in Collier County in southwest 
Florida. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not 
resubmit them. We have already incorporated them in the public record 
and will fully consider them in the development of the draft plan.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments 
by September 19, 2014. One or more public scoping meetings will be 
scheduled to help engage the public in this planning process; please 
contact Florida Panther NWR for the date(s): FloridaPantherCCP@fws.gov 
or 239-353-8442. Information will also be posted on the refuge's Web 
site: http://www.fws.gov/floridapanther/.

ADDRESSES: An online public engagement platform will be used for the 
engagement of the public and the submission of public comments; to 
access this forum, please visit: http://www.fws.gov/floridapanther/ccp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may also submit comments, 
questions, and requests for information to: Cheri

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Ehrhardt, AICP, Natural Resource Planner, PO Box 2683, Titusville, FL 
32781-2683; FloridaPantherCCP@fws.gov; 321-861-1276 (fax); or 321-861-



    On April 23, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 
22697) announcing our intent to initiate our process for developing a 
CCP revision for Florida Panther NWR in Collier County, Florida and to 
request comments regarding the development of this CCP revision. We 
originally opened this comment period from April 23, 2014 to May 23, 
2014. For background and more information, please see that notice. We 
are reopening the public comment period in order to schedule public 
scoping meetings to enhance the opportunity for comment. This notice 
complies with our CCP policy to: (1) Advise other Federal and State 
agencies, Native-American tribes, and the public of our intention to 
conduct detailed planning on this refuge and (2) obtain suggestions and 
information on the scope of issues to consider in the environmental 
document and during development of the CCP.

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.


    This notice is published under the authority of the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd et 

    Dated: June 17, 2014.
Mike Oetker,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-16540 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]