[Federal Register: January 5, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 2)]
[Page 482-483]
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Fish and Wildlife Service
[I.D. 123098B]

Notice of Public Meetings Regarding the Preparation of a 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Potential Modification 
of a Habitat Conservation Plan on Lands Administered by Plum Creek 
Timber Company in the State of Washington

AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce; Fish and Wildlife 
Service (FWS), Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


SUMMARY: NMFS and FWS (the Services) will be conducting public 
meetings, in conjunction with the public comment period, regarding a 
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement addressing effects of 
a proposed land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service in the 
Interstate-90 corridor of Washington. If the proposed land exchange 
takes place, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) incidental take permit 
issued to Plum Creek Timber Company would be modified accordingly. 
Permit PRT-808398 was issued on June 27, 1996, and allows Plum Creek to 
take federally listed species, under the provisions of section 
10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA, as amended.

DATES: Public meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 
January 20 and 21, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Public meetings will be held at the following locations: on 
January 20, 1999, at The Inn at Goose Creek, 1720 Canyon Road, 
Ellensburg, Washington; on January 21, 1999, at the Holiday Inn, 1801 
12th Avenue, NW, Issaquah, Washington.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Vogel, Wildlife Biologist, 
Fish and Wildlife Service, 510 Desmond Drive, Suite 101, Lacey, 
Washington 98503, (360) 753-9440; or Dennis Carlson, Fishery Biologist, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, 510 Desmond Drive, Suite 101, Lacey, 
Washington 98503, (360) 753-9440.
    Interested parties may contact the Services at the address listed 
above to receive additional information, including a map for the public 
meeting location.

    Dated: December 29, 1998.
Thomas J. Dwyer,
Acting Regional Director, Region 1, Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Portland, Oregon.
    Dated: December 30, 1998.
Kevin Collins,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 99-137 Filed 1-4-99; 8:45 am]