[Federal Register: March 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 51)]
[Page 13947-13948]
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Fish and Wildlife Service

[I.D. 011300C]

Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement and Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the Tacoma 
Water Department, Green River Watershed, Habitat Conservation Plan, 
King County, Washington

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

ACTION: Notice of extended public comment period.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a 17-day extension of the public comment 
period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and application for 
an Incidental Take Permit (Permit) for the Tacoma Water Department, 
Green River Watershed, Habitat Conservation Plan, King County, 
Washington. The Permit application includes: (1) the proposed Habitat 
Conservation Plan; (2) the proposed Implementing Agreement; and, (3) 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Direct mailings have been sent to 
affected State and local agencies, Federal agencies, Tribes, Federal 
and State legislators, public interest groups, and other interested 
parties, informing them of this extension.

DATES: Comments must be received at the appropriate address or fax 
number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5:00pm, Pacific standard time, on 
March 31, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Requests for documents on CD ROM should be made by calling 
FWS at (360)534-9330. Hardbound

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copies are also available for viewing, and partial or complete 
duplication, at the following libraries: Olympia Timberland Library, 
Reference Desk, 313 8<SUP>th</SUP> Avenue SE, Olympia, WA, (360)352-
0595; Tacoma Main Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA, 
(253)591-5666; Enumclaw City Library, 1700 1<SUP>st</SUP> Street, 
Enumclaw, WA, (360)825-2938; Auburn Public Library, 808 9<SUP>th</SUP> 
Street SE, Auburn, WA, (253)931-3918; and, Seattle Public Library, 
Government Publications Desk, 1000 4<SUP>th</SUP> Avenue, Seattle, WA, 
(206)386-4636. The documents are also available electronically on the 
World Wide Web at http://www.r1.fws.gov/.
    Written comments on the permit application, Environmental Impact 
Statement, Plan, and Implementing Agreement should be sent to Tim 
Romanski, Project Biologist, FWS, 510 Desmond Drive, SE., Suite 102, 
Lacey, WA, 98503-1273, (telephone: 360/753-5823; facsimile: 360/534-
9331), or Mike Grady, Project Biologist, NMFS, 510 Desmond Drive, SE., 
Suite 103, Lacey, Washington, 98503-1273 (telephone: 360/753-6052; 
facsimile: 360/753-9517). Comments will not be accepted if submitted 
via e-mail or the internet. Comments and materials received will also 
be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal 
business hours by calling (360)534-9330.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Romanski, FWS,(phone: 360/753-
5823, fax: 360/534-9331, e-mail: Tim__Romanski@r1.fws.gov), or Mike 
Grady, NMFS, (phone: 360/753-6052, fax: 360/753-9517, e-mail: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original Federal Register publication 
announcing the public comment period for this project was announced on 
January 14, 2000 (65 FR 2390). That notice stated that comments would 
be accepted through March 14, 2000. The purpose of this extension is to 
provide additional review and comment time in response to requests from 
several parties.

    Dated: March 7, 2000.
Thomas J. Dwyer,
Regional Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1, Portland, 
    Dated: March 10, 2000.
Wanda L. Cain,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 00-6413 Filed 3-14-00; 8:45 am]
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