[Federal Register: June 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 108)]
[Page 35658]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Pea Island National Wildlife 
Refuge in Dare Co., NC

ACTION: Notice of Intent to conduct public scoping meetings to obtain 
suggestions and information on issues to include in the preparation of 
a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Pea Island National Wildlife 
Refuge in Dare County, North Carolina.


SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service intends to gather information necessary to prepare a 
Comprehensive Conservation Plan and associated environmental documents 
pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and implementing 
    The Service will hold meetings as follows:
Monday, June 26, 2000
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Rodanthe Community Center, Rodanthe, North Carolina 27968, (252) 987-
Tuesday, June 27, 2000
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
North Carolina State Aquarium, 374 Airport Road, Manteo, North Carolina 
27954, (252) 473-3493

DATES: Written comments should be received within 30 days of this 

ADDRESSES: Comments and requests for information concerning this refuge 
may be addressed to: D.A. Brown, M.S., P.W.S., 1106 West Queen Street, 
P.O. Box 329, Edenton, North Carolina 27932, (252) 482-2364.
    Information concerning the refuge may be found at the following 
website: http://rtncf-rci.ral.r4.fws.gov
    If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail comments to the above address. You may 
also comment via the Internet to the following address: 
D_A_Brown@fws.gov. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file 
avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 
Please also include your name and return address in your Internet 
message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we 
have received your Internet message, contact D.A. Brown directly at the 
above address. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Mr. Brown at 
1106 West Queen Street, Edenton, North Carolina. Our practice is to 
make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, 
available for public review during regular business hours. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the 
rulemaking record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. 
There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the 
rulemaking record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you 
wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, we will not 
consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is the policy of the Fish and Wildlife 
Service to have all lands within the National Wildlife Refuge System 
managed in accordance with an approved Comprehensive Conservation Plan. 
The plan guides management decisions and identifies the goals, 
objectives, and strategies for achieving refuge purposes. Public input 
into this planning process is encouraged. The plan will provide other 
agencies and the public with a clear understanding of the desired 
conditions of the refuge and how the Service will implement management 
    Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge was established by Presidential 
Executive Order 7864 in April 19938, as a refuge and breeding ground 
for migratory birds and other wildlife.

    Dated: May 30, 2000.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 00-13943 Filed 6-2-00; 8:45 am]