[Federal Register: February 16, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 32)]
[Page 7856]
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Fish and Wildlife Service

[I.D. 120999H-1]

Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement, and Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat 
Conservation Plan Submitted by Plum Creek Timberlands, L. P. for Lands 
in Montana, Idaho, and Washington

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

ACTION: Notice; extension of public comment period.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the extension of the comment period 
announced in the Federal Register notice dated December 17, 1999, for 
the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for proposed issuance 
of an Incidental Take Permit (Permit), pursuant the Endangered Species 
Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), to Plum Creek Timber Lands, L.P., (and 
its partners Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., and Plum Creek Timber I 
L. L. C.), Plum Creek Marketing Inc., Plum Creek Land Company, Plum 
Creek Northwest Lumber, Inc., Plum Creek Northwest Plywood, Inc., and 
Plum Creek MDF, Inc. (Plum Creek).

DATES: Written comments must be received at the appropriate address or 
fax number by 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time on March 17, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Ted Koch, Project 
Biologist, FWS, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Room 368, Boise, Idaho 83709 (fax: 
208/387-5262); or Bob Ries, Project Biologist, NMFS, 530 S. Albury 
Street, Suite #2, Moscow, Idaho 83843 (fax: 208/882-4109). Comments 
will not be accepted if submitted via e-mail or the internet.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ted Koch, 208/378-5243, fax 208/378-
5262, e-mail Ted__Koch@fws.gov; or Bob Ries, 208/882-6148, fax 208/882-
4109, e-mail Bob.Ries@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice extends the comment period 
announced in the Federal Register on December 17, 1999 (64 FR 70695). 
Issuance of the Permit is pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B)of the ESA. 
The December 17, 1999, notice informed the public that NMFS and FWS 
have received an application by Plum Creek for a Permit, and invited 
the public to comment on the proposal to issue the Permit, Habitat 
Conservation Plan, DEIS, and Implementing Agreement.

    Dated: February 4, 2000.
Thomas J. Dwyer,
Acting Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Dated: February 11, 2000.
Wanda L. Cain,
Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.
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