[Federal Register: August 10, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 155)]
[Page 42233-42234]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Minor Adjustment of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Boundary

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of boundary adjustment.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Regional 
Director, Region 7, of the Fish and Wildlife Service, has made a minor 
modification to the boundary of the Kodiak National

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Wildlife Refuse in the State of Alaska. This boundary adjustment was 
made to incorporate within the Refuge a parcel of land, purchased by 
the United States, which is adjacent to the former Refuge boundary. 
This action added 2,793 acres to the Refuge.

DATES: Title to the land in question vested in the United States of 
America on November 23, 1998. Notification to Congress of the proposed 
boundary change was provided August 22, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Division of Realty, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 East 
Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-6199.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon N. Janis, 907-786-3490.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1998, approximately 3,159.29 acres of 
land were acquired from Afognak Joint Venture by the United States, for 
administration by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Of the 3,159.29 acres, 
approximately 2,793 acres lie outside, but adjacent to, the boundaries 
of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge as established by the Alaska 
National Interest Lands Conservation Act. These lands are located in 
Section 36, Township 19 South, Range 21 West; Sections 7, 18, 19, and 
30, Township 20 South, Range 20 West; and Sections 1, 2, 11, 13, 14, 
24, and 25, Township 20 South, Range 21 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska.
    Section 103(b) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation 
Act (16 U.S.C. 3103(b)) establishes authority for the Secretary of the 
Interior to make minor boundary adjustments to the Wildlife Refuges 
created by the Act. Under this authority, and following due notice to 
Congress, the Secretary, acting through the Regional Director, Region 
7, of the Fish and Wildlife Service, has used this authority to adjust 
the boundaries of the Kodiak Refuge to include the 2,793 acres of land 
referenced above. This adjustment modifies the boundary previously 
described in the Federal Register (48 FR 7966, Feb. 24, 1983).

David. B. Allen,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-20096 Filed 8-9-01; 8:45 am]