[Federal Register: October 15, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 199)]
[Page 52446]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Restoration of the Diamond Lake Recreational Fishery

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that we are cancelling 
a Notice of Intent to gather information necessary to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Oregon State 
project ``Restoration of the Diamond Lake Recreational Fishery.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Novotny, Office of Migratory 
Birds and State Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 911 NE. 11th 
Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181. Telephone: 503-231-6128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the National Environmental 
Policy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) advises the public 
that we are cancelling a Notice of Intent Act to gather information 
necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 
proposed State project ``Restoration of the Diamond Lake Recreational 
Fishery'' (Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 39, pages 10009-10011, March 
1, 1999). This State project was to be funded through the Service's 
Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program. The State of Oregon, at 
the direction of their Fish and Wildlife Commission, has notified the 
Service that they are withdrawing their proposal and associated funding 
request to treat the lake with rotenone in an attempt to eradicate an 
overpopulation of tui chub. Water quality issues, concerns about 
downstream disturbances, and escalating costs of such a large project 
resulted in the State's change of plans. They now intend to selectively 
manage the lake for species native to the watershed to seek control of 
the tui chub population.

    Dated: October 3, 2001.
Cynthia U. Barry,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 01-25869 Filed 10-12-01; 8:45 am]