[Federal Register: November 4, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 213)]
[Page 67209-67210]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement 
and Habitat Conservation Plan for the Natomas Basin, Sacramento County, 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Extension of comment period and notice of availability.


SUMMARY: On August 26, 2002, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) 
issued a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the draft Environmental 
Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and draft 
Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for the Natomas Basin, Sacramento 
County, California (67 FR 54819). We are extending the comment period, 
which was originally scheduled to close on October 22, 2002, to 
December 2, 2002. Comments already submitted on the draft EIS/EIR and 
draft HCP need not be resubmitted as they will be fully considered in 
the final documents. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(a) 
of the Endangered Species Act and Service regulations for implementing 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (40 CFR 1506.6). In 
addition, the draft HCP included as an appendix a Natomas Basin HCP Fee 
Update, prepared by Economic Planning Systems (EPS), to estimate the 
amount of the mitigation fee under the HCP. The Service also announces 
the availability of a revised Fee Study Update that EPS has prepared 
and invites public comment during the extended public comment period.

DATES: The comment period now closes on December 5, 2002. Any comments 
received by the closing date will be considered in the final documents.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to the Field Supervisor, Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Sacramento Fish

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and Wildlife Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W-2605, Sacramento, California 
95825. Written comments may be sent by facsimile to (916) 414-6711.

Conservation Planning Division, at the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife 
Office (see ADDRESSES); telephone: (916) 414-6600.


Document Availability

    Individuals wishing copies of the fee study should immediately 
contact the Service by telephone at (916) 414-6600 or by letter to the 
Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office [see ADDRESSES]. Copies of the 
updated fee study Update also are available for public inspection, 
during regular business hours, at the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife 
Office; and the City of Sacramento Planning and Building Department, 
1231 I Street, Room 300, Sacramento, California; State Library, 914 
Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California; Central Library, 828 I Street, 
Sacramento, California; South Natomas Library, 2901 Truxel Road, 
Sacramento, California; and Sutter County Library, 750 Forbes Avenue, 
Yuba City, California.

    Dated: October 28, 2002.
Daniel S. Walsworth,
Acting Deputy Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, Sacramento, 
[FR Doc. 02-27955 Filed 11-1-02; 8:45 am]