[Federal Register: September 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 189)]
[Page 58461]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

ACTION: Notice of Application for a Natural Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way 
on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Tyrrell County, North 


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that under Section 28 of the Mineral 
Leasing Act of 1920 (41 Stat. 449: 30 U.S.C. 185), as amended by Public 
Law 93-153, the Eastern North Carolina Natural Gas Company has applied 
for a permit to construct an 8-inch natural gas Pipeline in a 35 foot 
wide right-of-way which will run approximately 2100 feet or 0.4 of a 
mile. The requested right-of-way contains approximately 1.70 acres for 
actual pipeline and (2100' x 35'), and 0.07 acre for the valve site 
(20' x 162'), for a total right-of-way of 1.77 acres.
    This pipeline right-of-way will be on, under, and across a strip of 
land lying in the Township of Columbia, Tyrrell County, State of North 
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Fish 
and Wildlife Service is currently considering the merits of approving 
this application.

DATES: Interested persons desiring to comment on this application 
should do so within thirty (30) days following the date of publication 
of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Comments or requests for additional information should be 
addressed to Ms. Jackie Cumpton, Refuges and Wildlife (Realty), Fish 
and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 420, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30345, telephone 404-679-7160; fax 404-679-7273.
    If you wish to comment, you may do so by one of the following 
methods. You may mail comments to the above address. You may also 
comment via the Internet at the following address: 
Jackie_cumpton@fws.gov. Please 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 us at the above 
phone number or address. Our practice is to make comments, including 
names and addresses of respondents, available for public review during 
regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we 
withhold their home address from the record, which we will honor to the 
extent allowable by law.
    The Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency 
responsible for conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife, 
and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the 
American people.

    Dated: August 25, 2004.
Sam D. Hamilton,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 04-21924 Filed 9-29-04; 8:45 am]