[Federal Register: March 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 61)]
[Page 16597]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice of Availability of a Draft Study Design for the Hudson 
River Natural Resource Damage Assessment

AGENCY: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf of the 
Department of the Interior (DOI), as a natural resource trustee, 
announces the release for public review of the Draft Study Design for 
spring 2004 avian investigations. The Draft Study Design describes the 
activities that constitute the Trustees' currently proposed approach to 
conducting investigations of avian species, particularly belted 
kingfisher and spotted sandpiper, beginning in spring 2004, as part of 
the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 29, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the Draft Study Design may be made 
to: Ms. Kathryn Jahn, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field 
Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, New York 13045. Written comments or 
materials regarding the Draft Study Design should be sent to the same 

Contaminants Branch, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field 
Office, 3817 Luker Road, Cortland, New York 13045. Interested parties 
may also call 607-753-9334 for further information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft Study Design is being released for 
public review and comment in accordance with the Trustees' NRDA Plan 
for the Hudson River issued in September 2002. That NRDA Plan was 
released in accordance with the NRDA Regulations found at title 43 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations part 11.
    Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment 
on the Draft Study Design. Copies of the Draft Study Design are 
available from the Service's New York Field Office at 3817 Luker Road, 
Cortland, New York 13045. All comments received on the Draft Study 
Design will be considered and a response provided either through 
revision of the Study Design and incorporation into the Final Study 
Design or by letter to the commentator.
    Comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review during regular business hours. 
Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish us to 
withhold your name and or address from public review or from disclosure 
under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently 
at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored 
to the extent allowed by law. We will not, however, consider anonymous 
comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, will be made available for public 
inspection in their entirety.
    Author: The primary author of this notice is Ms. Kathryn Jahn, New 
York Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3817 Luker Road, 
Cortland, New York 13045.

    Authority: The authority for this action is the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as 
amended, 42 U.S.C.

    Dated: March 24, 2004.
Thomas J. Healy,
Acting Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 04-7031 Filed 3-29-04; 8:45 am]