[Federal Register: July 27, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 143)]
[Page 43448]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



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, Washington and Hyde 
Counties, North Carolina.


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. The right-of-way will start at where Canal E Road 
enters Pungo Unit of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and 
running approximately for 8.1 miles. This pipeline right-of-way will be 
on, under, and across a strip of land lying in Washington and Hyde 
Counties, in the State of North Carolina. The Fish and Wildlife Service 
is currently considering the merits of approving this application.

DATES: Interested persons desiring to comment on this application must 
do so by August 26, 2005.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 address 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 Services 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.

    Authority:  The authority to publish this notice is contained in 
30 U.S.C. 185(k).

    Dated: June 29, 2005.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 05-14795 Filed 7-26-05; 8:45 am]