[Federal Register: August 3, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 149)]
[Page 43293-43294]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Establishment of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Establishment of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Rocky Flats National 
Wildlife Refuge Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-107, 115 Stat. 1012, 1380-
1387) hereinafter referred to as the ``Refuge Act,'' the Secretary of 
Energy has transferred primary administrative jurisdiction over 
approximately 3,953.03 acres of real property at the former Rocky Flats 
Environmental Technology Site (RFETS), Jefferson and Boulder Counties, 
Colorado, to the Secretary of the Interior.
    Pursuant to section 3177(d) of the ``Refuge Act,'' the Secretary of 
the Interior hereby provides notice of the establishment of the Rocky 
Flats National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge).
    The ``Refuge Act'' provides that following environmental 
remediation of RFETS, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, and other applicable 
provisions of law, the Secretary of Energy shall transfer 
administrative jurisdiction over real property comprising the Refuge to 
the Secretary of the Interior for establishment of the Rocky Flats 
National Wildlife Refuge.
    Environmental remediation of the Rocky Flats National Priorities 
List Site has been completed, except for on-going operations and 
maintenance, pursuant to a Record of Decision signed by the Department 
of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of 
Colorado in 2006. On May 25, 2007, the Regional Administrator of the 
EPA published notice in the Federal Register announcing deletion of the 
Peripheral Operable Unit and Operable Unit 3. On June 11, 2007, the 
Administrator of the EPA, acting through the Regional Administrator, 
Region 8, EPA, certified to the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary 
of the Interior that all response actions for the deleted areas have 
been completed, except for the operation and maintenance associated 
with response acting and that all response actions are operating 
properly and successfully.
    Pursuant to the ``Refuge Act,'' administrative jurisdictions over 
portions of the deleted Peripheral Operable Unit, totaling 

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3,953.03 acres were transferred from the Department of Energy to the 
Department of the Interior, through a Letter of Transfer dated July 12, 
2007. This notice of establishment of the Refuge is required within 30 
days of that transfer by section 3177(d) of the ``Refuge Act.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Berendzen, (303) 289-0350.

    Dated: July 18, 2007.
Sharon R. Rose,
Acting Regional Director, Region 6, Denver, Colorado.
[FR Doc. 07-3773 Filed 8-2-07; 8:45 am]