[Federal Register: July 11, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 134)]
[Page 39951-39952]
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Fish and Wildlife Service


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[FWS-R1-R-2008-N0040; 1265-0000-10137-S3]

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawaii

AGENCIES: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior; National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of extension of the public comment period for the draft 
monument management plan and environmental assessment.


SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the public comment period 
has been extended for the NOAA, FWS, and the State of Hawaii's 
Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), and Office of Hawaiian 
Affairs' Draft Monument Management Plan (MMP) and associated 
environmental assessment (EA) for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National 
Monument (Monument). See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive written comments by 
July 23, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The Draft MMP and EA are available on the FWS and NOAA Web 
sites http://www.fws.gov/pacificislands and http://hawaiireef.noaa.gov/
, as well as at local libraries within the State of Hawaii. You may 
provide written comments on the Draft MMP and EA by any of the 
following methods:
    U.S. Mail: Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Attn: Susan 
White, FWS Superintendent, Box 50167, Honolulu, HI 96850-5000 (must be 
postmarked by July 23);
    Hand-delivery: Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument at 300 
Ala Moana Blvd., Room 5-231 in Honolulu; or
    E-mail: PMNM_MMP_Comments@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan White, FWS Superintendent, phone 
(808) 792-9480.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 75-day federal public comment period for 
the Draft Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Management Plan 
(73 FR 21975, April 23, 2008) has been extended for an additional 15 
days, until July 23, 2008. The draft plan was released by the National 
Oceanic and

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Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 
State of Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources, and the 
Office of Hawaiian Affairs on April 22. During a series of ten public 
meetings in June, members of the public requested an extension of the 
comment period due to the size of the draft plan.
    The 90-day federal comment period will end on July 23, 2008. 
Although the official State comment period occurs from June 8 through 
July 8 in accordance with State regulations from the Office of 
Environmental Quality Control, the State will review, consider and 
address public comments received during the entire comment period. All 
substantive comments received during the public comment period will be 
addressed in a Summary of Public Comments section of the final Monument 
Management Plan, which will compose Volume V of the plan.

    Dated: July 8, 2008.
Daniel J. Basta,
Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration.
    Dated: July 8, 2008.
Gary D. Frazer,
Director, United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E8-15847 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]