[Federal Register: March 10, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 46)]
[Page 11194]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-ES-2010-N047; 80221-1112-0000-F2]

San Diego County Water Authority Natural Communities Conservation 
Program/Habitat Conservation Plan, San Diego and Riverside Counties, CA

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of corrected public meeting dates.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the 
public of corrections to meeting dates we previously announced in error 
in the Federal Register on March 4, 2010. That previous notice 
announced the availability of a draft environmental impact report 
(EIR)/environmental impact statement (EIS), receipt of incidental take 
permit application, and notice of public meetings for the San Diego 
County Water Authority's (Water Authority/Applicant) draft Natural 
Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP)/Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) 
prepared in application to us for an incidental take permit under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

DATES: Comments: Please send written comments on or before June 2, 
    Meetings: Two public meetings have been scheduled for the EIR, and 
we will accept comments for the EIS at these meetings. These public 
meetings will be held on the following dates:
    1. March 17, 2010, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., San Diego, CA.
    2. March 18, 2010, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Escondido, CA.

ADDRESSES: Comments: Please send written comments to Mr. Jim Bartel, 
Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and 
Wildlife Office, 6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 101, Carlsbad, CA 
92011. You may also submit comments by facsimile to (760) 431-5902.
    Information and comments related specifically to the draft EIR and 
the California Environmental Quality Act should be submitted to Mr. 
Bill Tippets, San Diego County Water Authority, 4677 Overland Avenue, 
San Diego, CA 92123.
    Meetings: The correct public meeting locations are:
    1. San Diego: San Diego County Water Authority, 4677 Overland 
Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123.
    2. Escondido: Escondido City Hall, Mitchell Room, 201 North 
Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen A. Goebel, Assistant Field 
Supervisor, at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office address above; 
telephone (760) 431-9440.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We advise the public of corrected meeting 
dates we previously announced in error in the Federal Register on March 
4, 2010 (75 FR 9921). See DATES and ADDRESSES for corrected meeting 
dates and locations.
    The Applicant is requesting a permit to incidentally take 37 animal 
species and seeking assurances for 27 plant species (including 19 
federally listed species) during the term of the proposed 55-year 
permit. The permit is needed to authorize take of listed animal species 
due to construction, operations, and maintenance activities in the 
approximately 992,000-acre (401,450-hectare) Plan Area in western San 
Diego County and south-central Riverside County, California. We are 
requesting public comment on the Draft NCCP/HCP, Draft Implementing 
Agreement, and Draft EIR/EIS. For more background information on the 
application, and where to obtain documents for review, see our March 4, 
2010, notice.

Reasonable Accommodation

    The public meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Please make requests for specific accommodations to Bill 
Tippetts, San Diego County Water Authority, at (858) 522-6784, at least 
5 working days prior to the meeting date.


    We provide this notice under section 10(a) of the Act and Service 
regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (40 CFR 1506.6). We will evaluate the application, associated 
documents, and comments submitted thereon to prepare a Final EIS. A 
permit decision will be made no sooner than 30 days after the 
publication of the Final EIS and completion of the Record of Decision.

Ken McDermond,
Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, 
[FR Doc. 2010-5280 Filed 3-9-10; 8:45 am]