[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 126 (Monday, July 1, 2013)]
[Page 39310]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15657]



Fish and Wildlife Service

National Park Service

[FWS-R6-R-2013-N132; FXRS1265066CCP0--134-FF06R06000]

Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas, NE and 
SD; Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Land Protection Plan; 
Extension of the Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the 
public that we are extending the public comment period for the Niobrara 
Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement and Land Protection Plan until September 30, 2013. If 
you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them, 
because we have already incorporated them in the public record and will 
fully consider them in our final decision.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
September 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments or a request for copies (hard 
copies or a CD-ROM) or more information by any of the following 
    Agency Web site: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/niob-ponca.
    Email: niobrara_ponca@fws.gov.
    In-Person Viewing or Pickup: Call (605) 665-0209 to make an 
appointment during regular business hours at Missouri River National 
Recreational River Headquarters, 508 East 2nd Street, Yankton, SD 
    Mail: Nick Kaczor, USFWS, Division of Refuge Planning, P.O. Box 
25486, DFC, Denver, CO 80225.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nick Kaczor, Planning Team Leader, at 
(303) 236--4387, or by mail at Division of Refuge Planning, USFWS, P.O. 
Box 25486, DFC, Denver, CO 80225.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 8, 2013, we published a Federal 
Register notice (78 FR 20942) announcing the availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement and Land Protection Plan for the 
proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluff Conservation Areas. We are 
extending the public comment period until September 30, 2013. For 
background and more information see our AprilS, 2013, notice (78 FR 

Document Availability

    Copies of the documents are available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/niob-ponca. Hard copies of the plan may be 
requested from the project Web site or from the planning team leader at 
the contact information listed above.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment-including your personal identifying 
information-may be made publicly available at any time. While you may 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.


    The FWS and NPS are furnishing this notice in compliance with the 
National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 
668dd-668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife 
Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997; the National Park Service 
Organic Act of 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), and amendments thereto, and 
the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its 
implementing regulations.

    Dated: June 7, 2013.
Patricia Trap,
Deputy Regional Director, Midwest Region, National Park Service.
    Dated: June 10, 2013.
Matt Hogan,
Acting, Regional Director, Mountain Prairie Region, U.S. Fish And 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-15657 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am]
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