[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2013)]
[Page 64002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24954]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R8-NWRS-2013-0036; FXRS12610800000-134-FF08RSFC00]

South Farallon Islands Invasive House Mouse Eradication Project; 
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, California; Revised Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comment.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the 
public that we are issuing a revised Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (revised DEIS) for the South Farallon Islands Invasive House 
Mouse Eradication Project on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, CA. 
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 EIS.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments on or 
before December 9, 2013. Comments submitted electronically using the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must be 
received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date.

ADDRESSES: Document Availability: You may obtain copies of the 
documents in the following places:
     Internet: http://www.regulations.gov (Docket Number FWS-
    [ssquf] San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex 
Headquarters, 1 Marshlands Road, Fremont, CA 94555.
    [ssquf] San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94102.
    Submitting Comments: You may submit written comments by one of the 
following methods:
     Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS-R8-NWRS-2013-
0036, which is the docket number for this notice. Then, click on the 
project link to access documents and submit a comment. To access the 
revised DEIS, click on Open Docket Folder.
     By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: 
Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-NWRS-2013-0036; Division of 
Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 
N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
    We request that you send comments only by the methods described 
above. We will post all information received on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any 
personal information you provide us (see the Public Comments section 
below for more information).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gerry McChesney, Refuge Manager, 510-
792-0222, ext. 222 (phone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 16, 2013, we published a Federal 
Register notice (78 FR 50082) announcing the availability of the DEIS 
for a proposed project to eradicate non-native invasive house mice from 
the South Farallon Islands, part of the Farallon National Wildlife 
Refuge off the coast of California. We are now issuing a revised DEIS, 
to clarify language on the population status of the ashy storm-petrel 
(Oceanodroma homochroa) and revise the assessment of impacts to the 
ashy storm-petrel under the no action alternative.
    For more information on the proposed eradication of invasive house 
mice from the South Farallon Islands, see our August 16, 2013, notice 
(78 FR 50082).

Public Comments

    We request that you send comments only by one of the methods 
described in ADDRESSES. If you submit a comment via http://www.regulations.gov, your entire comment--including your personal 
identifying information--will be posted on the Web site. We will post 
all hardcopy comments on http://www.regulations.gov as well. If you 
submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying 
information, you may request at the top of your document that we 
withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments and materials we 
receive, as well as documents associated with the notice, will be 
available for public inspection on http://www.regulations.gov at Docket 
No. FWS-R8-NWRS-2013-0036.


    We provide this notice under the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its' implementing regulations (40 
CFR 1506.6).

Alexandra Pitts,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-24954 Filed 10-24-13; 8:45 am]