[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 30, 2013)]
[Pages 64970-64971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25738]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-R-2013-N233; FXRS12650900000-145-FF09R20000]

New Deadlines for Public Comment on Draft Environmental Documents

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: We announce new deadlines for the public to submit input on 
several draft documents prepared in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act. We are taking this action in regard to draft 
documents and scoping periods that were open for comment during the 
recent lapse in Federal appropriations. To ensure that we receive the 
best possible input to guide our decisionmaking, we want to provide the 
public adequate time to review and comment on the draft documents.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the new comment period end 

ADDRESSES: See each original Federal Register notice for information on 
where to submit comments. The Federal Register citations and links to 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See the contact information in the 
original Federal Register notices. The Federal Register citations and 
links to the notices are in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(Service), published notices in the Federal Register in August, 
September, and October that announced the availability of various 
documents for public review. These documents included a draft 
environmental impact statement (EIS)/environmental impact report and 
draft environmental assessments (EA) prepared in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.), and related documents, such as draft comprehensive conservation 
plans (CCP). The Federal Register notices directed interested parties 
to contact Service personnel and Web sites for information about these 
draft documents. As a result of the recent lapse in Federal 
appropriations, these personnel and Web sites were unavailable for 16 
    To ensure compliance with our responsibilities under NEPA and to 
provide the public increased access to Service sources of information, 
we are allowing additional time for public

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input on these draft documents. We are also extending the comment 
periods for scoping for an upcoming CCP and EIS for one national 
wildlife refuge and an upcoming CCP and EA for another refuge and for 
either an EIS or EA for a proposed habitat conservation plan. The 
following table provides relevant information that will help the public 
get access to the draft documents and submit comments:

Title of Federal Register notice    Federal Register citation   New comment  period end date       Web link
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National   78 FR 48183; August 7, 2013.  November 15, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City,                                                               fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 CO; Comprehensive Conservation                                                                08-07/pdf/2013-
 Plan and Environmental Impact                                                                 19052.pdf.
 Statement; Two Ponds National
 Wildlife Refuge, Arvada, CO;
 Comprehensive Conservation Plan
 and Environmental Assessment.
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration   78 FR 56921; September 16,    December 2, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Project, Phase 2 (Ponds R3, R4,   2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 R5, S5, A1, A2W, A8, A8S, A19,                                                                09-16/pdf/2013-
 A20, and A21) at the Don                                                                      22438.pdf.
 Edwards National Wildlife
 Refuge; Intent To Prepare an
 Environmental Impact Statement/
 Environmental Impact Report.
Habitat Conservation Plan for     78 FR 57651; September 19,    November 20, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 the Community of Los Osos, San    2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Luis Obispo County, CA; Notice                                                                09-19/pdf/2013-
 of Intent.                                                                                    22778.pdf.
Notice of Availability of the     78 FR 57875; September 20,    December 4, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Draft Southeast Missouri Ozarks   2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Regional Restoration Plan and                                                                 09-20/pdf/2013-
 Environmental Assessment.                                                                     22953.pdf.
DeSoto and Boyer Chute National   78 FR 57876; September 20,    November 8, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuges; Washington      2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 County, Nebraska, and Harrison                                                                09-20/pdf/2013-
 and Pottawattamie Counties,                                                                   22956.pdf.
 Iowa; Draft Environmental
 Assessment and Comprehensive
 Conservation Plan.
Cokeville Meadows National        78 FR 58340; September 23,    November 4, 2013............  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln          2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 County, WY; Draft Comprehensive                                                               09-23/pdf/2013-
 Conservation Plan and                                                                         23107.pdf.
 Environmental Assessment.
Golden Eagles; Programmatic Take  78 FR 59710; September 27,    November 29, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Permit Application; Draft         2013.                                                       fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Environmental Assessment;                                                                     09-27/pdf/2013-
 Shiloh IV Wind Project, Solano                                                                23732.pdf.
 County, California.
Big Muddy National Fish and       78 FR 60306; October 1, 2013  November 20, 2013...........  http://www.gpo.gov/
 Wildlife Refuge, Authorized                                                                   fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-
 Within the Twenty Counties That                                                               10-01/pdf/2013-
 Lie Along the Missouri River                                                                  23733.pdf.
 From Kansas City to St. Louis,
 MO; Draft Environmental
 Assessment and Comprehensive
 Conservation Plan.

    For information about these draft documents and related issues, 
contact the person listed in the relevant notice under FOR FURTHER 

    Authority:  We issue this notice under the authority of the 
National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 

    Dated: October 25, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-25738 Filed 10-29-13; 8:45 am]