[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Pages 52744-52745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21014]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-R-2014-N183; FXRS12610600000-145-FF06R06000]

National Bison Range Complex, Moiese, MT; Environmental 
Assessment for the Proposed Annual Funding Agreement with the 
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes; Extension of Public Comment 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of public comment period.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the 
public that we are extending the public review and comment period for 
the draft environmental assessment for a draft annual funding agreement 
at the National Bison Range Complex.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
September 18, 2014.

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ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any 
one of the following methods.
    Email: bisonrange@fws.gov. Include ``NBR AFA'' in the subject line.
    U.S. Mail: Laura King, Planning Division, National Bison Range 
Complex, 58355 Bison Range Road, Moiese, MT 59824.
    Document Request: A copy of the environmental assessment may be 
obtained by writing to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of 
Refuge Planning, 134 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80228; or 
by download from http://fws.gov/bisonrange.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura King, by telephone at 406-644-
2211, ext. 210, or via email at lauraking@fws.gov (email); or 
Toni Griffin, by phone at 303-236-4378, or via email at 
tonigriffin@fws.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 5, 2014, we published a Federal 
Register notice (79 FR 45452) announcing the availability of the draft 
environmental assessment (EA) for a draft annual funding agreement at 
the National Bison Range Complex for public review and comment, in 
accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) 
requirements. We also opened a comment period lasting from August 5, 
2014, through September 4, 2014. We now extend the public comment 
period on the draft EA until September 18, 2014, in response to 
requests we have received from Public Employees for Environmental 
Responsibility and local residents. For more information on the draft 
EA and the Bison Range, please see our August 5, 2014, notice.

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 environmental review of this project will be conducted in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA 
Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508, 43 CFR part 46); other appropriate 
Federal laws and regulations; Executive Order 12996; the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997; and Service policies 
and procedures for compliance with those laws and regulations.

    Dated: August 25, 2014.
Matt Hogan,
Acting Regional Director, Mountain Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-21014 Filed 9-3-14; 8:45 am]