Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
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Notice of Availability of Proposed Amendment of Green Diamond Resource Company Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received an application, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, from Green Diamond Resource Company (GDRCo) for a proposed low-effect amendment to their Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Implementation Agreement (IA).

We invite public comment on the proposed amendment of the ITP, HCP, lA, and associated documents. To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 15, 2013.

The proposed amendment to the HCP and IA and the Draft Environmental Action Statement are available for review and comment. The original HCP, lA, and Final Envirorunental Impact Statement are available for review only. All documents are in pdf format.

Federal Register Notice  

We invite comment on the following documents:

2013 Draft Green Diamond Environmental Action Statement  
2013 Proposed Green Diamond Implementation Agreement amendment  
2013 Proposed Green Diamond HCP amendment (4.6M)  

The following original documents are provided for your review only:

2000 Simpson Final Environmental Impact Statement (13.5M)  
2000 Simpson Implementation Agreement  
2000 Simpson Habitat Conservation Plan (no maps)  

Please specify permit number TE032463-0 on all correspondence. You may submit comments or requests for hard copies or a CD-ROM of the documents by one of the following methods:

Email: Louellyn_Jones@fws.gov. Include "Permit Number TE032463-0" in the subject line of the message.

Facsimile: Ken Berg, Manager, 360-753-9405; Attention: Lou Ellyn Jones, Permit number TE032463-0.

Please address written comments to Ken Berg, Manager; Attention: Lou Ellyn Jones; Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 510 Desmond Drive SE, Lacey, WA 98503.

Written comments can be dropped off during regular business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) at the above address. Call Lou Ellyn Jones, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at (360) 753-5822 to make an appointment to view or pick up draft documents.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lou Ellyn Jones, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at address above; by email at Louellyn _Jones@fws.gov; or by telephone at (360) 753-5822.

If approved, the GDRCo incidental take permit (ITP), as well as the HCP and lA, would be amended to increase the amount of lands covered under the ITP and HCP; some of the HCP management prescriptions would change, including those associated with marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) habitat protection; and the IA would be amended to include a new clause and a new marbled murrelet habitat map. The amendment would change the management of GDRCo's added lands from prescriptions currently required under the standard Washington State Forest Practices Rules (FP Rules) and Forest Practices HCP (FP HCP) to those of the GDRCo HCP.



Last updated: June 26, 2013
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