Federal Register Volume 81, Number 88 (Friday, May 6, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10717]
Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear
Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Klamath County, OR; Siskiyou and
Modoc Counties, CA: Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental
(KBC NOTE: COMMENTS DUE June 20, 2016 All Chapters and attachments, summary )
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the
availability of a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Lower Klamath, Clear Lake,
Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges
(Refuges) for review and comment. The Refuges are part of the Klamath
Basin Complex. The draft CCP/EIS, prepared under the National Wildlife
Refuge Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service proposes to
manage the refuges for the next 15 years. Draft compatibility
determinations for uses proposed under one or more of the alternatives
are also available for review and public comment.
DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments
by June 20, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal
eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES) 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-
[cir] Klamath Refuge Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Headquarters, 4009 Hill Road, Tulelake, CA 96134.
[cir] The following libraries: For the location of libraries with a
copy of this document, see Public Availability of Documents under
Submitting Comments: You may submit written comments by one of the
Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS-R8-NWRS-2016-
0063, which is the docket number for this notice. Then, on the left
side of the screen, under the Document Type heading, click on the
Notices link to locate this document and submit a comment.
By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to:
Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R8-NWRS-2016-0063; U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls
Church, VA 22041-3803
We request that you send comments by only 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 under
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more information).
For how to view comments on the draft CCP/EIS from the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or for information on EPA's role
in the EIS process, see EPA's Role in the EIS Process under
Additional information about the CCP planning process is available
on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Tule_Lake/what_we_do/conservation.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Klamath Refuge Planner, (916) 414-6464
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We publish this notice to announce the
availability of a draft CCP/EIS for the Klamath Basin Refuges. The
draft CCP/EIS, which we prepared in accordance with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), describes and analyzes a range
of management alternatives for the Klamath Basin Refuges. In addition
to our publication of this notice, EPA is publishing a notice
announcing the draft CCP/EIS, as required under section 309 of the
Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.). The publication date of EPA's
notice of availability is the start of the public comment period for
the draft CCP/EIS. Under the CAA, EPA must also subsequently announce
the final EIS via the Federal Register.