[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 66321]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27748]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R4-R-2011-N216;40136-1265-0000-S3]


Proposed Establishment of Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife 
Refuge and Conservation Area; Draft Land Protection Plan and 
Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public 
that we are extending the public comment period for the proposed 
establishment of the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge 
(NWR) and Conservation Area. 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 
decision.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
November 25, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send comments concerning the draft land protection plan and 
environmental assessment to Everglades Headwaters Proposal, by U.S. 
mail at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 2683, Titusville, FL 
32781-2683, by e-mail at EvergladesHeadwatersProposal@fws.gov, or to 
321/861-1276 (fax). For document availability, see below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheri M. Ehrhardt, Natural 
Resource Planner, at 321/861-2368 (telephone) or Mr. Charlie Pelizza, 
Refuge Manager, at 772/562-3909, extension 244 (telephone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 8, 2011, we published a Federal 
Register notice (76 FR 55699) announcing the proposed establishment of 
the Everglades Headwaters NWR and Conservation Area in Polk, Osceola, 
Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties in central and south Florida in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6 
(b)) requirements. We originally opened this comment period on 
September 8, 2011 (76 FR 55699). For background and more information on 
the proposed establishment of the Everglades Headwaters NWR and 
Conservation Area, please see that notice. We are extending the public 
comment period on the proposed establishment of this refuge and 
conservation area in response to the high level of interest we have 
received.

Document Availability

    Copies of the draft land protection plan and environmental 
assessment are available by writing to the U.S. mail address and e-mail 
address under ADDRESSES as listed above, or by calling 321/861-0067 
(telephone), 321/861-1276 (fax). Alternatively, you may download the 
document from our Internet Site at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/evergladesheadwaters/.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.

Authority

    This notice is published under the authority of the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105-57.

    Dated: October 21, 2011.
Paul Steblein,
Acting Assistant Director, National Wildlife Refuge System.
[FR Doc. 2011-27748 Filed 10-24-11; 8:45 am]
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