Federal Register: July 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 129)
DOCID: FR Doc 01-16821
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
ACTION: Environmental statements; availability, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Request for public comments on an environmental assessment for Nutria (Myocastor coypus) marsh damage reduction on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
DATES: All comments must be received on or before August 6, 2001.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is requesting public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for nutria (Myocastor coypus) marsh damage reduction on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The EA addresses research to determine the most effective methods for nutria control and implementation of a comprehensive control program throughout the range of nutria in Maryland.
The EA contains an analysis of the potential environmental impacts of four alternatives for managing Maryland's nutria population. Included is an assessment of potential impacts on federally threatened and endangered species, in accordance with section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
Eastern Shore, MD; nutria marsh damage reduction,