SERVICE EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED MID-CONTINENT LIGHT GOOSE  REDUCTION -- December 30, 1998
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SERVICE EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED MID-CONTINENT LIGHT GOOSE REDUCTION -- December 30, 1998

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‘1 NEWS rom the U.S. Fish and Wildl$e Service I j- Chris Tollefson (202) 208-2534 December 30, 1998 SERVICE EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED MID-CONTINENT LIGHT GOOSE REDUCTION Fish and Wildlife Service will extend by one week its The U.S. deadline for public comment on two proposals that would take to halt irreversible damage to arctic nesting grounds steps caused by overabundant mid-continent light geese. The Service's proposed rules would permit states to use regulated frameworks to control established hunting hunting outside of of mid-continent lesser snow geese and Ross' geese, populations The comment period for the proposed rule was known as "light geese. The extension will give the public until set to expire January 8. January 15 to submit written comments to the Service. which may reduce the effective The holiday season is a busy time, The addition of seven days length of the public comment period. should offset the influence of the holidays on the public's ability to provide comments on the proposals, said Robert Blohm, acting chief of the Office of Migratory Bird Management. the Service has received nearly 80 separate comments on To date, which was put out for comment in early November. the rule, the Service wants to make sure the public has According to Blohm, adequate time to review and respond to the environmental assessment of the proposed action. Blohm said the one-week extension would ensure that every effort is to gather ...

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