Submitting Comments on the Draft EA
The draft EA is available for public review and comment for 30 days, from September 15, 2021 to October 15, 2021.
During the comment period, the Service requests your comments on the draft EA. The Service is seeking comments from the public, other government agencies, the scientific community, industry, and other interested parties. The most effective comments are those that provide useful information to the Service. Comments are used to improve the document and analyses, and to ensure that the impacts are adequately determined before the Service makes a final decision on issuance of an Incidental Take Permit to MDC. Comments that are more clear, concise, and relevant to the draft EA are more effective and more likely utilized to improve the final EA and affect the Service's decision.
Comments may be submitted using one of the following methods:
- Electronically: Visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal. In the search box enter (Docket Number FWS-R3-ES-2021-0062).
- Hard Copy - Submit by U.S. Mail:
Attn: Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2021-0062
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: PRB/3W
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Please note, scoping comments are due by October 15, 2021.