Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Refuge Logistics and Operations Support and Public Use Program at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE PORTLAND OR REFUGES AND WILDLIFE
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The U S. Fish and Wildlife Service has prepared an environmental assessment to evaluate a proposed logistics and operations support and public-use program at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge Refuge that will be managed under a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a private contractor Midway Phoenix Corporation. Copies of the draft environmental assessment were Sent to more than 150 interested parties see list in section 6 of the assessment. Because the final environmental assessment is not substantially different from the draft and the majority of public input was highly supportive of the proposed action, only an announcement of the decision is being made through local news media, and copies of this Finding of No Significant Impact are being distributed to those on the mailing list. The environmental assessment evaluated two alternatives -- no action, and the proposed action. The proposed action Alternative 2 has been selected for implementation and will provide a high level of logistical and operational support for Refuge management programs. The proposed action also provides for the establishment of a compatible public use program.