[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
[Page 75099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30505]



[EPA-HQ-OW-2015-0667; FRL-9939-56-OW]

Extension of Public Comment Period for the National Wetland 
Condition Assessment 2011 Draft Report

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the 
comment period for the draft report on the National Wetland Condition 
Assessment (NWCA 2011). In response to stakeholder requests, the 
comment period will be extended for an additional 30 days, from 
December 7, 2015 until January 6, 2016.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-
2015-0667, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. EPA 
may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be 
accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the 
official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish 
to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents 
located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or 
other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full 
EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia 
submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please 
visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregg Serenbetz, Wetlands Division, 
Office of Water (4502T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-
566-1253; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 5, 2015, EPA announced the 
availability of the draft report, National Wetland Condition Assessment 
2011: A Collaborative Survey of the Nation's Wetlands, and opened a 30-
day public review and comment period to seek comment on the information 
contained in the draft report, the reasonableness of the conclusions, 
and the clarity with which the information is presented.
    The original deadline to submit comments on the draft report was 
December 7, 2015. This action extends the comment period for 30 days. 
Written comments must now be received by January 6, 2016. The draft 
report and other supporting materials may also be viewed and downloaded 
from EPA's Web site at http://www2.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys/national-wetland-condition-assessment.

    Dated: November 24, 2015.
Benita Best-Wong,
Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds.
[FR Doc. 2015-30505 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]