Environmental Assessment: Predator Damage Management in Nebraska

Notice of Availability for Public Comment USDA APHIS

Environmental Assessment: Predator Damage Management in Nebraska

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services program in Nebraska would like to invite you to participate in the development of an Environmental Assessment (EA) addressing predator damage and threats to livestock, natural resources, and human health and safety. The Wildlife Services program in Nebraska identified a number of issues and concerns from the public and through consultation with state and federal agencies. The Wildlife Services program in Nebraska used those issues to develop several alternative approaches to address the need for action. The EA analyzes potential environmental effects of conducting alternative strategies to reduce damage associated with opossum, coyotes, feral/free roaming dogs, mountain lions, striped skunks, feral/free roaming cats, red fox, bobcats, raccoons, badgers, mink, and weasels. Wildlife Services is requesting public comments on the predecisional EA. The EA and public comment form may be accessed by visiting:

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2016-0081

Comments should be submitted on regulations.gov via the electronic comment form by Dec. 9, 2016 to receive full consideration prior to the decision. Please do not email or fax comments.

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