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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY – United States: Wildlife Services (WS), a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has issued a Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a supplement to the Environmental Assessment (EA) entitled “Oral Vaccination to Control Specific Rabies Virus Variants with Human Adenovirus Type 5 Vector in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia”.  The supplement to the EA evaluated the potential impacts to the quality of the human environment from the broadening APHIS-WS’ ONRAB oral rabies vaccination program into Pennsylvania.

Based on the analyses contained in the Final supplement to the EA and the associated Decision/FONSI, WS concluded that implementation of the proposed action alternative (Alternative 2) would not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. A Decision and FONSI was issued on August 9, 2021 selecting to implement the proposed action alternative.

OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE DECISION/FONSI, FINAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE EA, AND PUBLIC COMMENTS

You can view the Decision/FONSI, Final EA, and public comments by clicking the following link:

https://www.regulations.gov/document/APHIS-2019-0034

If you would like a copy of the Final supplement to the EA and/or the Decision/FONSI sent to you by mail, WS asks that you mail a written request to:

USDA/APHIS/WS
59 Chennel Drive, Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 223-9623

When submitting a request by mail, please include a return mailing address.


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