Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, GA, 9104-9105 [05-3501]

Download as PDF 9104 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–3523 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–C in ARC/INFO and .pdf files for viewing and printing in Adobe Acrobat. Dated: February 16, 2005. Robert P. Labelle, Acting Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management. [FR Doc. 05–3524 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Availability of revised North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that effective with this publication, the following NAD 83—based Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams last revised on the date indicated are available for information only, in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Regional Office, New Orleans, Louisiana. Copies are also available for download at http://www.mms.gov/ld/ atlantic.htm. The Minerals Management Service in accordance with its authority and responsibility under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act is updating and depicting the ambulatory Submerged Lands Act boundary and Limit of ‘‘8 (g) Zone’’ for the entire Continental United States and Alaska, except where fixed under a Supplemental Decree of the United States Supreme Court. This effort is being conducted under a joint project with the NOAA National Ocean Service and the Department of State’s Interdepartmental Baseline Committee to develop a new National Baseline for the United States. These diagrams constitute the basic record of the marine cadastre in the geographic area they represent. National Park Service Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, GA AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, requirements of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–625, and National Park Service Policy in Director’s Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park Service (NPS) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan for Fort Pulaski National Monument located near Savannah, Georgia. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. The statement will assess potential environmental impacts associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources management within the National Monument. The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the management of Fort Pulaski. Suggestions and ideas for managing the cultural and natural Description Date resources and visitor experiences at Fort Pulaski are encouraged. Comments may NK19–04 (Boston) ................ 19–JAN–2005 be submitted in writing to the address NK19–05 (Cashes Ledge) .... 19–JAN–2005 NK19–07 (Providence) ......... 19–JAN–2005 listed at the end of this notice or NK19–08 (Chatham) ............. 19–JAN–2005 through the GMP Web site, which is linked to the park’s Web site at http:// www.nps.gov/fopu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The NPS will publish periodic Copies of Official Protraction Diagrams newsletters on the GMP Web site to are $2.00 each. These may be purchased present scoping issues and preliminary from the Public Information Unit, management concepts to the public as Information Services Section, Gulf of they are developed. Public meetings to Mexico OCS Region, Minerals present draft management concepts will Management Service, 1201 Elmwood be conducted in the local area. Specific Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana locations, dates, and times will be 70123–2394, telephone (504) 736–2519 announced in local media and on the or (800) 200–GULF. GMP Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Official If you wish to comment, you may Protraction Diagrams may be obtained submit your comments by any one of in two digital formats: .gra files for use several methods. You may mail VerDate jul<14>2003 18:49 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments to Superintendent, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410, Telephone: 912–786–5787. You may also comment via the Internet to http:// www.planning.den.nps.gov/parkweb/ comments.cfm?RecordID=165. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly at 404–562–3124, ext. 685. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Fort Pulaski National Monument, Cockspur Island, U.S. Highway 80 East, Savannah, Georgia 31410. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the rulemaking record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the rulemaking record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. DATES: Locations, dates, and times of public meetings will be published in local newspapers and may also be obtained by contacting the NPS Southeast Regional Office, Division of Planning and Compliance. This information will also be published on the General Management Plan Web site for Fort Pulaski. ADDRESSES: Scoping suggestions should be submitted to the following address to ensure adequate consideration by the Service: Superintendent, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410, Telephone: 912–786–5787. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410, Telephone: 912–786–5787. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft and Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices will be made available to all known interested parties and appropriate agencies. Full public participation by Federal, State, and local agencies as well as other concerned organizations and private citizens is invited throughout the preparation process of this document. The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–3501 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability for a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky and Tennessee SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service policy in Director’s Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan (FEIS/ GMP) for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (NRRA), Kentucky and Tennessee. The FEIS/GMP analyzes three action alternatives and one no-action alternative for guiding management of the park over the next 15 to 20 years. The three action alternatives incorporate various management prescriptions to ensure resource protection and quality visitor experiences. The agency preferred alternative proposes a system of seven management zones and a formal, designated roads and trails system. The FEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives. Limited numbers of copies of the FEIS/GMP are available from the Superintendent, Big South Fork NRRA, 4564 Leatherwood Ford Road, Oneida, TN 37841, or by calling (423) 569–9778. An electronic copy of the FEIS/GMP is available on the Internet at http:// www.nps.gov/biso. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:49 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 The National Park Service held a series of community and focus group meetings to gather stakeholder input during the preparation of the Supplemental Draft EIS/GMP. The meetings assisted the National Park Service in developing alternatives for managing the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of Big South Fork NRRA. The four alternatives were incorporated into the Supplemental Draft EIS/GMP and presented at community forums in March 2003. Responses from the meetings, plus 170 written comments from the public and other agencies helped refine the alternatives. The FEIS/GMP differs from the Supplemental Draft by providing some additional recreational opportunities and proposing trail standards that are more protective of the backcountry environment. For example, the final plan allows bicycles on 13 miles of lowuse, existing trails; provides a new access point for equestrians; proposes an additional horse trail on an existing alignment; and strengthens trail standards regarding slope and water management. The foregoing changes will not result in environmental impacts different from those analyzed in the Supplemental Draft EIS/GMP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Stubbs, Community Planner, Big South Fork NRRA, 4564 Leatherwood Ford Road, Oneida, TN 37841. Telephone: (423) 569–9778. The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 7, 2005. Francis Peltier, Associate Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–3504 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, & Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment for a 30-day public review at Lake Meredith National Recreation AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9105 Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Plan of Operations, prepared by Luxor Oil and Gas, Inc., to re-enter an existing natural gas well and directionally drill a lateral sidetrack leg, at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. The NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment on this proposal. The above documents are available for public review and comment for 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. DATES: The documents are available for review in the Office of the Superintendent, Karren Brown, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 419 E. Broadway, Fritch, Texas. Copies of the Plan of Operations are available, for a duplication fee; and copies of the Environmental Assessment are available upon request, and at no cost, from the Superintendent, Karren Brown, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1460, Fritch, Texas 79306–1460. ADDRESSES: Paul Eubank, Acting Chief, Resource Management, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, telephone: 806–857– 0309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you wish to submit comments on these documents within the 30 days, mail comments to the post office address provided above, or you may handdeliver comments to the park at the street address provided above. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of responders, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the decision-making record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the decision-making record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 36 (Thursday, February 24, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Pulaski 
National Monument, Savannah, GA

AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, requirements of the National Parks and Recreation 
Act of 1978, Public Law 95-625, and National Park Service Policy in 
Director's Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 
12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-
making) the National Park Service (NPS) will prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement for the General Management Plan for Fort Pulaski 
National Monument located near Savannah, Georgia. The authority for 
publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. The statement 
will assess potential environmental impacts associated with various 
types and levels of visitor use and resources management within the 
National Monument.
    The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on 
issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the management of Fort 
Pulaski. Suggestions and ideas for managing the cultural and natural 
resources and visitor experiences at Fort Pulaski are encouraged. 
Comments may be submitted in writing to the address listed at the end 
of this notice or through the GMP Web site, which is linked to the 
park's Web site at http://www.nps.gov/fopu.
    The NPS will publish periodic newsletters on the GMP Web site to 
present scoping issues and preliminary management concepts to the 
public as they are developed. Public meetings to present draft 
management concepts will be conducted in the local area. Specific 
locations, dates, and times will be announced in local media and on the 
GMP Web site.
    If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail comments to Superintendent, Fort Pulaski 
National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, 
Georgia 31410, Telephone: 912-786-5787. You may also comment via the 
Internet to http://www.planning.den.nps.gov/parkweb/
comments.cfm?RecordID=165. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII 
file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 
Please also include your name and return address in your Internet 
message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we 
have received your Internet message, contact us directly at 404-562-
3124, ext. 685. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Fort Pulaski 
National Monument, Cockspur Island, U.S. Highway 80 East, Savannah, 
Georgia 31410. Our practice is to make comments, including names and 
home addresses of respondents, available for public review during 
regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we 
withhold their home address from the rulemaking record, which we will 
honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances 
in which we would withhold from the rulemaking record a respondent's 
identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name 
and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will 
make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their 
entirety.

DATES: Locations, dates, and times of public meetings will be published 
in local newspapers and may also be obtained by contacting the NPS 
Southeast Regional Office, Division of Planning and Compliance. This 
information will also be published on the General Management Plan Web 
site for Fort Pulaski.

ADDRESSES: Scoping suggestions should be submitted to the following 
address to ensure adequate consideration by the Service: 
Superintendent, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East, 
P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410, Telephone: 912-786-5787.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Fort Pulaski National 
Monument, U.S. Highway 80 East, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 
31410, Telephone: 912-786-5787.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft and Final General Management Plan 
and Environmental Impact Statement

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will be made available to all known interested parties and appropriate 
agencies. Full public participation by Federal, State, and local 
agencies as well as other concerned organizations and private citizens 
is invited throughout the preparation process of this document.
    The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is 
Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park 
Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 
30303.

Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 05-3501 Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]
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